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China tightens travel restrictions as Covid-19 Delta variant cases spike

China tightens travel restrictions as Covid-19 Delta variant cases spike

China is confronting its broadest Covid-19 outbreak since coronavirus first emerged there in late 2019, with the delta variant spreading to places that had been virus-free for months, including the original epicentre of Wuhan.

Interacting so often with computers may be fueling some amnesia in how to treat other humans

Competing with robots is making work worse

Instead of embracing what makes us different from machines, we humans often seem to be trying to imitate them. Too many of us skip lunch, eschew breaks and work more feverishly, as if we’re just brains attached to rather inefficient, fleshy hardware — the bodies that (irritatingly) get sick, break down and require regular feeding and rest.

During Ramadan fasting, Muslims who observe the fast or roze, do not eat and drink from dawn to dusk and traditionally break their fast with a date.(Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

Ramadan 2023: Fasting tips for people with diabetes; foods to eat and avoid

While fasting diabetics must monitor their blood sugar levels regularly as they are at risk of hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia. Sehri which is the first meal of the day before sunrise needs to be planned well to keep blood sugar levels in check. Adequate hydration, eating nutrient-dense foods and avoiding high-sugar and calorie-dense foods can help manage diabetes during the fast.

Plant-based diets can range from entirely vegan to diets that include small to moderate amounts of animal products.

3 ways to unlock the power of food to promote heart health

Your diet — the foods and drinks you eat, not short-term restrictive programmes — can impact your heart disease risk. Evidence-based approaches to eating are used by dietitians and physicians to prevent and treat cardiovascular (heart) disease. National Nutrition Month, with its 2023 theme of Unlock the Potential of Food, is an ideal opportunity to learn more about these approaches and adopt more heart-friendly behaviours.

The auspicious festival of Ugadi falls on March 22 this year.

Ugadi 2023: When is Ugadi? Know history, significance, celebrations and more about the festival

Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated as the beginning of the New Year in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Ugadi is made up of two different words - Yug (era) and Adi (new beginning). Thus, Yugadi stands for new beginnings. The belief behind this is that Lord Brahma created the world on this day and that is why it is celebrated as the first day of the Hindu calendar.

While down syndrome is relatively rare in dogs, there are a few conditions that resemble the disorder in canines.

World Down Syndrome Day: 5 down syndrome like condition in dogs

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects humans and is characterized by physical and intellectual disabilities. While Down syndrome is relatively rare in dogs, there are a few conditions that resemble the disorder in canines. Down syndrome occurs when there's an extra copy of chromosome 21. However, dogs do not have the same number of chromosomes as humans, and therefore, they cannot develop Down syndrome. Nonetheless, dogs can have genetic disorders that share some similarities with Down syndrome, such as cognitive impairment, developmental delays, and physical abnormalities. These conditions are often referred to as "canine cognitive dysfunction" or "doggie dementia."

Total 150 artworks by 80 artists from across country are on display at the Art Mela (representative image)

CIMA Art Mela is back in Delhi after a gap of three years

Touted to be India's largest affordable art fair, the CIMA Art Mela will make its return to the national capital after a three-year Covid-induced hiatus, starting March 24. Over 80 artists will be participating at the week-long art fair, including well-known artists like Lalu Prasad Shaw, Paresh Maity, Baiju Parthan, Madhvi Parekh, Jayasri Burman, Yashpal Singh, Swapnesh Vaigankar and Prashant Patil. It will be held at the India Habitat Centre (IHC).

Makhana is a popular ingredient used in Navratri fasting recipes due to its high nutritional value and health benefits.

Chaitra Navratri 2023: Delectable sweet and savoury makhana recipes to try while fasting

Chaitra Navratri is a significant Hindu festival that is celebrated for nine days in the Hindu month of Chaitra, which falls between March and April. During this festival, devotees worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga and observe fasts to seek blessings and offer prayers for prosperity, happiness, and good health. Fasting is an integral part of Navratri, and many people abstain from consuming certain foods during this period. people prepare and consume specific dishes that are light and nutritious, easy to digest and comply with the dietary restrictions of Navratri fasting. Makhana, also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds, is a popular ingredient used in Navratri fasting recipes.

Staying active and avoiding heat is the key to manage diabetes in summer season

Diabetes can worsen in summer; tips to manage blood sugar amid heat wave

Every season poses unique challenges for people with diabetes for whom controlling blood sugar levels is very essential in order to lead a complication-free life. While sedentary habits are more common in winter season which could play a havoc with diabetes management, in summer diabetics are prone to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, as the disease could damage blood vessels and nerves which can in turn affect sweat glands.

Pooja Hegde in a printed deep-neck mini dress is ready to slay summers.

Pooja Hegde in a printed deep-neck mini dress is ready to slay summer in style: Check out pics

Pooja Hegde recently shared a throwback photoshoot of herself on Instagram with the caption, "December 2022." The pictures show the star posing for the camera dressed in a printed mini-length ensemble and serving glamour. Her grey and black-coloured dress teamed with minimal accessories, checks all the boxes in the elegance department. It is perfect for your summer wardrobe, and you can wear it for attending late-night parties with friends or just a casual dinner date with your partner.

At least 900 tourists were stranded along the J N Road, which connects Gangtok with Tsomgo Lake and Nathula, after heavy snowfall disrupted road communication.

Tourism in Sikkim negatively impacted by severe snowfall

The tourism sector in Sikkim was affected this week after many bookings were cancelled following heavy snowfall in the eastern and northern parts of the state that caused many visitors to get stranded, an official said on Sunday. However, with the clearance of the roads and resumption of issuance of passes, tourist footfalls to the hot-spots in these regions are gradually picking up, he said. Popular tourist destinations such as Tsomgo Lake, Nathula pass, Baba Mandir in East Sikkim and Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang valley in the North were cut off from the state capital for the better part of the week.

Gym owners and trainers turn extra vigilant to encourage safe gymming practices among gym goers.

Dos and don'ts to keep in mind when you start hitting the gym

Starting a gym routine is a fantastic way to improve your health, fitness, and overall well-being. It can be an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself physically, increase your strength, and build your confidence. However, it's important to remember that starting a gym routine can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to exercising or haven't been physically active in a while. There are several dos and don'ts to keep in mind to ensure that you have a safe and effective workout experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned gym-goer, these tips will help you get the most out of your workouts and achieve your fitness goals.

If a single bird in a flock is infected with avian influenza, the entire flock has to be culled.

Bird flu outbreak: Will it cause the next pandemic?

This strain of bird flu has a 50% mortality rate and public health authorities consider that cause for concern. The H5N1 mortality rate is higher than that of other viruses that have caused recent flu pandemics, including the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic. Researchers say that if this new lineage of H5N1 were to find a way to efficiently spread between humans, the effects could be catastrophic.

All viral respiratory illnesses be it influenza A- H3N2, H1N1 variant, novel coronavirus 19, and omicron sub variant, are steadily increasing, because of host of environmental factors (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

H3N2 Influenza: Most effective techniques to diagnose it; know if you are at risk

H3N2 Influenza virus has been increasing the number of hospitalisation cases in Delhi and surrounding areas and while most cases out of the 1000 detected in the country have been mild, government advisory has warned people to take precautions like cleanliness, preventing crowding, and hand hygiene. Children below 6 years and adults above 65 years have been asked to take special precautions as they are among the vulnerable group.

Jacqueline Fernandez does full-body stretches and posts no-makeup messy hair selfies.

Jacqueline Fernandez begins week with full-body stretches and no-makeup messy hair selfies. Watch

Jacqueline Fernandez shared three no-makeup selfies and two pictures of herself nailing difficult yoga asanas on Instagram. The selfies show Jacqueline wearing an orange sports bra with open messy locks, no makeup on her face, and wearing dainty ear studs. As for the workout, Jacqueline did the Wall Supported Handstand and the Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose (Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana) with the Yoga Wheel. Dressed in a white sports bra and printed yoga tights, Jacqueline nailed the asanas.

Teenage years are a crucial time for developing lifelong habits, and good hygiene is no exception.

Teenage hygiene: Practical strategies for parents to instil good hygiene habits in adolescents

Ensuring good hygiene habits in teenagers is essential for their physical and mental well-being. As teenagers become more independent, it becomes their responsibility to maintain their hygiene, but it's not always easy to get them to listen to advice. As such, parents must find a way to approach the subject in a relatable and relevant manner to teenagers. While this can be challenging, good hygiene practices are vital for promoting self-confidence and positive social interactions. By establishing healthy hygiene habits early on, teenagers can benefit from them throughout their lives. From setting a good example to establishing a routine and providing the right tools and guidance, there are many ways to help your teen maintain good hygiene and stay healthy and confident.

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