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Antiviral drugs may reduce monkeypox symptoms, shorten contagious phase: Study

The cases analysed in the study, published on Tuesday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, represent the first instances of in-hospital transmission and household transmission outside of Africa.
Monkeypox, a close relative of the smallpox virus, is a rare disease classified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the UK Health Security Agency.(AFP)
Monkeypox, a close relative of the smallpox virus, is a rare disease classified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the UK Health Security Agency.(AFP)
Published on May 25, 2022 05:49 AM IST
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Only 1/3rd diabetics have blood sugar under control: Lancet study

The findings, comprising a vast sample size of 113,043 people, illustrates the scale of what are considered as non-communicable disease, which now have a growing disease burden and have been linked to unhealthy lifestyles among other factors.
At least 36% of the population with diabetes achieved good glycemic control, 48.8% achieved good blood pressure control and 41.5% achieved LDL cholesterol control, the Lancet study said. (HT file)
At least 36% of the population with diabetes achieved good glycemic control, 48.8% achieved good blood pressure control and 41.5% achieved LDL cholesterol control, the Lancet study said. (HT file)
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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