Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat

Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate — not great news for people whose diets have gone south while they’re working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study compared how 51 […]

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Why did the world come to a halt for Covid-19 and not swine flu?

With over 20 lakh infected and 1.28 lakh deaths globally as of April 15 afternoon, there is no telltale sign of the Covid-19 pandemic abating, yet. We know that Covid-19 spreads fast, and we know that it is deadly – 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flu pandemic,” World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros […]

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Coronavirus: Health Ministry declares 170 districts hotspots, identifies 207 as non-hotspots

Hotspots are the districts where the absolute number of Covid-19 cases reported are high or the rate of growth of positive cases is high. Whereas, non-hotspots are the areas that have reported cases of Covid-19 but the number is limited. Union health ministry on Wednesday said that it has identified 170 districts as hotspots of […]

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Eating lemon, turmeric or mango cannot prevent coronavirus, says WHO

Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus, there has been much speculation about the preventive measures one could adopt to stay safe–from the foods one should eat to places one should avoid. Putting all rumours to rest, World Health Organisation has answered questions about what can or cannot protect you from coronavirus. Take a look: 1. Should […]

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LVMH to make hand sanitiser, while curtailing perfume production

As the world combats the Covid-19 virus, the fashion industry is also doing its bit. Recently, luxury conglomerate LVMH declared they were opting to make hand sanitiser, while curtailing the production of perfumes in response to the shortage in France caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The company is home to brands like Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy and […]

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Can pet dogs or cats get coronavirus infection?

Recent billboard advertisements in Mumbai featuring a dog and a bat, advising people “to avoid unprotected contact” to prevent spread of coronavirus received enough flak from animal rights activists. Arguing the advertisements were misleading, the activists reportedly wrote letters to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to pull down the billboards. Busting myths about coronavirus, WHO had earlier […]

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