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Natural immunity from Omicron infection weak, limited: Study

Natural immunity from Omicron infection weak, limited: Study

Los Angeles: Infection with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 provides little long-term immunity against other variants in unvaccinated people, according to a study published in the journal Nature. In experiments using mice and blood samples from donors who were infected with Omicron, researchers at Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the […]

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Pollution led to over 23.5 Lakh premature deaths in India during 2019: Lancet Study

Pollution led to over 23.5 Lakh premature deaths in India during 2019: Lancet Study

Portrays deaths as highest in world

New Delhi: India saw over 23.5 lakh premature deaths due to pollution of all types — including 16.7 lakh fatalities caused by air pollution — in 2019, the highest among all countries globally, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The majority of air pollution related deaths — 9.8 lakh […]

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India battling climate change and it is getting worse, warn experts

India battling climate change and it is getting worse, warn experts

New Delhi: The spectre of climate change is here to stay and even worsen, say climate scientists as searing winds blow across swathes of north India, including New Delhi where temperatures have crossed 49 degrees Celsius, and flash floods ravage parts of the northeast. A day after two weather stations in Delhi saw temperatures of […]

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Booster shots: Govt may not allow mixing of Covid vaccines

Booster shots: Govt may not allow mixing of Covid vaccines

New Delhi: The government may not allow precaution dose of a COVID-19 vaccine other than the one used for primary vaccination in light of a CMC Vellore study which showed lack of uniformity in results upon mixing of jabs for booster shots, sources said on Thursday. The Covid Working Group of NTAGI which reviewed the […]

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Nobody can be forced to undergo COVID-19 vaccinations: SC

Nobody can be forced to undergo COVID-19 vaccinations: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that no person can be forced to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and asked the Centre to make public the effect of such an immunisation. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai said bodily autonomy and integrity are protected under Article 21 of the […]

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Premature to attribute extreme heat in India, Pakistan to climate change: WMO

Premature to attribute extreme heat in India, Pakistan to climate change: WMO

United Nations: As large parts of India and Pakistan experience scorching temperatures, the UN’s specialised agency on weather has said while it is premature to attribute the extreme heat in the two countries solely to climate change, it is consistent with a changing climate, with heatwaves starting earlier than in the past. Extreme heat is […]

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Climate change in Himalayan region: Scientists identify 100 crucial research questions

Climate change in Himalayan region: Scientists identify 100 crucial research questions

New Delhi: Scientists have identified 100 pressing research questions on climate change and water resources in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB), which they say must be answered to protect the communities living in the region. The UIB is located in the mountainous Hindu-Kush Karakoram Himalaya (HKH) region, of which Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is a […]

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World military expenditure passes USD 2 trillion for 1st time; US on top: SIPRI

World military expenditure passes USD 2 trillion for 1st time; US on top: SIPRI

London: The global military expenditure has crossed the USD 2 trillion mark for the first time, with the US, the world’s largest economy, being the top spender, Sweden-based defence think-tank SIPRI said on Monday. In its latest report, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said that the total global military expenditure increased by 0.7 […]

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Breakthrough- Low-cost blood thinning drug may potentially treat, prevent COVID-19: Study

Breakthrough- Low-cost blood thinning drug may potentially treat, prevent COVID-19: Study

Melbourne: A widely available and affordable blood thinning drug, heparin, limits lung damage when inhaled by COVID-19 patients, and may also prevent infection from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to early results of a study. Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) and colleagues are tracking hospital patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 13 countries who were […]

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COVID-19 resurgence- Asymptomatic, mild symptomatic act super spreaders: Experts

COVID-19 resurgence- Asymptomatic, mild symptomatic act super spreaders: Experts

Srinagar: Amid the steep surge in Covid-19, people who are infected but are having mild or no symptoms act as super spreaders, experts said Friday. Experts said that many people who become infected develop cough, fever and loss of taste and smell, while others have no symptoms. “It is vital to understand the percentage of […]

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