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Health  /  Published 09.04.20

Covid-19 outbreak: How NOT to wear a mask

Almost overnight, masks in a variety of colours, styles and materials have appeared on the faces of people around us. While it’s good news that many people are doing their part to slow the spread of...
By Tara Parker-Pope/New York Times News Service in New York

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Government misquotes ICMR study

An Indian health ministry official on Tuesday misrepresented an American biologist’s illustrative example of how social distancing can help curb the spread of Covid-19 as a study by the Indian Counc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 31.03.20

Babel of govt advisories on masks

A top Indian government science office on Tuesday urged all people to wear homemade masks to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, diverging from a Union health ministry advisory that says masks d...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 23.03.20

'Virus can be stopped but with harsh steps'

Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, with furious efforts, the contagion can be brought to heel.Whether the...
By Donald G. McNeil Jr./New York Times News Service in New York

India  /  Published 17.03.20

Nuclear war fallout: starvation

Even a limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan could produce unprecedented global food shortages and starvation for over a decade, a 19-member international research team said in a study on Mon...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.03.20

Novel Coronavirus: 20-day spread risk

Patients infected by the novel coronavirus can potentially spread the virus on average for 20 days after onset of illness, according to a study that has also suggested that old age and sepsis increase...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.02.20

Found: Shared ancestry

Members of India’s Gujjar community in Jammu are genetically much closer to the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan than to other population groups within India, a genetic study has revealed, imply...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.02.20

Department of dung funding

The science and technology ministry has offered to fund research projects that seek to pinpoint ingredients in dung, milk and urine of “pure indigenous cows” for use in medicinal, nutritional, agr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.02.20

IIT Bombay cow devotion curdles

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, on Thursday claimed that curd from a “pure Indian cow breed” is “more beneficial”, misrepresenting research by scientists at the University of Davan...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 02.01.20

Vaccine dose tweak hope in TB care

A higher dose and a new injection route may dramatically improve the protective power of a century-old and still the only commercial tuberculosis vaccine, scientists said on Wednesday.The researchers ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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