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Facebook to use AI in predicting if COVID-19 patients need better healthcare

American social media giant Facebook is publishing a research conducted by its artificial intelligence (AI) unit in an effort to help healthcare providers predict in advance if a COVID-19 patient may need more intensive care solutions and adjust resources accordingly. According to Mashable, Facebook in...

AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes all-pervasive, a new report has forecast that technology would replace humans by 2031 in the field of cybersecurity, as hackers use more sophisticated tools. Cloud security firm 'Trend Micro' in a new report said more than two-fifth (41 per cent)...

UK begins major trial for new inhaler-based Covid-19 treatment

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jan 16, 2021

  LONDON: A new potentially life-saving inhaler-based treatment that is hoped will protect Covid-19 patients from developing severe illness has begun a major trial at UK hospitals. It involves inhaling a protein called interferon beta-1a (SNG001), which the body produces when it gets a viral infection,...

Mental health issues can hurt immunity: Depression, stress may make Covid vaccines ineffective

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jan 15, 2021

  NEW DELHI:  Depression, stress, and loneliness can weaken the body's immune system, and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines, including the new Covid-19 preventives that are in development and the early stages of global distribution, scientists say. According to a report accepted for publication in...

Explainer: What's behind varying efficacy data for Sinovac's coronavirus vaccine?

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jan 14, 2021

  New efficacy data from Brazil on Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine, for which there are now four widely different success rates, raised more questions than answers, as many developing countries pin their hopes on the CoronaVac to end the pandemic. Here are potential factors contributing to CoronaVac's...

Over 60% of seniors want to work post-retirement, spend on leisure travel: Survey

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pension       Jan 14, 2021

  Around 64 per cent of seniors, aged 50 and above, want to continue working post-retirement for financial independence, mental peace, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle, according to a survey. Antara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Max India Ltd, has surveyed to bring out insights on...

Trump’s company suffers another defection, this time by Aon

Intermediaries, Non-Life       Jan 13, 2021

  Aon Plc, an insurance brokerage that’s previously been questioned about ties to the Trump Organization, said it ended a relationship with the business. An Aon spokesperson confirmed the news Wednesday. In 2019, Aon received a subpoena from New York’s insurance regulator about dealings with the...

Google launches $3 mn fund to fight misinformation around Covid vaccine

The Google News Initiative on Tuesday launched a global open fund to fight misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, worth up to $3 million. The "Covid-19 Vaccine Counter Misinformation Open Fund" aims to support journalistic efforts to effectively fact-check misinformation about the Covid-19 immunisation process, the initiative...

In the future, scientists feel Covid will resemble the common cold-causing virus

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jan 13, 2021

NEW DELHI: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, may resemble the mild cold-causing coronaviruses that currently circulate in humans if it becomes endemic and most people are exposed in childhood, according to a study. The modelling study, published on Tuesday in the journal Science, is...

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