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First time Covid-19 infection determines bodys response to future variants, claims study

The study said that the exposure to the virus and the spike protein that the person encounters impart different properties that affect the immune systems ability to protect against current and future variants

5 Dec 2021 4:53 pm
In the shadow of delta: Why getting the samples early & right for sequencing matter the most

India has a set system in place to conduct surveillance and sequencing to help track the covid-19 virus mutations.

5 Dec 2021 8:04 am
Omicron threat in India: Insacog recommends booster dose for above 40

Insacog's weekly bulletin suggested vaccination of all remaining unvaccinated at-risk people and considering a booster dose for those 40 years of age and over.

4 Dec 2021 6:30 am
Coronavirus Omicron India December 3 Highlights: Can Omicron variant trigger third wave in India? Modi govt issues FAQs

Covid-19 India Live News, New Omicron Variant Cases in India, Coronavirus Vaccine Statistics and Registration Latest Update Live, December 3 Highlights: Omicron impact in Karnataka - Double jabs must for entry in malls, cinema

3 Dec 2021 10:39 pm
Omicron scare: UP Government orders for genome sequencing and 8-days home quarantine for international passengers

In a review meeting, the CM asked the King Georges Medical University and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) and medical facilities at Meerut, Jhansi to conduct genome sequencing of samples

1 Dec 2021 6:10 pm
India extends a helping hand to Africa; Ready to send vaccines and medical supplies

According to the MEA statement, India has promised supply of PPE kits, medical equipment including ventilators, life saving drugs, test kits, gloves and more.

30 Nov 2021 7:35 pm
Omicron: Why it poses high risk and how to keep your guard up

Omicron has more than 30 spike mutations, more than double the number carried by Delta making it more dangerous and having a higher risk of causing reinfection

30 Nov 2021 4:14 pm
Covid-19: Maharashtra on lookout for driver who drove Dombivli man home; South Africa-returnee tests positive in Chandigarh

While health officials are still to ascertain if the patient is infected with the Omicron variant, doctors have urged the authorities at Mumbai airport to be extra cautious.

30 Nov 2021 2:20 pm
Covid-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech begins Covaxin export

Bharat Biotech also thanked the Centre for approving the exports and added that Covaxin would now become a part of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

29 Nov 2021 2:45 pm
Drone delivers Covid-19 vaccine in Jammu as India amps up vaccination to counter Omicron variant threat Watch Video

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: Calling the drone a carrier of 'Sanjeevani Booti', Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya stated that the drone delivered 50 vials of COVID vaccines along with syringes to a public health centre in Jammu's Marh area near the India-Pakistan border.

28 Nov 2021 4:25 pm
Omicron: Review plans to ease travel: PM

Tells officials to reassess decision to resume intl flights from December 15

28 Nov 2021 6:30 am
New virus variant a wake-up call; test, track & trace strategies key till more data helps: Experts

Dr Swaminathan, said, typically it would take three to four weeks for the initial sets of data to start coming in from the laboratory studies.

27 Nov 2021 9:55 pm
Why not Nu or Xi? As Omicron Covid variant hits global headlines, Twitter dissects WHOs naming game

Why not Nu or Xi? As Omicron Covid variant hits global headlines, Twitter dissects WHO's naming game

27 Nov 2021 6:49 pm
Slip Disc Surgery performed on awake patient

Dr. Vikas Bhardwaj HOD- Sharda Hospital said we had performed awake spine surgery with spinal anaesthesia and epidural analgesia for postoperative period only at spine area

26 Nov 2021 2:59 pm
Coronavirus News November 25 Highlights: As new Covid variant detected in South Africa, Hong Kong & Botswana, Centre issues fresh advisory for international travellers

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India Today's News, November 25 Highlights: Bharat Biotech says Covaxin meets WHO efficacy criteria for COVID-19 vaccines for Delta variant; EU authorises Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11; Kerala reports 5,987 fresh infections, 56 deaths

25 Nov 2021 11:17 pm
66 fully vaccinated students in Karnataka medical college test positive for Covid, check details

Alarmed by such a high incidence of Coronavirus, the authorities have sealed the two medical colleges along with suspending offline classes that were being conducted at the college.

25 Nov 2021 6:25 pm
Do pulse oximeters have racial bias?

The UK government said in a release that the coronavirus pandemic had exposed health disparities across the country with death rates higher among ethnic minorities.

24 Nov 2021 2:41 pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Highlights: Covid-19 deaths in Europe could top 2 million, warns WHO; India, Nepal sign MoU to recognise Covid vaccination certificate

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India News, November 23 Highlights: Has India achieved 'hybrid' immunity? Here's what experts say on possible Covid-19 third wave

24 Nov 2021 10:42 am
Covid-19 third wave? Epidemiologist warns against complacency, lowering guard during wedding season

According to a survey of 17,000 respondents from 319 districts by LocalCircles, 60% are likely to attend engagements and/or weddings during November and December.

23 Nov 2021 2:46 pm
Rivers of Resistance: AMR, a silent pandemic in the making

Our life-giving rivers are under life-threatening stress as they face severe pollution across the world in the past few decades.

22 Nov 2021 6:11 pm
Covid-19: CoWIN shows Fully/Partially Vaccinated badge; on the way to becoming open source

National Health Authority CEO Dr RS Sharma mentioned that users would also be able to download the badge and share it with friends and family members on social media.

22 Nov 2021 2:14 pm
Does alcohol really lead to weight gain? Nutritionist sets the record straight

Rastogi also quoted a study that showed moderate alcohol consumption led to the same weight loss as another group given the same amount in calories.

21 Nov 2021 2:37 pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News LIVE Updates: India registers 10,488 new cases; Offline classes for Classes 1 to 5 to begin from tomorrow in Gujarat

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India LIVE News, Coronavirus Cases in India News, November 21 LIVE Updates: The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 116.56 crore-mark, as per the data on Cowin dashboard.

21 Nov 2021 1:31 pm
Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy biggest threat to overcoming pandemic, says Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla

More than 22.45 crore doses are still available with states and union territories and the Union government has provided 128.49 crore doses to the states and UTs till date.

19 Nov 2021 2:45 am
Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News: India records 11,919 new cases, 470 more fatalities; over 114.50 crore vaccine doses administered so far in country

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India Today's News, November 18: The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 114.50 crore, as per the data on Cowin dashboard.

18 Nov 2021 10:09 am
Europes Covid explosion to new Delta surge, WHO Chief Scientist explains global corona trends details here

Dr. Swaminathan reiterated the need to follow social distancing, covering faces in public places, and following Covid-19 protocol strictly as per norms.

17 Nov 2021 6:52 pm
Global antibiotic consumption up by 46%, South Asian countries top the list: Study

GRAM studied 204 countries for antibiotics abuse and used a novel approach that utilized multiple data sources and statistical modeling techniques

17 Nov 2021 2:39 pm
The National Rare Disease Policy: A Positive Step Towards Inclusive Public Healthcare in India

It is estimated that around 6000 to 8000 rare diseases exist globally, with new rare diseases being regularly reported in the medical literature. However, 80% of the rare disease patients are affected by 350 rare diseases.

17 Nov 2021 12:09 pm
India to resume vaccine supply to COVAX this week, says WHOs Swaminathan

Covishield doses should be going out this week from the Serum Institute of India (SII) to COVAX countries, Swaminathan said. She expects supplies of 30-40 million doses of Covishield to be supplied before the end of the year.

16 Nov 2021 2:30 am
Kerala reports 13 norovirus infections: Everything to know about highly contagious virus

According to the World Health Organization, the norovirus is the most common pathogen that causes outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease.

15 Nov 2021 4:43 pm
World Diabetes Day: The promise of Insulin Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus

Ongoing innovations in insulin therapy including new insulin analogs and better insulin delivery systems aims to overcome these shortcomings, and usher in a new era of diabetes management.

13 Nov 2021 2:49 pm
Breast Cancer: Things that a woman should be aware of

In India, - breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women.

12 Nov 2021 6:45 pm
Coronavirus: Delhi reports over 50 new cases on Wednesday after gap of 2 months

The last time the city reported more than 50 cases of Coronavirus was on September 14 with 57 new cases.

11 Nov 2021 2:25 pm
Coronavirus News Highlights: New infections hit record as Russias COVID-19 wave persists; Kerala logs 6,546 new cases

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India Today, November 6 Highlights: India achieves highest recovery and lowest active case count since March 2020

6 Nov 2021 11:17 pm
Covid-19: Breakthrough infections post-vaccination form majority of Kerala cases; symptoms mild

Public health expert Dr. NM Arun said vaccines reduced the intensity of symptoms their efficacy was related to minimising the severity rather than insulating from infections.

5 Nov 2021 1:40 pm