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11 more people succumb to Covid in Ahmedabad, toll goes up to 2,047 – Times Now

11 more people succumb to Covid in Ahmedabad, toll goes up to 2,047 – Times Now

11 more people succumb to Covid in Ahmedabad, toll goes up to 2,047&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspIANS Ahmedabad: The state health department announced yesterday that the district recorded 345 fresh Covid positive cases, the highest in the state, taking the total number of cases to 49,765. According to the bulletin, with 11 people dying in the district, highest again in Gujarat, the toll increased to 2,047. The department said that at 360, recoveries in the Ahmedabad district were more than fresh cases in the day, taking the count of the discharged patients to 44,495.  The city recorded 319 cases and the rural areas of Ahmedabad 26. North West zone in Ahmedabad city has the highest number of act...
Health News Roundup: In first for Australia, prime minister speaks to parliament on video link; U.S. CDC reports 265,166 deaths from coronavirus and more – Devdiscourse

Health News Roundup: In first for Australia, prime minister speaks to parliament on video link; U.S. CDC reports 265,166 deaths from coronavirus and more – Devdiscourse

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. In first for Australia, prime minister speaks to parliament on video link Prime Minister Scott Morrison became Australia's first leader on Monday to make an appearance before parliament by video link, as he spends time in quarantine following a recent trip to Japan. While not the first such session by a world leader, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson having addressed parliament online, Morrison spoke to Australian lawmakers on a big screen television placed at the back of the House of Representatives. U.S. CDC reports 265,166 deaths from coronavirus The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported a total 13,142,997 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 143,333 from its previous count, and said th...
Singapore experts studying effect of COVID on unborn babies – msnNOW

Singapore experts studying effect of COVID on unborn babies – msnNOW

The father and mother wearing a wedding ring are making heart-shaped hands on the belly of the pregnancy. By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Doctors are studying the impact of COVID-19 on unborn babies in Singapore, where an infant delivered by an infected mother earlier this month had antibodies against the virus but did not carry the disease. The ongoing study among the city-state's public hospitals adds to international efforts to better understand whether the infection can be transferred during pregnancy, how babies develop antibodies in the womb and whether they offer an effective shield against the virus. A Singaporean woman, infected with the coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, told local newspaper the Straits Times that doctor...
Mucosal Immunity Might Play “Significant Role” In Preventing Covid Transmission: Experts – NDTV

Mucosal Immunity Might Play “Significant Role” In Preventing Covid Transmission: Experts – NDTV

<!-- --> We think it's serious omission to ignore mucosal immune response to SARS-CoV-2: Expert (Representational) New York: Mucous membranes of the nose and mouth might play a "significant role" in curbing the spread of COVID-19, say scientists who call for more studies to evaluate the role played by this arm of the immune system in asymptomatic and mild states of the coronavirus infection. The analysis, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, noted that the mucosal immune system is the largest component of immunity, but hasn't been a focus of much of the research on COVID-19 to date. "We think it is a serious omission to ignore the mucosal immune response to SARS-CoV-2, given its initial sites of infection," said Michael W. Russell, a co-author from the University at...
New AI can detect Covid-19 on chest X-rays – BusinessLine

New AI can detect Covid-19 on chest X-rays – BusinessLine

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool to track coronavirus by examining X-ray images of the lungs, as per the study published in the journal Radiology. The new tool is called DeepCovid-XR. It is a machine-learning algorithm that identified Covid-19 in X-rays about 10 times faster and more accurately. The researchers believe that physicians could use the AI system in order to quickly screen patients who are admitted to hospitals for reasons other than Covid-19. They noted that faster, earlier detection of the highly contagious virus could potentially help in preventing the further spread of Covid-19. The authors of the study also mentioned that screening of every patient may help in early isolation who are not otherwise under Covid-19 scrutiny. “We are not a...
Scared of diabetes? Try veganism and know its health benefits – India TV News

Scared of diabetes? Try veganism and know its health benefits – India TV News

Image Source : INSTAGRAM/HEALTHYMEALSBERLIN Vegan diet benefits Diabetes is one of the most common health issues in the world and India tops the global list of maximum number of people who have blood sugar problems. It is considered a very normal disease to have but it can be quite fatal in some cases.  A study named Lifetime risk of diabetes in metropolitan cities in India was published in the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Diabetologia. It states, 55% of men and 65% of women are likely to develop diabetes in the age of 20 years. Among these 95% of the cases are expected to be of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, it is very important to take control over your blood sugar levels properly.  More and more research is concluding that a plant-based diet ...
Blood Test That Can Detect Cancer Now Being Trialed in U.Ks National Health Service – The Swaddle

Blood Test That Can Detect Cancer Now Being Trialed in U.Ks National Health Service – The Swaddle

In a global first, a blood test that can detect 50 different types of cancer with 99% accuracy is now a part of a large, national health trial. Known as the Galleri test, the rapid cancer diagnostic will be available to more than 160,000 patients of England’s National Health Service by mid-2021. While scientists have created blood tests for cancer screening previously, this test is the most accurate, correctly diagnosing 99% of 1,200 cancer patients involved in an earlier trial. The test also correctly identified tissue in which the cancer originated in 93% of cases. This unprecedented level of accuracy has prompted the NHS to roll it out on a larger scale, in hopes it will aid the early diagnosis of cancer cases. “While the good news is that cancer survival is now at a record high, over...
COVID-19 vaccine to be available for 30 crore people by July-August: Centre – DNA India

COVID-19 vaccine to be available for 30 crore people by July-August: Centre – DNA India

By July-August next year the central government will most probably be able to provide COVID-19 vaccines to around 25-30 crore people. The announcement was made by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday, November 30. While speaking to the media, Harshvardhan said, "In the first 3-4 months of next year, there is a possibility that we will be able to provide vaccine to the people of the country. By July-August, we have a plan to provide vaccines to around 25-30 crore people and we are preparing accordingly". However, he was quick to remind people about following COVID-19 norms until a vaccine is not made. "I would like to request everyone to remember and follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and following social distancing. These are important fo...