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What is 'doomscrolling'? Experts explain why tragic news is addictive

What is 'doomscrolling'? Experts explain why tragic news is addictive

Doomscrolling was one of the Oxford Dictionary words for the year 2020. Over the last few months, people have found themselves hooked on gloomy news on social media and, in many cases, have experienced serious anxiety from Covid-19 updates. But what leads us to over-consume negative news and how can we break this habit?

18 August,2021 12:15 PM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
More than 5,000 pandemic-relate phishing sites luring people: Report

More than 5,000 pandemic-relate phishing sites luring people: Report

These websites are designed to steal users' credentials via fake payment offers and discounted Covid tests, among other things, note observations by a cyber security firm

16 August,2021 06:03 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Study suggests technology made elderly feel more lonely during pandemic

Study suggests technology made elderly feel more lonely during pandemic

The study, led by researchers from the UK's Lancaster University, showed that many older people experienced a greater increase in loneliness and long-term mental health disorders as a result of the switch to online socialising than those who spent the pandemic on their own

27 July,2021 12:00 AM IST | London | IANS
Explained: All you need to know about new ‘variant of concern’ Delta Plus

Explained: All you need to know about new ‘variant of concern’ Delta Plus

On June 23, the Union Health Ministry stated that around 40 cases of the Delta Plus variant, classified as a variant of concern (VOC), have been detected sporadically in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. Epidemiologist Dr. Lancelot Pinto breaks down the characteristics of the new variant of Covid-19

18 August,2021 11:03 AM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
What is the extent of the mental toll borne by frontliners in the pandemic?

What is the extent of the mental toll borne by frontliners in the pandemic?

Those at the forefront of the Covid-19 battle have been working, often away from their families and with negligible breaks, for more than a year. What does this mean for their psychological well-being? Two experts who set up a free helpline for frontline workers share observations and advice

18 August,2021 11:04 AM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
Try these easy recipes by Mumbai chefs to make healthy snacks at home

Try these easy recipes by Mumbai chefs to make healthy snacks at home

That bag of chips might be tempting, but it’s not a nutritious choice. Don’t worry, we have you covered. Four Mumbai-based chefs share healthy and quick snack recipes that you can whip up at home

18 August,2021 12:17 PM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
An online Covid-19 memorial is helping keep the memory of the deceased alive

An online Covid-19 memorial is helping keep the memory of the deceased alive

The National Covid Memorial is a website started by the Kolkata-based NGO Covid Care Network. Their aim is to have a safe space where people can pay homage to loved ones and revisit it whenever they want. They don’t want these deaths to be mere Covid-19 numbers

27 May,2021 03:52 PM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
A Mumbai-based fitness expert shares 5 easy exercises you can do at home

A Mumbai-based fitness expert shares 5 easy exercises you can do at home

Fitness and yoga instructor Samiksha Shetty talks to Mid-Day.com about the focus and discipline required for working out, and shares a few exercises that can be easily done at home. She says consistency is key to achieve results

18 August,2021 12:19 PM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
How Mumbai citizen volunteers rose to organise beds, hot meals in the 2nd wave

How Mumbai citizen volunteers rose to organise beds, hot meals in the 2nd wave

When Mumbaikars were struggling in the pandemic, they tweeted at Ruben Mascarenhas. The activist-politician had help from dozens of citizens, who jumped in to take helpline requests for medical aid and ferry cooked meals for the non-profit Khaana Chahiye. But how did they make things happen amid lockdown and a deadly second wave?

21 May,2021 11:58 AM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy
 Covid-19 FAQs: Which test, when to hospitalise, which drugs are recommended

Covid-19 FAQs: Which test, when to hospitalise, which drugs are recommended

In the first part of a two-part series, Dr. Sameep Sehgal, a pulmonologist at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia answers some questions frequently asked when people test positive for Covid-19

18 August,2021 12:20 PM IST | Mumbai | Anuka Roy

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