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Kids sheltering at home with little outdoor play or activity. Pixabay

The fear of an infection coupled with a countrywide closure of most institutions for kids have children sheltering at home with little outdoor play or activity.

A team from the University at Buffalo studied overweight children from Italy throughout March and April when the country was forced to go into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. They found that children ate an additional meal per day, slept an extra half hour per day, added nearly five hours per day in front of screens, and dramatically increased their consumption of red meat, sugary drinks, and junk foods.

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Decades of critique for promoting fairness as a symbol of beauty fell on deaf ears, but finally in keeping with the mood of the world Hindustan Unilever’s (HUL) drops the word ‘Fair’ from its flagship beauty brand ‘Fair and Lovely.’ The decision has found support across segments and groups in the country.

While netizens welcomed the move by the company to rebrand the cream, celebrities too took to social media to laud the move.

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Added sugar is one of the most controversial ingredients in the modern diet. As we stay at home, this tough time demands extra attention and care for our aging family members. Everyone loves sweets, especially the elderly, who may not be able to control their cravings. Diabetics have it even harder than others.

Excessive sugar consumption can also harm your metabolism, which can lead to increased insulin and fat storage. The longing for dessert after dinner is made worse by fluctuations in insulin levels.

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Google comes up with a new feature

Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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