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July 18, 2024 9:17 AM

US President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19, says White House

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is showing mild symptoms, the White House said. "He (Biden) will be returning to Delaware where he will self-isolate and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time,"...

July 10, 2024 10:54 AM

FLiRT COVID variants: What are they and are they more contagious?

The so-called FLiRT variants of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that cause COVID-19 have been the dominant forms of the virus circulating this year globally, according to the World Health Organization FLiRT is an acronym for the locations of the mutations th...

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 ...

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