By Smridhi UppalIn an Interview with EThealthworld, Dr. Hemalatha, Director, ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition talks about the intake of nutrition and its importance at all stages of life and not only during infection, when immunity is high at demand.Why is it important for countries such as India to ensure integration of nutrition in pandemic response/prevention strategies?It is indeed important to consider nutrition in the pandemic response as well as for prevention, because nutrition has a direct bearing on the immune regulation of the individuals and immune response as well. Lower Respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is the leading cause of infection related deaths worldwide. Although there is not much evidence with COVID-19, the preliminary data shows increased severity among those with higher BMI and among the elderly and those with comorbid conditions, who are invariably known to have impaired nutrition status, thus suggesting a … [Read more...] about Micronutrients play a synergistic role in supporting immunity : Dr. Hemlata, Director, ICMR- NIN ( National Institute of Nutrition)
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Conversely, Colorado’s former state House speaker, Andrew Romanoff, lost his senatorial bid to former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday. During his campaign, Romanoff enthusiastically supported the Green New Deal, which calls for drastic reductions in emissions and shifting the U.S. entirely away from fossil fuels within a decade. … [Read more...] about Here’s How Dem Candidates Who Supported Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Are Faring In The Primaries
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“We’re already seeing the results,” said Julie Kashen, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. “Now that we have child care and schools closed, women are already doing more of the caregiving.” Seventy percent of women surveyed by the New York Times and Morning Consult in early May said they were doing most of the housework during lockdown; 66 percent said they were also mostly responsible for child care. They seem to be doing the bulk of the homeschooling, too. Though almost half of all men with children under 12 said they did most of the homeschooling, only 3 percent of women agreed. Eighty percent of women said they took on most educational responsibilities at home. … [Read more...] about Will the Pandemic Reshape Child Care for Good?