Do men fare worse with coronavirus?

London: Death and infection tolls from coronavirus pandemic spreading around the world point to men being more likely than women to contract the disease and to suffer severe or critical complications if they do. Here are some insights from research and experts: ARE MEN MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION WITH THE NEW CORONAVIRUS? It looks that way, yes. In More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Countries with mass BCG immunization likely to show better resistance against coronavirus: JNU Prof

New Delhi: Gobardhan Das, Professor at Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has said that countries with mass BCG immunization are “likely to have better resistance” More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Coronavirus could become seasonal: Fauci

Washington: Dr. Anthony Fauci says there a very good chance the new coronavirus “will assume a seasonal nature” because it is unlikely to be under control globally. Dr. Anthony Fauci speaking on CBS’s “Face More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Social distancing prevents coronavirus infections, says Harsh Vardhan

Jhajjar (Haryana): The most effective remedy against coronavirus is social distancing, said Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan takes stock More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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42 per cent of coronavirus patients in India in 21-40 years age bracket

New Delhi: As much as 42 per cent patients of coronavirus in the country belong to 21-40 years age, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said on Saturday. 42 per cent coronavirus patients in India More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Face masks no replacement for physical distancing amid coronavirus: Fauci

Washington: Wearing a face mask is not a substitute for physical distancing and other coronavirus mitigation measures, US’s top infectious disease official said on Friday, as the Trump administration readies its More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Why is New Orleans’ coronavirus death rate seven times New York’s? Obesity is a factor

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Staff of Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL), which runs More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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High Court stays Kerala govt order on special passes for tipplers to buy liquor

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed a state government decision to issue special passes to tipplers, who have withdrawal symptoms and doctor’s prescription to purchase liquor from the Excise department. The More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Chinese scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatment find ‘effective’ antibodies

Beijing: A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: A pet cat has tested positive for the coronavirus in Hong Kong after its owner was confirmed with having the virus, the city’s Agricultural and Fisheries department said, cautioning that the animal More...