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NewDelhi All citizens above the age of 18 years can register themselves for getting COVID19 vaccines starting 4 pm today as the government prepares for the third phase of vaccination drive from May 1 Registration can be done at httpcowingovin Aarogya Setu app and UMANG app Aarogya Setu tweeted Ap


The Economic Survey 202021 has recommended that public spending on healthcare services should be increased from the current 1 to 253 of GDP This can decrease the outofpocket expenditures from 65 to 30 of overall healthcare spend the survey said It also advised that the health infrastructure must be


The Health Ministry on Saturday said that a total of 165714 beneficiaries were vaccinated across India on the first day of the coronavirus vaccination drive COVID19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1 No case of postvaccination hospitalisation reported so far it stated during a press briefing


WHO says it is safe to eat chicken and eggs amid bird flu scare as long as they are properly prepared and cooked Normal temperatures used for cooking food reaches 70°C in all parts can kill the virus Cases in humans have mostly been linked to home slaughter and subsequent handling of diseased or dea


Scientists at The Marine Mammal Center identified a novel skin disease in dolphins that is linked to climate change Due to decreased water salinity brought upon by climate change the dolphins develop patchy and raised skin lesions across their bodies The deadly skin disease was first noted on approx


India has reported 32981 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 9677203 The number of active cases went down to 396729 falling below the four lakhmark for the first time since July The country reported 391 more deaths in the last 24 hours taking the death toll


In new guidelines issued on maskwearing WHO has recommended wearing face masks when indoors with other people if the ventilation has been deemed inadequate WHO advises that the general public should wear a nonmedical mask in indoor for example shops workplaces schools or outdoor settings where physi


WHO will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the research and awareness of traditional medicine chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said This will support WHOs efforts to implement the strategy which aims to support countries in developing policies to strengthen the r


Scientists have found a new organ in the upper part of the throat  The researchers found an organ 15 inches in length on average according to the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology Histology and 3D reconstruction confirmed the presence of PSMAexpressing predominantly mucous glands with multiple dra


COVIRAP the diagnostic machine developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers has been successfully validated for its efficacy in COVID19 detection by the Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR the Institute said on Wednesday Per test will cost around ₹500 which can further be reduced through government in


ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said If antibodies reduce in any person in five months then there is a possibility of COVID19 reinfection Thats why its important to wear mask and take precautions even if one was infected earlier he added He also informed about WHO solidarity trial


NewDelhi Coronavirus recoveries in India have exceeded the number of active cases by nearly 50 lakh with recoveries reaching 5827704 and active cases reaching 902425 The recovery rate has increased to 8525 Indias total coronavirus cases have increased to 6835655 after a singleday spike of 78524 case


The ₹500 Feluda test a paperbased test strip to detect COVID19 in less than 30 minutes has been approved for commercial launch by DCGI Feluda is the acronym for FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay It uses indigenously developed CRISPR geneediting technology to identify and target the geneti


NewDelhi The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 5118253 as record 97894 people tested positive in the last 24 hours according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The coronavirus death toll in the country has risen to 83198 while 4025079 coronavirus patients have been discharge


Central Pollution Control Board CPCB has directed that waste masks and gloves in general households should be kept in paper bags for a minimum of 72 hours prior to disposal as dry general solid waste after cutting them to prevent reuse It also directed commercial establishments malls and offic


Hyderabadbased Bharat Biotech on Monday said its COVID19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India DCGI to conduct Phase I and II human trials This makes it Indias first vaccine candidate to receive approval for human trials The vaccine is developed i


Drug firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Saturday said it has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir under the brand name FabiFlu for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Covid 19 at a price of about Rs 103 per tablet The drug will be available as a 200 mg tablet at a maximum retail price MRP o


Oxford University trial shows lowcost steroid drug dexamethasone reduced COVID19 deaths by up to onethird in severelyill ventilated patients Antiinflammatory medicine dexamethasone is used since early 1960s to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and asthma A total of 2104 patients received 6m


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that metro services should restart with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic We have to follow the Centres guidelines but I believe Metro services should restart he added In our conversations with Metro officials we have been told that the plan to o


Water benefits skin in many ways but it is surprising to know that frozen water has many uses in beauty care if applied properly It helps to shrink the pores and even stops sweating for a while Yes rubbing ice on the skin does have benefits but one should remember not to apply ice directly on the s


Scientists have developed a mosquito net laced with drugs and insect growth inhibitors has been designed to help prevent malaria A twoyear clinical trial in subSaharan Africa showed that the new net resulted in a 12?crease in malaria casesIt was further noted there was a 51 reduction in the overall


If youre due to deliver soon and have had a –section before some comforting statistics should make you feel better about a vaginal birth after cesarean VBAC While risks of uterine rupture exist the odds arent worse than when having multiple Csections Whats best depends on your health age and pregnan


Getting extra sleep on the weekends could help ease health issues That’s why people should consider staying in on weekends this extra sleep could actually reduce the risk of early death new study says A recent study conducted on 38000 adults concluded that those under the age of 65 with chronic slee


According to a study published by the University of North Carolina Health Care a compound called EPO55 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones making EPO55 a potential male pill without side effects The compound turnsoff the sperms a


Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis in the world with 18 per cent of women and 96 per cent of men aged 60 years and over being diagnosed with this painful condition A lowdose supplement of Fish Oil can help People suffering from osteoarthritis says Researchers Researchers from the


As health and wellness become the new measure of success we’re exposed to more superfoods than ever beforeOur food has travelled lesser food miles so it comes with its full nutritional profile intact  While India is a treasure trove of medicinal foods there are some that are excellent for the hot we


Baking soda not only makes our food taste better but also helps us externally and internally Listed below are the most useful and effective remedies of baking soda Sparkling white teeth Baking soda is the easiest way to get sparkling white teeth because of its bleaching abilities It removes the d


The smell of the freshly brewed coffee with extra milk or strong coffee is our favourite beverage be it at the morning or any time of the day But  Coffee works in various ways for your skin and hair and here are some of the ways in which you can use itThese recipes will surely help you to revive tho


Studies now says that our eyes  can predict risk factors for heart diseasesThe study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering showed that deep learning applied to a retinal fundus image a photograph that includes the blood vessels of the eye can predict risk factors for heart diseases


Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints most people experience them at some point in their life They can affect anyone regardless of age race and gender Simply drink a glass of water at the first sign of a headache and continue taking small sips throughout the day  Mix some salt in


What exactly is dry shampoo It is a secret weapon that absorbs natural oils while giving hair more body allowing you to extend the life of your hair for an extra day or two For those of you new to the dry shampoo game You should know certain tricks This may not come as a shock but dry shampoo only


According to most international population studies 1530 cases per 100000 population of Bells palsy are observed annually UAE  experts  now warns  residents to be aware of a certain condition that is caused by  high usage of air conditioners The sudden transition from extremely warm temperatures outd


TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET FROM SUNBURN                             For this Wearing socks is the best option Sunblock applied on feet should also help Twice a week use a scrub made of coconut milk and salt or sugar on affected areas that will clear the tan on t


London’s chocolate shops are worldclass now Even chocolate walking tours have become big business here But this hasnt always been the case around 1520 years ago Thornton’s Viennese truffle was about as ‘gourmet’ as chocolate got Then at the beginning of the millennium British chocolatiers like Willi


Washington  A study conducted in veterans found that the program for diabetes selfmanagement not only shortens the wait to talk to a physician specialist versus an inversion visit but also results in patients with type 2 diabetes having comparable improvements in blood glucose sugar control to pati


The stretch marks are a form of harmless scarring on the skin These marks have an offcolour hue and happen when the skin changes its shape They usually occur during pregnancy on the belly and commonly on body parts like breasts thighs buttocks and arms With weight changes bodybuilding or hormonal ch


Every food item you put into your body will either add value to our health or take away from it We should  be opting for foods that do not age you unnecessarily The top 5 foods that we should totally avoid if you want to keep feeling fit and healthy well into your 60s and 70s Red meat The America


In Ayurveda and all ancient cultures propagate the importance of water consumption to cure various ailments as well as shed some kilos in our body It’s meant to be implemented in the morning on an empty stomach and it is simple to  put into practicea virtually free However there are some important r


China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday The strain was identified in a 68yearold woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu who was admitted to hospital after


China and USbased researchers have developed an electronic skin which when cut into two can heal itself by recreating chemical bonds between the two sides If broken beyond repair it can be soaked in a solution that liquefies it for recycling the materials to make new eskin The film equipped with sen


You would think scoffing chocolate for breakfast is among the darkest of deeds in the eyes of health experts But science now advises that you treat every morning like the day after your birthday and enjoy a little left over chocolate cake Well kind of The report on last year food trends looked at th


Migraines could increase the risk of cardiovascular diseasessuggests a study According to the researchers migraine increases the risk of heart attacksstroke blood clots and an irregular heart rate Although the absolute risks were low the findings suggest that “a migraine should be considered a pote


There are many women who go through surgical procedures in order to get rid of Stretch Marks Stretch marks occur due to excessive stretching of the skin And stretch marks  dont fade away easily  The most common areas to have these stretch marks on the body are abdomen hips thigh area and hands These


Brazil A Brazilian doctor has been sharing videos of himself dancing with pregnant women in the hospital According to some scientific studies dancing or moments during labour can make giving birth easier as it helps in moving the baby through the birth Canal areas We are increasingly trying to imple


According to reports a recent study in Banglore showed that homeopathy had a positive effect on patients suffering from Virtigo as in an experiment all 14 patients who underwent treatment in Homeopathy says the American Journal of Case Reports Writing in the journal the researchers said that the bes


The ingestible capsule detects and measures gut gaseshydrogen carbon dioxides and oxygen This data can be sent to a mobile phone also Professor Kourosh KalantarZadeh study lead and capsule coinventor said the trials showed that the human stomach uses an oxidizer to fight foreign bodies in the gut “


Neofect designed a  smart glove called  ‘Neomano’ which helps patients to rehabilitate a hand after a stroke South Korean company Neofect has unveiled a smart glove NeoMano which allows movement of paralysed hands for activities like turning pages or opening doors The glove is connected to a control


Coconut oil to remove makeup Using coconut oil is a healthiest way to remove makeup It is costeffective and easily available It healps moisturize the skin while acting as an antibacterial agent Massage oil into skin in a circular motion and remove with a cotton swab Avocado for sunburnt skin A


Scientist creates a device to stimulate body’s insulin production As of now the treatment has been tested on mice and is successful  If this new device comes into market then it will be a great relief to the diabetic’s patients all over the world This new smart skin patch which delivers natural su


Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday launched India’s firstever mobile food testing laboratory Parrikar unveiled the vehicle worth Rs 41 lakh in presence of Goa Food and Drugs Administration minister Vishwajit Rane The laboratory mounted on a bus will be travelling across the state checking


All forms of the pill and other hormonal contraception carry a small risk of breast cancer which lasts for about five years  after women stop taking it according to new research The increased risk has been known for some time but there were hopes that newer forms of hormonal contraception—such as t


More than one lakh still births and baby deaths word wide could be prevented by the development of a vaccine against an infection common carried by pregnant women according to a groundbreaking report The impact of disease caused by group B streptococcus GBS has not been properly chronicled its role


If any population knows how to live it up or certainly how to top life expectancy ratings its the Japanese The average lifespan in Japan is well over 80 years putting them ahead of every other developed nation But whats the secret to their good health and slim waist lines According to many of the l


Odisha Conjoined twinsJaga and kalia from Odisha were “successfully” separated by a team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi The 28monthsold twins hailing from Milipada village in the Kandhamal district are craniopagus conjoined twins joined at the heads at the he


University in eastern China is offering a weightloss course to raise awareness about the issues due to obesity in the campus The yearlong course is only available to those with a Body Mass Index BMI higher than 28  Around 50 students are encouraged to lose weight through a combination of regular exe


Biomedical engineers from the University of Sidney and the United States collaborated on the development of the potentially lifesaving surgical glue named MeTro It is a highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform


The British researchers have recently shown that gene therapy might blindness reverse blindness by reprogramming cells at the back of the eye to become light sensitive Most causes of untreatable blindness occur due to loss of the millions of light sensitive photoreceptor cells that line the retina s


Take a bath in lukewarm water This will make you cool if you have a fever But don’t try to bring it down rapidly by plunging into cold water Get a sponge bath Sponging highheat areas like your armpits and groin with cool water can help reduce your temperature as the water evaporates If you are n


Scientists have overcome a major stumbling block in HIV treatment and a vaccine may soon be on its way The big hurdle has been the inability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to stop AIDS virus spreading The problem has been solved as they have been able to unblock a proc


The United States’s Food and Drug Administration FDA has approved ‘Kymriah’ for children and young adults to fight an aggressive type of leukemia — Bcell acute lymphoblastic leukemia Kymriah was developed by Novartis and is a form of immunotherapy which bolsters the immune system through drugs and o


Study finds that with greater height comes greater a risk of heart attacks and strokes A study of 27 million people found that taller people are far more likely to develop blood clots in their veins which is a leading cause of heart problems The study which also compared sib


Washington Zika virus is notorious for causing devastating damage to the brains of unborn babies But it can kill deadly brain cancer cells that are most resistant to standard treatments scientists have found The findings may pave the way for an effective treatment for glioblastoma a deadly form of


People start working out to lose weight the process begins at a slow pace But there are some easy incredible tricks to speed up weight loss Eat snacks When you keep munching at regular intervals you wont feel too hungry and end up eating limited amount of food in your meals Much healthy and nutr


Liver is the largest organ in the human body which produces bile and cholesterol that digests the food and gives all the essential nutrients Liver regulates the levels of protein fats and sugar in the bloodstream Liver continuously works to remove all the wastes and toxins from the body that gets ac


Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused due to a virus and it is one of the leading causes of death globally If that werent enough there are five different types of hepatitis virus that you are prone to The virus spreads quite easily but there are many ways you can protect yourself from


Atlanta The research team of Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a plaster to circumvent the use of injection The plaster makes use of micro needles present in the adhesive side which jabs onto the skin and performs the same function as that of any injection The user