Sunday, July 25TRUSTED FEARLESS INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL NEWS PORTAL

Tag: health

Faceoff: Netizens furious after Centre says ‘no deaths due to lack of oxygen’ | India News – Times of India
Politics

Faceoff: Netizens furious after Centre says ‘no deaths due to lack of oxygen’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI. The government on Tuesday told Parliament that there were no deaths due to lack of oxygen specifically reported by states and UTs during the second wave of Covid-19. The response drew strong reactions, particularly on social media, given the crisis of medical oxygen during the second wave. But health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted that the data was based on reports from the states and UTs. However, Netizens expressed anger and shock over the "lack of empathy" shown by the government. No deaths due to lack of oxygen has been specifically reported by states/UTs 😱🤔 https://t.co/fZgTP4gjvH— Teena Thacker (@Teensthack) 1626789501000Remember those desperate calls by hospitals when they were running short of O2? Some hosps were even forced to put… https://t.co/yGVMKnyevD— Hasiba...
England lifts Covid curbs as scientists warn of surge in cases – Times of India
Politics

England lifts Covid curbs as scientists warn of surge in cases – Times of India

LONDON: The British government on Monday lifted pandemic restrictions on daily life in England, scrapping all social distancing in a step slammed by scientists and opposition parties as a dangerous leap into the unknown. From midnight (2300 GMT Sunday), nightclubs were able to reopen and other indoor venues allowed to run at full capacity, while legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home were scrapped. Prime Minister Boris Johnson -- who is self-isolating after his health minister was infected -- urged the public to remain prudent and for any laggards to join the two-thirds of UK adults who are now fully vaccinated. He defended the reopening -- dubbed "freedom day" by some media -- despite scientists' grave misgivings after daily infection rates in Britain topped...
Why should you measure blood pressure in both arms? – Times of India
Life Style

Why should you measure blood pressure in both arms? – Times of India

Increase in blood pressures has been known to be one of the most significant cause of disabilities and deaths in the world. This is why, accuracy in the measurement of blood pressure levels is important in order to prevent and treat such diseases. If you already are diagnosed with blood pressure related health problems, you must have a portable sphygmomanometer at home. Normally, we tend to take blood pressure measurements on the left arm and note the readings as shown. However, studies have shown that measurements of blood pressures in both arms can help you recognize underlying heart problems and other diseases that stem from blood pressure changes. Although even in hospitals, most routine health checkups measure blood pressure only in one arm, and in certain special cases (such as ...
Covid-19: Here’s everything you need to know about ‘cytomegalovirus’
Uncategorized

Covid-19: Here’s everything you need to know about ‘cytomegalovirus’

Every day, we are learning about newer risks associated with the coronavirus. As such, it becomes important that we exercise caution when stepping out and follow all Covid safety protocols mandated by the government. Among the many threats associated with the infection, it has now been learnt that cytomegalovirus (CMV) is steadily on the rise. In fact, some hospitals are already believed to have reported cases of rectal bleeding and abdominal pain in patients around 20-30 days after detection of Covid-19. The reason is the suppression of immunity due to the Covid infection, and excessive use of steroids that gives CMV a chance to attack patients. Dr Kirti Sabnis, Infectious Disease Specialist at Fortis Hospitals, Mulund and Kalyan, explains that CMV, or Human Herpesvirus 5 ...
‘Don’t peel that apple’: Why you should eat certain fruits with their skin on
Uncategorized

‘Don’t peel that apple’: Why you should eat certain fruits with their skin on

Experts have often pointed out that including a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can significantly benefit your overall health. Also amid the pandemic, an increasing number of people are also realising the benefits of a nutritious diet as health and immunity have taken center stage. However, there has always been equal debate and confusion about whether fruits and vegetables should be consumed with or without their skin on. But Dr Siddhant Bhargava, food, lifestyle and wellness expert, has the answer — he says that every food that can be eaten with the skin, should be consumed so. “Always pick the fruits that can be consumed with their skin or fibre over those that are usually consumed without them,” he says in the Instagram video. We often d...
Mexico enters 3rd wave of coronavirus, infections up 29% – Times of India
Politics

Mexico enters 3rd wave of coronavirus, infections up 29% – Times of India

MEXICO CITY: Mexico is entering its third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose by 29% compared to the previous week. But the country's health department said Friday the growth is largely coming from infections among younger, less vulnerable people. Case numbers are now as high as the beginning of the last surge in September; that wave peaked in January and steadily declined until June. But at present only about 22% of the country's hospital beds are occupied; hospital beds in many parts of the country were essentially filled to capacity during the last wave. Authorities said the relative decline of serious cases among older people is a result of the country's vaccination campaign, which as of Friday has given at least one dose to about 39% of all adults. Assistant Health...
How can you protect yourself from non-Covid illnesses in the monsoon?
Uncategorized

How can you protect yourself from non-Covid illnesses in the monsoon?

While staying safe and healthy is the need of the hour, seasonal illnesses are bound to afflict people if they are not careful. When the summer heat subsides and monsoons arrive, the change in weather increases the risk of infections. As such, it becomes imperative to take some precautionary preventive measures for health. Kanchan Naikawadi, the managing director and preventive healthcare specialist at Indus Health Plus, shares with indianexpress.com a few diseases that affect people during the wet season, and the ways in which they can keep their immunity. 1. Food and water-borne diseases: Eating freshly-cooked home food is the best way to stay healthy. Drinking boiled or purified water is essential. Don’t forget to wash your hands frequently. Hepatitis A, cholera, typhoid...
Covid-19: Govt’s five-fold strategy of management; Moderna gets nod as 4th vaccine in India, and more | India News – Times of India
Politics

Covid-19: Govt’s five-fold strategy of management; Moderna gets nod as 4th vaccine in India, and more | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday recorded fresh cases of Covid-19 below 40,000 after 102 days, bringing the infection tally to 3,03,16,897. The daily fatalities remained below 1,000 for the second consecutive day, according to the Union health ministry. India saw 37,566 new cases being reported in a day, while the Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,97,637 with 907 daily fatalities, the lowest in 77 days. Asking the states to regularly monitor the districts with a high number of active coronavirus cases, the Union home ministry issued an advisory to all the state governments and Union territory administrations on Covid-19 management for the month of July. Here's the Covid-19 roundup-MHA tells states to focus on five-fold strategy of Covid managementThe Centre asked the states on Tuesday to foc...
North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un’s Weight Loss ‘Worries His Countrymen’
Business

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un’s Weight Loss ‘Worries His Countrymen’

Generally, losing weight is considered an effort towards being healthy and attracts appreciation. But North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's weight loss has become a matter of concern for his people.It has been told in a report that the weight of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is decreasing rapidly, due to which the people are getting worried. People are reacting to his health on the national media. Kim Jong's health has garnered a lot of media attention in last year.Reports of Kim Jong being ill are doing rounds in South Korea. It is being told that Kim Jong's weight has been reduced by 20 kg. The state broadcaster has claimed that after watching Kim Jong Un on television, the countrymen were in tears.   20 KG Weight Loss Earlier this month, there was news that 37-y...
Covid-19 curbs reimposed in Moscow as Asia-Pacific outbreaks flare – Times of India
Politics

Covid-19 curbs reimposed in Moscow as Asia-Pacific outbreaks flare – Times of India

MOSCOW: Work-from-home restrictions were reimposed in Moscow on Monday as Russia tried to contain a deadly coronavirus wave fuelled by the Delta variant, while several Asian nations also tightened curbs to contain growing outbreaks. While many wealthy countries have brought down infections through rapid vaccinations, outbreaks are still raging from Bangladesh and Indonesia to South America, including many fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant that was first detected in India. Russia has seen an explosion of new cases in the last two weeks because of this variant, and authorities announced fresh restrictions from Monday in the capital as they pushed vaccine-sceptic citizens to get a shot. "To stop the pandemic, one thing is needed: rapid, large-scale vaccinations," Moscow mayor ...
Covid-19 pandemic: There’s a need to address health challenges faced by LGBTQ+ community
Uncategorized

Covid-19 pandemic: There’s a need to address health challenges faced by LGBTQ+ community

By Dr Sukriti Chauhan, Shireen Yachu and Kiran Butola The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have gravely impacted the socio-economic development, public health and social dynamics of society. While many view it as a ‘great equalizer’, this assumption fails to account for how social identities impact an individual’s life. As we celebrate ‘Pride Month’, the reality is that the LGBTQIA+ community remains on the outskirts of most narratives. Pre-pandemic, many in the community lacked proper economic and social capital, and resorted to working in the informal sector, mostly in sex work, badhai toli, and begging, which took a hard-hit last year due to Covid 19. Many lost their livelihoods, could not pay rent, were evicted from their homes, and were forced to return to the...
Donating blood in the pandemic: Find out everything about doing it safely
Uncategorized

Donating blood in the pandemic: Find out everything about doing it safely

When it comes to saving someone’s life, blood donation is one of the most urgent and important things you can do. Doctors advise that blood donation must happen all through the year, and that one person donates their blood periodically. But what about donating blood in the pandemic? This is a question that has crossed the minds of many people, especially those who were regular blood donors pre-pandemic. Dr Tushar Tayal, department of internal medicine, CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram shares with indianexpress.com that in the pandemic, essential health services, which include the availability of adequate quantities of safe blood in the blood banks have been severely impacted. “It is crucial that healthy people continue to donate blood so that patients have access to the blood pr...
What is the Covid-19 ‘Delta variant’?
Uncategorized

What is the Covid-19 ‘Delta variant’?

Of the various mutations that the Covid virus has presented thus far, the Delta variant is the latest one to have got doctors and scientists worried. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified the Delta, a highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first identified in India, as a “variant of concern”. Dr Chandrashekhar T, chief intensivist at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, says this variant is believed to be “60 per cent more transmissible than the B.1.1.7 variant (or alpha variant) and may be associated with an increased disease severity, such as hospitalisation risk”. What is it? According to the WHO and CDC, while different mutant variants are prevalent in the US, Europe, South America, and a part of Africa as well as in the Asian region, the ...
2 vaccine doses ‘highly effective’ in reducing Delta variant hospitalisation: UK analysis – Times of India
Politics

2 vaccine doses ‘highly effective’ in reducing Delta variant hospitalisation: UK analysis – Times of India

LONDON: New analysis by Britain's health experts concludes for the first time this week that two doses of Covid-19 vaccines are "highly effective" against hospitalisation from the Delta variant – the B1.617.2 extremely transmissible variant first identified in India. Public Health England (PHE), which has been conducting regular analysis of Covid-19 variants of concern (VOC), said on Monday that the latest analysis shows that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 96 per cent effective against hospitalisation after two doses and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is 92 per cent effective against hospitalisation after two doses. These figures are comparable with vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation from the Alpha variant, which was first identified in the Kent region of England and was prev...
Sri Lanka extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 21 – Times of India
Politics

Sri Lanka extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 21 – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Friday extended its Covid-19 lockdown and travel restrictions until June 21 as the coronavirus death toll crossed the 2,000-mark after the country on Thursday recorded its highest single-day fatalities with 101 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. The current lockdown was to be lifted at 4 am on June 14. The restrictions have been in force since mid-May when the health authorities alerted the government on the current third wave of the pandemic. “The travel restrictions which is currently in force will be extended until June 21, according to a decision taken by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa," Army Commander Shavendra Silva, who heads the Covid-19 prevention task force, told reporters here on Friday. “Essential services, apparel factories, construction sites, vill...
Sri Lanka records highest single-day Covid-19 death toll – Times of India
Politics

Sri Lanka records highest single-day Covid-19 death toll – Times of India

COLOMBO: The coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka has crossed the 2,000-mark as the country on Thursday recorded its highest single-day fatalities with 101 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. The death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 2,011 in Sri Lanka, which is facing a third wave of the pandemic, health officials said on Friday. The 101 deaths reported on Thursday were the highest number of deaths confirmed in a day since the onset of the pandemic in the country in March 2020. An eight-day-old baby from Pussellawa town in Kandy District, who died on Wednesday, was the country's youngest Covid victim, Health officials said. Most of the patients who died due to Covid-19 were between 65 -75 years of age. Sri Lanka has witnessed an increase of positive cases and deaths si...
Women falling behind in India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India
Politics

Women falling behind in India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Many more men in India have received Covid-19 vaccines than women, government data showed on Tuesday, highlighting gender disparity in the country's immunisation drive that has also disadvantaged the rural population. India has partly or fully vaccinated about 101 million men, nearly 17% more than women. Men account for 54% of the total number of people inoculated, according to the data. Many federally administered regions, the capital Delhi, and big states such as Uttar Pradesh have seen some of the worst inequities. Only Kerala in the south and Chhattisgarh in central India have vaccinated more women than men. "We are noticing that men, especially in towns and villages, prefer to take the vaccine before women as they have to travel for work, while women are relegated to dom...
Taiwan to extend Covid-19 curbs, schools to stay shut – Times of India
Politics

Taiwan to extend Covid-19 curbs, schools to stay shut – Times of India

TAIPEI: Taiwan will extend its Covid-19 restrictions for another two weeks until June 28 and schools will remain shut until the summer vacation, the government said on Monday. After months of relative safety, Taiwan has been dealing with a spike in domestic infections and is in the second highest alert level, with gatherings restricted, entertainment venues shut and students shifted to online learning. The Cabinet, in a statement after a meeting chaired by Premier Su Tseng-chang, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung would release further details later on Monday. "At present the pandemic has not yet stabilised," the Cabinet said. The extension of the restrictions had been widely expected. Su told the meeting that Taiwan would this week start distributing 1.24 million AstraZeneca Plc vacc...
Royal news: Sophie, Countess of Wessex opened up about her experience with menopause, discusses women’s health – Times of India
Life Style

Royal news: Sophie, Countess of Wessex opened up about her experience with menopause, discusses women’s health – Times of India

While the British Royal Family is up and about performing their royal duties and attending social events and charities, the recent discussion around women's health issues ranging from menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, initiated by Sophie, the Countess of Wessex has left a pleasant impression on the public. The Countess, who is married to Prince Edward, youngest son to Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip, got on a video call with professionals, discussing issues around women's health, as she took over a new patronage this week, Wellbeing of Women who work towards uplifting women. The Buckingham Palace issued a statement and released the video on their official channels, stating, “Her Royal Highness also shared her own experiences of the menopause and discussed ways to en...
Taiwan slams WHO ‘indifference’ after failing to get into meeting – Times of India
Politics

Taiwan slams WHO ‘indifference’ after failing to get into meeting – Times of India

TAIPEI: Taiwan criticised on Monday what it called World Health Organization (WHO) "indifference" to the health rights of Taiwan people and for capitulating to China after the island failed to get invited to a meeting of the WHO decision-making body. Taiwan is excluded from most global organisations such as the WHO because of the objections of China, which considers the island one of its provinces and not a country. Taiwan, with the strong backing of major Western powers, had been lobbying for access to the WHO's World Health Assembly, which opens on Monday, as an observer. But no invitation came, the government said. In a joint statement from Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, the government said it would continue to seek participation. "As a professional i...