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Novel ML technique to enhance predictions of Covid outcomes
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have published one of the first studies using a Machine Learning (ML) technique called "federated learning" to examine electronic health records to better predict how Covid-19 patients will progress.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
New method to help fast-track vaccines for pre-clinical tests
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists in Australia have developed a new method for fast-tracking synthesis of safe vaccines, an approach that can be used to test vaccine strategies against novel pandemic pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Avoid Covaxin in case of allergies, fever: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Bharat Biotech, makers of India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, has advised people not to take 'Covaxin' if they have allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, are on blood thinners, immune-comrpomised, or are on medicines that affect immune system.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala expects Covid cases to fall only by July
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The Kerala Health Department, headed by Minister K.K. Shailaja, is sceptical as the number of Covid patients has been on the rise everyday and a study conducted by it says that the cases were expected to come down to 1,000 per day only by July.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Aus to go ahead with Pfizer vaccine despite reported deaths
Canberra, Jan 19 (IANS) A top adviser to the Australian government has said that the country is likely to go ahead with the Pfizer vaccine despite the deaths of 29 elderly Norwegian patients, who lost their lives following inoculation.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 118 new cases
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has registered 118 new coronavirus cases, of which 106 were locally transmitted and 12 arrived from outside the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
WHO panel highlights effective multilateralism in Covid response
Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) A latest interim report by a WHO pandemic review panel has highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, saying that the consequences of this pandemic remind the world of how important effective multilateralism is.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Renowned oncologist V.Shanta of Adyar Cancer Institute no more
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran oncologist V. Shanta who headed the Cancer Institute (WIA) here, popularly known as Adyar Cancer Institute died at a private hospital on Tuesday early morning.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's Covid recovery rate crosses 98%
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Covid-19 recovery rate in Telangana has crossed 98 per cent as the state continued to see more recoveries than new cases.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Start of 2021 sees upward trend in Covid situation: WHO
Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) Following two weeks of lower reporting towards the end of 2020, an overall upward trend of the Covid-19 pandemic has been witnessed in the first several weeks of 2021, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
At 10K, India records lowest Covid numbers since June
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Continuing its low streak of fresh daily cases, India on Tuesday recorded 10,064 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day spike in seven months.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil launches mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Brasilia, Jan 19 (IANS) Brazil, currently one of the hardest-hit countries in the world by the pandemic, has launched its mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus, Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Pak approves Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved a Covid-19 vaccine by China's Sinopharm for emergency use amid an unabated resurgence in the country.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hackers manipulated stolen Covid vax data to 'undermine trust'
London, Jan 19 (IANS) In a startling revelation, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that hackers have manipulated stolen Covid-19 vaccine data in an attempt to "undermine trust" in the vaccines.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
'More people in UK hospitals than at any other time during pandemic'
London, Jan 19 (IANS) UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that there were more people currently in hospital than at any other time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic early last year.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
US Covid cases top 24mn ahead of Biden's inauguration (Ld)
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Reaching yet another grim milestone, the overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, currently the hardest-hit country, has surpassed the 24 million mark, about 24 hours ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases top 95.5 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 95.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.03 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'
Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The world faces a "catastrophic moral failure" because of unequal Covid-19 vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
UK reports 37,535 new Covid cases, 599 deaths
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Another 37,535 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, the lowest daily increase since the start of the year, according to official figures released on Monday.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
US Covid cases surpass 24 million: Johns Hopkins University
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US topped 24 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
France registers 403 new Covid-19 deaths
Paris, Jan 19 (IANS) France on Monday reported 403 new Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, the heaviest daily toll since November 24, raising the country's coronavirus-related fatalities to 70,686, according to figures from the health authorities.
2021-01-19
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
South Central Railway's frontline staff receive Covid vaccine
Secunderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) zone has jabbed the first shots of Coronavirus vaccine on its frontline staff at the central railway hospital in Lallaguda, Secunderabad on Monday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
After 2-day halt, vaccination drive to resume in Maha from Tuesday
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) After a two-day break, the Covid-19 vaccination drive will resume for four days all over Maharashtra starting Tuesday, officials said here on Monday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka logs in 435 new Covid cases; 973 recoveries
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) In a healthy sign, only 435 new Covid-19 cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, while 973 patients recovered from the virus, said the state health bulletin on Monday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Integrated cell-cum-gene therapy facility unveiled in B'luru
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Immuneel Therapeutics Ltd, co-founded by Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, unveiled its integrated cell-and-gene therapy development and manufacturing facility at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City on the outskirts of this tech city on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka: 47% beneficiaries given Covid vaccine on Day 2
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Of the 81,219 beneficiaries in Karnataka, 38,242 were inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine, accounting for 47 per cent of the target set for the second day of the vaccination drive on Monday, said the state health department.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat reports less than 500 Covid cases; toll at 4,367
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Gujarat on Monday reported 495 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to 2,56,367, even as the death toll rose to 4,367, with two more fatalities, health officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
NIMHANS doctor on Sputnik vaccine advisory board
Moscow/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russias sovereign wealth fund) and the National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaleya (Gamaleya Centre) has announced the creation of an international scientific advisory board for the Sputnik V vaccine ? the worlds first registered vaccine against coronavirus.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra logs 81 new Covid cases, tally at 8.86 lakh
Amaravati, Jan 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Monday reported 81 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to 8.86 lakh, even as 263 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber the infections.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi misses target by 56%, 17% less inoculation on Day 2
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Delhi recorded around 17 per cent lesser vaccination than the previous session, on the second day of the immunisation drive against Covid-19 on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram: Snags in Co-WIN app, only 41% health workers inoculated
Gurugram, Jan 18 (IANS) Gurugram reported Co-WIN application glitches in all its 45 vaccine session sites on the second day of the inoculation drive on Monday, resulting in only 41 per cent of the healthcare workers getting the vaccine jabs, which was lesser than the targeted numbers, health officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala reports 3,346 fresh Covid-19 cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Kerala on Monday reported 3,346 new Covid-19 cases, said state's Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, adding that the test positivity rate now stands at 10.11 per cent.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Death of UP man not linked to Covid vax: Govt
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The central government on Monday said two people have died following Covid-19 immunisation, but the death of one of them is not related to the vaccination while the post-mortem report of the other beneficiary is still awaited.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Avian influenza in poultry birds confirmed in 5 states: Govt
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Centre said on Monday that outbreak of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 5 states for poultry birds and in 9 states for crows/migratory/wild birds till date.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Experts advise people to avoid alcohol during vaccination
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Alcohol intake should be avoided after getting the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine for some days and abstinence should also be maintained after the second jab for some days, health experts said on Monday, as alcohol can hinder the effect of the vaccine.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hesistancy, Co-WIN glitches reign over 2nd day of inoculation drive
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Glitches in Co-WIN application and vaccine hesitancy continued to reign over the second day of the Covid-19 inoculation drive as the turnout remained shockingly low at many government hospitals of the national capital on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This is which causes stomach discomfort in IBS patients
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Returning students 'behind' secondary Covid infections across UK
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A student infected with Covid-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, a UK-based study suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan inaugurates 100-bed Plastic Surgery Block at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday inaugurated the newly-constructed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and dedicated it to the 'Father of Plastic Surgery' - ancient Indian physician Sushruta.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha increases session sites for Covid vaccination
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has increased the number of session sites for Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
'Vaccine won't kill you': AIIMS Director allays fears
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Peer support may be more beneficial to teens with anxiety
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) One in three parents strongly support schools having mental health programmes like peer support leaders, a new poll suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New Covid variant detected in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's Health Ministry has confirmed the detection of cases of the new coronavirus variant, which was first discovered in the UK late last year.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Aus seeks info on deaths in Norway after Pfizer vaccination
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the country is seeking urgent information on the deaths of 29 elderly Norwegian patients following their immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against Covid-19.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
UP health worker's death not due to Covid jab: Report
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The post mortem report of a 46-year-old government hospital employee in Moradabad, who died on Sunday evening, 24 hours after receiving a Covid vaccine shot, has found that the immediate cause of death was 'cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock' due to 'cardiopulmonary disease'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Steve Martin's 'good news/bad news' about getting Covid vax shot
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Steve Martin has shared his experience of getting the coronavirus vaccine. 
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Hollywood
Some 522k people in Beijing to undergo Covid testing
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) About 522,000 people in Beijing's Daxing district will undergo mass nucleic acid testing on Monday after the Chinese capital city reported two new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases 24 hours ago.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Cure.fit acquires digital fitness company Onyx
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Health and fitness startup Cure.fit on Monday announced it has acquired Onyx, a US-based fitness company that is building the worlds smartest digital training experience, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Health/Medicine
Exports of SII vaccine blocked till March-April
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Exports of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the Serum Institute of India are currently blocked until March or April, as India (along with China) look set to take the lead in driving the region's distribution efforts in the months ahead, according to Moodys Analytics.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan