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  • WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death
    GENEVA, July 5 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.  
  • Morning walk key to good night's sleep after heart bypass surgery
    London, July 5 (IANS) Just half an hour of morning walk can help heart bypass surgery patients get a sound sleep at night, says a study.   "Many patients have trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery," said study author Hady Atef of Cairo University, Egypt.  
  • ICMR defends timeline for coronavirus vaccine trials
    MUMBAI, July 4 (Reuters) - India's leading clinical research agency said Saturday its decision to fast-track development of a potential coronavirus vaccine was in line with international standards, after health experts raised concerns about the schedule for clinical trials.  
  • Scientists urge caution over launch of Covid vaccine by Aug 15
    'We must not compromise with the standard, the quality. We don't need to be the first to launch a drug but what we need is a Made in India vaccine that the entire world can rely on' New delhi, July 4 (PTI): India's COVID-19 vaccine programme has gained sudden traction bu
  • How Covid-19 virus damages the endocrine system
    Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that people with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of Covid-19.   The virus that causes Covid-19 binds to the ACE2 receptor, a protein which is expressed in many tissues.   This allows the v

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  • We shall prevail
    BY R. K. PACHNANDA  IANS | July 4 Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a very profound and pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we shall overcome the two "jung" of COVID-19 and China and win both battles.   Our visionary Prime
  • Chinese hand in ISI's Gilgit-Baltistan move hits separatists
    BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The controversial proposal to annex Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is to change the semi-autonomous status of the region, is being pushed by Pakistan to help China secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corri
  • 'Encouraging' data but Covid vax nowhere near us
    New York, July 3 (IANS) There are currently 18 candidate vaccines in key clinical trials globally but despite encouraging preliminary data coming from some research labs, a Covid-19 vaccine is nowhere near while new corona cases are mounting in several countries including in India. &nbs
  • BJP wants J&K to get full statehood again: Ram Madhav
    BY NAVNEET MISHRA AND KAMLESH SINGH New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) National General Secretary Ram Madhav is one of the BJP's high-profile faces. Since becoming spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 2003, he has subsequently been in the news not only in the country but also
  • Eyes in the sky: Investors reach for new tools to gauge climate change risk
    As climate change is eroding age-old certainties, a new cast of characters is searching for answers in the sky   LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - In the twilight years of past civilisations, astrologers would scour the heavens for signs of impending calamity. In an era where climate cha

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