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    Russia Announces World's First COVID Vaccine: All You Need to Know

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, 11 June, said the country has registered the world's first COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, even as its final stage trials continue.The candidate vaccine is reportedly named 'Sputnik V' after the Soviet satellite."As far as I know, this morning for the first time in the world a...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Lockdown in Inner Mongolia over Bubonic Plague: What is it?

    Following the death of a teenage boy in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia in July, an alert was sounded for the incidence of bubonic plague in the district. Recently, in nearby Baotou, a man died of multiple organ failure from the same disease, according to a Science Times report.The bubonic plague is caused by a bacterial infection and can be deadly if not treated. Fleas and ticks...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 India: Total Cases Cross 22L in India, Over 44K deaths

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country have crossed 22 lakhs, while more than 44 thousand patients have died.On 10 August, it was informed by the Union Ministry of Health that a total of 22,15,074 cases have been confirmed so far in the country.Active Case: 6,34,945Discharge: 15,35,743Death: 44,386Total Cases: 22,15,074In the past 24 hours, there have been 62,064 new...

    • yesterday
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    Researchers Tested 14 Types of Face Masks: Which One Came on Top?

    Scientists at Duke University have tested 14 different types of masks along with other commonly used facial coverings for their protective efficacy against the novel coronavirus. People emit droplets while sneezing, coughing, shouting and even talking, which serve as a mode for transmitting the virus from one person to another. Since almost 40% of the infected people are...

    • yesterday
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    Hit an Exercise Plateau? Here's How to Overcome It

    Anyone who has been down the fitness road long enough has at some point or another battled what is called a plateau - when your body stops responding to the same fitness regimen in a manner it had done so far. It becomes harder to build more muscle, lose weight or to simply increase the returns of the same workout you had benefited from all along.To help you achieve the optimum results from your...

    • yesterday
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    Research Identifies New Therapeutic Target to Treat Heart Disease

    A potential therapeutic target for the treatment of clogged arteries and other such health complications has been identified by a research published in PLOS Genetics, says an International Business Times report from Singapore. These conditions often occur due the presence of excess harmful fats in the bloodstream.Steve Farber, Lead Author of the Study "Cardiovascular disease...

    • yesterday
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    Breastfeeding Enhances Immune System of the Baby

    Breastfeeding is an essential factor in reducing child mortality, high level of wasting, stunting, underweight, high levels of anaemia among children. An analysis of NFHS-4 shows breastfeeding within one hour is only 41.6% and exclusive breastfeeding (0-6 months) is only 54.9%.It is noteworthy that in India institutional deliveries have increased almost up to 80% as per National Family and Health...

    • 2 days ago
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    How Do You Treat a Hip Fracture in the Times of COVID-19?

    The good news is that most of the fractures and the bone injuries will not need any urgent surgery during COVID and most fractures can be treated without any surgery. Several fractures or joint/ ligament injuries that were surgically fixed in the pre-COVID period are now conservatively treated or deferred for a later date and understandably so.Let me give you a few examples: A fracture of...

    • 3 days ago
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    Russia to Register World's First COVID-19 Vaccine on 12 August

    Russia is on the road to becoming the first country in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19.Russian Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev confirmed that the vaccine, manufactured by Moscow's Gamaleya institute, will be registered for use in Russia on 12 August, reported India Today.Gridnev told reporters at the opening of a cancer centre building in the city of...

    • 3 days ago
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    New Bone Drug May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

    Researchers have found that -- bisphosphonates -- a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone density and used to treat osteoporosis and similar diseases, appear to be safe and beneficial for osteoarthritis patients.Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide with more than 300 million sufferings with the condition, yet there are no effective...

    • 3 days ago

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