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Low-dose lithium may help improve kidney healh

Best known therapeutically as a treatment for bipolar disorder, lithium may also slow kidney ageing and promote its proper functioning, researchers have found, IANS reported. The element has been shown in lab experiments to extend the lifespan of fruit flies and roundworms, while observational studies have suggested tap water naturally laced with trace amounts of lithium might improve human longevity. ...

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Shanghai reports more symptomatic COVID cases, lockdowns imposed

China’s financial centre Shanghai reported a new record number of symptomatic COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the country imposed new lockdowns, underscoring its “dynamic clearance” approach to COVID control. The Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone, an industrial area in the central province of Henan that houses manufacturing facilities of companies including Apple Inc supplier Foxconn, announced a 14-day lockdown on Friday ...

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Pfizer to seek COVID booster for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer said Thursday it wants to expand its COVID-19 booster shots to healthy elementary-age kids. U.S. health authorities already urge everyone 12 and older to get one booster dose for the best protection against the newest variants — and recently gave the option of a second booster to those 50 and older. Now Pfizer says new data shows healthy 5- ...

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Pfizer eyes Covid vaccine for all variants before 2023

A Covid-19 vaccine effective against multiple variants is possible before the end of 2022, the head of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Wednesday. Chairman Albert Bourla said the firm was also working on producing a vaccine that could provide good protection for a whole year, meaning people would come back annually for boosters, as with influenza shots. “I hope, clearly ...

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Omicron XE variant not registered in Russia yet: Expert

No cases of the Omicron XE variant of the novel coronavirus have been registered in Russia yet, the director of the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza, Dmitry Lioznov, has told reporters. “For the time being, there have been no confirmed cases of this [XE] variant and other recombinant variants of SARS-CoV-2. It should be noted that emergence of recombinant forms ...

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68pc countrymen come under 2nd dose of Covid-19 vaccine: DGHS

A total of 11 crore 51 lakh 46 thousand 677 people of the country have come under second dose of Covid-19 vaccine. As per this account, some 68 percent of the total population of the country have completed the corona vaccine. This information was learnt from the latest health bulletin of the Directorate Genral of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday. ...

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Global Covid cases near 500 million

The overall number of Covid cases is now nearing 500 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world. According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 499,748,065 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,181,560 Tuesday morning. The US has recorded 80,449,398 cases so far and 985,826 people have died from ...

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25,33,52,758 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered so far: DGHS

As of April 7, a total of 25,33,52,758 doses of Covid-19 vaccines including booster dose were administered as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7, last year. “A total of 12,81,60,871 people have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine till yesterday while 11,47,44,661 received the second dose across the country during the period,” according to data ...

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75 per cent people in Bangladesh vaccinated: Minister

A total of 75 per cent people of the country have been vaccinated completely against Coronavirus, Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said. Besides, 95 per cent of the target population of Bangladesh has brought under the vaccination programme, he added. The minister said this while addressing an iftar party organized by Manikganj district police at Police Lines Auditorium in the ...

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Omicron lasts three days less than Delta for boosted: study

People who are vaccinated and have had a booster shot against Covid-19 recover from symptoms from the Omicron variant more than three days earlier than those with the Delta variant, a study said Friday. The study also found that people with Omicron are significantly less likely to lose their sense of smell, and confirmed previous research that it is less ...

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