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Corona fight: who all should undergo ‘rapid test’
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Corona fight: who all should undergo ‘rapid test’

Kochi: The south Indian state of Kerala, which first dealt with positive Covid-19 cases in the country, has initiated rapid testing to detect infected persons quickly and take measures to contain the spread of the deadly disease in the community.Though the primary priority will…

Too much salt weakens immune system
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Too much salt weakens immune system

Berlin: It’s a known fact that a high salt diet results in rise in blood pressure. But, too much salt intake also weakens the body’s immune system, a new study has found.The finding, published in the journal of Science Translation Medicine, is unexpected as it contradicts…

Covid-19: Indian Railways dons new role at hour of crisis
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Covid-19: Indian Railways dons new role at hour of crisis

New Delhi: From rolling out hospital beds and medical trolleys to making Personal Protection Equipment such as masks and sanitizers, the Indian Railways is set to don a completely new role to help the country fight off the deadly Covid-19. The railways is even contemplating…

UK native cured of Covid-19 using HIV drug
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UK native cured of Covid-19 using HIV drug

Kochi: A British national, administered with a combination of anti-HIV drugs by doctors at the Ernakulam Medical College in the south Indian state of Kerala, has tested negative for deadly Covid-19. The development has raised hopes for an effective medication to treat the infection…

Social distancing keeps Covid-19 at bay; here’s the proof
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Social distancing keeps Covid-19 at bay; here’s the proof

Kochi: Countries like India are battling hard to prevent community spread of novel coronavirus infection and effected a complete lockdown to fight the deadly Covid-19. A new study held in a simulated Singapore setting has underlined the importance of the tough measure in containing…

Pass the message: five steps to kick out coronavirus
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Pass the message: five steps to kick out coronavirus

Geneva: FIFA, the international governing body of football, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling on all people around the world to…

Lost sense of smell may give clue about coronavirus infection
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Lost sense of smell may give clue about coronavirus infection

London: A loss of sense of smell could be one of the telltale signs of Covid-19, various doctor groups have suggested while exhorting such people to isolate themselves for at least seven days even without any other symptoms. “We really want to raise awareness that this is…

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