650 districts across India are reporting a decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases. Only 70 districts in the country saw an increase in the numbers of active cases from June 12 till June 19, as per the union health ministry data. In Maharashtra, districts such as Mumbai, Palghar, Buldhana, Sangli, Aurangabad, and Parbhani saw rise in active cases.
COVID-19 vaccines do not affect men's fertility, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (Jama). Researchers found out that levels of sperm in volunteers remained at healthy levels after they got two doses of mRNA vaccines. They added that such beliefs and notions come from major skepticism against the vaccine.
A study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine says that exposure to the virus causing the common cold can protect you against coronavirus. Rhinovirus, the common respiratory virus, jump-starts the activity of interferon-stimulated genes and triggers the early-response molecules in the immune system. This will stop the reproduction of coronavirus.
Kerala's capital, Thiruvananthapuram accounts for 21% of total Covid-19 deaths in the state. The district also accounts for 10% of positive cases, which is 27.35 lakhs. The state health department said that the higher number is only due to better transparency. But, Thrissur accounts for 9% of the state's positive cases but has only 10% of the deaths.
A study published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology says that plasma CTSB levels were increased after a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training. It improves verbal learning and memory. Aerobic exercise boosts grey and white matter volume in the brain and enhances blood flow. It also lowers the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Bipolar disorder is the erratic changes between two moods - mania and depression. However, it is not always evident as seen in movies. Some signs of bipolar disorder are changes in sleeping patterns and eating habits. You may also feel hopeless and helpless. There could also be euphoria, irritation, a sudden surge of energy, and violent instances.