Representational photo: Immunity to coronavirus.

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COVID Affected Patients Can Escape Reinfection Of Mutant Virus: Study

According to a study published in journal Nature, previously COVID-19 infected patients have the ability to develop immunity from reinfection for six-months or longer. US' Rockefeller University researchers explained the patient's immune system evolves to create memory B-cells that recognize the virus. Moreover, the B-cells in the immune system improves the quality of antibodies owing to numerous rounds of mutation. As per scientists, B-cell… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 04:38 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Rockefeller University, Nature, Immune System, Health

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A paralyzed mouse in lab.

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German Scientist Successes Producing Artificial Nerve Fibres To Cure Paralysis

In an attempt to cure spinal-cord-induced-paralysis, German scientists from Bocham's Ruh University have claimed success in producing new nerve fibres for muscle-brain connection. As per the scientists, they stimulated nerve cells via designer protein "hyper-interleukin-6". Reportedly, the paralyzed-mice injected with the protein were able to walk after two-three weeks as new cells generated to carry information from brain to spine. However,… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 01:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Germany, Bocham, Ruh University, Paralysis

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Schoolgirls

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Tripura To Provide Free Sanitary Napkins To Schoolgirls

To maintain female menstrual hygiene, the Tripura government on January 20 passed a proposal to provide free sanitary napkins to schoolgirls from class 6 to 12. State Education Minister Ratanlal Nath made the announcement of this scheme named ''Kishori Suchita Abhiyan". Aiming to cover 1,68,252 students, the government has earmarked more than Rs 3.6 crore for the scheme. The state has also adopted 'Policy On School Bag 2020', said the… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 11:42 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Tripura, Sanitary Napkins, Education, Biplab Kumar Deb

Nasal Covid 19 Vaccine

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Bharat Biotech Seek Permit For Nasal COVID Vaccine's Phase 1 Trial

COVID-19 vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has applied to the Drug Controller General of India for Phase 1 trial of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine. Touted as a potential game-changer, the vaccine is a pain-free needle-less method and does not require trained healthcare workers. Citing the efficacy on tests results done on rodents, Bharat Biotech said it could stimulate an immune response in the nose by protecting the point of entry of the… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 08:26 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Bharat biotech, Nasal Vaccine, Phase 1 Trial, Covid-19

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Representational photo: A volunteer getting inoculated.

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Vaccine Centres Install TVs, Selfie Stands To Increase Inoculation Turnout

To encourage citizen volunteering for COVID-19 inoculation, the New Delhi district administration has taken measures like installing selfie stands and music systems at the vaccination centres. TVs and magazines have also been made available for those under 30-minutes observation period post vaccination. Besides, urging the senior doctors to motivate subordinates by getting vaccinated first, the administration has also appointed counsellors,… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 11:37 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: New Delhi, Covid-19 Vaccination, Vaccine Trials, Health

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Frozen Covishield Vaccine Found In Assam

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1,000 Covishield Doses Found Frozen At Assam's Medical College

Assam's Silchar Medical College and Hospital witnessed a total of 1,000 doses of spoiled 'Covishield' vaccines due to extreme cold storage temperatures. While the ideal storage temperature for the vaccine is 2-8°C, the temperature of the storage facility at SMCH slumped to minus 5-6°C, freezing the vaccines. Instigating a probe into the matter, the state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the lapses might have occurred probably due to… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: COVISHIELD, Vaccine Storage, Assam, Extreme Temperature Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, National Health Mission

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Covishield Vaccine

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Maldives Becomes First Country To Receive India's Covishield Vaccine

After the government approved COVID Vaccine consignment, Maldives will become the first country to be aided by India's Covishield vaccine. Reportedly, the consignment, sufficient for the frontline workers and senior citizens of Maldives, will land at Velana International Airport, Malé in an Air-India flight on January 20. However, the Island is currently the largest COVID-19 assistance recipient in India's neighbourhood including medical… read-more

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 05:57 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: COVISHIELD, Covid -19, Coronavirus Vaccines, Maldives, Humanitarian Help

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Koderma CMO Orders To Withhold Salaries Of Staff Avoiding Vaccination

Displaying a strict stance on COVID vaccination drive, Jharkhand's Koderma Chief Medical Officer and District Vaccination Officer have mandated vaccination for their staff. Besides, contradicting the fact of inoculation being voluntary, the officers have warned of salary interruption of staff until they get vaccinated. Moreover, the administration said that the transactions will resume only after displaying proof of the vaccination shot.… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 12:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Jharkhand, Koderma, Covid-19 Vaccine, SII

Courtesy: The Tribune

Super Health

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Health Experts Recommend 'Superfoods' To Stay Immune In Winters

Emphasizing that superfood provides immunity, good skin and great digestion, certified dietician Pradeep Singh advocated inclusion of 'superfood' in everyday diet. Edibles with high nutritional value are termed as 'superfood'. Pradeep termed garlic, cinnamon, almond, walnuts, sweet potatoes, mustard greens, citrus fruits and pea protein as 'superfood' and 'must-eatables' in winters to improve immunity. He said that the consumption of… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 07:55 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Health News, Health Tips, Superfood, Diet

Assam Medial College and Hospital.

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Assam Hospital Gets Two Robots To Deliver Essentials To COVID Patients

Setting an unique example, Dibrugarh's Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on January 16 inducted two robots to deliver food and medicines to COVID-19 patients. The remote-controlled robots, granted by CM Sarbananda Sonowal, will be used to deliver essentials in the quarantine facilities. Meanwhile, CM Sonowal also praised the efforts of the frontline workers and emphasized on "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 01:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, AMCH, Covid-19

Courtesy: Deccan Herald