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Mask sampling can help detect TB in kids: Study

Mumbai: In an interesting finding that could pave the way for simpler and non-invasive ways of detecting tuberculosis (TB) in children, a city-based research organisation has found that the bacteria can be detected from the respiratory aerosols collected on masks. Through mask sampling, experts from the Foundation for Medical Research (FMR) could pick up tuberculosis bacilli in nine of the ten studied samples. The study, presented at the virtually held 51st Union World Conference on Thursday, garnered much interest as sampling remains one of the major challenges in detecting paediatric tuberculosis. Obtaining sputum samples from children is often difficult due to which doctors have to rely on more invasive ways like collecting gastric lavage or bronchoalveolar lavage, which involves inserting a tube to collect contents from the stomach and lungs respectively. more

Antiviral Drugs and COVID-19

There are no FDA approved treatments for COVID-19. Today we discuss all about the status of antiviral drugs in the treatment of COVID 19. Tune in at 7:00 PM on MEDtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal.Just click on or

National Medical Commission: A shot in the arm for medical education

Reproduced from: India Legal, published August 29, 2020 The NMC Act will bring in much-needed reforms in the medical education sector by ensuring probity, bringing down costs, simplifying procedures and enhancing the number of medical seats in India. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into force from September 25, 2020, thereby repealing the nearly 64-year-old Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. All its bodies such as the Medical Council of India and Board of Governors, which superseded the MCI on September 26, 2018, have also been dissolved. As a result, the much-awaited NMC will start to function effectively soon to bring reforms in the medical education sector. Last year, the National Medical Commission Act 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament. more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Cumulative 15 minutes

With input from Dr Monica Vasudev1119: CDC Expands Definition of COVID-19 Exposure From Close Contact to Cumulative 15 minutes 1.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for likely person-to-person spread of SARS-CoV-2. 2.It cautions about the risk of multiple, brief, close contact encounters with others who are positive for COVID-19. 3.Each close encounter, within 6 feet of an infected person, can heighten the risk for transmission. 4.Previously, the CDC had warned against spending 15 minutes or longer in close proximity to an infected person, especially in enclosed indoor spaces. more

What is the importance of silence?

True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is. Observing silence is another way of getting benefits of meditation. Many yogis in the past have recommended and observed silence now and then. Mahatma Gandhi used to spend one day of each week in silence. He believed that abstaining from speaking brought him inner peace and happiness. On all such days, he used to communicate with others only by writing on paper. Hindu principles also talk about a correlation between mauna (silence) and shanti (harmony). Mauna Ekadashi is a ritual followed traditionally in our country. On this day, the person is not supposed to speak at all and keep complete silence throughout day and night. It gives immense peace to the mind and strength to the body. In Jainism, this ritual has a lot of importance. Nimith was a great saint in Jainism who long ago asked all Jains to observe this vrata. Some people recommend that on every ekadashi one should observe silence; if not the whole day, but for few hours in a day. more

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Second Brazilian company to produce Russias Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine


A Brazilian pharmaceutical company said on Friday it has signed an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 starting in the second half of November. The private company União Quimica said on Friday that it was bound by a confidentiality agreement not to give any technical or scientific details. It still must obtain approval from Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa.

Vaccine verdict due by early December: Anthony Fauci


US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said it would be clear whether a COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021. “We will know whether a vaccine is safe and effective by the end of November, the beginning of December,” Fauci told the BBC. He said, “When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year.”

Covid-19: India has potential to shape global agenda, says WEFs Schwab

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Bullish on Indias power to shape the global agenda, the WEFs Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab has said the countrys early policy response to the Covid-19 pandemic was strong and now its biggest opportunity lies in leapfrogging to a more digital and sustainable economy. He further said he remains optimistic about India and as the country continues its quest to build "a stronger and more equal nation, the world will watch it for inspiration." "With its demographic advantage and extensive diversity, India has the power to shape the global agenda and define our collective future," Schwab told PTI in an interview from Geneva where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is based.

Steroids Boost Chances of Survival of Preterm Babies in Countries Like India: WHO

Antenatal steroids such as dexamethasone, used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe Covid-19, can boost the survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth in countries like India, say researchers at World Health Organisation (WHO). Also Read - Were You Born Preterm? Beware of These Signs Dexamethasone and similar drugs have long shown to be effective in saving preterm babies lives in high-income countries, where high-quality newborn care is more accessible. Also Read - These Lifestyle Habits May Lead to Preterm Labour

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