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Birmingham-designed test confirms COVID-19 as trigger for rare Kawasaki-like syndrome in children

A test developed by experts in Birmingham has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test. This raises the possibility that children who may have had the virus in their system, even if they haven’t been unwell, could be at …

MANAGING DIABETES DURING COVID-19

During a Webinar hosted today, Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman & Chief of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and President, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation spoke about managing diabetes during these COVID-19 times and the lockdown period. During his address, Dr. Mohan stressed on the following aspects of diabetes care vis-à-vis COVID-19… There needs to be preparedness in case one falls ill. …

ChildFund India intends to support 2.5 lakh poor vulnerable people in fight against COVID-19

Following the guidelines by the Government of India, ChildFund India, which is now part of the Joining Forces For Children – India alliance of NGOS (ChildFund India, Plan India, Save the Children India, SOS Children’s Villages of India, Terre des hommes and World Vision India) working for children, has launched its response to fight the COVID-19 crisis on national level, …

Ensure health, education and safety of children during unprecedented crisis of Covid -19: RTE Forum

The Right to Education Forum (RTE Forum) through a memorandum to the Prime Minister, has appealed to the Government to take a dozen of necessary steps to ensure the rights of children during this crisis period. Coinciding with the completion of 10 years of landmark Right to Education Act, the forum said that Government must guarantee food and nutrition to millions …

Dental teams could play important role in early detection of Type 2 and pre-diabetes – study

Dental teams could play an integral role in identifying people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes as well as in the early detection of the condition in those who are undiagnosed, new research suggests. The systematic review, led by researchers in the University of Birmingham, found that using risk assessment tools such as patient questionnaires and point of …

Exercise, diet and wellness apps are powerful learning resources for young people – study

Young people can judge which health-related apps are relevant to their age and bodies, source appropriate digital content and dismiss app content that might be harmful to them – a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that many young people are ‘critical participants’ of digital health technologies and, as apps and devices are highly accessible, they can offer …

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