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BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1716 (Published 10 August 2021) BMJ 2021;374:n1716 Alexandra Chung and colleagues call for governments to prioritise child obesity as they implement measures to recover from the pandemic https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n1716 Extract Healthy school food and physical activity environments As part of government efforts to reduce the spread of covid-19, schools and early childhood education and care settings have sometimes been closed...
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27 May 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) has completed the review of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (The Regulations) and, having considered all the written submissions received within the stipulated deadline, resolved to, among others: extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to...
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Source https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-publishes-a-call-for-comments-on-the-ict-covid-19-national-disaster-regulations 22 April 2021 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) is seeking written submissions from interested stakeholders in respect of the review of the Information and Communications Technology ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (the “Regulations”), as amended. The issues of consultation with regards to this process include but are...
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26 March 2021 Pretoria – The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ( ICASA/the Authority) has resolved to review the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (The Regulations) and extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for another two months (from 1 April 2021 to 31...
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Peter Y. Liu, Michael R. Irwin, James M. Krueger, Shobhan Gaddameedhi, Hans P.A. Van Dongen,Night shift schedule alters endogenous regulation of circulating cytokines, Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Volume 10, 2021, 100063, ISSN 2451-9944,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbscr.2021.100063.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2451994421000043) Abstract Night shift work is a risk factor for viral infection, suggesting that night shift schedules compromise host defense mechanisms....
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The European Parliament wants to make the right to disconnect a legal right in the EU  Parliament wants to protect employees’ fundamental right to disconnect from work and not to be reachable outside working hours. Digital tools have increased efficiency and flexibility for employers and employees, but also created a constantly on-call culture, with employees...
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University of Minnesota CIDRAP Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Source: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/01/vision-problems-arise-young-school-kids-covid-19-quarantine Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News  | Jan 14, 2021 The prevalence of near-sightedness, or myopia, increased 1.4 to 3 times in Chinese children aged 6 to 8 years during COVID-19 quarantine, according to a study today in JAMA Ophthalmology. Led by researchers at Tianjin...
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11 January 2021 The Authority continues to note media reports with regards to the deployment of the Fifth-Generation (5G) technologies and infrastructure and its purported relation to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Authority would like to urge all South Africans not to be swayed by these conspiracy theories that are hell-bent on bringing...
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Source: https://www.consultancy.uk/news/26481/global-telecom-industry-takes-31-billion-hit-due-to-covid-19 05 January 2021 Consultancy.uk The Covid-19 pandemic has dented a major blow to the global telecoms industry, wiping off £31 billion in revenues according to a new study from Analysys Mason. While the outlook for 2021 is better, spurred by booming activity in the connectivity and remote working segment, it will take the industry...
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Nejatifard M, Asefi S, Jamali R, Hamblin MR, Fekrazad R. Probable positive effects of the photobiomodulation as an adjunctive treatment in COVID-19: A systematic review. Cytokine. 2021 Jan;137:155312. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2020.155312. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33128927; PMCID: PMC7550078. Abstract Background: COVID-19, as a newly-emerged viral infection has now spread all over the world after originating in...
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