Persons with spinal injuries battle bed sores and govt apathy

While Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin welcomed Centre’s decision to exempt Goods & Services Tax (GST) on medicines for rare diseases such as spinal muscular dystrophy, some of the demands put forth by people with spinal injuries have gone unnoticed so far.

Spare the child, physical punishment bad for children: new Lancet stud...

Modern parents are well-versed with this fact: physical punishment is bad for children and can only cause more behavioural problems over time.This was driven home once again in a comprehensive study published by the reputed medical journal 'Lancet' on Monday. (June 28)

Lockdowns weakened vision of 25% Indians. Know ways to protect your ey...

We saw it coming and yet we decided to ignore it. A latest global study indicates that Indians have suffered maximum damage to vision because of increased screen time, courtesy COVID-induced lockdowns.
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More men are seeking counselling; work from home, spouse stress among issues

Pune: Men are increasingly coming forward to complain about a host of issues, including strain in relationship with spouse and work-related stress.

Don’t panic over Covishield dose interval, says Centre

The Centre has assured that people should not panic about the need for an immediate change in the dosage interval of Covishield vaccine.

COVID has eroded cancer care; may have long-term impact: research

COVID disruptions have led to a substantial drop in cancer screening, resulting in missed or delayed diagnoses and more deaths, says a study

Killer combo for COVID: Being maskless, chatting in indoor spaces

Tiny aerosols containing the COVID virus, emitted when speaking, are far more potent than those that come from a cough or sneeze

COVID aerosol spread: CSIR develops UV technology to ‘clear’ the air

The UV technology to kill microbes, developed by CSIR and shared with 28 companies nationwide, is a cost-effective system aimed for use in offices, retail areas and indoor public spaces; it can address the aerosol spread of COVID

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These are unlikely to be called the ‘Greatest Games’ but will certainly be the most ‘Challenging Games.’ Yet it could be India’s best, so what if these are the worst of times. A small slice of luck here or there in the form of a draw or a close match could see India win more than six medals – their best-ever from London in 2012.

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People irked as COVID vaccine certificates land even without the jab

A bizarre scenario is unfolding in several places across the country - many people are receiving vaccination certificates without getting the jab at all; this may raise serious doubts on vaccination data, say experts

After COVID vaccination, only 0.06% chance of hospitalisation, says study

Citing a study conducted by it, the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi has said that about 97.4% of those who are vaccinated are protected from a COVID infection; the chance of hospitalisation post immunisation is just 0.06%

Sputnik V vaccine rolled out in India, to cost ₹995 per shot

Pharma giant Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday administered the first dose of Sputnik V, the COVID vaccine manufactured in Russia and shipped to India recently; it is set to price the vaccine at around ₹995 per shot, vs Covishield at ₹600 and Covaxin at ₹1,200

Mixing COVID vaccines can give you mild side effects, but not harmful: Study

Researchers looked at what happens when one dose each of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are administered; if the study fully proves that a heterologous schedule is effective and safe, it will ease the implementation burden for governments to a large extent

Go light on meals, eat seasonal food: Ways to beat summer blues

New Delhi: Eleven-year-old Sujata remembers having a glass of fruit juice with breakfast before going to school. Now she attends her online classes from home, but the glass of fruit juice remains the same in her breakfast menu. Similarly, nine-year-old Aakash used to enjoy a glass of aam panna prepared by his grandmother with lunch, once back from school. Aak...

COVID control: Centre recommends dark chocolate, turmeric, oats and more

Pointing out that India has been using immunity boosting methods for ages and that these have become more relevant in times of COVID, the government suggested that people consumer more protein-rich food, good fats, and dark chocolate to keep anxiety at bay

Why people are getting COVID-19 even after getting vaccinated

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on increasing the reach of vaccination amid increasing COVID cases, there are concerns of re-infection among vaccinated individuals.

Deadly African swine fever re-emerging in Asia. Will it affect humans?

The African swine fever, which has killed millions of pigs across Asia, is re-emerging in the continent, threatening a shortage in meat production and meat protein.

France to begin its first experiment with medical marijuana

France has moved forward with its first medical marijuana experiment after identifying the companies that will supply products to 3,000 patients for two years, starting in March. Advocates hope the move will lead to the drug's legalisation for medicinal purposes.

Tamil Nadu bagged highest allocation for COVID-19 battle

The Narendra Modi government has spent over ₹11,300 crore till date to revamp medical infrastructure in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the biggest share of the amount allocated to states was bagged by the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Oxford University coronavirus vaccine could be rolled out within six months: Report

London: There is growing hope that a vaccine against coronavirus may be given the green light by health regulators by the end of this year to be rolled out for a vaccination programme in six months time or even less, according to a UK media report. The vaccine candidate under trial by University of Oxford scientists in collaboration with pharmaceutical ...

Small shops could lose 75% business due to junk food ban near schools

Many small shopkeepers will lose as much as 75% of their business because of the recent order of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ban the sale of junk foods near schools, an industry body has said. The FSSAI decision would affect business worth Rs 15 lakh crore in a year and should be immediately withdrawn, The Confede...

2 TN hospitals voted the best in India for workplace safety amid COVID-19

Chennai: Tamil Nadu has the best ‘large’ and ‘very large’ hospitals in the country in worker and workplace safety while treating patients affected by COVID-19.  While the Omandurar Government Medical College and Hospital (OGMCH) in Chennai has been awarded the best ‘large hospital’ (300 to 600 beds) in the country for the safety of workers amid the pande...

Single-dose radiotherapy as effective against breast cancer as radiation

Women operated for removing breast cancer tumour are usually given radiation radiotherapy to kill any lurking cancer cells after surgery. Usually, radiation therapy lasts for three to five times a week, for about 3 to 5 weeks. A novel, single-shot radiotherapy, that too administered immediately after the surgery, a recent study finds, is as effective as conventional radiotherapy for most women.

Over 97K new COVID cases in India in another grim record; recoveries surge

An update by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday morning said the number of active cases crossed the million mark and currently stands at 10,09,976. As many as 40,25,079 patients have been discharged.

India’s COVID count crosses 5 million; last 10 lakh took just 11 days

India crossed the five-million mark in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, accounting for about one-fifth of the global count.

Chinese virologist on the run claims Covid virus manufactured in Wuhan lab

A Chinese virologist who has allegedly fled China claims that she has proof that the SARS-Cov-2 virus is in fact man-made in a Wuhan lab. In April, a French Nobel prize winning scientist Luc Montagnier had also sparked a row by making the same claim.

India logs in 92,071 new COVID cases, recovery rate rises to 78%

India on Monday (September 14) recorded 92,071 new COVID-19 infections, with the total tally mounting to 48,46,427 while the death toll reached 79,722 with 1,136 more people succumbing to the infection in 24 hours. According to Home Ministry data, 37.8 lakh people have recuperated so far, taking the national recovery rate to 78 per cent on Monday....

People shouldn’t fear COVID spread in food packaging: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it saw no evidence of coronavirus being spread by food or packaging and urged people not to be afraid of the virus entering the food chain.

Safety, efficacy main concerns: Nobel laureate on Russia’s Covid vaccine

Kolkata: Echoing the scientific community’s scepticism over Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine rolled out for emergency use, Nobel laureate Peter Charles Doherty says his “big worry” is there could be refusals for other vaccines if doubts over its safety turn out to be true.
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