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Pandemic And Brain Age In Teenagers

We’ve all handled this pandemic in our ways. The stress of the COVID-19 epidemic not only caused mental health issues in some teenagers, but also accelerated the aging of their brains. Teenagers’ brain scans after the pandemic, revealed physical changes. These changes were not seen in the brains of similar age groups tested before the outbreak. What Did […]

Screen Time Of Kids Skyrocketed This Pandemic 

As the world started to shut down forcing us to become a refugee to the internet, the screen time of kids were at an all-time high.  According to a recent study, children’s average screen time increased by 52% during the COVID-19 pandemic. The average time is 246 minutes a day. How did this happen? An element of the […]

When Gardening Turns Into Therapy

We adopted multiple ways to adapt to the lockdown lifestyle. One such way was gardening. This became a mechanism to cope with lockdown loneliness ad acted as an equivalent to therapy. Research has shown that therapeutic communal gardening reduced loneliness as the pandemic paralyzed the United Kingdom.  Therapeutic Gardening- A case study The project monitored individuals with mental […]

5 Facts About the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine

Cheap and easy to store, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has helped us boost the global fight against coronavirus. However, there have been speculations regarding blood clots and production delays. Here are some facts to clarify the speculations and letting people know the vaccine better: Being Practical The cost per dose for this vaccine is around $3.40 […]

Pregnant Women Show Massive Immune Response to COVID Vaccines

In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, researchers have found that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have been highly efficient in the production of antibodies against the virus in pregnant and lactating women. To their astonishment, researchers have also found that the vaccines were able to provide protective immunity to newborns through […]

Providers Protest Against Medicare Spending Cuts in COVID Relief Package

The American Rescue Plan triggers automatic cuts as a part of the deficit control measure. It will result in about $36B in Medicare spending cuts in the fiscal year 2022. The latest $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package issued consists of multiple provisions advantageous to healthcare providers. However, it will also leave them to face significant […]

After Coronavirus, the Next Target is Cancer

Ozlem Tureci, who co-founded BioNTech with her husband, won the race to deliver the first widely used vaccine against coronavirus. She has assured people that the vaccine is safe and the technology used behind it will soon be used to fight another global plague – cancer. The Journey from Cancer to COVID-19… Last year, she […]

WHO Team Clears China Lab of Accusation of Leaking Coronavirus

A team of international and Chinese scientists looking for the origins of COVID-19 said on Tuesday that the coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal. They also dismissed the unlikely alternate theory that the virus was leaked from a Chinese lab. Earlier this year, a team of experts from the […]

COVID-19 – Turning Rivals into Partners

It took an unprecedented pandemic like COVID-19 to turn pharmaceutical companies into partners, who were, otherwise, nothing less than fierce rivals. Together, they have come up with vaccine production in billions during the time of global need. The latest tie-up involves US giant Merck. They have agreed to help produce the one-shot vaccine developed by […]