Monday, October 02, 2023

Dengue alarm: Centre asks Bengal to organise blood donation camps

KOLKATA: Amid the alarming dengue situation in West Bengal, the Union Health Ministry has advised the state government to organise large-scale blood donation camps to have a sufficient stock of platelets.

Nipah scare ‘over’ at Kozhikode, but masks and sanitizer back, as educational institutions open

Kozhikode:A large number of educational institutions in Kozhikode’s containment zones opened on Monday, 11 days after closing down due to a surge in Nipah cases there.

Stem cell therapy shows promise for reducing signs of Alzheimer's

NEW YORK: US scientists have in a significant experiment transplanted stem cells into mice and found reduction of brain abnormalities typical of Alzheimer’s disease.

Israel’s leading cardiologist stresses need for innovative global harm-reduction strategies to combat smoking-related cardiovascular disease in India

NEW DELHI: Distinguished international experts at a recent symposium held at AIIMS, New Delhi, addressed the escalating global concern of smoking-related cardiovascular diseases.

Rajkot's heart health crisis: Three under age 45 succumb to heart attacks

RAJKOT: Heart attacks have claimed the lives of three individuals, all under the age of 45 in Gujarat's Rajkot.

Nipah scare at Kozhikode on the wane as more samples test negative

Thiruvananthapuram:Coming as a relief, 24 more samples tested negative for Nipah in Kerala Kozhikode which reported two deaths from the virus last week, officials said on Thursday.

As Nipah cases in Kerala mount to 4, vigil at border checkposts of K'taka, TN begins

Thiruvananthapuram: With a 39-year-old man turning Nipah positive on Friday morning at Kozhikode, the total positive cases in Kerala has risen to four, and extra vigil is being maintained at all border checkposts of the state bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

India records 58 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: As many as 58 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in India during the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Delhi CM, MPs help source Rs 10.5cr SMA injection for toddler

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that two Aaam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs, Sanjay Singh and Sanjeev Arora, with the support of the people, have secured a Rs 17.5-crore spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) injection from the US for a one-and-a-half-year-old boy named Kanav, who had been suffering from this genetic disorder.

India records 70 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: As many as 70 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in India during the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

India logs 61 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India has registered 61 new Covid cases during the past 24 hours, taking the country's overall caseload to 4,49,97,117, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Doctors successfully perform 1st bone marrow transplant at Safdarjung Hospital

NEW DELHI: A team of doctors successfully performed the maiden bone marrow transplant at the Safdarjung Hospital here.

Study shows prostate cancer drug may help fight Covid-19, variants

NEW YORK: Researchers have found that a drug to fight prostate cancer may also help against Covid and its variants.

  Zero Covid cases reported in Goa in last two days

PANAJI: In the past two days, no new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Goa. However, active cases are at 14 with no hospitalisation.

One doctor has 83 hospitals registered in his name in UP

AGRA: One doctor has around 83 hospitals registered in his name in Meerut, Kanpur and various other districts of western Uttar Pradesh.

TN records 10 fresh Covid cases, 5 came from abroad

CHENNAI: In the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu recorded 10 fresh Covid-19 cases, of which five patients tested positive upon their arrival from abroad, authorities said on Saturday.

Mumbai Police’s Traffic Control Branch has announced a ‘No Honking Day’ on Wednesday

The Centre on Monday said that it does not appear that the CoWIN app or its database

The Centre on Monday said that it does not appear that the CoWIN app or its database has been directly breached as alleged in some reports after a Covid data leak surfaced on social media app Telegram.

CoWIN app or its database not breached directly, clarifies Centre

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday said that it does not appear that the CoWIN app or its database has been directly breached as alleged in some reports after a Covid data leak surfaced on social media app Telegram.

TN govt on alert over rise in Covid-19 cases

CHENNAI: Amid concerns over rising Covid-19 cases in the state, the Tamil Nadu health department has issued an alert to contain the spreading virus.

Nurses to hold protest in TN's Madurai against govt order

CHENNAI: Nurses in Madurai are on an agitation path against the action by a Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS) to compulsorily enlist 12 new pregnancy cases and 12 delivery cases from each 10,000 population cluster in the city every month.

76th World Health Assembly begins in Geneva

Geneva: The 76th World Health Assembly (WHA), kicked off here, focused on "saving lives, driving health for all," the WHO said in a statement.

Punjab health minister lauds efforts of USAID backed NGOs in fighting Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Lauding the efforts of all the Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for playing pivotal role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh on Friday said that the Punjab state has successfully achieved 98% coverage for the first dose of Covid vaccination, while, 86% for the 2nd dose for 18+ population. The data is per the data available on CoWIN Portal till May 12, 2023.

Haryana minister provides assistance to boy suffering from rare disease

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has provided financial assistance to a boy who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare and life-threatening blood disorder, as his family could not afford the high cost of the treatment.

Clapping to nurses' dance lands CMO in trouble in UP's Manipuri

Mainpuri (UP): The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri is facing action for indiscipline after a viral video showed him clapping to the nurses' dance.

mRNA Covid vax beneficial 3 months after bone marrow transplant: Study

NEW YORK: Patients with cancer whose immune systems are being supported or rebuilt by bone marrow transplantation should begin receiving vaccines for protection against SARS-CoV-2 three months post-transplant, according to a new study.

Mpox viruses relatively stable on surfaces for several days: Study

NEW YORK: Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) viruses can remain infectious for several days on surfaces in the household or in hospital rooms, increasing the risk of spread, finds a study.

WHO advises against non-sugar sweeteners like stevia for weight control

Geneva:Non-sugar sweeteners like stevia should not be taken for weight control or to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, according to a new guideline released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday.

Doctors give new life to 27-week-old baby born weighing 620 gm

NEW DELHI: A 27-week old prematurely born baby girl weighing 620 gram, got a new lease of life by doctors at a private hospital in Haryana's Panchkula.

Man held for selling fake injections to cancer patients

NEW DELHI:A joint team of Haryana Chief Minister's flying squad and Drug Department arrested a man from Sector-62 in Noida on Wednesday for selling fake injections to cancer patients in Gurugram.

Aus state issues health alert over life-threatening counterfeit drugs

Brisbane:The health authority in the Australian state of Queensland issued an alert on Tuesday, warning local communities against taking illegally sourced drugs.

Japan downgrades legal status of Covid-19, relaxes measures

Tokyo:Japan on Monday officially downgraded the legal status of Covid-19 to the same category of seasonal influenza and relaxed other Covid-19 measures previously in place.

E-prescriptions in health utilities to help Bengal govt to preserve patient data

KOLKATA: The West Bengal health department's decision to introduce E- prescriptions in all the state-run health utilities in the state from this year is expected to bring about a permanent solution to the teething problem of preserving the patient-data and their case histories.

UP-Cankids sign MoU for child cancer care

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has signed an MoU with Cankids for early diagnosis and timely treatment of children across the state.

Cambodia reported 1,400 HIV cases last yr: Report

Phnom Penh : Cambodia reported 1,400 new HIV cases last year, according to a National AIDS Authority's report on Monday.

Emergency duties performed by allopathy doctors, can't be done by Ayurveda physicians: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside a Gujarat High Court order, holding that Ayurveda practitioners working in government hospitals should be treated at par with doctors holding MBBS degrees and they are entitled to equal pay.

Doctors restore mobility of 142 kg woman post total knee-replacement surgery

NEW DELHI: Doctors here have restored mobility of a elderly woman weighing 142 kg, after a successful total knee replacement surgery on both knees.

XBB.1.16 variant drives global surge in Covid cases, deaths

NEW DELHI:The Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16, present in 33 countries, is making a fresh surge in Covid infections as well as deaths in Italy, the US, the UK, Vietnam, and other nations, including India.

XBB.1.16 is now a Covid 'variant of interest': WHO

NEW DELHI:The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 to a Covid-19 "variant of interest" (VOI) due to its "sustained increase" and "growth advantage" reported from several countries.

US reports over 19,000 deaths from flu this season

Los Angeles:There have been at least 26 million flu illnesses, 290,000 hospitalisations, and 19,000 deaths from flu so far this season in the US, according to the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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