Govt defers national polio immunisation programme

Wednesday, 13 January 2021(Agencies):Govt defers national polio immunisation programmeThe National Polio immunisation programme, as part of which children in the age group of 0-5 years are administered polio drops, has been deferred “till further notice” by the Centre citing “unforeseen activities”.The National Immunisation Day (NID), commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for […]

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Past COVID-19 infection gives 5-month immunity, but risk exists: UK study

London, Jan 14(Agencies):An official UK study released on Thursday concludes that a past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity for at least five months, but people may still carry and transmit coronavirus.The Public Health England (PHE) analysis found that naturally acquired immunity as a result of past infections provide 83 per cent protection against reinfection, compared […]

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Metabolism may play role in recurrent major depression

New York, Jan 13(Agencies):Researchers have found that certain metabolites — small molecules produced by the process of metabolism — may be the predictive indicators for persons at risk of recurrent major depressive disorder (rMMD).The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, indicated that the accuracy of this prediction was more than 90 per cent.“This is […]

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Depression, stress may reduce efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, scientists say

New Delhi, Jan 14(Agencies):Depression, stress and loneliness can weaken the body’s immune system, and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines, including the new COVID-19 preventives that are in development and the early stages of global distribution, scientists say.According to a report accepted for publication in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, simple interventions, including exercise […]

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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine in India: All you need to know

With the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) issuing restricted emergency approval of the Serum Institute of India Covhishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccines for COVID-19, the question on everyone’s mind is how one can get the COVID-19 vaccine.However, registration for the vaccine is to be done via the COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN), which […]

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Multi-Organ Transplant: The Pioneering Centre Shares Their Formula for Success

Multi organ transplants require special consideration of donor and recipient selection followed by critical evaluation of the donor. As the region’s pioneers in multi-visceral transplants, Jupiter Hospital is home to a comprehensive organ transplant program capable of performing multi-organ transplantation, a complex procedure that requires sophisticated technology and advanced surgical and medical expertise.The Centre for […]

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