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Hygiene India to bank $13.46Mn investment from Lord's Mark Group

Hygiene India to bank $13.46Mn investment from Lord's Mark Group

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Hygiene India, a newly formed health and hygiene e-commerce portal, is about to rope in a $13.46 million (INR100 crores) funding from parent firm, Lord's Mark Group.

According to reliable reports, the funds will be used to expand the company's product line, enhance research and development, improve technological capabilities, expand production capabilities, and promote its brand.

In the next three years, Hygiene India hopes to become India's largest health and hygiene marketplace. It has introduced a comprehensive product line for critical and preventative health care based on indigenous wisdom and natural ingredients and re

Mylab, Hemex join hands for next-gen COVID diagnostic solutions

Mylab, Hemex join hands for next-gen COVID diagnostic solutions

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Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions, a local biotechnology firm, has reportedly announced establishing strategic partnership with U.S-based Hemex Health, to develop and launch next-generation diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care testing of coronavirus and other chronic diseases.

According to reliable reports, under this partnership, Mylab is looking forward to developing test assays while Hemex would offer its proficiency and Gazelle POC testing platform to the partnership and product development. It has been reported that the portable diagnostic devices and test assays will help in testing at any location, across an expansive range of environmental conditions, and with

China COVID case count hits six-month high as Delta variant spreads

China COVID case count hits six-month high as Delta variant spreads

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China has reportedly recorded its largest daily number of local coronavirus cases in months on earlier this week as a trail of infections related to the Delta variant was uncovered through contact tracing and mass testing campaigns.

According to the Chinese health authorities, 71 COVID cases were found on Wednesday, which is the highest since January of 2021. The country is now fighting its biggest COVID-19 outbreak in months by testing whole towns and putting millions under lockdown.

Allegedly, despite the outbreak spreading to many large cities, the official results of the mass testing campaigns have uncovered a low caseload.

Biotech firm Nautilus plans to develop new device for parsing proteins

Biotech firm Nautilus plans to develop new device for parsing proteins

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Nautilus, a Seattle, US-based biotechnology firm co-founded in 2016 by Parag Mallick and Sujal Patel, has reportedly announced that it is developing a new medical device that will enable a comprehensive analysis of the trillions of proteins that exist in the human body.

According to the company, existing medical instruments can only measure up to 8% of the different kinds of proteins in blood samples. The new device, however, would be able to count and identify 95% of the proteins present in a biological sample, a level of detail that has never been achieved before.

Nautilus claims, such protein measures, which are unique to each indivi

WHO brands e-cigarettes harmful & calls for their better regulation

WHO brands e-cigarettes harmful & calls for their better regulation

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The WHO (World Health Organization) head has reportedly branded e-cigarettes “harmful” as he called for their greater regulation in order to protect teenagers and children. The United Nations agency has recommended governments to introduce measures for the prevention of non-smokers from commencing the use of vapes.

The organization further added that such products are often marketed to children and adolescents using a range of flavors that can hook these young people on nicotine.

According to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO, nicotine is extremely addictive. Further, electronic nicotine delivery sy

Make vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers: US medical groups

Make vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers: US medical groups

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A consortium of prominent medical groups in the United States has reportedly urged healthcare employers to make vaccines mandatory for their employees, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 60% of the adult population of the United States has been completely vaccinated, and millions have yet to receive these lifesaving doses, leaving the country exposed to the rapidly-spreading delta strain.

According to a joint statement issued by 56 health care associations, if the healthcare community sets the standard of mandating vaccinations for all healthcare

A study shows J&J vaccine less effective to fight new COVID strains

A study shows J&J vaccine less effective to fight new COVID strains

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A new study, conducted by bioRxiv, has reportedly suggests that the COVID-19 vaccine of Johnson & Johnson could be less effective than other vaccines in combating coronavirus variants.

According to the study's findings, which are not yet published inside a medical journal or peer reviewed, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's mRNA vaccines could provide better protection against lambda and delta variants compared to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The study also found that Johnson & Johnson vaccine's efficacy in neutralizing the disease has reduced substantially.

Overall, the Moderna

Short supply and hesitancy hampering India's Covid vaccination drive

Short supply and hesitancy hampering India's Covid vaccination drive

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Indias COVID-19 vaccination drive has reportedly continued to falter owing to vaccine hesitancy and short supply, putting the Indian governments pledge to vaccinate the whole nation by December in doubt.

Many states, including the nation’s capital, Delhi, have reported that vaccine stocks have run out, while others, such as Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Maharashtra reported that vaccine supplies are running extremely low in many districts, particularly for individuals aged 18 to 45 years.

Vaccines have run out in Delhi again, Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister, announced through a tweet. Sisodia alleged that the cen

South Korea walks back on easing mask rules as Delta variant spreads

South Korea walks back on easing mask rules as Delta variant spreads

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The Government of South Korea has reportedly walked back on its decision to ease the mask mandates it imposed in the capital city of Seoul as well as its underlying metropolitan area. The reversal in decision comes after the country witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases, with the fast-spreading Delta variant and people in their 20s and 30s making up a bulk of the demographic.

As per reports, wearing masks would be made compulsory for everyone, regardless of whether they have been fully or partially vaccinated. Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency stated that the mandates would be in effect in the city as well as its surrounding regions due to the recent uptick in n