Saturday, September 25, 2021

Infodemic hit rural and urban India during Covid: Anurag Thakur
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Calling attention to the problem of infodemic, especially in terms of Covid-19, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Saturday said that during pandemic, India has faced a dual information challenge which affected both the urban ... read..

Researchers call for focus on fitness rather than weight loss for tackling obesity-related health conditions
Washington | September 25, 2021 4:16:12 PM IST
Obesity is associated with a number of health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and problems with the bones and joints. But weight cycling, commonly called yo-yo dieting, is also associated with health problems, including mus ... read..

Study says strength training can burn fat too
Canberra | September 25, 2021 4:16:09 PM IST
A recent study by researchers of The University of New South Wales (UNSW) suggested that one can lose around 1.4 per cent of our entire body fat through strength training alone, which is similar to how much we might lose through cardio or aerobics. ... read..

Goa hotels must check if guests are fully vaccinated: Health Minister
Panaji | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Hotels in Goa should shoulder the responsibility for ensuring that only double vaccinated guests are allowed to check-in, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Saturday, days after the state government allowed the re-opening of one of Goa's biggest ... read..

AIIMS the lighthouse of health sector: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that India's premier health institute, AIIMS is the light house of the health sector. He added that citizens have faith in this institution which is the reason why demands are being made to establis ... read..

VP calls for addressing shortage of doctors and paramedical workers
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for addressing the shortage of trained human resources in the health sector on a war footing. Noting the low doctor to population ratio at 1:1,511 in India against the WHO norm of 1:1,000, he stressed th ... read..

Scientific call: CDC chief overrules panel endorses Covid boosters for front-line workers
Washington | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, in an unusual decision overruled her agency's recommendation and endorsed Covid booster shots for people who work in healthcare, schools and other settings where they are ... read..

Can eating healthy ward off infection, death from Covid?
Washington | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Nearly one-third of coronavirus cases could have been avoided if people had a healthy diet that includes lots of fruit and vegetables, claims a new study. ... read..

Kids below 14 account for highest Covid rates in Ireland
Dublin | Saturday, 2021 12:45:06 PM IST
Children aged below 14 now account for the highest Covid-19 infection rates among all age groups in Ireland, according to the figures released by the country's Central Statistics Office (CSO). ... read..

Poorly circulated room air raises potential exposure to COVID contaminants
Washington | September 25, 2021 12:46:06 PM IST
New experiments by indoor air researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that certain circumstances will result in poor mixing of room air, meaning airborne contaminants may not be effectively dispersed and removed by b ... read..

Mandatory school masks prevented Covid cases among kids: CDC
Washington | Saturday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
Mandatory school mask requirements lowered Covid-19 infection outbreaks among children, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

Active Covid cases drop below 1% as India logs just over 29.5K new ones
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:45:06 AM IST
India on Saturday reported 29,616 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours. Of these, the highest number was reported from Kerala with 17,983 new infections and 127 fatalities. ... read..

Thailand starts rollout of Covid booster shots
Bangkok | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 AM IST
Thailand has started administering Covid-19 booster shots to people who have been fully vaccinated, according to a statement by the Ministry of Public Health. ... read..

Japan plans to lower minimum age for Covid vaccination
Tokyo | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 AM IST
Japan's Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said that the country's state-run Covid-19 vaccination centres plan to lower the minimum age for inoculation to 16 years old or younger from 18 amid the spread of the virus among younger people. ... read..

Daily Covid cases in Seoul top 1,000 for 1st time
Seoul | Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
Daily coronavirus cases in Seoul has surpassed the 1,000 mark for the first time following this week's 'Chuseok' (harvest festival) holiday, South Korean health authorities said on Saturday. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 231.1 mn
Washington | Saturday, 2021 9:15:06 AM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 231.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.73 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.04 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Iran reports 15,294 daily Covid cases, tally over 5.5mn
Tehran | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 AM IST
Iran's Health Ministry on Friday reported 15,294 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 5,508,885. ... read..

Radio workshop on Covid-appropriate behaviour during festivities
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The massive vaccination needs to be complimented with Covid-appropriate protocols during festive season, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health. ... read..

Piyush Goyal hails Himachal for 100% first dose vaccination
Shimla | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday appreciated Himachal Pradesh for becoming the country's first state to achieve 100 per cent first dose vaccination against Covid-19 to the eligible age groups. ... read..

Maha to reopen all places of worship from October 7
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced the reopening of all places of worship from October 7, the first day of the Navratri festival. ... read..

Minister seeks mandatory screening of infants for various ailments
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Raising the concern about 9 crore Indians who are suffering from various hearing disabilities, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Friday said that the screening of infants for various ailments and disabilitie ... read..

K'taka to allow full theatre shows, opening of pubs from Oct
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Karnataka government has given the green signal to full house shows in theatres, and opening of pubs in the state from October with restrictions, especially for pregnant women and children. ... read..

Covid will end with Delta, to continue as endemic risk: Ex-FDA chief
Washington | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
The current wave of Covid-19 cases, driven by the Delta variant, is going to be the end of Covid, but it may linger around as an endemic, a former US Food and Drug Administration chief has said. ... read..

Most Maha schools set to reopen on Oct 4 - with restrictions (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
In a major confidence-building step, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday gave the green signal to reopen a majority of the day-schools in the state, with restrictions, from October 4 onwards. ... read..

'China planned to release enhanced coronavirus in bat caves in 2018'
London | Friday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Scientists at Wuhan -- the Chinese city where Covid-19 emerged -- planned to alter coronaviruses and release them into bat caves in 2018, nearly two years before the pandemic kicked off, according to new leaked documents. ... read..

10-day corona curfew announced in parts of Srinagar
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Following the rising number of daily new coronavirus cases, authorities on Friday imposed 10-day long curfew in parts of J&K's Srinagar district to check the surge. ... read..

Bio-bubble to prevent Covid in sportsmen not completely impregnable: Experts
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The bio-bubble arrangement that limits sportspersons' contact with the outside world and safeguards them from contracting Covid-19 is not completely impregnable, experts said on Friday. ... read..

Kerala sees 17,983 new Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Kerala on Friday recorded 17,983 new Covid cases after 1,10523 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statementhere. ... read..

Most Maha schools to reopen after 18 months, with restrictions
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
In a significant development, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday gave the green signal to reopen schools in the state, with restrictions, from October 4 onwards. ... read..

'Quite terrifying': Closest known relatives of Covid virus found in Laos
London | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Scientists have found three viruses in bats in Laos that are more similar to SARS-CoV-2 than any other known virus, media reports said. ... read..

44% millennials skipped breakfast during pandemic: Study
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
A special study, conducted in the age group of 18-50 years, across four cities, has shown that 44 per cent of the urban millennials skipped breakfast during Covid times. ... read..

T'gana partners with IIT-Hyd's VoW for Covid inoculation in remote areas
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Aiming to complete vaccination of all marginalised sections in the state, the Telangana government has partnered with IIT-Hyderabad start-up VaccineOnWheels. Under the arrangement 50 mobile vaccination clinics will reach out to those who are in the periph ... read..

Australia's Covid vaccination nearing milestone
Canberra | Friday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is about to hit a milestone with half of the adult population fully inoculated against the virus, according to official data released on Friday. ... read..

Israel bans unvaccinated teachers from teaching
Tel Aviv | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
Teachers across Israel who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be banned from entering schools unless they present a negative test result, the Ministry of Education said. ... read..

COVID-19 vaccinated pregnant women pass protection to newborns
Washington | September 24, 2021 2:16:16 PM IST
A new study has found that women who receive the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy pass high levels of antibodies to their babies. ... read..

Study finds insulin resistance doubles risk of major depressive disorder
Washington | September 24, 2021 2:16:13 PM IST
Stanford Medicine scientists have found that insulin resistance can lead to an increased risk of developing a major depressive disorder. ... read..

Ivermectin, HCQ not part of 'clinical management' for adult Covid patients
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
Two commonly used drugs Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have been dropped from the revised clinical guidance for management of adult Covid 19 patients. ... read..

At 31K new cases, India's active Covid load lowest in 188 days
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
India reported 31,382 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, even as the active cases declined to its lowest in 188 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. ... read..

How white blood cells aid in predicting Covid-19 severity
London | Friday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
Covid-19 disease severity seems to be affected by the characteristics of white blood cells called granulocytes, which are part of the innate immune system. ... read..

TN to extend doorstep healthcare scheme to urban areas
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
The highly successful healthcare at the doorstep scheme, 'Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam', will now be operating in all the urban centres of Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will inaugurate the service at a hospital here on Friday. ... read..

UP reports 11 new cases, 30 districts are Covid free
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh has reported only 11 new Covid cases across six districts in the past 24 hours, and 30 districts are now free of Covid, said the health officials on Thursday. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 230.5 mn
Washington | Friday, 2021 8:45:05 AM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 230.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.72 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.02 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

THSTI signs MoU with Vietnamese firm for Covid research
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, on Thursday entered into a research collaboration with the Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, a Vietnamese ... read..

Covid might be occasional trigger for Guillain-Barre syndrome
London | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
A Covid-19 infection may prompt auto-immune disorder, the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), finds a study. ... read..

Study suggests early weight loss protects fertility of obese persons
Washington | September 23, 2021 10:46:06 PM IST
The reproductive function in obese boys can be improved through weight loss, which in turn could protect their fertility in adulthood, according to new research. ... read..

'We are very happy': SC on Rs 50K ex gratia to Covid victims' kin
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it is "very happy" with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines for providing Rs 50,000 ex-gratia assistance to the kin of those who succumbed to Covid. ... read..

PM Modi to announce Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on Sep 27
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the nationwide rollout of Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27, Union Health Minister Manukh Mandaviya on Thursday said. ... read..

World Bank agrees to give $100mn to SL for Covid battle
Colombo | Thursday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The World Bank has agreed to give a $100 million loan to support Sri Lanka's efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, local media reported on Thursday. ... read..

Indigenous Australians at elevated risk of severe Covid illness
Canberra | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
A new study revealed on Thursday that a majority of Indigenous Australians are at elevated risk of severe illness from Covid-19 as the country continues to battle the third wave of the pandemic. ... read..

Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity: Study
New York | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic worsened food insecurity, even among people who are more well-off than the general population, finds a survey of nearly 6,000 American families. ... read..

Mandaviya releases national comprehensive guidelines on post-Covid management
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday released the National Comprehensive Guidelines on post-Covid management. ... read..

Centre agrees for ex-gratia to family of Covid patients who died by suicide
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
After Supreme Court's push, the Centre has agreed to consider financial assistance for family members of people who died by suicide within 30 days from being diagnosed as Covid positive. ... read..

Study finds intermittent fasting can help manage chronic diseases
Washington | September 23, 2021 7:16:16 PM IST
According to a new study, eating daily calories within a consistent window of 8-10 hours is a powerful strategy to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. ... read..

Cholera kills 329 people in Nigeria
Lagos | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's Kano state has killed at least 329 people since March, a overnment official said. ... read..

Gurugram looking for 54K people who missed second dose of Covishield
Gurugram | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Gurugram health department has identified 54,000 people in the district who have missed their necessary deadline for second dose of the Covishield vaccine. ... read..

10% of medicines 'overprescribed' in England: Report
London | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
About 10 per cent of medicines dispensed in primary care in England were "overprescribed", increasing the risk of adverse effects, a government report has revealed. ... read..

Covid-19 infection increases risk for pre-eclampsia
New York | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Women who contract Covid-19 during pregnancy are at significantly higher risk of developing pre-eclampsia, the leading cause of maternal and infant death worldwide, according to a new study. ... read..

Daily Covid deaths in US rise to highest level since March
Washington | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The average number of daily Covid-19 deaths in the US has increased to its highest level since early March 2021 amid the ongoing Delta variant-fueled resurgence, a media report said. ... read..

At 31,923 Covid cases, India sees slight surge in infections
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
With 31,923 new Covid cases registered in the last 24 hours, India's daily new cases on Thursday crossed the 30,000 mark yet again. ... read..

US FDA okays Covid booster shot for people above 65, or at high-risk
Washington | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised booster shots of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 65 and older or at high-risk. ... read..

65L in 45+ age group remain unvaccinated in UP
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
More than 65 lakh people in the 45 years plus age group, have not taken even their first dose of the Covid vaccine in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 230 mn
Washington | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 230 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.71 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.98 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

'Second-hand' psychological stress can lead to depression: Study
Tokyo | September 23, 2021 2:16:13 PM IST
Scientists have successfully endeavoured in connecting the dots between psychological stress and depression with the elucidation of a vicarious social defeat stress mouse model. ... read..

Ghana President slams European countries 'barring' India-made Covishield
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 11:15:08 AM IST
Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has criticised European countries for not recognising the Indian-made Covishield vaccine, calling it a "retrogressive" step. ... read..

UK records another 34,460 coronavirus cases
London | Thursday, 2021 8:45:07 AM IST
Another 34,460 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 7,530,103, according to official figures released Wednesday. ... read..

Africa's Covid cases near 8.18 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,177,919 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. ... read..

Delhi government all set to curb dengue spread: Health Minister
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that the government is fully prepared to stop the dengue spread in the capital. ... read..

Covid surges in J&K again as over 200 cases logged in 24 hours
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
New cases crossed the 200 mark in J&K on Wednesday as coronavirus infection continued to surge in the Union Territory. ... read..

Liver abscesses most common in India -- and Covid-19 has pushed up the numbers
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
If you are experiencing recurrent fever, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, coupled with a dull, throbbing sensation in the upper right abdomen (liver), you might be suffering from liver abscesses -- one of the most common gastro-intestinal conditions in India. ... read..

Kerala logs over 19K new cases, Vijayan says Covid spread slowing down
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala on Wednesday logged 19,675 new Covid cases but Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Covid spread was coming down. ... read..

Rs 50K for each Covid death from state disaster relief funds, SC told
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
After the Supreme Court order, the Centre, in an affidavit, has recommended Rs 50,000 ex-gratia compensation to the families whose member die due to Covid-19, and the amount has to be distributed by states from the State Disaster Response Fund. ... read..

Africa's Covid-19 cases near 8.18 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,177,919 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. ... read..

Delhi reports 30 fresh Covid cases, zero death in 24 hrs
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The national capital on Wednesday reported 30 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hrs, taking the total Covid infected tally to 14,38,586 in the city. However, the city has reported no fatality in the same time span. The death toll in the city stands at 25,0 ... read..

Brazil Health Minister tests positive for Covid at UNGA
New York | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga has tested positive for the coronavirus hours after attending the UN General Assembly, and will now quarantine in New York City for the next 14 days. ... read..

MIND diet linked to better cognitive performance: Study
Washington | September 22, 2021 11:16:05 PM IST
Ageing takes a toll on the body and on the mind. For example, the tissue of ageing human brains sometimes develops abnormal clumps of proteins that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. How can you protect your brain from these effects? ... read..

Genetic brain disease reverses after birth, study finds
Tokyo | September 22, 2021 10:46:13 PM IST
Researchers at the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) in Japan report that Kleefstra syndrome, a genetic disorder that leads to intellectual disability, can be reversed after birth in a mouse model of the disease. ... read..

Nanobodies from llamas shows promise against Covid-19: Study
London | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
A unique type of tiny antibody produced by llamas -- a domesticated South American camelid -- could provide a new frontline treatment against Covid-19 that can be taken by patients as a simple nasal spray, instead of an injection. ... read..

Amid Covid pandemic, African Swine Fever sets foot in Tripura from Mizoram
Agartala/Aizawl | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Even as the Northeast is battling the Covid-19 pandemic, a few states are also witnessing an outbreak of the African Swine Fever (ASF). After Mizoram witnessed the ASF outbreak, now cases have been reported in Tripura where a large number of pigs have die ... read..

Delta Covid variant now spread to 185 countries: WHO
Geneva | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Delta Covid variant is the current dominant strain of the infectious virus, with its presence reported in 185 countries, as of September 21, the World Health organisation has said. ... read..

UK to include Covishield as approved vaccine after India protests
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
After all round severe criticism for the recent travel advisory that prescribed 10 days quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians, the UK's new advisory has accommodated SII's Covishield as an approved vaccine. ... read..

Vaccine must not be entry barrier for nations: Bharat Biotech Co-Founder
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:07 PM IST
The Co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, Suchitra Ella has said that vaccines should not be a barrier to enter into any nation. ... read..

WHO chief thanks India for resuming Covid vaccine export
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday appreciated India's decision to export the vaccines under Vaccine Maitri to COVAX. ... read..

Severe Covid infection can lead to delirium: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Patients hospitalised with severe Covid-19 infection are highly at risk of developing cognitive impairment -- including depression and delirium -- both during the treatment and after it, finds a study. ... read..

India reports 26,964 new Covid cases, spike in fatalities
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
India reported 26,964 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours which remained below the 30,000 mark for the second consecutive day, Union Health Ministry's data showed on Wednesday. ... read..

With 4 more deaths Odisha Covid toll rises to 8,150
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Odisha on Wednesday reported death of another four Covid-19 patients taking up the state toll to 8,150. ... read..

K'taka mulls allowing theatres, multiplexes to run full house
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
The Karnataka government is contemplating to allow theatres and multiplexes in the state to run full house. A decision will be taken in this regard in a day or two. ... read..

3 Covid deaths reported from Bihar's Gopalganj in 3 days
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Bihar is returning to the clutches of Covid-19 as its Gopalganj district reported three deaths last 3 days, an official said. ... read..

Shut pig farms to prevent Nipah epidemic: PETA to Kerala govt
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The death of a 12-year-old child in Kerala from Nipah virus, has prompted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to urge Kerala's minister for animal husbandry and dairy development, J. Chinchrani, to close down pig farms in the state to ... read..

Vaccine shortage hits inoculation drive in TN
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
After two successful mega vaccination drives conducted on September 12 and 19, the inoculation drive in Tamil Nadu has been hit by the shortage of vaccines. ... read..

B'luru BSF training camp off as 34 troopers test Covid+
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
As many as 34 security personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) who came from Shillong in Meghalaya have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Yelahanka BSF camp here in Karnataka, sources in the health department said on Wednesday. ... read..

Right light on mother's belly may be important to foetus: Study
Stockholm | September 22, 2021 1:16:04 PM IST
A new study has found that there may be a link between exposure to light during pregnancy and foetal brain development. ... read..

Israel reports 8,691 new Covid-19 cases
Jerusalem | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
Israel's Ministry of Health has reported 8,691 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 1,242,262. ... read..

Bus speeds through Maha-Goa border post without Covid check, 3 held
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Goa Police have arrested three persons after a passenger bus from Maharashtra sped through the police check-post at the inter-state border at Patradevi, without halting for a customary Covid inspection. ... read..

All countries should recognise EUL vaccines: WHO Chief Scientist
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
World Health Organization Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan on Tuesday said that all countries are supposed to follow the WHO recommendations. Talking to IANS on the ongoing row over the new UK COVID travel rules that prescribed that vaccinated Indian ... read..

Guterres warns world on 'edge of abyss' on most fronts, Shahid projects vision of hope
United Nations | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday projected a gloomy prognosis for the world, warning that it was on the "edge of an abyss" and called for immediate action to save it from the plethora of crises ranging from the Covid pandemic and climate c ... read..

'Travel to UK must be boycotted and curbs be criticized'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Condemning the new UK travel policy that considers fully vaccinated Indians as unvaccinated and prescribes 10 days quarantine, Dr MC Mishra, Ex AIIMS director, said that people should boycott travelling to the UK as long as the new rule exists. ... read..

US intel must investigate viruses to stop outbreaks: Ex-FDA chief
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
US intelligence agencies should be tasked with investigating emerging public health threats overseas to combat future disease outbreaks, a former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner has said. ... read..

India to reciprocate if UK fails to recognize Covishield
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
India will reciprocate the same discriminatory protocols for the UK nationals if the British government fails to recognize the Indian Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, the sources said on Tuesday. ... read..

J&K sees 154 Covid recoveries, 145 new cases, 2 deaths
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Recoveries outpaced new Covid cases in J&K on Tuesday with 154 recoveries, 145 new cases, and 2 deaths reported during the last 24 hours. ... read..

Does all memory loss indicate Alzheimer's Disease?
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
While memory loss is most often associated with the elderly, more and more young people today are having trouble remembering things. Are all these a sign of Alzheimer's? No, say doctors. ... read..

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