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April 4, 2024 2:29 PM

Global life expectancy rises despite setbacks from COVID-19

Global life expectancy surged by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2021, as revealed by a recent study published in The Lancet. The rise has been attributed to significant decline in mortality rates linked to diseases such as diarrhea, lower respiratory in...

January 15, 2024 5:04 PM

Oxford starts human testing of Nipah virus vaccine

The University of Oxford has started human testing of an experimental vaccine against the brain-swelling Nipah virus that led to outbreaks in Kerala and other parts of Asia. There is no vaccine yet for the deadly virus. Nipah was first identified ab...

December 29, 2023 2:58 PM

Scientists turn to Mushrooms in the battle against COVID-19

In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, a recent paper suggests that readily available mushrooms and their bioactive molecules could hold the key to effective natural remedies. The study, led by Prof. Ashis K Mukherjee and a team of researchers from ...

December 19, 2023 12:29 PM

Centre urges enhanced COVID-19 preparedness as new variant emerges

In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases across multiple states and Union territories in India, the Centre has issued an advisory, stressing the need for sustained vigilance and collective efforts to address the evolving challenges posed by th...

August 22, 2023 4:36 PM

High-level meeting conducted to review current COVID-19 situation

Given the recent findings regarding the identification of novel variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus worldwide, a high-level meeting was convened by Dr. P.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The meeting's focus was to assess the global ...

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