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You may have got COVID-19, check if you had these symptoms in past

You may have got COVID-19, check if you had these symptoms in past

The researchers have introduced a new list of symptoms to the list. The usual symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, body ache, loss of smell and taste, chills, breathlessness. Several studies are

Apr 09, 2021, 11:24 AM IST
COVID Alert! Second wave brings 3 new symptoms, know if you have them

COVID Alert! Second wave brings 3 new symptoms, know if you have them

The second wave of coronavirus is reporting modified infection symptoms. The researchers have introduced a new list of symptoms to the list. The usual symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, body ache,

Apr 08, 2021, 15:51 PM IST
World Health Day: Let us keep the focus on fighting COVID-19 by taking all possible precautions, says PM Narendra Modi

World Health Day: Let us keep the focus on fighting COVID-19 by taking all possible precautions, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi said that World Health Day is a day to reaffirm our gratitude and appreciation to all those who work day and night to keep our planet healthy.

Apr 07, 2021, 09:47 AM IST
Did you know that screening & early detection can combat cancer in women?

Did you know that screening & early detection can combat cancer in women?

To know more about important aspects of cancer in women, particularly breast cancer and cervical cancer, join the discussion with our experts.

Mar 25, 2021, 08:53 AM IST
India records 24,882 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, active count climbs to 2.02 lakh

India records 24,882 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, active count climbs to 2.02 lakh

So far, India has witnessed a total of 1,13,33,728 coronavirus infections, of which, 1,09,73,260 have recovered, while 1,58,446 have succumbed to the virus. 

Mar 13, 2021, 09:58 AM IST
WHO grants emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

WHO grants emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

It is the third COVID-19 vaccine after the two-shot regimens of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca to receive backing from the WHO.

Mar 13, 2021, 09:17 AM IST
Coronavirus antibodies move from pregnant ladies to their infants, new study finds

Coronavirus antibodies move from pregnant ladies to their infants, new study finds

A study drove by the 'American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology' discovered that the antibodies that help in guarding against the COVID-19 infection are transferred from mothers to their babies

Mar 01, 2021, 00:40 AM IST
COVID-19: People above 60 years of age to get vaccine shots from March 1, says Centre

COVID-19: People above 60 years of age to get vaccine shots from March 1, says Centre

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the coronavirus vaccine will be given free of cost at the government centres. However, those who want to get vaccinated from private hospitals will have to

Feb 24, 2021, 15:53 PM IST
Americans may still need to wear face masks to fight coronavirus in 2022: Anthony Fauci

Americans may still need to wear face masks to fight coronavirus in 2022: Anthony Fauci

Americans may still need to wear masks in 2022 even as the country relaxes other restrictions to combat COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday (

Feb 21, 2021, 23:31 PM IST
Increase surveillance, conduct more RT-PCR tests: Centre tells states amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Increase surveillance, conduct more RT-PCR tests: Centre tells states amid surge in COVID-19 cases

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), more than 74% of the active cases of the country are in Kerala and Maharashtra. In the last four weeks in Kerala, the average weekly

Feb 21, 2021, 15:42 PM IST
World's first case of human infection with H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia

World's first case of human infection with H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia

Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain have been reported in Russia, Europe, China, the Middle East and North Africa in recent months but so far only in poultry. Other strains - H5N1, H7N9 and H9N2 - have been

Feb 21, 2021, 00:33 AM IST
Fake news alert: South Africa will not return 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from Serum Institute of India

Fake news alert: South Africa will not return 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from Serum Institute of India

South Africa had paused the rollout of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses this month after preliminary trial data showed they offered minimal protection against mild to moderate illness from the

Feb 16, 2021, 19:55 PM IST
After COVID-19, Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak, reports fresh cases since 2016

After COVID-19, Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak, reports fresh cases since 2016

The 2013-2016 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa started in Nzerekore, whose proximity to busy borders hampered efforts to contain the virus. It went on to kill at least 11,300 people with the vast

Feb 14, 2021, 21:04 PM IST
India becomes third country in world to administer most COVID-19 vaccine doses

India becomes third country in world to administer most COVID-19 vaccine doses

As of Sunday morning, a total of 57.75 lakh (57,75,322) beneficiaries have received the coronavirus vaccine under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Over 1.15 lakh sessions have been

Feb 07, 2021, 16:46 PM IST
Over 56 lakh healthcare, frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India so far: Ministry of Health

Over 56 lakh healthcare, frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India so far: Ministry of Health

India’s total amount of active cases continues to follow a consistent downward slope and has dropped to less than 1.5 lakh (1,48,590), which is the lowest in 8 months. The vaccination sessions were

Feb 06, 2021, 21:54 PM IST
Oxford's AstraZeneca first jab cuts COVID-19 transmission substantially: UK study

Oxford's AstraZeneca first jab cuts COVID-19 transmission substantially: UK study

Two-dose Oxford's AstraZeneca vaccine can cut coronavirus transmissions by around 67 percent. The vaccine can have a substantial impact on transmission by reducing the number of infected individuals

Feb 03, 2021, 17:32 PM IST
Writing tests could help predict Alzheimer's disease: Study

Writing tests could help predict Alzheimer's disease: Study

In the study published in The Lancet EclinicalMedicine, the researchers found that older adults who were more repetitive in word usage, made spelling errors, and missed words like "the," "is" and "

Feb 02, 2021, 18:23 PM IST
WHO-led COVID-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

WHO-led COVID-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

The trip was going ‘really well, excellent’, one of its members, Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, told news agency Reuters on Tuesday, responding to a query just before entering the

Feb 02, 2021, 08:32 AM IST
World on verge of defeating coronavirus, says Harsh Vardhan at WHO meet

World on verge of defeating coronavirus, says Harsh Vardhan at WHO meet

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan chaired the 148th session of WHO Executive Board through video conference. He said, "Allow me to thank the member nations that despite the

Jan 27, 2021, 18:32 PM IST
India extends vaccination drive to foreign mission

India extends vaccination drive to foreign mission

December saw India taking over 50 foreign envoys based in Delhi to the southern city of Hyderabad to showcase the country's vaccine production center at 2 biotechnology companies -- Bharat Biotech

Jan 25, 2021, 12:40 PM IST