Author: Fatima Hussain

BURNOUT AND WAYS TO COPE WITH IT

Did you ever felt overwhelmed, uninspired, worn out and invaluable in terms of your work and wanted to throw everything out the window and leave your home to live far away from this world? If yes then you’re in the same boat with many other aspiring individuals. No matter if you are a Student, Businessman, Housewife or a Teacher, at some point in your life you go through immense chronic stress and succumb to Burnout but often you are unaware that it is Burnout. The term ‘Burnout” was coined by an American Psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s, He defines it as Becoming exhausted by making excessive demands on energy, strength, or resources.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is defined as, “A syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed” It is not a Medical disease but an “occupational syndrome” which drains a person and affect their efficiency at the workplace. With increasing workload in the developing world and constant urge to outperform others, this is becoming even more mainstream these days. Signs and Symptoms  Feeling tired and drained throughout the day Shameful and doubtful Constant fatigue Frequent headaches and infections Reduced performance Concentration and memory problems Irritability, Helplessness and Cynicism Effects On Immune System Chronic stress releases stress hormone “Cortisol” which in long term weaken the defence mechanisms of our...

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Facebook will upgrade to add Zoom option for video chat

Facebook on Friday unveiled a brand new video chat service with virtual “rooms” where people can move into to go to friends, aiming at users turning to the popular Zoom platform during the pandemic. Through the Facebook Messenger application, users are going to be able to start video call sessions that as many as 50 friends can join and linger in as long as they want, whether or not they don´t have Facebook accounts. Unlike work video conferencing platforms like Zoom, “Messenger Rooms” is ready-made for socializing with friends and family whether it’s birthdays, happy hours, book clubs or...

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Coronavirus contacts Tracing Mobile Application launched by Australia

Australia has launched a smartphone app to trace folks that are available contact with coronavirus patients despite privacy concerns that authorities insisted Sunday were unwarranted. The COVIDSafe app uses a phone’s Bluetooth wireless signal to store information about people’s interactions and might be accessed by health officials if someone contracts coronavirus. Australia’s chief medical practitioner Brendan Murphy said the app would speed up a “laborious process” for health authorities tracking down users who are within 1.5 metres of somebody who has the virus. “What this can do is provides a list of the transportable numbers of these folks that...

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Taylor Swift updates for fans during self-isolation

While a majority of the world’s population goes into self-isolation within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, celebrities are keeping fans up-to-date about their daily activities from the confines of their homes. Taylor Swift to has been giving fans a glimpse inside her laid-back quarantine routine, and while detailing her time in self-isolation the singer recently lifted the veil off her everyday activities. The vocal powerhouse who has graced the quilt of People’s current ‘Beautiful’ issue, revealed to the magazine how she has been spending her time within the kitchen lately. “I love spending a full evening cooking a...

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Dubai Health Authority will stand with world health communities

Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, stressed the importance of partnering with international health authorities and research and academic centres in light of the present coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Al Qutami made this statement during a virtual meeting he chaired with the Dubai Future Council for Health and Well-being. It is important to boost the health sector’s capabilities by specializing in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, Al Qutami recognized. Focusing on monitoring non-communicable diseases and understanding how they develop, especially once they are new strains, are important, he added. The Council are constantly meeting virtually to debate...

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