Being overweight hampers body’s immune response to COVID infection: Study, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites New Delhi: Being overweight can impair the body’s antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection but not to the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccination, according to a study. The finding, published in the journal Clinical & Translational Immunology, builds on the team’s existing research on how COVID-19 affects people who are overweight. “We have …

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Novo Nordisk finds compounded Wegovy up to 33 per cent impure, sues Florida pharmacies, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites New Delhi: Novo Nordisk said on Thursday it sued one compounding pharmacy and refiled a lawsuit against another after finding their products claiming to contain the active ingredient for its in-demand weight-loss drug Wegovy were impure, some by as much as 33 per cent. The Danish drugmaker said it found impurities in …

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Study finds ways to direct medications to particular body parts, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites Gothenburg: A study conducted by academics at the University of Gothenburg revealed a method that can change the way medicines are delivered to specific parts of the body. Until the temperature climbs over 32 degrees, microgels create a thin protective shell around a droplet. The microgels then contract and the droplet dissolves …

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Review Meet Today On Rise In Lungs Diseases, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites Jaipur: A COVID-19 pandemic-like review meeting will be held in the state on Tuesday in the wake of spike in respiratory disease cases in China. During COVID-19 pandemic such review meetings were frequently held, but it could be for the first time that officials of medical colleges, health department officials and community …

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India monitoring respiratory illness cases in China, says situation not alarming, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites New Delhi: The central government reiterated on Sunday that it was closely monitoring the surge in respiratory illness in children in parts of China. In its latest update, the Union Health Ministry indicated that there was no need for any alarm. A notable surge in respiratory illness in children in northern China …

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PCM Candidates or Biotechnology now eligible for NEET-UG, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites New Delhi:Students who studied physics, chemistry, biology, or biotechnology in addition to English in class 12 from duly recognised boards will be eligible to take the NEET-UG exam. The National Medical Commission (NMC) stated in a public notification posted on Wednesday that this decision will apply to students whose applications were previously …

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Drug used for arthritis can help control baldness, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites New Delhi: Tofacitinib, a drug commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, has shown excellent results in treatment of an autoimmune disorder, alopecia areata (AA) — sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches, reveals a study. Published last week in an online journal, Indian Dermatology, …

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COVID vaccines did not increase sudden death risk among young Indian adults: ICMR study, ET HealthWorld

Add To Favorites New Delhi: Vaccines administered for COVID-19 did not increase the risk of sudden death among young adults in India but it was the post-COVID hospitalisation, family history of sudden death, and certain lifestyle behaviours that are likely the underlying causes, according to a peer-reviewed ICMR study. The study by Indian Council of …

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