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How IIT Kharagpur's COVIRAP is set to disrupt the COVID-19 testing scene 

The machine can determine results in less than an hour, is easy to use and can be operated by unskilled staff outside a lab

Published on 21st October 2020
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Study reveals community noise may affect dementia risk

Researchers studied 5,227 participants of the Chicago Health and Aging Project who were aged 65 years or older, of whom 30% had mild cognitive impairment and 11% had Alzheimer's disease

Published on 21st October 2020
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Survey suggests men, women perceive COVID dangers differently, consistent with why women-led countries doing better

This behavioural factor contributes to substantial gender differences in mortality and is consistent with women-led countries responding more effectively to the pandemic

Published on 18th October 2020
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40 percent of world's population has no access to handwashing facilities: UNICEF

The situation is also alarming at schools: 43 per cent globally (70 percent in the least developed countries) lack a handwashing facility with water and soap

Published on 16th October 2020
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Nearly 1,000 people test positive for COVID-19 at UK's Durham University

Some large UK universities which have major outbreaks, including the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield and the Manchester Metropolitan University

Published on 16th October 2020
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Ministry of AYUSH announces results of quiz on preventive measures against infections and diseases like COVID-19

About 45% of the participants fall under the age group of 18-24 from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Delhi

Published on 14th October 2020
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India continues to be among countries with the lowest per million COVID-19 cases, deaths

India is reporting a consistent slide in the new confirmed cases with 55,342 fresh infections being registered in a span of 24 hours in the country

Published on 13th October 2020
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Johnson & Johnson pauses vaccine trial after volunteer falls ill

The company has not yet revealed details about the unexplained illness but has stopped trials while doctors find out if the illness was caused due to the vaccine or was a coincidence

Published on 13th October 2020
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IIIT Hyderabad partners with Intel and PHFI to set up AI research centre focusing on road safety, health

The new centre called INAI is an initiative to apply AI to population scale problems in the Indian context, Intel said at the inaugural All.ai 2020 virtual summit.

Published on 12th October 2020
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Why Dalits and the underprivileged in India have built-in barriers to accessing mental health care

Mental healthcare even for so-called privileged communities is dismal, so one can only shudder to imagine what it must be for those from non-privileged backgrounds

Published on 11th October 2020
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These US researchers are tracking COVID-19 with Google's help. Here's how  

CMU received $1 million from Google.org and a team of 13 Google.org Fellows to work pro bono for six months to help continue building out COVIDcast

Published on 10th 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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Masks don't cause overexposure to carbon dioxide, not even in patients with lung diseases: Study  

If you're walking briskly up an incline, for example, you may experience feelings of breathlessness. The solution is simply to slow down or remove the mask if you are at a safe distance from others

Published on 4th October 2020
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Safe, piped water to all schools and Anganwadis in 100 days: Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat 

We are asking all the state governments to ensure piped drinking water in all schools and Anganwadis in the next 100 days, Shekhawat said

Published on 2nd 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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