Zinc supplements not effective in treating Covid-19: Study

A study has said taking zinc or vitamin C supplements does not significantly decrease the severity or duration of symptoms in Covid-19 patients, when compared to standard care. Continue Reading

How effective is chemotherapy drug for Covid?

A chemotherapy medication originally developed to treat cancer could potentially be repurposed to inhibit the replication of the novel coronavirus and treat Covid-19, according to a study based on computer simulations and lab experiments. Continue Reading

3,000-bed facility coming up near Chennai for Covid treatment

The Tiruvallur district, which is just a stone’s throw away from Chennai, is getting ready with a 3,000-bed facility at DD Medical College for treating patients infected with coronavirus. Continue Reading

Covid-19 & Chennai’s private hospitals: Reality check by ‘NT’

With the number of Covid-19 patients in Chennai increasing day by day, what does it take for a person with coronavirus symptoms to get admitted to a private hospital? Continue Reading

Plasma therapy safe, without adverse side effects: Study

The clinical administration of the blood component plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to those severely affected by the disease could be a safe option without adverse side effects, according to a study which may lead to better treatment protocols against novel coronavirus infection. Continue Reading

Experts feel people should learn to live with coronavirus

Kambar Street in Velacheri was Covid-19 free in the first four lockdowns. But now, there are two positive cases here. Continue Reading

Post corona care: Doctors are in regular touch with patients over phone

The treatment doesn’t end after people who recovered from Covid-19 returned homes. For, doctors say they call up their former patients over phone and check their health condition regularly. Continue Reading

Covid-19 cases touch 700,000 mark

The number of coronavirus cases around the world crossed the 700,000 mark near midnight on Monday, with the US comprising over a seventh of them, while the death toll crossed the 33,500 mark, with Italy (10,779) and Spain (6,606) accounting for over half of them, as the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Centre. Continue Reading