Sunday, July 25
Shadow

Month: June 2021

80% of Mumbai already exposed to virus, third wave likely to be less severe: TIFR report – India Today

80% of Mumbai already exposed to virus, third wave likely to be less severe: TIFR report – India Today

The third wave of Covid-19 is likely to be less severe in Mumbai than the second wave as about 80 per cent of the city’s residents have already been exposed to the virus, as per a report by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The report suggests even if there is a third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the risk will be lower due to increased herd immunity among Mumbaikars. However, the TIFR report also takes into consideration some pessimistic scenarios. ALSO READ: Over 51% children in Mumbai have Covid antibodies, says BMC after sero survey Dr Sandeep Juneja, Dean, TIFR’s school of technology and computer science, said, “If there is an increase in the number of Covid reinfections, the number of cases will increase. As it’s been almost 17 months of the pandemic in India, an...
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) – Kashmir Reader

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) – Kashmir Reader

Numerous population-based scientific studies suggest a sedentary lifestyle as the prime reason for many of the chronic illnesses that we face today. A sedentary lifestyle has little or no physical activity (sometimes irregular physical activity). Approximately, 31% of the world population aged 15 or above live their life with insufficient physical activity and this is known to contribute to the mortality of approximately 3.2 million persons per year across the globe. Sedentary lifestyle includes sitting, reading, socialising online (generally internet), watching television, computer use or mobile phone for much of the day with little or no physical exercise. This lack of physical exercise can contribute to or be a risk factor for many diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, migraine...
Doses Top 3 Billion; Moderna Shot Fights Delta: Virus Update – BloombergQuint

Doses Top 3 Billion; Moderna Shot Fights Delta: Virus Update – BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- More than 3 billion doses of Covid vaccine have been administered around the world as the pace of the global rollout continues to accelerate. Moderna Inc. said its vaccine produced protective antibodies against the contagious delta variant, which is fast becoming the dominant strain in France, Germany, South Africa and other nations. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said a “grave” situation stemming from quarantine negligence has created a “great crisis,” according to a state media report that didn’t provide any details. The statement came after the country has claimed for more than a year it has avoided Covid. In Australia, the remote Outback town of Alice Springs became the latest region to enter a lockdown as the delta variant spreads across the continent. Cases continued...
Weight loss: The role of rest, recovery and sleep, according to an expert – Times of India

Weight loss: The role of rest, recovery and sleep, according to an expert – Times of India

Recovery refers to the time we give our body to recover from our day-to-day activities. We need time to physically and psychologically recover from the things that go on in our daily lives like working out, carrying out routine activities, engaging in relationships or completing logistical tasks, for our overall wellbeing. It depends on our diet and water intake. Rujuta said that, the beverages like tea or coffee that we consume, slow the process of our recovery. She told to limit our tea intake to 2 to 3 cups a day. She said that one should not consume tea or coffee as the first thing in the morning. She also added that one should not treat it like a replacement to a meal and not consume it after 4 pm. For the diet, she said, one should try to eat local, seasonal and traditional for bett...
Paper warns of diabetes after Covid-19 in patients with no history of disease – mid-day.com

Paper warns of diabetes after Covid-19 in patients with no history of disease – mid-day.com

{{postss.Shortdescription}} {{postss.image_caption}} {{postss.key_highlights.key_highlights1}} {{postss.key_highlights.key_highlights2}} {{postss.key_highlights.key_highlights3}} <!-- 18,000 No. of buses in MSRTC fleet 1,000 No. of buses MSRTC has kept ready for BEST --> <!-- Where the buses have come from... Nashik-2 bus depot: 30 innar bus depot: 30 Lasalgaon bus depot: 20 Peth bus d...
US Covid-19 vaccination slows down as Delta variant infections climb – Business Standard

US Covid-19 vaccination slows down as Delta variant infections climb – Business Standard

The Covid-19 vaccination in the US is slowing down while the highly transmissible Delta variant has spread to nearly every state, fueling experts' fear about potential Covid-19 spikes. The 7-day average number of administered Covid-19 vaccine doses per day has decreased by 55.3 per cent from the previous week, according the latest weekly report of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 46.4 per cent of the US population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and 54.2 per cent of the population has received at least one shot as of Tuesday, the Xinhua news agency reported. Roughly 154.2 million people are fully vaccinated. But some states -- such as Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee ...
Nearly 800 Line 3 pipeline workers tested positive for COVID-19 – Al Jazeera English

Nearly 800 Line 3 pipeline workers tested positive for COVID-19 – Al Jazeera English

A total of 788 workers building Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the US state of Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, according to data obtained by Al Jazeera from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The project, the largest in Enbridge history, would replace a 1,700-kilometre (1,000-mile) oil pipeline that runs from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada to Superior, Wisconsin in the US. Construction is on track to continue until the end of the year, amid protests and Indigenous resistance to the project. In late November, amid the worst wave of the pandemic in the state, thousands of out-of-state workers arrived to build the pipeline through rural communities in northern Minnesota. The data shows that shortly after construction began on December 1, 2020, a wave of pipeline wo...
WHO Stops Recommending Widespread COVID-19 Testing of Asymptomatic Cases – The Epoch Times

WHO Stops Recommending Widespread COVID-19 Testing of Asymptomatic Cases – The Epoch Times

In updated guidance on COVID-19 testing strategies, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it does not currently recommend widespread screening of people without symptoms, citing the cost of such a strategy and its ineffectiveness. “Widespread testing of asymptomatic populations, including through self-testing, is not currently recommended, based on lack of evidence on impact and cost-effectiveness of such approaches and the concern that this approach risks diverting resources from higher priority testing indications,” the guidance stated. However, “countries with the resources and desire to expand testing to the general public (regardless of symptoms) should demonstrate that they have the necessary public health infrastructure in place to respond to positive results and th...
First case of rare tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in Maine this year – WMTW Portland

First case of rare tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in Maine this year – WMTW Portland

The first case of the tick-borne Powassan virus has been confirmed this year, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.The person infected was a Waldo County resident who is recovering after initially being hospitalized with the virus.Cases of Powassan are rare in the United States, with about 25 cases reported each year since 2015, according to the Maine CDC.Maine has identified nine cases since 2010. People become infected with Powassan through the bite of an infected deer tick or woodchuck tick, health officials said.The symptoms of Powassan virus are similar to other tick- and mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus.Symptoms may include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory loss. Seri...