Sunday, October 24, 2021

China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal
Kathmandu | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
China on Tuesday announced that it is providing an additional grant of two million Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal. ... read..

Delhi logs 36 new Covid cases, one death
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Delhi reported 36 fresh cases of Covid on Tuesday, taking its tally to 14,39,441, and one death - after several days, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Health Department. ... read..

Russia logs 33,740 daily Covid cases, record daily deaths
Moscow | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Russia confirmed 33,740 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 8,060,752, the official monitoring and response center said on Tuesday. ... read..

US Republicans to push for banning funding for gain-of-function research
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A group of US Republicans are planning to push a legislation to ban all federal funding for gain-of-function research after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reportedly donated to a Chinese lab, before the Covid-19 pandemic, the media reported. ... read..

Assam's elementary schools re-open after nearly two years
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
After nearly two years, students of Classes 1 to 8 as well as of Class 11 headed back to their schools as all government and private institutions in Assam re-opened on Tuesday. ... read..

Ahead of festival season, Maha extends timings for hotels, shops
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Spelling cheers ahead of Diwali, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to relax pandemic norms further and extend the timings for restaurants and shops, an official said. ... read..

Rajasthan cancels leaves of medical staff after dengue cases rise
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Tuesday cancelled leaves of medical personnel in the wake of rising dengue cases in the state and announced to launch 'Dengue Free Rajasthan' campaign from October 20 to November 3 to control seasonal outbreak. ... read..

This AI tech may spot unseen signs of heart failure
New York | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
US researchers have developed an electrocardiogram-reading algorithm that can detect subtle signs of heart failure. ... read..

Study finds orange juice helps fight inflammation, oxidative stress
Washington | October 19, 2021 7:46:44 PM IST
A new study has suggested 100 per cent orange juice has the potential to help fight inflammation and oxidative stress in adults. ... read..

Covid booster jab: US FDA mulls 'mix-and-match' approach
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
After endorsing both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's Covid booster doses last week, the US Food and Drug Administration is now planning to grant a go ahead for 'mix-and-match' approach for the third jab. ... read..

Fasting required to see full benefit of calorie restriction: Study
Washington | October 19, 2021 7:16:45 PM IST
Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals: lower weight, better blood sugar control, even longer lifespans. ... read..

Centre asks states, UTs to focus on second vax dose
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Central government on Tuesday asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) to focus on second dose of vaccination in the light of adequate availability of Covid vaccines. The Union Health Ministry said a sizeable number of beneficiaries who are eligib ... read..

India logs 13,058 new Covid cases, 164 deaths
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
India reported 13,058 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 231 days, and 164 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry data. ... read..

Haryana's 76.3% population has Covid-19 antibodies
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Haryana's third Covid-19 sero survey with a sample size of 36,520 has found that 76.3 per cent of the population -- 78.1 per cent in urban and 75.1 per cent in rural areas -- has virus antibodies. ... read..

Covid resurgence in northern US states amid colder weather
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:07 PM IST
Some northern US states are starting to witness a Covid-19 resurgence as the weather is getting colder amid the onset of the winter season, raising concerns over a "twindemic" of the flu and coronavirus. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 241 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 241 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.90 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.61 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Maternal cholesterol during pregnancy linked with heart attack severity in adult offspring, finds study
Washington | October 19, 2021 1:46:56 PM IST
A study has suggested that high maternal cholesterol in pregnancy is associated with more serious heart attacks in young adult offspring. ... read..

Iran reports 11,844 new Covid-19 cases
Tehran | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 AM IST
Iran's Health Ministry on Monday reported 11,844 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 5,796,659. ... read..

China's 'unscientific approach' banning Indians from travelling to China
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
For last more than one year-and-a-half, China has banned Indians travelling back to China. As a result, many students, businesspersons and family members are stranded in India. The Indian Ambassador has opened dialogue with China on this issue, as this is ... read..

AIIMS Unions to go on strike on Oct 25, stage hour-long protest
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
All three unions of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences held a hour-long protest against the hospital administration on Monday, and have threatened to go on strike if their pending demands are not considered by the administration. ... read..

Kin of Andhra employees died of Covid to get jobs
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Kin of the Andhra Pradesh government employees who died of Covid-19 will be provided government jobs, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on Monday. ... read..

Delhi logs 15 fresh Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.03%
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The national capital on Monday reported 15 fresh Covid cases, taking its tally to 14,39,405, as per the Delhi Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city in the last eight days. ... read..

Maha to reopen dry amusement parks, cinemas from Oct 22
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
A day after Mumbai recorded zero Covid-19 deaths for the first time since March 26, 2020, the Maharashtra government on Monday decided to further relax the pandemic norms. ... read..

Health Ministry's eSanjeevani registers 1.4 cr consultations
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:07 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry's initiative eSanjeevani on Monday clocked 1.4 crore consultations. Operating in two variants - eSanjeevani AB-HWC (Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centre) and eSanjeevani OPD, this initiative of ministry has earned immense p ... read..

AI data offers reliable 14 day Covid admissions forecast
Stockholm | Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Forecasting the daily number of near-term Covid-19 admissions has been a vital part of hospital planning during the pandemic. ... read..

Ganga Ram Hospital becomes first in India to have VITT test
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The national capital's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has become the first centre in India to perform confirmatory test for Covid Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT). The Hematology Department at the hospital is the only centre in India doing the g ... read..

Cannabis oil led to lung cancer regression in octagenarian
London | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
A lung cancer patient in her 80s, who rejected conventional treatment and self-medicated with cannabidiol ('CBD') oil saw her tumour shrink, said doctors in a study published in the journal in BMJ Case Reports. ... read..

Delhi records first death due to dengue in 2021
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Delhi has recorded the first death due to dengue in 2021 on Monday morning, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report. The report says that total 720 dengue cases have been reported so far this year. ... read..

NZ reports 60 new Covid-19 cases of Delta variant
Wellington | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
New Zealand reported 60 new Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant in the community on Monday, which increased the country's overall infection tally to 5,055. ... read..

66% rise in built-up areas in Mumbai in 3 decades leading to heat stress
New Delhi/Mumbai | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Mumbai has lost 81 per cent of open land, 40 per cent green cover and nearly 30 per cent of its water bodies between 1991 and 2018 while the built-up area has increased by 66 per cent during the same period, a recent study has found. ... read..

mRNA Covid jabs as 2nd dose may generate robust immune response
London | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
People who had received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and received an mRNA shot for their second dose had a lower risk of infection compared to people who had received both doses of only the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, according ... read..

Taking flu shot may cut heart disease risk: Study
New York | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Did you know that coming down with the flu can substantially increase the risk of a serious or even fatal cardiac event? US researchers suggest that taking annual flu vaccinations may cut heart disease risk. ... read..

India logs 13,596 new Covid cases, lowest in 230 days
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,596 new Covid-19 cases, which was the lowest single-day spike in 230 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update on Monday. ... read..

Study finds large doses of intensive therapy is better for children with cerebral palsy
Washington | October 18, 2021 3:47:12 PM IST
Scientists report that children with cerebral palsy benefited most from 60 hours of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) over four weeks. ... read..

Aus secures access to 2 more Covid treatments amid 3rd wave
Canberra | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Australian government has secured access to two additional Covid-19 treatments as the country continues to battle against the third wave of the pandemic, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 240.6 mn
Washington | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 240.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.89 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.61 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Malaysia reports 6,145 fresh Covid cases, 63 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur | Monday, 2021 1:45:07 PM IST
Malaysia reported another 6,145 new Covid-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 2,390,687, according to the health ministry. ... read..

Patients below 40 should avoid knee replacement surgeries, say experts
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | October 18, 2021 4:46:42 PM IST
Doctors have warned that knee replacement surgeries in osteoarthritis patients less than 40 years of age can do more harm than good. ... read..

Turkey reports 24,114 daily Covid-19 cases
Ankara | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 AM IST
Turkey on Sunday confirmed 24,114 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 7,654,277, according to its health ministry. ... read..

UK records more than 40,000 Covid cases for fifth day in a row
London | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Another 45,140 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 coronavirus cases on the fifth consecutive day, according to official figures released Sunday. ... read..

Mumbai records no Covid death, for first time since March 26, 2020 (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Notching an achievement, Mumbai on Sunday reported zero Covid-19 deaths, for the first time since March 26, 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the city in a big way. ... read..

K'taka lifts curbs at MM Hills pilgrimage centre
Chamarajanagar (Karnataka) | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
After successfully conducting Dasara festivities in Mysuru, the Karnataka government on Sunday lifted the restrictions imposed at Male Mahadeshwaraswamy temple at MM Hills in Chamarajanagar district, one of the major pilgrimage centre in Karnataka. ... read..

New wearable device uses sweat to monitor glucose levels
New York | Sunday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Dread pricking your fingers every morning to monitor your glucose levels? Take heart, US scientists have developed the prototype of a first-of-its-kind wearable glucose monitoring device that uses sweat on skin instead of needles. ... read..

Ranking healthfulness of foods from first to worst: Study
Washington | October 17, 2021 10:16:50 PM IST
A new tool has been developed by scientists at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts to help consumers, food companies, restaurants, and cafeterias choose and produce healthier foods and officials to make sound public nutrition poli ... read..

Slip disc, sciatica can be treated with minimal invasive technique
Lucknow | Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
A study by the doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow, has revealed that a minimal invasive technique for the treatment of 'single level' slip disc and sciatica is as effective as the open conventional surgery. ... read..

Statins may reduce risk of death from Covid: Study
London | Sunday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Statin treatment -- generally used to lower the cholesterol level -- slightly lowered Covid-19 mortality, finds a study. ... read..

What made Delta, Delta Plus variants of Covid more virulent
London | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Delta and Delta Plus Covid-19 variants were less well neutralised by antibodies from infected and vaccinated individuals as compared to the original virus, making them more dangerous and contributing to its rapid global spread, according to a study. ... read..

Contraceptive pill can reduce diabetes risk in women with PCOS: Study
London | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), claims a study. ... read..

India adds 14,146 new Covid cases, over 97 Cr vax doses given
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
India recorded 14,146 new cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the country's infection caseload to 3,40,67,719, even as the number of vaccinated people went past 97 crores, the Union Health Ministry said in an update on Sunday. ... read..

Study finds living near oil, gas wells increases air pollution exposure
Washington | October 17, 2021 4:16:50 PM IST
Stanford researchers have observed higher levels of air pollutants within 2.5 miles of oil and gas wells, likely worsening negative health outcomes for residents. ... read..

Brief counselling by doctor can produce useful reductions in drinking: Study
Washington | October 17, 2021 3:17:28 PM IST
A recent study found the alcohol-targeted brief interventions when delivered in medical settings, can produce useful reductions in drinking. ... read..

Dasara beats Covid fears, boosts tourism prospects in K'taka
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The recently concluded Dasara festivities followed by the weekend have proved to be a boost for the tourism sector in Karnataka. Amid the fears of Covid-19, a record number of people have visited Mysuru to witness historical Dasara festivities in the last ... read..

UK records more than 40K Covid cases for fourth day in a row
London | Sunday, 2021 9:45:07 AM IST
Another 43,423 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 Covid cases on the fourth consecutive day, according to official figures released on Saturday. ... read..

India to touch 100 cr Covid vaccination mark next week: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday that India will achieve the target of 100 crore Covid vaccinations in the coming week. ... read..

Study determines sense of smell is body's most rapid warning system
Stockholm | October 16, 2021 8:46:40 PM IST
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been able to study what happens in the brain when the central nervous system judges a smell to represent danger. ... read..

Study examines neurons, hormones associated with overeating
Washington | October 16, 2021 8:46:35 PM IST
Stuber Lab researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2019 had discovered that certain cells light up in obese mice and prevent signals that indicate satiety, or feeling full. Now a new study has taken a deeper dive into what role t ... read..

3 in 10 people globally don't have basic handwashing facilities at home: Unicef
United Nations | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Globally, around three in 10 people, or 2.3 billion, do not have handwashing facilities with water and soap available at home, the Unicef said. ... read..

Overhyped science behind fake stem cell treatments for Covid: Study
New York | Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Amid the rush to find quick treatments for Covid-19 last year, the world saw a global race to find new stem cell-based treatments. Now, researchers report that such therapies were filled with violations of government regulations, inflated medical claims ... read..

Manmohan Singh diagnosed with dengue, gradually improving: AIIMS
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Manamohan Singh has been diagnosed with dengue, but his health condition is gradually improving and is out of danger, an AIIMS official said on Saturday. ... read..

Intermittent fasting efficacious at reducing weight: Study
Washington | October 16, 2021 4:46:23 PM IST
A recent study led by University of Illinois Chicago researchers, intermittent fasting is efficacious in significant weight loss and also improves metabolic health in individuals with obesity. ... read..

India logs 15,981 new Covid cases, 166 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
India reported a total of 15,981 fresh Covid cases and 166 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in its latest update on Saturday. ... read..

How COVID-19 could bring adverse complications for pregnant women
London | October 16, 2021 4:17:16 PM IST
Assessing 2,471 women in the third trimester of their pregnancy, close to their delivery, researchers found "significant differences" for symptomatic covid positive patients including higher rates of gestational diabetes, lower white blood cell counts, an ... read..

One coronavirus vaccine can protect against other coronaviruses
New York | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
A team of US researchers, including a scientist of Indian-origin, has shown for the first time that Covid-19 vaccines and prior Covid infections can provide broad immunity against other similar coronaviruses. ... read..

Smartphone app helped people significantly lower their BP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
A three-year-long study involving nearly 28,000 adults has shown that a smartphone app and a connected monitor were able to help them significantly lower their blood pressure. ... read..

IMF commends India's 'swift, substantial' response to pandemic
United Nations | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Indian authorities' "swift and substantial" response to the Covid-19 pandemic and noted that there is the possibility of "a faster than expected recovery". ... read..

US FDA panel recommends booster doses of J&J's Covid vax
Washington | Saturday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has voted to recommend authorising a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 240 mn
Washington | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 240 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.88 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.58 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

US child Covid cases top 6 million
Washington | Saturday, 2021 12:45:07 PM IST
The cumulative number of child Covid-19 cases in the US has surpassed 6 million, according to a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). ... read..

EU's health commissioner warns of 'twindemic' of Covid, seasonal flu
Brussels | Saturday, 2021 11:15:07 AM IST
As winter comes, the circulation of viruses that cause Covid-19 and seasonal influenza could possibly trigger a "twindemic", the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides warned on Friday. ... read..

UK records over 40K Covid cases for third day in a row
London | Saturday, 2021 9:15:07 AM IST
Another 44,932 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases on the third successive day, according to official figures released on Friday. ... read..

Singapore reports 3,445 new Covid cases; 141,772 in total
Singapore | Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
Singapore reported 3,445 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally in the country to 141,772, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release. ... read..

Africa's Covid cases surpass 8.41 million
Addis Ababa | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,414,571 cases as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. ... read..

Mandaviya underlines importance of public health education system
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The public health education system should not just be at par with the international level, but it should also be able to respond to public health issues at local levels in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday. ... read..

Need to focus on expanding primary vax coverage before boosters: WHO's Swaminathan
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
There is a global need to focus on expanding primary Covid vaccination coverage before booster doses, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday. ... read..

Health Minister should apologise for photo with ex-PM in AIIMS: Congress
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
The Congress on Friday demanded an apology from Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for clicking a picture while visiting former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in AIIMS. ... read..

Delhi logs 26 fresh Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.04%
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The national capital on Friday reported 26 fresh Covid cases, taking its total tally to 14,39,337, as per the Delhi Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city for the last five days. ... read..

Kerala now logs 8,867 Covid cases, 67 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala's daily Covid tally continued to fluctuate with 8,867 people turned positive on Friday from 79,554 samples tested in the past 24 hours, and the test positivity rate at 11.14 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. ... read..

Are Chinese Covid jabs waning in immunity?
Beijing | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
China's CoronaVac and Sinopharm Covid vaccines may be waning in immunity levels, several studies have shown. ... read..

Kerala's first artificial heart implantation done successfully
Kochi | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala's first artificial heart implantation was successfully performed at a private hospital on a 61-year-old woman patient. ... read..

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