Health News

Lockdown-virus gloom takes heavy toll on young minds

Continuous feed of pandemic misery through various media platforms is unhinging for children and it
 manifests as compulsive disorders, say experts

published : 29 May 2020

From July, COVID-19 patients in India could get access to remdesivir

Four Indian companies -- Jubilant Life Sciences, Hetero, Mylan laboratories, and Cipla -- have signed a licensing deal with US-based Gilead Sciences that manufactures remdesivir.

published : 28 May 2020

COVID-19 here to stay? Reports say virus may never go away, even with vaccine

There are four endemic coronaviruses that are present, causing the common cold. And many experts believe that COVID-19 will become the fifth.

published : 28 May 2020

Digital campaigns mark Menstrual Hygiene Day

As per statistics, there are over 336 million menstruating girls and women in India, which totals to approximately 121 million used disposable sanitary pads.

published : 28 May 2020

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Changing mindsets with ‘period leave’

The period leave is a call to action for Paree, as an organisation, in order to initiate a change in thinking across industries and sectors.

published : 28 May 2020

After France, Belgium now advises against use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19

The announcement came after the World Health Organization said it would temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments.

published : 27 May 2020

COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts

In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, health experts Professor Ashish Jha and Professor Johan Giesecke talked about the COVID-19 pandemic.

published : 27 May 2020

Two foods that help increase your immunity

Traditional knowledge about turmeric has been backed by science to prove that its extracts can increase antibody production, and therefore fight the onslaught of infections in the body.

published : 27 May 2020

Tackling monsoon fevers amid Covid-19

Kerala is witnessing a second surge of Covid-19 infections as a large number of Malayalis are returning from abroad and other states.

published : 26 May 2020

Centre to conduct serosurvey in 10 hotspot cities to track community transmission of coronavirus

Sources said that in the project, 50 serum samples will be collected from 10 randomly picked containment areas in every city. This will amount to the overall testing of 5,000 samples in these cities.

published : 24 May 2020

Vital Sleep-Wake Cycle

Humans are products of nature and we thrive when we live according to its cycles.

published : 24 May 2020

COVID-19: The Prevention Prescription 

Photo Bio Modulation is an Ayurvedic technique being considered as an effective way of building immunity, among other things   

published : 24 May 2020

Race for a COVID-19 vaccine: Meet the four frontrunners from across the world

More than 100 potential vaccines against SARS CoV 2, the virus that causes COVID-19 are under development, but hopes are pinned on four candidates that seem to be ahead in the race

published : 23 May 2020

Hydroxychloroquine not suitable COVID-19 cure, shows no benefit, raises death risk: Study

Chloroquine is an anti-malarial. Both drugs can produce potentially serious side effects, particularly heart arrhythmia.  

published : 22 May 2020

Why COVID-19 may infect less children than adults decoded

The researchers found that ACE2 gene expression in nasal epithelium was lowest in younger children and increased with age. These findings explain why children are less susceptible to Covid-19.

published : 22 May 2020