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Aspirin can cut death risk in severe Covid patients

New York – According to the latest research hospitalised Covid-19 patients taking a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease had a significantly lower risk of complications and death. Aspirin takers were less likely to be placed in the intensive care unit (ICU) or hooked up to a mechanical …

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Daily mouthwash may inactivate human coronaviruses

New York – Scientists have found that certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses. The results, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, indicate that some of these products might be useful for reducing the amount of virus in the mouth after infection and may …

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Lab test to detect protective effects of Covid antibodies developed

  New York – Scientists have developed a new lab testing procedure for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 that gives results more quickly than existing assays and specifically identifies so-called “neutralizing” antibodies – those that protect by blocking infection of cells. “With many assays currently in use, we can detect …

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How marijuana ingredient helps reduce lung damage from Covid-19

New York – After reporting earlier this summer that marijuana ingredient cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation linked to Covid-19 deaths, researchers have now found clues to show how the process works. One way CBD appears to reduce the cytokine storm that damages the lungs …

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Covid-19 antibodies provide lasting immunity

New York – New research adds to the growing body of evidence that immunity persists for at least several months after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. For the findings, published in the journal ‘Immunity’, the research team lead by Indian-origin researcher in the US studied the …

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After Sputnik V, Russia approves another Covid-19 vaccine

Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the country has registered the second Covid-19 vaccine, according to media reports. Russia became the first country to give regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine in August when Sputnik V was officially registered ahead of large-scale clinical trial, drawing criticism from …

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Plant-based spray can be used in N95 masks

New York – Scientists have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs. The method involves spraying methylcellulose, a renewable plastic material derived from …

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HIV drug not effective for hospitalised Covid-19 patients

London – The drug combination lopinavir-ritonavir is not an effective treatment for patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19, according to the results of a study published in the journal The Lancet.Many clinical care guidelines have recommended lopinavir-ritonavir – an antiviral medication approved to treat HIV/AIDS – for the treatment of patients …

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Liquid gel in Covid patients’ lungs may open way for new treatment

  London – In some patients who died of Covid-19 and respiratory failure, a jelly was formed in the lungs and now researchers have established that the active agent in the jelly can be the key to new effective therapies. “There are already therapies that either slow down the body’s production …

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‘Sofosbuvir in combination with other antivirals safe for Covid-19’

New York – Researchers have demonstrated that RNA terminated by hepatitis-C drug Sofosbuvir may be more effective against the Covid-19 virus. The results, published in the journal Scientific Reports, support the use of the USFDA-approved hepatitis-C drug EPCLUSA – Sofosbuvir/ Velpatasvir — in combination with other antiviral drugs in Covid-19 clinical …

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