Tuesday, December 06, 2022


New study highlights using BeatO app with Jackfruit365 green jackfruit flour reduces average blood glucose levels in just 3 weeks

NEW DELHI: As millions of Indians strive to control their blood sugar with alternative means, a new study done by two National award winning start-ups -Jackfruit365 and BeatO suggests that incorporation of Jackfruit365 green jackfruit flour in medical nutrition therapy (MNT) combined with an online CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) counselling triggered by real-time self-monitoring of blood glucose levels on BeatO app using a smartphone-connected glucometer significantly reduced average blood glucose levels in three weeks with higher efficacy in the higher HbA1c subgroup.

Pandemic stress has physically aged teens' brains: Study

NEW YORK: The pandemic-related stress has physically altered adolescents' brains, making their brain structures appear several years older than the brains of comparable peers before the pandemic, a new study has revealed.

AIIMS server attack a big conspiracy by organised gangs: Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar, while terming the AIIMS server attack as a big conspiracy, said that there could be a 'state actor' or big organised gangs behind it.

Peru enters 5th Covid wave

LIMA: Peru has entered into its fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after an increase of confirmed cases in the past three weeks, Health Minister Kelly Portalatino announced.

People should shed stigma related to AIDS: Chetan Singh Jauramajra

SAS NAGAR (Mohali)/CHANDIGARH : Punjab State AIDS Control Society, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab organized a state-level event related to World AIDS Day at Kisan Vikas Chamber. The event was chaired by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab. Health Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra said that World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 with a special theme every year around the world. This year's theme is: “Equalize”. Everyone has the right to live life with equality. That is why we all need to end the disparities that make it difficult to stop AIDS.

Brain Stroke patients to get free treatment in Punjab: Chetan Singh Jauramajra

CHANDIGARH : Keeping in mind the aim of the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Maan to provide better health care facilities to the residents of Punjab, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Chetan Singh Jauramajra while participating as Chief Guest in a one-day Capacity Building–Cum–Training Workshop organized at the Director's Office of the Health Department in Chandigarh, announced that Brain stroke patients will be provided timely and free treatment in dedicated stroke ready units.

99% of HIV patients in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM

PHNOM PENH: Ninety-nine per cent of the registered HIV-positive patients in Cambodia have received free antiretroviral drugs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a message marking World AIDS Day on Thursday.

New Covid variant drives virus surge in France

PARIS: The BQ.1.1 subvariant of Covid-19 is currently taking precedence over the BA.5 strain in France, a top health expert told the local media.

US CDC plans wastewater testing for polio

WASHINGTON: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in select areas across the country.

Overweight women more likely to experience long Covid than men

LONDON: Overweight women are more likely to experience symptoms of long Covid like breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue, memory problems and anxiety than men, a new research has revealed.

Covid-19 hospitalisations rise in Italy: Report

ROME : Hospitalisations of Covid-19 patients have surged in Italy, so have admissions to intensive care units (ICU) albeit at a slower rate, a report showed.

Wipro Lighting partners Aura Air to help enterprises breathe clean indoor air

BENGALURU: Wipro Lighting on Wednesday announced a partnership with Israel-based Aura Air to gain exclusive access to all its enterprise offerings like indoor air quality solutions for the India market.

More young people died of Covid in 2021 compared to 2020: Study

NEW YORK: In the pandemic's early phases, most deaths were among older adults, but in 2021, deaths in younger persons increased while deaths in older persons decreased, a new study has found.

'Progress in HIV care for kids, pregnant women nearly flat over past 3 yrs'

UNITED NATIONS: Ahead of World Aids Day on December 1, the Unicef warned that progress in HIV prevention and treatment for children, adolescents, and pregnant women has nearly flatlined over the past three years, with many regions still not at pre-Covid service coverage.

New subvariants account for over half of new Covid cases in US

WASHINGTON: New Omicron subvariants, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, have accounted for over half of the new Covid-19 cases in the US, according to the latest estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma

GENEVA : To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatisation, the WHO has recommended that the monkeypox virus be renamed "mpox".

Delhi govt starts free Sex Reassignment Surgery in govt hospitals

NEW DELHI: Upon the intervention of the Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, Health Department Delhi Government has sent a circular to all Government Hospitals in Delhi to provide free Sex Reassignment Surgeries if they have a 'Burn and Plastic Ward' and a plastic surgeon, DCW said on Saturday.

EU regulator warns of Covid spike in winter

BRUSSELS: The European Union's (EU) medicines regulator urged Europe to prepare for a new wave of the Covid pandemic as "cold winter months" arrive.

Severe asthma attacks doubled after Covid restrictions lifted

NEW DELHI: Adults with asthma faced an approximately doubled risk of a severe attack after Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed, a new study has revealed.

Most people suffering from long Covid face social stigma, discrimination

LONDON: Majority of people living with long Covid experience some form of social stigma directly related to their condition, according to a new study.

Vaccinated people now make majority of Covid deaths in US: Report

NEW YORK: In a startling revelation, a Washington Post analysis has found that more vaccinated people are now dying of the Covid disease and 58 per cent of coronavirus deaths in August in the US "were people who were vaccinated or boosted".

5 bacteria behind at least 6.8 lakh deaths in India in 2019: Lancet

NEW DELHI: Infections remain a leading cause of death globally and in India, five bacteria were responsible for at least 6.8 lakh deaths in 2019, a new Lancet study has revealed.

This new technology aims to detect early-stage Alzheimer's

SAN FRANCISCO: A team of researchers is developing a "dual-mode brain-sensing device" that detects Alzheimer's disease (AD) quickly and effectively, a new report has said.

Australia reports 38% spike in new Covid cases

CANBERRA: Australia has reported a 38 per cent increase in new Covid-19 cases amid a fourth nationwide wave of the pandemic, government data revealed on Friday.

Cervical cancer 4th most common among women, policymakers should urgently move to eliminate: WHO

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organization and its member states in the South-East Asia Region and across the world marked the second Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action on Thursday.

Health Ministry rejects claim 'Covaxin was rushed due to political pressure'

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday rejected media reports that Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech skipped certain processes and accelerated clinical trials due to political pressure, calling them "completely misleading, fallacious and ill-informed".

New Zealand's smoking rate falls to historic low

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's smoking rate has fallen to a historic low of 8 per cent, down from 9.4 per cent a year ago, ahead of the country's goal of being smoke-free by 2025, Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday.

10 of 12 bodies recovered from Mizoram stone quarry collapse

AIZAWL: A total of 10 bodies have been recovered as of Wednesday after a large portion of a stone quarry in Mizoram collapsed and fell on 12 workers, officials said.

5 Best Foods To Gain Muscle For Vegetarians

 The struggle of an Indian skinny guy to gain weight is unreal. Above that, if you are a vegetarian, then it is very hard to put on muscle no matter what you eat and how much you work out. But after reading this article, you will be hopeful as this article talks about the best food for muscle gain to consume.

Sedentary lifestyle leading to spurt in diabetic cases: Medical experts

LUCKNOW: A sedentary lifestyle, perfected during the work from home phase in the pandemic, has led to a rise in cases of diabetes, especially among people in their twenties.

Center Govt hails Mohalla Clinics in Punjab, lauds Bhagwant Mann govt for path breaking health care initiatives

CHANDIGARH: The Government of India has hailed the state government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for taking several path breaking initiatives to provide quality healthcare facilities to people.

Ulcer at mouth's corner 1st sign of monkeypox virus infection

NEW DELHI: Ulcer at the corner of mouth has now been documented by scientists as the first sign of infection with monkeypox virus.

Covid cases increase in Australia amid warnings of new wave

CANBERRA: Australia has reported an almost 50 per cent increase in new Covid-19 cases amid warnings of a new wave of infections.

Long-term Covid health issues affect people of all ages: Study

NEW DELHI: People of all age groups are at risk of long-term physical and mental health issues after Covid infection, a study has found.

Green tea, red wine can reduce Alzheimer's plaques sans side effects

NEW YORK: Daily intake of green tea and an occasional glass of red wine may help reduce plaques in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.

Covid virus alters RNA in infected cells, shows study

SAO PAULO: For the first time, scientists have shown that infection by Covid virus changes the functioning of host cell RNA, providing clues as to how different variants can escape the immune system, and serve as a basis for the development of novel treatments.

Spike in flu, RSV, Covid cases overwhelm US healthcare facilities

WASHINGTON: The US continues to witness an unusual and early spike in flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections on top of a new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to healthcare facilities being overwhelemed.

US reports nearly 30,000 weekly child Covid cases

WASHINGTON: Nearly 30,000 child Covid-19 cases were reported in the US in just a week week, the second consecutive weekly increase, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

New Omicron subvariants increasing Covid cases in US

WASHINGTON: New Omicron subvariants have led to increasing Covid-19 cases in the US, with BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounting for over 35 per cent of the new infections this week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Indian drug 2DG can reduce heart damage by coronavirus, find US researchers

NEW DELHI: A team of US researchers has identified how a specific protein in coronavirus damages heart tissue and they used a drug, currently in emergency use for the treatment of Covid in India, to reverse the toxic effects of that protein on the heart.