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Early humans were walking across North America 23,000 years ago

24 Sep 2021

Early humans were walking across North America 23,000 years ago

Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine produces lasting immune response: Study

15 Sep 2021

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine produces lasting immune response: Study

Immunity generated by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine lasts for at least six months, and there is no indicator that vaccinated people will need a booster shot, according to a study.

No serious vaccine side effects in breastfeeding moms, infants: Study

09 Sep 2021

No serious vaccine side effects in breastfeeding moms, infants: Study

Breastfeeding mothers vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna preventive experienced similar side effects to what have previously been reported in non-breastfeeding women, while infants exhibited no adverse events after immunization, a study has found.

Indian-led team develops online search system to limit COVID-19 misinformation

01 Sep 2021

Indian-led team develops online search system to limit COVID-19 misinformation

A team led by an Indian-origin researcher in Canada has developed a system that increases the correctness and reliability of online health-related searches by 80% to help people make better decisions about topics such as COVID-19.

Single COVAXIN dose might be enough for those previously infected

28 Aug 2021

Single COVAXIN dose might be enough for those previously infected

A single dose of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN in previously COVID-19-infected individuals elicits a similar antibody response as obtained with two doses of the vaccine in those without a previous history of the disease, according to an ICMR study.

COVID-19 most-transmissible two days before, three days after symptoms appear

26 Aug 2021

COVID-19 most-transmissible two days before, three days after symptoms appear

People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, are most contagious two days before, and three days after they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted in China.

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that fight COVID-19

25 Aug 2021

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that fight COVID-19

The breast milk of lactating mothers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to a study.

COVID-19 antibody that protects against broad range of variants identified

23 Aug 2021

COVID-19 antibody that protects against broad range of variants identified

Researchers have identified an antibody that is highly protective at low doses against a wide range of variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the deadly COVID-19.

COVID-19 may become childhood disease in few years: Study

12 Aug 2021

COVID-19 may become childhood disease in few years: Study

COVID-19 may behave like other common-cold coronaviruses in the next few years, affecting mostly young children who haven't yet been vaccinated or exposed to the virus, according to a modeling study published on Thursday.

Global eradication of COVID-19 more feasible than polio: Study

10 Aug 2021

Global eradication of COVID-19 more feasible than polio: Study

The global eradication of COVID-19 is more feasible than it is for polio, but considerably less so than it was for smallpox, according to an analysis published in the journal BMJ Global Health on Tuesday.

Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

05 Aug 2021

Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

Even a small increase in the levels of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is associated with a greater risk of dementia for people living in those areas, shows a study conducted in the US.

DU researchers discover new frog species in Western Ghats

03 Aug 2021

DU researchers discover new frog species in Western Ghats

A team of researchers from Delhi University has recently discovered a frog species from the Western Ghats and named it after former vice-chancellor Professor Deepak Pental, according to a statement.

Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 could be used as COVID-19 antiviral therapy: Study

13 Jul 2021

Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 could be used as COVID-19 antiviral therapy: Study

Researchers have designed a synthetic defective SARS-CoV-2 that can interfere with the growth of the real virus, potentially leading to the extinction of both the COVID-19 causing pathogen and the artificial one.

Nasal COVID-19 vaccine prevents disease, transmission in animals: Study

12 Jul 2021

Nasal COVID-19 vaccine prevents disease, transmission in animals: Study

A new single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine fully protects mice against lethal infection, and also blocks transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in ferrets, a study has shown.

Severe illness risks, COVID-19 deaths in children very low: Study

09 Jul 2021

Severe illness risks, COVID-19 deaths in children very low: Study

The risk of severe illness and death from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is extremely low in children and teenagers, according to comprehensive analyses of public health data in the UK.

New drug target to treat coronavirus, fight future pandemic found

08 Jul 2021

New drug target to treat coronavirus, fight future pandemic found

Scientists have identified a novel target for a drug that can treat SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, and also help tackle a future coronavirus pandemic.

Over 7L annual deaths in India linked to abnormal temperature

08 Jul 2021

Over 7L annual deaths in India linked to abnormal temperature

Nearly 740,000 excess deaths in India annually can be attributed to abnormally hot and cold temperatures related to climate change, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

Recipe for even more powerful vaccines against COVID-19 found

06 Jul 2021

Recipe for even more powerful vaccines against COVID-19 found

Scientists have found a recipe for even more effective, powerful vaccines against the coronavirus and its rapidly emerging variants based on the way human cells activate the immune system in response to COVID-19 infection.

A new mystery human species has been discovered in Israel

25 Jun 2021

A new mystery human species has been discovered in Israel

An international group of archaeologists has discovered a missing piece in the story of human evolution.

New universal coronavirus vaccine may help prevent future pandemics

23 Jun 2021

New universal coronavirus vaccine may help prevent future pandemics

Scientists have developed a universal vaccine that protected mice not just against COVID-19 but also other coronaviruses while triggering the immune system to fight off a dangerous variant.

New AI-enabled drone helps locate disaster victims by their screams

19 Jun 2021

New AI-enabled drone helps locate disaster victims by their screams

The world is only beginning to grasp the significance and applicability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in real-world situations.

Anti-inflammatory drug may effectively treat COVID-19 complications in children: Study

17 Jun 2021

Anti-inflammatory drug may effectively treat COVID-19 complications in children: Study

Corticosteroids, a class of drugs that lowers inflammation, may be an effective treatment for children who develop a rare disorder called multisystem inflammatory system (MIS-C) after COVID-19 infection, according to a study.

Exposure to common cold virus may protect from COVID-19: Study

16 Jun 2021

Exposure to common cold virus may protect from COVID-19: Study

Exposure to the rhinovirus, that causes the common cold infection can provide protection against infection by the SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study.

COVID-19 could become like common cold in future: Study

21 May 2021

COVID-19 could become like common cold in future: Study

The novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could cause no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles within the next decade, according to a study.

COVID-19 vaccine offers minimal protection to organ transplant recipients: Study

10 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine offers minimal protection to organ transplant recipients: Study

Although two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine confer protection for people who have received solid organ transplants, it's not enough to enable them to dispense with masks, physical distancing, and safety measures, a study said.

Simple oral hygiene could help reduce COVID-19 severity: Study

21 Apr 2021

Simple oral hygiene could help reduce COVID-19 severity: Study

Simple oral hygiene measures could help lower the risk of novel coronavirus transmission from the mouth to the lungs, and help prevent severe instances of COVID-19, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.

Wearing two fitted masks may double protection against COVID-19: Study

19 Apr 2021

Wearing two fitted masks may double protection against COVID-19: Study

Wearing two tightly-fitted face masks can double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and causing COVID-19, according to a study.

Masks, ventilation stop COVID-19 spread better than social distancing: Study

06 Apr 2021

Masks, ventilation stop COVID-19 spread better than social distancing: Study

Masks and a good ventilation system are more important than social distancing for reducing the airborne spread of COVID-19 inside a room, a modeling study suggests.

Deadly heatwaves will become more common in South Asia: Scientists

25 Mar 2021

Deadly heatwaves will become more common in South Asia: Scientists

Potentially deadly heatwaves will likely become more commonplace in South Asian countries, including India, in the coming decades even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degree Celsius, according to a new study.

Researchers successfully establish two-way communication with sleeping lucid dreamers

21 Feb 2021

Researchers successfully establish two-way communication with sleeping lucid dreamers

A group of international researchers published a technical paper on Thursday explaining that they were able to communicate in real-time with lucid dreamers.

Scientists unravel what makes some people COVID-19 superspreaders

11 Feb 2021

Scientists unravel what makes some people COVID-19 superspreaders

Obesity, age, and the state of COVID-19 infection influence the number of virus particles an infected person breathes out, according to a new study which says these factors determine if a person becomes a superspreader of the virus.

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of dying after cardiac arrest

05 Feb 2021

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of dying after cardiac arrest

COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest are far more likely to die than those who are not infected, according to a study published on Friday which found that women, in particular, have the highest risk.

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early virus patients

30 Jan 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early virus patients

A World Health Organization team visited a hospital on Friday where China says the first COVID-19 patients were treated more than a year ago as part of the experts' long-awaited fact-finding mission on the origins of COVID-19.

Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance

14 Dec 2020

Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance

Researchers have confirmed what many of us anticipated — the fear of missing out (or FOMO in colloquial language) after seeing social media posts of others is real. It is prominent to the extent that it adversely affects your job performance.

Indian-origin scientists in US discover possible COVID-19 treatment

21 Nov 2020

Indian-origin scientists in US discover possible COVID-19 treatment

A team of Indian-origin scientists in the United States has discovered a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

12 Nov 2020

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

A new study has indicated that restaurants, gyms, and hotels have the highest risk of spreading COVID-19.

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

The novel coronavirus may last up to 28 days on glass screens or banknotes, a recent study by Australia's top biosecurity laboratory has found.

To reduce coronavirus spread, you need to limit your talking

02 Sep 2020

To reduce coronavirus spread, you need to limit your talking

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have stressed the importance of wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, among other health precautions.

India: Half of all coronavirus cases in 18-44 age group

02 Sep 2020

India: Half of all coronavirus cases in 18-44 age group

The Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday revealed that over half of the total coronavirus infections in India are among people in the age groups 18-44 years.

HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

25 Aug 2020

HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

A 33-year-old man in Hong Kong has contracted COVID-19 twice this year in what is said to be the first documented case of reinfection, according to preliminary research.