Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Can eating healthy ward off infection, death from Covid?

Washington: Nearly one-third of coronavirus cases could have been avoided if people had a healthy diet that includes lots of fruit and vegetables, claims a...

Over 5 symptoms in 1st week of infection may up risk of long Covid

For the study, researchers from the University of Birmingham conducted a review that examined long Covid symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain, cough, headache, joint pain, chest pain.

Low testosterone in men linked to severe Covid risk

The study did not find a direct correlation however, those with the lowest levels of testosterone in the blood were at the highest risk of going on a ventilator, needing intensive care or dying.

COVID-19: India logs record 3,52,991 new cases, 2,812 fatalities

The death toll increased to 1,95,123 with a record 2,812 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 28,13,658 comprising 16.25 per cent

Flu shot linked to fewer, less severe Covid cases: study

"It's particularly relevant for vaccine hesitance, and maybe taking the flu shot this year can ease some angst about the new Covid-19 vaccine," said researcher Hofmann

Covid severity affected by antibodies proportion targeting crucial viral protein

The findings which were published in Science Immunology identifies new links between the course of the disease and a patient's immune response to it

Covid-19: 536 new infections and three fatalities in Telangana

A total of 622 persons recovered on Tuesday taking the cumulative Covid-19 recoveries in the State to 2,70,450 with a recovery rate of 96.88 per cent,.

COVID-19: India records 26,382 new infections, 387 more fatalities

There are 3,32,002 active coronavirus infections in the country which constitute 3.34 per cent of the total caseload.

IIT-Madras turns Covid hotspot with 71 infections

On Sunday 32 fresh coronavirus infected cases were reported and the Tamil Nadu government has instructed that all the students be tested for the virus infection.

Indonesia holds nationwide poll despite virus warnings

More than 100 million Indonesians are registered to vote in the poll staffed by almost 2.7 million election workers, some of whom were tasked with taking ballot boxes to hospitalised Covid patients.

COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 96.44 lakh

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 91,00,792 pushing the national recovery rate to 94.37 per cent.

Influenza infections may up pneumonia risk: Study

The presence of HtrA weakens the immune system and promotes bacterial growth in the influenza-infected airways.

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

The leader of the moderate Islamist National Umma Party was transferred to the United Arab Emirates for treatment three weeks ago after being hospitalised in Sudan and testing positive for Covid-19.

Hong Kong has entered fourth COVID-19 wave, say experts

The experts advised that all non-essential indoor gatherings should be postponed with immediate effect and the public should be prepared to face school closures and to work from home again.

‘Smell, taste changes an early indication of Covid community spread’

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also observed a decline in self-reports of smell and taste changes as early as five days after lockdown enforcement, with faster declines reported in countrie

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