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N95 and FFP2 mask: Demand for stronger face covering – New variant is ‘too contagious’

Coronavirus: New strain ‘significantly more risky’ says expert Research published by New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG)suggests the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 first discovered in Kent is more deadly than previous variants. The finding may help to explain the rise in daily hospital deaths seen in the UK despite ongoing lockdown restrictions. […]

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Saturday that Egypt would start rolling out a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign the following day with the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab. “We are starting a vaccination drive tomorrow beginning with healthcare workers followed by those suffering from chronic diseases and later the elderly,” Sisi said in brief comments after unveiling several […]

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NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests

New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The research is important because “NSAIDs are arguably the most commonly used anti-inflammatory medications,” said principal investigator Craig […]

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Preventive and essential health checks for women

We present to you some pivotal health checks of women across all age groups so that your health risks are minimised “70 percent of the serious health issues that a woman gets in her later ages is actually preventable provided she goes for regular health check-ups,” said Dr Manisha Ranjan, consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, Motherhood […]