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Monkeypox scare: WHO advises bisexual men to limit sexual partners

Amid a global surge of monkeypox, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday recommended bisexual men, who are most affected by the virus, to restrict their sexual partners.

28 Jul 2022

Health & Wellness

World Hepatitis Day 2022: History, significance, causes and symptoms

Observed on July 28 every year, World Hepatitis Day is celebrated to spread global awareness about the deadly disease which has resulted in more than 1.34 million annual deaths.

28 Jul 2022


MP horror: 30 students vaccinated for COVID-19 with single syringe

In a shocking breach of the single-use syringe process, at least thirty school students were given COVID-19 vaccine with the same syringe on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar, NDTV reported.

25 Jul 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Is monkeypox the next epidemic India should worry about?

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring monkeypox a "global public health emergency," many are now wondering if it will be the next epidemic India should worry about.

24 Jul 2022

Union Health Ministry

India's 4th monkeypox case reported in Delhi; no travel history

India reported its fourth monkeypox case on Sunday. The latest case has been detected in Delhi, reported ANI.

23 Jul 2022

United Arab Emirates

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak 'global public health emergency': Details here

Sounding the highest level of alarm that it can on the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared it a global public health emergency.

19 Jul 2022


Monkeypox: Symptoms, precautions and other important details

With India reporting its second monkeypox case from Kerala on Monday, a high alert has been sounded in all the districts of the state.

With 2 deaths, Ghana confirms contagious Marburg virus cases

Ghana's health ministry verified two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease akin to Ebola, on Sunday after two patients died.

15 Jul 2022


Monkeypox: Kerala issues statewide alert after India's first case

Kerala government issued a state-wide alert for co-passengers of India's first monkeypox case on Friday.

07 Jul 2022


New COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in India: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India and some other countries, PTI reported.

29 Jun 2022


US to distribute monkeypox vaccines nationwide to curb outbreak

Amid the surge in monkeypox cases in the United States, the White House said on Tuesday that it will start distributing the monkeypox vaccines across the country, with a focus on people most at risk and communities with the highest number of cases.

24 Jun 2022


COVID-19 vaccines prevented 42L deaths in India in 2021: Report

A recent study stated that COVID-19 vaccines helped prevent more than 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021.

Clinical trials for nasal COVID-19 vaccine complete: Bharat Biotech

The phase 3 clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 nasal vaccine have been completed, according to Dr. Krishna Ella, the company's Chairman and Managing Director.

09 Jun 2022

Google Maps

New Google Map feature shows air quality index around you

Ever wondered what the quality of the air around you is? Well, Google Maps has come to your rescue with a new air quality layer.

WHO confirms over 1,000 monkeypox cases in 29 countries

Amid surging monkeypox infections across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that there are more than 1,000 confirmed cases in 29 countries.

08 Jun 2022


Rare result: Cancer vanishes in all patients during drug trial

In a first, a small clinical trial has found 100% eradication of cancer without patients having to go through the painful and time-consuming chemotherapy sessions.

07 Jun 2022

Health & Wellness

World Food Safety Day: Significance, theme, and call to action

Every year 4,20,000 people die eating contaminated food across the world, out of which 1,25,000 are children under the age of five.

04 Jun 2022

Union Health Ministry

Ghaziabad: 5-year-old girl's sample sent for monkeypox testing

The sample of a five-year-old was collected for monkeypox testing as a precautionary measure after she complained of itching and rashes on her body, the chief medical officer (CMO) of Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad told ANI on Saturday.

01 Jun 2022

Union Health Ministry

Surveillance, rapid identification, isolation: Centre issues guidelines on monkeypox

Amid a surge in monkeypox cases in non-endemic countries, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued "Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease."

31 May 2022

Health & Wellness

World No Tobacco Day: History, significance, and theme

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every May 31 to inform everyone about the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, and what the World Health Organization (WHO) does to fight against the use of tobacco.

30 May 2022


Monkeypox poses moderate risk to global public health: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday said monkeypox poses a "moderate risk" to overall public health across the world.

29 May 2022


Iraq witnesses 'unprecedented' surge in deadly nose-bleeding fever

Iraq is witnessing an outbreak of a deadly fever that causes people to bleed to death with cases surging at an unprecedented rate.

27 May 2022


Health Ministry to release guidelines on monkeypox soon

With the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting 131 confirmed cases of monkeypox and 106 suspected cases in 19 countries, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will soon be releasing preventive guidelines.

23 May 2022

Saudi Arabia

COVID-19 re-emergence: Saudi bans travel to India, 15 other countries

Saudi Arabia has barred its citizens from traveling to 16 countries, including India, following the re-emergence of COVID-19 cases.

22 May 2022


'Concerned' WHO expects more monkeypox cases globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday said 92 cases of monkeypox have been registered in 12 countries over the last 10 days, and cases may further increase in the coming days.

15 May 2022

South Korea

North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days

Just days after North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case, an explosion in the number of infections rocked the country on Sunday.

13 May 2022

North Korea

North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people

A day after North Korea acknowledged its first-ever COVID-19 outbreak, the nation said six people have died and thousands have shown symptoms of fever.

12 May 2022

North Korea

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."

10 May 2022


UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment

The United Kingdom has confirmed a case of the rare monkeypox infection.

06 May 2022


WHO report claims India underreported COVID-19 deaths; India strongly objects

India on Thursday strongly objected to a new World Health Organization report, which claims India witnessed nearly 10 times higher COVID-19 deaths in 2020-21 than the official figures.

India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year

India saw a 6% rise in deaths in 2020—the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic—compared to 2019, showed the Civil Registration System (CRS) data released by the Centre on Tuesday.

Centre denies asking Bharat Biotech to address WHO's COVAXIN suspension

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday denied reports that it had asked Bharat Biotech to address issues to avoid the cancellation of the World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency approval for its COVAXIN.

27 Apr 2022


China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China has confirmed the first human infection with the H3N8 strain of avian flu in the Henan province.

23 Apr 2022


WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

World Health Organization's (WHO) first-of-its-kind Global Center for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) is set to open in Gujarat's Jamnagar by 2024, reported News18.

17 Apr 2022


Not 5L, 40L Indians died of COVID-19, claims Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged 40 lakh people died of COVID-19 in India and not five lakh as the Centre claims.

India questions WHO's methodology to calculate COVID-19 deaths: Here's why

India on Saturday asserted the World Health Organization (WHO) utilized incorrect methodology for calculating its COVID-19 deaths.

16 Apr 2022


Kids in US, Europe diagnosed with mysterious liver disease

Health officials in the United States and several European nations are looking into mysterious cases of serious liver disease in children for which there seems to be no known cause.

06 Apr 2022


COVID-19 XE variant: India's first case detected in Mumbai

India on Wednesday reported its first case of coronavirus variant XE in Mumbai, NDTV reported.

02 Apr 2022

United Kingdom

New COVID-19 mutant 'XE' could be most transmissible, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said a new mutation of the novel coronavirus, known as XE, appears to be 10% more transmissible than the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron.

23 Mar 2022


COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

Scientists have found recombinant strains of COVID-19 in seven Indian states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Telangana, and New Delhi, a report by Telangana Today claimed.

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