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Classroom teaching for UG students in Odisha to start from Sep 20
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) With the improvement in the Covid-19 situation in the State, the Odisha government has decided to start the physical classroom teaching for first year undergraduate (UG) students from September 20.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana Guv calls for better health infra to treat snakebite victims
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday called for improved healthcare infrastructure in primary health centres to offer timely and better treatment to the snakebite victims.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Centre plans to procure 20 cr Covishield, 1 cr Zydus RNA vax doses in Sept
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the Centre planning to procure 25 crore of vaccine doses per month, a top government source said that by the end of September, the Centre can procure 1 crore doses of Zydus DNA Covid vaccine.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India' Covid vaccine doses cross 80 cr mark
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the administration of more than 2.5 crore vaccine doses on Friday, India's Covid vaccination coverage on Saturday surpassed the landmark figure of 80 crores. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on social media, "India has administered 80 crore COVID-19 vaccines doses".
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dunzo consortium to conduct drone vaccine delivery trials
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Dunzo Med Air consortium will conduct drone trials for the 'Medicine from Sky' initiative of the Telangana government from Monday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala logs 19,325 new Covid cases, 143 deaths in a day
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday informed that 19,325 people turned Covid positive after 1,21,070 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 15.96 per cent.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
'No room for complacency in Covid management'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Emphasising the need to strictly enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba directed all the states and authorities on Saturday not to leave any room for complacency.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
High time we speak freely about feminine hygiene: Janhvi Kapoor
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Youth icon and actor Janhvi Kapoor says that it is "high time that we speak openly and freely about feminine hygiene care, and I think thats the first step in making sanitary pads and feminine care more easily available and accessible to a larger number of women in our country".
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Gurugram increases screening at border to curb dengue-malaria cases
Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) After dengue and malaria cases increased in the national capital, the district health department of Gurugram has been put on alert.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
2.5 cr jabs triggered adverse reaction in a political party: Modi
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday used vaccination terminology to take a swipe at the Opposition, saying a political party appeared to have developed an "adverse reaction", after India logged nearly a record 2.5 crore vaccinations on his 71st birthday on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
How schools can boost better sleep patterns in teens amid pandemic
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Students returning to their morning school schedule might have an unintended positive lifestyle impact as a new study has found that more teenagers will obtain the recommended amount of sleep as compared to pre-pandemic sleep patterns.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
India reports 35,662 new Covid cases, 281 deaths
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India reported 35,662 fresh Covid-19 cases and 28 fatalities, according to the latest update by the Health Ministry on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Japan mulls 3rd Covid vax shots by yr-end
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Japan is considering administering the third shot of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this year, the Health Ministry said.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
84-year-old Kerala woman gets both dose of Covid vax 30-mins apart
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) An 84-year-old Kerala woman was administered two doses of the Covid vaccine within a gap of 30 minutes.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support: Tedros
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Visiting World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world body will send a team of experts to help Lebanon identify problems in its health sector and draft a strategy plan for reforms.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
US FDA panel backs booster shot for elderly, high risk groups (Ld)
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has endorsed a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine six months after full inoculation in people above 65 years and for individuals at high risk for severe disease.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Antibodies from Covid's original strain don't bind to variants: Study
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) People infected with the original strain of the SARS-CoV2 virus that caused Covid-19 early during the pandemic outbreak produced a consistent antibody response, making two main groups of antibodies to bind to the spike protein on the virus's outer surface.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Cambodia launches Covid inoculation for kids
Phnom Penh, Sep 18 (IANS) Cambodia has started a Covid-19 vaccination drive for children aged from six to 12 years.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
K'taka tops spl drive, all adults will be vaccinated by Nov-end: Health Minister
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka topped the Covid vaccination drive in the country by administering a whopping 26.92 lakh doses till 9 p.m. on Friday, K. Sudhakar, Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education stated.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Booster shot debated in US amid Covid resurgence
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A booster shot against Covid-19 was debated in the US as the country is witnessing a resurgence, although some states are faring better than previous weeks.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 227.5 mn
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.67 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.85 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India sets world record of administering over 2.50 cr vaccine doses in a day
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India on Friday set a new world record of administering highest number of vaccines against Covid-19 in one day.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan to reopen schools from Class 1 to 8, cinemas, gyms
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) As Covid cases have been on a receding trend in Rajasthan, the state government on Friday announced re-opening schools for Classes 1 to 8.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
India sets record of over 2 cr vaccinations in a day
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Friday set a new record of administering the highsest number of Covid vaccine doses in a single day.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SL extends lockdown amid spread of Black Fungus, Aspergillosis infections
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka has extended the lockdown with health experts urging to keep the country closed amid the spread of Black fungus and Covid-associated invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Need-based psychosocial interventions required for health workers'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Covid caused major changes in the work-life environment of healthcare workers (HCWS) including excessive workload, extended time, erratic timimgs, separation from family, and inconvenient PPEs which have led to psychological impact on them, and raise the need for interventions at various levels, as per an ICMR study.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi reports Covid death for second consecutive day, 33 new cases
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital on Friday reported a Covid death on the second consecutive day - after over a week's gap, as well as 33 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid rebounds, affects children in China as vaccines turn ineffective
New Delhi Sep 17 (IANS) It was just three weeks ago that China announced no new cases of Coronavirus infections, leading the countrys health authorities to boast about its 'Zero Covid-19' approach.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
GST Council extends period for concessional rates on Covid medicines
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that applicability of concessional GST rates on Covid-19-related medicines has been extended till December 31, 2021.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Unethical to give Covid-19 booster doses now: Adar Poonawalla
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said that it was unethical to start giving the third booster dose of Covid vaccine to someone when others in certain countries and populations have not even got two doses for full vaccination.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Y chromosome regulates genes on other chromosomes, reveal CCMB studies
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Y chromosome regulates genes on other chromosomes involved in male reproduction, reveal studies done at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, a statement said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
J&K records 155 new cases as Covid surges
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The upward surge in Covid spread continued in J&K on Friday, with 155 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours with the Srinagar district reporting around two-thirds of these.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab extends free insurance cover to 15 lakh families
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Fulfilling his government's universal healthcare poll promise, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced free insurance cover for the 15 lakh families who were earlier not included in the ambit of the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Coronavirus might have multiple animal origins: Study
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could have spilled from animals to people multiple times, according to a preliminary analysis of viral genomes sampled from people infected in China and elsewhere early in the pandemic.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Is gallbladder gangrene a new post-Covid risk?
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital (SGRH) here on Friday reported five cases of gallbladder gangrene among people two months after they recovered from Covid-19 infections.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
No respite from Covid in Kerala as 23,260 new cases logged
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) There is no respite from high daily Covid tallies for Kerala as on Friday, 23,260 people turned positive after 1,28,817 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 18.05 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Behaviour of healthcare workers essential part of treatment: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Health Mimister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday that the behaviour of healthcare workers towards the patients is also an essential part of the treatment, adding that ensuring safety of the patients is a continuation of the ancient healthcare practice.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Is lack of 'outside exposure' a reason for mystery illness?
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has not only put a curb on children's studies at school and outdoor games, it has also dented their immunity levels -- which doctors see as a major reason why "mystery fever/illness" has gripped large number of kids in some parts of North India, particularly in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC allows Kerala govt to conduct offline exams for Class 11
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by the Kerala government to ensure that no untoward situation is faced by students and approved its decision to conduct offline exam for Class 11.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP attacks Mamata over rising cases of 'mystery' fever among kids
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid rising paediatric cases of a 'mystery' fever that has taken six lives so far, the West Bengal Health Department has decided to send an expert committee to North Bengal on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
With over 1 cr jabs by afternoon, India sets new record for daily Covid doses
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Friday set a new record of administering Covid vaccines after administering over a crore jabs by 1.30 p.m., breaking its previous record of 1.33 crore inoculations in a day, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Australia's Covid response saved tens of thousands of lives'
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) Australia's coronavirus response has saved tens of thousands of lives, the government claimed on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Odisha records 628 new cases; 2 govt offices sealed
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) Odisha on Friday recorded 628 fresh Covid-19 cases pushing the tally to 10,18,926, and two government offices were closed for two days after five cases were reported from the employees, officials said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Don't let your periods come in the way of sports or fitness
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) Staying fit has become an integral part of our life. Fitness either in the form of sports or workouts is being taken up by a lot of people, especially girls. For young athletes who love being active, menstruation might become a barrier for them to pursue everyday sports.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Africa could miss 40% Covid vax target amid cutbacks: WHO
Addis Ababa, Sep 17 (IANS) The goal of vaccinating 40 per cent of Africa's population against Covid-19 by December appears elusive as the continent grapples with cutbacks on doses supplied via multilateral platforms, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Under-eye skincare for overtime screentime
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) In the era of computers and smartphones, it is hard to imagine a task that hasnt been made easier by some sort of technology. You all may know how harmful the blue light emitted by computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other electronics is for your eyes. Since the inception of the pandemic, the use of these electronic devices has increased, and we all know it can have multiple undesirable effects on the eye.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Nicki Minaj not invited to White House: Official
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has repeatedly voiced her scepticism about the Covid-19 vaccine, and claimed to have been invited to discuss her concerns with the US government. However, White House officials have refuted her claims on the invite.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Hollywood,Politics
UP doctor held in blood smuggling racket
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force has arrested two persons, including an assistant professor at Sefai Medical College in Etawah, for allegedly running a blood smuggling racket.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Bengal gears up to fight unknown fever among children
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened a high-level meeting with the superintendents of the medical colleges and senior officials of the state health department to discuss the rising cases of paediatric fever in the state, particularly in North Bengal.
2021-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana fixes quota for Gouds, SCs, STs in liquor shop allotment
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The Telangana government has decided to provide reservation to Gouds, Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes in allotment of liquor shops in the state.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics