Air filters can remove airborne coronavirus from Covid wards: Study

The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, investigated whether portable air filtration and ultraviolet (UV) sterilisation devices could reduce airborne SARS-CoV-2 in general wa

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Number of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 surpasses those partially vaccinated

The number of fully vaccinated individuals against COVID-19 has surpassed the partially vaccinated eligible population for the first time in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said o

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Global antibiotic consumption up by 46%, South Asian countries top the list: Study

GRAM studied 204 countries for antibiotics abuse and used a novel approach that utilized multiple data sources and statistical modeling techniques

New oral drug to control immediate rise in blood glucose levels and how it works

The oral drug developed by Tarek Fahmy, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University is a much simpler treatment for diabetes patients than insulin or other standard remedies

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World COPD Day: Healthy lungs – never more important

The 2021 theme for World COPD Day will be “Healthy Lungs – Never More Important” and takes place on November 17th. During this Covid pandemic, this year’s aim is to highlight that the burden o

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Pollution chokes, COPD provokes: Increasing cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases amid the rising pollution

The problem of air pollution has increased dramatically since the last decade which may have increased the prevalence even further.

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The National Rare Disease Policy: A Positive Step Towards Inclusive Public Healthcare in India

It is estimated that around 6000 to 8000 rare diseases exist globally, with new rare diseases being regularly reported in the medical literature. However, 80% of the rare disease patients are affected

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‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign in Delhi: Here’s how people with severe physical disability can register for Covid-19 vaccination at home

Delhi Covid-19 Vaccination at Home: As per the official data shared by the health department, over two crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi till date and more than 77 lakh people

'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign in Delhi: Here's how people with severe physical disability can register for Covid-19 vaccination at home

Serum-produced Covishield crosses 100-cr jab mark in India

The country has administered 113.55 crore Covid-19 vaccines till date, and of these, 100.31 crore were Covishield.

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Pfizer agrees to let other companies make its COVID-19 pill

The deal excludes some large countries that have suffered devastating coronavirus outbreaks.

Salman Khan to be Covid vaccination ambassador? Here’s why Maharashtra govt wants to rope in Bollywood megastar

Maharashtra is leading in terms of the number of vaccine shots administered, but in some areas the pace of vaccination is low, Tope said, speaking to reporters here on Monday.

People should follow the COVID safety protocol and get vaccinated, he added

SSRI antidepressants linked to lower death risk in Covid patients: Study

The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open on Monday, add to a body of evidence indicating that SSRIs may have beneficial effects against the worst symptoms of COVID-19, although large r

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India to resume vaccine supply to COVAX this week, says WHO’s Swaminathan

Covishield doses should be going out this week from the Serum Institute of India (SII) to COVAX countries, Swaminathan said. She expects supplies of 30-40 million doses of Covishield to be supplied be

A commitment of around 1.4 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses was made by countries across the world to the COVAX facility.

Inactivated virus vaccine Covaxin has cellular immune memory to Covid for at least 6 months: NII

Immunological memory is the ability of the immune system to respond more rapidly and effectively to pathogens that have been encountered previously.

Govt allows SII to export 5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covovax to Indonesia

According to the sources, the SII submitted an application to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking grant of emergency use authorisation for Covovax on May 21 and it is still awaiting a

The DCGI had referred the matter to the Union Health Ministry for approval and after the ministry's intervention, the DCGI granted export NOC to SII without Indian EUA, the source said.

Kerala reports 13 norovirus infections: Everything to know about highly contagious virus

According to the World Health Organization, the norovirus is the most common pathogen that causes outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease.

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COVID-19: Delhi records 16 new cases, 1 death

In April and May, Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a massive number of lives and led to a shortage of oxygen and essential drugs at hospitals.

The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.

COVID-19: UK extends booster programme to younger adults

The decision comes after a senior U.K. official told Sky News that the vaccination program offered the best opportunity to prevent a re-imposition of restrictions over Christmas.

People 50 and over had previously been eligible. (File/Reuters)

Dengue cases in Delhi this year surge to over 5,270, highest count since 2015: Civic body

Nearly 2,570 fresh cased have been logged in the last one week, however, no fresh fatality due to dengue has been reported.

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Covid antibodies found in breast milk of vaccinated, infected moms: Study

The researchers collected samples from 77 mothers -- 47 in the infected group, 30 in the vaccine group -- to determine the level of antibodies in breast milk over time.

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Neurological issue in children with TYPE 1 diabetes

Dr. Suruchi Goyal Agarwal, Consultant – Paediatrician & Paediatric Endocrionology, Manipal Hospitals Varthur Road, discusses the types of neurological issues and how to manage them in children with

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China faces biggest Delta outbreak as infections grow in northeastern city

A total of 1,308 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms were reported in the mainland between Oct. 17 and Nov. 14, surpassing the 1,280 local cases from a summer Delta outbreak, R

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Highlights: Drone delivers vaccine, syringes in a remote village of Karnataka; Kerala records 6849 new cases, 388 deaths

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Egypt announces clinical trials of its own COVID-19 vaccine

The country's acting health minister, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, told reporters at a press conference that it is launching clinical trials of the new vaccine.

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Israel approves coronavirus vaccines for younger children

The Health Ministry decision follows approval by U.S. health authorities earlier this month to OK the vaccine for the same age group.

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Delhi pollution news: Visible improvement in capital’s air quality; city govt to submit lockdown proposal to Supreme Court on Monday

The national capital recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 330 on Sunday as against 437 the previous day as emissions from farm fires in Haryana and Punjab dropped significantly. The A

Delhi pollution news: Visible improvement in capital's air quality; city govt to submit lockdown proposal to Supreme Court on Monday

COVID-19: Delhi records 36 new cases, 1 death

In April and May, Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a massive number of lives and led to a shortage of oxygen and essential drugs at hospitals.

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