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Study finds Vitamin D, fish oil supplements might reduce risk of autoimmune disease
Washington | January 27, 2022 2:21:22 PM IST
According to a study, taking daily vitamin D supplements - or a combination of vitamin D and omega-3 fish oil - appears to carry a lower risk of developing autoimmune disease, with a more pronounced effect after two years. ... read..


Current anti-COVID pills work well against Omicron, antibody drugs less effective: Study
Wisconsin | January 27, 2022 2:20:54 PM IST
A new study has found the drugs behind the new pills to treat COVID-19 remain very effective against the Omicron variant of the virus in lab tests. ... read..


Study finds natural supplements can potentially harm athletes
Washington | January 27, 2022 12:20:39 PM IST
A new study has found that nutritional supplements taken to boost athletic performance can pose risks to the heart of athletes. ... read..


Changes in heart structure may affect thinking and memory skills: Study
San Francisco (California) | January 27, 2022 12:20:24 PM IST
A new study has suggested that subtle changes in the structure and the diastolic function of a person's heart between early adulthood and middle age may be associated with a decline in thinking and memory skills. ... read..


Study finds addiction medicine consults help substance use disorder patients live longer
Pittsburgh | January 26, 2022 6:51:45 PM IST
According to a new study, in-hospital addiction medicine consultations can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with substance use disorder. ... read..


Study finds COVID-19 traumatic stress may predict PTSD, especially for people with history of trauma
Washington | January 26, 2022 6:20:53 PM IST
A new study has found that COVID has emerged as a source of traumatic stress that may predict post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. ... read..


Fertility or pregnancy not affected by COVID-19 vaccination, suggests new study
New York | January 26, 2022 6:20:50 PM IST
One of the biggest fears and doubts that makes people think twice before getting vaccinated is its impact on pregnancy and fertility. Now, a new study has found that vaccination against COVID-19 did not affect fertility outcomes in patients undergoing in- ... read..


Lifetime workplace exposure to pesticides linked to heightened COPD risk: Study
Stockport (Greater Manchester) | January 26, 2022 5:21:28 PM IST
Toxic effects by pesticide exposure have been known to range from mild symptoms, like minor skin irritation or other allergic symptoms, to more severe symptoms, like strong headache, dizziness, or nausea. ... read..


Researchers develop new framework for alcohol use disorder
Washington | January 26, 2022 5:21:26 PM IST
A team of researchers has developed a new framework that they believe will help identify people previously overlooked for alcohol use disorder (AUD). ... read..


New study finds ultrasound stimulation as effective therapy for Alzheimer's disease
Gwangju | January 26, 2022 2:21:05 PM IST
An increase in average life expectancy in many parts of the world has made certain age-related diseases more common. Alzheimer's disease (AD), is one of them, being extremely prevalent within ageing societies in Japan, Korea, and various European countrie ... read..


Study finds fat injections may treat foot pain, plantar fasciitis
Pittsburgh | January 26, 2022 1:50:25 PM IST
According to a new study, a novel technique that transplants a patient's own fat into the sole of their foot could offer relief to those suffering from a common and painful condition called plantar fasciitis. ... read..


Study finds food intervention as good as medications for lowering cholesterol
Washington | January 26, 2022 12:51:11 PM IST
A new study has found that for many individuals a "food as medicine" approach can be as effective as medications for cholesterol-lowering, without the need for drastic lifestyle changes. ... read..


Study finds how the timing of dinner and genetics affect individuals' blood sugar control
Massachusetts | January 26, 2022 11:50:21 AM IST
We live in a day and age where very young children also get diagnosed with diabetes, despite being perfectly healthy. Blood sugar control, which is impaired in people with diabetes, is affected by factors like timing of meals relative to sleep and levels ... read..


Blood proteins could be the key to a long and healthy life: Study
Edinburgh | January 25, 2022 6:50:43 PM IST
As people age, their bodies begin to decline after they reach adulthood, which results in age-related diseases and death. A new research investigated which proteins could influence the ageing process. ... read..


Cerebral palsy can be genetic: Study
Boston (Massachusetts) | January 25, 2022 6:21:28 PM IST
Cerebral palsy is a non-progressing motor impairment that begins in early childhood. It has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity. ... read..


Pfizer, CornoaVac vax linked to heart inflammation risk in adolescents
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:09 PM IST
Despite low absolute risk, there is an increased relative risk of carditis -- a type of heart inflammation -- associated with Covid vaccine developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and China's CoronaVac, researchers have found. ... read..


Reinforce surveillance to reduce avian influenza spillover: UN-backed scientific task force
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
The circulating avian influenza outbreaks, including in India, do not seem to pose the 'high' risk but surveillance and biosecurity measures are necessary to reduce spillover risk between poultry and wild birds, a UN-backed scientific task force said. ... read..


Heat dome and other climate events have growing impact on mental health: Study
Burnaby | January 25, 2022 4:21:12 PM IST
The impact of climate change on mental health is a harsh reality that has been on the rise in recent many years. Last summer's Western North American heat dome caused more than record-breaking temperature increases -- rising anxiety about climate change i ... read..


New study explores if body weight affects mortality risk of excessive drinkers
Pennsylvania | January 25, 2022 4:21:06 PM IST
It is not an unknown fact that alcoholism is linked to the mortality rate of an individual, but now a study has revealed the correlation between the weight of an alcoholic individual and their death rate. ... read..


India's Covid cases fall to 2.55L, positivity rate dips to 15.5%
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 PM IST
After reporting over three lakh new cases for five days in a row, India reported 2,55,874 fresh Covid infections in a span of 24 hours and the daily positivity rate came down to 15.52 per cent, said the Union health ministry on Tuesday morning. ... read..


UP tops with 25 cr Covid vax doses
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India to have administered more than 25 crore doses of Covid vaccines. ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 354.3 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:08 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 354.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.60 million and vaccinations to over 9.81 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Myanmar reports 37 more Omicron cases
Yangon | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 AM IST
Myanmar recorded 37 more Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the total tally of confirmed Omicron cases to 183, according to a release from its Ministry of Health. ... read..


Singapore reports 3,002 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
Singapore reported 3,002 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally to 316,774. ... read..


Pandemic entering "new phase," yet too early to drop guard: WHO
Copenhagen | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST
Two years after the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and central Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the region could be "entering a new phase in the pandemic with plausible hope for stabilisation." ... read..


Xinjiang reports 4 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10 asymptomatic carriers
Urumqi (China) | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST
Four confirmed Covid-19 cases and 10 asymptomatic carriers were reported in Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, according to a regional press briefing. ... read..


Covid claims 25 lives in Gujarat, new cases dip
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Though the number of fresh Covid cases has come down in Gujarat since the past few of days, the states Covid fatality has become a cause of concern with 25 people succumbing to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to over 100 in just six ... read..


Budget Session: Parliament to function in two shifts owing to Covid
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The Parliament will function in two shifts during the Budget Session from February under which the Rajya Sabha will function from 10 am to 3 pm, and the Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm, owing to the prevailing Covid situation. ... read..


Karnataka logs 46,426 new Covid cases, 32 deaths
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka logged 46,426 new Covid cases against 41,703 discharges on Monday, as well as another 32 deaths. ... read..


Crocin, ENO, Iodex ownership changes as CCI approves acquisition
| Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
The Competition Commission of India has approved acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Overseas Ltd and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare UK Trading Ltd of shareholding in GlaxoSmithKline Asia Private Ltd. ... read..


Taking Stock: Health Minister to interact with 9 states, UTs over Covid on Tuesday
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a virtual meeting with nine states and United Territories on Tuesday to take stock of the prevailing Covid situation. ... read..


Delhi: Nursing staff wear black ribbons to protest over pending ex-gratia
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The nurses' unions of Delhi government-run hospitals on Monday wore black ribbons to register their protest over pending ex-gratia which was announced by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. ... read..


46% of girls under 15 anaemic in India: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
About 46 per cent of girls in India under the age of 15 are anaemic, according to a report released on Monday on the National Girl Child Day, annually observed on January 24 to raise awareness to promote the rights, education, health, and nutrition of the ... read..


Delhi's Covid cases fall to 5,760, deaths still high at 30
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday recorded a nearly 37 per cent decline in daily Covid cases at 5,760, as against 9,197 on Sunday, while there were 30 deaths too. ... read..


J&K reports 5,394 new cases, 8 deaths
Jammu | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 5,394 new cases and 8 deaths. ... read..


90% people lost some degree of vision due to pandemic: Experts
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
About 9 in 10 people have lost some degree of vision during the last two years of Covid pandemic, health experts said on Monday. ... read..


Global conditions ideal for more Covid variants to emerge: WHO
Geneva | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
It is dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or the pandemic is going to end, when global conditions are seen as ideal for more Covid variants to emerge, said the World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Monday. ... read..


Kerala Health Minister dismisses false reports on Covid
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
With close to 1.70 lakh new Covid cases in Kerala in the past four days and the daily test positivity rate reaching as high as 45 per cent, State Health Minister Veena George on Monday dispelled media reports that there is a huge shortage of health facili ... read..


Sharad Pawar tests Covid positive
Mumbai | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar announced that he has tested Covid-19 positive on Monday, and has started the necessary treatment. ... read..


CGHS website linked with mobile app to benefit over 40 lakh beneficiaries
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 9:45:09 PM IST
The revamped Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) website has been linked with mobile app 'MyCGHS' to provide easy access to healthcare services to more than 40 lakh beneficiaries, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday. ... read..


K'taka: Covid cases explode in Ballari, Mandya colleges
Ballari | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
As many as 37 Covid cases have been reported from Krishnadevaraya University in Nandihalli Post Graduation Center in Sandur taluk of Karnataka's Ballari district on Monday. According to University sources, the test results of many more students are yet to ... read..


CDRI develops Omicron testing kit
Lucknow | Monday, 2022 8:45:09 PM IST
The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has developed an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit, called 'Om', for testing the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. ... read..


Is Omicron subvariant BA.2 more transmissible?
Brussels | Monday, 2022 8:45:09 PM IST
Even as Omicron has been showing signs of peaking, some European countries are seeing the rise of Omicron subvariant BA.2, sparking concern among the scientific community. ... read..


55 SCR train services stand cancelled for one more week
Secunderabad | Monday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
With no respite in the Covid situation, the South Central Railway (SCR) has decided to extend the cancellation of 55 trains by a week. ... read..


NGT imposes fine of Rs 19.85 cr on chemical unit
Unnao (UP) | Monday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 19.85 crore on a chemical factory situated at Akrampur Chakrampur in Unnao district for disposing of thousands of tonnes of chromium waste in Rania locality of Kanpur Dehat. ... read..


Australia approves Novavax amid Omicron battle
Canberra | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Australia on Monday approved Novavax for people aged 18 and over, making it the fourth Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for use in the country after AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer amid the continued battle against the Omicron-fuelled pandemic. ... read..


Pandemic causing 'generation-defining disruption' among children
Sydney | Monday, 2022 7:45:09 PM IST
More than the impact of being infected with Covid-19, children are facing many indirect effects of the pandemic in terms of health and wellbeing. ... read..


Remdesivir for COVID-19 found to reduce need for mechanical ventilation: Study
Ottawa | January 24, 2022 6:50:34 PM IST
Remdesivir had saved many lives during the deadly second wave of COVID-19. Now, a new research has revealed that Remdesivir, when compared with the standard of care for COVID-19, reduced the need for mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients. ... read..


50% of Covid infected may have lasting loss of smell: Study
London | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
About 50 per cent of people infected with Covid-19 during the first wave of infections in 2020 may have long-term and even permanent changes to their sense of smell, according to preliminary research from Sweden. ... read..


India logs 3.06L Covid cases, positivity rises to 20.75%
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
India has registered a substantial decline in the Covid-19 cases with 3,06,064 news infections surfacing in past 24 hours, as per the Health and Family Welfare Ministry data on Monday. ... read..


Study finds exercise alters brain chemistry to protect ageing synapses
California | January 24, 2022 5:21:18 PM IST
A new study has found that when older adults stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhance the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition. ... read..


Study finds effects of pregnancy on kidneys revealed by computational models
Ontario | January 24, 2022 3:21:00 PM IST
Technology nowadays has made even the most complex of studies very easy and understandable with valuable findings. And now, researchers from the University of Waterloo have used computer simulations to better understand the impacts pregnancy can have on k ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 350.9 mn
Washington | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 350.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.59 million and vaccinations to over 9.79 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Research on how COVID-19 has impacted clinicians who take care of kids with cancer
Washington | January 24, 2022 1:20:10 PM IST
A new research has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on pediatric oncology health care professionals globally, requiring significant staffing changes, causing physical, psychological, and financial distress. ... read..


Study reveals feelings of fatigue predicts death in older adults
Pittsburgh | January 24, 2022 12:21:04 PM IST
A recent study has found that how fatigued certain activities make an older adult feel can estimate that the likely death is less than three years away. ... read..


Nano bubbles could treat, prevent current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2: Study
Evanston (Illinois) | January 24, 2022 12:21:02 PM IST
With the COVID-19 virus mutating and bringing in more and deadlier waves with it, medical discoveries are all that humanity is depending on to survive and defeat this dark phase of life. ... read..


Omicron driving spike in new Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 AM IST
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is driving a huge spike in fresh infections in Bangladesh, a senior official has said. ... read..


Myanmar reports 112 new Covid-19 infections, 1 more death
Yangon | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 AM IST
Myanmar reported 112 new Covid-19 infections with a daily positivity rate of 1.44 per cent in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health. ... read..


Iran reports 5,144 daily Covid-19 cases, 6,250,490 in total
Tehran | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 AM IST
Iran's Health Ministry has reported 5,144 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 6,250,490. ... read..


Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February
Washington | Monday, 2022 9:15:09 AM IST
Anthony Fauci, top US infectious disease expert, has said he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February. ... read..


New Zealand reports 24 new community cases amid Omicron alerts
Wellington | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST
New Zealand recorded 24 new community cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement. ... read..


Slovenia sees new record daily Covid-19 cases
Ljubljana | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST
Slovenia reported 13,911 new Covid-19 cases, the third daily record this week, the National Institute of Public Health has reported. ... read..


72 test positive for Covid-19 among Beijing 2022-related personnel
Beijing | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 AM IST
A total of 72 confirmed positive tests for Covid-19 have been reported related to the 2022 Olympic Winter games between January 4 and 22, the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (BOCOG) has announced. ... read..


Omicron drives surging Covid-19 cases in Nepal: Health authority
Kathmandu | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 AM IST
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now driving daily cases to surge in Nepal, accounting for 88 per cent of the samples tested recently, the country's Ministry of Health and Population has said. ... read..


Indonesia reports 2,925 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, 14 more deaths
Jakarta | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 AM IST
Indonesia has confirmed 2,925 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's tally of infections to 4,286,378, according to the country's Health Ministry. ... read..


Singapore's total Covid-19 cases rise to 313,772
Singapore | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 AM IST
Singapore reported 3,496 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally to 313,772. ... read..


Hong Kong reports 140 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 AM IST
Hong Kong reported 140 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,286, according to data from the Center for Health Protection. ... read..


Will students in Delhi be able to return to pre-Covid routine in 2022?
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
With the Covid-19's emergence in the national capital, schools were the first public institutions to have been shut down at the beginning of 2020 and for the last two years now, children have been confined to the four walls of their homes, struggling to m ... read..


J&K to have 64-hour long lockdown every week as Covid surges
Jammu | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday ordered a 64-hour long lockdown every week in the UT because of the alarming increase in the spread of Covid-19 infection. ... read..


Omicron in community transmission - The impact explained
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Covid's Omicron variant is now in community transmission stage in India, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said in its latest bulletin on Sunday, noting become dominant in multiple metros, where new cases have been rising exponentially. ... read..


Gurugram: 50% in 15-18 age group got 1st Covid vax
Gurugram | Monday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
At least 50 per cent of the eligible population in the 15-18 age group has been given the first dose of Covaxin in just 20 days. ... read..


Karnataka logs 50K new Covid cases, 19 deaths
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka logged 50,210 new Covid cases against 22,842 discharges and 19 deaths on Sunday. ... read..


Omicron's immune evasion behind rapid spread, say studies
New York | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Two new studies, not yet peer-reviewed, have shown immune evasion is the reason behind the Omicron variant's increased transmissibility. ... read..


Delhi's Covid cases under 10K, first time since third wave outbreak
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
The national capital on Sunday reported 9,197 fresh Covid-19 cases, first time below 10,000 since the third wave started in the city. Delhi recorded 5,481 Covid cases on January 4 and since then cases kept rising. The fresh Covid infections have pushed th ... read..


Covid-19 cases further dip in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
Daily Covid-19 cases in Odisha dipped to 8,520 on Sunday with test positivity rate (TPR) slipping further to 11.7 per cent. ... read..


Coffee consumption improves digestion: Study
Washington | January 23, 2022 11:20:35 PM IST
A recent clinical study has found positive effects of coffee on digestion and the gut, and it protects against common digestive complaints such as gallstones as well as certain liver diseases. ... read..


Researchers find no evidence of COVID-19 virus transmission through breastfeeding
Washington | January 23, 2022 11:20:25 PM IST
A recent study has found no evidence of recently infected mothers transmitting infectious SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk to their baby. ... read..


Cancer treatment may inhibit immune response to Covid vax
New York | Sunday, 2022 10:45:07 PM IST
Patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy and some targeted therapies may mount an inadequate immune response to Covid-19 vaccination, according to a study. ... read..


Red wine could help stave off Covid, says new research
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Red wine could help stave off Covid-19, according to new research. ... read..


Pandemic to endemic, people have to adapt to new reality, say doctors
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2022 7:45:11 PM IST
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Omicron, Lambda, and Delmicron in between. Since it was first notified in 2019, Covid-19 virus has changed into multiple variants and hundreds of mutations have taken place. ... read..


Omicron in community transmission stage in India: INSACOG
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 7:45:11 PM IST
The new Covid variant Omicron has reached in community transmission level in India, said Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) on Sunday. ... read..


Strict vigil by TN police at check posts bordering Kerala
Chennai | Sunday, 2022 7:45:11 PM IST
Tamil Nadu police are maintaining strict vigil at all the check posts bordering Kerala. With Sunday lockdown in place in both the states, and only the movement of essential vehicles allowed, the Tamil Nadu side has enforced strong monitoring at all the ch ... read..


Explained: Why antibodies become ineffective against Omicron
New York | Sunday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
The presence of a large number of mutations, and more than 30 on its spike protein makes antibodies ineffective against the Omicron variant of Covid-19, shows a study. ... read..


Study finds Calcium is vital not just for bones but also heart
Suita | January 23, 2022 6:50:41 PM IST
The human heart, the size of a fist, located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone, tirelessly beats an average of 100,000 times a day. However, conditions that stop the heart from pumping blood efficiently can cause serious problems and ultimat ... read..


Research suggests blood cancer can be stopped by targeting bone cells
Washington | January 23, 2022 6:20:43 PM IST
To stop acute myeloid leukaemia, one of the deadliest blood cancers, targeting neighbouring bone cells can be a better strategy, suggests a recent study. ... read..


Breakthrough COVID-19 infections spur strong antibody responses: Study
Washington | January 23, 2022 4:50:44 PM IST
In view of the spike in COVID-19 infections globally, a recent study shed light on the strength, durability and breadth of neutralizing antibody responses generated by breakthrough infections in individuals vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. ... read..


India records 3.33 lakh fresh Covid cases, 525 deaths
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
India reported 3,33,533 fresh Covid cases and 525 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday. ... read..


14.29L people inoculated in TN's 19th mega vax drive
Chennai | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu public health department has inoculated 14,29,736 people as part of the 19th mega vaccine drive conducted across the state. ... read..


Socially isolated older adults may have fewer teeth: Study
Beijing | January 23, 2022 4:20:24 PM IST
Researchers have found that older people who are socially isolated tend to lose their teeth more quickly than those with more social interaction. ... read..


Study finds if coffee can protect against endometrial cancer
Washington | January 23, 2022 3:20:20 PM IST
According to a new study, higher coffee consumption is found to be in link with lower endometrial cancer risk. Moreover, caffeinated coffee may provide better protection in comparison to decaffeinated coffee. ... read..


West Bengal govt disburses Covid relief in record time
Kolkata | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 PM IST
Few days before the Supreme Court pulled up several states for discrepancies in Covid death record and low disbursement of compensation, West Bengal recorded more than 80 per cent disbursement of compensation of the 91 per cent claims received by the stat ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 348.5 mn
Washington | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 348.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.59 million and vaccinations to over 9.77 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Study explores methods to help reduce injury after successful post-concussion return-to-play
Colorado | January 23, 2022 1:50:27 PM IST
Injuries and concussions are part and parcel of sports, as has been observed over so many years. A new study has examined the efficacy of neuromuscular training (NMT) intervention, which may lead to new treatment approaches and better outcomes for athlete ... read..


First melanoma test offers reassurance of low risk of cancer spread: Research
Washington | January 23, 2022 12:50:15 PM IST
A team of researchers has developed a test that reliably predicts the spread or return of the most deadly form of skin cancer. ... read..


Cuba maintains stable rate of daily Covid-19 infections
Havana | Sunday, 2022 12:15:08 PM IST
Cuba maintained a stable rate of daily Covid-19 infections, reporting 3,401 cases and five deaths, which brought the total number of infections to 1,018,604 and the death toll to 8,358, the Ministry of Public Health has announced. ... read..


Algeria reports record 2,211 daily Covid-19 cases
Algiers | Sunday, 2022 11:15:08 AM IST
Algeria registered a record 2,211 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of infections to 234,536. ... read..


Hong Kong reports 26 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong | Sunday, 2022 11:15:07 AM IST
Hong Kong reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,146, according to data from the Center for Health Protection. ... read..


Turkey registers 72,856 daily Covid-19 cases
Ankara | Sunday, 2022 10:45:08 AM IST
Turkey has reported 72,856 new Covid-19 cases, raising its total tally of infections to 10,881,626, according to the Health Ministry. ... read..


Japan confirms over 50,000 daily Covid-19 cases, new record for 5th day
Tokyo | Sunday, 2022 10:15:08 AM IST
Japan confirmed 54,576 daily Covid-19 cases, setting a new record for the fifth day in a row, according to a tally based on data collected from local governments. ... read..


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