#Research

.Warszawa, Poland
Behaviour of worker honeybees after being fed alcohol-spiked food may lead to understanding alcohol addiction. (Photo credit: unsplash)

  • Worker honeybees were fed the alcohol-laced food, a sucrose solution with about 1% ethanol
  • When discontinued, they exhibited withdrawal symptoms
  • The sucrose solution was given for a long period of time.

.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
If you are an adult who has already battled coronavirus infection, there is a possibility that a single shot of the COVID-19 vaccine would be sufficient for you. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Two recent studies in India have suggested that a single dose of vaccine may suffice for adults who have recovered from COVID
  • The authors of the studies have said their findings could help promote "judicious" use of vaccines
  • Both studies showed that COVID-recovered patients developed antibodies faster

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Researchers from China's Shandong University have found a new batch of coronaviruses. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The research was conducted in southwestern China
  • Feces and urine of the forest-dwelling bats were tested
  • 24 novel coronavirus genomes were assembled, including four SARS-CoV-2 like coronaviruses, the researchers said 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Poorly fitting face masks greatly increase the risk of infection from airborne diseases like COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Researchers used CT scans of 3 different-sized face masks attached to 3 different-sized dummy heads 
  • This was done to measure the gaps between the face and the fabric
  • They then calculated the leaks from these gaps to determine the infection risk

The research is based on survey conducted on 2,000 Americans. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • A study in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health shows vegetarians have 73% fewer chances of being severely hit by COVID-19
  • A plant-based diet is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
  • During the pandemic, there was an increase in consumption of unhealthy diet: Study

.Utah, USA
A medic collects swab sample of a person for COVID-19 tests, at National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi. (Photo credit: PTI Photo)

  • COVID-19 virus could cause no more than common cold-like coughs within the next few years, study suggests
  • The study has made predictions on mathematical models based on the current pandemic
  • The study indicates that changes in the virus could be driven by adaptations of human immune response

Insomnia is one of the most common sleeping disorders that affect sexual life. (Photo Credit-representative image/Unsplash)

  • A study shows that good night sleep increases sex desire in woman by 14%
  • As per the National Sleep Foundation, an adult should sleep 7-9 hours
  • Regular exercise improves sleep and symptoms of insomnia

.London, UK
Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug, (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The study was conducted with 72,000 hospitalised COVID patients
  • The drugs "do not increase the mortality or severity", the study says
  • Concerns around the safety of taking Ibuprofen started early 2020

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The 6-feet distancing norm was adopted in March 2020. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • Air filtration, circulation and amount of time spent were the factors considered in the study
  • The researcher says that the wearing masks doesn't benefit 
  • The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States

As per the research, at least 72% of users used at least a single social media platform. (Photo Credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • 69% of all adults in the US use Facebook, as per a survey done by Pew Research Centre earlier on 2021
  • The company faced major turbulences in recent years, including the Cambridge Analytica controversy in 2016
  • The survey noted that seven in ten Facebok users say they use the social networking  site daily