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

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 rol...

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

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Single-dose radiotherapy as effective against breast cancer as radiati...

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.

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RSS chief’s speech: Hindutva, China, Modi govt’s new policies and more

Mohan Bhagwat's Dussehra speech touched upon various issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and abrogation of Article 370. He also gave a good report card to the Narendra Modi government.

IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings should reinvent thinking, replenish squad

The famous CSK spirit wasn’t on view till the 12th match of a doomed campaign in IPL 2020. They will, however, be also delighted that it re-emerged at least in the 12th match, providing a blueprint for the future.

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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.

Households to store waste masks, gloves for 72 hours before disposal, says CPCB

New Delhi: In its latest guidelines on disposal of COVID-19 waste, pollution watchdog CPCB has directed that masks and gloves used by everyone, whether infected or not, should be cut and kept in paper bags for minimum 72 hours before disposing of them.

COVID-19: Biggest single-day spike in India with 45,720 new infections

With the country breaching its own record everyday, India registered its highest-ever single-day spike of 45,720 cases while the COVID-19 tally surged past the 12-lakh mark and stood at 12,38,635 cases on Thursday (July 23). The death-toll mounted to 29,861 with a record 1,129 fatalities in a day, according to the Union Health Ministry data. ...

IIT Delhi launches low-cost, affordable COVID-19 test kit

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), testing is the key to combat the novel coronavirus. However, with a massive, dense population in a country like India, testing in large numbers is impractical and not entirely affordable.

‘Active Principle’ from turmeric can potentially improve outcome of cancer therapy

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers have proved that the active principle from turmeric, known as 'curcumin', can enhance death of cancer cells through a protein called 'TRAIL'. They conducted studies using isolated leukaemia cells from cancer patients and found that non-toxic concentrations of curcumin can significantly incr...

Due process must to declare sanitary pads as essential item: Centre

Mumbai: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has told the Bombay High Court that a decision to declare sanitary napkins as an essential commodity can be taken only after following the due process.

Missing in lockdown: Lakhs of pregnant women and newborns

Indian authorities failed to keep track of almost 40 lakh pregnant women and 47.5 lakh new-born children during the nationwide lockdown imposed in late March to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s just 24.05 percent of the estimated number of pregnant women and 17.47 percent of newborns on a pro rata basis. In other words, 76 per...

New swine flu virus strain with “pandemic potential” identified in China:...

A new flu virus strain, identified among pigs in China, is becoming prevalent among workers in the swine industry, according to a study which says the pathogen has "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus." The study, published in the journal PNAS, is based on a surveillance of pigs in China from 2011 to 2018, and found that th...

India’s first plasma bank to be set up in Delhi to fight COVID: Kejriwal

The Delhi government will set up a plasma bank to help COVID-19 patients in the city, announced chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference on Monday (June 29). It is likely to be the first such bank in the country. The plasma bank will operate largely like a blood bank and will be set up in the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (...

WHO identifies Oxford’s ‘AstraZeneca’ as front-runner for COVID-19 ...

The WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that AstraZeneca has more scope given their plans and vaccine trials

Nausea, diarrhoea, runny nose: US adds three new COVID-19 symptoms

New Delhi: Congestion or runny nose, nausea and diarrhoea are the three new additions in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s existing symptoms list for COVID-19, which has already claimed nearly five lakh deaths worldwide.

People with mild to medium colour blindness can now get driving licence

New Delhi: The government on Friday said those with mild to medium colour blindness can now obtain driving licence. The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has issued a notification in this regard for necessary amendments in required forms of motor vehicle norms. "The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification for amendment ...

Woman finds out she is a man during treatment at Kolkata hospital

Kolkata: For thirty years she led a normal life with no complications, until recently, when doctors, while treating her for abdominal pain, discovered that she was a man suffering from testicular cancer. Surprisingly, her 28-year-old sister, who underwent necessary tests following the revelation, was also diagnosed with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome — ...

Following a lull, organ transplants witness a spurt during COVID-19

When doctors at the Sahyadri Special Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, realised that eight of their patients had passed away in the first phase of lockdown in India to contain COVID-19 while waiting for over two months for a transplant, they decided to restart the transplant program. In the second week of May, the first transplant from a deceased don...

Hospitals face shortage of doctors, nurses; govt focused on increasing beds

New Delhi: As the number of beds in private hospitals for COVID-19 patients is being increased, there are complaints of acute shortage of manpower — doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff to treat coronavirus patients, putting further stress on the city's health infrastructure. Private hospitals say the shortage is due to a lack of experts to treat co...

Tripura govt to distribute nutrition kits to pregnant, lactating women

Agartala: As part of its efforts to fight malnutrition and maternal mortality, the Tripura government has launched a scheme — Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar — under which it would provide nutrition kits, containing ghee, jaggery among other items, to pregnant and lactating women. Announcing the scheme, state Minister for Social Welfare and Social Educa...

Cipla to price COVID-19 drug Cipremi at less than ₹5,000 per vial

Pharma major Cipla will price its generic version of antiviral drug remdesivir at less than ₹5,000 per vial in keeping with its conviction of providing access to the medicines at affordable cost, the company said on Tuesday (June 23).

Stop advertising, give research details: AYUSH ministry orders Patanjali

The Ministry of AYUSH on Tuesday (June 23) ordered Ramdev Baba's Patanjali to stop advertising it's COVID drug until "issue" is examined.

Punjab: 10,000 doctors protest ordinance; clinics, pvt hospitals closed

Chandigarh: Clinics and private hospitals were closed in Punjab on Tuesday (June 23) as around 10,000 doctors launched a protest under the banner of the Punjab chapter of IMA, demanding rollback of the Punjab Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Ordinance, 2020. Terming the ordinance anti-doctor and anti-public, the protesters claimed the go...

Patanjali launches ‘Corona kit’, claims 100% COVID-19 cure in 7 days

Ramdev Baba’s Patanjali on Tuesday (June 23) launched an Ayurvedic medicine kit which the company claimed can cure coronavirus within seven days, which is lesser than the usual 14-day period.
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