Obese people at greater risk of Covid-19 complications: Study

New York: New research adds to the growing body of evidence that Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting people with obesity around the globe. Obesity is an emerging independent risk factor for susceptibility to and severity of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It is increasingly being recognised as a predisposing factor in Covid-19. After several studies found strong link between Covid-19 […]

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Air pollution in India caused over 1.16L infant deaths in 2019: Study

New Delhi: The first-ever comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on newborns finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 1,16,000 Indian infants in their first month of life in 2019, a new global study on Wednesday. However, the study found progress in reducing household air pollution exposures […]

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‘WFH, online classes led increase in Computer Vision Syndrome amid pandemic’

New Delhi: Online gadgets have become an integral part of most people’s activities throughout the day, whether for work, entertainment, or staying connected with friends and peers. This dependence on gadgets has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and led to increased incidents of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or digital eye strain, experts warned during a webinar […]

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Handwashing an effective tool to prevent Covid, other diseases: WHO

New Delhi: Ten months into the pandemic, handwashing with soap remains one of our best defences against the virus, along with other public health measures such as maintaining physical distance, avoiding crowded places, practising cough etiquette and wearing a mask wherever recommended. Global Handwashing Day observed annually on October 15 to raise awareness and highlight the […]