15 hours ago #health 27 secs Summarize

According to the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, close to 17 per cent of patients considered fully recovered from Covid-19 tested positive for the virus in follow-up screening.

Patients who continued to have respiratory symptoms, especially sore throat and rhinitis, were more likely to have a new positive test result.

This suggests the persistence of these two symptoms should not be underestimated and should be adequately assessed in all patients considered recovered from Covid-19.

15 hours ago #health 44 secs Summarize

In the process, they identified UBA1, which is a gene linked to an inflammatory disorder called vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, and somatic syndrome (VEXAS).

Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of the Intramural Research Program at NHGRI and a senior author of the paper, said, “Out of the 800 genes, one stood out.

Three middle-aged males had rare and potentially damaging genomic variants in the UBA1 gene.

15 hours ago #health 53 secs Summarize

As it turns out, coffee addicts are more sensitive to the smell of coffee.

According to a study conducted by the UK’s University of Portsmouth, regular coffee drinkers are more sensitive to its scent.

They can sniff even tiny amounts of coffee, as compared to non-drinkers!

14 hours ago #health 43 secs Summarize

Dr Esther Freeman, principal investigator of the International Covid-19 Dermatology Registry, the collaboration between the two research bodies, told the PA news agency: “It seems there is a certain sub-group of patients that, when they get Covid, they develop inflammation in their toes, which turns them red and swollen, and then they eventually turn purple.

“In most cases, it is self-resolved and it goes away.

It is relatively mild.

14 hours ago #health 1 min, 35 secs Summarize

Psoriasis primarily affects the skin, but can also cause inflammation in the internal organs, especially in the cardiovascular system, and lead to the metabolic syndrome, which includes a range of associated diseases.

Psoriasis is a skin disease, a chronic disease and an autoimmune disease.

Given how complex this disease is and the fact that it has a high prevalence and tends to go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed to a large extent, awareness about it is vital.

1 day ago #science 40 secs Summarize

The presence of water on the shadowed parts of the Moon was previously known to scientists; however, this discovery points to the fact that water may be distributed across the lunar surface — in more abundant quantities than previously thought.

Why is it so important.

The detection of molecular water and not just hydroxyl (as was previously known) has boosted NASA's hopes of establishing a lunar base on our only natural satellite.

17 hours ago #science 32 secs Summarize

While this may sound like something out of a fictional novel, sprites and convulsions are actually two types of fast, bright light, or temporary bright events.

Although lightning strikes occur on Earth, this is the first time this luminous event has been observed on another planet.

In European mythology, sprats are clever, fairy-like creatures.

17 hours ago #science 1 min, 4 secs Summarize

From 1 April to 1 October 2019, the upgraded LIGO and Virgo interferometers detected 39 new gravitational wave events: the shockwaves rippling out across spacetime from massive collisions between neutron stars or black holes.

In total, the Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog 2 (GWTC-2) now boasts 50 such events.

This has given us the most complete census of black holes in our toolkit, representing a range of black holes that not only had never been detected before, but can reveal previously unplumbed depths of the evolution and afterlives of binary stars.

13 hours ago #science 1 min, 22 secs Summarize

The requirement of replacing the engines became apparent after an investigation into the aberrant behaviour of the Falcon 9 rocket observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt, Space.com reported on Wednesday.

The non-NASA mission referred to the launch attempt of a GPS satellite for the US Space Force on October 2 which was aborted automatically moments before the lit off.

This led NASA and SpaceX to delay the launch of Crew-1 mission - which is also scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket -- which was originally scheduled for launch on October 31.

18 hours ago #technology 37 secs Summarize

According to Zoom, this end-to-end encryption feature will safeguard the private and sensitive data of the users under which even Zoom will not be having the access to the Encryption key except the participants of that specific group chat session.

As reported earlier, Zoom in its blogpost last-month announced that it will be rolling out E2EE feature where users would be able to host more than 200 participants at a time while the feature remains activated.

However, this feature of Encryption will now be available as a technical preview for first 30 days where it will enable users to share their feedback.

#Entertainment

Indian television actress Malvi Malhotra stabbed by unhappy suitor
1 day ago
Indian television actress Malvi Malhotra stabbed by unhappy suitor
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Earlier, Malhotra had sought Ranaut and National Commission for Women’s (NCW) support on October 27.

“"I would like to request Rekha Sharma ji who is a chairperson of National Commission for Women to look into this matter and support me.

I would also like to request Kangana Ranaut ji to support me in this matter because I also belong to Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

Lara Dutta shares memories of winning Miss Universe 2000, remembers ‘grandest welcome’ from hometown...
1 day ago
Lara Dutta shares memories of winning Miss Universe 2000, remembers ‘grandest welcome’ from hometown...
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My home town of Bengaluru came out in full force to give me the biggest, grandest welcome I have ever experienced!.

The Miss Universe officials who had accompanied me on this trip were overwhelmed!.

They had never experienced such large numbers of people!!”.

Sonu Sood shares proof as man accuses him of offering help to fake accounts, a PR stunt: ‘I find a needy,...
3 days ago
Sonu Sood shares proof as man accuses him of offering help to fake accounts, a PR stunt: ‘I find a needy,...
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“New twitter A/c Only 2-3 followers One TweeNever tagged Sonu Sood No location mentioned No contact details No email address But Sonu Sood somehow found the Tweet and offered help

Most of the earlier handles who sought help deleted their tweets This is how PR team works,” they wrote

That’s the best part brother.I find a needy & they somehow find me

#Technology

Analyst: Apple reaches 1 billion active iPhones - GSMArena.com news
1 day ago
Analyst: Apple reaches 1 billion active iPhones - GSMArena.com news
1 min, 1 sec

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Cybart ended his analysis with the prediction that while the iPhone has taken Apple to 1 billion active users it's the Apple Watch that will take company to the 2 billion milestone

Source

And same applies to Android

Yeah, XDA made a phone…
2 days ago
Yeah, XDA made a phone…
1 min, 24 secs

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Now, there’s more than just two options: the Pro1-X doesn’t only run LineageOS; there are also variants available running Ubuntu Touch OS and Android, and we’re actively exploring other platforms.

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The Pro1-X might look familiar to you; we took the popular F(x)tec Pro1 that was launched last year and made a few key tweaks.

New Apple iPad Air: Work, play, unleash your creativity 24/7
3 days ago
New Apple iPad Air: Work, play, unleash your creativity 24/7
1 min, 4 secs

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Like Apple Pencil (2nd generation) cost Rs 10,900 and Magic Keyboard and the Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Air are available for purchase separately for Rs 27,900 and Rs 15,900, respectively.

Smart Folios are available for iPad Air for Rs 7,500.

There are cost benefits for students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and homeschool teachers of all grade levels in India.

#Science

Researchers 3D-printed a cell-sized tugboat
3 days ago
Researchers 3D-printed a cell-sized tugboat
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To 3D print an object that small, the team used a commercial Nanoscribe 3D microprinter using a process known as 2PP (two-photon polymerization), as shown in the manufacturer’s video below.

“Because the print is taking place inside the droplet, and we are printing layer by layer, we can maintain the open space [inside the tugboat cockpit].”.

#Health

Winter warning
12 hours ago
Winter warning
1 min, 9 secs

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For instance, said Mahajan, cases of community-acquired pneumonia (acquired outside a hospital), caused by certain species of bacteria and viruses, typically rise in the winter.

However, with influenza viruses, said Mahajan, doctors are at least up against a not-so-deadly foe.

“But SARS-CoV-2 spreads much faster and the death rates are higher,” she said.

Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk, suggests study
1 day ago
Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk, suggests study
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Washington [US], October 28 (ANI): Dementia and other cognitive disorders are likely to be risk factors for developing severe COVID-19, according to research from the University of Georgia.

The findings highlight the need for special care for populations with these pre-existing conditions during the pandemic.

October 29, 2020.

Covid with stroke: Mumbai doctors stress the need for timely treatment
1 day ago
Covid with stroke: Mumbai doctors stress the need for timely treatment
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On the eve of World Stroke Day, doctors from Nanavati Hospital revealed the results of a four-month study conducted on Covid-19 patients who suffered from a stroke during their treatment.

According to the findings, almost 1.4 per cent of the Covid-19 patients suffered strokes while undergoing treatment.

However, taking into consideration the results, doctors stress the need for timely treatment of Covid-19 patients with stroke as none of the patients at the hospital got admitted within the golden hour.

#Politics

Woman Beheaded, 2 Killed At France Church, Mayor Says Terror Attack
13 hours ago
Woman Beheaded, 2 Killed At France Church, Mayor Says Terror Attack
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A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist incident at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police and officials said.

Nice's mayor, Christian Estrosi, who described the attack as terrorism, said on Twitter it had happened in or near the city's Notre Dame church.

Estrosi said the attacker had repeatedly shouted the phrase "Allahu Akbar", or God is greatest, even after he had been detained by police.

Myanmar terror outfit arms itself with Chinese weapons
1 day ago
Myanmar terror outfit arms itself with Chinese weapons
1 min, 8 secs

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The Arakan Army, an insurgent group whose activities have severely affected the India-backed Kaladan multimodal transport project in Myanmar, has benefited from the clandestine transfer and smuggling of Chinese-made weaponry, people familiar with the developments said on Wednesday

The group, designated a terrorist organisation by Naypyitaw, clashed with Myanmarese troops on nearly 600 occasions last year, and a majority of the skirmishes took place in close proximity to the $480 million Kaladan project

There have also been at least four instances of Arakan Army cadre targeting the shipments of materials for the infrastructure project, or attacking Myanmar troops providing security to the project, the people said on condition of anonymity

Axis Bank on a provisioning spree as asset quality worries linger on
1 day ago
Axis Bank on a provisioning spree as asset quality worries linger on
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Axis Bank kept up with its cautious approach to asset quality in the September quarter notwithstanding encouraging signs of recovery in its balance sheet.

Keeping with its provisioning spree, the third-largest private sector lender set aside ₹4,580.65 crore as provisions towards potential stress in addition to normal slippages.

Of this, ₹1,864 crore was towards loans that the lender may end up restructuring to give relief to stressed borrowers.

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