Health & Food

London, Dec 14: With several countries including the US and the UK now approving the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, cybercriminals have sensed an opportunity to lure people into buying fake remedies on the dark web, said a report from cybersecurity firm Check Point.

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A and to get the full health benefits of this superfood, we need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin, say researchers.

India is witnessing a constant decline in the Total Fertility Rate (TFR), and as per Census 2001-2011, the sharpest decline in population has been recorded in this decade, in the last 100 years, the Centre has informed the Supreme Court.

Washington, Dec 12: A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research introduced Biocogniv's new AI-COVID software that can easily predict the probability of COVID-19 infection.

New York, Dec 12: Scientists have assessed the filtering efficiency provided by various types of facemask modifications, and found that masks made of two layers of woven nylon are some of the most effective when fit snug against the wearer's face.

Dec 9: The new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seem to be remarkably good at preventing serious illness. But it’s unclear how well they will curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Illinois, Dec 8: The researchers of University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering claimed to have developed an ultrasensitive test using a paper-based electrochemical sensor which is capable of detecting the presence of the coronavirus in mere five minutes.

Researchers have urged policymakers to prioritise vaccination for individuals with diabetes as such people, once infected with COVID-19, are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalisation compared with people without diabetes. While studies have suggested that those with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for more serious complications and being hospitalised if they...

Boston, Dec 5: Using computer simulations, scientists have analysed the airflow patterns inside a car's passenger cabin, shedding light on the potential ways to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission while sharing rides with others.

Pune, Dec 1: Vaccine development company Serum Institute, India on Tuesday said the Covidshield vaccine will not be released for mass use unless it is proven immunogenic, and safe.