Health & Food

San Diego, Jan 20: US-based drugmaker Moderna has confirmed that it has received a report from California's health department that several individuals at one vaccination centre in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions after vaccination from one lot of the company's COVID-19 vaccine.

Being pregnant and welcoming a new baby is like beginning of all new things in life. Priorities change, expectations from life, and partner change. Women disorganize their lives to organize a new life. In these emotional times, if a new expecting mom is diagnosed with cancer and that too in the child-bearing uterus, the whole world comes to a standstill, and words cannot express that grief.

Geneva, Jan 20: The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago.

Pune, Jan 19: Bharat Biotech's fact sheet on COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, has advised pregnant or breastfeeding women, besides people with high fever or bleeding disorders, not to take the antidote.

Cervical cancer, also known as Womb Cancer, is the fourth most common cancer in females worldwide and the third most common in both India and Manipur. Approximately 1 lake new cases are diagnosed worldwide every year. Luckily, the disorder is on the decline. A decade back, it happened to be the most common female cancer in both India and Manipur. It is one of the leading causes of death in women.

Global gaps in access to Covid-19 vaccines are raising concerns that the continued spread of the coronavirus will breed more dangerous versions of the pathogen, weakening medical weapons and further crippling economies. In a race to catch up with emerging coronavirus variants, wealthy countries are already benefiting from potent vaccines. While the US, Britain and European Union have given...

London, Jan 17: An epidemiologist at King's College, London has claimed that there is an increase in the number of COVID patients suffering from uncomfortable mouth symptoms like oral ulcers - not yet listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the COVID-19 symptoms.

New Delhi, Jan 17: A security guard who was administered a shot of Covaxin at AIIMS on Saturday was admitted at the hospital after he developed an allergic reaction as part of "severe" adverse events following immunisation.

Oslo, Jan 17: Norwegian officials said 23 people had died in the country a short time after receiving their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of those deaths, 13 have been autopsied, with the results suggesting that common side effects may have contributed to severe reactions in frail, elderly people, according to the Norwegian Medicines Agency.

Scientists have developed a rapid blood test that can predict within a day of hospitalisation which patients with COVID-19 are at the highest risk of severe complications or death, an advance that may help identify those who may best benefit from specific investigational treatments.