Some studies suggest that people with high blood pressure are more at risk of getting seriously ill with and dying of Covid-19. Research into the link between high blood pressure and Covid-19 is ongoing. However, people with untreated high blood pressure seem to be more at risk of complications from Covid-19 than those whose high blood pressure is managed with medication. If you have high blood pressure, the most important step you can take is to manage it. Lifestyle changes, taking medication, tracking your blood pressure daily – whatever you’re doing to manage your blood pressure, stick with it.
August 06, 2020 04:52 UTC
Her husband Sergei Tikhanovsky, a popular 41-year-old YouTube blogger, had been detained and could not submit his own presidential bid in time. In speeches, Tikhanovskaya calls herself an "ordinary woman, a mother and wife" and pumps up crowds with calls for change. Her husband has been accused of plotting mass unrest and collaborating with Russian mercenaries, claims that Tikhanovskaya has called "very scary." Tikhanovskaya stresses that if elected, she would free her husband and other detained opposition figures and hold fresh polls. The brunette says that she lacks the "massive charisma" of her husband, who has travelled round Belarus interviewing ordinary people for hard-hitting videos.
August 06, 2020 01:52 UTC
To ensure job security in the post-Covid era, SPM and STPM graduates should choose diploma programmes, or a pathway to degree programmes through a foundation programme. With this in mind, students should explore diploma programmes at reputed institutes such as Manipal International University, which is part of the Manipal Education Group from India. Manipal offers 40% scholarship for all diploma programmes and students who maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or above will be eligible for PTPTN. Several of MIU’s students bagged permanent jobs with the companies during their internships in the form of pre-placement opportunities. MIU’s next intake for diploma and degree students is on August 24.
August 06, 2020 00:22 UTC
We often talk about bacteria and viruses when it comes to foreign microorganisms that can invade and attack our body, causing infection and illness. Most human fungal infections are nosocomial (i.e. Spread through the blood or lymphatic routes in patients with underlying fungal infections. tinea pedis (foot), tinea corporis (body), tinea capitis (scalp), tinea unguium (nails) and tinea cruris (inguinal area). Fungal infections are only very serious for people with compromised immune systems, e.g.
August 05, 2020 23:26 UTC
The mention of diabetes usually refers to type 2 diabetes (T2D) – a worryingly common chronic illness among Malaysians. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is lesser known, but its impact on life is equally serious. > Blood sugar monitoringCareful and regular monitoring of the patient’s blood sugar level is important to ensure that it remains within the target range. Blood sugar levels need to be checked before and after eating, sleeping, exercising, driving, or when low blood sugar is suspected. Thus, her blood sugar needs to be monitored more frequently when starting a new activity to observe any effects.
August 05, 2020 23:26 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Radiant in a long white gown and veil, 29-year-old Lebanese bride Israa Seblani stands smiling and posing for her wedding video. A day later, she and her husband Ahmad Subeih, 34, a businessman in Beirut, were struggling to process what happened. My parents are going to be happy seeing me in a white dress, I will be looking like a princess," she told Reuters. Seblani arrived in Beirut three weeks earlier to prepare for her wedding. "When I woke up and saw the damage that happened to Beirut, the one thing I said was thank God we are still alive."
August 05, 2020 18:45 UTC
NAIROBI, Aug.5 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched Kenya's chapter of Generation Unlimited (GenU), a UN platform which he said will assist the government in unlocking the potential of Kenyan youth. "It is for this reason that I welcome GenU as a platform, which will enable leaders, partners, and stakeholders to make investments that will unlock the potential of Kenyan youth," he said in a statement issued after the virtual launch in Nairobi. He said Kenya's youthful population is the nation's greatest resource, with the highest potential to uplift the country's socioeconomic profile." He said the Big 4 development agenda covering manufacturing, food security, affordable housing and universal healthcare offers expanded employment opportunities in agriculture, health, housing, and manufacturing. He said despite the progress made in opening up the economy and creating employment opportunities, the country is still faced with a huge challenge of unemployment.
August 05, 2020 17:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Samsung Electronics has launched its latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 20 series, along with a slew of new devices for both work and play. The Galaxy Note 20 series comes in two versions: the Note 20 Ultra with 5G, and the Note 20, which comes with a 5G or LTE version. Both the Note 20 Ultra and Note 20 come with a triple camera array, though with different setups. The Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9in edge display while its sibling the Note 20 has a 6.7in flat display. The Note 20 Ultra has 12GB RAM and 256GB on board memory, while both the 5G and LTE versions of the Note 20 have 8GB RAM and 256GB on board memory.
August 05, 2020 14:08 UTC
PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia on Wednesday (Aug 5) required foreign diplomats and international organisation officials, who intend to travel to the country, to provide a "Covid-19-free" health certificate prior to their departure, according to the Ministry of Health. "All diplomats and international organisation officials, holding diplomatic visa (Visa A) or official visa (Visa B) of Cambodia, will be required to test when they arrive in Cambodia, and their samples will be taken at a special venue at the arrival terminal," Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in a statement. According to the statement, all foreign mission residences will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health concerning SOPs in order to curb the Covid-19 spread in Cambodia. The move came after four US embassy officials in Cambodia had tested positive for the virus after they recently travelled to the kingdom from the United States. According to the Ministry of Health, three of them have recovered so far.
August 05, 2020 12:22 UTC
Port Dickson has long been the go-to destination for many who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Among the noteworthy developments and announcements are the possibility of declaring Port Dickson as a duty-free zone; potential revival of the Seremban-Port Dickson rail line; potential extension of the KLIA ERL service to Port Dickson; and the development of Lexis Hibiscus 2 by KL Metro Group by 2024, shares Previndran. Therefore, environmental protection measures have to be taken to enhance the sustainability and credentials of Port Dickson’s tourism [industry],” he comments. The positioning of Port Dickson as a wellness and agrotourism destination in MVV 2.0 and the proposed railway connecting Seremban, Nilai, Port Dickson and KLIA will benefit Port Dickson, adds Foo. In conjunction with the opening of the railway line, the British formally changed the name of the town to Port Dickson.
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August 05, 2020 07:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: There was an small uproar in Parliament after Tambat Jugah Muyang (Independent-Lubok Antu) said he switched allegiances to Perikatan Nasional to get more projects and allocations for his constituency. “Thank you for approving several projects in Lubok Antu. RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong), who was visibly triggered by Tambat’s remarks, said it was unbecoming of an MP to openly speak about corruption during Parliamentary proceedings. Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, however, said Tambat’s remarks did not imply there was corruption. He also said Tambat was merely expressing gratitude for the projects and allocations for his constituency.
August 05, 2020 05:48 UTC
Thirty percent of single mums in salaried employment have had to take leave for lack of childcare, compared with 19% of other parents. Of the single mums who are self-employed, just 15% have been able to continue working as normal. The North Rhine-Westphalia branch of the VAMV, an association for single parents, said Chancellor Angela Merkel's government should offer more targeted and longer-term aid to prevent single mums from "falling into the poverty trap". She is hunting for a job,"but it's slim pickings," she said, believing that employers are wary of hiring single parents who may have childcare problems if a second wave of infections hits. "Single mums need to make more noise," she said.
August 05, 2020 03:45 UTC
MIRI: A fiery blaze swept through a block of hostel at SK Sebauh, a rural primary school in northern Sarawak on Wednesday morning (Aug 5). Fortunately, all the 24 boarders, boys and girls, were not injured in the 7am fire. Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department said the incident came to light following an emergency call from a school teacher. The department in its latest updates said one block of the hostel was totally burnt in the incident. "The 12 boys and 12 girls are all safe from the fire that burned down the double-storey building.
August 05, 2020 02:57 UTC
Actress Barbie Hsu revealed she had a near-death experience when giving birth to her second child, Wang Hsi-lin, in 2016. The 43-year-old, who shot to fame after starring in the 2001 Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden, opened up about the harrowing moment during the TV programme, After Becoming A Mother. Hsu then slipped into a semi-conscious state, where she remembers repeatedly asking for her eldest child Wang Hsi-yueh, who was two at the time. Her son Hsi-lin was also in good health. The actress, who is married to Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei, later got pregnant with their third child in 2018.
August 05, 2020 02:01 UTC
If anything, the writer suggests that a simple cosmetic change to the education system will ultimately increase the perceived notion of “education quality” in our country. The only mention is how, by changing the medium of instruction, we will improve the quality of education, which in itself is baseless. After a while, I realised that the medium of instruction had very little to do with the quality of education. The main issues that should be addressed are the quality of English teaching in schools and provision of sufficient resources for this throughout the country for all students. NOT CONVINCEDKuala LumpurArticle type: metered User Type: anonymous web User Status: Campaign ID: 18 Cxense type: free User access status: 3
August 05, 2020 01:41 UTC