Every year more than 21 million people across the world undergo routine surgery and receive general anesthesia. Normally, during the operation, the patient sleep without feeling pain. However, also every year about 30,000 patients suddenly regain consciousness on the operating table. The complex condition in which the patient regains consciousness after the administration of … [Read more...] about Anesthesia awareness: here is what you need to know about it
Are Llama Antibodies Key to Finding a COVID-19 Treatment?
Every research institute and the health care system in the world is currently looking to find the most appropriate and effective treatment and vaccine for COVID-19. The new coronavirus infection has infected millions across the globe and put billions of people at risk. The key to treatment may be lying with a llama with the right antibodies. A llama is a domesticated … [Read more...] about Are Llama Antibodies Key to Finding a COVID-19 Treatment?
Is BCG vaccine a game-changer against COVID-19 in Pakistan?
The BCG or Bacilli Calmette-Guerin vaccine is used against tuberculosis disease. Different types of studies show that the incidence rate of COVID-19 is low in countries with routine BCG vaccination programs implemented. The research also shows that the persons who had been vaccinated with BCG in childhood show less chance of COVID-19. The prominent evidence is less death … [Read more...] about Is BCG vaccine a game-changer against COVID-19 in Pakistan?
COVID-19: An insight into the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
Since December 2019 a case of unidentified pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Peoples Republic of China, which resembles those of viral pneumonia. There are four types of Coronavirus: α-coronavirus (α-COV), β-coronavirus (β-COV), δ-coronavirus (δ-COV), ϒ-coronavirus (ϒ-COV). Previously six coronaviruses cause disease in human beings. After SARS-COV and MERS-COV, … [Read more...] about COVID-19: An insight into the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
Soaps and detergents can destroy bird flu and novel coronaviruses
Image source: CDC Commercially available soaps and detergents can destroy the bird flu virus, and possibly the COVID-19 causing novel coronavirus as well. Previous research in Pakistan has reported that commonly used soap (Lifebuoy) and detergent (Surf Excel) can kill the bird flu virus (H5N1). In this study, published in the 28th March 2009 issue of the Virology … [Read more...] about Soaps and detergents can destroy bird flu and novel coronaviruses