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Dental crown stuck in Man’s lungs removed
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Dental crown stuck in Man’s lungs removed

Kochi: Never in his wildest dreams did Vinoj, a native of Ernakulam in the South Indian state of Kerala, think a small dental crown would pose a threat to his life. The 43-year old had undergone a root canal procedure nearly six months ago. However, the dental crown put over…

‘Heightened fear of Covid-19 spread on airplanes unfounded’
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‘Heightened fear of Covid-19 spread on airplanes unfounded’

The fears of infected airline passengers spreading the coronavirus infection to everyone else on the aircraft are unfounded and the risk of contracting the disease on an airplane is low, according to scientists.While there have certainly been cases of infected passengers passing…

‘Streamline organ donation and transplantation’
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‘Streamline organ donation and transplantation’

Kochi: Noting that India’s organ donation rate is among the lowest in the world, experts have called for coordinated efforts of the country’s health sector to streamline organ donation and transplantation. A three-day international conference on ‘Organ Donation and Transplantation’,…

Russia, the first country to approve Covid-19 vaccine
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Russia, the first country to approve Covid-19 vaccine

Russia on Tuesday announced it had granted regulatory approval to a Coronavirus vaccine, touted as the world’s first to be registered, amid concerns over safety of the rapidly developed booster. President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine developed by the state-run Gamaleya…

Nod for phase 2, 3 human trials of Oxford vaccine candidate in India
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Nod for phase 2, 3 human trials of Oxford vaccine candidate in India

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) has given approval to the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) to conduct Phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Oxford University.“Each subject will be administered…

‘Hepatitis B’ infections in kids drop considerably
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‘Hepatitis B’ infections in kids drop considerably

Geneva: The proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under 1% in 2019 down from around 5% in the pre-vaccine era (the period between the 1980s and the early 2000s), according to new estimates from the World Health…

AI-powered diagnostic solution to accelerate Covid-19 screening
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AI-powered diagnostic solution to accelerate Covid-19 screening

Thiruvananthapuram: In what might aid healthcare professionals in quick screening of Covid-19 patients, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company has developed a robust AI-powered diagnostic solution that can sort and identify chest X-rays of infected persons.…

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