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New studies on menopause throw better light on women’s sexual desire, sleep issues and symptom management
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New studies on menopause throw better light on women’s sexual desire, sleep issues and symptom management

Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, sleep problems, weight gain and vaginal dryness are just some of the symptoms associated with menopause that plague most women.

Shorter time between symptom onset and hospitalisation associated with severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds study
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Shorter time between symptom onset and hospitalisation associated with severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds study

The results of the study showed that after ECMO, the in-hospital death rate after 90 days was only 37.4 percent, whereas it was 46 percent in the group that received conventional treatment

COVID-19 treatment: Scientists find antibody cocktail that restricts the activity of SARS-CoV-2 in animals
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COVID-19 treatment: Scientists find antibody cocktail that restricts the activity of SARS-CoV-2 in animals

The study, published in the journal Science on 24 September, 2020, saw scientists screen 800 antibodies isolated from 12 people who recovered from COVID-19

AYUSH ministry issues guidelines for yoga practitioners to help rehabilitate COVID-19 patients, improve immunity
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AYUSH ministry issues guidelines for yoga practitioners to help rehabilitate COVID-19 patients, improve immunity

Various studies have shown that practising yoga on a regular basis can help in managing several conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, diabetes and obesity, all of which are also considered to be risk factors for severe COVID-19.

World Heart Day 2020: Public-private partnerships are key in improving health care access in rural India
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World Heart Day 2020: Public-private partnerships are key in improving health care access in rural India

There are multiple challenges that exist in our health care ecosystem that lead to delayed or no treatment for children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease.

Intermittent fasting and popular diet trends reduce muscle mass, do not promote healthy weight loss, new study shows
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Intermittent fasting and popular diet trends reduce muscle mass, do not promote healthy weight loss, new study shows

Over the last decade, intermittent fasting (IF) has emerged as one of the biggest diet trends globally. Experts have promoted its benefits and celebrities from Hugh Jackman to Malaika Arora have endorsed it.

Global COVID-19 deaths cross one million; US worst-hit with over 200,000 fatalities
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Global COVID-19 deaths cross one million; US worst-hit with over 200,000 fatalities

Behind the figures lie millions of lives shattered by an illness that still holds many mysteries and which cannot yet be effectively treated or prevented

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 60 lakh, 82,170 new cases; Sabarimala to reopen with restrictions in Nov
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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 60 lakh, 82,170 new cases; Sabarimala to reopen with restrictions in Nov

On Monday, the Union health ministry said that the rise in the number of total recovered cases from 1 lakh in June 2020 "has been steep" and the last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 11 days

World Rabies Day 2020: India accounts for 36% of all rabies deaths; poor awareness, insufficient dog vaccination complicate fight
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World Rabies Day 2020: India accounts for 36% of all rabies deaths; poor awareness, insufficient dog vaccination complicate fight

On World Rabies Day, observed every year on 28 September, international organisations and governments join hands to spread awareness globally about this deadly but preventable disease.

Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crosses 13.39 lakh as 18,056 test positive; toll now 35,571
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Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crosses 13.39 lakh as 18,056 test positive; toll now 35,571

Coronavirus Updates:Maharashtra recorded 18,056 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the state's overall tally to 13,39,232, the state health department said. With the death of 380 patients during the day, the toll reached 35,571, it said.

India's COVID-19 tally nears 60 lakh with 88,600 new cases; populace far from achieving herd immunity, says Harsh Vardhan
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India's COVID-19 tally nears 60 lakh with 88,600 new cases; populace far from achieving herd immunity, says Harsh Vardhan

The ICMR's second sero-survey shows that Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against the coronavirus infection, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, while underlining the need for following COVID appropriate behaviour

ICMR's second sero-survey shows India far from achieving herd immunity against COVID-19, says Harsh Vardhan
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ICMR's second sero-survey shows India far from achieving herd immunity against COVID-19, says Harsh Vardhan

The health minister also said that the medical research body was investigating cases of coronavirus reinfection, but added that the number of such cases is negligible

WHO chief lauds Narendra Modi for his 'commitment to solidarity' in fight against COVID-19
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WHO chief lauds Narendra Modi for his 'commitment to solidarity' in fight against COVID-19

The prime minister, addressing the 75th session of the UNGA on Saturday, had said that even during the raging pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries

World Contraception Day 2020: Seven myths about birth control pills, condoms and other methods
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World Contraception Day 2020: Seven myths about birth control pills, condoms and other methods

The following are a few such myths that need to be done away with for the sake of improved women’s healthcare across the globe

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 58 lakh with 86,052 cases; EC announces Bihar poll dates, Manish Sisodia given plasma therapy
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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 58 lakh with 86,052 cases; EC announces Bihar poll dates, Manish Sisodia given plasma therapy

The number of new COVID-19 infections in a span of 24 hours remained below the 90,00-mark for the fifth consecutive day on Friday, the ministry said

Highly effective coronavirus antibodies identified, may lead to passive COVID-19 vaccine
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Highly effective coronavirus antibodies identified, may lead to passive COVID-19 vaccine

The research, published in the journal Cell, also shows that some SARS-CoV-2 antibodies bind to tissue samples from various organs, which could potentially trigger undesired side effects

Blood test determining red blood cell distribution width can depict who is at risk of severe COVID-19
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Blood test determining red blood cell distribution width can depict who is at risk of severe COVID-19

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection have crossed the mark of 32 million across the globe, while the number of deaths is nearing one million. The deaths have been more prevalent in the elderly population and those with comorbidities.

Genetics or presence of autoantibodies may make some people more prone to severe COVID-19, new studies suggest
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Genetics or presence of autoantibodies may make some people more prone to severe COVID-19, new studies suggest

Studying data from 67 countries, the researchers found that the presence of faulty PiZ and PiS genes and a deficiency of alpha1-antitrypsin has a direct correlation with the risk of severe COVID-19 in a population

SinoVac announces Coronavirus vaccine to be ready for distribution by 2021
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SinoVac announces Coronavirus vaccine to be ready for distribution by 2021

While the vaccine has not yet passed the phase 3 clinical trials, SinoVac has already injected thousands of people in China under an emergency use provision.

HIIT along with rowing and cycling can help type 2 diabetes patients lose weight, improve insulin sensitivity
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HIIT along with rowing and cycling can help type 2 diabetes patients lose weight, improve insulin sensitivity

The scientists concluded that HIIT can help in improving the blood sugar levels and can also help in losing weight effectively.