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May 12, 2020

4 journalists test COVID-19 positive in Nepal

Kathmandu , May 12 (ANI): Four journalists working for various media organisations from Parsa district of Nepal have tested positive for COVID-19, authorities of Narayani Hospital confirmed on Tuesday."Four of the 39 COVID-19 cases confirmed today in Parsa district are journalists working for various media organisations," Dr Madan Upadhyay, Medical Superintendent of Narayani Hospital told ANI over the phone.This is the first time that Nepal has reported COVID-19 infection amongst journalists."They might have been infected…

Indian govt’s assurances on prison conditions inadequate, says Nirav Modi’s lawyer in London court during extradition trial

London , May 12 (ANI): Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's lawyer, during the extradition trial in London's Westminster Magistrates' Court, said that 'Indian government's assurances on prison conditions are inadequate' and that 'he has a potentially serious mental health condition that may not be treated properly at Arthur Road jail''.Westminster Magistrate's Court in Central London on Monday saw the start of another extradition trial involving another high profile Indian fugitive - this time the flamboyant diamond dealer…

Too little sleep can mean more asthma attacks in adults

California , May 12 (ANI): A good night's sleep is crucial to good health and can also be necessary for Asthma patients, suggests a new study.A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) reveals that too little sleep, and occasionally too much sleep, can negatively impact adults with asthma."Previous research revealed that poor sleep quality has a negative effect on asthma symptoms in adolescents. Our study shows that…

COPD and smoking associated with higher COVID-19 mortality

London , May 12 (ANI): Current smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of severe complications and higher mortality with COVID-19 infection, according to a new study. The study was published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jaber Alqahtani of University College London, UK, and colleagues.COPD is a common, persistent dysfunction of the lung associated with a limitation in airflow.An estimated 251 million people worldwide are affected by COPD. Given the effects of the…
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