Thursday, December 1, 2022

health

Plant-based meat healthier, more sustainable than animal products: Study

Plant-based dietary alternatives to animal products are better for the environment and for human health, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Future Foods, argued that because these foods are 'specifically formulated to replicate the taste, texture,...

2 in 5 Indian kids have no access to preventive vitamin A supplements: ICMR

Two in five eligible children in India are missing out on preventive vitamin A supplementation designed to ward off the health problems associated with deficiency of the vitamin, according to an analysis published in the open access journal BMJ...

Explained: What is monkeypox, how does it spread, how to avoid

Monkeypox virus, that has crossed over 16,000 cases worldwide, is now a declared public health emergency of international concern like Covid and polio. Four cases of the infectious disease have also been confirmed in India, including New Delhi. Monkeypox is a...

Covid survivors likely to develop heart diseases, diabetes in 3 months

Patients who contract Covid-19 face a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, particularly in the three months following infection, according to a new study. Scientists are increasingly recognising Covid-19 as a multi-system condition that can cause disease throughout...

How Covid-19 can be dangerous in pregnancy

Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, had double the risk of being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study. The study, published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, showed that pregnant women with...

Second monkeypox case in India reported from Kerala

Kerala has registered India's second case of monkeypox, Health Minister Veena George said on Mondayd. A 31-year-old man, who had arrived from Dubai and was under treatment at the Pariyaram Medical College hospital at Kannur, has turned positive for the...

Nagaland State logs 5 fresh Covid cases, 1 death

Nagaland on Sunday recorded five fresh Covid-19 positive cases, while one more patient succumbed to the viral infection. The five fresh cases were from Kohima, taking the total caseload to 35,603.One patient ,in Mokokchung, succumbed to Covid-19, pushing the...

DMHP Phek conducts awareness programme

District Mental Health Program (DMHP) Phek conducted an awareness programme on “Mental health & breaking the stigma of mental illness” during a youth camp organised by 5th NAP Baptist Church Phek, at Shisha Hoho Prayer Centre Kutsapo from July...

Covid boosters enhance immunity in blood cancers patients: Study

Covid booster doses are more effective in people with hematologic malignancies -- or blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma and improves their antibody levels than initial shots, finds a study. People with blood cancers have an impaired...