‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

Bay Area Lyme Foundation: “Ticks Carrying Disease Found to be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study.” Daniel Salkeld, PhD, research scientist, Colorado State University. John Aucott, MD, director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center. Kirsten Stein, board member, Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Weather.com: “It’s Been the Warmest Winter on … Read more

Non-communicable diseases top cause of death in India; AI, Big Data can help in prevention: Apollo Hospitals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the top causes of death in India has risen to a staggering 64.9 per cent as compared to communicable diseases, maternal and other causes that dropped to 25 per cent, Apollo Hospitals Group said on Wednesday. The healthcare major also unveiled a report on the ‘Health … Read more

Will Big Drop in Common Viruses Lead to Masks Forever?

Isolating when feeling bad could be kept up after the pandemic. But the isolation, the distance and the masks are not working for many kids, Vehec said. Children with speech trouble aren’t seeing their teacher’s mouth to learn how to speak correctly, for instance. “I think it has been a necessary evil because … Read more

In new normal, e-pharmacies retain big chunks of customers – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: Online pharmacy chains in and across West Bengal have retained around 70% of the customers who had logged in during the lockdown period to buy medicine. E-pharmacy portal SastaSundar has found that around 69% of the ‘lockdown’ customers are still ordering through its platform. “Our customer engagement won us 77% retention in Tier-II and … Read more

One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19

By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — One of the reasons women may be less vulnerable to COVID-19 is because they’re more likely to adhere to social distancing policies, a new survey suggests. A survey conducted in eight countries in March and April found substantial … Read more

Madhya Pradesh Assembly bypolls big test for Shivraj, Scindia while Kamal sniffs an opportunity

It is a mini assembly election in Madhya Pradesh. Nineteen districts are going to assembly bypolls for 28 seats on November 3. These seats fell vacant due to resignations of 25 Congress MLAs and death of three sitting MLAs. The ruling BJP and the Congress are locked in intense electioneering that saw former Chief Minister … Read more