Monday, January 24, 2022

About 17.52 lakh to get precaution dose in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Amid surge in Covid-19 infections in the state, administering of booster or precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccine to health and frontline workers, and people aged 60 and above with co-morbidities began in Odisha on Monday, officials said. ... read..

Taiwan airport Covid cluster cases climb to 25
Taipei | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Taiwan reported 11 new locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases related to the Taoyuan International Airport cluster infections to 25, health authorities announced. ... read..

Covid hospitalisation in Turkey up by 6.2%
Ankara | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Covid-19 hospitaliations in Turkey have increased by 6.2 per cent in the last three weeks, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. ... read..

PM to inaugurate 11 new govt medical colleges across TN on Jan 12
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate 11 new government medical colleges across Tamil Nadu and the new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai, on January 12. ... read..

India begins precaution dose drive, over 1 Cr SMS sent to beneficiaries
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
The drive for administering precaution dose to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60-plus individuals commenced on Monday across the country. The CoWIN portal has sent over one crore reminder messages to the beneficiaries to get the precaution ... read..

Covid-19: West Bengal second highest in active cases
Kolkata | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
With nearly 25,000 fresh cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of Covid-19, West Bengal registered the second highest number of active cases after Maharashtra, accounting for more than 13 per cent of the national tally. ... read..

Maha continues to be worst Omicron hit, Rajasthan outnumbers Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
With 410 fresh Omicron infections detected in the last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus has climbed to 4,033. Of the total, 1,552 people have recovered from the new strain nationwide so far, said Union H ... read..

Omicron: Germany to study reliability of rapid antigen-test
London | Monday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
German researchers are set to study how far rapid antigen tests are able to detect the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19, media reports said. ... read..

Three Corona deaths in Bihar in past 24 hrs
Patna | Monday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Three persons, including a prominent doctor, succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Bihar Patna, the state health department said on Monday. ... read..

Study finds many heart surgery patients may not need opioid for pain after getting discharged
Chicago | January 10, 2022 4:50:10 PM IST
According to a recent study, many patients who undergo heart surgery won't have to take opioids as a pain medication after they get discharged from the hospital. ... read..

4 lakh eligible for booster dose on Jan 10 in TN
Chennai | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu health department has announced that four lakh people are eligible for the booster vaccine dose on Monday. ... read..

Parliamentary standing committee meetings cancelled after 400 staffers test Covid positive
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
After over 400 Parliament staffers tested positive for Covid-19 during random testing and with the rise in the cases in the national capital, the meetings of several parliamentary committees have been cancelled. ... read..

US Covid caseload tops 60 million
Washington | Monday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
As the world is battling another wave of the Covid-19 pandemic fuelled by the new Omicron variant, the US, currently the worst-hit country, has registered more than 60 million cases as of Monday, making up for about 20 per cent of the global infection tal ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 306.9 mn
Washington | Monday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 306.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.48 million and vaccinations to over 9.41 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Study identifies key issues regarding HIV patients
Washington | January 10, 2022 1:50:11 PM IST
A new study developed a consensus statement to identify the key issues regarding HIV patients that should be addressed immediately. ... read..

Large demonstration held in Brussels to protest Covid measures as cases surge
Brussels | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 AM IST
A large protest march was staged in the streets of Brussels to demonstrate against the latest round of health restrictions, according to local media. ... read..

2-4 mn Israelis to be infected with Covid amid Omicron spread: PM
Jerusalem | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 AM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has warned that 2 million to 4 million Israelis are predicted to be infected with coronavirus during the current outbreak mainly caused by the highly infectious Omicron variant. ... read..

Singapore reports 845 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore | Monday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
Singapore has reported 845 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally in the country to 285,647. ... read..

Strict vigil maintained amid Sunday lockdown in TN
Chennai | Monday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
The one-day lockdown on Sunday, announced by the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin was total with strong police contingents monitoring the movement of people and vehicles across the state. ... read..

UK records another 141,472 new coronavirus cases
London | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
The UK reported another 141,472 coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 14,475,192, according to official figures released Sunday. ... read..

Amid Covid surge, Panneerselvam calls for closure of Tasmac shops
Chennai | Monday, 2022 6:45:07 AM IST
AIADMK Chief Coordinator and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) has called upon the state government to shut the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) liquor shops. ... read..

Karnataka to roll out booster vaccine doses from Monday
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
The Karnataka government will on Monday roll out "Booster Dose" or "Precaution Dose" vaccination for health care workers, frontline workers, and persons aged above 60 with co-morbidities. ... read..

Karnataka sees new Covid cases go up to 12,000
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudahakar said that the number of Covid cases in the state have gone up to 12,000, including 9,020 in Bengaluru, while there were four fresh deaths. ... read..

Odisha: Collectors asked to visit all Covid hospitals
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
As the Covid cases in Odisha are rising day by day, the state government has asked all collectors to personally visit all Covid hospitals in their respective districts and ensure availability of all required arrangements. ... read..

No PM photo on vaccine certificates in poll-bound states
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Covid vaccine certificates in the five poll-bound states will not have Prime Minister Narendra Modi's picture because of the Model Code of Conduct that has come into place. ... read..

Accelerate vaccination drive for adolescents: PM tells officials
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday instructed officials to accelerate the vaccination drive for adolescents in "mission mode" during a high-level meeting to assess the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country. ... read..

Delhi reports 22,751 new Covid cases, 17 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
The national capital on Sunday reported 22,751 fresh Covid-19 cases -- the highest in the last eight months, after recording 25,219 cases in May 1, officials said. ... read..

End mass shots, treat Covid as flu: Ex-head of UK vax taskforce
London | Monday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Covid should be treated as an endemic virus similar to flu, and mass vaccination must end after the booster campaign, the former chairman of the UK's vaccine taskforce has said. ... read..

Swabs are not for throat, FDA on home Covid tests
New York | Monday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
The US Food and Drug Administration has warned against using self-collected throat swabs for home Covid-19 tests. ... read..

Kerala logs 6,238 fresh Covid cases, TPR 11.52%
Thiruvanathapuram | Monday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Kerala on Sunday recorded 6,238 new cases, sending its test positivity rate (TPR) to 11.52 per cent, against 9.38 per cent on the previous day. ... read..

J&K logs 687 new cases as Covid continues to spiral in UT
Jammu | Monday, 2022 1:45:13 AM IST
Covid infection continued to spiral on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir as 687 new cases came to light during the last 24 hours. ... read..

Nepal makes vaccine card mandatory for visiting public places
Kathmandu | Monday, 2022 1:45:13 AM IST
The Nepal government has decided to make vaccination cards compulsory to enter in public places like government offices, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, stadiums, domestic flights, banks and other public places from January 17. ... read..

Debilitating illness at World Military Games in Wuhan in 2019 raises questions
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
A Canadian military officer who fears he was at the 'Ground Zero' of Covid two months before China officially acknowledged the virus has demanded an investigation into the suspicious outbreak of illness there, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Moderna working on jab against Covid, flu
London | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
US drugmaker Moderna has said that it is working on a single Covid vaccine that would work against both Covid and flu. The jab could be ready as early as next year. ... read..

Weekend curfew: Nearly 1,500 booked for Covid violation in Delhi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
Delhi Police have booked nearly 1,500 people in the national capital for violating Covid norms on the first day of the weekend curfew on January 8, an official said on Sunday. ... read..

Pregnant women, disabled staff exempted from office amid Covid surge
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
Amid rising Covid-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday exempted pregnant women and physically challenged employees from attending office. ... read..

Alarm bells ring again as Covid cases surge in Agra
Agra | Sunday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
At least 236 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh's Agra, taking the overall caseload to 979 in the first six days of January 2022, officials said on Sunday. ... read..

New algorithm can predict Covid complication risk
London | Sunday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
An algorithm that can accurately predict the risk of developing severe complications due to Covid-19, including hospitalisation and death, has been developed by Dutch researchers. ... read..

New target therapy to protect bones during ageing found during research
Washington | January 9, 2022 9:51:10 PM IST
In the ageing bone, the mineralocorticoid receptor, better known for its role in blood pressure regulation, is a key factor in bone health, according to the findings of a recent study. ... read..

Study suggests lymphoma cell metabolism might provide new cancer target
Washington | January 9, 2022 9:51:09 PM IST
According to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's Ithaca campus, aggressive and relatively common lymphomas called diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) have a critical metabolic vulnerability that can be exploited to trick t ... read..

Covid-vaccinated mothers pass on antibodies to babies via breast milk
New York | Sunday, 2022 9:15:07 PM IST
Women vaccinated against Covid-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to a new research that encourages lactating women to continue breastfeeding af ... read..

RS Secretariat restricts attendance after 400 staffers test positive
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 9:15:07 PM IST
After over 400 parliament staffers tested positive for Covid-19 infection, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has decided to restrict staff attendance. ... read..

Smoking during pregnancy linked to smaller babies in future: Study
Washington | January 9, 2022 8:50:34 PM IST
Researchers have found that smoking at the start of pregnancy may link to having a smaller baby in future pregnancies. ... read..

Unvaccinated Citigroup workers may lose jobs by month end
Washington | Sunday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Citigroup, the American multinational investment bank, has reiterated its Covid-19 vaccination mandate and told its US-based workers to be inoculated before January 14, or they will be fired by the end of the month, according to media reports. ... read..

Third Covid dose may prevent hospitalisation in elderly: Study
London | Sunday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
Three doses of Covid vaccine can give high levels of protection against hospitalisation with the Omicron variant, according to a new study. ... read..

Teens, young adults with cancer facing psychological distress during pandemic: Study
Washington | January 9, 2022 5:50:44 PM IST
According to a new study, many adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer are experiencing high psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting today
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting on the current situation of Covid pandemic in the country on Sunday. ... read..

Mosambi peels can help prevent cancer: BHU study
Varanasi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
The modest 'mosambi or sweet lime can now be used to prevent cancer. ... read..

US reopens mass vaccination sites
Washington | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
In the wake of an unprecedented Covid-19 resurgence in the US, mass vaccination centres across the country which were closed down months ago, were now being reopened to deal with the latest wave of the pandemic fuelled by the highly-transmissible Omicron ... read..

Study finds around 2 million kids globally may develop asthma due to traffic-related pollution
Washington | January 9, 2022 3:50:19 PM IST
A new study has found that nearly 2 million children worldwide will develop paediatric asthma due to traffic-related pollution. ... read..

Sustainable diets may lead to fewer blood clots in brain: Study
Washington | January 9, 2022 3:50:17 PM IST
There should be more vegetables and less meat on the plate in front of us. A study from the Department of Public Health showed that a sustainable diet not only benefitted the climate but also your health. ... read..

Covid surge in India triggers rush for antibody cocktail, but it doesn't work against Omicron
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
With India witnessing a super-surge in Omicron-triggered Covid cases, people across age groups are now rushing to hospitals and healthcare providers asking for a dose of the monoclonal antibody cocktail therapy -- popularised by former US President Donald ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 304.8 mn
Washington | Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 304.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.48 million and vaccinations to over 9.39 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Lucknow reports 876 cases in a day
Lucknow | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 PM IST
Lucknow has reported 876 new Covid cases, taking the total number of active cases in the state capital to 2,573 which is the highest in the past eight months. ... read..

Study finds global dementia cases may triple by 2050 unless risk factors addressed
Washington | January 9, 2022 1:20:13 PM IST
According to a new study, the number of adults, aged 40 or older, living with dementia worldwide is expected to nearly triple, from an estimated 57 million in 2019 to 153 million in 2050. ... read..

Vietnam reports 16,553 new Covid-19 cases
Hanoi | Sunday, 2022 9:15:09 AM IST
Vietnam has reported 16,553 new Covid-19 cases, including 16,513 locally transmitted and 40 imported, according to its Ministry of Health. ... read..

Indonesia reports 479 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths
Jakarta | Sunday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST
Indonesia has confirmed 479 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's tally of infections to 4,265,666, according to the Health Ministry. ... read..

Spain's Covid-19 cases exceed 7 mn with nearly 90,000 deaths
Madrid | Sunday, 2022 6:45:08 AM IST
Spain's confirmed Covid-19 cases has passed the 7 million benchmark and the death toll is likely to reach 90,000 soon, according to the latest figures published by the Ministry of Health. ... read..

Bengaluru reports over 7,000 new Covid cases
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2022 6:45:08 AM IST
Bengaluru's daily Covid-19 cases have jumped to 7,113 taking the tally of total active cases to 32,157 on Saturday, according to statistics released by the department of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..

Delhi govt increases Covid beds to 5,650
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
The Delhi government has increased the Covid beds from 4,350 to 5,650 in 14 hospitals in view of rising cases. The ICU beds have also been increased to 2,075 across the hospitals. ... read..

Jitendra Singh reviews pandemic preparedness in J&K
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Union minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday reviewed the pandemic preparedness in Jammu & Kashmir. ... read..

Himachal shuts schools, colleges as Covid surges
Shimla | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
With the spike in coronavirus cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday shut all educational institutions, comprising the schools and colleges, both the government and the private, in the state till January 26. ... read..

14 new Omicron cases take Odisha's tally to 75
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
A total of 14 persons tested positive for Omicron in Odisha on Saturday, officials said. ... read..

Covid: Gujarat reports 5,677 fresh cases, lion's share in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Gujarat on Saturday reported 5,677 fresh Covid cases, taking its overall tally to 8,55,929, while 32 Omicron cases raised the states tally of the new variant to 236. ... read..

Maha: Night curfew returns, school closure extended till Feb 15
Mumbai | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Maharashtra Covid-19 cases remained above 40,000 mark but its variant Omicron infections shot above the 1,000 mark, as the state entered into an era of night curfew, besides extending closure of all schools till February 15, health officials said here on ... read..

MP logs 1,572 new Covid cases, active tally crosses 5K
Bhopal | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh reported 1,572 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, out of which, 618 were registered in Indore and 347 in Bhopal, according to the daily health bulletin issued by the state government on Saturday. ... read..

70 children in Bihar test Covid positive in 24 hrs
Patna | Sunday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Bihar on Saturday registered 4,526 cases of Covid-19 with a maximum of 1,956 cases reported in Patna alone including 70 children below 17 years of age. ... read..

App claims to track BP through smartphone camera: Report
San Francisco | Sunday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Health platform has announced that it has added blood pressure monitoring to the suite of health tools available on its app, which is available through partnered businesses. ... read..

Telangana, Andhra see big surge in daily Covid cases
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Telangana reported 2,606 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, an increase of 15 per cent over the previous day's tally. ... read..

Unabated surge, J&K reports 655 new Covid cases
Jammu | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Unabated surge in Covid cases continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as 655 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours. ... read..

Covaxin booster dose trial shows 'long-term safety': Bharat Biotech
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech said on Saturday that its trials for Covaxin booster dose have shown 'long-term safety with no serious adverse events'. ... read..

2 held for giving fake RT-PCR reports without taking swabs in K'taka
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Karnataka Police on Saturday unearthed a racket involved in providing Covid negative certificates to people without collecting swab samples and arrested two persons in this connection. ... read..

Delhi govt relaxes weekend curfew on Prakash Parab
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
The Delhi Government has announced to give relaxation on the occasion of Prakash Parab of Guru Govind Singh to be held on January 9. ... read..

Madhur Bhandarkar tests positive for Covid despite double vax
Mumbai | Sunday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar reported on Saturday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being double vaccinated. ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid cases cross 20K mark, 7 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported 20,181 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest in last eight months and also the highest single-day rise after May 5 when the tally was at 20,960. The new cases have pushed the infection tally to 15,26,979 in the national capital. ... read..

Over 2k kids infected with Covid in 1 week in Bengaluru, 375 cases reported daily
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
As many as 2,628 cases of Covid among children were reported in Bengaluru in the past one week, as per the statistics released by the Karnataka health department. ... read..

Omicron can be more lethal for children than Delta: Experts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Amid the rise of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, health experts on Saturday warned that this variant may lead children to witness more problems as compared to the Delta variant. ... read..

Global dementia cases may triple to 150 mn by 2050: Study
New York | Saturday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Dementia cases are expected to rise by over 150 million by 2050, which is about three times more than in 2019, suggests a new study. ... read..

Over 2 crore teens aged 15-18 inoculated with first Covid-19 vaccine dose
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 9:45:07 PM IST
More than 2 crore teens have been inoculated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, since the beginning of vaccination drive for children aged between 15 to 18 years on January 3. ... read..

J&K police book 10 PDP leaders for violating Covid restrictions
Srinagar | Saturday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday registered an FIR against 10 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and activists for organising a public rally on the death anniversary of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in south Kashmir Bijbehara town. ... read..

Parents in TN reluctant to inoculate teen fearing side effects
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
While over 60 per cent of the eligible children in the age group of 15-18 have taken their first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in Tamil Nadu, some parents are wary of inoculating their children fearing side effects, according to the department of health se ... read..

Odisha reports 3,679 new Covid cases; active caseload rose to 11,663
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2022 8:15:10 PM IST
The Covid infection rate in Odisha is on an upward trend and the graph is touching new heights on each passing day. ... read..

K'taka Home Min urges Congress to cooperate for containing Covid menace
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Against the backdrop of Congress's proposed padayatra for the Mekadatu project, Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Saturday sought the cooperation of the leaders of opposition Congress party to control Covid menace in the state. ... read..

Study: Risks of premature birth can be reduced by good oral care
New Delhi | January 8, 2022 7:20:22 PM IST
Pregnant women with gingivitis are significantly more likely to have premature deliveries, according to the findings of a new study. ... read..

Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to infants by breastfeeding: Study
Washington | January 8, 2022 6:50:20 PM IST
A new study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus. ... read..

Fifth Covid wave hits Hungary
Budapest | Saturday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
The fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic fuelled by the Omicron variant has hit Hungary, a top official announced. ... read..

India's Omicron tally mounts to 3,071, Maha tops with 876 cases
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
With 64 fresh Omicron infections being detected in last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid-19 variant has mounted to 3,071, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. ... read..

Fresh registration not needed for precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose: Centre
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that there is no need for new registration for beneficiaries of precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose. ... read..

Be polite with public during night curfew, lockdown: TN DGP tells police
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) C. Sylendra Babu has asked police personnel to be polite with the public during night curfew and the lockdown on Sunday. ... read..

Researchers say COVID-19 vaccine does not disrupt pregnancy
Washington | January 8, 2022 4:20:07 PM IST
One barrier to vaccine acceptance is the concern that vaccination might disrupt pregnancy, but a recent study asserts it does not have any risk related to that. ... read..

Union Minister V. Muraleedharan tests Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan has tested positive for Coronavirus, according to party sources. ... read..

Study finds N95 respirators can be safely decontaminated up to 25 times
Boston | January 8, 2022 3:49:44 PM IST
A new study reported that a common type of N95 respirator reprocessed with VHP maintained its function and effectiveness through 25 cycles of re-use. ... read..

Researchers find prominent drug to treat Alzheimer's disease
Washington | January 8, 2022 3:49:43 PM IST
A recent clinical study has identified sildenafil, FDA-approved therapy for erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, as a promising drug candidate to treat Alzheimer's disease. ... read..

Study finds why people deceive themselves
Bochum | January 8, 2022 2:51:14 PM IST
A team of researchers from the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) and the University of Antwerp examined the role of self-deception in everyday life and the strategies people use to deceive themselves. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 302.6 mn
Washington | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 302.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.47 million and vaccinations to over 9.37 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

'Israel probably passed the peak of bird flu outbreak'
Jerusalem | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 PM IST
The peak of the bird flu outbreak in Israel has probably passed, and there is no indication of harm to humans, said a joint statement issued by the state's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Prime Minister's Office. ... read..

Babies born during pandemic's first year score slightly lower on development screening
New York | January 8, 2022 12:51:16 PM IST
A team of researchers has recently found that babies born during the pandemic's first year scored lower on a developmental screening test -- regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy. ... read..

Turkey registers 63,214 new Covid-19 cases
Ankara | Saturday, 2022 11:15:08 AM IST
Turkey has reported 63,214 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 9,850,488, according to its health ministry. ... read..

Indonesia reports 518 new Covid-19 cases, 5 more deaths
Jakarta | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
Indonesia has confirmed 518 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's tally of infections to 4,265,187, according to the country's Health Ministry. ... read..

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