Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Virus

Study finds how lung disease develops long after virus has been cleared

The deadliest time in a viral respiratory illness sometimes is actually after the virus is cleared from the body.

Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated

The study, published by the CDC on Friday, focused on 469 Covid-19 cases identified among Massachusetts residents who had travelled to Barnstable County, a summer vacation destination, during July 3 to 17, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Kerala reports first positive case of Zika virus, 13 suspected cases

Kerala Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Veena George said the samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for final confirmation.

IISc’s study gives new insights into structure of Covid spike protein

The research team has observed that around 68 per cent of the S-proteins exist in open formation at physiological pH 7.4, but their proportion decreases when the pH is slightly higher (pH 8.0) or lower (pH 6.5).

Malaika Arora on Covid recovery: It broke me physically

Malaika posted a collage of three pictures on Instagram, where she flaunts perfect washboard abs in a black sports bra, which she teamed with matching cycling shorts.

Anthony Fauci ‘not convinced’ Covid-19 developed naturally

Fauci was asked during a Poynter event, "United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking", earlier this month, about whether he was confident that Covid developed naturally.

Sniffer dogs show 88% accuracy in detecting Covid: UK study

The study, involving scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Durham University, believe the dog screening, followed by swab testing, will pick up 91 per cent of infections, the BBC reported on Monday.

Is it safe to mask kiss in a partially vaccinated world?

The consequences of dropping the mask and kissing publicly can go beyond one person getting COVID-19.

How does our body cope with stress of viral infections?

The research team involving physicians, chemical biologists and an authority on human nutrition, looked at Covid from a higher level than just a disease affecting the lungs and considered how the whole body deals

Decongesting prisons in pandemic

Reducing the number of prisoners is essential to cut the spread of Covid-19 in our overcrowded jails

Fund push to Covid health facilities: Errabelli

The Minister also urged doctors and people to cooperate with the government in combating the virus.

Why some patients test positive for Covid long after recovery

Researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, showed that genetic sequences from the RNA virus SARS-CoV-2 can integrate into the genome of the host cell

Men, elderly with diabetes at higher risk of death from Covid

The findings showed that men with diabetes were 28 per cent more likely to die with Covid-19 than women with diabetes.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate: Study

The findings of the study were published in the journal 'JAMA Pediatrics'. The study was led by UW Medicine and University of Oxford doctors.

Telangana to intensify sanitation drive in all corporations, municipalities

MAUD Principal Secretary held a teleconference with Additional Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and other officials and reviewed the sanitation measures being taken up in municipalities and Municipal Corporations

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