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IANS 29 September 2022
India records 4,272 fresh COVID infections, 27 deaths in past 24 hours 29-09-2022 11:10 India on Thursday reported 4,272 fresh Covid infections in the past 24 hours against the previous day's 3,615 count, as per the Union Health Ministry data. During the same period, 27 more...

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IANS 15 September 2022
The reconstituted National Medical Device Promotion Council (NMDPC) under the Department of Pharmaceuticals held its first meeting in New Delhi and was updated on the steps taken up by Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) and the state licensing authorities for the smooth...

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IANS 07 September 2022
A Lancet study has raised major concerns over the rampant use of over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics in India, saying that most of these drugs have not been approved by the central drug regulator that has resulted in severe antibiotic resistance in the country.   The research,...

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India records 5,439 fresh COVID cases, active cases below 70,000 mark 30-08-2022 11:20 India on Tuesday witnessed a decline in Covid cases with 5,439 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours, against previous day's 7,591 count, the Union Health Ministry said. Meanwhile, the...

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Johnson & Johnson is to stop selling and making talc-based baby powder globally, two years after it ended sales in the US and Canada, the media reported.   The healthcare firm has faced tens of thousands of lawsuits from consumers who allege its talc products, including the instantly...

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Robin Fields (ProPublica) 01 August 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   Using sewage sample tests from three countries separated by thousands of miles, public health officials hope to unravel the mystery of where this polio started circulating and what threat it poses.   Public health officials’...

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India records 20,408 COVID cases, 54 deaths in past 24 hours 30-07-2022 11:20 In the last 24 hours, India reported 20,408 new Covid cases and 54 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. The new fatalities took the nationwide death toll to 5,26,312. The active...

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Robin Fields (ProPublica) 27 July 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   US public health agencies generally don’t test wastewater for signs of polio. That may have given the virus time to circulate silently before it paralyzed a New York man.   About a month ago, British health authorities...

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Active COVID caseload in India crosses 1 lakh mark after 4 months 30-06-2022 10:40 India reported 18,819 new Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a considerable rise from the previous day's count of 14,506, taking the caseload to over one lakh-mark after a gap of four months,...

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The US Food and Drug Administration has called Novavax's protein-based vaccine effective against Covid-19, but has flagged concerns over its risk of myocarditis and pericarditis.   Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis is inflammation of the outer lining of...

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India reports 2,338 COVID cases, 19 deaths in past 24 hours 31-05-2022 10:20 India reported 2,338 fresh Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a decline from the previous day's count of 2,706, the Union Ministry of Family and Health Welfare said on Tuesday morning. In the...

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Charles Ornstein (ProPublica) 20 May 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   A trove of documents published as part of a legal settlement offers an unvarnished look inside the financial relationships between pharmaceutical companies and the medical community — from the perspective of drug companies...

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Anjeanette Damon (ProPublica) 17 May 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   State and local officials across Nevada signed agreements with Northshore Clinical Labs, a COVID testing laboratory run by men with local political connections. There was only one problem: Its tests didn’t work.   Last...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 May 2022
Since early April, New Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) have been the epicentre of COVID cases in India. A survey by LocalCircles reveals that 55% of Delhi-NCR families have had one or more members in the family down with one or more of these COVID symptoms in April and the first...

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Digital marketing of unhealthy food products to children and online gaming that compels children to a sedentary life are the main drivers of obesity, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.   According to the WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, rates of overweight and...

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The Supreme Court on Monday said that no individual can be forced to get vaccinated and added that the current Covid-19 vaccine policy of the government is not arbitrary.   A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai said that restrictions imposed on the unvaccinated...

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Dr Abhay Shukla (The Leaflet) 28 April 2022
Social mobilisation and participatory processes that hold regulators and hospitals accountable, while providing systematic support and technical advice to affected persons, can add major value to regulatory processes and ensure that ‘regulation on paper’ gets translated into ‘regulation for...

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India reports 3,303 new COVID cases, 39 deaths in past 24 hours 28-04-2022 10:30 In the last 24 hours, India reported 3,303 new Covid cases, a considerable rise against the 2,937 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. In the same period,...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that doctors can provide the best medical assistance available at their command but merely because they could not save the patient, that could not be considered to be a case of post-operative medical negligence.   A bench of Justices Ajay...

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India reports 1,225 new COVID cases, 28 fatalities in past 24 hours 31-03-2022 10:50 India on Thursday reported 1,225 fresh Covid-19 infections, a marginal fall from previous day's count of 1,233 cases, as per the Union Health Ministry's data. A total of 28 Covid-related deaths...

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