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

It is defined on the Vegetarian Society as: ”Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, fungi, algae, yeast and/or some other non-animal-based foods (e.g. salt) with, or without, dairy products, honey and/or eggs.

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

Sport Serena Williams played her best match of the year so far, beating Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 in two-and-a-half hours at the US Open to reach her 53rd career grand slam quarter-final. In the men’s draw, second seed Dominic Thiem edged a first-set tiebreak before turning up the heat in a resounding 7-6, […]

National nutrition guidelines soon: Irani

While Ms. Gandhi favoured ready-to-eat mixes sourced from government or private undertakings, officials wanted food to be sourced locally through the help of self-help groups and emphasised on hot cooked meals – both these suggestions derived from the National Food Security Act, 2013.

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

Stories about food as a source of anxiety and danger (to ourselves or to the people who supply it) are now so commonplace that we are in danger of becoming desensitised to them. BSE, drowned cockle-pickers, chemical residues, battery hens, obesity, lost hedgerows, air miles – they all blur into a nightmare of hazard, cruelty […]

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

Should people stop having sex? from Martha Menschel in Las Vegas If you live with your partner, they count as being part of your household. If neither of you is showing coronavirus symptoms and you are already in close contact, having sex won’t increase the likelihood of you catching the virus from one another. If […]