World Health

‘Heightened fear of Covid-19 spread on airplanes unfounded’

The fears of infected airline passengers spreading the coronavirus infection to everyone else on the aircraft are unfounded and the risk of contracting the disease… Read more..

Russia, the first country to approve Covid-19 vaccine

Russia on Tuesday announced it had granted regulatory approval to a Coronavirus vaccine, touted as the world’s first to be registered, amid concerns over safety… Read more..

‘Hepatitis B’ infections in kids drop considerably

Geneva: The proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under 1% in 2019 down from… Read more..

Kerala Health minister among world leaders invited to speak on UN Public Service Day

Kochi: K K Shailaja, Kerala Health Minister, was one of the distinguished speakers at the UN Public Service Day, the only one to be invited… Read more..

Covid-19 disrupts health services for non-communicable diseases: WHO

Geneva: Prevention and treatment services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been severely disrupted since the Covid-19 pandemic began, according to a WHO survey released on… Read more..

Researchers develop new method to delay onset of Alzheimer’s

Guwahati: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, have developed a “new method” which could help reduce short-term memory loss associated with the… Read more..

Covid-19 fight: US to donate ventilators to India

New Delhi: India and the US have further resolved to take on the deadly Covid-19 together with Washington promising to donate “a lot of” ventilators… Read more..

Covid-19 ‘infecting’ Sustainable Development Goals: WHO report

Geneva: The Covid-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards the global development… Read more..

Covid-19 vaccine could be a reality by September

London: The wait for a vaccine to stop novel coronavirus appears to be just a few months away. Scientists at the Oxford University hopes to… Read more..

FDA approves first home testing kit for coronavirus

New York: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home testing kit for Covid-19, a development which will facilitate individuals to hold… Read more..

Hard fought gains in immunization coverage at risk, warns WHO

Geneva: Shutting down immunization services in the COVID-19 pandemic risks triggering a resurgence of diseases that can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, warns… Read more..

Battling the coronavirus; Kerala model earns praise globally

Kochi: While many nations are finding it hard to contain spread of the deadly Covid-19, the containment strategies employed by south Indian state of Kerala… Read more..