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Coronavirus treatment: Clinical trials of Ayurvedic drugs to be started in India

The Indian government and doctors are trying hard to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. But according to official reports, it might take around 18 months to develop a vaccine.Amidst the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked general public to follow the guidelines from the Ministry of Ayush, which recommends certain home remedies to boost immunity. Thus, doctors may ...

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Décor ideas with traditional household items

The aesthetics of traditional Bengali items mesmerize us all. But owing to a fast paced lifestyle and globalization, the charm of many of these items is fading from our society. Colorful hand-fans (pakhas) of beautiful designs have been ruled out to such an extent now that almost every house has fans and air conditioners. Comforts have replaced Nokshi Kathas. Glass ...

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Burger King ‘plant-based’ Whopper ads banned

Burger King has been banned from showing adverts suggesting its Rebel Whopper, which is cooked alongside meat and contains egg, is vegan-friendly. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the chain’s claim that the burger is “100% Whopper, no beef” could be understood to mean it did not contain animal products. Burger King said it had been “clear and transparent” in ...

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Smoking weed raises risk of Covid-19

If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “What happens to your airways when you smoke cannabis is that it causes some degree of inflammation, very similar to ...

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Local furniture manufacturer Preserving cultural heritage through design

Cultural references and inspiration have been applied to branding, product, and fashion designs for a long time. The application of cultural elements into various designs can also be observed globally and even locally in monuments that symbolise heritage. Two notable examples of this include the National Parliament building (Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban), designed by the architect Louis Kahn, reflects a synthesis ...

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Pet cats in coronavirus-infected or self-isolating households should be kept inside

Cats from coronavirus-infected households, or those with owners self-isolating, should be kept indoors as a precaution, said the British veterinary association. But cats should not be forced to stay inside if it causes them stress, it added. There have been a “tiny” number of Covid-19 cases in animals but it appears the transmission was human to animal, said the association ...

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Importance of building immunity in coronavirus pandemic

While a lot of us have come to realise the importance of building immunity in wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, some of us are not too sure about how to build it. Given the changing seasons, having low immunity can lead to a lot of health issues. But what is immunity? Immunity is said to be the body’s natural ...

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Safely shop for groceries amid coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic that has now infected 1 million people across the world calls for extreme measures like social distancing to help contain the spread. This brings the question of what level of disinfection do groceries require before they can be used.Some people say that disinfecting groceries and their containers is important, however, experts say that such measures are not ...

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Domestic violence on the rise as quarantine is extended

For a while now, we’ve continued to push the message that we all need to be staying inside our homes to stay safe, but what does that mean for someone whose home life is anything but safe? “It’s very scary, and just thinking about how much more stressful it would’ve been for me if I was still in that relationship ...

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Love knows no boundaries

The coronavirus outbreak has shuttered European borders for the first time in decades. But two octogenarians won’t let a global pandemic get in their way. Inga Rasmussen from Denmark and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen from Germany – aged 85 and 89, respectively – meet daily on the border near the town of Aventoft to chat and eat. Rasmussen drives to the ...

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