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How to know the right type of serology test to understand immunity against Covid-19

By Dr.Prerna Agarwal Technical operations, Apollo Diagnostics, Hyderabad When someone gets infected with a virus, like SAR-CoV-2, their body mounts an immune response by developing antibodies against this virus. These antibodies attack the virus and clear the virus from the system. If someone contracts COVID-19 but shows no symptoms, Antibody tests, also known as serology tests, tell us if an individual was infected in the past and has an immune response. Serology testing does not detect the presence of the virus, but rather detects the antibodies that are, or were, produced by the body in fighting the disease. more

COVID-19: Pakistan’s Experience

To tell us about the impact of this pandemic on Pakistan, we have with us Prof Muhammad Ashraf Nizami, the President of Pakistan Medical Association. Join us today at 7 pm on Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal as he discusses about Covid-19 and its effects in Pakistan.Just click on or

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Antigen Testing

With input from Dr Monica Vasudev 1168: In Thailand, among the 10% of individuals who did not wear a mask or wear one correctly, nearly three-fifths did not wear the masks correctly, such as under their chin, while two-fifths did not wear a mask at all, reported Richard Maude of Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok. Not wearing masks correctly was found to be more frequent among adults 19-60 years of age, as compared to young children or older adults. Additionally, men were more likely to wear masks incorrectly compared to women, stated the researchers in a late-breaking presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. [MEDPAGE TODAY] more

World COVID Meter 25th November: 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, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8, 51M November 10, 52M November 12, 53M November 14, 54M November 15, 55M November 17, 56M November 19, 57M November 20, 58M November 22, 59M November 24 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Coronavirus Cases: 60,086,831 Deaths: 1,413,778 Recovered: 41,541, more

Do we get a human birth each time we die?

As per Vedic sciences, Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless your Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are totally exhausted. It also believes in liberation, in which, once your past karmas debt is over, you do not take a rebirth. On the other hand, Garuda Purana says that you can take rebirth in animal species, which means you can be born like a donkey or a dog. Vedic science, on the other hand, says that once you get a human body, you will either be liberated or only get another human body. more

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MUMBAI : In an interaction with Mint, Utpal Oza, head of investment banking, at Nomura India talks about how India is seeing a growing interest from strategic investors from Japan Korea and Thailand as companies look to diversify their supply chains from China, why capital markets have been abuzz with dealmaking despite the pandemic and how the Indian pharma sector has become a big target for private equity funds. Edited excerpts,Given the talks of China plus one strategy, are we seeing inbound M&A interest from global companies? Which sectors are seeing an interest?

Alembic Pharmas JV Aleor Dermaceuticals gets tentative nod from USFDA for testosterone gel


New Delhi: Drug firm Alembic Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday said its joint venture Aleor Dermaceuticals has received tentative nod from the US health regulator for generic Testosterone Gel used for treating testosterone deficiency. Aleor Dermaceuticals has received tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Testosterone Gel, 1.62 per cent (20.25 mg/1.25 gm actuation), Alembic Pharmaceuticals said in a regulatory filing. The product is a generic version of AbbVie Incs AndroGel in the same strength, it added. According to IQVIA data, Testosterone Gel, 1.62 per cent (20.25 mg/1.25 gm actuation) has an estimated market size of USD 107 million for twelve months ending September 2020, the filing said.

Doctor, 30, Dies Of Covid; Cyclone Blocked Chennai Lung Transplant Hope

Bhopal: A young doctor died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday after battling the virus for almost a month in Madhya Pradesh. The virus severely affected Dr Shubham Upadhyays lungs and a transplant was the only way to save him. However, he couldnt be airlifted to Chennai for the procedure due to cyclone Nivar, which is expected to hit the southeast coast by midnight or early tomorrow. The 30-year-old, a contract doctor in Bundelkhand Medical College, tested positive on October 28 while treating Covid patients. He was rushed to Chirayu Medical College in Bhopal after his condition deteriorated on November 10.

Indian-origin doctor, elected as New Zealand MP, takes oath in Sanskrit

Indian-origin Dr Gaurav Sharma, who was elected as a member of the New Zealand Parliament, created history on Wednesday when he took oath in Sanskrit. The 33-year-old, Dr Gaurav Sharma originally hails from Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh and had won the election as a Labour Party candidate from Hamilton West. “Dr Gaurav Sharma, one of the youngest, newly elected MP in NZ Parliament took oath today, first in NZ’s indigenous Maori language, followed by India’s classical language- Sanskrit, showing deep respect for cultural traditions of both India and New Zealand,” tweeted High Commission to New Zealand Muktesh Pardeshi.

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