World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis Can’t Wait

Dr Naveen Polavarapu Sr Consultant Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills. Dr K.S. Soma Sekhar Rao. Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills. Dr D K Raghu, Consultant Gastroenterologist... Read more »

‘Community involvement crucial in tackling hepatitis’: World Hepatitis Alliance CEO

Involving civil society must be a key strategy in working towards the elimination of viral hepatitis, Cary James, chief executive officer, World Hepatitis Alliance, has said. He said civil society, particularly those... Read more »
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Vaccines help the body develop immunity against a specific pathogen: Dr Manju Puri

The Union Health Ministry recently stated that pregnant women are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, there are certain women who are unaware of the benefits of getting vaccinated during their... Read more »
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Only marginal difference in purchase price of Covishield and Covaxin for Centre: MoS Health

The Centre is purchasing Covishield and Covaxin doses at the rate of Rs 205 and Rs 215 per dose, respectively, and there is only a marginal difference in the purchase price of... Read more »

The course of COVID-19 can be predicted by an early antiviral response in the nose, according to a study

Cells taken at the time of diagnosis from patients who later developed severe COVID-19 exhibit a suppressed antiviral response, according to a new study. The research was published in the scientific journal... Read more »
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Following termination of vaccination agreement with Bharat Biotech, Brazil halts clinical studies of Covaxin

Brazil has suspended the clinical studies of Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin after termination of the company’s agreement with its partner, as per reports. “The suspension was carried out as a result... Read more »
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67.6% population above 6 yrs found to have Covid antibodies in 4th national serosurvey, Lok Sabha claims

According to the fourth national serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) between June 14 and July 6, 67.6% of India’s population over the age of six has developed... Read more »

‘Superbug’ fungus spread throughout two cities

NEW YORK: US health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home. The ‘superbug’ outbreaks were reported in Washington, DC, a... Read more »
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Every ventilator ready for dispatch to States/UTs has been shipped immediately, Center explains

Recent media reports have alleged that the “Centre kept 13,000 unused Ventilators During COVID Second Wave Crisis”. The report states that the Government had an inventory of 13,000 ventilators and that these... Read more »
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Covid-19: about 41,76 doses of crore-vaccines delivered so far in India, claims the Ministry of Health

The total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 41.76 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. More than 20.83 lakh vaccine doses have been administered on Wednesday, according... Read more »