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    'COVID Passport' May Be Unavoidable: WHO

    As Covid-19 transmission rates once again begin to rise across the European region, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge urged the region to return to basics when dealing with the pandemic.As new cases of Covid-19 in Europe rose nine per cent to just above one million, it brought to an end a six-week decline in new cases and the stark realization that variants were...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    IIT Researchers Develop New System That Detects Colorectal Cancer

    A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has designed an automated Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system to detect colorectal cancer using colonoscopy images.Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer among men and women in India, but if detected early it can be cured.The commonly used technique to detect colorectal cancer is...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Could Sputnik V Become India's 3rd Approved COVID Vaccine?

    To cater to the vaccination process of the world's largest democracy, it would be pertinent to bring in safer and more effective vaccines from other countries.However, on 24 February, India's drug authority had asked Dr Reddy's, the Indian pharmaceutical company facilitating the trials in the country, to supply data on immunogenicity for going ahead with the approval...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Fact-Check: Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID Vaccine?

    Like everything good in life, the COVID vaccine comes with its own little Astrix mark of 'conditions applied'.Along with the various possible side effects, there is also a list of 'Dos' and 'Don'ts' that one must keep in mind when they get the vaccine, like do not take it if you have severe allergies.Of course, there is also the DO NOT stop...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    The Pfizer Vaccine Takes Affect 11 Days After 1st Dose: Study

    A team of researchers suggests that one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could be sufficient in providing a robust immune response 11 days after inoculation against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2).According to the researchers, including Heidi E. Drummer from Monash University in Australia, the second 'booster' dose of the vaccine may not increase vaccine...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    India's Vaccine Supply: Are We Utilizing All of It? HC Says No

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday, 4 March, showed apprehensions over non-utilization of coronavirus vaccine to its full capacity by the country, asserting that it is either being donated or sold off to foreign countries rather than being provided to Indians.Justice Vipin Sanghi made the observations while hearing a suo motu public interest litigation concerning vaccination of judges,...

    • yesterday
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    Teen Depression Can Be Prevented with Trusted Support: Study

    Learning about their health through a trusted source may help teens take better care of themselves, leading to less depressive symptoms, says a new study.The study indicated that trust played a factor in whether receiving health information improved depression.The more that adolescents trusted their parents or teacher as a credible source of health information, the more likely they...

    • yesterday
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    UK to Fund Study on 3rd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

    The British government will fund what it believes to be the world's first study assessing the effectiveness of a third dose of vaccine to combat COVID-19, the UK Budget revealed on Wednesday.The government is committing 22 million pounds ($30.70 million) to studies that test the effectiveness of a combination of different Covid-19 vaccines. This will also fund the world's first study...

    • yesterday
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    Decoded: How Does India's 2nd Homegrown Zydus Cadila Vaccine Work

    As COVID-19 surges, so has the race for vaccination accelerated. While in the last few months, a number of vaccines have been developed the world over, India has only authorised two vaccines, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford AstraZeneca's Covishield, for public use.But this might change sooner than we anticipated.ZyCoV-D, developed by Ahmedabad-based Indian...

    • yesterday
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    COVID-19 More Widespread Than Previously Believed: Study

    New studies have suggested that Covid-19 evolved naturally and is far more widespread than previously believed, a media report said."At least four recent studies have identified coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic strain in bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia and Japan, a sign that these pathogens are more widespread than previously known and that there was ample...

    • 2 days ago

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