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22-Jun-2021 Tel Aviv

RedHill's oral pill shows promise against Covid-related pneumonia

Israel-based biopharmaceutical company RedHill Biopharma's new oral pill called Opaganib has been found effective in patients hospitalised with Covid-related pneumonia, results from a clinical trial has shown.The oral opaganib is associated with a reduction in the...

22-Jun-2021 New Delhi

3rd Covid wave is in our hands, vaccine key solution: VK Paul

NITI Aayog member Dr V. K. Paul on Tuesday said thwarting the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic is in the hands of the people as "it can be stopped if Covid appropriate behaviour is followed, and majority of the people get vaccinated".Paul's remarks came a...

22-Jun-2021 New York

India to share latest US vaccine allocations through COVAX

India will get a share of the 16 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines that US President Joe Biden is earmarking for Asia in the latest donations to COVAX, the international outfit for jab distribution to developing countries, according to the White House.The...

21-Jun-2021 Washington

Covid infections in US will surge if vax rates lag : Ex-FDA chief

The Delta variant, which currently accounts for at least 10 per cent of all the confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, could spur a surge of infections in the country during fall, if 75 per cent of the country's eligible population is not vaccinated, former...

20-Jun-2021 Seoul

This gut bacteria may help fight Covid-19

Certain commensal bacteria that reside in the human intestine produce compounds that can inhibit SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, researchers have found.Previous clinical findings have shown that some patients with moderate to severe Covid-19 have gastro-intestinal...

20-Jun-2021 New York

Alpha, Beta Covid infections less likely to be asymptomatic: Study

While Alpha and Beta Covid variants are associated with higher transmission, patients with these variants show no evidence of higher viral loads in their upper respiratory tracts compared to the control group, a study led by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

20-Jun-2021 Hong Kong

Pfizer Covid vax provides higher antibody levels than Sinovac: Study

People who got Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine showed "substantially higher" levels of antibodies compared to those who received China's Sinovac shots, according to a new study.The study, led by University of Hong Kong (HKU), aims to estimate the incidence of natural...

19-Jun-2021 New York

Study shows grey matter loss post-Covid infection

An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with Covid-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers. The researchers affiliated with the University of Oxford posted findings ahead of peer review to medRxiv,...

19-Jun-2021 San Francisco

California launches digital Covid vax portal

California has launched a digital platform through which the state's residents can access their Covid-19 vaccination records. The online system, called Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record portal, means a digital backup to the paper cards from the Centers for Disease...

19-Jun-2021 Geneva

30 to 40 countries unable to give 2nd Covid shots: WHO

Between 30 to 40 countries are unable to provide second doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, especially those expecting jabs from AstraZeneca, officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said. "We have a huge number of countries currently that have had to suspend...

18-Jun-2021 Shopian

Vaccination for 18-44 age group in progress across district Shopian

Vaccination drive for 18 year and above persons continues in all designated Covid vaccination centres established by the concerned Health Authorities across the district including in rural areas and people can take the vaccination after registration on CoWin app.Terming...

15-Jun-2021 London

Scientists discover Covid's link to life threatening blood clots

A team of scientists has identified how and why some Covid-19 patients can develop life-threatening blood clots. The study, led by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), found the balance between a molecule that causes clotting...

15-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

2-DG effective against all Covid variants, says study

The 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) for the coronavirus treatment, effectively inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 multiplication and works against all variants of Covid-19, says a research study. In conclusion,...

15-Jun-2021 London

Covid-19 can cause severe inflammation in brain

Researchers have found that coronavirus disease can cause severe inflammation in the central nervous system. The study, led by a team of researchers from the University of Freiburg in Germany, showed that a severe inflammatory response can develop in the central...

15-Jun-2021 Washington

SII partner Novavax's Covid-19 shot 90% effective

US-based biotechnology company Novavax's protein-based vaccine has shown overall 90 per cent efficacy against Covid-19, results of Phase-3 trials have shown. The vaccine NVX-CoV2373 is already being locally manufactured by the company's India partner Pune-based...

15-Jun-2021 Tehran

Iran announces emergency use of domestic Covid vax

Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki has announced the emergency use of a domestic vaccine for Covid-19. The emergency use of COVIran Barakat financed by the Barakat Foundation has been authorised, Namaki said at a conference in the central city of Arak on Monday....

15-Jun-2021 Doda

Vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group begins at Doda

The District Administration Doda today kick started a vaccination drive for persons of 18-44 year age group.The process commenced smoothly at all the 06 special vaccination sites established across the district to vaccinate the age appropriate persons. The...

14-Jun-2021 Brussels

AstraZeneca jab authorised for all age-groups, says EMA

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine remains authorised for all populations, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said.The clarification camme after Italian newspaper La Stampa earlier quoted Marco Cavaleri, head of the EMA's vaccine strategy, recommending a stop to administration...

14-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Delhi AIIMS to begin Covaxin trial on children from Tuesday

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is learnt to have started screening of children aged 6-12 years for the clinical trials of India's first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.Sources said that the recruitment...

14-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Single dose sufficient for those already infected by Covid: Study

A single dose of vaccine is sufficient for those already infected by Covid-19, revealed a study by Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals.The hospital announced on Monday that it conducted a study on 260 healthcare workers who got vaccinated between January 16 and...

14-Jun-2021 Washington

Vaxxinity's new Covid jab tech will also treat Alzheimer's

US biotech company Vaxxinity is developing a novel coronavirus vaccine using synthetic proteins, which can also help treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the media reported.The company's vaccine against Covid-19, known as UB-612,...

14-Jun-2021 Dhaka

Bangladesh records highest Covid deaths in over a month

Bangladesh has registered its highest number of single-day Covid-19 fatalities in more than a month, increasing the overall death toll to 13,118, according to health authorities.On Sunday, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 47 new coronavirus...

13-Jun-2021 New York

Covid: Common diabetes drug may help treat lung inflammation

Blood sugar-lowering drug Metformin can prevent pulmonary or lung inflammation, a major factor in Covid-19 severity and mortality, researchers have found in studies of mice infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Metformin is often used as an early therapy...

13-Jun-2021 Hong Kong

New Covid wave in Asia to worsen global chip shortage: Report

A fresh wave of Covid-19 in Asia where vaccination is still in early stages can further worsen the global chip supply chain, the media reported. According to the Wall Street Journal, China, Taiwan and many other parts of Asia kept the pandemic in check...

12-Jun-2021 New Delhi

719 doctors died in 2nd wave, Bihar records highest deaths

As many as 719 doctors have died during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest report by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) with Bihar reporting the highest number of 111 doctors dying in the line of duty.The second wave of...

11-Jun-2021 Washington

FDA extends shelf life of Johnson & Johnson vax vaccine

Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday the US Food and Drug Administration has extended the shelf life of its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine from 3 months to 4.5 months, as millions of unused doses nationwide are set to expire this month.The decision is based...

11-Jun-2021 Doda

Khalsa Aid donates 5 Oxygen Concentrators to Doda Administration

Khalsa Aid, a Global NGO today donated five oxygen concentrators to assist the District Administration Doda in its fight against Covid-19.The NGO informed Deputy Commissioner, Doda Vikas Sharma, that these Five Oxygen Concentrators with a capacity of 5 LPM...

10-Jun-2021 London

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab linked to low platelet count: Study

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may be associated with a condition characterised by low platelet counts, in rare cases, according to a study by an international team of researchers. A low number of platelets -- blood cells that help prevent blood loss when...

10-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Covaxin's Phase 3 trials results likely next month

The results of third phase trials of India's first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin are expected to be released next month. ovaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech said its service provider, IQVIA, has started final statistical analysis. Raches...

09-Jun-2021 London

Warmer temperatures not enough to prevent Covid spread: Study

Transmission of the virus behind Covid-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent its spread, shows a new research.The study, led by Imperial College London researchers, showed that temperature and population density are the most important...

09-Jun-2021 New York

Covid-19 caused more complications than flu in kids: Study

Covid-19 produced more symptoms and complications than seasonal influenza in children, while death was rare among them, revealed a large new study.Early in the pandemic, opinions around the impact of Covid-19 on children and adolescents ranged from it being no...

09-Jun-2021 Jakarta

Birth cord cells can boost survival of critically ill Covid patients

Critically ill Covid-19 patients treated with non-altered stem cells from umbilical cord connective tissue were more than twice as likely to survive as those who did not have the treatment, according to a small study.The clinical trial, carried out at four hospitals...

08-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Centre fixes maximum charges for Covid jab at private hospitals

The Central government on Tuesday fixed the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for Covid vaccines, amid sharp allegations that people are being forced to pay a heavy amount to get a jab at private hospitals.As per the notification issued by...

08-Jun-2021 Chandigarh

Chandigarh allows bars, restaurants, gyms to open

The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday ordered extension of Covid-19 restrictions with major relaxations, including allowing functioning of bars, restaurants, gyms and spas with 50 per cent capacity for the first time after over a month of closure.All...

08-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Study on FabiFlu supports safety, effectiveness with no new red signals

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced its interim data of 503 patients from its Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) study on Favipiravir in India.The PMS study, commenced in July 2020, aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of Favipiravir in mild to moderate...

08-Jun-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

UST Extends a Helping Hand Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic in India

UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, is extending a much-needed helping hand to COVID-19 pandemic relief in India by working closely with governments, hospitals, relief workers, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the country.UST...

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