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One Covid vaccine cuts infection rate in all age groups

The chances of becoming infected by Covid fell sharply after a first dose of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines, a UK study has found. The vaccines worked just as well in the over-75s and those with underlying health conditions, as other people. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and University of Oxford research also found a strong antibody response ...

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How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional shots might be needed. “We only have information for as long as the vaccines have been studied,” said Deborah Fuller, a vaccine researcher at the University ...

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Shilpa Shetty talks about lockdown stress in new post

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday opened up on the need to stay fit and healthy amid the stress caused by lockdown and other restrictions. The actress also highlighted the importance of keeping one’s body safe from the effect of restricted movements. “The lockdown and other restrictions due to the rising cases can lead to a lot of stress. ...

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Benefits of mango as summer fruit

Recently, nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal shared why we all must indulge in the goodness of the summer fruit owing to its numerous health benefits. Diabetes and overweight Low in glycemic index, mango is not only safe for diabetics but highly recommended as it delivers sustained energy without spiking the blood sugar levels. The soluble fibre, pectin along with vitamins and minerals ...

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Abhishek Bachchan: Please keep your mask on!

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan on Thursday urged everyone to keep their masks on to stop the spread of Covid-19. Abhishek posted a picture on Instagram, where he is seen sporting a mask and sunglasses as he poses for the camera. “Please, please, PLEASE KEEP YOUR MASK ON! If not for yourself, think about your family, elders, friends and loved ones. ...

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Smaller and better smartphone cameras are on the way

“Today’s smartphone cameras can make a better image than cameras I paid NZ$10,000 ($7,110; £5,165) for only 20 years ago,” says Tom Ang, an Auckland-based professional photographer and author of more than 30 books on digital photography. The cameras embedded in our smartphones have become so good, many of those too young to remember anything different would scoff at the ...

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Kanye West’s $1M Yeezys may be the world’s most expensive sneakers

The first Yeezy sneakers ever worn in public by Kanye West are going on sale for over $1 million. The Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes, which the American rapper debuted at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, will be among the most expensive sneakers ever to appear on the market, according to Sotheby’s auction house, which is organizing the ...

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Buying diamonds in lockdown? WhatsApp can be your best friend

As Italy entered a new coronavirus lockdown and shut shops in March, Genoa-based jeweller Gismondi 1754 turned to messaging service WhatsApp to sell a 300,000 euro diamond ring to a wealthy Swiss client. At the same time, sales assistants at luxury puffer jacket brand Moncler were arranging gourmet dinner deliveries to customers homes so they could dine in style while ...

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Turn your dog into the perfect work companion

Getting to spend more time at home with our pets is one of the precious few benefits of the past year. Our four-legged friends might be rubbish at getting the teas in, but they’re better listeners than most of our coworkers, respond positively to all our ideas and they never get caught up in office politics. And there are bigger ...

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World’s top new watches unveiled

Around this time of year, lifestyle journalists would be regaling watch enthusiasts with tales from Richemont’s ritzy Watches & Wonders trade fair (formerly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH) at Geneva’s Palexpo convention center, and the historic Baselworld, where every other watchmaker, from Alpina to Zenith, is hosted and toasted in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Messe exhibition complex. ...

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