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  • Argentina reports Latin America's first confirmed case of monkeypox; man traveled from Spain May 27, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    Argentina reports Latin America's first confirmed case of monkeypox; man traveled from Spain

    The man, who is from the province of Buenos Aires, has monkeypox but health authorities are waiting to finish sequencing the virus before making the official announcement, said an official in Argentina’s Health Ministry. The official requested anonymity until the official announcement.

  • Trivitron develops kit for detection of Monkeypox virus May 27, 2022 04:34 PM IST

    Trivitron develops kit for detection of Monkeypox virus

    Several suspected cases of Monkeypox have been identified in various countries.

  • Sun Pharma acquires Uractiv portfolio from Fiterman Pharma in Romania May 27, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Sun Pharma acquires Uractiv portfolio from Fiterman Pharma in Romania

    The company’s unit – SC Terapia SA, Romania – has acquired the Uractiv portfolio, which comprises food supplements, including minerals, vitamins and adjuvants; cosmetics and medical devices used for maintaining urinary tract health.

  • Can children get monkeypox? What are the symptoms May 27, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    Can children get monkeypox? What are the symptoms

    Children can get monkeypox, with symptoms more severe than adolescents and adults, according to the World Health Organization.

  • ‘The last generation’: The disillusionment of young Chinese May 27, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    ‘The last generation’: The disillusionment of young Chinese

    Two years ago, they said China was the “A” student in pandemic control and urged the rest of the world, especially the United States, to “copy China’s homework.” Now many believe they are the most unlucky generation since the 1980s as Beijing’s persistent pursuit of the “zero-COVID-19” policy is wreaking havoc

  • It’s still COVID-19’s world. We’re just living in it May 27, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    It’s still COVID-19’s world. We’re just living in it

    Across much of the United States, the rhythms of life have returned to something like their pre-pandemic tempo. Bars and restaurants are packed, there’s a wedding boom, and Memorial Day weekend looks likely to kick off a busy summer travel season. But remember how giddy we all were for a virus-free summer last year?

  • Govt plans to repurpose Co-WIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme May 27, 2022 11:19 AM IST

    Govt plans to repurpose Co-WIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme

    The vaccination record under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is now maintained manually.

  • Guidelines meant to stop cross pathy by doctors stir a hornet’s nest  May 27, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    Guidelines meant to stop cross pathy by doctors stir a hornet’s nest 

    Guidelines drafted by the National Medical Commission are intended to discourage doctors from prescribing medicines that belong to branches of medicine in which they are not trained. 

  • Monkeypox: Who's guarded and who's not? May 26, 2022 08:09 PM IST

    Monkeypox: Who's guarded and who's not?

    No deaths have been reported. But experts are particularly concerned about close contacts who are children, older adults or who have weak immune systems for other reasons.

  • After Texas school shooting, gun-related stocks rise sharply May 26, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    After Texas school shooting, gun-related stocks rise sharply

    Smith & Wesson and Vista Outdoor both increased about 7 percent, while Sturm Ruger gained more than 4 percent. The stock market overall was up about 1 percent

  • Germany to recognise Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for travel from June 1 May 26, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Germany to recognise Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for travel from June 1

    German Ambassador to India and Bhutan, Walter J Lindner on Thursday said the government of the European nation will start recognizing Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine for travel purpose there from June 1.

  • Zydus Lifesciences gets USFDA nod for chemotherapy drug May 26, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Zydus Lifesciences gets USFDA nod for chemotherapy drug

    The approval granted by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) is for Pemetrexed for injection, in strengths of 100 mg/vial, 500 mg/vial, and 1,000 mg/vial of single dose, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • Johnson & Johnson, Momenta Pharma file patent infringement lawsuit against Natco, Mylan in US May 25, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    Johnson & Johnson, Momenta Pharma file patent infringement lawsuit against Natco, Mylan in US

    Johnson & Johnson and Momenta Pharmaceuticals lawsuit alleges infringement of two old patents associated with 20mg/ml and 40mg/ml Glatiramer Acetate injection, Natco said in a regulatory filing.

  • Pfizer to offer low-cost medicines, vaccines to world's poorest countries May 25, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    Pfizer to offer low-cost medicines, vaccines to world's poorest countries

    US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Wednesday said it would sell its patented drugs at a not-for-profit basis to the world's poorest countries, as part of a new initiative announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Cadila Pharma launches drug to treat high LDL-cholesterol May 24, 2022 07:41 PM IST

    Cadila Pharma launches drug to treat high LDL-cholesterol

    Cadila Pharmaceuticals said it has launched a drug for the treatment of high LDL-cholesterol or bad cholesterol which can lead to serious life-threatening heart complications due to blockage in blood vessels.

  • FDA lifts hold on Covaxin's clinical trials in US May 24, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    FDA lifts hold on Covaxin's clinical trials in US

    The FDA’s earlier decision, in April, to put on hold the trials was based on the US firm’s decision to voluntarily implement a temporary pause in dosing participants of the jab, following the World Health Organisation’s observations on Covaxin manufacturing plants in India.

  • COVID-19: NRI on Gujarat visit tests positive for Omicron sub-variant BA.5 May 24, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    COVID-19: NRI on Gujarat visit tests positive for Omicron sub-variant BA.5

    The man, who lives in South Africa, had on May 1 tested positive for the coronavirus after he arrived to meet his parents.

  • Delhi firm launches ‘Buy now, Pay later’ option for day-care medical procedures at hospitals  May 24, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Delhi firm launches ‘Buy now, Pay later’ option for day-care medical procedures at hospitals 

    The health tech company says its aim is to speed up the treatment of patients by providing them quick access to funds

  • Monkeypox transmission can be stopped outside endemic countries: WHO May 23, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    Monkeypox transmission can be stopped outside endemic countries: WHO

    "We want to stop human-to-human transmission. We can do this in the non-endemic countries... This is a containable situation," the WHO's emerging diseases lead Maria Van Kerkhove told a live interaction on the UN health agency's social media channels.

  • The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus May 23, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    The UN health agency’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told officials gathered in Geneva for opening of the WHO’s annual meeting that “declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus.” He also noted that almost 1 billion people in lower-income countries still haven’t been vaccinated.

  • Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in under-5s May 23, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in under-5s

    The companies said the vaccine was safe and well-tolerated by the children, and they plan to soon ask global regulators to authorize the shot for the age group, children for whom no vaccine is currently approved in most of the world.

  • AstraZeneca's COVID jab Vaxzevria wins EU approval as booster May 23, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    AstraZeneca's COVID jab Vaxzevria wins EU approval as booster

    "Healthcare professionals can now use Vaxzevria as a third dose booster in patients previously given a primary vaccine schedule of either Vaxzevria or an EU-approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine."

  • Centre alerts states to quickly identify, isolate monkeypox suspects in hospitals    May 23, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Centre alerts states to quickly identify, isolate monkeypox suspects in hospitals  

    The World Health Organisation says it is working with countries where monkeypox cases have surfaced and others to expand surveillance and to guide them on how to manage the viral disease    

  • What we know about long Covid so far May 23, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    What we know about long Covid so far

    Studies estimate that 10 percent to 30 percent of people report persistent or new medical issues months after their initial coronavirus infections — a constellation of symptoms known as long Covid

  • The rules for hybrid work were always made up May 23, 2022 11:16 AM IST

    The rules for hybrid work were always made up

    Unlike fully remote or in-person work arrangements, hybrid models have unfolded differently in every office

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