Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron ..
Associated Press - 04/12/2021

South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be m.....

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Omicron threat in India: Insacog recommends booster dose for above 40 ..
FE Bureau - 04/12/2021

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, Insacog, has suggested booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine for those above .....

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Concern over COVID-19 infections in children under 5 as South Africa d ..
PTI - 04/12/2021

South African experts have expressed concern about the rising number of COVID-19 infections among young children, even a.....

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Singapore says Omicron not more severe than other variants as of now ..
PTI - 04/12/2021

There is currently no evidence to suggest that symptoms associated with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are different or.....

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25 international passengers who arrived in Maharashtra since Nov 1 tes ..
PTI - 03/12/2021

As many as 25 international passengers who arrived in Maharashtra since November 1 and three of their close contacts hav.....

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India reports 9,216 new COVID-19 infections after first Omicron cases ..
Reuters - 03/12/2021

India reported 9,216 new COVID-19 infections on Friday after announcing its first two Omicron cases the previous day. .....

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WHO deploys team in South Africa to tackle Omicron variant ..
PTI - 03/12/2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed a team of officials to South Africa’s Gauteng province, the epice.....

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Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple US states ..
Associated Press - 03/12/2021

The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the US before the middle of this week, had been discovered.....

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Vigilance, genome sequencing, border surveillance and vaccination key ..
PTI - 03/12/2021

A member of the Maharashtra government’s COVID-19 task force has said that vigilance, genome sequencing, improving.....

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Covid infection linked with increased complications in pregnancy, birt ..
PTI - 02/12/2021

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to have complications with pregnancy and birth compared to those without th.....

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Serum Institute seeks DCGIs approval for Covishield as booster dose ..
PTI - 02/12/2021

Serum Institute of India has sought from India’s drug regulator approval for Covishield as a booster dose citing a.....

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Singapore says too early to say if more measures are required to deal ..
PTI - 02/12/2021

It is “too early” to tell if additional measures are required to deal with Omicron in Singapore, but if need.....

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India to announce scheduled international flights resumption in due co ..
Reuters - 02/12/2021

India's aviation regulator said on Wednesday it would announce the resumption of scheduled commercial international .....

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First Omicron case in U.S. adds to global alarm over virus variant ..
Reuters - 02/12/2021

Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after the first case was reported in th.....

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India advises states to step up COVID testing; Mumbai delays school re ..
Reuters - 01/12/2021

India's health ministry said on Tuesday states should ramp up COVID-19 testing as the world battles the new coronavi.....

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96% doses administered since May 1 were at govt centres, just 4% at pr ..
PTI - 01/12/2021

As much as 96 per cent (101.27 crore) of the total Covid vaccine doses administered in the country since May 1 were give.....

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SEC recommendations on Covaxin emergency use authorisation for 2-18 ag ..
PTI - 01/12/2021

The Covid Subject Expert Committee’s recommendations on granting emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech&rsq.....

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Covid related restrictions extended in Bengal till Dec 15 ..
PTI - 01/12/2021

Keeping in mind warnings of the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the newly detected coronavirus variant ‘omic.....

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No Omicron cases in India yet, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya ..
FE Bureau - 01/12/2021

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in Parliament that no cases of the new Omicron variant of the no.....

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New US restrictions amid Omicron covid variant unlikely: Dr. Anthony F ..
Reuters - 30/11/2021

The United States is unlikely to impose further restrictions amid the anticipated arrival of the Omicron COVID-19 varian.....

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Omicron India: Punjab govt strict monitoring of overseas passengers la ..
PTI - 30/11/2021

Amid a worldwide scare against the latest coronavirus variant Omicron, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister O P Soni on Monday o.....

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Bharat Biotech begins Covaxin exports, says on track to make 1 bn dose ..
FE Bureau - 30/11/2021

Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Monday said it has commenced exports of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. The company said t.....

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Testing kits can detect Omicron: Mylab ..
FE Bureau - 30/11/2021

Mylab Discovery Solutions, which manufactures Covid-19 diagnostic kits, has said the new Omicron variant will have no im.....

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Omicron: WHO warns that new virus variant poses very high risk ..
Associated Press - 30/11/2021

The World Health Organisation warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” bas.....

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WHO says it is not yet clear if Omicron causes more severe disease ..
Reuters - 29/11/2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that it is not yet clear if the new Omicron coronavirus variant is mo.....

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Covid-19: Tamil Nadu adds 736 new cases to its Covid-19 tally ..
PTI - 29/11/2021

Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 736 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the total infection count to 27,25,467 while the toll.....

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Nepal sends 750 samples to UK for gene sequencing ..
PTI - 29/11/2021

Nepal on Sunday sent some 750 samples for gene sequencing to the UK to find out whether the new omicron variant of the c.....

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Centre should learn from its mistakes in previous COVID-19 waves, impo ..
PTI - 29/11/2021

Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh on Sunday said the central government should learn lessons from the “.....

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Tamil Nadu govt issues advisories to districts over Omicron variant ..
PTI - 29/11/2021

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday directed district administrations to intensify surveillance and carry out field test.....

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India delivered 70.70 mln doses of Covid vaccines to 95 countries till ..
PTI - 27/11/2021

India has delivered around 70.70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 95 countries till November 22 and out of these, 1.....

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Over 120.96 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: He ..
PTI - 27/11/2021

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the county have crossed 120.96 crore, the Union Health Ministry sa.....

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WHO designates new Covid strain as Variant of Concern, names it Omicro ..
PTI - 27/11/2021

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected from South Africa this week, was on Friday designated as a ”Var.....

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World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant ..
Associated Press - 27/11/2021

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially mor.....

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Experts allay Covaxin concerns, say 50 pc effectiveness against Delta- ..
PTI - 26/11/2021

The decline in the effectiveness of Covaxin, India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, from 77.8 per cent to 50 per cen.....

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Centre issues fresh advisory to states, UTs over new Covid variant ..
PTI - 26/11/2021

The Centre on Thursday asked all states and union territories to conduct rigorous screening and testing of all internati.....

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UK raises alarm over new COVID variant which could beat vaccines ..
Reuters - 26/11/2021

Britain on Thursday said it was concerned by a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa that might.....

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South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike ..
Associated Press - 26/11/2021

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number .....

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Bharat COVID-19 shot 50% effective at height of India infections - sma ..
Reuters - 25/11/2021

Bharat Biotech's vaccine was only 50% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a high-risk population during .....

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Fall in COVID-19 testing worries Indian authorities ..
Reuters - 25/11/2021

An alarming fall in testing for COVID-19 threatens to undermine India's efforts to contain the pandemic, the federal.....

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Italy targets unvaccinated with restrictions as cases rise ..
PTI - 25/11/2021

The Italian government has decided to exclude unvaccinated people from certain leisure activities in a bid to contain ri.....

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Putin tests experimental nasal vaccine against COVID-19 ..
Associated Press - 25/11/2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, t.....

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Mild third wave of COVID-19 pandemic likely in December: Maharashtra H ..
PTI - 25/11/2021

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic is expected in December but it .....

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India logs slimmest rise in COVID-19 cases in 543 days despite festiva ..
Reuters - 24/11/2021

India reported 7,579 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the smallest rise in one-and-a-half-years despite huge festi.....

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Covid-19: Why is Europe witnessing a resurgence in cases ..
FE Online - 24/11/2021

Covid-19 cases are ringing alarm bells in Europe yet again calling for the authorities to re-impose restrictions nationw.....

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Third Covid wave of magnitude comparable to first two unlikely to hit ..
PTI - 24/11/2021

A third Covid wave of a magnitude comparable to the first two is unlikely to hit India, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleri.....

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Over 118 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far, says ..
PTI - 24/11/2021

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 118 crore on Tuesday, the Union Health Ministr.....

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Rajasthan avian flu: Chickens not yet inflicted with disease, says AHD ..
PTI - 24/11/2021

Amid some Kurja birds and crows found dead due to avian influenza in some parts of Rajasthan in the past few days, offic.....

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Covid-19: Karnataka reports 178 new cases, 2 deaths ..
PTI - 23/11/2021

Karnataka logged 178 fresh COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 29,93,777 a.....

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EU considers booster doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine ..
Associated Press - 23/11/2021

The European Medicines Agency says it is evaluating whether to authorise booster doses of Johnson & Johnson’s .....

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Covid-19: Tamil Nadu reports 750 new cases, 13 fatalities ..
PTI - 23/11/2021

Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded 750 new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths, with the cumulative infections climbing to 27,21,.....

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Resumption of Indias COVAX vaccine supply delayed by Nepal - sources ..
Reuters - 23/11/2021

The resumption of India supplying COVID-19 vaccines to the global COVAX vaccine-sharing platform after eight months was .....

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Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy forces Bengal to conduct door-to-door surv ..
FE Online - 22/11/2021

Vaccine hesitancy among a section of the population has forced the West Bengal government to conduct door-a-door surveys.....

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Covid-19: Mandaviya to review vaccination progress in Manipur, Meghala ..
PTI - 22/11/2021

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting on Monday to review the progress and planning of COVID-19 va.....

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SII urges govt to fast-track movement of increasing Covishield stock ..
PTI - 22/11/2021

Serum Institute of India (SII) has urged the government to fast-track Covishield movement citing the difficulties being .....

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Lucky draw among strategies planned to improve Covid vaccine coverage ..
PTI - 22/11/2021

Weekly or monthly lucky draw programmes for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are among the strategies planned by .....

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Kerala reports 5,754 new COVID-19 cases ..
PTI - 20/11/2021

Kerala logged 5,754 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 37 health workers, and 49 deaths on Friday, taking the total affecte.....

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US expands COVID boosters to all adults, final hurdle ahead ..
Associated Press - 20/11/2021

US regulators on Friday opened up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, expanding the government’s campaign to sho.....

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COVID-19: Delhi records zero death, 30 new cases; positivity rate 0.05 ..
PTI - 20/11/2021

Delhi recorded zero death due to COVID-19 and 30 fresh cases of the infection with a positivity rate of 0.05 per cent on.....

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India logs 10,302 fresh Covid infections, 267 more deaths; active case ..
PTI - 20/11/2021

India’s COVID-19 infection tally rose by 10,302 in a day to reach 3,44,99,925 while the number of active cases dec.....

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India exported over 65 million doses of Covid vaccines to nearly 100 c ..
PTI - 19/11/2021

India exported more than 65 million doses of Covid vaccines to nearly 100 countries this year, Prime Minister Narendra M.....

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Continue mask use, physical distancing alongside COVID-19 vaccination: ..
PTI - 19/11/2021

COVID-19 protocols such as handwashing, mask wearing, and physical distancing are associated with reductions in the inci.....

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Over 115 crore vaccine doses administered in India till now, says Heal ..
PTI - 19/11/2021

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 115 crore on Thursday, the Union Health M.....

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Natco Pharma launches novel fixed-dose combination drug for colorectal ..
PTI - 19/11/2021

Natco Pharma on Thursday said it has launched a novel fixed-dose combination of Trifluridine and Tipiracil, used to trea.....

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Misuse of antibiotics in pandemic building resistant bacteria, health ..
Reuters - 18/11/2021

Overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs during the coronavirus pandemic is helping bacteria develop resista.....

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Pvt Delhi hospital to write pollution-related in diagnosis of ICU pati ..
PTI - 18/11/2021

Amid deteriorating air quality in the national capital, a private city hospital is planning to write “pollution-re.....

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Vaccine hesitancy greatest threat in overcoming Covid: Adar Poonawalla ..
PTI - 18/11/2021

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Wednesday termed vaccine hesitancy as the greatest threat in overcoming .....

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S.Korea reports record new COVID-19 cases as serious infections cause ..
Reuters - 18/11/2021

South Korea reported a record high 3,292 new COVID-19 cases, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.....

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Indias Dr. Reddys open to making Pfizer COVID pill after Merck deal ..
Reuters - 16/10/2021

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, one of a handful of Indian drug companies licensed to make a new COVID-19 pill developed b.....

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Covid antibodies found in breast milk of vaccinated, infected moms: St ..
PTI - 16/11/2021

Mothers who contract COVID-19 infection and those who get vaccinated against the disease produce breast milk with active.....

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Dengue cases in Delhi this year surge to over 5,270, highest count sin ..
PTI - 16/11/2021

Dengue cases in Delhi this season have surged to over 5,270, making it the highest number of cases of the vector-borne d.....

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Govt allows SII to export 5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covovax to ..
PTI - 16/11/2021

The Indian government has permitted export of 5 crore doses of Covovax, a COVID-19 vaccine domestically produced here by.....

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Inactivated virus vaccine Covaxin has cellular immune memory to Covid ..
PTI - 16/11/2021

The inactivated virus vaccine Covaxin has immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 and its variants of concern for at least up.....

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Australia aims to vaccinate children under 12 against COVID-19 from Ja ..
Reuters - 15/11/2021

Australia, quickly becoming one of most-vaccinated nations against COVID-19, will likely start administering the shots f.....

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Rare case of post-dengue mucormycosis reported at Apollo hospital in D ..
PTI - 15/11/2021

A “rare” case of mucormycosis has been reported in a 49-year-old male patient at a leading private hospital .....

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IMA pushes for Covid-19 vaccine for all diabetes patients ..
PTI - 15/11/2021

Noticing their vulnerabilities, IMA on Sunday demanded Covid-19 vaccination for all diabetes patients, including a third.....

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COVID-19: Zydus Cadila vaccine to be administered only to adults as of ..
PTI - 15/11/2021

Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine ZyCov-D, which has been cleared by India’s drug regulator for those aged 12 .....

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Egypt announces clinical trials of its own COVID-19 vaccine ..
Associated Press - 15/11/2021

Egypt’s national research body said Sunday that it will start clinical trials for a domestically made coronavirus .....

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Zika cases reported in Lucknow ..
PTI - 13/11/2021

Two cases of Zika virus have been reported in the state capital, a senior government official said here on Friday. Luckn.....

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India makes progress in child vaccination against diarrhoea, pneumonia ..
PTI - 13/11/2021

India made significant progress in 2020 in ensuring children receive immunisation that provide protection against diarrh.....

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Norovirus cases reported in Kerala ..
PTI - 13/11/2021

A day after Norovirus cases were confirmed in Wayanad district, the Kerala government on Friday said people need to be v.....

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J&J to spin off consumer products and focus on pharmaceuticals ..
Reuters - 13/11/2021

The move by the world’s largest health products company follows similar announcements by conglomerates Toshiba Gen.....

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U.S. FDA may approve COVID-19 booster without outside advisory panel o ..
Reuters - 13/11/2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is unlikely to ask its outside vaccine advisers to weigh in on whether the agency .....

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Biogen says Aduhelm lowers levels of second protein associated with Al ..
Reuters - 12/11/2021

Biogen Inc's (BIIB.O) Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm, approved by U.S. regulators last year for its ability to reduce .....

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Delta remains main Covid variant of concern, others now negligible in ..
PTI - 12/11/2021

Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to be the main variant of concern and other variants of interest or concern are now .....

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Don’t want to rush, need to tread with caution: Mansukh Mandaviy ..
PTI - 12/11/2021

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said the government does not want to make haste about administering .....

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COVID-19: Delhi records zero deaths, 40 new cases; positivity rate 0.0 ..
PTI - 12/11/2021

Delhi on Thursday recorded zero death due to COVID-19 and 40 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent, accord.....

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Pfizer asks FDA to OK COVID-19 booster shots for all adults ..
Associated Press - 11/11/2021

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes.....

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Ideal time for booster dose for COVID vaccine is 6 months after 2nd do ..
PTI - 11/11/2021

The ideal time for a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccine is six months after the second dose, Bharat Biotech Chairman and .....

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WHO: Coronavirus cases declining everywhere except Europe ..
Associated Press - 11/11/2021

The World Health Organisation reported Wednesday that coronavirus deaths rose by 10% in Europe in the past week, making .....

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COVID-19: Over 110.18 crore vaccine doses administered so far, says go ..
PTI - 11/11/2021

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 110.18 crore on Wednesday, the Union health mi.....

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APEC affirms stand against vaccine nationalism, driven to manage clima ..
Reuters - 10/11/2021

Members of Asia-Pacific trade group APEC have reiterated a "strong stance" against vaccine nationalism to supp.....

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COVID-19: Delhi records 33 fresh cases, zero deaths in a day ..
PTI - 10/11/2021

The national capital reported 33 fresh COVID-19 cases and zero death in a day while the positivity rate stood at 0.06 pe.....

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Covid-19: 96 countries recognise Indias vaccination certificates, says ..
FE Online - 10/11/2021

Ninety-six countries have agreed to Mutual Acceptance of Vaccination Certificates, reflecting the worldwide acceptance o.....

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India could ship vaccines to COVAX in a few weeks, say sources ..
Reuters - 10/11/2021

India could resume deliveries of COVID-19 shots to global vaccine-sharing platform COVAX in a few weeks for the first ti.....

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France steps up virus booster campaign as infections rise ..
Associated Press - 10/11/2021

French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a mass appeal for people to get booster shots to fight rising virus infectio.....

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Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, d ..
Reuters - 09/11/2021

Oral antiviral pills from Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE have been shown to significantly blu.....

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New protein-based Covid vaccine does not need cold storage: Study ..
PTI - 09/11/2021

Scientists have developed a new protein-based vaccine candidate for COVID-19 that they say is much easier to produce and.....

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4 in 5 families in Delhi-NCR affected by air pollution, says survey ..
PTI - 09/11/2021

Amid rising pollution levels in the national capital and adjoining areas, a survey conducted by a community social media.....

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UK to add Indias Covaxin to approved list from November 22 ..
PTI - 09/11/2021

The UK government has said that India’s Covaxin will be added to its list of approved COVID-19 vaccines for intern.....

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Dengue death toll in Delhi rises to nine, cases mount to over 2,700 ..
PTI - 09/11/2021

Three more deaths due to dengue have been recorded in Delhi taking the total number of fatalities to nine, while the num.....

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Delhi records 47 COVID-19 cases; positivity rate 0.11 pc ..
PTI - 08/11/2021

Delhi recorded 47 COVID-19 cases and zero daily deaths due to the disease on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at .....

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Kerala clocks 7,124 new COVID cases, 201 deaths ..
PTI - 08/11/2021

After crossing the 50-lakh mark in the total COVID-19 cases two days ago, Kerala recorded 7,124 fresh coronavirus infect.....

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Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers ..
Associated Press - 08/11/2021

President Joe Biden is pushing forward with a massive plan to require millions of private sector employees to get vaccin.....

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Mental health of person cannot be compressed into one size fits all ap ..
PTI - 08/11/2021

The mental health of a person cannot be compressed into a ”one size fits all’ approach, the Supreme Court ha.....

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Japan has zero daily COVID-19 deaths for first time in 15 months - med ..
Reuters - 08/11/2021

Japan recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time in more than a year on Sunday, according to local media......

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Indonesian researchers breed good mosquitoes to combat dengue ..
Reuters - 01/11/2021

Researchers in Indonesia have found a way to fight disease-bearing mosquitoes by breeding a species of the insect which .....

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U.S. gives 1.5 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan ..
Reuters - 01/11/2021

The United States is delivering an additional 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, a senior U.S. administration.....

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India ready to produce over 5 billion Covid vaccine doses next year: P ..
PTI - 01/11/2021

India is ready to produce over 5 billion Covid vaccine doses next year to help the world in the fight against the pandem.....

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Zydus Cadila agrees to reduce its Covid vaccine price to Rs 265 a dose ..
PTI - 01/11/2021

Zydus Cadila has agreed to bring down the price of its COVID-19 vaccine to Rs 265 a dose following persistent negotiatio.....

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G-20 leaders agreed to strengthen WHO to fast-track process for emerge ..
PTI - 01/11/2021

The G-20 leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have agreed that the WHO would be strengthened to fast-track t.....

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India has potential to become international health tourism hub, says M ..
PTI - 30/10/2021

It is due to the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that health has been linked with development in India, Union Hea.....

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Nationwide expansion of pneumococcal vaccine launched ..
PTI - 30/10/2021

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday launched the nationwide expansion of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccin.....

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Serum Institute seeks DCGI nod for Covid vaccine Covovax ..
PTI - 30/10/2021

The Serum Institute of India on Friday sought permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufactur.....

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Stroke likely to become more severe in Covid-infected people: AIIMS do ..
PTI - 30/10/2021

Stroke is likely to become more severe in coronavirus-infected people and their chances of recovery is almost half than .....

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Pfizer gets U.S. contract for 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for ki ..
Reuters - 29/10/2021

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they expect to deliver 50 million more doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to th.....

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Sixth sero survey shows Delhi had seropositivity of 97 pc: Delhi Healt ..
PTI - 29/10/2021

The sixth serological survey showed that the national capital had a seropositivity rate of 97 per cent, Delhi Health Min.....

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World faces shortage of syringes as COVID vaccine doses rise ..
Associated Press - 29/10/2021

African health officials and the United Nations are warning of a looming shortage of more than 2 billion syringes for ma.....

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Despite challenges 68 pc healthcare workers prefer to continue in sect ..
PTI - 29/10/2021

Even as the burnout rate is high following the pandemic, 68 per cent of the healthcare workers said they would prefer co.....

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We trust Indian industry, Bharat Biotech has been submitting data regu ..
PTI - 29/10/2021

India’s Bharat Biotech has been submitting data on the EUL of Covaxin “regularly and very quickly” to .....

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Singapore looking into unusual surge after record COVID-19 cases ..
Reuters - 28/10/2021

Singapore’s health ministry said it is looking into an “unusual surge” in infections after the city-st.....

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Cases of AY.4.2 variant of coronavirus reach 7 in Karnataka ..
PTI - 28/10/2021

The number of Delta AY.4.2 variant of coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly in some foreign countries, has increased t.....

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Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill ..
Associated Press - 28/10/2021

Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers worldwide to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed a.....

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Lilly kicks off application for Alzheimer drug U.S. approval ..
Reuters - 27/10/2021

Eli Lilly said on Tuesday it has started the application process for a U.S. approval of its closely watched experimental.....

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U.S. FDA advisers back Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ..
Reuters - 27/10/2021

An expert panel on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to recommend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorize the Pfizer .....

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Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 million COVID doses ..
Associated Press - 27/10/2021

Moderna says it will make up to 110 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine available to African countries. Tuesday’.....

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Study finds robust evidence that COVID-19 is seasonal infection ..
PTI - 27/10/2021

COVID-19 may be a seasonal infection linked to low temperatures and humidity, much like seasonal influenza, according to.....

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EU regulator starts real-time review of Merck COVID-19 pill ..
Reuters - 26/10/2021

U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc said on Monday the European Union’s drug regulator has initiated a real-time rev.....

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S.Africa Aspen aims to sharply increase COVID-19 vaccine capacity ..
Reuters - 26/10/2021

South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare is aiming to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to 1.3 billion do.....

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Dengue cases in Delhi cross 1,000-mark; over 280 fresh cases in one we ..
PTI - 26/10/2021

Over 1,000 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this year, with more than 280 fresh cases logged i.....

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India committed to supplying COVID-19 vaccines to other nations; expor ..
PTI - 26/10/2021

India is committed to supplying COVID-19 vaccines to other nations and such supplies are likely to begin by the end of t.....

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Govt gave nod to 157 new medical colleges in India since 2014: Health ..
PTI - 25/10/2021

The government has given nod to 157 new medical colleges in India since 2014 and has invested Rs 17,691.08 crore on thes.....

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Red Cross urges action for Papua New Guinea as COVID-19 overwhelms hea ..
Reuters - 25/10/2021

Concerted international action is needed to support Papua New Guinea as a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelms the Pacific.....

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Hong Kong zero-COVID policy undermining financial hub status - industr ..
Reuters - 25/10/2021

A financial industry group warned on Monday that Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy and strict quarantine requirements .....

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Centre asks states/UTs to increase coverage of second dose of COVID-19 ..
PTI - 25/10/2021

The Centre on Saturday urged states/UTs to focus on those beneficiaries waiting for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccin.....

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First Zika virus case reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur ..
PTI - 25/10/2021

A Zika virus case has been reported in this district of Uttar Pradesh, a health official said on Sunday. He said a wa.....

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Big new Covid wave unlikely but too early to say India in endemic stag ..
PTI - 23/10/2021

India is unlikely to see a Covid wave like the devastating second one unless there is a new immune escaping variant but .....

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India, Australia working side by side to expand vaccine access across ..
PTI - 23/10/2021

India and Australia are working side by side in the Quad grouping to expand vaccine access across the Indo-Pacific, Aust.....

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COVID vaccine EUL recommendation process sometimes takes longer: WHO o ..
PTI - 23/10/2021

As a decision is awaited on the Emergency Use Listing of Covaxin being manufactured in India, a top WHO official has sai.....

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COVID-19 vaccines not linked to pregnancy loss; mixing vaccines may co ..
Reuters - 23/10/2021

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corr.....

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Engineers Grow Pancreatic Organoids That Mimic the Real Thing ..
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 22/10/2021

MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to .....

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Cancer Cells Unexpected Genetic Tricks for Evading the Immune System ..
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - 22/10/2021

Hundreds of cancer-linked genes play a different role in causing disease than scientists had expected. So-called tumo.....

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COVID-19: Delhi records 22 cases, zero death ..
PTI - 22/10/2021

Delhi recorded 22 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 0.05 per cent on Thursday, while there was zero death due .....

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India needs to raise public health spending to 2.5 – 3.5 pc of G ..
PTI - 22/10/2021

India needs to raise public health spending to 2.5 – 3.5 per cent of GDP to support healthcare transformation, acc.....

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U.S. FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different ..
Reuters - 21/10/2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc (M.....

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U.S. surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient ..
Reuters - 21/10/2021

For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipi.....

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Poland facing COVID-19 explosion says health minister ..
Reuters - 21/10/2021

Poland has seen an explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two days and if the current trend continues drastic .....

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Delhi sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, zero fatality; positivity rate dips ..
PTI - 21/10/2021

Delhi reported 25 fresh COVID-19 cases and zero fatality on Wednesday, while the positivity rate dipped to 0.04 per cent.....

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Agreements signed with 11 countries for mutual recognition of Covid va ..
PTI - 21/10/2021

The health ministry on Wednesday said India has signed agreements for mutual recognition of nationally or WHO recognised.....

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Delta subvariant will not change COVID picture, Oxford vaccine chief s ..
Reuters - 20/10/2021

A subvariant of Delta that is growing in England is being monitored but is not likely to change the COVID-19 picture, Ox.....

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COVID-19: India’s R-value below 1 since September, researchers s ..
PTI - 20/10/2021

India’s R-value, which reflects how rapidly the coronavirus pandemic is spreading, has remained below 1 since Sept.....

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South African regulator rejects Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine ..
Associated Press - 20/10/2021

The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concern.....

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WHO chief discusses Covaxin, resumption of AstraZeneca vaccine supplie ..
PTI - 20/10/2021

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed the issue of the emergency use listing of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19.....

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EXCLUSIVE WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10 ..
Reuters - 19/10/2021

A World Health Organization-led programme to ensure poorer countries get fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and tre.....

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Sense of Smell Is Our Most Rapid Warning System ..
Karolinska Institutet - 19/10/2021

The ability to detect and react to the smell of a potential threat is a precondition of our and other mammals' survi.....

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Vaccines less protective for multiple myeloma patients; beware of fake ..
Reuters - 19/10/2021

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corr.....

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New Zealand reports record daily cases as Delta spreads ..
Reuters - 19/10/2021

New Zealand recorded on Tuesday the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began last year, as the Delta varia.....

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Mix-and-match vaccines highly effective against COVID-19: Lancet ..
PTI - 19/10/2021

People who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine followed by an mRNA vaccine shot had a lower.....

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Centre trashes Hunger Index, says survey methodology unscientific ..
TNN - 18/10/2021

In a strongly worded rebuttal, the Centre questioned the methodology followed by Global Hunger Report 2021 where India h.....

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India sees lowest weekly Covid cases in 8 months ..
TNN - 18/10/2021

This was the lowest weekly case count in nearly eight months since February 22-28 this year. The dip came on the back.....

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Merck COVID-19 pill sparks calls for access for lower income countries ..
Reuters - 18/10/2021

The plan to roll out Merck & Co’s promising antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 risks repeating the inequities of.....

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Govt will decide on COVID vaccination of children, adolescents on scie ..
PTI - 18/10/2021

The government will take a final decision on vaccinating children and adolescents against coronavirus on the basis of ov.....

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No COVID-19 death in Mumbai for first time almost since pandemic began ..
PTI - 18/10/2021

Mumbai on Sunday did not report even a single death due to COVID-19 for the first time nearly since the pandemic broke o.....

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More than 50% recovered patients experience long Covid symptoms up to ..
PTI - 16/10/2021

More than half number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 experience post-Covid symptoms, known as long Covid, up to six m.....

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From Covid to cancer: High hopes for versatile mRNA tech. How it works ..
AFP - 16/10/2021

The coronavirus pandemic has made vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna and the mRNA technology that they use into h.....

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Govt removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents ..
PTI - 16/10/2021

With COVID-19 cases coming down in the country, the government on Friday removed export curbs on all diagnostic kits and.....

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India slips 7 spots to 101st on hunger index ..
PTI - 16/10/2021

India has slipped to the 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries and is behind its neighbo.....

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Drug companies eye mRNA technology for flu shots ..
IANS - 16/10/2021

With Covid-19 proving the credibility of mRNA technology, many drug companies are racing to apply the same formula for d.....

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India resumes COVID-19 vaccine export ..
PTI - 15/10/2021

Coronavirus vaccines have been sent to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran according to the government’s decision .....

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Marginalised: Women trail men in some vaccine efforts ..
Associate Press - 15/10/2021

As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest som.....

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WHO nod boosts voices for a third Covid shot in India ..
15/10/2021 - TNN

World Health Organization has recommended that all immune-compromised patients should get a third dose or booster shot o.....

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Covaxin Junior: Bharat Biotech’s kids’ vaccine is good new ..
TNN & Agencies - 15/10/2021

Bharat Biotech is on the threshold of becoming the second Indian vaccine maker to receive an emergency use approval in t.....

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WHO says it may be last chance to find COVID origins ..
Reuters - 14/10/2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be &ldq.....

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U.S. FDA staff says Moderna did not meet all criteria for COVID-19 boo ..
Reuters - 14/10.2021

By Michael Erman and Julie Steenhuysen Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that Moder.....

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New antiviral compound blocks Covid virus from entering cells: Study ..
PTI - 14/10/2021

Scientists have developed a chemical compound that they say could prevent infection from SARS-CoV-2 virus or reduce the .....

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Isolated populations in India are vulnerable to COVID-19- Researchers ..
PTI - 14/10/2021

Scientists from the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics here and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found tha.....

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Mindful Breathing for Pain Control: Like Yin and Yang ..
University of Michigan - 13/10/2021

It's long been known that meditative mindful breathing helps with various health conditions, including pain. To t.....

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WHO advises additional COVID shot for immunocompromised people ..
Reuters - 13/10/2021

By Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge GENEVA -The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that immunocompromise.....

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COVID-19 vaccines effective against most SARS-CoV-2 variants, says stu ..
PTI - 13/10/2021

COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer provide protection against multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including .....

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Covid: Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2 ..
PTI - 13/10/2021

An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority has recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Bharat B.....

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Biological E seeks DCGI nod for Phase-3 trial of Corbevax as booster d ..
PTI - 13/10/2021

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Biological E has sought permission from India’s drug regulator to conduct t.....

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Stem Cell Population Identified That Is Key for Bone Regeneration ..
University of Tsukuba - 12/10/2021

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are thought to have great potential in the field of regenerative medicine, which has the a.....

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25 lakh ZyCoV-D doses every month for private hospitals ..
TNN - 12/10/2021

ZyCoV-D, the first vaccine to be approved for use in children above the age of 12 in India, will be also be made availab.....

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Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill ..
AP - 12/10/2021

Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new an.....

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Dengue: 480 cases in Delhi; 139 in October ..
PTI - 12/10/2021

At least 480 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this season, including nearly 140 in October, ac.....

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Drugs for treating diabetes, obesity & ageing can potentially ..
PTI - 12/10/2021

Existing drugs used to treat diabetes, obesity and ageing can potentially be used to treat COVID-19, researchers from th.....

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Brain cell differences could be key to learning in humans and AI ..
Imperial College London - 11/10/2021

Imperial researchers have found that variability between brain cells might speed up learning and improve the performance.....

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Govt allows export of Russian COVID vaccine Sputnik Light manufactured ..
PTI - 11/10/2021

The government has permitted the export of Russia’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light domestically produc.....

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Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses given in India surpass 95 cr mark ..
PTI - 11/10/2021

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 95-crore mark on Sunday, the Union Healt.....

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Pandemic triggered 35% rise in anxiety, depression in Indians: Lancet ..
TNN - 11/10/2021

The first-ever global estimate of Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health showed that cases of two ailments&md.....

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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 208 days ..
PTI - 11/10/2021

India logged 18,166 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,39,53,475, wh.....

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WHO says 'near' to solving issues on Russia's Sputnik V vaccine ..
Reuters - 09/10/2021

A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Friday that the health agency was "near" to resolving issues .....

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Government may soon lift export curbs on RAT, RT-PCR kits ..
TNN - 09/10/2021

After Covid vaccines, PPE kits and hand sanitisers, the government may now soon lift export restrictions from RT-PCR, ra.....

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Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 share a genetic risk factor: Study ..
PTI - 09/10/2021

Scientists have identified a gene that impacts the risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and severe COVID-19, a finding.....

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High COVID-19 rate in 0-19 age group in India; frequent post-jab infec ..
PTI - 09/10/2021

A cross-sectional study conducted in India among COVID-19 cases has found an increased number of infections among the yo.....

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Aurobindo Pharma to stop molnupiravir trial in moderate COVID-19 patie ..
Reuters - 09/10/2021

BENGALURU: Aurobindo Pharma Ltd wants to discontinue the late-stage trial of Merck & Co's experimental.....

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Scientists discover 14 genes that cause obesity ..
University of Virginia Health System - 08/10/2021

University of Virginia scientists have identified 14 genes that can cause and three that can prevent weight gain. The fi.....

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Prepared to tackle a surge of up to 5 lakh Covid cases a day: Govt ..
PTI - 08/10/2021

The government on Thursday said it has made healthcare preparations to handle a surge of up to 5 lakh coronavirus cases .....

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Piramal Enterprises board approves scheme for pharma biz demerger ..
PTI - 08/10/2021

Piramal Enterprises on Thursday said its board has approved a composite scheme of arrangement providing for the demerger.....

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Bharat Biotech submits clinical trial data of Covaxin in children to C ..
PTI - 08/10/2021

HYDERABAD: Bharat Biotech, which completed the Phase 2/3 trials of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin for use in children under 18.....

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One in seven patients globally missed cancer surgery during COVID lock ..
PTI - 08/10/2021

London: One in seven cancer patients around the world missed out on potentially life-saving operations during COVID-19 l.....

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Plasma therapy ‘futile’ as treatment for critically ill CO ..
PTI - 06/10/2021

Convalescent plasma therapy is “futile” as a treatment for most critically ill COVID-19 patients, according .....

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WHO still reviewing Sputnik V vaccine, as Russia presses bid ..
PTI - 06/10/2021

The World Health Organisation is still reviewing data about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine as part of hopes that it ca.....

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WHO to take final decision next week on approval to Bharat Biotech&rsq ..
PTI - 06/10/2021

The WHO will take a call on granting Emergency Use Listing (EUL) status for Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Cova.....

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Duo win Nobel for unravelling science of sensing heat, touch ..
NYT - 06/10/2021

The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded jointly on Monday to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for.....

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Cadila Healthcare gets DCGI nod to conduct phase III trials for two-do ..
PTI - 06/10/2021

Drug firm Cadila Healthcare on Tuesday said it has received permission from the Indian drug regulator for conducting pha.....

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Seventy per cent of India’s adult population administered first ..
PTI - 05/10/2021

Seventy percent of India’s adult population has been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Union Health.....

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341 dengue cases in Delhi; 217 in September, highest in 3 years ..
PTI - 05/10/2021

Over 340 dengue cases have been reported in the national capital this year, including 217 in September, the highest coun.....

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Blood thinners significantly reduce COVID-related mortality, hospitali ..
PTI - 05/102021

COVID-19 patients who use blood thinners may have a nearly 50 per cent reduced risk of death and a 43 per cent lower ris.....

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EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine booster for 18 and older ..
Associated Press - 05/10/2021

The European Union’s drug regulator gave its backing Monday to booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vacci.....

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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 199 days ..
PTI - 04/10/2021

India added 22,842 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,38,13,903, while the active .....

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Russia sees no hurdles for WHO approval of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine ..
Reuters - 04/10/2021

All the barriers to register Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine with the World Health Organization (WHO) have bee.....

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Zydus Cadila proposes Rs 1,900 for three-dose COVID vaccine; Govt nego ..
PTI - 04/10/2021

With talks underway between the central government and Zydus Cadila over the pricing of the COVID-19 vaccine ZyCov-D, th.....

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urges private sector to provide modern ..
PTI - 04/10/2021

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called upon the private sector to come forward and partner with state governme.....

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Amid COVID-19 booster data dilemma, EU nations plans diverge ..
Reuters - 04/10/2021

A patchwork of campaigns for an extra COVID-19 shot are being rolled out across the European Union even before the regio.....

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New tool predicts changes that may make COVID variants more infectious ..
PTI - 01/10/2021

Researchers have developed a new method that can predict with reasonable accuracy the changes in SARS-CoV-2 that may con.....

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69 pc of India’s adult population has got at least one dose of C ..
PTI - 01/10/2021

Sixty-nine per cent of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 25 pe.....

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ZyCoV-D to be introduced in Covid vaccination drive shortly: Govt ..
PTI - 01/10/2021

The government on Thursday said Zydus Cadila’s indigenously-developed needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D will be.....

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India, US need to work jointly in reforming global health architecture ..
PTI - 30/09/2021

Both India and the US are global partners and need to work collaboratively in reforming the global health architect.....

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MSD rolls out India’s first gender-neutral HPV vaccine ..
TNN - 30/09/2021

Hyderabad: MSD Pharmaceuticals has rolled out India’s first gender-neutral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to r.....

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EU extends vaccine export control mechanism until year-end - official ..
Reuters - 30/09/2021

The European Union will extend a mechanism to monitor and potentially limit the export of COVID-19 vaccines from the blo.....

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows 74% efficacy in large U.S. trial ..
Reuters - 30/09/2021

AstraZeneca Plc's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated 74% efficacy at preventing symptomatic disease, a figure tha.....

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Mirum's oral drug becomes first U.S. approved Alagille syndrome therap ..
Reuters - 30/09/2021

Mirum Pharmaceuticals Inc (MIRM.O) said on Wednesday its drug became the first U.S. approved therapy for treating itchin.....

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COVID-19 pill developers aim to top Merck, Pfizer efforts ..
Reuters - 29/09/2021

As Merck & Co and Pfizer Inc prepare to report clinical trial results for experimental COVID-19 antiviral pills, riv.....

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U.S. FDA approves AbbVie's migraine prevention drug ..
Reuters - 29/09/2021

AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. health regulator approved its once-daily oral medicine for preventive treatment of m.....

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New Zealand COVID cases jump as its battles Delta variant ..
Reuters - 29/09/2021

New Zealand's daily coronavirus cases jumped to their highest level in weeks on Wednesday, a setback to the South Pa.....

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Smoking may increase risk of COVID-19 severity, death, study finds ..
PTI - 29/09/2021

Studies carried out early on in the pandemic reported a lower prevalence of active smokers among people admitted to hosp.....

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Pfizer vaccine for kids may not be available until November ..
Associated Press - 29/09/2021

Pfizer has submitted research to the U.S Food and Drug Administration on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in ch.....

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SC puts government on notice, says ‘don’t play football wi ..
TNN - 28/09/2021

As many as 41 doctors moved SC alleging that though the examination dates of November 13 and 14 was notified on July 23,.....

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AIIMS to have Satellite Brain Bank to boost research in neurosciences ..
TNN - 28/09/2021

The national institute will set up this facility in its hospital in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental .....

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Japan to end COVID-19 state of emergency this month ..
Reuters - 28/09/2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan will lift a coronavirus state of emergency in all regions on Thursday as the number of new cases .....

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Over 84.50 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre ..
PTI - 28/09/2021

Over 4.74 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs for inoculation, it sai.....

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India first to develop DNA vaccine, can be administered to 12 and abov ..
PTI - 27/09/2021

The "plug-and-play" technology on which the plasmid DNA platform is based can be easily adapted to deal with m.....

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AstraZeneca Pharma India gets DCGI nod to import, market Selumetinib c ..
PTI - 27/09/2021

The company has received the import and market permission in Form CT-20 from the Drugs Controller General of India for S.....

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At 2L, India logs lowest weekly cases in 6 mths ..
TNN - 27/09/2021

India recorded just over 2 lakh fresh Covid cases in the week ending Sunday, a 6.4% decline from the previous seven days.....

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Childhood cancers 7.9% of all cancers in India 2012-19: ICMR report ..
IANS - 27/09/2021

Childhood cancers rank ninth as a leading cause of childhood diseases at the global level, accounting for 11.5 million o.....

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WHO seeks to revive stalled inquiry into origins of covid-19 with new ..
Reuters - 27/09/2021

The World Health Organization is reviving its stalled investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 virus as agency off.....

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India tells Quad will allow export of 8 mln Indo-Pacific vaccine doses ..
Reuters - 25/09/2021

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told fellow leaders of the Quad partnership on Friday India will allow the export of.....

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Scientists call for global targets to beat diabetes, strokes ..
PTI - 25/09/2021

Hitting targets also would reduce deaths over the coming 10 years in all world regions, but the benefits are larger in s.....

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination figure crosses 84.42 cr doses ..
PTI - 25/09/2021

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continu.....

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Children less severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic: WHO chief scient ..
PTI - 25/09/2021

On inoculation of children against the virus in India, she said there will be vaccines for children. The drug regulator .....

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U.S. CDC advisers back COVID-19 booster shots for those 65 and older, ..
Reuters - 24/09/2021

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel on Thursday recommended a booster shot of the Pfi.....

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No evidence of any new variant of SARS-CoV2 in country: INSACOG ..
PTI - 24/09/2021

In its latest bulletin dated September 20, the INSACOG said Delta continues to be the main variant of concern in India. .....

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Novavax, SII apply to WHO for emergency use listing of COVID vaccine ..
PTI - 24/09/2021

It represents another major milestone in Novavax’s transformation into a commercial global vaccine company and rei.....

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Talks on to make Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 DNA vaccine part of ino ..
PTI - 24/09/2021

Responding to a question at a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul said to bring Zydus Cadila’.....

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Centre health services will be taken to the grassroot levels: Union mi ..
TNN - 23/09/2021

Bharati Pawar spoke about her plans at the inauguration of the health and treatment camp organized at the Nashik civil h.....

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Tiny antibodies from llamas can potentially treat COVID-19: Study ..
PTI - 23/09/2021

Human antibodies have been a key treatment for serious COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, but typically need to be admi.....

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WHO reports global decline in new COVID-19 cases ..
Associated Press - 23/09/2021

The UN health agency said there were just under 60,000 deaths in the past week, a 7 per cent decline. It said that while.....

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With domestic manufacturing picking up pace, India unlikely to buy Pfi ..
PTI - 23/09/2021

Though there is no official word, the sources said the government is not ready to give in to the indemnity demands of th.....

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Covid-19 vaccine: Centre files plea against allowing 2nd dose of Covis ..
PTI - 23/09/2021

The Centre, in its appeal, contends that the September 3 judgement of a Single Judge of the High Court if not set aside .....

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India set to get first J&J Covid vaccine doses in October, say ..
Reuters - 22/09/2021

India's drug regulator last month gave emergency authorisation to the J&J vaccine, whether imported or locally f.....

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Antibodies from original Covid virus strain don’t bind to varian ..
PTI - 22/09/2021

The finding, published in the journal Nature Communications, has implications for the ability of new variants to reinfec.....

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Nurse to doctor ratio in India estimated to be 1.7:1 on basis of NSSO ..
PTI - 22/09/2021

The nurse to doctor ratio is estimated to be 1.7:1 in India on the basis of NSSO data, with Punjab (6.4:1) and Delhi (4......

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UK begins trial of multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster ..
PTI - 22/09/2021

The trial, involving GRT-R910, has been launched by US pharmaceutical company Gritstone in collaboration with the Univer.....

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Covid origins probe: The Lancet does U-turn over lab leak theory ..
IANS - 21/09/2021

After facing backlash for its coverage of origins of the Covid pandemic, the much acclaimed scientific journal -- The La.....

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India to resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines next month, says H ..
PTI - 21/09/2021

He also said that cumulative doses administered so far across the country have crossed 81 crore and the last 10 crore do.....

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Pfizer, BioNTech say trials find COVID vax safe for children of 5-11 y ..
PTI - 21/09/2021

Children aged five to 11 years were given a two-dose regimen of 10 microgrammes (µg) administered 21 days apart, a.....

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India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccine coverage crosses 81.73 crore ..
PTI - 21/09/2021

Out of 81,73,95,763 doses administered so far, 64.8 per cent eligible population received the first dose of COVID-19 vac.....

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No need for Covid booster doses in India at this stage, say experts ..
PTI - 20/09/2021

As the global debate on booster shots gathers momentum, several scientists in India said the priority must be to ensure .....

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Rice with zinc, wheat with protein to fight malnutrition ..
TNN - 20/09/2021

Rice having excess zinc and wheat enriched with protein and iron, are among 17 new biofortified varieties of crops that .....

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95 children, adolescents among 623 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha ..
PTI - 20/09/2021

The rate of infection among children and adolescents stands at 15.24 per cent. It was 11.9 per cent on the previous day,.....

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WHO Experts’ Group to take a call on EUL for Covaxin on October ..
PTI - 20/09/2021

Covaxin is one of the six vaccines that have received emergency use authorisation from India's drug regulator and is.....

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Covid-19: Five recovered patients at Ganga Ram diagnosed with gallblad ..
FE Online - 18/09/2021

Dr. Arora said that this could be the first report of such a series of cases of gallbladder gangrene in patients followi.....

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Biocon Biologics-SILS alliance to help in fighting infectious diseases ..
PTI - 18/09/2021

On Thursday, Biocon Biologics, a subsidiary of Biocon, had said it will offer around 15 per cent stake to Serum Institut.....

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Delhi hospitals see rise in number of seasonal flu cases among childre ..
PTI - 18/09/2021

"Especially infants under one year are showing severe symptoms, few of them needed to be hospitalised too. Many of .....

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While urging vaccination, WHO declines jab data on its staff ..
PTI - 18/09/2021

Vellucci said she would look into whether percentages of UN staff that had been vaccinated could be provided. The Unite.....

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ICMR study highlights issues faced by healthcare workers involved in C ..
PTI - 17/09/2021

The study was conducted between September and December last year through telephonic interviews with 111 healthcare worke.....

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Novel coronavirus may infect a higher proportion of pregnant women: IC ..
PTI - 17/09/2021

Comorbidities such as anaemia, tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus were associated with an increased risk of maternal dea.....

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US OKs new use for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment ..
Associated Press - 17/09/2021

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted emergency use of the drug for adults and children older than 12 who.....

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No Delta plus variant of COVID-19 found in 376 samples tested in Mumba ..
PTI - 17/09/2021

Additional municipal commissioner (western suburbs) Suresh Kakani said the samples were examined at a genome sequencing .....

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Indonesia in talks with WHO to become global vaccine hub: minister ..
Reuters - 16/09/2021

Indonesia is in talks with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as six drug companies to become a global hub for .....

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Glenmark concludes study on COVID drug Favipiravir ..
PTI - 16/09/2021

Results showed no new safety signals or concerns with the use of Favipiravir, and already-known side effects like weakne.....

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Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India so far: INSAOCG ..
PTI - 16/09/2021

The consortium has called for more strongly implementing existing recommendations on sequencing of positive samples from.....

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Russia’s COVID-19 single dose vaccine Sputnik Light gets SEC nod ..
PTI - 16/09/2021

According to the recommendations of the SEC meeting held last month, Dr Reddy's, which has tied up with Russian Dire.....

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UK expert panel recommends COVID booster jabs for over-50s ..
PTI - 15/09/2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's (JCVI) recommendation notes that six months after a second COV.....

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Genome sequencing lab to be set up in Andhra Pradesh for Covid-19 ..
TNN - 15/09/2021

The lab will also help sequence other emerging or re-emerging pathogens to understand the nature or origin of microbes a.....

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Big drop in COVID antibodies within four months of vaccination, study ..
Reuters - 15/09/2021

Waning antibodies do not mean that immunised people lose their ability to counter the Covid-19 virus as the body's m.....

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India world’s biggest Covid misinformation source ..
TNN - 15/09/2021

The Covid-19 vaccine does not generate magnetic properties in the human body. Lemon juice up the nose won’t kill t.....

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Nipah suspected in patient in Mangaluru, samples sent for test ..
PTI - 15/09/2021

More than a week after a 12-year-old boy succumbed to the Nipah virus in Kerala's Kozhikode district, a person being.....

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Novavax expects to make available at least 2 bln COVID-19 vaccine dose ..
Reuters - 13/09/2021

Vaccine developer Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) said on Friday at least 2 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine would be availabl.....

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Experts highlight benefits of natural antioxidant gamma oryzanol launc ..
PTI - 13/09/2021

Launched in India for the first time as vegetarian capsules, gamma oryzanol is very quickly gaining popularity as a supe.....

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Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for ‘official docum ..
PTI - 13/09/2021

The applications for issuing the document and for redressal of grievances shall be disposed off within 30 days of submis.....

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Over 74 crore Covid-19 vaccine jabs administered in India; all adults ..
PTI - 13/09/2021

Around 50,25,159 vaccine doses have been administered till 8 pm on Sunday, according to data from the CoWIN portal. A.....

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Reusable cloth masks may be effective up to a year, study finds ..
PTI - 11/09/2021

The only noticeable change was that inhalation resistance slightly increased, meaning that the mask may feel a bit more .....

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CoWIN launches new API: KYC-VS — Know Your Customer’s/Clie ..
PTI - 11/09/2021

Over 72 crore vaccine doses have been administered since the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 was flagged off on Ja.....

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Nearly 73 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far, says Union ..
PTI - 11/09/2021

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late in the.....

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COVID-19 vaccines hold strong against Delta, protection waning in olde ..
Reuters - 11/09/2021

CHICAGO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Three U.S. studies suggest COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against hospitalizatio.....

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Novavax expects to make available at least 2 bln COVID-19 vaccine dose ..
Reuters - 11/09/2021

Sept 10 (Reuters) - Vaccine developer Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) said on Friday at least 2 billion doses of its COVID-19 vacci.....

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G20 health ministers agree on vaccine confidence measures ..
PTI - 10/09/2021

The G20 health ministers' meeting in Italy this week is focused on building on strong cooperation and collaboration .....

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Percentage of Delta variant found in Delhi rose steadily during Apr-Ju ..
PTI - 10/09/2021

In the same month, the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) constituted 2.3 per cent and rest of the variants in toto, comprised 6.8 .....

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Centre places purchase order with SII for 66 cr Covishield doses to be ..
PTI - 10/09/2021

The source added that the ministry had placed an order for 37.50 crore doses of Covishield between August to December an.....

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47 medical oxygen plants with 57 MT capacity commissioned in Delhi: Of ..
PTI - 10/09/2021

The data shared during the DDMA meeting held on August 27 showed that 20 more plants were to be installed by August 31 w.....

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Govt develops COVID-19 vaccine tracker to give vaccination-related inf ..
PTI - 10/09/2021

Speaking at a briefing of the Union health ministry, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said the vaccine tracker has .....

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Molbio Diagnostics gets DCGI nod for Nipah virus testing ..
PTI - 09/09/2021

Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging zoonotic disease that causes severe disease in humans. Signs and symptoms range from as.....

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Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cros ..
PTI - 09/09/2021

More than 73 lakh (73,80,510) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Wednesday. However, the daily vaccination tal.....

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WHO chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year ..
PTI - 09/09/2021

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said Wednesday he was ‘appalled’ at comments by a leadi.....

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AIIMS to conduct study to ascertain presence of Covid in various parts ..
PTI - 08/09/22021

Addressing a press conference on the 36th Eye Donation Fortnight celebration by the National Eye Bank (NEB), he said tha.....

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India’s strong, decisive decisions slowed down entry, spread of ..
PTI - 08/09/22021

Inter-sectoral coordination facilitated by establishing high level inter-ministerial groups and communication with state.....

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30 test negative for Nipah so far: Kerala Health Minister Veena George ..
PTI - 08/09/22021

The minister, speaking to media persons here, said with negative test results of 20 more people being reported in the mo.....

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Dr Reddy’s starts supply of Sputnik V first doses ..
PTI - 08/09/22021

The development came following the announcement that Panacea Biotec supplied the first shipment of the second component .....

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Will focus on dealing with pandemic here than to delve in conspiracy t ..
PTI - 07/09/2021

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Vikram Nath and Hima Kohli said the petitioner NGO 'Abhinav Bharat Congress'.....

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Hetero’s Tocilizumab biosimilar gets emergency use authorisation ..
PTI - 07/09/2021

This authorisation will enable medical practitioners to use the drug for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adult.....

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The spike in the cases has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ..
PTI - 07/09/2021

Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch till mid-Decem.....

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In just 6 days of Sept, Mumbai logs over 28% of total COVID-19 cases r ..
PTI - 07/09/2021

The spike in the cases has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials worried ahead of the festive seas.....

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For 3rd time in 11 days, India’s daily COVID-19 vaccination cros ..
PTI - 07/09/2021

Citing data collated till 7 pm, the ministry said the country has so far vaccinated 53,29,27,201 beneficiaries for the f.....

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Over 66.07 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far: G ..
PTI - 06/09/2021

The Union government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout th.....

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu calls for mandatory rural service for ..
PTI - 06/09/2021

Naidu further emphasised that both medical education and treatment should be affordable and within the reach of the comm.....

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COVID-19: 30 new cases, zero death in Delhi; positivity rate 0.05 pc ..
PTI - 06/09/2021

This is also the 24th time since the start of the second wave in the national capital that zero fatality has been report.....

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Israel to present COVID-19 booster shot data to FDA experts ..
Reuters - 06/09/2021

JERUSALEM, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Israel this month will present data from an extensive rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster .....

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Guj HC: Depression can be classified as serious illness ..
PTI - 04/09/2021

Depression can be classified as a serious illness, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gujarat High .....

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Moderna seeks EU authorization for COVID-19 vaccine booster dose ..
Reuters Staff - 04/09/2021

(Reuters) -Moderna Inc said on Friday it had asked the EU drugs regulator for conditional approval of a booster shot of .....

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After dropping below one, Covid R-value rises sharply to 1.17 in secon ..
PTI - 04/09/2021

The R-value of Kerala stood at 1.33, which is the highest number of active cases in the country. Similarly, the R-value .....

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DCGI nod to phase-I clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine of Reliance Lif ..
PTI - 04/09/2021

The firm is required to submit the revised clinical trial protocol for immunogenicity to be assessed on Day 42, instead .....

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India reports 45,352 new COVID-19 infections ..
Reuters - 03/09/2021

NEW DELHI, Sept 3 (Reuters) - India reported 45,352 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on.....

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Granules India gets licence from DRDO to manufacture and market COVID- ..
PTI - 03/09/2021

Developed by DRDO, 2-DG has been granted permission by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use as adju.....

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Moderna, Japan partner recall 1.6 million doses ..
Associated Press - 03/09/2021

The two companies said an investigation at a Spanish factory that produced the vials in question concluded the contamina.....

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Over half of India’s adult population received at least 1 dose o ..
PTI - 03/09/2021

The message of vaccination must be taken to the heartland of India, he said, adding, “No one should be left behind.....

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India will start exporting Covid vaccines after its public health need ..
PTI - 03/09/2021

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday said India would start exporting Covid-19 vaccines after its public health needs are m.....

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Intranasal Covid vaccine phase II trial begins in Kanpur ..
PTI - 02/09/2021

As many as 30 volunteers consisting of doctors, their family members and others were administered the first dose of the .....

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines wouldn’t have got nod had they done pha ..
PTI - 02/09/2021

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of COVID-19 Covaxin, said the efficacy of its vaccine would have been 8.....

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Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 66 crore: H ..
PTI - 02/09/2021

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night,.....

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WHO leader opposes ‘widespread’ use of boosters ..
PTI - 02/09/2021

The head of the World Health Organisation says he opposes ''widespread use of boosters'' for healthy peo.....

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Over 64.36 cr Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs ..
PTI - 01/09/2021

The ministry said that 5,42,30,546 COVID-19 vaccine doses -- balance and unutilised -- are still available with states a.....

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Monoclonal antibody treatment combo cuts hospitalisation among high-ri ..
PTI - 01/09/2021

The combination of the monoclonal antibody treatments -- casirivimab and imdevimab -- has been given emergency use autho.....

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Himachal Pradesh achieves distinction of cent per cent Covid vaccinati ..
PTI - 01/09/2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the people of the hill state on September 6 to commemorate this achievement. .....

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Out of 65 crore Covid vaccine doses given so far, SII supplied over 60 ..
PTI - 01/09/2021

The daily COVID-19 vaccinations crossed the 1 crore mark on Tuesday for the second time in five days, taking the total n.....

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WHO European head backs 3rd vaccine doses for the vulnerable. ..
Associated Press - 31 Aug, 2021

Dr. Hans Kluge cited deeply worrying levels of high transmission, saying 33 countries among the 53 in the WHO Europe reg.....

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Covid third wave could peak between Oct-Nov; intensity expected to be ..
PTI - 31 Aug, 2021

Manindra Agrawal, an IIT-Kanpur scientist who is part of the three-member team of experts that have been tasked with pre.....

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New Covid variant, C.1.2, may be more infectious, evade vaccine protec ..
PTI - 31 Aug, 2021

Scientists from National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequen.....

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Japan's Moderna vaccine contamination woes widen as regions put holds ..
Rocky Swift - 31 Aug, 2021

Contaminants found in vaccines in Gunma and Okinawa Contamination could be due to wrong needle extraction -ministry Ot.....

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U.S. vaccine advisers unanimously favor Pfizer/BioNTech shot after app ..
Manas Mishra, Julie Steenhuysen - 31 Aug, 2021

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday unanimously recommended the Pfi.....

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Singapore fully vaccinates 80% of population against COVID-19 ..
Reuters - 30 Aug, 2021

Singapore has fully inoculated 80% of its 5.7 million people against COVID-19, the health minister said on Sunday, becom.....

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Foxconn founder asks BioNTech to reserve 30 million more vaccines for ..
Reuters - 30 Aug, 2021

Taiwan’s quest to access the vaccine, jointly developed with Pfizer Inc, has dragged on for months, hampered by ac.....

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First commercial batch of Covaxin released from Bharat Biotech’s ..
PTI - 30 Aug, 2021

The first commercial batch of Covaxin was released on Sunday from the new plant of Bharat Biotech at Ankleshwar in Gujar.....

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Maharashtra health survey: Prime focus on COVID-19, staff shortage aff ..
PTI - 30 Aug, 2021

Focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw the postponement of several types of surgeries, and shortage of staff at hospi.....

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Rise in COVID-19 cases: Plan on tests recast in Kerala ..
PTI - 30 Aug, 2021

With Kerala recording over 30,000 COVID-19 cases in the last four days, Health Minister of the State Veena George on Sun.....

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Uneven COVID-19 vaccine distribution may hamper economic recovery in d ..
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE - 28 Aug, 2021

While the global economy is still growing, the uneven distribution of vaccines is widening disparities as rich countries.....

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Half of hospitalised Covid patients have persisting symptoms after a y ..
PTI - 28 Aug, 2021

Around half the people hospitalised with COVID-19 experience at least one persistent symptom up to 12 months after the i.....

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Over 4.05 cr Covid vaccine doses still available with states, UTs: Hea ..
PTI - 28 Aug, 2021

More than 4.05 crore Covid vaccine doses are still available with states and Union Territories for inoculation, the Unio.....

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43% of ICUs & 75% of ventilators in govt sector still vacant, says ..
PTI - 28 Aug, 2021

Even as Kerala continued to report over 30,000 positive cases for the third consecutive day, Health Minister Veena Georg.....

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India gifts medical oxygen plant to Nepal ..
PTI - 27 Aug, 2021

India on Thursday donated a medical oxygen plant to Nepal as part of New Delhi’s continued commitment to the Himal.....

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SII informs Centre it will supply around 20 crore Covishield doses in ..
PTI - 27 Aug, 2021

Serum Institute of India (SII) has informed the Centre that it will be able to supply around 20 crore doses of COVID-19 .....

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Increase in viral infection cases in Delhi hospitals ..
PTI - 27 Aug, 2021

Hospitals across the national capital are registering a rise in the number of viral infection cases owing to change in w.....

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Kerala records over 30k COVID cases for second day running ..
PTI - 27 Aug, 2021

Kerala posted 30,007 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the second consecutive day it reported more than 30,000, and 162 .....

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NTAGI to soon chalk out roadmap to introduce Zydus Cadila vaccine in C ..
PTI - 26 Aug, 2021

NTAGI Chairman Dr N K Arora said it is estimated that there are around 12 crore adolescents in the age group of 12-18 ye.....

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Moderna withholds 1.63 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in Japan due to ..
Reuters - 26 Aug, 2021

Moderna Inc said on Wednesday it has withheld supply of about 1.63 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Japan after .....

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Taiwan to get BioNTech shots early as China delays approval-source ..
Reuters - 26 Aug, 2021

Taiwan could get its first delivery of BioNTech SE's (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 vaccines one month ahead of schedule as a d.....

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Study says COVID riskier for heart than Pfizer ..
Associated Press - 26 Aug, 2021

A study from Israel says COVID-19 carries a far higher risk of heart inflammation than Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccin.....

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Over 60 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Govt ..
PTI - 26 Aug, 2021

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 60-crore mark on Wednesday, Un.....

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Kerala sees 10,402 new COVID-19 cases, TPR is 16.41 per cent ..
PTI - 24 Aug, 2021

Kerala reported 10,402 COVID-19 positive cases and 66 related deaths on Sunday, taking the total number of those affecte.....

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Covid antibody that protects against broad range of variants identifie ..
PTI - 24 Aug, 2021

Researchers have identified an antibody that is highly protective at low doses against a wide range of variants of the S.....

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Over 57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far: C ..
PTI - 24 Aug, 2021

More than 57.05 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to state and UTs so far, the Union Health ministry said .....

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Covid third wave: Paediatric beds to be increased in Bengal ..
PTI - 24 Aug, 2021

The West Bengal health department has decided to increase the number of paediatric beds especially at critical care trea.....

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Using artificial intelligence for early detection and treatment of ill ..
Technische Universität Dresden - 23 Aug, 2021

In this work, the research team led by Prof. Karl Leo, Dr. Hans Kleemann and Matteo Cucchi demonstrates an approach for .....

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UK to begin offering COVID antibody testing to general public for firs ..
Reuters - 23 Aug, 2021

The United Kingdom will begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing to the general public in the coming week for the first .....

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Taiwan's president leads way in first domestic COVID-19 vaccine ..
Reuters - 23 Aug, 2021

President Tsai Ing-wen got vaccinated with Taiwan's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, giving .....

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721 children in child care institutions contracted Covid since outbrea ..
PTI - 23 Aug, 2021

Over 720 children in child care institutions in 11 states and Union Territories have contracted COVID-19 till now and no.....

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Delhi reports 24 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate 0.04 percent ..
PTI - 23 Aug, 2021

Delhi reported zero daily deaths due to COVID-19 for the third consecutive day on Sunday and 24 new cases of the infecti.....

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U.S. FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine on Monday -NYT ..
Reuters - 21 Aug, 2021

Regulators were aiming to complete the process by Friday, but were still working through “a substantial amount of .....

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Covid vaccination for kids may start only by March 22 ..
TNN - 21 Aug, 2021

NEW DELHI: The government is likely to start vaccination of children against Covid-19 only by March 2022, even as three-.....

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Johnson & Johnson files application to conduct study on its CO ..
PTI - 21 Aug, 2021

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) on Friday said it has submitted an application to the Indian drug regulator to conduct a.....

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Delhi govts medical Oxygen production promotion policy notified ..
PTI - 21 Aug, 2021

A Delhi government’s policy to make the city “self-reliant” in production of medical oxygen to tackle .....

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Zydus Cadila Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D gets approval for Emergency Use ..
Reuters - 21 Aug, 2021

Indigenously developed Zydus Cadila COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D has received approval for Emergency Use Authorisation from .....

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Pregnant women donot experience more severe symptoms of Covid vaccines ..
PTI - 20 Aug, 2021

Pregnant and lactating women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine do not experience symptoms any more severe than their non-.....

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Andhra Pradesh moves closer to two million Covid-19 cases mark ..
PTI - 20 Aug, 2021

Coronavirus positive cases inched closer to the two million mark in Andhra Pradesh, touching 19,98,603, with the additio.....

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Covid ebbing as R-value drops to below 1 ..
PTI - 20 Aug, 2021

New Delhi: After breaching the value of 1 in the first week of August, the R number, which reflects how rapidly the coro.....

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Over 50-cr samples tested for COVID-19 in India till now: ICMR ..
PTI - 20 Aug, 2021

The number of samples tested for COVID-19 in the country has crossed the 50 crore-mark and in this month, the average da.....

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First Made in India 3-D printed heart valve developed in Chennai ..
IANS - 19 Aug, 2021

Chennai: A Chennai-based heart surgeon announced he has designed and developed India's first 3-D printed heart valve.....

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Northeast cancer capital of India with highest new cases: Report ..
PTI - 19 Aug, 2021

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district and Aizawl in Mizoram recorded the highest incidence of new cancer.....

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COVID R-value drops to below 1 in country, including Kerala and Northe ..
PTI - 19 Aug, 2021

After breaching the value of one in the first week of August, the R number, which reflects how rapidly the coronavirus p.....

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Ayushman Bharat ensures both poor, well-off get same treatment at same ..
PTI - 19 Aug, 2021

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Wednesday said the Ayushman Bharat scheme has enabled poor people to afford trea.....

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Vaccine nationalism could lead to increase in coronavirus variants: St ..
PTI - 19 Aug, 2021

Vaccine stockpiling by nations may strongly impact global trajectories of COVID-19 case numbers, and increase the potent.....

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Pfizer submits data for third dose approval in US ..
AFP - 18 Aug, 2021

WASHINGTON: Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday submitted preliminary clinical data to US health authorities as part of their .....

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Nasal Covaxin phase II & III trials to focus on remote areas ..
TNN - 18 Aug, 2021

NAGPUR: After getting the final nod from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the second and third phase tria.....

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Blood clotting may be root cause of long COVID syndrome, study finds ..
PTI - 18 Aug, 2021

Patients with long COVID syndrome continue to have higher measures of blood clotting, which may explain their persistent.....

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Benefits of Covid vaccines far outweigh rare risk of facial paralysis, ..
PTI - 18 Aug, 2021

The beneficial effects of COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh the risk of facial paralysis on one side of the face known as B.....

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Higher risk of Bell's Palsy after Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine - study. ..
Reuters Staff - 17 Aug, 2021

(Reuters) -The risk of Bell’s Palsy, a type of facial paralysis, is higher after Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s COVID.....

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India to recalibrate air quality standards next year. ..
Vishwa Mohan | TNN - 17 Aug, 2021

NEW DELHI: India is likely to have new national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in 2022, factoring in more polluta.....

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Govt puts curbs on export of Covid-19 rapid antigen testing kits. ..
PTI - 17 Aug, 2021

"The export of COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits... has been put under restricted category, with immediate effect.....

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Covid-19: Three strains of Delta-plus now in Maharashtra, variant has ..
Sumitra Debroy | TNN - 17 Aug, 2021

MUMBAI: Three sub-lineages of the Delta-plus variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus are currently in circulation in the state, .....

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Japan to extend COVID-19 state of emergency lockdown through mid-Sept ..
Reuters - 16 Aug, 2021

The Japanese government is set to extend its "state of emergency" soft lockdown in regions including Tokyo to .....

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New biomarkers may detect early eye changes that can lead to diabetes- ..
ANI - 16 Aug, 2021

Washington: New biomarkers found in the eyes could unlock the key to helping manage diabetic retinopathy, and perhaps ev.....

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COVID-19 third wave unpredictable: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria ..
PTI - 16 Aug, 2021

Talking to reporters at the Gitam Institute, where he received the Foundation Day Award in recognition of his services, .....

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India has done better than any country across world in vaccination: Bh ..
PTI - 16 Aug, 2021

India has done better than any country in the world as regards to affordability and the reach to the people of COVID-19 .....

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Bharat Biotech Covid nasal vaccine gets regulator nod for holding phas ..
PTI - 14 Aug, 2021

The first nasal vaccine against COVID-19, developed by Bharat Biotech, has received regulator’s nod for conducting.....

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Cumulative Covid vaccine doses cross 53 crore in India: Govt ..
PTI - 14 Aug, 2021

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 53 crore, the Union Health Minis.....

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E-health card for all Delhiites: Cloud-based info management system by ..
TNN - 14 Aug, 2021

NEW DELHI: Delhi government’s ambitious cloud-based Health Information Management System (HIMS) is going to be imp.....

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Delta plus not as transmissible as Delta, fear unnecessary, say expert ..
TNN - 14 Aug, 2021

NAGPUR: After confirming Delta Plus variant in some samples from Vidarbha sent for genetic sequencing recently, there is.....

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COVID-19: Pfizer, Moderna seen reaping billions of dollars from vaccin ..
Reuters - 14 Aug, 2021

Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, BioNTech and Moderna Inc are expected to reap billions of dollars from COVID-19 booster shots in .....

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Clotting linked with COVID-19 vaccine very rare, new study confirms ..
PTI - 13 Aug, 2021

The very rare blood clots that can be caused by the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine can be aggressive and deadly .....

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U.S. shipping more than 560,000 COVID vaccines to Caribbean countries ..
Reuters - 13 Aug, 2021

The United States has started shipping nearly 569,000 Pfizer (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine doses to member countries of the C.....

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Over 54.04 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far: G ..
PTI - 13 Aug, 2021

More than 54.04 crore Covid vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, and 1,09,83,510 additional doses .....

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Extra COVID vaccine OK for those with weak immune systems ..
FE Online - 13 Aug, 2021

US regulators on Thursday said transplant recipients and others with weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of th.....

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Potential role of junk DNA sequence in aging, cancer ..
Washington State University - 11 Aug, 2021

The human body is essentially made up of trillions of living cells. It ages as its cells age, which happens when those c.....

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Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, ..
American Heart Association - 11 Aug, 2021

Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published today.....

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Antibody levels predictive of Moderna's vaccine efficacy -study ..
Reuters Staff - 11 Aug, 2021

Antibody levels are a good predictor for how effective Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is, according to a new study.....

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COVID-19: Delta Plus variant detected in 86 samples so far, not led to ..
PTI - 11 Aug, 2021

The Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV2 has been detected in 86 samples in the country so far and it has not led to any expo.....

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Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses nearly 52 crore: Govt ..
PTI - 11 Aug, 2021

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached nearly 52 crore, the Union health ministry.....

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Inovio focused on launching global COVID-19 vaccine trial next month - ..
Reuters - 10 Aug, 2021

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO.O) is focused on launching the global late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.....

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Zydus Cadila likely to get emergency use approval for its COVID vaccin ..
ANI - 10 Aug, 2021

Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila's three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D is expected to get an emergency-use nod from the .....

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India posts 26k Covid-19 cases, lowest since March 16 ..
TNN - 10 Aug, 2021

India reported 26,070 cases and 300 deaths on Monday, with the numbers from Assam, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh still awa.....

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Doctors to visit every house to screen people for COVID-19 ..
PTI - 10 Aug, 2021

To detect COVID-19 cases, the city civic body – Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) – would launch a p.....

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Vaccination of pregnant, lactating women may be done at their check-up ..
FE Online - 10 Aug, 2021

Seeking to enhance COVID-19 vaccination coverage of pregnant and lactating women, the Delhi government on Monday issued .....

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Israeli survey finds 3rd Pfizer vaccine dose has similar side effects ..
Reuters - 09 Aug, 2021

Most people who received a third dose of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine felt similar or fewer side effects than they .....

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45 PSA oxygen plants commissioned in govt hospitals in Delhi: Health o ..
PTI - 09 Aug, 2021

Forty-five PSA oxygen plants of 55.46 metric tonnes capacity have been commissioned in government hospitals in the natio.....

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Covid-19: Beyond Delta, scientists are watching new coronavirus varian ..
Reuters - 09 Aug, 2021

The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants – a naming system used by th.....

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India sees 4% dip in weekly cases as tally declines in NE ..
TNN - 09 Aug, 2021

Weekly Covid-19 cases in the country fell by 4% after having registered a 7.5% spike last week, mainly due to a steep de.....

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Fuelled by Delta variant, US COVID-19 cases hit highest level since Fe ..
ANI - 09 Aug, 2021

US average of daily COVID-19 cases hit the highest level since February on Sunday (local time), fuelled by the Delta var.....

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India’s Covid R-naught tops 1 again, up from 0.9 a month ago ..
TNN - 07 Aug, 2021

The delta variant, considered more contagious than chickenpox, has now pushed up the R-naught —the average number .....

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COVID SCIENCE: Heart attack, stroke risks climb after COVID-19; flu sh ..
Reuters - 07 Aug, 2021

Heart attack, stroke risks rise in COVID-19 patients COVID-19 increases patients' risks for heart attack and st.....

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SARS-CoV-2 antibodies remain stable or increase seven months after inf ..
PTI - 07 Aug, 2021

The levels of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 remain stable, or even increase, seven months after infection, according.....

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Hopeful of launching Covovax for adults in October this year, for chil ..
PTI - 06 Aug, 2021

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said he is hopeful that Covovax, another COVID-19 vaccine being m.....

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Covid-19: India’s cumulative vaccine coverage crosses 50-crore m ..
PTI - 07 Aug, 2021

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed 50 crore with more than 43.29 .....

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Preparing for worst-case scenario, setting up 37K Covid beds: Delhi He ..
PTI - 06 Aug, 2021

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the city government was preparing for the worst-case scenario in a.....

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Covid-19: India in talks with various countries for mutual recognition ..
PTI - 06 Aug, 2021

India is in talks with various nations for a mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certifications, the government i.....

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Novavax seeks OK for COVID vaccine in needy countries first ..
FE Online - 06 Aug, 2021

Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia and the Philippines to allow emerge.....

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English study finds 50-60% reduced risk of COVID for double-vaccinated ..
Reuters - 04 Aug, 2021

Fully-vaccinated people have an around 50 to 60% reduced risk of infection from the Delta coronavirus variant, including.....

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No vaccination at civic, govt centres in Mumbai on August 4 due to sho ..
PTI - 04 Aug, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination drive was suspended at civic and government-run centres in Mumbai on Wednesday due to paucity o.....

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Ministry of S&T allocated over Rs 1,600 cr for Covid-related r ..
PTI - 04 Aug, 2021

The Ministry of Science and Technology has allocated over Rs 1,600 crore for COVID-19 related research and product devel.....

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4 more Indian pharma firms expected to start vaccine production by Oct ..
PTI - 04 Aug, 2021

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in Parliament that four more Indian pharma firms are .....

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Coronavirus did leak from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, c ..
Reuters - 03 Aug, 2021

A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, .....

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Abbott Labs to pay 160 million USD over kickbacks, false diabetes clai ..
Reuters - 03 Aug, 2021

Abbott Laboratories will pay $160 million to resolve claims that two of its units submitted false claims to Medicare by .....

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Bharat Biotech's Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant of COVID ..
PTI - 03 Aug, 2021

Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin (BBV152) is effective against Delta Plus (AY.1) variant of the coronavirus.....

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13 states see weekly Covid cases rise ..
TNN - 03 Aug, 2021

It is not just Kerala and its neighbouring states where Covid infections have been rising over the past few days. As man.....

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Pfizer and Moderna raise prices for COVID-19 vaccines in EU- FT ..
Reuters - 02 Aug, 2021

 Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest Euro.....

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India’s 7-day avg of Covid cases crosses 40,000 again ..
TNN - 02 Aug, 2021

Kerala reported a slight drop in fresh Covid-19 cases on Friday but numbers rose for the second straight day in Tamil Na.....

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Sputnik V vaccine production in India to go fully on stream in Septemb ..
ANI - 02 Aug, 2021

New Delhi: The production of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in India is expected to come fully on stream in .....

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5 Percent of Covaxin royalty to ICMR raises questions ..
TNN - 02 Aug, 2021

Mumbai: Bharat Biotech will pay a royalty of 5% on the net sales of Covaxin, its Covid-19 vaccine, to Indian Council of .....

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For every single COVID-19 case reported in India, 30 cases were missed ..
PTI - 02 Aug, 2021

For every single COVID-19 case reported in India, there were 30 cases that remained undetected or were missed, according.....

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Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO ..
Reuters - 31 July, 2021

The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, bu.....

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New COVID-19 infections rise in Tamil Nadu for 2nd day in a row ..
PTI - 31 July, 2021

For the second consecutive day, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported a surge in new infections with 1,947 people contracting th.....

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Trajectory of Covid cases registering sustained, considerable decline ..
PTI - 31 July, 2021

After showing a resurgence from mid-February and peaking in May, the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in the country is now .....

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Baseless, misleading: AYUSH Ministry on claim by NICE on approval to i ..
PTI - 30 July, 2021

The ministry issued a statement, saying some misleading claims have been made by a naturopathy-related network NICE (Net.....

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Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games. ..
Associated Press - 30 July, 2021

A government panel approved the plan putting Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, as well as Osaka, under the state of emergency.....

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India received help from 52 countries during second wave of COVID-19, ..
PTI - 30 July, 2021

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in a written reply that India has imported 31.5 lakh units o.....

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COVID-19: Active cases register increase for second consecutive day. ..
PTI - 30 July, 2021

The active cases have increased to 4,03,840 and comprise 1.28 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID.....

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97,79,440 Covid vaccine doses administered in Delhi so far: Bulletin ..
PTI - 29 July, 2021

Nearly 38,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered in Delhi on Tuesday, taking the cumulative number to 97,79,.....

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Emergent to resume J&J COVID-19 vaccine production at Baltimor ..
Reuters - 29 July, 2021

Emergent Biosolutions (EBS.N) said on Wednesday it would resume production of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) COVID-.....

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China reports 49 new COVID-19 cases amid Delta outbreak in Nanjing ..
Reuters - 29 July, 2021

BEIJING, July 29 (Reuters) - China reported on Thursday 49 new COVID-19 cases, down from 86 a day earlier, according to .....

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Over 2.18 cr balance, unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses still availabl ..
PTI - 29 July, 2021

More than 2.18 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories.....

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Govt asks states/UTs to conduct state-specific serosurveys in consulta ..
PTI - 29 July, 2021

The Centre has advised all states and Union territories to conduct seroprevalence surveys in consultation with the ICMR .....

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There are cases of people who have been COVID positive more than once: ..
PTI - 28 July, 2021

There are cases of people who have been reported COVID-19 positive more than once, Minister of State for Health Bharati .....

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India adds 43,645 COVID-19 cases, 640 deaths ..
PTI - 28 July, 2021

India recorded 43,654 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday that took its tally to 3,14,84,605 while 640 more fatalities pus.....

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Made in India Sputnik V to be available during September- October: Dr ..
PTI - 28 July, 2021

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd expects the locally manufactured Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be avail.....

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INSACOG sequenced over 57,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes since Dec: Govt ..
PTI - 28 July, 2021

New Delhi: An Indian genomics consortium has sequenced over 57,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes out of which nearly 45,000 samples.....

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Early antiviral response in nose may determine severity of COVID-19: S ..
PTI - 27 July, 2021

The course of severe COVID-19 may be determined by the body’s antiviral response to initial infection, according t.....

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India generated 56K tonnes of Covid bio-medical waste in a yr ..
TNN - 27 July, 2021

Bengaluru: India generated 56,898 tonnes of Covid-19-related biomedical waste between June 2020-21, an indication of the.....

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Sun Pharma, Cassiopea SpA ink license & supply agreements for ..
PTI - 27 July, 2021

Drug major Sun Pharma on Monday said it has signed license and supply agreements with Cassiopea SpA for acne treatment d.....

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DRDO COVID-19 drug: BDR Pharma inks license agreement with DRDO to pro ..
PTI - 27 July, 2021

BDR Pharma on Monday said it has inked a licensing pact with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to.....

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Brazil scraps Covaxin emergency-use application after Bharat Biotech t ..
PTI - 27 July, 2021

After suspending the proposed clinical trials of Bharat Bioetchs COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, Brazil has now scrapped the E.....

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Longer gap in Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccines boosts antibody levels: S ..
PTI - 26 July, 2021

The study of 503 healthcare workers published on Friday found that longer dosing intervals resulted in higher neutralisi.....

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67.6 Percent population above 6 yrs found to have Covid antibodies in ..
PTI - 26 July, 2021

NEW DELHI: Of India's population above the age of six, 67.6 percent have developed antibodies against Covid-19, foun.....

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India logs 39,742 new Covid-19 cases ..
ETHealthWorld - 26 July, 2021

New Delhi: India added 39,742 new cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,13,71,901.....

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Covid-19: Cases of Kappa variant of coronavirus found in Gujarat ..
PTI - 26 July, 2021

For the first time, five cases of `Kappa’ variant of coronavirus have been detected in Gujarat, the state health d.....

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Over 3.29 crore unutilised vaccine doses still available with states, ..
PTI - 25 July, 2021

More than 3.29 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states, union territories an.....

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Approval given to use Coronil as supporting measure in Covid managemen ..
PTI - 24 July, 2021

The State Licensing Authority of Uttarakhand has granted license for Coronil tablet to be used as supporting measure in .....

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Medical oxygen demand peaked to nearly 9,000 MT in second Covid wave c ..
PTI - 24 July, 2021

The demand for medical oxygen in the country peaked to nearly 9,000 MT in the second Covid wave as compared to the peak .....

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Bharat Biotech terminates MoU with Brazilian partners after graft alle ..
PTI - 24 July, 2021

Bharat Biotech on Friday said it terminated the Memorandum of Understanding entered with Precisa Medicamentos and Envixi.....

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Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India exceed 42.75 cr: ..
PTI - 24 July, 2021

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 42.75 crore, the Union health ministry sa.....

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Feel good brain messenger can be willfully controlled, new study revea ..
University of California - San Diego - 24 July, 2021

A ubiquitous neurotransmitter that carries signals between brain cells, dopamine, among its many functions, is involved .....

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Serum Institute writes to Union Health Minister proposing reforms in d ..
PTI - 22 July, 2021

World's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Serum Institute of India (SII) has written to Union Health Minister .....

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EU begins real-time review of Sanofi-GSK Covid-19 vaccine ..
Reuters - 22 July, 2021

Europe's drug regulator said on Tuesday it had started a real-time review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Frenc.....

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European Medicines Agency grants Orphan Drug Designation to Zydus Cadi ..
PTI - 22 July, 2021

Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Wednesday said the European Medicines Agency has granted ‘Orphan Drug Designation’.....

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Covid-19 vaccination: Over 41.76 crore vaccine doses administered in I ..
PTI - 22 July, 2021

The total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 41.76 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on.....

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No sign of Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines in breast milk: Study ..
PTI - 21 July, 2021

The study was limited by the small sample size, the researchers noted, adding that further clinical data from larger pop.....

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State to step up TB screening amid Cov pandemic, give spl kits to chec ..
TNN - 21 July, 2021

Kolkata: In a bid to strengthen surveillance and control spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the state, all patients diagnose.....

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No shortage of Covid vaccines, no delay in placing orders with domesti ..
PTI - 21 July, 2021

Advance visibility of these allocations i.e. the total doses of vaccine that would be available to a state and union ter.....

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67.6 pc people have COVID antibodies but 40 crore still vulnerable, sa ..
PTI - 21 July, 2021

On the way forward, Bhargava highlighted the need to ensure full vaccination of all healthcare workers as soon as possib.....

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4 Covid vaccine candidates in human trial stage, 1 in pre-clinical sta ..
PTI - 21 July, 2021

Four COVID-19 vaccine candidates are at different stages of human trials while one, developed by Genique Life Sciences, .....

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Bharat Biotech dossier under review for Covaxin emergency use listing: ..
ANI - 20 July, 2021

Officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) had a meeting with those of Bharat Biotech and the Hyderabad-based vacc.....

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Azithromycin no more effective against Covid-19 than placebo: Study ..
PTI - 20 July, 2021

LOS ANGELES: The commonly prescribed antibiotic for Covid-19, azithromycin, is no more effective than a placebo in preve.....

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Hospitals have become large industries, thrive on human distress: SC ..
ANI - 20 July, 2021

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday observed that hospitals in the country have become large industries now thriving .....

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Costs of raw material for drugs rise by 139 Percent ..
TNN - 20 July, 2021

Mumbai: A steep rise in the cost of raw materials for essential drugs, called active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in.....

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UCL finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19 ..
PTI - 19 July, 2021

Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual .....

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Delta variant infected even vaccinated people during second wave of CO ..
IANS - 19 July, 2021

Delta COVID variant infected more than 80 per cent people in India during the devastating second wave of the pandemic, a.....

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Neuroprosthesis restores words to man with paralysis ..
University of California San Francisco - 19 July, 2021

Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a "speech neuroprosthesis" that has enabled a man .....

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Joint pain, backache common among many post-Covid cases: Delhi hospita ..
PTI - 19 July, 2021

A leading private hospital in Delhi on Saturday claimed that joint pain and backache were the most common problems repor.....

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Over 41.99 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far provided to states/UTs: ..
PTI - 19 July, 2021

Over 41.99 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been provided to states and Union territories, and more than 2.56 cr.....

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Centre buying Covishield at 215, Covaxin at 225 ..
TNN - 17 July, 2021

New Delhi: The fresh vaccine orders placed by the Centre are at a revised price of Rs 215 for Covishield and R.....

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Mucormycosis recurrence in frontal sinuses a worry: Experts ..
TNN - 17 July, 2021

PUNE: Careful clearance of the damaged sinus tissues in the face’s deeper region, pterygopalatine fossa, is key to.....

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47 districts reported over 10 pc COVID-19 positivity rate for week end ..
PTI - 17 July, 2021

Forty-seven districts across 12 states and UTs reported over 10 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate for the week ending Ju.....

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2 vaccine doses given to police personnel successful in preventing 95 ..
PTI - 17 July, 2021

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered to high-risk police personnel were successful in preventing 95 per cent death.....

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Alcohol drinking linked to over 62,000 new cancer cases in India last ..
PTI - 16 July, 2021

Alcohol consumption was associated with 62,100 or five per cent of newly diagnosed cancer cases last year in India, acco.....

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Insurers to offer add-on cover for at-home Covid treatment, court told ..
TNN - 16 July, 2021

New Delhi: The insurance regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on Wednesday informed Delhi Hig.....

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Centre asks states to analyse infrastructure need under Emergency Covi ..
PTI - 16 July, 2021

The Centre on Thursday asked states and union territories to conduct a quick gap analysis for various infrastructure com.....

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India has highest number of unvaccinated, under-vaccinated kids worldw ..
PTI - 16 July, 2021

India has the highest number of under-vaccinated or unvaccinated children worldwide at 3.5 million, an increase of 1.4 m.....

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WHO chief says it was premature to rule out COVID lab leak ..
Associated Press - 16 July, 2021

In a rare departure from his usual deference to powerful member countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes.....

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Delhi HC warns for wilful non-compliance to the digital crowdfunding p ..
PTI - 15 July, 2021

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it would take action for “wilful non-compliance” if the Centre.....

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Single Dose of the Sputnik V vaccine may be enough to elicit strong an ..
PTI - 15 July, 2021

A single dose of the Sputnik V vaccine may be enough to elicit strong antibody response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus th.....

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Covid-19 Variants AY.1 nor AY.2 is likely not more transmissible than ..
PTI - 15 July, 2021

Delta variant sub-lineages — AY.1 and AY.2 — are unlikely to be more transmissible than Delta said INSACOG, .....

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Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally ..
Associated Press - 15 July, 2021

The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline. It .....

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Unable to send Covid vaccines as India needs time to review its legal ..
PTI - 14 July, 2021

The United States on Tuesday said that it is ready to ship its COVID-19 vaccines expeditiously when it has the green lig.....

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Covid-19: Serum to start making Sputnik vaccine in Sept ..
FE Bureau - 14 July, 2021

Serum Institute of India (SII) and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday said production of the Sputnik V vac.....

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Fortis Healthcare aims to focus on revenue growth initiatives this fis ..
PTI - 14 July, 2021

Fortis Healthcare plans to initiate various measures like engaging with key corporate clients, leveraging digital platfo.....

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Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates two PSA oxygen generation plant in Gujar ..
ETHealthWorld - 14 July, 2021

Gujarat: As the third wave COVID-19 wave grips the country, the Union Health Ministry is ramping up its preparations to .....

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Decision on emergency use listing of Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO ..
PTI - 12 July, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) is likely to take a decision on including Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Cova.....

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ICMR to conduct clinical trial for evaluation of Covid-19 therapy with ..
PTI - 12 July, 2021

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has proposed to conduct a clinical trial for 'randomised evaluation of.....

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Delta Plus found in 90 Percent of Tripura test samples ..
TNN - 12 July, 2021

Agartala: Fear gripped Tripura after the presence of the highly-infectious Delta-plus variant of Covid-19 was confirmed .....

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Over 1.44 crore unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses available with state ..
PTI - 12 July, 2021

More than 1.44 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private .....

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COVID-19: Northeast, Kerala regions of concern, decline in active case ..
PTI - 12 July, 2021

This is despite the nationwide tally of new cases remaining low, revealed an analysis by researchers at the Institute of.....

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Central team of experts dispatched to Kerala to monitor Zika virus sit ..
PTI - 10 July, 2021

A six-member central team of experts has been dispatched to Kerala to monitor the Zika virus situation and support the s.....

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Working actively with Moderna to see how its Covid vaccine can be made ..
PTI - 10 July, 2021

The government said on Friday that it is working actively with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna to see how its vacc.....

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ICMR to conduct clinical trial for evaluation of COVID-19 therapy with ..
PTI - 10 July, 2021

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has proposed to conduct a clinical trial for ‘randomised evaluation .....

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MBBS interns will have to take Ayush training, says NMC ..
TNN - 10 July, 2021

MUMBAI: MBBS students will soon have to undergo internship training in Ayush, along with their other postings. A draf.....

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Mankind Pharma gets DRDO nod to manufacture, market COVID drug 2-DG ..
PTI - 09 July, 2021

Drug firm Mankind Pharma on Thursday said it has received licence from the Defence Research and Development Organisation.....

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Over 1.58 lakh vaccine doses administered in Delhi on Thursday: CoWIN ..
PTI - 09 July, 2021

The numbers saw a major increase from Wednesday's figures when only 22,360 vaccine doses were given, of which 11,789.....

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In 1st meet, revamped Cabinet approves Rs 23,123 crore for boosting he ..
PTI - 09 July, 2021

Addressing a press conference here after the first meeting of the Union Cabinet following its reshuffle on Wednesday, He.....

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Cases of Lambda COVID-19 variant found in Canada ..
Associated Press - 09 July, 2021

Canada’s chief public health officer says there are cases of the latest COVID-19 variant of interest in the countr.....

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines cut Covid-19 risk by 91%: Study ..
PTI - 07 July, 2021

WASHINGTON: People who receive Covid-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna are up to 91 per cent less likely to develop the .....

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Starch sold as MM medicine ..
TNN - 08 July, 2021

Ahmedabad: While desperate relatives made beelines outside pharmacies for crucial drugs for their loved ones battling mu.....

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Delta dominant variant in US, makes up more than half of COVID-19 case ..
PTI - 08 July, 2021

The highly contagious Delta variant has become the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, accounting for more than 51 pe.....

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India expects first foreign-made Covid-19 doses through COVAX by Augus ..
Reuters - 08 July, 2021

India expects to receive foreign-made COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme for the .....

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Global COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million amid rush to vaccinate ..
PTI - 08 July, 2021

The tally of lives lost over the past year and a half, as compiled from official sources by Johns Hopkins University, is.....

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Covid-19: Now, steroids-linked bone tissue death worries doctors ..
TNN - 07 July, 2021

MUMBAI: Avascular necrosis, or death of bone tissues, could be the next debilitating condition among post-Covid patients.....

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Sputnik will soon be offered at govt vaccine sites: Top official ..
TNN - 07 July, 2021

PUNE: Russian-made Sputnik V will soon become the third Covid vaccine to be made available for free at governmentrun vac.....

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India - COVID death rate hit record in June after calls for better dat ..
Reuters - 07 July, 2021

A big rise in infections in April and May, driven largely by the more infectious and dangerous Delta variant, brought In.....

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Morepen Labs starts production of test batch of Russia’s Sputnik ..
PTI - 07 July, 2021

The first batch will be shipped to Gamaleya Center for quality control. RDIF and Morepen Laboratories have signed a coop.....

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Recent evidence points to natural origin of COVID-19, scientists write ..
PTI - 07 July, 2021

There is no scientifically validated evidence to support the theory that the coronavirus leaked from a laboratory in Chi.....

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Study ties milder COVID-19 symptoms to prior run-ins with other corona ..
Stanford Medicine - 06 July 2021

A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators hints that people with COVID-19 may experience milder sy.....

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ICMR-NICED proposes research on oral COVID vaccine ..
PTI - 06 July 2021

Kolkata-based ICMR-NICED has submitted a proposal to the Department of Biotechnology under the Union Ministry of Science.....

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India-Covid vax coverage crosses 35 Cr-mark ..
IANS - 06 July 2021

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a statement on Sunday said that India's vaccination coverage.....

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Indian scientists working on developing new vaccine technology get gra ..
PTI - 06 July 2021

Ignite Life Science Foundation has awarded its first grant award for "pandemic preparedness" research to a tea.....

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India offering CoWIN to world as tech tool that can be used for greate ..
PTI - 06 July 2021

Addressing the virtual Global CoWIN Conclave, he said India is inching closer to administering 36 crore Covid vaccine do.....

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Cadila Healthcare arm recalls 21,240 bottles of diabetes drug in US ..
PTI - 05 July 2021

Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc is recalling over 21,000 bottles of metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets manufactu.....

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Centre sanctions funds from PMCares for new vaccine-testing lab ..
PTI - 05 July 2021

The Centre has sanctioned funds from the PMCares Fund for setting up a vaccine-testing laboratory here, Union minister o.....

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Air pollution during pregnancy may affect growth of newborn babies ..
University of the Basque Country - 05 July 2021

According to studies in recent years, air pollution affects the thyroid. Thyroid hormones are essential for regulating f.....

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Covid recovered with one/two doses of vaccine have higher protection a ..
PTI - 05 July 2021

Prior vaccination results in less severe disease against subsequent infection provide evidence that both humoral and cel.....

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Both doses of vaccine provide around 98 per cent protection from death ..
PTI - 05 July 2021

The study was done by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, in collaborati.....

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Pregnant women in India now eligible for Covid vaccination ..
PTI - 03 July 2021

Pregnant women in India are now eligible to get vaccinated against Covid with the union health ministry Friday giving th.....

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NPPA approves price rise of 50 per cent for carbamazepine, ranitidine, ..
PTI - 03 July 2021

The national drug pricing regulator NPPA on Friday said it has allowed a one-time increase of 50 per cent in the ceiling.....

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Covid-19: Wrong injection technique could also be leading to clots ..
TNN - 03 July 2021

A new study shows that the wrong injection technique could be one of the reasons behind clotting following inoculation b.....

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India plans 12 crore COVID vaccine allocation to states this month ..
IANS - 03 July 2021

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan made the announcement declaring that the states have already been informed in adv.....

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WHO chief calls for vaccinating at least 10 per cent of population of ..
PTI - 03 July 2021

Ghebreyesus called for a global effort to vaccinate at least 10 per cent of the population of every country by September.....

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Novel microscopy method provides look into future of cell biology ..
UT Southwestern Medical Center - 02 July 2021

What if a microscope allowed us to explore the 3D microcosm of blood vessels, nerves, and cancer cells instantaneously i.....

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Study ties milder COVID-19 symptoms to prior run-ins with other corona ..
Stanford Medicine - 02 July 2021

A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators hints that people with COVID-19 may experience milder sy.....

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Africa COVID-19 envoy blasts EU, COVAX over vaccine crisis ..
AP - 02 July 2021

Kenya: The African Union special envoy tasked with leading efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the continent is bla.....

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Zydus seeks nod for world-first plasmid DNA Covid vax ..
TNN - 02 July 2021

Ahmedabad: Homegrown healthcare and pharmaceutical major Zydus Cadila has applied for emergency use authorisation (EUA) .....

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Drug regulator DCGI refuses to grant emergency-use authorisation to Co ..
PTI - 02 July 2021

India’s drug regulator has refused to grant emergency-use authorisation to single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik-Li.....

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Lupin gets USFDA nod for HIV drug under PEPFAR ..
PTI - 01 July 2021

New Delhi: Drug maker Lupin on Wednesday said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market HIV treatm.....

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India believes there is urgent need for major reforms in WHO: Health M ..
PTI - 01 July 2021

India believes there is an urgent need for carrying out “major reforms” in the World Health Organization to .....

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COVID-19: US-based diaspora organisation ships essential medical equip ..
PTI - 01 July 2021

A leading diaspora organisation in the US has shipped a large quantity of critical medical equipment to India, including.....

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Infections seen among HIV patients hit Covid-19 survivors ..
TNN - 29 June, 2021

Mumbai: Superinfections, which typically affect those with highly suppressed immune systems such as people living with H.....

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TNN - 29 June, 2021

Mumbai: The government is in discussions with the pharma and medical devices industry to create a “national stockp.....

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PTI - 29 June, 2021

Researchers have developed a tablet-sized device that can distinguish between antibodies produced in response to SARS-Co.....

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Reuters - 29 June, 2021

A third shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine produces a strong immune response, researchers said on Monday, a.....

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Govt allocates additional 2,12,540 vials of Amphotericin-B to states, ..
PTI - 29 June, 2021

The government has allocated an additional 2,12,540 vials of Amphotericin-B to states, Union Territories (UTs) and centr.....

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Indonesia examines use of Sinovac, Pfizer vax for kids ..
IANS - 28 June, 2021

Jakarta: Indonesia is currently examining the use of the Sinovac and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for people under 18 years .....

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CSIR-developed BGR-34 effective in post-Covid high sugar levels: Exper ..
IANS - 28 June, 2021

New Delhi: Dysfunction of glucose metabolism resulting in hyperglycaemia, a high blood sugar level, has been found in 14.....

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Zydus vaccine for kids above 12 years could be out by Aug ..
TNN - 28 June, 2021

New Delhi: Zydus Cadila Covid-19 vaccine for children above 12 years is expected to be available by August as its trials.....

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Serum Institute of India produces over 10 crore doses of Covishield in ..
PTI - 28 June, 2021

Fulfilling its commitment, Serum Institute of India has produced over 10 crore doses of its COVID-19 vaccine Covishield .....

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Singapore will continue to give mRNA vaccines for young men: Expert co ..
PTI - 28 June, 2021

The benefits of receiving an mRNA coronavirus vaccine continue to outweigh the risks of getting inoculated, the Singapor.....

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US to add heart inflammation warning for Covid mRNA vaccines for teens ..
AFP - 25 June, 2021

Washington: US health authorities plan to update official guidance about administering mRNA Covid vaccines to adolescent.....

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Sputnik V is safest among all Covid-19 vaccines, no deaths recorded: B ..
ANI - 25 June, 2021

A study by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health to monitor the safety of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 confirmed.....

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Unraveling the origin of Alzheimer disease ..
Case Western Reserve University - 25 June, 2021

Case Western Reserve University researchers studying prions -- misfolded proteins that cause lethal incurable diseases -.....

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Novel method to accurately, quickly detect COVID-19 from phone swabs ..
PTI - 25 June, 2021

Researchers have developed a non-invasive and low-cost method that can accurately and rapidly detect COVID-19 using samp.....

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Mankind Pharma inks distribution pact with BDR Pharmaceuticals for COV ..
PTI - 25 June, 2021

Mankind Pharma on Thursday said it has inked a pact with BDR Pharmaceuticals for distributing Baricitinib, a drug that i.....

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PTI - 24 June, 2021

The Delta variant, the significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a ‘dominant line.....

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Delta variant of coronavirus more transmissible, more dangerous, says ..
PTI - 24 June, 2021

The Delta variant of the COVID-19, which now makes up 90 per cent of all new cases, is significantly more transmissible .....

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Signs of brain inflammation found in people who died of COVID-19: Stud ..
PTI - 24 June, 2021

Scientists have found signs of inflammation and neurodegeneration in the brains of individuals who died of COVID-19, sim.....

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Pfizer in final stages of getting approval for Covid-19 vaccine in Ind ..
ANI - 24 June, 2021

New Delhi: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday said it is in the "final stages" of getting approval for .....

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India likely to have Covid vaccine for children above 2 years by Septe ..
ANI - 24 June, 2021

Noting that children usually have a mild disease but there is a need to develop Covid-19 vaccines for them, AIIMS Delhi .....

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Pfizer in final stages of agreement to supply vaccine doses to India: ..
PTI - 23 June, 2021

Pfizer is confident of producing three billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines and another four billion by next year, making .....

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India’s Covid tally tops 3cr, last 1cr in record 50 days. ..
Amit Bhattacharya, TNN - 23 June, 2021

India has become the second country in the world after the US to record more than 3 crore Covid-19 cases since the begin.....

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Delta variant ‘greatest threat’ to US’ COVID-19 effo ..
PTI - 23 June, 2021

Speaking at a White House briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday, Fauci said the variant, which was first identified in India, .....

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US announces to allocate 5.5 cr doses of Covid vaccines globally; Indi ..
PTI - 23 June, 2021

Washington: The US has announced its plan to allocate 5.5 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to the rest of the world .....

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Authentication technology to prevent counterfeit pharma drugs : Honeyw ..
PTI - 22 June, 2021

Honeywell on Monday announced digital authentication technology for the pharmaceutical industry in response to the growi.....

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JV partnership extended for 3 years by Cadila & Bayer ..
PTI - 22 June, 2021

Cadila Healthcare and Bayer (South East Asia) have decided to extend the operations of their joint venture by three year.....

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In Uttarakhand: Ayurvedic medical doctors to prescribe allopathic medi ..
TNN - 22 June, 2021

Dehradun: Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat and ayush minister Harak Singh Rawat, on the occasion of International Day f.....

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Record 69 lakh COVID vaccine doses administered on day one of revised ..
PTI - 22 June, 2021

More than 69 lakh vaccine doses were administered across the country till Monday evening on the first day of the revised.....

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No scientific evidence of Covid vaccination causing infertility in men ..
PTI - 22 June, 2021

The Union health ministry on Monday reiterated there is no scientific evidence of COVID-19 vaccination causing infertili.....

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Scale up health infra, speed up vaccination to prevent another Covid s ..
PTI - 21 June, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday called upon countries in its south-east Asia region to scale up public hea.....

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Delta variant ability to evade antibodies could be the cause of some C ..
Parth Shastri - TNN - 21 June, 2021

AHMEDABAD: Rajesh Bhatt, Ahmedabad chief fire officer, bucked the general perception that if you get infected with Covid.....

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As crowds swell, AIIMS chief warns of early 3rd Covid wave ..
Durgesh Nandan Jha - TNN - 21 June, 2021

New Delhi: A third wave of Covid-19 is inevitable and could hit the country earlier than expected, AIIMS director Dr Ran.....

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Study evaluates reason behind increased transmission in SARS-CoV-2 var ..
ANI - 21 June, 2021

WASHINGTON : Recently a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study found that although two SARS-CoV-2 variants are associate.....

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Salt loading can help doctors use cheaper anti-mucormycosis drug ..
Umesh Isalkar - TNN - 21 June, 2021

Pune: The Joint National Task Force for Covid-19 has advised 'salt loading' as a key intervention to prevent or .....

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Blocking IL-11 signaling can promote liver regeneration after paraceta ..
Duke-NUS Medical School - 19 June, 2021

Scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), in collaboration with colleagues in Si.....

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India should brace for third Covid-19 wave by October, say health expe ..
Reuters - 18 June, 2021

A third wave of coronavirus infections is likely to hit India by October, and although it will be better controlled than.....

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Delta variant on its way to becoming dominant variant globally because ..
PTI - 19 June, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant, which was first identified in India, is becoming the dominant variant globally because of it.....

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Zydus Cadila likely to seek emergency use authorisation for its Covid ..
PTI - 19 June, 2021

Indian pharmaceutical major Zydus Cadila is likely to apply to the central drugs regulator seeking emergency use authori.....

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Top government officials, leaders from industry, academicians to take ..
PTI - 19 June, 2021

Top government officials, leaders from the industry and academicians from India and the US would take part in the annual.....

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Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be available in 9 more cities ac ..
ANI - 18 June, 2021

Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V vaccine will be available in nine more cities across India, including Bengaluru, Mumb.....

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Bharat Biotech, WHO pre-submission meeting on June 23: WHO ..
ANI - 18 June, 2021

New Delhi: Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's pre-submission meeting has been scheduled on June 23 for evaluation of t.....

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Novavax Covid-19 vaccine Covavax to launch in India by September: Sour ..
ANI - 18 June, 2021

The Serum Institute of India (SII) hopes to introduce US firm Novavax's Indian version of the Covid-19 vaccine - .....

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Pfizer, Moderna preferred 2nd dose after AstraZeneca in Canada ..
Associated Press - 18 June, 2021

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the AstraZeneca vaccine as their.....

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Delta Plus variant of coronavirus found in MP: officials ..
PTI - 18 June, 2021

A 65-year-old woman has tested positive for the new ‘Delta Plus’ variant of coronavirus  here, official.....

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UK trial finds Regeneron anti-viral therapy saves lives from COVID-19 ..
PTI - 17 June, 2021

A new, experimental anti-viral treatment used for some worst-affected COVID-19 patients has been found to save lives, ac.....

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New discovery shows human cells can write RNA sequences into DNA ..
Thomas Jefferson University - 17 June, 2021

Cells contain machinery that duplicates DNA into a new set that goes into a newly formed cell. That same class of machin.....

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Sputnik V pilot in final leg: Scaled up to other cities-Dr Reddy ..
PTI - 17 June, 2021

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories which has soft-launched Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V here has expanded the pi.....

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Antibody test post-vax not recommended: ICMR-NIV ..
Umesh Isalkar - TNN - 17 June, 2021

Pune: Forty-five-year-old Avinash was taken aback when his Covid antibody test came negative despite taking both vaccine.....

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India plans USD 6.8 billion program to boost health infrastructure ..
Bloomberg - 17 June, 2021

India is considering offering as much as 500 billion rupees ($6.8 billion) of credit incentives to boost health care inf.....

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Centre to provide over 96,490 Covid vaccine doses to states, UTs in ne ..
PTI - 15 June, 2021

More than 1.40 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered.....

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Zydus Cadila gets USFDA tentative nod for epilepsy treatment drug ..
PTI - 15 June, 2021

New Delhi: Zydus Cadila on Monday said it has received tentative approval from the US health regulator to market epileps.....

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Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective ..
Associated Press - 15 June, 2021

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in .....

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Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine sufficient for already infected people ..
PTI - 15 June, 2021

A single dose of COVID-19 vaccine is sufficient for an infected person as there was a greater antibody response when com.....

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AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too: EMA official ..
Reuters - 14 June, 2021

Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regula.....

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India holds vaccination drive for people with disabilities ..
Reuters - 14 June, 2021

Ahmedabad: Authorities in an Indian city have organised a special drive-through vaccination camp for disabled people in .....

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Astronomy meets pathology to identify predictive biomarkers for cancer ..
Johns Hopkins Medicine - 14 June, 2021

Pairing sky-mapping algorithms with advanced immunofluorescence imaging of cancer biopsies, researchers at The Mark Foun.....

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Direct link between malnutrition and diseases: UN WFP India country di ..
PTI - 14 June, 2021

Underlining that there is a direct link between malnutrition and diseases, India country director of UN World Food Progr.....

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G7 leaders discuss Wuhan lab leak theory behind COVID-19 pandemic ..
PTI - 14 June, 2021

World leaders gathered at the G7 Summit in Cornwall discussed the possibility that a laboratory leak in central China&rs.....

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US denying emergency approval to Covaxin will have no impact on our va ..
PTI - 12 June, 2021

In the view of the US FDA rejecting emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, the government Friday.....

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No need to panic on need for immediate change in dosage interval of Co ..
PTI - 12 June, 2021

The government Friday said there is no need to panic on the need for an immediate change in the dosage interval of Covis.....

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Suven Pharma inks non-exclusive licencing pact with IICT, NIIST for 2- ..
Swati Bharadwaj - TNN - 12 June, 2021

Hyderabad: After licencing the process knowhow for synthesis of Covid-19 wonder drug 2-DG (2-Deoxy-D-Glucose) to Lee Pha.....

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Thailand books 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines ..
Reuters - 12 June, 2021

Bangkok: Thailand has signed a purchase order for 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNT.....

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Meril receives nod from ICMR for its indigenous COVID-19 self-test kit ..
PTI - 11 June, 2021

Medtech firm Meril on Thursday said it has received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for its .....

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Unplanned vaccination can promote mutant strains: Health experts in re ..
PTI - 11 June, 2021

A group of public health experts, including doctors from AIIMS and members from the national taskforce on COVID-19, have.....

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Mankind Pharma launches drug to treat black fungus ..
PTI - 11 June, 2021

Mankind Pharma on Thursday said it has launched Posaconazole Gastro resistant tablets, used to treat black fungus, in th.....

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Tatas to buy 51percent in 1MG for USD 230mn ..
Reeba Zachariah, TNN - 11 June, 2021

Mumbai: India’s largest conglomerate Tata Group will acquire a majority stake in e-pharmacy retailer 1MG, broadeni.....

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Covid-19: Moderna seeks US authorization for vaccine in teens ..
AFP - 11 June, 2021

American biotech company Moderna said Thursday it was asking the US Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use au.....

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Monoclonal antibody therapy improved parameters in 2 Covid patients wi ..
PTI - 10 June, 2021

Clinical parameters of two COVID-19 patients improved significantly within 12 hours of administering monoclonal antibody.....

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Delta coronavirus variant believed to have 60 Percent transmission adv ..
Reuters - 10 June, 2021

LONDON : The Delta coronavirus variant of concern, first identified in India, is believed to be 60% more transmissible t.....

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Govt issues guidelines on COVID in children; suggests rational use of ..
PTI - 10 June, 2021

The government has come out with comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID-19 among children in which Remdesi.....

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WTO members to discuss patent waiver for Covid drugs, vax ..
TNN - 10 June, 2021

New Delhi: Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Wednesday agreed to hold discussions on patent waiver for Co.....

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Ocugen pays USD 15 mn upfront to Bharat Biotech for Covaxin rights in ..
PTI - 09 June, 2021

Ocugen Inc, the US partner for Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine, has announced the payment of USD 15 million upfron.....

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines cut infection risk by 91%: US CDC ..
IANS - 09 June, 2021

Washington: Taking two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's mRNA-based vaccines, authorised by the Food and Dr.....

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DRDO drug to cost 990/sachet ..
Swati Bharadwaj - TNN - 09 June, 2021

Contrary to promises that the indigenously developed Covid-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) would be priced affordably t.....

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New Covid variant with more severity detected by NIV Pune scientists ..
PTI - 09 June, 2021

NEW DELHI : Scientists at Pune’s National Institute of Virology have isolated and characterised a coronavirus vari.....

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India strategic ally, needs US help in fighting COVID-19: Lawmakers ..
PTI - 09 June, 2021

India is a strategic ally and it needs the United State’s help in its ongoing fight against COVID-19, top lawmaker.....

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Centre to facilitate vaccine supply to states, UTs for timely, equitab ..
PTI - 09 June, 2021

States and union territories would aggregate the demand of private hospitals for Covid vaccines based on which the Centr.....

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40 lakh per year: US approves first new drug for Alzheimer in 20 years ..
Deena Beasley,Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters - 08 June, 2021

U.S. regulators have approved Biogen Inc's aducanumab as the first treatment to attack a likely cause of Alzheimer&#.....

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40 lakh per year: US approves first new drug for Alzheimer in 20 years ..
Deena Beasley,Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters - 08 June, 2021

U.S. regulators have approved Biogen Inc's aducanumab as the first treatment to attack a likely cause of Alzheimer&#.....

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High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants, says WHO ..
PTI - 08 June, 2021

A top World Health Organisation official estimated Monday that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed t.....

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Vaccination drive: Centre to provide free Covid vaccine to states for ..
PTI - 08 June, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the central government will provide free coronavirus vaccine to st.....

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China authorises CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine for children above 3 years ..
PTI - 08 June, 2021

BEIJING : China has authorised the emergency use of CoronaVac, a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac, .....

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EMA highlights guidance not to use heparin for Covid-19 vaccine-linked ..
Reuters - 08 June, 2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday pushed guidance for doctors not to use the blood thinner heparin to treat .....

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US to donate 750K Covid vax doses to Taiwan ..
IANS - 07 June, 2021

Taipei: The US will donate 750,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, Senator Ladda Tammy Duckworth said here on Sunday. .....

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New study may help explain low oxygen levels in COVID-19 patients ..
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - 07 June, 2021

A new study published in the journal Stem Cell Reports by University of Alberta researchers is shedding light on why man.....

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Dr Reddys recalls 2,980 bottles of cholesterol lowering drug in US ..
PTI - 07 June, 2021

New Delhi: Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories is recalling 2,980 bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets in the US d.....

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AIIMS Delhi to start screening children for Covaxin trials from Monday ..
ANI - 07 June, 2021

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, will start screening children for clinical trials of indigen.....

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Serum Institute to make 3 types of Covid-19 vaccines, hit 250 million ..
FE Online - 07 June, 2021

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), which has been the largest producer of vaccines in India, making the Oxford-A.....

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B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV2 drove surge in the COVID-19 cases in last ..
PTI - 05 June, 2021

The surge of COVID-19 cases in the country in the last two months shows a correlation with the rise in B.1.617 variant o.....

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US eager to involve Indian investigators in clinical trials on Covid-1 ..
PTI - 05 June, 2021

America's top infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci on Thursday said his country is eager to involve India.....

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US removes DPA ratings on AstraZeneca, Novavax, Sanofi vaccines ..
PTI - 05 June, 2021

Confident of the availability of Covid-19 vaccines in the country, the Biden Administration has removed Defense Producti.....

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UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds ..
Reuters - 05 June, 2021

London: Britain's medicines regulator said on Friday it had approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and Bi.....

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Reliance submits proposal for potential COVID drug ..
PTI - 04 June, 2021

Reliance Industries Ltd’s R&D arm has proposed the use of Niclosamide – the drug used to treat tapeworm .....

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Anti-inflammatory drugs may cause weaker immune response to Covid vacc ..
PTI - 04 June, 2021

New Delhi: Some people who take the drug methotrexate to treat common immune system disorders like rheumatoid arthritis .....

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India signs deal with domestic vaccine maker Biological-E for 300 mill ..
Reuters - 04 June, 2021

Bengaluru: India's government said on Thursday it has inked a deal with domestic vaccine maker Biological-E for 300 .....

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Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine shows 78.6-83.7 pc efficacy among el ..
ANI - 04 June, 2021

Moscow: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund) on Wednesday announced that the Ru.....

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Zydus Cadila gets tentative USFDA nod to market lung cancer treatment ..
PTI - 04 June, 2021

Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Thursday said it has received tentative approval from the US health regulator to market Osimer.....

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H10N3 bird flu: So far, low risk of human spread of, says WHO ..
Dominique Patton, Reuters - 03 June, 2021

BEIJING : A 41-year-old man in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of inf.....

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IIT MegaLab to manufacture, deliver indigenous 4th gen Covid shot ..
IANS - 03 June, 2021

New Delhi: The IIT Alumni Council-funded Megalab on Tuesday announced plans to manufacture 200 million doses per month o.....

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Sun Pharma, Ferring Pharmaceuticals ink pact to introduce obstetric dr ..
PTI - 03 June, 2021

Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday said it has entered into a licensing agreement with Ferring Pharma.....

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Eli Lilly India gets nod for emergency use of antibody drugs combinati ..
PTI - 02 June, 2021

Eli Lilly and Company India on Tuesday said it has received permission for emergency use of its antibody drugs combinati.....

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WHO approves 2nd Chinese vaccine for emergency use ..
PTI - 02 June, 2021

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that it has approved China’s second COVID-19 vaccine ‘Si.....

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Israel claims likely link between Pfizer vaccine and this heart diseas ..
Reuters - 02 June, 2021

JERUSALEM: Israel's Health Ministry said on Tuesday it found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed m.....

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Government approves four firms under PLI scheme for bulk drugs ..
PTI - 02 June, 2021

The government has given approval to four waitlisted firms under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for domest.....

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Glenmark Pharma launches anti-epileptic drug, Rufinamide, in the US ..
PTI - 02 June, 2021

Glenmark Pharma on Tuesday announced the launch of anti-epileptic drug Rufinamide tablets in the US market. Glenmark Pha.....

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Versatile coronavirus antibody may be starting point for broader-actin ..
Scripps Research Institute - 01 June, 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in the United States already had been sick with a coronavirus, albeit a f.....

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AIIMS RDA urge Harsh Vardhan to implement gargle lavage method in dete ..
PTI - 01 June, 2021

Seeking fast-track approvals to bring Moderna’s single-dose COVID-19 booster vaccine in India expeditiously, Cipla.....

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Price capping waiver to exemption from bridging trials – On Moderna en ..
PTI - 01 June, 2021

Seeking fast-track approvals to bring Moderna’s single-dose COVID-19 booster vaccine in India expeditiously, Cipla.....

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Wait six weeks for surgery after Covid, says ICMR ..
TNN - 01 June, 2021

Pune: Recovered Covid patients opting for non-urgent or elective surgeries are being asked by surgeons to go for repeat .....

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Indore-based Modern Laboratories to manufacture Black Fungus drug Amph ..
ANI - 01 June, 2021

The Madhya Pradesh government has given permission to the Indore-based Modern Laboratories to manufacture Amphotericin B.....

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Monoclonal antibody cocktail unlikely to cause further mutations of Co ..
ANI - 31 May, 2021

New Delhi: Monoclonal antibody cocktail, used for the treatment of COVID-19, is unlikely to lead to further mutation of .....

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New tool activates deep brain neurons by combining ultrasound, genetic ..
Washington University in St. Louis - 31 May, 2021

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stim.....

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Indian Immunologiclas to start drug substance production for Covaxin f ..
PTI - 31 May, 2021

Hyderabad: Indian Immunologicals Ltd, a city-based facility under the National Dairy Development Board, has announced it.....

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IIT Hyderabad develops oral amphotericin B to treat black fungus ..
Hemali Chhapia - TNN - 31 May, 2021

The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad has developed nanofibre-based, controlled-release oral tablets of amphoteri.....

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Gujarat: Zydus Cadila now plans to test its Covid-19 vaccine for 5-12 ..
Kalpesh Damor - TNN - 31 May, 2021

After covering adults and children aged between 12 and 18 years under the ongoing clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccin.....

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Singapore has been supporting India in sourcing supplies for fighting ..
PTI - 29 May, 2021

Singapore’s position as an important trading and logistics hub turned out to be useful for the Indian High Commiss.....

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New twist in coronavirus origin saga: Now, US, Britain urge WHO to loo ..
Associated Press - 29 May, 2021

The United States and Britain are stepping up calls for the World Health Organisation to take a deeper look into the pos.....

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RT-PCR test: NEERI develops simple, fast method of swab collection and ..
PTI - 29 May, 2021

The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has developed a simple and fast method of swab collect.....

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AstraZeneca drug Tagrisso gets EU nod for early lung cancer treatment ..
Reuters - 29 May, 2021

AstraZeneca's top-selling Tagrisso drug has been approved for use in the European Union to treat patients with a typ.....

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DRDO anti-Covid drug priced at Rs 990 per sachet; Centre, states to ge ..
ANI - 29 May, 2021

Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) anti-Covid-19 drug will be sold at Rs 990 per sachet by Dr Re.....

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Seeking a pill to cure Covid: drugmakers eye alternative to vaccines ..
AFP - 28 May, 2021

Prevention is better than cure -- but when it comes to Covid, what happens when people can't get the vaccine, don.....

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No adverse effect if second dose of different COVID-19 vaccine taken, ..
PTI - 28 May, 2021

Any significant adverse effect is unlikely if the second dose of a different COVID-19 vaccine is administered, but reach.....

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Next covid wave may come in November, could be a worry for India, warn ..
PTI - 28 May, 2021

BENGALURU : Like the flu, COVID-19 is here to stay for generations, according to the Director of the Indian Institute of.....

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Govt, Pfizer working together for earliest possible import of vaccine: ..
PTI - 28 May, 2021

As soon as Pfizer indicated vaccine availability, the central government and the company started working together for th.....

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BDR Pharma launches the first generic RUCAPARIB to treat advanced ovar ..
ETHealthWorld - 28 May, 2021

Mumbai, 27 May 2021: BDR Pharmaceutical launched BDPARIB (RUCAPARIB) to treat advanced ovarian and prostate cancers toda.....

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Countries urge deeper probe of Covid origins at WHO meet ..
AFP - 27 May, 2021

The United States and other countries called Tuesday for a more in-depth investigation of the pandemic origins, after an.....

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UK study finds long-term lung damage after COVID-19 ..
PTI - 27 May, 2021

Researchers in the UK have identified persistent damage to lungs in COVID-19 patients at least three months after they w.....

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Our vaccine highly effective on COVID-19 variant prevalent in India, s ..
PTI - 27 May, 2021

Seeking a fast-track approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, US major Pfizer has told Indian authorities that its jab has sho.....

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Govt looking into securing part of J&J vaccines for Indian mar ..
PTI - 27 May, 2021

Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine to be manufactured in India by Biological E cannot be directly channelled to .....

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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine 100 per cent effective in 12-17 age ..
ANI - 26 May, 2021

Moderna on Tuesday announced that various studies have shown its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 per cent effective at preventi.....

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Process on to fix formula for MRP of oxygen concentrators, Centre tell ..
PTI - 26 May, 2021

The Centre Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that pricing authority NPPA has initiated the process to fix a formula .....

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Bharat Biotech expects EUA from WHO for Covaxin in July- September ..
PTI - 26 May, 2021

Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said it expects approval for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin from the World Health Organisation f.....

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Total Covid vaccine doses administered in country crosses 20 crore ..
PTI - 26 May, 2021

In a significant landmark, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 20 crore, the U.....

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Trials for 3rd booster dose of Covaxin at AIIMS ..
TNN - 26 May, 2021

New Delhi: Trials for the third booster dose of Covaxin has begun at AIIMS. The booster shot will be administered to tho.....

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Post COVID complication among children a new cause of worry for pediat ..
PTI - 25 May, 2021

After black fungus, the Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is the next cause of concern for the medi.....

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Black fungus: Experts to study possible causes including industrial ox ..
PTI - 25 April 2021

Experts in Karnataka will study whether the rise in the Mucormycosis cases is linked to use of industrial oxygen and its.....

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Glenmark Pharma gets USFDA nod for Icatibant Injection ..
PTI - 25 May, 2021

Drug major Glenmark Pharma on Monday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for Icatibant Inje.....

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India - Cadila to produce up to 30 million Covid-19 vaccine doses a mo ..
Reuters - 25 May, 2021

India's Cadila Healthcare is aiming to triple monthly production of Covid-19 vaccine candidate to as many as 30 mill.....

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India - Panacea Biotec begins producing Russia - Sputnik V vaccine: RD ..
Reuters - 25 May, 2021

Moscow: Indian biotech firm Panacea Biotec Ltd on Monday began production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covi.....

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Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 80 per cent effective against B1.617.2 vari ..
PTI - 24 May, 2021

Two doses from either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Pfizer vaccine are over 80 per cent effective in preventing infectio.....

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DDMA asks pharmacies to display available stock, cost of COVID-19 drug ..
PTI - 24 May, 2021

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Saturday directed authorised dealers and pharmacies selling COVID-19 medicine.....

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Dr Reddy - developing new treatment options for Covid-19, says MD ..
PTI - 24 May, 2021

Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories is working on the development of new treatment options for Covid-19 patients whic.....

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Covid-19: WHO provides over 340 MT of essential supplies to countries ..
ANI - 24 May, 2021

To support countries across the South-East Asia region's response to the surge in Covid-19 cases, the World Health O.....

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DRDO develops Covid-19 antibody detection kit ..
PTI - 22 May, 2021

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a Covid-19 antibody detection kit that offers res.....

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Record 20.61 lakh COVID tests done in a day in India; daily positivity ..
PTI - 22 May, 2021

More than 20.61 lakh tests for detection of COVID-19 were conducted in a span of 24 hours in the country, the highest-ev.....

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Ayurvedic medicine touted as miracle cure for COVID-19 to be sent to I ..
PTI - 22 May, 2021

The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday decided to send the Ayurvedic medicine, being touted as a miracle cure for COVID.....

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Pfizer-BioNTech pledge 2 billion doses of corona vaccine to less wealt ..
Associated Press - 22 May, 2021

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German company BioNTech pledged Friday to deliver 2 billion doses of their CO.....

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Natco initiates phase-3 clinical trials of Molnupiravir capsules for C ..
PTI - 22 May, 2021

Natco Pharma on Friday said it has initiated phase-III clinical trials of Molnupiravir capsules to evaluate its efficacy.....

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US civil rights leader to urge Joe Biden to release 60 million COVID v ..
PTI - 21 May, 2021

Eminent American civil rights leader Rev. Jesse L. Jackson is urging President Joe Biden to release 60 million doses of .....

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New research optimizes body own immune system to fight cancer ..
University of Minnesota - 21 May, 2021

A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how e.....

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Govt makes RAT key tool to track Covid in rural areas ..
Sushmi Dey - TNN - 21 May, 2021

New Delhi: In the wake of a second wave of Covid and the need to track the disease in rural areas with a sparser dispers.....

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Gujarat declares mucormycosis an epidemic ..
TNN - 21 May, 2021

Ahmedabad: After over 1,500 cases of mucormycosis, also identified as black fugus, across the state, Gujarat on Thursday.....

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Aerosols from Covid-19 infected person can travel in air up to 10 metr ..
PTI - 21 May, 2021

New Delhi, May 20 : Nasal droplets fall within 2 metres from a Covid-19 infected person and the aerosols can travel in a.....

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Booster effect even at six months, do not worry: Experts on Covishield ..
PTI - 20 May, 2021

Four to six weeks, six to eight or eight to 12? The increasing gap between two Covishield doses in India while the UK re.....

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BDR Pharma inks licensing pact with Eli Lilly for Covid-19 treatment d ..
PTI - 20 May, 2021

Drug firm, BDR Pharma on Wednesday said it has inked a licensing pact with Eli Lilly and Company for the manufacturing a.....

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5.86 cr Covid vaccine doses to be provided for free to states, UTs fro ..
PTI - 20 May, 2021

According to the advance visibility provided by the Centre to states and UTs, a total of 5.86 crore Covid vaccine doses .....

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Black fungus cases rising in Delhi, doctors flag irrational use of ste ..
Saloni Bhatia,Gaurav Saini, PTI - 20 May, 2021

NEW DELHI : Hospitals in Delhi have reported a rise in the number of black fungus cases or mucormycosis among people rec.....

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Scientists slam WHO report, calls for further investigation into Covid ..
ANI - 20 May, 2021

Geneva: A group of scientists have slammed the World Health Organisation (WHO) for their report into the origins of COVI.....

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States given 6.1 lakh Remdesivir vials, 15,801 oxygen cylinders, over ..
PTI - 19 May, 2021

Nineteen oxygen generation plants, 11,325 oxygen concentrators, 15,801 oxygen cylinders and about 6.1 lakh Remdesivir vi.....

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Rare COVID-19 response in children explained ..
Yale University - 17 May, 2021

While many children infected with the virus are asymptomatic or go undiagnosed, about one in 1,000 children experience m.....

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Will examine data of 2-DG drug for adding it to national COVID treatme ..
PTI - 18 May, 2021

The government will consider including India’s first indigenous anti-COVID drug 2-DG in the national COVID-19 trea.....

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WHO reminds Serum Institute of its COVAX commitments amidst devastatin ..
PTI - 19 May, 2021

WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that once the devastating Covid-19 outbreak in India recedes, the Serum I.....

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India - Biological E. to produce Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 va ..
Reuters - 19 May, 2021

India's Biological E. will produce the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine alongside its own candidate, its manag.....

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Miniscule bleeding, clotting events post COVID-19 vaccination in India ..
PTI - 18 May, 2021

India has reported 26 potential cases of bleeding and clotting after administration of Covishield vaccine, a government .....

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Very little of 25 percent vax quota for pvt hosps flowing to rural Ind ..
Shankar Raghuraman - TNN - 18 May, 2021

The central government’s current vaccination strategy allocates 25% of doses produced in India to the private sect.....

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Bharat Biotech Karnataka facility will have capacity to make 4-5 crore ..
PTI - 18 May, 2021

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin manufacturing facility that is under construction in Kolar district in Karnataka would have.....

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Proteins that predict future dementia, Alzheimer risk, identified ..
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - 18 May, 2021

The findings are based on new analyses of blood samples of over ten thousand middle-aged and elderly people -- samples t.....

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China says it will support India, SA proposal for global IPR waiver fo ..
K J M Varma, PTI - 18 May, 2021

BEIJING : China, which is actively pursuing vaccine diplomacy, said on Monday that it is "supportive" of India.....

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Second batch of Russian COVID-19 vaccine reaches Hyderabad ..
PTI - 17 May, 2021

The second batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V on Sunday landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, Sputnik V of.....

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Covaxin effectively neutralises all key emerging variants, says study ..
Swati Bharadwaj - TNN - 17 May, 2021

Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin has been able to neutralise all key emerging variants, including the double mutant .....

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India COVID-19 active caseload decreases to 36,18,458; positivity rate ..
PTI - 17 May, 2021

India’s COVID-19 active cases count has decreased to 36,18,458 with a net decline of 55,344 cases being recorded i.....

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Hester in talks with Bharat Biotech for production of Covid-19 vaccine ..
PTI - 17 May, 2021

Hester Biosciences on Sunday said it has tied up with the Gujarat government to explore production of Covid-19 vaccine t.....

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First batch of DRDO anti-Covid drug to be released on Monday ..
PTI - 17 May, 2021

The first batch of anti-Covid drug 2-DG, developed by the DRDO, will be released on Monday by defence minister Rajnath S.....

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Insufficient data to recommend widespread Ivermectin use in Covid pati ..
PTI - 15 May, 2021

There isn’t enough data to back the widespread use of Ivermectin in Covid patients and it can be recommended only .....

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DRDO developed 2-DG drug could be game-changer, says Karnataka Health ..
PTI - 15 May, 2021

The 2-DG drug developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) could be a game-changer in the fight.....

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Will antibody cocktail help, HC asks Centre ..
Abhinav Garg - TNN - 15 May, 2021

New Delhi: One of the largest pharma companies has told the Delhi high court that a new “antibody cocktail” .....

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Genetek Lifesciences to manufacture Amphotericin B injection for black ..
PTI - 15 May, 2021

On the initiative of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Genetek Lifesciences of Wardha has received FDA approval to make Amph.....

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Variant first detected in India is forcing the UK to rethink its appro ..
New York Times - 15 May, 2021

British authorities said on Friday that they are considering changing vaccination protocols and rein.....

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Plateauing in daily new Covid cases, slight decline in positivity rate ..
PTI - 14 May, 2021

A plateauing in daily new Covid-19 cases and a slight decline in positivity rate have been recorded in the country over .....

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Megalab gets Rs 300-cr seed fund to develop Ayurveda-based Covid vacci ..
PTI - 14 May, 2021

The IIT Alumni Council-founded Megalab has secured a Rs 300-crore seed funding and is developing a two-dose Ayurveda-bas.....

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Sputnik V could be available in India from next week: NITI Aayog ..
ANI - 14 May, 2021

Amid reports of the shortage of Covid-19 vaccine in various states, Sputnik vaccine has arrived in India, and "hope.....

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216 cr vaccine doses to be available in 5 months between August-Decemb ..
PTI - 14 May, 2021

As states grapple with a shortage of coronavirus vaccines, the Centre Thursday said that over two billion doses will be .....

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Covid-19: Peak will come, virus can again emerge, says govt ..
PTI - 14 May, 2021

As the country battles the second wave of COVID-19, the government Thursday said the virus may emerge again and so prepa.....

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Covid-19 vaccine: Uttarakhand to import 20 lakh doses of Sputnik ..
PTI - 13 May, 2021

Uttarakhand will import 20 lakh doses of Sputnik vaccine over the next two months, officials said on Wednesday. Givin.....

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Covid-19: India fastest nation globally to administer 17 crore doses i ..
PTI - 13 May, 2021

India is the fastest country globally to reach the landmark of administering 17 crore doses in 114 days, Union Health Mi.....

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Pharmaceutical market reports strong growth in April: Ind-Ra ..
ANI - 13 May, 2021

Mumbai: India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has said that the 51.5 percent year-on-year growth in India's pharmaceut.....

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Covaxin gets approval for phase II/III trials on two to 18-year-olds ..
TNN - 13 May, 2021

Hyderabad: Even as Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has become the first vaccine globally to get approval from US drug regulator .....

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Covid-19 vaccine: Serum says will raise monthly production to 10 crore ..
PTI - 13 May, 2021

Amid multiple states reporting a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech have submitted to the .....

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Dr Reddy - inks licensing pact with Eli Lilly for Covid-19 treatment d ..
PTI - 12 May, 2021

Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Tuesday said it has inked a licensing pact with Eli Lilly and Company to produce Bariciti.....

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BioNTech to build mRNA manufacturing site in Singapore ..
Reuters - 12 May, 2021

BioNTech said on Monday it plans to set up a regional headquarters and build a new manufacturing site for its vaccines b.....

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WHO classifies triple-mutant Covid variant from India as global health ..
Berkeley Lovelace Jr. - 12 May, 2021

A World Health Organization official said Monday it is reclassifying the highly contagious triple-mutant Covid variant s.....

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Covid-19: ICMR liberalises import of testing kits, allows globally app ..
FE Bureau - 12 May, 2021

Faced with the upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the second wave and to meet the urgent need to ramp up testing, the Indian C.....

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WHO warns of drug India recommends to fight covid ..
Neetu Chandra Sharma - 12 May, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against the indiscriminate use of ivermectin, an anti-parasitic.....

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IP waiver will not lead to increased production of COVID-19 vaccines: ..
PTI - 11 May, 2021

Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) on Monday said waiving intellectual property rights will not le.....

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Govt relaxes procurement norms for health, pharma ministries, DRDO ..
PTI - 11 May, 2021

With the world’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 severely straining the health system in the country, the government ha.....

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WHO says virus strain in India a variant of concern as Europe eases cu ..
AFP - 11 May, 2021

Geneva, May 10, 2021 -Schools and stores reopened in parts of Europe on Monday, easing out of months of Covid-19 lockdow.....

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Pfizer Covid shot expanded to US children as young as 12 ..
AP - 11 May, 2021

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way t.....

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Novavax combined influenza/COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in preclinic ..
Reuters - 11 May, 2021

Novavax Inc said on Monday its combined flu and COVID-19 vaccine produced functional antibodies against influenza and th.....

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Centre issues advisory on management of Mucormycosis fungal infection ..
PTI - 10 May, 2021

Mucormycosis, a fungal infection being found in COVID-19 patients with uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged intensive car.....

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Process for eliminating unneeded cells may also protect against cancer ..
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 10 May, 2021

One way that organisms get rid of unneeded cells is through a process called extrusion, which allows cells to be squeeze.....

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Tech transfers, supply of materials must to scale up vaccine productio ..
PTI - 10 May, 2021

Partnerships, technology transfers and supply of various critical equipment and materials which go into the production o.....

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At Rs 700-Rs 1,500, price of Covid vaccine in India - private sector a ..
Rema Nagarajan - TNN - 10 May, 2021

MUMBAI: From Rs 250, the cost of vaccines in the private sector has shot up by up to six times. It now ranges from Rs 70.....

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Foreign aid of 6,738 O2 concentrators, 16 plants sent to states ..
TNN - 10 May, 2021

New Delhi: The Centre has dispatched and delivered to various states and Union Territories 6,738 oxygen concentrators, 3.....

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WHO says rush to hospitals worsens India COVID crisis ..
Elizabeth Melimopoulos and Usaid Siddiqui - 08 May, 2021

India’s new coronavirus cases have stayed above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, while its armed fo.....

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US govt doing everything it can to help India fight COVID-19, says off ..
PTI - 08 May, 2021

The US government is making all the efforts to help India in this hour of crisis, a senior State Department official has.....

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Covid-19: WHO approves emergency use of China - Sinopharm Covid-19 vac ..
ANI - 08 May, 2021

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday approved the Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, paving .....

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Dr Reddy - may distribute Sputnik Light too ..
Swati Bharadwaj - TNN - 08 May, 2021

Hyderabad: The single-shot Russian Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik Light, which was approved for use by Russia on Thursday, wi.....

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India to buy medical oxygen from Gulf countries ..
Sanjay Dutta - TNN - 08 May, 2021

NEW DELHI: India will commercially import liquid medical oxygen from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar, oil minister Dharmendr.....

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Covid third wave inevitable in India, say health experts ..
Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi - 07 May, 2021

Health experts have warned that a Covid-19 third wave is “inevitable” in India, as evidence grows that new v.....

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Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer i ..
Washington University School of Medicine - 07 May, 2021

The study, published online May 6 in the journal Gut, provides more support for public health efforts that encourage peo.....

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Coronavirus: Russia authorises single-dose Sputnik Light Covid vaccine ..
Reuters - 07 May, 2021

Russia has authorised the one-shot Sputnik Light version of its COVID-19 vaccine for use, the Russian Direct Investment .....

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Department of Space has gone beyond its call to provide COVID-related ..
PTI - 07 May, 2021

The Department of Space has gone beyond its call to provide COVID-related support mainly liquid oxygen to Tamil Nadu, Ke.....

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Covid-19: Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 to 16 ..
Associated Press - 06 May, 2021

Canada’s health regulator has authorised Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 16, a person familiar with.....

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Rational use of steroids for Covid must to rein in mucormycosis ..
TNN - 06 May, 2021

Ahmedabad: While the state grapples with the unprecedented spike in Covid-19 complications, experts have warned that ram.....

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Health Body Chief On Status Of Covid Variants, New Mutants In India ..
PTI - 06 May, 2021

New Delhi: The UK strain of coronavirus is currently dominating parts of north India while the double mutant variant is .....

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SII to invest Rs 2,400 crore in Britain as part of India-UK initiative ..
NAOMI CANTON - TNN - 04 May, 2021

LONDON: The UK and Indian governments will announce their first enhanced trade partnership on Tuesday as a precursor to .....

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India - biggest Serum Vaccine order covered just 4% of people ..
Bloomberg - 04 May, 2021

The Narendra Modi-led federal government hasn’t placed an order larger than 110 million doses from the biggest loc.....

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UNICEF sent 3,000 oxygen concentrators to India, supporting government ..
PTI - 04 May, 2021

The UN children’s agency has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic .....

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Merck Pharma to sign licensing pacts with 5 Indian drug firms for COVI ..
PTI - 03 May, 2021

New Delhi: Drug firm MSD has decided to enter into voluntary licensing agreements for investigational oral antiviral dru.....

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Covid-19: India gets first batch of 1.5 lakh doses of Russia - Sputnik ..
FE Bureau - 03 May, 2021

India on Saturday received the first batch of 1,50,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine even as the country is .....

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Could not predict exact nature of coronavirus second wave: Scientists ..
PTI - 01 May, 2021

A group of scientists working on mathematical models to forecast the surge of coronavirus cases said Sunday they could n.....

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Tech Mahindra, Reagene to file patent for molecule that potentially at ..
PTI - 03 May, 2021

IT company Tech Mahindra is in the process of filing a patent, along with Reagene Biosciences, for a drug molecule that .....

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ICMR: Covaxin found to be effective against Brazilian variant of virus ..
TNN - 03 May, 2021

Hyderabad: The indigenously developed Covaxin is capable of fighting the Brazilian variant too, acco.....

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India records over 66 lakh COVID cases in April, highest since pandemi ..
PTI - 01 May, 2021

India reported more than 66 lakh coronavirus cases in April, making it the worst month of the pandemic, and the total nu.....

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Antiviral drug Clevira repurposed for treating mild to moderate Covid- ..
PTI - 01 May, 2021

Clevira, a drug primarily developed to treat dengue, has been repurposed as supportive treatment for mild to moderate Co.....

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UK finds 2 further strands of Indian variant, B.1.617-linked cases now ..
PTI - 01 May, 2021

London: UK health authorities have said that two further strands with the same “parent lineage” as the so-ca.....

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Anti-Covid drug Remdesivir to be strictly administered only in a hospi ..
Staff Writer - 01 May, 2021

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria today in a press conference said that the decision to administer Remdesivir must be taken.....

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Novel smell test may help diagnose COVID-19, scientists say ..
PTI - 01 May, 2021

A new capsule-based smell test may help in the rapid diagnosis of various diseases linked to the loss of smell such as C.....

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Bharat Biotech Covaxin found to neutralise 617 variant of COVID-19: US ..
DNA WEB TEAM - 30 April 2021

The made-in India Covaxin vaccine, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, can neutralise the B1617 variant of coro.....

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BioNTech expects Covid vaccine trial results for babies by September ..
Reuters - 30 April 2021

BERLIN: BioNTech expects results by September from trials testing the COVID-19 vaccine that it and Pfizer have developed.....

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AYUSH-64 drug useful in treating mild to moderate COVID-19 cases: AYUS ..
PTI - 30 April 2021

NEW DELHI : AYUSH-64, a drug developed for curing malaria in 1980, can be useful for the treatment of asymptomatic, mild.....

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Global community rushes medical supplies, relief materials to India to ..
PTI - 30 April 2021

The international community on Thursday rushed much-needed medical supplies, relief materials, life-saving drugs as well.....

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Centre to direct states to utilise Rs 24.5k cr DMF funds for fight aga ..
Surya Sarathi Ray - 30 April 2021

The Centre will soon direct states to better utilise the staggering Rs 24,500 crore, lying unspent with district mineral.....

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One in four people experience mild systemic side effects from Covid va ..
ANI - 29 April 2021

One in four people experience mild, short-lived systemic side effects after receiving either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca v.....

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Pfizer - at-home pill to cure Covid in the works ..
NAOMI CANTON - TNN - 29 April 2021

London: The first human trials of a single pill cure for Covid-19 are underway which, if successful, would mean Covid-19.....

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Covid testing is down by nearly 27 percent in Delhi ..
TNN - 29 April 2021

NEW DELHI: Daily testing for Covid-19 in Delhi has reduced by nearly 27% over the past two weeks. This, even as the posi.....

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Serum Institute cuts vaccine price for states to Rs 300/dose ..
PTI - 29 April 2021

Serum Institute of India (SII) — the maker of the most used COVID-19 vaccine in the country — on Wednesday a.....

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Covid-19: First consignments of medical supplies from US, Russia expec ..
PTI - 29 April 2021

The first consignments of medical supplies from the US and Russia are expected to reach India by Thursday and the govern.....

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Sanofi to produce Moderna coronavirus vaccine ..
PTI - 28 April 2021

The French pharmaceutical company Sanofi will help manufacture the Moderna coronavirus vaccine beginning in September, j.....

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India to receive first batch of Russia Covid-19 vaccine on May 1: RDIF ..
Reuters - 28 April 2021

MOSCOW: India will receive a first batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 on May 1, the head of the Ru.....

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WHO to provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India amid surge in Covid ..
ANI - 28 April 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) will provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India which is experiencing a surge in Co.....

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Vital medical supplies reach India as COVID deaths near 200,000 ..
Reuters, Rupam Jain, Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Sanjeev Miglani - 28 April 2021

Vital medical supplies began to reach India on Tuesday as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away c.....

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Covishield, Covaxin effective against Indian strain of coronavirus: St ..
PTI - 28 April 2021

New Delhi: Covishield and Covaxin -- the two coronavirus vaccines currently in use in India -- have efficacy against the.....

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Delayed RT-PCR reports triggering Covid surge, high transmission rate ..
Vivek Singh Chauhan - 27 April 2021

Lucknow: Satvik Pandey of Aliganj and his family members gave their samples for RT-PCR test but when they did not receiv.....

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From Remdesivir to use of oxygen to vaccination during periods – ..
SANCHITA DASH - 27 April 2021

India has seen a staggering rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, which has wreaked havoc on India’s healthcare in.....

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Oxycon: Amid Covid-19 second wave, IISER Bhopal develops affordable ox ..
FE Online - 26 April 2021

At a time when India is witnessing an unprecedented surge in medical oxygen demand due to the deadly second wave of Covi.....

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Modi Govt asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to lower price of Covis ..
PTI - 27 April 2021

The central government on Monday asked the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech to lower price of their COVID-19 vaccines .....

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Molnupiravir approval sought to target early-stage COVID-19 cases: Nat ..
E Kumar Sharma - 27 April 2021

After an outcry for remdesivir, there is now yet another experimental anti-viral drug – Molnupiravir to deal with .....

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Throat spray, oral drug for malaria-arthritis effective in reducing sp ..
Gurdip Singh, PTI - 26 April 2021

Singapore: An antiseptic throat spray and an oral drug usually prescribed to treat malaria and arthritis have been found.....

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Bharat Biotech seeks DCGI nod to extend shelf life of Covaxin ..
PTI - 26 April 2021

Bharat Biotech has written to the India’s drug regulator seeking extension of the shelf-life of its indigenously d.....

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COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to ship 80 metric tonnes of oxygen to India to ..
PTI - 26 April 2021

Saudi Arabia is shipping 80 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to India as the country is running low on supplies due to an .....

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UK to fly out ventilators, oxygen concentrators to aid friend and part ..
PTI - 25 April 2021

More than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment including ventilators and oxygen concentrators will be on their way to I.....

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India must reduce mobility and mixing to rein in covid-19 pandemic: WH ..
Reuters - 24 April 2021

India must control mobility and mixing to reduce a surge in infections, the World Health Organization emergencies direct.....

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Centre installs DRDO-Tata Sons oxygen generation plants at state-run h ..
PTI - 24 April 2021

The Centre has decided to immediately install DRDO-Tata Sons oxygen generation plants at various state-run hospitals lik.....

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Zydus Cadila - Virafin gets emergency use authorisation for Covid trea ..
FE Online - 24 April 2021

Amid a continuous spike in the number of coronavirus cases in India, Zydus Cadila’s Virafin has been granted emerg.....

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Double and triple mutants of coronavirus one and the same; vaccines ef ..
PTI - 24 April 2021

The double and triple mutant strains detected in India are one and the same variant of the coronavirus, and the availabl.....

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SARS-CoV genome sequencing to be ramped up ..
FE Bureau - 24 April 2021

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic consortium (INSACOG) has sequenced 15,133 SARS-CoV genome from Covid positive internationa.....

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Taking oxygen intermittently does not help Covid-19 patients: Experts ..
PTI - 23 April 2021

Stating that "oxygen is like a drug" and taking it intermittently does not help, top doctors in the country hi.....

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Undruggable cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub ..
Purdue University - 23 April 2021

Inspired by a rare compound found in a shrub native to North America, Mingji Dai, professor of chemistry and a scientist.....

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Covid-19 vaccine: Centre has not contracted all SII production ..
FE Bureau - 23 April 2021

The ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday clarified that Serum Institute of India (SII) has not cont.....

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COVID-19: CSIR lab develops technology to meet oxygen demand, minimise ..
PTI - 23 April 2021

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR) Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI).....

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Expert panel to review Meril price exemption bid for stent ..
Teena Thacker - 22 April 2021

NEW DELHI : Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd’s request for exemption from price caps for its first locally-made biodeg.....

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Biological E may launch vaccine by August ..
Leroy Leo - 22 April 2021

NEW DELHI : Biological E Ltd is about to complete phase 1 and 2 trials of its covid-19 vaccine and is expected to launch.....

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Covid-19 vaccine: Covaxin shows 78 percent efficacy in Phase-3 trials, ..
FE Bureau - 22 April 2021

The interim results of the Phase-3 trials for Covaxin have shown a clinical efficacy of 78% against mild, moderate and s.....

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As hospitals gasp for Oxygen amid Covid surge, Modi govt says 88% of d ..
PTI - 22 April 2021

Amid reports of oxygen shortage in the country, the Centre on Wednesday said of the total 7,500 metric tonnes of oxygen .....

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Multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics may cut risk of COVID-19: Study ..
PTI - 21 April 2021

Taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of testing positive for the novel.....

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Sleeping six hours or less linked to higher dementia risk, study finds ..
SARAH TOY, The Wall Street Journal - 21 April 2021

Middle-age adults who sleep six or fewer hours a night may be at higher risk of developing dementia in later life, a new.....

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COVID: Govt waives import duty on Remdesivir, its APIs ..
PTI - 21 April 2021

Amid surging COVID-19 cases in the country, the government on Tuesday waived customs duty on Remdesivir, its raw materia.....

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Vaccine ramp-up: Advance of Rs 4,500 crore to be paid to SII, Bharat B ..
FE Bureau - 21 April 2021

The Centre will release Rs 3,000 crore as advance payment to Covid-19 vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) and a.....

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Govt aid will help vaccine production, says Poonawalla ..
FE Bureau - 21 April 2021

Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister .....

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IOC, BPCL supply oxygen to hospitals ..
Staff Writer - 20 April 2021

MUMBAI : State-run Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) has started free supply of 150 metric tonnes of oxygen to hospitals in Delhi, .....

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New CRISPR technology offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritan ..
University of California - San Francisco - 20 April 2021

In a paper published April 9, 2021, in the journal Cell, researchers at UC San Francisco and the Whitehead Institute des.....

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COVID-19: White House refuses to comment on lifting ban on vaccine raw ..
PTI - 20 April 2021

The White House on Monday did not respond to questions on the request by Serum Institute of India to lift export ban on .....

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Second wave sees rise in oxygen usage, Remdesivir not critical ..
FE Bureau - 20 April 2021

Indian Council of Medical Research director general Dr Balram Bhargava said on Monday the second wave had seen oxygen us.....

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Everyone above 18 can get Covid vaccine from May 1 ..
FE Bureau - 20 April 2021

The government on Monday announced a ‘liberalised and accelerated’ Covid-19 vaccination programme beginning .....

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COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection ..
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute - 19 April 2021

"We wanted to gain a better understanding of the cellular response to SARS-CoV-2, including what drives a strong or.....

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COVID-19: Recommendation of 3rd booster dose based more on conjecture ..
Uzmi Athar, PTI - 19 April 2021

NEW DELHI : More data is needed to establish if a third anti-COVID-19 booster dose will be more effective in fighting th.....

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Drugmakers slash prices of covid-19 drug remdesivir ..
Leroy Leo - 19 April 2021

NEW DELHI : Seven pharmaceutical companies which manufacture remdesivir in India have slashed the prices of the drug, gi.....

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Private sector to play vital role in COVID-19 vaccination drive: RS Sh ..
PTI - 19 April 2021

The role of private sector would be vital as India scales up its COVID 19 vaccination drive, RS Sharma, the CEO of Natio.....

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Covid-19 vaccine: Covaxin production to increase 10 times by September ..
PTI - 19 April 2021

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said there will be a 10 times rise in Covaxin vaccine production by Septem.....

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1,189 samples have tested Covid positive for variants of concern of SA ..
PTI - 17 April 2021

A total of 1,189 samples have so far tested positive for variants of concern of SARS COV-2 in India, the health ministry.....

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COVID-19: EU has not initiated discussion with AstraZeneca, Johnson an ..
Staff Writer - 17 April 2021

The European Union has not decided yet whether to sign new contracts for COVID-19 vaccines with AstraZeneca and Johnson .....

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Coronavirus: Delhi govt orders linking of public, pvt sector diagnosti ..
PTI - 17 April 2021

The Delhi government has issued an order for linking of public and private sector diagnostic labs to ensure timely proce.....

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Haffkine Biopharma gets nod to produce Bharat Biotech - Covaxin ..
FE Bureau - 17 April 2021

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that the department of science and technology, government of .....

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Zydus Cadila to double remdesivir production ..
FE Bureau - 17 April 2021

In view of surging demand for antiviral drug Remdesivir, Ahmedabad-based pharma major Cadila Healthcare has decided to d.....

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Foreign produced COVID-19 vaccines: Decision on emergency use applicat ..
PTI - 16 April 2021

India’s drug regulator will take a decision on applications seeking approval for restricted emergency use of forei.....

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Covid-19: Delhi CM Kejriwal asks officials to prepare plan to ensure t ..
PTI - 16 April 2021

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked officials to prepare a plan to ensure that there is no shortage of Remd.....

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Scientists identify severe asthma species, show air pollutant as likel ..
Lehigh University - 16 April 2021

Asthma afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide. The most severe manifestation, known as non-Th2, or non-atopic c.....

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Virus variants inciting India 2nd surge, epidemiologists say ..
Neha Arora,Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters - 16 April 2021

NEW DELHI : The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because muta.....

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With unprecedented COVID surge, Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst ..
PTI - 16 April 2021

Battling the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Delhi recorded over 17,000 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday to becom.....

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Most differences in DNA binding compounds found at birth in children c ..
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - 15 April 2021

Compared to newborns conceived traditionally, newborns conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more likely to.....

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Coronavirus: Remdesivir no life-saving drug in COVID-19, says Maharash ..
PTI - 14 April 2021

Expressing concern over the panic created by the shortage of Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug, Maharashtra’s COVID-1.....

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Russia says Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine does not cause blood clots ..
AFP - 15 April 2021

The developer of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine said Wednesday its jab did not cause blood clots, a potentia.....

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Serum - new Covid-19 vaccines yet to get emergency use authorisation ..
Geeta Nair - 15 April 2021

The new vaccine approval norms in the country are unlikely to speed up the launch of new Covid-19 vaccines from Serum In.....

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Covid-19: Tika Utsav does not do the trick, vaccination levels remain ..
FE Bureau - 15 April 2021

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s call for a four-day Tika Utsav where an all-out effort was to be made to vaccinate .....

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COVID-19 pandemic a long way from over, says WHO chief ..
PTI - 14 April 2021

Even though more than 780 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered globally, the pandemic is “.....

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Dr Reddy to start supply of imported Sputnik V in May, made in India p ..
Leroy Leo( with inputs from PTI ) - 14 April 2021

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will start supplying Sputnik V vaccines imported from Russia in May and tap locally source.....

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Pfizer to pursue bringing Covid vaccine to India after import relaxati ..
Agencies - 14 April 2021

NEW DELHI : Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it would work towards bringing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Germany'.....

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Co-Win portal can handle vaccination for all, says RS Sharma ..
FE Bureau - 14 April 2021

The Co-Win vaccine registration portal can handle more users when the vaccination drive is opened to citizens under 45 y.....

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RDIF expects 50 Mn doses a month of Sputnik V vaccine production in In ..
PTI - 14 April 2021

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday said it expects over 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to be ma.....

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Companies set to double Remdesivir output ..
Rupali Mukherjee - 13 April 2021

Even as the Centre announced a slew of measures to improve access of Covid-19 therapy, Remdesivir, major players includi.....

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Vaccinated people better protected against Covid but can still transmi ..
PTI - 13 April 2021

NEW DELHI : COVID-19 vaccines protect against serious illness but transmissibility can still continue and inoculated peo.....

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DCGI authorises Sputnik V vaccine ..
Leroy Leo - 13 April 2021

NEW DELHI: The Drugs Controller General of India V.G. Somani late on Monday gave emergency use license to Covid-19 vacci.....

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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants ..
Associated Press - 13 April 2021

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine — this time, shots tweaked t.....

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Get ready for Maha Lockdown, says minister; ..
FE Online - 13 April 2021

Coronavirus India Lockdown Live Updates: The ugly reality of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit home as.....

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China considering mixing different COVID-19 vaccines to improve effica ..
Agence France-Presse - 12 April 2021

Beijing: China is considering the mixing of different COVID-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low eff.....

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COVID-19 surge: Mutant strains, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness c ..
PTI - 12 April 2021

New Delhi: Why areIndia'sCOVID-19 cases flaring up so sharply? There are no clear answers but top scientists say the.....

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Govt prohibits exports of remdesivir till COVID situation improves in ..
PTI - 12 April 2021

In view of increased demand for remdesivir due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday said the export of the.....

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No fresh COVID-19 case reported in 149 districts in last seven days: H ..
PTI - 10 April 2021

No fresh COVID-19 case has been reported in 149 districts in a week, while eight have not registered any new infection i.....

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More sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study suggests ..
PTI - 10 April 2021

Increased exposure to the sun’s rays — specifically UVA — is associated with fewer deaths from COVID-1.....

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As Covid cases rise, Zydus to scale up Remdesivir production ..
FE Bureau - 10 April 2021

Following the surge in cases of Covid-19, pharma major Cadila Healthcare (Zydus Cadila) is scaling up production capacit.....

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Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine trial likely in India soon, Johnson & ..
Staff Writer - 10 April 2021

Johnson & Johnson is in touch with the central government to start clinical trial of its much awaited single-dose CO.....

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Autism gene study finds widespread impact to brain growth signaling ne ..
PTI - 9 April 2021

Damage to the autism-associated gene Dyrk1a, sets off a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains, resulting in abn.....

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AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: Philippines temporarily suspends use of sho ..
PTI - 9 April 2021

MANILA (PHILIPPINES) : Philippine health officials have decided to temporarily suspend the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-.....

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European calculations suggest very small risk of blood clots from Covi ..
PTI - 9 April 2021

India should have reported 320 cases of blood clot associated with administering of Covishield vaccine by now if the Eur.....

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Serum Institute of India refunds South Africa for undelivered COVID-19 ..
PTI - 9 April 2021

  The Serum Institute of India has fully refunded South Africa for the 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, wh.....

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Indonesia turns to China for more vaccines after AstraZeneca delays ..
Reuters - 9 April 2021

Indonesia is in talks with China to secure as many as 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to plug a gap in deliveries aft.....

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Karnataka working to develop health infrastructure: Health Minister Dr ..
PTI - 8 April 2021

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday said the state is working with a vision to develop basic health inf.....

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How brain cells repair their DNA reveals hot spots of aging and diseas ..
Salk Institute - 8 April 2021

Neurons lack the ability to replicate their DNA, so they're constantly working to repair damage to their genome. Now.....

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New method expands the world of small RNAs ..
University of California - Riverside - 8 April 2021

A team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a new RNA-sequencing meth.....

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Rare blood clot risk: UK agency says under-30s to be offered non-Astra ..
Associated Press - 08 April 2021

The United Kingdom’s drug regulator says the AstraZeneca vaccine has huge benefits but people under 30 will be off.....

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Vaccination at workplace allowed from April 11 ..
FE Bureau - 08 April 2021

The ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday permitted vaccination at both government and private workplaces f.....

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Zydus Cadila seeks DCGI nod for use of hepatitis drug for COVID-19 tre ..
PTI - 06 April 2021

Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Monday said it has sought approval from the domestic drug regulator Drugs Controller General o.....

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Covid in Maharashtra: New strains might be fuelling more cases, genome ..
FE Online - 06 April 2021

The state of Maharashtra is facing an acute crisis with a massive hike in double mutated strain of Coronavirus L452R and.....

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Coronavirus India Live News: India reports 96,982 new Covid-19 cases; ..
FE Online - 06 April 2021

Coronavirus Covid-19 second wave in India: The Covid-19 situation in India has turned grim with the country’s dail.....

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Sputnik V vaccine: Russia says Panacea Biotec to make 100 mn doses in ..
Staff Writer - 06 April 2021

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund), and Panacea Biotec today announced to pro.....

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Understanding itch: New insights at the intersection of the nervous sy ..
Brigham and Women Hospital - 5 April 2021

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis (AD), is sometimes called "the itch that rashes." Often, the itch begins before t.....

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Why some cancer drugs may be ineffective ..
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - 05 April 2021

A possible explanation for why many cancer drugs that kill tumor cells in mouse models won't work in human trials ha.....

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L452R mutant of coronavirus causing concern in Maharashtra right now: ..
PTI - 05 April 2021

Pune: Lockdown helps in containing the spread of coronavirus, but affects the economy adversely and hence there is a nee.....

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Over 34,000 vaccine doses administered in Haryana on Sunday ..
PTI - 05 April 2021

As many as 34,304 vaccine doses were administered across Haryana on Sunday, taking the total number of shots given so fa.....

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COVID-19 second wave in India may peak by mid-April, say scientists ..
PTI - 03 April 2021

NEW DELHI : Scientists have predicted using a mathematical model that the ongoing second-wave of COVID-19 pandemic acros.....

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Dutch govt temporarily halt AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine shots for ..
PTI - 03 April 2021

The Dutch government said Friday it is temporarily halting AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccinations for people under 60 foll.....

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3rd phase of Covid 19 vaccination: Over 52K vaccinated by Friday eveni ..
PTI - 03 April 2021

Over 52,000 beneficiaries received shots on the second day of the third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive which wi.....

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Covid-19 waves will recur, treatment options need to be priority: Rand ..
FE Bureau - 03 April 2021

Since “we have to live with Covid-19”, research for developing more treatment options for infected people sh.....

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New lung cancer screening recommendation, starting at age 50, expands ..
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center - 01 April 2021

Calling the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's newly released recommendation statement to expand eligibility for .....

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220 ICU beds to be added in 33 private hospitals in view of increasing ..
PTI - 01 April 2021

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said the city government has issued orders to add 220 more ICU beds fo.....

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Those discharged from hospital after Covid have increased risk of orga ..
ANI - 01 April 2021

People discharged from hospital after Covid-19 appear to have increased rates of organ damage ("multiorgan dysfunct.....

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Vaccine Maitri: Fiji receives 100,000 doses of Made in India Covishiel ..
Huma Siddiqui - 01 April 2021

A consignment of around 100,000 doses of Made in India COVISHIELD (AstraZeneca) vaccines reach Nadi International Airpor.....

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens ..
Associated Press - 01 April 2021

One key question is the dosage: Pfizer gave the 12-and-older participants the same dose adults receive, while testing di.....

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COVID-19 situation under control in India: Health minister Harsh Vardh ..
Staff Writer - 31 March, 2021

Amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday assured, "Th.....

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Over 6.24 crore coronavirus vaccine doses administered so far: Health ..
PTI - 31 March, 2021

New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 6.24 crore with 12,94,979 jabs b.....

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Healthcare sector expected to reach USD 372 billion in 2022: Niti Aayo ..
PTI - 31 March, 2021

Healthcare has become one of the largest sectors of the Indian economy and is expected to reach USD 372 billion in 2022,.....

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Covid-19: Maharashtra reports countrys highest positivity rate at 23.4 ..
FE Bureau - 31 March, 2021

Maharashtra has reported the highest positivity rate of 23.44% in the country in the last one week. The average positivi.....

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Coronavirus in India Live Updates: India stares at mega health emergen ..
FE Online - 31 March, 2021

2021 Coronavirus Cases in India Live Updates: As India prepares to go for the third phase of the Covid vaccination drive.....

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AI used in battle against asbestos-linked cancer ..
University of Leicester - 30 March, 2021

International genomics research led by the University of Leicester has used artificial intelligence (AI) to study an agg.....

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Coronavirus variants from Brazil, South Africa are less susceptible to ..
PTI - 30 March, 2021

Variant forms of the novel coronavirus which were first reported in South Africa and Brazil are less efficiently inhibit.....

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WHO report says animals likely source of COVID ..
Associated Press - 30 March, 2021

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through anoth.....

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Bharat Biotech ropes in its related firms to deepen tie-up with IICT f ..
FE Online - 30 March, 2021

Bharat Biotech International, the company that in collaboration with select government organisations developed Covaxin, .....

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3D bio-printing technique to benefit diabetes patients for bone repair ..
ANI - 30 March, 2021

Bone defect is a serious problem for people with diabetes after fractures, but a new technique involving 3D bioprinting .....

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AstraZeneca vaccine shows 76% efficacy ..
Leroy Leo - 27 March, 2021

AstraZeneca Plc on Thursday said results from phase-3 trials of its coronavirus vaccine show a 76% efficacy, marginally .....

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Combination of AI with X-rays offer faster diagnostic tool for detecti ..
ANI - 27 March, 2021

Brazil: During a recent study, a team of researchers in Brazil through various machine learning methods taught a compute.....

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Govt planning to bring more population groups under COVID-19 vaccinati ..
PTI - 27 March, 2021

The Centre is planning to widen the scope of the COVID-19 immunisation drive by bringing more population groups under it.....

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Is Covid-19 second wave in India due to virus variants? No enough evid ..
FE Online - 27 March, 2021

Not the new variants, but people stopping to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour is the reason for the surge of cases .....

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Trial for second SII Covid vaccine begins in Pune ..
FE Bureau - 27 March, 2021

The clinical trial for the second Covid-19 vaccine being manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), developed by US.....

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Covid-19: Delhi reports 1,254 new cases, highest since December 18 ..
PTI - 25 March, 2021

Delhi reported 1,254 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the highest in over three months, while six more people succumbed t.....

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India detects a new variant of Covid-19: Health Ministry ..
Staff Writer - 25 March, 2021

India has detected a new "double mutant variant" of the coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Th.....

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Haryana to eradicate TB from state by 2025, says Health Minister Anil ..
Staff Writer - 25 March, 2021

Haryana has more than 60,000 TB patients and the state government has set a deadline of 2025 to eradicate the disease fr.....

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Covid-19: Rate of increase in coronavirus cases tripled in Maharashtra ..
PTI - 25 March, 2021

The rate of increase in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra between February 14 and March 23 was three times that recorded .....

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India wont expand export of corona vaccines for few months amid fresh ..
PTI - 25 March, 2021

India will focus on meeting the domestic demand for coronavirus vaccines in view of a spike in COVID-19 infections in se.....

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CHANGES IN GUT MICROBIOME COULD PREDICT HEALTHY AGEING AND LONGEVITY, ..
THE NEW YORK TIMES - 24 March, 2021

The secret to successful ageing may lie in part in your gut, according to a new report. The study found that it may be p.....

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IISER, UNMC scientists explore Rapamycin as repurposed drug to treat e ..
Press Trust Of India - 24 March, 2021

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal and the University of Nebraska Medi.....

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China Sinovac claims its covid vaccine CoronaVac effective in children ..
AP - 24 March, 2021

BEIJING : Sinovac said on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac is safe and effective in children ages 3-17. The.....

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Covid-19 vaccine update: SII seeks Govt nod to give 50 lakh Covishield ..
PTI - 24 March, 2021

The world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Serum Institute of India, has sought permission from the Centr.....

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Covid-19 second wave - Delhi reports over 1,100 cases in Delhi, highes ..
PTI - 24 March, 2021

Delhi reported 1,101 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, highest in over three months, while four people succumbed to the virus, .....

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Nasal spray to fight covid: Two countries give interim approval for sa ..
Agencies - 23 March, 2021

Israel and New Zealand have given interim approval for the sale of biotech firm SaNOtize Research and Development's .....

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Over 4.72 crore coronavirus vaccine doses administered so far: Health ..
PTI - 23 March, 2021

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 4.72 crore with 19,65,635 doses .....

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Global coronavirus deaths rise for first time in 6 weeks: WHO ..
Associated Press - 23 March, 2021

A top World Health Organisation expert on the coronavirus pandemic said the weekly global count of deaths from COVID-19 .....

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Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 Live Updates: Active cases in India spike to ..
FE Online - 23 March, 2021

Lockdown news today Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 Live News: India is experiencing not only a forceful second wave of the co.....

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Novel coronavirus circulated undetected months before first COVID-19 c ..
University of California - San Diego - 22 March, 2021

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at University of California San Diego School o.....

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Serum Institute to delay further vaccine shipments to Brazil, Morocco, ..
Krishna N. Das,Euan Rocha, Reuters - 22 March, 2021

NEW DELHI : The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of t.....

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Faster spread of some Covid variants could be due to sturdier protein: ..
PTI - 22 March, 2021

BOSTON : The spike protein of the novel coronavirus, which enables it to infect human cells, is more stable in faster sp.....

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COVID-19 vaccination timings for unregistered beneficiaries increased ..
PTI - 22 March, 2021

Unregistered but eligible people in Delhi will be able to take COVID-19 vaccine jabs between 3 pm and 9 pm, Health Minis.....

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6 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses sent to 76 nations, 4.5 crore doses adm ..
PTI - 22 March, 2021

More than 6 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been sent to 76 nations, while 4.5 crore doses have been administered t.....

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First known case of an infant with antibodies against Covid reported: ..
PTI - 19 March, 2021

New York: Pediatricians have reported the first known case of a woman, who was given the first dose of the COVID-19 vacc.....

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Ultrasound has potential to damage novel coronaviruses: study ..
PTI - 19 March, 2021

Coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, may be vulnerable to ultrasound vibrations, within the frequencies used in medical .....

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Less than 10 lakh children with Severe Acute Malnutrition identified, ..
PTI - 19 March, 2021

Less than 10 lakh children in the country have been identified with Severe Acute Malnutrition, the Women and Child Devel.....

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Over 3.89 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far, 17.83 lakh on ..
PTI - 19 March, 2021

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 3.89 crore with 17,83,303 of them bei.....

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Plea on Covid vaccination: SC stays suo motu proceedings of Delhi High ..
FE Bureau - 19 March, 2021

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the suo motu proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court that posed various quest.....

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Non-DNA mechanism is involved in transmitting paternal experience to o ..
McGill University - 18 March, 2021

It has long been understood that a parent's DNA is the principal determinant of health and disease in offspring. Yet.....

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Covid may become seasonal, UN says ..
AFP - 18 March, 2021

Covid-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said Thursday, cautioning though against .....

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WHO vaccine expert calls blood clots very rare ..
PTI - 18 March, 2021

GENEVA : A top World Health Organisation expert on vaccines says people should feel reassured that even if health author.....

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Cumulative number of COVID vaccine doses given crosses 3.64 cr Govt ..
PTI - 18 March, 2021

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 3.64 crore, the Union Health Min.....

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Centre says COVID vaccine wastage in India is 6.5 pc, calls for optima ..
PTI - 18 March, 2021

The average of COVID-19 vaccine wastage in India is 6.5 per cent, with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh recording 17.6 and 1.....

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AstraZeneca vaccine: EU regulator firmly convinced benefits outweigh r ..
Reuters - 17 March, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator has said it remains "firmly convinced" that the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZ.....

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Certain HIV Meds May Trigger Weight Gain ..
Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter - 17 March, 2021

TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly prescribed component of the life-saving antiretroviral drug cockt.....

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Govt places new purchase order with SII for 10 crore doses of Covishie ..
PTI - 17 March, 2021

The Centre has placed a new purchase order with the Serum Institute of India (SII) for the supply of 10 crore doses of t.....

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Maharashtra at beginning of second COVID wave, warns central team as c ..
PTI - 17 March, 2021

A central team has warned that Maharashtra is at the “beginning” of a second COVID-19 wave prompting the Uni.....

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Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 Live News: Second wave hits India, new cases ..
FE Online - 17 March, 2021

Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 in India Live Updates: From Bhopal to Surat, from Pune to Hyderabad, Covid lockdowns, night cu.....

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Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting ..
Associated Press - 16 March, 2021

In a mouse study, Australian researchers have mapped out what happens behind the scenes in fat tissue during intermitten.....

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Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) – A new technique to treat sw ..
Dr Kapil Sharma - 16 March, 2021

Achalasia is a disease where the function of the esophagus stops working overtime. It is thought to be neural degenerati.....

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Better covid vaccines are coming, WHO’s chief scientist says ..
Jason Gale, Bloomberg - 16 March, 2021

New Covid-19 vaccines, including ones that don’t require needles and can be stored at room temperature, may be rea.....

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PM Modi to interact with chief ministers on COVID situation, vaccinati ..
PTI - 16 March, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers on the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination dr.....

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Major European nations suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine ..
Associated Press - 16 March, 2021

Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries Monday to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vacci.....

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Cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant ..
Weill Cornell Medicine - 15 March, 2021

Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a state that bears similarity to certain kinds of senescence, a type of .....

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New tool to dissect undruggable proteins through the sugars they depen ..
Harvard University - 15 March, 2021

Researchers have developed a new tool to study 'undruggable' proteins through the sugars they depend on. Almost .....

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Covishield side-effects: India to review COVID-19 vaccine after concer ..
Staff Writer - 15 March, 2021

The central government decided to conduct a deeper review of post-vaccination side-effects from the Oxford-AstraZeneca c.....

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India treading on vaccine diplomacy 58 million doses to 71 countries b ..
FE Online - 15 March, 2021

India treading on vaccine diplomacy! 58 million doses to 71 countries bolsters Quad vaccine initiative By: FE Online .....

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Ireland suspends AstraZeneca vaccine amid blood clot reports ..
Associated Press - 15 March, 2021

Irish health officials on Sunday recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of seriou.....

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New discovery explains antihypertensive properties of green and black ..
University of California - Irvine - 13 March, 2021

A new study from the University of California, Irvine shows that compounds in both green and black tea relax blood vesse.....

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New lung cancer screening recommendation, starting at age 50, expands ..
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center - 13 March, 2021

Calling the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's newly released recommendation statement to expand eligibility for .....

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines may greatly reduce risk of asymptomatic COVID ..
PTI - 13 March, 2021

Patients without COVID-19 symptoms are far less likely to test positive, and unknowingly spread COVID-19 ten days after .....

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Current situation right time for Ayurveda, traditional medicine to bec ..
PTI - 13 March, 2021

Noting that people are realising the benefits of Ayurveda and its role in boosting immunity, Prime Minister Narendra Mod.....

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US to provide financial assistance to Indian vaccine manufacturer: Doc ..
PTI - 13 March, 2021

The US will provide financial assistance to support Indian drug-maker Biological E’s effort to produce at least 1 .....

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Arthritis drug Tocilizumab may improve survival in patients with sever ..
Tech2 News Staff - 12 March, 2021

A tried-and-tested drug used to treat arthritis, an inflammatory condition, also increases the survival outcomes of pati.....

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First AI system for contactless monitoring of heart rhythm using smart ..
University of Washington - 12 March, 2021

Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have proven adept at monitoring certain health care issues at home......

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Reuters - 12 Feb, 2021

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Reuters Staff - 12 Feb, 2021

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Reuters - 12 Feb, 2021

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PTI - 11 Feb, 2021

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COVID-19 in India: Less than 5,000 active cases in 33 states, UTs ..
PTI - 11 Feb, 2021

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The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 reached 68.26 lakh on Wednesday, the 26th day.....

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PTI - 10 Feb, 2021

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Delhi recorded 154 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, while the death toll rose to 10,873 with two new fatalities. The f.....

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No permission given for use of vaccine against bird flu; not even by o ..
PTI - 06 Feb, 2021

India has not given permission for use of any vaccine against bird flu nor other countries like the US, UK and the Europ.....

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Pfizer drops India vaccine application after regulator seeks local tri ..
Krishna N. Das - 06 Feb, 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Friday it had withdrawn an application for emergency-use authorisation of its C.....

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Fecal microbiota transplants help patients with advanced melanoma resp ..
NIH/National Cancer Institute - 05 Feb, 2021

For patients with cancers that do not respond to immunotherapy drugs, adjusting the composition of microorganisms in the.....

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Changing diets -- not less physical activity -- may best explain child ..
Baylor University - 05 Feb, 2021

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned da.....

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India’s COVID positivity rate dips to 5.42 pc: Health ministry ..
PTI - 05 Feb, 2021

India’s cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate has declined to 5.42 per cent while the weekly positivity rate (last w.....

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India sent 56 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses to foreign nations as gift; ..
PTI - 05 Feb, 2021

India provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries while 100 lakh dos.....

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Sero survey: A fifth of Indians infected, a third in urban slums ..
Ishaan Gera - 05 Feb, 2021

A little over a fifth of India’s population is infected with Covid-19, the latest sero survey released by ICMR rev.....

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Coronavirus vaccination drive: 7,365 people get COVID-19 jabs in Delhi ..
PTI - 04 Feb, 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive: As many as 6,377 health care workers got Covishield jabs at 150 centres of the Delhi gove.....

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India fastest country to reach 4 million COVID-19 vaccination mark: He ..
PTI - 04 Feb, 2021

Five states and UTs account for 66.36 per cent of these. Maharashtra reported maximum casualties with 30 new fatalities......

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WHO-led COVAX vaccine scheme agrees new supply deal with India Serum ..
Stephanie Nebehay, Kate Kelland - 04 Feb, 2021

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - India’s Serum Institute will supply 1.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by .....

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Russia Sputnik V vaccine to seek India approval by March ..
Krishna N. Das - 04 Feb, 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd will seek emergency-use authorisation for Russia&.....

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New TB treatment to cut pill intake by two-thirds: Researchers ..
AFP - 04 Feb, 2021

JOHANNESBURG : A new tuberculosis treatment that slashes costs and the pill burden for patients will be rolled out in fi.....

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Coronavirus vaccination India update: Over 41 lakh healthcare workers ..
PTI - 03 Feb, 2021

Two states, Gujarat and West Bengal, initiated vaccination of frontline workers on Tuesday and 19,902 frontline workers .....

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Covid-19 vaccine India update: PM-CARES Fund to foot over 80% cost of ..
PTI - 03 Feb, 2021

With the Budget for the current fiscal, which was presented before the onset of the pandemic, making no separate allocat.....

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Fifth Sero Survey: More than 56% people in Delhi have antibodies again ..
FE Online - 03 Feb, 2021

The fifth round of Sero Survey’s findings shows 56% of Delhi’s population have formed antibodies against Cov.....

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Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for ..
American Academy of Neurology - 03 Feb, 2021

A new study shows that intense immunosuppression followed by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may prevent disability.....

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No data generated with Covishield, Covaxin on ‘European’ s ..
PTI - 03 Feb, 2021

To a question on whether the Covishield and Covaxin are able to provide protection from the new coronavirus variant that.....

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CRISPR technology to cure sickle cell disease ..
University of Illinois at Chicago - 02 Feb, 2021

University of Illinois Chicago is one of the U.S. sites participating in clinical trials to cure severe red blood congen.....

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Gastrointestinal surgery can be a cure for type 2 diabetes finds new l ..
Kings College London - 02 Feb, 2021

The results of a randomised clinical trial with the longest follow up to date show that metabolic surgery is more effect.....

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Obesity may exacerbate effects of Alzheimer’s disease: Study ..
PTI - 02 Feb, 2021

Obesity is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new stud.....

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UK Covid-19 variant present in 82 countries, South African strain in 3 ..
ANI - 02 Feb, 2021

Geneva: The UK COVID-19 variant has now spread to 82 countries and the South African strain to nearly 40, Maria Van Kerk.....

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Union Budget 2021: PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojna announced, healt ..
FE Online - 02 Feb, 2021

Union Budget 2021 India: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while announcing the Union budget has announced a new healt.....

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Here is how the novel coronavirus damages lung cells - within hours ..
PTI - 01 Feb, 2021

Boston: Following months of interdisciplinary research assessing tens of thousands of lung cells infected with the novel.....

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New maintenance treatment for acute myeloid leukemia prolongs the live ..
Weill Cornell Medicine - 01 Feb, 2021

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common form of acute leukemia in adults, that has gone into remissi.....

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China says 16 Chinese COVID-19 vaccines undergoing clinical trials ..
K J M Varma - 01 Feb, 2021

As the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine intensified around the world, China said that it has increased the number of vacc.....

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Covid-19: Serum Institute of India to launch second vaccine in June ..
Geeta Nair - 01 Feb, 2021

Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) will be launching its second Covid-19 vaccine in June 2021. Adar Poonawalla.....

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India fought COVID-19 pandemic much better than other nations: Harsh V ..
PTI - 01 Feb, 2021

Vardhan expressed his deep gratitude to the scientific community for their contribution in developing and testing COVID-.....

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Messe Frankfurt India ties up with AMTZ to launch MedTech Innovation F ..
EH News Bureau - 30 Jan, 2021

Slated from October 7-8, 2021 in Visakhapatnam, the joint effort aims to provide further impetus to indigenous manufactu.....

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J&J vaccine adds to COVID-19 armoury, includes South African v ..
Reuters - 30 Jan, 2021

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that its single-dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 i.....

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Vaccine Maitri Diplomacy: India fulfils its promise to the world, supp ..
Huma Siddiqui - 30 Jan, 2021

Over the next few days, India is planning to give more vaccines to countries across the globe. Oman will get one lakh, C.....

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Dr Reddys eyes to launch Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 under EUA in M ..
PTI - 30 Jan, 2021

Dr Reddys Laboratories, which is conducting Phase 3 trials of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, believes the ja.....

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Serum seeks regulatory nod for second Covid-19 vaccine ..
Geeta Nair - 30 Jan, 2021

Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought regulatory approval for carrying out trials in India for its sec.....

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Bahrain takes delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine from India ..
Reuters - 29 Jan, 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain has received its first delivery of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Ser.....

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Davos address: Many more Covid-19 vaccines to come out of India, says ..
FE Bureau - 29 Jan, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India will soon make available many more Covid-19 vaccines, on top of the .....

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Bharat Biotech, SII approach DCGI for using Covid vaccine on those usi ..
PTI - 29 Jan, 2021

ICMR chief Balram Bhargava on Thursday said COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers–Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute&ndas.....

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Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19, says British study ..
Associated Press - 29 Jan, 2021

Novavax Inc said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89 per cent effective based on early findings from a British.....

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Dr. Reddy - India ends study of COVID-19 drug Avigan in Kuwait ..
Reuters - 28 Jan, 2021

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian drugmaker Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories said on Wednesday it had terminated its clinical st.....

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Research Story Tip: Obesity Weakens Heart Muscle in Patients with a Co ..
Newsroom - 28 Jan, 2021

For decades, physicians have known that about half of all patients with heart failure appear to have hearts that contrac.....

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Covid 19 vaccine update: Bharat Biotech Covaxin is effective against U ..
FE Online - 28 Jan, 2021

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against the new variant of Covid-19 that was traced in the United Kingdom, t.....

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GSK, PATH, Bharat Biotech sign pact for malaria vaccine ..
PTI - 28 Jan, 2021

Bharat Biotech (BBIL) has tied up with pharma major GSK, and PATH, a global team of innovators working to accelerate hea.....

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Covid-19 vaccination in India: Over 23 lakh healthcare workers immuniz ..
PTI - 28 Jan, 2021

Covid-19 vaccination in India: Over 23 lakh healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs in the country so far.....

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World on verge of defeating Covid-19 pandemic: Harsh Vardhan at WHO me ..
Staff Writer - 27 Jan, 2021

New Delhi: The world is on verge of defeating the coronavirus pandemic by adopting preemptive, proactive and collaborati.....

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Covid-19 vaccination in India: Over 20 lakh beneficiaries inoculated ..
PTI - 27 Jan, 2021

Over 20 lakh healthcare workers across the country have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs till Tuesday evening, as per prov.....

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COVID-19: India active cases drop below 1.78 lakh, now just 1.60% of t ..
PTI - 27 Jan, 2021

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country dropped to 1,77,266 on Tuesday, constituting just over 1.60 per ce.....

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WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients ..
Reuters - 27 Jan, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including th.....

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Exclusive: Saudi Arabia to get three million AstraZeneca shots in abou ..
Reuters - 27 Jan, 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Serum Institute of India (SII) will supply Saudi Arabia with 3 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 va.....

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Research Story Tip: Artificial Enzyme May Be First Step Toward Treatme ..
Newsroom - 25 Jan, 2021

A growing body of research has shown that misshapen and misfolded alpha-synuclein, the protein culprit behind Parkinson&.....

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Tata in talks to launch Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in India: ET ..
Reuters - 25 Jan, 2021

(Reuters) - Tata Group’s healthcare venture is said to have started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a par.....

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Immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may evolve to fight coron ..
PTI - 25 Jan, 2021

People who recover from COVID-19 are protected against the novel coronavirus for at least six months, and likely much lo.....

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Vaccinated people may still transmit COVID-19, warns England chief med ..
PTI - 25 Jan, 2021

One of England’s leading medical officers on Sunday urged the public to continue to follow the strict lockdown rul.....

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COVID-19 vaccination in India till now: Over 16 lakh beneficiaries ino ..
PTI - 25 Jan, 2021

Over 16 lakh healthcare workers across the country have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the ninth day.....

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Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, r ..
Rockefeller University - 23 Jan, 2021

As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: .....

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Bird flu in India: Avian Influenza confirmed across 12 states so far, ..
Meghna Sen - 23 Jan, 2021

The Central Government on Friday said bird flu in poultry birds has been confirmed so far in nine states -- Kerala, Hary.....

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COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech successfully administered 2nd dose of ..
PTI - 23 Jan, 2021

Bharat Biotech has successfully administered second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to 13,000 volunteers as part of.....

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India undertaking contractual supplies of coronavirus vaccines to se ..
PTI - 23 Jan, 2021

India is undertaking contractual supplies of coronavirus vaccines to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Morocco, Bangla.....

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Over 12.7 lakh healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccine jabs Fri ..
PTI - 23 Jan, 2021

Over 12.7 lakh healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs in the country till the evening of the seventh day.....

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South African coronavirus variant may escape antibodies, cause reinfec ..
PTI - 22 Jan, 2021

A lineage of the novel coronavirus, first reported to have emerged in South Africa, escapes neutralisation by antibodies.....

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Covid 19 vaccine in India: Zydus Cadila begins enrolment for Phase 3 t ..
FE Online - 22 Jan, 2021

Covid 19 vaccine in India: In a major step towards having another Covid-19 vaccine after Serum Institute of India’.....

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Bird flu: FSSAI advises consumers not to eat undercooked chicken; says ..
PTI - 22 Jan, 2021

In view of the bird flu scare, regulator FSSAI on Thursday advised consumers not to eat half-boiled eggs and undercooked.....

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South Africa to pay $5.25 a dose for AstraZeneca vaccine from India SI ..
Reuters - 22 Jan, 2021

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will pay $5.25 per dose for 1.5 million shots of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus v.....

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Exclusive: India to begin commercial vaccine exports with shipments to ..
Reuters - 22 Jan, 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s government has cleared commercial exports of COVID-19 vaccines, with the first consi.....

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Ukraine in talks with India on COVID-19 vaccine supply - Interfax ..
Reuters - 21 Jan, 2021

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine is in talks with Indian medical firm Serum Institute on supplying COVID-19 vaccines, Interfax U.....

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India Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for vaccine in Phili ..
Reuters - 21 Jan, 2021

MANILA (Reuters) - India’s Bharat Biotech submitted on Thursday an application for the emergency use of its COVID-.....

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Nasal COVID-19 vaccine will be easy to give to children: AIIMS directo ..
PTI - 21 Jan, 2021

A nasal COVID-19 vaccine will be easy to be give to school-going children who bear a “very mild” load of the.....

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Bird flue: Over 1,200 bird deaths reported in Delhi since January 6, s ..
PTI - 21 Jan, 2021

Over 1,200 bird deaths have been reported in Delhi in the last 15 days amid the avian influenza situation here, official.....

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Covid 19 vaccination in India LIVE: 7.86 lakh vaccinated; 10 hospitali ..
FE Online - 21 Jan, 2021

Covid-19 vaccination in India update: India has so far vaccinated over 7.86 lakh frontline workers against Coronavirus a.....

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Coronavirus vaccine: Cambodia joins the list seeking India help in sec ..
FE Online - 20 Jan, 2021

According to reports published in the Cambodian media, the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is seeking help from India t.....

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‘Once COVID-19 vaccine vial opened, it needs to be used fully wi ..
PTI - 20 Jan, 2021

The Delhi government has received 2.74 lakh doses of the vaccine so far from the Centre, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal .....

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Bird flu in India update: Avian Influenza confirmed at Red Fort, Delhi ..
FE Online - 20 Jan, 2021

Bird flu in India update: Avian Influenza has been confirmed in samples of the dead heron from Tis Hazari in New Delhi a.....

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COVID-19: Of those vaccinated, 0.18 pc were adverse events, says govt. ..
PTI - 20 Jan, 2021

Paul said the concerns about adverse effects and serious problems as of now seem to be unfounded, negligible, insignific.....

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COVID-19: India records 10,064 new cases, lowest in over seven months. ..
PTI - 20 Jan, 2021

New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) India reported the lowest number of daily coronavirus infections in over seven months with 10,06.....

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New evidence of health threat from chemicals in marijuana and tobacco ..
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - 19 Jan, 2021

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have uncovered new evidenc.....

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India, China set to lead vaccine distribution in APAC region: Moodys A ..
PTI - 19 Jan, 2021

Moody’s Analytics on Monday said India, along with China, would take lead in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in .....

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WHO hints at signs of "vaccine nationalism" ..
Neetu Chandra Sharma - 19 Jan, 2021

NEW DELHI: Signs of ‘vaccine nationalism’ are apparent during the covid-19 pandemic with countries attemptin.....

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Total COVID-19 recoveries nearly 50 times active cases in country: Hea ..
PTI - 19 Jan, 2021

India’s total COVID-19 recoveries have surpassed the active caseload by more than one crore, the Union Health Mini.....

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Covid 19 Vaccination in India LIVE: Worlds biggest vaccine drive enter ..
FE Online - 19 Jan, 2021

Covid 19 Vaccination in India Day 4 Live Updates: Coronavirus vaccination in India today enters its fourth day and so fa.....

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Covid-19 Vaccine Update: Brazil health agency approves use of vaccines ..
Associated Press - 18 Jan, 2021

UK Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccine.....

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Study identifies exposure to common food-borne pathogen linked to rare ..
American Cancer Society - 18 Jan, 2021

A new study suggests a link between Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain canc.....

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Bird Flu in India Latest Updates: Confirmed fresh case in Mumbai; cull ..
PTI - 18 Jan, 2021

The Centre on Sunday said culling of poultry birds is underway in Maharashtra