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As race to COVID-19 vaccine heats up, a look at major jabs, development and clinical trials underway
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As race to COVID-19 vaccine heats up, a look at major jabs, development and clinical trials underway

According to WHO, there are 48 COVID-19 vaccine candidates are undergoing clinical evaluation, of which eleven are at late-stage trials, whereas, 164 candidate vaccines are in preclinical evaluation

Diabetes can silently affect feet leading to neuropathy, ulcers and even amputation
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Diabetes can silently affect feet leading to neuropathy, ulcers and even amputation

As far as things that can happen to the feet due to diabetes are concerned, amputation is pretty much the final and most extreme step.

Sundown syndrome: Dementia symptoms can worsen at night; here's what you can do to manage them
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Sundown syndrome: Dementia symptoms can worsen at night; here's what you can do to manage them

Studies suggest that anywhere between two to over 60 percent dementia patients, whether in nursing homes or their own houses, have sundown syndrome

Psychological flexibility, mindful behaviour linked to stronger connections in families and romantic relationships
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Psychological flexibility, mindful behaviour linked to stronger connections in families and romantic relationships

The study found that psychological flexibility in interactions and behaviours has better outcomes in both family units and couples, while psychological inflexibility leads to the dissolution of the family unit or couple commitments

SII on track to meet need for 30-40 cr vaccine doses by July, says Adar Poonawalla after Modi visit
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SII on track to meet need for 30-40 cr vaccine doses by July, says Adar Poonawalla after Modi visit

Poonawalla also said the SII is in the process of applying for an emergency usage licence, and that he has discussed an implementation plan with Prime Minister Modi during his visit to its Pune facility on Saturday

Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden
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Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden

The utility of molecular testing has been released in the current COVID-19 pandemic, with RT-PCR becoming a household name.

COVID-19 and the vaccine: Taking stock of how the Indian government has responded to the pandemic
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COVID-19 and the vaccine: Taking stock of how the Indian government has responded to the pandemic

As of 28 November, India has 6,731 cases per million population, according to the Union health ministry's data. In comparison, USA has 40,000 cases per million and UK has 23,361.

A year since the pandemic: Waves of fake news spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine
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A year since the pandemic: Waves of fake news spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine

Some conspiracy theorists believe that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax or part of an elite plan, masterminded by the likes of Bill Gates, to control the population.

A year since the pandemic: What COVID-19 treatments work, don't work and were big disappointments?
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A year since the pandemic: What COVID-19 treatments work, don't work and were big disappointments?

Like corticosteroids, anticoagulants are used only in the most severely ill patients where the goal is to prevent blood clots.

COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin phase-3 trial starts at AIIMS-Delhi; actively considering night curfew, AAP govt tells HC
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COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin phase-3 trial starts at AIIMS-Delhi; actively considering night curfew, AAP govt tells HC

With 44,489 more testing positive in a day, India's coronavirus caseload on Thursday increased to 92,66,705 while the toll mounted to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, said the Union health ministry.

Study finds 'encouraging' recovery of lung capacity, tissue in most severe COVID-19 cases
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Study finds 'encouraging' recovery of lung capacity, tissue in most severe COVID-19 cases

Researchers believe that the patterns of recovery observed among COVID-19 patients is similar to the recovery trajectory of patients suffering from acute pneumonia or ARDS

Setu bandhasana, Uttanasana among easy yoga asanas that improve joint mobility, health while reducing pain
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Setu bandhasana, Uttanasana among easy yoga asanas that improve joint mobility, health while reducing pain

Wear and tear with age and conditions like arthritis may deteriorate joint health and lead to pain and swelling.

Alkaline diet helps maintain good pH balance in body, likely to prevent disease
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Alkaline diet helps maintain good pH balance in body, likely to prevent disease

The study says that consuming a diet rich in alkaline foods can not only prevent kidney diseases but also results in an increase in growth hormone levels, prevention of muscle loss and can even help deal with chronic pain and inflammation.

AstraZeneca's dosage error casts a cloud of doubt around the entire COVID-19 clinical trial
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AstraZeneca's dosage error casts a cloud of doubt around the entire COVID-19 clinical trial

Experts say the relatively small number of people in the low dose group makes it difficult to know if the effectiveness seen in the group is real or a statistical quirk.

If 70 percent of public wore masks consistently, COVID-19 pandemic can be stopped: Study
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If 70 percent of public wore masks consistently, COVID-19 pandemic can be stopped: Study

Among the many types of facemasks in use, such as cloth masks, surgical masks, and N95 masks, the study says only the latter can filter out aerosol-sized droplets.

India doesn't need Pfizer COVID-19 shot; vaccine should be available by Feb-March: Harsh Vardhan
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India doesn't need Pfizer COVID-19 shot; vaccine should be available by Feb-March: Harsh Vardhan

The health minster said that no state will be given preferential treatment and the distribution of vaccines will be equitable.

Centre issues COVID-19 'Surveillance, Containment and Caution' guidelines for Dec; cases climb past 92 lakh
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Centre issues COVID-19 'Surveillance, Containment and Caution' guidelines for Dec; cases climb past 92 lakh

As per the new guidelines, states and UTs can impose local restrictions like night curfews but will have to consult the Centre before imposing lockdown in areas outside containment zones.

Flavanols in cocoa improve brain vascular function, cognition in young, healthy adults, says new study
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Flavanols in cocoa improve brain vascular function, cognition in young, healthy adults, says new study

Flavanols are polyphenols belonging to a class of phytonutrients called flavonoids. This phytonutrient has antioxidant potential and so is considered highly beneficial.

Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study
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Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study

Obesity not only impairs movement but also increases the risks of many chronic and potentially disabling diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and kidney disease

New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests
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New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests

Some studies also indicate that flu shots or vaccines can offer some protection against COVID-19