Sunday, January 23, 2022

S.Korea reports 5,805 new Covid cases amid Omicron woes
Seoul | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 5,000 for the first time in 20 days on Wednesday amid growing concerns over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. ... read..

Study examines link among resilience, sexual function, quality of life in menopausal women
Ohio | January 19, 2022 12:50:25 PM IST
A new study has found that resilience is linked to sexual health and a better quality of life during the menopause transition. ... read..

France reports record of over 400,000 new Covid-19 cases
Paris | Wednesday, 2022 12:15:08 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation continues to worsen in France, with 464,769 new cases detected in a day, it was announced by the country's public health agency on Tuesday. This broke the previous daily record of 368,149 cases. ... read..

Study reveals no evidence of transmitting COVID-19 virus through breastfeeding
California | January 19, 2022 11:20:12 AM IST
There is no evidence of recently infected mothers transmitting infectious SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk to their baby, according to a new study. ... read..

Karnataka logs 41,457 new Covid cases, 20 deaths
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka on Tuesday logged 41,457 new Covid cases and 20 deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 22.30 per cent, as per the Department of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..

Expert panel for discontinuing curbs after a week: B'luru civic official
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Hinting at easing curbs imposed due to surge in Covid-19 cases, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Tuesday said that the expert committee is of the opinion that Covid-19 restrictions would suffice for another week ... read..

K'taka warns medical practitioners against spreading false Covid information
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned medical practitioners of the state to exercise restraint while giving opinion on the Covid-19 situation in the state, otherwise they would be booked under various laws if they issue unsubstantiated comments in pu ... read..

Amid sharp fall in Covid cases, Delhi's hospitalisation rate remains same
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
After a massive spike in Covid infections, Delhi has started seeing a declining trajectory of cases with a downward trend reported for the fifth day in a row on Tuesday. However, the hospitalisation rate in the city has not declined in proportion with the ... read..

Over 50% in 15-18 age group vaccinated with 1st dose: Govt
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Over 50 per cent teenagers in the 15-18 age group have been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine. Since the beginning of inoculation drive for this age bracket, a total of 3,71,13,119 teens have received their first dose of vaccine, as per the CoWIN ... read..

Telangana scales up daily Covid tests to over a lakh
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Telangana on Tuesday logged 2,983 Covid-19 cases while the health authorities conducted over one lakh tests during the 24-hour period. ... read..

29 migrant workers from UP test Covid positive in K'taka
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
As many as 29 migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh have tested positive in Madikeri city of Kodagu district which borders Kerala, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Ensure only Covaxin is given to 15-18 group: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Bharat Biotech has urged healthcare workers to ensure that only Covaxin is administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group. ... read..

J&K sees highest single-day spike of new Covid cases
Jammu | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike of 4,651 new Covid cases while three more patients succumbed. ... read..

Covid: 92% of patients treated with Pfizer anti-viral showed better health
Jerusalem | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
More than 90 per cent of Covid patients treated with Pfizer's antiviral drug Paxlovid showed significant improvement within three days, according to a report. ... read..

Delhi reports 11,684 new Covid cases, 38 deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Continuing a declining trend for fifth day in a row, Delhi on Tuesday recorded 11,684 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, but there were 38 new deaths against 24 the day before. ... read..

Moderna to come up with combined Covid and flu booster by 2023
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
US drugmaker Moderna is working on a combined Covid-19 and flu booster shot, which could be available in some countries by fall 2023 at the earliest, CEO Stephane Bancel has said. ... read..

Daily Covid tally zooms in Kerala with 28,481 new cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The daily Covid positive cases in Kerala continue to rise as 28,481 people turned positive from 80,740 samples tested, taking the positivity rate (TPR) to 35.27 per cent on Tuesday, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement. ... read..

Omicron to peak in India by Feb 15, may spell end of 3rd wave: Experts
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Most of India will see a peak in Omicron cases by mid February, health experts said on Tuesday. ... read..

Identify, assist children orphaned due to Covid-19, Raj Governor to officials
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday directed officials to identify the children orphaned due to Covid pandemic and provide them immediate and long-term assistance and protection. ... read..

National peak of Covid cases may come in 2-3 weeks: SBI Research
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
New Covid cases in Mumbai seem to be stabilising, but infections in other places like Bengaluru and Pune are increasing during the ongoing third wave of the pandemic, SBI Research said in a report. ... read..

Ruling BJP in K'taka faces oppn from within on weekend curfew
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Clamor against weekend and night curfew in Karnataka appears to be rising with BJP senior leaders opposing the restrictions publically. ... read..

Long Covid in Indians four times more post second wave: Experts
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
People infected in the second wave of Covid have experienced four times more long Covid conditions than those from the first wave, said experts here on Tuesday. ... read..

K'taka Minister Umesh Katti shuns mask in public function
Belagavi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
At a time when the whole administration and health authorities, including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, are vehemently propagating wearing of masks among people, the ruling BJP minister in Belagavi has not only flouted the mask rule but also defended h ... read..

T'gana for reducing interval between second, precautionary doses
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Telangana government has urged the Centre to reduce the interval between the second and the precautionary dose from the current nine months to six months. ... read..

Australia sees deadliest day amid Covid resurgence
Canberra | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Australia recorded its highest ever number of Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, as the latest resurgence continued to push up the hospitalisation rates to record levels. ... read..

UP BJP MLA booked for moving out after testing positive
Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:07 PM IST
BJP MLA from Maharajganj Jai Mangal Kannojia has been booked for allegedly violating Covid protocol by roaming outside even after he tested positive for Covid. ... read..

Covid infection can cause debilitating brain condition in elderly people
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Being infected with Covid could cause more damage to the brain of an elderly person than developing Alzheimer's, a new study revealed. ... read..

New Covid cases in LA County spikes by nearly 10 times
Los Angeles | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
In the past one day, the Los Angeles County reported 31,576 new Covid-19 cases, nearly 10 times higher the 3,360 infections registered on December 17, 2021, said the Department of Public Health. ... read..

140 Engineering students test positive for Corona in K'taka
Mandya | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
As many as 140 engineering students have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mandya district of Karnataka on Tuesday causing panic among the people. ... read..

Odisha SEC announces Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 deaths during Panchayat poll duty
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
As Covid-19 situation continues to prevail in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has announced Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 death of any person engaged in Panchayat election duty in the state. ... read..

Over 1.47L kids orphaned due to Covid since April 2020: NCPCR
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
Since April 1, 2020, 1,47,492 children have lost their parents due to Covid-19 or other reason, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) data showed. ... read..

Over 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid vaccine administered nationwide so far
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
India has so far administered more than 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60 plus population. ... read..

Covid cases shoot up nearly 10 times in 15 K'taka districts as people move back to villages
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Though Covid-19 infections are registering a fall in Bengaluru, the pandemic is rapidly spreading in other districts across the state as lakhs of people from Bengaluru have returned to their villages fearing lockdown. ... read..

Covid rages in Kerala, numerous offices affected
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
With reports of Covid-19 clusters being formed at the Kerala state secretariat, the state run road transport corporations, the police stations, the state is turning into a hotspot and though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is under treatment in the US, he ... read..

Too soon to say Omicron will end pandemic: Fauci
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
It is very early to say if Omicron will lead to an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, and that there may be another variant with similar vaccine escaping potential, top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has said. ... read..

Chandrababu Naidu tests positive for Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Scientists find potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer
Beijing | January 18, 2022 5:20:18 PM IST
Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of histone acetylation-regulated long noncoding RNA termed as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumour survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer. ... read..

India's new Covid cases continue to decline for 2nd straight day
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
India witnessed a substantial decrease in fresh Covid cases, reporting 2,38,018 new infections in the last 24 hours, and a total of 310 deaths, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday. ... read..

Covid cases, deaths soar again at US nursing homes
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Covid-19 cases and deaths at US nursing homes are rising to a new peak amid the Omicron surge across the country, according to latest data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 330.2 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 330.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.54 million and vaccinations to over 9.64 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Study identifies biomarkers linked to autism risk
New York | January 18, 2022 1:20:51 PM IST
A large study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian National Institute of Public Health has identified molecular signatures of gestational inflammation linked to the risk of developing autism spectrum diso ... read..

Nanotherapy offers ray of hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes
Evanston (Illinois) | January 18, 2022 12:20:37 PM IST
A team of researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a technique to help make immunomodulation more effective. The method used nanocarriers to re-engineer the commonly used immunosuppressant rapamycin. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh rules out closure of schools due to Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Even as the daily Covid tally continues to remain high, Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimoolapu Suresh insisted on Monday that schools will continue in offline or physical mode. ... read..

Bihu festivities triggers massive Covid surge in Assam
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Assam witnessed a 158 per cent increase in Covid positive cases in the past 24 hours as the northeastern state celebrated harvest festival 'Bhogali Bihu', also called 'Magh Bihu'. ... read..

Remdesivir, Tocilizumab find place in new Covid treatment guidelines
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
As India continues to report large number of daily Covid cases, the Centre on Monday issued revised guidelines for the clinical management of Covid treatment in the country. ... read..

Maha sees drop in Covid cases, but Omicron infections shoot up
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Maharashtra notched a significant drop in Covid-19 cases but Omicron infections again shot above the 100-mark and deaths remained in double-digits, health officials said here on Monday. ... read..

Pfizer CEO says this may be last Covid wave with restrictions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that although the "most likely scenario" is that Coronavirus will be circulating for many years to come, he believes the current wave of infections will be the final one that requires restrictions, Times of Israel r ... read..

Novel genetic risk factors for heart failure among Indians identified
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
A team of scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad have found novel genetic mutations that are responsible for causing dilated cardiomyopathy among Indians. ... read..

K'taka logs in 27,156 cases; 14 deaths
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka has logged 27,156 new Covid cases on Monday, after the second weekend curfew. Also, 14 Covid deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. ... read..

MHA directs CAPFs to get 'precautionary dose' before election duty
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel to get the 'precautionary dose' of Covid vaccine before joining poll duty for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipu ... read..

UV-C tech that deactivates Covid now open for public usage
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The Ultra Violet (UV)-C technology that deactivates the SARS COV-2 virus and has been successfully tried in the Railways, AC buses and even the Parliament House, is now open for general roll-out for use by the common masses, Union Minister of State (Indep ... read..

New Covid cases in Kerala climb to 22,946, TPR hits 33%
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Kerala on Monday recorded a high of 22,946 new Covid cases from 69,373 samples tested, to send the test positivity rate to 33.07 per cent, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh's Covid positivity rate jumps to 18%
Amaravati/Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 positivity rate spiked to nearly 18 per cent as the state reported 4,108 new cases on Monday. ... read..

Gujarat reports 12,735 fresh Covid cases, over 4K in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Continuing its upward trend, Gujarat on Monday reported 12,735 new Covid cases, taking its overall tally to 9,38,993 so far. ... read..

Top cop tests positive in Bengaluru; curfew extended till Jan 31
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant on Monday issued prohibitory orders till January 31 in the city due to the surge in the number of Covid cases. ... read..

J&K ses 2,827 new Covid cases, 5 deaths
Jammu | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
A total of 2,827 new cases and 5 deaths were reported in J&K as the 3rd wave of Covid-19 continued across the Union Territory. ... read..

K'taka Min hints at relaxation of night, weekend curfews by Friday
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashok stated on Monday that in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai it has been decided to take a call on weekend and night curfew on Friday. ... read..

Explained: India's first mRNA Covid vax
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
India is soon set to begin human trials on its first home-grown Covid vaccine based on Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. ... read..

Delhi reports significant drop of 31% in daily Covid cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday recorded 12,527 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a significant decline of 31 per cent from Sunday's 18,286 cases, and 24 more deaths, against 28 the previous day. ... read..

India may begin giving vaccine jabs to 12-14 yrs group from March
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Covid vaccine inoculation drive for children in age bracket for 12 to 14 years may begin from March this year, sources said on Monday. ... read..

Andhra govt for reducing Covid vax booster dose gap by 3 months
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to urge the Central government to reduce by three months, the gap for administering precautionary dose of Covid vaccine. ... read..

Online trial of inmates at Kolkata correctional home
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
In an effort to keep the trials of the prisoners moving without getting them infected by the Covid virus, the state correctional home administration has decided to start online trial of inmates experimentally at Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata. Th ... read..

K'taka horror: Nurse kept vaccines that killed 3 babies in hotel fridge (Ld)
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The probe into the deaths of three babies after measles-rubella (MR) vaccination in Belagavi district of Karnataka has revealed that the nurse had obtained the vaccination vials one day earlier from the pharmacist and had kept them in a hotel fridge along ... read..

Covid situation under control in Telangana: Minister
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation in Telangana is under control and the state health department is ready to deal with any situation, Health Minister T. Harish Rao said. ... read..

Haryana Governor dispatches 4,000 kits to fight Covid-19
Chandigarh | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday flagged off two trucks containing 4,000 hygiene kits prepared by the Indian Red Cross Society for 22 districts to check the spread of Coronavirus. ... read..

Nearly 3 cr Covid vaccines administered in Delhi: Jain
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
Informing that the vaccination process in Delhi is running smoothly, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said that so far, 2 crore 85 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi. ... read..

Amid Covid surge, Kerala's signature film event IFFK deferred
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
In the wake of huge surge in daily Covid-19 cases, the signature event of Kerala -- the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)'s 26th edition has been postponed, a state minister said on Monday. ... read..

Vaping increases frequency of Covid symptoms: Study
New York | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for Covid-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing Covid symptoms, compared to people who don't vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. ... read..

Goa Raj Bhavan shuts down for public after staffers test positive
Panaji | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Raj Bhavan in Goa has been closed for visitors until January 23 after several staffers at the Governor's official residence tested positive for Covid-19, an official communique said on Monday. ... read..

967 schools in Kerala to turn vaccination centres
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Starting from Wednesday, 967 schools in Kerala will turn into Covid-19 vaccination centres with the aim to inoculate all students who were born in or after 2007. ... read..

Omicron has not yet peaked: US Surgeon General
Washington | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Omicron surge of coronavirus cases had not yet peaked in the US and the country is expected to see an increase in hospitalisations and deaths in the next few weeks, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has warned. ... read..

Aus state warned over high Covid deaths amid surge
Sydney | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Authorities of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state warned on Monday that the number of Covid-19 deaths is "likely to be high" over the coming days due to the ongoing surge in community transmission. ... read..

Vaccine hesitancy affects drive in tribal populace of Dharmapuri, TN
Chennai | Monday, 2022 8:45:07 PM IST
Complacency among the tribal population in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu to inoculate themselves has affected the vaccine drive in the district. Sources in the district health administration told IANS that the reason for the lack of inoculation among ... read..

Odisha logs over 10K Covid cases for 5th day
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
For the fifth consecutive day, Odisha has registered over 10,000 Covid-19 cases as 10,489 persons were found infected with the virus during the past 24 hours. ... read..

IIT Mandi team finds Himalayan plant to help fight Covid infection
Mandi | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have identified phytochemicals in the petals of a Himalayan plant that could potentially be used to treat Covid-19 infections. ... read..

Telangana HC directs govt to ramp up RT-PCR testing
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
The Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government to ramp up daily numbers of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19. ... read..

Portugal reports highest Covid hospitalisations since March 2021
Lisbon | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Eighty people are currently hospitalised in Portugal due to Covid-19, bringing the country's total number to 1,813, the highest since March 3, 2021. ... read..

Delhi likely to report 4,000-5,000 less Covid cases on Monday: Jain
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the capital city is expected to report a substantial decline of around 4,000-5,000 Covid-19 cases on Monday. ... read..

K'taka CM Bommai to hold meeting on Covid surge in state
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a meeting on Covid surge in the state, especially in Bengaluru, on Monday evening. ... read..

West Bengal sees fall in Covid cases
Kolkata | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
With strict restrictions in place, the number of Covid-19 infections has reduced significantly in West Bengal, as per the state health department. ... read..

B'desh Covid testing sites see influx of patients
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
In the wake of an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence, private and public testing facilities in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka are now witnessing an unprecedented influx of patients. ... read..

Study finds that gut can sense the difference between real sugar and artificial sweetener
Durham (North Carolina) | January 17, 2022 5:50:04 PM IST
A new research study, led by Diego Bohorquez, an associate professor of medicine and neurobiology in the Duke University School of Medicine shed light on the cells in one's intestines that could distinguish between two sweet solutions and communicate the ... read..

3-week old baby dies of Covid in Qatar
Doha | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
A three-week-old baby has died from Covid-19 in Qatar, the second child death due to the infection in the country. ... read..

'No forcible vaccination': Centre to SC on Covid vax for disabled persons
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has not issued any Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for persons with disabilities to carry Covid-19 vaccination certificates for any purpose. ... read..

LA County reports highest Covid deaths since April 2021
Los Angeles | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Los Angeles County has reported 66 new Covid-19 fatalities, a record high since April 2, 2021, raising its overall death toll to more than 28,000 since the pandemic began. ... read..

India sees slight dip at 2.58L new Covid cases, 385 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
India on Monday reported marginal decline in fresh Covid cases at 2,58,089 in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, total 385 deaths have also been reported, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..

K'taka MR vaccine tragedy: Probe reveals health worker's negligence
Belagavi (Karnataka) | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
The probe into the death of three babies after their measles-rubella (MR) vaccine here, has revealed that negligence on the part of one of the health workers is the reason for the tragedy. ... read..

30 health officials in Puducherry test Covid positive
Puducherry | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
The Puducherry health department said that 30 health officials, including doctors, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. ... read..

TN vaccinates 75.3% kids in 15-18 age group
Chennai | Monday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the state has vaccinated 75.3 per cent of children in the 15-18 age group against Covid-19. ... read..

Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis
Calgary | January 17, 2022 2:51:10 PM IST
A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable form of the autoimmune disease. ... read..

New study reveals being in space destroys more red blood cells
Ottawa | January 17, 2022 2:20:32 PM IST
A world-first study has revealed how space travel can cause lower red blood cell counts, known as space anemia. ... read..

US sees highest rate of children Covid hospitalisations
Washington | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 PM IST
US pediatric hospitalisations related to Covid-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

Karnataka logs 34,041 new Covid cases
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Karnataka on Sunday logged 34,047 new Covid cases taking the number of active cases in the state to 1,97,982, while there were fresh 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. ... read..

India's vax prog is a role model for global community: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday said that India's vaccination programme is "in fact" a role model for the global community. "It is because of Jan Bhagidari that India was able to achieve this feat," he said. ... read..

Delhi reports 18,286 fresh Covid cases, 28 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday recorded 18,286 new Covid cases, a slight dip for the third consecutive day, taking its tally to 17,09,870, while positivity rate declined to 27.87 per cent in the city against the previous day's 30.64 per cent. ... read..

Covid spread jolts J&K as 3,499 new cases logged
Jammu | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Covid spread continued to jolt J&K on Sunday as 3,499 new cases and six deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. ... read..

Activity data from wearables could help monitor blood sugar levels: Study
Washington | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
People with prediabetes using Google-owned Fitbit wearable can track changes in blood sugar control, according to a new study. ... read..

Covid: Beijing reports local case of Omicron
Beijing | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Authorities in China have confirmed a local case of the Omicron strain in Beijing, even as the country prepares for the Winter Olympics, due to start on February 4. ... read..

Kerala records 18,123 fresh Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Kerala recorded 18,123 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday from 59,314 samples tested in the last 24 hours, taking its test positivity rate to 30.55 per cent, while there were eight more deaths, the Health Department said. ... read..

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