Non-communicable diseases top cause of death in India; AI, Big Data can help in prevention: Apollo Hospitals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the top causes of death in India has risen to a staggering 64.9 per cent as compared to communicable diseases, maternal and other causes that dropped to 25 per cent, Apollo Hospitals Group said on Wednesday. The healthcare major also unveiled a report on the ‘Health … Read more

Cyber attackers targeting pharma cos for Covid-19 data: Cyfirma – ET HealthWorld

Cyber-attack campaigns originating from Russia, China, Korea, and the Middle East have been targeting pharmaceutical companies, among other organisations in India to steal Covid-19 vaccine research data, patient information, clinical trials data, supply chain and vaccine production information, Singapore-based security research firm Cyfirma has said. Apart from India, organisations in 12 other countries are also … Read more

GDP growth rate for 2019-20 revised downwards to 4% from 4.2% earlier

The government on Friday revised downwards the economic growth rate for 2019-20 to 4 per cent from 4.2 per cent estimated earlier. “Real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the years 2019-20 and 2018-19 stands at Rs 145.69 lakh crore and Rs 140.03 lakh crore, respectively, showing growth of 4.0 per cent during … Read more

Hackers manipulated stolen Covid vax data to ‘undermine trust’ – ET HealthWorld

London: In a startling revelation, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that hackers have manipulated stolen Covid-19 vaccine data in an attempt to “undermine trust” in the vaccines. The ongoing investigation of the cyberattack on EMA found that some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to Covid-19 medicines and vaccines have been leaked on the … Read more

COVID Far More Lethal Than Flu, Data Shows

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 is far more harmful and deadly than the seasonal flu, new studies confirm. Researchers analyzed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data on more than 3,600 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Feb. 1 and June 17 of this year, and more than … Read more

Healthcare data at the click of mouse for Udaipur residents – ET HealthWorld

Udaipur: In a bid to bring transparency in medical facilities available to common people in private and government hospitals and to get speedy accessibility of services in the times of pandemic, the district administration has launched a website. The initiative was the brainchild of Udaipur collector Chetan Ram Devra, who himself is self isolation after … Read more

Data Shows Oxford COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A COVID-19 vaccine under development at Oxford University in England appears safe and triggers an immune response in older adults, researchers report. Older adults have an increased risk of COVID-19, so it’s crucial that vaccines against the disease are effective in … Read more