Babies born during pandemic’s first year score slightly lower on development screening

A team of researchers has recently found that babies born during the pandemic’s first year scored lower on a developmental screening test — regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy. The study has been published in the ‘JAMA Pediatrics Journal’. The study included 255 babies born at a NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan […]

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce atherosclerosis: Study

According to a new study, omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in preventing inflammation in blood vessels and reducing atherosclerosis. The research has been published in the ‘The Journal of Clinical Investigation’. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death globally and a serious public health problem. Atherosclerosis is associated with chronic inflammation in the blood […]

Nasal vaccine might help fight new Covid-19 variants: Study

In a new study by Yale’s Akiko Iwasaki, the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology, it was found that intranasal vaccination provided broad-based protection against heterologous respiratory viruses in mice. The research has been published in the ‘Science Immunology Journal’. “The best immune defence happens at the gate, guarding against […]

Covaxin 50 pc effective against symptomatic Covid: Lancet study

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin (BBV152) are 50 percent effective against symptomatic COVID-19 disease, according to the first real-world assessment of the COVID-19 vaccine published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The study assessed 2,714 hospital workers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, from […]

Covaxin true success story of public-private partnership, says Bharat Biotech Chairman

The development of the country’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin is a true success story for public-private partnerships in India, which is based on mutual respect, trust and transparency, said Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech. Speaking at the launch of “Going Viral, Making of Covaxin: The Inside Story” book, Dr Ella […]

India’s first portable wireless spirometer for early diagnosis of COPD, Asthma launched

On World COPD Day, India’s first pneumotach-based portable wireless spirometer to diagnose Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and asthma was launched by pharmaceutical major Cipla. According to Cipla, ‘Spirofy’ is a wireless device with good battery backup, making it suitable for use in outdoor camps, remote areas with power shortages. The advanced device ensures high result […]