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Delhi govt asks schools to observe 'dry day' once a week to check mosquito breeding

In order to control and prevent the outbreak, it is essential to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and students should be made aware of this," the Directorate of Education said in a letter to principals

Published on 16th September 2020
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Meet the 94-year-old who went from fighting with Netaji to working as India's oldest, coolest tour guide!

When she retired at 92, Rama Khandwala was touted as the oldest tour guide in India. We trace her journey from a young girl in Rangoon to a nonagenarian in Mumbai 

Published on 26th August 2020
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COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a surge in HIV, TB, malaria deaths: Lancet study

The scientists also cautioned that their study aimed to quantify the potential scale of the impact of COVID-19 and to guide how it could be minimised

Published on 14th July 2020
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Why it is only people who are illiterate about viruses that will call the lockdown useless

The argument that India started the lockdown too late is not valid from a medical perspective and from a social one

Published on 29th June 2020
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Health officials in Belgium are now advising against the use of hydroxychloroquine 

The announcement came after the World Health Organization said it would temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments

Published on 27th May 2020
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WHO warns of COVID-19 'second peak' as lockdowns ease in countries around the world

The stark warning comes as countries around the world start to gradually ease lockdown restrictions, allowing shops to reopen and larger groups of people to gather

Published on 26th May 2020
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WHO suspends clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for corona patients

According to the WHO, over 400 hospitals in 35 countries are actively recruiting patients and nearly 3,500 patients have been enrolled from 17 countries under the Solidarity Trial

Published on 26th May 2020
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COVID-19 can cause dangerous cardiovascular complications

The study says that much attention has been paid to the breathing complications of COVID-19, but less has been said about the cardiovascular complications that can lead to death or lasting impairment

Published on 18th May 2020
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Hydroxychloroquine does not help treat patients with COVID-19, says new study

A randomised clinical trial published in the journal The BMJ shows that hospitalised patients with mild to moderate persistent COVID-19 who received hydroxychloroquine did not clear the virus quickly

Published on 15th May 2020
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Clarity of thought leads to clarity of expression: How to get the right words to convey the intended message

This is why you should limit your usage of the word 'very' to a bare minimum or replace it with words which signify deeper meaning  

Published on 1st 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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Hospital hopping in the age of corona: How Ujjal Karmakar, the second COVID-19 survivor from Kolkata, made it through

We spoke to Ujjal Karmakar, the second Coronavirus positive patient to have recovered in Kolkata. He tells us how he won over the deadly virus with the help of healthcare workers and will power

Published on 20th April 2020
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How Kochi's Bhandu Clinic took COVID-19 awareness and screening to migrant labourers

The mobile testing unit was set up with the help of the National Health Mission and the Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development

Published on 18th April 2020
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Hydroxychloroquine may not be effective against COVID-19: Chinese study

The anti-malarial drug has been identified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential treatment for the Coronavirus

Published on 16th April 2020

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