Abbott to supply over 1mn COVID-19 antibody tests to India

Abbott to supply over 1mn COVID-19 antibody tests to India

Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) US-based healthcare technology maker Abbott on Monday said it can supply over one million of its laboratory-based serology blood test for the detection of the antibody, IgG (Immunoglobulin G), that identifies if a person has had the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Depression linked to greater risk of cardiovascular disease

Depression linked to greater risk of cardiovascular disease

Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that suffering from depression could be linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and even death. The research team from Simon Fraser University in Canada provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.

Ways to deep clean and disinfect your shoes

Ways to deep clean and disinfect your shoes

New Delhi, June 16 : The ongoing pandemic has reinforced the value of good hygiene and self-care in our lives. Observing the best hygiene practices is the new norm, which means not only washing and sanitizing your hands regularly but your footwear as well, to get rid of any potential virus on them.

How lower income countries need to tailor COVID-19 fight

How lower income countries need to tailor COVID-19 fight

London, June 14 (IANS) With limited health system capacity, lower income countries fighting COVID-19 should focus on increasing the availability of oxygen support in the short term to mitigate the health impact alongside enhancing the capacity for surveillance and wide-scale testing to reduce the spread of infection and tailor appropriate measures, say researchers.