Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protests

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The health ministry said Tuesday the number of new virus-related deaths in a day climbed above 60 for the first time, bringing the total number of deaths in the small country to nearly 2,500. Daily infections have soared in recent weeks and hospitals have struggled with COVID-19 patients, reporting near full occupancy of ICU beds. Nearly 286,000 infections have been recorded since last year.last_img read more

Anti-social media? Study links loneliness, social media

first_imgRadio NZ 6 November 2016Family First Comment: No real surprise, is it.A study has found the people who spend the most time on social media are also the most lonely.The Australian Psychological Society survey found two-thirds of women and half of men use social media several times a day.However, those who used social media the most were also the most lonely and experienced more negative emotions.People over 65 tended to have the highest rate of wellbeing, while those aged between 25 and 34 reported the lowest rate and being more lonely.Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg of the University of Melbourne said there was good and bad in social media.She said for example it could help people in rural communities overcome loneliness.The survey showed the biggest health issue for many was their sleep pattern – only one in five said they regularly got a good night’s sleep.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/317419/anti-social-media-study-links-loneliness,-social-mediaKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Valladolid house raid yields ‘drugs’

first_imgFive sachets of suspected shabu, asling bag, a cellphone, and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the house,the report added.      BACOLOD City – A former drugsurrenderer was arrested in a house raid in Barangay Tabao Proper, Valladolid,Negros Occidental.  Armed with a search warrant, officersof the municipal police station raided the house of 35-year-old Honorato TomacaJr. around 8:21 p.m. on Friday, a police report showed.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Valladolid police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more