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.Read More
Nasal COVID-19 vaccine trials in India : Single-dose nasal COVID-19 vaccine is developed in a partnership with Washington University in St Louis (USA)
Tuesday, 12 January 2021: Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and monitoring of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19….
The Ebola vaccine is reserved for outbreak response to protect people at the highest risk of contracting Ebola – including healthcare and frontline workers.
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.
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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.
Global level thrust on health policy, scientific research and programming was of course very important in pandemic response but so were local responses, that was no less important and lifesaving.
Identification and treatment of asymptomatic people with chronic HBV infection should reduce the disease burden. Two types of tests are normally used: enzyme immunoassays (EIAs), and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).
Funding for community programmes, engaging youth in solutions to address COVID-19, and convening Global Youth Summit are key features of this new mobilization
Perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity to further evolve and innovate approaches to ensure long term transformative changes to end sexual and other forms of gender-based violence, which is probably going to outlive the pandemic.
Relations between Kazakhstan and India have exhibited considerable dynamism and momentum. India was one of the first countries to recognize Kazakhstan as a free and sovereign state.
New Delhi, 11th December 2020. On the completion of five years of the Paris Agreement, environmental activist Greta Thunberg has said that ‘We are speeding in the wrong direction’ on the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg…
Once a lifetime opportunity: About 30 minutes after the local sunset, in the southwestern direction, low in the sky, two giant gas plants, Saturn and Jupiter will appear so close that we will not be…
By Neha Mazumdar COVID-19 was first detected in India on 30 January 2020, the same day when the World Health Organization had formally declared a public health emergency of international concern. Since then, the number…
Geneva, 10 December 2020: Noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, according to WHO’s 2019 Global Health Estimates, published yesterday. This is an increase from 4 of the…