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French President Emmanuel Macron will convene a defense cabinet meeting Tuesday to discuss the worsening situation.(Unsplash)

WHO says Europe can still avert national lockdowns

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 06:29 PM IST
The World Health Organization said Europe might still be able to avert a return to full national lockdowns even as a resurgent coronavirus rages across the continent.
Immune response is a balancing act: Too much can lead to inflammatory or(Unsplash)
Immune response is a balancing act: Too much can lead to inflammatory or(Unsplash)

Study focuses on new insights into a potential target for autoimmune disease

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:09 PM IST
New findings from a multi-institutional team suggest that targeting the molecule DEL-1 could be an effective way to treat conditions where taming an inflammatory or autoimmune response is desired.
All your skin needs is this wonder lentil!(Unsplash)
All your skin needs is this wonder lentil!(Unsplash)

Tackle all your skin woes with these 4 amazing masoor dal face packs

HealthShots | By Grace Bains
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Masoor dal offers multiple benefits for the skin. So, wait no more and make these four face packs with this miracle dal to get glowing and ageless skin.
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Exposure to air pollution increases Covid-19 deaths by 15% worldwide: Study

Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from Covid-19 and, for the first time, a study has estimated the proportion of deaths from the coronavirus that could be attributed to the exacerbating effects of air pollution for every country in the world.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Here’s why most dentists have experienced aggression from patients

New York | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Roughly half of U.S. dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
Indoor yoga classes are becoming a preferred choice among Delhi-NCR residents as air pollution rises.(PHOTO: Arun Sharma/HT (For representational purposes only))
Indoor yoga classes are becoming a preferred choice among Delhi-NCR residents as air pollution rises.(PHOTO: Arun Sharma/HT (For representational purposes only))

AQI poor: Health conscious Delhi-NCR residents take to yoga, indoors

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Health conscious denizens are taking to yoga more in numbers, since they can practise it indoors, and stay away from smog hazards.
Representational Imager(Unsplash)
Representational Imager(Unsplash)

Here’s how air pollution, green spaces, built environment characteristics influence body mass index during initial years of life

Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Exposure to higher air pollution levels and greater population density during the early months of life may be associated with an increase in children’s body mass index (BMI).
FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a protective mask walks near a social distancing sign, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Coventry, Britain October 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a protective mask walks near a social distancing sign, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Coventry, Britain October 25, 2020.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: New evidence of waning antibody immunity to Covid-19 over time found

London | By Reuters| Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community.
Long term use of the drug results in side effects such as nausea or vomiting, rashes, dizziness, anxiety and abdominal pain(Pixabay)
Long term use of the drug results in side effects such as nausea or vomiting, rashes, dizziness, anxiety and abdominal pain(Pixabay)

Indian scientists develop novel drug delivery method to cut side effects of arthritis drug

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Indian scientists have given a new lease of life to the arthritis medicine sulfapyridine by employing an innovative drug delivery method to remove its side effects.
Malaika Arora adds a variation to Yoga’s Natarajasana in latest fitness post(Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial)
Malaika Arora adds a variation to Yoga’s Natarajasana in latest fitness post(Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial)

Malaika Arora adds a variation to Yoga’s Natarajasana in latest fitness post on Dussehra

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Malaika Arora shares a fitness picture flaunting a variation to Yoga’s Natarajasana as ‘move of the week’ during Dussehra celebrations
The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined the characteristics of breast cancer among Indian and Pakistani-American and non-Hispanic white women.(Pixabay)
The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined the characteristics of breast cancer among Indian and Pakistani-American and non-Hispanic white women.(Pixabay)

Indian, Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age: Study

Houston | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms, at a younger age.
Varun Dhawan’s kickboxing workout video leaves Lin Oeding-Tiger Shroff smitten(Instagram/varundvn)
Varun Dhawan’s kickboxing workout video leaves Lin Oeding-Tiger Shroff smitten(Instagram/varundvn)

Varun Dhawan packs impressive punches in kickboxing workout video, leaves Lin Oeding-Tiger Shroff smitten

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Varun Dhawan’s ‘Monday feels’ and energetic kickboxing session by the beachside leaves Cobra Kai director Lin Oeding and Baaghi star Tiger Shroff in awe, Jennifer Lopez’s ex-boyfriend Beau Casper Smart promises a revenge for the ‘knee to the stomach’
The doctors say some 4 million children live in poverty, and a third rely on free school meals.(Pixabay)
The doctors say some 4 million children live in poverty, and a third rely on free school meals.(Pixabay)

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as Covid fuels hunger

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the Covid-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty.
Choi Dae-zip, president of the Korean Medical Association, speaks during a news conference following the deaths of people who received flu vaccine in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)
Choi Dae-zip, president of the Korean Medical Association, speaks during a news conference following the deaths of people who received flu vaccine in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)

Singapore halts usage of South Korean flu vaccine as precaution

Singapore | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 01:55 PM IST
South Korea reported that 48 have died after getting flu shots, but said it would carry on with the state-run vaccination programme as they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots.
Listening is an active art, and you have to give it all.(Unsplash)
Listening is an active art, and you have to give it all.(Unsplash)

Here are 5 psychiatrist-approved ways of becoming a better listener

HealthShots | By Nikita Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 01:02 PM IST
To be a better listener, you also need to talk more, suggests this psychiatrist.
The analysis was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.(Unsplash)
The analysis was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.(Unsplash)

Lower rate of cancer related death noticed in women taking cholesterol medications

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Among women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, those who were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, were less likely to die from cancer.
AstraZeneca is producing the vaccine in collaboration with the University of Oxford.(Reuters file photo)
AstraZeneca is producing the vaccine in collaboration with the University of Oxford.(Reuters file photo)

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine seen effective in elderly people: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:06 PM IST
The Financial Times report, citing two unidentified people familiar with the finding, said that the vaccine which the company is manufacturing has produced protective antibodies and T-cells in those belonging to the older age groups.
Through intricate experiments designed to account for sex-specific differences, scientists have collaborated to zero in on certain changes in the brain that may be responsible for driving alcohol abuse among people with PTSD.(Pixabay)
Through intricate experiments designed to account for sex-specific differences, scientists have collaborated to zero in on certain changes in the brain that may be responsible for driving alcohol abuse among people with PTSD.(Pixabay)

Women, Men show distinct symptoms, brain features of PTSD, alcohol use disorder

California [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Researchers found that men and women each exhibit distinct symptoms and brain features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder.
Rakul Preet Singh shows an alternative to leg extension machine(Instagram/rakulpreet)
Rakul Preet Singh shows an alternative to leg extension machine(Instagram/rakulpreet)

Can’t find a leg extension machine? Rakul Preet Singh shows an alternative in her 4 am fitness video

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:23 AM IST
Watch: Rakul Preet Singh skips excuses and burns calories with ‘leg extension replacement’ to nail the exercise at her early morning workout session.
Fatigue is the most common symptom, with more than half of the patents with “long Covid” in the Rome study reporting chronic fatigue, according to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.(AP)
Fatigue is the most common symptom, with more than half of the patents with “long Covid” in the Rome study reporting chronic fatigue, according to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.(AP)

Recovered from Covid? Get flu shot to keep pollution impact at bay: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:21 AM IST
Air pollution is known to raise susceptibility, hospitalisations and risk of death of Covid-19 patients, and clinicians warn that it may also exacerbate symptoms of “long Covid”, which is a term used to describe symptoms of Covid-19 persisting weeks and months after recovery.
A review of dozens of studies by researchers at Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon State University suggests that people may shed virus for prolonged periods.(Pixabay)
A review of dozens of studies by researchers at Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon State University suggests that people may shed virus for prolonged periods.(Pixabay)

Severe Covid-19 symptoms may prolong for 20 days, suggests study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Researchers suggested that people who show severe Covid-19 infection might shed the virus and hence be infectious for as long as 20 days.
In recent research, they say that the results can be even worse - as many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects.(Unsplash)
In recent research, they say that the results can be even worse - as many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects.(Unsplash)

Study reveals about 60 per cent cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments

Indiana [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Nearly 60 per cent of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments, as estimated by scientists from Purdue University.
The study, recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, also found that higher doses and cannabis with higher concentrations of CBD, or cannabidiol, were associated with larger reductions in compulsions.(Unsplash)
The study, recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, also found that higher doses and cannabis with higher concentrations of CBD, or cannabidiol, were associated with larger reductions in compulsions.(Unsplash)

Study suggests that cannabis can reduce OCD symptoms by half in short term

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:32 PM IST
A new Washington State University study suggests that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, report that the severity of their symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis.
Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)
Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)

Covid-19: As winter chill hints at a second wave, here’s why young people are at more risk, how paracetamol helps and other precautions

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Since the vaccine for Covid-19 is likely to become widely available only by mid-2021, you should be educated about the correct dosage of medicines like paracetamol for self-medication as the onset of winter in India might take the coronavirus tally higher, especially among young people. Here are some precautions for the asymptomatic and those already cured of the disease
Most adolescents in the survey have said they are worried about their pandemic’s impact on their family’s financial status. Representational image.(Bloomberg)
Most adolescents in the survey have said they are worried about their pandemic’s impact on their family’s financial status. Representational image.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19 induced pandemic caused extreme anxiety in adolescents

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:55 PM IST
The survey on ‘What do the Adolescents have to say? Covid-19 and its Impact’ by NGO Centre for Catalysing Change was conducted in two rounds in the months of April, July and August.
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Coronavirus: Wildfire smoke may help coronavirus spread, mouthwash helps curb it

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:26 PM IST
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

PTSD, alcohol abuse go hand-in-hand, but males and females exhibit symptoms differently: Study

California | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Through intricate experiments designed to account for sex-specific differences, scientists have collaborated to zero in on certain changes in the brain that may be responsible for driving alcohol abuse among people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Human clinical trials for Covaxin began across India in July 2020. As per the current plan, the Phase 3 trial, to determine vaccine efficacy, will begin early to mid-November this year.(Representational Photo/AP)
Human clinical trials for Covaxin began across India in July 2020. As per the current plan, the Phase 3 trial, to determine vaccine efficacy, will begin early to mid-November this year.(Representational Photo/AP)

Bharat Biotech to submit revised Phase 3 clinical trial protocol to DCGI by next week

Hindustan Times,New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Covaxin is India’s first vaccine candidate against Covid-19
(Instagram/milindrunning/ankita_earthy)
(Instagram/milindrunning/ankita_earthy)

Fitness motivation: Milind Soman does core exercises even during jetlag, Ankita Konwar nails Chakrasana as weekend workout

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Ankita Konwar’s Chakrasana and Milind Soman’s pull ups, even while the latter was jetlagged, are enough to put workout procrastinations at bay and their latest fitness posts are proof | Watch
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