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  • Coronavirus pandemic | How are my kids still getting sick in lockdown? Jul 04, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | How are my kids still getting sick in lockdown?

    Months into isolation, parents have told me that their kids have come down with mystery fevers, strep throat, lice, pinworms and roseola.

  • Playing Beethoven’s piano sonatas changed how I hear them Jul 04, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Playing Beethoven’s piano sonatas changed how I hear them

    At the center of my program was Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A flat (Op. 110), my first attempt at playing one of the composer’s visionary late sonatas.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | WHO team to visit China next week to investigate the origin of COVID-19 Jul 04, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | WHO team to visit China next week to investigate the origin of COVID-19

    Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO, said that a thorough investigation needs to be done into the origins of the virus.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally July 04 | Maharashtra top with 192,990 cases, India sees record 23,000 cases in 24 hours Jul 04, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally July 04 | Maharashtra top with 192,990 cases, India sees record 23,000 cases in 24 hours

    Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state as its tally reaching 192,990; followed by Tamil Nadu, which also crossed the milestone 102,721 cases, Delhi (94,695) and Gujarat (34,600)

  • Govt revises dosage of anti-viral drug remdesivir to be administered to coronavirus patients Jul 03, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Govt revises dosage of anti-viral drug remdesivir to be administered to coronavirus patients

    The Health Ministry on June 13 had allowed the use of remdesivir for restricted emergency use in moderate cases under "investigational therapies".

  • Coronavirus | Thyrocare Technologies launches 'COVID Antibody Tests' Jul 03, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Thyrocare Technologies launches 'COVID Antibody Tests'

    The test kits and procedures have been approved by ICMR, and the company has made the test available pan India, Thyrocare said in a statement.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra records 6,364 new COVID-19 cases, 198 deaths Jul 03, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra records 6,364 new COVID-19 cases, 198 deaths

    On the other hand, 3,515 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered cases to 1,04, 687, said an official release.

  • Gilead's COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance Jul 03, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Gilead's COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance

    The decision comes just days after the company allocated nearly all of its supply of the antiviral to the United States over the next three months, stirring concerns about availability elsewhere.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Tamil Nadu reports 4,329 cases, tally crosses 1 lakh mark Jul 03, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Tamil Nadu reports 4,329 cases, tally crosses 1 lakh mark

    Out of the 4,329 new cases, 2,082 were from Chennai alone.

  • WHO endorses Truenat tests by ICMR, 2 others for TB diagnosis, rifampicin resistance detection Jul 03, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    WHO endorses Truenat tests by ICMR, 2 others for TB diagnosis, rifampicin resistance detection

    In a joint statement, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Molbio Diagnostics and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said the WHO has now endorsed three of their rapid molecular Truenat TM assays for initial diagnosis of TB and subsequent detection of rifampicin resistance in adults and children.

  • Scientists decode how smell, taste sensation loss in COVID-19 patients improves with time Jul 03, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Scientists decode how smell, taste sensation loss in COVID-19 patients improves with time

    The researchers, including those from the Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in the UK, conducted a survey-based study of 202 patients -- of whom women represented 103 patients, and the average age was 56 years.

  • Explained: How did Bharat Biotech emerge as dark horse in race for COVID-19 vaccine? Jul 03, 2020 03:06 PM IST

    Explained: How did Bharat Biotech emerge as dark horse in race for COVID-19 vaccine?

    ICMR and Bharat Biotech are jointly working on the pre-clinical as well as clinical development of the vaccine.

  • Don't mislead people on Coronil: Maharashtra FDA Minister Rajendra Shingne warns Patanjali Jul 03, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Don't mislead people on Coronil: Maharashtra FDA Minister Rajendra Shingne warns Patanjali

    The Food and Drugs Administration Minister said action will be taken with the help of the state's home department under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, if any false claims are made by producers of Coronil.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Total number of cases worldwide crosses 11 million-mark Jul 03, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Total number of cases worldwide crosses 11 million-mark

    Coronavirus News Live Updates: India has so far recorded over 6.25 lakh cases, which includes 18,213 deaths.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally July 3: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 92,000 Jul 03, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally July 3: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 92,000

    With over 1.86 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (98,392), Delhi (92,175) and Gujarat (33,913).

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai tally tops 80,000 with 1,554 cases; 57 die: BMC Jul 02, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai tally tops 80,000 with 1,554 cases; 57 die: BMC

    This was the second consecutive day that the number of new COVID-19 cases went past the 1,500-mark in the financial capital of the county.

  • In Pics | Rising biomedical waste amid coronavirus pandemic poses a new challenge Jul 02, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    In Pics | Rising biomedical waste amid coronavirus pandemic poses a new challenge

    With so many disposal items being used by hospitals and quarantine centres, plastic pollution is getting worse. A look at how it can prove to be a big problem.

  • Difference between number of recoveries, active COVID-19 cases now 1.31 lakh: Health Ministry Jul 02, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Difference between number of recoveries, active COVID-19 cases now 1.31 lakh: Health Ministry

    "Timely clinical management of COVID-19 cases has resulted in more than 10,000 daily recoveries. During the last 24 hours, a total of 11,881 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure to 3,59,859. This further takes the recovery rate to 59.52 percent," the health ministry said.

  • Bodies of suspected COVID-19 cases be handed over to kin without waiting for test result: Health Ministry Jul 02, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Bodies of suspected COVID-19 cases be handed over to kin without waiting for test result: Health Ministry

    A letter on the matter was sent to all states and UTs on Wednesday in the wake of issues raised regarding death of suspected COVID-19 patients and bodies not being handed over to relatives pending confirmation of test report by hospitals.

  • No community transmission of COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Rajesh Tope Jul 02, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    No community transmission of COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Rajesh Tope

    "The data shows that most of the coronavirus positive patients are those who were earlier placed under institutional quarantine, home quarantine or had some contact history. Therefore, there has been no community spread in Maharashtra so far," he said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Kerala government revises discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients Jul 02, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Kerala government revises discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients

    According to the new guidelines, issued on July 1, the government has decided to do away with the "double negative" criteria for the discharge of coronavirus patients

  • Maharashtra running out of remdesivir supply after delay in advance orders for drug: Report Jul 02, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    Maharashtra running out of remdesivir supply after delay in advance orders for drug: Report

    India supplier Hetero said it has so far supplied 20,000 doses, of which more than half went to Tamil Nadu, followed by private hospitals which took 7,000 doses, and the rest to other state hospitals.

  • COVID-19 care | Kerala PSU to manufacture India's cheapest emergency ventilator: Report Jul 02, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 care | Kerala PSU to manufacture India's cheapest emergency ventilator: Report

    The ventilator to be produced by Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceuticals (KSDP) could cost Rs 7,500-8,000, nearly half the price of the cheapest available ventilator currently

  • Delhi directs private labs, diagnostic centres to conduct antibody tests: Report Jul 02, 2020 12:21 PM IST

    Delhi directs private labs, diagnostic centres to conduct antibody tests: Report

    Corporates, agencies and organisations planning to re-open business will now be allowed to engage private labs to conduct antibody tests to check if any staff have developed immunity to SARS-CoV-2

  • Coronavirus pandemic | At least 70 doctors in India lost their lives in line of COVID-19 duty Jul 02, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | At least 70 doctors in India lost their lives in line of COVID-19 duty

    Community health experts say there is a need to urgently launch infection control audits across hospitals by the government to determine the scale of dangers faced by the health care workers during COVID-19

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