Health

J&J, other drugmakers go to trial in US in $50 bn case over opioid abuse

International News       Apr 20, 2021

  Four drugmakers helped cause the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing their drugs and downplaying their addictive risks, a lawyer for several California counties argued on Monday at the start of a multibillion-dollar trial. Those counties accuse Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd,...

India reports daily rise in COVID-19 cases of 259,170

Indian News       Apr 20, 2021

New Delhi: India's daily COVID-19 cases retreated from record levels on Tuesday, but stayed above the 200,000 marks for a sixth straight day, with cases increasing by 259,170 over the last 24 hours. Deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 1,761 to reach a total...

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India's counting of COVID dead

Indian News       Apr 20, 2021

  New Delhi: Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the COVID-19 pandemic that metal parts have begun to melt. "We are working around the clock at 100% capacity to...

Centre working to save lives, livelihoods, FM Sitharaman tells India Inc

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the Centre is working with state governments to save lives and livelihoods. She said this during an interaction with industry chambers on concerns of India Inc with respect to the second wave of the pandemic....

Everyone above 18 years eligible for COVID-19 vaccine from May 1: Govt

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

New Delhi: Everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 from May 1, the central government said on Monday as it liberalised the vaccination drive to allow states, private hospitals and industrial establishments to procure the doses directly from...

Remdesivir not magic bullet, does not reduce mortality, says AIIMS chief

Facts       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: Amid a steep spike in COVID-19 cases leading to increased demand for medicines for treating coronavirus, top health experts in the government on Monday said anti-viral drug remdesivir is "not a magic bullet" and does not reduce mortality. Addressing the media, AIIMS Director...

Covid: In both waves, 70% of patients above 40 years, says ICMR chief

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: More than 70 per cent of Covid-19 patients over 40 years of age in both the waves and older population continues to be more vulnerable to the infection, the Centre said on Monday. Addressing media, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said there is...

Delhi locks down as COVID chokes Indian health system

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: India's capital region of Delhi ordered a six-day lockdown on Monday as daily COVID-19 cases nationwide hit a new record and the health system crumbled under the weight of new infections. India's hospitals are struggling with a shortage of beds, oxygen, and key...

Susceptibility to Covid high immediately after vaccination

Facts       Apr 19, 2021

The susceptibility to Covid infections appears to be particularly high immediately after vaccination either due to lower immunity or due to unsafe behaviour. Lancet Covid-19 Commission India Task Force made this observation in its report and recommended an advocacy campaign on the need to remain...

India reports highest daily spike with over 2.73 lakh COVID-19 cases, 1,619 deaths

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: The COVID-19 situation in India continues to deteriorate, as the country yet again reported the highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases with over 2.73 lakh fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, India reported at...

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