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Benefits of plant-based diet

There are many arguments regarding the best diet. Nevertheless, health and wellness communities admit that diets highlighting fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods are excellent for the overall wellness of the body. The whole-foods, plant-based diet does just that. Dropping the phrase “plant-based diet” is in a buzz when talking about nutrition these days. But why is it so ...

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Common cold in past may provide protection from COVID-19: Study

People who have had a bout of seasonal or common cold in the past may get some protection from COVID-19, according to a study which suggests that immunity to the disease is likely to last a long time — maybe even a lifetime. The study, published in the journal mBio, is the first to show that the COVID-19-causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, ...

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Rise of mental health issues amid COVID-19

The terrible consequences of the pandemic are inescapable. Covid-19 is said to be seeding into stress and anxiety among people globally. The study, scheduled to be presented at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) in the US, revealed that the pressures on mental health, that already existed in abundance before this global pandemic, are increasing at an alarming rate, ...

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The underused weight loss option: bariatric surgery

Growing rates of obesity among Americans are clear evidence that even the best intentions and strongest motivations are often not enough to help seriously overweight people lose a significant amount of weight and, more important, keep it off. But for those who can overcome fears of surgery and perhaps do battle with recalcitrant insurers, there remains another very successful option ...

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How to both work and school from home

In March, several days before the coronavirus pandemic brought New York to a halt, Mary Ausman, a parent and church educational coordinator, moved with her husband, their two sons and two dogs from a house in the Riverdale neighbourhood of the Bronx to a 600-square-foot apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. The family wanted their younger son, Alex, 10, a student at ...

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Review on Tarka’s New Outlet

I absolutely had to visit Tarka after their relocation because of the beautiful interior I kept seeing on people’s stories. The decoration is very pleasing to the eye with pops of blue furniture and the metallic hints on their décor pieces make the place an Instragram worthy one. We got started off with some Nimki, Peanuts and Bhujia on the ...

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How easily does coronavirus spread among children?

Amid increasing coronavirus cases and apprehensions that the situation may deteriorate in upcoming winter, the authorities concerned in Bangladesh are in a fix about whether to reopen educational institutions that may expose the children to the virus. Educational institutions have remained closed since March 16 and they will not be opened until Oct 3 as the situation has not improved. ...

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How to protect children’s eyes during remote learning

More time in front of screens, whether for school or for fun and connection, can result in eye strain, fatigue and headaches, but experts offer simple ways for parents to protect their kids’ eyes during a time when screens are a bigger part of everyday life. Eva Cremers/The New York Times With many school districts reopening this fall with fully ...

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Blown Away by Bake Away Desserts

Welcome to the new normal; where you stay at home, work from home, and even order from restaurants and eat, at home. Home chefs have gained a newly found momentum in their food businesses due to the pandemic. Now, in Dhaka, it has become easy to order any type of cuisine from such chefs from the comfort of their homes. ...

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Confused about hand sanitisers?

Only use hand sanitiser when you can’t wash your hands with soap and water The demand for hand sanitiser skyrocketed with the spread of Covid-19. But with too many sanitisers to choose from, people are often confused what they should look for in a sanitiser. It’s simple in fact: Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has a few other ...

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