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15
Sep

This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Current COVID-19 social distancing rules are too rigid and need to reflect real-life risks better, say Oxford and MIT researchers. They have broken-down situations into high- and low-risk categories – including speaking […]

This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
12
Sep

Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Director General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, launched and co-hosted the first meeting of the High Level Facilitation Council, leading the work of the global collaborative framework Access to COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
1
Aug

Providing mental health during pandemic times — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves, a second year medical student at Universidade Tiradentes in Aracaju-SE (Brazil). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Providing mental health during pandemic times — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
27
Jul

Bill Gates: How HIV/AIDS prepared us to tackle COVID-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development & John Elkington, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Volans Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says he is optimistic about beating coronavirus. He told a global AIDS conference that HIV/AIDS […]

Bill Gates: How HIV/AIDS prepared us to tackle COVID-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
21
Jun

Natural Remedies for Losing Weight – 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) — Health

Another natural remedy for losing weight that has raised a few eyebrows is a substance called 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). In fact, its been called into question for its safety record. 5-HTP actually replaced tryptophan supplements banned due to its link to a rare and potentially deadly blood disorder. Also, there has been a difference of opinion…

Natural Remedies for Losing Weight – 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) — Health
10
Jun

Solving the Autism Problem — Health

There is no one therapy that does it all. And, to complicate it further, like most “mental” problems”, it’s not simple to diagnose. In the younger ages, it’s easily confused with mental retardation, or brain damage. What are the known causes of autism? Perhaps the best known today is the usage of mercury ( thimeroserol)…

Solving the Autism Problem — Health
5
Jun

After COVID-19, we must rethink how we find and produce new drugs — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman, Joint European Disruptive Initiative & Thomas Hermans, Programme Manager, JEDI Covid19 GrandChallenge, and Professor, University of Strasbourg How we produce and distribute any vaccine is an issue we need to address. The nature of the […]

After COVID-19, we must rethink how we find and produce new drugs — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
4
Jun

© Reuters/Hannah Mckay Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Face coverings will be compulsory for passengers on buses, trains, aircraft and ferries in England from June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday.

“As of Monday 15th of June, face coverings will become mandatory on public transport,” he told a daily COVID-19 news conference. “That doesn’t mean surgical masks, which we must keep for clinical settings, it means the kind of face covering you can easily make at home.

“The evidence suggests that wearing face coverings offers some, albeit limited, protection, against the spread of the virus,” he added.

(Reporting by David Milliken and Estelle Shirbon, Writing by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison)

a man standing in front of a wall: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London© Reuters/Hannah Mckay Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Face coverings will be compulsory for passengers on buses, trains, aircraft and ferries in England from June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday.

“As of Monday 15th of June, face coverings will become mandatory on public transport,” he told a daily COVID-19 news conference. “That doesn’t mean surgical masks, which we must keep for clinical settings, it means the kind of face covering you can easily make at home.

“The evidence suggests that wearing face coverings offers some, albeit limited, protection, against the spread of the virus,” he added.

(Reporting by David Milliken and Estelle Shirbon, Writing by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison)

sources : Microsoft news

1
Jun

The Liquefaction of Healthcare Services: Consequences and Possible Solutions — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vinícius Shinoda Pereira and Mr. Gabriel Dallazem de Farias, two fourth year medical students from Cesumar University Center – UniCesumar, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The Liquefaction of Healthcare Services: Consequences and Possible Solutions — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
27
May

7 Breathing Exercises for Better Sleep

Learn to Channel Your Relaxation

By Arlin Cuncic  Medically reviewed by Steven Gans, MD

Steven Gans

Updated on April 04, 2020

Breathing exercises can be helpful to reduce stress and anxiety and help you to relax at bedtime. The following seven breathing exercises can all be done easily on your own to help encourage your body and mind to relax and make sleep easier.1

Abdominal Breathing

Man lying on couch with eyes closed.
Getty / Westend61

Abdominal breathing refers to deep breathing into the abdomen rather than shallow breathing in the chest. The following steps will make sure that you are breathing from your diaphragm.

1. Lie down with your legs straight and slightly apart. Point your toes outward, put your arms at your side gently, make sure your palms are facing up, and close your eyes.

2. Place one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest.

3. Notice which hand rises the most as you inhale.

4. If the hand on your chest rises the most as you inhale, focus on filling your stomach (bottom of your lungs) full of air before you reach the top. The easy way to do this is to try and force your abdomen to rise as you breathe. Over time, this gets easier.

As you breathe, be sure to inhale through your nose and then exhale through your mouth. Keep your face relaxed as you do this. Breathe in and out while counting to make sure that you are breathing slowly. Relax and focus on the sound of your breath.

Continue breathing like this for a period of time such as 5 or 10 minutes. Practice this type of breathing regularly, such as once a day.

Once you’ve become better at engaging in deep abdominal breathing, practice it when you find yourself becoming anxious or tense.

This type of breathing is useful in that it helps to slow down the various functions in your body that can keep you tense and anxious.1 Allowing yourself to deep breathe will slow your heart rate and make it easier to drift off to sleep.2

Repeating a Mantra

Woman meditating cross-legged.
 Getty / SrdjanPav

Once you have mastered the art of abdominal breathing, you can add in a mantra that helps you to focus on the relaxation aspect of your breath. Follow the steps below to add in a mantra while you breathe.

1. Lie down and get comfortable or sit in a relaxing position.

2. As you breathe deeply through to your abdomen, say a phrase to yourself in your head such as “Inhale relaxation.”

3. Then, as you breathe out and release the air from your abdomen, say “Exhale tension.”

Be sure to pause before you exhale and before you inhale. As you exhale, become aware of any tension in your body and let it go.

You can even use your imagination to picture your body accepting relaxation and letting go of tension. Picture these experiences as visual events such as air moving in and out of your body.

Continue doing this for 5 to 10 minutes until you start to feel sleepy.3

4-7-8 Breathing Routine

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The 4-7-8 breathing exercise is another way to relax so that you can fall asleep.2 Follow the steps below to practice this type of breathing.

1. Sit with your back straight.

2. Place the tip of your tongue behind your upper front teeth and keep it there.

3. Exhale through your mouth and make a “whooshing” sound.

4. Close your mouth and inhale in through your nose to a count of four.

5. Hold this breath and count to seven.

6. Then, exhale out through your mouth while making the same “whoosh” sound and count to eight.

9. If you complete this cycle, you have done one breath. Now go back and do this again three more times so that you have completed the cycle for four breaths in total.

It’s important to note that when you breathe like this, you should inhale quietly but exhale while making a nose. Keep your tongue in the same spot throughout the whole exercise. Make sure that you maintain the ratio of time for inhale/holding/exhale as this is what is most important.

If you want to do everything faster the first few times you do this (if you find holding your breath for this long is difficult), feel free to modify the time and work your way up as you get accustomed to the exercise.

Practice breathing like this twice a day (again, only do four breaths at a time). Do this consistently for one month. As you grow more confident you can extend to eight breaths.

Now, when you find yourself unable to sleep, practice your 4-7-8 breaths4

Body Scan

Woman lying and breathing.
Getty / Lix Wirtinger/Corbis/VCG

Have you heard of the body scan technique to help you relax and fall asleep? This technique involves scanning your body for signs of tension so that you can overcome these and fall asleep.3 Follow the steps below to practice this technique.

1. Lie down in bed and focus on relaxing as you exhale.

2. Feel the bed underneath you and how it is supporting you as you continue to exhale and relax.

3. Visualize each part of your body, starting at your head and moving through your whole body to look for spots that feel tense. As you move through your body, exhale and focus on relaxing tense muscles.

4. After you’ve finished looking for tension throughout your body, focus on your exhales. As you exhale, repeat a mantra to yourself that helps to induce sleep such as simply the word “sleep” or another cue that helps you to start to drift off.

Follow this technique and you should find both your mind and body start to relax. Before you know it, you will be drifting off to sleep!5

Counting While Breathing

Woman lying in bed at night.
 Getty / Mike Ramirez / EyeEm

Did you know that counting can help you to fall asleep? Follow the advice below to help you count your way to a better night’s sleep.2

1. Lie down in bed, focus on exhaling your breath, and try your best to relax.

2. Feel the bed supporting you underneath as you exhale and relax.

3. Count from one to 10 and then backward from 10 to one, but pair the counts with your exhales.

4. Keep repeating this sequence until you fall asleep.

There are many variations on this counting breaths theme. For example, you could count backward from 99 to help you fall asleep. See what works best for you and practice it until you feel sleepy.6

Breathing Imagery

Woman lying in bed with eyes closed.
 Getty / Franckreporter

Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing is another way to help you fall asleep.3 The following steps allow you to take advantage of this method of becoming relaxed at bedtime.

1. Lie down in bed and start to focus on the relaxation that you feel as you exhale your breath.

2. Feel your bed supporting you as you step down into a relaxed state while you exhale.

3. As you become more relaxed, focus your exhales and notice how you feel when you do them. Examples of sensations might include sinking into the bed, a feeling of things slowing down, a feeling of heaviness, or even sometimes feeling like you have more patience.

4. As you become relaxed, start to imagine that your breath is made up of colors. Watch as you breathe in and out and see those colors matching your breath. Don’t force anything or try to put your own box around it—just let yourself slip into the experience and see what comes up in your mind.

5. Focus only on your breath until you fall asleep.

It may sound simple, but imagery is a powerful way to relax and should always be considered helpful when you are engaging in breathing exercises to help yourself slow down before bed.7

Visualization to Release Energy

Man on bed meditating.
Getty / Mikos 

When trying to fall asleep, it is helpful if you can practice exercises that help to relax both your mind and your body. This is a way to expel energy and prepare for sleep. Building upon the breathing imagery we already discussed, you can add in more visualization to help you relax.4 To practice this technique, follow the steps below.

1. Imagine that the worry, stress, or anxiety inside of you is a colored gas and is filling every corner of your body.

2. Imagine that as you exhale, this colored gas is being expelled from every part of your body and as it leaves, you start to relax. Imagine it moving from your lower body up through your torso and gathering in a ball ready to be expelled.

3. Imagine now that the same energy is being pulled from your head down into the ball of energy. Feel that calm has entered all areas where that energy has left.

4. Now, imagine that the ball of energy contains all of your negative energy like your anxiety and fear. Visualize it shooting out of the top of your head and up into the atmosphere like a shooting star.

5. Now, notice how you feel relaxed, calm, and ready to sleep.

The next time you find it hard to fall asleep, try practicing one of the above seven breathing exercises for better sleep. If you still struggle, considering visiting your doctor to see if there is an underlying cause of your insomnia or poor sleep.

source : verywellmind.com

17
May

Plausible lessons to be learned from Covid-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article was written for The European Sting by our one of our passionate readers, Amitu Gumber, a final year dental student from Adesh Institute of Dental sciences and research, Bathinda, Punjab, India. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. A global, novel virus […]

Plausible lessons to be learned from Covid-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
9
May

How the Great Famine inspired Irish people to help Native Americans in the fight against COVID-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gift of $150 in 1847 has sparked a lasting connection across the Atlantic. Native American communities are suffering terribly from the coronavirus. Irish people have rallied to support them. In March […]

How the Great Famine inspired Irish people to help Native Americans in the fight against COVID-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
8
May

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

Data correct at 17.25 UTC 8 May

Spain221, 447

Italy215, 858

UK206, 715

Russia187, 859

France173, 040

Germany169, 430

Turkey133, 721

Iran104, 691

Belgium52, 011

Georgia31, 684

Sweden25, 265

Ireland22, 385

Israel16, 409

Romania14, 811

Norway8, 055

Egypt7, 981

Finland5, 738

Morocco5, 661

Algeria5, 182

Bahrain4, 404

Greece2, 678

Iraq2, 543

Iceland1, 801

Georgia623

Guardian graphic. Sources: Johns Hopkins CSSE, WHO, CDC, NHC and Dingxiangyuan

5
May

Von der Leyen on Coronavirus Global Response: World stands united against coronavirus and will win — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In an unprecedented global effort to fight the coronavirus, countries and organisations from across the world on 4 May raised EUR 7.4 billion for vaccines, diagnostics and treatments, almost reaching the initial target of EUR 7.5 billion. This sets a solid starting point for […]

Von der Leyen on Coronavirus Global Response: World stands united against coronavirus and will win — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
4
May

Trade defence report: restoring the level playing field for European producers — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU trade defence measures are effective in reducing unfair international trading practices, according to an annual report published today by the European Commission. The anti-dumping or anti-subsidy duties imposed by the Commission lead on average to an 80% decrease in unfair imports, leaving other […]

Trade defence report: restoring the level playing field for European producers — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
2
May

What Is Acne – And How To Prevent It — Health

Have you ever had acne? Chances are that you have had or are still having acne. Teens are primarily the ones cursed with at least with a mild form of acne. But what is acne? Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, occurs when oil and dead skin cells form a plug and clog your follicles…

What Is Acne – And How To Prevent It — Health
25
Apr

How poor countries can deal with the economic shock of COVID-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dorothy Tembo, Acting Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC) & Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) The coronavirus crisis could increase the number of poor and hungry by 2%. Countries should refrain from imposing trade restrictions […]

How poor countries can deal with the economic shock of COVID-19 — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com
16
Apr

Fariinta Geesiyada Qaran Dr Edna

Mid ka mida geesiyada Somaliland Dr Edna Aadan

16
Apr

Dr Keynaan & Xaaladii Ugu Danbeeyey ee Covid-19

16
Apr

Relieve Migraine Headaches the Natural Way! — Health

Natural treatment methods for migraine headaches are usually harmless and cheaper than traditional pain medications. Sure, it is possible to have negative reactions to natural treatments, but the chances are much less than with medications. Different things work for different people. No two people are alike and a headache treatment method that works for one…

Relieve Migraine Headaches the Natural Way! — Health
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