Sun shines on sunscreen sales

The sale of sunscreen creams and lotions has increased amid awareness among people about the harmful UV exposure over the years.  A report by Statista suggests that sunscreen is the fastest growing category in skincare. There are trends in sunscreen lotions with increasing sun protection factors(SPF) up to 100.  The global sunscreen cream market size […]

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Biosimilars: not so familiar

Market penetration of Indian biosimilar drugs in domestic and international markets is an issue of concern. India leads in pharmaceutical exports but lags in biosimilars. Industry insiders say, Indian market has a huge scope for biosimilars but issues with the development, manufacturing, registration, and more pose threats to it. Chitta Ranjan Padhi, engineer at Dr. Reddy’s […]

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86 years of ‘Alive or Dead?’

Schrodinger’s thought experiment rules the popular culture of 21st century. Erwin Schrödinger’s thought experiment on quantum mechanics known as “Schrödinger’s Cat” was published 86 years ago on this day. Today the millennials and Gen Z have taken interest in it through a variety of pop culture activities.    Sheldon Cooper, a character in The Big […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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Diarrhoea mouse to the rescue

Scientists at IISc say the transgenic mouse could help decipher the underlying reason and biological pathways for intestinal inflammation. Experts said that the novel transgenic mouse model could provide headway for research and development in treatment and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases in India. It might also help with finding the origin and occurrence of inflammatory […]

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Government snips protocols for barbers

Epidemiologist says we cannot solely depend on the vaccine, Covid protocols are also highly effective in managing the spread of the disease.   Barber shops in rural areas fail to follow basic Covid safety measures as the government becomes lenient. Experts say Covid protocols are the way forward. Niranjan owner of the barber shop, Magic […]

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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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