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Delhi records 286 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday recorded 286 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 6,41,101 and the death toll to 1,092.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Unregistered HCWs, FLWs can get Covid jab on site
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Health care and frontline workers who were not registered on CoWIN portal for vaccination can now avail it offline after procuring proof of employment from their workplaces. The government has outlined a standard operating procedure in this regard, mentioned in an order issued by Delhi Health Department, officials said.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Multilayer masks effective to prevent aerosol generation: IISc
Bengaluru, March 7 (IANS) As triple-layered and N95 masks offer best protection from Covid, they must be used where health officials have made it mandatory to prevent aerosol generation, according to a study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Worst phase of Covid appears to be over: V-P
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Referring to the largest vaccination drive in the world against Covid-19 being undertaken in India, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the worst phase of the pandemic appears to be over.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Garmin launches new smartwatch in India for Rs 20,990
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Smart wearables and GPS tracker maker Garmin on Sunday launched its new smartwatch - 'Lily' at a starting price of Rs 20,990 in the Indian market.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
4mn people in Chile vaccinated against Covid
Santiago, March 7 (IANS) More than 4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and more than half a million have received two doses, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports 1,555 new Covid deaths
Brasilia, March 7 (IANS) Brazil has registered 1,555 new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the nationwide death toll to 264,325, the second highest in the world, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
AI reveals current drugs that may help combat Alzheimer's
New York, March 7 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that rapidly identifies currently available medications that may treat Alzheimer's disease.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Is vegan diet linked to poorer bone health?
London, March 7 (IANS) People consuming vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
S.Korea's Covid caseload reaches 92,471
Seoul, March 7 (IANS) South Korea reported 416 new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 92,471, health authorities said here on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Africa reports nearly 3.95mn Covid cases
Addis Ababa, March 7 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 3,948,029, health authorities said.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Dengue, malaria danger grips Bhopal
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) Amid the increasing number of Covid-19 patients, the threat of dengue and malaria has started looming large in Bhopal. This is the reason that check-up campaigns are being run in various areas in the state capital.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mask mandates tied to fewer Covid cases, deaths
Washington, March 7 (IANS) A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that mask mandates issued by state governments contributed to a decrease in daily Covid-19 case and death growth rates within 20 days of implementation.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mask mandates tied to fewer Covid cases, deaths
Washington, March 7 (IANS) A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that mask mandates issued by state governments contributed to a decrease in daily Covid-19 case and death growth rates within 20 days of implementation.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cases with UK Covid variant found in Indonesia
Jakarta, March 7 (IANS) After a year since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities in Indonesia have found two cases infected with the variant of the virus which was first found in the UK late last year.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 116.4 mn
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 116.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.58 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mohan Bhagwat, Bhaiyyaji Joshi get Covid jab
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi took the first dose of Corona vaccine on Saturday at the National Cancer Institute in Nagpur.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Raj mandates negative Covid report for arrivals from 4 states
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Saturday made it mandatory for people arriving from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to produce a negative Covid-19 report on arrival to the state.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Nonagenarian among 7L senior citizens vaccinated in Raj (Ld correcting last para)
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) Ninety-five-year-old socialist leader and former Bharatpur MP, Pandit Ramkishan, was among those who were administered the Covid-19 vaccine along with others aged above 60 and those above 45 years with comorbidities in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Nonagenarian among 7L senior citizens vaccinated in Raj
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) Ninety-five-year-old socialist leader and former Bharatpur MP, Pandit Ramkishan, was among those who were administered the Covid-19 vaccine along with others aged above 60 and those above 45 years with comorbidities in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab bracing up for 2nd wave of Covid pandemic
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan chaired a high-level meeting here on Saturday to discuss ways to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, which is expected to witness a spike of 3,000 cases per day by the end of March.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
J&K clocks 79 new Covid infections, 87 recoveries
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) With 79 new Covid infections, J&K's caseload rose to 126,932, while the recovery count reached 124,089 after 87 more people were discharged in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
J&K clocks 79 new Covid infections, 87 recoveries
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) With 79 new Covid infections, J&K's caseload rose to 126,932, while the recovery count reached 124,089 after 87 more people were discharged in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Wildfire smoke more harmful than other pollution sources'
New York, March 6 (IANS) Fine particles in wildfire smoke can be several times more harmful to human respiratory health than particulate matter from other sources such as car exhaust, say researchers.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Lack of exercise linked to depression risk amid pandemic
New York, March 6 (IANS) Exercise has for long been recommended as a cognitive-behavioural therapy for patients of depression, yet new evidence suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic changed the nature of the relationship between physical activity and mental health.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Arthritis drug cuts death risk in severe Covid patients'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Arthritis drug tocilizumab has been found to reduce the risk of death among patients with severe Covid-19 in a phase 3 trial conducted in India.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centenarian vaccinated in Delhi's Gangaram Hospital
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 104-year-old man was administered the first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine at Sir Gangaram Hospital (SGRH) here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centenarian vaccinated in Delhi's Gangaram Hospital
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 104-year-old man was administered the first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine at Sir Gangaram Hospital (SGRH) here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Govt sends teams to Maha, Punjab for Covid control
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Central government on Saturday rushed high level multi-disciplinary public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab in view of surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases being consistently reported by these states.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vision impairment linked to mortality
New York, March 6 (IANS) People with more severe vision impairment are at a higher risk of all-cause mortality as compared to those with normal vision or mild vision impairment, says a new study.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Quicker decrease in Covid infection treated with Molnupiravir
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) 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.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shield yourself from Covid with three-layered masks: Experts
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) While buying a new face mask to protect yourself against Covid-19 infection, make sure you go for a three-layered mask as it is more effective than single or double-layered alternatives, health experts emphasised on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports over 1,600 Covid deaths for 4 days
Brasilia, March 6 (IANS) Brazil has registered more than 1,600 Covid-19 deaths for a fourth consecutive day, following a single-day count of 1,800 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Antibody 'cocktail' found to block UK, Brazil Covid variants
New York, March 6 (IANS) A monoclonal antibody "cocktail" developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (VUMC) in the US to neutralise the Covid-19 virus is effective against all known strains, or variants, of the virus, including those detected in the UK and Brazil, said a new study.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
AI can predict new atrial fibrillation, stroke risk: Study
New York, March 6 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AI can predict new atrial fibrillation, stroke risk: Study
New York, March 6 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Person infected with Covid 'variant of concern' found in UK
London, March 6 (IANS) UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the mystery person infected with the coronavirus "variant of concern", which first emerged in Brazil, has been found.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Agri Minister takes 1st Covid vax jab at RML
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as India expanded the world's biggest vaccination drive on Monday including all over 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Agri Minister takes 1st Covid vax jab at RML
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as India expanded the world's biggest vaccination drive on Monday including all over 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass trauma" than World War II and warned of its lasting consequences.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass trauma" than World War II and warned of its lasting consequences.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
COVAX delivers over 20mn doses to 20 nations
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) COVAX, the international vaccine campaign co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, has so far delivered more than 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to 20 countries.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
T'gana logs 170 new Covid infections; tally 2.99L
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday recorded 170 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to over 2.99 lakh, even as 196 more people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
T'gana logs 170 new Covid infections; tally 2.99L
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday recorded 170 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to over 2.99 lakh, even as 196 more people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid survivors may suffer cognitive complications
London, March 6 (IANS) A large proportion of Covid-19 survivors may be affected by neuropsychiatric and cognitive complications, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Dalai Lama takes first dose, appeals to get Covid-19 jab
Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Appealing to get themselves vaccinated, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is revered as a 'living god', on Saturday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a state-run hospital near his residence here in Himachal Pradesh, doctors said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
UK's Covid 'R' number remains below 1
London, March 6 (IANS) The UK's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, remains still below one, the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has announced.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
21 African nations' Covid fatality rates higher than global average
Addis Ababa, March 6 (IANS) Twenty-one African countries are reporting Covid-19 fatality rates higher than the global average, according to health authorities.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Austrian firm to contribute more vax doses to EU
Vienna, March 6 (IANS) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that a company will contribute 5 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses to the European Union (EU) after it managed to increase its production.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama takes first dose of coronavirus vaccine
Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is revered as a 'living god', on Saturday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a state-run hospital near his residence here in Himachal Pradesh, doctors said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion