Remdesivir an antiviral drug might be effective against SARS-COV-2

Remdesivir against SARS-COV-2… will it work?

COVID-19 latest (30-April-2020) situation report by World Health Organization (WHO); Confirmed cases: 3,181,642 Confirmed deaths: 224,301 Areas / country/territories affected: 215 COVID-19 continues its killing spree across the globe. At the same time, the researchers and medicine companies are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine or some treatment against SARS-COV-2 virus. A pharmaceutical company, Gilead …

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SARS-COV-2 or novel coronavirus and genetic variants have been identified by Chinese researchers

SARS-CoV-2 has 30 mutated variants – Study

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) originated from Wuhan Province, China. In short time, the regional outbreak took a grave turn and became pandemic.  According to the latest (23rd April, 2020) reports by World Health Organization (WHO), there are 2,591,015 Confirmed cases of COVID-19,178,686 Confirmed deaths globally. The virus has affected 213 countries, areas or territories across …

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Investigational vaccine for covid 19 treatment

Clinical trials for investigational vaccine for COVID-19

National Institute of Health NIH has started the phase 1 trials for yet an investigational vaccine for treatment of coronavirus disease. This is in fact a significant breakthrough in research and development of vaccine against COVID-19. Researchers at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease NIAID’s  Vaccine Research Center, in collaboration with Biotechnological company Mederna, …

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coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronaviruses cause severe respiratory and intestinal infections in animals and humans. The viruses were not believed to be highly pathogenic to humans until the year 2002 and 2003 when first outbreak of novel coronavirus strain, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS was reported in Guangdong province, China. Again, ten years after SARS, another highly pathogenic coronavirus …

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seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized as recurrent depressive episodes as the seasonal pattern change each year. Mostly this is more prominent in winter months, although some may experience it as summer arrives. The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders (DSM) characterizes this disorder as recurrent depression episodes which begins and ends during a …

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Migraine symptoms, causes and treatment

Migraine

Migraine is a headache disorder characterized by recurrent headache, throbbing pain and pulsation in one side of head. People often name it half headache. One may experience nausea, vomiting, irritation, sensitivity to light etc. The pain may last for an hour to days and the pain is pretty much severe and disturbing. Moreover, some people …

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nausea, symptoms, causes and cure

Nausea: Symptoms and causes

The uncomfortable urge to vomit and the queasiness in stomach is what we name nausea. It may lead to vomiting. You may experience nausea as part of gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) infection, motion sickness, food poisoning, and also this is common in early days of pregnancy. Sometime, this happens as side effect of chemotherapy or …

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Rabies- symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention

Rabies

Rabies is a lethal viral infection of humans. The rabies lyssavirus or commonly known, rabies virus belongs to rhabdovirus family of neurotrophic viruses. These viruses mainly attack the peripheral nervous system when enter the human body. Moreover, the virus is mostly transmitted through animal bite such as dogs, foxes, bats and raccoons etc. Moreover, the …

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top health benefits of aloe vera gel

Top 6 health benefits of Aloe vera

Aloe Vera, ‘the wonder plant’ is a short stemmed shrub and belongs to genus aloe of succulent plants. The leaves are succulent and form a dense rosette. The gel in these leaves is useful for numerous purposes. In addition to its utility in cosmetics and personal care products, some studies claim its utility for therapeutics …

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the world is getting short of antibiotics the multidrug resistant organisms

The world is getting short of antibiotics!

The uncontrolled and frequent use of antibiotics even for treatment of common infections has given rise to antimicrobial resistance AMR and the microbes are termed as multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO’s). Multidrug resistance is a global issue and a threat to health care. The emergence of multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO’s) results in complications in normal treatment …

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staphylococcus aureus an emerging multidrug resistant organism

Staphylococcus aureus- A multidrug resistant organism

Staphylococcus are spherical, gram positive bacteria that belongs to family styphylococcaceae and genus staphylococcus. This family consists of more than twenty species out of which two are common, namely staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis or S. albus and S.saprophyticus. General characteristics Staphylococci are round cells of 1 µm diameter that grow in grape-like clusters and the …

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