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Should encryption be curbed to combat child abuse?

For nine years, Chris Hughes has fought a battle very few people ever see. He oversees a team of 21 analysts in Cambridge who locate, identify and remove child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from the internet. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is funded by the global tech industry.   It manually reviews online reports of suspected criminal content sent in ...

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Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds

Long working hours are killing hundreds of thousands of people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The first global study of its kind showed 745,000 people died in 2016 from stroke and heart disease due to long hours. The report found that people living in South East Asia and the Western Pacific region were the most affected. ...

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Dental procedures during pandemic safe: Study

The SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19, spreads mainly through respiratory droplets. Dental check-up during ongoing Covid-19 pandemic:   Dental procedures are known to produce an abundance of aerosols — leading to fears that flying saliva during a cleaning or a restorative procedure could make the dentist’s chair a high-transmission location. Among the 28 patients enrolled for the study, salivary bacteria ...

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Perfect winged eyeliner for instant makeup

The perfect eye makeup can instantly amp up our mood and elevate the beauty quotient. And when we talk about eye makeup, how can we ever forget the classic winged eyeliner look, which has been a part of our beauty repertoire since forever? For beauty lovers, getting that perfect winged eyeliner look is everything. From the ’80s dramatic look to ...

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Glycerin for the skin: Is it beneficial?

Skincare is easier said than done. To see results, one needs to be consistent with their efforts and also be extremely patient. However, getting good skin is not synonymous with using expensive skincare or cosmetic products. One of the “undervalued” skincare ingredients is glycerine, according to dermatologist Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta. She recently took to Instagram to share more details ...

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Mental health: Can you tell if someone is struggling?

Lockdowns, social distancing, working from home, furloughs and job losses – the pandemic has put an extra strain on people’s lives, relationships and mental wellbeing. According to a study by the Mental Health Foundation published in February, anxiety and worry because of the pandemic actually declined, as people became more hopeful about lockdowns lifting. But amongst vulnerable groups, there are ...

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Madhuri Dixit shares video on essentials at home against Covid-19

Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit Nene on Friday shared a list of essential items to take care of health at home amid coronavirus pandemic. “In the Covid-19 days, it is very essential to have these objects in the home. Hand sanitiser, thermometer, Pulse Oxy or Oximeter to measure the oxygen levels of patient, who is extremely ill and has cough or ...

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Why wearing the wrong socks is risky in Belarus

The Belarus authorities are now punishing not only those who fly the opposition red-and-white flag but even people sporting socks in those colours. A woman on her way to a driving lesson was grabbed by four men in black balaclavas in the capital Minsk. They told her she was dressed improperly. The reason? She was wearing white socks with red ...

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Coronavirus in kids: Children at risk of long Covid

As UK studies are now confirming, kids under the age of 16 can develop long Covid too. Estimates suggest that of the children surveyed in the UK, 13% of children aged 2-11, 14.5% of kids aged 12-16, and 17% of young adults continued to exhibit COVID-like symptoms upto 5 weeks after testing negative for the virus. Regardless, here are some ...

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Simple tips for washing hands and hygiene guides

Ever since the pandemic started, doctors and scientists have put a lot of emphasis on hand-washing. The doctor shares some simple hygiene tips:   * Avoid using hot water, as it can dry out your skin. Instead, wash your hands with lukewarm water. Make sure to clean between the fingers, the back of your hands, wrists, and under the nails, ...

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