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Global Covid-19 cases top 97.4 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 97.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.08 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports 94 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Friday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 103 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 94 locally transmitted and nine arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Friday. ... read..


US sees record-high daily Covid-19 deaths
Washington | Friday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
The US has registered a record high of over 4,300 daily Covid-19 deaths as the new administration took office. ... read..


Strange hyperactivation in brain can be early sign of Alzheimer's
Montreal | January 22, 2021 10:43:11 AM IST
A research led by psychology and neuroscience professor of the University of Montreal highlights that abnormally hyperactive areas in the brain may help better predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease. ... read..


New combination of immunotherapies shows great promise for treating lung cancer
Ontario | January 22, 2021 9:43:13 AM IST
In a recent study, researchers have established in lab settings that a novel combination of two forms of immunotherapy can be highly effective for treating lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other form of cancer. ... read..


New study explains how SARS-CoV-2 may seize human cells
Washington | January 22, 2021 9:43:06 AM IST
Another detailed study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science asserts that the SARS-CoV-2 virus not only targets to enter the human cells but begin to replicate and spread as well. ... read..


Africa CDC opens Covid vaccines pre-order programme
Addis Ababa | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 AM IST
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has announced the commencement of Covid-19 vaccines pre-order program for all African Union (AU) members. ... read..


Bone density loss from Anastrozole partially reverses after treatment stops: Study
London | January 22, 2021 9:13:16 AM IST
A study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London shows that bone loss known to be associated with the use of the breast cancer prevention drug Anastrozole partially reverses, particularly at the lumbar spine, after stopping treatment. ... read..


New insights into link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage
Health | January 22, 2021 9:13:10 AM IST
Washington [US], January 22 (ANI) A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. ... read..


Here's how coffee temporarily counteracts effect of sleep loss on cognitive function
Washington | January 22, 2021 8:43:10 AM IST
A new study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimise reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee. ... read..


Study suggests being fat linked with worse heart health even in people who exercise
Sophia Antipolis | January 22, 2021 8:43:03 AM IST
Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health, suggest the findings of a large study. ... read..


Brain dead woman's organs give new life to critically ill patients
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
A woman gave a new lease of life to critically ill patients in Chennai, Mumbai and two other locations by donating her organs after her death on Thursday. ... read..


Covid vaccination: No severe AEFI cases reported in NE states
Guwahati/Agartala | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
No serious or severe cases of Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) have reported from any of the eight northeastern states since the Covid-19 vaccination drive started on January 16, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Odisha reports two serious AEFI cases
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Two cases of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in Odisha as two healthcare workers were hospitalised after administration of Covid-19 vaccine, the state Health Department said on Thursday. ... read..


Our lives more important than elections: Andhra govt employees
Amaravati | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh High Court's green signal to conduct the rural local bodies elections drew an immediate response from the government employees associations, who highlighted that their lives are more important than the elections amid the Coronavirus pandem ... read..


Covid vaccine acceptance in Telangana drops to 57 per cent
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
The Covid vaccine acceptance rate among targeted beneficiaries in Telangana slumped to 57 per cent on Thursday, the fourth day of vaccination in the state. ... read..


Nearly 10 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated so far
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Nearly ten lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated till now, with no death following immunisation reported on Thursday, the Union health Ministry said. ... read..


Vaccine hesitancy quite high in Delhi-NCR, reveals survey
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
According to a survey conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), about 20 per cent respondents are certain about not taking the Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..


SJTA seeks Covid-19 vaccination for servitors, families
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday requested the Odisha health department for Covid-19 vaccination of servitors and their families as they are now being exposed to the devotees entering the shrine for 'darshan' at the famed Jagannath ... read..


After Co-WIN update, Lok Nayak vaccinates 100% beneficiaries, Manipal 107%
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The update in Co-WIN application has led a huge impact on the immunisation figures in the fourth session of Covid vaccination drive conducted in the national capital on Thursday. Many government hospitals which were struggling to achieve even 30 per cent ... read..


Maharashtra Covid-19 cases cross 2-million mark
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
More than 10 months after the first two Covid-10 cases were reported from Pune on March 9, 2020, Maharashtra's corona cases crossed the staggering two-million mark, health officials said here on Thursday. ... read..


Seers back Covid vaccination drive in MP
Bhopal | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
In an effort to make the Covid-19 vaccination drive a huge success in Madhya Pradesh, several religious leaders and eminent personalities across the state have launched a 'Jan Jagriti Abhiyan' to raise awareness for maximum participation. ... read..


49.35 kg banned stimulant drug seized by NCB, two held
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
In a joint operation with its counterparts in Chennai zone, Narcotics Control Bureau's Bengaluru Zone officials on Thursday busted a drugs racket by arresting two persons and seizing 49.5 kg banned stimulant chemical Ephedrine. ... read..


6,334 new corona cases in Kerala, 6,229 recoveries
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala on Thursday reported 6,334 new coronavirus cases and 6,229 recoveries, even as 21 more fatalities took the state's COVID-19 death toll to 3,545, Health Minister KK Shailaja's office said. ... read..


5 killed in SII complex fire, but Covishield plant safe (Roundup)
Pune | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
At least five persons suffocated to death in a major fire that engulfed an under-construction building in a plant of global vaccine giant, Serum Institute of India (SII), here on Thursday afternoon, triggering nationwide anxiety. ... read..


World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have created history by operating on the world's youngest large brain tumour patient that was removed through the nose, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..


Israel says Covid vax fears 'inaccurate' after many test positive
London | Thursday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
After the man coordinating Israel's Covid-19 response reportedly said that a single vaccine dose against the disease appeared less effective than expected and also lower than Pfizer had suggested, the country's health ministry said that fears about the ef ... read..


Brain pressure disorder that causes vision problems on the rise
London | Thursday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
A brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates, a new study suggests. ... read..


Social influence may induce people to follow Covid rules
London | Thursday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, a new study suggests. ... read..


CM Gehlot worried over slow vaccination in Rajasthan
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The vaccination drive in Rajasthan has been slow to take off ever since it began on January 16. ... read..


92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhis credentials as the vaccine hub of the world. ... read..


AI-based technique may detect prostate cancer from urine
Seoul | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technique may help in diagnosing prostate cancer from urine within only twenty minutes with almost 100 per cent accuracy, a new study suggests. ... read..


Sri Lanka's Covid-19 caseload tops 50,000
Colombo | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Sri Lanka's overall coronavirus caseload surpassed the 55,000 mark on Thursday after over 700 people tested positive for the disease, the Health Ministry announced. ... read..


Novel way may diagnose mental disorders in early pregnancy
London | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Researchers have identified a screening tool that may help diagnose depressive symptoms and other mental disorders in early pregnancy. ... read..


Pharmacopoeia Commission for reduction in tests on animals
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), responsible for setting standards for drugs, has proposed a significant reduction in required tests on animals for producing recombinant antibody drugs and for developing test methods for assessing drugs action o ... read..


Diabetes among women under 55 may up heart disease risk
New York | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Women, who are under 55, with Type-2 diabetes are at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease, a new study suggests. ... read..


With 226 new cases, T'gana Covid tally reaches over 2.92L
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Telangana recorded 226 new Covid cases and reported one death during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports 144 new Covid cases (Ld)
Beijing | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Chinese mainland has reported 144 new coronavirus cases, of which 126 were locally transmitted and the 18 others arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. ... read..


Inactive cancer patients also at high risk of severe Covid illness: Study
New York | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Patients with inactive cancer and not currently undergoing treatments also face a significantly higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, a new study suggests. ... read..


Japan to receive Pfizer vaccine for 72 mn people
Tokyo | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
The Japanese government has signed agreements with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. to receive the drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine doses enough for a total of 72 million people within this year, the Health Ministry said. ... read..


15K fresh cases continue India's low Covid streak
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
With 15,223 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,10,883, health officials said. ... read..


Prepare database of frontline workers: Yogi
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to promptly prepare a database of the frontline workers for the upcoming phase of the vaccination campaign. ... read..


Brazil records 2nd highest daily Covid deaths since Aug
Brasilia | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Brazil registered more that 1,340 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, marking the second highest single-day spike since August 19, 2020, the Health Ministry said. ... read..


Gurugram's Covid recovery rate improves to 98.68%
Gurugram | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The recovery rate of coronavirus infected patients in Gurugram has increased to 98.68 per cent from the 95 per cent recorded last month, the district administration said on Thursday. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases top 96.8 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 96.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.07 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports 126 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 144 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 126 locally transmitted and 18 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. ... read..


France's daily Covid-19 cases hit two-month high
Paris | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 AM IST
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France hit a two-month high at 26,784, health authorities said on Wednesday. ... read..


Study: Deep sleep prevents neurodegenerative disease, crucial for brain health
Illinois | January 21, 2021 10:13:10 AM IST
A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health. ... read..


Antidepressants ineffectual for back pain and osteoarthritis
Canberra | January 21, 2021 8:43:02 AM IST
A study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) provides evidence that stimulant medications are generally inadequate for back and osteoarthritis pain, in spite of being broadly utilized for these conditions. ... read..


UK medical experts urge caution as Covid toll tops 90K
London | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
British medical experts have called on the public to remain cautious despite the progress in vaccine rollout as Britain is still not out of woods in fighting coronavirus. ... read..


34,583 Covid warriors vaccinated in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Around 55 per cent or 34,583 healthcare warriors were vaccinated across Karnataka on the fifth day of the drive, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday. ... read..


Gujarat sees 490 new Covid cases, two deaths
Gandhinagar | Thursday, 2021 6:15:07 AM IST
Gujarat on Wednesday saw 490 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 2,57,342, while the death toll climbed to 4,371, with two more succumbing. ... read..


Three days on, Telangana yet to roll out 'local' vax Covaxin
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Telangana has still not rolled out Covaxin, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, apparently due to fact that the Centre has allowed its use in clinical trial mode as its phase 3 trials were still continuing. ... read..


No Covid-related death, 113 recover in J&K in 24 hours
Jammu | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
A total of 113 patients recovered while 109 new coronavirus cases came to light in J&K on Wednesday while no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere during the last 24 hours. ... read..


Beneficiary dies after taking vaccine in K'taka, report awaited
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
A total of four people have died following immunisation against coronavirus till now, but the death of three of them have been found to be not related to the vaccination, while the post-mortem report of the fourth person is awaited, the government said on ... read..


Vijayawada railway station launches luggage UV sanitization, wrapping
Vijayawada | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The South Central Railway (SCR) zone's Vijayawada division has opened a luggage sanitisation kiosk to treat bags and suitcase with ultra violet rays and also wrap them to ward off Coronavirus on Wednesday. ... read..


Covid attack on brain, not lungs, triggers severe disease in mice
New York | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Researchers have found that infecting the nasal passages of mice with the virus that causes Covid-19 led to a rapid, escalating attack on the brain that triggered severe illness, even after the lungs were successfully clearing themselves of the virus. ... read..


Vax sites expect better turnout after govt allows walk-in immunisation
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The government has updated the Co-WIN application and allowed the vaccination sites to manually add the beneficiaries expected to undergo the inoculation exercise, who earlier, were randomly picked by the application itself. ... read..


'Mental well-being in men declined more in second wave of pandemic'
London | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Psychological well-being could affect both the genders but it declined more in men as compared to women during the second wave of the pandemic, a new study suggests. ... read..


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