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Taking calcium and iron supplements at a time? You should read this. 

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Taking calcium and iron supplements at a time? You should read this.

For proper functioning of the body, we need many vital nutrients and it is a known fact. Also, calcium and iron are very essential for the multiple functions. However, one can take them in form of supplements. But should you take them both together? Well, read on.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, women are more likely to get bone disease, on par with men. So if you have been taking both calcium and iron supplements, there are chances you are making one common mistake.

As per the celebrity nutritionist Makhija, people tend to take all their vitamin pills at once but it should be avoided because taking them at a time is not a good idea as the optimal absorption depends on the time of day taken.

She says that iron and calcium have a great affinity for each other and they bind to each other and compete for the same receptor sites. Consuming them together may not work. So, it is advised to take them six hours apart – one after dinner and another one after lunch.

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Airborne transmission of Covid-19 random, social distancing alone not enough to control spread: Study

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A new study new study has shown that the airborne transmission of Covid-19 is highly random and suggests that social distancing alone is not effective in controlling its spread, reiterating the importance of vaccination and face masks.

“One part of the way that this disease spreads is virology: how much virus you have in your body, how many viral particles you expel when you speak or cough,” said Dr Shrey Trivedi, the Indian-origin first author of the study published in the journal ‘Physics of Fluids’ this week.

“But another part of it is fluid mechanics: what happens to the droplets once they’re expelled, which is where we come in. As fluid mechanics specialists, we like the bridge from virology of the emitter to the virology of the receiver and we can help with risk assessment,” explained Trivedi from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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France likely to announce Covid-19 booster shots for all adults: Report

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As per reports, France is expected to announce that Covid-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults, as well as stricter rules on wearing face masks and more stringent health pass checks to curb a new wave of infections.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday said it would focus on tougher social distancing rules and a faster booster shot programme and that it wanted to avoid the lockdowns being imposed once more by some other European countries.

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Air pollution linked to increased risk of getting sick from Covid-19: Study

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According to a study conducted in Spain, long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of developing Covid-19 among people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The research, published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives on Wednesday, provides further evidence on the health benefits of reducing air pollution, and highlights the influence of environmental factors on infectious diseases.

“The problem is that previous studies were based on reported cases, which had been diagnosed, but missed all the asymptomatic or undiagnosed cases,” said study first-author Manolis Kogevinas from Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain.

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