Civil society organisations urge Indian drug regulator to put vaccine trial data in public domain
COVID-19: Global tally, death toll peak in December
Fewer kids under 3 breastfed within an hour of birth, finds NFHS-5
CDRI Lucknow invites nominations, applications for excellence in drug research awards
COVID-19: 6 UK returnees test positive for new strain, health ministry confirms
As many as 114 were found positive for SARS-CoV-2 after they returned from UK recently; genome sequencing results of ...
Sting operation: How Odisha’s Malkangiri controlled malaria
One of India’s worst malaria-affected districts is on its way to win the fight against this scourge
Watch out for new COVID-19 strain, warns Niti Aayog’s Paul
Priority genome sequencing for those landing from the UK amid heightened surveillance
As Shigella spurs panic in Kerala, health dept says nothing to worry
At least 40 cases of this intestinal infection have been reported from Kozhikode and surrounding areas; an 11-yr-old has ...
Coronavirus new variant: Genomics researcher answers key questions
The new variant is touted to be responsible for an increasing proportion of cases in parts of the United Kingdom
New coronavirus strain in UK more contagious, infection severity unclear: European CDC
India suspends all flights from UK from December 23-31
COVID-19 Vaccine Watch: COVAX has 2 billion doses to supply to 190 countries
End of COVID-19 pandemic in sight with arrival of these vaccines, says WHO
NFHS-5: Child mortality drops, prevalence of malnutrition remains high
Despite the decline, India’s infant mortality rate worst among developing countries
COVID-19 Vaccine Watch: India tops number of COVID-19 vaccine doses arranged from manufacturers
However, in terms of the proportion of the population that can be vaccinated with these doses, Canada leads the ...
COVID-19 Vaccine Watch: Appeals made for support on proposal regarding intellectual property
If it is adopted on December 16, IP rights on production and supply of COVID-19 tools will be waived ...
No integration in India’s disease data collection systems: Niti Aayog
White paper highlights several lacunae including shortage of human resources, occupational health, surveillance; suggests series of measures under ‘Vision 2035’
Fertility rate down in most states, NFHS-5 finds
Kerala only state to record increase in fertility rate, phase 1 of survey finds; urban women had lower fertility ...
Adulteration of honey with sugar syrup most pressing threat: Beekeepers
Beekeepers from a number of states spoke said they were losing jobs due to honey aduleterated with sugar syrups being ...
WTO decision on access to COVID-19 drugs without strings delayed
Proposal will be formally discussed in March next year, sources say
Decision on emergency authorisation for SII, Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines deferred
Both manufacturers have been asked for more data before a final decision can be reached
Don’t doubt India’s drug regulator on COVID-19 vaccines: Government
Weekly press meeting also releases details of COVID-19 vaccination; healthcare and frontline workers, seniors to be immunised on priority ...
Organochlorines may be behind Eluru mystery illness; why is that worrisome
These chemicals present in insecticides and pesticides affect human health
COVID-19 adverse impacts stronger in people with diabetes: Study
Individuals with type 1, type 2 diabetes and COVID-19 3 times more likely to have a severe illness or ...
Drug Controller General dodges query on COVID-19 vaccine adverse event
Govt webinar on clinical trials also skips questions on emergency authorisation, expert committees
Honey Fraud: Our response to statements from Dabur, Patanjali
On December 2, 2020, Delhi-based nonprofit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth released findings on ...
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine becomes first to get emergency authorisation
UK government gives nod on basis of interim results, vaccine to be made available by next week