Pancreatic cancer: Symptoms, treatment and more

Pancreatic cancer is among one of the most common cancers to occur in human body and despite the amount of research and technological advance, it till date remains one of the most dangerous cancers. Before we move ahead, let’s take a look at what the organ is, where it is located in the body and it’s functions. LOCATION: In the abdomen behind the stomach FUNCTION: Main function is to release insulin and maintain the body’s sugar level; release digestive juices to help digestion Dr. Asit Arora (principal consultant and chief…

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Atrial Fibrillation, also called AF, a-fib, is a quivery, fluttery heartbeat. The condition is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. You might hear the doctor call it as arrhythmia. It means the heart’s normal rhythm is out of whack. Since, your blood isn’t moving well, you’re more likely to have heart failure. Dr. Dinesh Chandra MBBS, MS – General Surgery, MCh – Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgeon explains in dept what Atrial Fibrillation is and its types. That’s when your…

Bird Flu Outbreak: Govt Issues 10-Point Guide to Eating Eggs, Chicken Safely

Poultry sales have crashed down due to the bird flu outbreak and many people are completely avoiding it. However, it is said to be okay to eat chicken meat or eggs if they are cooked properly. The World Health Organisation (WHO) also said that proper cooking would inactivates the virus present inside meat and eggs. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, have issued a 10-point guide to eating eggs, chicken safely. This came after several states including cities like Delhi…

Fire at Serum Institute of India (SII) Pune building site

A massive fire broke out today at vaccine-maker Serum Institute of India’s Pune facility, at a building that is under construction. The fire is believed to have started because of an electrical fault, due to some ongoing welding work. 5 deaths have been reported so far. It took around three hours for firemen to bring the blaze under control. India launched the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine rollout after two vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – which were cleared by the drug controller DCGI. The vaccine and the plant itself is…

World’s Largest Vaccination On-Going, UN Agencies Helping Closely In Execution

Written by Ashwarya Singh With the launch of the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive in India, a spokesperson for the UN chief told the media that several United Nation agencies are helping authorities to execute a massive mass vaccination programme. As per the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Stephane Dunarric, the UN has sent a team to India in order to support the government and UN partners in the most gigantic vaccination programme. At the daily press briefing, he said that Indian government has vaccinated nearly half a million of…

On-Spot Covid Vaccination, Walk-in’s Allowed by Health Ministry

Written by Ashwarya Singh To ensure that vaccination centres reach their target and no wastage of resources occur, the Health ministry has moulded its rules in terms of Covid Vaccination registry. Now, with certain modifications in the Co-WIN app, especially designed to cater the delivery of vaccines across the country, one can avail the benefit of on-spot registry for Covid vaccination. The decision from the health ministry has come after low turnouts of health workers at the vaccine centres. Covid-19 had kept the world on hold in 2020, but with…

How Effective are the COVID-19 Vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin?

After a long wait, India has formally approved two homegrown vaccines for emergency use – Covishield and Covaxin. Drugs Controller General of India gave the go ahead for the emergency-use of two coronavirus vaccines and is it prepares for one of the world’s biggest inoculation drives. The government of India has selected priority groups who will be vaccinated based on several risk factors. The first group will include healthcare workers and frontline workers. Question regarding the effectiveness of the two vaccines have also raised concerned within the masses. “The vaccine…

COVAXIN: A Significant Landmark in India’s Scientific Discovery

Bharat Biotech’s ‘COVAXIN’ Emergency Use Authorization approval by DCGI-CDSCO, is a significant landmark in India’s Scientific Discovery, and Scientists Capability.  It is indeed a proud moment for the nation and a great milestone in India’s scientific capability, a beginning to the innovation ecosystem in India. The development of COVAXIN was a public private partnership between ICMR, NIV and Bharat Biotech. COVAXIN is India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech which is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV). This indigenous,…

Covishield And Covaxin Became First Coronavirus Vaccines To Be Approved For Emergency Use In India

Covishield became first coronavirus vaccine to be approved for emergency use in India. Covishield, the vaccine candidate from Serum Institute of India (SII), was approved by a Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). Covishield has been developed in partnership with the University of Oxford British drug maker AstraZeneca. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India. The Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for use in the UK o December 30. Meanwhile, India is all set for…

What You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

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DR. PARINITA KAUR, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospitals, talked to Health Info and News about the new variation in the virus that has been found in the UK. She also talks about if the mutant is more dangerous or causes severe illness than the previous one. Read on to find out. “ Whether it is more severe, more dangerous than the other ones, how infectious or transmissible it is and lastly if the vaccine will be of any effect on it or not. The mutant virus was…