Health & Food

May 3: Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla has said that India’s Covid-19 vaccine shortage would continue through July, reported The Financial Times. Poonawalla said that the production of the vaccines is expected to increase from 60-70 million doses (6-7 crore) to 100 million (10 crore) by then.

New Delhi, Mar 3: The government has lifted the time restriction on receiving Covid-19 vaccine jabs so as to increase the pace of immunisation, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.

Geneva, Mar 2: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it is "unrealistic" to expect the COVID-19 pandemic to be over by the end of 2021.

As India began new phase of the covid-19 vaccination drive on March 1, registration on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal opened at 9 am. In this phase, people above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities will be prioritised.

New Delhi, Feb 27: The NITI Aayog has promulgated a price range of Rs 300-500 for two Covid vaccines that would be available for the priority group at private facilities in the third phase of vaccination set to begin from March 1, sources privy to the development told agencies, adding that the Bharat Biotech's Covaxin would cost a bit higher.

New Delhi, Feb 26: The COVID-19 vaccination sessions will not be held this Saturday and Sunday in view of the Co-Win digital platform transitioning from Co-Win 1.0 to Co-Win 2.0 as India gears up to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 years with comorbidities against the infection from March 1.

Geneva, Feb 26: As COVID-19 transmission rates seemingly decline across the European Region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge expressed health concerns over "long-COVID" or "post-COVID" symptoms at a virtual press conference on Thursday.

Pudina (mint) is one of the oldest culinary herbs known to humans. It has remarkable medicinal properties and is a rich source of polyphenols. It has carminative and antispasmodic properties. Saurabh Arora, Inventor Pudhinaa and Snec30, Director at Arbro says: "Pudina leaves or mint leaves are low on calories and contain very low amounts of proteins and fats. It has an enormous amount of Vitamin A...

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded an explanation from Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for promoting Patanjali's Coronil Ayurvedic medicine.

Screen time affects boys and girls differently, a new study suggests that boys who play video games regularly are less likely to develop depressive symptoms whereas girls who stay active on social media platforms may experience an increased risk of depressive symptoms.