23 Dec 2020
Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week
The coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is likely to get approval from the Indian government for emergency use by next week, two people privy to the development told Reuters.
09 Dec 2020
Oxford-AstraZeneca release final-stage trial results, coronavirus vaccine labeled safe
The University of Oxford and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca became the first coronavirus vaccine developers to release their final-stage clinical trial data.
23 Sep 2020
Mumbai: In four frontline warriors, coronavirus-reinfection becomes more severe
The coronavirus re-infection turned out to be more severe in four frontline warriors in Mumbai, implying that nothing can offer much protection against the fatal disease, TOI reported today citing details from medical journal The Lancet.
07 Sep 2020
Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India
The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.
19 Aug 2020
India: Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine goes into Phase-2/3 trials
In a major development, Adar Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has started the Phase-2/3 trial of a promising COVID-19 vaccine licensed from AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
20 Jul 2020
Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried
Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.
20 Jul 2020
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17 Jul 2020
#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca generates an immune response against the infection in humans, The Telegraph reports.
06 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: Large-scale Spanish study finds only 5% people developed antibodies
A large-scale study in Spain has found that only 5% of the population has developed antibodies against COVID-19.
05 Jul 2020
WHO calls off Hydroxychloroquine trial for COVID-19 treatment: Here's why
Anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir will no longer be explored as potential treatments for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
04 Jun 2020
WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.
26 May 2020
COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials
Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.
26 May 2020
COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns
The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the trial exploring anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19.
19 May 2020
Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time
The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn't served America's interests and it would be unfair to fund the body with taxpayers' money, United States President Donald Trump told the apex health body in a strongly-worded letter.
24 Apr 2020
COVID-19 vaccine efforts are disjointed, says leading medical journal editor
As Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials, people around the world are hoping to see a solution for the ongoing pandemic by the end of this year.
18 Apr 2020
Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media
As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.
09 Apr 2020
New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives
The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to impose strict lockdowns, including India.
30 Jan 2020
10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears
Amid a global coronavirus outbreak, the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with the viral infection in China has raised fears about how easily the disease can spread.
05 Dec 2018
World's first baby born from womb transplanted from dead donor
In a landmark achievement in the medical sciences, a woman in Brazil, who had received a womb transplant from a dead donor, has given birth to a healthy baby.
13 Sep 2018
Report: Alarming increase in cancer, heart disease-related deaths among Indians
According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2016 published in The Lancet, there has been an alarming increase in the occurrence of heart diseases, strokes, diabetes and cancers in the last 25 years in India.
27 Aug 2018
Study says there's absolutely nothing healthy about alcohol
In what is being claimed to be one of the most important studies on the effects of alcohol, researchers have found that no amount of drinking is beneficial to health.
23 May 2018
India ranks a lowly 145th in healthcare access and quality
A new study has reinforced a widely-known fact: that healthcare in India needs drastic improvement.
30 Jan 2018
Indians' preference for sons has left 2 million girls "unwanted"
Indians are so in love with male heirs that in their quest for sons, they have produced 21 million "unwanted" girls, the government said in its 2018 Economic Survey.
31 Oct 2017
Indoor air pollution killed 1.24 lakh Indians prematurely
A report published in a renowned medical journal, Lancet, has shown that indoor air pollution was responsible for 1.24 lakh premature deaths per one million people in India in 2015.
20 Oct 2017
9mn pollution deaths worldwide in 2015, India fifth on list
That pollution in India is at alarming levels is a fact. It has now emerged that it ranks fifth in the world when it comes to deaths related to pollution.
07 Apr 2017
Smoking Kills: One in 10 global deaths due to smoking
Smoking caused more than one in 10 deaths globally in 2015, according to a study sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in 'The Lancet' medical journal.
04 Mar 2017
Acid rain increasing due to pollution
India's Meteorological Department and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology have stated that increasing levels of atmospheric pollution in India have led to acidification of rains.
19 Feb 2017
2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution
A study published in the medical journal The Lancet, said that over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution. This equates to an average of two deaths a minute.
18 Feb 2017
WHO report on pollution in India alarming
Report titled 'State of Global Air 2017' claimed that 1 million deaths in 2015 in India were attributable to pollution.
15 Feb 2017
Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths
India has fared second worst in the world in the total number of deaths attributed to air pollution. Only China has worse statistics than India.
04 Dec 2016
Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China
A report released by Greenpeace states that 1.6 million people in India and China died due to pollution caused by fossil fuels in 2015.