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Swine flu vaccination may be safe for pregnant women: Study

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London – Researchers have found that H1N1 “swine flu” vaccination given to pregnant women might be associated with an autism spectrum disorder in the offspring. Autism spectrum disorder is a severe neurodevelopmental childhood disorder characterised by impaired communication, lack of social skills and repetitive behaviour. The disease has its onset in childhood. “Our null findings are important since some people …

Respiratory vaccines may reduce heart failure deaths

Respiratory vaccines may reduce heart failure deaths

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New York – Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with fewer hospital deaths in patients with heart failure. Respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia make heart failure worse, and annual vaccinations are recommended. According to the study, presented at ESC Congress 2020 – The Digital Experience, one out of five individuals …

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UK to give emergency approval to any effective Covid vaccine

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London – The British government on Friday proposed measures to give emergency approval to a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine and train a large number of people in administering it in order to enable a fast-paced mass rollout. If a vaccine is developed before 2021, the proposals will bolster existing powers that allow the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency …

UK vaccine

UK to give emergency approval to any effective Covid vaccine

Saaz O Awaz Medicine

London – The British government on Friday proposed measures to give emergency approval to a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine and train a large number of people in administering it in order to enable a fast-paced mass rollout. If a vaccine is developed before 2021, the proposals will bolster existing powers that allow the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency …

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Many BP drugs may not increase depression risk: Study

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London – None of the 41 most common high blood pressure medications increased the risk of depression while nine medications appeared to lower it, say researchers. Depression is common among patients with high blood pressure (also called hypertension), heart disease and stroke. The study, published in the journal ‘Hypertension,’ systematically investigated whether individual blood pressure medications might influence the risk …

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UK funds another coronavirus vaccine programme

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London – The University of Cambridge has announced that a newly developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate has received funding from the British government and could start clinical trials in late autumn or early next year. The programme is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Cambridge spin-out company DIOSynVax, and the University Hospital Southampton NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust. Innovate …

US FDA approves blood plasma therapy to treat Covid 19

US FDA approves blood plasma therapy to treat Covid-19

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Washington – The US health watchdog has given emergency authorisation for the use of blood plasma to treat coronavirus patients in the country, saying the benefits of the treatment outweighed any potential risks. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Sunday that over 70,000 patients in the country had been treated with convalescent plasma, which is made using …

Cancer treatment may accelerate ageing process

Cancer treatment may accelerate ageing process in young patients

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Washington – A new study examines the effects of cancer and its treatment on the aging process and finds that the expression of a gene associated with aging is higher in young patients with cancer after treatment with chemotherapy and in young cancer survivors who are frail. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the …

Pfizer BioNTech 2nd Covid vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech 2nd Covid vaccine shows less side effects

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New York – US-based Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced positive results for the Phase 1 trial of their second Covid-19 vaccine candidate, revealing that the latest vaccine candidate has fewer side effects than their first. According to the report, the reason was that the second vaccine seemed to generate a similar immune response, but fewer side effects. On …

BCG vaccine

BCG vaccine is safe, does not increase Covid risk: Study

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London – The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, has a general stimulating effect on the immune system and is therefore effective against Covid-19, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, compared groups of volunteers who have received a BCG vaccine in the past five years (before the corona pandemic), showing that the …