World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day
India

World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day

According to WHO, this day is of major public health importance, because in 2016, it was predicted that more than 339 million people had asthma globally

India's COVID-19 case tally breaches 20 million mark, experts say 'horrible' weeks coming
India

India's COVID-19 case tally breaches 20 million mark, experts say 'horrible' weeks coming

The death and infection figures are considered unreliable because testing is patchy and reporting incomplete.

US to approve Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12 and above by next week
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US to approve Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12 and above by next week

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also conducting trials of its vaccine in teens and younger children as well.

COVID-19 crisis' toll on mental, menstrual health raises challenges in treating conditions like PMDD, and greater awareness
Lifestyle

COVID-19 crisis' toll on mental, menstrual health raises challenges in treating conditions like PMDD, and greater awareness

Often dismissed as being “part and parcel of being a woman” or simply brushed aside as being “just PMS”, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) lies at the intersection of two deeply stigmatised issues in India — menstruation and mental health.

Coronavirus Updates: Punjab govt asks Centre for more oxygen tankers, says 15 not enough to meet demand
India

Coronavirus Updates: Punjab govt asks Centre for more oxygen tankers, says 15 not enough to meet demand

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 'Amid growing demand, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appealed to the Centre for more oxygen tankers. The state currently has only 15 tankers which are not enough to handle the increasing demand,' Punjab CMO said

COVID-19 vaccination: Delays in inoculating 18-44 could severely disrupt efforts to control second wave
India

COVID-19 vaccination: Delays in inoculating 18-44 could severely disrupt efforts to control second wave

While all people above 18 years of age are now eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines, the key question is when adequate jabs will be available

Pfizer/BioNTech seeks EU's approval to vaccinate children between ages 12-15 years
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Pfizer/BioNTech seeks EU's approval to vaccinate children between ages 12-15 years

BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said ongoing trials are "very encouraging" and that "children are very well protected by the vaccine".

COVID-19 vaccine: How to locate nearest vaccination center via WhatsApp
News & Analysis

COVID-19 vaccine: How to locate nearest vaccination center via WhatsApp

The ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ chatbot on WhatsApp will now help users to find a vaccination center.

Coronavirus Updates: Centre's vaccine policy prima facie detrimental to right to health, says SC
India

Coronavirus Updates: Centre's vaccine policy prima facie detrimental to right to health, says SC

Coronavirus Updates: The Centre and the state governments were also asked to provide a breakup of the current and projected availability of COVID-19 vaccine stocks for the next 6 months

Coronavirus Updates: EC moves SC against 'disparaging' remarks by Madras HC on COVID-19 protocol at rallies
India

Coronavirus Updates: EC moves SC against 'disparaging' remarks by Madras HC on COVID-19 protocol at rallies

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The HC had observed that the EC "should be put on murder charges probably" as political parties flouted COVID-19 protocol in rallies

COVID-19 news: Centre raises oxygen allocation for Delhi as 12 die of shortage; over 4 lakh new cases today
India

COVID-19 news: Centre raises oxygen allocation for Delhi as 12 die of shortage; over 4 lakh new cases today

The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination saw a rocky start in several states like Delhi, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, and Assam as they faced a paucity of vaccine doses

COVID-19 vaccine: Adar Poonawalla claims 'aggressive calls from India's powerful' as reason for leaving India
India

COVID-19 vaccine: Adar Poonawalla claims 'aggressive calls from India's powerful' as reason for leaving India

The SII CEO's comments come in the backdrop of the ever-increasing demand in India as the country battles through a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 vaccination: Third phase to inoculate 18 to 45 sees staggered start in Gujarat, UP, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
India

COVID-19 vaccination: Third phase to inoculate 18 to 45 sees staggered start in Gujarat, UP, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu

The vaccination drive failed to take off in Delhi, West Bengal, Assam, and Karnataka on Saturday while Odisha organized a symbolic inoculation drive

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Bharuch hospital
India

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Bharuch hospital

There were around 50 other patients at the four-storeyed hospital when the fire broke out in the COVID-19 ward at 1 am, an official said

COVID-19 second wave: Tripura govt sounds alert after cases with three strains are detected
India

COVID-19 second wave: Tripura govt sounds alert after cases with three strains are detected

Tripura health secretary JK Sinha held a virtual meeting with officials of eight districts after cases with double mutant strain, and Britain and African variants were found in the state

Coronavirus Updates: Tripura govt sounds alert after cases with three COVID-19 strains are detected
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Coronavirus Updates: Tripura govt sounds alert after cases with three COVID-19 strains are detected

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: However, Yediyurappa dismissed charges that it was a failure on the part of the government for not getting the vaccine beforehand

COVID-19 News: 17 states, UTs to miss phase 3 vaccination launch today; daily cases near 4 lakh
India

COVID-19 News: 17 states, UTs to miss phase 3 vaccination launch today; daily cases near 4 lakh

The Central Government, however, rejected the claims of vaccine shortages while maintaining that state governments have "more than one crore" doses

COVID-19 Daily Tracker 30 April: India registers 3,86,452 new cases and 3,498 deaths
India

COVID-19 Daily Tracker 30 April: India registers 3,86,452 new cases and 3,498 deaths

Check out all the latest COVID-19 data from across India in terms of new cases, total cases, recovery rates and more

COVID-19 deaths in Bareilly: Cemeteries, crematoria report daily stream of bodies, but district officials say only 185 died in 2021
India

COVID-19 deaths in Bareilly: Cemeteries, crematoria report daily stream of bodies, but district officials say only 185 died in 2021

District authorities maintain that a "significant number" of bodies do not originate from the district but are from Kanpur, Kasganj, Uttarakhand, Pilibhit, Badaun, Lucknow, and even Nepal.

COVID-19 news: States flag vaccine shortage ahead of 3rd phase; HCs slam Centre again, active cases cross 30 lakh
India

COVID-19 news: States flag vaccine shortage ahead of 3rd phase; HCs slam Centre again, active cases cross 30 lakh

After Serum Institute of India, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech cut the cost of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' from Rs 600 to Rs 400 per dose for state governments