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Hundreds of paramilitary troopers in NE test Covid positive
Shillong/Aizawl/Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Several hundred central paramilitary troopers and personnel of other central agencies in the northeastern states have tested positive for coronavirus, ministers and officials said on Tuesday night.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Rs 10K risk allowance for K'taka's Group D Covid warriors
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) All Group D employees in Karnataka's health and medical education departments will be paid a risk allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for six months in addition to their salary for discharging Covid duties, a minister said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra to give Rs 15,000 for last rites of Covid victims
Amaravati, July 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced financial aid of Rs 15,000 each for the last rites of those who die of Covid-19.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
9-day strict lockdown begins in Covid-hit Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) The 9-day lockdown in the Karnataka capital began at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with police swinging into action to restrict the movement of people and vehicles.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
J&K: 346 test positive, Covid-19 tally crosses 11,000
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) At total of 346 people tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the number of Covid-19 cases crossed 11,000 in the Union Territory, officials said.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Covid positive staff at PAC meet sparks scare among MPs
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) In what could spell trouble for different Parliamentary committee meetings which have resumed after almost four months, all those who attended the Department Related Standing Committee for Public Accounts or PAC meet have been advised to go into quarantine after a staff who was present at the meeting tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IIT-K develops UV device to disinfect room in 15 mins
Kanpur, July 14 (IANS) At a time when the country is reeling under the shadow of coronavirus infection, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitising product named 'Shudh' that can disinfect a room in 15 minutes.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Criminal action against two B'luru hospitals for denying Covid treatment
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Karnataka government has initiated criminal cases against two private hospitals, Apollo Jayanagar and Vikram Hospital, here, for denying admission to Covid patients and shut their outpatient departments (OPDs) for two days, a Minister said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat sees another high of Covid cases, tally crosses 43K
Gandhinagar, July 14 (IANS) Gujarat recorded a new high of 915 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its tally to 43,723, while the death toll reached 2,071 with 14 more succumbing to the virus.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Scotland to reopen castles, palaces as Covid-19 lockdown eases
London, July 14 (IANS) Over 200 historic and tourism sites in Scotland are to open Wednesday as part of a rolling programme to allow visitors to attractions closed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Maha notches 213 Covid deaths, Mumbai cases fall below 1K (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Maharashtra notched 213 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday while Mumbai's tally of fresh cases fell below the 1,000-mark, providing some relief, health officials said here.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka reports record 87 Covid deaths, tally 44,077
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) A record number of 87 Covid patients succumbed to the virus in Karnataka, while 2,496 new cases raised the state's tally to 44,077, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha to start plasma therapy at three dedicated Covid hospitals
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) With the rising COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Tuesday declared to start plasma therapy at three dedicated hospitals in the state from Wednesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Number of recoveries five times higher than active cases in Delhi
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With 1,606 new coronavirus cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capitals Covid-19 tally touched 1,15,346 on Tuesday, while 3,446 people have succumbed to the deadly virus so far.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal transport staff demand safety after corona positive case
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) A group of employees of state-run West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation on Tuesday staged protest at the Sector-V depot after a colleague tested coronavirus positive to demand health safety measures.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
4,526 new corona cases in TN, 4,743 discharged
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Tuesday registered 4,526 new coronavirus cases while the number of such patients cured and discharged from various hospitals totalled 4,743, the Health Department said.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Another Odisha MLA tests positive for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Remuna constituency in Balasore district of Odisha, has tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Eat simple plant-based diets for a longer, healthy life
New York, July 14 (IANS) It looks like we have now another reason to follow plant-based diets as researchers have found that adopting a plant-based diet can help promote healthful ageing and mitigate the global burden of disease.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Muskaan Covid-19 to help treat, rehab homeless kid in AP
Amaravati, July 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police, here on Tuesday, launched Muskaan Covid-19, an initiative aimed at controlling spread of the pandemic among street and homeless children.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Record 608 new corona cases in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 (IANS) A record 608 new coronavirus cases were detected in Kerala on Tuesday, taking the state's total such cases to 8,930 and active cases to 4,454, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Goa govt's order on ICU beds impractical: Kamat
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) The Goa government decision last week, asking private hospitals to set aside 20 per cent of ICU beds for Covid-19 patients, has caused anxiety among private practitioners as well as patients admitted to private facilities, according to Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, here on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown from July 16 to 31 in Bihar
Patna, July 14 (IANS) In the wake of the increasing coronavirus cases in Bihar, the state government has ordered the closure of all government offices, shops, religious places, barring essential services, across the state. The lockdown will remain in force from July 16 to 31.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
80 B'luru Metro contract labourers test positive for COVID-19
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) As many as 80 Bengaluru Metro contract labourers working on the Nagawara-Gottigere line have tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Indian healthcare sector to hit $275 bn mark by 2030: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Expressing readiness to work together with Australia in healthcare, Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that in India, this sector is expected to achieve the $275 billion mark by 2030.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Iran reports 2,521 new coronavirus cases; 262,173 in total
Tehran, July 14 (IANS) Iran has recorded 2,521 new coronavirus cases and 179 deaths within the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
T'gana govt, Coursera to upskill 50K jobless youth during Covid-19
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) US-based online education company Coursera on Tuesday announced its partnership with the Telangana government and non-profit organisation -- Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) -- to train 50,000 unemployed youth during the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Number of recoveries 1.8 times higher than active cases: Centre
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 86 per cent of the total number of coronavirus cases in the country are confined to 10 states, adding that the fatality rate has come down, while the recovery rate has improved.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
None must be turned away from hospital over exorbitant rates: CJI
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Tuesday said the cost of medical treatment should not act as a deterrent against access to medical care particularly in the present times (the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic) and that no one should be turned away from the doors of the healthcare institutes because the cost of treatment is too high.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MoS, Ram Madhav in quarantine after BJP J&K prez tests Covid +ve
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav have gone into self quarantine after receiving reports of BJP's Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ravinder Raina testing positive for coronavirus.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Skeletal essential services to operate in B'luru during lockdown
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has suspended all its operations for a week from July 15 to 21, owing to the Covid-induced lockdown here amid rising cases. Only 134 skeletal essential services will be operated, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Scientists discover key element of strong antibody response to COVID-19
New York, July 14 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a common molecular feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralise SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases in Philippines surge to 57,545
Manila, July 14 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 57,545 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 634 new infections on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Rlys improves design of passenger coaches to fight Covid
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Keeping up pace in fight against coronavirus, the Indian Railways has made a Post Covid-19 coach with design improvement to promote hands-free amenities, copper coated handrails and latches and plasma air purification for pandemic free journey.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
8 more doctors of Punjab medical college test Covid positive
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Eight doctors of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Punjab's Faridkot town on Tuesday tested Covid-19 positive, taking the total doctors who got infected there within a week to 11.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
1 in 2 Indian students seeks online classes: Survey
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic striking hard and spreading rapidly in India, nearly 44.6 per cent students in the country said they will prefer a 'School from Home' concept if given an option, a new survey revealed on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine,Education
Covid-19 infectees deliver healthy babies in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, July 14 (IANS) Four Covid-19 positive women have delivered healthy babies at the BRD Medical College, here, in the past three days.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid shadow over annual 'Dangal' matches in UP
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) The shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic is now falling over the 'Dangal' competitions that are held across Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of 'Nag Panchami'.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tech Mahindra airlifts staff stranded in US
Hyderabad, July 14 (IANS) A special chartered flight of Tech Mahindra from the US landed here on Tuesday with 210 employees and dependents.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Record 43 deaths in 1 day take AP Covid toll past 400
Amaravati, July 14 (IANS) The overall COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh shot up to 408 following a record 43 deaths in the 24 hours ending 9 a.m. on Tuesday, state health officials said.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Researchers identify possible immune targets in Covid-19 genome
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Researchers studying the SARS-2 (Covid-19) virus have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the disease.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina tests corona positive
Jammu, July 14 (IANS) Ravinder Raina, president of the Jammu and Kashmir BJP party tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, doctors said.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru industries miffed with another lockdown
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Trade and industry bodies in Karnataka are miffed at the unilateral lockdown government has imposed from July 14 to 22 without taking them into confidence, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
26 week old miracle baby survives two surgeries
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Miracle during the times of the pandemic are indeed rare, but it happened with a 26 week old baby, who survived two invasive surgeries.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Baloxavir drug can cut spread of flu to household members: Study
New York, July 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that a single dose of the antiviral flu drug -- baloxavir marboxil -- can reduce the spread of the illness within households. For the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the research team examined household contacts of 545 patients with the flu.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Corona scare & side effects: Fear of plasma donors (IANS Special)
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Leaning against a bed at the Delhi Plasma Bank, 52-year-old Gajendra Singh is looking over the apheresis machine to the hanging pouch filling up with a yellowish liquid. The liquid is the plasma of his blood that he has come to donate at the bank. Singh had tested positive for COVID-19 in May.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu CM, staff test negative for coronavirus
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has tested negative for coronavirus infection.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pregnant women, beware of UTIs this monsoon
New Delhi, July 14 (IANSlife) Although the monsoon brings respite from summer's scorching heat, it also invites a plethora of allergies and infections. Pregnant women should be cautious because they are at a higher risk of suffering from Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
From immunity booster to detoxifier: Benefits of black alkaline water
New Delhi, July 14 (IANSlife) We are in the midst of a global pandemic that caused great distress among people about their health and well-being. Although social distancing and maintenance of personal hygiene are effective counter measures to the spread of the disease, scientists worldwide have been emphatically stating that a healthy and well-balanced diet coupled with regular exercise can be an effective tool for building immunity against the virus. To make our bodies better prepared to fight the deadly virus, many people are relying on homemade remedies and traditional breathing exercise routines like yoga to maintain well-being and boost their immune system.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Surge in HIV, TB, malaria deaths due to Covid-19: Lancet
London, July 14 (IANS) Some low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could experience a surge in HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria deaths over the next five years because of disruption to health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study, published in The Lancet Global Health journal.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
No need to quarantine: If visiting Punjab for less than 3 days
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Those coming to Punjab for less than 72 hours are now not required to undergo the mandatory home quarantine, and only need to submit a formal undertaking at the border check post.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine