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    12 more COVID deaths in Assam; total death toll 540

    STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: With the death of 12 people in the past 24 hours, COVID-19 toll in the State is now 540 . Total COVID-19 positive cases in the State are 1,50,349 . As many as 1,21,610 persons were discharged after recovery. Active cases in the State are 28,208 .

    • 19 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 patients face cardiac issues, says Dr. Vaibhav Mishra

    NEW DELHI: The original thought was that the novel coronavirus is a respiratory disease, but as the number of patients who have contracted the virus are increasing, it has become clear that COVID-19 has several other implications. The impact of COVID-19 goes beyond the respiratory system and the lungs, it has tremendous impact on the cardiovascular system of the human body as...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain, warns researchers

    LONDON: Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers. The study, mreaffirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke that occurs under the membrane that covers the brain and is frequently fatal. " Our study...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Paytm app back on Google Play store on Friday within a few hours

    NEW DELHI: In a dramatic turn of events, Paytm app was back on Google Play store on Friday within a few hours of being pulled down due to alleged policy violations. Earlier in the day, Google had pulled down India's homegrown financial services company Paytm from its app store for running its promotional UPI cashback campaign and scratch cards by claiming that this amounts...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    National COVID tally crossed 52-lakh mark; 1,172 deaths in the last 24 hours

    NEW DELHI: With a massive spike of 96,424 new cases and 1,172 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally on Friday crossed the 52-lakh mark. Out of the total 52,14,677 cases, 10,17,754 are active while 41,12,551 have recovered from the deadly virus and 84,372 succumbed to the disease, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. ...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Researchers found UV light kills coronavirus without harming people

    TOKYO: In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the COVID-19 virus. Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known as Far-UVC, have so far only looked at its potency in eradicating seasonal coronaviruses, that are...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China amid COVID-19 outbreak

    BEIJING: Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities have confirmed recently. The Brucellosis outbreak was caused by a leak at a bio-pharmaceutical company last year. According to the media reports, the disease, also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever, can...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Indian, Chinese troops in rifle range at 4 places at Pangong Lake

    NEW DELHI: Despite the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreeing to reduce tensions along the disputed border, both the countries troops are in rifle range at four locations at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, a senior official in the security establishment said. Worryingly, the eyeball-to-eyeball deployment, at least in one place, is at a place where troops had...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Preparing for potential COVID-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO

    NEW YORK: US-based biotech firm Moderna is actively preparing for a potential commercial launch of mRNA-1273, its COVID-19 vaccine, the company's CEO has said. The announcement comes amid an unprecedented race worldwide to bring a vaccine to protect people from COVID-19. Moderna announced progress across its portfolio of pipeline assets presented at its annual R&D Day...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Depression dangerous than COVID-19: Samujjal Bhattacharjya

    STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: Chief Advisor of All Assam Students' Union Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharjya has drawn attention of the Office of the Prime Minister of India to the issue of mental depression in view of the COVID -19 pandemic. He said mental depression is proving to be more dangerous than coronavirus. " The COVID-19 fallout has led to mental health repercussion amongst...

    • 21 hrs ago

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