COVID-19 infection may cause thyroid disease: case study


Patients with COVID-19 may develop an inflammatory thyroid disease called subacute thyroiditis – which causes neck pain and upper tract respiratory infection, according to a new case study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The said case has emerged in a 18-year-old woman from the University Hospital of Pisa, Italy. Read more

Who is the first major retailer in the US to file for bankruptcy due to coronavirus?


Neiman Marcus has become the first major retailer in the United States to file for bankruptcy due to coronavirus pandemic. It is the first retail chain to go out of business after the fall of Barneys New York, last year. Other retailers like Lord & Taylor and J.C. Penny are known to be in theContinue reading “Who is the first major retailer in the US to file for bankruptcy due to coronavirus?”

Did President Trump’s personal valet tests positive for coronavirus?


One of the personal valets of President Trump, who is part of an elite military unit of the US Navy, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The test was conducted on Wednesday after he showed symptoms for coronavirus. President Trump is known to be upset after learning about this development. The rapid coronavirus test whichContinue reading “Did President Trump’s personal valet tests positive for coronavirus?”

British lawyer found guilty of defaming oil trader to intelligence services


A British lawyer was found guilty of defamation and attempting extortion by a Geneva court, as he wrote letters to intelligence services of the United States and EU, such as MI5, The CIA, and the office of Director of National Intelligence – accusing his former client, an oil trader, of financing terrorism. The said lawyer,Continue reading “British lawyer found guilty of defaming oil trader to intelligence services”

Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court


The Gujarat high court has held that the two-finger test (also known as Per Vaginal test) to check the virginity of rape victims is unconstitutional while directing the trial courts and doctors to stop the practice. The reason cited by Gujarat high court for scrapping the medical test is because it violates the right ofContinue reading “Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court”

Consumption of endangered species by humans behind coronavirus outbreak, says experts


Experts in both China as well as the rest of the world have raised alarm against the consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The source of coronavirus infection is a seafood market in Wuhan, which has been closed down is believed to have a wild animal section, where live andContinue reading “Consumption of endangered species by humans behind coronavirus outbreak, says experts”

34 American troops suffered brain injuries from Iran’s strike, says Pentagon


34 American troops suffered traumatic brain injuries after Iran’s strikes on a U.S. base in Iraq this month, the Pentagon said. President Trump had dismissed them as “headaches.” Source: NYTimes

China extends Wuhan coronavirus quarantine to 2 more cities


China has extended its quarantine of Wuhan city to Huanggang and Ezhou, cutting off a total of 19mn people. Following the outbreak of coronavirus, planes, buses, and trains were shut down at 10 pm local time on Thursday morning. As reported by journalists and people, even roads going out of these cities have been shut.Continue reading “China extends Wuhan coronavirus quarantine to 2 more cities”

California to sue Bureau of Land Management against drilling and fracking of public land for oil


Keeping with the growing urgency of acting against climate change, the state of California is going to sue the Bureau of Land Management to block the opening of more than 1 million acres of public land to oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The dangers of fracking on the environment are wellContinue reading “California to sue Bureau of Land Management against drilling and fracking of public land for oil”

Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has inflated insulin price thrice during last stint


Alex Azar, the man who has been picked by US President Donald Trump for the position of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary is known to have tripled the price of Insulin in his last stint as a high-ranking executive at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lily. Azar is succeeding Tom Price who has to resignContinue reading “Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has inflated insulin price thrice during last stint”