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This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sydney eases Covid curbs after squashing Christmas clusters
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Australian officials on Wednesday announced easing of Sydney's Covid-19 restrictions, after squashing two clusters that emerged in the city before Christmas.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Neonatal antibiotic use may lead to reduced growth in boys
Jerusalem, Jan 27 (IANS) Exposure to antibiotics in the initial days of life is associated with reduced weight and height in boys, a new study suggests.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Myanmar begins nationwide vaccination drive against coronavirus
Yangon, Jan 27 (IANS) Myanmar on Wednesday launched a Covid-19 vaccination programme across the country.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Brazil to airlift 1,500 Covid patients from Amazonas
Brasilia, Jan 27 (IANS) The Brazilian government is aiming to airlift 1,500 Covid-19 patients in the hard-hit northern state of Amazonas to other states for medical treatment, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Etiopia reports 437 fresh Covid cases
Addis Ababa, Jan 27 (IANS) Ethiopia has reported 437 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 134,569, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung health tracking app soon in 31 more countries
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday said its fitness app with advanced health tracking features will soon be available in 31 new countries as the South Korean tech giant tries to expand its health service amid the pandemic.
2021-01-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 55 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 75 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 55 locally transmitted and 20 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
France tallies 22,086 Covid-19 infections, 612 deaths in one day
Paris, Jan 27 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in France spiked by 22,086 over the past 24 hours and a further 612 patients succumbed to the disease, according to official data released on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100mn: Johns Hopkins University
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Global Covid-19 cases surpassed 100 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
200 million extra doses: Biden-led Covid-19 turnaround kicks off
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Within seven days of taking over as US president, Joe Biden on Tuesday declared that his government is "working to purchase" a total of 200 million additional doses of two authorised vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna which will be enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans by late summer this year.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bilateral vaccine deals putting WHO-led Covax at risk: Tedros
Geneva, Jan 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that bilateral deals on Covid-19 vaccines between countries and companies are putting at risk the promise of Covax, the WHO-led global initiative aimed to ensure rapid and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100 million
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Global Covid-19 cases topped 100 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the Xinhua news agency reported.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UK coronavirus-related death toll tops 1,00,000
London, Jan 27 (IANS) The number of people who died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Britain has surpassed 1,00,000 after another 1,631 have been confirmed, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Karnataka logs in 529 new Covid cases; 738 recovered
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Maintaining the trend, 738 patients recovered on Tuesday while 529 new Covid cases were registered in Karnataka on Monday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
380 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 2,59,867
Gandhinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Gujarat on Tuesday reported 380 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 2,59,867, while two deaths in the past 24 hours mounted the state's Covid death toll to 4,381.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Canadian CEO quits after jumping Covid vaccine queue
Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Rod Baker, CEO of Great Canadian Gaming, has resigned after allegedly jumping the Covid-19 vaccine queue in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
22 injured in farmer-police clash in hospital, two cops critical
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The condition of two police personnel who were admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital following clashes with some farmers near the ITO crossing in central Delhi on Tuesday has turned critical.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Only 5K beneficiaries vaccinated on R-Day, 20 lakh so far
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Only 5,615 healthcare and frontline workers were given the coronavirus vaccine on Republic Day on Tuesday - the 11th day of the drive, taking the tally of those vaccinated to over 20 lakh.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it 'this Spring': Biden
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for any American who wants a shot by "this Spring".
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
High omega-3 levels in blood may reduce death risk due to Covid
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) People with higher omega-3 levels in their blood may have a reduced risk of death from Covid-19 infection, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
20 injured cops, farmers being treated at Lok Nayak after clashes
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A total of 20 people, comprising both policemen and farmers, are being treated at the Lok Nayak Hospital following clashes near the ITO crossing in central Delhi on Tuesday as some farmers deviated from the route of their tractor rally and drove into the city, officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
1 in 4 were hesitant to visit emergency care for their child in US
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Nearly one in four families had said that they would be unlikely to bring their child to the emergency ward if they had an emergency condition during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey reveals.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Light pollution could increase preterm birth: Study
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Light pollution, based on a direct measure of skyglow, could increase the likelihood of preterm birth, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
UK Covid-19 deaths top 100,000
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Since the onset of the still raging coronavirus pandemic in the UK, the country's Covid-19 death toll has topped the grim milestone of 100,000 mark on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Happy childhood may lower drink, drug risk among teens
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) If your teenage child has memories of a happy childhood, they are less likely to indulge in drinking or substance abuse and enjoy learning, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Merck stops development of two potential Covid-19 vaccines
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co announced that it is discontinuing development of its Covid-19 vaccine candidates -- V590 and V591 -- after they failed to generate immune responses as compared to a natural infection or existing vaccines in the early trial.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IMA rings caution as Covid surges throughout Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the umbrella body of Medical doctors has warned the state government to take extreme caution and increase the number of daily Covid tests as the situation may get further out of hands.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
WHO official warns of continued Covid transmission after inoculation
Geneva, Jan 26 (IANS) A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official warned of the risk of continued transmission of the novel coronavirus even after large-scale vaccinations in the foreseeable future.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Air pollution may up sight loss risk
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sweden to cull 1.3mn chickens after bird flu hits farm
Stockholm, Jan 26 (IANS) Some 1.3 million chickens will be culled in Sweden's Kalmar county after a bird flu outbreak was reported at a poultry farm, according to a local media report.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Sweden,Health/Medicine
'US Covid-19 cases, deaths increase with higher income inequality'
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) A new study has revealed that US counties with higher income inequality faced higher rates of Covid-19 infections and deaths in the first 200 days of the pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
At 9K, India's lowest Covid spike in 7 months
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India on Tuesday recorded 9,102 fresh cases of coronavirus infections in last 24 hours, less than 10,000 cases for the first time in almost seven months, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,76,838, health officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
32 devotees in Magh Mela test positive for Covid
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 26 (IANS) Thirty-two devotees staying in different camps at the ongoing Magh Mela, have tested positive for Covid-19. All are asymptomatic.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Japan to conduct 'long overdue' mass Covid-19 testing
Tokyo, Jan 26 (IANS) The Japanese government is prepping to conduct mass Covid-19 testing which has been "long overdue", as the country's overall caseload has increased to 369,197, while the death toll stood at 5,207.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
US detects 1st case of Brazilian Covid-19 variant
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US has detected the first case of a new coronavirus variants which was first discovered in Brazil, according to authorities.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases top 99.6mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 99.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.13 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 69 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 82 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 69 locally transmitted and 13 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 13 new imported Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The Chinese mainland reported 13 new imported Covid-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,624.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
France registers 445 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
Paris, Jan 26 (IANS) France has reported 445 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 73,494, health authorities' data showed on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
100mn Covid-19 cases worldwide expected this week: WHO chief
Geneva, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
California lifts regional stay-at-home order for all regions
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) California lifted all regional stay-at-home orders in the most populous state in the US, public health officials announced on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US extends travel restrictions to S.Africa due to Covid-19
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on Monday announced measures to ban most non-US citizens travelling from South Africa from entering the US, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AstraZeneca's reduced vaccine supply not acceptable: Commissioner
Brussels, Jan 26 (IANS) Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of Covid-19 vaccine would fall short of expectation was unacceptable to the European Union (EU).
2021-01-26
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Spain reports 93,822 new coronavirus cases over weekend
Madrid, Jan 26 (IANS) Spain's Ministry of Health on Monday reported 93,822 new cases of Covid-19 and 767 deaths over the period from 14:00 local time on Friday to 14:00 on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 7,50,000
Ottawa, Jan 26 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 7,50,000 on Monday morning, with the total hitting 7,50,546, including 17,847 deaths, according to media reports.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Majority of over-80s in UK received coronavirus vaccine
London, Jan 26 (IANS) British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday that the majority of over-80s in Britain have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
1,036 recoveries, 375 new Covid cases reported in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Reversing the trend, 1,036 patients recovered from the infection, while 375 new cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra reports 56 new Covid cases, tally reaches 8.87 lakh
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Monday reported 56 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 8.87 lakh, while 141 more patients recovered from the virus.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AP seeks Centre's guidance for achieving polls, vaccination goals
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) As the Coronavirus vaccination plans of Andhra Pradesh government are set to be disrupted by the forthcoming panchayat elections, the state government wrote to the Union government for guidance on how to achieve polls and vaccination goals on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics