Apart from this, Soumya Swaminathan added that so far 28 COVID-19 vaccine candidates across the world are under clinical trial
World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Easy tips and techniques for new mothers to reduce breast pain, soreness
One of the most common myths about breastfeeding stems from the idea that it is a painful practice and can hurt the mother’s breasts and nipples.
Face masks are suggested to be one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 infection.
COVID-19 herd immunity will take time, easier to achieve with vaccine, says WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan
The chief scientist at the global health body said that more waves of coronavirus would be required to get to a stage of natural immunity
Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country
The US alone accounts for over 37 lakh COVID-19 cases, while Brazil has reported 20 lakh and India, 10 lakh.
Sitting for long hours may lead to slipped disc, heart diseases among others: Here's how one can counteract the harm it causes to body
Sitting for excessively long periods has already been associated with increased fat accumulation in your body, leading to obesity.
The United States played a central role in creating the WHO in 1948, and has since been one of its largest sources of financial support. The biennial budget for the WHO is about $6 billion
Weather changes, moisture and an abundance of allergens usually make monsoon season very difficult for those who have asthma or are prone to respiratory allergies.
US Army study reveals coronavirus can stay active on skin from 8 hours to 14 days depending on temperature
So far there is no evidence on the possible spread of COVID-19 through animal products.
If airborne transmission of coronavirus is a significant factor in the pandemic, especially in crowded spaces with poor ventilation, the consequences for containment will be significant. Masks may be needed indoors, even in socially distant settings.
COVID-19 pandemic grips nation's attention, but people with rare diseases suffer silently; CSR funding for research, awareness among medical fraternity key
In the near future, as COVID-19 takes a backseat, one can only hope that these rare diseases too occupy the collective mental bandwidth of the new normal.
Loose bandanas, handkerchiefs not as effective against COVID-19 as cotton face masks, but still better than nothing at all
A single sneeze can release about 40,000 droplets into the air which can travel at a speed of about 100 m/s.
'World facing two-pronged attack of coronavirus and fake news,' S Jaishankar on need to strengthen scientific approaches
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said 'while it was too early to say that the coronavirus has altered our way of life forever, it has reduced humanity's instinctive comfort in the presence of others.'
Confirmed cases cross 9.4 mn globally, with US accounting for over 4.7 mn COVID-19 infections alone; toll surpasses 4.80 lakh
The fresh daily situation report estimates the number of COVID-19 infections reported in the past 24 hours at 177,012. Further, 5,116 virus-related deaths were reported over the same period, taking the toll to 484,249.
Wearing a face mask for too long can lead to skin breakout: Here's what one can do to avoid 'maskne'
When you wear a facemask for a long period of time, the face gets covered with a lot of sweat.
Home care for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients: How to self-quarantine safely when one lives with others
The population density and cultural norms in India are such that most people not only share their life and space with their families (joint or nuclear) but also with their neighbours and communities.
COVID-19 cases per lakh population in India among lowest globally, claims Centre; recovery rate rises to 55.77%
India's COVID-19 cases per 1,00,000 people is one of the lowest in the world despite its high population density, and the recovery rate has now reached almost 56 percent, the Union health ministry said on Monday.
Signs of Type-2 Diabetes can be seen in genes of children as young as 8 years of age, say researchers from University of Bristol
People may have different genetically inherited metabolic markers in their body which can depict the possibility of type 2 diabetes in the future, a research study found.
Largest worldwide single-day rise of 1.8 lakh new coronavirus cases registered over past 24 hours, reports WHO
The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.
'India and China have come to blows, we'll try and help them out': Donald Trump on Galwan Valley stand-off
The United states is talking to both India and China to help them resolve their ongoing border tensions, President Donald Trump said on Saturday.