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Trial drug against novel coronavirus successful in mice
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Trial drug against novel coronavirus successful in mice

New York: A potential vaccine under trial against the deadly novel coronavirus was successful when tested in mice, raising hopes of its early commercial use. Scientists of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found the vaccine PittCoVacc, short for Pittsburgh Coronavirus…

ArogyaSetu, how the coronavirus tracking app works
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ArogyaSetu, how the coronavirus tracking app works

New Delhi: AarogyaSetu, a location-based coronavirus tracking app launched by the Government of India, enables public to asses themselves the risk of catching the deadly infection, which has claimed over 54,200 lives globally so far. It alerts users when they come within six…

Covid-19: WHO backs debt relief to developing economies;lauds India
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Covid-19: WHO backs debt relief to developing economies;lauds India

Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has exhorted governments to ensure life essentials for vulnerable sections while lauding India for its social welfare measures and also batted for extending debt relief to developing countries to help them address social and economic…

Losing sleep in these uncertain times? Follow the tips
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Losing sleep in these uncertain times? Follow the tips

New York: It’s normal to experience anxiety and sleep problems in the middle of coronavirus pandemic as our brains respond to “dangers” by increasing vigilance and attention. However, a sound sleep is vital for boosting the immune system.A little care in planning daily…

Reputed healthcare institutions provide free tele-health consultation service
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Reputed healthcare institutions provide free tele-health consultation service

Kochi: At a time when states are implementing social distancing to contain the deadly Covid-19, many reputed healthcare institutions have launched free telemedicine facilities, allowing patients to remotely consult qualified doctors for all general ailments.Aster DM Healthcare…

Corona fight: who all should undergo ‘rapid test’
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Corona fight: who all should undergo ‘rapid test’

Kochi: The south Indian state of Kerala, which first dealt with positive Covid-19 cases in the country, has initiated rapid testing to detect infected persons quickly and take measures to contain the spread of the deadly disease in the community.Though the primary priority will…

Too much salt weakens immune system
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Too much salt weakens immune system

Berlin: It’s a known fact that a high salt diet results in rise in blood pressure. But, too much salt intake also weakens the body’s immune system, a new study has found.The finding, published in the journal of Science Translation Medicine, is unexpected as it contradicts…

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