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Russia ready to start testing coronavirus vaccines on humans in June

The head of a top Russian research centre told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that his lab was ready to start human trials of experimental coronavirus vaccines in June. Rinat Maksyutov, head of the Vektor State Virology and Biotechnology Centre, said his facility proposed first-phase clinical trials of three vaccines from June 29, on 180 volunteers. Maksyutov was speaking during ...

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Fiber-rich food cuts breast cancer risk

Having fiber-rich food like wholegrain breakfast cereals including fruits, vegetables and whole grains can reduce breast cancer risk, says a new study. Soluble fiber was associated with lower risks of breast cancer, and higher total fiber intake was associated with a lower risk in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Soluble fibre include pectins and beta glucans (found for example in ...

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Coronavirus: How recovered patients can improve lung function

Since all the focus is on finding and treating people who are coronavirus-positive, what about those who have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 disease and are trying to get their life back to normal? Are they going to face reduced lung capacity for the rest of their lives? Over 250,000 people have recovered so far across age-groups globally. In India, ...

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Coronavirus may spread through air via normal breathing: US scientists

The new coronavirus might spread through the air via normal breathing and speaking, a top US scientist said Friday as the government was poised to recommend the use of face masks for everyone. Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News the guidance on masks would be changed “because of some recent information ...

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Coronavirus ‘can have heart attack like symptoms’, doctors warn

With coronavirus cases in the UK almost at 20,000, fears about the rapid spread of the disease are growing. From a high fever to a dry cough, COVID-19 is known to come with a range of nasty symptoms. Now, doctors in New York have warned about a lesser known side effect – heart-attack like symptoms.A patient presented at a hospital ...

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Boost immunity, don’t fret over pH level of coronavirus

Amid the new coronavirus scare are several health myths going viral on social media platforms and one of those is: Improve your pH levels as “the pH for coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5”. The message on WhatsApp reads: “All we need to do to beat coronavirus is to take more of an alkaline foods that are above the above ...

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Long working hours can cause underactive thyroid

Researchers have found that adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism can cause tiredness, depression, feeling cold, and weight gain. The study, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, found a higher risk of hypothyroidism with long working hours regardless of the workers’ socioeconomic status or sex, even though ...

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Blood test ‘can check for more than 50 types of cancer’

A simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms, scientists say. It could help diagnose tumours sooner, when they are easier to treat and, ideally, cure, experts hope. More than 99% of positive results are accurate, the team says, but it will be crucial to check it does not miss ...

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US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for Covid-19

A limited emergency-use authorisation for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients. In a statement published Sunday, the US Department of Health and Human Services detailed recent donations of medicine to a national stockpile — including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both being investigated as ...

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CORONAVIRUS: NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

The most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home. This will save lives and protect the NHS. Anyone can spread Coronavirus and that is why the government has introduced new measures which are effective now and will initially last for the three weeks. We must all follow these new measures. The relevant authorities, ...

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