World Health

Better Covid vaccines are coming, WHO’s chief scientist says

New Covid-19 vaccines, including ones that don’t require needles and can be stored at room temperature, may be ready for use later this year or… Read more..

UK approves Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine

The UK on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a vaccine against Covid-19, allowing mass inoculations against the deadly disease. British regulator Medicines… Read more..

‘Oxford vaccine shows robust immune response in older adults’

The coronavirus vaccine, being developed by the Oxford University, has triggered “robust immune response” in older adults during clinical trials, raising hopes of shielding the… Read more..

New diagnosis test to detect Covid-19 in five min

London: Scientists from the Oxford University, UK, have developed a rapid Covid-19 test which can detect the coronavirus in less than five minutes, paving way… Read more..

Covid-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries: WHO survey

Geneva:  The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing,… Read more..

‘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..