Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicLancet study

Topic: Lancet study

Smoking, alcohol & high BMI among biggest risk factors linked to cancer death, says Lancet study

Researchers used data from GBD 2019 study to analyse role of 34 risk factors in deaths and ill health associated with 23 cancer types.

India has met contraceptives need of more than 90% of women, adolescents, says Lancet study

Study conducted by researchers from University of Washington provides estimates on worldwide contraceptive use — overall need and types used — from 1970 to 2019.

Obese or not, Covid vaccines still protect you, says Lancet study

Vaccines' effectiveness in reducing risk of severe disease is similar among people with healthy and high BMI & slightly lower in underweight people, says study by UK researchers.

Typhoid bacteria increasingly resistant to key drugs, says Lancet study, flags ‘India risk’

Drug-resistant strains, almost all of them originating in South Asia, have spread to other countries in at least 197 cases since 1990, says study by international team of researchers.

Not 19 lakh, but 1.5 lakh children have lost parents to Covid, India strongly refutes Lancet study

Updated government figures show 10,386 children have been orphaned, 1.4 lakh have lost a single parent, while 492 children have been abandoned in the pandemic.

19 lakh Indian kids lost a parent or caregiver to Covid, says Lancet study of 20 countries

Study by researchers from US, UK and South Africa says estimates for number of children affected by Covid-associated orphanhood & caregiver death nearly doubled from May 2021 to October 2021.

Covid booster dose offers effective antibody protection against Omicron, Lancet study finds

The study found that the overall antibody levels were nearly 2.5 times higher against Omicron after three doses of Coved vaccine as compared to after two jabs.

Children with poorly controlled asthma need Covid vaccine on priority, study in Lancet says

The study says children aged 5–17 years with poorly controlled asthma are at higher risk of Covid-19 hospital admission compared with those without asthma.

Drug to treat OCD could reduce hospitalisation risk in Covid patients, study in Lancet says

The study says antidepressant fluvoxamine could reduce the production of inflammatory molecules called cytokines that can be triggered by SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Risk of hospitalisation doubles with Delta variant compared to Alpha, study in Lancet says

The study is the first to report hospitalisation risk for the Delta vs Alpha variants based on cases confirmed by whole-genome sequencing, the most accurate way to determine the virus variant.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.