New coronavirus variant ‘IHU’ identified in France

As the world grapples with the highly mutated Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, scientists have identified a new strain of the Covid-19 causing virus in Southern France. Known as ‘IHU’, the B.1.640.2 variant has been reported by researchers at institute IHU Mediterranee Infection in at least 12 cases, and has been linked to travel to African country Cameroon. However, the researchers noted that it is too early to speculate on how this variant behaves as far as infection and protection from vaccines is concerned. The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study, posted on the preprint repository MedRxiv on…

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Food & Kitchen Niche Insights Report 2021

Add to that 20 billion revenue from the kitchen and cookware stores industry. So food & kitchen combined we are looking at approximately $700+ billion industry. You can start a micro niche blog in food & kitchen niche based on cuisine types, preparation methods, age groups and ingredients. The example of the website acquired in Food and kitchen was OpenTable.com. The website started as an online restaurant reservation service that was acquired by the Priceline Group for $2.6 billion in 2016. That is the potential the Food & Kitchen niche has. Depending…

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The impact of the US Dollar on Gold

Gold is one of the oldest means of currency and has been used in trade for a very long time. Over the years, other currencies took over and but gold still correlates with modern currencies. When the gold standard was scrapped, the U.S dollar took on the role of being the de-factor benchmark for pricing gold and other precious metals. It pretty much is the de-facto mechanism for international trade so when you are trying to find what the price of the precious metal is from gold buyers Melbourne, you…

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6 Easy But Stupid SEO Tactics You Must Avoid

We all should know by now the top common black hat tactics to avoid. Most SEO professionals like to think of themselves as white hat, or at least gray hat. However, did you know that there are several white hat strategies that can seriously hurt your long-term SEO performance? The reason most of these white hat strategies can hurt you is that they’re often “too easy to be good for you.” When we become complacent in the easy way out, our organic search performance can start to suffer. For the TL;DR SEOs…

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The Cruise Liner Career Checklist

One of the most sought after job opportunities for a section of the youth with an interest in the hospitality industry are positions onboard cruise liners. The demand for such jobs has obviously created a supply of academies and institutes which train youngsters for the rigors and demands which are required to occupy such positions onboard the luxury ships. If you are gearing up for a career onboard a cruise liner, it is imperative that you check the credentials of such institutes to ensure that the training and certification which…

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Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

There is a wealth of information on pregnancy. But not much is known about modern-day issues that many mothers face. For instance, will your usage of mobile phones affect your baby? Here’s what researchers have to say: * Use of antidepressants during pregnancy can affect your child’s mental health. Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed an increased risk involved in using antidepressants. Previous research showed that use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism in the child and leads to birth defects.  …

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Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Food trends often come and go, and with them a lot of confusion about what we should and shouldn’t eat for a healthy, balanced diet. Nutritional epidemiologist Karin Michels from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA, has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimised through a proper diet, and agrees there are many misconceptions around various foods. Believing that many people are not adequately advised on their diets by health professionals, which could have important outcomes for future well-being, she explains the truth behind…

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Sodas, Pizzas and Other Junk Food May Put Kids at Liver Disease Risk

Junk food is deliciously addictive, there’s no denying that fact. Munching on wafers, masala snacks, toffees and candies could make you happy, but don’t just fall for the taste trap. They contain nothing but empty calories, and can cause harm to your health. The shocking truth is also that these junk food come laced with artificial flavours, colours, preservatives and what not that you can’t be certain of what you are putting into your mouth. Foods like pizzas and burgers do contain veggies, meat and other nutritious ingredients but try…

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6 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet ASAP

I bet you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of probiotics—but what about prebiotics? These nondigestible carbohydrates feed the good bacteria in your gut, which have been linked to digestive health, improved immunity, anti-inflammatory effects, and more. Because prebiotics help probiotics flourish, eating more of them is a smart wellness strategy. Indeed, a 2012 study found a link between a diet high in prebiotics and a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer. Other research has suggested that prebiotics increase calcium absorption and may improve bone density. And one small study tied prebiotics to increased satiety after meals. You’re probably already eating some prebiotic foods simply because…

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Water-based exercises will always remain a hot trend

Water-based exercises are not a new trend. But the fact is that these kind of exercises will always remain a hot fitness fad. And experts agree. Asif Shaikh, a fitness professional, says, “Water-based exercises are good for people who have knee and joint problems and slipped disc issues. Beginners also get a metabolic benefit.” Fitness professionals say that since these are low-impact exercises, they are easy on the joints and can be done by everyone. Victor D’Lima, a fitness professional, adds, “When you exercise in water, you don’t have any…

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