A new study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has found that body size was not a factor in the effectiveness of vaccines — two doses are highly effective against severe disease for people who are underweight, overweight, or who have obesity.
As the Covid-19 pandemic spread, an mRNA vaccine candidate was the first to enter human trials globally. The first two vaccines that were made available for use in the US were based on mRNA technology.
Glycobiology has the potential to provide insights into immunology, virology, reproductive biology and drug development, says Dr Anurag Agrawal, former Director, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
“We wanted to determine the presence of the virus from different geographical regions and hence researchers from the National Institute of Virology Pune and other ICMR institutes screened clinical samples of 1,475 patients from May-Oct 2021 and re-tested them for dengue, Chikungunya and Zika,” Dr Gupta said.
Covid-19 vaccines are estimated to have prevented nearly 1.98 crore deaths worldwide — out of a potential 3.14 crore deaths — in the first year of the vaccine programme. What about in India? What methodology was used for the study?
Largest study of long Covid symptoms in children aged 0-14 years used national survey data from Denmark. The study matched Covid-19 positive children with a control group of children with no prior history of a Covid-19 infection
The vaccination coverage among the eligible population (18+) began picking up rapidly last year and by May 22, 2021, about 20 per cent of individuals of 45 years of age or above had received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
This medical device helps to restore the normal heart rhythm by applying a high voltage shock across a cardiac arrest patient’s heart and essentially helps deal with sudden cardiac arrest and situations of arrhythmias.
In remote areas, the lack of proper medical infrastructure and knowledge of the healthcare workforce make timely detection, screening and treatment a challenge, says Gautam Dongre, Secretary, National Alliance of Sickle Cell Organisations (NASCO)
IMA members pointed out that while issues of fire safety, bio-medical waste disposal, structural audit and other procedures are relevant, they are being unfortunately linked with the registration process of a nursing home.
New FDA-approved alopecia drug has side effects and hence we have to conduct liver and kidney function tests apart from ruling out latent tuberculosis. A thorough screening is vital, says Dr Sunil Tolat, consulting dermatologist at Pune’s B J Government Medical College
Obesity has become a serious health problem in the country, necessitating a surgical intervention to avert life-risks. However bariatric surgeries to treat this condition have not risen proportionately because of low awareness, Dr Praveen Raj, president of the Obesity Surgery Society of India
If nothing else, this study would surely encourage a broader study across multiple solid cancers with similar MMR-deficiency, says Dr Amit Dutt, scientist at Tata Memorial Centre-Advanced Centre for Treatment.