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Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in K'taka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With 15,290 patients discharged in a day, recoveries continued to outnumber 5,783 new Covid cases across Karnataka, while 138 succumbed to the infection, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Allahabad HC dismisses PIL on disposal of bodies
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Terming a PIL as more of a 'publicity interest litigation' than a public interest litigation, the Allahabad High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking directions to the state authorities to dispose of dead bodies lying on the banks of Ganga in Prayagraj.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Delhi ramping up health infra to fight possible third Covid wave'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday apprised Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of the administration's action plan to battle the possible third wave of Covid in the national capital.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
With Delta, new virus mutant out there, caution has to continue: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday noted that the Delta variant of coronavirus and its new mutant are there, hence utmost caution has to be exercised by all and there should be no callous attitude shown post the easing of lockdown norms.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi reports 165 new Covid cases, 14 deaths
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday reported 165 new Covid-19 cases, while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.22 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-hit Milkha Singh's health deteriorates
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The health condition of Covid-hit former India sprinter Milkha Singh has deteriorated with fever and de-saturation, the doctors said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
IMA seeks protection for healthcare workers
Gurugram, June 18 (IANS) Amid a spike in the number of attacks on doctors in various parts of the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday staged a protest here, demanding implementation of central protection act for the healthcare workers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Police bust fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday cracked a multi-crore rupee interstate fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket with the arrest of six people, including the kingpin, who used to black market fake replicas of the life-saving anti-viral drug used to treat critical Covid-19 patients.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Covid decline continues in J&K, 671 new cases, 1,171 recoveries
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Recoveries again remained ahead of new Covid cases in J&K on Friday as 1,171 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery while 671 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
As people get ready to eat out and shop, 3rd Covid wave may come sooner than anticipated
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Thirty-one per cent of citizens plan to visit a restaurant, while 29 per cent plan to visit malls in the next 60 days, according to a survey conducted by LocalCircles.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New mRNA vax shows full protection against malaria
New York, June 18 (IANS) A team of scientists in the US has developed a novel vaccine based on mRNA technology that protects against malaria in animal models.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid can affect men's reproductive health: Study
New York, June 18 (IANS) US researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters, a finding that can have important implications for men's reproductive health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: SC declines to postpone, cancel PG final year medical exams
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to pass an order directing medical universities to either cancel or postpone the final year postgraduate exams, as the examinee-doctors have been engaged in Covid-19 duty.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid affected mental health of parents, caregivers: CDC
Washington , June 18 (IANS) Parents and caregivers in the US reported mental health issues more often than others during the Covid pandemic, according to a study by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Worst seems to be over for Centre's Covid ratings (IANS/CVoter Covid Tracker 1)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The state-citizen trust deficit between Indians and the Central government,which witnessed a nadir during the peak of the second Covid wave that wreaked havoc in India in April-May, appears to be improving since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on June 7, the latest data of IANS/CVoter Covid Tracker survey revealed.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Masks are simplest, most powerful weapon against Covid: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that masks are the simplest as well as the most potent and powerful weapon against the coronavirus.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jharkhand preparing for possible third wave of COVID-19
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Taking lessons from the second wave of COVID 19, the Jharkhand government is preparing to tackle the expected third wave of the pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
US to pump in $3bn more to develop antiviral drugs against Covid
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Biden administration has announced plans to invest more than $3 billion to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of antiviral drugs to combat Covid-19.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Andhra reports 6K new Covid cases, tally 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 6,341 new Covid-19 cases, increasing the state's overall tally to over 18.3 lakh, while its active caseload dropped to 67,629.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Pfizer, Moderna Covid jabs do not lower sperm counts: Study
London, June 18 (IANS) Taking Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine shots do not lower sperm counts in men, claimed a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi nurses'body backs trained persons for assistance job
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI) has appealed to the Delhi government to recruit only those people who have completed their nursing training, instead of Class XII pass out, for the specialised jobs, in view of the possible third wave of Covid pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
92% scribes receive first shot of Covid vax in Tripura
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In collaboration with the Agartala Press Club, the Tripura government has so far administered the first dose of Covid vaccine to around 92 per cent of the journalists in the state, with many of them receving the second shot as well, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Punjab was given more Remdesivir than Assam, UP: Union Minister
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Accusing Congress government of profiteering by selling Covid vaccine to private hospitals, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that additional 41 oxygen plants for Punjab have been sanctioned under PM-Cares.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Public worship in temples only after Covid deaths drop to zero: TN Minister
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE), P.K. Sekar Babu has said that the government will allow public worship in temples only after the Covid cases are under control and there are zero deaths in the state owing to the pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
US state identifies 64 Covid cases of Delta variant
Chicago, June 18 (IANS) The Department of Public Health in the US state of Illinois has identified 64 cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Plasma therapy boosts survival in Covid patients with blood cancers
New York, June 18 (IANS) Administering convalescent plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients can dramatically improve likelihood of survival among blood cancer patients hospitalised with the deadly virus, according to a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
EMA may not enforce 50% efficacy threshold for Covid vax
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that it may not enforce a 50 per cent efficacy threshold for Covid-19 vaccines but will still analyse the entirety of the evidence before making a decision on market authorisation.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
One in 100 deaths is by suicide: WHO
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) One in a hundred deaths globally can directly be attributed to suicide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, arguing that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased factors for suicide worldwide.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Puducherry's Mahe gives 1st vax jab to 90% population
Puducherry, June 18 (IANS) Mahe district in the Union Territory of Puducherry has injected the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 90 per cent of its population, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
ICC to partner UNICEF in fundraiser for Covid relief
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), through its 'Cricket for Good initiative', has launched a fundraising campaign to support UNICEF's emergency Covid-19 response in South Asia.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
Africa's Covid cases surging by 20% amid 3rd wave: WHO
Nairobi, June 18 (IANS) Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa were surging by 20 per cent on a weekly basis as most countries in the continent were under the third wave of the pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
At 1,587, India logs least daily Covid deaths in 60 days
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India on Friday recorded 62,480 new cases of Covid and 1,587 fatalities in the last 24 hours, lowest in the last two months, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delta variant detected in Colombo
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have announced that the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 or Delta variant has been detected for the first time from the community in capital Colombo.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NZ announces vax rollout plan for general population
Welington, June 18 (IANS) New Zealand citizens aged over 60 will be offered vaccination from July 28 and those aged over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 177mn
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia records over 14,000 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Russia confirmed 14,057 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,264,047, the official monitoring and response center said on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Denmark to start vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds against Covid-19
Copenhagen, June 18 (IANS) Children in Denmark between the ages of 12 and 15 will soon be offered the opportunity to be voluntarily vaccinated against Covid-19, "possibly" from this September, Soren Brostrom, director general of the Danish Health Authority, said at a press conference here on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vietnam reports record high daily new Covid-19 cases
Hanoi, June 18 (IANS) Vietnam reported 515 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the highest daily increase since the pandemic hit the country last year, according to its Ministry of Health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Recoveries from Covid cross 26-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With 10,685 patients discharged during the day, recoveries from Covid crossed the 26-lakh mark in Karnataka, while 138 died due to the virus, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid positivity rate drops to 3% in J&K's Baramulla district
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) The Covid-19 positivity rate in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir has dropped to mere 3 per cent whereas recovery rate has increased to 95 per cent.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Over 5,000 children test Covid positive in Meghalaya, 17 die
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Over 5,000 children under the age of 14 in Meghalaya have tested Covid-19 positive and 17 of them died, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
New Covid infections drop, daily deaths dive below 1K
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) For the first time since June 9, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths dived below the 1K-mark, even as new infections dropped under the 10K-level, as the number of patients cured increased, health officials said here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
656 new Covid cases, 1,426 recoveries in J&K
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Recoveries continued to outnumber new Covid cases in J&K on Thursday as 1,426 patients were discharged after recovery while 656 new cases were reported during last 24 hours.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
This AI tech can hear Covid in a cough
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Australian computer scientists have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence-based model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic, an advance that can pave the way for detecting the infectious disease via diagnostic mobile phone apps.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Technology
Rajinikanth to leave for US for treatment
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Mega star Rajinikanth will leave for the US on Saturday for a routine medical check up.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
NPPA asks drug makers to ensure GST cuts passed on to consumer
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In order to ensure the cuts in GST rates of essential Covid-19 drugs and other medications is passed on to consumers, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has directed all pharma manufacturing and marketing companies to revise the maximum retail price (MRP) on drugs and formulations immediately taking into effect the reduced tax rate.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pfizer's arthritis drug can cut death risk in severe Covid patients
New York, June 17 (IANS) An arthritis drug -- Tofacitinib -- developed by US biopharmaceutical Pfizer has shown to be effective in reducing the risk of death or respiratory failure in hospitalised adult patients with Covid-19 pneumonia who were not on ventilation, according to a study.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
SII to conduct clinical trials of Novavax for children
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Serum Institute of India is likely to launch clinical trials of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for children in July, sources said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha to roll out mobile units to detect early hearing loss
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra Health Department will use mobile units to check the hearing abilities of newborns in the state to diagnose and start their treatment early, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Active Covid cases drop below 70k in Andhra, tally 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Active Covid cases dropped below the 70,000 mark to reach 69,831 on Thursday in Andhra Pradesh, even as 6,151 new Covid infections have been reported.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine