Thu, Apr 09, 2020

  • Scientists have suggested dozens of existing compounds for testing, but WHO is focusing on what it says are the four most promising therapies.
    44 vaccines, 70 drugs -- yet a long journey to corona drug
    As top drug makers, scientists and independent researchers join an unprecedented race to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes deadly COVID-19 disease, the ordinary souls are left confused, grappling with claims making rounds on social media as if a COVID-19 drug or a vaccine is just around the corner.The stark truth is: There is absolutely none.The piecemeal efforts are currently on in various countries, but a coordinated global vaccine development effort is nowhere to be seen.According to Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, unless we take a global perspective and ensure that everyone has access to future COVID-19 vaccines, this virus will keep coming back. And in a race like that, there are no winners, he tweeted on Wednesday.In an article in UK-based The Spectator, Dr Berkley said: Without...
  • Older entrepreneurs more successful than younger counterparts Older entrepreneurs more successful than younger counterparts

    They found that older entrepreneurs have slightly higher satisfaction levels and greater financial success than younger entrepreneurs.

  • AIIMS to launch training module for health staff to manage COVID cases of pregnant women AIIMS to launch training module for health staff to manage COVID cases of pregnant women

    There have been cases in the country where patients of coronavirus happened to be pregnant. A nine-month pregnant woman had tested positive on April 2 in the national capital.

  • Obesity is major COVID-19 risk factor, says French chief epidemiologist Obesity is major COVID-19 risk factor, says French chief epidemiologist

    Being overweight is a major risk for people infected with the new coronavirus and the United States is particularly vulnerable because of high obesity levels there, France’s chief epidemiologist said...

  • Explainer: Do men fare worse with COVID-19? Explainer: Do men fare worse with COVID-19?

    Death and infection tolls from the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world point to men being more likely than women to contract the disease and to suffer severe or critical complications if they...

  • Young smokers less likely to give up smoking as adults Young smokers less likely to give up smoking as adults

    The younger you start smoking, the more likely you are to smoke daily as an adult, even into your 40s, and the harder it will be to quit, warn researchers.

  • Celiac disease linked to increased risk of premature death Celiac disease linked to increased risk of premature death

    People with celiac disease have increased risk of dying prematurely despite increased awareness of the disease in recent years and better access to gluten-free food, say researchers.

  • Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study

    Living in areas with higher levels of air pollution is associated with an increased risk of death from COVID-19, claims a study conducted in the US.

  • Relationship blues for newly weds amid lockdown: Psychiatrist Relationship blues for newly weds amid lockdown: Psychiatrist

    Newly wedded couples with roots in Jaipur, who returned to join their jobs in New York, Singapore and Bangkok after tying the knot here, are facing relationship blues, including depression, amid the...

  • MERS vaccine may hold promise for COVID-19 prevention MERS vaccine may hold promise for COVID-19 prevention

    Researchers have developed a vaccine that fully protects mice against a lethal dose of MERS, a close cousin of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.