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Alcohol-free hand sanitiser just as effective against COVID as alcohol-based versions

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser just as effective against COVID as alcohol-based versions

In a study from researchers at Brigham Young University, it is found that a non-alcohol based sanitiser works just as well to an alcohol-based one. 

Dec 02, 2020, 16:42 PM IST
Dr Reddy's, RDIF begin clinical trials for Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in India

Dr Reddy's, RDIF begin clinical trials for Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in India

The clinical trials are being conducted by JSS Medical Research as a clinical research partner.

Dec 02, 2020, 00:01 AM IST
Illegal mosquito repellent incense sticks are dangerous and poisonous, think before you buy them

Illegal mosquito repellent incense sticks are dangerous and poisonous, think before you buy them

Humanity across the world is dealing with an unprecedented challenge, affecting families and loved ones.

Dec 01, 2020, 19:19 PM IST
World AIDS Day: Drop in HIV screening amid COVID-19 outbreak can take collateral toll, warns doctor

World AIDS Day: Drop in HIV screening amid COVID-19 outbreak can take collateral toll, warns doctor

HIV causes AIDS that severely compromises a person`s ability to fight any disease.

Dec 01, 2020, 19:19 PM IST
Plant-based diet ramps up metabolism, reveals new study

Plant-based diet ramps up metabolism, reveals new study

The study also offered new insight into the link between fat within the cells and insulin resistance. 

Dec 01, 2020, 16:55 PM IST
More than one-third of children with coronavirus are asymptomatic, says study

More than one-third of children with coronavirus are asymptomatic, says study

For the study, team analyzed results for 2,463 children who were tested during the first wave of the pandemic -- March to September -- for COVID-19 infection.

Dec 01, 2020, 16:42 PM IST
WHO worried COVID-19 'amnesia' will lead to another pandemic

WHO worried COVID-19 'amnesia' will lead to another pandemic

"I have seen the amnesia that seems to descend upon the world after a traumatic event, and that`s understandable," said WHO's top emergency expert.

Dec 01, 2020, 00:14 AM IST
Serotonin promotes patience in parts of brain, reveal scientists

Serotonin promotes patience in parts of brain, reveal scientists

This recent work draws very heavily from the previous research, in which a powerful technique called optogenetics was used by the unit. 

Nov 30, 2020, 00:34 AM IST
Many countries have shown COVID-19 can be controlled, even without coronavirus vaccine: WHO

Many countries have shown COVID-19 can be controlled, even without coronavirus vaccine: WHO

The WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called COVID-19 an uneven pandemic and stated that almost half of all cases and deaths are in just four countries. 

Nov 28, 2020, 15:53 PM IST
Will COVID-19 vaccine protect you from novel coronavirus? Know likely side-effects

Will COVID-19 vaccine protect you from novel coronavirus? Know likely side-effects

Vaccines work by training and preparing the body's natural defences, the immune system, to recognize and fight against the viruses and bacteria they target. 

Nov 25, 2020, 19:47 PM IST
Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine 95 per cent effective, to cost less than USD 20 in international market

Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine 95 per cent effective, to cost less than USD 20 in international market

Russia said that the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will be two or more times cheaper than foreign vaccines based on mRNA technology with similar efficacy rates. 

Nov 24, 2020, 18:25 PM IST
Coronavirus infection may offer protection from reinfection for this long; read here

Coronavirus infection may offer protection from reinfection for this long; read here

The latest study is part of a major ongoing staff testing programme supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Public Health England.

Nov 21, 2020, 22:12 PM IST
Three kids of COVID-19 positive parents in Australia develop antibodies without being coronavirus infected

Three kids of COVID-19 positive parents in Australia develop antibodies without being coronavirus infected

"This in-depth family case study provides novel insights into immunological responses in children exposed to SARS-CoV-2," said the authors.

Nov 18, 2020, 22:44 PM IST
Air pollution may affect mental health later in life, new study finds

Air pollution may affect mental health later in life, new study finds

Results also suggested that depressive symptoms might play a role in linking long-term air pollution exposure to memory decline more than 10 years after the exposure.

Nov 18, 2020, 20:43 PM IST
COVID-19: ICMR issues advisory, asks states to desist from indiscriminate use of Plasma Therapy

COVID-19: ICMR issues advisory, asks states to desist from indiscriminate use of Plasma Therapy

The ICMR said that indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma Therapy should be avoided as it does not reduce mortality in COVID-19 patients.

Nov 18, 2020, 18:35 PM IST
Pfizer final analysis of Phase 3 study indicates COVID-19 vaccine efficacy rate of 95%

Pfizer final analysis of Phase 3 study indicates COVID-19 vaccine efficacy rate of 95%

Based on current projections, Pfizer and BioNTech expect to produce globally up to 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion coronavirus doses by the end of 2021. 

Nov 18, 2020, 18:34 PM IST
E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to coronavirus

E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to coronavirus

The researchers wanted to study what happens when e-cigarette users are exposed to a respiratory virus.

Nov 18, 2020, 18:00 PM IST
Can first COVID-19 vaccines bring herd immunity? Experts have doubts

Can first COVID-19 vaccines bring herd immunity? Experts have doubts

"Herd immunity is sometimes wrongly understood as individual protection," said an expert.

Nov 18, 2020, 15:46 PM IST
Teeth grinding, facial pain increase due to COVID-19 stress, anxiety: Study

Teeth grinding, facial pain increase due to COVID-19 stress, anxiety: Study

The research also found that women suffered more from these symptoms than men and that 35 to 55-year-olds suffered most.

Nov 17, 2020, 23:23 PM IST
Excess egg consumption can increase the risk of diabetes, finds out research

Excess egg consumption can increase the risk of diabetes, finds out research

Study found that people who regularly consumed one or more eggs per day (equivalent to 50 grams) increased their risk of diabetes by 60 per cent. 

Nov 17, 2020, 23:20 PM IST