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How COVID-19 pandemic disrupted pediatric cancer care decoded

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted paediatric cancer care at about 150 of over 200 hospitals surveyed in a study, published in The Lancet Journal, which calls for better oncology services worldwide t

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Time to ensure listening for all on World Hearing Day 2021

One of the most important senses, hearing is not only significant for effective communication, but it also links us emotionally with other beings

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COVID-19: Six states account for over 85 per cent of fresh cases

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in daily new COVID-19 cases, accounting for 85.51 per cent of fresh cases, the Union Health ministry said on T

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Planning to take Corona jab anytime soon? Here’s your ultimate vaccine checklist

At a time when more people are stepping out to get themselves vaccinated against Coronavirus, it is imperative that some measures are kept in mind before and after the vaccine has been given.

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Surge in daily COVID-19 cases, India records over 17,000 new infections

The daily new cases of COVID-19 in India were recorded above 17,000 after a little over a month taking the total tally of cases to 1,11,56,923, while the recoveries surged to 1,08,26,075, according to

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1 in 4 people in the world will have some degree of hearing loss by 2050: WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that one in four people in the world - nearly 2.5 billion people - will be living with some degree of hearing impairment by 2050.

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Covaxin interim efficacy very good, awaiting more data and full results: Dr Gagandeep Kang

“Interim efficacy results are a planned analysis and are showing very good results for Covaxin. This is excellent news,” says Dr Gagandeep Kang, a highly regarded medical scientist and professor a

These countries are highly satisfied with the safe, inactivated vaccine technology and robust data package for safety and immunogenicity.”

Covid-19 inoculation drive India update: Govt allows 24×7 vaccination

Easing restrictions, all private hospitals were on Tuesday allowed to give the coronavirus vaccines if they adhere to the laid down norms, while the 9 AM to 5 PM timing has also been done away with.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered since January 16 in the country crossed 1.63 crore on Wednesday evening, the Union Health Ministry said.

Covid-19 Mumbai update: Institutional quarantine must for travelers from Brazil

The BMC said this rule will also be applicable to travelers from Maharashtra arriving at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in the city. Institutional quarantine for seven days and another

According to the civic authorities, contacts of travelers who contract the infection during home quarantine or on arrival will be monitored and isolated.

Maharashtra reports more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths

As many as 87,627 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples tested for coronavirus in the state to 1,65,09,506. Out of these, 21,79,185 samples have tested positive which

In addition to the states of Kerala and Maharashtra which are witnessing another wave of Coronavirus cases in the country, the Northern state of Punjab has also been reporting more than 1000 new cases in the last couple of days.

As second phase of vaccination gains momentum, CoWIN app glitches drive up walk-ins

The second phase consists of the vaccination of senior citizens and people aged above 45 years suffering from comorbidities.

Over 1,000 people donate over 45 lakh in 2 weeks for 11-month-old baby on ImpactGuru; Details

The money collected would go towards the treatment of the baby, named Ayansh Madan, who would require a one-time gene replacement therapy called Zolgensma.

What are side effects of corona vaccine? Check complete list and steps to alleviate jab pain

The beneficiary should wait in the waiting room of the vaccination centre for a period of at least 30 minutes in order to check if there are any immediate reactions to the vaccine.

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COVID-19 vaccine drive phase II: Guide for self registration, booking of appointments

In this phase, people aged above 60 years, and those above 45 years and suffering from government-listed comorbidities would be eligible to receive the vaccination jabs.

Covaxin phase 3 trial results out, Bharat Biotech says its Covid vaccine has 81% efficacy rate

As per the information provided by Bharat Biotech, the vaccine is up to 81 percent effective after its second dose in preventing the Coronavirus infection. The company also shared that the phase 3 cli

The DGCI had said that the decision to grant emergency approval to the vaccine maker was given on the basis of earlier phases of clinical trials.

COVID-19 recovered people showing faster antibody response to Covishield vaccine: study

Covishield is inducing a robust immune response. Those who are seropositive at baseline respond faster and reach higher antibody levels, CSIR-IGIB Director Anurag Agrawal, one of the authors of the st

Though a single dose of Covishield is not enough to trigger adequate immune response in everyone, making a booster dose necessary, it is enough in individuals already exposed to SARS-CoV2, she noted.

New computer algorithm offers pathway to develop pan-influenza vaccine, possibly coronavirus too

Can a computer algorithm be the answer to a pan-influenza vaccine? Possibly yes, says a new paper published in Nature Communications journal.

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People can get vaccinated against COVID-19 24×7, says Harsh Vardhan

The government has lifted the time restriction on receiving COVID-19 vaccine jabs so as to increase the pace of immunisation, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.

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Containing Covid-19: Role of private sector in vaccination delivery in India

The ongoing pandemic has had a huge impact on the national economy and livelihoods of rich and poor alike.

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Covid-19 Vaccination Phase 2: Centre allows all private hospitals with adequate arrangement to serve as facilities

Overcrowding of beneficiaries at Covid -19 vaccination centres has prompted authorities to expand its reach beyond the government and private facilities empanelled under Central scheme .

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COVID-19: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, TN, Gujarat, Karnataka continue to see upsurge in new cases

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in fresh COVID-19 cases and they account for 85.95 per cent of the cases reported in a span of 24 hours, the U

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Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate

Texas will lift its mask mandate and increase the capacity of all businesses to 100 per cent from March 10, Governor Greg Abbott has announced, making it the largest US state to end one of the most ef

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President Kovind receives first dose of Covid vaccine at Delhi’s RR hospital

It is still not clear if the President took Bharat Biotech's Covaxin or Oxford AstraZeneca’s Covishield.

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Enrolling for Covid-19 vaccine shot? Check list of government and private centers in your city

A total of 4.27 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered on Day 1 of Phase 2, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.

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Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on Health Tech industry and reforms

COVID-19 pandemic made the government of India cognizant of its fragile healthcare infrastructure.

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Beware! Mumbai Police to fine 1,000 maskless people per day amid Covid surge; details here

In a bid to intensify the crackdown on people not wearing masks, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has asked the city police force to collect fine from at least 1,000 such violators per day i

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China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40 per cent of its population by Ju

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