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Delhi doctors flag rise in eye-related problems due to foul air
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As Delhi reels under another tryst with air pollution, several public health experts have flagged a spike in the number of patients reporting irritation in eyes because of toxic pollutants. The noxious air causes dry eye disease, which if left untreated, could lead to vision problems, they warn.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Kerala-based TCM rolls out branded RT-PCR test kits
Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) Kochi-based TCM Ltd, a chemical manufacturer till recently, has rolled out on a commercial basis 'Covi-DetecT' brand RT-PCR test kits based on technology developed by IIT-Delhi, the company head said on Wednesday.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
US reports over 60k new Covid-19 cases
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid an ongoing resurgence, the US, currently the worst-hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic, has reported a total of 60,315 new cases, taking the overall infection tally to 8,272,427, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid vax stir doubts among many worldwide: Study
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists have found that many people around the world are 'hesitant' about a Covid-19 vaccine and the reason is strongly related to lack of trust in their government.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases among US kids spiked 13% in Oct
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases among children in the US increased by 13 per cent this month, according to a new report.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tocilizumab improves survival in critically ill Covid patients: Study
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found that tocilizumab drug reduced mortality by 30 per cent among critically ill Covid-19 patients when administered within the first two days of ICU admission.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Air pollution in India caused over 1.16L infant deaths in 2019: Study
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The first-ever comprehensive analysis of air pollution's global impact on newborns finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 1,16,000 Indian infants in their first month of life in 2019, a new global study on Wednesday.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
FB moderators 'pressurised' to join work amid Covid surge in India
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases surged in India, third-party content moderators working for Facebook allegedly pressurised them to get back to work, a report from the non-profit publication 'Rest of World' has claimed.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
India now has over 76.5L cases
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With a fresh spike of 54,044 coronavirus infections and 717 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday stood at 76,51,107.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's Covid recovery rate crosses 90%
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) In a remarkable development, Telangana's Covid-19 recovery rate has crossed 90 per cent as the state continued to see more recoveries than new infections.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases top 40.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to 40.7 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,123,960, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Agra Covid cases show downward trend
Agra, Oct 21 (IANS) Agra reported 42 fresh Covid-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours, the health department said on Wednesday. For the past ten days, the daily reporting of the Covid cases remained almost stable under 50, while the recovery rate too, continues to remain healthy at over 90 per cent.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra logs 3k new Covid cases as recoveries outnumber
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday registered 3,503 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 7.8 lakh, even as 5,144 more patients recovered from the virus.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat records four-digit Covid tally again with 1,126 cases
Gandhinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 1,126 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 1,61,848, while the death toll rose to 3,654 with eight new deaths.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Recoveries overtake new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Recoveries at 8,500 were more than 6,297 new Covid cases registered for the second consecutive day in Karnataka.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Sero surveillance-4 reports not to be leaked before next hearing: Delhi HC
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi to ensure that the results and findings of the fourth phase of sero surveillance, which is being conducted by the authorities and is due to finish this week, are not leaked till the matter is taken up by the court.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Take pledge to prevent Covid-19 during festive season: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the people to take a pledge to be more cautious to check the spread of Covid-19 during the festive season.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biomedical waste management urgent to halt Covid-19: UNIDO
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Tuesday stressed the need to halt the spread of Covid-19 through all possible infection channels, including from contact with or mismanagement of infectious waste.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
ICMR mulling to remove plasma therapy from Covid treatment protocol
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a big statement on Tuesday regarding plasma therapy, which is touted as a life saving intervention for patients suffering from severe Covid-19.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
PM: Lockdown may have ended but virus still there, be vigilant (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the lockdown may have ended, but the virus is still out there and urged people not to be complacent and drop their guard in the fight against Covid-19.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths, new cases spike again
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) After a low for two days, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths and new cases again shot up though the state's fatality rate remained stable, health officials said here on Tuesday,
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Air pollution drives food delivery leading to plastic waste: Study
Singapore, Oct 20 (IANS) When the air quality outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a new study.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Comfortable position, no oxygen shortage in 10 months: MoHFW
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Denying reports on scarcity of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that there was never any shortage in the last 10 months, and that India was in an "extremely comfortable position".
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
589 more test corona positive in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's COVID-19 tally rose to 88,958 on Tuesday as 589 more cases were detected.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
3,094 more test corona positive in TN, 50 more fatalities
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) As many as 3,094 more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu in the past 24 hours, taking its total tally to 694,030 and active cases to 36,734, the Health Department said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
6,591 more corona patients in Kerala, active cases now 91,922
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) As many as 6,591 more persons tested coronavirus positive in Kerala on Tuesday after 53,901 more samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the state's active cases to 91,922.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
PM: Remain vigilant and follow protocols, virus is still there
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the lockdown may have ended but the virus is still out there and urged the people not to be complacent and drop their guard in the fight against Covid-19.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lab test to detect protective effects of Covid antibodies developed
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new lab testing procedure for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 that gives results more quickly than existing assays and specifically identifies so-called "neutralizing" antibodies - those that protect by blocking infection of cells.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala: Anant National University of Design opens Covid recovery facility
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Anant National University of Design, Ahmedabad, in partnership with the Kerala government has opened a Covid-19 recovery facility here.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
'Kids with chronic kidney disease have outsized health burden'
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Chronically ill children with kidney disease may spend more time in the hospital, incur larger health care costs and have a higher risk of death compared to paediatric patients hospitalised for other chronic conditions, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Virus can hit recovered Covid patients once antibodies start depleting: ICMR
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Patients who have recovered from Covid-19 can again get infected by the virus once the antibodies of the viral disease starts depleting, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid to reduce profits of hospitals by 35-40% this fiscal: Crisil
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Postponement of elective surgeries, revenue loss from the highly profitable medical tourism segment, and increasing safety and sanitisation costs amid Covid-19 will lead to a 35-40 per cent reduction in the operating profits of private hospitals this fiscal, domestic rating agency Crisil said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
'National Deworming Day records decline in worm infection in 14 states'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Since the launch of the 'National Deworming Day' in 2015, 14 states have shown a reduction in worm infections prevalent among children while nine states showed a substantial decline, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Siemens Healthineers to invest Rs 1,300 cr in India innovation hub
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Global med-tech company Siemens Healthineers on Tuesday said it plans to invest Rs 1,300 crore over the next five years in an innovation hub in Bengaluru.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Delhi hospital opens recovery clinic for post-Covid sufferers
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital on Tuesday opened a recovery clinic for patients suffering from post-Covid complications. The hospital said that the clinic will have a dedicated team to cater to the patients coming with illnesses exhibited after recovery from coronavirus.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boost SOPs to prevent crimes against women in Covid centres: NCW
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Alarmed by cases of rapes and molestations reported at Covid-19 centres in Maharashtra, the National Council for Women on Tuesday asked the state government to ensure that standard operating procedures are strengthened to prevent such crimes.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women-led SMBs saw more closures in pandemic globally: Facebook
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Stressing that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic globally, Facebook on Tuesday said that female-led small and medium businesses (SMBs) were more likely than male-led SMBs to report that they were closed, even when taking into account factors like size of business, sector and geography.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Deepti Naval undergoes angioplasty at Mohali hospital
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Deepti Naval, who suffered a heart attack in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, underwent angioplasty at the Fortis hospital in Mohali early Tuesday and her condition was stable, doctors said.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
1,486 new Covid cases, 7 deaths in Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Telangana on Tuesday reported 1,486 new Covid cases, while seven more people succumbed to the infection.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai BEST driver suffers heart attack at wheels, no casualties
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) In a freak incident, a BEST bus driver suffered a heart attack while at the wheel and the vehicle rammed into a traffic signal in Chembur, here on Tuesday morning, officials said.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US reports over 58,000 new Covid-19 cases (Ld)
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Amid an ongoing resurgence, the US, currently the worst-hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic, has reported a total of 58,387 new cases, taking the overall infection tally to 8,210,849, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kidney disease linked to higher death risk for Covid-19 patients: Study
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that there is much higher risk of mortality faced by Covid-19 patients in intensive care, who have chronic kidney disease (CKD), or those who develop new (acute) kidney injury (AKI).
2020-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
ECG feature on Apple Watch saves man's life in India
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In the first such reported case in India to date, the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature on Apple Watch has saved the life of a 61-year-old Indore resident and Apple CEO Tim Cook wished him fast recovery post-surgery.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
India's daily spike dips under 50K, 1st time since July (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India on Tuesday recorded 46,790 new coronavirus cases, which was less than what it registered on July 28 when for two consecutive days the fresh cases were 47,703 and 48,513, before going all the way up steadily to 97,894 on September 17.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha witnesses declining trend in Covid cases
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Covid-19 positive cases continue to show a declining trend in Odisha as the state recorded 1,904 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Canada Covid-19 cases surpass 200k
Ottawa, Oct 20 (IANS) Amid an ongoing second Covid-19 wave in Canada, the country's overall caseload has surpassed the 200,000 mark due to an unabated increase in the number of new cases.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Daily mouthwash may inactivate human coronaviruses: Study
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) In a fight against the novel coronavirus, scientists have found that certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Apple Watch saves Indian man's life, Cook wishes him fast recovery
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In probably the first such reported case in India, the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature on Apple Watch has saved the life of a 61-year-old Indore resident and Apple CEO Tim Cook wished him fast recovery post-surgery.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Brussels' Covid-19 situation close to a tsunami: Health Minister
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke warned that the Covid-19 situation in the country's capital, Brussels was "close to a tsunami" due to the spike in the number of new confirmed cases.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
More Hispanic workers impacted by Covid-19 in food processing units
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that more Hispanic workers at food processing and manufacturing plants were being affected by Covid-19 compared to workers of other races or ethnicities.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine