12. What to do when affected by swine flu? Ans: Swine flu has now become ordinary flu. Therefore, first try to manage its symptoms by taking rest, drinking plenty of water, consuming vitamin C rich foods or those that may help boost the immune system. Also, avoid close contact with anyone. Don't forget to consult a doctor if the symptoms persist for several days. … [Read more...] about 15 Common FAQs Related To Swine Flu Or H1N1 Flu Virus
Pronounceability and readability. Names that are easy to read, process and pronounce are more successful in drawing people’s attention. This, in turn, makes them better suited for communication about the disease in question. Often, pronounceability is helped by shorter name lengths, the use of common letter combinations and a higher proportion of vowels compared to consonants. Meaningfulness and concreteness. Names that are easy to make sense of and evoke intuitive context are more suitable for communicating information, because people find them easier to remember. So-called “semantic imbeds” can help in this regard. The term refers to meaningful word components that are recognisable and may convey inherent messages. Specificity and uniqueness. Finally, to avoid confusion with related diseases or concepts, communication is most successful if only a single unambiguous disease name exists. Through the consistent use of one disease-specific term, lay audiences can … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Successful Name?
5. Contemplate Nature. If you’re stumped for a solution at work, stressed out or overwhelmed with pandemic worries, spending time with Mother Nature gives you a creativity surge or ah-ha moments for a workable problem. Be mindful of the breeze, notice the colors and smells of leaves and flowers, pay attention to the sounds of insects in the bushes, rushing water or warbling birds. Look up at the clouds, watch the grass grow or admire a sunset. A minimum of two hours a week in nature (such as parks, woodlands, mountains or beaches) promotes physical and mental health and well-being and gives you a bigger perspective of your life circumstances. Spending time in greener areas is linked to lower incidences of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, asthma, mental distress and mortality rates. The decades-old Japanese practice of forest bathing or shinrin-yoku (which means “taking in the forest”) is believed to provide stress reduction, relaxation and deeper insights into life. … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It
This may seem like a somewhat cold-blooded calculation, but it is, in a sense, the kind of balancing act our leaders, and we as a society, are making right now. The suicidal, given the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicidality, tend not to stand up for themselves, and fight their corner as robustly as others affected by governments' new restrictions. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19