Category Archives: Health

Study finds that Asthma patients get risky levels of steroid tablets

ANI | 1 day ago Queensland [Australia], September 19: More than one-quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, suggests a recent study. With the findings, researchers warned that the prescription of dangerous amounts of steroid tablets puts them at greater risk of serious side-effects. Researchers, led by the University […]

West Bengal: Zoos to reopen from Oct 2, amusement parks and gardens from Sept 23; check full COVID-19 guidelines

The West Bengal government on Friday announced that all zoos across the state will reopen from October 2. Further, the government issued a fresh notification, stating that all amusement parks and gardens will be reopened for the general public from September 23.   The booking will have to be made online. “While the effect of the […]

Majority of Covid-recovered complain of fatigue: Study

London, Sep 18 : In a major study, the researchers have shown that persistent fatigue occurs in more than half of patients recovered from Covid-19, regardless of the seriousness of their infection. “While the presenting features of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been well-characterised, the medium and long-term consequences of infection remain unexplored,” said study author Liam […]

Coronavirus | Not all convalescent plasma may have protective effect

There are at least three kinds of antibodies produced in an infection: IgG, IgA, IgB but the neutralising effect was most visible only in the case of the IgGs Not all plasma from those who’ve recovered from COVID-19 in India may contain enough protective antibodies, says a multi-institutional study led by researchers in the country […]

Could Azithromycin help treat COVID-19? This is what you need to know

Azithromycin — a commonly-prescribed antibiotic — is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Azithromycin’s association with cardiac events has been debated. In 2012, the FDA issued a warning for azithromycin stating that it had been linked to cardiac events, but subsequent studies have yielded mixed results. Increase in cardiac events Now, researchers from […]

Antibody treatment found to cut Covid hospitalisation risk

New York, Sep 17 : Raising hope of Covid-19 treatment at an early stage, an antibody therapy has been found to quickly reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load in newly infected patients and cut hospitalisation risk, US-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly said, while revealing interim results of a clinical trial. The Phase 2 study of the BLAZE-1 […]

Russia inks pact to test, supply Sputnik V vaccine to India

Agreement with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories doesn’t include its manufacture. The Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is piloting Russia’s Sputnik V candidate vaccine, currently in Phase 3 trials, has partnered with the Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories to test, and subject to regulatory approvals in India, supply 100 million doses of the vaccine. G.V. Prasad, co-chairman […]

Are going to restaurants safe during pandemic? CDC study says those dining-out are at high risk of contracting COVID-19

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study that revealed that people who are dining at a restaurant are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than some other community activities. In the study, the research team examined data from adults at 11 facilities across the nation who tested positive […]

Development of Ayurveda should be made national mission: Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra

The Ayurveda Education and Research Institute Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday. During the discussion on the Bill, Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra stressed the need to further promote Ayurveda in the world. He said that the development of Ayurveda should be made a national mission. He said, ‘Ayurveda is an ancient science whose […]

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