Warning about the potential of "twindemic" this winter, Chinese health authorities have stressed the need for influenza prevention as flu activity in the southern provinces in the country has increased since September.
In a notification issued on Friday (October 15), the Chinese health commission has asked
Kerala’s first artificial heart implant was performed at a private hospital in Kochi on a 61-year-old woman. With very few deceased heart donors in the state, this is a crucial step to save lives.
The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a batteryoperated, mechanical pump, which when implanted
With COVID-19 cases coming down in the country, the government on Friday removed export curbs on all diagnostic kits and reagents including instruments, which are used in detection of coronavirus infections. India logged 16,862 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to
China has agreed to support and participate in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) fresh probe to trace the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic that has globally infected 21.9 crore people while claiming 45.5 lakh lives.
The WHO, this week, launched a new task force - Scientific Advisory Group
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has extended the existing permissions and restrictions on different activities in the capital due to Covid-19 till October 31. All schools for students up to Class VIII will remain shut while social, political, cultural and religious gatherings will also not be permitted.
On Thursday, Delhi government extended the
Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday unanimously recommended the agency authorize a second shot of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine for all recipients of the one-dose inoculation.
The agency is also considering lowering the recommended age for booster shots of the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech
Statins may protect slightly against COVID-19 death
Widely-used statin drugs for lowering cholesterol may be linked to a slightly lower risk of dying from COVID-19, new data suggest. Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden reviewed the medical records of nearly 1 million residents of Stockholm over
World Health Organization has recommended that all immune-compromised patients should get a third dose or booster shot of a vaccine against Covid-19.
According to Subject Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) of the UN health body, moderately and severely immunocompromised people should be offered an additional dose
The government has notified the new Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which spell out the situations that define eligibility criteria for termination of pregnancy up to twenty-four weeks as against the previous upper limit of 20 weeks.
The eligible categories include survivors of sexual assault, rape
India faces a growing threat of undetected breast cancer in women. Breast cancers currently account for 14% of all cancers among women. Today, one in every 22 women in urban India and one in every 60 women in rural India is at risk of developing