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Omicron Subvariants BA.4 And BA.5 In India: What You Need To Know
Omicron Subvariants BA.4 And BA.5 In India: What You Need To Know

According to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), two Omicrons subvariants of the coronavirus have been detected in the country - the first in Tamil Nadu and the second in Telangana. Read more on Omicron Subvariants BA.4 And BA.5 In India.

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First Death Of A Child Reported In Mexico Due To Mysterious Severe Hepatitis: Things To Know
First Death Of A Child Reported In Mexico Due To Mysterious Severe Hepatitis: Things To Know

On Friday 20 May, the Mexican authorities confirmed the death of a child in the country from a severe form of hepatitis of unknown origin, making it the first death case in Latin America as cases of the infection spread globally.

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Expert Article: Quit Smoking To Reduce Your Risk Of Tongue Cancer
Expert Article: Quit Smoking To Reduce Your Risk Of Tongue Cancer

Cigarette smoking are a common sight today, not only amongst adults but the youngsters too. While the habit of smoking is more of a social behaviour for many, its harmful consequences are only realized when the body starts breaking down. Although many are aware of the harmful effects of tobacco, they still continue to smoke, unaware that tobacco contains more than 60 dangerous chemicals, including

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Some Short-Term Benefits Of Additional Booster Dose Of mRNA Vaccine In Health Workers: WHO
Some Short-Term Benefits Of Additional Booster Dose Of mRNA Vaccine In Health Workers: WHO

Some Short-Term Benefits Of Additional Booster Dose Of mRNA Vaccine In Health Workers: WHO

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Why People With Lung Disorder Face Risk Of Severe Covid-19 Found
Why People With Lung Disorder Face Risk Of Severe Covid-19 Found

Researchers have decoded why people with COPD are at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19, an advance that could lead to the development of new therapeutic interventions to reduce the infection in patients with the lung condition.

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Does Yoga Have Side Effects? What Pregnant Women And People With Ailments Should Know
Does Yoga Have Side Effects? What Pregnant Women And People With Ailments Should Know

There are very few serious side effects associated with yoga. Overstretching and straining of the neck, shoulders, spine, limbs, and muscles are common yoga injuries. Does yoga have side effects? Read on to know.

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How Does The Body Convert Carbohydrates Into Energy?
How Does The Body Convert Carbohydrates Into Energy?

The breakdown of carbohydrates begins in the mouth, where saliva produced by the salivary glands begins the process. The enzymes in the saliva break the carbohydrates into small particles, which then travel through the food pipe and abdomen and enter the small intestine.

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Dr Reddy's Lab To Approach Regulator For Sputnik Light As Universal Booster Dose
Dr Reddy's Lab To Approach Regulator For Sputnik Light As Universal Booster Dose

Dr Reddys Laboratories is hoping to go to a regulator for its single-dose Sputnik Light jab as a booster dose for approvals by June-end or early July, a senior official of the city-based drugmaker said on Thursday.

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Haven't Had Covid-19 Yet? It Could Be More Than Just Luck
Haven't Had Covid-19 Yet? It Could Be More Than Just Luck

We all know a few of those lucky people who, somehow, have managed to avoid ever catching COVID. Perhaps you’re one of them. Is there any scientific reason why a person might be resistant to becoming infected, when the virus seems to be everywhere? Or is it simply luck?

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Oestrogen Treatment Linked With Reduced Covid Mortality: Study
Oestrogen Treatment Linked With Reduced Covid Mortality: Study

Receiving hormone replacement therapy within six months of a recorded diagnosis of COVID-19 was associated with a reduction in mortality from the viral disease, according to a study.

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Trained Sniffer Dogs May Accurately Detect COVID Infected Airport Passengers: Study
Trained Sniffer Dogs May Accurately Detect COVID Infected Airport Passengers: Study

Trained sniffer dogs can accurately detect airport passengers infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Global Health.

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Biological E Ltd Reduces Price Of Its Covid-19 Vaccine Corbevax To Rs 250 Per Dose
Biological E Ltd Reduces Price Of Its Covid-19 Vaccine Corbevax To Rs 250 Per Dose

Biological E Ltd Reduces Price Of Its Covid-19 Vaccine Corbevax To Rs 250 Per Dose

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Govt To Launch Programme For Adopting, Providing Nutritional, Treatment Support To TB Patients
Govt To Launch Programme For Adopting, Providing Nutritional, Treatment Support To TB Patients

To achieve the goal of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025, the Government will soon launch a programme as part of which people and institutions can adapt blocks, wards, or even individual patients.

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South Africa In New Surge Of COVID-19 From Versions Of Omicron
South Africa In New Surge Of COVID-19 From Versions Of Omicron

South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalizations, but no increase in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta Nunes.

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Antibiotics Can Lead To Life-Threatening Fungal Infection Because Of Disruption To The Gut Microbiome
Antibiotics Can Lead To Life-Threatening Fungal Infection Because Of Disruption To The Gut Microbiome

Antibiotics Can Lead To Life-Threatening Fungal Infection Because Of Disruption To The Gut Microbiome: New Study

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10 Health Benefits Of Adopting A Pet; Especially For Kids And The Elderly
10 Health Benefits Of Adopting A Pet; Especially For Kids And The Elderly

Having a pet may help fend off loneliness, make you feel happy, and increase feelings of purpose. Read about the health benefits of adopting a pet.

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Stressed? Here Are 6 Indian Fragrances To De-stress
Stressed? Here Are 6 Indian Fragrances To De-stress

Essential oils have been used to heal physical and mental ailments. Aromatherapy affects the brain and influences behaviour, helping reduce stress, improve sleep etc. Here Are 6 Indian Fragrances To De-stress

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Is Nutraceuticals A Smart Choice For A Healthier Tomorrow?
Is Nutraceuticals A Smart Choice For A Healthier Tomorrow?

Nutraceuticals are the class of consumable products derived from food sources that offer high nutritional value, often for specific health benefits. They are derived from natural substances like herbs, vitamins, minerals and other substances that are known to boost immunity in humans.

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Covid-19 Virus Is Not Viable On Cash Banknotes, Study Finds
Covid-19 Virus Is Not Viable On Cash Banknotes, Study Finds

Covid-19 Virus Is Not Viable On Cash Banknotes, Study Finds

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Zydus Lifesciences Launches Oral Drug Bemdac For Treating Bad Cholesterol
Zydus Lifesciences Launches Oral Drug Bemdac For Treating Bad Cholesterol

Zydus Lifesciences on Friday said it has launched in India its Bempedoic acid drug under the Bemdac brand for treatment of uncontrolled levels of bad cholesterol.

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New Computer Model Can Help Assess Covid-19 Impact, Progression In Detail
New Computer Model Can Help Assess Covid-19 Impact, Progression In Detail

New Computer Model Can Help Assess Covid-19 Impact, Progression In Detail

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Active Covid-19 Cases In The Country Dip To 18,604
Active Covid-19 Cases In The Country Dip To 18,604

Active Covid-19 Cases In The Country Dip To 18,604

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International Nurses' Day: Common Health Hazards Faced By Nurses
International Nurses' Day: Common Health Hazards Faced By Nurses

On 12 May every year, International Nurses Day (IND) is observed to recognize the contribution of nurses to society. Here are some common health hazards faced by nurses.

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About 50 Per Cent Of Women Aged 15-24 Years Still Use Cloth For Menstrual Protection: NFHS-5
About 50 Per Cent Of Women Aged 15-24 Years Still Use Cloth For Menstrual Protection: NFHS-5

About 50 Per Cent Of Women Aged 15-24 Years Still Use Cloth For Menstrual Protection: NFHS-5

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9 Amazing Uses Of Cinnamon For Your Mind, Body And Wardrobe
9 Amazing Uses Of Cinnamon For Your Mind, Body And Wardrobe

Cinnamon is an incredibly aromatic and delicious spice – and versatile too. Cinnamon has several uses and here are 9 different uses of cinnamon. Read more.

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Covid-19 Cases May Rise In June-July, Speeding Up Vaccination Drive Best Way Ahead, Says Maharashtra Minister
Covid-19 Cases May Rise In June-July, Speeding Up Vaccination Drive Best Way Ahead, Says Maharashtra Minister

There was a likelihood of COVID-19 cases increasing in June and July, and speeding up the vaccination drive against the infection was the best way ahead, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Monday.

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Indian Railways Introduces ‘Baby Berth’ On The Occasion Of Mother’s Day
Indian Railways Introduces ‘Baby Berth’ On The Occasion Of Mother’s Day

Indian Railways Introduces ‘Baby Berth’ On The Occasion Of Mother’s Day

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Covid-19 Severity Among Elderly May Be Due To Genetic Reasons, Study Reveals
Covid-19 Severity Among Elderly May Be Due To Genetic Reasons, Study Reveals

Covid-19 Severity Among Elderly May Be Due To Genetic Reasons, Study Reveals

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Monkeypox Virus Case Confirmed In UK After Nigeria Travel Link
Monkeypox Virus Case Confirmed In UK After Nigeria Travel Link

The UK health authorities have confirmed a case of monkeypox, which is a virus passed from infected animals such as rodents to humans, in someone with a recent travel history to Nigeria where they are believed to have caught it.

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Is Shawarma Healthy? Can Pregnant Women Eat It? What Do Experts Have To Say
Is Shawarma Healthy? Can Pregnant Women Eat It? What Do Experts Have To Say

The reason behind Kerala shawarma-death of the 16-year-old has been identified as severe food poisoning caused by Shigella. This article explores - is shawarma healthy - by looking at the benefits of shawarma, the side effects of shawarma and whether shawarma is safe for pregnant women.

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E-manas Platform For Mental Health Can Be Replicated Nationwide: K'taka Health Minister
E-manas Platform For Mental Health Can Be Replicated Nationwide: K'taka Health Minister

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Friday said the states E-Manas platform can be implemented nationwide for streamlining mental healthcare. Karnataka had developed a comprehensive and innovative software platform for mental health called E-Manas and launched it in June 2020.

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Mother's Day 2022: 5 Healthy Activities To Do With Your Mom This Mother's Day
Mother's Day 2022: 5 Healthy Activities To Do With Your Mom This Mother's Day

Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. Mothers Day 2022 falls on 8 May. Here is a list of healthy activities to do with your mom this mothers day.

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New Plant-Based Covid Vaccine 70% Effective Against Variants: Study
New Plant-Based Covid Vaccine 70% Effective Against Variants: Study

A new plant-based Covid-19 vaccine is nearly 70 per cent effective against symptomatic disease caused by five variants of the coronavirus, according to results of the human clinical trial of the preventive.

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Delta Or Different Variant May Cause Another Covid Outbreak: Study
Delta Or Different Variant May Cause Another Covid Outbreak: Study

The Omicron subvariants may burn themselves out in the next couple of months and there could be another outbreak of Delta or a different coronavirus strain this summer, according to a modelling study conducted in Israel.

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Astrazeneca Covid-19 Booster Shot Effective Against Severe Disease, UK Study Finds
Astrazeneca Covid-19 Booster Shot Effective Against Severe Disease, UK Study Finds

The third dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is effective against symptomatic disease and hospitalisation, offering protection comparable to a booster shot of the Pfizer preventive, according to a study conducted in the UK.

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National Thalassemia Day 2022: Pregnancy In Women With Thalassemia
National Thalassemia Day 2022: Pregnancy In Women With Thalassemia

National Thalassemia Day 2022: Pregnancy In Women With Thalassemia

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Mylab Launches RT-PCR Test For Ankylosing Spondylitis Ahead Of The World As Day
Mylab Launches RT-PCR Test For Ankylosing Spondylitis Ahead Of The World As Day

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition that primarily affects the spine, reducing its flexibility, damaging the posture and posing the risk of loss of mobility. This RT-PCR diagnostic kit helps in diagnosis of AS by detecting HLAB27 gene.

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Covid-19 Not Over Yet Completely, Be Alert And Follow Govt's Guidelines: President Ram Nath Kovind
Covid-19 Not Over Yet Completely, Be Alert And Follow Govt's Guidelines: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday cautioned the people that Covid-19 is not completely over yet and asked them to be alert and follow all the governments guidelines.

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Covid-19: India Reports 3,688 New Infections, 50 Fatalities
Covid-19: India Reports 3,688 New Infections, 50 Fatalities

India saw a single-day rise of 3,688 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,75,864, while the active cases increased to 18,684, the government said on Saturday.

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Singapore Detects Two Cases Of New Omicron Subvariant
Singapore Detects Two Cases Of New Omicron Subvariant

Singapore has confirmed two COVID-19 cases with the new Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 through active monitoring of the disease and genetic sequencing for surveillance, the Channel News Asia reported.

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8 Common Health Problems Affecting Working People And What To Do About It
8 Common Health Problems Affecting Working People And What To Do About It

Working people are more prone to suffer from health problems. From back pain to stress, there are en number of health problems that linger around the working people. Read about the common health problems affecting working people.

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Heatwave In India: What Is Heat Wave And How Does It Affect The Human Body?
Heatwave In India: What Is Heat Wave And How Does It Affect The Human Body?

Several parts of India are enduring an intense heatwave. Read on to know what a heatwave is and know effects of heatwave on body.

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Covid-19: New Omicron Sublineages BA.4 and BA.5 Likely To Evade Vaccines And Natural Immunity
Covid-19: New Omicron Sublineages BA.4 and BA.5 Likely To Evade Vaccines And Natural Immunity

New omicron sublineages found by South African scientists this month are likely able to resist vaccines and natural immunity from earlier infections, as said by the head of the gene sequencing teams that generated a report on the strains.

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Heat Wave In India: What Is A Heat Wave And How Does It Affect The Human Body?
Heat Wave In India: What Is A Heat Wave And How Does It Affect The Human Body?

As per recent news, this year, a severe heat wave is likely to affect some Indian states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

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PM Narendra Modi Interacts With Chief Ministers To Review The Covid-19 Situation
PM Narendra Modi Interacts With Chief Ministers To Review The Covid-19 Situation

PM Narendra Modi Interacts With Chief Ministers To Review The Covid-19 Situation. Union Home Minister spoke about the recent increase in Covid cases in some states, and about the need to follow tests, track, treat, vaccinate and ensure Covid appropriate behaviour.

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Heat Wave In India: Can Summer Heat Negatively Impact Mental Health?
Heat Wave In India: Can Summer Heat Negatively Impact Mental Health?

According to a study, people, especially those with pre-existing mental health disorders, are vulnerable to extreme heat as it causes an increase in irritability and depressive symptoms, leading to an increased risk of suicide.

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Very Few Recombinant Variants Of Coronavirus Have Been Found In India: INSACOG
Very Few Recombinant Variants Of Coronavirus Have Been Found In India: INSACOG

Very Few Recombinant Variants Of Coronavirus Have Been Found In India: INSACOG

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Over 6 Lakh Diabetes Screenings In A Week At Ayushman Bharat Block Health Melas
Over 6 Lakh Diabetes Screenings In A Week At Ayushman Bharat Block Health Melas

A total 6.75 lakh screenings for hypertension, 6.11 lakh for diabetes, 2.05 lakh cataract screenings and over 1.76 lakh teleconsultations have been done at Ayushman Bharat block-level health melas in a week.

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World Veterinary Day 2022: Know About The Date, Theme, History And Objective Of The Day
World Veterinary Day 2022: Know About The Date, Theme, History And Objective Of The Day

Every year on the last Saturday of April, World Veterinary Day is observed. This year, the day falls on 30 April. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about animal health care and the efforts that may be taken to prevent animal cruelty.

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Govt Committed To Two Important Aspects Of Healthcare, ‘Heal By India’ And Heal In India’: Mansukh Mandaviya
Govt Committed To Two Important Aspects Of Healthcare, ‘Heal By India’ And Heal In India’: Mansukh Mandaviya

The government is working on a roadmap for the healthcare ecosystem ‘Heal by India and ‘Heal in India. This would include providing manpower for treatment to the world along with promoting affordable healthcare in India.

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