Month: October 2021

Disease-Avoiding Behaviour Leads To Rise Of Authoritarianism, Finds Study

It’s abundantly clear now that the outbreak of an infectious disease and how it is handled by local authorities carries a lot of weight for the election cycle that follows. Now, scientists have found that just like our protective immune system, our behavioural immune system also works similarly. Societies with a higher rate of infectious diseases tend to support authoritative measures, the study found.

What causes infected places to lean towards authoritarianism?

The behavioural immune systems instills a sense of fear and makes human beings avoid others to stay free of disease, as witnessed during the ongoing COVID-19

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Ranking the Nutrition of Foods from First to Worst

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Raspberries, along with other fruits, ranked at the top of a new food ranking system. Alexey Dulin/EyeEm/Getty Images
  • Researchers have developed a “Food Compass” that ranks foods from most healthy to least healthy based on nine factors.
  • Fruits and vegetables scored the highest, while processed foods were ranked the lowest.
  • Experts say the system can be used to select foods for your diet based on your individual goals.

Deciding if a food is “good” for you isn’t always easy.

However, researchers from Tufts University in Massachusetts may have just made things easier with the development of a

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My Vegan Diet Makes Me Fitter and Healthier

  • New England Patriots lineman Lawrence Guy is a 6’4″, 315-pound vegan.
  • Guy switched to a vegan diet “a couple of years ago” and said it made his body feel better.
  • A typical day for him involves eating pancakes for breakfast, a lot of cauliflower, and sweet potatoes.

New England Patriots offensive lineman Lawrence Guy is one of the biggest vegans in sports. 

Guy, who is six-foot-four, 315 pounds, told GQ his new vegan diet has helped him maintain his weight, feel energized, and stay fit despite the physical toll of football.

Guy said he and his

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ECG debunks load shedding exercise in Accra from October to December


Mr Kwame Agyeman-Badu – Managing Director of ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has debunked claims of commencing a load shedding exercise in some parts of Accra from October to December 2021.

It said it had no plans of commencing power outages, as such plans would be effectively communicated to the public and its customers.

The Managing Director of ECG, Mr Kwame Agyeman-Badu said this at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday (October 6, 2021).

He was responding to some media publications on Tuesday on a planned load management along side the publication of a said time

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Supplementary nutrition for premature babies based on breast milk

Reducing the mortality rate of premature babies by giving them supplementary nutrition based on human breast milk proteins instead of animal proteins. That is the future, according to Swiss company Babylat. CEO Zina Yudina explains how she plans to put this into practice.   

CEO of Babylat Zina Yudina © Student Project House, ETH, Zurich

What does Babylat do?

“Premature babies develop a protein deficiency when they ingest non-enriched breast milk. To remedy this, animal protein is currently added to their diet, which is not healthy. Sometimes this leads to crib death. Basically, these should be proteins from breast

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Varun Dhawan does backbend yoga with Janhvi Kapoor at Malaika Arora’s studio: Boys do yoga too | Health

If you follow your favourite celebrities on social media, you must have seen yoga that has become the go-to fitness routine for many stars. From Malaika Arora and Kareena Kapoor to Rakul Preet Singh and Alia Bhatt, celebrities often share pictures and videos of themselves doing yoga. Now, Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor have also joined this list. Their latest clip will motivate you to roll out that yoga mat.

Varun took to Instagram to share a video of Janhvi and himself practising backbend poses at Malaika Arora’s yoga studio in Mumbai. The Coolie No. 1 actor even got a

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COVID Hospitalizations Are Rising Among Unvaccinated Pregnant Women | Health News

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Since the rise of the Delta variant, one Texas hospital has seen a surge in severe COVID-19 among pregnant women — nearly all unvaccinated.

Researchers at the Dallas hospital found that in late August and early September, 10% to 15% of pregnant patients who tested positive for COVID-19 needed to be hospitalized for severe illness.

That was more than double the percentage of a year ago.

“We had an influx of severe illness that came rapidly,” said lead researcher Dr. Emily Adhikari, an assistant professor of obstetrics

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Borno State Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Nigeria Emergency Response W38 2021 (Sep 20-Sep 26) – Nigeria



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Is sex really an exercise? Fitness instructor clarifies

LifeStyle of Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Source: etvghana.com

Having sex is not a form of exercise unless the brain is synced towards exercising

Fitness instructor, Naya, has given a detailed answer to the question of whether or not sexual intercourse really is an exercise as people say.

Most often, people defend their not hitting the gym or exercising as is required to stay healthy, with the saying that they are sexually active, hence, that is all the exercise they need. Some people also say that they walk to school, work, etc. therefore that is enough exercise for them.

Naya,

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Say goodbye to frown lines and double chin with these ‘anti-ageing’ facial yoga exercises

Yoga is a holistic way of living. Just like its helps exercise the muscles of the hands, legs, and abdomen, yoga also helps tone the facial muscles. Called facial yoga, it helps improve blood circulation in the face which targets “problem areas” while contributing to anti-ageing, said ayurveda expert Nitika Kohli in an Instagram post.

According to Dr Kohli, “yoga is the secret weapon of ageing gracefully”.

“If all the other muscles in our body need tender love and care, then why shouldn’t the 43 muscles of the face? Face yoga targets all problem areas that come with

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