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India records 14,506 new COVID cases, 30 deaths in past 24 hours 29-06-2022 10:50 India reported 14,506 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a substantial increase over the previous day's count of 11,793, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Wednesday.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has called Novavax's protein-based vaccine effective against Covid-19, but has flagged concerns over its risk of myocarditis and pericarditis.   Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis is inflammation of the outer lining of...

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India reports 2,338 COVID cases, 19 deaths in past 24 hours 31-05-2022 10:20 India reported 2,338 fresh Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a decline from the previous day's count of 2,706, the Union Ministry of Family and Health Welfare said on Tuesday morning. In the...

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Charles Ornstein (ProPublica) 20 May 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   A trove of documents published as part of a legal settlement offers an unvarnished look inside the financial relationships between pharmaceutical companies and the medical community — from the perspective of drug companies...

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Anjeanette Damon (ProPublica) 17 May 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   State and local officials across Nevada signed agreements with Northshore Clinical Labs, a COVID testing laboratory run by men with local political connections. There was only one problem: Its tests didn’t work.   Last...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 May 2022
Since early April, New Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) have been the epicentre of COVID cases in India. A survey by LocalCircles reveals that 55% of Delhi-NCR families have had one or more members in the family down with one or more of these COVID symptoms in April and the first...

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Digital marketing of unhealthy food products to children and online gaming that compels children to a sedentary life are the main drivers of obesity, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.   According to the WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, rates of overweight and...

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The Supreme Court on Monday said that no individual can be forced to get vaccinated and added that the current Covid-19 vaccine policy of the government is not arbitrary.   A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai said that restrictions imposed on the unvaccinated...

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Dr Abhay Shukla (The Leaflet) 28 April 2022
Social mobilisation and participatory processes that hold regulators and hospitals accountable, while providing systematic support and technical advice to affected persons, can add major value to regulatory processes and ensure that ‘regulation on paper’ gets translated into ‘regulation for...

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India reports 3,303 new COVID cases, 39 deaths in past 24 hours 28-04-2022 10:30 In the last 24 hours, India reported 3,303 new Covid cases, a considerable rise against the 2,937 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. In the same period,...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that doctors can provide the best medical assistance available at their command but merely because they could not save the patient, that could not be considered to be a case of post-operative medical negligence.   A bench of Justices Ajay...

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India reports 1,225 new COVID cases, 28 fatalities in past 24 hours 31-03-2022 10:50 India on Thursday reported 1,225 fresh Covid-19 infections, a marginal fall from previous day's count of 1,233 cases, as per the Union Health Ministry's data. A total of 28 Covid-related deaths...

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While the menace of substandard and falsified (SF) medical products is not new in India, such incidents saw a significant increase during the Covid-19 pandemic - rising by 47 per cent from 2020 to 2021, according to a report.   The report by Authentication Solutions Providers'...

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IANS 28 February 2022
India's daily COVID tally drops below 10,000 in past 24 hours 28-02-2022 11.00 India's daily Covid cases on Monday dropped below 10,000 for the first time since the beginning of third-wave and recorded 8,013 fresh infections in a span of 24 hours. A total of 119 new Covid related...

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At 2.09 lakh, India reports 10% dip in new COVID cases 31-01-2022 11:30      India has reported 2,09,918 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, 10 per cent lower than the previous day's 2.34 lakh. In the same time span, 959 fresh Covid deaths have also been reported, said the Union health...

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Cyber-criminals have allegedly stolen data of thousands of people in India, including health workers, from a government server (that has even been indexed in Google Search), which includes name, mobile number, address and Covid test results.   The data of over 20,000 Indians are...

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Maryam Jameel (ProPublica) 21 January 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   A salmonella outbreak sickened more than 60 people at a funeral reception in Texas. Two years later, some of them are still coping with the financial and medical consequences.   On a cloudy day in November 2019, family and...

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The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has not issued any Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for persons with disabilities to carry Covid-19 vaccination certificates for any purpose.   The Centre, in an affidavit, said: "Vaccination for Covid-19 is of larger public interest in...

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Moneylife Digital Team/IANS 14 January 2022
Taking a serious view of the massive spike in COVID-19 cases in the past fortnight, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corp (BMC) has cracked the whip on 'unreported' home tests that prevent tracking of infected persons or their contacts.   The BMC has ordered all retail manufacturers and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 January 2022
As many as 35 healthcare professionals, medical researchers and public health experts from across the world have appealed to the Indian government and state governments to adopt evidence-based response while handling COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 to avoid mistakes of the second wave.   In...

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