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Blood tests can offer early indicator of severe Covid-19? Here's what study says(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)

Blood tests can offer early indicator of severe Covid-19? Here's what study says

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:09 PM IST
As per a recent study, blood tests can help doctors predict whether a coronavirus patient requires care in the intensive care unit or requires ventilator support or is suffering from severe Covid-19 that could lead to death
Delhi Police had been making checks for cases of drunk and drive with an alcometer, in the pre-Covid times.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Delhi Police had been making checks for cases of drunk and drive with an alcometer, in the pre-Covid times.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Plan to party hard on New Years? Delhiites, be ready for a blood test instead of breath test!

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Delhi Police plans to get blood tests done to check cases of drunk and driving, ahead of New Year celebrations this year.
Scientists said they had developed a way of predicting if patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease by analysing their blood(AP)
Scientists said they had developed a way of predicting if patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease by analysing their blood(AP)

‘Gamechanger’: Blood test may accurately predict Alzheimer’s, says study

Paris | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:46 AM IST
Around 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease that accounts for more than half of global dementia cases.
Masaba Gupta shares what works what does not when dealing with PCOD(Instagram/masabagupta)
Masaba Gupta shares what works what does not when dealing with PCOD(Instagram/masabagupta)

Masaba Gupta reveals the pros of 16-hour fast and cons of Keto diet in dealing with PCOD

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Netflix’s latest crush Masaba Gupta recently shared health tips with fans on her experience of how to make PCOD vanish
The researchers analysed blood samples taken from people at clinical high risk of psychosis. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The researchers analysed blood samples taken from people at clinical high risk of psychosis. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Blood test may predict signs of psychotic disorders in people: Study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Based on certain criteria, such as mild or brief psychotic symptoms, some people are considered to be clinically at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, such as schizophrenia.
The left ventricle supplies most of the heart’s pumping power, so it is larger than the other chambers and essential for normal function. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The left ventricle supplies most of the heart’s pumping power, so it is larger than the other chambers and essential for normal function. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed up cardiac failure diagnosis, treatment

Washington, D.C. | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 04:03 PM IST
AI-enhanced ECG was better than standard blood tests in identifying which patients have severe Left Ventricular Systolic dysfunction (LVSD) (35% or less of blood in the heart pumped out with each contraction), with a performance measure of 0.89 vs. 0.80.
Subhash Nagpal (extreme left) with his family; (right) donating plasma on his 54th birthday on Tuesday as a tribute to his parents; his mother would perform a ‘havan’ every year on his birthday.
Subhash Nagpal (extreme left) with his family; (right) donating plasma on his 54th birthday on Tuesday as a tribute to his parents; his mother would perform a ‘havan’ every year on his birthday.

Man who lost both parents to Covid donates plasma on his 54th birthday as a tribute to them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 03:51 AM IST
On Tuesday, Nagpal paid what he described as “shradhanjali” (tribute) to his parents. He landed at Delhi’s Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and donated his plasma.The day happened to be 54-year-old Nagpal’s birthday. And it wasn’t a mere coincidence.
The researchers, led by Professor Waljit Dhillo from Imperial College London in the UK, suggest they can be used to identify those patients who are more likely to need intensive cover.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The researchers, led by Professor Waljit Dhillo from Imperial College London in the UK, suggest they can be used to identify those patients who are more likely to need intensive cover.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 patients with high stress hormone levels at greater death risk: Lancet study

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:13 PM IST
The study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology on Thursday, provides the first data to show that cortisol levels are a marker of the severity of the illness.
After being admitted to the hospital on Sunday, Manmohan Singh had undergone routine blood tests and an electrocardiogram (a test to check the condition of his heart) at the cardio-neurosciences wing.(PTI)
After being admitted to the hospital on Sunday, Manmohan Singh had undergone routine blood tests and an electrocardiogram (a test to check the condition of his heart) at the cardio-neurosciences wing.(PTI)

Former PM Manmohan Singh discharged from AIIMS after two days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Manmohan Singh, 87, was admitted to the hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit late on Sunday evening after complaining of chest pain.
There are various laboratories under the department of biotechnology and council of scientific and industrial research that are into genetic sequencing of the Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.(AFP)
There are various laboratories under the department of biotechnology and council of scientific and industrial research that are into genetic sequencing of the Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.(AFP)

Indigenous tests kits to be ready by mid-May: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Covid-19 update: The science and technology ministry is working on a number of other projects in the field of diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccine against the novel viral infection.
A quarantined group of people is brought for screening tests by the district health department, on day sixteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 09, 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A quarantined group of people is brought for screening tests by the district health department, on day sixteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 09, 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), on Thursday had issued an interim advisory for use of rapid antibody test (blood test) for Covid-19(Reuters)
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), on Thursday had issued an interim advisory for use of rapid antibody test (blood test) for Covid-19(Reuters)

India likely to release Covid-19 rapid testing guidelines today

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 12:40 PM IST
The experts of the task force created to review India’s testing criteria, which is chaired by director- All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, Dr Randeep Guleria, have been discussing the protocol for the past three days.
Fake blood is seen in test tubes labelled with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 17, 2020.(Reuters/ Image for representation)
Fake blood is seen in test tubes labelled with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 17, 2020.(Reuters/ Image for representation)

Is your body fighting Covid-19 symptoms? Blood test to tell in 5 mins

Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 08:35 AM IST
With the antibody test, the state government aims to get an indicative figure of the number of people attacked by the coronavirus, even if they are not showing symptoms.
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon.(iStock)
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon.(iStock)

Colorectal cancer: Common doubts answered

By By Dr. Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Some factors that increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer are unavoidable and can’t be changed. Age is one of them.
HT Image
HT Image

Why you should be wary of abdominal discomfort

By By Dr. Udip Maheshwari
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 08:21 AM IST
These are the most common symptoms of colorectal cancer, which, unfortunately, most of us tend to ignore, says expert.
Colorectal cancer is more common in developed nations, but there has also been an increase in cases in developing nations.(Freepik)
Colorectal cancer is more common in developed nations, but there has also been an increase in cases in developing nations.(Freepik)

Colorectal cancer among top 10 cancers in India

By By Dr.Ajay Yadav
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 08:36 AM IST
The symptoms are blood and mucus in stools and sudden weight loss.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.(Shutterstock)
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.(Shutterstock)

Researchers design home urine test for prostate cancer

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 01:57 PM IST
Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods.
An indigenously developed point of care diagnostic device, HealthCube is helping patients get their blood test, blood pressure monitoring and ECG results in a matter of minutes.(Representative image)
An indigenously developed point of care diagnostic device, HealthCube is helping patients get their blood test, blood pressure monitoring and ECG results in a matter of minutes.(Representative image)

Diagnostic device that can conduct 40 tests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The device, which is the size of a laptop, can perform about 40 essential tests even in the absence of electricity and internet.
The cardiologist said he was out of the NIA headquarters within 30 minutes.(HT image)
The cardiologist said he was out of the NIA headquarters within 30 minutes.(HT image)

Cardiologist appears before NIA, sent back after clarification on Yaseen Malik’s documents

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Kaul, who has been treating Malik for various cardiac ailments for two decades, told NIA officials the number in the separatist leader’s papers referred to a blood test and not crores of rupees.
According to the police, the IAS officer was under the influence of liquor as he drove the car carelessly and rammed into the motorcycle of the bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo used for representational purpose only)
According to the police, the IAS officer was under the influence of liquor as he drove the car carelessly and rammed into the motorcycle of the bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo used for representational purpose only)

Kerala IAS officer gets bail in drink driving case as test rules out alcohol in blood

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The report, and the bail evoked protests from friends and colleagues of K M Basheer (35), the slain journalist, who was riding a motorcycle that the car, driven by the IAS officer, ran over.
A government diagnostic lab where services such as CT scan and blood tests will be available at subsidised rates, is expected to be functional in the district by the end of the month. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
A government diagnostic lab where services such as CT scan and blood tests will be available at subsidised rates, is expected to be functional in the district by the end of the month. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Govt-run diagnostics lab to open in Sec 39, will have fixed rates

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:51 AM IST
The lab, the first such government-run centre in the district, will come up at Sector 39 next to a dispensary operated by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), officials said.
Three cases of malaria have been confirmed this month, according to the district health department, taking the total number of cases of the vector-borne disease to five so far this year.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Three cases of malaria have been confirmed this month, according to the district health department, taking the total number of cases of the vector-borne disease to five so far this year.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

3 new cases of malaria confirmed; total number of patients at five

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:46 AM IST
Two cases of malaria were confirmed by the health department in May.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which suspended Tyagi in May 2018, told the court that its standard for permissible alcohol level was zero. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS/ File photo)
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which suspended Tyagi in May 2018, told the court that its standard for permissible alcohol level was zero. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS/ File photo)

Suspended Air India pilot says hair serum caused positive alcohol test

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The suspended pilot has stated that he had get a blood test and urine test conducted in a private lab immediately after the BA test and it showed no alcohol in his system.
Karishma’s father alleges that she has been ill for the past 15 days and has lost 2 kgs.(HT Photo)
Karishma’s father alleges that she has been ill for the past 15 days and has lost 2 kgs.(HT Photo)

Ayushman Bharat’s first beneficiary’s kin allege apathy

Hindustan Times, KARNAL | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Deepak Kumar, senior medical officer of community health centre, Indri, said they started her treatment soon after she visited the hospital. He said that she was suffering with fever and chest infection but is now recovering.
This website will answer all your queries about kidney health(iStock)
This website will answer all your queries about kidney health(iStock)

This website will answer all your queries about kidney health

By Promotional Feature
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 11:46 AM IST
Www.kidneyeducation.com provides information about the prevention and care of kidney diseases in 37 languages—all prepared by more than 100 nephrologists from around the world!
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to increase the number of mobile medical units in the district in 2019-20 to expand the civic body’s healthcare coverage, officials privy to the matter said.(Picture for representation)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to increase the number of mobile medical units in the district in 2019-20 to expand the civic body’s healthcare coverage, officials privy to the matter said.(Picture for representation)

Gurugram municipal body plans to expand medical units to serve people in remote locations

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 04:42 AM IST
Gurugram’s only medical mobile unit, inaugurated in April 2018, has provided free healthcare services to more than 10,000 people living in remote and underserved areas in the district in the last 10 months.
Latent tuberculosis infection affects nearly 2 billion individuals around the world and about 10% of those cases result in active tuberculosis.(Shutterstock)
Latent tuberculosis infection affects nearly 2 billion individuals around the world and about 10% of those cases result in active tuberculosis.(Shutterstock)

Novel tools may help prevent tuberculosis reactivation

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 01:11 PM IST
Tuberculosis is treated with an antibiotic regimen, but it also increases the potential side effects of antibiotic resistance.
A first-of-its-kind blood test that can measure the severity of pain in patients may help curb unnecessary prescriptions of painkillers, which are often addictive.(Unsplash)
A first-of-its-kind blood test that can measure the severity of pain in patients may help curb unnecessary prescriptions of painkillers, which are often addictive.(Unsplash)

Novel blood test can measure severity of pain

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 04:59 PM IST
For the study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers tracked hundreds of participants to identify biomarkers in the blood that can help objectively determine how severe a patient’s pain is.
In addition to providing an objective measure of pain, the blood test helps physicians match the biomarkers in the patient’s blood with potential treatment options.(Unsplash)
In addition to providing an objective measure of pain, the blood test helps physicians match the biomarkers in the patient’s blood with potential treatment options.(Unsplash)

Novel blood test can measure severity of pain

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By PTI, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 03:51 PM IST
Researchers looked at bio-markers found in the blood - in this case molecules that reflect disease severity.
A fire broke out in a premier state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal capital Kolkata early on Monday.(PTI)
A fire broke out in a premier state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal capital Kolkata early on Monday.(PTI)

Fire in Kolkata’s Calcutta Medical College and Hospital; fourth incident in 3 months

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:06 PM IST
The incident took place around 4am on Monday as smoke was seen from the second floor of MCH building. There were no reports of any injury in the fire, the second in more than three months in the nearly 200-year-old hospital.
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