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Russia's Covid-19 cases up 21,127 to 37,19,400
Moscow | Monday, 2021 9:15:07 AM IST
Russia has registered 21,127 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 37,19,400, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement on Sunday. ... read..


Study links insufficient sleep, stress to symptoms resembling concussion
Washington | January 25, 2021 9:13:08 AM IST
While we all know how getting less sleep and stress can be harmful to a person's health, a new study suggested that lack of sleep, pre-existing mental health issues, and stress could also lead to symptoms that resemble concussion. ... read..


COVID-19 lockdown loneliness leads to depressive symptoms in adults: Study
Washington | January 25, 2021 9:13:05 AM IST
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home for everyone and people have turned to cooking, reading, among other activities to deal with the health crisis, which brings a fresh supply of stress every day. ... read..


Turkey to receive 6.5mn more doses of Covax from China
Cairo | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST
Turkey announced on Sunday that 6.5 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines would arrive in Turkey from China. ... read..


Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 3.41mn
Addis Ababa | Monday, 2021 7:45:05 AM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent reached 34,18,514 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. ... read..


Israel to be shut down hermetically: PM Netanyahu
Jerusalem | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel is going to be "shut down hermetically" for about a week, citing fears for the arrival of new coronavirus variants. ... read..


New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
For the second consecutive day, 573 new Covid cases in a day outnumbered 401 recoveries in Karnataka, reversing the trend. ... read..


Vaccinated people may still spread Covid: UK expert
London | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
People who have received Covid-19 jabs could still pass the virus on to others, UK's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam has warned. ... read..


Wockhardt at the forefront of UK vaccination: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The race to vaccinate Britain has also offered a shot at redemption for Wockhardt, a once high-flying Indian pharmaceutical company that was investigated by US regulators over failings at its plants, Financial Times reported. ... read..


No Covid related deaths in J&K during last 24 hours
Jammu | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The number of new Covid cases and recoveries were reported to be same in J&K on Sunday. Along with this, no Covid deaths were reported from anywhere during the last 24 hours, the official bulletin said. ... read..


'Pandemic an eye-opener to increase allocation for health sector'
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic should serve as an eye-opener for the government to increase allocation for the health sector in the Union Budget 2020-21, feel representatives from the sector. ... read..


Andhra ASHA worker's death following Covid jab triggers protest
Amaravati | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
A woman public health worker, who had taken Covid vaccine on January 19, died at a government-run hospital in Guntur in the early hours of Sunday while undergoing treatment for alleged reactions. ... read..


First confirmed case of Covid in pet reported in South Korea
Seoul | Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
In the first case involving a pet, a kitten has tested positive for the Covid-19 in South Korea. ... read..


Telangana's Covid count drops below 200
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Telangana's daily Covid count dropped below 200 while the state continued to report more recoveries than new positive cases, health officials said on Sunday. ... read..


Poultry trade hit by bird flu scare, retail sales improve
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
For the first time, the number of states affected by the outbreak of bird flu has reached double digits in India, although wild birds are worst affected by this disease. The poultry trade has not yet recovered from the outbreak. However, the demand for ch ... read..


S.Korea reports 392 more Covid-19 cases
Seoul | Sunday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
South Korea on Sunday reported 392 more coronavirus cases, raising the total number of infections to 75,084. ... read..


Scientists create improved eye tracking tech for VR systems
Moscow | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed a mathematical model that helps accurately predict the next gaze fixation point and reduces the inaccuracy caused by blinking. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports 80 new Covid cases
Beijing | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Chinese mainland has reported 80 new coronavirus cases, of which 65 were locally transmitted and 15 arrived from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. ... read..


AIIMS: After Lancet's study hesitation in taking Covaxin jab shouldn't exist
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
After the Lancet study, the raging controversy over the efficacy of Covaxin, India's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, should not exist and the fear associated with the vaccination drive should also be put to rest, said Subhasis Panda, Deputy Director (a ... read..


Canada needs continued efforts to fight Covid: Health official
Ottawa | Sunday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Stringent and consistent efforts are needed to sustain a downward trend in the coronavirus situation across Canada, which is currently under a second wave of the pandemic, the country's chief public health officer Theresa Tam said. ... read..


India records 14,849 new corona cases; active cases 1.84 lakh
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
India recorded 14,849 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the active cases to 1,84,408 and total tally to 1,06,54,533, Health Ministry data said. A total of 155 more fatalities took the country's COVID death toll to 1,53,339. ... read..


HP farmers to add flavour to Indian cuisine with home-grown 'heeng'
Shimla | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
After offering pest-free potatoes and exotic vegetables that are foodies' delight, farmers of Himachal Pradesh are set to add flavour to the Indian culinary life by offering home-grown asafoetida (heeng) -- a first for the country -- in the coming years. ... read..


Study reveals what causes irritable bowel syndrome
Washington | January 24, 2021 5:13:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more efficient treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances. ... read..


African nations urged to enhance Covid surveillance measures
Addis Ababa | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) ha warned countries to continue enhancing their surveillance measures against the Covid-19 pandemic amid the rapid spike fresh cases across the continent. ... read..


Natural antioxidants can keep heart, cancer diseases at bay
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
If you want to keep your immune system strong for fighting cardiovascular diseases or cancer, start taking natural antioxidants as health experts on Sunday stressed that it helps in improving overall health by providing many other health benefits. ... read..


When it comes to following COVID-19 guidelines, social influence matters
Washington | January 24, 2021 4:43:16 PM IST
Social influence has a large impact on people's adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, suggest the findings of a new study. ... read..


SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines
Colombo | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India is expected to arrive in the island nation on Wednesday. ... read..


New UK Covid strain: India needs to stay vigilant, say experts
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
With reports now showing the new UK Covid-19 strain to be not just more infectious but also associated with a higher degree of mortality, health experts have cautioned that Indians need not panic over the mutations, but the country needs to stay vigilant. ... read..


Sri Lankan Health Minister tests coronavirus positive
Colombo | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
Sri Lankan Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Health Ministry officials confirmed. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases top 98.6mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 98.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.11 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


US key Covid-19 metrics show decline this week
Washington | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
The rates of new Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths across the US are on the decline this week, though some areas are still reporting wrenching death rates, according to a latest report of The COVID Tracking Project. ... read..


Londoners urged to wear masks in open air to curb Covid-19 spread
London | Sunday, 2021 12:45:05 PM IST
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for tougher rules on wearing face coverings outside after revealing that more than 12,000 Londoners have died with the Covid-19 pandemic, a media report said. ... read..


France registers 23,924 new Covid-19 cases in a day
Paris | Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 AM IST
France on Saturday reported 23,924 new cases of Covid-19 infection in a 24-hour span, raising the country's cumulative number of confirmed cases to 30,35,181, official data showed. ... read..


Russia logs 20,921 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow | Sunday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
Russia registered 20,921 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 21,513 a day earlier, the country's Covid-19 response centre said Saturday. ... read..


Pseudoaneurysm with median nerve injury caused by right radial artery puncture: Study
Beijing | January 24, 2021 8:43:10 AM IST
A team of researchers from China considers a pseudoaneurysm with median nerve injury caused by right radial artery puncture. ... read..


Iran reports 6,207 new Covid-19 cases, tally mounts to 1.36mn
Tehran | Sunday, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST
Iran's health ministry reported 6,207 daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total nationwide infections to 13,67,032. ... read..


UK records another 33,552 coronavirus cases, 1,348 deaths
London | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Another 33,552 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 36,17,459, according to the official figures released on Saturday. ... read..


Bird flu outbreak reported in 13 states so far: Centre
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Cases of bird flu have been confirmed in 13 states so far of which of which Avian Influenza has been reported in poultry birds from nine states whilein wild birds from 12 states, the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying confirmed on ... read..


Properly cooked poultry meat, eggs safe to eat: FSSAI
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
A document issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India suggests that proper cooking inactivates the bird flu virus present inside meat and eggs. ... read..


Telangana logs 221 more Covid cases, tally reaches 2.93 lakh
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Telangana registered 221 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 2.93 lakh, even as 431 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Saturday. ... read..


78,319 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,58,687
Gandhinagar | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
A total of 78,319 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 31,116 on Saturday, even as 423 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,58,687, while one death in the past 24 hours raised Gujarat's Covid d ... read..


Over 15L vaccinated, 11 hospitalised in inoculation drive: Health Ministry
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday that 15,37,190 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines across the country so far. ... read..


Growing up in bilingual home can make kids more attentive: Study
London | Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
If you grew up speaking two different languages, it can shift your attention between different tasks quicker than those who pick up a second language later in life, a new study suggests. ... read..


Possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer
New York | Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Researchers have tested a new combination therapy that showed reduced growth of head and neck cancer in the animal-based study. ... read..


Placental function can illuminate future disease: Study
New York | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Researchers have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults. ... read..


Room with ventilator, oxygen ready in AIIMS, in anticipation of Lalu
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
A room in a private ward reserved for VVIPs has been demarcated in All India institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by the authorities in anticipation of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad's arrival who is expected to fly down here through a chartered plane from ... read..


Tool calculates risk of Covid-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces: Study
Washington | January 23, 2021 10:13:07 PM IST
A recent report published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, show that social distancing measures alone do not provide adequate protection from the virus, and further emphasise the vital importance of ventilation and face masks in order to ... read..


CT helps catch high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
New York | Saturday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have identified that multiple CT findings can identify patients with high-risk non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, that is -- though the presence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remains elusive ... read..


Modi assures Brazil Prez of strengthening ties in healthcare sector (Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Brazilian President Jair M. Bolsonaro of strengthening India's cooperation with the South American nation in the healthcare sector. ... read..


Relationship insecurities may up postnatal depression in men
London | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Men, take note. If you are a new father and insecured about the relationship with your partner, it may trigger depression, a new study suggests. ... read..


WHO panel to make recommendations on Moderna Covid vax
Geneva | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
A World Health Organization (WHO) panel of vaccine experts is set to issue recommendations on Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday. ... read..


California reports record spike in daily Covid deaths
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
In yet another grim milestone, California, the most populous state in the US, has once again reported its highest spike in the number of single-day Covid-19 deaths. ... read..


Preference for male children is declining in Bangladesh: Study
London | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Researchers has demonstrated a decline in 'son preference' by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh. However, fertility decisions are still influenced according to son preference. ... read..


Novel protein may improve safety of therapy for pancreatic cancer
London | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have identified a protein that may represent a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. ... read..


New Yorkers assured on supply of 2nd Covid vaccine dose
New York | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Governor Andrew Cuomo has assured New Yorkers that a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available. ... read..


Sudden deaths outside hospitals increased where COVID-19 hit hardest: Research
Philadelphia | January 23, 2021 5:43:27 PM IST
A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighbourhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to ... read..


2nd phase: Tepid response to vaccination drive in Agra on Day 1
Agra | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The response to the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Agra remained below the targetted mark with only 52 per cent of the health workers getting the jab on the first day of the second phase on Friday. ... read..


One alcoholic drink per day can increase risk of atrial fibrillation: Study
Washington | January 23, 2021 5:13:10 PM IST
A recent study revealed that individuals who regularly drink a humble measure of liquor are at a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart pulsates in a strange rhythm. ... read..


Colorectal cancer can be treated with simple, cheap test: Research
London | January 23, 2021 4:43:14 PM IST
A research published in the British Journal of Cancer has examined a basic, modest test that can help recognize who is in danger of developing colorectal cancer, and is efficient in aiding early diagnosis and possibly saving lives. ... read..


India reports 14K new Covid-19 cases, 152 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
With 14,256 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,39,684, the health officials said. ... read..


Bolsonaro says 'Dhanyavaad' to Modi for vaccine exports
Brasilia | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said "Dhanyavaad" (thank you) to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the South American nation with Covid-19 vaccine exports. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases top 98mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Saturday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 98 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.1 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Peer confidants at school may help teens with anxiety, depression: Study
Washington | January 23, 2021 2:43:05 PM IST
Teen challenges including depression and anxiety are better understood by their peers as compared to teachers or counsellors in the school, believe three-quarters of parents in a new national poll. ... read..


Over 1,200 adverse events in US after receiving Moderna vaccine
Washington | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
Over 1,200 adverse events were reported after receipt of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as of January 10, with 10 cases determined to be anaphylaxis, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday. ... read..


France's Covid-19 infections top 3mn
Paris | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
France on Friday reported 23,292 more confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total infections to 30,11,257, showed the government data website. ... read..


Premature birth can be reduced by treating fetus as patient: Study
Texas | January 23, 2021 11:13:27 AM IST
A new study by scientists of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) successfully proved the potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating a fetus as a patient with a new drug delivery system developed by ILIAS Biologics, Inc. ... read..


Russia adds 21,513 Covid-19 cases
Moscow | Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
Russia confirmed 21,513 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the country's total to 3,677,352, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement on Friday. ... read..


Study on risk factors for intraoperative pressure injury in aortic surgery
Washington | January 23, 2021 9:43:15 AM IST
In a new study, researchers consider risk factors for intraoperative pressure injury in aortic surgery. ... read..


Research on possible new combo therapy for head, neck cancer
Washington | January 23, 2021 9:43:11 AM IST
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have tested a new combination therapy in animal models to see if they could find a way to make an already effective treatment even better. ... read..


Covid-19 deaths in Germany exceed 50,000
Berlin | Saturday, 2021 9:15:07 AM IST
The number of deaths related to Covid-19 in Germany since the outbreak of the pandemic has passed the 50,000 mark, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday. ... read..


Dramatic changes to radiotherapy treatments due to COVID-19
Leeds | January 23, 2021 9:13:11 AM IST
Dramatic changes were seen in the delivery of radiotherapy treatments for cancer during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in England. ... read..


Rapid Covid-19 testing cost to be halved in low income countries: Unitaid
Geneva | Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
Unitaid, a global health initiative that works with partners to bring about innovations to prevent, diagnose and treat major diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) on Friday announced ... read..


Covid-19 variant detected in UK may be more deadly: Johnson
London | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The coronavirus variant first identified in Britain may be more deadly than the older virus strain, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Friday. ... read..


'Separating health, medical education to hit vaccine drive'
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
A miffed Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said separating health and medical education departments would affect the vaccination drive in the state. ... read..


Mutant Covid virus detected in one person in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
A 34-year-old man from Kannur district of Kerala who had reached the state from United Kingdom, was tested positive of the mutant variety of coronavirus after a test at the CSIR institute in New Delhi. ... read..


Only 45% beneficiaries in Telangana take vaccine on 5th day
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Covid vaccine acceptance rate among targeted beneficiaries in Telangana dropped further to 45.5 per cent on Friday, the fifth day of vaccination in the state. ... read..


47,203 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,58,264
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
A total of 47,203 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 11,352 on Friday, even as 451 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,58,264 cases, while two deaths in the past 24 hours mounted Gujarat's C ... read..


Recoveries outnumber new Covid cases in J&K in 24 hrs
Jammu | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Recoveries outnumbered new Covid cases in J&K on Friday as 97 patients were discharged after recovery while 88 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours, according to an official bulletin. ... read..


Mamata's Swasthya Sathi scheme falls flat as private hospitals play spoilsport
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Ahead of the crucial state Assembly polls, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee boastfully announced Swasthya Sathi cards for all residents of the state as they can avail a health cover of up to Rs.5 lakh. ... read..


NDMC begins Covid testing of forces ahead of R-Day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), on the recommendatons of the Central ministries, has started conducting rapid antigen tests of the special forces, paramilitary personnel and other armed forces who will be participating in the celebrations of 72nd ... read..


Older adults needs to be prioritised for Covid vaccine: Study
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
As older adults are more prone to Covid-19 infection due to low immunity level, they should be given priority when it comes to vaccination, health experts stressed on Friday stating that prioritising them can substantially save more lives. ... read..


Eluru-like mysterious illness cases spread to another village in AP
Komirepalli (Andhra Pradesh) | Saturday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Following the emergence of mysterious illness cases in Eluru in December and Pulla recently, similar ailments appear to have spread to Komirepalli village in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district on Friday. ... read..


2.28 lakh people vaccinated on Day 7, 267 adverse events reported
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
India on Friday inoculated as many as 2,28,563 healthcare and frontline workers, taking the toll of total beneficiaries who have been vaccinated to 12,72,097. ... read..


Thackeray visits Serum Institute after fire, loss pegged at Rs 1K cr
Pune | Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday visited the Serum Institute of India (SII) where a fire at its semi-ready Manjari complex claimed five lives while inflicting an estimated loss of Rs 1,000 cr to the global vaccine giant. ... read..


Valuing friendships can keep you healthy: Study
New York | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Having friends in life is important as they give us both emotional support and practical advice, whenever needed. A new study now suggests that prioritising friendship is also associated with many health and well-being benefits. ... read..


13,000 volunteers given 2nd dose of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that 13,000 volunteers have been successfully administered the second dose of its Covid vaccine Covaxin in the phase-3 trials. ... read..


Centre to SC: Can't give extra attempt to UPSC aspirants who couldn't take last chance
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court it is not keen on granting an extra attempt to civil services aspirants, who could not take the last attempt of the exam amid the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


SL grants approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's emergency use
Colombo | Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Sri Lankan authorities on Friday granted approval for the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Minister for Pharmaceutical Production and Regulation Channa Jayasumana said. ... read..


Bharatpur woman baffles doctors testing Covid positive 31 times
Jaipur | Friday, 2021 9:15:07 PM IST
A 35-year-old woman in Rajasthan's Bharatpur has been posing an unique challenge to all medical theories on Covid-19, after testing positive 31 times in last five months. ... read..


BHU scientists test new vaccine for Kala-Azar
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Scientists of the School of Biochemical Engineering of IIT-BHU, in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), BHU, have tested a vaccine for Kala-Azar, which is a major health challenge in India and is caused by Leishmania parasite. ... read..


With sharp focus on vax, Telangana conducting fewer tests
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Shifting their focus to Covid vaccination, health authorities in Telangana are conducting fewer tests, leading to a further drop in daily count of positive cases. ... read..


Vegan kids may have low level of vitamin D
London | Friday, 2021 7:45:07 PM IST
If your child is fully vegan, then there are chances that they may have a lower level of vitamin D, a new study suggests. ... read..


Plants at home may up positive mental well-being
London | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
If you love having plants at home, then there is a good news for you as a new study suggests that plants at home can keep you mentally healthy. ... read..


TN Health Minister takes Covaxin jab
Chennai | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Minister C.Vijayabaskar was on Friday administered the Covaxin jab at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. ... read..


WHO expects 100mn global Covid-19 cases by January end
Geneva | Friday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the global Covid-19 caseload is expected to hit 100 million by the end of January, but vaccines have the potential to bring the pandemic under control. ... read..


J&K lifts ban on import of poultry
Jammu | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday lifted the ban on the import of poultry into the union territory, but imposed a condition that the imported stock of birds must contain a bird flu free certificate. ... read..


This could be an early sign of Alzheimer's
Toronto | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. ... read..


India records 14K new Covid cases, recoveries cross 1.02 cr
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
With 14,545 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Friday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,25,428, the health officials said. ... read..


1.4L health workers to get jabs in UP on Friday
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Nearly 1.4 lakh health workers in Uttar Pradesh will get vaccinated in the second round of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, to be held on Friday. ... read..


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