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Remdesivir and several other repurposed drugs have little to no effect in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO study

The study, which spans more than 30 countries, looked at the effects of these treatments on overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration of hospital stay in patients

Published on 16th October 2020
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Right age for marriage vis-a-vis motherhood to be decided soon: PM Modi assures 'daughters of India'

Discussion is underway to decide the right age for marriage of our daughters. From across the country, daughters have been writing to the PM seeking a decision soon

Published on 16th October 2020
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Study finds which pre-existing conditions may cause increased COVID-19 death risk

The research team conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies to determine which chronic conditions put hospitalized patients at risk of dying from COVID-19

Published on 9th October 2020
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Researchers at IISc develop bandage with magnetic nanofibers that kills skin cancer cells with heat

Common treatments for skin cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. But these treatments and other conventional therapies have limitations

Published on 8th October 2020
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HIV drug not effective for hospitalised Covid-19 patients: Lancet study report

Many clinical care guidelines have recommended lopinavir-ritonavir -- an antiviral medication approved to treat HIV/AIDS -- for the treatment of patients hospitalised with Covid-19

Published on 6th October 2020
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High prevalence of COVID in children in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh who were contacts of cases around their own age: Study  

Not all infected individuals transmitted the disease as a prospective follow-up testing of exposed contacts revealed that 70 per cent of infected individuals did not infect any of their contacts

Published on 4th October 2020
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It's not a race: Why 'influential' immunologist Ravindra Gupta believes we need to take some time to get the COVID vaccine right

Global collaboration between scientists to work on the vaccine and understanding the virus is reassuring and will take science ahead quite a few steps, said Ravi Gupta

Published on 28th September 2020
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Puducherry Lt Guv Kiran Bedi on lessons during COVID crisis: I am not an onlooker, need to ensure my people don't suffer

COVID-19 is like any other crisis, it tests the whole system, the attitude of the people and actually exposes them, said Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi

Published on 22nd September 2020
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Nearly 550,000 children in the US test positive for COVID-19

A total of 72,993 new child cases were reported from August 27 through September 10, which is a 15 per cent increase in child cases over two weeks, according to a report

Published on 16th September 2020
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Dialysis patients at greater risk of COVID-19 infection, says a John Hopkins study

The researchers reported that 15 of the 32 residents (47 per cent) on dialysis tested positive while only 22 of the other 138 residents (16 per cent) did

Published on 27th August 2020
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India's COVID tally crosses the 3.2 Million mark, death toll nears 59,500

In India the fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die from the disease among individuals diagnosed, has dropped to 1.84 per cent, the Health Ministry said

Published on 26th August 2020
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India may be moving away from COVID-19 exponential rise: Niti Aayog member

Paul said that the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was in the most populous cities, in the western half of the nation, where the pandemic originated

Published on 9th August 2020
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WHO urges Southeast Asia region members to bolster essential health services hit by COVID-19

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged the member nations of its southeast Asia region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of healthcare facilities

Published on 6th August 2020
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Children with narrow retinal artery diameter more likely to get cardiovascular disease

The first study to show this connection in children was published in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal

Published on 5th July 2020
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India needs national guidelines on how you report data: WHO Chief Scientist 

According to WHO, India's big challenge is "population", its geographic diversity, heterogeneity and the fact that India has multiple epidemics going on every state

Published on 4th July 2020

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