Home Health Health on January 18, 2022 Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug controversially touted as a cure for COVID despite a lack of robust evidence, is creating renewed interest as a potential treatment for omicron. The discussion has been sparked by a new study from the University of Glasgow, which is yet to be published in a scientific journal, that looks at how antibodies from vaccines block omicron from entering cells. The researchers conclude, as many others have, that antibodies (the proteins that neutralise the virus) against previous variants or induced by vaccines are less effective against omicron. What's interesting, though, is that the study finds that omicron may have changed the way it enters cells. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, is coated in a lipid bilayer (a thin membrane made of two layers) just like our cells. When the virus enters our cells, the bilayers fuse like oil droplets on the … [Read more...] about Omicron: Is Anti-Malaria Drug Hydroxychloroquine Really Effective Against The COVID Variant?
Home Health Health on January 16, 2022 A 26-year-old BESCOM lineman, while working Devarabeesanahalli in Bengaluru was accidentally electrocuted and was brought to the Sakra World Hospital Emergency by his colleagues and the police on the morning of 2 December 2022. There was no heartbeat when he arrived at the emergency department. His heart was affected by an abnormal rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation, where the electrical activity of the heart becomes erratic and uncontrolled, and the heart muscle fails to contract with its usual synchrony effectively stopping the heart. In victims of electrocution, this is could be one of the causes of instant death. When the heart stops the brain is starved of oxygen and there are only minutes left before it begins to undergo irreversible cell death. Survivors of cardiac arrests like this, often land in a vegetative state, especially if CPR was late and the brain was deprived of oxygen for too long. … [Read more...] about What Is Ventricular Fibrillation? Doctors Save BESCOM Worker From Death By Electrocution
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on December 25, 2021 A new variant of Covid-19 had been detected, which have reportedly caused the spike in cases in London, Essex, and Kent. The World Health Organization had been informed of the variant, which is unlikely to cause more serious disease than others. Over 1,000 cases with this variant have been identified in London and numbers are increasing rapidly. The 'out-of-control' variant of Sars-Cov-2 is said to be up to 70 per cent more transmissible than the existing one and has caused a growing alarm across the globe. The new variant is being called VUI-202012/01 - the first "Variant Under Investigation," several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from the UK  . The sudden surge in the numbers has indeed set about a sense of uncertainty and fear among citizens all around the world, with the Indian Aviation Ministry on Monday announcing the suspension … [Read more...] about After Omicron, New Coronavirus Strain: What Are The Symptoms? Will It Impact Vaccination?