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ICMR lifetime award for Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"ICMR recognised Kiran as a thought leader for building a globally renowned biopharmaceuticals company committed to innovation and providing quality medicines to patients the world over," the city-based firm said in a statement

‘Higher level of physical activity can reduce the chances of early...

London: According to a recent study, higher levels of physical activity, regardless of intensity, are linked with a lower risk of early death in middle-aged...

Russia begins clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine

The Russian Ministry of Health said that it had issued permission on Tuesday and the clinical study of the COVID-19 vaccine began on Wednesday.

Surgically separated craniopagus twins leave for home

New Delhi: After two years and two months, Jagga and Baliya, the craniopagus twins, who were joined at the heads and later surgically separated at...

Drinking coffee may protect against gallstones

London: In a treat to coffee lovers, researchers have found that drinking coffee may help in reducing the risk of developing gallstones. "We have tested the...

PM launches ‘Fit India Movement’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Fit India' Movement'. "The initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards...

Dubai Fitness Challenge to attempt a world record

The fitness movement launched by the Dubai royalty on Friday will go on till November 16. It has been created to inspire a spirit of health, wellness and active life in all its people.

Union Cabinet may ban e-cigarettes in India

New Delhi: Taking up a proposal from the Health Ministry, the Union cabinet may, in its meeting on Wednesday, approve an ordinance to ban manufacturing...

Dior exhibition held at silk museum in China

The exhibition will run until January 1, 2020.

Clinical trial finds new diarrhoea vaccine safe

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria are a primary cause of diarrhoea, leading to substantial illness and death in children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as in travellers to these countries.

Africa becomes polio-free, Nigeria goes three years without a case

Abuja (Nigeria) Nigeria is the last country in Africa to have witnessed a case of polio - in Borno state, in the north-east. Outside of...

Continuous use of antibiotics can can cause cancer; research says

  Toronto: Researchers have found a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. In a study published...

India’s first mobile I-Lab for coronavirus testing

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the "India's first mobile I-Lab" to diagnose novel coronavirus or COVID-19 disease.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detects the salmonella bacteria in...

San Francisco: After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected the salmonella bacteria in the MDH brand 'sambar masala', the company is withdrawing at...

ICMR to launch first indigenous Covid vax by August 15

It has selected 13 institutions across the country for clinical trials and asked them to initiate subject enrollment by July 7.

Pollutants from vehicle can lead to AMD

Taipei: According to the researches "long-term exposure" to pollutants from the vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of age-related macular degeneration or AMD. Researchers...

Teen birth control use linked to adult depression

Toronto: Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life, a new study warns. According...

Now, AI can detect heart failure with 100% accuracy

"With approximately 26 million people worldwide affected by a form of heart failure, our research presents a major advancement on the current methodology," said study researcher Leandro Pecchia from the University of Warwick.

Favipiravir approved for treatment of mild to moderate Covid patients in...

In a filing with the exchanges on Friday, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said that it has just received the manufacturing and marketing approval from India's drug regulator to launch the oral antiviral drug Favipiravir (FabiFlu) for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 patients in the country.

Social media use linked to eating disorder in children

Sydney: Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that excessive use of social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing...

‘India should cut reliance on rice for sustainable food supply’

When the Green Revolution came to India, it brought with it an emphasis on high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat, which allowed India to triple its cereal production over the past 50 years.

Research paper on endometriosis loaded with androcentric bias

Chennai: A research paper published in January 2013 has become viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. The study titled “Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal...

Moderna’s Covid vax shows great result in monkeys

Two doses of an experimental vaccine known as mRNA-1273 induced robust immune responses and rapidly controlled the Covid-19 in the upper and lower airways of Monkeys exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) reported.

It’s official: First coronavirus case in Kerala

"One positive case of Novel Coronavirus -- a student studying in Wuhan University -- has been reported from Kerala," said a statement released by the Health Ministry.

TV watching linked to obesity in kids Says research.

Lifestyle habits such a less physical activity, sleep time, television time, plant-based food consumption and ultra-processed food consumption will lead to overweight and obesity.

Pune’s Virology institute to test novel coronavirus samples

The Diagnostics Laboratories networks are also equipped to test such samples if the need arises, said the MoHFW Secretary on Monday, in the wake of a major nCoV outbreak in China, where the first foreigner to contract the virus was a 45-year-old Indian school teacher.

WHO: Covid-19 pandemic could be over within 2 years

Addressing a virtual press briefing from Geneva on Friday, the WHO chief said that the Spanish flu of 1918 had also taken two years to overcome, but current advances in technology could enable the world to halt the Covid-19 pandemic "in a shorter time", the BBC reported.

Cipla gets DCGI nod to sell Favipiravir under brand ‘Ciplenza’

Favipiravir is an off patent, an oral antiviral drug that has been shown to hasten clinical recovery in Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

Drinking coffee improves sports performance, says Study

For the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers from Coventry University in the UK picked 38 participants (19 men, 19 women) and found that drinking caffeinated coffee improves the speed of cycling.

WHO Director-General says Covid-19 pandemic affecting mental health of millions

Geneva:   Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of...

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates open-heart surgery facility at Rajiv Gandhi Super-Specialty Hospital...

The new facilities at the hospital include open Heart Surgery, 16 bed ICU, OT Complex, Heptatoblery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centres and Gastroenterology.

Game of Mahjong can reduce depression, says study

Specifically, urban residents who played mahjong, a popular strategy game, were less likely to feel depressed.

Google launches new global Covid-19 map for journalists

Unlike other coronavirus case maps, the ‘Covid-19 Global Case Mapper' allows local reporters to embed a map of their area or even a national case map.

Lebanon to witness medicine crisis as central bank lifts subsidies on...

"This will lead to a sharp increase in the prices of medicines in Lebanon and the bankruptcy of the National Social Security Fund which covers more than 80 per cent of the medicine bills of over 60 per cent of the Lebanese population," Al-Amine said.

In a first, 26-yr-old DMD patient in UP survives with stem...

Children, suffering from DMD, usually die of cardio-respiratory failure. But with the stem cell therapy, this patient has not lost muscle power in the last five years and heart and lung muscles and the upper half of the body are working well.

Want to be fit? Workout before breakfast

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, one can better control the blood sugar levels.

New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy

London: A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during...

Moderna begins phase-3 clinical trial of Covid vaccine in US

The trial, which will be conducted at the US clinical research sites, will include 30,000 participants who do not have Covid-19.

Blood Lipid Changes at Age 8 in Kids Genetically Prone to...

Data was taken once in childhood -- at 8 years old, twice in adolescence aged 16 and 18 years and once in young adulthood aged 25 years.

D for Delightful!

It can be stored in our body fat, the problem is that it is not so easy to get enough of it into our body. Most of our vitamin D comes from the sun, and about 60 per cent of us have insufficient levels during winter. The amount of exposure we need to get enough of this important vitamin is generally low.

Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China

The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan.

Menstrual cups for sustainable menstruation

Paris: Inexpensive and reusable menstrual cups are safe and as unlikely as disposable pads or tampons to leak, according to the first major scientific review...

Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk

Yoghurt contains beneficial lactose-fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria -- or microflora 00 found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed.

Women respond quicker to natural disasters than men: Study

According to the researchers, eliminating the male head-of-household model is crucial for speeding overall household recovery.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.5 million

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,571,084 and the fatalities rose to 811,748, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to muscle weakness

Maintaining skeletal muscle function throughout life is a crucial component of successful ageing, in promoting independence, mobility, quality of life and reducing falls and frailty.

Tunisia to launch COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021

"This DNA-based vaccine would strengthen the immune system," Louzir told Shems FM Radio.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.3 million

As of Monday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,348,081 and the fatalities rose to 807,383, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

76.3 percent of Indian households consumes adequately iodized salt: says study

  New Delhi: A new survey on Monday revealed that 76.3 percent of Indian households consumes adequately iodized salt which means salt with more than or...

Families of two brain-dead decides to donate their organs to 13...

Bengaluru: "Families of two people who were declared brain-dead have decided to donate their organs to over 13 people," said a private hospital in Bengaluru. In...

Group B Streptococcus: Hilleman Labs to make affordable vaccine

The vaccine, once ready for use, will act against the Group B streptococcus bacteria to make a positive impact for women and children living in low middle-income countries.

Coronavirus: Govt tells people to avoid visiting China

The ministry on Wednesday said in a tweet: "New travel advisory on Novel #Coronavirus: Please refrain from travelling to #China."

EU signs deal on Remdesivir supply for COVID-19 treatment

The Commission said in a statement on Wednesday that batches of Veklury will be made available to the EU member states and the UK from early August, reports Xinhua news agency.

FDA approves first peanut allergy drug for kids

Treatment with the drug, Palforzia, can be used for children between 4 and 17 years old with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy, the FDA said in a statement.

Delhi Government is planning to expand bike ambulance services to entire...

The Delhi government had in February this year flagged off 16 bike ambulances on a pilot basis in one district of east Delhi.

Increased fat mass index signify higher risk of cardiovascular events, Study

For the study, the researchers analysed data on 10,251 adults from the ACCORD study, a randomized controlled trial in the US looking at diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Wockhardt wins UK government deal on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing

As per the terms of the agreement, the company has reserved manufacturing capacity to allow for the supply of multiple vaccines to the UK government in its fight against Covid-19, including AZD1222, the vaccine co-invented by the University of Oxford and its spin-out company, Vaccitech and licensed by AstraZeneca.

Infosys flies techies, families to Bengaluru from US

"We can confirm that Infosys arranged a flight to get some employees and their families back to India," a company spokesperson told IANS here.

Protein deficiency common among Indians: Experts

Chandigarh: Like iron and calcium deficiency, protein deficiency is also common among Indians, say experts. Most Indians think that protein deficiency is not an important concern....

Teens who don’t date have low depression says study

New York: Researchers have found that teenagers who were not in a romantic relationship have good social skills, low depression and fared better than those...

Good diet may avert nutritional problems in cancer patients

A study was conducted with 336 adult patients of the University of Michigan Head and Neck Specialized Program of Excellence. Analyzing these patients' eating habits, the researchers found that they followed either of two major dietary patterns: the Western pattern or the prudent pattern.

Period tracking apps found sharing sensitive user data with FB

San Francisco: From personal information to contraception use, period tracking apps such as MIA Fem and Maya have been found sharing sensitive data with Facebook,...

Obesity causes diabetes in women, kidney disease in men

"The study shows just how harmful carrying excess weight can be to human health, and that women and men may experience different diseases as a result," said the study's first author Jenny Censin.

Right ‘doses’ of yoga can reduce depression, anxiety

Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, the study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provided evidence that yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical depression or major depressive disorder.

Private hospitals may suspend cashless service for CGHS/ECHS beneficiaries

The country's healthcare industry is passing through a crisis. Non-payment of legitimate dues by the government is taking a toll on the day to day functioning of the hospitals.

Is Your Phone to Blame for Depression or Anxiety, Now you...

"There's an issue where people are entirely too reliant on the device, in terms of feeling anxious if they don't have it accessible, and they're using it to the detriment of their day-to-day life."

TikTok has launched #YourlifeMatters campaign to curb the suicide rates in...

  New Delhi: Popular short video-sharing app TikTok has collaborated with Suicide Prevention India Foundation (SPIF) to launch #YourLifeMatters, a campaign aimed at spreading awareness around...

Mumbai company gets green signal from ICMR to make indigenous RT-PCR...

The speciality of this RT-PCR testing kit is 100 per cent concordance to true positives and true negatives.

Health and WCD ministries to work for women, children welfare

Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said, "Under-nutrition and other social determinants are closely associated with maternal-child survival and growth. Since they are also a concern for her ministry, this is a pertinent area of enhanced collaboration for the two ministries."

Lotus India Fashion Week SS20, Pepsi’s debut in fashion industry

The collection is an extension of part of Pepsi's 2019 eHar Ghoont Mein Swag' campaign and will be unveiled at the Pepsi x HUEMN runway show at FDCI's Lotus India Fashion Week on October 9.

Tendulkar inaugurates COVID-19 plasma therapy unit at Mumbai hospital

"We are facing an unprecedented challenge to our health in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising to the occasion, our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, the police, municipal and government staff are working tirelessly to deliver effective healthcare to all those affected by the virus," Tendulkar was quoted as saying in the statement.

WHO, FIFA sign deal to promote healthy lifestyle through soccer

"WHO is excited to be working with FIFA. Half the world watched the 2018 World Cup. This means there's huge potential for us to team up to reach billions of people with information to help them live longer healthier lives," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, according to a statement issued in Geneva.

New blood test may detect 20 types of cancers

The test's specificity - its ability to return a positive result only when cancer is actually present - was high, as was its ability to pinpoint the organ or tissue of origin, they found.

Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye, straighteners

New York: Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than...

Zydus vaccine gets DCGI nod for human trial

The vaccine is found to be immunogenic in multiple animal species. Antibodies produced in animal studies are able to completely neutralize the wild type virus, a company statement said.

Global Covid-19 cases top 22.3 million

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 22,322,208 and the fatalities rose to 786,185, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

High pollution causing eye problems in Delhi

According to Ikeda Lal, an ophthalmologist at the Delhi Eye Centre and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, pollutants and dust in the air is one of the major reasons for causing eye allergy and other related problems.

Dementia types can be identified by analysing walking style, says study

For the study, researchers analysed the walk of 110 people, including 29 older adults whose cognition was intact, 36 with Alzheimer's disease and 45 with Lewy body dementia.

EU reaches first deal to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine

The deal, made on Friday with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, would secure the purchase of at least 300 million doses on behalf of the EU member states, reports Xinhua news agency.

Parents should sensitize kids for equality in society says Tara Sharma

Mumbai: Actress-entrepreneur Tara Sharma who is gearing up for the new season of "The Tara Sharma Show" on parenting says that it is crucial for...