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A third of worlds children are poisoned by lead, says UNICEF report

India accounts for 275,561,163 of these children; lead levels in blood of Indian children show they can lose four intelligence quotient points due to lead exposure

30 Jul 2020 3:32 pm
Coronavirus update: India adds more than 50,000 cases for first time

Third ‘unlock’ phase guidelines issued to relax restrictions from the nationwide lockdown, large public gatherings remain banned

30 Jul 2020 10:19 am
Its easy to judge. But some people really cant wear a mask

While we all adjust to wearing masks in public, it is important we try to assume as little as possible about others based on whether they’re wearing one

27 Jul 2020 11:06 pm
Coronavirus Update: After 4 mln cases in US Trump calls for putting on masks

Pandemic will worsen, US president thinks after 15 mln cases worldwide

23 Jul 2020 10:16 am
COVID-19: Phase 3 of vaccine developed by Chinese researchers underway, says Lancet

The Ad5-vectored COVID-19 vaccine tested on people above 55 years of age, is considered a step up from another vaccine being developed by the UK

21 Jul 2020 2:57 pm
COVID-19: What does air-borne transmission mean for air conditioning

Given the evolving nature of advisories, cutting down on use of air-conditioners is the most logical and economic thing to do  

17 Jul 2020 3:11 pm
Coronavirus update: A million cases in India and counting

Rate of testing remains low even as the country adds record number of cases for the third day in a row 

17 Jul 2020 10:13 am
Is bar soap as gross as millennials say? Were all covered with microbes anyway

We can’t see the trillions of microbes — the bacteria, fungi and viruses; we are ecosystems that house all kinds of microbial life

15 Jul 2020 3:36 pm