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80 Out Of 160 Samples Taken Come Out Positive For Dengue: Haridwar

According to the samples taken from the Gadharona Village of Roorkee, it has been found that the village has been a major hotspot for dengue in the Haridwar District. Residents claimed that around 200 cases have been detected. Health officials said that they have intensified the drive against victor-borne diseases, but however villagers are alleging that the administration has turned a deaf ear against their complaint made on October 4.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 08:03 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Dengue, dengue cases, haridwar, Uttrakhand

Courtesy: ANI

Seating area of food centre in Singapore

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Singapore Extends COVID-19 Curbs To Ease Pressure On Hospital Staff

Singapore is planning to extend its social curbs in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 for a month. Reportedly, the move is to ease the pressure on the healthcare system. While Singapore has vaccinated more than 80% of its 5.45 million population, asymptomatic or mild cases have been rising steadily, spreading the virus and mounting pressure on the hospitals and medical staff.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 - 08:14 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, Covid-19 Test, COVID-19 outbreak, SINGAPORE

Courtesy: Reuters

Kerala and Covid-19

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Kerala Reports 7,643 Fresh Cases, 10,488 Recoveries, 77 Deaths In 24 Hours

Kerala recorded 7,643 fresh cases and 77 deaths in the last 24 hours. On the brighter side, 10,488 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, making the total number of recoveries at 47,60,781. There are 80,262 active cases in the state as of October 19, whereas, there are 1,83,118 active cases across India. Notably, India's recovery rate stands at 98.14 percent, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 07:38 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Kerala, Covid-19, Covid-19 cases, India, Recovery rate

Courtesy: ANI

Girl using her cellular device

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Teen Girls Develop Tics, Doctors Cite TikTok & Other Social Media

Experts at top Pediatric hospitals in the U.S, Canada, Australia, and the U.K have found that girls develop tics due to "TikTok", which is likely to cause anxiety and depression. According to doctors, it is a form of functional disorder which is caused by watching Tourette Syndrome videos in TikTok. Experts are advising parents to move their children away from social media.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 07:07 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: teen developing tics, TikTok, Tiktok App, Tik-Tok

Covaxi's vials.

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WHO Team Likely To Approve Covaxin's Emergency Use In Next Meet

Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation Soumya Swaminathan on October 17 said that the technical advisory group of the WHO will consider the Emergency use listing for Covaxin during the meeting on October 26. If the approval is granted, it'll expand the list of vaccines approved by the WHO to send it to poor countries. Reportedly, Covaxin's manufacturer Bharat Biotech is also hopeful to get the approval.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 06:01 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Covaxin, WHO, Emergency Use Listing, Bharat biotech

Courtesy: WION

Dengue patients admitted in Delhi Hospital

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Delhi Registers First Dengue Death; 382 Cases Registered

With cases of Dengue rising, "first" death has been recently reported on the 18th of October. Delhi is facing some major issues with the mosquito-born-viral infection usually found in urban and semi-urban areas of the country. Twitterati flooding with comments on the Delhi government's, "10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute campaign raises concerns. However, till now, 382 cases have been reported in the month of October.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 01:50 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Dengue, Delhi, Delhi Government , Aam Aadmi Party

Courtesy: ANI

A Family Jogging

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5 Hours Of Physical Activity In A Week Can Prevent Cancer: Study

The study published in the journal 'Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise' found that more than 46,000 cancer cases in the US may be avoided if Americans do moderate-intensity exercise five hours per week. Reportedly, physical inactivity was responsible for 3% of all cancer diagnoses in individuals aged 30 or older in the US from 2013 to 2016. However, women were found more vulnerable than males.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 04:55 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: research, Physical activity, Cancer, United States

Courtesy: ANI

Poor children eating food.

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India Slips To 101 From 94 In Global Hunger Index 2021

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 has placed India at 101 from the previous 94th among the 116 countries, terming the position as ''alarming'' on October 14. Sadly, India is below Pakistan (92), Nepal and Bangladesh (76), and Myanmar (71). The report said the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the slow economy made the situation worse in the world. However, China, Brazil, and Kuwait have performed well in GHI.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 02:25 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Global Hunger Index, India, China, GHI

Covid-19 Vaccine

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Government Has Big Plans To Celebrate 100 Crore Vaccination Mark: Health Minister

The government is planning to celebrate the extravaganza moment of reaching the 100 crore vaccination mark by making announcements at airports, seaports, railways, bus, and metro stations. The health minister stated that the target is expected to be accomplished by October 18 or 19. Furthermore, he stated that there are plans to activate 80,000 vaccination centers so that more people could come forward and take the vaccination shot. 

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 01:36 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: health care, COVID 19 VACCINE, Coronavirus Vaccines, India

Courtesy: The Times Of India


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Govt Raises Abortion Limit To 24 Weeks; Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Rules

The government has notified the new Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021, that revised eligibility criteria for abortion, making it up to 24 weeks, which was previously up to 20 weeks. The eligibility criteria are also considered in cases of women who want to change their marital status during pregnancy, like widowhood or divorce, and even in cases of rape, incest, or sexual assault.

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 12:32 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Women Safety, Abortion, health care, pregnancy

Courtesy: The Times Of India