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Covid: WHO recommends 3rd dose for immunocompromised

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended for third dose of immunocompromised, following a four-day meeting of the “Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization”.  The final report on the matter will be issued in December. Key Points According to SAGE, moderately & severely immunocompromised persons should be given an additional dose of all WHO-approved ..

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Guidelines for PM-CARES for Children scheme

Ministry of Women and Child Development issued a detailed guidelines for “PM CARES for Children Scheme” on October 7, 2021. Background Guidelines were issued in the backdrop of announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 29, 2021 regarding a comprehensive support for children who lost both their parents amid the Covid-19 pandemic. About ..

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Health Minister releases ‘The State of the World’s Children 2021’

Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, released a report titled “The State of the World’s Children 2021: On My Mind: promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health” on October 5, 2021 in New Delhi. The state of World’s Children 2021 report is UNICEF’s global flagship publication. Key Points The report highlights the significant impact of ..

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EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine booster

European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the booster doses of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and above on October 4, 2021. Key Facts This approval given as data for the vaccine showed a rise in antibody levels when a booster shot was administered to the people aged 18 to 55, approximately six months after ..

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2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

On October 4, 2021, American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the prestigious “2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine”. Key Facts They won the prize for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. According to award-giving body, these discoveries could make way for new pain-killers. These findings have allowed to understand how heat, cold ..

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