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Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.

How to Keep Your Workouts Fresh During Lockdown

By now, it’s possible that you’ve been under some form of lockdown for the past three (or more) months. Obviously, that’s a long time to be effectively stuck in your own home. And, unsurprisingly, plenty of people are probably struggling to maintain their exercise regimen. However, now is not the time to let yourself fall into bad habits that will negatively affect your health and wellness. On that front, thankfully, we’re here to help. If you’re tired and bored of doing the same old exercises, then check out these four tips for keeping your workouts fresh and fun during lockdown:

Following a variety of healthy eating patterns associated with lower heart disease risk: Study

Boston: Greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

World Health Assembly to be held online from May 18-19 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The World Health Assembly (WHA) is set to take place from Monday to Tuesday as the World Health Organization (WHO) and its member states are struggling to stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease and map out easing of associate stay-at-home orders and lockdowns.

Study examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown

Hong Kong/IBNS: Study suggests testing, contact tracing and population behavioural changes—measures which have less disruptive social and economic impact than total lockdown—can meaningfully control COVID-19

100 days on from advent of COVID-19, more action is needed: Tedros

New York/IBNS: With Thursday marking 100 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was first notified about what is now officially known as COVID-19, the agency’s chief said the virus has already infected more than 1.3 million people worldwide, and without action now, poor countries could suffer massive devastation.

People with heart ailments need to be careful in these times of Covid19 infection says cardiologist Dr Rathin Chakraborty

Kolkata/IBNS: According to health practitioners, people with underlying conditions are often critically vulnerable to Covid-19 attack.

Low cost breast cancer medicine move good news for women: UN health agency

New York/IBNS: More women could soon have access to an affordable version of an expensive life-saving breast cancer treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Four in five adolescents failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day, UN health agency warns

New York/IBNS: An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday.

Kolkata: Bengal Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society hosts Health Mela

Kolkata/IBNS: The Bengal Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society in it's 80th year presented Health Mela on Saturday at the Kund, City Center 1, Salt Lake.

Quality and use of green spaces may determine their health benefits, finds study

Barcelona/IBNS: Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits that green spaces have in people’s lives.

Moderate use of screen time can be good for your health, new study finds

London/IBNS: Research by the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, carried out in partnership with researchers at Cardiff University and Cambridge University, has found that moderate levels of screen time can have a positive effect on children’s wellbeing and mental health.

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

New York: Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, which falls on Wednesday, the UN’s food agency, FAO, is calling for action to make healthy, sustainable diets affordable and accessible for all.

Women's health brand &Me aims to bring menstrual health conversation into mainstream

Kolkata, Oct 3 (IBNS): A leading women's health brand from Bengaluru, &Me, has come up with the campaign, '#Unstoppable’, to  crush the stigma attached to  menstruation by  inspiring dialogue circling menstrual health awareness and education.

UN health agency welcomes Facebook pledge to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums.