Swine Flu India

Bringing another challenge to the country, which is already busy dealing with the coronavirus, two employees were tested positive for H1N1 swine flu in Bangalore. Following this, German software giant SAP, where the employees are working on Thursday shut down their offices in India for “extensive sanitation”. As a precautionary measure, the company temporarily closed […]

corona, Patient Zero

Could we defeat coronavirus? Yes, proves the latest information regarding the first patient who was tested positive for the virus in India. As per the media reports, the final test result of India’s first coronavirus patient has returned negative. But the authorities were waiting for the last the final test results to discharge the patient, […]

Donating plasma can save lives, indeed the power of the plasma is beyond our thinking, it can do wonders. Now, to win over the battle against the coronavirus, twenty recovered coronavirus patients donated their plasma to those in severe condition in Wuhan. A move which deserves applauds. According to the province’s COVID-19 scientific research team, […]

Corona crisis

While the death toll from novel coronavirus disease(COVID-19) has escalated to 1770, the Free Medicine Scheme run by the Gehlot government in Rajasthan is about to disrupt. According to a joint letter written by ten major companies who supply essential medicines to the Rajasthan Medical Services Corporation under this much-lauded scheme, the raw materials for […]

Nipah, ICMR

When the deadly Nipah mercilessly claimed 17 lives in 2018, a lab in Manipal played a great role in detecting and controlling the spread of the virus. But now, it has found itself off the list of Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratories for no fault of theirs.  The Manipal […]

As the deadly coronavirus claimed 1000 lives in China, the World Health Organisation in a conference about battling the virus as China, said that the coronavirus poses a “very grave” global threat. WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines. According […]

Schizophrenia

Do music and schizophrenia has any connection? Well, a new study proves there is some connection between the two. According to a NIMHANS study, listening to Indian classical music has beneficial effects in improving the cognitive functions of patients with schizophrenia. The study examined the effect of music listening on the amplitude and latency of […]

Indian coronavirus

While the cases of coronavirus are still reiterating around the world, India has a piece of good news to share regarding one of its corona-positive patients. The patient zero of the country, a woman student from Thrissur, Kerala who returned from Wuhan, may soon get to go home. She is on the path of recovery […]

Coronavirus China

The novel coronavirus has affected 40,614 people and claimed 910 lives till now. While the virus is still hitting hard on the people, exceeding the death toll of the SARS outbreak of 2002, Tianjin University of China claims to have developed a diagnostic kit that can detect the virus in 15 minutes. According to a […]

2010 to 2020 was a decade of disease outbreaks. Several deadly diseases saw its dawn at period. Here are the five notable disease outbreaks of last decade.   H7N9 Avian influenza – March 2013  A subtype of influenza virus, Avian Influenza-A flu or H7N9 was found in the birds in the past which was not […]