Wellness gurus’ health tips: which to adopt and which to ignore

Do you start your day with a visit to a hyperbaric oxygen chamber? Or do you prefer to stare at the sun while doing yoga? These are among the rituals of four “wellness” obsessives who were profiled by The Times on 12 January. The pursuit of good health is, of course, to be encouraged, but it’s hardly surprising that some of the measures they reported – such as Himalayan salt lamps and a device called the “HumanCharger” – raised a few eyebrows on social media. The Times of London ✔@thetimes Once wellness meant…

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Adopt heart-healthy lifestyle: WHO

Kathmandu, September 28 Maintaining a healthy heart is the best way to avoid life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke, which are among the most lethal killers in the South-East Asia region, which also includes Nepal. These and other cardiovascular diseases account for a sizeable proportion of the 8.5 million people in the region dying of non-communicable diseases every year, many of them prematurely, warned Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh World Health Organisation Regional Director for South-East Asia on the eve of World Heart Day (September 29). On World Heart…

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UN: World leaders adopt plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants

Education International attended the United Nations’ General Assembly’s first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which reasserted the need to protect refugees and migrants’ rights, including their right to education.   With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, world leaders came together at the United Nations (UN) on 19 September to adopt the New York Declaration. The Declaration expresses their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives, and share responsibility for large movements of people on…

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