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Shipwrecks hint at thriving trade

Two centuries old shipwrecks packed with ceramics and other artefacts have been found off Singapore in a rare discovery that will shed light on the city-states maritime heritage, archeologists said. The wrecks were found off pedra Branca, a rocky outcrop east of Singapore, according to the National Heritage Board and […]

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Arctic Ocean dying fast, say researchers

The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest- ever expedition to the Arctic warned on Tuesday. The disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic is one of the first landmines in this minefield, one of the tipping points that […]

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Poor results for CurVac

The cheif executive of CureVac said Thursday that interim results from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot are sobering, but the German company aims to finish a final analysis within weeks that will determine whether it will still seek regulatory approval. CureVac announced late Wednesday that the vaccine had shown […]

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Arthritis drug shows promise in severe cases

A repurposed arthritis drug has shown positive results in a clinical trial of patients hospitalised with Covid-19, according to a paper published in the New England journal of Medicine. Tofacitinib, taken orally and sold under the brand name Xeljanz among others, was tested in a trial of 289 patients hospitalised […]

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Therapy for Parkinson’s

People suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease could benefit long term from continuous delivery of medication through a device similar to an insulin pump, a recent study found. Published in Nature partner journals with the Parkinson’s foundation, the real world study followed 110 patients being treated at the Pitie Salpetrieve hospital. […]

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Regeneron drug reduces deaths

A cocktail of synthetic antibodies reduces deaths among severe Covid patients who are unable to mount a strong immune response, results from a major clinical trial showed. The therapy, developed by the US President Donald Trump during his brush with the coronavirus, had previously only been used to treat patients […]

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Covid drugs used in adults not fit for kids

The Centre on Wednesday issued detailed guidelines for treating children with Covid, emphasising that most of the drugs used for adults are not recommended for kids. Medicines like ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, favipitavir, doxycycline and Azithromycin prescribed to adult patients have not been tested on children, it said. However, it allowed the […]

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Pangolin defender awarded Green Nobel

A Vietnamese conservationist working to save pangolins from the devastating multi-billion dollar wildlife trade won a prestigious award Tuesday for his role in rescuing over a thousand of one of the world’s most endangered creatures. Highly prizer in China and Southeast Asia for their flesh, pangolins are seen as a […]

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Health dept gears up to deal with 3rd wave

The health department has prepared an action plan for dealing with the third wave of Covid. The plan focuses on vaccinating the maximum number of people and increasing health infrastructure with the support of private hospitals. The plan involves vaccinating people from 2 to 2.5 lakh everyday. The plan also […]

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Impact of ear phones on kids

Increased usage of headphones, earbuds likely to raise hearing troubles in children as their auditory system maturation is incomplete, warn experts. Children and young adults are listening to many hours of music daily at volumes exceeding the globally recommended public health limit of 70 decibels of average leisure noise exposure […]

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Diabetes drug may treat lung inflammation

Blood sugar-lowering drug Metformin can prevent pulmonary or lung inflammation, a major factor in Covid-19 severity and mortality, researchers have found in studies of mice infected by the coronavirus. Metformin is often used as an early therapy for Type-2 diabetes. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver. But […]

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Covid-19 may also cause hearing disorders

After loss of taste, respiratory distress, researchers have found evidence that Covid-19 also leads to hearing and balance disorders, as well as aggravating tinnitus symptoms. The factors that may play a role in the relationship between Covid-19 and hearing are multifold. Covid-19 is known to have inflammatory effects, including in […]

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Sharp decrease in immunisation of kids during 2nd Covid wave

Expressing concern over drastic drop of routine immunization among children specially during the second wave of Covid -19, healthcare experts have warned that there may be a risk of the children contracting vaccine preventable disease which may re-emerge as a potential challenge. As per officials, an estimated 20 lakh to […]

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Covaxin’s emergency approval push in US fails

Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech, which is already drawing flak in India for the unusual delay in releasing its final phase 3 clinical trial results, got a fresh jolt as the US drug regulator declined emergency use authorisation for the vaccine in it’s country. Indian authorities, however, claimed the US decision […]

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National Geographic nerds recognise 5th Ocean

Cartographers at the National Geographic have finally recognised Antarctica’s Southern Ocean on their maps, bringing their count of Earth’s ocean to five. The society which has been releasing maps of the world since 1915 publicly announced their new policy yesterday, to coincide with World Ocean Day. National Geographic have defined […]

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Wait gets longer for Covaxin phase 3 final data

The wait for published data on the final phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin is getting longer despite a growing clamour to release it, amid new information that compared to Covishield, it may be triggering lower antibody response to Covid-19. Bharat Biotech, which has developed Covaxin, with support from ICMR, […]

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CO2 levels 50% higher than humanity’s preindustrial time

The annual peak of global heat trapping CO2 in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began. And the average rate of increase is faster than ever, scientists have reported. The National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average CO2 level for May […]

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Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts gets FDA nod

US government health officials approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings fromindependent advisers that the much debated treatment hasn’t vbeen shown to help slow the brain destroying disease. ThevFood and Drug Administration said it granted approval to the drug development by Biogen for […]

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9.27L severely malnourished kids in India

Mote than 9.2 lakh children in India are severely acute malnourished, with the most in Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar,according to government data, underscoring concerns that the Covid pandemic could exacerbate the health and nutrition crisis among the poorest of the poor. An estimated 9,27,606 severely acute malnourished children from […]

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Music: A Lifestyle Drug

We all have different preferences in music. Some like melancholic, while others enjoy upbeat, fact-paced. Youngsters are usually attracted towards groovy tunes, while the elderly take to the classics. But have you noticed that a song that makes you feel happy can be of great annoyqnce to somebody else. Likewise, […]

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