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How India Saved More Than 100,000 Lives
The vaccination drive was only one important part of India's globally recognised pandemic management and response strategy, observes Dr Vinod K Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog. IMAGE: A......
New Covid variants not behind China outbreak, finds Lancet study
Two known Omicron sub-variants -- rather than any new variants -- have chiefly been responsible for the recent Covid-19 surge in China, according to a study of cases in Beijing published in The......
No amount of alcohol is safe, shows WHO analysis
There is no safe limit to alcohol consumption and any amount of drinking can severely impact one's health, according to a statement published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in The Lancet......
More boys diagnosed with cancer than girls in India: Lancet study
More boys than girls with cancer in India are being diagnosed with the disease and the probable cause for this is gender bias in society, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology.......
India saw 129,000 Alzheimer's and dementia deaths in 2019
Between 1990 and 2019, Alzheimer's-related deaths increased almost five times, data available on the Global Burden of Disease has found. Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Deaths due to Alzheimer's in......
COVID-19: You may need a 'vaccine passport' to fly around the world
Several companies and technology heavyweights including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce are working to create a digital vaccination passport or health passport app in the hope that governments and......
Russian fund to supply Dr Reddy's with 10cr doses of Covid vaccine
Russia's sovereign wealth fund RDIF will supply 100 million (10 crore) doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to drug maker Dr Reddy's Laboratories upon getting regulatory approval in India, a......
Serum Institute to start phase-2 trials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The institute expects to complete both, phase-2 and 3 trials in India by the end of this year. Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) is all set to start phase-2 clinical trials of the Oxford......
'We will price Covid vaccine below Rs 1,000'
'Once the trials are successful in India and the UK, we are certain that COVISHIELD will be one of the first vaccines to be introduced.' IMAGE: The Reference Center for Special Immunobiologicals......
India will beat China to become world's largest employer
A report published in British journal The Lancet reckons India’s working population will surpass China’s in the mid-2020s. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com India’s gross......
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