Medical experts and researchers are finding new and baffling evidence about the novel coronavirus infection that has affected millions of people all over the world. Among new symptoms being discovered, it is a fact that people with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop severe complications and prolonged symptoms when infected with COVID19.
The lockdown has given a boost to businesses offering online services. In the UAE, websites providing telemedicine services are booming and rightly so! Patients wanting regular appointments are eagerly accepting the audio plus video consultations online. This popular service has helped thousands of people find doctors in the UAE without the fear of getting infected.
After the total lockdown on travel since April 2020, the world is learning to tussle with a post-COVID 19 scenario. The fast-spreading novel coronavirus is highly contagious and has infected more than 18,475,190 people globally (tally as on 4th August 2020). In the UAE, more than 60,000 people have been tested positive for COVID 19.
In these uncertain times, pregnant women all over the world have become warriors who are desperate to protect themselves and their unborn against the novel coronavirus. The deadly virus can spread rapidly and exhibits a complete spectrum of symptoms, leaving the medical global fraternity baffled! Doctors also have to deal with the pressure of mounting positive COVID-19 cases.
People worldwide are turning to comfort foods and developing emotional eating habits during the present pandemic situation. Even international health organizations are suggesting that increased levels of stress among individuals are the primary cause of abnormal eating habits. Excessive eating is a natural coping mechanism triggered by the body.
The year 2020 has been tough and full of surprises! While battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Millions of global citizens have adapted to a work from home pattern. As an employee, you no longer have to head out of the door and travel in a car or bus to reach your office.
The world at large is going through a tough time dealing with a deadly pandemic. Nowadays maintaining social distancing is the key to prevent the spread of infections. In most of the countries, outdoor activities are banned, people are experimenting with physical training sessions at home.
Human response to any stress can be variable, but one emotion that this Covid-19 pandemic has uniformly instilled in all populations of the world, is fear. In fact, the standard reassuring response of adults to their children “don’t worry, everything will be OK”, has transformed into “I’m not sure either when it will be OK”. We are being told by the health professionals and governments to adopt such preventive measures, which often lead as a by-product to fear, to protect ourselves from this illness. This fear can lead to anxiety, which results from a feeling of losing control. Our mind gets engaged in unhealthy ways to cope with anxiety, and we can start focusing on the worst-case scenarios. This often leads to physical signs of increased stress and tension, and psychologically gives rise to anger and irritability, which explains the rise in domestic violence since the pandemic is taking its effect. The times of stress can bring out the best and the worst in humans.
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