The Latest: India vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot
India’s homegrown vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has warned people with weaker immunity and other medical conditions that include allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before getting the shot — and if possible avoid the vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India to gift 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine 'Covishield' to Bangladesh
The Health Services Division under the Ministry has issued a letter to the drug regulator the Directorate General of Drug Administration... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covishield not to be taken by people severely allergic to any of its ingredients: Serum Institute
According to the fact sheet for the vaccine recipient by the Serum Institute of India, one should not get the Covishield vaccine if the person had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A strong India would act as ‘counterbalance’ to China, says declassified U.S. document
The 10-page document outlines objectives and strategies with regard to China, North Korea, India and other countries in the Indo-Pacific region (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden names Indian-American head of his consumer financial protection bureau
US News: WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conspiracy theories slow down Covid-19 vaccination drive in India
While Facebook has banned anti-vaccine groups, other platforms such as Twitter and WhatsApp are fuelling vaccine rumours and fear mongering. One of the bizarre conspiracy theories doing the rounds is that billionaire Bill Gates is funding some vaccine manufacturers because he wants to reduce population growth! (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India Inc readies inoculation plan for staff, wants govt to consider this as part of their CSR
Many of these companies are also setting up internal task forces to collate employee data and re-verification for the plan. Corporates are keen to get the inoculation done quickly for employee safety and also ensure safe return to workplaces this year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months
The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks
The first destinations would be in India ’s immediate neighbourhood, like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Mauritius to help them kickstart their own vaccination processes against the coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Indian companies prepare to buy vaccines for employees
As governments rush to inoculate the most vulnerable, however, most corporations globally have so far been quiet on whether they would seek to secure early supplies for employees. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India poised to take the lead in vaccine distribution to Asia-Pacific: Moody's Analytics
“As the largest producer of vaccines in the world, with 60% of the global share, India is well-positioned to use its existing manufacturing capabilities to contribute to mass vaccine production and distribution needs for other countries in addition to meeting its domestic requirements,” the note said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States look to keep healthcare services running amid vaccination drive
A day after India began its vaccination drive several states had to deal with technical glitches and low turnout of healthcare workers who were expected to get themselves vaccinated. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We are worried': Indians hopeful but anxious as vaccination drive begins
India launches bid to vaccinate 300m people amid fears over efficacy of domestically produced vaccineEmerging from Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, Ram Verma, a sanitation worker, breathed a deep sigh of relief. As one of the first in India to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday – marking the start of the world’s largestvaccination programmes– he had been feeling a little jittery.“I must admit I was nervous,” said Verma, who had received his Covaxin jab in a centre set up in the hospital car park. “A lot of us were. I thought I might faint or have side-effects. After all, it is s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Amrit Dhillon in Delhi Tags: Global development India Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Narendra Modi Health Infectious diseases Society South and Central Asia Medical research World news Source Type: news

What India Can Learn From Covid-19 To Build A Healthier Nation
With the Covid-19 incidence declining over the past few weeks, and with the launch of an ambitious vaccination campaign, 2021 could be a better year for India. But only if the country learnt from the experience of Covid-19 and addressed some big gaps in it ’s health system, say experts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism resurges in India
Nathuram Godse rehabilitated from traitor to patriot for many, as Gandi’s vision of secular India eroded by ruling BJP (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India launches vaccine drive as scepticism mounts
Modi says domestic jab is just what the country has been waiting for but some states are already pushing back (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India's active COVID-19 cases fall below 2% of total caseload for first time
"For the first time, India's share of active cases within the total positive cases has shrunk below 2 per cent (1.98 per cent)," the ministry said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uttar Pradesh: Highest number of COVID-19 vaccines administered on first day of inoculation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the vaccination drive while reassuring the country that emergency use authorisation was given to two Made in India vaccines only after scientists were convinced of their safety and effectiveness, and urged people to beware of propaganda and rumours. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; Japan's Covid second wave linked to rise in suicides
India begins world ’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesFor all our coronavirus coverage2.38pmGMT2.26pmGMTThe Guardian ’s wealth correspondent,Rupert Neate, has written on the problem which is exercising the minds of the obscenely rich. How does one keep one ’s superyacht Covid-free?It is a problem not many us have to consider: how to ensure yourmultimillion dollar superyacht remains a coronavirus-free zone despite tak...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now) and Matilda Boseley and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Vaccinated Indian nurse hopes worst is over
For as long as Shimray Wungreichon can remember, many of the people in her mountain town had little respect for the work she did. “A nurse’s job is said to be noble, but in our part of the world it is interpreted differently,” said Wungreichon, a nurse in Ukhrul, a remote town in India’s northeastern state of Manipur. “We are looked down on as a service profession.” The coronavirus pandemic changed that. Wungreichon was among the first of many Indian health workers to be vaccinated on Saturday, opening a new chapter in the battle against the pandemic in the world's second hardest-hit...
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India launches vaccine drive against backdrop of growing scepticism
Modi says domestic jab is just what the country has been waiting for but some states are already pushing back (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
India has started inoculating health workers in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive
Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Live Updates: India Starts Vaccinating Its 1.3 Billion People
President-elect Joe Biden plans to create mobile vaccine clinics and expand Americans’ access to shots, but he warned that “things will... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global report: coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million
‘Heart-wrenching milestone’ says UN chief; China reports 130 new cases in flare-up; India starts mass vaccination campaignCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than two million people have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, with the United Nations secretary general, Ant ónio Guterres, lamenting the impact of the “vicious virus”.“Our world has reached a heart-wrenching milestone,” Guterres announced on Friday ina video marking the moment.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases Europe US news UK news Source Type: news

India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
NEW DELHI (AP) — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Healthcare workers get first shots in Delhi amid cheers, applause
Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, became the first person to receive the vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare NGO raises concerns over Covaxin
A day before India begins the world ’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive, a group of healthcare-focused NGOs has sought clarifications from the government on the approval given to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India begins world's largest immunisation exercise today
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India's jumbo-sized vaccine rollout in numbers
​Over the coming months, India aims to inoculate around a quarter of its population, or 30 crore people. They include healthcare workers, people aged over 50 and those at high risk. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide
In coming years, families around the world will be reminded of what happened in January 2021 by gaps in photo albums, saved video chats or text message threads, and in some cases, tragically, empty seats at future weddings. But in the history books, the pandemic’s impact will be traced in terms of milestones, including one passed on Friday: 2 million people have died from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The novel coronavirus has caused the deadliest global epidemic since the emergence of HIV/AIDS 40 years ago, and the deadliest respiratory pandemic in a century. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Suicidality among gender minorities in Karnataka, South India - Halli SS, Isac S, Bhattacharjee P, Dutta S, Ramesh BM, Lorway R, Blanchard J.
BACKGROUND: It is argued that Indian gender minorities displayed differential mental health problems and suicide attempts. Hence, the study was intended to understand the prevalence of anxiety, depression and suicidality among this group, specifically th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Suicide-related Internet search queries in India following media reports of a celebrity suicide: an interrupted time series analysis - Armstrong G, Haregu T, Arya V, Vijayakumar L, Sinyor M, Niederkrotenthaler T, Spittal MJ.
On June 14, 2020, media reported that Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34 ‐year‐old male Bollywood star, had died by suicide. He had starred in television and cinema for over a decade, with highly prominent roles that reached a broad cross‐section of the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Characteristics of pedestrian injuries caused due to impacts with powered 2-wheelers in India - Jayaraman A, Soni J, Baladaniya S, Rajaraman R, Patel M, Padmanaban J.
This study aims to understand the nature, severity, and sources of injuries sustained by pedestrians involved in crashes with powered 2-wheelers (PTWs) in India. Further, it aims to understand the pedestrian injury pattern and injury mechanism... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

India's new COVID-19 cases per million population in last 7 days among lowest in the world: Health ministry
"With a case fatality rate of 1.44 per cent, COVID-19 deaths per million population in India are one of the lowest in the world," the ministry underscored. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical experts back both Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech's vaccines in India
The endorsement letter from 49 medical experts, led by AIIMS ’ former director TD Dogra, comes after reports emerged that some healthcare workers are hesitant to take the vaccine jab of Bharat Biotech because it has not completed phase 3 trial. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian pharma industry has risen to occasion during the pandemic: Satish Reddy
Currently, the Indian pharma industry is about $40 billion, with potential in the next 10 years to go to $120 billion to 130 billion. This can be done by building on the existing strengths, and by building on the newer strengths, which can take us there, Reddy said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden
Claims an entire hospital wing of patients dies in Manaus after oxygen supply ran out;Sweden ’s death toll goes past 10,000Greece presses case for vaccine passports but other EU states waryCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanUp to 1m Hindus gather in India as festival goes ahead amid Covid fearsSee all our coronavirus coverage8.51pmGMTSeriously ill Covid patients are being transferred from overstretched UK capital London hospitals to intensive care units almost 300 miles away in Newcastle, the Guardian can reveal.The crisis engulf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Alexandra Topping, Lucy Campbell, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Infectious diseases Science Africa Europe Asia Pacific Source Type: news

WhatsApp scrambles as users in big Indian market fret over privacy
WhatsApp is battling mistrust globally after it updated its privacy policy to let it share some user data with parent Facebook and other... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India is using two different COVID-19 vaccines. Uncertainty surrounds one of them
Doubts surrounding a homegrown vaccine are among the challenges facing India's effort to vaccinate 300 million people in six months. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shashank Bengali, Parth M.N. Source Type: news

FNS: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations 2018 Farm Bill Demonstration Project for Tribal Organizations: Solicitation of Proposals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is accepting proposals from eligible Tribal Organizations to participate in a self-determination demonstration project to purchase agricultural commodities through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Proposals are due by March 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Indians wish to prioritise eating healthy in 2021, says survey by Habbit
With a heightened urgency therefore to make lifestyle changes, a majority of Indians, over 70%, say that they will prioritise dietary changes over going to a gym or fitness centre to improve overall health, immunity and lower stress and anxiety, according to a release. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group of experts slams critics of India's approval process for COVID vaccines
In a statement signed by 45 medical professionals and scientists, the group expressed shock at the "irresponsible statements of vested interests" and accused these critics of casting aspersions on Indian experts' integrity by making politicised statements to doubt the recent research in the field of COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India records less than 20,000 new COVID cases daily since last 7 days: Health ministry
India's total recoveries stand at 10,146,763, the ministry said, adding that 82.67 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and union territories. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's Serum Institute to stockpile Novavax vaccine candidate from around April
"Upwards of 40-50 million doses per month is what we are trying to stockpile starting from April," he said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India to treat homegrown COVID-19 vaccine same as AstraZeneca's
Administering Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, a move cheered by nationalist politicians, has worried some health experts who consider it rushed, as the vaccine has only limited, "clinical-trial mode" approval. In addition to efficacy concerns, the close monitoring required for its use will be a massive challenge in a country of 1.35 billion people. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India's Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon
"The emergency use licensure from the WHO (World Health Organization) should be available and coming through in the next week or two, hopefully, because we have submitted everything," Adar Poonawalla told. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 and mental health deterioration by ethnicity and gender in the UK, PLOSONE
We use the UK Household Longitudinal Study and compare pre-COVID-19 pandemic (2017-2019) and during-COVID-19 pandemic data (April 2020) for the same group of individuals to assess and quantify changes in mental health as measured by changes in the GHQ-12 (General Health Questionnaire), among ethnic groups in the UK. We confirm the previously documented average deterioration in mental health for the whole sample of individuals interviewed before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we find that the average increase in mental distress varies by ethnicity and gender. Both women –regardless of their ethnicity&n...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tesla launches its Indian unit in Bengaluru; names three directors
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has registered its Indian entity in the name of Tesla India Motors And Energy Private Limited in Bengaluru,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news