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Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know

Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know
Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know

Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know

A new study adds to evidence that the shots can reduce the chances of developing one of the most dreaded consequences of Covid.

A new study adds to evidence that the shots can reduce the chances of developing one of the most dreaded consequences of Covid....

Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds
Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

In the first two years of the pandemic, the rate of long Covid was starkly lower among people who were vaccinated, researchers reported.

In the first two years of the pandemic, the rate of long Covid was starkly lower among people who were vaccinated, researchers reported....

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

Vancouver team caring for 2nd orphan sea otter pup found near Tofino

Vancouver team caring for 2nd orphan sea otter pup found near Tofino
Vancouver team caring for 2nd orphan sea otter pup found near Tofino

Vancouver team caring for 2nd orphan sea otter pup found near Tofino

There's been a ruckus at the Vancouver Aquarium's animal hospital these days as two orphaned sea otter pups call out from opposite ends of the room.

There's been a ruckus at the Vancouver Aquarium's animal hospital these days as two orphaned sea otter pups call out from opposite ends of the room....

Vancouver team caring for 2nd orphan sea otter pup found near Tofino

Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested?

Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested?
Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested?

Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested?

Even as the H5N1 virus evolves, gaps remain in the nation’s contingency plans for human testing, scientists say.

Even as the H5N1 virus evolves, gaps remain in the nation’s contingency plans for human testing, scientists say....

Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested?

Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says
Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

As Canadians prepare for new strict border rules for dogs coming into effect on Aug. 1, Holland slammed the regulations stating that the rules are "poorly through out."

As Canadians prepare for new strict border rules for dogs coming into effect on Aug. 1, Holland slammed the regulations stating that the rules are "poorly through out."...

Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

India’s vaccine record: Guess how many children missed out on vaccines in 2023

India’s vaccine record: Guess how many children missed out on vaccines in 2023
India’s vaccine record: Guess how many children missed out on vaccines in 2023

India’s vaccine record: Guess how many children missed out on vaccines in 2023

India’s child immunisation level is yet to reach the pre-pandemic stage as the national programme missed nearly 1.6 million children for vital vaccines in 2023, a latest global immunisation report released by UNICEF and WHO revealed. It further said India has the second-highest number of zero-dose children, trailing behind Nigeria. The sources from Union Health Ministry, however, said the report did not consider the country's massive population into account, and called the comparison 'flawed'

India’s child immunisation level is yet to reach the pre-pandemic stage as the national programme missed nearly 1.6 million children for vital vaccines in 2023, a latest glo...

India’s vaccine record: Guess how many children missed out on vaccines in 2023

Crisis Hotline Has Answered 10 Million Calls, Texts and Chats

Crisis Hotline Has Answered 10 Million Calls, Texts and Chats
Crisis Hotline Has Answered 10 Million Calls, Texts and Chats

Crisis Hotline Has Answered 10 Million Calls, Texts and Chats

Mental health experts have said that the 988 hotline for mental health emergencies is still a work in progress, in need of more funding, coordination and awareness.

Mental health experts have said that the 988 hotline for mental health emergencies is still a work in progress, in need of more funding, coordination and awareness....

Crisis Hotline Has Answered 10 Million Calls, Texts and Chats

Psychotherapy, counselling services are now tax exempt in Canada

Psychotherapy, counselling services are now tax exempt in Canada
Psychotherapy, counselling services are now tax exempt in Canada

Psychotherapy, counselling services are now tax exempt in Canada

The tax exemption, which was proposed by the federal government in the fall economic statement, went into effect on June 20, the CRA said.

The tax exemption, which was proposed by the federal government in the fall economic statement, went into effect on June 20, the CRA said. ...

Psychotherapy, counselling services are now tax exempt in Canada

What is the Chandipura virus, believed to be behind the deaths of 6 children in 5 days in Gujarat?

What is the Chandipura virus, believed to be behind the deaths of 6 children in 5 days in Gujarat?
What is the Chandipura virus, believed to be behind the deaths of 6 children in 5 days in Gujarat?

What is the Chandipura virus, believed to be behind the deaths of 6 children in 5 days in Gujarat?

The Chandipura virus, first identified in 1965 in Maharashtra, belongs to the Rhabdoviridae family, which is primarily linked to viruses that cause rabies and vesicular stomatitis. The rare and potentially deadly pathogen, which usually spreads during the monsoon, causes flu-like symptoms and acute encephalitis. The disease has a high mortality rate and has no specific antiviral treatment

The Chandipura virus, first identified in 1965 in Maharashtra, belongs to the Rhabdoviridae family, which is primarily linked to viruses that cause rabies and vesicular stomat...

What is the Chandipura virus, believed to be behind the deaths of 6 children in 5 days in Gujarat?

India one step closer to approving weight-loss drug tirzepatide: What is it? How does it work?

India one step closer to approving weight-loss drug tirzepatide: What is it? How does it work?
India one step closer to approving weight-loss drug tirzepatide: What is it? How does it work?

India one step closer to approving weight-loss drug tirzepatide: What is it? How does it work?

Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical company, has received the first approval for the sale of its blockbuster drug Tirzepatide in India. While India has given the initial nod for it mainly for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it has been used elsewhere to treat weight loss. Here’s what we know about this ‘game-changing’ medication

Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical company, has received the first approval for the sale of its blockbuster drug Tirzepatide in India. While India has given the initial nod for it ...

India one step closer to approving weight-loss drug tirzepatide: What is it? How does it work?

Do You Have Concerns About Embryo Storage? We Want to Hear From You.

Do You Have Concerns About Embryo Storage? We Want to Hear From You.
Do You Have Concerns About Embryo Storage? We Want to Hear From You.

Do You Have Concerns About Embryo Storage? We Want to Hear From You.

We’re reporting on the challenges that fertility clinics face as they store a growing number of frozen embryos.

We’re reporting on the challenges that fertility clinics face as they store a growing number of frozen embryos....

Do You Have Concerns About Embryo Storage? We Want to Hear From You.

Most of India's lung cancer cases are linked to non-smokers. Here's why

Most of India's lung cancer cases are linked to non-smokers. Here's why
Most of India's lung cancer cases are linked to non-smokers. Here's why

Most of India's lung cancer cases are linked to non-smokers. Here's why

A study in the Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asia Journal found that a 'substantial portion' of lung cancer patients in India are those who do not smoke. The research further revealed that the nature of lung cancer cases in Southeast Asia is different from other parts of Asia and the West, influenced by 'unique' environmental and genetic risk factors among others

A study in the Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asia Journal found that a 'substantial portion' of lung cancer patients in India are those who do not smoke. The research furth...

Most of India's lung cancer cases are linked to non-smokers. Here's why

Can talcum powder cause cancer as WHO claims?

Can talcum powder cause cancer as WHO claims?
Can talcum powder cause cancer as WHO claims?

Can talcum powder cause cancer as WHO claims?

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has classified talc as ‘probably carcinogenic’ for humans. The decision was based on ‘limited evidence’ that the mineral could cause ovarian cancer in humans, but ‘sufficient evidence’ that it was linked to cancer in rats. Should you be worried?

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has classified talc as ‘probably carcinogenic’ for humans. The decision was based on ‘limited evidence’ that the minera...

Can talcum powder cause cancer as WHO claims?

Why an Indian company is under US FDA lens for Viagra data

Why an Indian company is under US FDA lens for Viagra data
Why an Indian company is under US FDA lens for Viagra data

Why an Indian company is under US FDA lens for Viagra data

Generic versions of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Cialis, along with other medications, were permitted on the US market using potentially flawed data, raising concerns about their safety and effectiveness, an analysis by Bloomberg has revealed. On June 18, the US Food and Drug Administration notified both the brand name and generic companies about a research firm in India that had falsified data used in critical studies to secure approval for their drugs

Generic versions of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Cialis, along with other medications, were permitted on the US market using potentially flawed data, raising con...

Why an Indian company is under US FDA lens for Viagra data

New study shows tampons contain toxic metals. Should we ditch them?

New study shows tampons contain toxic metals. Should we ditch them?
New study shows tampons contain toxic metals. Should we ditch them?

New study shows tampons contain toxic metals. Should we ditch them?

A study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley has found toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury in tampons purchased across the United States, England, and Greece. Experts note this could put women at greater risk of potentially fatal health conditions. Here’s what we found out

A study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley has found toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury in tampons purchased across the United States, Eng...

New study shows tampons contain toxic metals. Should we ditch them?

Is your wallet hinting at dementia? The financial signs you shouldn't ignore!

Is your wallet hinting at dementia? The financial signs you shouldn't ignore!
Is your wallet hinting at dementia? The financial signs you shouldn't ignore!

Is your wallet hinting at dementia? The financial signs you shouldn't ignore!

Researchers at the New York Federal Reserve, who studied US credit reporting and Medicare data, discovered that in the five years leading up to a dementia diagnosis, individuals often experience a decline in average credit scores and an increase in payment delinquencies

Researchers at the New York Federal Reserve, who studied US credit reporting and Medicare data, discovered that in the five years leading up to a dementia diagnosis, individua...

Is your wallet hinting at dementia? The financial signs you shouldn't ignore!

Zika virus cases on the rise in India: Should you be worried?

Zika virus cases on the rise in India: Should you be worried?
Zika virus cases on the rise in India: Should you be worried?

Zika virus cases on the rise in India: Should you be worried?

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been spreading across the country, with cases detected in Maharashtra, Kerala, and now Karnataka. The virus which majorly endangers pregnant women and the foetus, spreads primarily through mosquito bites, blood transfusion, sex, and breastfeeding from mothers to their babies. The Centre in an advisory asked states to maintain constant vigilance to curb further spread

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been spreading across the country, with cases detected in Maharashtra, Kerala, and now Karnataka. The virus which majorly endangers pregnant ...

Zika virus cases on the rise in India: Should you be worried?

What is hydrogen peroxide nebulisation that got Samantha Ruth Prabhu in trouble?

What is hydrogen peroxide nebulisation that got Samantha Ruth Prabhu in trouble?
What is hydrogen peroxide nebulisation that got Samantha Ruth Prabhu in trouble?

What is hydrogen peroxide nebulisation that got Samantha Ruth Prabhu in trouble?

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu stirred controversy by advocating an alternate method for treating viral infections: nebulising a blend of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water instead of traditional medications. This sparked a heated debate with 'The Liver Doc,' Dr Cyriac Abby Philips, who sharply criticised Samantha and warned about the potential dangers of the 'treatment'

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu stirred controversy by advocating an alternate method for treating viral infections: nebulising a blend of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water i...

What is hydrogen peroxide nebulisation that got Samantha Ruth Prabhu in trouble?

Weight watching? Why weekly weigh-ins are the best

Weight watching? Why weekly weigh-ins are the best
Weight watching? Why weekly weigh-ins are the best

Weight watching? Why weekly weigh-ins are the best

Regular self-weighing is an effective weight loss and management strategy, primarily because it helps increase awareness of our current weight and any changes. Many experts note that a weekly weigh-in account for fluctuations and helps in avoiding scale obsession

Regular self-weighing is an effective weight loss and management strategy, primarily because it helps increase awareness of our current weight and any changes. Many experts no...

Weight watching? Why weekly weigh-ins are the best

Doctor explains: Can breast cancer be prevented and at what age should you get screened?

Doctor explains: Can breast cancer be prevented and at what age should you get screened?
Doctor explains: Can breast cancer be prevented and at what age should you get screened?

Doctor explains: Can breast cancer be prevented and at what age should you get screened?

Actor Hina Khan’s social media post about her stage-3 breast cancer has left many thinking about the vulnerability of younger women to the disease. Firstpost brings out an expert’s opinion on the most common cancer among women

Actor Hina Khan’s social media post about her stage-3 breast cancer has left many thinking about the vulnerability of younger women to the disease. Firstpost brings out an e...

Doctor explains: Can breast cancer be prevented and at what age should you get screened?

How to manage ‘silent killer’ high cholesterol? India gets first-ever guidelines

How to manage ‘silent killer’ high cholesterol? India gets first-ever guidelines
How to manage ‘silent killer’ high cholesterol? India gets first-ever guidelines

How to manage ‘silent killer’ high cholesterol? India gets first-ever guidelines

The Cardiological Society of India (CSI) has released guidelines for managing dyslipidemia, or high cholesterol. The move assumes importance amid a rising concern over a rise in heart attacks in India’s younger population

The Cardiological Society of India (CSI) has released guidelines for managing dyslipidemia, or high cholesterol. The move assumes importance amid a rising concern over a rise ...

How to manage ‘silent killer’ high cholesterol? India gets first-ever guidelines

What is African swine fever, the contagious virus reported in Kerala's Thrissur?

What is African swine fever, the contagious virus reported in Kerala's Thrissur?
What is African swine fever, the contagious virus reported in Kerala's Thrissur?

What is African swine fever, the contagious virus reported in Kerala's Thrissur?

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported from a farm in a village in Kerala’s Thrissur district. The virus affects pigs and wild boar, with a high fatality rate. Although it poses little threat to humans, it has seriously disrupted the socioeconomic systems of several nations

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported from a farm in a village in Kerala’s Thrissur district. The virus affects pigs and wild boar, with a high fatality...

What is African swine fever, the contagious virus reported in Kerala's Thrissur?

Can weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy cause blindness?

Can weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy cause blindness?
Can weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy cause blindness?

Can weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy cause blindness?

A new study published on Wednesday in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that those who use weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy may be more susceptible to a rare type of blindness called NAION. Healthcare company Novo Nordisk is looking into the relationship between semaglutide use and diabetic retinopathy in a trial they expect to finish in 2027

A new study published on Wednesday in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that those who use weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy may be more susceptible to a rare type of...

Can weight-loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy cause blindness?

How safe is your pani puri? What are its links to cancer?

How safe is your pani puri? What are its links to cancer?
How safe is your pani puri? What are its links to cancer?

How safe is your pani puri? What are its links to cancer?

The popular street food pani puri is under the scanner in Karnataka because its health ministry is concerned about the presence of cancer-causing substances in it. About 41 of the total 260 samples of the snack had cancer-causing chemicals like bright blue, tartrazine, and sunset yellow

The popular street food pani puri is under the scanner in Karnataka because its health ministry is concerned about the presence of cancer-causing substances in it. About 41 of...

How safe is your pani puri? What are its links to cancer?

Man says he lost 13 kg in 21 days by 'water fasting': What is the new weight-loss trend?

Man says he lost 13 kg in 21 days by 'water fasting': What is the new weight-loss trend?
Man says he lost 13 kg in 21 days by 'water fasting': What is the new weight-loss trend?

Man says he lost 13 kg in 21 days by 'water fasting': What is the new weight-loss trend?

Addis Miller from Costa Rica claimed that he shed an astonishing 13.1 kg during a three-week water fast, during which his body entered a stage of ketosis, where it burns fat for fuel in the absence of carbohydrates and sugars. While water fasting may have potential health benefits like improving heart health and treating hypertension, it can pose several health risks, if not done under medical supervision

Addis Miller from Costa Rica claimed that he shed an astonishing 13.1 kg during a three-week water fast, during which his body entered a stage of ketosis, where it burns fat f...

Man says he lost 13 kg in 21 days by 'water fasting': What is the new weight-loss trend?
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