Childhood pneumonia linked with higher death risk from respiratory infection as adult: Lancet study

Analysis adjusting for socioeconomic background during childhood and smoking status, suggests children who had a LRTI by the age of two were 93 per cent more likely to die prematurely as adults

published on : 8th March 2023

Five children die of respiratory infections in Kolkata

Doctors are unsure whether the deaths were due to the growing incidences of Adenovirus in the state.

published on : 28th February 2023

Actual Covid infections in India 17 times higher than reported: BHU study 

The most striking aspect of this study was that a large proportion of the Indian population was asymptomatic for COVID infection.

published on : 8th February 2023

Lowest daily Covid cases recorded in India since March 2020 

The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.80 per cent, the ministry said.

published on : 17th January 2023

Health workers in dark about use of designer drugs: ICMR

They also did not know the impact of these substances in spreading HIV or about prophylactic medications to prevent getting HIV/AIDS.

published on : 22nd December 2022

Three cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7, driving China's Covid surge, detected in India

It has already been detected in several other countries, including the US, the UK and European nations such as Belgium, Germany, France and Denmark.

published on : 21st December 2022

Invasive Strep A infections claim lives of at least 19 children in UK, three in Canada

WHO has confirmed that at least five countries have reported an increase in cases of invasive group A streptococcus disease and scarlet fever.

published on : 19th December 2022

Simply Scientifico

While the virus that causes COVID-19 is present in human waste, there is yet no conclusive evidence to show it spreads through toilets.

published on : 9th December 2022

Gear up for winter

Doctors warn of the common winter mistakes people make and share care and caution to beat the cold

published on : 2nd November 2022

COVID-19: India reports 1,946 new infections

The death toll climbed to 5,28,923 with 10 fatalities, which include six deaths reconciled by Kerala.

published on : 19th October 2022

West Bengal reports 840 new dengue cases

The new cases were detected after testing 7,682 samples, the health department said. At present, 541 patients are admitted at government hospitals with the disease.

published on : 26th September 2022

Over 47 per cent antibiotics used in India in 2019 unapproved; azithromycin most consumed: Study

Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a significant driver of antibiotic resistance in India, the authors of the study noted in the journal.

published on : 7th September 2022

At 4,417, India records lowest single-day rise in Covid cases in 3 months

Active Covid cases have further declined to 52,336, while the death toll has climbed to 5,28,030 with 23 fatalities, including one death reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.

published on : 6th September 2022

Delhi most polluted city in world: Global Air report

It mainly analyses two key air pollutants — PM 2.5 and NO2. PM 2.5 is the most dominant pollutant in Delhi’s air that can enter the lungs and the bloodstream and can cause adverse impact on health.

published on : 18th August 2022

Covid surge in the national capital due to reinfections, say experts

“It is surprising to see patients being hospitalised with Covid-19 second and third time despite two doses is a worry,” said Dr Sarin. 

published on : 16th August 2022

Pakistan to strictly monitor passengers from India amid spike in Covid-19 cases: Report

Meanwhile, the coronavirus positivity rate has decreased from 2.96 per cent to 2.74 per cent across Pakistan, according to the statistics issued by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Sunday.

published on : 25th July 2022

Do you find yourself picking your skin? Here's what you need to know 

"Picking your skin constantly can lead to injuries, infections and scarring,” says Delhi-based dermatologist Dr Sudhir Sharma.

published on : 24th July 2022

Ayurveda is an asset to Indian healthcare

No serious attempt is yet forthcoming to evaluate and tap the vast potential of Ayurveda in dealing with public health issues.

published on : 23rd July 2022

‘Alarming’ Covid rise in India: WHO

India recorded 93,281 new cases, averaging to 6.8 new cases per 100,000, indicating a 25 per cent hike.

published on : 6th July 2022

Singapore President, Parliament Speaker, and minister test positive for covid

To date, 1,473,180 infections and 1,419 COVID-linked deaths have been reported in the country since the outbreak of the infectious disease in 2019.

published on : 5th July 2022
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