Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Lancet

Air pollution can cause lung cancer even in non-smokers, finds ‘breakthrough’ UK study

Study on fine particulate matter 2.5 by researchers at Francis Crick Institute was presented at European Society of Medical Oncology congress & found mention in The Lancet Oncology.

Covaxin safe for kids, generates higher antibody response in them than adults, says Lancet paper

The results of the phase ⅔ clinical trials of the indigenous Covid vaccine have been peer-reviewed and published in the The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

40 lakh more Indians died during 2 yrs of Covid than avg, highest in world, says Lancet study

Global deaths due to Covid could be as high as 1.82 crore, about three times the official figures, according to analysis of excess deaths by University of Washington researchers.

Covid will return ‘like the flu’ after Omicron, but won’t be a pandemic: US researcher in Lancet

According to Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) director Christopher JL Murray, over 50% of the world will have been infected by the Omicron variant by March-end.

Covaxin efficacy stands at 77.8%, says peer-reviewed Lancet study

The trial took place between 16 November 2020 and 17 May 2021 across 25 hospitals in India with a total of 24,419 participants.

Covid vaccines cut Delta variant risk but transmission in households continue, Lancet study says

According to results of a trial published Thursday, vaccinated people can contract and pass on infection within households, including to vaccinated household members. 

Editorial by 220 journals, including Lancet and BMJ, urges emergency action on climate change

Published Monday, the editorial calls for all countries to deliver enhanced and ambitious climate plans to honour the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Fatigue, hair loss, depression — study on long Covid shows what Wuhan patients suffer a year on

A study published in The Lancet says almost half the Covid survivors in Wuhan are still suffering from at least one sequela, commonly known as long Covid.

Half of hospitalised Covid patients have persisting symptoms after a year, Lancet study says

Shortness of breath & lung impairments lasted the longest – 1 in 3 people experienced them, especially if they had severe Covid, study says.

30% Indians have hypertension, says Lancet study tracking high blood pressure around world

The study is an international collaboration, including, among others, scientists from Imperial College London and the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.