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Nutrition Can Be A Gamechanger In Addressing TB

Aug 20, 2022 Dr. Deepak Gupta

The inter-linkage between TB and malnutrition is bi-directional. While TB leads the patient to malnutrition, the risk of developing active TB increases due to malnutrition.

Undernutrition Can Exacerbate Severity Of Malaria

Aug 13, 2022 Jyotirmoy Nandi

Sustainable control of malaria can help improve nutritional status of endemic communities.


Well Nourished People Have Healthier Brains

While nutrition is a centre-piece in brain functioning, disciplined lifestyle, physical activity and staying hydrated also help.

Improving Sanitation Indicators Can Lead To Better Nutrition Outcomes

May 06, 2022 Natasha Patel

Cross sectoral collaboration by establishing common platforms for knowledge sharing, including nutritional targets in water, sanitation and hygiene goals and vice versa, can help ensure sustainable solutions.


Will Omicron End The Pandemic? What Five Global Studies Say

All the studies have indicated that Omicron will infect with far greater speed than any of its previous variants but will show mild symptoms and will not cause any severe disease of the lungs.

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07 January, 2022

Delhi May See 17k Covid-19 Cases And Positivity Rate Of 17% On Friday, Says Govt

Outlook Web Desk

The minister said authorities have devised different levels of restrictions and alerts under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) keeping in view the severity of infections caused by the Delta variant of coronavirus.


07 January, 2022

Global Covid-19 Update: New Cases Grew 71% In Last Week Of 2021

PTI

The Covid-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, released by the World Health Organization, said that during the week of December 27 to January 2, the global number of new cases increased sharply by 71% as compared to the previous week.


31 December, 2021

Omicron Scare: Is WHO Ignoring Natural Immunity To Promote Covid-19 Vaccines?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

When the WHO says that vaccine and natural antibodies provide the same level of protection, why is it recommending aggressive vaccination undermining the significance of natural immunity?


28 December, 2021

Covid-19: India Gets Two More Vaccines Corbevax, Covovax

PTI

Covid-19: The two vaccines Corbevax and Covovax have been cleared by the Centre. With this approval, the number of Covid-19 vaccines which have received emergency use authorisation in India has increased to eight.


24 December, 2021

Govt Cautions People Against Lowering Guard As World Witnesses 4th Covid Surge

PTI

Omicron is showing significant growth advantage over Delta which is spreading fast through communities with doubling time of 1.5 to 3 days, said Union Health Ministry on Friday quoting WHO.


21 December, 2021

Omicron Sweeps Across America, Account For 73% Of New Covid-19 Cases In US

Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19 cases have spiked up across US with 73 percent of the new cases recorded of the new variant in the country. Omicron is responsible for an estimated 90 per cent or more of new infections in the New York area, the Southeast, the industrial Midwest and the Pacific Northwest.


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19 December, 2021

India's Omicron Tally Rises To 126; Maha, Kerala, K'taka Report More Cases

Outlook Web Desk

Of the six new cases in Karnataka, one is a passenger from the UK, while five others are from COVID-19 clusters in two educational institutions in Dakshina Kannada district, and their travel history or contact with the international travellers are being ascertained, officials said.


18 December, 2021

Covid-19 Omicron Variant Identified In 89 Countries, Spreading Faster Than Delta Variant: WHO

PTI

Omicron variant of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in countries with high levels of population immunity but it still remains uncertain whether immune evasion, intrinsic increased transmissibility or a combination of both are responsible for its rapid growth.


18 December, 2021

Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Associated Press (AP)

Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.


16 December, 2021

Omicron Variant: South Africa Develops Indigenous Covid-19 Vaccine

Deutsche Welle

South Africa is grappling with the fourth wave of the Covid-19 driven by the Omicron variant. The country is pushing for more vaccinations — and for its own mRNA vaccine. The European Union, the World Health Organization and several countries are funding the project.


16 December, 2021

Omicron Spreads 70 Times Faster Than Previous Covid-19 Strains, Shows Study

Outlook Web Desk

A recent study by the University of Hong Kong suggests that the Omicron variant of coronavirus spreads 70 times faster than the other strains of Covid-19, however, with a lower rate of infection in the lungs.


15 December, 2021

8 New Cases Of Omicron Found In Maha; None Had History Of Overseas Travel

Outlook Web Desk

Seven of these eight persons were vaccinated against coronavirus and their swab samples were taken for testing in the first week of December, it said.


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11 December, 2021

Afghanistan: India Extends Humanitarian Assistance To Taliban Ruled Region

PTI

Afghanistan crisis has left the country crippled, with India on Saturday dispatching lifesaving medicines and other medical supplies to the war ravaged country ruled by Taliban.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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