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Lakshmi Manchu tests Covid positive, asks fans for movie recos
Hyderabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Popular Telugu actress Lakshmi Prasanna Manchu tested positive for Covid-19. Announcing this on social media, the 'Pittakathalu' actress sought recommendations on shows and movies to watch from her friends so that she can kill time during her isolation.
2022-01-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
'Prince of Tollywood' Mahesh Babu tests positive for Covid-19
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) Tollywood hero Mahesh Babu has tested positive to Covid-19 on his return from his Christmas-New Year vacation overseas. The actor took to his social media on Thursday to post an update about his health condition.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Hyderabad's Numaish shut due to Covid situation
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Numaish, the popular annual trade fair of Hyderabad, has been suspended till January 10 in view of the curbs imposed by Telangana government to check the spread of Covid-19.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Omiscron scare: Genome sequencing started in Patna's IGIMS
Patna, Jan 2 (IANS) In a bid to combat corona's new Omicron variant, the Bihar government on Sunday began genome sequencing in the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Sourav Ganguly tested positive for Delta Plus variant
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, who was on Friday discharged from a hospital here after testing negative for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, was found positive for the Delta Plus variant.
2022-01-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Kejriwal extends new year wishes, assures govt taking steps to curb Covid
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Extending new year wishes to all countrymen, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured the capital's people that the state government is taking all necessary steps to curb the spread of Covid-19, and appealed for adherence to the corona guidelines.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Five more test Omicron positive in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 (IANS) Five more persons in Odisha tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 14.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Omicron infection boosts neutralising immunity against Delta: Study
Johannesburg, Dec 28 (IANS) Omicron cases are rapidly expanding worldwide, often coupled with infections caused by the Delta variant.
2021-12-28
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine
Chaos at Delhi's hospitals as resident doctors shut OPD counters
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The ongoing protest of the resident doctors on Monday caused chaos like situation across hospitals in the national capital as all OPD counters were shut for the patients.
2021-12-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Over 25.5 lakh children in Odisha to get Covid vaccines from Jan 3
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccination for about 25.53 lakh children between 15 and 18 years age group in Odisha will start from January 3, 2022, officials said here on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
China reports 162 locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China has reported 162 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Health Ministry submits report on Covid-19 to Election Commission
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Monday submitted a report on the rising Covid cases along with the new variant Omicron and the status of vaccination coverage across the nation to the Election Commission.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TN vaccinates 17.31L people during 16th mega vaccine drive
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu health department in a statement said that it has inoculated 17.31 lakh, people during the 16th mega vaccination drive.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Rwanda achieves WHO Covid-19 vax target
Kigali, Dec 27 (IANS) Rwanda has achieved the World Health Organization's (WHO) target of vaccinating 40 per cent of its entire population by December 2021, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine
K'taka prepared to tackle Covid challenges ahead: CM
Mysuru (Karnataka), Dec 26 (IANS) The Karnataka government has said it is prepared to tackle possible third wave of the coronavirus.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Resident doctors continue strike, threaten mass resignation
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The agitating doctors on Sunday threatened mass resignation if government doesn't expedite the matter on NEET PG counselling listed in the Supreme Court. The resident doctors are protesting against the repeated delay in the NEET-PG counselling, 2021 for the last 10 days, boycotting all medical services including emergency services across hospitals in Delhi.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Election Commission to discuss Covid situation with top health officials
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The Election Commission will convene a meeting with senior officials of the Union Health Ministry on Monday to discuss the current Covid situation in the five poll-bound states, sources said.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Three more test positive for Omicron in T'gana, tally now 44
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Three more cases of Omicron - two international travellers and a contact - have tested positive for Covid-19's Omicron variant in Telangana on Sunday, taking the state's tally to 44.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Myanmar reports 176 new Covid-19 cases, 3 more deaths
Yangon, Dec 26 (IANS) Myanmar reported 176 new Covid-19 cases with a daily test positive rate of 1.61 per cent, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
Israel reports 591 new Omicron cases, 1,118 in total
Jerusalem, Dec 26 (IANS) Israel has reported 591 new cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, according to the country's health ministry.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
What is good for banana, is also good for cumin
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) ICAR-FUSICONT, a unique bio-fungicide to control fungal disease causing wilting of banana crops, can also prove effective in managing the cumin wilt disease in Rajasthan, according to a study.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Global Covid caseload tops 279.4 mn
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 279.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.39 million and vaccinations to over 8.92 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AIIMS Patna launches 'Shravan Kumar' scheme to train rural youth
Patna, Dec 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) set up in the state capital Patna has launched an initiative for preparing youth to take care of elderly and poor people in the rural areas. This is seen as an initiative somewhat similar to 'Shravan Kumar' whose story is famously known in the ancient Hindu text of Ramayana where a boy named Shravan Kumar took care of his old and blind parents.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India reports 6,987 fresh Covid cases, Omicron tally at 422
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India registered 6,987 fresh Covid cases and 162 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday. The Omicron infection tally climbed to 422 across the nation.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
A molecule that completely shrinks prostate cancer in just 50 days
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The Indian Institutes of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-GN) has discovered a molecule which can completely reduce prostate cancer in just 50 days.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt postpones show on Ambedkar amid rising Covid cases
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the postponement of a show on the life B.R. Ambedkar scheduled for January 5 due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in the national capital.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4 more Omicron cases in Odisha, tally reaches 8
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 (IANS) Four more persons in Odisha have tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant, taking the overall caseload in the state to eight, officials said here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Chennai civic body to reopen Covid-care centres
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) will be reopening some of its Covid-19 care centres to prevent the spread of infected cases.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka to enforce 10-day 'night curfew' from Tuesday
Bengaluru, Dec 26 (IANS) With the Omicron Covid-19 variant gradually making its presence felt, the Karnataka government is taking pre-emptive steps in the form of a 'night curfew' which will come into effect from Tuesday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
As India opens vax for 15-18, Cong questions availability of jabs
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorised booster dose and vaccination of those above 15 years of age, the Congress has questioned the availability of jabs. The party demanded vaccination for all above 3 years of age.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chemotherapy many not be needed to treat cancer: New research
Prayagraj, Dec 26 (IANS) A team of 11 scientists from the Cleveland Clinic in the US and a researcher from Allahabad University (AU) have found a way in which chemo and radiation therapy will not be required to kill cancer cells.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
China reports 158 locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 158 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Third dose of Sinovac vax insufficient against omicron: Study
Hong Kong, Dec 26 (IANS) Contradicting the vaccine maker's pronouncement, a new study has found that a third dose of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine does not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron variant.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid positive TN couple, child's samples sent for Omicron check
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The samples of a Covid-19 positive couple, who had returned to Tamil Nadu's Chidambaram from South Africa, and one of their children, have been sent for genome sequencing to check for Omicron.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Omicron confirmed in 8 foreign travellers in Indore
Bhopal, Dec 26 (IANS) Eight foreign travellers in Indore, Madhya Pradesh have been confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, in the past one-and-a-half month. Of these six persons have recovered from the infection.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
This therapy may swiftly reduce depression, suicidal thoughts
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Ketamine therapy has a swift short-term effect on reducing symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts, new research has found.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Himachal reports first Omicron patient in the state
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Sunday reported the first case of Omicron variant.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
TN prepares to vaccinate people of 15-18 age group
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu health department has started preparations to vaccinate youngsters in the age group of 15-18 years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on Saturday. The state will vaccinate people in this age group from January 3 onwards.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
'Unscientific': AIIMS epidemiologist assails decision to vaccinate teens
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A senior epidemiologist from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Sunday termed the government decision of vaccinating teenagers "unscientific".
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two more Omicron variant patients in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Two more people were found to be positive for Omicron variant in Chandigarh out of samples of five family contacts of previous Omicron positive case sent for genome sequencing, doctors said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi to re-impose night curfew amid rising Covid cases
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Night curfew will be re-imposed again in the national capital from Monday amid rising fresh Covid infections on daily basis.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two more BTS band members test Covid-positive
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) BTS' vocalist Jin and rapper RM have tested positive for the coronavirus, their management agency has said. The announcement, according to Yonhap, came a day after the agency, Big Hit Music, confirmed that Suga, another member of the seven-member K-pop superband, has been infected with the virus.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
With 31 new cases, Maha's Omicron tally zooms to 141, Mumbai highest
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) Maharashtra on Sunday reported 31 new cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron, taking the state's tally to 141, with Mumbai accounting for the highest number, health officials said.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi adds 290 Covid cases, highest single say rise since June 10
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday recorded 290 fresh Covid infections, which is the highest single day rise after June 10. The Covid infection tally in the city has now climbed to 14,43,352. According to Delhi health department, the city on June 10 had recorded 305 Covid cases.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
19 more Omicron cases confirmed in Kerala: Health Minister
Thiruvanthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Sunday said 19 more Omicron cases have been confirmed, taking the state's tally to 57.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
New Covid cases more than triple in LA
Los Angeles, Dec 25 (IANS) The spike in single-day Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the most populous in the US, more than tripled that the past few days, according to data released by local public health authorities.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rs 1.54 cr collected as fine for flouting Covid norms in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has collected a fine of Rs 1.54 crore against 7,778 cases of violation of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour in the last two days.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WHO experts warn TN of sudden spurt in Omicron cases
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), including Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, has warned the Tamil Nadu Health Department against the possibility of a sudden spurt in Omicron cases.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Lebanon reports highest daily spike in Covid cases since Aug
Beirut, Dec 25 (IANS) Lebanon registered 2,119 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase since August 11, the Health Ministry reported.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Assam imposes night curfew amid Omicron scare
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) After the Central government sounded an alert in different parts of the country on the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Assam government on Saturday announced a night curfew across the state for an indefinite period, officials said.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine