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Vitamin C may raise risk of kidney stones

Supplemental ascorbic acid intake of more than 100mg/day is associated with a 16% increase over those taking no supplemental ascorbic acid.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Fresh exemptions announced! Construction, sanitation, water supply in rural areas allowed

Construction activities in rural areas include water supply and sanitation, laying and erection of power transmission lines and laying of telecom optical fibre and cable along with related activities

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COVID-19 rapid testing ramped up! Five lakh kits arrive from China, additional 6.5 lakh on the way

So far the country has taken more than 3.02 lakh samples for testing in total since the outbreak of the disease.

COVID-19: Delhi’s pizza delivery man had symptoms for a month; 17 coworkers under quarantine

A pizza delivery man who has been tested positive for COVID-19 infection, had been showing symptoms for a month. He had cough and fatigue since March 20 but did not show any signs of fever.

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Odisha: No new COVID-19 case, total remains at 60

Odisha has 40 active cases at present, while at least 19 persons have recovered from the disease and discharged from hospitals.

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China revises coronavirus figures in epicentre Wuhan by 50%; national death toll jumps to 4,632

Citing data discrepancies, the Wuhan municipal headquarters on Friday revised the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths due to the disease which originated in the central Chinese city in Decem

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COVID-19: Record 4,591 Americans die in last 24 hours

The virus has infected over 671,000 people and claimed more than 33,000 lives in the US, the highest for any country in the world.

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CSIR-CCMB developing digital platform to help in surveillance of coronavirus spread

CCMB and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi are working together on the whole genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus isolates which will help them to understand the evo

US says probing if coronavirus came from Chinese lab

The origin of the virus is a popular topic on social media, with conspiracy theorists suggesting it is a Chinese bioweapon and a Chinese official outraging Washington by saying that US troops may have

Great step! Uttar Pradesh becomes first state in India to start pooled testing for Coronavirus

The Yogi Adityanath government has also come down heavily on people who have violated the lockdown norms.

India gets 6,50,000 coronavirus testing kits from China

India has been reeling under severe shortage of PPEs and testing kits in view of rising cases of the coronavirus. According to Health Ministry data, 12,380 people were infected by the virus and 414 lo

IIT-Kanpur, Lucknow institute develop alternative to N95 masks

The team that developed the mask included Professor Tiwari and Lucknow institute's COVID-19 ICU in-charge Prof Devendra Gupta.

India’s COVID-19 testing ratio not low: ICMR

Commenting on the testing capacity of ICMR network, Dr Gangakhedkar said, "Working in one shift, more than 42,400 samples can be tested each day. If we work in two shifts, we will be able to test more

Coronavirus outbreak: Iran says virus deaths rise 92 to 4,869

Health ministry spokesman Kinaoush Jahanpour told a news conference the latest deaths brought the official total to 4,869.

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12.59 per cent of India’s COVID-19 tests done in Mumbai: BMC

Until now, the BMC was conducting swab tests of high- risk contacts of positive patients as soon as they were quarantined.

India receives much-awaited 5 lakh rapid COVID-19 testing kits from China: Health Ministry

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 12,380 and the death toll at 414. As many as 941 fresh cases and 37 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Joint Secretary in the Health Minist

COVID-19: How to practice social distancing? Kids show the way using bricks, PM Modi shares video

PM Modi has shared a video of a group of children who can be seen explaining the transmission of the deadly virus in the community using a bunch of bricks.

COVID-19: Tata Trusts airlifts critical supplies worth Rs 150 cr for deployment across India

Earlier last month, Tata Trusts and Tata group firms have together pledged Rs 1,500 crore in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, out of which Tata Trusts had committed Rs 500 crore contribution.

Coronavirus pandemic: 3,336 Indians infected by Covid-19 in 53 countries, say govt sources

The sources said India has decided to supply anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to 55 countries on commercial basis as well as grants.

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Emerging COVID-19 pattern! Currency notes turn out to be ‘culprits’ carrying coronavirus, says AP police

Referring to a case in Guntur district, the DGP office said registered medical practitioners who did not have awareness about the virus were treating and collecting money from patients and getting in

Spain sees 551 new coronavirus deaths as toll tops 19,000

Spain also recorded 5,183 new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall figure to 182,816 -- officially second highest in the world behind the United States.

Mask-wearing, social distancing should be enforced strictly: MHA on lockdown

In her daily briefing to the press, Joint Secretary in the ministry Punya Salila Srivastava said it should be ensured that five or more persons do not assemble at a public place.

Coronavirus in Delhi: Fluctuations in fresh COVID-19 cases due to varied contact tracing, other factors, say experts

The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Wednesday increased to 1,578, with 17 fresh cases and two deaths being reported in a day, taking the death toll in Delhi to 32, accordi

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China may be hit by second wave of coronavirus in November, warns Chinese expert

Zhang Wenhong, who heads the Covid-19 clinical expert team in Shanghai and leads the infectious disease department at one of the eastern metropolitan city's top hospitals, expects that in the long ter

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Madhya Pradesh tally of COVID-19 cases up by 110 to 1,090; death toll 55

With 110 more persons testing coronavirus positive on Thursday morning, the number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 1,090, health officials said.

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COVID-19 may impact treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes: Study

According to the research, published in the journal Endocrine Reviews, individuals with obesity and diabetes are known to be at increased risk for complications arising from influenza, with the two co

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COVID-19: 26 new cases take Dharavi tally to 86; death toll 9

With one more person succumbing to the infection on Thursday, the COVID-19 death toll in the slum reached nine, the official said.

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