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Dos And Don’ts During Menstrual Cycle That You Probably Didn’t Know About



Girls have 100 problems and periods are 99 out of them. It’s that time of the month which girls never look forward to. And these five days (for some a week) are of extreme pain, annoyance and all things sad. It’s because a girl’s body goes through hormonal changes which make them take a roller coaster ride of mood swings, and it ultimately leads to everyone around her know that she’s on her periods.

We as girls think that every other girl ‘obviously’ knows the dos and don’ts of periods. But to your surprise, there are still a few from the crowd who wouldn’t know a few things and could brush up their facts about the same.

Eat chocolates.

Eat chocolates.

Since you crave for bizarre foods during your period days, it is recommended to eat chocolates in this time. It also helps you control your mood swings.

Eat healthy.

Eat healthy.

Girls lose a lot of blood during their menstruation cycle and so it is required to eat healthy.

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Keep yourself hydrated.

Keep yourself hydrated.

Consuming liquids during periods only helps you reduce cramps and period pain.

Take a bath.

Take a bath.

Taking a bath is highly soothing for your body. A nice warm shower will help you reduce a backache, enhances your mood, and cramps.

Choose sanitation method wisely.

Choose sanitation method wisely.

Clean blood stains from around the area while you change your sanitary pads at regular intervals.

Choose the most comfortable option for yourself out of sanitary pads, tampons and menstrual cups. Make sure you change your pads every 6 hours and tampons every 2 to 3 hours. Pads are supposed to be wrapped and thrown in a dustbin instead of flushing them in a toilet.

Don’t use vaginal wash.

Don't use vaginal wash.

If you’re someone who is used to using vaginal washes, avoid using them during your bleeding days. Instead, warm water cleaning works just fine. Also, make sure you clean the inner thigh area thoroughly and keep it dry so as to avoid rash and itching due to pads.

Don’t get moody.

Don't get moody.

To keep yourself away from being moody or making excuses, take a walk or go for a drive. If you feel like staying in, read a book and try deviating your mind from the pain.

Go swimming.

Go swimming.

If you think you want to maintain your energy level, go for a swim while you have your tampon on. It’ll keep you active and also help your energy level stay intact.

Don’t book a waxing appointment.

Don't book a waxing appointment.

Your body is low on estrogens, and so you should avoid planning your waxing or doctor’s appointment during these days.

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Avoid wearing light colors.

Avoid wearing light colours.

Since you can’t be sure of the leaking, you should avoid wearing whites or light coloured clothes on menstruating days. You wouldn’t want stains on your clothes while you’re on an outing.

Don’t get lazy.

Don't get lazy.

It does get difficult to handle period pain during all these days. But simply sitting or lying down on the bed for the whole day makes your body pain more. Take a walk or go to the gym instead.

Don’t eat junk food.

Don't eat junk food.

Avoid eating junk food items like salted chips or street foods. It only increases your fluid retention.

Don’t use the same pad for the whole day.

Don't use the same pad for the whole day.

Make sure you change your pads and tampons at regular intervals. Wearing the same pad or tampon for the whole day will only give you a vaginal infection.

Don’t remove your pad when you sleep.

Don't remove your pad when you sleep.

It is very important to keep the pad or tampon on while you sleep in the nights. It only keeps your bedsheets and clothes away from staining.

Take good care of yourself.

Take good care of yourself.

Lastly, it is essential to take good care of yourself during the menses and also to chill and have fun. The days will pass, and it’ll make you feel better once it all ends for the month.

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Munmun Dutta shares transformation photos, says she is ‘feeling the change’



Munmun Dutta who is most popular for portraying the part of Babita iyer in TMKOC has taken instagram to share her change pictures.

She shared a split of two photographs showing the distinction in her look prior to going through the program, and after it. She wrote in the subtitle that the interaction is as yet in progress and she is anticipating her wellness venture.


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Munmun in her caption wrote, “Great part was, at long last after not turning out for right around 4 months, I got once more into the propensity for working out routinely once more. Long approach to accomplish the god-like physique however I am on target and persuaded to do as such. It will be an excursion and I am anticipating it.”

As of late, Munmun had purchased another level in Mumbai and shared photographs of it via online media. She said that purchasing the new house was a “little glimpse of heaven” second for her.

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Life expectancy in India drops by 2 years due to Covid pandemic: Report



A statistical analysis conducted by Mumbai’s International Institute for Population Studies shows that life expectancy in India has dropped by roughly two years due to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to IIPS assistant professor Surayakant Yadav, the life expectancy at birth for men and women has declined from 69.5 years and 72 years in 2019 to 67.5 years and 69.8 respectively in 2020, reports Times of India.

‘Life expectancy at birth’ is defined as the average number of years that a newborn is expected to live if the mortality pattern during their birth remains constant in the future.

The study was conducted to analyse the effect of the Covid pandemic on the mortality patterns across the country, as thousands of lives were lost due to the deadly pandemic waves.

The study also found out that the Covid toll was reported to be the highest for men in the age group of 35-69. The excess deaths in this age bracket due to Covid led to a sharp drop in life expectancy.

The IIPS based its study on the data collected by the 145-nation Global Burden of Disease study and the Covid-India Application Programme Interface (API) portal.

Yadav further added, “The Covid impact has wiped out the progress we made in the last decade to increase the life expectancy figure. India’s life expectancy at birth now is the same as it was in 2010. It will take us years to catch up.”

However, IIPS director Dr K S James added that epidemics in the past in countries, including Africa, massively impacted life expectancy, but it recouped in a few years.

Source : IndiaToday

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3rd Covid Wave Unlikely To Mirror Devastating 2nd Wave: Top Medical Body



Rapid scale-up of vaccination efforts, says the study, could play an important role in mitigating the present and future waves of the disease.

New Delhi: A potential third wave of Covid infections seems unlikely to be as severe as the second wave, says a modelling study by a team of scientists from the Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Imperial College London, UK. Rapid scale-up of vaccination efforts, says the study, could play an important role in mitigating the present and future waves of the disease.

India’s first wave of SARSCoV-2 infection began in late January 2020 with a peak attained in mid-September. This phase was relatively mild compared to the second wave that followed, from mid-February 2021 onwards, exhibiting a more explosive spread across the country. A major factor driving this second wave is the emergence of more-infectious variants of SARS-CoV-2, principally B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant) and B.1.617.2 (Delta variant), of which the latter has played a dominant role in recent months.

Third waves have emerged in other countries – like the UK and the USA – and are driven by a range of factors, says the study.

The results suggest that a third wave, if it should occur, is unlikely to be as severe as the second wave, given the extent of spread that has already taken place in India, it adds.

“Consequently, for a virus to cause a major third wave in the face of this pre-existing immunity, extreme scenarios for the abrogation of that immunity are required, or for that matter, for the transmission fitness of any novel virus,” says the article in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.

For the wave to be as devastating, at least 30 per cent of the population who had been infected earlier must entirely lose their immunity, or an emerging variant of the virus must have a reproductive rate (R) over 4.5, that is, each infected person should be spreading to at least 4-5 others and these must occur almost immediately after the second wave ends, according to the study.

The emergence of a third wave in India could be substantially mitigated by the expansion of vaccination, says the study, adding the rollout of vaccine should be in such a way as to cover 40 per cent of the population with two doses over a period of three months following the end of the second wave, which is on the decline currently.

Crowding, use of mask and physical distancing during social interactions are all key factors shaping transmission rate and therefore population-level spread, the study cautions.

“Lockdown-release mechanisms could be a plausible driver for a third wave in India, depending on how effectively lockdowns have controlled transmission during the second wave particularly when instated at an early stage of the second wave and prior to attainment of peak,” says the study.

The analysis, says scientists, is intended to be illustrative and not predictive.

“In the present approach, we considered essentially a uniform waning rate over the spectrum of severity. Second, the basic reproduction number (equivalently, the rate-of-transmission) was assumed to remain constant during each wave,” said the scientists explaining the methodology used in the study.

Source : NDTV

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