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NeoCov: Is latest COVID variant found by Wuhan scientists deadliest of them all? Know what WHO said

NeoCov: Is latest COVID variant found by Wuhan scientists deadliest of them all? Know what WHO said

Jan 28, 2022, 09:06 PM IST

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid-19, has mutated and resulted in different variants of the virus, including the latest Omicron. The Delta strain is regarded as the most contagious form of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to date. The new variant NeoCoV has been discovered among bats in South Africa.

5 tips to improve your posture at work and avoid back pain

5 tips to improve your posture at work and avoid back pain

Jan 28, 2022, 12:42 PM IST

Chronic back and neck pain may be a direct result of bad posture at work if you have a desk job. Know the mistakes you are making and tips to maintain a correct posture at work so that you can avoid long term health issues, especially those related to the spine and back. 

Depriving yourself of sleep? 5 major problems await you

Depriving yourself of sleep? 5 major health problems await you

Jan 27, 2022, 01:43 PM IST

Sleep deprivation can not only cause dizziness and mood swings during the day but also leads to long term cardiovascular problems. Your immunity is also at the risk of getting compromised if you are not sleeping enough.

Pitta Imbalance

Pitta Imbalance: Symptoms, Early Signs, Remedies and causes of Arthritis

Jan 26, 2022, 10:11 AM IST

The signs and symptoms of pitta imbalance are directly related to the pitta dosha's qualities of fire and water. Pitta governs digestion and metabolism, so the fire may begin in the small intestine and stomach—primary pitta's seats in the body—with indigestion, heartburn, or diarrhoea. 

5 effective ways to beat winter tiredness

5 effective ways to beat winter tiredness

Jan 25, 2022, 10:52 AM IST

It is common to experience tiredness during the winter season. This may be a direct result of lack of Vitamin D in the body, which we get from sunlight. Additionally, as mornings get darker, one may feel sluggish to leave their warm and comfy bed.

Remdesivir, COVID19

Remdesivir for COVID19 found to reduce need for mechanical ventilation, claims study

Jan 25, 2022, 07:55 AM IST

The Canadian trial found that among patients not receiving mechanical ventilation at the start of the study, the need for mechanical ventilation arose for 8% of patients receiving remdesivir compared with 15% of those receiving standard of care.

National Girl Child Day 2022: How can women keep themselves fit? Know the tips from Swami Ramdev

National Girl Child Day 2022: How can women keep themselves fit? Know the tips from Swami Ramdev

Jan 24, 2022, 01:22 PM IST

It has been observed that women often take lightly of their health. On this National Girl Child Day 2022, we bring to you the tips and home remedies to take care of your health and diet so that common health problems ailing women are kept at bay.

How long before you can meet a loved one in person after contracting COVID-19?

How long before you can meet a loved one in person after contracting COVID-19?

Jan 20, 2022, 11:07 AM IST

If you have been in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, the urge to meet a loved can be very strong. However, it is important to know the correct time period before you can get back to normal scheme of things and not put those around you at the risk of virus exposure. 

COVID19 vaccines

COVID19 vaccines offer lasting protection, claims study

Jan 20, 2022, 09:38 AM IST

The study found that the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines in reducing the risk of COVID-19 reached a peak of about 95 per cent two months after the first dose and then gradually declined. At seven months, the Pfizer vaccine dropped to 67 per cent effectiveness, compared to the Moderna vaccine, which maintained 80 per cent effectiveness.

5 golden diet tips that will help you get through changing weather

5 golden diet tips that will help you get through changing weather

Jan 19, 2022, 10:58 AM IST

With the onset of change in weather, a person's immunity is put to test. It is important that one focuses on eating right during weather change in order to avoid falling ill. Right diet is necessary apart from being active to avoid unnecessary stress on health.

Don't ignore these 10 warning signs of Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Don't ignore these 10 warning signs of Cervical Cancer

Jan 18, 2022, 01:43 PM IST

Did you know that unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge could be a warning sign of cervical cancer? While cervical cancer is quite preventable, the reason for the higher incidence is a lack of awareness among women. Know these 10 warning signs of Cervical Cancer and prevent the risk of it getting serious.

Can Blueberries control diabetes & insulin sensitivity

Can Blueberries control diabetes and insulin sensitivity? Here's what medical experts have to say

Jan 17, 2022, 03:39 PM IST

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), blueberries are said to be a superfood for diabetic patients. They are packed with antioxidants like vitamins A, B, C, E, and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber. They not just promote the overall health of the body but also prevent diabetes.

Know how controlling your BP can help brain health

Sudden shoot in BP can lead to haemorrhage: Know how controlling your BP can help brain health

Jan 17, 2022, 01:12 PM IST

The sudden surge in BP in a hypertensive patient can lead to hemorrhagic strokes which are secondary to rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Both systolic and diastolic hypertension contribute to risk; the higher your pressure, the higher your risk.

COVID vaccine

COVID vaccine linked to small & temporary increase in menstrual cycle length, says study

Jan 14, 2022, 01:43 PM IST

Most vaccinated users received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. On average, the first vaccination dose was associated with a .71-day cycle increase in cycle length and the second dose with a .91-day increase. Therefore, users vaccinated over two cycles had an increase of less than one day in each of the vaccination cycles.

Omicron Scare: How symptoms of COVID-19 changed over the three waves

Omicron Scare: How symptoms of COVID-19 changed over the three waves

Jan 12, 2022, 08:23 PM IST

Omicron Scare: Amid the rising cases, the general public are looking out for all the important informations related to COVID symptoms and treatment. Just in case, you are unversed, the three waves of coronavirus and its symptoms have changed a lot over the last three waves. Read to find out more!

activities that put you at most risk of a COVID infection

Activities that put you at most risk of a COVID-19 infection and must be avoided

Jan 11, 2022, 06:27 PM IST

As per a new study, the risky activities which have increased the transmission of COVID-19 infection over the past two years are: going outside for shopping, leaving home for work, using public transport, eating at restaurants, playing sports, going to indoor and outdoor parties.

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Protection against COVID 19: Adding these to your diet can help from falling prey to coronavirus

Jan 11, 2022, 10:04 AM IST

Doctors have time and again said it is vital to understand that the right nutrition helps reduce the chances of diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart diseases, which are common causes for falling prey to coronavirus.

Omicron

Omicron Scare: The new COVID19 variant neutralised by booster dose, finds study

Jan 11, 2022, 08:49 AM IST

The scientists from KU Leuven began by testing nine monoclonal antibodies used in clinical practice or currently in preclinical development. "We now need to study the length of protection of the booster dose. The vaccines probably become less effective in offering protection against contracting the virus, but they should continue to protect against severe forms," explained Olivier Schwartz.   

Omicron affecting lungs like Delta variant? Here's what Delhi's AIIMS doctor said

Omicron affecting lungs like Delta variant? Here's what Delhi's AIIMS doctor said

Jan 10, 2022, 05:33 PM IST

The cases of Omicron variant in our country are increasing at a rapid rate. AIIMS doctor Anjan Trikha said that currently, Omicron is not affecting the lungs in the way the Delta variant was damaging it so far. However, it is showing its effect by staying in the upper part of the organ due to which patients are suffering from-- sore throat, cough and fever.

Omicron Scare: Swami Ramdev shares how you can combat new variant of COVID with yoga, ayurveda & nat

Omicron Scare: Swami Ramdev shares how you can combat new variant of COVID with yoga & naturopathy

Jan 09, 2022, 08:00 PM IST

The cases of Omicron have increased at a rapid rate and now our country is witnessing over 1 lakh cases every day. Yoga guru Swami Ramdev ever since the first wave has been spreading the word about how Ayurveda is the best solution to treat the COVID infection. Yet again, he stated that the third wave of coronavirus can be treated not just with precaution but also through yogasanas, Ayurveda and naturopathy.