70% of Covid-19 patients in Rwanda are men, here’s why | The New Times

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every country in this world.

However, this virus surfaced at a time when the use of technology to collect and analyze data is at advanced levels many have never seen before.

 

In analyzing the data from Rwanda, one of the notable interpretation of the information is how more men are getting infected as compared to women.

 

Data from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) the organisation at the forefront of fighting the pandemic, shows that nearly 70 per cent of active infections in Rwanda are men.

 

As of August 24, Rwanda had recorded 3,089 active Covid-19 cases, of which 2,124 (68.76 per cent) infections were from men while 965 infections were from women.

To understand the reason behind the high infection rates among men, The New Times reached out to various experts.

Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the Director-General at RBC attributed the gender disparity in

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Here’s how to help your skin fight back if wearing a face mask is giving you spots

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if your skin is struggling due to face coverings and wearing one is causing flare ups of acne or an influx of new spots, don’t despair (Photo: Doucefleur/Shutterstock)

Wearing a face mask to visit the shops or catch a train is now a part of everyday life.

But, if your skin is struggling due to face coverings and wearing one is causing flare ups of acne or an influx of new spots, don’t despair.

There are certain vitamins that you can take, alongside nutritional tips that can help your skin fight back against spots, according to Shona Wilkinson, head medical advisor at multivitamin supplement company, Feel.

Diet and acne

Our daily diet and nutritional intake can have more of an impact on skin health than we may think.

“Good nutrition is the best way to keep your skin healthy and clear for your entire life,” explains Ms Wilkinson.

The medical

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I Wrote a Novel About an Epidemic. Here’s What Living Through One Taught Me.

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The question arrives via email, DM, Facebook message. The wording varies, but boils down to this: Do you feel like you’re living in your own novel?



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The Weight of Ink—the book these messages refer to—is partially set during London’s devastating 1665–66 plague outbreak. And yes, there’s an abundance of similarities between that 17th century catastrophe and ours—so much so that in my replies to these readers, I make sure to also underscore what I find reassuring. Unlike our 17th century counterparts, we live in a world of genome sequencing and double-blind studies. However devastating the mortality rate in this epidemic, it won’t match the 60–90 percent mortality rate of pre-antibiotics plague.

But my replies have felt hollow. I’ve avoided admitting the

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If you absolutely have to visit the DMV, here’s what to expect

People without appointments wait in line for the Hollywood DMV field office to open on July 16. <span class="copyright">(Adam Tschorn / Los Angeles Times)</span>
People without appointments wait in line for the Hollywood DMV field office to open on July 16. (Adam Tschorn / Los Angeles Times)

For most people who have been through the experience, darkening the doorstep of a bricks-and-mortar California DMV field office is not unlike a trip to the dentist — something to be done only when absolutely necessary and only after all other options have been exhausted. That desire for avoidance is stronger right now, with the Golden State recently setting a new one-day record for coronavirus cases.

Actually visiting the DMV wasn’t an option for a while. In late March, all field offices statewide shuttered in response to COVID-19 concerns. It wasn’t until six weeks later that 25 offices opened back up to appointment-holding customers, and it wasn’t until June 11 that the rest of the field offices were back open for transactions that needed to be completed

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Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s what you can do right now

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Telemedicine claims have surged more than 8000 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Getty Images)
Telemedicine claims have surged more than 8000 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Getty Images)

Developing symptoms of COVID-19 is understandably terrifying. And, if you don’t have a primary care physician or you’re nervous to go to your doctor’s office or local hospital, it’s hard to know what to do.

That’s where telehealth comes in. Many doctor’s offices have shifted to providing healthcare through video chat or over the phone during the pandemic. For patients who don’t already have a provider, services like Amwell, one of the top telehealth platforms in the country, allow for quick and easy access to a doctor without a long wait time, and it’s relatively inexpensive for those who do

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People Are Obsessed with Coconut Aminos, But Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Try It

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From Good Housekeeping

While perusing various recipes, particularly Paleo-inspired ones, you may have come across an ingredient that’s unfamiliar to you: coconut aminos. And if you hit Google to find out more about it, an array of health claims about the ingredient often pop up. Curious to hear more, especially if you’ve heard you can use coconut aminos as a soy sauce substitute and sidestep some of its sodium? Read on to find out the real skinny about coconut aminos, what it is, and whether it really has those health benefits you’ve heard about.

What is coconut aminos?

Coconut aminos is a seasoning sauce that’s made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and sea salt. But it’s not going to give your food a tropical twist: despite its name, it actually doesn’t taste like coconut. Coconut aminos has a taste that’s less rich

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Going back to the gym? Here’s what you need to stay safe

Is it safe to go back to the gym? Here's what you need to know
Is it safe to go back to the gym? Here’s what you need to know

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After months of being closed, gyms and fitness studios have started to reopen in 43 states amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s part of the first phase of the White House’s guidelines for opening up America, which state that gyms can open if they “adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.” However, while many people are excited to finally get back to the weight rack or the yoga studio, some are understandably skeptical about how safe it is to return to the gym.

Whether or not you should go back to the gym right now is a hotly-debated topic. Some of the major concerns include shared equipment, reduced airflow, and the congregation of a lot

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on July 17

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

COVID-19 hits two of Miami-Dade’s largest police departments as enforcement ramps up

1:15 p.m.: The rapid recent rise in coronavirus infections in South Florida has begun to put a dent in some South Florida police departments.

In the past few weeks Miami and Miami Beach have lost more than 10% of their sworn forces, with officers either testing positive for the quickly-spreading virus, or out awaiting a test result because they were in close proximity to someone who contracted the disease.

As of Thursday in Miami, that meant 140 of its more than 1,300 police officers were at home recuperating or nervously waiting to find out if they’d been infected. For Miami Beach, 41 of its 400-person force are at home.

But it comes at a

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Here’s where to buy one online

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Where to buy face coverings online in the UK. (Getty Images)
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All the latest coronavirus news and updates. (Yahoo UK)

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Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets will be mandatory from July 24 in England.

This news follows the government guidelines that were put in place in June, which made masks compulsory on public transport in the UK to help defend against the coronavirus.

Only children under the age of two and those with respiratory issues will be exempt from the rule.

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, spoke about the new guidelines in Parliament on Tuesday, saying it would “give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work

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Here’s Why You Can’t Lose Weight on Keto

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From Men’s Health

The ketogenic diet has been touted as a major weight loss program, where Instagrammers have documented their keto weight loss success stories to encourage others to join in on the craze and tackle their health and fitness goals. And the pictures don’t lie—keto has changed some people’s bodies in incredible ways.

Yet what if you’re not losing weight, despite your efforts? If the keto diet worked for all of these people, and you’re following the same rules, should you get the same results? When you don’t see the scale budge, it can be frustrating—and make you want to stuff your face with pizza instead.

Well, it turns out keto is a bit more complicated, and there are a few common mistakes you could be making that would hinder your progress and make you gain weight instead.

Here are 9 possible reasons

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