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First European case of Botswana variant found in Belgium
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The first European case of the new ultra-infectious and vaccine-resistant Botswana variant has been confirmed in Belgium, with experts in the UK warning that it could be there already, the Daily Mail reported.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan issues new guidelines amid rising Covid cases
Jaipur, Nov 26 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Friday issued new guidelines amid the spike the number of Covid-19 cases in the state, officials said.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kamal Haasan recovering well: Hospital
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan is recovering well after being infected by Covid-19 and admitted to a hospital, as per the hospital bulletin on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Serum Institute resumes export of Covishield to COVAX
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Pune-based vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII) on Friday resumed exporting Covishield vaccine doses to COVAX, a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lalu Prasad admitted to AIIMS after fever complaint
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Rashtriya Janta Dal President Lalu Prasad was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences emergency ward on Friday evening after complaining of fever and drowsiness.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid concern grows in J&K with 174 new cases, 4 deaths
Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) Four Covid deaths and 174 new cases were reported from J&K on Friday as officials have heightened vigil against violators of protocols.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Japan to tighten travel curbs for Africa arrivals over new Covid variant
Tokyo, Nov 26 (IANS) Japan will tighten restrictions on travellers from six African countries after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, the government's top spokesman said on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Why this new Covid strain 'B.1.1.529' is more lethal that Delta
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) As the world reopens after 18-20 months of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, a new variant of the coronavirus -- called B.1.1.529 -- has been identified in South Africa that has left the scientific community worried, as they fear that this new strain could fuel outbreaks in several countries and cripple health systems once again.
2021-11-26
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Half a million lives saved by Covid vax in less than a year in Europe
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Covid vaccination has prevented almost 470,000 deaths among people aged 60 years and older across Europe between December 2020 and November 2021, finds a new study.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Deep red light therapy may improve declining eyesight
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new study.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
TechEagle delivers lifesaving drugs via drone in Meghalaya
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Domestic start-up TechEagle on Friday said that it delivered life-saving drugs successfully to a 25km distance in less than 25 minutes in Meghalaya via its hybrid e-VTOL drone.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Israel reports 1st case of new Covid-19 variant
Jerusalem, Nov 26 (IANS) The Israeli Ministry of Health on Friday reported the first case of the new heavily mutated Covid-19 variant known as B.1.1.529 that was detected in South Africa and other countries.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine
Chile reports over 2,000 daily Covid-19 cases
Santiago, Nov 26 (IANS) Chile has reported more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases, after registering 2,641 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,751,769 cases, said the Ministry of Health.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Iraq,National,Health/Medicine
Philippines allows entry of fully vaccinated travellers from 'green' places
Manila, Nov 26 (IANS) The Philippines will allow the entry of fully-vaccinated foreign travellers from "green" or low-risk Covid-19 countries and regions starting from December 1-15, Cabinet Secretary and acting Presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Drones to deliver vaccines, medicines in Jammu
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Centre will launch a pilot project on the use of indigenously manufactured drones for delivering medicines in the undulating landscape of Jammu and surrounding areas from Saturday with a focus on vaccines delivery initially.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Technology
Global travel bans increase over fear of new Covid variant
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Amid warnings over a new coronavirus variant, a number of countries, including the UK, Israel, Italy and Singapore have moved to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
UP issues alert over 'Botswana' variant
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has sounded an alert against the new variant of Covid-19 virus, which has been reported in Botswana (three cases), South Africa (six cases) and Hong Kong (one case).
2021-11-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mental health of older adults significantly impacted by pandemic: Study
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) A new study has found that the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Covid risk can increase post-second vax dose: Study
Jerusalem, Nov 26 (IANS) A team of researchers has suggested that consideration of a third vaccine dose might be warranted as a new study has found a gradual increase in Covid-19 infection risk after the second vaccine dose.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
New Covid variant in S.Africa affecting those under 25
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The new Covid-19 variant, B.1.1.529, detected in South Africa is mainly affecting people in the under 25 age group, among whom the vaccination rate against the virus is only 26 per cent, according to health officials.
2021-11-26
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
15 more nations recognise India's Covid vaccines
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Fifteen more countries have recognised India's Covid-19 vaccination certificate, taking the total number of such nations that have approved India's vaccine certificate to 21, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1.3 cr people in TN yet to take 1st Covid jab
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Health department said that 1,38,74,726 eligible people in the state are yet to take the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 73,46,363 others were due to receive the second shot.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
India logs 10,549 fresh Covid cases, 488 deaths
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India reported 10,549 fresh Covid-19 cases and 488 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Friday morning.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Beijing cleared of Covid risk areas
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Beijing has been cleared of medium and high-risk areas for Covid-19 with the last medium-risk area being downgraded to low-risk on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
'France to make Covid booster shots available to all adults'
Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) France will make Covid-19 booster shots available to all adults aged 18 years and above from Saturday, Health Minister Olivier Veran announced.
2021-11-26
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Intensify vax drive to improve 2nd dose coverage: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday directed the deputy commissioners to intensify the Covid vaccination drive to improve the state's second dose coverage.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Six more Jaipur students test Covid positive, parents' worries rise
Jaipur, Nov 25 (IANS) Six more school students were among the 17 new cases of Covid reported in Jaipur, raising worries among parents.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Centre warns states against new Covid variant found in South Africa
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told all the states and Union Territories to be cautious about international passengers travelling from or through Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong in view of a new Covid variant detected in South Africa.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India willing to supply Covishield and Covaxin to other countries: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India is willing to supply Covishield and Covaxin vaccines to all the countries, said Union Health Minister Mandaviya at a meeting with the ambassadors of Latin American and Caribbean nations on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on booster dose
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Centre's response on booster dose of Covid vaccine in the country, while observing the growing advocacy of booster dose in Europe and the US.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
182 new cases as Covid surges in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) New cases continued to record an upward trend in Jammu and Kashmir as 182 people tested positive during the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Need to educate the next generation on food choices'
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar on Thursday said there is a need to educate the next generation on food choices.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Anna Hazare undergoes angiography, stable
Pune, Nov 25 (IANS) Veteran Gandhian and social crusader Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare, who was rushed to a hospital here on Thursday morning, underwent a successful angiography and his condition is reported to be stable, officials said.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt to re-examine advisory on efficacy of Ashwagandha
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Ministry of Ayush has decided to re-examine the matter pertaining to the use of Ashwagandha -- Withania somnifera -- leaves in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) drugs by constituting an expert group to this end.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centre of excellence on flow chemistry to come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) The Telangana government on Thursday announced the setting up of a multi-industry supported innovation and technology hub for flow chemistry in Hyderabad, to ensure greater incorporation of its techniques during pharma R&D and greater adoption of continuous synthesis for manufacturing of active pharma ingredients (APIs).
2021-11-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Science/Tech
Covid cases in K'taka medical college rise to 66 (Ld)
Dharwad (Karnataka) Nov 25 (IANS) The Health Department in Karnataka is on high alert as the number of medical students testing positive for Covid-19 at a medical college in Dharwad rose to 66 on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
TN police crackdown on medical stores selling drugs to youth
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police have launched a crackdown on pharmacies and medical stores that sell sedatives to children and youth.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hong Kong hosts 1st Asia Summit on Global Health
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (IANS) The first Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) has opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center under the theme of "Shaping a Resilient and Sustainable Future".
2021-11-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tokyo lowers alert to lowest after low daily cases of Covid-19
Tokyo, Nov 25 (IANS) Japan on Thursday lowered Tokyo's Covid-19 healthcare system alert level to the lowest after an infection assessment meeting with Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Doctors at KIMS Hyd perform 3 double-lung transplants in 24 hrs
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Doctors at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) have successfully performed three double-lung transplant surgeries on three recipients within 24 hours.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Slovakia becomes 2nd European nation to impose lockdown
Brussels, Nov 25 (IANS) After Austria this week imposed a shutdown, Slovakia has become the second European country to go into lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge, the media reported.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
Common antacids may hinder lung cancer treatment
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) A common medication used to treat reflux, heart burn and ulcers could lessen the effectiveness of lung cancer immunotherapy drugs, according to a new research.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
50 medical students in K'taka test Covid positive
Dharwad (Karnataka), Nov 25 (IANS) At a time when life is almost bouncing back to normalcy in Karnataka, as many as 50 students studying at a medical college in Dharwad district of Karnataka have tested positive for coronavirus, health department officials said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
BJP starts drive to ensure vaccination in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP has taken upon itself the onus to ensure a complete Covid-19 vaccination coverage in the national capital and its adjoining areas by personally reaching out to the people to know about their vaccination status.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
MP reports 22 Covid cases, increasing trend a worry
Bhopal, Nov 25 (IANS) After the Madhya Pradesh government lifted all Covid-related restrictions last week, number of cases in the state witnessed an upward trend.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Results provide evidence for effectiveness: Bharat Biotech on Covaxin study
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Thursday said that the recent study on Covaxin provides 'evidence for effectiveness' of India's first indigenous vaccine against Covid-19.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two new dengue cases in Gurugram, tally rise to 312
Gurugram, Nov 25 (IANS) With two more patients being detected by the district health department on Wednesday, the total number of dengue cases here has increased to 312.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Covid booster critical to ensure freedom in travelling: Australian expert
Canberra, Nov 25 (IANS) An Australian expert warned that the country may be in the grip of a new wave of Covid-19 cases, and booster shots are critical to ensure freedom across the country.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
How Covid affects pregnant mothers and babies
New York, Nov 25 (IANS) Covid-19 infection during pregnancy leads to distinct immune changes in mothers and babies, according to a study.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
NZ launches new testing strategy under Covid protection framework
Wellington, Nov 25 (IANS) A new national testing strategy, which will test people with faster results and provide greater certainty, reassurance, and less disruption to everyday lives, will better protect high-risk groups, Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics