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WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Geneva, 31st march. The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide. The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively. Previous outbreaks have demonstrated that when health systems are overwhelmed, mortality from vaccine-preventable and other treatable …

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Community transmission of COVID -19 : CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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New York 28th March 2020 : Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not …

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#Breaking : WHO updates, “COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes”

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Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19 : implications for IPC precaution recommendations Scientific brief by World Health Organisation (WHO) 28 March 2020 : According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close …

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Five steps to kicking out coronavirus : WHO, FIFA launch joint campaign to equip football community to tackle COVID-19

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WHO, FIFA launch joint campaign to equip football community to tackle COVID-19 Geneva, 23 March 2020: FIFA, the international governing body of football, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling …

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A key cellular mechanism in Huntington Disease unravelled

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What is Huntington disease New Delhi, March 20 (By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan ): Huntington disease (HD) is a progressive genetic disorder affecting the brain that causes uncontrolled movements, impaired coordination of balance and movement, a decline in cognitive abilities, difficulty in concentrating and memory lapses, mood swings and personality changes. Its …

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In NIH trial, selumetinib shrinks tumors, provides clinical benefit for children with NF1

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New York. 19th March 2020 : Findings from a phase 2 clinical trial show that the drug selumetinib improves outcomes for children with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). In the trial, selumetinib shrank the inoperable tumors that develop with NF1 called plexiform neurofibromas, and children experienced reduced pain, …

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#Breaking : WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions to combat COVID-19, as cases soar in South-East Asia Region

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New Delhi 18th March 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Member states in South-East Asia Region to urgently scale-up aggressive measures to combat COVID-19, as confirmed cases cross 480, and the disease claims eight lives. “The situation is evolving rapidly. We need to immediately scale up all …

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