Tuesday, 12 January 2021: Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and monitoring of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A day-long virtual meeting of scientists from around the globe, convened by WHO, brought together more than 1,750 experts from…… Continue reading Global scientists double down on SARS-CoV-2 variants research at WHO-hosted forum
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UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile
The Ebola vaccine is reserved for outbreak response to protect people at the highest risk of contracting Ebola – including healthcare and frontline workers.
Is Rakesh Tikait like Father Gapon : Justice Katju
Farmers leaders or Father Gapons ? By justice Markandey Katju More and more on hearing Rakesh Tikait on YouTube, I am getting the feeling he is like Father Gapon ( who was later revealed to be a police agent ) who led the mob to a massacre in St Petersburg, Russia in January 1905 on…… Continue reading Is Rakesh Tikait like Father Gapon : Justice Katju
Fertility Preservation Safe for Young Women with Breast Cancer
In the United States, large barriers remain for women with cancer who want to preserve their fertility, explained Dr. Levine. For instance, while fertility preservation is available to all women in Sweden under their national health system, many insurance plans in the United States don’t cover it for young cancer patients.
Migrants and refugees say COVID-19 has dramatically worsened their lives: WHO
Undocumented migrants are often excluded from national health programmes or social protection schemes that could facilitate access to health and social services. Many do not seek health care, including for COVID-19, due to financial constraints or fear of deportation.
Face it all together: the threat of pandemics and responsibility to deliver on health for all
Global level thrust on health policy, scientific research and programming was of course very important in pandemic response but so were local responses, that was no less important and lifesaving.
Impact of the pandemic on Child Labour
Covid’s Impact on Child Labour in India: Facts about Child Labour Over the past nine months, the entire news and social media have been flooded with reports of rising cases of Covid-19 and the impact it has had on India’s economy. Millions of people lost their jobs or were forced to take pay cuts. Migrants…… Continue reading Impact of the pandemic on Child Labour
Lessons from COVID-19: Need for universal healthcare and socio-economic equality
By Neha Mazumdar COVID-19 was first detected in India on 30 January 2020, the same day when the World Health Organization had formally declared a public health emergency of international concern. Since then, the number of cases in our country has risen exponentially, inching towards 10 million. To gain a better understanding of this pandemic…… Continue reading Lessons from COVID-19: Need for universal healthcare and socio-economic equality
JFA strongly denounces Arnab Goswami’s arrest
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed utter dismay over the arrest of senior journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday morning (4 November 2020) by the Mumbai police and urged the Maharashtra government to release him urgently. The forum also appealed to the media fraternity of India to raise strong voices against the physical assault to the…… Continue reading JFA strongly denounces Arnab Goswami’s arrest
Health News : Opioid addiction treating drug may be repurposed for type 2 diabetes
India is the diabetes capital of the world New Delhi, Nov 03: India is the diabetic capital of the world as every sixth person with diabetes in the world is an Indian. Insulin resistance has been a big challenge to the researchers who seek to understand and treat it. Researchers from the Indian Institute of…… Continue reading Health News : Opioid addiction treating drug may be repurposed for type 2 diabetes
World’s first scientoon book on coronavirus released
It is further planned to make a 3D version of this book, as to facilitate its multilingual adaptation across India and abroad. The scientoon book ‘Bye Bye Corona’ is expected to help create wider awareness about COVID-19 cutting across age, language, and national boundaries.
Navratri fasting: Feasting or detoxification? | Wellness News
Fasting during Navratri is an ideal way to detox the body, enhance digestion and increase positivity. Navratri is also a very good time too lose weight and to inculcate healthy eating pattern in our life.
Scientists devise breakthrough bioremediation technique to fight oil spillage in ocean waters
New Delhi, Oct. 15: There is a grave ecological concern in the recent times due to the surge of human activity in extracting oils through offshore drilling resulting in spillage of oil either accidentally or due to negligence. Also, there is industrial effluent discharge, waste burns out and other manmade disasters polluting the marine environment.…… Continue reading Scientists devise breakthrough bioremediation technique to fight oil spillage in ocean waters
‘May you be the mother of many sons…’
…so goes an old common blessing given to an Indian bride, talks of gender equality notwithstanding. While the small family norm slogan of ‘hum do, hamare do’ (we two, ours two) has rubbed in well the penchant for begetting at least one son has not waned. Many modern Indian women find their womanhood incomplete without…… Continue reading ‘May you be the mother of many sons…’
Article by Dr. Ram Puniyani: Conversions and Anti-Christian Violence in India
Mr. Satyapal Singh, the BJP MP, while speaking in Lok Sabha on amendments to FCRA went on to support the forthcoming restrictions to the foreign contributions. While making his arguments, to buttress his point, he put forward the case of Pastor Graham Stewart Stains. In the process, he poured venom on the late Pastor by…… Continue reading Article by Dr. Ram Puniyani: Conversions and Anti-Christian Violence in India
Differences in Suicide Risk Among Subgroups of Sexual and Gender Minority College Students: Research
The researchers indicated that additional prospective research to understand longitudinal trajectories of risk and resilience for sexual minority subgroups is needed.
Never say die: Disability is not about inability
They may be differently-abled, but they do not lack inability. Yes, I am talking about the more than one billion people in the world who live with some form of disability. They could be persons with impaired functions of the senses, mobility, cognition or with psychosocial difficulties. Out of these, an estimated 690 million live…… Continue reading Never say die: Disability is not about inability
#bREAKING : There are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases of COVID-19.
All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, preventing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights, says WHO DG New Delhi/ Geneva, 12th March 2020. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that there are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases of COVID-19 and 55 countries and territories…… Continue reading #bREAKING : There are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases of COVID-19.
#Breaking : Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
29th February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services protects people’s health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhances health decisions by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promotes healthy living through strong partnerships with local, national, and international organizations. CDC…… Continue reading #Breaking : Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
#Breaking : FASTag to be available free of charge for 15 days#Breaking : FASTag to be available free of charge for 15 days
New Delhi, 13th February 2020. In order to further increase digital collection of user fee via FASTag at NH fee plazas, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to waive off the FASTag cost of Rs.100/- for NHAI FASTag between 15th and 29th February, 2020. Road users can visit any authorised physical point-of-sale locations…… Continue reading #Breaking : FASTag to be available free of charge for 15 days#Breaking : FASTag to be available free of charge for 15 days