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Rooftops as an antidote to the lockdown: A photographer documents people's shared joys, closeness on terraces
Arts & Culture

Rooftops as an antidote to the lockdown: A photographer documents people's shared joys, closeness on terraces

On a rooftop, it is possible to convince yourself that not everything has changed since the pandemic: it’s still possible to spend time with family outdoors, to play the odd game of cricket, to meet friends and relatives.

People with PTSD almost twice as likely to suffer from dementia later in life, suggests new study
India

People with PTSD almost twice as likely to suffer from dementia later in life, suggests new study

The researchers also said that the risk of dementia among the general population may be higher than what the study suggested due the stigma attached to mental health disorders, reluctance among people to get help, and poor access to mental healthcare facilities

Veteran filmmaker Singeetam Srinivasa Rao tests positive for coronavirus, says it's a 'mild infection'
Entertainment

Veteran filmmaker Singeetam Srinivasa Rao tests positive for coronavirus, says it's a 'mild infection'

Filmmaker Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, in a Facebook video message, revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus on 9 September.

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

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.

New Zealand crosses 100 days without any new domestic COVID-19 cases; WHO hails milestone as exemplary
science

New Zealand crosses 100 days without any new domestic COVID-19 cases; WHO hails milestone as exemplary

The country halted the spread of SARS-CoV-2 by imposing a strict lockdown in late March when only around 100 people had tested positive.

Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well
science

Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well

If social distancing "alone" is to be implemented longer than two weeks, a moderate shut down could be more effective for the society than a stricter complete shut-down.

To reduce COVID-19 transmission, how much physical distance should you maintain?
science

To reduce COVID-19 transmission, how much physical distance should you maintain?

A study found that physical distancing of at least one metre lowers the risk of COVID-19 transmission, but two metres could be more effective.

Another one bites the dust: Scientists take aim at new Coronavirus study published in major science journal — PNAS
science

Another one bites the dust: Scientists take aim at new Coronavirus study published in major science journal — PNAS

Experts said the paper’s conclusions were similar to those from others — masks do work — but they objected to the methodology as deeply flawed.

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19
India

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19

HCQ has demonstrated in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and shown to be clinically beneficial in several small single-centre studies with significant limitations.

ICMR denies claims that it published a study saying India's coronavirus cases could peak by mid-November
India

ICMR denies claims that it published a study saying India's coronavirus cases could peak by mid-November

The news reports attributing this study to ICMR are misleading. This refers to a non peer reviewed modelling, not carried out by ICMR and does not reflect the official position of ICMR, said the agency

'Inside COVID-19 ward, PPE was an equaliser, made me realise some are just luckier than others'
India

'Inside COVID-19 ward, PPE was an equaliser, made me realise some are just luckier than others'

Whenever I would go to the COVID-19 ward, I had to tell everyone that I was the consultant to get their attention; this taught me that ultimately every human on this earth is equal

Governments should not rely on a vaccine to ease the Coronavirus lockdown, says top HIV researchers
science

Governments should not rely on a vaccine to ease the Coronavirus lockdown, says top HIV researchers

William Haseltine said to manage the disease through careful tracing of infections and strict isolation measures whenever it starts spreading.

Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus
Entertainment

Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus

Rima Das talks about how the lockdown is helping nature heal, and how the cancellation of film festivals will serve as a setback to independent cinema.

Chinese study suggests contacting tracing, isolating and testing can control the spread of Coronavirus
World

Chinese study suggests contacting tracing, isolating and testing can control the spread of Coronavirus

The impact of contact tracing to rapidly isolate people might be infected with COVID-19 depends on identifying asymptomatic cases.

The Stories in my Life: Anton Chekhov's The Bet is essential reading in a time of lockdowns and self-isolation
Lifestyle

The Stories in my Life: Anton Chekhov's The Bet is essential reading in a time of lockdowns and self-isolation

Chekhov's short story, The Bet, is a meditation on the nature of isolation, a thought-provoking account of a journey into solitude and the self

Reeling under lockdown in Europe, Indians rely on experience, govt healthcare to stay safe and informed about coronavirus
World

Reeling under lockdown in Europe, Indians rely on experience, govt healthcare to stay safe and informed about coronavirus

It is not just the poor alone who are taking time to wrap their head around the long-lasting consequences the coronavirus pandemic can have on the world

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is plasma therapy? Is it the miracle cure the world has been waiting for? 
science

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is plasma therapy? Is it the miracle cure the world has been waiting for? 

ICMR has given Kerala their approval to conduct a clinical trial for plasma therapy on critically ill patients in its hospitals.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown
Learning

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown

Schools might've shut down, but the learning goes on and parents have taken the responsibility upon themselves.

Coronavirus can spread up to four metres from patients, putting lives of health staff at risk: Study
World

Coronavirus can spread up to four metres from patients, putting lives of health staff at risk: Study

On testing the floor and other surfaces like computers, handrails, doorknobs, etc they found high levels of contamination of the virus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: After almost a year in space, returning astronauts will face a changing world
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Coronavirus Outbreak: After almost a year in space, returning astronauts will face a changing world

The three astronauts will return exactly 50 years after the Apollo 13 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.