Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the nation-wide lockdown from 24 March 2020, staying at home has become the new normal. Be it education institutions,work stations, fitness centres, malls, everything was shut down due to safety reasons and to counter the spread of viral infections. Due to this, several companies allowed their employees to work from home. This was to ensure that people are staying at home and are protected from the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, most of the people thought to move in with their parents and folks. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: How Moving In With Parents Have Changed Youths During This Pandemic
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Blood tests: To identify infections or an autoimmune condition. Blood oxygen level test: To evaluate the amount of oxygen in the blood. Lung function tests: To find out whether the lungs are working properly or not. Sputum sample test: To detect if infections (bacteria or virus) are the cause. CT scan: To look for signs of lung damage due to pulmonary fibrosis. Biopsy: To exactly determine the scarring of the lungs and rule out other lung diseases. Why Small Pulse Oximeter Is Becoming A Major Tool For Doctors During The COVID-19 Pandemic … [Read more...] about COVID-19 And Pulmonary Fibrosis: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors And Treatments
A first of its kind study at the University of Bologna addressed this question by targeting the re-consolidation process in the prefrontal cortex to wipe out fears induced by negative memories. The new study, published in the journal Current Biology, describes a method of blocking re-consolidation to erase recurring trauma and alter how the prefrontal cortex functions so that an aversive event no longer induces fear. The research team, led by Sara Borgomaneri, used TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) to create magnetic fields that alter neural activity in particular areas of the brain. … [Read more...] about Have Scientists Found a Way to Erase Your Worst Fears?
But with all your attempts to quiet your worries and doubts, up they come again. “You can’t do this. You can’t handle it. You could make a fool of yourself. Don’t let anyone see you struggle. Please not today.” All of these demeaning, pessimistic, perfectionistic messages and all this anxious worrying and fear of humiliation is producing the lump in your throat… or causing the sweat to accumulate on the armpits of your blouse… or generating whatever symptoms you’re experiencing. And when you respond with, “I can’t stand all this anxiety,” you unintentionally produce even more symptoms. … [Read more...] about Dear Anxiety, Please Drench My Armpits
Having a look at what is currently on your plate (to-do list, calendar, life goals) might snap you out of this weird FOMO for knitting kitty cat scarves (or whatever it is bugging you). Perhaps you have more than enough to keep you busy—and hopefully, some of those things are also on your passionate list. Re-center yourself on your goals and stay there. … [Read more...] about FOMO (Pandemic Version) Is Nonsense