Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Health

Covid deaths extremely rare in children, usually linked to comorbidities, says 2-year UK study

Only 1.2% of all deaths among children & young people in 22-month period caused by Covid, says preprint study by researchers from UK govt health bodies & University of London.

A much-awaited cancer ‘miracle’, and the ‘Johnny Depp link’ to resort politics

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Science has proof of how bad diet can lead to bad memory

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

From toilets for disabled to ‘coffee with collector’, a Tamil Nadu IAS officer shows the way

Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu was one of India’s 112 under-developed districts. The current DM is trying to change that.

How Indian healthcare can deliver vaccines in rural areas better—’medicine from the sky’

Drones can deliver vital goods to vulnerable populations, overcoming access barriers and enabling faster delivery of lifesaving supplies.

Monkeypox: Origin, transmission and causes of concern

Studies in non-human primates show that the smallpox vaccine offers protection from monkeypox.

Cases of Monkeypox confirmed in UK and US: Experts discuss if it is a cause for concern

The disease, contracted from infected wild animals, spread from an infected man who had recently travelled to Canada. However, health officials say the case poses no public risk.

Isabcool — New Amul ice cream flavour offers ‘goodness’ of laxative with cashew & fig

New Delhi: Now, here’s a stinker! Popular dairy brand Amul’s latest ice cream flavour is the Isabcool Kaju Anjir -- "a royal treat for your...

Lemon water won’t detox or energise you. But it can affect your body in other ways

If you have enough vitamin C in your diet, anything extra will be excreted. But it might help people with diabetes and high cholesterol.

Obesity is stalking poor countries, where hunger once reigned

Low cost calories outsize the share in the nutrition provided to the population of developing countries.

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.