Monday, May 23, 2022

Annual Covid shots must to curb future outbreaks: US FDA
Washington | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
It's time to accept that as the presence of Covid will remain inevitable, the need for annual vaccination may be the new norm to "blunt future outbreaks", according to officials at the US Food and Drug Administration. ... read..

Improved screening can be beneficial for mothers with postpartum depression
Washington | May 5, 2022 12:53:50 AM IST
According to a new quality improvement (QI) study from Cedars-Sinai, nurse education is the key to successfully screening women for postpartum depression, which affects some 15 per cent of mothers. ... read..

Delhi reports rise in Covid cases again, one more death
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday recorded 1,414 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 1,076 on the previous day, and one more death, as per the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

Oath row at Madurai Medical College: DME conducts inquiry
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Director of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu, Narayana Babu, said on Tuesday that the Madurai Medical College had violated two instructions in the medical oath row of fresh MBBS students at the institute. ... read..

NMC, DCI advise aspirants not to travel to Pak for medical, dental education
Jammu | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The National Medical Commission (NMC) and the Dental Council of India (DCI) have advised all concerned not to travel to Pakistan for pursuing medical/dental education, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Study finds patients with metastatic prostate cancer live notably longer
Salt Lake City (Utah) | May 3, 2022 6:23:50 PM IST
Researchers from SWOG Cancer Research Network have significantly extended median survival for patients with hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer. This result comes from a large randomized clinical trial aimed at testing a new treatment for these p ... read..

Student debt can harm your cardiovascular health in early middle age
Denver (Colorado) | May 3, 2022 3:54:51 PM IST
According to a new study, adults who do not repay college debt or take on new educational debt between young adulthood and early middle age are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ... read..

Restricted emergency use approvals to Covishield, Covaxin not granted in haste: SC
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday said the material provided by the Centre does not warrant the conclusion that restricted emergency use approvals were granted to Covishield and Covaxin in haste, without thorough review of relevant data. ... read..

Doctors' body urges Health Minister to postpone NEET PG 2022
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) wrote to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday, requesting him postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET PG 2022) scheduled for May 21. ... read..

Against executive tyranny draped in disciplinary power, says SC on mandatory Covid vax (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday said the courts must act to defend citizens in the assertion of their fundamental rights against "executive tyranny draped in disciplinary power", as it declared that no individual can be forced to get Covid-19 vaccine as bodil ... read..

No fresh Covid-19 cases in Puducherry
Puducherry | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Puducherry on Monday reported no fresh Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Delhi reports 1,076 new Covid cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The national capital on Monday recorded 1,076 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a decline against 1,485 Covid infection reported on previous day. However, the Covid positivity rate in the capital city has reached 6.42 per cent, as per the health bulle ... read..

Maha: Heat wave claims 25, Mahabaleshwar hill-station bakes at 31 degrees
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The ongoing unprecedented heat wave in Maharashtra - with mercury rising to 46 degrees Celsius in some areas - has claimed at least 25 lives so far, the highest since 2016, with the number of heat-stroke cases standing at around 375, officials said on Mon ... read..

Study finds single course of antibiotics affects infants' gut microbiota
Helsinki | May 2, 2022 5:54:30 PM IST
A recent study at the University of Helsinki revealed that the fungal microbiota in the gut is more abundant and diverse in children treated with antibiotics compared with the control group even six weeks following the start of the antibiotic course. ... read..

Centre writes to states, UTs about plan on heat-related illness
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Amid rising heat wave and temperature touching 46 degrees Celsius at several places, the Union Health Ministry on Sunday wrote a letter to all states and UTs about the National Action Plan on heat-related illnesses. ... read..

Brain-dead youth's heart shifted from Vellore to Chennai for transplantation
Chennai | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The heart of a youth, who was declared brain dead at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, was harvested and transported by road to Appolo hospital, Chennai for transplantation, officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Teenaged girl dies, 31 ill of food poisoning in Kerala's Kasargod
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A 16-year-old girl died after eating a chicken item from a hotel in Kerala's Kasargod, while 31 others, who had consumed food from the same restaurant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, were admitted to various hospitals in the district with food poisoning s ... read..

Future wearable health tech may measure gases released from skin
New York | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Scientists have created the next generation of wearable health sensors that may be able to monitor the body's health by detecting the gases released from a person's skin. ... read..

Madurai medical college dean removed for administering 'Charaka Oath'
Chennai | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday relieved Madurai Government Medical College's Dean Dr A. Ratnavel over MBBS students of the college taking 'Maharshi Charak Shapath' instead of the traditional Hippocratic oath. ... read..

Study reveals service dogs improve lives of veterans suffering from PTSD
Washington | May 1, 2022 5:53:56 PM IST
The influence of service dogs on the symptoms of PTSD in veterans as they can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after stressful or traumatic events was recently studied by Utrecht University researcher Emmy van Houtert. ... read..

Colorectal cancer can be treated and prevented by 'Keto' molecule: Study
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) | May 1, 2022 4:24:11 PM IST
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine suggested that a molecule produced in the liver in response to a low-carbohydrate "ketone body-producing" diet has a powerful effect on suppressing the growth of colorectal tumours and may help prevent and tr ... read..

Esophageal cancer develops in patients facing genetic changes: Study
Seattle (Washington) | May 1, 2022 4:24:07 PM IST
Genetic changes in Barrett's oesophagus (BE) cells are an indication of oesophageal cancer that can be detected many years before cancer develops as per a new study. ... read..

Study finds gut microbiota may change response to cancer treatment
Washington | May 1, 2022 3:24:23 PM IST
According to Brigham and Women's Hospital, sequencing technology has recently shown that the gut microbiome may also play a role in cancer treatment along with its other benefits. ... read..

Delhi reports 1,520 fresh Covid cases; positivity rate crosses 5%
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The national capital on Saturday recorded 1,520 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours -- a marginal decline against 1,607 Covid cases reported on the previous day. ... read..

Beijing's dining-in restaurants halted, people asked to cook at home
London | Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Beijing residents must prove they are Covid negative to enter public spaces in a major tightening of restrictions in the Chinese capital, BBC reported. ... read..

Heat wave affects persons with comorbidities, children more
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Several parts of the country including the national capital is reeling under an intense heat wave these days which can lead to heat stroke and other health issues, experts said. ... read..

Over 60% in 12-14 age group got the first jab
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Over 60 per cent of India's youngsters between the age of 12 to 14 have been administered with the first Covid vaccine dose. ... read..

Rare skin cancer patients face 40 pc recurrence rate: Study
Seattle (Washington) | April 30, 2022 11:53:29 PM IST
A new study at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine said that patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a 40 per cent of recurrence rate in five years. This is significantly higher than the recurrence rate of melanoma and other skin ... read..

Scientists develop model to predict patients with poor lung cancer outcomes
Washington | April 30, 2022 1:24:24 PM IST
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have been working to improve the ability to recognize patients with poor survival through radiomics, a scientific discipline that uses imaging, such as CT scans and MRIs, to uncover tumoral patterns and characteris ... read..

India sends critical medical aid to SL facing health emergency (Ld)
Colombo | Saturday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
India on Friday supplied a large consignment critical medical aid to Sri Lanka, which is going through a medical emergency situation with many life-saving drugs out of stock, forcing doctors to delay major surgeries. ... read..

No provisional certificate to foreign medical students impacted by Covid pandemic: SC
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said the Indian medical students from foreign institutes are facing a tremendous challenge amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but granting them provisional registration to complete internship without having undergone clinical training ... read..

Defiant Shanghai residents break out of their own homes
London | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Residents of Shanghai, who were fenced into their homes by Communist officials as part of China's draconian Zero Covid policy, have staged a breakout, video posted on social media showed, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

International Dance Day 2022: Health benefits of dancing
New Delhi | April 29, 2022 7:53:57 PM IST
When you're not lifting heavy weights or doing painful stretches, dancing is one of the best and most enjoyable fitness exercises. Not only is dancing physically helpful, but it also has some benefits for mental health as it has been shown to be a great a ... read..

Radiofrequency spinal cord stimulation shows improved longer-lasting pain relief: Study
San Diego (California) | April 29, 2022 6:23:26 PM IST
According to a new study, chronic pain spinal cord stimulation (SCS) uses an implanted device to supply a small amount of electricity directly to the spinal cord, altering or blocking nerve activity and minimizing the sensation of pain reaching the brain. ... read..

Delhi sees daily Covid tally rising to 1,490, 2 deaths reported
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported another rise in fresh Covid cases, to 1,490 against 1,367 on the previous day, while there were two new deaths, the Health Department bulletin said. ... read..

Slight rise in Covid cases, but not fourth wave yet: K'taka CM
Hubballi (Karnataka) | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Acknowledging that Karnataka has witnessed a slight rise in the number of Covid cases after April 9, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, however, on Thursday that it would be premature to term it as the 'fourth wave' of the pandemic. ... read..

Haryana ideal destination for pharma hub: Chief Secretary
Chandigarh | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on Thursday said the state is an ideal destination for new pharmaceutical businesses to flourish and to attract pharma sector investment, the government is providing various fiscal incentives. ... read..

NTAGI to discuss reducing gap for second, precaution Covid vax dose
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The Centre is considering to reduce the gap between the Covid vaccines doses as the antibody wanes after about 6 months, and the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is expected to meet and discuss the issue on Friday, sources said. ... read..

Vaccination is key for long healthy life for all: Experts
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Apart from healthy and nutritious food, and exercise, vaccines also play an important role in nurturing long life, said experts on Thursday, pressing the need for timely vaccination for children as well as adults. ... read..

Very few recombinant variants of Covid found in India: INSACOG
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:11 AM IST
The Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortia (INSACOG) on Wednesday said that based on genome sequencing analysis, very few recombinant variants of Covid have been discovered in India. ... read..

NDMA issues guidelines for Covid-19 death compensation claims
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday issued guidelines for filling an application for Covid-19 death compensation. ... read..

K'taka to take up campaign for vaccinating 6-12 age group
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Karnataka government is taking up the exercise of vaccinating the 6-12 years age group school children in schools, as per the direction given by the Central government. ... read..

Kannada film industry keeps fingers crossed amid fears of fourth Covid wave
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Kannada film industry, which is celebrating the runaway success of 'KGF Chapter 2' at the national level, is also keeping its fingers crossed over the possible outbreak of a fourth Covid wave. ... read..

AIIMS strike: HC directs setting up of board to hear employees' issues
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
A day after the protesting nurses called off their strike following its direction, the Delhi High court on Wednesday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to form a board for hearing the grievances of the staffers. ... read..

Delhi reports 1,367 fresh Covid cases, positivity rate nears 5%
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported rise in new Covid cases, at 1,367, against 1,204 reported the previous day, while there was one more death, according to the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

Masks made compulsory again in Kerala, no word on daily Covid data
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Kerala on Wednesday issued an order making wearing of masks in public places and workplaces compulsory and levying fines for violation, but the daily release of Covid figures, discontinued since the beginning of this month, is yet to resume. ... read..

Study finds parental type 1 diabetes may affect children's cognitive development
Copenhagen | April 27, 2022 2:23:46 PM IST
Children's cognitive development can be affected regardless of whether their biological parents have type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. ... read..

Corbevax gets EUA for children aged 5-12 years
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Vaccine maker Biological E. Ltd on Tuesday announced that its Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax has received a nod from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use authorisation for the 5-12-year age group. ... read..

Amid fourth wave fears, K'taka to tighten measures at Kerala, Maha borders
Vijayapura | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Karnataka government is all set to tighten measures at the Kerala and Maharashtra border check posts in view of fears about the fourth wave of Covid. ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid tally surges over 1,200, 1 death reported
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported Covid cases rising to 1,204, against 1,011 on the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

'India has triple advantage of cost, quality and scale in pharma sector'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
India has the triple advantage of cost, quality and scale in the pharma sector and this needs to be ramped up, said Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, S. Aparna on Tuesday. ... read..

75% reduction in meat consumption can help beat climate change: Study
London | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
A global decline of at least 75 per cent in meat eating patterns may help beat climate change, claims a new study. ... read..

Delhi reports dip in new Covid cases, 1 more death reported
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Monday reported marginal decline in fresh Covid cases, at 1,011 against 1,083 the previous day, as well as one more death, according to the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

Gurugram district reports 397 new Covid cases
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:22 AM IST
Gurugram district in Haryana on Monday reported 397 fresh Covid cases, officials said, adding over 700 cases have been reported in Gurugram in four days. ... read..

Combination of three treatments may reduce cancer risk among senior adults: Study
Zurich | April 25, 2022 5:23:03 PM IST
According to a new study, a combination of high doses of vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and a simple home strength training program (SHEP) has been shown to reduce a cumulative reduction by 61 per cent in cancer risk for healthy adults age 70 and older. ... read..

Delhi reports 1,083 fresh Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 6:15:27 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported a slight dip in fresh Covid cases, at 1,083 in last 24 hours, against 1,094 on the previous day, while there was one more death, the Health Department bulletin said. ... read..

Cellular exosomes might improve delivery of anticancer drugs to tumours: Research
Glasgow | April 25, 2022 12:53:38 AM IST
Exosomes or small bubbles that transport molecules from one cell to another can be effective vehicles for delivering cancer treatments to tumours, according to a recent study. ... read..

Research: Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy can reduce preeclampsia risk
Dallas (Texas) | April 25, 2022 12:53:37 AM IST
Following a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy is linked to a reduced risk of developing preeclampsia, suggests the findings of recent research. ... read..

Check out why some pregnant women face problem of loss of appetite
Melbourne (Victoria) | April 24, 2022 10:23:43 PM IST
While pregnant women often crave different foods, some can feel a lack of desire to eat food. According to a new study by Monash University, researchers have revealed the hidden issues and developed recommendations and principles for multidisciplinary man ... read..

Study finds women and low-income patients have higher mortality rates after heart surgery
Boston (Massachusetts) | April 24, 2022 9:28:00 PM IST
According to a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, female patients and those living in low-income areas have higher mortality rates after cardiovascular and thoracic procedures. ... read..

Study: Lesser chances of pregnancy, childbirth after IVF with one ovary
Solna | April 24, 2022 9:27:36 PM IST
Women who have had one ovary surgically removed (unilateral oophorectomy) are less likely to become pregnant than women who have both ovaries and have fewer children after in vitro fertilization, according to a recent study. ... read..

Study: Excess weight almost doubles risk of womb cancer
London | April 24, 2022 9:27:32 PM IST
Lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman's risk of developing womb cancer, according to recent research. ... read..

Delhi reports 1,094 new Covid cases; 2 deaths
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:20 AM IST
The national capital on Saturday reported 1,094 fresh Covid cases, registering a marginal rise against 1,042 infections reported on the previous day, health officials said. ... read..

Intense exercise while dieting may curb cravings for fatty food
New York | Sunday, 2022 2:45:15 AM IST
Do you crave for cheesy burgers and fries while on a diet? Doing high intensity exercise while dieting may dampen your cravings for fatty food, finds a study conducted on mice. ... read..

Scientists find 'treasure trove' of 58 genetic clues of cancer
London | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A team of UK researchers have discovered a 'treasure trove' of 58 new mutational signatures that provide clues about the causes of cancer. ... read..

Delhi again sees new Covid cases cross 1K mark, two more deaths reported
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported a rise in new Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 1,042 against 965 on the previous day, while there were two fresh deaths, according to the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

Centre mulling policy to promote manufacturing of patented drugs
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The government is considering bringing a policy to promote manufacturing of patented drugs in India, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday. ... read..

Delhi restores fine for not wearing mask at public places
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Delhi government on Friday evening reimposed the fine of Rs 500 for not wearing the mask in public places with immediate effect amid rising Covid cases in the city. ... read..

Disposable coffee cups shed tonnes of microplastics into your cup
New York | Saturday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Love to buy takeaway coffee in disposable cups or use nylon cooking bags such as those used in baking liners? Beware, these may be loaded with microplastics harmful for health, warns a study. ... read..

Study details how chemical compound can promote healthy ageing
Baton Rouge (Louisiana) | April 22, 2022 4:53:28 PM IST
According to a new study, a chemical compound named BAM15, mitochondrial uncoupler, can prevent sarcopenic obesity, or age-related muscle loss accompanied by an increase in fat tissue. ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid tally dips to 965, positivity at 4.71%
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported a decline in fresh Covid infections in last 24 hours, at 965 cases gainst 1,009 reported on previous day, while there was one death, the Health Department bulletin said. ... read..

Emergency use authorisation of Corbevax for 5-12 age group recommended
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The expert panel of India's apex drug regulator on Thursday recommended grant of emergency use authorisation to Covid vaccine Corbevax for those in the 5-12 years age bracket. ... read..

Pakistani journalists concerned over Imran Khan's allegations
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Expressing grave concerns over the allegations levelled by ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan against some journalists, without naming anyone, of receiving money from abroad and hatching a conspiracy against the country, the Pakistan Federal Union ... read..

Precautionary dose to be available free at all govt CVCs in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The precaution doses for all eligible beneficiaries will be available free of cost at all government vaccination centres in Delhi, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..

New Omicron sub-variant seen behind surge in Delhi's Covid cases
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A new Omicron sub variant may be the reason behind the sudden surge of Covid cases in Delhi, which witnessed over 60 per cent rise in fresh Covid cases on Wednesday at 1,009 cases. ... read..

App claims to detect Covid with 92% accuracy by hearing sound of cough
London | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Australian scientists have developed a novel app that can detect Covid-19 infection by just the sound of a cough. ... read..

Covid-19: Telangana urges people to be on alert
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
With Covid-19 cases on rise in some states, health authorities in Telangana on Thursday issued an alert and advised people to adopt Covid appropriate behavior. ... read..

Puducherry reports zero Covid-19 cases
Puducherry | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Puducherry reported zero Covid 19 cases on Thursday after a span of nine days, with one patient also recovering, its Health Department said in a statement. ... read..

Antidepressants not linked with happiness, improved quality of life: Study
Riyadh | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Using antidepressants regularly may not make you happier compared to people with depression who do not take the drugs, finds a study. ... read..

IIT-Madras turns Covid cluster again, 12 students test positive
Chennai | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
With 9 more students in various hostels of IIT Madras testing Covid positive on Thursday, the total number of infected students rose to 12 in the past three days. ... read..

Research: Individuals with diabetes, cognitive decline can be at higher heart disease risk
Washington | April 21, 2022 11:54:48 PM IST
According to a new study, people with type 2 diabetes who have cognitive impairment could be at greater risk for stroke, heart attack or death than other individuals with diabetes. ... read..

Study finds reduced chances of pregnancy, childbirth after IVF with one ovary
Solna | April 21, 2022 7:53:00 PM IST
According to an extensive meta-analysis, women who have had one ovary surgically removed (unilateral oophorectomy) are less likely to become pregnant than women who have both ovaries and have fewer children after in vitro fertilization. ... read..

Genetic differences can affect ability to utilize energy of various nutrients: Report
Helsinki | April 21, 2022 4:23:10 PM IST
According to a new study by the University of Helsinki, minor genetic differences can affect the ability to utilize the energy of various nutrients. ... read..

TN: Dist collectors asked to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Health Department on Wednesday directed the District Collectors to ensure that Covid-19 appropriate behaviour is followed in the state. ... read..

Covid pandemic turned the world upside down: Devi Shetty
Shillong | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Noted cardiac surgeon and Chairman of Bengaluru-based Narayana Health, Devi Prasad Shetty, said on Wednesday that the world has turned upside down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and when historians would pen the history of the world 100 years from now, the ... read..

Say 'no' to health star ratings on junk food: Experts
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Instead of the 'Health Star Ratings' on junk food, as proposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which will "mislead the consumers", the Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) on Wednesday demanded that warnings about unhealthy ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid records over 62% rise to 1,009
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported an over 62 per cent rise in its daily Covid tally in last 24 hours, at 1,009 cases, as against 623 the previous day, while there was one death, as per the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

Doctors can't be held liable for error of judgment in reasonable course of treatment: SC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that doctors can provide the best medical assistance available at their command but merely because they could not save the patient, that could not be considered to be a case of post-operative medical negligence. ... read..

New versions of Omicron that may outpace BA.2 found
New York | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Scientists have found 21 viral offspring linked with BA.2 that may outpace the most successful subvariant of Omicron variant so far. ... read..

Moderna's new Covid vax more effective against Omicron than other shots
New York | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Moderna has developed a new version of its Covid-19 vaccine which has shown promise against Omicron variant much more than existing shots. ... read..

Inhaled nanoparticles can enter placenta, affect foetus: Study
New York | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Inhaling harmful nanoparticulates - that are less than 100 nanometers wide and found in sunscreens to pharmaceuticals to sports equipment - during pregnancy can escape lungs and enter the placenta and lead to low birth weight in babies, finds a study. ... read..

Study finds parental domestic violence in childhood linked to mental illness in adulthood
Toronto | April 20, 2022 8:24:01 PM IST
According to a new study by the University of Toronto, adults exposed to chronic parental domestic violence have an elevated prevalence of depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders, and lower levels of social support than their peers who do not ex ... read..

Study finds male sex hormones as new target for cancer immunotherapy
Columbus | April 20, 2022 12:23:41 PM IST
A new study has examined the differences in intratumoral immune responses between male and female cancers of non-reproductive origin. ... read..

Every second Covid case in national tally reported from Delhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The national capital adds every second Covid case to the national tally, as per the data released by the Union Health Ministry. ... read..

Gurugram issues advisory for schools amid spike in Covid cases
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The health department of Gurugram on Tuesday issued an advisory for schools in view of the recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the district. ... read..

Genes can affect our nutrient tolerance: Study
London | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are essential nutrients to all animals. Yet dietary variation between species, populations and individuals can vary dramatically. ... read..

Modi lays foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Gujarat's Jamnagar in the presence of Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and World Health Organisation Director-General ... read..

4 Americans got infected with Covid strain seen in mink in 2020: CDC
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
At least four Americans were infected with a version of Covid virus, seen majorly in mink in 2020, likely becoming the first spillover cases in the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. ... read..

Is India on the verge of a fourth Covid wave?
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Even as India has been seeing a significant rise in the number of Covid cases, speculations of a next wave of infections are rife. But health experts on Tuesday said that the surge is not unexpected and likely paves way for the fourth wave in the country ... read..

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