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Covid virus evolving ‘to become better at spreading in air’

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) People infected with Covid Alpha variant exhaled 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus, finds a study. The University of Maryland researchers suggested the need...

Covid origins probe: The Lancet does U-turn over lab leak theory

London, Sep 19 (IANS) After facing backlash for its coverage of origins of the Covid pandemic, the much acclaimed scientific journal -- The Lancet has now published an 'alternative view' from 16 scientists. The international team of health experts, in...

Covid rebounds, affects children in China as vaccines turn ineffective

New Delhi Sep 17 (IANS) It was just three weeks ago that China announced no new cases of Coronavirus infections, leading the countrys health authorities to boast about its 'Zero Covid-19' approach. However, the big claim has been busted sooner...

WHO calls for global governance against pandemic

Copenhagen, Sep 11 (IANS) The Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) called for global governance and recommended the establishment of a Global Health Board "under the auspices of the G20". The Commission...

True number of US Covid-19 cases likely over 100 mn by end of 2020: Study

Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) The true number of US Covid-19 cases by the end of 2020 was likely more than 100 million, said a new study by researchers at Columbia University. "At the end of last year, you may recall...

Top scientist’s revelation erodes Beijing narrative on origins of Covid

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) One of the world's top epidemiologists admits he first heard about the pandemic outbreak in Wuhan more than two weeks before it was disclosed to global health bodies, Daily Mail reported. The revelation by Ian...

‘Stop prescribing hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19’

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) -- approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat or prevent malaria as well as some auto-immune conditions -- does not help in recovery of patients hospitalised due to...

EU removes US from safe travel list due to Covid surge

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) The Council of the European Union (EU) has recommended that member states of the bloc reintroduce restrictions on travellers from the US due to a Covid-19 resurgence. The decision, which the Council announced through a statement...

First day at school delayed for 140 mn children globally: UNICEF

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The first day of school has been delayed for an estimated 140 million children around the world due to Covid-19, UNICEF said in a new analysis. For an estimated eight million of these students, the...

Common antidepressant cut hospitalisations in Covid patients

Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) Fluvoxamine -- a low-cost and safe drug typically used in forms of depression and related disorders -- has the potential to reduce the cytokine storm in Covid-19 patients, finds a study. The study led by a...

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BCCI rolls out compensation package, fee hikes for domestic cricketers

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced on Monday that...