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Immune response triggered by Covid-19 infection can damage brain, finds study

Researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) examined brain changes in nine people who died suddenly after contracting the virus.
Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 can trigger brain damage may help inform development of therapies for COVID-19 patients who have lingering neurological symptoms, according to NIH. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 can trigger brain damage may help inform development of therapies for COVID-19 patients who have lingering neurological symptoms, according to NIH. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 05:47 AM IST
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Delhi sees minor rise in tally with 615 Covid cases, positivity rate at 3.89%

With this, Delhi’s overall Covid-19 infection tally – since the start of the pandemic – rose to 19,38,048. The tally of active cases in the city rose to 2,507, from 2,938, a day ago.
15,829 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 9879 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 5950 rapid antigen tests.
15,829 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 9879 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 5950 rapid antigen tests.
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:34 PM IST
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Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami

China resumes in'tl flights after 2 years, services to India still in limbo

China is also processing the list of hundreds of Indian students wanting to return to the country to re-join their colleges.
There have been no regular routes between China and India since November 2020 and no flights have been notified yet between the two countries, it said.(AFP)
There have been no regular routes between China and India since November 2020 and no flights have been notified yet between the two countries, it said.(AFP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 07:41 PM IST
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Myopia: Causes behind the sudden rise of short sightedness in India, treatment

It has been projected that half of the population all over the world will be myopic by 2050. Myopia in India was rare a decade ago. Doctors identify the reasons behind the sudden rise of short sightedness and share health tips to treat the same
Myopia: Causes behind the sudden rise of short sightedness in India, treatment and preventive tips (Image by kalhh from Pixabay )
Myopia: Causes behind the sudden rise of short sightedness in India, treatment and preventive tips (Image by kalhh from Pixabay )
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 02:57 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

New face mask that can kill Covid virus developed

Researchers have developed a new N95 face mask that can not only reduce COVID-19 spread but also kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus upon contact with it.
The mask can potentially be worn longer, causing less plastic waste as it does not need to be replaced as frequently, the researchers said.(Pixabay)
The mask can potentially be worn longer, causing less plastic waste as it does not need to be replaced as frequently, the researchers said.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 06:03 PM IST
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