Obesity, diabetes raise Covid-19 death risk

Those over 75 years account for 18% deaths at the hospital. “Young people have mild disease and rarely need hospitalsiation, but they need to be isolated to break the chain of infection, which makes testing, tracking and treating important, as does social distancing and wearing masks,” said Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, clinical director, Max Healthcare.

Lose weight with the world’s top 10 diets – from keto to Slimming World

“A vegetarian does not eat foods that consist of, or have been produced with the aid of products consisting of or created from, any part of the body of a living or dead animal. This includes meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, insects, by-products of slaughter or any food made with processing aids created from these.”

Covid Speed Read: FinMin grants Rs 6k-cr to 14 states; IIP contracts 10.4%

On Friday morning, India’s total tally of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases was at 4,566,726 although 3,542,663 people have recovered and 76,336 have died due to the virus, as per the latest update by the Health Ministry. The recovery rate for India has surged to 77.6% and case fatality rate has declined to 1.67%. Worldwide, the […]

Tuesday briefing: Brexit talks head for bitter end

Journalists forced to flee China – Two Australian foreign correspondents in China have been urgently flown home after a tense diplomatic standoff. It comes as China is accused of using “hostage diplomacy” against journalists from countries whose leaders have criticised its Communist party government. The ABC’s Bill Birtles took sanctuary in the Australian embassy in […]

National nutrition guidelines soon: Irani

Ms. Irani was chairing a webinar on “Nutrient Requirement for Children and Mothers during the first 1000 days” as a part of a series of webinars planned to mark September as the National Nutrition Month under the government’s National Nutrition Mission. She said the guidelines would be sensitive to the issue of coexistence of obesity […]

Gatherings of more than six people will be banned from Monday: £100 fines to enforce new limit on meeting indoors and outdoors across England – but schools, weddings and funerals are exempt

September is my favourite time of year: I love the back-to-school feel of it. And after a long summer of lockdown, more than ever it feels good to get back into a routine (Pictured: A teacher leads a maths class for Year Four children in their classroom at Greenacres Primary Academy in Oldham, northern England on […]

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

Only a mile or so from the O2, Rosalind Dalton had also been feeling short of breath and needed her Symbicort 200 steroid inhaler. She, too, is a singer, who has been in operatic societies since she was 15, but she says she can’t hold the long phrases these days. She lives near the Woolwich […]

Parents and other caregivers are more stressed and in poorer health due to pandemic, report finds

Stay active while social distancing. Exercise is a proven stress reducer. Focus on getting a good night’s sleep. No one can remain calm when sleep deprived. Try and keep a regular routine. Establish a set time to rise, eat, exercise and sleep. Make lists of chores, errands and tasks and assign them to household members. […]

Force feeding

Joanna Blythman focuses on just one sector of the food system, but the most powerful – the supermarkets, which now sell more than 80% of the food we eat at home, and which have infiltrated our daily lives to the extent that in some places they appear as destinations on the front of buses. But […]

Coronavirus: Will universities be exempt from the new rules? And other questions

With key workers wearing some sort of mask, how are deaf people who lip-read supposed to understand what is being said? From Margaret Roll in Clevedon Wearing masks presents major challenges for some deaf people who rely on lip-reading to communicate, but who also need to stay safe from catching the virus, especially if in […]