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Valuing friendships can keep you healthy: Study
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Having friends in life is important as they give us both emotional support and practical advice, whenever needed. A new study now suggests that prioritising friendship is also associated with many health and well-being benefits.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
13,000 volunteers given 2nd dose of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that 13,000 volunteers have been successfully administered the second dose of its Covid vaccine Covaxin in the phase-3 trials.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Centre to SC: Can't give extra attempt to UPSC aspirants who couldn't take last chance
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court it is not keen on granting an extra attempt to civil services aspirants, who could not take the last attempt of the exam amid the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Plants at home may up positive mental well-being
London, Jan 22 (IANS) If you love having plants at home, then there is a good news for you as a new study suggests that plants at home can keep you mentally healthy.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TN Health Minister takes Covaxin jab
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister C.Vijayabaskar was on Friday administered the Covaxin jab at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
WHO expects 100mn global Covid-19 cases by January end
Geneva, Jan 22 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the global Covid-19 caseload is expected to hit 100 million by the end of January, but vaccines have the potential to bring the pandemic under control.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
J&K lifts ban on import of poultry
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday lifted the ban on the import of poultry into the union territory, but imposed a condition that the imported stock of birds must contain a bird flu free certificate.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
This could be an early sign of Alzheimer's
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
India records 14K new Covid cases, recoveries cross 1.02 cr
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With 14,545 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Friday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,25,428, the health officials said.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1.4L health workers to get jabs in UP on Friday
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Nearly 1.4 lakh health workers in Uttar Pradesh will get vaccinated in the second round of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, to be held on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bharat Biotech begins dispatch of Covaxin doses to 22 cities (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech has started the supply of the second consignment containing over 25 lakh doses of 'Covaxin' vaccine to 22 cities across the country, including Delhi and Mumbai on Friday morning as India picks up the pace to vaccinate millions of people.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases top 97.4 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 97.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.08 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 94 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 103 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 94 locally transmitted and nine arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
US sees record-high daily Covid-19 deaths
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US has registered a record high of over 4,300 daily Covid-19 deaths as the new administration took office.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Spain's daily coronavirus cases hit all-time high
Madrid, Jan 22 (IANS) The Spanish Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed another 44,357 coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Africa CDC opens Covid vaccines pre-order programme
Addis Ababa, Jan 22 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has announced the commencement of Covid-19 vaccines pre-order program for all African Union (AU) members.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Ahead of release from jail, Sasikala tests Covid positive
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's key aide V.K. Sasikala, who is on the verge of finishing her jail term for corruption, tested Covid positive on Thursday night.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
35,851 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,57,813
Gandhinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 35,851 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 12,487 on Thursday, even as 471 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,57,813 cases, while one death in the past 24 hours mounted Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,372.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra reports 139 more Covid cases, no fatalities
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 139 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 8.86 lakh, while 254 more patients recovered from the virus.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccination: No severe AEFI cases reported in NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) No serious or severe cases of Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) have reported from any of the eight northeastern states since the Covid-19 vaccination drive started on January 16, officials said on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha reports two serious AEFI cases
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Two cases of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in Odisha as two healthcare workers were hospitalised after administration of Covid-19 vaccine, the state Health Department said on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Our lives more important than elections: Andhra govt employees
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh High Court's green signal to conduct the rural local bodies elections drew an immediate response from the government employees associations, who highlighted that their lives are more important than the elections amid the Coronavirus pandemic on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccine acceptance in Telangana drops to 57 per cent
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Covid vaccine acceptance rate among targeted beneficiaries in Telangana slumped to 57 per cent on Thursday, the fourth day of vaccination in the state.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nearly 10 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated so far
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Nearly ten lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated till now, with no death following immunisation reported on Thursday, the Union health Ministry said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccine hesitancy quite high in Delhi-NCR, reveals survey
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) According to a survey conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), about 20 per cent respondents are certain about not taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SJTA seeks Covid-19 vaccination for servitors, families
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday requested the Odisha health department for Covid-19 vaccination of servitors and their families as they are now being exposed to the devotees entering the shrine for 'darshan' at the famed Jagannath temple in Puri.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
After Co-WIN update, Lok Nayak vaccinates 100% beneficiaries, Manipal 107%
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The update in Co-WIN application has led a huge impact on the immunisation figures in the fourth session of Covid vaccination drive conducted in the national capital on Thursday. Many government hospitals which were struggling to achieve even 30 per cent of their target, have crossed the halfway mark now.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra Covid-19 cases cross 2-million mark
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) More than 10 months after the first two Covid-10 cases were reported from Pune on March 9, 2020, Maharashtra's corona cases crossed the staggering two-million mark, health officials said here on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Seers back Covid vaccination drive in MP
Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) In an effort to make the Covid-19 vaccination drive a huge success in Madhya Pradesh, several religious leaders and eminent personalities across the state have launched a 'Jan Jagriti Abhiyan' to raise awareness for maximum participation.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
49.35 kg banned stimilant drug seized by NCB, two held
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) In a joint operation with its counterparts in Chennai zone, Narcotics Control Bureau's Bengaluru Zone officials on Thursday busted a drugs racket by arresting two persons and seizing 49.5 kg banned stimulant chemical Ephedrine.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
6,334 new corona cases in Kerala, 6,229 recoveries
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Kerala on Thursday reported 6,334 new coronavirus cases and 6,229 recoveries, even as 21 more fatalities took the state's COVID-19 death toll to 3,545, Health Minister KK Shailaja's office said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
5 killed in SII complex fire, but Covishield plant safe (Roundup)
Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) At least five persons suffocated to death in a major fire that engulfed an under-construction building in a plant of global vaccine giant, Serum Institute of India (SII), here on Thursday afternoon, triggering nationwide anxiety.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No benefit from arthritis drug for severe Covid patients: Study
Sao Paulo, Jan 21 (IANS) Contrary to a few studies that earlier suggested benefits from an arthritis drug for patients with severe or critical Covid-19 infection, a new study indicates that it is not better than standard care alone.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Only 56% health workers vaccinated in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 21 (IANS) The fear of coronavirus vaccination is palpable among health workers in Jharkhand as only 56 per cent of them have taken the shot since the nationwide vaccination drive started.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
5 killed in Serum Institute plant fire, Covid vaccine safe (2nd Lead)
Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) At least five persons suffocated to death as a major fire broke out in an under-construction building in a plant of global vaccine giant, the Serum Institute of India (SII), her on Thursday afternoon, shocking the country.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have created history by operating on the world's youngest large brain tumour patient that was removed through the nose, it was announced on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Brain pressure disorder that causes vision problems on the rise
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates, a new study suggests.
2021-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Social influence may induce people to follow Covid rules
London, Jan 21 (IANS) People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, a new study suggests.
2021-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
CM Gehlot worried over slow vaccination in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The vaccination drive in Rajasthan has been slow to take off ever since it began on January 16.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhis credentials as the vaccine hub of the world.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
AI-based technique may detect prostate cancer from urine
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technique may help in diagnosing prostate cancer from urine within only twenty minutes with almost 100 per cent accuracy, a new study suggests.
2021-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka's Covid-19 caseload tops 50,000
Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka's overall coronavirus caseload surpassed the 55,000 mark on Thursday after over 700 people tested positive for the disease, the Health Ministry announced.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Novel way may diagnose mental disorders in early pregnancy
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified a screening tool that may help diagnose depressive symptoms and other mental disorders in early pregnancy.
2021-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pharmacopoeia Commission proposes reduction in tests on animals for drug manufacturing
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), responsible for setting standards for drugs, has proposed a significant reduction in required tests on animals for producing recombinant antibody drugs and for developing test methods for assessing drugs action or effects in living systems.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Diabetes among women under 55 may up heart disease risk
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Women, who are under 55, with Type-2 diabetes are at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease, a new study suggests.
2021-01-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
With 226 new cases, T'gana Covid tally reaches over 2.92L
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Telangana recorded 226 new Covid cases and reported one death during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 144 new Covid cases (Ld)
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 144 new coronavirus cases, of which 126 were locally transmitted and the 18 others arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Inactive cancer patients also at high risk of severe Covid illness: Study
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Patients with inactive cancer and not currently undergoing treatments also face a significantly higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, a new study suggests.
2021-01-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Japan to receive Pfizer vaccine for 72 mn people
Tokyo, Jan 21 (IANS) The Japanese government has signed agreements with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. to receive the drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine doses enough for a total of 72 million people within this year, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
15K fresh cases continue India's low Covid streak
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With 15,223 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,10,883, health officials said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine