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  • No evidence of benefit by Chloroquine or HCQ to COVID-19 patients: Lancet

    No evidence of benefit by Chloroquine or HCQ to COVID-19 patients: Lancet

    New Delhi (ISJ): A large observational study suggests, treatment with anti-malarial drug chloroquine or its analogue hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), taken with or without the antibiotics azithromycin or clarithromycin, offers no benefit for patients with CO...

    22 May 2020 2:45 PM GMT
  • Indian lab develops COVID-19 test kit, cheaper and faster

    Indian lab develops COVID-19 test kit, cheaper and faster

    N.B. Nair Thiruvananthapuram (ISJ): An Indian centre for advanced medical specialities and technologies has developed a cheap diagnostic kit for COVID-19, which is capable of detecting the infection just in 10 minutes. Sree Chitra Tirunal Ins...

    18 April 2020 12:11 PM GMT
  • Closure of schools, workplaces in Wuhan limited COVID19 cases: Study

    Closure of schools, workplaces in Wuhan limited COVID19 cases: Study

    New Delhi (ISJ): A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown, international medical journal Lancet released a modelling study, confirming physical distancing in Wuhan, China has considerably helped reduce the number...

    26 March 2020 4:37 AM GMT
  • Parental diet affects sperm and health of future progenies

    Parental diet affects sperm and health of future progenies

    Tokyo (ISJ): When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets, it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. Now, an international team led by researchers at the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) have identified a key player an...

    21 March 2020 5:03 PM GMT
  • Give your heart to dog and live longer

    Give your heart to dog and live longer

    Washington (ISJ): Leave your health to dogs could turn out to be a great idea, if you have a pet dog at home, especially for those who have had heart attacks or strokes. New research shows association with dog gives its owner a longer life, reinforc...

    12 Oct 2019 11:20 AM GMT
  • Surgeons reconstruct breast bone using 3D imaging of rib cage, first time in India

    Surgeons reconstruct breast bone using 3D imaging of rib cage, first time in India

    N. B. Nair Kochi (ISJ): The parents of a nine-month old girl from Kasargod district of Kerala noticed their child's heart bulging out while beating. They were so scared even to give a bathe to the child, lest it would get hurt and finally took her t...

    19 Aug 2019 2:51 PM GMT
  • Indian scientists find way to correct heart anomaly due to erratic heart beats

    Indian scientists find way to correct heart anomaly due to erratic heart beats

    Mesra, Jharkhand (ISW) - CPVT – Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia– is a life-threatening heart anomaly caused due to improper electrical activity in the heart. Intense physical strain or emotional stress leads to erratic heartbeats...

    18 Aug 2019 6:15 AM GMT
  • AI helps identify bat species suspected of carrying Nipah virus

    AI helps identify bat species suspected of carrying Nipah virus

    New Delhi (ISW): The recent outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala, which follows one that occurred in 2018, has brought the focus back on bats which are known to host the virus. Using machine learning - a form of artificial intelligence (AI) – an interna...

    3 July 2019 12:28 PM GMT
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