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COVID-vaccinated people with prior infection may have more antibodies, shows study
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COVID-vaccinated people with prior infection may have more antibodies, shows study

The research followed 1,960 health care workers in the US who had received both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

Cyrus Poonawalla against using cocktail of COVID-19 vaccines, says efficacy not proven in field trials
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Cyrus Poonawalla against using cocktail of COVID-19 vaccines, says efficacy not proven in field trials

A recent study by ICMR involving 98 people, 18 of whom had been mistakenly given both Covishield and Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh, showed that combining the two elicited better resistance

From the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have a roadmap to lowering the costs of medicine
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From the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have a roadmap to lowering the costs of medicine

The decades-long trend of rising drug prices, described by Eroom’s Law, is in part a result of regulatory inefficiencies.

COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses
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COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses

Even if the wait has minimal effects on survival or long-term health, the psychological trauma of living in limbo is worth considering.

Tech, health firms team up to create digital certificate to act as evidence of COVID-19 vaccine
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Tech, health firms team up to create digital certificate to act as evidence of COVID-19 vaccine

The proposal comes amid a lukewarm reception for digital contact tracing by smartphone and ongoing concerns that devices may be used for government surveillance.

What is the most ethical way to distribute COVID-19 vaccine among nations, once an effective one is available?
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What is the most ethical way to distribute COVID-19 vaccine among nations, once an effective one is available?

An international group of ethicists on Thursday criticized the WHO's goal of distributing vaccines to treat 20 percent of each country's population.

World Population Day 2020: India need to focus on quality health care for all in the post-COVID-19 era
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World Population Day 2020: India need to focus on quality health care for all in the post-COVID-19 era

With the private health sector failing to provide equitable healthcare, we should consider regulations to ensure it acts in the people's interests and not in the quest for profits.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In Assam, masks made out of Gamusa become a trendy, convenient way to fight off COVID-19 threat
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Coronavirus Outbreak: In Assam, masks made out of Gamusa become a trendy, convenient way to fight off COVID-19 threat

Every Assamese can relate to the Gamusa emotionally and therefore its use can make the fight against the dreaded virus even more people-oriented.

Bernie Sanders drops out of US presidential race, leaving Joe Biden as likely Democratic nominee
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Bernie Sanders drops out of US presidential race, leaving Joe Biden as likely Democratic nominee

Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, acknowledging former vice president Joe Biden is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up

Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kolkata, doctors on the frontline forced to make do with used gloves, raincoats for gowns
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Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kolkata, doctors on the frontline forced to make do with used gloves, raincoats for gowns

What entails without a proper PPE and shared by different medical professionals across the globe on social media has only triggered fear among healthcare professionals.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Maruti Suzuki India will help scale up production of ventilators, masks, and protective clothing
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Maruti Suzuki India will help scale up production of ventilators, masks, and protective clothing

MSIL will work with AgVa Healthcare to help increase the production capacity for ventilators in India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: From hunting bats to tearing into live chicken for pious reasons, Indians aren’t exactly new to animal pathogens
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: From hunting bats to tearing into live chicken for pious reasons, Indians aren’t exactly new to animal pathogens

Even as India battles the Wuhan virus, it’s time to introspect on the path ahead: what happened there could happen here, too.

Coronavirus Outbreak: China must pay for its cover-ups over spread of Covid-19, and its bullying
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Coronavirus Outbreak: China must pay for its cover-ups over spread of Covid-19, and its bullying

China owns up to 81,218 cases 3,281 deaths so far, which many nations and experts find hard to believe.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cannot build an adequate health system to respond to an emergency during an emergency’
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cannot build an adequate health system to respond to an emergency during an emergency’

How well the current infrastructure is ready to handle a small spike will vary from state to state.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amazon, Bill Gates join hands to deliver test kits as Covid-19 pandemic cases soar in the US
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Amazon, Bill Gates join hands to deliver test kits as Covid-19 pandemic cases soar in the US

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the US hard with over 45,000 cases and over 500 deaths registered.

Coronavirus Outbreak: With 61,621 inmates over 50 years lodged in 1,399 prisons, huge challenge for India to insulate jails from pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: With 61,621 inmates over 50 years lodged in 1,399 prisons, huge challenge for India to insulate jails from pandemic

The court should also proactively provide bail to undertrials unless it is necessary to send the person to judicial custody.

Obestity in children maybe linked to slight differences in brain's executive function
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Obestity in children maybe linked to slight differences in brain's executive function

Research found a part in the brain that controls functions like the ability to plan, control impulses, lacking.

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.