Day: December 1, 2020

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A ray of hope? Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials show positive results!

Ever since the first Coronavirus case came to India there has been a race to find a cure for this dangerous, deadly virus. But, after many failed attempts and no cure in sight, there began a race to find a vaccine that would prevent people from being infected in the first place! Research began all …

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COVID phobia might haunt you before COVID does…

The novel corona virus has taken a serious toll over the world, and few countries especially like India & USA are immensely affected. Evidence shows that a lot of people with coronavirus— particularly young, seemingly healthy people— don’t have symptoms but can still spread the virus. That’s why the most important thing that almost all …

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Are doctors at any higher risk of catching infectious diseases compared to the general population?

Are doctors at any higher risk of catching or dying of infectious diseases or a superbug than the general population? And if so, what specialties are more at risk for this? We’d naturally assume it’s anyone working within a hospital, right? One thing that made me start thinking about this is the recent nuclear explosion …

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Are diabetics at a greater risk to covid-19?

The data obtained from the recent studies show that people with diabetes do not appear to be at higher risk of developing COVID-19 but they are more likely to develop severe diseases and complications from COVID-19 in comparison to normal, healthy people. This occurs mainly due to the fact that high blood sugar interferes and …

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Are air-conditioned rooms more prone to disease transmission?

People working in buildings with air conditioning systems report higher symptoms like mucosal irritation, headache, fatigue etc. than people occupying buildings with natural ventilation. These unrelated symptoms are often referred to as sick building syndrome. While there is not a lot of conclusive research in the public domain but some studies have shown that air …

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