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COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy rate above 90%, claims Pfizer in first interim analysis from Phase 3 study

COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy rate above 90%, claims Pfizer in first interim analysis from Phase 3 study

"Based on current projections we expect to produce globally up to 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021," said Pfizer.

Nov 09, 2020, 18:35 PM IST
Oral methotrexate may improve knee osteoarthritis in people, reveal Indian researchers

Oral methotrexate may improve knee osteoarthritis in people, reveal Indian researchers

The study compared oral methotrexate to placebo treatment with glucosamine, a common supplement for arthritis pain relief, in adults with primary knee OA.

Nov 08, 2020, 17:52 PM IST
Foods you must avoid giving your children during winters

Foods you must avoid giving your children during winters

Today, we bring to you some of foods that your kids should avoid eating during winters to stay healthy during this season.

Nov 08, 2020, 13:13 PM IST
Coronavirus spreads faster and more widely within households than previously estimated, says study

Coronavirus spreads faster and more widely within households than previously estimated, says study

The lead author said that he observed that after a first household member became sick, several infections were rapidly detected in the household.

Oct 31, 2020, 17:01 PM IST
Oral antiseptics, mouthwashes may inactivate human coronavirus: Study

Oral antiseptics, mouthwashes may inactivate human coronavirus: Study

 The research finding indicated that some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load, or amount of virus, in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV

Oct 21, 2020, 02:01 AM IST
Angry because of mosquitoes? Want to get rid of them? Follow these low-cost steps

Angry because of mosquitoes? Want to get rid of them? Follow these low-cost steps

A mosquito which has an average life span of 2 weeks to 6 months needs water to breed and population-control of mosquitoes usually involves removal of standing water sources.

Oct 20, 2020, 23:31 PM IST
Do health issues persist after COVID-19 recovery? Read here

Do health issues persist after COVID-19 recovery? Read here

Given the onset of winter across India, a doctor said that weather or temperature did not make a difference as COVID-19 originated during the winter in China and spread during the summer in India.

Oct 20, 2020, 18:56 PM IST
Smoking cannabis reduces obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms by half in the short-term: Study

Smoking cannabis reduces obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms by half in the short-term: Study

The researchers analysed data inputted into the Strainprint app by people who self-identified as having OCD, a condition characterised by intrusive, persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviours such

Oct 20, 2020, 17:45 PM IST
Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronavirus, suggest researchers

Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronavirus, suggest researchers

Researchers used a test to replicate the interaction of the virus in the nasal and oral cavities with the rinses and mouthwashes. 

Oct 20, 2020, 15:42 PM IST
Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term, reveals study

Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term, reveals study

The study also found that higher doses and cannabis with higher concentrations of CBD, or cannabidiol, were associated with larger reductions in compulsions.

Oct 20, 2020, 15:28 PM IST
Haemophilia patients face tough time in accessing treatment due to COVID-19 pandemic

Haemophilia patients face tough time in accessing treatment due to COVID-19 pandemic

The medical infrastructure has shifted quickly towards managing Covid-19 patients, resulting in less emphasis on non-covid patients such as Hemophilia patients.

Oct 16, 2020, 21:30 PM IST
No genetic evidence found to prove hearing loss causes Alzheimer's disease

No genetic evidence found to prove hearing loss causes Alzheimer's disease

The relationship between hearing loss and Alzheimer`s disease has been in the spotlight for decades, with recent research focussing on risk factors that, if modified during a person`s lifetime, could

Oct 16, 2020, 02:12 AM IST
Skin diseases: Homoeopathy can do wonders in such cases, says AYUSH

Skin diseases: Homoeopathy can do wonders in such cases, says AYUSH

There are many who certify that Homoeopathy can do wonders in cases of skin related viral diseases, Ministry of AYUSH said. 

Oct 12, 2020, 23:59 PM IST
Cannabis may encourage use of non-medical opioid, finds study

Cannabis may encourage use of non-medical opioid, finds study

The study, published in the scientific journal Addiction, is among the first to test opioid substitution directly.

Oct 11, 2020, 19:32 PM IST
Research reveals how brain helps us navigate social differences

Research reveals how brain helps us navigate social differences

Participants paired with people of different backgrounds reported a slightly higher level of anxiety and effort during their conversation than those in similar-background pairs.

Oct 10, 2020, 20:48 PM IST
How cannabis ads, store location influence youth to use marijuana; check here

How cannabis ads, store location influence youth to use marijuana; check here

Advertising and location of cannabis retailers influence adolescents` intentions to use marijuana, according to a new study.

Oct 10, 2020, 02:33 AM IST
UAE firm nears end of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine trial, hopes to manufacture it next year

UAE firm nears end of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine trial, hopes to manufacture it next year

The COVID-19 vaccine trial is a partnership between Sinopharm's China National Biotec Group and Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company Group 42 (G42).

Oct 08, 2020, 22:22 PM IST
COVID-19 patients may experience 'brain fog', other neurological symptoms after recovery: Study

COVID-19 patients may experience 'brain fog', other neurological symptoms after recovery: Study

People who have recovered from COVID-19 sometimes experience lingering difficulties in concentration, as well as headaches, anxiety, fatigue or sleep disruptions.

Oct 08, 2020, 02:29 AM IST
Patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are younger, healthier than influenza patients: Study

Patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are younger, healthier than influenza patients: Study

The study was published by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community. 

Oct 08, 2020, 01:59 AM IST
Premature relaxation of social-distancing affects COVID-19 control measures: Study

Premature relaxation of social-distancing affects COVID-19 control measures: Study

According to the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, the COVID-19 is disproportionately killing essential workers, poorer people, and racialised minorities. 

Oct 06, 2020, 19:15 PM IST