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The unlikely place young workers fight mental-health taboos

Twenty-three-year-old Londoner Max Selwood has a popular TikTok account, but not the kind you might expect. Unlike the dance trends and cooking how-tos that blew up on the platform in 2020, Selwood’s videos focus on a less fun – but also popular – subject: mental health. Selwood, who has anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posts clips about social anxiety, ...

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Experts notice pandemic’s mental health toll on German youth

Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers again but frets about the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on her life. “I’m not afraid of the coronavirus, I’m afraid that everything will continue like this — that my school will close ...

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Diet high in poor quality carbohydrates linked to heart attacks, death risk

A new study has found that consuming a diet high in poor quality carbohydrates has many ill effects ranging from a higher risk of heart attacks to strokes, and even death. The findings of the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The global study focused on people living in five continents and concluded that a diet ...

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How Norway is offering drug-free treatment to people with psychosis

Most people with psychosis take powerful drugs to keep delusions and hallucinations at bay – but the side-effects can be severe. In Norway, a radical approach is now on offer via the national health system for patients who want to live drug-free. Malin was 21 when her life began to unravel. She had struggled with severe depression and low self-esteem ...

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Malaika Arora shares her diet, fitness regime

Bollywood diva Malaika Arora advises her fans to follow a routine, eat right and work hard to bring balance between their body, mind, and soul to the best of their abilities and become the ideal version of their own self. Malaika, who launched Reebok’s new range of walking products to encourage people to live a fitter, better lifestyle, believes eating ...

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8 ways to fall back asleep after waking in the night

It could be nature’s call, the pitter-patter of little feet (No, honey, it’s not daytime yet, go back to bed) or a squirrel scampering loudly across the roof over your bedroom — and suddenly you are awake. Very awake. Then before you know it, your mind is flooded with things you forgot to do, worries over finances or reliving an ...

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People over 65 years could miss this common COVID symptom: Study

With the continuous mutation of the novel coronavirus and the expanding list of its symptoms, it has become increasingly necessary to stay wary about the signs of COVID-19. The symptoms of this respiratory disease usually appear in a fixed pattern and being aware of that can prevent you from developing a serious infection. But as per a new finding, the ...

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Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter makes surprise runway debut at New York Fashion Week

Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week. The stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris first caught the public’s attention at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, when her embellished Miu Miu coat went viral and made her the event’s sartorial breakout star. Shortly after the ceremony, Emhoff was signed to IMG ...

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Covid and suicide: Japan’s rise a warning to the world?

Japan reports suicides faster and more accurately than anywhere else in the world. Unlike most countries, here they are compiled at the end of every month. During the Covid pandemic the numbers have told a disturbing story. In 2020, for the first time in 11 years, suicide rates in Japan went up. Most surprising, while male suicides fell slightly, rates ...

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How do sunglasses protect your eyes?

Reaching for our sunglasses on a bright, sunny day is second nature; we all know that spending time in the Sun puts us at risk of eye damage and no one enjoys a squinting-induced headache. Perhaps you take them for granted, but there’s more to your sunnies than shaded lenses. Aside from lending mere mortals an air of film star ...

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