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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.7mn
Washington | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.76 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports 9 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported nine new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, all in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday. ... read..


Study shows patient on ketogenic diet living fully with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma
Washington | June 11, 2021 8:44:35 AM IST
A British man who rejected the standard of care to treat his brain cancer has lived with the typically fatal glioblastoma tumour growing very slowly after adopting a ketogenic diet, providing a case study that researchers say reflects the benefits of usin ... read..


FDA extends shelf life of Johnson & Johnson vax vaccine
Washington | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday the US Food and Drug Administration has extended the shelf life of its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine from 3 months to 4.5 months, as millions of unused doses nationwide are set to expire this month. ... read..


WHO says 47 African countries could miss vax target
Nairobi | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
Nine out of ten African countries could miss the target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their population against Covid-19 by September, dimming hopes of containing the pandemic in the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday. ... read..


Karnataka logs 11,042 new Covid cases with 194 deaths
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
With the pandemic's second wave waning, 11,042 new cases were logged, while194 patients succumbed to the infection in a day, said the state health bulletin on Thursday. ... read..


Maha's Covid toll shoots up to new peak, cases also go up
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll catapulted by a whopping 1,915 - a new high - while new infections shot above the 11,000 mark after five days, health officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Consortium of 4 cities to enhance coronavirus genome surveillance
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
A consortium of four Indian city clusters has been established to upscale coronavirus genomic surveillance, complementing national efforts led by the INSACOG. ... read..


Go First vaccinates 60% of employees
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Airline company Go First, formerly known as GoAir, on Thursday said it has administered vaccines to 2,506 employees across the country, or around 60 per cent, under its vaccination programme, rolled out last month. ... read..


IIT-B sets up India's first digital health centre with Koita Foundation
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The IIT Bombay has set up the 'Koita Centre for Digital Health' - India's first to focus on driving academics, research and industry collaboration in digital health - in collaboration with the Koita Foundation (KF), a statement said on Thursday. ... read..


J&K sees 1,117 new Covid cases, 25 deaths
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
A total of 1,117 new Covid cases and 25 deaths came to light on Thursday in J&K while 2,363 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery. ... read..


Covid: Active caseload drops below 1 lakh in Andhra
Amaravati | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The active Covid-19 caseload in Andhra Pradesh dropped below the 1 lakh-mark to 99,057 on Thursday, amid the abating second wave of the pandemic. ... read..


Gurugram more livable than Mumbai, B'luru from Covid perspective: Study
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
As per a study, Gurugram is a more suitable city to live in from a Covid perspective as compared to Mumbai and Bengaluru. ... read..


NE India's first DRDO supported Covid hospital in Assam
Guwahati | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The DRDO supported first ever 300-bed Covid hospital in northeast India was inaugurated in Guwahati on Thursday by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The modern Covid Care Hospital was set up by converting a portion of the Sarusajai Sports Complex ... read..


Covid TPR in Kerala comes down, but deaths stay high
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Thursday that another 14,424 people tested Covid positive out of the 1,07,250 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours. ... read..


ICMR okays Meril's rapid antigen test for Covid-19
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday granted approval to global medtech company Meril Diagnostics for its self-use rapid antigen test for Covid-19 that can provide accurate results in just 15 minutes. ... read..


TN may extend lockdown by a week on experts' advice
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government might extend the lockdown, which is in force in the state by one more week, with Chief Minister M.K. Stalin likely to make an announcement on this either later on Thursday or Friday morning. ... read..


K'taka organises vaccination camp for sportspersons
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
As many as four thousand members of Karnataka's sporting fraternity are lining up for their Covid jabs, on Thursday and Friday, at the Kantheerava stadium here. ... read..


Bihar govt explains why there is sudden jump in Covid deaths
Patna | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Facing criticism over revised Covid-19 deaths in Bihar, state's health minister Mangal Pandey on Thursday said that the delay in reporting deaths at village and district level is the main reason for spike in number in Bihar. He said, the government learnt ... read..


India's Covid toll sees sharp spike as Bihar revises data (Lead)
New Delhi/Patna | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
India recorded 6,148 deaths in last 24 hours -- the highest since the pandemic hit last year -- according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday, as Bihar sharply revised its toll upwards. ... read..


Covid positive Kabaddi player successfully undergoes liver transplant
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Perhaps in a first of its kind, doctors at the MGM Healthcare, on Thursday said they have successfully performed a live-donor liver transplant on a Covid positive national kabaddi player in coma with liver failure. ... read..


Man given 2 vax doses in 5 minutes in UP, probe ordered
Lalitpur (UP) | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
In a case of shocking negligence, a man in Lalitpur district was given both doses of the Covid vaccine within five minutes. ... read..


Antibodies get stronger after vax: KGMU study
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
An antibody test, done on 989 KGMU healthcare workers and about 500 plasma donors by the King George's Medical University (KGMU), has found that antibodies formed after vaccination were stronger and lasted longer, whereas those generated after infection ... read..


Covaxin's Phase 3 trials results likely next month
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The results of third phase trials of India's first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin are expected to be released next month. ... read..


Wuhan markets sold dozens of wild animals prior to Covid pandemic
Beijing | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Markets in China's Wuhan sold dozens of wild animals that can host pathogens and potentially jump to humans, two years before the Covid pandemic hit the world, according to a study. ... read..


Covid: Monoclonal antibody therapy is safe for transplant patients
New York | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A day after Delhi-based Sir Gangaram Hospital claimed that monoclonal antibody can be a game changer with its better hold on the deadly Covid pandemic, a study led by Mayo Clinic said that treating transplant patients infected with mild to moderate Covid- ... read..


Gambhir sets up free Covid vax camps in East Delhi
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
BJP Lok Sabha member from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Thursday started free Covid vaccination camps for all adults. He plans to vaccinate 10,000 beneficiaries. ... read..


Bihar's revised Covid death data of 9,429 sparks major row
Patna | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The latest data presented by the Bihar government on Covid deaths in the state has triggered a major controversy and has put the Centre into an uneasy situation. ... read..


Jharkhand restrictions extended till June 17
Ranchi | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Jharkhand govt has extended restriction till June 17 with some relaxation. ... read..


12 more US soldiers in S.Korea test Covid positive
Seoul | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Twelve more American soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for Covid-19, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said on Thursday. ... read..


BJP MP promises development work for achieving 100% vax
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:15:12 PM IST
In an attempt to speed up Covid vaccination process in his constituency, a BJP MP has promised additional development of Rs 20 lakh as an incentive to the first village for achieving 100 per cent vaccination target. ... read..


Google introduces 'Paced Walking' to help you find best speed
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Google has launched a new feature called Paced Walking that will help you meet your best walk goals for utmost health benefits with an audio beat for you to fall in step with. ... read..


Counterfeiting incidents surge during 2018-2020: ASPA
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Counterfeiting incidents have surged in the country and during January 2018-December 2020, there have been a 20 per cent rise in such incidents, according to a report by Authentication Solution Providers' Association (ASPA). ... read..


US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries
Washington | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
US President Joe Biden's administration plans to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and donate them among about 100 countries over the next year, according to media reports on Thursday, citing people familiar with the plan. ... read..


Facebook forms global alliance with leading health organisations
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
With an aim to empower public on how social media and behavioural sciences can be leveraged to improve the health of communities, Facebook has formed a global alliance called Alliance for Advancing Health Online with leading health organisations. ... read..


At 6,148, India records max Covid deaths in a day
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
India recorded 6,148 deaths in last 24 hours, highest since the pandemic hit last year, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday. ... read..


125-year-old man takes jab in Varanasi
Varanasi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Setting aside all vaccine hesitancy talks, a 125-year-old man had got himself inoculated against Covid-19 in Varanasi. ... read..


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.3mn
Washington | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports six new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported six new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, all in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday. ... read..


Fauci warns of new Covid variant spreading rapidly in UK
Washington | Thursday, 2021 12:15:05 PM IST
US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has warned of the risks of a new Covid-19 variant, first identified in India, which is now spreading widely in the UK. ... read..


Study shows new links between high fat diets, colon cancer
Washington | June 10, 2021 11:14:37 AM IST
A new study has found how high-fat diets can trigger a molecular cascade of events that leads to intestinal and colon cancer. ... read..


US CDC eases travel restriction for dozens of countries
Washington | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised travel recommendations for dozens of countries to a lower risk tier, adjusting travel guidance for vaccinated Americans. ... read..


Having trouble falling asleep predicts cognitive impairment in later life: Study
Washington | June 10, 2021 10:44:34 AM IST
A new study found that having trouble falling asleep, as compared to other patterns of insomnia, was the main insomnia symptom that predicted cognitive impairment 14 years later. ... read..


France enters new phase of easing Covid lockdown
Paris | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
"Here we are!" tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, marking the debut of a new phase in the country's easing of its coronavirus lockdown. ... read..


UK reports highest daily coronavirus cases since February
London | Thursday, 2021 7:15:07 AM IST
Britain has reported another 7,540 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest number since late February, according to official figures released on Wednesday. ... read..


Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in K'taka
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:15:07 AM IST
Maintaining the trend, recoveries outnumbered new Covid cases in Karnataka, with 20,246 patients discharged and 10,959 positive cases in a day, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday. ... read..


Minister's assurance prompts Andhra junior docs to call off strike
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 4:45:07 AM IST
Following negotiations and assurances from Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, hundreds of junior doctors called off their strike on Wednesday. ... read..


Andhra logs 8.7K Covid cases, active caseload drops to 1.03 lakh
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 4:15:07 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 8,766 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally beyond 17.7 lakh, while the state's active caseload dropped to 1.03 lakh from 1.07 lakh reported a day before. ... read..


Awed Delhi govt team plans to replicate BMC's Covid model
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Impressed by the Covid-19 pandemic work of the BrihanMumbai Mumbai Corporation (BMC), a Delhi government team said they plan to implement the 'Mumbai Model' in the national capital, a top official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Telangana identifies 6 lakh people for priority vaccination
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to vaccinate 6 lakh people against Covid-19 on priority ... read..


J&K sees 1,098 new cases, 17 deaths
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
A total of 1,098 Covid cases and 17 deaths came to light in J&K on Wednesday during the last 24 hours. ... read..


Telangana cancels Class 12 board exams
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Telangana government on Wednesday announced cancellation of the Intermediate second year (Class 12) annual exams in view of Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Delhi receives more doses, vax to start again
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Delhiites in the 18-44 age group waiting to get an anti-Covid jab can now book their slot through 'CoWIN' app as the free vaccination for youth will start again after suspension for the last two weeks. ... read..


Nepal's new Foreign Minister seeks India's support for Covid vaccines
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Nepal's new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raghubir Mahaseth on Wednesday sought India's support for Covid vaccines. ... read..


Nilgiris admin seeks to make it India's first 100% Covid vaccinated
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The administration of Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris is on an ambitious plan to make it the first totally Covid inoculated district of the country. ... read..


Delhi reports 337 new Covid cases, 36 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Delhi reported 337 new Covid cases and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's daily health bulletin. ... read..


Sonu Sood to set up O2 plants in over 16 states across India
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Actor Sonu Sood, who has been relentlessly trying to help people who have been affected by Covid-19, has announced that he will set up oxygen plants across the country in almost 16-18 states. ... read..


DRDO's 500-bed Covid hospital inaugurated in Srinagar
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, on Wednesday inaugurated a 500-bed Covid hospital set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Khonmoh in Srinagar. ... read..


Covid TPR in Kerala still high as 16,204 new cases registered
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 16,204 people tested Covid positive out of 1,15,022 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, showing the state's test positivity rate (TPR) was still at a high 14.09 per cent. ... read..


Warmer temperatures not enough to prevent Covid spread: Study
London | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Transmission of the virus behind Covid-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent its spread, shows a new research. ... read..


Nanotech-based reusable mask can block 99.9% bacteria, viruses
Singapore | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a reusable "nanotech mask" that can block 99.9 per cent of bacteria, viruses and particulate matter (PM), as well as kill germs in just 45 seconds, much effective against Co ... read..


20-30% Covid patients in ICU have 'brain involvement', say doctors
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
About 20-30 per cent of Covid patients in intensive care unit have some form of brain involvement, say leading neurologists. ... read..


Indonesia mulls to inoculate 1 mn people per day
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Indonesia is planning to vaccinate 1 million people per day by July, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday. ... read..


Project launched for children orphaned by Covid in Haryana
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Haryana State Legal Services Authority Executive Chairman, Justice Rajan Gupta, on Wednesday launched projects to create awareness about rights and benefits of the children who were orphaned amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


TN Political parties, NGOs to fight dumping of medical waste
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
With the possibility of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, the unhindered dumping of bio-medical waste across the suburbs of Chennai on highways and water bodies have become a major issue in Tamil Nadu. Political parties like the VCK and ... read..


Sri Lanka's health authorities warn of rise in dengue infections
Colombo | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Sri Lanka has reported 7,896 dengue cases so far this year with the health authorities warning that the number could spike with the onset of the monsoon rains, local media reported here on Wednesday. ... read..


Covid-19 caused more complications than flu in kids: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Covid-19 produced more symptoms and complications than seasonal influenza in children, while death was rare among them, revealed a large new study. ... read..


Russia reports over 10k new Covid cases
Moscow | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Russia has reported 10,407 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily infections since March 7, according to the official data released on Wednesday. ... read..


SL: Over 2 mn people vaccinated against Covid so far
Colombo | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Over 2 million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Sri Lanka so far, since the launch of the nationwide inoculation drive in late January, the Health Ministry said here on Wednesday. ... read..


Free vax for 18-44 age group in Delhi from June 21: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that people between 18-44 age group will also be included in - 'Jahaan Vote, Wahaan Vaccine' from June 21 as the Centre has announced to provide Covid jabs for youth free of cost. ... read..


Kenya unveils scheme to boost mental health
Nairobi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Kenya's health ministry launched Kenya Mental Health Action Plan (2021-2025) on Wednesday to promote mental health among citizens. ... read..


Thailand logs 2,680 new Covid cases, 35 deaths
Bangkok | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Thailand on Wednesday recorded 2,680 new Covid-19 cases and 35 more fatalities, as the country accelerated its nationwide vaccination campaign to combat the recent outbreak of the pandemic. ... read..


Monoclonal antibody can change Covid scenario: Gangaram Hospital
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
At a time when the country is passing through the second wave of Covid-19, Delhi-based Sir Gangaram Hospital claims that monoclonal antibody can be a game changer with its better hold on the deadly pandemic. ... read..


People afraid of catching Covid are more judgemental: Study
London | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
People more concerned about catching Covid-19 were more disapproving of the wrong-doings of others, whatever they were doing wrong, according to a study on how we make moral judgements. ... read..


Gurugram: Screening of dengue-malaria cases in border areas starts
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
After dengue and malaria cases rose in the national capital, the Gurugram District Health Department has also issued an alert. The department has now started screening to identify dengue and malaria cases in areas adjoining the Delhi border. ... read..


Goa to launch Tika Utsav 3.0 soon: CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Goa government will soon launch Tika Utsav 3.0 in rural parts of the state, which will enable persons in the age group of 18-44 years to walk-in and vaccinate themselves, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. ... read..


Australia's medical body calls for sugar tax to combat obesity, diabetes
Canberra | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Australia's peak medical body has called on the government to implement a tax on sugary beverages to combat obesity, diabetes and poor health. ... read..


Delhi Govt to set up 57 oxygen plants
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Having witnessed shortage of oxygen for Covid patients in and outside hospitals, during (mid-April to mid-May) the period when Delhi was registering over 20,000 new Coronavirus cases per day, the Delhi Government has planned to install 57 oxygen plants in ... read..


Pvt hospitals which delayed reporting Covid deaths issued notice: Goa CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Goa government has issued show cause notices to private hospitals, who have delayed in informing the state administration about Covid-19-related deaths in their facilities, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. ... read..


Not a single ivermectin tablet purchased for prophylaxis treatment: Goa CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
In yet another flip flop, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the Goa government had not purchased a single tablet of ivermectin for distribution as part of a prophylaxis treatment protocol, nearly a month after the Health Ministry had ann ... read..


Birth cord cells can boost survival of critically ill Covid patients
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Critically ill Covid-19 patients treated with non-altered stem cells from umbilical cord connective tissue were more than twice as likely to survive as those who did not have the treatment, according to a small study. ... read..


Covid more likely to spread indoors through maskless interaction
New York | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Speaking without masks in confined spaces poses the greatest risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, to others, according to a study. ... read..


Millions of J&J Covid vaccine doses to expire soon in US
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
While many countries are yet to receive even one dose of Covid vaccines, many US states are seeing unused Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses piling up on shelves -- all set to expire this month, media reports say. ... read..


Agra hospital tragedy: 2-member committee to give report in 2 days
Agra | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
A two-man inquiry committee has been set up by the district administration to investigate allegations against the controversy shrouding 22 deaths due to oxygen supply suspension as part of a "mock drill" by a private hospital in Agra. ... read..


Dhaka, Karachi in world's ten least liveable cities
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Damascus remains the world's least liveable city and most of the previous ten least liveable cities remain in the bottom ten this year, including Dhaka and Karachi in the Asia-Pacific region, as per the the 2021 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit' ... read..


TN runs out of stock, halts vaccination
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Vaccination in Tamil Nadu has come to a grinding halt as several districts have fallen short of the required doses in the state. 39 out of the 45 health units of the state reported a shortage of vaccines. ... read..


Covid case count tops 210,000 in SL
Colombo | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lanka's total Covid cases have crossed the 210,000-mark with 2,682 fresh infections, according to the country's Health Ministry. ... read..


Parents with autistic kids advised not to skip therapy
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown are affecting children with autism as fear of contracting the virus is making parents skip therapy. ... read..


India records over 92K Covid cases, 2,219 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:07 PM IST
India on Wednesday logged 92,596 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the second straight day and 6,098 cases more than Tuesday, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said. ... read..


'Eggs, meat, milk essential for ending malnutrition, especially in kids'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
A more balanced, sustainable approach to consuming food from livestock -- one that meets nutrition needs and focuses on local production methods -- is essential for delivering on global commitments to combat malnutrition in all its forms, said a comprehe ... read..


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 173.8mn
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.74 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Cuba reports 1,156 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Havana | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:09 PM IST
Cuba reported on Tuesday 1,156 new Covid-19 infections and eight more deaths in the last day, bringing the total number to 151,259 cases and 1,033 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health said. ... read..


Study shows how novel drug screen can individualise cancer therapy
Washington | June 9, 2021 9:14:31 AM IST
A study conducted by researchers at the Ludwig Center at Harvard has demonstrated how a drug screening method known as dynamic BH3 profiling can be used to quickly identify potentially effective combinations of existing drugs for personalized cancer thera ... read..


Overseas Americans feel left behind in vaccination: Report
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 AM IST
As the US continues to push forward its domestic vaccination program, overseas Americans who are required to pay US taxes are feeling left behind by their own government, The Washington Post reported on Monday. ... read..


No health worries for children born to mothers given seasonal flu vaccine in pregnancy: Study
Ottawa | June 9, 2021 8:44:36 AM IST
A population-based study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has found flu vaccination during pregnancy does not lead to an increased risk of adverse early childhood health outcomes. ... read..


Sleep disorders are associated with increased dementia risk in patients with TBI: Study
Washington | June 9, 2021 8:44:32 AM IST
Preliminary results from a study of more than 700,000 patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) show that those with a sleep disorder had an increased risk of developing dementia. ... read..


Myanmar reports 123 new Covid-19 cases
Yangon | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Myanmar reported 123 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total cases in the country to 144,579, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports. ... read..


Maldives extends anti-Covid restrictions by one week
Male | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih announced on Tuesday that his country's ongoing restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended by one week. ... read..


DDA modifies building bye-laws for oxygen plants at Delhi hospitals
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi Development Authority on Tuesday approved modifications in the unified building bye-laws 2016, granting exemption from notice and building permits for the installation of liquid medical oxygen plants on the ground level of the hospitals. ... read..


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