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Higher body weight linked with severe COVID-19 risk: Lancet study

People who were underweight (BMI less than 18.5) also experienced worse outcomes from COVID-19.

Dangers of false optimism

Strong leadership and decentralised strategies is what we need until we can get more vaccines into people’s arms

Covid reinfections are rare, but common for older adults: Lancet

"Our study confirms what a number of others appeared to suggest: reinfection with Covid-19 is rare in younger, healthy people, but the elderly are at greater risk of catching it again," said researcher

Oxford Covid vaccine safe, protects against disease: Lancet

Past trial results have found that the vaccine induces antibody and T cell immune responses, and is safe in adults aged 18 years and over, including older adults, the study noted.

Russia vaccine ‘passes early trial test’

London: Early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine showed encouraging results when details were published Friday, but experts said the trials were too small...

Antibiotics may increase inflammatory bowel disease: Lancet

According to the study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, the association between antimicrobial treatment and IBD remained when patients were compared with their siblings.

Lancet editor creates buzz with Covid-19 vaccine tweet

Phase-1 trial of the vaccine candidate began in April itself, the Phase 2/Phase 3 UK trial of the Oxford vaccine, named AZD1222, in about 10,000 adult volunteers was announced in May.

Surge in HIV, TB, malaria deaths due to Covid-19: Lancet

Maintaining core services for HIV, TB, and malaria could largely mitigate the broader health impact of Covid-19, they said.

Lancet issues correction on study that led WHO to pause HCQ trial

"There was no mention of the countries or hospitals that contributed to the data source and no acknowledgments to their contributions."

The bats return to trigger Novel Coronavirus outbreak: Lancet

In the study, Professor Guizhen Wu of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that the data they had so far was consistent with the virus being initially hosted by bats.

Association of Surgeons condemn ‘Lancet’ editorial on 370

Hyderabad: The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) condemned the editorial board of 'The Lancet' for publishing the editorial ‘Fear and uncertainty around Kashmir future’...

Why Aarogyasri over Ayushman Bharat

Continuous improvements and ease of execution along with supplementary health schemes puts Aarogyasri way ahead

India’s health status improving, inequities still exist between States

India’s health report card: 333 disease conditions and injuries, 84 risk factors.

Lancet report says indoor air pollution killed 1.24 L in India

The Indian government had embarked on a drive to provide free cooking gas connections to five crore women from poor households in three years with a view to reduce the use of polluting fuels such as wood and dried cow dung.

India averted nearly one million child deaths since 2005, study says

India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles.

New ultra-low dose pill 100% effective in lowering BP: Lancet

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia, prescribed a quadpill -- a single capsule containing four of the most commonly used blood pressure-lowering drugs each at a quarter dose

‘Mohalla’ Clinics get a pat from global health magazine

"The initiative is aimed at expanding the reach and range of health services in unserved and under served areas such as slums," the magazine said.

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