Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicLancet study

Topic: Lancet study

Increased risk of heart attack, stroke in first 2 weeks of Covid, Lancet study finds

The study compared the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction or heart attack, and stroke in 86,742 Covid patients with 348,481 control individuals in Sweden.

BioNTech vaccine creates 10 times higher antibody levels compared to Sinovac: Study in Lancet

Researchers noted that antibody concentrations for BioNTech recipients rose 'substantially' after first dose, but Sinovac recipients showed 'low' level of antibodies after first shot.

Alcohol drinking associated with 62,100 cancer cases in India last year, says Lancet study

The study highlights the contribution of even relatively low levels of drinking to rates of cancer but suggests that small changes to drinking behaviour can have a positive impact.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines provide ‘good protection’ against Delta variant: Lancet study

The study finds Pfizer's Covid vaccine offers 79 per cent protection and the AstraZeneca vaccine, known as Covishield in India, secures 60 per cent protection against Covid strain.

No substantial evidence to say kids will be more affected in 3rd Covid wave –– Lancet report

As per the data, mortality rates among hospitalised Covid-19 positive children below 10 years of age was 2.4 percent; about 40 percent children who died had comorbidities.

Migraine, breathing issues could stay briefly after mild Covid, serious problems unlikely: Lancet

Persistent symptoms such as breathing issues & migraines may lead to increased visits to doctors in 6 months following Covid infection, the study found.

South Asians at greater risk of Covid infection, death than other communities in UK — Lancet

Factors responsible for differential Covid impact on South Asians are blood pressure, body weight and other underlying health conditions. Stigma and racism may have a role.

Higher body weight linked with increased risk of worse outcomes from Covid — Lancet study

The study is based on more than 6.9 million people living in England and included data from over 20,000 Covid-19 patients who were hospitalised or died during England's first wave.

Past Covid infection doesn’t guarantee immunity even in young, vaccination must: Study in Lancet

Data collected from over 3,000 young & healthy US Marines Corps members showed reinfection occurs despite antibodies. Study says vaccination necessary to boost immune responses.

3-month gap between doses of Oxford vaccine more effective against Covid, Lancet study finds

According to Oxford University researchers, the first dose of the vaccine offers 76% protection, making it safe for the interval between doses to be extended to 3 months.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.