Category Archives: Health

Separate celebration: Formerly conjoined twins turn 2 after surgeries

 

Two-year-old twins Prefina and Ervina recently celebrated their birthday in a unusual way – as individuals.

The previously conjoined twins, connected at the head, were successfully separated after several surgeries by skilled surgeons and nurses at an Italian hospital.

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Motorbike mission: Activist delivers sunscreen to Ugandans with albinism

 

For street vendor Barbra Anyinge, who normally sells shoes in Lira, a town in northern Uganda, the pandemic has made one essential especially scarce: sunscreen.

While usually Anyinge’s difficulty in obtaining the recommended high-protection sunscreen is its up to $20 cost, the pandemic has made it even more challenging.

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From smoker to marathon woman: Brazil woman (Sara Velloso) completes six of the world’s biggest races

 

The Abbott World Marathon Majors comprises six of the world’s largest marathons, stretching from Berlin to Tokyo. It’s a feat for any runner, let alone one who once deemed herself a sedentary smoker.

Brazil native Sara Velloso, an avid smoker for 17 years, is now, at 52, an accomplished competitor in the six-marathon stretch.

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VIDEO: Fauci warns a coronavirus vaccine is not guaranteed

 

The nation could see thousands more cases of coronavirus, the country’s top infectious disease specialist said Tuesday.

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4 Fun Things to Do During Your Quarantine

Things are scary right now — for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire celebrity living in a mansion or you’re a single mom who lost all three of your jobs: everyone is stressed out right now. Sure, some are much more stressed than others, especially those who are dealing with health concerns or family issues, but there is no doubt about it: everyone is overwhelmed at the moment.

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Self Care: Importance of Taking Care of Your Self During Your 2020 Quarantine

The coronavirus known as COVID-19, as of this writing, is still spreading rapidly across the U.S., and quarantines are still in progress. This is having a major impact on the nation and its people, and that likely includes you, too. At best, being in quarantine away from work or college is boring or annoying, and at worst, it may do great damage to your financial life. But now is not the time for despair. During quarantine, you can use all this newfound free time to reassess your lifestyle and your collection of worldly possessions and practice some self-care. Overall, Americans push themselves very hard to succeed in school, work, and life in general, and a lot of self-care ideas are neglected on the way. But now, you can relearn those self-care ideas and emerge from quarantine feeling much better about yourself and your lifestyle. How might this work?

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COVID-19 and Wedding Cancellations: Will You Still Be Able to Say ‘I Do?’

There’s this Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.” The saying points to the volatility of life and how, despite intricate planning, things don’t always pan out as planned. But it there’s one thing Americans seem to be great at planning for, it’s weddings. In the United States, there are 44,230 weddings on average that take place each weekend. In the year 2018, the U.S. wedding industry was worth a mind-boggling $72 billion. It’s safe to say that weddings are big business. Continue reading