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WHO urges pause in sale of live wild animals as an emergency public health measure
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WHO urges pause in sale of live wild animals as an emergency public health measure

Banning the sale of the live animals can protect the health of those working and others shopping there, WHO said in a statement.

Study suggests immune system gets activated right after birth; findings may assist development of precision vaccination
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Study suggests immune system gets activated right after birth; findings may assist development of precision vaccination

recision vaccination is a concept based on the fact that every individual has different susceptibility to diseases based on their genes, age, sex and environmental factors

Wildlife trade spreads viruses as animals are herded, shipped off to market: Study
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Wildlife trade spreads viruses as animals are herded, shipped off to market: Study

The study looking into coronaviruses because of the SARS epidemic and how common the viruses are in bats and other wildlife.

COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended
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COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended

Breastfeeding and weaning are delicate and necessary processes for the development of a child, but when the mother falls sick during this time, there can be a disruption.

COVID-19 superspreaders: What they are and how they contribute to disease transmission
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COVID-19 superspreaders: What they are and how they contribute to disease transmission

Is it even possible to stop superspreaders or SSEs? There is no straightforward answer to this yet, but one could try the approach other countries have.

Coronavirus infection: How long do COVID-19 patients remain infectious?
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Coronavirus infection: How long do COVID-19 patients remain infectious?

Research suggests patients became infectious 2 days before symptom onset and can only spread the infection for up to 7-10 days after showing the symptoms.

Cyclone Amphan: Five major health impacts of a severe cyclone you should know about
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Cyclone Amphan: Five major health impacts of a severe cyclone you should know about

Cyclone Amphan, which has been categorized as a 'super cyclonic storm' by the Indian Meteorological Department, is likely to hit West Bengal today.

The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds
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The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds

Some of the scientists, are also painfully vulnerable, becoming sick themselves while carrying out their duties.

Tuberculosis kills over 4 lakh Indians a year: Hard learned lessons can assist in the fight against COVID-19
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Tuberculosis kills over 4 lakh Indians a year: Hard learned lessons can assist in the fight against COVID-19

It is because underlying conditions like TB are endemic in the country that experts are especially concerned about an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is contact tracing and how does it help limit the spread of the virus?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is contact tracing and how does it help limit the spread of the virus?

Contact tracing and isolation are our two most important assets in the effort to limit the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak: Why WHO hasn't declared it a global public health emergency, explained
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Coronavirus outbreak: Why WHO hasn't declared it a global public health emergency, explained

Declaring a public health emergency can needlessly affect trade, tourism, and imply that a nation can't curb the disease on its own,

Why are autoimmune diseases on the rise and what makes women more susceptible?
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Why are autoimmune diseases on the rise and what makes women more susceptible?

These diseases occur when our immune system starts making antibodies against and destroying healthy cells.

Justin Bieber reveals he has 2 infectious diseases: Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease and chronic mono
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Justin Bieber reveals he has 2 infectious diseases: Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease and chronic mono

Lyme disease is an infectious disease spread by ticks and chronic mono mostly spreads through saliva (kissing and sharing utensils).

Climate change poses a lifelong risk to children world over alongside air pollution, extreme weather
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Climate change poses a lifelong risk to children world over alongside air pollution, extreme weather

A kid born today has an average life expectancy of 71, which brings them to see 2090, when a 4-degrees-C world is expected.

Ancient Turkish proto-city and modern cities today face many similar problems
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Ancient Turkish proto-city and modern cities today face many similar problems

Catalhoyuk was inhabited for 1,150 years but abandoned due to environmental degradation and dry climate.

WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' global flu pandemic in coming decade
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WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' global flu pandemic in coming decade

Seasonal vaccines are at the core of national plans, by deploying vaccines rapidly in case of a pandemic.

Antibiotic resistance is spreading much faster than previously thought: Study
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Antibiotic resistance is spreading much faster than previously thought: Study

Resistance can be passed from bacteria to bacteria without transferring plasmid DNA: Study.

Climate change, pollution, dengue in WHO's list of health threats to watch in 2019
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Climate change, pollution, dengue in WHO's list of health threats to watch in 2019

The list highlights issues will 'demand the attention' of WHO & their partner organisations.

Breakthrough test for infections looks for all known harmful bacteria at once
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Breakthrough test for infections looks for all known harmful bacteria at once

It outperformed traditional diagnosis every time, including one infection other tests did not detect.

Tuberculosis continues to be the world's deadliest infection, WHO report says
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Tuberculosis continues to be the world's deadliest infection, WHO report says

Ten countries account for 80 percent of this gap with India, Indonesia and Nigeria topping the list.