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  • Strokes linked to Covid-19 more severe with higher mortality: Study
    New York, July 11 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that acute ischemic stroke (AIS) linked to Covid-19 are more severe, lead to worse functional outcomes and are associated with higher mortality.   For the study, published in Stroke: Journal of the American
  • Biocon secures approval to use drug on coronavirus patients
    July 11 (Reuters) - India's Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said in a statement on Saturday.   The drug, whic
  • High blood sugar ups Covid-19 death risk: Study
    Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Covid-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are at an increased risk of severe complications and more than twice as likely to face death, warn researchers.   Previous studies have established that hyperglycaemia (abnormally high blood sugar) is ass
  • Gilead analysis shows remdesivir reduced coronavirus death risk, more studies needed
    July 11 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Friday an analysis showed its antiviral remdesivir helped reduce the risk of death in severely ill COVID-19 patients, but cautioned that rigorous clinical trials were needed to confirm the benefit.   Remdesivir has been at the fore
  • Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne
    CHICAGO, July 11 (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the very origins of germ theory.   The Geneva-based World Health Organization acknowledged this week that the novel

FEATURED NEWS

  • How New Delhi tamed China
    BY LT GEN CHERISH MATHSON  New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A resolute, unruffled leadership and India's multi-pronged, hard stance, from the borders to financial markets, has forced China to tone down its aggression it had initiated since early May 2020. While India's military
  • World Population Day: Bringing back the 'choice, voice debate' on family planning during COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 11 (IANSlife) Family planning is central to gender equality and womens empowerment, and it is a key factor in reducing poverty. Millions of girls and women in India can transform their lives if needs for family planning - to delay, space and limit the number of children tha
  • It's 'Vocal for Local' in Rajasthan on Raksha Bandhan this year
    Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The 'Raksha Bandhan' festival this year will be celebrated with local flavour in Rajasthan, as many organisations in the state are following the Prime Minister's call for 'Vocal for Local'.   They have started making handmade 'rakhis
  • PM Modi's visit to his village Nimo, comforts 1962 war veteran
    Nimo/Leh, July 9 (IANS) In a quaint little village with tall poplars swinging gently in the summer bloom against the bare lofty mountains, 1962 war veteran Tsering Tashi giggles with exuberance over the thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his village just a week ago.  
  • US envoy admires Dalai Lama for seeking freedom for Tibetans
    Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, on Monday greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday by admiring his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans and bringi

LIFE AND STYLE

  • WHO launches initiative to help 1.3bn people quit smoking
    Geneva, July 11 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion global tobacco-users quit the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the
  • Tahira Kashyap completes her fourth book during lockdown
    Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has completed her fourth book, "The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman", during the coronavirus lockdown.   "I've finally finished writing 'The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman' and it's
  • Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health
    London, July 10 (IANS) People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, according to a study.   Lack of physical activity and exe
  • Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis pu
  • Home-schooling tips during COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Parenting could be hard during a pandemic, especially when your child's physical classes are on hold. If you are helping your child learn from home or home-schooling them, a few tips can make it a positive experience.   Priyam Saharia, a parentin