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How corona-recovered patients can improve lung function
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Since all the focus is on finding and treating people who are corona-positive, what about those who have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 disease and are trying to get their life back to normal? Are they going to face reduced lung capacity for the rest of their lives?
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
This is how to disinfect your office in corona times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As a preventive measure against new coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, the Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for disinfecting public places including offices in areas reporting COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women initiate rough sex nearly as often as men: Study
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you think only men initiate rough sex you might be wrong, as researchers have revealed that women initiate consensual rough sexual behaviours as often as men.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajasthan reports 5th corona death, cases rise to 210
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) An 82-year-old man from Jaipur became the fifth casualty in Rajasthan due to coronavirus, confirmed health officials here, adding that six new cases have been reported on Sunday taking the total tally to 210 in the state.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Stay physically active during lockdown: Govt
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) : The Union government on Sunday issued an advisory for people to keep themselves physically and mentally active amid the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Want long term weight loss? Fitness is the mantra
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you want a longer healthier life, read this carefully. The more fit you are when you start a weight-loss programme, the more weight you could lose, compared to those who are very out of shape, say researchers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
NGO distributes ration among Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, NGO 'Save the Children' India has begun distributing free dry ration among Rohingya refugees living here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19 (Ld)
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iran urges removal of US sanctions amid COVID-19 spread
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) The US "cruel and illegal" sanctions against Iran have caused difficulties for ordinary Iranians' access to medicine and medical equipment and services amid the COVID-19 spread, Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh, Iran's envoy to the UN office in Geneva, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Of 46, only 8 Tablighi members attended Nizaumddin Markaz: Goa CM
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said, that only eight out of the 46 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who are currently quarantined in Goa, have attended religious events in Nizamuddin -- a COVID-19 hotspot -- in the national capital, where the virus was reportedly transmitted to dozens of other participants.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru police cars attend to commoners' emergencies
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) The city police have deployed the department's 250 emergency response vehicles to attend to 4,500 requests from commoners amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, a top police officer said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Three people quarantine themselves in tent in Bengal
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Three villagers in West Bengal's Nadia district spent days in a tent away from the human habitation to quarantine themselves after returning from Odisha in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Northern Railway converts 83 coaches into isolation wards in one day
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Northern Railway on Friday converted 83 wagons into isolations wards for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, taking the total number of isolation coaches to 174.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the world reels under the scourge of coronavirus pandemic, a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines, medical equipment and related inputs.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
M'rashtra thwarts Delhi-like Tablighi catastrophe in Palghar
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government nipped in the bud a potential catastrophe by refusing permission for Tablighi Jamaat convention in Palghar last month, official sources said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Non-smokers with COPD at higher risk of lung cancer: Study
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
PM tells Karnataka to ensure strict lockdown, social distancing
Bengaluru, April 2 (IANS) Noting that the situation in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic was worrying, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Karnataka to ensure strict lockdown and social distancing to minimise losses, a senior official said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
On this highway, villagers erect checkposts, offer sanitisers to keep Covid-19 at bay (IANS Specia)
Faridabad, April 2 (IANS) On the eighth day of the nationwide lockdown to fight Covid-19, as the police struggle to convince people to stay home at many places across the country, the story here on the Faridabad-Sohna highway, 59 km from Delhi, is quite different.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
TN guarantees 50% off take of drug, ventilators production
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) In order to boost the manufacture of anti-malarial, anti-virul drugs, invasive ventilators, intensive care unit (ICU) monitors, masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced incentives like guaranteed off take, interest subsidy and others.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Key tips to keep your home coronavirus free
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) As the deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) spreading rapidly, people are doing everything to keep themselves safe but what about your own abode?
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
21 new cases in Andhra, tally rises to 132
Amaravati, April 2 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh rose to 132 on Thursday as 21 more persons tested positive for the virus, officials said.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Scientists studying role of mucus in spreading coronavirus
New York, April 2 (IANS) A team of US researchers is utilizing special aerosols in a closed environment to simulate coughing to help determine how different mucins carry the virus through the air.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Railways served food to 1.4 lakh people since March 28
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to cut the chain of transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Indian Railways has served food to over 1.4 lakh people since March 28.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Heavy drinking can easily add 4 cm to your waistline
London, April 1 (IANS) Daily drinkers, please take note. Researchers now reveal that heavy drinking in old age was linked to a 1.5 inch (4cm) larger waist and increased stroke risk in men.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
TikTok donates 4L hazmat suits, 2L masks to Indian doctors
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Chinese short video platform TikTok on Wednesday donated 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits and 200,000 masks worth Rs 100 crore in order to help doctors and other medical professionals tackle the spread of COVID-19 in India.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC for WHO-graded gear for medical professionals treating corona patients
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought Centre's response to a plea seeking direction to ensure availability of World Health Organization-graded protective gear for all medical professionals and health workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Heartfulness helpline to cope with lockdown stress
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS) The Heartfulness Institute with its global headquarters near here has set up a 24X7 helpline for citizens to deal with the stress due to coronavirus lockdown in the country.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Men with erectile dysfunction may be at high death risk
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Men who suffer problems with their sexual performance or suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) are at higher risk of death regardless of their testosterone levels, claim researchers.
2020-04-01
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Housing insecurity may increase kidney disease risk
New York, April 1 (IANS) Housing insecurity -- high housing costs or unsafe living conditions that prevent self-care and threaten independence -- may have negative effects on kidney health, warn researchers.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Uber launches 24/7 service to transport frontline healthcare workers
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in India, ride-hailing giant Uber said on Tuesday that it has launched a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Non-communicable ailments bad for Covid-19 patients: Doctor
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The existing non-communicable diseases, responsible for 72 per cent deaths globally, have been an aggravating factor for Covid-19 adverse outcome, according to an expert with the PGI Hospital, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown: Home delivery of liquor in Kerala announced
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Even as the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Tuesday said that they will observe a statewide black day on Wednesday, the Kerala government has come out with guidelines that they will supply three litres of liquor every week to those showing withdrawal symptoms, to their homes.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nizamuddin markaz: 24 test positive for corona, 1,033 evacuated
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday that 24 people have been found corona positive in the Nizamuddin markaz that has turned into ground zero of the new cases spiralling out of control following an ijtima in mid-March.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Air pollution linked to increased dementia risk
London, March 31 (IANS) People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, warn researchers.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Boost immunity and don't fret over pH level of coronavirus
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid the new coronavirus scare are several health myths going viral on social media platforms and one of those is: Improve your pH levels as "the pH for coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5".
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
94% do not have symptoms of flu: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), about 94 per cent of people said that they don't have the symptoms of the flu like high fever, cold, dry cough, a survey report claimed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states "trust in government" in handling the crisis.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown21: 45.8% agree threat is not exaggerated
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As we head close to the end of the first week of the three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, 45.8% of people believe the threat from the coronavirus is not exaggerated.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
How people with mental disorder can live longer
London, March 30 (IANS) Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in increasing life expectancy among those with severe mental illness in these difficult times, report researchers.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to provide take-home medicines to addicts
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief to addicts undergoing de-addiction treatment, the Punjab government on Sunday allowed 198 Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics, 35 government de-addiction centres and 108 licensed private centres to provide them take-home doses for two weeks to tide over the lockdown period.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
With preachers testing positive, Tablighi Jamaat under spotlight
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Ten Indonesian preachers who tested positive for Covid-19 in Telangana last week and some people of two other nationalities being quarantined has brought Tablighi Jamaat into focus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Don't pay heed to unverified reports Covid reports: SKIMS Director
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr A.G. Ahanger on Sunday appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on social media about the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Central issues guidelines for public places' decontamination
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Central government has issued guidelines on decontamination of common public places, including offices, in the wake of coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Aggressive testing led to discovery of more positive cases in J&K'
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Appealing people not to panic because of the spurt in positive Covid-19 cases, J&K Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Saturday that aggressive testing has led to the discovery of more number of cases.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Silent carriers can be dangerous in spread of Covid-19, reveals data from Wuhan
Hong Kong, March 28 (IANS) Latest classified data released by Chinese government suggests that "silent carriers" of Covid-19 virus could be playing a dangerous role in electrifying the spread of the pandemic across the globe.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
How life can get better as we age
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Life can get better with age with mindfulness because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve overall wellbeing, according to a new study.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Abbott's portable test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) In what could be the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US-based healthcare technology maker Abbott has unveiled a test that can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: NRI medic offers hospital to govt
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As India wages a war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an Indian-born entrepreneur, Shamsheer Vayalil, has come forward to offer his support towards setting up a hospital exclusively for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine