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Fortis Healthcare opens 250-bed hospital in Chennai’s Vadapalani

Fortis Healthcare on Monday opened a 250-bed multispeciality hospital in Chennai, its second such facility in the city. Fortis Hospital at Vadapalani has a nine-level building over 1.5 lakh sqft and i

Trump’s chief of staff admits US cannot control COVID pandemic

The raging coronavirus outbreak has become a key issue in the November 3 presidential election between Trump, a Republican, and Biden, a former US vice president.

UK hospital told to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine rollout by November: Report

The Sun' newspaper claims that the country's state-funded National Health Service (NHS) is preparing for an initial rollout of the vaccine from the week "commencing November 2".

Digital Detox to cut stroke risk among the younger population

Since the COVID pandemic has shaken the world, the number of daily cases reported is on the rise. Along with this the addiction to screen has picked up pace giving rise to a new pandemic – A pandemi

COVID-19 further exacerbating an already high Breast Cancer burden in India

In a country where a majority of patients are diagnosed in later stages of the disease, the outbreak is further hampering diagnosis and treatment.

Time to tighten control over tobacco

A study assessing data from 130 countries found that point of sale advertising bans is significantly associated with reduced smoking experimentation among youth.

Indian, Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age: Study

The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined the characteristics of breast cancer among Indian and Pakistani-American and non-Hispanic white women in the US using data from th

India’s COVID-19 fatality rate at 1.50 pc, lowest since March 22: Health ministry

There are 14 states and Union Territories including Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Kerala where the Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is lower than 1 per cent, the m

A total of 1,38,155 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the total number of samples tested so far in the state to 1,42,76,788, the bulletin said.

Indian scientists develop novel drug delivery method to cut side effects of arthritis drug

Sulfapyridine is the third oldest drug still in use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune inflammatory joint disease, according to the researchers from Lovely Professional University

Can Coronavirus spread through dust clouds? North Korea warns of yellow dust carrying Covid-19 from China

Coronavirus latest update: Last week, KCTV during its weather bulletin warned that yellow dust was coming from China.

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Book Review | Pushing Boredom blues away by Fighting Bordermavirus

They say entire universes thrive in a child’s head. She may or may not be able to explain all the experiences growing up, but it’s all there -- colourful sounds, happy foods, sometimes-sad sunsets

Coronavirus global tracker: India’s Covid-19 recovery rate crosses 90%; US, Europe facing rapid resurgence

Coronavirus Covid-19 global tracker: India has reported 45,149 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours as the country's total case tally surges to 79,09,960.

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Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines: Supply Chain challenges for the logistics of Coronavirus vaccine

In India, the trade deficit has narrowed to USD 6.77 billion in August 2020, the major reason being plummeting imports by more than 43%.

Coronavirus update: Can mouthwashes, nasal rinses provide protection against Covid-19? Check study

Coronavirus COVID19 study: Researchers during the study, conducted tests of oral and nasal rinses on the alpha coronavirus or human coronavirus 229E.

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COVID-19 cases in India mount to 79,09,959 with 45,148 new cases

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 79,09,959 with 45,148 new infections being reported in a day.

UN chief Antonio Guterres says COVID-19 is ‘the greatest crisis of our age’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened an online session of the World Health Summit with a call for worldwide solidarity in the global crisis and demanded that developed countries support health

Covid concern: Amid Durga puja celebrations, hospitalisations in Kolkata are rising

As of October 25, cases in the city were growing by 1.2% daily, higher than 1.1% growth witnessed in September.

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Covid-19: India may run out of ventilator beds if active infections go up sharply in winter or festive season

A recent study called “National Supermodel of Covid-19” indicated active cases could spike to 13 lakh if the precautions are inadequate and 26 lakh if none are taken.

Medical marvel: IBM, Pfizer studies may help detect onset of Alzheimer’s and delay the the disease

Although such tests lack accuracy, they do help in early detection or even nudging people to get themselves tested.

But such technological breakthroughs are not only limited to finding solutions to tackle Sars-Cov-2

Medical Technology: Siemens Healthineers bets on Indian health tech talent at innovation hub

The German medical technology firm’s innovation hub in Bengaluru will focus on precision medicine enabled by AI and cloud

Vivek Kanade, Executive Vice President Zone India, Siemens Healthineers (Left) and Gerd Hoefner, SVP (Development Centre) & MD, Siemens Healthcare (Right)

All citizens in the country to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi

BJP deputy leader in Odisha Assembly Bishnu Charan Sethi said the Centre has been supporting Odisha fully during the pandemic and has granted Rs 22,000 crore for the purpose. "But large scale lapses h

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Delhi records 4,136 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in 38 days

This is the third consecutive day when over 4,000 new cases have been reported in Delhi. On Saturday, 4,116 new cases were reported, on Friday, 4,086 new cases were recorded and 3,882 were reported a

Coronavirus in Delhi: Govt prepared to tackle predicted rise in Covid-19 cases in upcoming festive, winter season, says Satyender Jain

Jain's remark came after a high-level expert committee led by NITI Aayog member VK Paul had recently pointed out that hospitals in Delhi should prepare for 15,000 daily cases owing to a spike in respi

Covid-19: Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access

Maintaining the cold chain for coronavirus vaccines won't be easy even in the richest of countries, especially when it comes to those that require ultracold temperatures of around minus 70 degrees Cel

Spain decrees new state of emergency in COVID-19 fight

The measure goes into force from Sunday night and will require all regions except the Canary Islands to impose a nighttime curfew.

Pakistan could be next polio-free nation, says WHO

Pakistan is one of the three countries, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic

UK considers reducing quarantine period for COVID-19 contacts

Britain's government is looking at how long those exposed to COVID-19 need to quarantine, Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis told Sky News on Sunday, commenting on reports that the self-isolation

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