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Eighteen states, mostly in the U.S. Midwest, reported sharply falling seven-day averages of new coronavirus infections compared with the prior week.(Pixabay)

Covid falling or flat in 38 states on eve of holiday travel

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:18 AM IST
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts weekly cases will begin dropping in January. Yet public-health experts fear holiday travel could scuttle those projections.
The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.(Pixabay)
The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.(Pixabay)

Research shows bariatric surgery may reduce severity of Covid-19 in patients with obesity

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:23 AM IST
A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for Covid-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission.
A woman walks across the Zaragoza-Ysleta border bridge crossing towards El Paso, Texas, US, as Mexico's Department of Foreign Relations requested another month-long extension on land-crossing restrictions at the US-Mexico border due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.(Reuters Photo)
A woman walks across the Zaragoza-Ysleta border bridge crossing towards El Paso, Texas, US, as Mexico's Department of Foreign Relations requested another month-long extension on land-crossing restrictions at the US-Mexico border due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.(Reuters Photo)

US mortality data indicates Covid-19 death toll nearly double reported toll: Report

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:48 AM IST
The total number of excess Covid-19 deaths ranged from a low of 841 for people under age 25 to a high of 94,646 among adults aged 75-84 years, the report said.
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks down an escalator amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, US on September 8.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks down an escalator amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, US on September 8.(REUTERS)

US keeps India on ‘do not travel’ list over pandemic

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Pakistan and Bangladesh were among six countries moved to the category of less prohibitive ‘Level 3: Reconsider travel’ on Wednesday, while India was retained in ‘Level 4: Do not travel’ category.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Pregnant mother’s immunity linked to emotional challenges for kids with autism

California [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Kids with autism, who were born to mothers who had immune conditions during their pregnancy, have more chances to show behavioural and emotional problems, according to a new study.
An origami paper crane hangs in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, among thousands of others during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
An origami paper crane hangs in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, among thousands of others during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Los Angeles-based artist creates origami crane memorial for Covid-19 victims

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Karla Funderburk started making these origami cranes three months ago, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colours together and hanging them in her art gallery.
People wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in front of a hardware store in Long Beach, California(AFP/Apu GOMES)
People wearing masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in front of a hardware store in Long Beach, California(AFP/Apu GOMES)
The virus spreads very easily in areas where there is community transmission of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The virus spreads very easily in areas where there is community transmission of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Five reasons you must stay home during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Stepping out results in contamination of surfaces or objects, from where it can infect people who touch the surface and then touch their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
A worker uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a customer as she enters a Starbucks shop as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)
A worker uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a customer as she enters a Starbucks shop as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus misinformation is incubating all over social media

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The new coronavirus roiling financial markets and prompting travel bans is taking on a life of its own on the internet, once again putting U.S.-based social media companies on the defensive about their efforts to curb the spread of false or dangerous information.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

This virus is the culprit in kids’ paralyzing, polio-like illness

WASHINGTON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:26 PM IST
The polio-like syndrome, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, is very rare, and scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook evacuates 4 buildings after possible nerve agent Sarin found on campus

Menlo Park | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 09:29 AM IST
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sarin is a chemical warfare agent that is a clear, colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid. It can evaporate into the environment, prompting symptoms within seconds.
When the food is heated, the food touching the plastic receives the chemicals leaching out, say experts.(Shutterstock)
When the food is heated, the food touching the plastic receives the chemicals leaching out, say experts.(Shutterstock)

Don’t heat food in a microwave. It can cause diabetes, obesity, infertility

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 02:53 PM IST
Diabetes, obesity, cancer and infertility could have a surprising trigger: Heating food in plastic container in a microwave. According to a study, it releases 95% of all chemicals, which could prove harmful for you.
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