Jaishankar, Blinken discuss Quad, Afghanistan, Covid: Key points
India News: NEW DELHI: US secretary of state Antony Blinken met foreign minister S Jaishankar and national security advisor Ajit Doval... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What do falling Covid rates in the UK mean for America's battle with the Indian 'Delta' variant?
Coronavirus cases in the UK have fallen for the seventh day in a row from 54,674 COVID-19 cases recorded 11 days ago to 23,511 on Tuesday, a decline of 132% compared to the rise in the U.S. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A few member countries ensured deadline on Covid-19 vaccine IP waiver talks was missed: India to WTO
At an informal meeting of heads of delegations last week, New Delhi said some members failed to engage in the text-based negotiation and also raised the issue of selective interpretation of rules and procedures during the negotiations. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Majority in India's big states with COVID-19 antibodies: Survey
The survey, which tested a sample of the population for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, was conducted in June and July and showed that two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people were likely to have been exposed to the virus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State-owned BIBCOL set to begin production of Bharat Bio's Covaxin by February 2022
The government is now betting on Indian Immunologicals to boost Covaxin production this year as Haffkine Bio-Pharma managing director Sandeep Rathod had earlier estimated a year to start making the vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide in Indian prisons - Gowda GS, Shadakshari D, Vajawat B, Reddi VSK, Math SB, Murthy P.
Prison suicide rates worldwide are around three times higher in men and nine times higher in women than those in the general population, underscoring an urgent need to address this issue. Prison population-based research on prevalence, trends, and magnitud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Importance of pesticides for lethal poisoning in India during 1999 to 2018: a systematic review - Karunarathne A, Bhalla A, Sethi A, Perera U, Eddleston M.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a major problem in India. However, there is little systematic information on the key poisons responsible for most deaths by geographical area and over time. We aimed to review the literature to identify the poison classes causing t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A path model approach to safety compliance and personal factors among electrical workers in India - Baby T, Madhu G, Renjith VR.
This paper reports the findings from a safety research survey conducted among the employees of a large public sector electrical utility in the state of Kerala, India. Response of 3017 employees was collected by one-to-one interaction using the developed in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Management challenges and outcomes of traumatic brain injury due to bear maul in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh, India-man versus wild - Borde P, Kumar S, Sahana D, Rathore L, Jain A, Tawari M, Sahu R.
This study int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cambodia seizes virus-contaminated meat imported from India
Cambodian authorities have stopped five large containers of water buffalo meat imported from India after determining the shipment was tainted with the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigella sativa (black seed) prevents covid-induced vascular damage, scientists conclude in published paper indexed by NIH
(Natural News) New research published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology shows that Nigella sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin, binds to ACE2 in the lungs, effectively stopping the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) from inducing inflammation and vascular damage. Researchers out of India investigated the effects of nigellidine, an indazole alkaloid of black seed,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Margin performance in line with expectations: Jonathan Hunt, Syngene
"Given the second wave of the pandemic that we had in India, we have seen pretty strong sales on Remdesivir: the product that we manufacture under licence from Gilead. That, of course, gave an additional boost in the quarter." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7,938 Janaushadhi centres functional across India: Mandaviya
"PMBJKs are functional in all the States/UTs, covering all districts of the country. As on 20.07.2021, 7,938 PMBJKs are functional across the country," Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Made in India Sputnik V to be available during September- October: Dr Reddy's
Dr Reddy's, which has tied up with Russian Direct Investment Fund for Sputnik V in India, soft launched the vaccine in India in May 2021 after receiving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in April 2021. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Granules India Q1 results: Net profit up 8% to Rs 120 crore
Consolidated revenue from operations of the company stood at Rs 850 crore for the quarter under consideration. It was Rs 736 crore for the same period a year ago, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sanofi India Q2 results: Co reports net profit at Rs 178 crore
Revenue from operations of the company stood at Rs 789.1 crore for the quarter under consideration. It was Rs 710.5 crore for the same period a year ago, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How India ’s Air Pollution Crisis Impacts The Poor The Most
A new study has found that high-income, urban Indian households are responsible for the majority of outdoor air pollution, all thanks to their indirect fine particulate matter (PM)2.5 emissions in the country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Visual hallucinations after a Russell's viper bite - Senthilkumaran S, Rizwan T, Elangovan N, Usman MS, Menezes RG, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P.
We report a case of Russell's viper bite in an otherwise healthy 55-y-old woman who presented to a hospital in south India with established clinical features of systemic and local envenomation, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts
Life has been tentatively returning to normal in India as coronavirus cases declined (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Father of Kargil hero recalls India's triumph of 'toughest war'
India News: LUCKNOW: As India celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas on Monday, Gopichand Pandey, father of late Captain Manoj Pandey said that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India must use, share Covid data transparently: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Decrying the country ’s “lack of scientific temperament,” Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw urged greater transparency in sharing data on the pandemic, and said India has great potential to plan and respond to the virus based on such inputs. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BDR Pharma inks license agreement with DRDO to produce COVID-19 drug 2-DG
Last month, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had approved the oral medication for emergency usage as adjuvant therapy in mild to severe COVID-19 patients. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India to miss end-July vaccination target as Bharat Biotech lags
India has undertaken one of the world's largest vaccination drives and has so far distributed some 430 million doses - more than any country except China, but less than many countries relative to its population. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread
Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

California's largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reexamining pedestrian crossing warrants based on vehicular delay at urban arterial midblock sections under mixed traffic conditions - Golakiya HD, Dhamaniya A.
Pedestrian crossing activity at unmarked crosswalks on urban roads in developing countries like India is a common phenomenon. Pedestrians used to cross the road at their place of interest to access residential and commercial land use. Such crossing operati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A true face of Indian married couples: effect of age and education on control over own sexuality and sexual violence - Kashyap GC, Govind B, Srivastava S, R V, Bango M, Shaw S.
This study explored the socio-economic and context-specific distincti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

More than 130 dead in India as rains trigger floods, landslides
At least 136 people have died in the west Indian state of Maharashtra, authorities said Saturday, after torrential monsoon rains caused... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joe Theismann weighs in on Cleveland's new MLB team name
Joe Theismann weighed in on Cleveland's MLB team changing its name from the Indians to the Guardians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexico's tourist hotspots Cancun and Los Cabos slammed by Indian Delta variant
Cancun and Los Cabos, two popular party destinations in Mexico, have both been slammed with massive COVID-19 outbreaks, throwing a wrench into party plans at the beaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Such a disgrace': Trump blasts Cleveland Indians name change
The team first began distancing itself from its traditional imagery in 2018. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Such a disgrace ’: Former President Trump reacts as Cleveland Indians announce Guardians as new name
'The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening.' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump criticizes Cleveland Indians name change
Former President Trump criticized the Cleveland Indians' decision to change the baseball franchise's name to the Guardians, saying "many... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 100 dead as monsoon rains trigger floods and landslides in India
"We are forced to release water from dams," said the chief minister of Maharashtra's state government. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian 'Delta' Covid variant spreads so fast because it makes copies of itself more quickly
A new study found that people infected with the Indian 'Delta' coronavirus variant had 1,000 times as many copies of the virus in their respiratory tracts as people infected with the original strain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal
As Nepal faces breaking point amidst its worst COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations and its partners launched in May 2021 the Nepal Covid-19 Response Plan calling for US$ 83.7 million to mobilize an emergency response over the next three months to assist 750,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic. The plan was endorsed by the Nepal Humanitarian Country Team and the Government of Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre and lays out critical areas of support required to complement the Government of Nepal’s response efforts. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO) By Simone GalimbertiKATHMAN...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simone Galimberti Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Shares of Indian food delivery start-up Zomato jump over 70% in market debut
As of 12:55 p.m. HK/SIN, Zomato shares traded at 130.7 rupees, slightly off an earlier session high of 138.90 rupees. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SAMHSA Releases Tribal Behavioral Health Grants Totaling $7 Million to Provide Support to Native American Communities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released 29 Tribal Behavioral Health Grants totaling $7 million to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Each grantee receives up to $250,000 during a five-year period to support the development and implementation of integrated services to prevent suicide and reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders and trauma. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 23, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Indian PM, health body under scrutiny for lack of transparency on COVID-19
(Natural News) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his health ministry drew criticism from doctors and independent scientists who questioned the drug recommendations that he and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) made.  The same group also questioned their lack of transparency on data related to the variants of the virus that emerged from India. The ICMR is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: India reports 35,342 new cases, 483 fatalities in last 24 hours
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roundup: Indonesia issues Singapore's HealthCerts, new telemedicine platforms go live in India and more briefs
Also, a Taiwanese mobile health company sponsors the COVID-19 testing of the Tour de France 2021 winning team. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Virus will not mutate "dramatically" in the forthcoming months: Randeep Guleria on Covid 19
While a large section of the Indian population is scarred by the havoc caused during the second wave of COVID-19 a few months ago, many experts are claiming that the third wave of COVID-19 in the country is expected by August-end or by September., the third wave's arrival is a lot dependent on how we behave, said Dr Guleria. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only marginal difference in purchase price of Covishield, Covaxin for Centre: MoS Health
In fact, the Government of India has been supplying vaccines free of cost to the states/UTs for administration to prioritised beneficiaries as recommended by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech commits to supply 500 million doses of Covaxin to Centre for immunisation programme
Speaking at a virtual conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Suchitra Ella, joint Managing Director of the city-based vaccine maker, said the companys facilities in four cities - Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune and Ankaleshwar - are currently producing Covaxin. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: more than half of all European adults fully vaccinated – as it happened
More than200 million Europeans fully vaccinated but programme still behind summer target;more Olympic athletes confirmed to have Covid‘It’s too late’: US doctor says dying patients asking for Covid vaccineItaly set to impose ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated peopleStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fearsChina refuses further inquiry into Covid-19 origins in Wuhan labTax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid12.15amBST11.47pmBSTThousands of people poured into the grounds of the Latitude music festival in easternEngland on Thursday, one of the bi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Mattha Busby, Miranda Bryant and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Japan US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Study: 2 in 3 Indians have natural immunity against coronavirus, meaning "herd immunity" is already achieved
(Natural News) The latest sero survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that at least two in every three people in India have coronavirus (COVID-19) antibodies, or natural immunity, against the disease. Published Tuesday, July 20, the survey called seroprevalence study included 36,227 people from 70 districts across 21 Indian states.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: more than half of all European adults fully vaccinated; more Olympic athletes test positive in Tokyo
More than200 million Europeans fully vaccinated but programme still behind summer target;more Olympic athletes confirmed to have Covid‘It’s too late’: US doctor says dying patients asking for Covid vaccineItaly set to impose ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated peopleStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fearsChina refuses further inquiry into Covid-19 origins in Wuhan labTax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid9.27pmBSTAdvisers to theUS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will consider evidence suggesting that a booster dose of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Mattha Busby, Miranda Bryant and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Japan US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Indian tax officials raid newspaper that took on Narendra Modi over the pandemic
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid
Dainik Bhaskar accuses government of pursuing it on trumped-up charges in response to its reporting (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news