Drug News (Medindia)

Mask Effectiveness Against Viral Droplets: Study

Effectiveness of different types of masks were evaluated using simple techniques to find the best suited mask to prevent the spread of droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

Maintain Essential Health Services During Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO

World Health Organization urged member countries in the South-East Asian region to maintain vital health services and accelerate the resumption of disrupted health care services hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, as an integral part of the COVID-19 response.

NE States Show 65,882 Covid-19 Cases

Eight northeastern states registered 65,882 Covid-19 positive cases with 174 people succumbing to the disease so far.

Spread Of Coronavirus Contained in Country

Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the spread of coronavirus has been contained in the country, citing how half the total cases are from three states only.

Post-COVID-19 Global Warming Will Depend on Climate-Friendly Choices

The fall in carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and other emissions by between 10-30% globally and the massive behavioral shifts seen during lockdown will only have a tiny impact on the climate, mainly because the decrease in emissions from confinement measures is temporary.

Gut Bacteria To Be A Potential Drug Target in Huntington's Patients

The study, led by Monash University's Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, with collaboration from the Florey Institute for Neurosciences found evidence of gut dysbiosis (altered bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract) in people with HD

COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 710,000 Worldwide

Global Covid-19 deaths surpassed 710,000 on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 In India: 62.5K Fresh Cases Reported

India on Friday witnessed its highest-ever single-day spike as 62,538 new Coronavirus cases were detected in 24 hours, pushing its tally to over 20 lakh cases.

Perception of Sweet-taste Changes as Kids Develop

Kids and teenagers are less sensitive to the sweet taste compared to adults, and need 40 percent more sucrose in a solution for them to identify the taste of sugar, finds a new study.

N95 Masks Can Be Sanitized Using A Cooker: Study

N95 masks can be sanitized efficiently at home by using electric pressure cookers at a particular temperature. This technique will help healthcare professionals to reuse N95 masks.

Wrist Fracture- Plaster Cast Better Than Surgical Fixation

Using a plaster cast to treat scaphoid waist fractures of the wrist is equivalent to surgery in healing the bone, as long as the few that do not re-join are identified and fixed. Despite a recent rise in surgical procedures to fix scaphoid fractures, it does not speed up the healing process of the bone.