Health news 23 Feb, 2021
Study links sleep to storing the memory of newly learned material - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
A new research suggests that sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory and that the 'reactivation' of memories during sleep needs to occur in order to fully store the memory of newly learned material.
Current monoclonal antibodies less potent against SARS-CoV-2 variants - News-Medical.NetNews-Medical.Net
Researchers at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine and Biohaven Pharmaceuticals found that the REGN10933 and REGN10987 combination was 9.1-fold less potent on the B.1.351 variant, which emerged in South Africa, and 16.2-fold less potent on min…
COVID-19 vaccine acceptance improves when efficacy increases beyond 70 pc: Study - ANI NewsANI News
New Delhi [India], February 23 (ANI): According to a study by Robert M Kaplan and Arnold Milstein, COVID-19 vaccine acceptance has improved when the efficacy of the vaccine increased beyond 70 per cent.
12 samples of Bengaluru college cluster negative for foreign strains - The New Indian ExpressThe New Indian Express
The results of 12 came back on Monday and none of them showed South African, Brazilian or UK strains of the virus.
Covid-19 Global News: Live Updates on Variants, Cases and Deaths - The New York TimesNew York Times
President Biden and Vice President Harris marked the staggering death toll with a moment of silence. In Britain, officials outlined a cautious plan to reopen schools in England.
Chris Whitty says UK will have to live with Covid like flu or pneumonia in future - Birmingham LiveBirmingham Live
People still die of influenza despite an annual vaccine campaign, he added
IIT-Hyderabad predicts lifetime of SARS-COV-2 droplets - The Hans IndiaThehansindia.com
A study conducted by IITH faculty shows the importance of properly sanitising contact-prone surfaces
Does Psoriasis Weaken the Immune System? Your FAQs - HealthlineHealthline
How does psoriasis impact your overall health? Can it get worse with age? Could it even be fatal? Get the answers to these pressing psoriasis questions.
Sanofi to produce 12M vaccines for rival company - DevdiscourseDevdiscourse
Sanofis CEO, Paul Hudson, said the company remains committed to its own two COVID-19 vaccine programs but is also stepping forward to show solidarity. Sanofi has already previously announced that it will help bottle and package 125 million vaccine doses for t…
Government integrates non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in national NCD prevention program - MintLivemint
NAFLD is the abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver in the absence of secondary causes of fatty liver, such as harmful alcohol use, viral hepatitis, or medications
WHO inks pact with ESIS for no-fault compensation for vaccine SAEs under Covax - MintLivemint
No-fault compensation may cover 97 million Covishield doses expected to be distributed in India through Covax
Cases Of Avian Influenza Detected In Shopian - Kashmir LifeKashmir Life
SRINAGAR: The cases of Avian Influenza (H5N8), popularly known as Bird Flu have been reported among dead crows in Wadipora village of South Kashmir's Shopian district.
Loneliness associated with increased risk of internet addiction among adolescents - News-Medical.NetNews-Medical.Net
Loneliness is a risk factor associated with adolescents being drawn into compulsive internet use. The risk of compulsive use has grown in the coronavirus pandemic: loneliness has become increasingly prevalent among adolescents, who spend longer and longer per…
Low-quality diet during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity - The Shillong TimesThe Shillong Times
Pregnant women need to have overall healthy diet, high in fruit and vegetables and low in refined carbohydrates and red and processed meats, said a new study which found links between mother's low quality diet and higher risk of obesity and excess bo
Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity - News-Medical.NetNews-Medical.Net
A new study in the Journal of dietary supplements shows that nutritional supplements, including several vitamins and the mineral zinc, may be useful in preventing the infection or reducing its severity if caught.
Spacex News - Vaccination May Not Be Enough for Densely Populated Cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Finds New Study - Fintech ZoomFintechzoom.com
Spacex News - Vaccination May Not Be Enough for Densely Populated Cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Finds New Study -
Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Harms Heart, Lungs - MedicineNetMedicineNet
Breathing in air that has even low levels of pollution poses a threat to older adults' heart and lungs, a new study warns.
Vaccines substantially reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations: Scotland study - The New Indian ExpressThe New Indian Express
About 650,000 people in Scotland received the Pfizer vaccine during the study period and 490,000 had the AstraZeneca shot, according to the Usher Institute.
Acid reflux may raise risk of larynx, esophagus cancers - LokmatLokmat.com
New York, Feb 22 Acid reflux disease which also causes heartburn symptoms is linked with higher risks of various cancers of the larynx (or voice box) and esophagus, suggests new research.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid flows ba…
High intake of polyphenols can prevent severe Covid-19: Get the micronutrients from these foods - TheHealthSiteThehealthsite.com
According to a new study, a high intake of polyphenols can help reduce inflammation and prevent Covid-19 progression in patients infected with the virus.
Drug overdose killed 84,000 Americans in one year; opioid epidemic only getting worse - IBTimes IndiaInternational Business Times, India Edition
Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions and exceeded all other drug-related drugs or even traffic-related fatalities. Drug overdose of all kinds killed nearly 84,000 people in the US from August 2019 to July 2020.
The COVID-19 vaccines are proving incredibly effective. Here's why experts are downplaying the success. - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
Another study released Monday underscored the remarkable effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. Public health experts in Scotland examined data on all 5.4...
Structured exercise program, not testosterone therapy, improved men’s arterial health - BollyInsideGoogle News
Vaccination, physical distancing may prevent future Covid-19 surges: Study - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The findings can help policy-makers and public health authorities to identify appropriate levels of intervention to keep Covid-19 outbreaks in check over time.
High fructose diets might prevent proper functioning of peoples' immune system - News-Medical.NetNews-Medical.Net
New research by Swansea scientists in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bristol and the Francis Crick Institute in London has indicated that consuming a diet high in sugar fructose might prevent the proper functioning of peoples' immune syst…
Gene Implicated In Type Of Childhood Cancer Identified - http://www.newsgram.com/http://www.newsgram.com/
Neuroblastoma is a highly aggressive cancer that nearly exclusively affects young children, said researcher Paul Galardy at Mayo Clinic in the US.
Single coronavirus vaccine jab reduces hospital admissions by 94 per cent - Birmingham LiveBirmingham Live
Lead researcher of the Scotland vaccine study Professor Aziz Sheikh, director of the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute, praised the study
Russia Detects First Cases Of H5N8 Bird Flu In Humans - BioTecNikaBiotecnika.org
H5N8 Bird Flu In Humans: Russia detects first cases of H5N8. A report regarding this has been provided to the World Health Organization.
Clinical trials of vaccine for Covid-19 variants to start ‘very soon’: Reports - BusinessLineBusinessLine
Researchers are now developing a vaccine that can protect people from all variants of the novel coronavirus, The Guardian has reported.One of the potential solutions being explored by the researchers
You can't stop using masks, social distancing just because you are vaccinated - FirstpostFirstpost
Vaccines in use so far require two doses, and experts say especially don’t let your guard down after the first dose.
New study sheds light on how to prevent future COVID-19 surges - EastMojoEastMojo
Combined vaccination and physical distancing may prevent future COVID-19 surges, study finds
Targeting Enzyme MAPK4 In Prostate Cancer To Provide A Novel Therapeutic Strategy - http://www.newsgram.com/http://www.newsgram.com/
The researchers discovered MAPK4 could trigger the AKT pathway, not only in prostate cancer but in other cancers as well, such as lung and colon cancers.
COVID-19: National positivity rate at 5.20 per cent » News Live TV » India - News LiveNewslivetv.com
India has registered a record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests, with over 21.15 crore samples tested, the Union Health Ministry
The World Has Lost Over 20mn Years of Life to COVID Deaths: Study - The QuintThe Quint
According to the researchers, 20.5 millions years of life have been lost globally, due to COVID deaths. The rate of life lost has been between two and nine times greater than the rate associated with seasonal flu.
Combined vaccination and physical distancing may prevent future COVID-19 surges, study finds - MoneycontrolMoneycontrol
The findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, can help policy-makers and public health authorities to identify appropriate levels of intervention to keep COVID-19 outbreaks in check over time.
One-third of Covid-19 outpatients have lingering Covid-19 symptoms that last up to 9 months - BusinessLineBusinessLine
A new study suggests that up to a third of Covid-19 outpatients have lingering Covid-19 symptoms that can last up to nine months.The study, published in the journal JAMA, followed up on 177 patients b
Combined vaccination and physical distancing may prevent future COVID-19 surges study finds - THE WEEKTHE WEEK
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CHI Health Midlands Postpones Vaccine Appointments Monday, Says COVID Vaccine Shipment Has Not Arrived - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
CHI Health Midlands Postpones Vaccine Appointments Monday, Says COVID Vaccine Shipment Has Not Arrived Update: 8:10 p.m. CST February 21, 2021 CHI Health
50% of Covid-19 hospitalised patients are at high risk of heart damage:Study - BusinessLineBusinessLine
Around 50 per cent of Covid-19 hospitalised patients have elevated levels of a protein called troponin that causes damage to their hearts, as per a new study.For the study, published in the European H
High blood pressure during pregnancy: Things you need to keep in mind - Times of IndiaThe Times of India
Pregnancy is a delicate time for any woman. Keeping a check on the health of the mother and the foetus is crucial.
Vietnam to start COVID-19 vaccinations in March -state media - DevdiscourseDevdiscourse
Vietnam will begin its COVID-19 vaccination programme next month with frontline healthcare staff and the elderly in line for the first doses as the country tackles a new wave of coronavirus infections, state media reported on Monday.
Over 20 million years of life lost worldwide due to Covid-19: Study - Greater KashmirGreater Kashmir
Over 20 million years of life lost worldwide due to Covid-19: Study Greater Kashmir | Researchers have estimated that a total of 20.5 million years of life have been lost due to Covid-19 worldwide with an average of 16 years per individual
Covid Vaccine Dosage: WHO's Science In 5 - NDTVNDTV News
What is the recommended time between the first and the second doses of the Covid vaccine? What happens when one misses the second dose. WHO's Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains all about the vaccine dosage in Science in 5. [Credit: <a href="https://www.who.int"> …
Over 20 mn years of life lost worldwide due to COVID-19: Researchers - Sentinelassam - The Sentinel AssamThe Sentinel Assam
Researchers have estimated that a total of 20.5 million years of life have been lost due to COVID-19 ...
Orange County will save vaccine for education, food workers - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
The county will dedicate 30% of its allocation to workers in those sectors, as well as emergency services.
Germans are turning down Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine - The TimesThe Times
Germany’s vaccination programme is in trouble, with people failing to keep appointments if they are going to be given the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.Only 150,000 out of 1.5 million doses of the
Asthmatics no higher risk of dying from Covid - The Shillong TimesThe Shillong Times
Asthma may not increase the risk of severe illness or death from Covid-19, a new study suggests.The review of studies on 587,000 people showed that people with asthma had a 14 per cent lower risk of getting Covid-19 and were significantly less likely
Targeting MAPK4 enzyme may provide therapy for prostate cancer - The Siasat DailyThe Siasat Daily
New York, Feb 21 : There is a possibility that targeting the enzyme MAPK4 in human prostate cancer might provide a novel therapeutic strategy for the disease, said researchers.The study indicates that the enzyme MAPK4 concertedly activates androgen receptor (…
Dr Fauci says severe winter storms delayed distribution of 6 MILLION COVID-19 vaccine doses - Daily MailDaily Mail
The White House chief medical adviser said Sunday: 'The number was 6 million doses got delayed.' Bad weather in the south and north east earlier this week snarled vaccine deliveries.
Study shows Covid-19 patients have higher risk of cardiac damage - Times of IndiaThe Times of India
Science News: WASHINGTON: A recent study revealed that approximately 50 per cent of patients, who are hospitalized due to severe Covid-19 symptoms, show raised leve.
Primary healthcare steps up to help St. Luke meet 1,400 COVID-19 vaccine appointments - BollyInsideGoogle News
Covid-19: Are these the new symptoms of coronavirus? - Khaleej Timeswknd.
Getting tested for additional symptoms of Covid-19 could help identify more cases and expedite treatment, said doctors in the UAE. Supported b...
Coronavirus variants with two specific mutations may evade antibodies, says virologist Shahid Jameel - DevdiscourseDevdiscourse
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Study found heart damage in Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Through a clinical study published in the European Heart Journal, scientists claim that around half of the patients studied have had their heart damaged subsequent to being hospitalised with severe Covid-19.
Serbia receives first shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - Arab NewsArab News
BELGRADE: A shipment of 150,000 COVID-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University arrived at Belgrade airport on Sunday, making Serbia the first country in the Western Balkan region to receive supplies of the shot. The vaccines, which arrived o…
Scientists find gut microbiome implicated in healthy aging, longevity - ANI NewsANI News
Washington [US], February 21 (ANI). A team of researchers and their collaborators have identified distinct signatures in the gut microbiome that are associated with either healthy or unhealthy aging trajectories, which in turn predict survival in a population…
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Coronavirus vaccination: Things to know before you receive your second shot - Times of IndiaThe Times of India
Many people have already been vaccinated against novel coronavirus. And now, all beneficiaries are lining up to get their second shot of the vaccine. The second shot is crucial to be fully immunized and it is required for the vaccine to work at the promised e…
UK records another 10406 Covid-19 cases, 445 deaths - Daijiworld.comDaijiworld.com
London, Feb 21 (IANS): Another 10,406 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,105,675, according to official figures released on Saturday. The country also reported another 445 c…