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The gaps include figuring out how officials will keep track of who has gotten which doses and how they’ll keep the workers who give the shots safe, with enough protective gear and syringes to do their jobs.(HT File Photo)

Health officials worry nation not ready for Covid-19 vaccine

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:48 AM IST
In a four-page memo this summer, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told health departments across the country to draft vaccination plans by October 1 “to coincide with the earliest possible release of Covid-19 vaccine.”
According to the USA-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are at a higher risk of developing complications due to Covid-19 infection.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the USA-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are at a higher risk of developing complications due to Covid-19 infection.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Nearly 26% Covid-19 deaths in Gurugram reported in people above 61

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Till Tuesday, the Covid-19 toll in Gurugram stood at 116, out of which 92 are men and 24 women. Data shows that the maximum Covid-19 toll is reported in the 61-70 age group, with 30 people succumbing to the illness.
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as Covid-19(REUTERS)
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as Covid-19(REUTERS)

US CDC reports 2,789,678 coronavirus cases, 129,305 deaths

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 08:00 AM IST
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as Covid-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on July 3 compared with its previous report a day earlier.
New infections and fatalities have also dropped considerably allowing all 50 states to reopen by partially lifting restrictions. But normalcy is not in sight yet.(AFP)
New infections and fatalities have also dropped considerably allowing all 50 states to reopen by partially lifting restrictions. But normalcy is not in sight yet.(AFP)

2.4 million more Americans file for unemployment benefits

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 09:28 PM IST
Donald Trump and his Republican allies have railed against China in effort to shift the blame the roiling epidemic in the United States and the severe toll it has taken on the economy.
The CDC will work with local partners to assist in the development of a strong public health workforce to support India’s capacity to respond to the current pandemic and future threats. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The CDC will work with local partners to assist in the development of a strong public health workforce to support India’s capacity to respond to the current pandemic and future threats. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

US CDC provides $3.6 million to support Covid-19 response in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 04:55 PM IST
This initial tranche of funding from the CDC aims to strengthen and support the Indian government’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics and serology, said a statement issued by the US embassy on Tuesday.
A State Department employee adjusts flags before a cancelled bi-lateral photo between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the State Department in Washington, US March 22, 2017.(REUTERS)
A State Department employee adjusts flags before a cancelled bi-lateral photo between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the State Department in Washington, US March 22, 2017.(REUTERS)

US will witness 3,000 coronavirus deaths daily by June 1: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The US is the worst-hit country from the pandemic. By Monday, more than 1.2 million Americans tested positive for the Covid-19 and the total number of fatalities increased to more than 69,000.
The virus spreads very easily in areas where there is community transmission of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The virus spreads very easily in areas where there is community transmission of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Five reasons you must stay home during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Stepping out results in contamination of surfaces or objects, from where it can infect people who touch the surface and then touch their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
File image of Tiger Woods(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Tiger Woods(USA TODAY Sports)

Tiger Woods urges all to ‘be safe, smart’ during coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:10 AM IST
As the cancellations unfolded last week, Woods was already sidelined. He opted to skip the Players Championship -- which was abruptly halted after one round because of coronavirus concerns -- with a stiff back.
More and more people are consuming excessive meat and processed foods, instead of vegetables and fruits. Doctors attribute this to a rise in colorectal cancer cases.(Pexels)
More and more people are consuming excessive meat and processed foods, instead of vegetables and fruits. Doctors attribute this to a rise in colorectal cancer cases.(Pexels)

Why excessive meat, processed foods are not good for your health

By By Dr. Prakash Devde
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Experts find a link between colorectal cancer and diets rich in meat and processed foods.
South Korea urged citizens on Saturday to stay indoors as it warned of a “critical moment” in its battle on the coronavirus after recording the biggest daily jump in infections, with 594 new cases taking the tally to 2,931.(AP Photo)
South Korea urged citizens on Saturday to stay indoors as it warned of a “critical moment” in its battle on the coronavirus after recording the biggest daily jump in infections, with 594 new cases taking the tally to 2,931.(AP Photo)

South Korea tells citizens to stay home at ‘critical moment’ in coronavirus battle

Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 10:39 AM IST
South Korea is grappling with the largest outbreak of the virus outside China, as a new death took the toll to 17, amid a record daily increase in infections since the country confirmed its first patient on January 20.
In a rare move, the government has barred the Karnataka-based Manipal University from receiving foreign funds(HT Photo)
In a rare move, the government has barred the Karnataka-based Manipal University from receiving foreign funds(HT Photo)

MHA cancels Manipal varsity FCRA licence over ‘unauthorised research’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 06:57 AM IST
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) suspended the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act -2010 (FCRA) account of the university for carrying out the “unauthorized” research at the Manipal Institute of Virology, the official said.
(HT Visual)
(HT Visual)

Get Set, Go... 2020

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Battling disease, checking pollution, protecting global biodiversity... a checklist of targets to be met by the coming year
While obesity is primarily associated with weight gain, recent evidence suggests that the disease triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain.(Unsplash)
While obesity is primarily associated with weight gain, recent evidence suggests that the disease triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain.(Unsplash)

Researchers using MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Obesity in young people has become a significant public health problem.
U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses outbreak that killed 40

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:08 AM IST
Agency officials cautioned they cannot rule out all other toxic substances, and it may take animal studies to clearly show vitamin E acetate causes the lung damage that’s been seen.
Five Dengue patients have died in Patna since October 15, but the state government has so far not attributed any of these deaths to the disease. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Five Dengue patients have died in Patna since October 15, but the state government has so far not attributed any of these deaths to the disease. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Doctor, part of central team in Patna to check dengue spread, is now a patient

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Dr Ram Singh, joint director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and head of the Centre for Medical Entomology and Vector Management, New Delhi, has been sent to the sick bay after he tested positive for Dengue and Chikungunya on Saturday.
Health authorities have been investigating the cause of the outbreak, which has mainly affected young males.(Unsplash)
Health authorities have been investigating the cause of the outbreak, which has mainly affected young males.(Unsplash)

Vaping-linked lung injury may be caused by toxic fumes

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:33 AM IST
A recent study looked at the internal injuries caused by vaping similar to what one might see with exposures to toxic chemical fumes, poisonous gases and toxic agents.
The experiences amount to rape, the authors say, although they relied on a national survey that didn’t use the word in asking women about forced sex.(HT File)
The experiences amount to rape, the authors say, although they relied on a national survey that didn’t use the word in asking women about forced sex.(HT File)

First sexual experience for 1 in 16 US women was forced, says survey

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Chicago
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 02:10 PM IST
Almost half of those women who said intercourse was involuntary said they were held down and slightly more than half of them said they were verbally pressured to have sex against their will.
E-cigarette usage throughout pregnancy changed the long-term health and metabolism of female offspring -- imparting lifelong, second-generation effects on the growing foetus.(Unsplash)
E-cigarette usage throughout pregnancy changed the long-term health and metabolism of female offspring -- imparting lifelong, second-generation effects on the growing foetus.(Unsplash)

Vaping linked to impaired fertility in young women

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 09:42 AM IST
E-cigarette usage throughout pregnancy changed the long-term health and metabolism of female offspring -- imparting lifelong, second-generation effects on the growing foetus.
The south body alleged the government had sanctioned only Rs 2.15 crore for vector-borne disease control.(HT archive)
The south body alleged the government had sanctioned only Rs 2.15 crore for vector-borne disease control.(HT archive)

Government will be responsible for dengue outbreak in Delhi, says south body

New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 08:07 AM IST
SDMC officials, who did not wish to be named, said that last year, the government had released Rs 32.50 crore for the job and its first instalment of around Rs 10 crore had come by April — beginning of the financial year.
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook evacuates 4 buildings after possible nerve agent Sarin found on campus

Menlo Park | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 09:29 AM IST
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sarin is a chemical warfare agent that is a clear, colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid. It can evaporate into the environment, prompting symptoms within seconds.
Only 19 percent of Juul’s followers were at least 21.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Only 19 percent of Juul’s followers were at least 21.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul’s Twitter following - study

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Last year, an estimated 3.8 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes, up from 2.1 million in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A rickshaw driver and tourists cover their face to avoid the smoke arising from vehicular pollution due to incresed traffic in jaipur. ht file photo(Representative Image/HT Photo/File Photo)
A rickshaw driver and tourists cover their face to avoid the smoke arising from vehicular pollution due to incresed traffic in jaipur. ht file photo(Representative Image/HT Photo/File Photo)

New action plan for climate change and health from NCDC

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 03:47 PM IST
National Centre for Disease Control under the Union ministry of health and family welfare has called for urgent intervention strategies to prevent the population from the harmful effects of climate change.
The state government lists 47 plague deaths between 2014 and 2017; and , as reported by Hindustan Times in August 2017(HT Photo)
The state government lists 47 plague deaths between 2014 and 2017; and , as reported by Hindustan Times in August 2017(HT Photo)

Plague killed 3 in 2017, says data; clerical error claim health officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 07:41 AM IST
The only other plague outbreak after 2000 was reported in 2002 in Himachal Pradesh, with 16 cases and four deaths.
The 122-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which granted sweeping powers to town administrators and district collectors under colonial India to control epidemics, is in the process of being revoked.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)
The 122-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which granted sweeping powers to town administrators and district collectors under colonial India to control epidemics, is in the process of being revoked.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)

122-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act to be replaced with new legislation

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 02:51 PM IST
A research paper in the 2016 edition of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics noted that the Epidemic Diseases Act has major limitations in the current scenario “as it is outdated, merely regulatory and not rights-based, and lacks a focus on people”.
Delhi hospitals may have reported 14 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1) during the week ending on March 24, but the number of cases has actually gone down owing to rising temperatures, experts say.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Delhi hospitals may have reported 14 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1) during the week ending on March 24, but the number of cases has actually gone down owing to rising temperatures, experts say.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

With rising mercury, swine flu cases dip in Delhi, say experts

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 02:00 AM IST
Data obtained from the National Centre for Disease Control too showed that the number of cases peaked during the week ending on February 17, when 609 were reported in a single week.
Two residents succumbed to complications arising from H1N1 influenza this month, taking the death toll from the disease this year to five, the district health department confirmed on Wednesday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Two residents succumbed to complications arising from H1N1 influenza this month, taking the death toll from the disease this year to five, the district health department confirmed on Wednesday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Swine flu death toll touches five, at four-year high

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:37 AM IST
According to officials, the two patients — a 49-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman — were suffering from underlying cardiovascular diseases and died due to bilateral pneumonia, which is an infection of both the lungs.
One study shows that the risk goes up to 24 to 50% for men whose partners suffer from PPD.(Unsplash)
One study shows that the risk goes up to 24 to 50% for men whose partners suffer from PPD.(Unsplash)

Not just mothers, new dads also at risk for postpartum depression

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 03:17 PM IST
According to the research, between 5 and 10% of new fathers in the United States suffer from PPD, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. One study shows that the risk goes up to 24 to 50% for men whose partners suffer from PPD.
Swine flu suspect patients waiting for their turn outside swine flu screening centre Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza Virus) ward at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital's Special Swine Flu Ward, at RML Hospital, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, February 23, 2015.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Swine flu suspect patients waiting for their turn outside swine flu screening centre Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza Virus) ward at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital's Special Swine Flu Ward, at RML Hospital, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, February 23, 2015.(Hindustan Times file photo)

2,500 swine flu cases in just a week: NCDC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 08:52 AM IST
More than 2,500 cases of seasonal influenza (H1N1), also known as swine flu, were recorded in just one week in India, between February 24 and March 3, according to a report by the National Centre for Disease Control.
North India continues to be in the grips of seasonal flu, with H1N1 (swine flu) cases likely to cross 15,000 by the end of February, which is more than the 14,992 cases confirmed in the entire year in 2018.(HT Photo)
North India continues to be in the grips of seasonal flu, with H1N1 (swine flu) cases likely to cross 15,000 by the end of February, which is more than the 14,992 cases confirmed in the entire year in 2018.(HT Photo)

North India may record 15,000 swine flu cases by February-end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 12:57 PM IST
The National Centre for Disease Control has reported 14,803 confirmed cases across states till February 24, with 448 deaths. This is less than half the 1,103 deaths confirmed in all of 2018.
6,601 cases of swine flu had been recorded across India by February 3 this year.(HT/File Photo)
6,601 cases of swine flu had been recorded across India by February 3 this year.(HT/File Photo)

Google searches for swine flu in north and northwest India highest this year, shows data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 07:36 AM IST
An HT analysis of Google Trends data for India has found that past outbreaks of the disease led to an increased interest on it in terms of Google searches.
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