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Mental health awareness during COVID-19

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease and Research Centre, Bangladesh (IEDCR,B) in their daily briefings put emphasis on preventive measures to be safe from COVID-19. Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director (admin) of the Directorate General of Health Service said in such a briefing, “I urge everybody to stay in quarantine. Avoid gatherings. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to stay optimistic.” ...

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Have you given yourself a tattoo yet?

Shaved heads, dyed hair, billowing beards: Many are using their newly found free time to alter their appearances. For some, those changes may be permanent. Stick-and-poke tattooing, which involves repeatedly pricking the skin, is proliferating among those at home, healthy and unhindered during quarantine. Reddit’s r/quarantattoo thread is filled with guidance; a post on the site features group stick-and-pokes done ...

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Wish to go zero concealer? Make these skin care habits part of your routine

Over the past several weeks, women have taken to social media to share stories of how they’re building a more positive relationship with their skin, blemishes and all. Some are finding the courage to go on video calls for work with zero concealers; others are realising that amid all the bigger problems in this world right now, acne is just, ...

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Online Eid Shopping in BD for Men, Women and Children

After month-long fasting of Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr, the largest ceremony of Muslims brings us immense joy and happiness. And whenever we think about celebrating Eid the desire of shopping for whole family appears into our mind. The ecstasy of Eid remains incomplete without the tradition of buying gifts for our dear ones.  However, due to the on-going grievous situation of COVID19 ...

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Looking for healthy options? Try Shilpa Shetty’s tasty oats chilla recipe

Shilpa Shetty whipped up chilla (pancake) for breakfast but with oats that has many health benefits. Shilpa Shetty made oats chilla for breakfast. (Source: theshilpashetty/Instagram) Shilpa Shetty swears by healthy eating. From sweet potato chips to choco-oat cookies,  the cooking enthusiast has given us a lot of healthy versions of our favourite foods during the lockdown. This time, the Dhadkan ...

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Traditional immunity boosters for better health

For a strong immune system, the body requires energy and nutrients. This depends on what an individual consumes regularly. Moreover, it is important to understand that strong immunity is not built overnight, but by religiously consuming healthy food that has high nutritional value. The immune system protects the body from any kind of bacterial or viral infections by preventing them ...

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Diet and medicine for Covid-19 patients with high blood pressure

Early studies surveying people with the novel coronavirus disease found that up to 30 per cent of them had hypertension, according to a report by The Lancet. So, how are hypertension and the risk of coronavirus related? “High blood pressure in itself does not cause an increased susceptibility to coronavirus. But from what we have seen so far, about one-fourth ...

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Coronavirus: Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles

Fear of catching coronavirus on public transport has helped lead to a boom in cycle-to-work schemes. The schemes saw a 200% increase in bicycle orders from people working for emergency services. Demand for more mobility and exercise amid lifestyle changes imposed by the lockdown has also boosted bike sales across the UK. “Very strong” bicycle sales at bike and car ...

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