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Centre to begin Covid vaccination for 12-14 age group from March 16

New Delhi: The Union Government after deliberations with scientific bodies decided on Monday to start Covid vaccination for 12-14 year age group from March 16. Those teenagers born in 2008, 2009 and 2010 or those…

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Global rise in Covid, India shouldn’t be complacent: Experts

New Delhi: Even as India on Monday reported the lowest single-day Covid tally in 680 days, with only 2,503 new cases in the last 24 hours, doctors caution against being complacent as the virus is…

Italy’s Covid situation worsens again

Italy: Reversing a trend of several weeks of improvement, Italy’s Covid-19 situation is worsening again, the country’s Health Ministry said. This week, the transmission rate in Italy increased to 0.83 from 0.75 a week earlier.…

Watch out for these signs for glaucoma risk in children

New Delhi: While more common in adults, glaucoma – a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness – can also affect infants and children, experts said on Friday. Although very rare…

Global Covid deaths 3x higher than reported, India accounted for 22%: Lancet

New York: The global Covid-19 death toll may be three times higher than what the official pandemic fatality records suggest, according to an analysis published in The Lancet. According to official Covid death records, 5.9…

Covid spike expected in Aus state as Omicron subvariant emerges

Sydney: Covid-19 cases are expected to double in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) within weeks as the new Omicron BA.2 variant spreads, health authorities warned on Friday. The state health department reported 14,034…

Can animal to human transplantation turn successful in near future?

New Delhi: The success of animal-to-human transplantation is unlikely in the near future, but possible in the next 30-40 years, said experts on Thursday. The process, known as xenotransplantations, dates back to the 17th century,…

Swelling around eyes, anaemia could be signs of kidney malfunction: KGMU

New Delhi: Swelling around the eyes and legs, anaemia and occasional headache and vomiting, could be early warning signals of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to experts at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU). Officiating…

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Covid-19 pandemic ‘far from over’: WHO

Geneva: The last two years of Covid-19 infection has seen more than 500 million cases and over six million deaths globally, yet the pandemic is “far from over”, warned the World Health Organisation even as…

Kidney disease may be a silent killer: Experts

New Delhi: Kidney disease usually remains silent for a longer period of time, delaying diagnosis and treatment which can at times result in life-threatening conditions, said experts on Thursday on the occasion of World Kidney…

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