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Chinese health experts call to shun Pfizer's mRNA-based Covid vaccine
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Amid the news of deaths of 23 elderly Norwegian people who received Pfizer's mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccine, Chinese health experts have called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of it, especially among elderly people due to the vaccines' safety uncertainties.
2021-01-15
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal approves Covishield vaccine for emergency use
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) Ahead of signing a major Covid vaccine deal with India, probably on Friday, Nepal's Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has given permission for the emergency use of India-made coronavirus vaccine Covishield in the country.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Oxford Covid-19 vaccine boss warns Aus against delaying rollout
Canberra, Jan 15 (IANS) A scientist who led the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Friday warned Australia against delaying its rollout.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Metformin may reduce death risk in Covid patients with diabetes
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Use of the diabetes drug metformin -- before a diagnosis of Covid-19 -- is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in Covid-19 patients with Type-2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
DNA test can identify pneumonia in patients with severe Covid
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Shripad Naik on recovery path: CM
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, who was injured in a road mishap earlier this week, is on the path to recovery and may be shifted out of the CCU after some days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bhopal hospital guard says 'excited' to get vaccinated first
Bhopal, Jan 15 (IANS) A security guard posted at JP Hospital here said on Friday that he is 'excited' to be the first person to get a shot of coronavirus vaccine when the drive kicks off on Sunday in the Madhya Pradesh capital.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India records 15,590 new Covid-19 cases, 191 deaths
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With 15,590 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Friday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,05,27,683, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New Covid-19 strains threat to Africa's public health system: WHO
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) The new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic and pose a threat to the continent's public health system, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Andhra logs 179 new Covid cases, tally 8.85 lakh
Amravati, Jan 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 179 new Covid cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.85 lakh, even as 219 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber fresh cases on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
B'desh likely to get first lot of vaccine by Jan 25-26
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) The Serum Institute of India is expected to deliver the first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh on January 25 or 26, Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid said at a press conference after a meeting on vaccination held at his office on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chloroquine, corticosteroids use may impair antibody response in Covaxin
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Mild adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) like headache, fatigue, myalgia (pain in muscle), injection site tenderness, malaise (weakness), pyrexia, chills, arthralgia, and nausea are among the symptoms that may occur following Covisheld vaccination.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala reports 5,490 new Covid cases, 4,337 recoveries
Thiruvananathapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Kerala on Thursday reported 5,490 new Covid-19 cases with a test positivity rate of 8.11 per cent, a press statement issued by the office of state health minister K.K. Shailaja said. On a positive note, 4,337 people recovered from the disease on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Goa health department's sanitation workers to get first vaccination shots: Official
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Sanitation workers who have been part of the state Health Department's Covid-19 teams will be the first recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine, when the drive begins on January 16 this year, dean of the Goa Medical College, the state's apex healthcare facility Dr. Shivanand Bandekar has said.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi: Vaccination points to scale up to 225 within a week
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi government is expecting to scale up the vaccination centres to 225 within a week of the Covid-19 immunisation programme launch, officials informed.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Polio immunisation day rescheduled to Jan 31
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Immunisation Day, as part of which children aged between 0-5 years are administered polio drops, has been rescheduled to January 31.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
China blocks 2 WHO team members after failed Covid test
Hong Kong, Jan 14 (IANS) As the World Health Organisation (WHO) team landed in Wuhan on Thursday to study the cause of the Covid-19 outbreak, China blocked two members of the 13-member international team from travelling to the epicentre of the pandemic after they failed the coronavirus antibody test in Singapore.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Gurugram gets over 85K doses of vaccine for 5 districts
Gurugram, Jan 14 (IANS) The Gurugram health department on Thursday received 85,400 doses of Covid-19 vaccine for five districts, including Gurugram.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Shripad Naik's vital parameters stable, health improving
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The vital parameters of Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, who was hospitalised earlier this week following a road mishap, are stable, an official statement said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
237 recover, 79 new Covid cases in J&K
Jammu, Jan 14 (IANS) Two hundred and thirty-seven patients were discharged from different hospitals after recovering from coronavirus on Thursday in Jammu & Kashmir with 79 new cases in the last 24 hours.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Smoking linked to higher risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Adults who smoke or who are genetically predisposed to smoking behaviours are more likely to experience a serious type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), researchers say.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Group led by EX-AIIMS director slams people for doubting Covid vaccine
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A group of 49 doctors, scientists and medical professionals, led by former AIIMS director Tirath Das Dogra, have come forward in support of the homemade Covid-19 vaccines and slammed those casting aspersions on their efficacy.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Chinese Covid vax found 50.4% effective in Brazil trials
Sao Paulo, Jan 14 (IANS) A leading Chinese Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Sinovac Biotech, has been found to be 50.4 per cent effective in Brazilian clinical trials, researchers have found.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Short term low-carb diet linked to Type-2 diabetes' remission
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Patients with Type-2 diabetes who follow a strict low carbohydrate diet for six months may experience greater rates of remission compared with other recommended diets without adverse effects, a new study suggests.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
S.Korea reports 524 new Covid-19 cases
Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) South Korea reported 524 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the total number of infections to 70,728.
2021-01-14
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 138 new Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 138 new Covid-19 cases, of which 124 were locally transmitted and the rest 14 arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Turkish Health Minister receives Chinese Covid jab
Ankara, Jan 14 (IANS) Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the Chinese COVID-19 Sinovac vaccine along with the country's other advisory science council members.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
US Covid-19 cases surpass 23 mn: Johns Hopkins University
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Currently the hardest hit country in the world by the pandemic, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has surpassed the 23 million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Being workaholic may increase depression, anxiety risk
Moscow, Jan 14 (IANS) If you are a workaholic, then there are chances you may suffer negative mental and physical health outcomes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder, a new study suggests.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 vaccination drive to begin Jan end
Brasilia, Jan 14 (IANS) Brazil's vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus will begin at the end of January in pandemic hotspot Manaus, capital of northern Amazonas state, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Telangana's daily Covid count drops below 300
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The daily count of Covid-19 cases in Telangana dropped below 300, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Novel way for weight loss in patients with obesity, diabetes
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that treatment with Bimagrumab is safe and effective for treating excess adiposity and metabolic disturbances of adult patients with obesity and Type-2 diabetes.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
France reports 23,852 new Covid-19 cases
Paris, Jan 14 (IANS) France has reported 23,852 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day tally since January 6, as more infectious variants circulate, posing growing risk of a rebound, health authorities data showed.
2021-01-14
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
UK records highest daily Covid-19 deaths
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Another 1,564 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, the highest increase in daily fatalities since the pandemic began in the country early last year, according to official figures.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Study finds possible Covid-19 presence in Brazil since Dec 2019
Brasilia, Jan 14 (IANS) A study conducted by a local Brazilian health department revealed that the
2021-01-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Active COVID-19 cases in Israeli army hit record high
Tel Aviv, Jan 14 (IANS) The number of active coronavirus cases among Israeli soldiers reached a record high of 1,506, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
US cancer death rate seens biggest single-year decline on record
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The death rate from cancer in the US has dropped by 2.4 per cent from 2017 to 2018, the biggest single-year decline on record, the American Cancer Society said in its latest report.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 92 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 92 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.97 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indonesian Prez Widodo receives Chinese Covid-19 vaccine
Jakarta, Jan 14 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo received the Covid-19 vaccine shot developed by China's biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ethiopia boosts health screening measures in airports
Addis Ababa, Jan 14 (IANS) Ethiopia is boosting health screening measures in airports to prevent transmission of new Covid-19 strains, an Ethiopian official has said.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Tripura, Manipur, Sikkim receive Covid-19 vaccines too
Agartala/Imphal/Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) After Assam and Meghalaya, three more northeastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim - on Wednesday saw Covid-19 vaccines reach them for the first round of immunisation, officials said.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka logs in 746 new Covid cases; 765 recovered
Bengaluru, Jan 13 (IANS) Karnataka registered 746 new Covid cases in a day, while 765 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to get 20,000 doses of Covaxin also
Bengaluru, Jan 13 (IANS) Karnataka would get 20,000 doses of Covaxin from Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech for administering to frontline warriors, including healthcare workers, in the first phase from January 16, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Wednesday.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala reports 6,004 new Covid cases, 5,158 recoveries
Thiruvananathapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) Kerala on Wednesday reported 6,004 new Covid-19 cases, while 5,158 people recovered from the disease, according to a press statement issued by the office of the state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2021-01-13
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&K sees day with no Covid death after seven months
Jammu, Jan 13 (IANS) For the first time in 7 months amid the ongoing pandemic, J&K did not record any Covid-19 related death on Wednesday while the recoveries continued to outnumber new cases.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi: How and where Covid vax will roll out
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) : The robust preparations ahead the D-day when the world's biggest immunization exercise against the Covid-19 starts, are underway at the national capital.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan gets its supply of vaccines
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Supplies of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines to be administered in COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday safely reached Jaipur and Udaipur vaccine stores by air.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra records 203 new Covid cases as recoveries outnumber
Amaravati, Jan 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 203 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.85 lakh, even as 231 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Wednesday.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'Rage': CNN reporter covering Covid-19 breaks down on live TV
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) This was coming for a long time in a country that accounts for the world's highest coronavirus caseload and deaths. A CNN reporter broke down on live television earlier this week while reporting from Los Angeles about a woman who lost both her parents to Covid-19 and had to hold her mother's funeral in a parking lot because there's no place for the dead.
2021-01-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Delhi govt axes 12 pvt, 2 govt hospitals as vaccination sites
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Delhi government has reduced the number of vaccination sites approved for the launch of Covid immunisation programme to 75 from the 89 shortlisted earlier.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine