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Schools in Gaza reopen after 5 months, students attend classes without masks, social distancing

With the virus at bay, 285,000 students at UN-run schools and some 277,000 pupils at public schools were headed back to school this week

Published on 9th August 2020
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Electric cookers can be used to sanitise N95 respirator masks, a new study reveals

The researchers hypothesised that dry heat might be a method to meet all three criteria - decontamination, filtration, and fit - without requiring special preparation

Published on 9th August 2020
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Child sleep problems can lead to impaired academic and psychosocial functioning

The findings, which were published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, suggest health care providers should screen children for sleep problems at every age and intervene early

Published on 4th August 2020
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Supreme Court asks why quarantine period of doctors, health workers treated as leave

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan asked the Centre's counsel to ensure that doctors and health care workers are paid their salaries

Published on 31st July 2020
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IIIT Naya Raipur bags Rs 2.1 crore project of digitally transforming a tribal village in Chhattisgarh

The project will overcome challenges related to health care, agriculture and education. The three-year project is a joint collaboration of IIIT-NR, IIT -Kharagpur, and IIT-Kanpur

Published on 15th July 2020
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Inspired by Dr Abdul Kalam, How Georgia Tech's Ananya Jain set up an AI-powered game to beat mental health issues

Ananya Jain, who is 21-years-old, and her team have put together an app that can make the waiting time between students and their counsellors more productive for the mental health of the former  

Published on 12th July 2020
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These Nagpur teenage girls are making paintings to raise funds for COVID-19 battle 

They intend to donate 50 per cent of the amount to the Prime Minister's CARES Fund and the remaining to an orphanage for girls and a centre for mentally deranged children

Published on 9th July 2020
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IIT Madras researchers develop nano-coated filter for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients

Various characteristics of the nano-coated material such as permeability (a measure of flow-through media), coating thickness, and mechanical strength have been measured

Published on 6th July 2020
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This vaccine may protect against the worst symptoms of COVID-19. Here's how

Mortality in COVID-19 cases is strongly associated with progressive lung inflammation and eventual sepsis. Recent events provide support for the researchers' hypothesis

Published on 19th June 2020
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COVID-19 affecting sexual and reproductive health in young adults, says new study

While social disruption resulting from the pandemic affects young adults' sense of health and well-being, one positive aspect is that young adults are digital natives familiar with online platforms

Published on 19th June 2020
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IIT Guwahati develops high quality and affordable Sterile SPILD VTM kits, RT-PCR kits and RNA isolation kits

The SPILD VTM kits have already been handed over to National Health Mission, Assam and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. The 'Made in Assam/India' kits will spur affordable and high-quality

Published on 17th June 2020
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Daniel Radcliffe responds to JK Rowling's tweet backlash: 'Transgender women are women' 

Radcliffe, who played the titular boy wizard in the film franchise based on the British author's bestselling books for 10 years, penned his thoughts in an essay for the website of the Trevor Project

Published on 9th June 2020
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UN headquarters preparing for three-phase reopening to 'new normal' amid COVID-19

New York, the US city worst-hit by the coronavirus, has reported 211,728 cases and 21,323 deaths. The US has over 1.94 million infections and at least 110,400 have died.

Published on 8th June 2020
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Corona warrior: COVID positive doctor treats patients through telemedicine in Agra

Quarantined at his residence, Shameem uses telemedicine to connect directly with JNMC health care staff to attend to COVID patients admitted in the isolation ward and non-COVID patients

Published on 2nd June 2020
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672 million children could be living in poor households by end of year due to economic fallout caused by pandemic: UNICEF

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic crisis that is draining resources for families all over the world, UNICEF said

Published on 28th May 2020

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