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    Recovered COVID-19 Patients May Suffer From Fatigue: Study

    A new study has indicated that more than half of the patients and staff with COVID-19 monitored in an Irish hospital complained of persistent fatigue after recovering from the disease.According to a News18 report, the study examined cases of 128 participants who were admitted to the St James' Hospital. It was found that almost 52 per cent of the patients exhibited persistent fatigue...

    • 2 days ago
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    Sugar Consumption and Mental Health: The Highs and the Lows

    Is there anything else you would rather have than a steaming cup of hot chocolate at the end of a bad day?The almost miraculous effect sugar seems to have on our moods and its 'instant remedial' properties are well known to us (hence, the hot chocolate). But in any discussion on the health impact of sugar consumption, a sole focus on these 'restorative' qualities of...

    • 2 days ago
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    Moderna Shares Its COVID Vaccine Trial Plan: What You Should Know

    US-based Moderna, one of the frontrunners in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, released a 135-page document on Thursday, 17 September, with details of the latest trials of its vaccine candidate.According to a New York Times report, the document states how safety and efficacy for the potential vaccine are being measured in this late-stage trial.The pharmaceutical company shared that...

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    Deal With COVID-19 Pandemic Like Gavaskar Dealt With Test Cricket

    I grew up dreaming of having a stance like his - measured and balanced, standing cross-legged supported by the cricket bat at the non-strikers end - poised yet contemplating, watching the ball go past the off stump or over the shoulders - deliberate and disciplined, defending with the middle of my willow from a ball that could turn or swing - confident and reassured, driving,...

    • 3 days ago
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    COVID Vaccine To Be Available By Start of 2021: Harsh Vardhan

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday, 17 September, said that the coronavirus vaccine will be made available in the country by the start of next year. The remarks come at a time when India is recording more than 50 lakh cases and people are awaiting the vaccine with bated breath.Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan"Just like other countries, India is also making...

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    382 Doctors Have Died Of COVID-19 in India, Medical Body Reveals

    The Indian Medical Association on Wednesday, 16 September, criticised the statement made by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in the parliament, and called it out for neglecting doctors who died in the line of duty.In its response, the IMA revealed that at least 382 doctors have died of coronavirus. It has also released a list of fatalities among healthcare workers, wherein the...

    • 3 days ago
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    Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From COVID-19?

    While evaluating data of COVID-19 patients, researchers in China made an interesting observation. They noticed that very few of the hospitalised patients regularly wore glasses.According to a New York Times report, in one hospital in Suizhou, China, 276 patients were admitted for 47 days. Of these, only 16 patients - less than 6 percent - wore glasses for more than eight hours a day. This was...

    • 3 days ago
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    Milk vs Eggs: Why One Cannot Replace the Other

    Milk instead of eggs will be given to children at anganwadis in Madhya Pradesh to tackle malnutrition, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday, 15 September, reportedly out of concern for vegetarians.Only a week ago, Imarti Devi, Women and Child Development Minister, had said that eggs will be distributed in mid-day meals in the state to those children who do eat them.The CM's call...

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    Loneliness May Be Linked To Type 2 Diabetes: Study

    Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers have shown that the absence of quality connections with people and not the lack of contact predicts the onset of type 2 diabetes.The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, indicates that prolonged loneliness may influence the development of diabetes, suggesting the experience of lockdown could potentially compound people's vulnerability in...

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    Russia to Sell COVID-19 Vaccine to Dr Reddy's Lab

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in India, have agreed to cooperate on clinical trials and distribution of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India, Russia's sovereign wealth fund revealed in a statement on Wednesday, 16 September.Sputnik V, an adenovirus vector-based vaccine, was developed by the...

    • 3 days ago

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