Monday, January 18, 2021

France registers 16,642 new coronavirus cases, 141 deaths
Paris | Monday, 2021 12:15:05 PM IST
France has registered 16,642 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to figures released by the Public Health Agency. ... read..

Teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school
Washington | January 18, 2021 12:13:49 PM IST
Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges including depression and anxiety, compared to teachers or counsellors in the school. The majority also agree that peer support leaders at school would encourage ... read..

Study: Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased
Philadelphia | January 18, 2021 11:43:07 AM IST
A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighbourhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to ... read..

California coronavirus cases close to 3mn
San Francisco | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
California counties reported 32,904 new cases of Covid-19 and 418 new deaths for a total of 2,951,682 cases and 33,391 deaths in the state. ... read..

Study finds changing diets, not less physical activity, may best explain childhood obesity crisis
Washington | January 18, 2021 8:13:06 AM IST
Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of a traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a new study. ... read..

Seven in 10 Greeks willing to get vaccinated against Covid
Athens | Monday, 2021 7:45:09 AM IST
Seven in ten Greeks are willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, according to opinion polls, as vaccination of the elderly above 85 years old started this weekend in Greece, after that of health professionals and residents of elderly care homes in rece ... read..

UK records another 38,598 coronavirus cases
London | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Another 38,598 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, the lowest daily increase since the start of the year, according to official figures released on Sunday. ... read..

Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in K'taka
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
With 855 patients discharged on Sunday, recoveries continued to outnumber 745 new Covid cases in Karnataka, said the state health bulletin. ... read..

No side effects from vaccination in K'taka: Health Minister
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Asserting that the two Covid vaccines were safe, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Sunday said there were no side effects among those who took the first shot since Saturday. ... read..

Covid patient jumps to death from hospital building in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
A 77-year-old Covid-19 patient committed suicide by jumping off from the building of a hospital where he was undergoing treatment, here on Sunday. ... read..

Delhi schools to reopen from Monday, parents still hesitant
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
After being closed for nearly 10 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools in Delhi are set to reopen from Monday for students of Classes 10 and 12. However, parents are still in a quandary whether to allow their wards to attend. ... read..

447 adverse events across India post-vaccination, 3 serious
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
A total of 447 Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in the last two days of the massive inoculation drive against Covid-19 that is now underway in the country. Of them, three cases were serious in nature and required hospitalisa ... read..

No Covid-related death in J&K again, 182 recover
Jammu | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
A total of 182 patients were discharged after recovery on Sunday in J&K where no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere for the second time since the beginning of the pandemic. ... read..

Robots to deliver meds to Covid patients at Assam hospital
Guwahati | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Now robots would deliver medicines and essential services to Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Assam, officials said here on Sunday. ... read..

Third peak of corona in Delhi almost down now: Minister
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that the third peak of coronavirus had almost come down as positivity rate had dipped to 0.42 per cent a day earlier. ... read..

Expert claims 'Covid Tongue' on the rise, WHO yet to confirm
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
An epidemiologist at King's College, London has claimed that there is an increase in the number of Covid patients suffering from uncomfortable mouth symptoms like oral ulcers - not yet listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the Covid-19 s ... read..

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9mn kids
Kabul | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to administer polio vaccines to 9.9 million children under the age of five. ... read..

Corona pandemic affected people psychologically as well: Expert (Ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A US-based doctor has asserted that the coronavirus pandemic has affected people psychologically a lot, especially those who tested positive and remained in isolation for a long period. ... read..

LA becomes first US county to top 1 mn Covid-19 cases
Los Angeles | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Los Angeles County became the first in the US to surpass 1 million Covid-19 case since the onset of the pandemic early last year, local health officials said. ... read..

Telangana's Covid tests per million population cross 2-lakh mark
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Telangana's tests per million population for Covid-19 have crossed the 2-lakh mark with 33,298 more tests during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Over 675,000 Turkish health workers get Covid-19 jab
Ankara | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's inoculation program, the Health Ministry said. ... read..

UK records this year's lowest daily Covid-19 cases
London | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The UK's daily increase of coronavirus infections dropped to its lowest level since December 27, 2020, but the country recorded the third highest single-day fatalities due to the disease since the pandemic began, according to official figures. ... read..

India continues with low streak of daily Covid cases
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
With 15,145 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,57,986, according to the Union Health Ministry. ... read..

Africa's Covid-19 caseload surpasses 3.2 mn
Addis Ababa | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The African continent's overall coronavirus caseload has surged to 3,207,639, according to health authorities. ... read..

Portuguese Finance Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Lisbon | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Portuguese Minister of State for Finance Joao Leao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his Ministry announced in a statement. ... read..

Chinese mainland reports 109 new Covid-19 cases
Beijing | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Chinese mainland has reported 109 new Covid-19 cases, of which 96 were locally transmitted and the rest 13 arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. ... read..

Study finds metabolism's possible role in depression
Washington | January 17, 2021 3:13:09 PM IST
Certain metabolites may be predictive indicators for persons at risk for recurrent major depressive disorder, suggests a recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists. ... read..

Study suggests ovarian cancer cells adapt to their surroundings to aid tumour growth
Washington | January 17, 2021 2:43:05 PM IST
Researchers have shared a detailed description of how ovarian cancer cells adapt to survive and proliferate in the peritoneal cavity, in a recent study published in Frontiers in Oncology. ... read..

Menopause may be blamed for increased forgetfulness, lack of attention: Study
Cleveland | January 17, 2021 2:43:02 PM IST
A woman's menopause stage can affect cognitive performance, and declines in memory may persist in the post-menopause period, a new study suggests. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 94.4 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 94.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Ireland seeks Covid test results for int'l arrivals
Dublin | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Passengers arriving in Ireland from all countries will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test result starting from Saturday as part of the country's latest efforts to control the spread of the disease. ... read..

Italy bans flights from Brazil over new Covid variant detection
Rome | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in four passengers arriving from that country. ... read..

France's Covid death toll tops 70,000
Paris | Sunday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
France reported 196 Covid-19 deaths in a 24-hour span on Saturday, taking the national tally to 70,142, according to the latest data released by the Public Health Agency. ... read..

Canada's Covid cases top 700,000
Ottawa | Sunday, 2021 9:45:07 AM IST
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 700,000 on Saturday, with the total hitting 700,988, including 17,847 deaths, according to CTV. ... read..

Russia's Covid cases up 24,092 to 3,544,623
Moscow | Sunday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Russia registered 24,092 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 3,544,623, the country's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Saturday. ... read..

90% acceptance of vaccine among T'gana healthcare workers
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Covid-19 vaccine evoked over 90 per cent acceptance among the public healthcare workers in Telangana on the first day of the vaccination drive on Saturday, health officials said. ... read..

AIIMS' security guard in ICU after Covid vaccine jab
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Even as the government on Saturday said there was no hospitalisation post-Covid vaccination, a 22-year-old security guard at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after he developed an aller ... read..

Telangana administers only Covishield on Day 1
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
No Covid-19 vaccine beneficiary in Telangana was administered Covaxin on Saturday, the first day of the vaccination programme. ... read..

Kerala: 8,062 healthcare workers vaccinated on Day 1
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
As many as 8,062 healthcare workers were inoculated on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccination drive across 133 centres in Kerala, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Saturday. ... read..

PM monitors real-time data of vaccination across country
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday monitored the real-time data of Covid-19 immunisation across all the states after virtually launching the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive. ... read..

Healthcare workers again at forefront in fight against Covid
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
After leading the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic for nearly a year, healthcare workers were once again on the front this time to take vaccine and allay apprehension about its safety and efficacy. ... read..

93-year-old doctor among first to get vaccine jab in R'than
Jaipur | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
A 93-year-old medical practitioner along with the principal of SMS hospital here were among the first beneficiaries to be inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine in Rajasthan on Saturday. ... read..

Covaxin efficacy meets WHO standards, safe to use: Joint Drugs Controller
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Allaying the apprehensions associated with the safety of the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, S. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), said on Saturday that Covaxin has satisfactory efficacy levels ... read..

8.1L Covaxin doses to be procured from Bharat Biotech for other countries (IANS exclusive)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Saturday asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to consider contacting Bharat Biotech for the procurement of 8.1 lakh doses of Covaxin to be given to different countries as a goodwill gesture. ... read..

Proudest moment for our country: T'gana Guv on vaccine drive
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday encouraged the healthcare workers receiving the Covid-19 vaccine shots as she participated in the rollout programme. ... read..

Delhi will increase vaccination sites: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the Delhi government is prepared to increase vaccination sites as and when it receives more vaccines. ... read..

Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.91L beneficiaries inoculated on Day 1 (Ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Centre on Saturday said that over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive across the country and no case of post-inoculation hospitalisation has been reported so far. ... read..

Health workers of private facilities laud vaccination drive
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
As India on Saturday launched a massive vaccination drive in the fight against Covid-19, beginning with healthcare workers, the staff at major private hospitals hailed the first inoculation, saying it marks the turning of the tide in the battle against th ... read..

Covid vaccination drive begins at 77 places in Haryana
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that the Covid-19 vaccination drive began at 77 places across the state. ... read..

'Made in India' vaccines proof of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Shah
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the 'Made in India' vaccines are proof of the determination of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'. ... read..

Covishield maker Adar Poonawalla gets dose of his own vaccine
Pune | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
In a huge confidence booster, Serum Institute of India's (SII) Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla also took a life-saving jab of the Covishield vaccine manufactured by his company, here on Saturday. ... read..

NE states join nationwide Covid vaccination drive
Guwahati/Agartala | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The eight northeastern states joined the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday with thousands of frontline health workers across hundreds of centres getting inoculated for the infection. ... read..

5,960 new Covid cases in Kerala on Saturday
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala reported 5,960 new Covid cases with a test positivity rate of 9.18 per cent while 5,011 people recovered from the disease on Saturday. ... read..

Feeling good, says AIIMS sanitation worker after taking first vaccine jab
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Manish Kumar (34) was oozing with confidence and satisfaction, which he had not experienced before, after taking the first jab of Covaxin at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here, becoming the first person in the country to be vaccinated agains ... read..

Punjab CM kicks off process to inoculate 1.74 lakh people
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Punjab joined the rest of the country in the historic roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday with five healthcare workers getting the jab in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who virtually launched the process to inoculate 1.74 lakh pe ... read..

Thackeray flags 'V-day' in Maha, thousands queue for life-saver jab
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Exactly 10 months after recording the first Covid-19 death, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray flagged off the much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccination drive, terming it as "a revolutionary step", here on Saturday, even as thousands of eligible people queued ... read..

RML hospital docs apprehensive about Covaxin, want Covishield
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Resident doctors at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Saturday expressed reservations over taking Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' due to its incomplete clinical trial data and requested the hospital administration to vaccinate them with the Oxford Co ... read..

Vaccination drive begins in Bengal, doc gets 1st shot
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination drive began in West Bengal on Saturday with a doctor of a private hospital receiving the first shot, while Minister of State for Labour Nirmal Maji was administered the Covishield vaccine at the Kolkata Medical College and Hospita ... read..

Vaccines safe, show faith in your own products: VK Paul
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Allaying the fears associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive, V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, emphasised on Saturday that people should accept the vaccines provided by the government and shed apprehensions associated with their safety standar ... read..

Workplace mistreatment may up suicidal thoughts in employees
New York | Saturday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
If you ignore a colleague's greeting or make a sarcastic comment in the workplace then it may actually do more harm to them than intended, a new study suggests. ... read..

MicroRNA may serve as therapeutic targets for traumatic brain injury
New York | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer's disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). ... read..

Parkinson's disease may up schizophrenia risk: Study
Helsinki | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life. ... read..

Mild infection good sign, shows immune system responding to vax: AIIMS chief (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Saturday joined scores of healthcare workers across the country who were administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive. Dr Guleria said mild infection or adverse reaction afte ... read..

UK Covid-19 variant could be dominant US strain by March: CDC
Washington | Saturday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The more transmissible Covid-19 variant which was first detected in the UK late last year and has now spread to several countries across the globe, could become the dominant virus strain in the US by March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ... read..

93K Covid vax doses to be administered in 1st phase: Himachal CM
Shimla | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, 93,000 doses would be administered to frontline warriors, including healthcare workers. ... read..

Andhra CM kicks off statewide Covid vaccination programme (Ld)
Amaravati | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy kickstarted the statewide Coronavirus vaccination programme on Saturday from Vijayawada. ... read..

Novel tool to equitably distribute limited Covid vaccines
New York | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed a tool that may help to equitably distribute limited Covid-19 vaccines to prioritise vaccine distribution among people. ... read..

I will also get vaccinated against coronavirus: TN CM (Ld)
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said he too will get a vaccine shot against the Coronavirus. ... read..

All you need to know about India's 2 Covid vaccines
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Amid the rollout of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here are a few things that you need to know about the two vaccines -- 'Covaxin' and 'Covishield' -- selected by the Drugs Controller General of India ( ... read..

First vax shot given to Bihar hospital sweeper
Patna | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
As the much awaited vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus started across India on Saturday, Bihar's inoculation campaign began from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna. ... read..

'Transparency in Covaxin trial could have built confidence'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Vikas Dogra, a doctor among the 3,000 healthcare workers who received the first jab of Covid vaccine 'Covaxin' nationwide, told IANS on Saturday that the opaqueness in the data of clinical trials for Covaxin, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, has led to a l ... read..

Kerala ministers attend Covid vaccination drive
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The Covid vaccination programme commenced in Kerala on Saturday with state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja taking part in the drive at Kannur while state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran attended a vaccination programme at Thiruvananthapuram. ... read..

LA County to hit 1mn Covid-19 cases this weekend
Los Angeles | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Los Angeles County is about to hit another grim milestone this weekend as the overall number of Covid-19 cases was inching towards the 1 million mark, local health officials said. ... read..

Woman sanitation worker gets first Covid vaz jab in Gurugram
Gurugram | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccine drive in Gurugram was launched on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the national-wide drive via video conferencing aimed at ending the pandemic. ... read..

Study suggests children's weight likely not affected by proximity to fast food restaurant
Washington | January 16, 2021 7:43:09 PM IST
The availability of fast-food restaurants on the route between children's houses and their schools does not affect children's weight, suggest the findings of a novel study. ... read..

Doctor receives first Covid vaccine shot in Andhra's Kurnool
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A resident medical officer received the first Coronavirus vaccine in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district on Saturday. ... read..

Ex-minister Mahesh Sharma becomes first public representative to get Covid vax (Ld)
Noida | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
BJP Lok Sabha MP from Gautam Buddha Nagar and former Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday became the first public representative to get the Covid vaccine shot as a medical practitioner here at Kailash Hospital. ... read..

WHO hopes Covid vaccination 'underway in every country in next 100 days'
Geneva | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged fairness to the access of COovid-19 vaccines, saying he wants to "see vaccination underway in every country in the next 100 days". ... read..

NYC running out of Covid-19 vaccines' supply: Mayor
New York | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
New York City is on course to run out of Covid-19 vaccine supply next week and has asked the federal government to send additional doses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. ... read..

AIIMS' director, Niti Aayog's Paul among 1st to get Covid jabs
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and Niti Aayog member Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy, were on Saturday administered the first doze of Covid-19 vaccine with the launch of the world's largest vaccination programme in India by ... read..

MP: Bhopal hospital ward boy receives first Covid vax shot
Bhopal | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive across the country as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan kicked off the drive in the state while visiting the Hamidia Hospital in state ca ... read..

Iraq reports bird flu outbreak
Baghdad | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
A bird flu outbreak has been detected in Iraq's Salahudin province, authorities said, adding that all protective measures have been taken to contain the spread of the virus. ... read..

Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination drive began at 161 sites spread across 30 districts of the state on Saturday. ... read..

Andhra CM witnesses Covid vaccination at Vijayawada GGH
Amaravati | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy personally witnessed Coronavirus vaccination at government general hospital (GGH) in Vijayawada on Saturday. ... read..

Covaxin consent form says vax administered without ph-3 trial
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Amid the vaccinaton drive against Covid-19, it has emerged that there is a separate consent form for those who are administered the 'Covaxin' vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech. ... read..

Here's how a walk in park may help mitigate work-related stress
Tsukuba | January 16, 2021 6:43:14 PM IST
While working people always are on a lookout to get rid of the stress related to office, a new study has found that people who regularly take walks in forests or greenspaces may have higher stress-coping abilities. ... read..

Medicine as well as rigour needed, avoid rumours: PM (Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Launching the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned people to avoid rumours and gave a fresh message of "Ab dawai bhi, kadai bhi" (now medicine as well as rigour). ... read..

Part-time sweeper gets first vaccine in Chandigarh
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
A 20-year-old man, who works as a part-time sweeper at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 here, was the first person in the city inoculated against Covid-19 on Saturday. ... read..

Even one alcoholic drink every day may up atrial fibrillation risk
Berlin | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
People who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. ... read..

'One-to-one communication key to reduce vaccine hesitancy'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
On the day of the launch of the massive immunisation drive against Covid-19 that the country has embarked upon, Dr B.L. Sherwal, Director at Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), said that better communication could have red ... read..

Covid vaccination begins at 139 centres in Telangana
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Covid vaccination began in Telangana on Saturday with healthcare workers taking first shot at 139 centres across the state. ... read..

TN begins Covid vaccination
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. ... read..

Canada's Covid-19 conditions worsening
Ottawa | Saturday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Canada will witness up to 796,630 Covid-19 cases and 19,630 deaths by January 24, as the coronavirus pandemic is worsening rapidly across the country, according to ... read..

Andhra sweeper receives first Covid vax shot in Vijayawada
Amaravati | Saturday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
A health department sweeper received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. ... read..

This is how India has planned Covishield, Covaxin storage
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
As India began its mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday, the all-critical storage and transportation of millions of vaccines once again topped the people's minds. ... read..

PM launches world's largest vaccination drive in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
India began the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy. ... read..

Norway probes 23 elderly patients' death after Pfizer vaccination
London | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
After the news broke that 23 elderly patients died in Norway following their immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against Covid-19, the country has launched a detailed investigation into the reported fatalities that has shocked the world. ... read..

India records 15K new Covid cases, 175 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
With 15,158 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,42,841, according to the Union Health Ministry. ... read..

WHO advises against Covid vaccination proof for int'l travel
Geneva | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Emergency Committee on Covid-19 has advised countries not to require proof of vaccination or immunity against the virus for international travel as a condition of entry. ... read..

US CDC projects 90k new Covid-19 deaths in next 3 weeks
Washington | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Nearly 90,000 people in the US may die from Covid-19 in the next three weeks, according to the latest projections of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

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