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The details from the Phase I/II clinical trials released on Thursday made no reference to the half-dose/full-dose regime, which Oxford has said had been “unplanned” but approved by regulators.(Reuters image)

Oxford says Covid-19 vaccine has good immune response with 2-dose regime

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:17 AM IST
The vaccine candidate, which has been licensed to AstraZeneca, has published interim late stage trial results showing higher efficacy when a half dose is followed by a full dose, compared to a two full-dose regime, though more work needs to be done to affirm the result.
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People in London had the highest proportion of positive tests across the country, at around twice the national average(Bloomberg)
People in London had the highest proportion of positive tests across the country, at around twice the national average(Bloomberg)

Long-term immunity in doubt as UK study finds Covid-19 antibodies fall rapidly

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | London
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The Imperial College London team found the number of people testing positive with a finger-prick test for antibodies has fallen by 26 per cent between June and September.
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Influenza viruses infect wild fowl, pigs, cattle, poultry and humans, and with India’s population growing at an annual rate of 1.1%, more people are living in close contact with each other and animals that have lost their natural habitat to human settlements.(Shutterstock)
Influenza viruses infect wild fowl, pigs, cattle, poultry and humans, and with India’s population growing at an annual rate of 1.1%, more people are living in close contact with each other and animals that have lost their natural habitat to human settlements.(Shutterstock)

Healthwise: Why outbreaks occur, and how to stop them

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 06:03 PM IST
Extreme temperature and unseasonal rain have expanded the geographical breeding grounds of vectors such as mosquitoes, leading to perennial infection of a few vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue.
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You need to go for regular dental checkups to make sure you don’t develop gum disease.(Shutterstock)
You need to go for regular dental checkups to make sure you don’t develop gum disease.(Shutterstock)

People with gum disease at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability and can also affect internal organs.
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