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AIIMS conducts pilot study to assess the effect of radiation therapy on COVID-19 patients

Dr D N Sharma, head of the Radiation Oncology department at AIIMS and the principal investigator of the research project, said two COVID-19 patients who were on oxygen support were given the therapy

Published on 17th June 2020
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Wearable patch can efficiently deliver drug to treat skin cancer

Purdue University innovators in the US have created a novel wearable patch with fully miniaturized nanoneedles that can enhance drug delivery for people with melanoma which is a form of skin cancer

Published on 16th June 2020
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Here's how this 20-year-old's NGO Khoon is saving lives by making sure blood reaches a patient at the right time

Ever found yourself in dire need of blood for a loved one? No? Then, thank your lucky stars. But if you have, then you will certainly understand the importance of NGOs like Khoon. We find out more

Published on 3rd June 2020
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Monica Senapati's love for ikat and Sambalpuri fabrics is helping weavers too. Here's how

Unintentionally, Monica Senapati has built a business around offering Odisha's handlooms to the young crowd in Bengaluru, where she currently resides. We listen in to her story to find out more 

Published on 1st June 2020
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This Coimbatore-based start-up is making pens and pencils out of newspapers. Here's how

Pepaa Products collaborates with over 800 farmers and rural women to make their range of plantable, sustainable products

Published on 26th May 2020
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How this Bengaluru start-up's CoronaOven can 'bake' the dreaded virus to a crisp, keep you safe

Developed by Bengaluru-based start-up Log 9 Materials, this device was not only created in record time, it was also deployed in the market really quick. This is how they went about developing it

Published on 25th May 2020
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Diabetics, people with co-morbidities like hypertension, kidney, heart issues at higher risk of dying from COVID-19

Highlighting the extreme vulnerability of people living with diabetes during the Coronavirus lockdown, endocrinologists in the national capital said they may experience severe complications

Published on 18th May 2020
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Study reveals combination of fasting, Vitamin C effective on hard-to-treat cancers

Researchers say that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with Vitamin C

Published on 16th May 2020
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Meet this Newcastle University scientist who donated all her royalty money to improve cancer research in India

Dr Asima Mukhopadhyay believes that community-based education, public funding and a larger number of cancer research organisations is the key to dealing with women's cancer in the country

Published on 15th May 2020
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Moderate exercise in middle, older age cuts time spent in hospital, says study

The findings are based on a general British population cohort study of 25,639 men and women aged 40-79 living in Norfolk and recruited from general practices between 1993 and 1997

Published on 7th May 2020
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Dogs in the US and UK are being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Similar efforts are being made at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where researchers previously demonstrated that dogs could identify malaria infections in humans

Published on 30th April 2020
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4-yr-old Indian girl recovers from COVID-19 in Dubai

Sivani contracted the virus from her mother - a front line health worker - who fell ill in March. Both Sivani and father dad were also tested despite not having any symptoms

Published on 27th April 2020
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Researchers develop tool to predict risk of death for people suffering from dementia

The tool asks simple questions about the person during diagnosis and translates it to the chance of dying and of entering a nursing home

Published on 20th April 2020
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Will burn your books if you don't pay up: Delhi landlords threaten students to pay rent for Lockdown period

The central government has also issued an order under the Disaster Management Act that has asked landlords to stop demanding rent 

Published on 18th April 2020

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