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Flickering screens may help children with reading, writing difficulties: Study
Washington | June 15, 2021 8:44:32 AM IST
A new study has found a link between visual white noise and cognitive abilities such as memory, reading and non-word decoding in children with reading and writing difficulties. ... read..


Ice flavoured e-cigarette use tied to nicotine dependence among young adults: Study
Washington | June 15, 2021 8:14:42 AM IST
According to a new study, the use of ice flavoured e-cigarettes may be common and positively associated with conventional smoking and nicotine dependence among young adults. ... read..


Researchers find dosing strategy may affect immunotherapy outcomes
Washington | June 15, 2021 8:14:37 AM IST
Overweight cancer patients receiving immunotherapy treatments live more than twice as long as lighter patients, but only when dosing is weight-based, suggested a new study led by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. ... read..


Covid deaths cross 33K-mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
Ranking second after Maharashtra on the Covid tracker, deaths due to the infection crossed the 33,000-mark across Karnataka on Sunday, including 15,319 in Bengaluru alone, the state health bulletin said on Monday. ... read..


No containment zone to be de-notified till satisfactory vaccination: Srinagar DC
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, said on Monday that no containment zone shall be de-notified till satisfactory vaccination is achieved. ... read..


New Covid cases drop below 5K in Andhra
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The number of new Covid-19 cases continued to drop in Andhra Pradesh with the state reporting 4,549 infections on Monday, taking its overall tally to over 18.1 lakh while the active caseload dropped to 80,013. ... read..


As Bengaluru unlocks, citizens told to be Covid vigilant
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
As Bengaluru saw lockdown restrictions partially relaxed from Monday, city civic body chief Gaurav Gupta urged people to stay vigilant about the Covid threat. ... read..


Israeli aerospace firm donates 100 oxygen concentrators to BEL
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Aviation major Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has donated 100 oxygen concentrators to the state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for treating Covid patients, a statement said on Monday ... read..


NE states fare worst in Covid-19 recovery rate
Guwahati/Agartala | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
In terms of recovery of Covid patients, the eight northeastern states fare the worst even as the country's recovery rate is rising regularly and touched 95.43 per cent on Monday. ... read..


Covid positivity rate in Jammu district drops to 1%
Jammu | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Covid positivity rate in Jammu district has dropped to 1 per cent, while its recovery rate has touched 95 per cent, Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg said at a press briefing on Monday. ... read..


Kerala to change lockdown strategy, roll out new norms
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
With the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) falling to 11 per cent and antipathy towards disruptions to normal life growing in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said from Thursday onwards, there would be a change in strategy on the lockdown ... read..


Police complaint against Telangana engineer for creating panic
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Telangana's Director of Public Health and Family Welfare Dr. G. Srinivas Rao on Monday lodged a police complaint, seeking action against a chemical engineer for creating panic among people by making certain comments regarding the third wave of Covid-19 ... read..


Maha's new Covid infections drop below 10K, deaths stay high
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths remained in the higher range even as new infections dropped below the 10,000 level, and the number of patients cured increased, health officials said here on Monday. ... read..


Andhra announces Rs 25L ex-gratia for doctors falling prey to Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The principal secretary of Andhra Pradesh's health and family welfare department, Anil Kumar Singhal, on Monday issued an order sanctioning an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to all the regularly employed doctors in the event they succumb to Coronavirus while dis ... read..


CISF takes over security of Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday took over the security of Bharat Biotech International Ltd's facility here to protect it against any terror threat or sabotage that may lead to a biological disaster. ... read..


Delhi eyes fresh vaccine stock, 20% of 18-44 get jabs: Atishi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Around 20 per cent people in the 18-44 age group have been vaccinated against Covid so far, Delhi's ruling AAP said on Monday. ... read..


Gurugram: 54 Covid patients died in just 14 days of June
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
As many as 54 Covid patients have lost their lives here in just 14 days, since June 1, which proves that the second Covid wave is far more deadlier than the first one. ... read..


Entire operating cabin crew of SpiceJet receive first vax shot
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Passenger carrier SpiceJet said on Monday that it has inoculated its entire operating cabin crew with the first dose of Covid vaccine. ... read..


Cancer causing virus affects glial cells in CNS: Study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Union Ministry of Science & Technology said on Monday that a study conducted by Indian scientists have recently found that cancer-causing Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) affects the glial cells or the non-neural cells in the central nervous system (CNS) and ... read..


Logistics firm Chetak delivers over 400 ambulances via railways
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Logistics major Chetak on Monday said it has used multi-modal transport model for delivering ambulances to various military hospitals across India. ... read..


Lockdown extended in Bengal till July 1, with relaxations
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Though there has been a sharp fall in the number of fresh Covid cases in West Bengal, the state government on Monday decided to extend the lockdown for another 15 days till July 1, with some relaxations to give a boost to economic activities. ... read..


599 new Covid cases, 9 deaths reported in J&K
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A total of 599 new cases and nine deaths were reported from J&K on Monday as the steady decline in Covid spread continued in the Union Territory. ... read..


Covid spiked suicide attempts in teenage girls by 51%: US CDC
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Suicide attempts by teenage girls in the US rose by 51 per cent during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..


World Blood Donor Day: Facebook asks people to donate blood
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Facebook on Monday urged people to donate blood and encourage friends and family to do the same, as part of its campaign for the World Blood Donor Day. ... read..


106,300 vials of Amphotericin-B allocated to states/UTs
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Amid cases of rising cases of black fungus with Maharashtra reporting the most, the Centre said that it on Monday allocated an additional over one lakh vials of Amphotericin-B allocated to states/UTs and Central institutions. ... read..


Gurugram first district in Haryana to administer over 8.56l jabs
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Gurugram became the first district in Haryana to administer the anti-Covid vaccine doses to over 8.56 lakh people, health officials said on Monday. ... read..


AstraZeneca jab authorised for all age-groups, says EMA
Brussels | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine remains authorised for all populations, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said. ... read..


Sri Lanka govt urged to protect FTZ workers amid Covid surge
Kolkata | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Leading Asian labour and human rights groups have appealed to the Sri Lanka government and factory owners to protect Free Trade Zone (FTZ) workers from Covid-19 amid a surge in infections. ... read..


Chh'garh govt to pay school fees of Covid orphaned children
Raipur/New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced that the children studying in private schools, who have lost parents/guardians to COVID-19, would be provided free education by the government. ... read..


Delhi reports 131 new Covid cases, 16 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Delhi reported 131 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours with a test positivity rate of 0.22 per cent, according to the daily health bulletin issued by the Delhi government on Monday. ... read..


New climate-based solutions for eliminating malaria in India
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday partnered with Malaria No More, a non-governmental organisation, to launch an expert committee that will explore and advance climate-based solutions for ... read..


Delhi AIIMS to begin Covaxin trial on children from Tuesday
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is learnt to have started screening of children aged 6-12 years for the clinical trials of India's first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. ... read..


Audit Covid deaths; probe Goa O2 shortage deaths: Bombay HC told
Panaji | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Goa government needs to conduct an audit of the nearly 3,000 Covid-19 deaths which occurred in the state and also appoint a judicial commission to probe the deaths of nearly 100 patients due to oxygen shortage, the Bombay High Court was informed on Mo ... read..


Delhi: People going abroad will get Covid jab in special category
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Residents in the national capital who are planning to go abroad for jobs or study will get Covid jabs on urgent basis, said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. ... read..


How excess sugar consumption causes fatty liver
Mandi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A team of researchers from IIT Mandi has identified the underlying biochemical relationship between the consumption of excessive sugar and the development of afatty liver', medically known as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). ... read..


Renault Nissan vs Workers: Views of workers should be heard by TN
Chennai | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Union leaders in the automotive industries are of the view that Tamil Nadu's Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health should incorporate their views before submitting their inspection report to the Madras High Court. ... read..


Delta Covid variant may soon become dominant strain in US
Washington | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Covid-19 Delta variant is likely to become the dominant source of new infections in the US and could lead to new outbreaks by September, said Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. ... read..


Bengal govt gearing up to combat third Covid wave
Kolkata | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Taking a lesson from the second Covid wave, the West Bengal government is accelerating the process of infrastructure development to tackle the the third wave and control it more effectively. As it has been found that children and consequently the women ar ... read..


Single dose sufficient for those already infected by Covid: Study
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A single dose of vaccine is sufficient for those already infected by Covid-19, revealed a study by Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals. ... read..


Pakistan reports 1,019 new Covid cases
Islamabad | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan registered 1,019 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall infection tally to 942,189, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Monday. ... read..


China's Guangdong reports 4 locally-transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
China's Guangdong province reported four locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all in the capital Guangzhou, health authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Andhra govt is under-reporting Covid deaths: TDP
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party national general secretary and Andhra Pradesh opposition leader Nara Lokesh on Monday alleged that the state government is hiding the actual number of Covid deaths to deny paying compensation. ... read..


Rape accused lodged in J&K's Kupwara jail dies of Covid complication
Srinagar | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
A 37-year old rape accused lodged in a Jammu and Kashmir jail in Kupwara district has died in the hospital on Monday of post Covid complications. ... read..


Vaxxinity's new Covid jab tech will also treat Alzheimer's
Washington | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
US biotech company Vaxxinity is developing a novel coronavirus vaccine using synthetic proteins, which can also help treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the media reported. ... read..


B'desh records highest Covid deaths in over a month
Dhaka | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Bangladesh has registered its highest number of single-day Covid-19 fatalities in more than a month, increasing the overall death toll to 13,118, according to health authorities. ... read..


Carelessly disposed face masks cause of worry for TN sanitation workers
Chennai | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
As 27 districts of Tamil Nadu relax restrictions from Monday, the sanitation workers expect heavy workload compared to the lockdown period. What worries them most though are the carelessly disposed face masks that will soon start collecting. ... read..


Researchers find compound that blocks SARS-CoV-2, protects lung cells
Washington | June 14, 2021 4:44:33 PM IST
Research conducted at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence reports that 'Elovanoids', bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, may block the virus that causes C ... read..


Indonesia Covid spike due to Delta variant
Jakarta | Monday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia's Kudus district of Central Java province is due to the highly infectious Delta variant of the virus, an official said. ... read..


India logs 70K Covid cases, lowest since March 31 and 3,921 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
India's Covid cases continued to witness decline as it recorded 70,421 new Covid cases, lowest since March 31 and 3,921 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday. ... read..


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175.8mn
Washington | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 175.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.79 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Study emphasises importance of early interventions to address insomnia symptoms in children
Washington | June 14, 2021 1:14:44 PM IST
A 15-year longitudinal study shows that childhood insomnia symptoms that persist into adulthood are strong determinants of mood and anxiety disorders in young adults. ... read..


Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing: Study
Washington | June 14, 2021 12:14:40 PM IST
According to a new study, the addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve the COVID-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing, and facilitate mass surveillance. ... read..


G7 pledges 870mn vaccine doses, half to be delivered by 2021-end
Geneva | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 AM IST
Leaders of G7 countries have agreed in an agreement at their summit to share at least 870 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines directly, at least half of which are to be delivered by the end of 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. ... read..


Memory biomarkers confirm aerobic exercise helps cognitive function in older adults
Washington | June 14, 2021 9:44:31 AM IST
Until now, systemic biomarkers to measure exercise effects on brain function and that link to relevant metabolic responses were lacking. A recent study shows a memory biomarker, myokine Cathepsin B (CTSB), increased in older adults following a 26-week str ... read..


Zimbabwe imposes lockdown in two more districts
Harare | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST
The Zimbabwean government has announced a two-week localised lockdown for Hurungwe and Kariba districts in Mashonaland West Province following a spike in Covid-19 infections. ... read..


Russia adds 14,723 Covid cases
Moscow | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Russia has reported another 14,723 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest number of daily infections since February 13, according to official data released on Sunday. ... read..


Karnataka readies to partly unlock in 19 districts
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
As the pandemic's second wave wanes, Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent, an official said. ... read..


New Covid cases decline to 7,810 in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
New Covid cases declined to 7,810, while 18,648 patients were discharged and 125 succumbed to the infection in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Sunday. ... read..


G7, India, others back open democratic societies
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The G7 countries along with guest countries, including India, on Sunday committed themselves to create open societies and strengthen democracies and rules-based international order. ... read..


Wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh succumbs to Covid
Chandigarh | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Former Indian women volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur, the wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, died at a Mohali hospital on Sunday due to complications related to Covid-19 infection, doctors said. ... read..


Maha daily Covid toll sees new peak, case tally crosses 59 lakh
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
For the fourth time in a week, Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll climbed to a new peak, while the total cases crossed the 59 lakh mark though fresh infections dropped, health officials said on Sunday. ... read..


Mizo man with world's one of largest families passes away
Aizawl | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Ziona Chana, who is believed to head one of the world's largest families, with 38 wives, 89 children and 33 grandchildren from Mizoram, passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday. He was 76. ... read..


774 new cases, 12 deaths in J&K as Covid spread continues to dip
Srinagar | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
A total of 774 new cases and 12 deaths were reported from J&K on Sunday as the spread of Covid infection continued to decline in the Union Territory. ... read..


Covid: Common diabetes drug may help treat lung inflammation
New York | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Blood sugar-lowering drug Metformin can prevent pulmonary or lung inflammation, a major factor in Covid-19 severity and mortality, researchers have found in studies of mice infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. ... read..


58 Covid deaths, over 6K new cases in Andhra
Amaravati | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh has logged 6,770 new Covid cases and 58 deaths during the 24 hour period ending 9 a.m. on Sunday. ... read..


Himachal procures vaccine from Serum Institute
Shimla | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh has procured Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the vaccination for the 18-44 age group will be held from June 14 to 18, a government official said on Sunday. ... read..


Dead bodies continue to be dumped into the Ganga in Bihar
Patna | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The relatives of a man, who died due to snakebite in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, dumped his body into the Ganga on Sunday, despite objections of the local residents. ... read..


TN announces more easing of curbs in 27 districts from Monday
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government announced more relaxations in 27 districts of the state including Chennai corporation following a decrease in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases as well as active cases in the state. ... read..


Railways brings oxygen relief to 15 states in 50 days
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
In a "milestone achievement", the Indian Railways has delivered nearly 30,182 Metric Tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen in more than 1,734 tankers across the country, bringing relief to 15 states in the last 50 days. ... read..


License needed to sell tobacco products in UP
Lucknow | Sunday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
It is now mandatory for tobacco sellers in Uttar Pradesh to take a license. The government has taken this decision keeping in mind the growing problem of tobacco and the danger it poses to public health and also ensure effective enforcement of the rules ... read..


Delhi unlock: Religious places open but visitors not allowed (2nd ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
As part of the phase-wise unlock in Delhi, the administration has decided to allow public activities and markets to open from Monday with certain restrictions as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is under control. ... read..


Youngsters booked for organizing birthday party in Hyd
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Cyberabad police on Sunday booked 31 youngsters for organizing birthday party in violation of Covid-19 lockdown norms at Kadthal near Hyderabad. ... read..


States/UTs to get over 4L Covid vaccine doses in next 3 days
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
More than four lakh (4,48,760) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States and the Union Territories (UTs) within the next 3 days. ... read..


Chinese province reports 6 locally-transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
China's Guangdong province reported six locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all in the capital Guangzhou, health authorities said on Sunday. ... read..


India begins 'Extension of Hospitals' project to fight Covid
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
To plug a major health infrastructure gap in India's fight against Covid-19, especially in rural areas and smaller towns, India has started project 'Extension of Hospitals' in various states. ... read..


'Project O2' to ensure India's medical oxygen demand
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Considering increase in demand for medical oxygen in different parts of the country during the second wave of the Covid-19, India has started 'Project O2' to augment the country's ability to meet this rise in demand of medical oxygen. ... read..


Headphones, earbuds may affect hearing in children
New York | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Increased usage of headphones, earbuds likely to raise hearing troubles in children as their auditory system maturation is incomplete, warn experts. ... read..


Palestine sees collective recovery from Covid
Ramallah | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Palestine has recently witnessed a collective recovery from Covid-19, according to Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila. ... read..


Over 80K new Covid cases, 3,303 deaths in 24 hrs in India
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
India's Covid cases continued to witness decline as it recorded 80,834 new Covid cases, lowest since April 1 and 3,303 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday. ... read..


Africa Covid caseload tops 5mn mark
Addis Ababa | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 5,011,502, according to health authorities. ... read..


Fever clinics in UP to check spread of diseases during monsoon
Lucknow | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
With the monsoon season now round the corner, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has directed that special fever clinics should be set up across all community and primary health centres to check the spread of diseases. ... read..


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175.5mn
Washington | Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 175.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.79 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Corona Mata temple demolished in UP district
Pratapgarh (UP) | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
A Corona Mata temple that had come up in Juhi Shukulapur village under the limits of Sangipur police station in Pratapgarh district has been demolished by the district administration. ... read..


Cuba reports highest number of daily Covid cases in 4 weeks
Havana | Sunday, 2021 11:45:08 AM IST
Cuba on Saturday reported the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in the last four weeks, with 1,372 infections and 10 deaths recorded. ... read..


Study examines the effects of COVID-19 on human kidney cells
Washington | June 13, 2021 8:44:36 AM IST
Researchers have studied human kidney cells in the lab to examine the effects of COVID-19 on kidney health. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). ... read..


Promising ovarian cancer treatment proves both effective, efficient
Washington | June 13, 2021 8:44:33 AM IST
Preclinical trials of a new radiopharmaceutical to treat ovarian cancer have produced successful results, dramatically limiting tumour growth and decreasing tumour mass. Designed specifically for ovarian cancers that are resistant to traditional therapies ... read..


Recoveries remain more than new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
As a further evidence of breaking the chain, with 21,614 patients discharged, recoveries were more than 9,785 new Covid cases in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Saturday. ... read..


Maha: Covid fatalities remain high, MMR deaths cross 30K
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
For the third time this week, Maharashtras daily Covid deaths remained in the higher ranges, as the fatalities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) crossed the 30,000-mark though new infections dropped, health officials said here on Saturday. ... read..


Raj announces financial package for kids orphaned by Covid
Jaipur | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Rajasthan government on Saturday announced a financial relief package for the children who lost their parents to the Covid pandemic, fixing an amount Rs 2,500 per month for them till they turn 18. ... read..


Lack of Vitamin D may up opioids addiction
New York | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, a new study suggests. ... read..


Delhi reports 213 new Covid cases, lowest since March 1
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported 213 new Covid cases, the lowest since March 1 when 175 people were found Covid positive in the national capital, according to the daily health bulletin issued by the Delhi government. ... read..


Raised demand to slash GST on Covid products to zero: Kerala FM
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
New Kerala Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal on Saturday expressed happiness in the way things went about at the GST Council meeting, saying even though he raised the issue of reducing GST rates to zero on Covid related products, it did not happen. ... read..


J&K clocks 866 fresh Covid cases, 14 deaths
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
J&K on Saturday reported 866 new Covid cases and 14 fatalities, even as the infection spread continue to decline in the Union Territory, health officials said. ... read..


Saliva can be more effective for Covid testing: Study
New York | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve Covid-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers say. ... read..


GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5% (Roundup)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided to slash rates of several Covid-relief items to 5 per cent from existing 12-18 per cent levels, although it kept the much talked-about t ... read..


Nine research studies published on Covaxin's safety in a year: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Aimed at demonstrating data generation and data transparency, Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech on Saturday said that the company has published nine research studies on the safety and efficacy of its vaccine in a year. ... read..


Covid TPR in Kerala falls, but deaths remain high
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
For the first time in the last few weeks, the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala fell to 12.72 per cent, but the death tally continues to be high, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a statement on Saturday. ... read..


J&K prepares action plan to tackle possible third Covid wave
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir is preparing a capacity expansion plan to tackle a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


In postpartum women negative relationships impact physical, mental health
Washington | June 12, 2021 11:44:44 PM IST
According to the findings of recent research, postpartum women in bad romantic relationships are not only more likely to suffer symptoms of depression, but they are also at greater long-term risk of illness or death. ... read..


GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5% (Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided to slash rates of several Covid-relief items to 5 per cent from existing 12-18 per cent levels, although it kept the much talked-about t ... read..


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