Zika virus infection confirmed in Kerala for the first time

Zika virus infection confirmed in Kerala for the first time

Thiruvananthapuram: Zika virus infection has been confirmed in Kerala for the first time, informed health minister Veena George. A 24-year-old pregnant woman from Parassala, who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, was diagnosed with the disease. The woman sought treatment on June 28 with symptoms like fever, headache and red marks on […]

India may get vax nod for emergency use by December end

India may get vax nod for emergency use by December end

New Delhi: India is likely to have a Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use before December ends as Central Drugs Standard Control Organization’s (CDSCO) expert panel is set to to review the applications of Serum Institute of India (SII) and Pfizer for the emergency use authorisation (EUA) of their candidates, multiple sources associated with the […]

UK reports another new Covid variant

UK reports another new Covid variant

London: Another new coronavirus variant, which seems to have undergone future mutation and is more transmissible, has been detected in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Wednesday. Announcing the development at a press briefing where he outlined further restrictions in south and east England, Hancock said there are two cases of the new […]

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in India

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in India

New Delhi: The Serum Institute of India on Sunday became the first indigenous company to apply to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking emergency use authorisation for the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in the country citing unmet medical needs due to the pandemic and in the interest of the public at large, official sources said. A […]

Northern hemisphere at ‘critical juncture’ with rising coronavirus cases, deaths: WHO

Northern hemisphere at ‘critical juncture’ with rising coronavirus cases, deaths: WHO

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization warns that countries in the Northern hemisphere are at a ‘critical juncture’ with rising cases and deaths.”The next few months are going to be very tough and some countries are on a dangerous track,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press briefing on Friday.”Many countries are […]

add Health & Science New potential breast cancer drug identified

add Health & Science New potential breast cancer drug identified

Scientists, including an Indian-American researcher, have identified a molecule that can help treat breast cancer, giving hope to patients who have become resistant to traditional therapies.The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer in a new way, researchers said.First-in-class drugs are those that work by a unique mechanism – in this case a molecule that […]

Expert committee on Covid vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

Expert committee on Covid vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

New Delhi: An expert committee under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul will meet on Wednesday to consider the logistics and ethical aspects of procuring and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The committee on vaccine administration will engage with all the stakeholders including state governments and vaccine […]