Category: Health

Moderna, Vaccine, coronavirus, China

Covid-19 vaccine developed by US biotech firm Moderna enters final stage trial

Story by AFP US biotech firm Moderna said on July 14 it would enter the final stage of human trials for its Covid-19 vaccine on July 27, to test how well it protects...

WHO, coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO coronavirus

‘No return to normal life soon,’ WHO makes it clear

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there could be no return to...

WHO, coronavirus pandemic, AIDS, AIDS coronavirus

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

Healthcare systems worldwide need to upgrade to control disease transmission and cope with large numbers of sick people during the coronavirus pandemic as well as future...

Hypertension, COVID-19, study, Hypertension covid-19

Hypertension most prevalent condition among COVID-19 patients: study

Hypertension is the most prevalent comorbidity in coronavirus patients, as per a meta-analysis of studies conducted with 1,576 COVID-19 patients around the globe which...

Coronavirus, sense of smell, anosmia

When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell

Story by AFP Anosmia — the loss of one’s sense of smell — may be an invisible handicap, but is psychologically difficult to live with and has no real...

WHO, coronavirus, COVID-19

WHO urges countries to ‘wake up’ and halt virus

Story by AFP The World Health Organization has urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to “wake up” to the realities on the ground instead of...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, doctors

What doctors have learned about fighting COVID-19

Story by Reuters In the six months since an entirely new coronavirus began spreading around the world, doctors and hospitals have learned a lot about how to treat...

Pakistan, COMSATS, researchers, patent, drug, USPTO comsats

Pakistani researchers secure US patent for therapeutic drug monitoring technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent to a team of researchers from COMSATS University, Islamabad for a new technology they have...

Spanish, study, coronavirus, covid-19, water sample

Spanish study shows coronavirus trace in March 2019 water sample

Story by Reuters A new study by a team of virologists from the University of Barcelona have found traces of the novel coronavirus in a sample of waste water collected in...

COVID-19, brain, study, coronavirus

Severe COVID-19 can damage the brain, preliminary study finds

Story by Reuters A preliminary study of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 has found the disease can damage the brain, causing complications such as stroke,...