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It require a multisectoral approach assimilating human, animal, and environmental issues to limit the spread of AMR: Prof. Samuel Raj

By admin | July 29, 2021

The present pandemic has seen indiscriminate use of antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients; this will cause increased drug resistance in the near future.

Double trouble: Covid-19 patients with diabetes most at risk of mucormycosis

By admin | July 29, 2021

Study Points To Use of Steroids As Another Cause; No Link Found To Zinc, O2 Therapy

‘Covishield generated 93% protection’

By admin | July 29, 2021

The study was conducted on 15 lakh doctors in AFMC who were administered with Covishield. “Protection to the extent of 93% was seen (in people who were administered Covishield) and this was during the second wave which was driven by the Delta variant… also 98% mortality reduction was seen,” Niti Aayog member, health, Dr V K Paul said.

‘2/3rd of population surveyed in 11 states has Covid antibodies’

By admin | July 29, 2021

Currently, the only protection against COVID-19 is a vaccine. There is good news for people who are scared to get injected. In future, the vaccine might come in the form of inhalers and even pills. Yes, you read that right.

‘2/3rd of population surveyed in 11 states has Covid antibodies’

By admin | July 29, 2021

At least two-third of the population surveyed in 11 states was found to have developed coronavirus antibodies, according to the findings of a serosurvey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) done between June 14 and July 6.

It is time to focus on the role of protein in building immunity: Vinita Bali, CII

By admin | July 28, 2021

The overarching role of the CII National Committee on Nutrition is to work with multiple stakeholders – all of whom have a role to play in advancing the awareness on Nutrition and increasing the availability accessibility and affordability of nutritious foods.

Lancet: Pfizer, AstraZeneca antibody levels start waning after six weeks

By admin | July 28, 2021

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK noted that if the antibody levels carry on dropping at this rate, there are concerns that the protective effects of the vaccines may also begin to wear off, particularly against new variants.

Long Covid may qualify as disability under federal law: Biden

By admin | July 28, 2021

An “individualised assessment is necessary to determine whether a person’s long Covid condition or any of its symptoms substantially limits a major life activity”, according to the HHS guidance.

COVID-19: Second dose trial of Covaxin on 2-6 years to begin by next week

By admin | July 27, 2021

The trial is conducted in three phases by segregating children into categories according to their age. The first trial was started in the age group of 12-18 years followed by the age group of 6-12 years and 2-6 years which are currently undergoing trials.

67.6% population above 6 yrs found to have Covid antibodies in 4th national serosurvey, Lok Sabha told

By admin | July 27, 2021

In order to avoid wastage of medical oxygen, guidelines on rational use of oxygen were issued on September 25, 2020, and further revised and disseminated to states on April 25, 2021.