April 15, 2021

Health & Fitness

Healthy heart is the first step to health

One in three Covid survivors diagnosed with neurological problems: Lancet

Over 80% Delhi-NCR residents often feel sleepy during work: Study

'Pfizer/BioNTech vax highly effective after 6 months'

New portable test can spot Covid in 15 mins, track variants

Mindful eating in times of work from home

Andhra CM takes Covid jab, urges people to take vax

Tourist from Maharashtra dies of Covid in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A 70-year-old tourist from Maharashtra died of Covid-19 in a hospital here on Wednesday.

WHO releases report on global tracing of Covid origins

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released a report on the global tracing of Covid-19 origins, following a joint research with China on issues including the pathways of the virus and future investigation in different countries.

Bucking the pandemic: India on way to become world's pharma hub

NEW DELHI:The Covid-19 pandemic might have pushed several economies and businesses to the brink, but what stood strong at such a crucial period was Indias pharmaceutical industry.

235 new Covid cases, 126 recoveries reported in J&K in 24 hrs

JAMMU: J&K continues to witness a surge in Covid-19 cases as 235 new cases were reported on Monday while no Covid related death was reported in the last 24 hours, the official health bulletin said.

Covid vaccination centres expanded in Punjab

'India has provided more vaccine globally than inoculating own citizens'

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 126 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 126 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.76 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 125.3 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 125.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

At 53,476, India records highest surge in 5 months

NEW DELHI: India reported 53,476 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, highest single-day spike since October taking the total tally to 1,17,87,534 on Thursday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 124.6 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 124.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.74 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Putin receives Covid-19 vaccination

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin received one of the country's three domestic vaccines against the coronavirus, the Kremlin announced.

Spain to extend use of AstraZeneca to 65-year-olds

MADRID:Spain's public health commission agreed to extend the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for people up to 65 years old. Previously it had only been used for people younger than 55.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 123.1 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 123.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.71 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Guava roots can help fight diabetes: Research

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 121.7 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 121.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.68 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Ultrasound has potential to damage coronaviruses: Study

NEW YORK: Coronaviruses may be vulnerable to ultrasound vibrations, within the frequencies used in medical diagnostic imaging, said researchers.

'California Covid strains escalate to variants of concern'

SAN FRANCISCO:Two coronavirus strains first detected in California have been officially defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as "variants of concern".

8 states account for 85% new cases as 2nd Covid wave threatens

NEW DELHI:A year after the Covid-19 outbreak and two months, which recorded a sharp decline in cases across the country, the pandemic is rearing its head again.

Cyprus decides to buy Russia's Covid-19 vaccine pending EMA approval

NICOSIA: Cyprus has decided to buy 50,000 doses of Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine once it is cleared by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said on Tuesday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 120 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed the grim milestone of 120 million as the pandemic is still raging, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.65 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India's 3 digital steps to track & vaccinate for Covid

NEW DELHI: The Centre has taken three digital initiatives amid resurge in pandemic cases for tracking, tracing and vaccinating the patients of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.

Canada's dancing Sikh has bhangra therapy to beat sub-zero cold!

Yoga asanas to help get rid of acidity and bloating

Surge in Covid cases in 8 states: Govt

NEW DELHI: Eight states in the country are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases of Covid-19 over the last three weeks, said the union health ministry on Saturday.

'No indication Oxford vax linked to blood clots'

LONDON: There is no indication that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is linked to an increased risk of blood clots, the EU's medicines regulator has said.

Denmark halts use of AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns of blood clots

NEW DELHI: The health authorities in Denmark said on Thursday that they are temporarily suspending the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure after some patients developed blood clots since receiving the jab, including one who died, digital news publisher The Local reported.

Rs 170cr collected as fine for mask violations in Guj

GANDHINAGAR:The Gujarat government on Wednesday said it has collected around Rs 170 crore from the people for mask-related violations in the past six months.

It's Centre Vs state in Raj over Covid vaccine supply

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan and Central governments seem to be engaged in a new tussle regarding the supply and availability of the Covid-19 vaccines in the state.

India's average vax jab figure improves to 4.5L/day

NEW DELHI: The start of the next phase of immunization which began on March 1 has provided much-needed push to the pace of vaccination as the average number of immunization has now improved to 4.5 lakh per day.

Day 52: Senior citizens make up 61% of vaccine beneficiaries

NEW DELHI: India recorded the highest single-day vaccination on Monday with an achievement of a total of 16,96,588 vaccine doses administered till 7 pm in the day, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

SCBA moves SC against SoP on hybrid hearing

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has filed a plea in the top court to issue direction to quash the Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) issued on March 5 for hybrid hearing without due consultation with the lawyers' body.

Quicker decrease in Covid infection treated with Molnupiravir

NEW DELHI: Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, LP on Saturday announced preliminary results from Ridgebacks Phase 2a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA of Molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral agent.

21 African nations' Covid fatality rates higher than global average

ADDIS ABABA:Twenty-one African countries are reporting Covid-19 fatality rates higher than the global average, according to health authorities.

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