Dr. G. N. Saibaba tested Covid positive: Family demands monitoring and shifting to a private hospital. Press release issued by Vasantha & Family of Dr. G.N. Saibaba on 13.02.2021
South Africa announced that it will pause the roll-out of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine because of a study indicating that the vaccine is less effective in preventing mild and moderate infection with the 501Y.V2 variant that is dominant in the country.
Republic Bharat anchor Vikas (35) actually recovered from Covid-19. But lately, he started feeling unwell for some days and was admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida, where he succumbed to post-corona complications on 4 February 2021.
Africa has watched other regions start COVID-19 vaccination campaigns from the side-lines for too long. This planned roll-out is a critical first step to ensuring the continent gets equitable access to vaccines,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
The survey was conducted in the same 700 villages or wards in 70 districts in 21 states selected during the first and second rounds of the national serosurvey. A serosurvey involves testing of blood serum of a group of individuals to monitor trends in the prevalence of the novel coronavirus.
Efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines is around 95%. While efficacy of Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine is slightly lower at around 70%, but it is cheaper and easier to store than the other two vaccines.
India has begun one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination programs. While countries across the globe are asking India for access to vaccines, there are incidences of misinformation-driven vaccination hesitancy in the country.
The COVID-19 vaccination programs are going on throughout the country. But how are these being conducted? How is the manpower trained for the whole program amidst the pandemic?
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The Ebola vaccine is reserved for outbreak response to protect people at the highest risk of contracting Ebola – including healthcare and frontline workers.
New Delhi, Jan 07 : In the light of coronavirus vaccine roll-out, the central government is going to execute a mock drill on vaccine administration on January 08, 2021. These drills are aimed to ensure…
Climate change and COVID-19. There is a complex interplay between the immune system and confounding variables — like crowding — that may be causing high infection rates, rather than air pollution per se
The research was carried out extensively on various laboratory animals such as mice, rabbits, and monkeys. They used mice as a breast cancer model and found that the nanomicelle based drug delivery system reduced the size of the tumour in mice without producing toxic effects.
The findings raise a critical question, Dr Ford said: Why would aspirin use lead to even a small increase in the risk of advanced cancer in older people? Studies linking aspirin use to decreased risks of cancer and dying from cancer were, she noted, largely done in younger populations.
Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in 7-10 days or so. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your hands often and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
In the United States, large barriers remain for women with cancer who want to preserve their fertility, explained Dr. Levine. For instance, while fertility preservation is available to all women in Sweden under their national health system, many insurance plans in the United States don’t cover it for young cancer patients.
Some patients receive dexamethasone to prevent inflammation in the brain and remain on the medicine indefinitely. But, based on the new findings, it may be time to reevaluate how dexamethasone is used in brain cancer, the researchers suggested.
19 proteins that may have a role in the infection. Out of these, 9 showed lower expression and 10 higher expressions in the brain of dogs infected with Rabies compared to control samples.
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Undocumented migrants are often excluded from national health programmes or social protection schemes that could facilitate access to health and social services. Many do not seek health care, including for COVID-19, due to financial constraints or fear of deportation.