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Loss due to anti-incumbency, impact of Covid: MNF chief Zoramthanga

MNF, which had bagged 26 of the total 40 seats in the state in 2018, managed to secure just 10 seats this time

Outgoing Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga (HT file)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Being overweight hampers body's immune response to Covid infection: Study

A new study shows that being overweight can affect the immune response of the body against Covid-19 infection. Read details inside.

The team collected blood samples from people who had recovered from COVID-19 and not been reinfected during the study period, approximately three months and 13 months post-infection. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 02:05 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Bake the ultimate Honey-Kissed Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with this easy recipe

Ready for weekend baking magic? Dive into the perfect Saturday with this special recipe of drool-worthy Honey-Kissed Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sweet weekend affair: Learn to bake the ultimate Honey-Kissed Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with this easy recipe (Photo by Yusuf Galabhaiwala)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 09:33 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Art for bark's sake: Stray dogs take up painting for UK charity

Armed only with snouts and natural disregard for rules of composition, a pack of strays are hard at work on their canvases, redefining essence of abstract art.

Former rescue dogs Alba and Rosie take part in an exercise to create a painting at the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 02:01 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Govt to track all serious respiratory illnesses in children as China sees surge

The samples will be sent to advanced regional laboratories to test for the microbe causing the illness

Union health secretary, Sudhansh Pant, asked states to ensure that the trends of ILI and SARI should be closely monitored by the district and state surveillance units of Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (AP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 08:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

High-dose Covid treatment less effective in India than Europe: Lancet study

The study emphasises where patients are from can affect how well treatments work. It pointed out that in countries like India, the treatment not work as well.

The study looked at how well a strong dose of dexamethasone worked for COVID-19 patients. (Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 06:14 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Artist Zeng Fanzhi paints ‘great historical event’ in new ‘zero-Covid’ artwork

Artist Zeng Fanzhi's paintings in new artwork commemorate three years of China’s strict ‘zero-Covid’ controls, which sparked nationwide protests a year ago

Artist Zeng Fanzhi paints ‘great historical event’ in new artworks depicting ‘zero-Covid’ (Photo by Twitter/NancyGCND)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 01:57 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Shenzhen, China

‘Not by novel virus’: What China said on ‘mysterious pneumonia’

China's health ministry claimed that the rise in respiratory illnesses across the country is being caused by the flu and other known pathogens.

Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia (Reuters Photo/Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 26, 2023 07:29 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

New technique may help restore sense of smell in patients with long Covid: Study

According to recent studies, up to 60% of COVID-19 patients have parosmia - a recognized condition that COVID-19 causes that impairs the ability to smell.

While most patients' sense of smell returns with time, some patients with chronic COVID experience these symptoms for months, if not years, after infection. (Unsplash)
Published on Nov 26, 2023 06:01 PM IST
ANI | , Illinois

Doctor's advice amid concerns over latest pneumonia outbreak in China

Chinese officials say they did not detect any "unusual or novel diseases" in the country, according to the World Health Organization.

A man carries a child as they leave a children's hospital in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.(AP)
Published on Nov 25, 2023 10:20 AM IST

California's Marin County enforces extended mask mandate to curb COVID-19

California extends face mask mandate until March 2024 to combat COVID-19 resurgence.

U.S. President Joe Biden removes his face mask prior to awarding the Medal of Honor to retired Army Captain Larry Taylor for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2023.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Why men die younger than women?

There's a difference in life expectancy between men and women, and it's even visible between male and female animals.

Statistically, a woman in an elderly couple is likely to outlive her male partner (Arne Pastoor/VisualEyze/picture alliance )
Published on Nov 18, 2023 01:14 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Japan tourism sees monthly tourist numbers return to pre-Covid level

Inbound tourism has been one of the few bright spots in Japan’s patchy economic recovery while the yen’s slide this year boosts tourists' purchasing power.

This picture taken on November 14, 2023 shows Japan's highest mountain, Mt. Fuji in the background between skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku area. Japan tourism sees monthly tourist numbers return to pre-Covid level (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 04:26 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Families of 100+ Covid patients who died at the NY Veterans Home file lawsuit

The lawsuit claims that at least 350 veterans and staff living in the facility had got infected with Covid during the pandemic.

The veterans' home is owned by the New York State Department of Health.(Website of The New York State Veterans Homes)
Published on Nov 13, 2023 10:54 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Highly contagious new Covid variant HV.1 spreading across US

A new Covid-19 variant has emerged across the United States and is rising quickly. Here's all you need to be aware of.

The officials have begun examining the variant in order to be able to deal with a possible winter surge. (Freepik)
Published on Nov 13, 2023 04:30 PM IST
ByJahanvi Sharma

Gut fungus has long-term impact on the immunological response to severe COVID-19

The study shows that specific gut-dwelling fungi thrive in COVID-19, leading to the disease's extreme inflammation and long-term changes in immune system.

Gut fungus has long-term impact on the immunological response to severe COVID-19: Study(AFP/Istock)
Published on Nov 02, 2023 11:12 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, New York

What health minister said about the spate of heart attack cases in Gujarat

Several deaths due to heart issues have been reported in Gujarat recently, including during 'garba' events.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.(ANI)
Published on Oct 30, 2023 09:17 AM IST

1 crore ex-gratia to kin of two more Covid warriors: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister said two more names were included in the list of corona warriors at a recent cabinet meeting.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced in April 2020 that the Delhi government will pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore ex gratia to the kin of each healthcare and frontline worker who died of Covid. (ANI/File)
Published on Oct 20, 2023 09:35 PM IST

Covid-19 antibodies making dengue more severe, says study; what experts say

As per a new study, Covid-19 antibodies can cross-react with DENV-2 and can worsen dengue infection. Here're possible reasons why this may be happening.

This study is the first to demonstrate that anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies can cross-react with DENV-2 (dengue virus 2) and can enhance its infection through antibody- dependent enhancement
Published on Oct 20, 2023 01:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mystery solved: Study offers hope for long Covid patients suffering brain fog

Breakthrough study unveils the link between long Covid and brain fog, reveals how inflammation causes memory loss

Mystery solved: New study offers hope for long Covid patients suffering from brain fog or memory loss (istockphoto)
Published on Oct 18, 2023 07:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Long Covid study links lingering virus with bowel-to-brain havoc

The findings of the study provides an explanation for poor concentration, memory problems and other neurocognitive symptoms in long Covid.

More than 200 symptoms have been associated with long Covid, an umbrella term applied to the often debilitating health problems estimated to afflict 10% or more of people who have had Covid-19. (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 12:12 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Indian-origin student's death linked to Covid vaccine? Singapore govt responds

Pranav Madhaik, a student at Singapore Sports School, died on Wednesday after he felt unwell during a 400m fitness time trial on October 5.

14-year-old Indian-origin student Pranav Madhaik.
Published on Oct 15, 2023 08:45 AM IST

Banks support JAL’s demand that Yeida restore 1,000 hectare land allotment

Yeida objected to the plan on the grounds that the parent company of the group, JAL, has already mortgaged 80 of the 150 acres to banks

On June 13, 2023, the high court had rejected the JAL’s proposal to sell 150 acres of this 1,000 hectares and raise <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,500 crore to pay the land cost dues owed to Yeida, settling their dues once and for all. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 10:38 PM IST

ACT test scores for US students drop to a new 30-year low

The average ACT composite score for US students was 19.5 out of 36. Last year, the average score was 19.8

Students in the class of 2023 whose scores were reported Wednesday were in their first year of high school when the virus reached the U.S.
Published on Oct 11, 2023 10:44 AM IST
AP |

Bhumi Pednekar blames Covid-19 pandemic for lack of women-led films

Bhumi Pednekar believes that Veere Di Wedding was the last women-centric film to do well at the box office. Bhumi's Thank You For Coming released recently.

Bhumi Pednekar attends a promotional event for Thank You for Coming in Mumbai. (AFP)
Published on Oct 07, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Singapore seeing new Covid wave, warns health minister; daily cases reach 2,000

The spate of these recent Covid cases is driven by mostly two variants - the EG.5 and its sub-lineage HK.3.

During the peak in April, the number of infections rose to about 4,000 cases a day.
Published on Oct 06, 2023 08:32 PM IST

‘Long Colds’ may exist, scientists studying Covid’s effects find

Common cold symptoms can drag, leaving sufferers with a lingering cough, stomach pain, and diarrhea for weeks, scientists found.

Protracted post-acute illnesses are difficult to identify and treat because tests aren’t yet available to diagnose the complex condition, which is associated with more than 200 symptoms in long Covid alone(Pexels)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 06:49 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Long Covid patients are much more likely to have multiple organ abnormalities

MRI scans revealed that people with long COVID were 14 times more likely to have lung abnormalities than people who never had the disease.

The extent of MRI abnormalities was linked to the severity of their COVID, their age and whether or not they had other diseases.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 02:56 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Oxford

Nobel medicine prize: How two scientists modified mRNA for vaccine breakthrough

mRNA developed in the lab would trigger an inflammatory response once delivered. Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman made alterations to overcome this problem.

Scientists Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, who won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries enabling the development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, speak during a news conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 04:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kariko, Weissman win medicine Nobel for work that enabled mRNA vaccines

Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize for their contribution to the development of mRNA technology, enabling the creation of COVID-19 vaccines.

Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó (AFP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 06:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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