Category Archives: Health

ICMR revises RT-PCR testing guidelines to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs-India News , Justnewsday

ICMR revises RT-PCR testing guidelines to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs-India News , Justnewsday ICMR also seeks to remove mandatory negative RT-PCR test reports for healthy individuals undertaking inter-state domestic travel Patients being admitted into the ITBP COVID care centre in Delhi. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ITBP_Official New Delhi: The need for RT-PCR test in healthy individuals… Read More »

India’s COVID-19 case tally breaches 20 million mark, experts say ‘horrible’ weeks coming-India News , Justnewsday

India’s COVID-19 case tally breaches 20 million mark, experts say ‘horrible’ weeks coming-India News , Justnewsday The death and infection figures are considered unreliable because testing is patchy and reporting incomplete. People are dying because of shortages of bottled oxygen and hospital beds or because they couldn’t get a COVID-19 test. Image credit: AP Photo/File… Read More »

Theme this year aims to ‘uncover misconceptions’; history and significance of day-Health News , Justnewsday

Theme this year aims to ‘uncover misconceptions’; history and significance of day-Health News , Justnewsday According to WHO, this day is of major public health importance, because in 2016, it was predicted that more than 339 million people had asthma globally Representational image. Image courtesy: Pixabay/kalhh World Asthma Day is observed every year to raise… Read More »

COVID-19 crisis’ toll on mental, menstrual health raises challenges in treating conditions like PMDD, and greater awareness-Living News , Justnewsday

COVID-19 crisis’ toll on mental, menstrual health raises challenges in treating conditions like PMDD, and greater awareness-Living News , Justnewsday Often dismissed as being “part and parcel of being a woman” or simply brushed aside as being “just PMS”, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) lies at the intersection of two deeply stigmatised issues in India —… Read More »

US to approve Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12 and above by next week-Health News , Justnewsday

US to approve Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12 and above by next week-Health News , Justnewsday Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also conducting trials of its vaccine in teens and younger children as well. A vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac is administered to a volunteer at… Read More »

‘Centre’s inaction killing innocents,’ Rahul Gandhi says only full lockdown can curb virus spread-India News , Justnewsday

‘Centre’s inaction killing innocents,’ Rahul Gandhi says only full lockdown can curb virus spread-India News , Justnewsday Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: The Congress leader on Tuesday took a potshot at Narendra Modi-led government over handling of second wave of COVID-19 in India and subsequent shortage of medical oxygen supply in several hospitals Health workers… Read More »