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Mandaviya underlines importance of public health education system
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The public health education system should not just be at par with the international level, but it should also be able to respond to public health issues at local levels in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Need to focus on expanding primary vax coverage before boosters: WHO's Swaminathan
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) There is a global need to focus on expanding primary Covid vaccination coverage before booster doses, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Health Minister should apologise for photo with ex-PM in AIIMS: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded an apology from Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for clicking a picture while visiting former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in AIIMS.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi logs 26 fresh Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.04%
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The national capital on Friday reported 26 fresh Covid cases, taking its total tally to 14,39,337, as per the Delhi Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city for the last five days.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala now logs 8,867 Covid cases, 67 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 (IANS) Kerala's daily Covid tally continued to fluctuate with 8,867 people turned positive on Friday from 79,554 samples tested in the past 24 hours, and the test positivity rate at 11.14 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Are Chinese Covid jabs waning in immunity?
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China's CoronaVac and Sinopharm Covid vaccines may be waning in immunity levels, several studies have shown.
2021-10-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Kerala's first artificial heart implantation done successfully
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) Kerala's first artificial heart implantation was successfully performed at a private hospital on a 61-year-old woman patient.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
China agrees to cooperate in WHO's fresh Covid origin probe
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China has agreed to support and participate in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) fresh probe to trace the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic that has globally infected 21.9 crore people while claiming 45.5 lakh lives.
2021-10-15
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Scientists targeted with abuse, death threats during pandemic
London, Oct 15 (IANS) More than 60 per cent researchers faced negative experiences as a result of their media appearances or their social media comments about Covid-19 pandemic, revealed a survey conducted by science journal Nature.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
TN steps up screening of passengers arriving from Kerala
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police and health department have stepped up security and screening of passengers at check posts bordering Kerala as a large number of people are reaching the state during the Puja holidays.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kids act as spreaders of Covid, emerging variants: StudY
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Infants, children and adolescents are equally capable of carrying high levels of live and replicating SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, in their respiratory secretions, researchers have confirmed in a new study, emphasising that kids are an essential component of beating the pandemic.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Manmohan Singh's health improving: AIIMS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's health condition is improving, said AIIMS here on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Google makes 'select to speak' tool more fluid for people with dyslexia
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Google has introduced some new accessibility features on Chromebooks, including making its Select-to-speak tool more fluid and easier to understand.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
2nd Covid wave in Delhi shows reaching herd immunity hard with Delta: Study
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The severe outbreak of Covid-19 in Delhi this year showed not only that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV2 is extremely transmissible but that it can infect individuals previously infected by a different strains of the virus, according to a team of international scientists.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
US FDA backs half-dose Moderna booster for at-risk adults
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) A panel of advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration have voted unanimously recommending Moderna's Covid booster shot for people at risk.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
India logs 16,862 new Covid cases, 379 deaths
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India reported total 16,862 fresh Covid-19 cases and 379 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Play schools, kindergarten to reopen in TN from Nov 1
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) Play schools and Kindergarten will reopen in Tamil Nadu from November 1 onwards. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.K. Stalin announced this on Thursday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 239.5 mn
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 239.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.88 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.57 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
4th batch of China-donated Covid vaccines arrives in Iraq
Baghdad, Oct 15 (IANS) Iraq has received the fourth batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government to boost Iraq's efforts to combat the pandemic.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Singapore reports 2,932 new Covid cases
Singapore, Oct 15 (IANS) Singapore reported 2,932 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally in the country to 138,327, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Africa's Covid cases surpass 8.4 million
Addis Ababa, Oct 15 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,409,330 cases as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
UK records another 45,066 coronavirus cases
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Another 45,066 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,317,439, according to official figures released on Thursday.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi records 28 fresh Covid cases, no death in four days
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday reported 28 fresh Covid cases, taking its tally to 14,39,311, as per the Delhi Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city for the fourth day now.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India ships vaccines to four nations under 'Vaccine Maitri'
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India has recently sent crores of Covid vaccine shots to four nations in its neighborhood under the "Vaccine Maitri" programme, it was announced on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Myanmar reports 1,514 new Covid cases, 33 deaths
Yangon, Oct 14 (IANS) Myanmar reported 1,514 new Covid-19 cases with a daily test positivity rate of 8.1 per cent in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 484,317, according to a release issued by the Ministry of Health on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Myanmar,National,Health/Medicine
NCPCR notice to Delhi govt for 'using minors in promotional videos'
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday issued notice to the Delhi government on a complaint about a promotional video that features minor school students.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid figures continue to fluctuate in Kerala with 9,246 cases now
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) Kerala's daily Covid tally has, of late, seen a fluctuating trend with 9,246 people turning positive on Thursday after 88,733 samples were send for testing in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate stood at 10.42 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
TB cases reporting in India down by 41% due to Covid: WHO
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) Reporting of tuberculosis (TB) cases in India went down by 41 per cent between 2019 and 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Health Organization's 2021 Global TB report released on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Latvian president tests positive for Covid-19
Riga, Oct 14 (IANS) Latvian President Egils Levits has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Latvia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Drug companies eye mRNA technology for flu shots
London, Oct 14 (IANS) With Covid-19 proving the credibility of mRNA technology, many drug companies are racing to apply the same formula for developing vaccines for influenza, Nature reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'Our Future is at Hand - Let's Move Forward Together' necessitates conversations about the importance of handwashing
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) While Covid-19 established the importance of handwashing in preventing disease, it also pointed at the glaring lack of hand hygiene that exists across the world. As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, the importance of handwashing necessitates conversations about the importance of handwashing beyond Covid-19.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SRL, DSEU partner for boosting studies in medical lab tech
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) SRL Diagnostics on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) to create the content and curriculum for undergraduate studies for training students in the field of medical laboratory technology.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Over 50% of Covid survivors experience symptoms upto 6 months: Study
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) More than half of the 236 million people who have recovered from Covid-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-Covid symptoms -- more commonly known as long Covid -- up to six months after recovering, according to a large study.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Uganda on alert as Ebola recurs in neighbouring DRC
Kampala, Oct 14 (IANS) Uganda's Ministry of Health said it is on alert after the deadly Ebola broke out in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
2021-10-14
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Jagannath temple to remain closed for devotees on Dussehra, Diwali
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Lord Jagannatha temple in Odisha's Puri will remain closed for devotees on Dussehra (October 15) and Diwali (November 4), the temple administration said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Hormone widely used as an autism treatment shows no benefit
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
E-cigarettes have chemicals not disclosed by manufacturers
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) More and more young people are using e-cigarettes, which are marketed as a safer option than traditional smoking. This can be however, grossly misleading as vaping aerosols contain nearly 2,000 chemicals, the vast majority of which are unidentified, including industrial chemicals and caffeine.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Pfizer, Moderna best Covid booster for J&J recipients: US NIH
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) People who have taken Johnson and Johnson's Covid vaccine will have better results with a booster shot of either Pfizer or Moderna, finds a study led by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
2021-10-14
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Sri Lankans urged to remain cautious despite dip in Covid cases
Colombo, Oct 14 (IANS) Health officials have urged Sri Lankans to remain cautious despite a drop in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in the country as the spread of transmission caused by the Delta variant was easing.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India logs 18,987 new Covid cases, 246 deaths
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India reported 18,987 fresh Covid-19 cases and 246 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mandaviya visits Manmohan Singh at AIIMS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday morning visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to meet and enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lucknow sees spike in dengue cases
Lucknow, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 25 dengue cases were reported in Lucknow, the highest single-day spike in the Uttar Pradesh capital.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 239 mn
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 239 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.87 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.53 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Singapore reports 3,190 new Covid cases
Singapore, Oct 14 (IANS) Singapore reported 3,190 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally in the country to 135,395, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
UPSC aspirants stage 'Satyagraha' in Delhi seeking one more attempt after Covid onslaught
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) When Gaurav Thakur, a civil services aspirant from Bihar, had to return to his hometown to look after his ailing father in February 2020, he would not have imagined that the whole world will come to a halt due to a minuscule virus.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Isolated populations in India vulnerable to Covid-19, says study
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Isolated populations in India are vulnerable to Covid-19, says a joint study by researchers from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), the Banaras Hindu University and some other universities.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sputnik Light, as booster jab, 83% effective against Covid: Study
Moscow, Oct 13 (IANS) Russia's Sputnik Light vaccine, as a Covid booster shot, is over 83 per cent effective against infection and over 94 per cent against hospitalisation, according to a new study released on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Health/Medicine
Covid cases rise again in Kerala, TPR over 12%
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) After dropping for a few days, Kerala's daily Covid case tally again went up on Wednesday, with 11,079 cases after 89,995 samples were tested, and the test positivity rate also rose to 12.31 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi records 31 fresh Covid cases, no death for third day
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 31 fresh Covid cases, taking its total tally to 14,39,283, as per the Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city in the last three days.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple AirPods may soon track body temperature, monitor posture
San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) After Apple Watch, the company is now reportedly exploring to put health-focused tools in its AirPods for improved hearing, reading body temperature and monitoring posture, the media reported on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine