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Dr KK Aggarwal,  10 October 2020
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Vaccines will work against new G-strain, finds study

In a major breakthrough for 321 Covid-19 vaccines being developed worldwide, a new study has found that they will work against the new G-strain mutation of the coronavirus, reports Chethan Kumar. The new study by a team led by Indian-origin scientist Prof SS Vasan has been published in ‘npj-Vaccine’, brought out by Nature. The virus which emerged from Wuhan was the D-strain. Most vaccines under development have been modelled on the original strain, which was common among sequences published early in the pandemic. more

World Mental Health day Special

1 in 7 individuals in India suffers from some form of mental health disorder! About time to initiate conversations and invest in mental health. Join us at 7:00 PM today on MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal for a World Mental Health Day Special episode with Dr Veena Aggarwal and Dr Reshma Hingorani from Baatein Kuchh Mann Ki Just click on or

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: HCQ

1103: Meta-analysis Points to Hydroxychloroquine Benefit Outside Hospitals1.Pooled data meta-analysis from five randomized controlled trials of hydroxychloroquine for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 noted that early use of the drug by people who were not hospitalized was associated with a statistically significant 24% decrease in risk of infection, hospitalization or death. 2.In the individual trials, the drug did not show a statistically significant impact on prevention or treatment. more

World COVID Meter 8th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity more

Spiritual Prescription: Yoga - The Greatest Healer

The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ - Sav-Stha means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says “Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama” or in other words, “even if thou are the sinner of all sinners, you shall cross over all sin by the raft of knowledge”. Here sin can be equated with physical or mental sickness.Again, in shloka 37, Krishna says “Gyanagni sarva karmani bhasmasat kurute tatha”. In other words, “as fire reduces fuel to ashes, the fire of knowledge reduces all karma to ashes”. more

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Abbott Launches Duphalac Bears in India


MUMBAI, India, 08 October, 2020 —Abbott announced today in India, the launch of DuphalacTM Bears, a new product featuring fruit-flavoured gummy bears designed to support children’s digestive health, helping them live healthier lives. DuphalacTM Bears launched in strawberry fruit flavor is a food supplement and meets FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) regulations. It provides the advantages of a trusted prebiotic and encourages the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system while reducing levels of unfriendly bacteria. In addition to helping raise levels of good bacteria in the gut, DuphalacTM Bears contains lactulose, a prebiotic derived from milk, that promotes gastrointestinal health. The prevalence of childhood constipation ranges between 0.7% & 29.6%, and most cases tend to occur during the age of toilet training, when children are two to three years old.

Hetero to develop injection form of COVID-19 drug Favipiravir

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Pharmaceutical firm Hetero Drugs is working to develop antiviral medication Favipiravir in the form of an injection. If successful, Hetero will become the first Indian drugmaker to introduce Favipiravir in injection form. The drug is currently available in tablet form only. Favipiravir which was originally designed to cure influenza is now used in the treatment of coronavirus patients. The Hyderabad-based generic drug company had on July 29, launched its generic version of Favipiravir in India under the brand name Favivir after getting the nod from the Indian drug regulator.

Ayurveda tech platform NirogStreet raises USD 2mn funding


New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) NirogStreet, a technology-led Ayurveda platform, on Thursday said it has raised USD 2 million (about Rs 14.6 crore) in funding led by Wavemaker Partners and Amand Ventures. Existing investor Spiral Ventures has also participated in the pre-series A funding round, a statement said. The startup will utilise the capital for deeper penetration, strengthen technology platform and digitise supply chain, it added. The funds would also be used to strengthen the companys reach and offerings to the Ayurveda doctors, it said. "Ayurveda has huge potential to bring India on the centre stage of world healthcare. As a B2B2C technology-enabled and doctor-led platform, we are consistently streamlining the supply chain of Ayurvedic services and medicine, transforming it into a proper healthcare system by engaging and empowering Ayurveda doctors and clinics to create an experience that patients can trust," Ram N Kumar, founder of NirogStreet, said.

How hospitals and diagnostic labs across India are managing biomedical waste amidst COVID-19

Biomedical waste is a termed used for any kind of trash that contains infectious items. Usually generated in healthcare units and hospitals, it includes human tissues, blood samples, used bandages, body fluids, contaminated cotton, expired medicines, and other sharps objects like needles, scalpels, and blades. If not managed scientifically, this waste can cause a great deal of harm not only to the environment but also to human health. From AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), tetanus, to psychosocial trauma, exposure to unsterilised or untreated biomedical waste can give rise to a slew of ailments in people.

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