Pasteurising breast milk may inactivate novel coronavirus: Study

Pasteurising breast milk may inactivate novel coronavirus: Study

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PTI | Toronto

Pasteurising breast milk at 62.5 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, making it safe for consumption by babies, a study claims. According to the research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, current advice for women with COVID-19 is to continue to breastfeed their own...

Treat your mind well

Treat your mind well

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 | Arouba Kabir

It is time to end the stigma that surrounds mental health and seek medical help, says Arouba Kabir Seldom would mankind imagine that in this fast paced, technologically advanced world, a minute invisible thing like a virus could absolutely stop life to a Point Blank. Similar is the comparison with our...

Aug 15 target for COVID-19 vaccine launch 'unfeasible': Indian Academy of Sciences

Aug 15 target for COVID-19 vaccine launch 'unfeasible': Indian Academy of Sciences

Monday, 06 July 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The Indian Academy of Sciences, a Bengaluru-based body of scientists, has said the Indian Council for Medical Research's (ICMR) target to launch a coronavirus vaccine by August 15 is "unfeasible" and "unrealistic". The IASc said while there is an unquestioned urgent need, vaccine development for use in humans requires scientifically executed...

Oats, rye bran may reduce weight gain, hepatic inflammation

Oats, rye bran may reduce weight gain, hepatic inflammation

Sunday, 05 July 2020 | IANS | London

Want to lose some weight? Read on. Researchers have found that the consumption of dietary fibre from oat and rye brans increased the growth of beneficial microbes in the intestines and reduced hepatic inflammation. In addition, diets enriched with oat or rye bran were shown to attenuate weight gain. The effects...

New, more infectious strain of coronavirus now dominates global cases: Study

New, more infectious strain of coronavirus now dominates global cases: Study

Friday, 03 July 2020 | PTI | London

Scientists have shown that a variation in the genome of the novel coronavirus has improved its ability to infect human cells, and has helped it become the dominant strain circulating around the world. According to the research, published in the journal Cell, a variant of the novel coronavirus, named 'D614G', is...

Potential COVID-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials

Potential COVID-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials

Friday, 03 July 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

A potential COVID-19 vaccine indigenously developed by the Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd has got the nod from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for human clinical trials, according to a government source. The approval process was fast-tracked following recommendation by the subject expert committee on COVID-19, considering the emergency...

Weak evidence for accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests: Study

Weak evidence for accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests: Study

Thursday, 02 July 2020 | PTI | Boston

A review of studies has found major weaknesses in the evidence base for diagnostic accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests, particularly for point-of-care tests performed directly with a patient, outside a laboratory, and does not support their continued use. Serological tests to detect antibodies against COVID-19 could improve diagnosis and may be...

Blood test can predict severity of COVID-19: Study

Blood test can predict severity of COVID-19: Study

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 | PTI | Washington

Doctors can examine the blood of COVID-19 patients to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The research could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly "cytokine storms" seen in severe cases of...

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