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A step closer to eradicating malaria : New strategies significantly cut disease in challenging low-transmission settings

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DALLAS – April 30, 2020 – Strategies that treat households in the broad vicinity of a recent malaria case with anti-malarial drugs, insecticides, or both could significantly reduce malaria in low-transmission settings, a challenge with approaches currently in use, a study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, published …

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US Commission on IRF misleading in its misguided reports alleging religious segregation in India

Prof. Bhim Singh

New Delhi, 30 april 2020. Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party (India) strongly criticized the US Commission report on the International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) which criticized India’s handling of Covid-19 patients. NPP Supremo described the report as misleading and against spirit and letter of the Constitution …

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PAHO Director calls for continued immunization to avoid risk of other outbreaks during COVID-19 pandemic

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Washington, DC, April 28, 2020 (PAHO) — The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today urged for vaccination programs to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If we fall behind on routine immunizations, particularly for children, we risk outbreaks, thus overwhelming hospitals and clinics with preventable …

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Facebook to Invest ₹ 43,574 crore in Jio Platforms For A 9.99% Stake

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Largest FDI For Minority Investment In India Partnership To Create Opportunities For People And Businesses Mumbai, April 22, 2020: Reliance Industries Limited (“Reliance Industries”), Jio Platforms Limited (“Jio Platforms”) and Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) today announced the signing of binding agreements for an investment of ₹ 43,574 crore by Facebook into …

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Antiviral remdesivir prevents disease progression in monkeys with COVID-19 : Study

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Study supports clinical testing under way across U.S. New Delhi 20th April 2020 : Early treatment with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir significantly reduced clinical disease and damage to the lungs of rhesus macaques infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. The …

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Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments

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NIH-funded study identifies receptor as possible target for treating anhedonia brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia Bethesda, Maryland (USA) March 30, 2020 • A first-of-its-kind trial has demonstrated that a receptor involved in the brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia …

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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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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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