Health

Tokyo Olympics at risk if coronavirus mutates, gets stronger:Japan adviser

International News       Jul 15, 2020

TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics may have to be postponed again if the novel coronavirus mutates into a stronger pathogen, Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a prominent Japanese government adviser, said on Wednesday.However, a recent spike in cases in Tokyo is due to a failure to stick to guidelines...

Afghanistan faces 'catastrophe' as COVID-19 cases grow: Red Crescent

International News       Jul 15, 2020

KABUL: Afghanistan faces “catastrophe” as growing COVID-19 cases stretch a health infrastructure already severely weakened by decades of war, the Afghan Red Crescent Society said on Tuesday. Some 34,740 coronavirus cases and 1,062 deaths from the respiratory pandemic have been officially reported in Afghanistan, according...

Single-day spike of 29,429 COVID-19 cases in India

Indian News       Jul 15, 2020

New Delhi: India registered a record single-day jump of 29,429 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 9,36,181 on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed to 24,309 with 582 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of recoveries stands at 5,92,031, while...

Moderna Phase 1 results show coronavirus vaccine safe,induces immune response

International News       Jul 15, 2020

  CHICAGO: Moderna Inc’s experimental vaccine for COVID-19 showed it was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.Volunteers who got two doses of the vaccine had high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded...

Network Hospitals have to provide cashless facility to policyholders:IRDAI 

Indian News       Jul 14, 2020

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator IRDAI has clarified that all the hospitals,with,whom the general and health insurance companies have entered into agreements,have to essentially provide cashless facility for any treatment to the policyholders including Covid-19 treatment. Insurance companies have been directed to ensure smooth availability of...

Human clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccine initiated in India:ICMR

Indian News       Jul 14, 2020

New Delhi: Human clinical trials for a vaccine for Covid-19 has been initiated in the country with approximately 1,000 volunteers participating in the exercise for each of the two indigenously developed vaccine candidates, the ICMR said on Tuesday. Since India is one of the largest...

India has now less stunted children but more obese adults

International News       Jul 14, 2020

  United Nations: India has less stunted children but more obese adults . The number of undernourished people in India has declined by 60 million in over a decade, according to a UN report which said that there were less stunted children but more obese adults...

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 9 lakh with 28,498 fresh cases; death toll climbs to 23,727

Indian News       Jul 14, 2020

  New Delhi: With 28,498 fresh cases recorded in a day, India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past nine lakh on Tuesday, just three days after it crossed the eight-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 9,06,752...

A second wave could eat into insurers' capital:S&P

International News       Jul 14, 2020

  Global insurers have proven resilient during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as their capital strength has helped stave off widespread downgrades; however, insurers’ capital buffers will erode through the second half of the year as financial market losses and insurance claims pile up,...

India's tech hub Bengaluru, other towns back in lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

Indian News       Jul 14, 2020

  BENGALURU/MUMBAI: India’s high-tech hub of Bengaluru will go back into a coronavirus lockdown for a week on Tuesday after a surge of infections, threatening to derail government efforts to revive a stuttering economy.Places of worship, public transport, government offices and most shops will close again...

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