The Latest: India on track to surpass US as worst-hit
India has registered 92,605 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and is expected to surpass the United States as the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: India's cases keep rising; rallies in Melbourne
India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Embassy Highlights Post Covid-19 FDI Attraction Significance
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopian Embassy in India disclosed that it has focused on promoting activities that help the country put policy reforms into practice by which it can potentially attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) during the post COVD-19 era. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Street life slowly returns to Mexico, even as the coronavirus toll climbs
The official death toll in Mexico quietly surpassed 70,000 this month, a figure topped only in the United States, Brazil and India. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick J. McDonnell, Cecilia S ánchez Source Type: news

COVID-19: India's single-day recoveries exceed fresh cases as record 95,880 recuperate
India's single-day recovery outstripped the number of new infections as nearly 96,000 people recuperated from the novel coronavirus, even as the total caseload went past 53 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-certificates for people getting coronavirus vaccinations, says senior official
A government expert group on vaccines, which is looking into the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines — made in India and abroad — and the guiding principles for prioritisation of population groups for vaccination, has proposed setting up a digital platform to track procurement and record administration. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors accuse New Delhi of concealing health workers’ deaths
Indian Medical Association says 382 doctors have died as daily cases approach 100,000 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asia Today: India's coronavirus cases jump by another 96K
India’s coronavirus cases have jumped by more than 96,000 cases, showing little sign of leveling (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations - United States, 2013-2017
This report describes incidence of human papillomavirus--associated cancers in American Indian and Alaska Native populations in the United States during 2013-2017. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: American Indian - Alaska Native Health Cancer HPV Infection (Human Papillomavirus) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: infections surge in Czech Republic; India reports 97,894 new cases
Czech Republicrecords 2,139 new cases; India reportsworld record one-day cases; Trump appointee to take leaveafter rant likening CDC scientists to ‘resistance’CDC director says vaccine won ’t be widely available until late 2021‘Off the charts’: Ireland’s contact tracers face return of sleepless nightsChinese border city enters ‘wartime’ mode to tackle Covid outbreakUK coronavirus – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.35amBSTThe global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic may take as much as five years, theWorld Bank’s chief economist Carmen Reinhart h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Use of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) 1989, 2010, and 2017 Classification of Epilepsy in children in a low-resource setting: a hospital-based cross-sectional study - Sharma S, Anand A, Garg D, Batra S, Mukherjee SB, Patra B, Aneja S.
OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study was designed to test the applicability of the 1989, 2010, and 2017 International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of epilepsy in children from a resource-limited setting in India. Methods: Classificatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Participatory workshop-based intervention for better preparedness and awareness about disaster management among accredited social health activists in India: a brief report - Thomas JJ, H C, Kulkarni P, B P, M r NM.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs in improving the knowledge about disaster management among Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in Mysuru, India. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

As India's virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll
India is now second in the world with the number of reported coronavirus infections with over 5.1 million cases, behind only the United States (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India can get COVID-19 vaccine early next year: Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha
“Like other countries, India is making efforts. There are three vaccine candidates in different phases of development. An expert group, under the guidance of PM Modi, is looking at it. We are hopeful that a vaccine will be available in India at the start of next year,” he said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India crosses 6 crore mark in COVID-19 testing; 11,36,613 samples tested in single day: ICMR
With an average testing of more than 10 lakh per day in the last 20 days, India has tested 6,05,65,728 samples across the country till September 16. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nova IVF Fertility achieves 30,000 clinical pregnancies in India, says CEO
Nova IVF Fertility (NIF), one of the largest service providers of fertility treatment across India, has achieved over 30,000 clinical pregnancies in the country. In an interview to ET's Anuradha Himatsingka, NIF CEO Shobhit Agarwal said the service provider aims to improve the chances of a positive pregnancy through personalised treatment plans of medical management, basic assisted reproductive technology (ART) and advanced ART. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeting to bring down mortality rate to less than 1%, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Deaths in India due to coronavirus pandemic are less than many nations in Europe, he said, adding the government was determined to cross the US in testing rate as well. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seismic ocean thermometry
More than 90% of the energy trapped on Earth by increasingly abundant greenhouse gases is absorbed by the ocean. Monitoring the resulting ocean warming remains a challenging sampling problem. To complement existing point measurements, we introduce a method that infers basin-scale deep-ocean temperature changes from the travel times of sound waves that are generated by repeating earthquakes. A first implementation of this seismic ocean thermometry constrains temperature anomalies averaged across a 3000-kilometer-long section in the equatorial East Indian Ocean with a standard error of 0.0060 kelvin. Between 2005 and 2016, w...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wu, W., Zhan, Z., Peng, S., Ni, S., Callies, J. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

NIH funds community engagement research efforts in areas hardest hit by COVID-19
Outreach will focus on COVID-19 awareness and education research, especially among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

5M people infected, India's virus outbreak still soaring
India’s confirmed coronavirus infections have passed 5 million and are still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished villages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As Covid-19 Cases Rise, Europe Enters ‘Living-With-the-Virus Phase’
People across the continent have largely gone back to work, even as the possibility of a second wave looms. Officials in Texas have recorded more than 700,000 coronavirus infections, and India ’s caseload has topped five million. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

The Latest: India drug maker, Russia agree on virus doses
An Indian pharmaceutical company and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund have agreed to distribute 100 million doses of the Russia’s experimental Sputnik V vaccine in India (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India's coronavirus infections top five million mark
The country has been adding more than 90,000 cases every day as it continues to reopen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global report: India's coronavirus cases pass 5 million
Concerns India figures don ’t give full picture; Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away’ because of ‘herd mentality’; pandemic only beginning, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia’s total coronavirus cases passed 5 million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed, as the pandemic extended its grip on the vast country at an ever faster rate.With its latest million cases recorded in just 11 days, a world record, India now has 5.02 million infections. Only theUnited States has more, with 6.59 million.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news India Science Infectious diseases South and Central Asia Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump says Covid-19 will 'go away' because of 'herd mentality'
‘It would go away without the vaccine,’ Trump says on ABC town hall.Half of world ’s schoolchildren unable to attend classrooms;Virus death toll linked to Maine wedding grows to 7; Follow the latest updatesWorld still at the beginning of the pandemic, WHO expert warnsSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage5.01amBSTIndia ’s coronavirus cases have passed 5 million, testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

India 2020: the state of (in)security
(London International Development Centre) This is an open Webinar exploring the state of food (in)security in India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extent of India's COVID nudge campaign revealed
(University of Cambridge) The Government of India's use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India's Health Ministry says coronavirus cases in the country have surpassed 5 million and 82,066 people have died
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

5.4 crore COVID-19 samples tested; 40 lakh people under surveillance: Government
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said India is testing about one million samples a day at 1,697 laboratories across the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can ’t let rich nations buy up initial Covid-19 vaccines: Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates, cofounder of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said Covid had resulted in 25 years of progress on vaccinations being wiped out in 25 weeks. She expressed concern about tuberculosis spreading in India apart from spikes in maternal mortality and vulnerable sections descending into extreme poverty. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to be a big hub for production of Russian vaccines: Kirill Dimitriev, CEO, RDIF
Upon successful trials the Russian vaccine can be available in India by end of 2020, said Kirill Dmitriev in an exclusive interview with ET. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RDIF and Dr Reddy's tie up to manufacture coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for India
Adding that the platform of human adenoviral vectors, which is the core of the Russian vaccine, has been tested in more than 250 clinical studies over decades, and it has been found safe with no potential negative long-term consequences. ” (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

View: India should take the lead on vaccine delivery
One critical challenge will be storage and transportation. Some of the vaccines that use the new messenger RNA technology will need to be stored at subzero temperatures, as low as minus-70 or minus-80 degrees Celsius. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dual calamity as floods hit India ’s Bihar state amid pandemic
BIHAR, India – Life has come to a standstill in much of India ’s Bihar State as a ferocious monsoon season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Indian Study Shows No Survival Benefit of Plasma in COVID-19
A randomized controlled trial on the use of convalescent plasma therapy to treat coronavirus infections--the first in the world to be completed--yields disappointing results, but some doctors are not... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Application of geographical information system techniques to determine high crash-prone areas in the Fort Peck Indian Reservation - Nazneen S, Rezapour M, Ksaibati K.
BACKGROUND: Historically, Indian reservations have been struggling with higher crash rates than the rest of the United States. In an effort to improve roadway safety in these areas, different agencies are working to address this disparity. For any safet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Comprehensive study of risk factors for fatal pedestrian crashes in urban setup in a developing country - Mukherjee D, Mitra S.
In developing nations, pedestrian safety is a matter of major concern. The present study investigates historical crash data (2011-2016) obtained from Kolkata police, India, and identifies the key risk factors for fatal pedestrian crashes at the road networ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Defining and analyzing forceful gap behavior at unsignalized intersections - Advani M, Gupta NJ, Velmurugan S, Madhu E, Chandra S.
Under mixed-mode traffic conditions prevailing on Indian roads at unsignalized intersections, it is commonly observed that vehicles entering from minor streets indulge in forceful gap creation/delay for the vehicles moving on the major road. Although this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Asia Today: India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million
India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

JAMA article affirms benefits of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19
(Natural News) The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a new research letter highlighting the proven benefits of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in successfully treating the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Entitled, “SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Community Health Workers in India Before and After Use of Face Shields,” the paper explains that healthcare workers in India who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novavax aims for 2 bn COVID-19 vaccine doses with expanded India deal
U.S. drug developer Novavax Inc said on Tuesday it was doubling its potential COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to two billion doses annually under an agreement with Serum Institute of India, sending its shares up about 7%. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Excellent safety' of 2 indigenous COVID candidate vaccines revealed during Phase-I trials: Minister
Serum Institute of India (SII) and ICMR have partnered for clinical development of two global vaccine candidates. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 78.28%: Union Health Ministry
India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 49,30,236 with 83,809 people testing positive in a day, while the death toll climbed to 80,776. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Govt has prepared 2 schemes to promote bulk drugs manufacturing in India: Gowda
As per the data from various Port Offices of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the percentage of raw materials imported from China in terms of value stood at 72.40 per cent for 2019-20, Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asia Today: Indian Parliament reopens with virus precautions
India has reopened its Parliament after more than five months, even as the country continues to report the most daily new infections of the coronavirus in the world and daily virus deaths remain above 1,000 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Companies 'will take four YEARS' to manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine for the world
Chief executive officer at the Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, told the Financial Times companies don't have capacity to make enough doses for the entire world before 2024. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's Modi faces turbulent session as Parliament reopens
Indian lawmakers have returned to Parliament after a five-month absence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression among school going adolescents in an urban area of Karnataka, India: a cross sectional study - Sinha S, Patil MS, Viveki RG, Halki S.
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes depressive disorders as priority mental health disorder of adolescence due to its high prevalence, recurrence, ability to cause significant complications and impairment. Emotional instability resulted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news