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COVID-19 stress syndrome: Five ways the pandemic is affecting mental health
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COVID-19 stress syndrome: Five ways the pandemic is affecting mental health

We also observed that elevated COVID-19 stress is associated with favourable attitudes towards vaccination, use of personal protective equipment and pandemic-related altruism.

New study reveals COVID-19 virus can stay active on skin for nine hours, flu for 1.8 hours
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New study reveals COVID-19 virus can stay active on skin for nine hours, flu for 1.8 hours

For the study, the researchers applied 5 µL aliquots of either the flu virus or SARS-CoV-2 on various surfaces - skin, stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and polystyrene.

Flu can be life-threatening for pregnant women and result in preterm delivery or miscarriage, study reveals
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Flu can be life-threatening for pregnant women and result in preterm delivery or miscarriage, study reveals

In a recent study, published in the journal PNAS on 21st September 2020, it was revealed how influenza A virus infection in pregnant women can cause severe harm to both mothers and the unborn.

Thousands of undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 detected in US, China weeks before first lockdowns: study
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Thousands of undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 detected in US, China weeks before first lockdowns: study

The study found that the first case of COVID-19 in the US may have arrived as far back as Christmas or New Year's Day.

COVID-19 treatment: Study finds photodynamic therapy useful in treating secondary infections
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COVID-19 treatment: Study finds photodynamic therapy useful in treating secondary infections

A test against bacterial pneumonia resulted in zero deaths in a group who got photodynamic therapy while 60% of the control group participants died

Link between low Vitamin D levels, high COVID-19 infection risk established by Israeli researchers
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Link between low Vitamin D levels, high COVID-19 infection risk established by Israeli researchers

People in their 20's and 50's were also found to be more at-risk for COVID-19 in the study, due to social gatherings and comorbid conditions.

Superspreaders: Most people with Coronavirus won’t spread it but why do a few infect so many?
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Superspreaders: Most people with Coronavirus won’t spread it but why do a few infect so many?

Viruses can multiply to bigger numbers in some people and it’s possible they become virus chimneys, blasting out clouds of pathogens with each breath.

Some scientists think that Vitamin D may help protect people against COVID-19 but the results are inconclusive
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Some scientists think that Vitamin D may help protect people against COVID-19 but the results are inconclusive

Most evidence comes from observational studies and people are urged to be cautious about taking high doses of supplements to obtain benefits that may not exist.

Coronavirus Outbreaks: Warmer weathers could slow the spread of COVID-19 but we cannot rely on the weather to stop the spread
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Coronavirus Outbreaks: Warmer weathers could slow the spread of COVID-19 but we cannot rely on the weather to stop the spread

Cold weather is presumed to cause the spread of coughs, colds and flu is because it causes irritation in the nasal passages and airways, making us more susceptible to viral infection.

H1N1 flu vaccine linked to sleeping disorder, drugmake denies it saying flu caused the disorder
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H1N1 flu vaccine linked to sleeping disorder, drugmake denies it saying flu caused the disorder

Data showed that the body confused a protein in the wild type H1N1 flu virus with a human protein relevant in regulating the sleep cycle.

Will fist bump instead of shaking hands on Sri Lanka tour, says England captain Joe Root as scare around coronavirus grows
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Will fist bump instead of shaking hands on Sri Lanka tour, says England captain Joe Root as scare around coronavirus grows

Root’s team were laid low by flu and gastroenteritis in South Africa and are cautious following the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 3,000 people and infected more than 89,000 globally

Delhi govt sets up 24x7 control room on coronavirus, asks people to avoid frozen meat and shaking hands while greeting in public in advisory
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Delhi govt sets up 24x7 control room on coronavirus, asks people to avoid frozen meat and shaking hands while greeting in public in advisory

he Delhi government on Wednesday issued a health advisory on the novel coronavirus (nCov) and prescribed do's and dont's for the public to ward off any infection, including avoiding frozen meat, officials said

All you need to know about the flu shot
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All you need to know about the flu shot

Here is a primer on some of the most common types of flu vaccines along with some of the key facts about this year’s flu shots.

Does a simple flu need a vaccination ? Absolutely YES!
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Does a simple flu need a vaccination ? Absolutely YES!

Say the word ‘Flu’ and people respond with a simple head nod or shrug, with the immense assurance that all will be well soon.

Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic
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Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic

First of the transgenic chickens will be hatched later this year at Roslin Institute in Scotland.

India vs New Zealand Day 2: Cheteshwar Pujara missed final session due to flu, expected to bat in second innings
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India vs New Zealand Day 2: Cheteshwar Pujara missed final session due to flu, expected to bat in second innings

India's top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is down with flu and did not come out to field on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Zika virus presents 'formidable' challenge and will be 'hard to stamp out', says WHO chief
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Zika virus presents 'formidable' challenge and will be 'hard to stamp out', says WHO chief

The Zika virus, believed to be linked to the serious birth defect microcephaly, presents a "formidable" challenge that will be hard to stamp out, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan warned Wednesday.

11 swine flu deaths in Syria since September, says health ministry
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11 swine flu deaths in Syria since September, says health ministry

Eleven people have been killed by the swine flu virus in Syria since September, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.

Universal flu vaccine to counter broad range of viruses closer to reality, say scientists
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Universal flu vaccine to counter broad range of viruses closer to reality, say scientists

A universal flu vaccine that can protect against many strains of the virus may be closer to reality, after scientists found that it is possible to create more effective vaccines against the ever-mutating virus.

Five more succumb to swine flu in Gujarat: Death toll reaches 71
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Five more succumb to swine flu in Gujarat: Death toll reaches 71

With five more persons succumbing to swine flu in Gujarat today, the death toll in the state since January has reached 71, an official statement said.