Indian pharmaceutical giant Bharat Biotech has claimed 81% efficacy against COVID-19 for its vaccine 'Covaxin'. Releasing the phase three clinical data of the vaccine on March 3, the company claimed the vaccine of being effective against the UK variants of the virus. While peer reviews are still awaited, the developer conducted clinical trials on over 25,800 people. Reportedly, Indian drug regulator DCGI earlier approved the Covaxin for… read-more
Apart from being used in kitchen recipes, curry leaves have several health benefits, says Dr Dixa Bhavsar. While eating raw curry leaves helps in controlling diabetes and cholesterol, applying its paste on ulcers can result in immediate relief. Ayurvedic Doctor Dixa suggested one can also lose weight by drinking water boiled with curry leaves. Rich in protein, fibre, and calcium, curry leaves are beneficial in controlling premature grey hair… read-more
The University of Manchester in its break-through report claims to detect womb cancer by a simple urine test, with over 91% accuracy. The study furthered that the current available method uses highly invasive and painful measure, inserting long devices into womb through vagina and cervix. Reportedly, the new, quick and cost-effective method will help women collect self-administered samples through vaginal swabs or urine, later tested at lab… read-more
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In a shocking revelation, 63 districts across country lack blood banks as per data of September 2020. Reportedly, Arunachal Pradesh (14), Assam and Bihar (5), Manipur (12), Meghalaya (7), and Nagaland (9) were listed as the states that deficit blood banks. Minister Ashwini Choubey maintained the establishment of blood banks are the primary responsibility of state governments. Notably, the Health Ministry's policy aims to install one blood… read-more
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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
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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
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For intermittent fasting, lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho says "16:8 format" is best for beginners. Luke advises to eat only for eight hours a day and allow the body the rest 16 hours for detox, cleansing and repairing the system. Sharing the idea via Tweak India's Instagram handle, Luke recommended eating before 8 pm and ending the fast at the next noon with lemonade, nuts, and veggies; thus providing a healthy way for breakfast skippers.
Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech has promised to compensate vaccine recipients if they experience any adverse effects post-vaccination as mentioned in its consent form. However, the company has advised the recipients to follow Covid-19 norms even after inoculation the vaccine. Reportedly, Centre has ordered a supply of 55 lakh doses of Covaxin considering the vaccine's efficacy which is still under the phase-three of clinical trials.
Due to the prolonged wearing of masks, several people around the globe have reported a new medical condition - mask-associated dry eyes. As per the experts, wearing masks obstruct the normal airflow and redirects the exhaled air upwards to the eye causing ocular irritation and dryness. However, ophthalmologists have suggested minimising the airflow towards the eyes using proper masks which doesn't stretch lower eyelids, and the use of … read-more
Busting the myth of 1980's study titled 'The French Paradox', researchers have warned that even small amounts of wine a day can lead to stroke and heart failures. They also opined benefits of red wine are overstated. Earlier, the study had suggested that 'one glass of wine a day' protects heart. However, the European Society of Cardiology has warned that consuming 12 grams of ethanol a day increases risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib) by 16… read-more
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