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Omicron: Is It Too Soon To Panic About Existing COVID Vaccines And The New Variant?

Researchers around the world are trying to work out whether existing COVID vaccines protect us from the latest variant, Omicron.The worst-case scenario is the virus has mutated so much in the crucial parts of its genome that it can escape COVID

6 Dec 2021 1:35 am
Your Eye Shadow Looks Sorted Ft. Malaika Arora And Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Playing with eye shadows is fun, isn't it? It is interesting how we can use our eye shadow palette to come up with different eye-catching looks. And if you are thinking of some more ideas, we have you sorted.

4 Dec 2021 8:41 pm
List Of Foods That Could Kill Your Libido

Sex and food have a long, complicated history. We've all heard that what we eat can have psychosomatic and physiological effects on us. In part because of mythology and partly because of science, we've settled on the fact that what turns

4 Dec 2021 1:57 pm
Omicron Variant: India Revises Guidelines For International Travellers; State-Wise Guidelines

Omicron (B.1.1.529), a new Coronavirus variant, is causing wide-spread concern around the world. South Africa, Brazil, the UK, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel have recently detected the variant. India's first two Omicron-infected Covid-19 patients

4 Dec 2021 12:26 am
Diabetes Medication Could Treat Heart Failure Patients, Study

A medication originally used for patients with Diabetes is the first to help people with heart failure and could revolutionise treatment, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Early research had shown that Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors could

2 Dec 2021 9:11 am
December Festivals 2021: Not Just Christmas, Here Is A List Of Auspicious Days In This Month

The year is about to end and we will soon witness the new year 2022 with the hope that it will be full of hope and happiness. From the end of November itself, we start preparing for the special days and

2 Dec 2021 6:00 am
Covishield's Effectiveness In Fully Vaccinated Individuals 63% During 2nd Wave, Study

The effectiveness of Covishield against COVID-19 infection in fully vaccinated individuals was found to be 63 % between April and May when the second wave was at its peak in India, according to a new study. It was published in 'The

1 Dec 2021 1:03 pm
Auspicious Hindu Wedding Dates In December 2021 For 'Shubh Vivah'

India is known for big fat weddings and therefore, particularly this occasion is a rollercoaster of emotional celebrations, rituals and loads and loads of ceremonies. If you are wondering which is the perfect month or date to marry in 2021? Then

30 Nov 2021 11:45 am
Delhi: Dengue Case Tally Past 8,200 With Over 6,700 In Nov Alone

The number of dengue cases in Delhi this season has jumped to over 8200 with more than 6700 of those being recorded in November alone according to a civic report released on Monday. On November 17 the city had

30 Nov 2021 11:18 am
Omicron Reportedly Has 30+ Mutations In Spike Protein Region, May Bypass Vaccines: AIIMS Chief Randeep Guleria

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus has reportedly got over 30 mutations in the spike protein region giving it the potential to develop an immune escape mechanism, and thus the efficacy of vaccines against it needs to be evaluated critically, AIIMS

29 Nov 2021 4:00 pm
Planning To Bleach Your Hair? 8 Things To Look Out For And A Step-By-Step Guide

Colouring your hair is the new IT thing; social media is proof! The introduction of home-grown, vegan and cruelty brands seem responsible for the increasing number of people colouring the tresses in pretty, funky colours. For natural Indian hair, which varies

29 Nov 2021 2:43 pm
What Is Dysuria Or Painful Urination? Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis And Treatments

Dysuria is one of the symptoms of urinary disorder characterised by pain, stinging, burning and itching sensation while urinating. Many infectious and non-infectious factors cause dysuria. Experts say that most individuals experience dysuria as a symptom once over their

29 Nov 2021 2:38 pm
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat 2021 : Date, Puja Vidhi, Rituals, List Of Festivals And Significance

In Sukla Paksha of Margashirsha month when Purnima comes up that is known as Margashirsha Purnima. It is also known as Korala Purnima or Battisi Purnima. If one turns the pages of ancient Hindu scriptures, then one can find that the

29 Nov 2021 11:34 am
India's Active COVID-19 Cases Down To 1,07,019, Lowest In 541 Days

India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,63,749, while the active cases have declined to 1,07,019, the lowest in 541 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on

28 Nov 2021 1:00 pm
Expert Article: What Is Pancreatic Cancer? Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

The pancreas is a vital organ that regulates blood sugar levels in our body. Pancreatic cancer/pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the formation of cancer cells in the ducts of the pancreas. Sometimes cancer can be formed in hormone-producing cells of the pancreas which

28 Nov 2021 10:00 am
Utpanna Ekadashi 2021: Date, Time, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi Legend and Significance

Fasting holds a very special significance in Hinduism. According to the Hindu calendar, there are two Ekadashis every month. Ekadashi fast is done by devotees who seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Ekadashi is known by different names and therefore,

28 Nov 2021 8:01 am
India Delivered 70.70 Million Doses Of Covid Vaccines To 95 Countries Till Nov 22: Union Minister Jitendra Sin

India has delivered around 70.70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 95 countries till November 22 and out of these, 12.7 million doses were given to 47 nations by the federal government, Union minister Jitendra Singh stated on Friday. He stated

27 Nov 2021 2:41 pm
Omicron COVID-19 Variant Symptoms, Transmission, Vaccines Efficacy And Other Details

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new strain of SARS-CoV-2, circulating in South Africa, as a 'variant of concern'. This strain is named Omicron [1]. On Monday, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) identified

27 Nov 2021 2:34 pm
Patralekhaas Pink Glittery Eye Makeup Is Ideal For Parties; Heres How To Achieve It

Newly-wed, Patralekhaa has been keeping us updated with her beauty posts on Instagram. She has not only been giving us fashion goals but also beauty tips. While Patralekhaa mostly opts for minimal makeup, this time, she went for a

26 Nov 2021 6:49 pm
Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2021: Date, Time, Puja Muhurat And Significance

As per the Hindu month of Margashirsha (as per Purnimant Calendar) and Kartik (Amavasyant Calendar) Lord Shiva took the avatar of Kaal Bhairav on the Ashtami Tithi, Krishna Paksha. There every year devotees observe the birth anniversary of Kaal Bhairav and

26 Nov 2021 6:15 pm
Alert! Scientists Detect New COVID-19 Variant In South Africa: Know All About It

South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant that is posing a major threat to efforts to curb the virus, officials announced at a press conference on Thursday, November 25.Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the variant, called B.1.1.529,

26 Nov 2021 12:54 am
Anaemia In Men: Possible Causes And Symptoms

Iron deficiency anaemia is a worldwide problem; it is responsible for around eight lakh deaths per year, says a study. [1] Anaemia is usually described as a condition found in women of child-bearing age and children; the prevalence of anaemia is

25 Nov 2021 6:30 pm
Poddar Foundation Inks MoU With ITDP Dept To Raise Awareness On Mental Health Issues

Poddar Foundation on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement with the Integrated Tribal Development Programme (ITDP) department to conduct mental health awareness sessions for tribal schools in Palghar district, Maharashtra. Schools run by the Tribal Development Department (TDD) are

25 Nov 2021 2:00 pm
Five Zodiac Signs Who Are Absolutely In Love With The Winter Season

Chilly winter and a warm cozy blanket is a match made in heaven. Winter lovers can absolutely relate to the same. What makes it more tempting? Sipping hot coffee and watching your favourite holiday movies! The unmatched comfort that you

25 Nov 2021 12:30 pm
Heres Why You Should Drink Enough Water During The Winter Season

Winter has approached and the temperature has started dropping. Over a cup of hot tea or a bowl of hot soup, there is one thing that most of us often miss out on: water. During the months of winters, people often

24 Nov 2021 6:19 pm
India-made Covaxin Now On UK's Approved Travel List

India's indigenously-made 'Covaxin', one of the vaccines being used nationwide in the inoculation campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic, is on the UK's list of approved COVID-19 vaccines for international travellers from Monday. It will benefit more fully vaccinated Indians

24 Nov 2021 10:54 am
11 Health Benefits Of Oregano And Its Oil: Nutritional Profile, Uses And Side Effects

Oregano is a traditional herb with oval, deep green leaves and pink, purple or white flowers. It has a subtle sweet and spicy taste and gives a flavour of the earth with a tinge of bitterness, along with a strong camphoric-like

23 Nov 2021 4:30 pm
Serum Institute Urges Govt To Fast-Track Movement Of Increasing Covishield Stock

Serum Institute of India (SII) has urged the government to fast-track the Covishield movement citing the difficulties being faced in production and cold chain space planning for other vaccines because of the increasing stock of its COVID-19 jab, official sources said

23 Nov 2021 12:00 pm
10 Winter Superfoods That Can Help Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires lifetime management. Seasonal changes, like winters, can sometimes cause difficulties in managing the condition and increase the risk of complications in diabetics. According to a study published in the journal Medicine, blood glucose control

22 Nov 2021 12:30 pm
Know Your Vaccination Status: Now Check Anyone's Vax Status On CoWIN App & Portal With OTP For Consent

The Union Health Ministry has activated a service on the CoWIN portal that allows anyone to check an individual's vaccination status with the person's registered mobile number and name, followed by an OTP for consent.The service could be utilised

20 Nov 2021 11:15 pm
COVID Update: 10,302 New COVID-19 Cases In India In 24 Hours

India's COVID-19 infection tally rose by 10,302 in a day to reach 3,44,99,925 while the number of active cases declined to 1,24,868 during the same period, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday, November 20.The death toll climbed to

20 Nov 2021 8:56 pm
Fresh COVID-19 Cases Surge In Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot Writes To PM Narendra Modi For Booster Shots

Expressing concern over a fresh surge of COVID-19 cases in several districts of Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday urged the Centre to allow the booster dose of vaccine. Reviewing cases of COVID-19 and seasonal diseases at his

20 Nov 2021 7:26 pm
What Is Winter Rash? Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors And Treatments

Winters can be harsh for the skin in many ways. The cold temperature and air during the season can reduce the moisture on the skin and make it dry. Winter rash is a skin condition that mainly occurs during the winter

19 Nov 2021 4:30 pm
SSRI Antidepressants Linked To Lower Death Risk In COVID Patients: Study

People taking a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were significantly less likely to die of COVID-19 than those who did not use the medicine, a large analysis of health records from 87 health care centers across the

19 Nov 2021 3:01 pm
Karthikai Deepam 2021: Date, Time, History, Significance And Celebration

Karthikai Deepam, as the name suggests is an ancient South Indian Festival of Lights and is also known as Karthigai Deepam or Karthika Deepam. If you turn the pages of Indian history, you will see that this auspicious day has been

19 Nov 2021 6:00 am
ECMO Therapy Helps To Recover Lung Function In A Majority Of Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

What is ECMO? The patient's blood is purified and oxygenated through large tubes placed inside large veins (close to the heart) and returned back by means of a pump. In the majority of patients who have COVID-19 that causes lung

18 Nov 2021 5:00 pm
Bad Oral Health Will Not Only Get You In Trouble With The Dentist But Could Also Raise COVID Risk

Not brushing your teeth will get you in trouble with the dentist - but since the arrival of the pandemic, it could lead to bigger problems too. There's growing evidence that poor oral health raises the risk posed by COVID. {image-oralhealthandriskofcovid-19-1637228992.jpg

18 Nov 2021 3:29 pm
Dev Deepawali 2021: Date, Time, History And Significance

Dev Deepawali means Diwali of Gods and and it is the festival of Kartik Purnima. It is celebrated just 15 days after Diwali and is usually celebrated in the northern parts of India, mainly in Varanasi. As per the Gregorian Calendar,

18 Nov 2021 6:00 am
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2021: Date, Time, Puja Rituals, History And Significance

Every year Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is observed on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This is one of the significant days of Dev Diwali celebrations. On this day people observe a day-long fast and believe that they will be rewarded with

17 Nov 2021 7:46 pm
Expert Article: Breathe Easy, This World COPD Day

17 November, World COPD Day is observed to raise awareness about the chronic inflammatory lung condition and make sure that COPD sufferers, or people who could potentially suffer from COPD, have access to the care and information that they need to

17 Nov 2021 5:49 pm
Vaikuntha Ekadashi 2021: Date, Parana Time, History And Significance

Vaikuntha Ekadashi is known as Mukkoti Ekadashi and devotees believe that Vaikuntha Dwaram or the gate of Lord's inner sanctum is opened on this day and one who observes fast on this day will attain salvation by going to Heaven.

17 Nov 2021 1:01 pm
National Epilepsy Day 2021: What Is Status Epilepticus? Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatments

Every year on 17 November, National Epilepsy Day is celebrated to raise awareness about epilepsy and how to deal with 'seizures' associated with the condition. According to the Official Journal Of Indian Academy Of Neurology, India has more than 10 million

17 Nov 2021 11:23 am
Exercises For People With Disabilities And Limited Mobility

Exercising does not require full mobility for you to benefit from its benefits. Even if an injury, disability, illness, or weight problem have limited your mobility, there are still a number of ways you can exercise to improve your mental state,

16 Nov 2021 6:04 pm
Covaxin Has Cellular Immune Memory To COVID For At Least 6 Months: National Institute Of Immunology

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin has immunological memory to Covid and its variants of concern for at least up to six months, National Institute of Immunology (NII) director in-charge Pushkar Sharma said on Monday. It means the vaccine can provide protection from the

16 Nov 2021 11:15 am
Dev Uthani Ekadashi / Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi Vrat Katha: Date, Time, And Significance

Dev Uthani Ekadashi is also known as Devutthana Ekadashi and Prabodhini Ekadashi and this year it falls on 15 November. This day is observed after sunrise on the next day of the Ekadashi fast and is known as Ekadashi Parana. The

15 Nov 2021 12:15 pm
Expert Article: Diabetes, Pausing The 'Sweetness' Of Life: Early Awareness Can Help Treat The Condition

World Diabetes Day is observed on 14th November. On this day, efforts are made to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes can have on a family and the support network of those affected. The initiative promotes the role of a

14 Nov 2021 11:15 am
World Diabetes Day 2021: What Is Diabetic Nephropathy? How Does Holistic Ayurveda Care Help The Condition?

Diabetes nephropathy is a dreaded complication of diabetes usually observed after a decade or half a decade of diagnosis. It is estimated that one-third diabetic population may develop (CKD) chronic kidney disease. Usually patient gests the first indication of kidney function

14 Nov 2021 10:45 am
Pfizers Pill Is The Latest COVID Treatment To Show Promise. Here Are Some More

Pfizer says its antiviral COVID treatment Paxlovid cuts the chance of ending up in a hospital or dying by 89 per cent. What differentiates this from other medicines we have used since the start of the pandemic is it provides the

14 Nov 2021 10:01 am
World Diabetes Day 2021: Effective Ways To Manage Diabetes During The Winter Season

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14 November to raise awareness on this chronic global health issue for its early detection and prevention, and support people with diabetes to manage the condition effectively and prevent its complications. According to

13 Nov 2021 4:26 pm
World Diabetes Day 2021: Can Bay Leaf Help improve Glucose Levels In People With Diabetes?

Every year on 14 November, World Diabetes Day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sir Frederick Grant Banting who discovered insulin along with his assistant Charles Best in 1922. The day is meant to raise awareness on this lifelong

12 Nov 2021 5:20 pm