India  /  Published 29.09.20

Covid: infections continue to jump

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 26.09.20

US herd immunity a far cry

Less than 10 per cent of people in the US have antibodies to the coronavirus, suggesting that the nation is even further from herd immunity than was previously estimated, according to a study publishe...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Health  /  Published 09.09.20

Elite guard

If you are an athlete, you may gain greater immunity from a flu shot than people who are less active, according to two complementary and timely new studies of exercise and vaccinations. The two studie...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Science Tech  /  Published 30.08.20

Familiar foe

Eight months ago, the new coronavirus was unknown. But to some of our immune cells, the virus was already something of a familiar foe. A flurry of recent studies has revealed that a large proportion ...
By Katherine J. Wu in

Health  /  Published 25.08.20

Immunity decoded

A human being can withstand and survive illnesses because the body fights against invading disease-causing organisms. It starts the minute an organism tries to enter the body. If it is through the res...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 29.07.20

57% of Mumbai slum population has antibodies: Study

A sero-surveillance study done in Mumbai has revealed that 57 per cent of slum population and 16 per cent of non-slum residents in three civic wards had developed antibodies, indicating many people wo...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 25.07.20

Covid: some cities may be closer to herd immuntiy

India’s Covid-19 outbreak remains a long way from the threshold at which the natural spread of the virus itself suppresses the epidemic, health researchers have cautioned amid signals that some ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 30.06.20

Lemongrass tea hope for immunity

Tests conducted by IIT Guwahati have found that tea produced from ornamental lemongrass possessed antiviral and immune booster properties. Dr Sachin Kumar of the department of biosciences and bioengin...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 28.06.20

Virus depletes key immune cells like HIV

At the beginning of the pandemic, the coronavirus looked to be another respiratory illness. But the virus has turned out to affect not just the lungs, but the kidneys, the heart and the circulatory sy...
By Gina Kolata in New York

Health  /  Published 02.04.20

As summer arrives, focus should be on vitamin A and immunity

The present scenario is making us consider health-related issues far more seriously than ever before. The age-old Indian system of Ayurveda has always advocated maintaining one’s health. This can be...
By Shikha Prakash in


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