Home Health Health on January 13, 2022 The India Open 2022 tournament was on Thursday rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, with as many as seven Indian shuttlers, including reigning world championship silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, withdrawing from the event after testing positive for the virus. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced this in the wee hours, before the Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed the names. Besides Srikanth, the other players withdrawn are Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Rahul Thkar, Treesa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran Aman Singh and Khushi Gupta. "The players returned a positive result to a mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday. Doubles partners deemed close contact of the seven players have also been withdrawn from the tournament," the world governing body said in a statement. "The players will not be replaced in the main draw and their opponents will be given a walkover to the next round." … [Read more...] about India Open 2022: Kidambi Srikanth And 6 Other Shuttlers Withdrawn After Testing Positive For COVID-19
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 13, 2022 India is blessed with the youngest workforce, and thus as a country, we have immense potential. Still, at the same time, we are sitting on a ticking time bomb where healthcare is concerned. There has been a consistent increase in the lifestyle diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, mental health issues, etc. Plus, we have the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, in the next decade or two, the drop in fertility rates and increased lifespan will significantly burden healthcare expenses. There is no compact solution for this problem. Yet, Genome Sequencing and Pharmacogenomics can assist in reaching some form of solution. In simpler words, pharmacogenomics helps researchers identify disease-causing genes related to illnesses like cancer, heart diseases, and many others. If a particular community has a common gene associated with a specific illness, giving them … [Read more...] about Expert Article: Why Genome Sequencing And Personalised Medicine Are Important For Indian Healthcare
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 13, 2022 The year begins on a hopeful note, unlike the last one, with a number of vaccines made available against COVID-19. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has, in December last year, granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to yet another vaccine, CORBEVAX, making it the eighth vaccine to have EUA in the country. How effective is CORBEVAX against COVID-19 and when will the vaccine be available in India? Know everything you need to know about CORBEVAX. Caption: Peter Hotez and Maria Bottezi, the developers of Corbevax. Image credits: Livemint What is CORBEVAX vaccine? Dubbed "The World's COVID-19 Vaccine", CORBEVAX was developed by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine-the production is licenced to Hyderabad-based vaccine and pharmaceutical company Biological E. Limited. Dr. Peter Hotez, Professor and Dean of the National School of Tropical … [Read more...] about Corbevax: What Do We Know About Biological E’s New COVID-19 Vaccine?
Home Women Women on January 13, 2022 Young shuttler Tasnim Mir on Wednesday became the first Indian to grab the world no 1 ranking in the under-19 girls singles in the latest BWF junior rankings. The 16-year-old from Gujarat was rewarded for last year's stellar run when she had secured titles in three junior international tournaments to jump three places to grab the top position in the junior world rankings. "I can't say that I expected this. I thought I will not be able to become no 1 as tournaments were getting affected by COVID-19 but I won three events in Bulgaria, France and Belgium. So I am really excited and happy that finally, I could become world no 1. It is a great moment for me," Tasnim told PTI from Guwahati. "I will completely focus on the senior circuit from now on and looking forward to playing at Iran and Uganda next month. My aim now is to improve my senior ranking. If I can weave some good performances and get … [Read more...] about Shuttler Tasnim Mir Becomes First Indian Girl To claim World No 1 Spot