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A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab sample from a woman for nucleic acid testing following two imported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections from neighbouring Myanmar, at a hotel in the border city of Ruili, Dehong prefecture, Yunnan province, China September 15, 2020. Picture taken September 15, 2020.(REUTERS)

Substance use disorders linked to Covid-19 susceptibility

Washington DC | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 01:24 PM IST
People with substance use disorders (SUDs), including those who excessively use tobacco, alcohol, opioid, cannabis, and cocaine, are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications, according to a study which assessed the electronic health records (EHR) of millions of patients in the US.
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Lockdown blues: Waiting for your salon appointment, aren’t you?

Hindustan Times | By Radhika Bhirani
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 01:59 PM IST
A joke’s going around - once the lockdown ends, we’ll know everyone’s real hair colour! Even as several men and women have made do the au naturel look, they’re also pining to avail salon services to take care of bushy eyebrows, fuzzy facial hair, brittle nails and unruly hair.
At the age of 70, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi weighed 46.7 kg.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
At the age of 70, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi weighed 46.7 kg.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Mahatma Gandhi was healthy but underweight, show health records

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 07:05 AM IST
Gandhi walked around 18 km, or 22,500 steps, every day for over 40 years, and covered a total of 79,000km for his campaigns between 1913 and 1948.
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