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Corona virus is keeping us all isolated at our homes to avoid any risks of infection. Although quarantine is soothing for some people, others might have a really hard time coping with it and keeping their mind straight while avoiding the stresses that are accompanied with it, whether it is worrying about health, finances, and food supply. And what is the nemesis of such stress? Stress eating.

Here’s what you can do to maintain your health during this period, read on for more!

Making well balanced meals

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Since now we have more time to spend at home, it is essential to prepare daily meals and unleash your inner chef potential while getting creative.

One of the things that you should focus on is ensuring that your meals have everything you need in a day from proteins, carbs, fats, and all nutrients. By doing so, your body will stay healthy and avoid deficiencies that can affect your body negatively.

Another important thing is, to prepare different meals for each day and include a wide variety of healthy food while spreading them out throughout the week to guarantee that you are getting what your body needs in a steady pace and not sticking to one type of food or meal.  Get creative with your favorite food and tryout new recipes that you’ve been wanting to try all along.

Choosing the right snack

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Snacking is one of the favorite parts of staying home. However, sometimes they can be unhealthy for you and cause problems.  Keep in mind what you eat during the day and compliment your body needs with snacks.

Chips and candy are always fun and exciting to eat and enjoy while you are relaxing at home. Some other healthier snacks are also recommended in order to keep your health in check. Fruits are essential for your body, especially in this period of time where you need to build your immunity system and fight the viruses, they are rich in various vitamins that fight off viruses and bacteria as well as keeps your health in an optimum state to stay safe. So, make sure you include them in your daily snacks.

Another healthy snacks alternatives are nuts and seeds, as they a natural supply of essential fats, fibers,  protein, and other minerals.

Stay Busy

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This is a great time to discover your hobbies or delve into the ones you’ve been ignoring so far. Read a book, draw a painting, play an instrument, or try something new to yourself all together.

By taking the time to do what you love or ever discovering your secret hobbies can be great for you in this period, where you can actually give enough energy to your hobbies and feel good about yourself.

 

Make a workout plan

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Finally, one of the most vital thing that you can do at home is to workout. As it not only keeps your physical health in check, but also strengthens your immunity system. Gyms have been closed in order to avoid further risks of infection. What you can do about this is making your own workout plan that you can execute at home and work on your fitness. This can be done with different methods such as sport apps or online videos that provide you with a solid workout plan that you can easily do at home and make actual progress.

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Egypt Signs Deal To Receive A Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine From Oxford University

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Remember when we told you that there are a number of trials being done for several vaccines? Remember how we told you Egypt had already signed a deal to get one of these vaccines and was trying to sign yet another deal to get the Oxford University’s vaccine?

Well, great news once again! The Egyptian Drug Authority had announced the signing of a deal with AstraZeneca to get a supply of the Oxford University’s vaccine for coronavirus without disclosing the number of doses or the delivery date.

Ahmed Salman is an Egyptian researched who is among the team working on the vaccine at Oxford university and he said in in a phone-in with Amr Adib that the vaccine is currently in the human trials phase.

Salman further explained that the vaccine consists of a version of coronavirus that infects chimpanzees. This helps disables the virus ability to reproduce, as to prepare the body to destroy COVID-19 once infected.

Health and Protective Affairs Consultant to the President Mohamed Awad Tag el-Din stated in a phone-in that Egypt was expected to receive a share of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University. This phone call was held earlier this month.

The consultant pointed out that the company producing the vaccine developed by Oxford University has granted India the right to produce two billion doses. He also added that clinical trials of other vaccines are ongoing in China, India, and other countries.

Now, we just hope and pray that these clinical trials go well and that soon enough, we can get our hands on an actual vaccine.

 

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What You Need to Know About Ongoing Trials For A Coronavirus Vaccine

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We understand that you’re starving for some good news and because the word ‘vaccine’ is the most appealing this year, we have gathered most of the information and updates you need to know regarding finding a vaccine for COVID-19.

So yes, all what follows are good news aimed at lifting up your spirits.

1st Clinical Test in Japan of Coronavirus Vaccine to Start June 30

1st clinical test in Japan of coronavirus vaccine to start June 30

A clinical test of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus developed by medical startup Anges Inc. will start on June 30 in Japan, Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura made the announced yesterday, hoping that it can be put it into practice next year.

“I think it will be the first clinical test (of a coronavirus vaccine) on humans in Japan,” Yoshimura told a press conference.

So when can we expect it? Yoshimura said it is possible to produce the DNA vaccine for 200,000 people by the end of this year and they are applying for state approval between spring and fall of next year, if of course the human trial proves its effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 infection.

China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Human Trials

China National Biotec Group (CNBG) announced on Tuesday that its experimental coronavirus vaccine has succeeded in triggering antibodies in clinical trials and that the company is planning the late-stage human trials in foreign countries.

The vaccine has been developed by a Wuhan-based research institute affiliated to CNBG’s parent company China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).

It was found to have induced high-level antibodies in all inoculated people without serious adverse reaction, according to the preliminary data from a clinical trial initiated in April which included 1,120 healthy participants aged between 18 and 59.

UAE Stem Cell Treatment Makes ‘Positive’ Progress In Helping To Cure COVID-19

The UAE is joining in the battle against the virus! It’s not a vaccine but a treatment which is just as good.

Arabian Business reported that stem cell treatment for patients suffering from the virus has shown “positive” results, according to Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, consultant and head of Hematology and Oncology Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, and senior specialist in research related with the stem cell project.

The treatment was given to 73 individuals with mild and moderate symptoms.

67 percent of patients of those who received stem cell therapy for the virus have been cured, with improvements in condition occurring after four days after the treatment was administered.

“All the patients who were treated with stem cells, recovered in less than seven days, three times faster than those treated with conventional methods,” Dr Al Kaabi said, according to Arabian Business.

Egypt Signs Deal to Receive Japan’s Avigan and Attempting To Get Oxford University Vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Where does Egypt stand in all of this? Egypt signed a deal to receive Japan’s Avigan and is attempting to get the vaccine developed at Oxford University.

Avigan helps in accelerating the recovery of patients and Egypt is exerting efforts to get a share of the vaccine developed by Oxford University.

 

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Ahalyna: First Electronic Hospital For Online Coronavirus Consultation

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With the number of coronavirus patients on the rise, people with mild symptoms choose to be quarantined at home. Some are forced to with the unavailability of public hospitals.

Not all private hospitals accept coronavirus patients and so with the need to get the treatments at home, this hospital has chosen to go digital and serve patients with exactly what they need!

Ahalyna hospital is an electronic one, founded by Egyptian doctors, who aim at helping those who are self-isolated at home and not getting their treatments at hospitals.

All the hospitals’ online services are completely for free and so far, around 200 doctors have taken part in this wonderful and quite helpful initiative.

 

The hospitals have doctors from different specialties, who are all keen in helping those patients who can’t afford to get treatments at a public or private hospitals.

But keep in mind that this isn’t a substitute to hospitals but merely a solution for those who can’t find a spot at hospitals, and whom physical health allows them to be quarantined at home.

They are also calling out for volunteers. Visit their Facebook page now for more information.

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