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A new study suggests that tears of patients with and without ‘ocular manifestations’ of COVID-19 can be a potential source of infection. Ocular manifestation refers to an eye condition that is directly or indirectly caused by a disease in another body. The study was published in the latest edition of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. The primary transmission route of ...

It found that health professionals who reported following diets that are vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian (those that exclude meat but include fish) had a lower risk of developing moderate-to-severe Covid-19. But how reliable are these claims? A recent study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health sought to test this hypothesis. It found that health professionals who reported following diets ...

Delta variant is identified as the leading cause of breakthrough infections globally among vaccinated individuals. The Delta variant has also mutated to Delta AY.1, AY.2, and AY.3 variants. Of these, Delta AY.1 variant (also known as Delta Plus) was first detected in India in April 2021 and subsequently in twenty other countries. A new study by the Indian Council of ...

Long COVID is a long-term syndrome that emerges in some people after COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 long-haulers experience many symptoms, majorly neurological problems, which indicate nerve cell damage in the body. According to a new study, nerve damage and a buildup of immune cells in the cornea may be a sign of long COVID. Preliminary evidence from new studies suggests that ...

The course of severe COVID-19 may be determined by the body’s antiviral response to initial infection, according to a study which opens up new avenues for early drug interventions that could prevent severe disease. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University in the US analysed whether the path towards severe disease could start much earlier than expected ...

A recent study by the researchers from South Korea revealed that mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca followed by a Pfizer COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses. The study researchers included 499 medical workers, out of which 100 received mixed doses, 200 received 2 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot, and the remaining participants ...

A longer gap between first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine generates strong antibody and T cell immune responses, UK researchers have found. The study, led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, and supported by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium, is one of the most comprehensive studies into the ...

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and cardiovascular complications, including myocarditis, severe arrhythmias, acute coronary syndromes, and pulmonary embolism. Researchers performed a study to identify the clinical conditions and echocardiographic parameters associated with in-hospital mortality in COVID-19. According to the study, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) might be a useful tool in the risk stratification of ...

COVID-19 vaccination has minimized many risks and complications associated with the infection. Even with breakthrough cases, and some chances of contracting COVID-19 possible, it is now known that most vaccinated people, who do get COVID-19 have a considerably lower viral load, milder symptoms, decreased risk of severe complications, and most of all, could also recover quicker. But could someone who ...

Azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is widely prescribed as a treatment for Covid-19 around the world. According to the new study, this commonly prescribed drug for Covid-19 is no more effective than a placebo in preventing COVID-19 among non-hospitalized patients and may increase their chance of hospitalization. The findings of the research were published in the Journal of the American Medical ...