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India approves Oxford Vaccine Covishield a day after UK’s approval

India’s drug Controller DCGI on Friday approved the Covishield coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, following the data scrutiny by manufacturer in India Serum Institute (SII) a day before. The decision comes after the United Kingdom’s approval on Thursday, bringing hope as the New Year dawns. India has recorded the world’s second-most Covid-19 infections after ...

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Cash-Crunch WHO Foundation Seeks More Grants, Appoints Indian CEO as Covid-19 Looms

who ceo anil soni

Following the denial of funds from the enraged Trump Administration, the WHO Foundation was created in May to oversee the flow of grants since WHO cannot raise funds on its own. It has appointed Anil Soni as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2021, since WHO cannot raise funds on its own. The Foundation, an independent grant-making agency ...

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Microwaving Mushrooms Bolster Antioxidants: Study Shows

Grilled and microwaved mushrooms lose barely any nutritional properties. CREDIT SINC

The most mushrooms are commonly cooked before being consumed but scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) studied different cooking methods like boiling, microwaving, grilling and frying and found out that the second one is the best in terms of proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worldwide. Next comes grilling. Mushrooms are have a ...

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Anti-Aging Drug? Russian Scientists Triumph Where Millions Failed

A group of Russian scientists have finally achieved triumph and success in discovering the magic compound that can work on mitochondria and slowdown the process of ageing of organism. The world’s most-awaited anti-ageing research findings were published in a breakthrough paper in the US journal Aging and the study was made by Lomonosov Moscow State University by a well-known Russian ...

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Eat Grapes for 6 Months to Increase Memory, Avert Alzheimer’s, Says Study

Eating handful of grapes twice a day continuously for six months at a stretch has increased the brain metabolism and protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain, said a study. Eating grape-enriched diet also increased brain metabolism in other parts of brain pertaining to attention, working memory significantly compared to those on the non-grape diet. “The ...

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Indian Health Ministry Notifies Medical Devices Rules, 2017

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified Medical Devices Rules, 2017, framed in conformity with Global Harmonisation Task Force (GHTF) framework and conform to best international practices. Only 15 categories of medical devices are, at present, regulated as drugs and to that extent, the current regulatory practices in India were not fully geared to meet the requirements of ...

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Mushroom Good to Prevent Dementia, Alzheimer’s: Study

Mushroom, rich in vitamin D, though classifed under fungi, has immense immunity-boosting and anti-cancer properties, said a new study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers from the University of Malaya in their study observed that regular consumption of mushrooms may enhance nerve growth in the brain, thus delaying the onset of age-linked neuro-degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. ...

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