Tue, Dec 01, 2020

  • As the self-isolation period weighed down heavily on the one's mental health, taking to the visual arts has been nothing short of therapeutic for many.
    Art as sanctuary: How painting, sketching eased lockdown stress
    With the COVID-induced lockdown requiring most to stay indoors, what flourished was a reconnection to the arts - music, literature, dancing, and even painting and sketching. Bengaluru's Payel Saha, currently a homemaker previously worked in recruitment, she had been an art enthusiast since her childhood with some prizes in her kitty. Saha says the pandemic situation has somehow encouraged her to go back to her love. It was getting monotonous staying at home, with only online classes and work from home, where we as a family were only engaged with our screens which was tiring and boring after a time, and it was reflecting badly on my kids making them more cranky and restless. Then I thought to engage my kids in art and creativity, which could give joy like nothing else. It is one of the sweetest memories for us as a family in the pandemic...
  • Dictionary.com picks 'pandemic' as its 2020 word of the year Dictionary.com picks 'pandemic' as its 2020 word of the year

    Searches on the site for the word spiked more than 13,500% on March 11 when the world was facing the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Novel coronavirus may enter brain via nose, study says Novel coronavirus may enter brain via nose, study says

    SARS-CoV-2 was also found in other areas of the nervous system, including the medulla oblongata -- the primary respiratory and cardiovascular control centre of the brain.

  • Type O, Rh- blood may be linked to lower Covid risks Type O, Rh- blood may be linked to lower Covid risks

    Having O and rhesus-negative or Rh-, blood was associated with a slightly lower risk for Covid-19 infection and severe illness or death, say researchers.

  • Study explains why Covid-19 can cause silent hypoxia Study explains why Covid-19 can cause silent hypoxia

    Scientists have finally begun to crack one of the most life-threatening mysteries behind the relationship between silent hypoxia and Covid-19 virus by using computer models.

  • Researchers to explore how vitamin D affects Covid-19 Researchers to explore how vitamin D affects Covid-19

    After several studies linked high vitamin D supplementation with reduced Covid-19 effects, now researchers from Penn State University in the US, to study whether vitamin D could help people ward off...

  • Pollution, pandemic and pre-term birth Pollution, pandemic and pre-term birth

    Dr Bajaj explains risk of premature or preterm birth has been associated with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy by increasing toxic chemicals in the blood and causing immune system stress,...

  • New model to enable drug predictions against Covid-19 New model to enable drug predictions against Covid-19

    Researchers have developed a computational model of a human lung cell which has been used to understand how SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19 disease, uses the host to survive, and to enable drug...

  • Need to intensify efforts to address all causes of anaemia: Healthcare experts Need to intensify efforts to address all causes of anaemia: Healthcare experts

    Approximately half of the women of the reproductive age group are anaemic and 41 per cent of preschoolers, 24 per cent of school-age children and 28 per cent of adolescents are reported to be anaemic,...

  • Study suggests that drinking cocoa can make you smarter Study suggests that drinking cocoa can make you smarter

    Flavanols present in cocoa are known to have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health