China fights new COVID-19 spike with more selective approach

Many are seeing that as an example of mixed messages from the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory that has been ordered to follow the “zero tolerance” approach used on the mainland. China is tackling a COVID-19 spike with selective lockdowns and other measures that appear to slightly ease its draconian “zero tolerance” strategy. In … Read more

AIIMS Delhi to start booster dose trial of intranasal Covid vaccine from Friday

India is yet to approve the use of intranasal vaccine against COVID-19, BBV154 developed by the Hyderabad based company. The AIIMS will start the booster dose trial of Bharat Biotech’s intranasal COVID-19 vaccine from Friday. The booster dose will be given to those who have received both the doses of either Covaxin or Covishield at … Read more

Mumbai Coronavirus Update: City records 54 COVID-19 cases, no death

Mumbai on Wednesday recorded 54 new coronavirus cases and zero pandemic-related fatalities. The caseload of the country’s financial capital rose to 10,57,070, while death toll remained unchanged at 16,692, a civic official said. As many as 100 persons recovered from the infection during the day, taking the tally of recoveries to 10,37,074. There are 421 … Read more

A new study finds Covid-19 infection can cause Erectile Dysfunction

Covid-19 is known to be a respiratory disease but studies have found that it also impacts the genitals. According to recent studies and findings, Covid-19 could have a significant effect on your genitals and cause Erectile Dysfunction. Although the full implications and damage of COVID infection are not yet known as the virus has only … Read more

World Kidney Day 2022: Preventing progression of Kidney disease

The Covid pandemic took centre stage many a time at the cost of non-Covid care including the care of patients with chronic kidney disease and its treatment in the form of dialysis and transplantation. By Dr Sudarshan Ballal, The last two years have been the most challenging and trying period for all of us in … Read more

World Kidney Day: Experts say time-tested Ayurvedic herbs can heal ailing kidney

Vouching for these herbs, Professor K N Dwivedi, Dean, Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindy University (BHU) called them life-saver for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients as they can help rejuvenate the cells of damaged kidney. Ahead of World Kidney Day on March 10, experts said time-tested Ayurvedic herbs like ‘Punarnava’, ‘Gokhuru’ and ‘Varuna’ can be … Read more

WHO reverses advisory on Covid-19 vaccine booster doses; recommends its ‘urgent and broad access’

The decision was taken in view of the increase in near- and medium-term supply of available vaccines, even when vaccine equity remains an important challenge to be addressed, the statement said. Taking into account the global epidemiological situation, widespread spread of the Omicron variant of SARs-CoV-2 and replacing other circulating variant as the dominant variant-of … Read more

No smoking day: Tobacco Use in India post COVID-19 Pandemic

The use of Tobacco is a major risk factor for the four main Non-communicable Diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic lung disease which puts people with these conditions at higher risk for developing severe illness when they get affected by COVID-19. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey-India, the country is the second-largest … Read more

Cancer cells spreads aggressively and become more death defying while migrating through confined spaces: Study

According to the findings published in a journal called ‘eLife’, cancer cells get more aggressive and evade cell death when they squeeze through tight spaces Cancer studies and what factors govern its metastasis or spread had been concerning cancer research since the disease was discovered. Now, a new study finds that mechanical stress causes cancer … Read more

Hong Kong’s zero-COVID fight takes mental toll on society, experts say

Infections have surged to record highs with more than 500,000 infections and more than 2,500 deaths – most of which have been in the past two weeks. Hong Kong resident Yeung waited for 13 hours outside a hospital in the city’s eastern district in cold, rainy weather with his 3-year-old daughter, who had a high … Read more