Face masks affecting social interaction

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London – While masks are essential in preventing the risk of Covid-19 infections, they can also have a detrimental effect on our ability to socially interact and share other people’s emotions, new research suggests. The study was led by researchers at Cardiff University. The researchers were investigating, for the first time, the effect this had on a process known as …

7 Cambodians die after drinking alcohol disinfectant

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CAMBODIA — Seven Cambodian labourers have died after drinking alcohol they were given as a disinfectant in a quarantine and mixed it with water and soft drinks, the Health Ministry said. The labourers had returned from Thailand and were placed in a coronavirus quarantine camp in northwestern Banteay Meanchey province. The Health Ministry said 12 others were hospitalized after drinking …

Covid deaths higher in patients with kidney ailments

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Rome – People with kidney failure who are on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant face a higher risk of dying from Covid-19 due to differences in their immune system, finds a study. The team from Universita di Brescia-ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy, found in a study that in 32 patients who were on dialysis or who …

Body needs 8-hour sleep to reinvigorate

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New Delhi – Sleep is an essential function that helps in recharging our bodies and minds as it helps the body stay fit and ward off illnesses. Lack of sleep affects brain that does not function properly and impairs one’s ability to concentrate, think clearly and process memories. An adequate amount of sleep that an adult requires ranges from seven …

Proteins that damage blood vessels found

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Jerusalem – A team of Israeli researchers have identified five proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus that are responsible for severe vascular damage that could lead to heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Tel Aviv University identified the five proteins from a total of 29 different proteins that make up the novel coronavirus. “We tend to think of Covid as primarily …

Alpha Covid variant detected in dogs, cats

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London – While domestic pets are known to contract Covid-19, UK scientists have for the first time reported of infection from the Alpha variant in cats and dogs, in a new study study, published in the Veterinary Record journal. “Our study reports the first cases of cats and dogs affected by the Covid-19 alpha variant and highlights, more than ever, …

People are getting taller

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London – An international team of scientists has for the first time discovered a brain receptor that explains why people are growing taller and maturing fast. The study was published in the journal Nature, describes melanocortin 3 receptor (MC3R). “It tells the body we’re great here, we’ve got lots of food, so grow quickly, have puberty soon and make lots …

Pandemic had bad effect on kids’ mental health

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London – While Covid-19 spared neither young nor old, children were the worst affected as the pandemic disrupted their education, activities, games, and normal childhood. “While people often say children are resilient, our data demonstrate the significant impact the pandemic has had on children’s mental health. Many children will recover once the current circumstances improve. However, for many, experiences of …

Managing diabetes

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Los Angeles – As the festive season is around the corner, many people will indulge in sweets. However, it is imperative to manage the chronic health condition like diabetes, smartly and effectively to mitigate risks that come with this disease such as kidney problems, heart diseases, nerve issues, foot problems, and so on. Controlling glucose levels, maintaining a healthy lifestyle …

Effective measures to manage digital eye strain

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By Dr Mohsina Mekhri New Delhi – The Covid-19 pandemic has brought in its wake a burgeoning epidemic of digital eye strain. Digital eye strain can affect anyone with prolonged exposure to screens like smartphones, computers, TV, tablets and video games. Increased screen time has always been a cause for concern among parents and this worry has been intensified of …