Iran, China and Russia hold naval drills in north Indian Ocean
Iran, China and Russia held their third joint naval drills in the northern Indian Ocean on Friday, state TV reported. #statetv #indianocean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Health Workers Lauded for Role in Leprosy Treatment During Pandemic
Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation, thanks participants at a webinar ‘Raising Awareness about Leprosy, Role of Health Professionals at the Grassroots Level’ organized by the Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative. He is with other participants from Japan, India and Nepal in the “Don’t Forget Leprosy” campaign event. By Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The human rights of people affected by leprosy are central to Yohei Sasakawa’s concept of a leprosy-free world. Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 #Don'tForgetLeprosy IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative Source Type: news

The World ’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer Stumbled in 2021. Its CEO Bets He Can Still Help End COVID-19
Adar Poonawalla is no stranger to gambles. He owes his multibillion-dollar empire to a series of big bets that paid off handsomely. Cyrus Poonawalla, his father, made his own fortune on horses—and then multiplied it by making another bet in 1966: that he could make more money producing vaccines than he could on horse breeding and racing. He formed the Serum Institute of India (SII), which grew slowly for three decades, selling antivenoms and lifesaving vaccines for India. When Adar, then just 21, joined the company in 2001, he persuaded his father to dramatically ramp up production—wagering that they could fill...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 COVID-19 Davos feature Magazine overnight Special Project Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk launches anti-diabetes pill semaglutide in India
Novo Nordisk, the Danish drug maker on Thursday announced the launch of oral semaglutide in India for treatment of type 2 diabetes. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biophore India receives licences from MPP to market molnupiravir
The licences are applicable for both active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and finished product in capsules form. It enables the company to launch the product within India as well as export to 104 other countries around the world, Biophore India Pharmaceuticals said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Characteristics of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) related burn injuries in Hasan Sadikin Bandung General Hospital - Putri AC, Insani IB, Hasibuan L, Faried A, Mose JC.
The number of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) related burn injuries has increased over recent years in Indonesia, since the conversion of kerosene to LPG in 2007 (government policy). Based on studies in India and China, LPG-related burn injuries have become ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of major depressive disorder among a national sample of middle-aged and older adults in India - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence and correlates of major depressive disorder (MDD) among middle-age and older adults in India.METHODS: The cross-sectional sample consisted of 72,262 persons (45  years and older) from the 2017 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Vaccine workers trek in Kashmir's snowy mountains
In a Himalayan village in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, young health worker Masrat Farid packed her bag with vaccines on a frigid morning in January as strong winds swept snow through the air. She is part of a team of health workers undertaking a door-to-door campaign in the region to deliver vaccine shots to teens and boosters to old people in remote mountain villages. “We have to fight the infection. We have to keep going,” Farid said as she made her way through the knee-high snow in Gagangeer, a hamlet lying between forests. Farid and her colleagues have vaccinated thousands in the last year, mo...
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GSK to increase Covid drug capacity, but no plans for India yet
The company didn't specify any timelines on when the drug will be available in India, or whether it has initiated any discussions with the government or the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for launch of the drug. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Govt expert panel recommends regular market approval for Covishield, Covaxin
Pharma companies Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech had submitted applications to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking regular market authorisation for their respective COVID-19 vaccines Covishield and Covaxin (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES): visual outcomes in open globe injuries in rural West India - Toh ZH, Shah SM, Chua CH, Hoskin AK, Agrawal R, Shah M.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the factors influencing final visual outcome after surgical repair of open globe injuries (OGIs) in a rural population using the International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES) online registry. SUBJECTS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID killed droves of Indian health workers. Their families must fight for recompense
The struggle highlights the fragility of India's healthcare system as another wave of the coronavirus fueled by the Omicron variant gathers momentum. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pierson, Varsha Torgalkar Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Student Seeks U.S.$10 000 for Heart Treatment in India
[The Herald] A 20-year-old student from the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) is appealing for US$10 000 to undergo a heart treatment in India. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cardiac clinic chain Madhavbaug introduces new medical analytics app in India
Power MAP provides a full view of a patient's health status to assist in the treatment of chronic diseases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The boom in India's healthcare firms isn ’t showing signs of slowing
The pandemic may have pushed several economies and businesses to the brink, but what stood strong at such a crucial period was India pharma. Of India ’s estimated 237 billionaires, 40 made their fortunes from pharmaceutical companies, according to the latest Hurun India Rich List. The pandemic proved We can make stuff that the world needs, very quickly, at short notice (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: University Student Appeals for Help
[The Herald] A 20-year-old University student from Ezekiel Guti University is appealing for financial assistance of US$10 000 to enable her to fly to India for medical attention for a heart condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hotspot analysis of structure fires in urban agglomeration: a case of Nagpur City, India - Singh PP, Sabnani CS, Kapse VS.
Fire Service is the fundamental civic service to protect citizens from irrecoverable, heavy losses of lives and property. Hotspot analysis of structure fires is essential to estimate people and property at risk. Hotspot analysis for the peak period of last... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Acculturation stress and depression among first-year international graduate students from China and India in the US - Ma K.
This study explored the relationship between acculturation stress and depression among first-year Chinese and Indian international graduate students enrolled at a large Southeast university in the U.S. It examined the role that social support plays in that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Seychelles: Chennai's Miot International Opens Eye Care Facility in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Chennai's MIOT International Hospital on Friday opened a new state of the art eye care facility in Seychelles at a cost of $900,000, becoming the first Indian hospital to provide full-time services in the island state, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID pandemic can't go on forever, will end soon: Expert
Recently, Covaxin manufacture has said that its booster is 90 per cent effective against Omicron. Dr Kutub said that India's unique product Covaxin made by Bharat Biotech has also shown safety in 2-year-old children too. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Biological E, the Indian company producing Corbevax?
The Hyderabad-based company says the vaccine will provide ‘sustainable access to low- and middle-income countries’The Indian biotechnology and biopharmaceutical company Biological E has produced the country ’s first locally developed Covid-19 vaccine in partnership with the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine.The Hyderabad-based company has already produced 150m doses of the vaccine, called Corbevax, and will produce 100m doses each month beginning in February. It is expected that 1bn doses will be produced by the end of 2022 – just shy of Ind...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Erum Salam Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus India World news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Philippines to acquire missile system from India for $375 mln
The Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India for nearly $375 million to beef up its navy, the Southeast Asian nation's defence minister said. #southeastasian #defenceminister (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's irresponsible to talk about herd immunity: Eric Feigl-Ding, Federation of American Scientists
People had said earlier that there was herd immunity in India in February 2021. And then Delta came. This is where so many people have been wrong on this before. I don't want to give false hope because I think false hope is very dangerous. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ryaltris (mometasone and olopatadine) Nasal Spray for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 14, 2022 (ANI/PRNewswire) -- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, a research-led, global integrated pharmaceutical company announced that its fully owned subsidiary Glenmark Specialty S.A. (Switzerland), received... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 14, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Covaxin Fared Well Against Reinfections COVID-19 Vaccine Covaxin Fared Well Against Reinfections
New Delhi healthcare workers were 86% less likely to be reinfected after full vaccination with Indian-made vaccine. Partial vaccination didn't seem to help, and findings say nothing about Omicron.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Catholic bishop accused of repeatedly raping nun is acquitted in India
The nun who made the allegations told CBS News she faced threats and intimidation to drop her case. Her associates have vowed to appeal the "shocking" verdict. #nun #cbsnews (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Bishop Is Acquitted on Charges of Raping a Nun
The bishop, Franco Mulakkal, had been accused of repeatedly assaulting the nun in the southern state of Kerala over a two-year period. #kerala #nun #francomulakkal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands gather at Hindu festival in India as virus surges
Tens of thousands of devout Hindus are taking a holy dip into the frigid waters of the Ganges River in northern India despite rising COVID-19 infections in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Out-of-hospital care firm HCAH raises ₹112 crore from ABC World
The Delhi-based company said it plans to use the proceeds of the investment to build 1,500 beds in 10 major Indian cities. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is India reluctant to include Molnupiravir in its arsenal against Covid?
Several doctors ET spoke to said ICMR's decision to not include the drug creates confusion, and questioned what the medical research body was doing when the drug was approved for restricted emergency use by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A fresh start for women sanitation workers in India
PATNA, India – "When we wear our uniforms, people recognize us and we feel a sense of pride. They say –  just look at what these women have achieved and the work they are doing... (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India's new COVID-19 rules aim to free up resources but carry risks
The moves will offer a breathing space for healthcare facilities, often overstretched in a far-flung nation of 1.4 billion, as they battle a 33-fold surge in infections over the past month from the highly contagious Omicron variant. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors flag concerns over ICMR's new Covid testing rules
Stating that this is risky for doctors, Sahajanand Prasad Singh, president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), told ET that they will write to the health ministry and ICMR asking them to tweak the guidelines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi India's managing director Rajaram Narayanan steps down
"In these roles, he has led the strategic reorientation of the organisation, sharpening its focus on core areas, developing new business models, building future talent and driving digital transformation across all areas of the business," the company said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech seeks full marketing approval from DCGI for its Covid vaccine Covaxin
In an application sent to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) this week, V Krishna Mohan, Whole-Time Director at the Hyderabad-based company submitted complete information regarding chemistry, manufacturing and controls, along with pre-clinical and clinical data while seeking regular market authorisation for Covaxin. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Booster Shot Generates Antibodies Against Omicron And Delta Variants, Says Indian Vaccine Maker
Bharat Biotech has already distributed around 180 doses of its Covaxin in India and has exported or donated 3 million doses across the world. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Aayushi Pratap, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

IHS: Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Notice for Extension of Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery: IHS Customer Service Satisfaction and Similar Surveys
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is seeking comment on the information collection titled "Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery: IHS Customer Service Satisfaction and Similar Surveys." This information collection is used to provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations; provide an early warning of issues with service; or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. Comments are due by February 11, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 12, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Molnupiravir not included in COVID-19 treatment guidelines as its harms outweigh benefits: ICMR
Noting its rampant and irrational use of the pill, Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that efforts should be made to restrict its use. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labs pull out all stops to cope with Omicron rush of tests
On Wednesday, India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,60,70,510 (36 million/3.6 crore). Active cases increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. Cases in Delhi, too, have been spiraling high with the city on Tuesday recording 21,259 fresh Covid cases, the highest since May 1, and a positivity rate of 25.65 per cent. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luxembourg-based B Medical Systems opens manufacturing facility in Gujarat
Jesal Doshi, CEO of B Medical Systems India, said India is a Rs 1000 crore market for medical cold chain products, but there is more room for the market to grow, as still blood and animal vaccines are mostly transported in thermal boxes, and most medicines are kept in normal refrigerators. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Serial-vaxxer, 84, illegally gets himself jabbed TWELVE times in India
Brahamdev Mandal had the dozen vaccines in just 11 months in India - between February 13, 2021, to January 4, 2022. The 84-year-old said he wanted to feel stronger during the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OnePlus 10 Pro launches in China: specs and details
The OnePlus 10 Pro is now available in China. Coming to the US, Europe and India later this year. #oneplus10pro (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New online platform for doctors launches in India
MConnekt assists healthcare practitioners to find clients and optimise workflow. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A phenomenological content analysis of elder abuse during COVID-19 pandemic in India - Patel AB.
The entire globe has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for the last two years including India. It has resulted in a slew of social problems for the millions of people in society. Elder abuse is one of them. Elder abuse due to COVID-19 pandemic is a matte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

India starts booster shots for vulnerable amid omicron surge
Health workers along with people above age 60 with health problems are eligible. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HHS: Extension of the Deadline for Nomination of Delegates; Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee; Solicitation of Nominations for Delegates
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services extending the deadline for the submission of nominations for the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee (CIIHE TAC). CIIHE TAC will support research, education, service, and policy development advancing Indigenous solutions that ultimately address health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. Nominations are now due by March 11, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 10, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

India Covid: Booster shots start for priority groups as cases surge
Frontline workers and vulnerable adults will get booster jabs as the country battles a spike in cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-compliance behaviour of pedestrians and the associated conflicts at signalized intersections in India - Kumar A, Ghosh I.
Designing the crosswalks at signalized intersections aims to facilitate pedestrians' safe crossing by preventing conflicts with motorized vehicles. However, pedestrian safety remains at high risk due to the signal violations by pedestrians at the intersect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Safety effects of paved shoulder width on a four-lane divided rural highway in India: a matched case-control study - Singh Bisht L, Tiwari G.
Research has revealed the safety benefits of shoulder improvements on highways are significant. The study aimed to assess the impact of paved shoulder width on the frequency of fatal crashes in case of heterogeneous traffic on a rural four-lane divided hig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news