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Early blood clot tests may help save critically ill Covid-19 patients from stroke: Study

HOUSTON: Critically ill COVID-19 patients face a high risk of developing kidney failure, stroke, and other complications associated with blood clot formation, according to a study which suggests that early tests may help save those severely affected by the disease. The study, published in the Journal of American College of …

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Study shows cats can transmit coronavirus to each other without showing symptoms

WISCONSIN: A new laboratory experiment has brought to light that cats can easily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, states that none of the cats …

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Previously known antiviral drug can speed up recovery of Covid-19 patients: Study

TORONTO: Researchers have shown for the first time that a previously known antiviral drug can speed up recovery of Covid-19 patients, an advance that may help slow down the tide of the pandemic across the world. According to the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, treatment with the …

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Mobile phones potential carrier of coronavirus, hospitals should restrict their use: Doctors

NEW DELHI: A group of doctors from the AIIMS, Raipur has recommended restrictions on use of mobile phones in healthcare institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that such devices can be a potential carrier of the virus and lead to infection among healthcare workers. In a commentary published in the …

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New model identifies Covid-19 patients with highest risk of death: Study

BEIJING: Researchers have developed a new model that can predict the mortality chances of COVID-19 patients based on the levels of three molecules in their bodies, an advance that may help identify individuals at very high risk of dying from the disease. The novel tool, described in the journal Nature …

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Can the coronavirus survive on paper currency?

NEW YORK: Yes, but experts say the risk of getting the virus from cash is low compared with person-to-person spread, which is the main way people get infected. Still, many businesses worldwide have banned cash transactions and governments are taking extra precautions. ‘; var randomNumber = Math.random(); var isIndia = …

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Astronomers decipher rhythm among young stars

HONOLULU: An international team of astronomers including researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa detected a rhythm of life for a class of stellar objects that puzzled scientists until now, by listening to the beating hearts of stars. The findings are an important contribution to the overall understanding of …

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Coronavirus infection in children may not start with coughs: Study

BEIJING: Children suffering from non-respiratory disease symptoms like diarrhea and fever, or those with a history of exposure to the novel coronavirus, should be suspected of having COVID-19, a new study says. According to the research, published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, gastrointestinal symptoms first suffered by some children …

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WHO chief: 7 or 8 'top' candidates for Covid-19 vaccine

UNITED NATIONS: The World Health Organization chief said on Monday there are around seven or eight “top” candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a UN Economic and Social Council video briefing the original thinking …

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Even animals may resort to physical distancing to prevent microbes: Study

HOUSTON: Scientists say they have uncovered evidence in animals about the importance of maintaining physical distance to minimise the spread of certain microbes among individuals. The study, published in the journal Animal Behaviour, observed monkeys in the wild to understand what role genetics, diet, social groupings and distance in a …