N95 masks’ price still unregulated, poor people struggle

Unregulated pricing of N95 masks has led to people adopting unhygienic measures like reusing disposable masks. Poor people keep reusing disposable masks as N95 masks are expensive. Moreover, the price of N95 masks is not regulated. People from underprivileged backgrounds and the migrant laborers use disposable masks for seven days or more as they are […]

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No PrEP for HIV susceptible people in India

WHO in its guidelines to eradicate AIDS by 2030 had recommended PrEP as a preventive medicine but India remains amongst those who didn’t adopt it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine that prevents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains inaccessible to Indians who are susceptible to it. WHO says PrEP can reduce the risk of infection […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse of 2021 combines with Supermoon

May 26 marks three celestial events of the moon, as the total lunar eclipse combines with the super moon and blood moon. But, experts say, they have nothing to do with the cyclone.  May 25, 2021, Sudeept Singh  Bhubaneshwar: On Wednesday, skygazers can view the first lunar eclipse of 2021. According to the National Aeronautics […]

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Researchers find a key to the TB puzzle

IISc researchers have discovered why anti-TB drugs fail against the deadly bacteria, paving the way for scientists to develop more effective drugs in the future.  Bengaluru: Scientists in Bangalore have found what makes the TB bacterium tick. A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), led by Prof. P. Ajitkumar at the Department […]

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