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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
Adding chilli peppers to a diet can contribute to a longer life, finds out study

Adding chilli peppers to a diet can contribute to a longer life, finds out study

People could have longer life spans if they consume chilli pepper regularly.

Nov 15, 2020, 15:30 PM IST
Ayurveda is not just alternative but key basis of India's health, says PM Narendra Modi

Ayurveda is not just alternative but key basis of India's health, says PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi said that the world's prestigious medical journals are also seeing new hope in Ayurveda.

Nov 13, 2020, 16:09 PM IST
Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is 92% effective, claims Russia

Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is 92% effective, claims Russia

The analysis was conducted after 20 participants developed the virus and examined how many had received the vaccine versus a placebo.

Nov 12, 2020, 01:37 AM IST
In blow to WHO, EU seeks powers to declare health emergencies

In blow to WHO, EU seeks powers to declare health emergencies

It comes after the WHO was criticised for having declared COVID-19 outbreak, which first emerged in China at the end of last year, too late. 

Nov 11, 2020, 23:45 PM IST