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COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection
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COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection

According to CDC, mucormycosis is not contagious, and usually occurs when someone inhales the fungal spores directly. The best way to prevent mucormycosis, therefore, relies on preventing contact with fungal spores.

Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel
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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel

Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.

Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?
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Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?

A theory known as the “old friends” hypothesis suggests that exposure to harmless microbes that have co-evolved with humans help to train the developing immune system.

Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival
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Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival

These compartments are the norm and not the exception in bacteria, hinting at the complexity of these one-celled living organisms.

Study of largest human genome database reports its findings on disease-causing gene variants
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Study of largest human genome database reports its findings on disease-causing gene variants

The Genome Aggregation Database has gathered 15,708 genomes and 125,748 exomes.

If countries ease up measures too soon, there is a chance it will face an immediate second peak of COVID-19 infections
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If countries ease up measures too soon, there is a chance it will face an immediate second peak of COVID-19 infections

Mike Ryan said epidemics often come in waves, which means outbreaks could come back later this year in places where the first wave has subsided.

COVID-19 vaccine at least a year away: Three other diseases humans learned to live with without vaccines
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COVID-19 vaccine at least a year away: Three other diseases humans learned to live with without vaccines

Here are three deadly diseases which are affecting human life severely but do not have a vaccine yet.

Indo-US trade war is a new challenge to India’s TB elimination program
India

Indo-US trade war is a new challenge to India’s TB elimination program

In the recent past, the elimination of TB has been given the highest priority by the government.

Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry
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Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry

Research has shown that some individuals carry variants of genes that risk them developing Alzheimer’s in life.

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease
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World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease

Maintaining physical, social and mental health is a key part of reducing dementia risk, and thereby, Alzheimer's.

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?
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World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?

In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

Can India lead the way in managing the growing burden of cardiovascular disease?
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Can India lead the way in managing the growing burden of cardiovascular disease?

Estimates indicate that the spending to combat the NCDs would reach around $4.8 trillion by 2030.

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration
India

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration

Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths

CRISPR gene editing technology patents from MIT and Harvard upheld by US Court
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CRISPR gene editing technology patents from MIT and Harvard upheld by US Court

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna & Vienna’s Emmanuelle Charpentier were first to file a patent in 2012.

Water levels in Kerala reservoirs recede and rains slow down: Diseases emerge as new threat in the state
India

Water levels in Kerala reservoirs recede and rains slow down: Diseases emerge as new threat in the state

The biggest threat staring at Kerala after the rains is a host of water-borne diseases caused by mosquitoes and bacteria.

Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 72; thousands live under open sky in affected districts
India

Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 72; thousands live under open sky in affected districts

Over 73 lakh people have been affected by the Bihar floods. So far, 72 people have died. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll to over 100.

CBI registers case against unidentified New Delhi officials after toxins from illegal units lead to two deaths
India

CBI registers case against unidentified New Delhi officials after toxins from illegal units lead to two deaths

The CBI has registered a case in connection with toxins released by illegal industrial units in North East Delhi residential areas which purportedly claimed the lives of two people

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in human trials, say scientists
Life

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in human trials, say scientists

An experimental HIV vaccine was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus in healthy human adults.

MCDs' inaction, apathy has reduced Swachh Bharat campaign to nought: Delhi HC
India

MCDs' inaction, apathy has reduced Swachh Bharat campaign to nought: Delhi HC

Municipal corporations have reduced Swachh Bharat campaign to a "complete nought", Delhi High Court said.

Healthcare index: India ranks 154th among 195 nations, finds itself below Bangladesh and Nepal
India

Healthcare index: India ranks 154th among 195 nations, finds itself below Bangladesh and Nepal

India has performed poorly on healthcare index in the latest Lancet report titled 'Global Burden of Disease', lagging behind countries like Nepal, Bhutan and even Bangladesh.