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Eating fat-rich foods as a child causes long-lasting changes in gut microbiome: Study
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Eating fat-rich foods as a child causes long-lasting changes in gut microbiome: Study

The gut microbiome helps hosts break down the food and produce chemicals needed for the breakdown.

Nepal to get 5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China under grant assistance
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Nepal to get 5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China under grant assistance

China's move to supply the coronavirus vaccine to Nepal is being seen as Beijing's efforts to step-up its vaccine diplomacy amid projections from experts that India could become a key player in distributing the jabs to the world

Budget 2021 highlights for healthcare sector: Funds for COVID-19 vaccines, new health intiatives
India

Budget 2021 highlights for healthcare sector: Funds for COVID-19 vaccines, new health intiatives

Rs 64,180 crore will be allocated for the Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana over the next six years, to advance primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare.

As fermented food gains poularity, a look at some of the beneficial effects of these priobiotic-rich items
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As fermented food gains poularity, a look at some of the beneficial effects of these priobiotic-rich items

From gherkins, cabbage and garlic, to kimchi, kefir and kombucha, fermented foodstuffs can boost our gut flora and our health thanks to their micro-organisms

COVID-19 could damage quality of sperm, reduce fertility in men, study suggests
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COVID-19 could damage quality of sperm, reduce fertility in men, study suggests

Some experts are asking for the male reproductive system to be considered a vulnerable route and high-risk organ of COVID-19 infection by the WHO.

Union Budget 2021: Favour extension of pandemic support measures, thrust on infra investment, says IMF
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Union Budget 2021: Favour extension of pandemic support measures, thrust on infra investment, says IMF

IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath said more public infrastructure spending is needed and that the Government of India has expressed its intention to do so

Turn back time? Study hints at cause, possible solution to halt decline due to ageing, Alzheimer's
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Turn back time? Study hints at cause, possible solution to halt decline due to ageing, Alzheimer's

Research published in the journal Nature pinpoints the role of a messenger hormone called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), found in much higher levels in older people and mice than their younger counterparts

First phase of National Family Health Survey-5 shows startling trends in out-of-pocket health expenses
India

First phase of National Family Health Survey-5 shows startling trends in out-of-pocket health expenses

The time has come for India to legislate a ‘Right to Health’ ensure everyone can access healthcare without risking falling prey to poverty.

Consuming fried food even in moderation is harmful for heart, warns new study
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Consuming fried food even in moderation is harmful for heart, warns new study

The more fried chicken, fish, and potatoes you eat, the more likely you are to develop serious heart disease in the long term, according to a new scientific investigation published in the journal Heart

South African SARS-CoV-2 variant more contagious, no evidence of it being deadlier, experts confirm
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South African SARS-CoV-2 variant more contagious, no evidence of it being deadlier, experts confirm

It is not yet known if current vaccines would be effective against the new variant, though several studies are ongoing to find out.

Why are we afraid of fevers? Treating a fever with medicines affects the immune system too
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Why are we afraid of fevers? Treating a fever with medicines affects the immune system too

Fever acts to mobilize multiple arms on the immune system, helping many of them work at their peak capacity.

COVID-19 dry runs: From vaccination rooms to Co-WIN app, here's how mock immunisation drive is held across India
India

COVID-19 dry runs: From vaccination rooms to Co-WIN app, here's how mock immunisation drive is held across India

The primary objective of the dry run is to assess the operational feasibility of using the Co-WIN application in a field environment. The app was specially designed to keep a track of Covid-19 vaccination programme and allow Indian citizens to apply for a Covid-19 vaccine shot

As more COVID-19 vaccines get approval, experts debate if it's time for trial volunteers to get the real thing
India

As more COVID-19 vaccines get approval, experts debate if it's time for trial volunteers to get the real thing

In an ideal world, vaccine trial participants could hold off to discover whether they received the dummy shot or the vaccine. But experts agree the current circumstances are extraordinary

Indian regulator seeks more time as UK authorises Oxford COVID-19 jab; six things about cheap, easy to store vaccine
India

Indian regulator seeks more time as UK authorises Oxford COVID-19 jab; six things about cheap, easy to store vaccine

In India, a decision on emergency usage of the vaccine, which is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India, is likely to come next year with the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 seeking more time today

China clamps down on hidden hunt for coronavirus origins; AP probe reveals pattern of govt secrecy, top-down control
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China clamps down on hidden hunt for coronavirus origins; AP probe reveals pattern of govt secrecy, top-down control

The Chinese government is monitoring scientists’ findings and mandating that the publication of any research first be approved by a new task force managed by its cabinet under direct orders from President Xi Jinping, according to internal documents obtained by AP

Air pollution related disease, deaths cost India Rs 260,000 crores in economic loss: report
India

Air pollution related disease, deaths cost India Rs 260,000 crores in economic loss: report

Lung diseases made up 40 percent of morbities caused by air pollution while 60 percent of diseases were caused by ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neonatal deaths related to preterm birth.

WHO initiates International day of Epidemic Preparedness, releases list of 10 public health issues
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WHO initiates International day of Epidemic Preparedness, releases list of 10 public health issues

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the progress made in public health, on the global level, over the past two decades is threatening to collapse.

Greater air pollution in winter, COVID-19 are potential risk factors for preterm births
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Greater air pollution in winter, COVID-19 are potential risk factors for preterm births

Studies have not suggested an increased risk of congenital anomalies, early pregnancy loss, or miscarriage in pregnant women due to COVID-19, however, the novel coronavirus infection has been associated with an increased risk of premature birth

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.

New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be
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New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours