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    Sleep, interrupted: Pandemic has deprived many of the good night's sleep

    Covid-19 has affected normal life to the extent of depriving many people of a good night’s rest, making them more vulnerable to infection.

    Scientists decode how immune system malfunctions in severe COVID-19 cases

    In the study, published in the journal Cell, they analysed the gene activity and the amount of proteins on the level of individual immune cells circulating in the blood of these patients using very high resolution single-cell OMICs technologies.

    What is the tick-borne virus spreading in China?

    SFTS Virus is not a new virus. China isolated the pathogen of the virus in 2011, and it belongs to the Bunyavirus category. Virologists believe that the infection may have been passed on to humans by ticks and that the virus can be transmitted between humans.

    India's total Covid-19 cases cross 20 lakhs

    India has focussed on the Test, Track and Treat strategy. India has continued testing more than 6 lakh COVID-19 samples for the third consecutive day in a row.

    Mildly ill COVID-19 patients might be discharged in nine or more days after symptom onset: Study

    Scientists have assessed respiratory samples from 35 COVID-19 patients, and found that contagious coronavirus was "rarely detectable" beyond eight days after onset of illness, an advance that can help develop better self-isolation and quarantining protocols to curb the spread of the pandemic.

    No benefit of plasma therapy in reducing COVID-19 mortality risk, says AIIMS trial interim analysis

    During the trial, one group of patients was given convalescent plasma therapy along with the standard supportive treatment while the other group only received standard treatment. The number of fatalities recorded in both the groups was equal and there was not much clinical improvement in the condition of patients, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said.

    Centre releases Rs 890 crore as 2nd tranche of package for Covid health system preparedness

    Those who received financial assistance in the second installment include Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim, the ministry said.

    Karnataka sees a drop in RT-PCR tests as government pushes for cheaper antigen kits

    The more expensive RT-PCR test is considered the gold standard in detecting Covid-19 infections. Of the 42,458 tests done on August 3, 29,488 (69%) were rapid antigen tests, while 12,970 (30%) tests were performed using RT-PCR kits.

    New drug RLF-100 shows dramatic recovery in COVID-19 patients suffering respiratory failure

    Aviptadil is a formulation of Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP), which is present in high concentrations in the lungs and known to block various inflammatory cytokines. NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics have partnered to develop the drug.

    View: The pandemic should guide India towards an equitable health system

    Trouble is, health is a physical state, and digitising records and creating stacks will not make us a healthier nation. Vastly improving healthcare delivery and spending on preventative healthcare will.

    Impact of Covid-19 will stay longer but at a lower level: WHO

    Impact of Covid-19 will stay longer but at a lower level: WHO

    There are two ways of killing the virus; one is by suppressing the infection, which is then impacting the people's psychology and the economy. And, the second is by the prospect of vaccines, which could play an important part in eliminating the virus.

    India's 'amazing' support could help bring 'good news' to world on rapid COVID-19 testing: Israel

    India's 'amazing' support could help bring 'good news' to world on rapid COVID-19 testing: Israel

    The Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), in the Israel Ministry of Defence (IMoD), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have completed their mission of collecting samples to test and validate four Israeli diagnostic technologies, a press statement by IMoD here said.

    Medical device industry suffers up to 85% drop in revenues during Apr-June: MTaI

    Medical device industry suffers up to 85% drop in revenues during Apr-June: MTaI

    Medical technology industry has suffered around 50-85 per cent drop in revenue during April-June with a decline in surgical procedures at hospitals due to COVID-19 situation, industry body MTaI said on Wednesday.

    IHH to continue to execute Fortis plan: Koji Nagatomi, India Chairperson Mitsui

    IHH to continue to execute Fortis plan: Koji Nagatomi, India Chairperson Mitsui

    IHH Healthcare Berhad’s acquisition of Fortis Healthcare has been caught in a logjam since December 2018 after the Supreme Court put the sale on hold.

    M&M-Skanray Technologies' indigenously designed ventilator fails to meet govt specs

    M&M-Skanray Technologies' indigenously designed ventilator fails to meet govt specs

    HLL Lifecare, the government’s procurement agency, rejected the device because it did not meet the specifications set by the government, Alva said. “We designed it with a simplified interface that paramedics could operate even if there were no intensivists available, but the government wanted to follow the conventional requirement,” he said.

    96 per cent of 60,000 ventilators being procured are indigenous: Health Ministry

    96 per cent of 60,000 ventilators being procured are indigenous: Health Ministry

    The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said about 96 per cent of the 60,000 ventilators being procured by the government are indigenous and most of them have been sponsored by the PMCARES fund.

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