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COVID-19: What are four elements that lead to formation of new pandemic waves? Know here

COVID-19: What are four elements that lead to formation of new pandemic waves? Know here

During a Union Health Ministry's media briefing on COVID-19, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, explained the reasons behind the emergence of new pandemic waves and how they can be controlled

Jun 23, 2021, 07:10 AM IST
Does COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility in men and women? Check what Health Ministry has to say

Does COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility in men and women? Check what Health Ministry has to say

The statement comes amid reports claiming infertility due to COVID-19 vaccination amongst the population of reproductive age. 

Jun 22, 2021, 07:03 AM IST
Now new COVID-19 variant 'Delta plus' is out there, see what experts have to say about it

Now new COVID-19 variant 'Delta plus' is out there, see what experts have to say about it

In England, the Delta plus was present in six genomes from India as of June 7.

Jun 15, 2021, 07:47 AM IST
COVID-19: No need for immediate change in Covishield dosage interval, says Centre

COVID-19: No need for immediate change in Covishield dosage interval, says Centre

Centre highlighted the need for due scientific process in arriving at such decisions. 

Jun 12, 2021, 07:43 AM IST
Pfizer expands COVID-19 vaccine tests in children under 12, to enrol over 4,500 kids

Pfizer expands COVID-19 vaccine tests in children under 12, to enrol over 4,500 kids

"This is the next step allowing us to gather data to understand the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine," Pfizer said.

Jun 09, 2021, 07:10 AM IST
World No Tobacco Day: Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing severe disease, death from COVID-19, says WHO

World No Tobacco Day: Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing severe disease, death from COVID-19, says WHO

"Quitting is the best thing smokers can do to lower their risk from this coronavirus, as well as the risk of developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses," WHO Director-General Dr

May 31, 2021, 07:44 AM IST
Identify Mucormycosis by its name and not colour, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria after yellow, white and black fungus cases

Identify Mucormycosis by its name and not colour, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria after yellow, white and black fungus cases

The AIIMS Delhi director said that labelling the same fungus with names of different colours can create confusion.

May 25, 2021, 08:00 AM IST
After white and black, now yellow fungus is here, Ghaziabad reports first case in NCR

After white and black, now yellow fungus is here, Ghaziabad reports first case in NCR

The yellow fungus is said to be more dangerous than the black and white fungus.

May 24, 2021, 12:37 PM IST
Drug used to treat black fungus was available in limited supply, now ramped up: Union Health Ministry

Drug used to treat black fungus was available in limited supply, now ramped up: Union Health Ministry

"The existing manufacturers are working towards increasing their production capacity," the Health Ministry stated.

May 23, 2021, 14:26 PM IST
Exclusive: Bharat Biotech confident on COVID-19 vaccine production commitments, highlights need to ease out supply chains

Exclusive: Bharat Biotech confident on COVID-19 vaccine production commitments, highlights need to ease out supply chains

Bharat Biotech said that if all goes well, it will complete the clinical trials for the 2-18 age group within the three months timeline.  

May 22, 2021, 06:50 AM IST
COVID-19: IMA warns of possible third wave, says only way forward is vaccination

COVID-19: IMA warns of possible third wave, says only way forward is vaccination

The IMA also expressed concern over the long gap of six months for people recovering from COVID-19 to get vaccinated. 

May 19, 2021, 13:26 PM IST
New RT-PCR kit detects SARS-CoV-2 mutations easily, here's how it will boost India's fight against COVID-19

New RT-PCR kit detects SARS-CoV-2 mutations easily, here's how it will boost India's fight against COVID-19

The new multiplex RT-PCR kit targets two SARS-CoV-2 genes: RdRp and ORFb-nsp14.

May 19, 2021, 12:09 PM IST
Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease and stroke, claims WHO

Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease and stroke, claims WHO

The World Health Organization said that working 55 hours or more per week is a serious health hazard. 

May 17, 2021, 09:01 AM IST
Rajnath Singh releases DRDO's anti-COVID drug, know about 2-deoxy-D-glucose

Rajnath Singh releases DRDO's anti-COVID drug, know about 2-deoxy-D-glucose

Clinical trial results have shown that 2-deoxy-D-glucose helps in faster recovery of hospitalised COVID-19 patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence. 

May 17, 2021, 07:47 AM IST
2-deoxy-D-glucose: DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug is safe, will help patients recover faster, says INMAS scientist

2-deoxy-D-glucose: DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug is safe, will help patients recover faster, says INMAS scientist

Anti-COVID-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by INMAS, a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy`s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad.

May 12, 2021, 08:44 AM IST
COVID-19: US authorises Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot for children aged between 12 and 15

COVID-19: US authorises Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot for children aged between 12 and 15

President Joe Biden said that it is a promising development in United States' fight against coronavirus.

May 11, 2021, 06:50 AM IST
COVID-19: US CDC confirms transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from inhalation of virus in air

COVID-19: US CDC confirms transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from inhalation of virus in air

The US CDC said that the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur from inhalation of virus in the air farther than six feet from an infectious source.

May 09, 2021, 08:40 AM IST
COVID-19 Vaccination by age group reduces deaths and severe health problems: Study

COVID-19 Vaccination by age group reduces deaths and severe health problems: Study

Studies reveal that the prioritization of the vaccination delivery according to age group has benefited the people as it reduced the loss of lives due to COVID-19.

May 07, 2021, 16:11 PM IST
Real vs fake Remdesivir: All you need to know

Real vs fake Remdesivir: All you need to know

Amid the continuously increasing COVID-19 cases and deteriorating condition of medical facilities, the country also fights the duplicate Remdesivir injections being sold in black.

May 05, 2021, 14:32 PM IST
Don't go for RT-PCR test: ICMR issues new guidelines amid second wave of COVID-19

Don't go for RT-PCR test: ICMR issues new guidelines amid second wave of COVID-19

The ICMR stated that at present, India's 2506 molecular testing laboratories are facing challenges to meet the expected testing target due to 'extraordinary case load'. 

May 05, 2021, 12:51 PM IST