An Algerian medic helps an elderly man get a COVID-19 vaccine dose at an inoculation site in front of the El-Kebir mosque in the capital Algiers, on July 9, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A new laboratory study from Oregon Health and Science University suggests that older people appear to have fewer antibodies against the novel coronavirus.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Antibodies are blood proteins that are made by the immune system to protect against infection. They are known to be key players in protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Researchers have studied human kidney cells in the lab to examine the effects of COVID-19 on kidney health. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Many individuals who develop COVID-19 also experience kidney damage,

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Feixiong Cheng, PhD

A new Cleveland clinic-led study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia.

The findings, published in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer's and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment.

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People sit with their drinks at a table outside a re-opened pub in Dublin, on June 7, 2021, as bars, restaurants and cafes resumed outdoor service as part of the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said with the increased global transmission of variants of concern including the Delta variant, lifting restrictions too quickly could be disastrous for those who are not vaccinated.

Speaking at the press briefing on COVID-19, Tedros said that...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday of the danger of buying overpriced vaccines from intermediaries, reminding those countries should buy vaccines certified by the WHO and make sure to identify the origin of the product.

"We have received concerns regarding other vaccines...

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Last year’s quarantine has deepened people’s addiction to streaming services. Locked at home and deprived of other entertainment, they had more excuses to binge-view shows and movies streamed on Netflix. Compulsive marathon-watching seems to have become particularly common in the Nordic countries, which, Statista reveals, have some of the highest internet penetration rates.

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A woman gets inoculated with the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Mumbai on May 12, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines appear to protect against COVID variants  B.1.617 and B.1.618  first identified in India, researchers have reported in a new pre-print paper, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, CNN reported.

Based on lab experiments involving cell cultures, the B.1.617 and B.1.618 variants seem to be partially resistant to the antibodies elicited by vaccination,

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Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact on their work, social or home life, according to a new study.

The most common long-term symptoms are a loss of smell and taste and fatigue. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA, conducted by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

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When moving to another city to raise a family, there are a number of aspects you need to take into consideration. From finance and childcare to attractions and general health, choosing the right city plays a vital role in the upbringing of your family.

CIA Landlord have looked into the best cities to raise a family, analysing the cost of rent, childcare and cost of bills alongside the number of schools, attractions, quality of life and pollution.

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World Health Day is a global health awareness occasion celebrated every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO), with an aim to ensure that everyone, everywhere realises their right to good health. Keeping this in mind the theme of World Health Day 2021 is building a fairer and healthier world.

Commemorating the occasion while spreading awareness, experts from Ujala Cygnus Hospital, IHW Council, Vision Eye Centre, Paras Hospital, and Columbia Asia Hospital, talked about the current scenario of our health care system.

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Lonely young woman

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc worldwide, severely impacted the mental health of young people with increased levels of clinical depression being identified, a new study suggested.

The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Psychiatry Research'.
Apart from increased levels of clinic depression being reported, a decrease in alcohol consumption was identified amongst young people during the pandemic.

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