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Size of the population susceptible to coronavirus infection is significant

Between 25th and 30th of March, 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has more than doubled i.e. from 519 to 1,251, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). In a span of 6 days, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 has more than trebled i.e. from 9 to 32. In a health situation like this, when the coronavirus...

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Why ICMR will not expand coronavirus tests: Not rational given India size -Karishma Mehrotra & Harikishan Sharma

-The Indian Express ICMR on coronavirus testing: India has conducted roughly 6,000 tests so far, lower than the US (8,000), Japan (9,600), France (12,000), the UK (13,000), and Italy (23,000). South Korea has conducted as many as 2 lakh, which experts see as the reason for their significantly declining numbers. As each country debates own testing strategy to combat Covid-19, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has decided to monitor community...

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Added sugar intake is highest in Mumbai, Ahmedabad: ICMR study -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu Women consume more sugar than men, says first such survey of seven Indian metros The mean intake of added sugar among metro cities of India, measured in grams per day, is the highest in Mumbai and the least in Hyderabad, according to a survey undertaken by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, and sponsored by the International Life Sciences Institute-India (ILSI-India). The joint initiative by...

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Expert panel bars release of Bhopal tragedy research findings -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu Report on congenital deformities in children born to women exposed to the 1984 gas leak is inconclusive, says committee. An expert committee explicitly barred the publication of the findings of a research study that said babies born to women — who as children were exposed to the 1984 gas leak in Bhopal — were significantly more likely to have “congenital malformations” than those born to women unexposed to the gas. The...

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68% of child deaths in India due to malnutrition, says study

-The Telegraph The study says that even though malnutrition has come down over the years, it is still the leading cause of death among children below five years in India New Delhi: Malnutrition is still the cause of 68 per cent deaths in children under five years in India, a study done jointly by Indian and international agencies has revealed. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet, examined the period from...

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