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    Immunity against COVID-19 is Better than Previously Estimated

    Early in the pandemic, many researchers feared people who contracted COVID could be reinfected very quickly. This was because several early studies showed antibodies seemed to wane after the first few months post-infection.It was also partly because normal human coronaviruses, which are one cause of common colds and are cousins of SARS-CoV-2, do not generate long-lasting immunity, so...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Kalia, One of Famous Conjoined Twins From Odisha, Dies

    Kalia, one of the separated conjoined twins from Odisha's Kandhamal district, died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Wednesday evening.Bhubanananda Maharana, SCB Medical's emergency officer "Despite all our efforts, we could not save Kalia, who died due to septicemia at 9.10 p.m."Maharana said during past one week the health...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Number of Indians Getting Flu Vaccine Amid COVID-19 Goes Up

    In view of the winter season and Covid-19, health experts on Wednesday said that many people are taking pneumonia and influenza vaccines as a precaution to save themselves from respiratory infections.Experts have warned that it is highly possible that people may contract both influenza and the Covid-19 infection in winter, leading to devastating consequences.Dr Avi Kumar, Consultant -...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Sia's New Movie 'Music' Slammed for Misrepresenting Autism

    Singer Sia's directorial debut 'Music' is facing criticism for its portrayal of a character on the autistic spectrum. Many autism rights activists and people with autism are upset at the stereotypical portrayal and that the role was essayed by neurotypical actor Maddie Ziegler.Many in the autism community refer to people without a developmental disorder as neurotypical,...

    • yesterday
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    Over 88% Indians Know At Least One Covid Infected Person: Survey

    With over nine million coronavirus cases in India, 88 per cent citizens now have one or more contacts in their social network who have had the viral disease, a survey revealed on Wednesday.India's caseload went past 92 lakh with 44,376 new cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 86.42 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data.To understand the...

    • yesterday
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    Can Bariatric Surgery Reduce COVID severity in Obese Patients?

    Researchers have found that among patients who have obesity and tested positive for Covid-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly linked to a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admission.Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system.In the past months, researchers worldwide have identified...

    • yesterday
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    Meghan Markle Reveals She Suffered Miscarriage, Talks About Loss

    Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has revealed that she and Prince Harry suffered a miscarriage in July. In an oped for The New York Times, she lays out what she went through and the need for kindness. "It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under...

    • yesterday
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    Vaccines Will Be Available for the Public Only by Mid-2021: Report

    While recent news about the high effectiveness of two coronavirus vaccines is a promising sign in the effort to combat the pandemic, a vaccine for Covid-19 will not be widely distributed before mid-2021, Moodys Investors Service said on Tuesday, 24 November."However, these developments do not change the assumption underpinning our economic forecasts that widespread, global...

    • yesterday
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    Russia's Sputnik Vaccine 95% Effective Reveals Second Interim Data

    Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been found to be more than 95 per cent effective against Covid-19 in the second interim analysis of Phase 3 clinical trial data, its developers said on Tuesday.The analysis was based on data from volunteers obtained 42 days after the first dose -- which corresponds with 21 days after the second dose, Gamaleya National Research Centre for...

    • yesterday
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    Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Asthma Risk: Study

    Taking birth control pills may cut the risk of severe bouts of asthma in women of reproductive age with the respiratory condition, say researchers.The findings, published in the journal Thorax, indicate that the observed protective effect is relatively small, and doesn't include progestogen-only hormonal contraceptives."Female sex hormones are thought to partly explain the clear...

    • yesterday

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