Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

One expert not part of the study, Dr. Nicholas Kman, pointed out that even vaccinated patients can get a mild case of COVID-19. “We also know that when the immune system is compromised, like in severe obesity, we don’t mount as good a response to the vaccine,” said Kman, an emergency medicine physician at … Read more

Tata Health now available countrywide for online consultation with physicians – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Tata Health on Tuesday said its digital health platform could now be accessed all across the country for online consultation with physicians. The company, which is a digital health arm of the Tata Group, currently offers services in Bengaluru only. Tata Health provides instant consultation service through a wide network of physicians and … Read more

Mumbai: Double vaccine jab not mandatory to enter theatres, colleges to reopen with 50% attendance

On Monday, Mumbai reported 371 Covid-19 cases and four deaths, taking its total tally past the 7.5-lakh mark. (File) The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued standard operating procedures ahead of the proposed reopening of colleges and theatres. The civic body has permitted multiplexes and single-screen theatres, auditoriums, and drama theatres to reopen from October … Read more

Karnataka: Nearly 24 lakh tele-counselling sessions held since outbreak – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: The health and family welfare department conducted 23.8 lakh tele-counselling sessions —including 15 lakh Covid-19 patients and eight lakh people who were in quarantine — since the pandemic hit in March 2020. Of the total sessions, seven lakh were during the peak of the second wave in May this year, when most patients worried … Read more