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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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Neil Bedi (ProPublica) 13 January 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   For years after federal inspectors found serious problems with the HeartWare heart pump, agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continued paying to implant it in...

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With 175 new cases of the highly-transmissible Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in last 24 hrs, India's tally on Monday rose to 1,700, with Maharashtra and Delhi continuing to be the worst-hit, said the Union Health Ministry.   Of the total, 639 people have been...

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IANS 31 December 2021
India's Omicron tally crosses 1,000-mark, Maharashtra tops with 450 cases 31-12-2021 13:00 With 309 new cases of highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron detected in the last 24 hours, India's Omicron tally on Friday rose to 1,270 cases. Of total, 374 have been discharged. Among...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 December 2021
Corbevax, an unpatented vaccine for COVID-19 developed by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to launch it in the country, with other underserved countries to follow...

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IANS 10 December 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to follow World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice and immediately rescind travel bans that were introduced in response to the Omicron variant of coronavirus.   Public health organisations, including the WHO,...

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IANS 03 December 2021
Imposing lockdown to curtail transmission of Omicron could prove to be very costly and should be used as a last resort, according to the World Health Organisation.   The new super mutant Omicron Covid variant, which contains more than 30 mutations on the spike protein that the virus...

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IANS 02 December 2021
Two persons in Karnataka have tested positive for Omicron, the newest variant of Covid-19, after genome sequencing, Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said here on Thursday.   Both cases have travel history to South Africa.   "Two...

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IANS 30 November 2021
India records 6,990 new cases of COVID, less than 10,000 for fourth straight day 30-11-2021 10:20 India reported 6,990 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for fourth consecutive day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning. In the...

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IANS 19 November 2021
Barely a week after imposing a lockdown on the unvaccinated, Austria on Friday announced a full national Covid-19 lockdown starting next week.   Austria became the first country in the European Union to take such a measure in the face of the Covid-19 resurgence. Besides, it has also...

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Lydia DePillis  and   Eric Umansky (ProPublica) 17 November 2021
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   A few weeks ago, a ProPublica reporter decided to test his kids for COVID-19. They had the sniffles, and with a grandparent set to visit he wanted to minimize the risk that they were infectious.   This was the problem that...

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IANS 10 November 2021
France has become the fifth European nation to recommend people aged under 30 against using the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine due to concerns over the risk of myocarditis -- a rare heart inflammation.   The nation's Public Health Authority (Haute Autorite de Sante) said those under age 30...

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IANS 03 November 2021
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday granted Emergency Use Listing approval to India's indigenously-developed Covid vaccine, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.   The global health group's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) issued the final decision.   The WHO, in a tweet, said:...

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India reports 14,348 COVID cases, 805 deaths in past 24 hours 29-10-2021 10:40 In the last 24 hours, India registered 14,348 new Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. In the same period, 805 new fatalities were reported, which increased the death toll to...

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Akshay Naik 14 October 2021
Intermittent fasting, an eating pattern that fluctuates between periods of eating and fasting, has rapidly become one of the most popular health and fitness trends for the many benefits it offers. Recently, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), after a comprehensive...

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Akshay Naik 08 October 2021
Human brains sometimes develop abnormal clumps of proteins, called amyloid clumps and tangles, as a result of the ageing effects on brain tissue. These proteins are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and usually interfere with thinking and problem-solving skills. In a new study, published in...

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IANS 30 September 2021
India records over 20,000 new COVID cases again after 3 days 30-09-2021 10:30 India witnessed yet another surge in daily Covid cases on Thursday, pushing the daily tally over 20,000 cases after three days. According to Union Health Ministry's report on Thursday morning, as many as...

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IANS 22 September 2021
After all round severe criticism for the recent travel advisory that prescribed 10 days quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians, the UK's new advisory has accommodated SII's Covishield as an approved vaccine.   The new travel advisory that will be implemented from October 4 at 4 a.m....

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Akshay Naik 30 August 2021
Eating just one hot dog filled with meat could cost consumers 36 minutes of their healthy life, a new study published in the journal Nature Food has found. While eating a serving of nuts, instead, could help one gain 26 minutes of healthy life.   Conducted by the University of...

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Cutting 20 per cent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 per cent from beverages can prevent death as well as the onset of cardiavascular diseases and diabetes in millions of people worldwide, according to a study.   The study, led by a team of researchers from Massachusetts General...

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