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Healthcare workers are 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers.(Unsplash)

Healthcare workers 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale, London
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Healthcare workers are 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers
Findings from this study provide insight into developing a behavioural health intervention strategy for a broader array of healthcare workers who need better sleep and mindful attention(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Findings from this study provide insight into developing a behavioural health intervention strategy for a broader array of healthcare workers who need better sleep and mindful attention(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Extra 29 minutes of sleep leads to daily well-being: Study

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Daily mindful attention contributed to less sleepiness. Those with greater mindful attention were also 66% less likely to experience symptoms of insomnia during the two-week study period.
The Bihar government is stressing on infection control after many doctors died during the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)
The Bihar government is stressing on infection control after many doctors died during the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)

Bihar launches sensitisation programme for healthcare staff for better infection control

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 10:25 AM IST
The virtual training and sensitisation programme on infection control and best practices will cover all the 38 districts of Bihar.
Reports suggest Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek may be discharged on Thursday.
Reports suggest Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek may be discharged on Thursday.

Amitabh Bachchan is full of praise for healthcare professionals, calls them ‘Gods own angels in white PPE units’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan, who has been fighting coronavirus through much of July at a Mumbai hospital, had words of praise for healthcare professionals.
The contribution of India and other international medical staff has been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic.(Bloomberg)
The contribution of India and other international medical staff has been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic.(Bloomberg)

UK launches cheaper, fast-track visa for health professionals

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The visa was announced earlier, but the necessary parliamentary papers were moved on Tuesday, enabling its launch from August. A new, wider points-based immigration system is to come into effect from January 1.
PGIMER doctors have been given the go-ahead to retest patients suspected to have been reinfected with Covid-19.(AP)
PGIMER doctors have been given the go-ahead to retest patients suspected to have been reinfected with Covid-19.(AP)

Retest negative cases if Covid-19 suspected, PGIMER tells docs

Hindutan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Repeat tests based on symptoms and suspicion will help maintain low level infection spread, says PGIMER director
‘Our New Earth’ is a one-stop resource containing verified content and medical inputs that will help individuals to function constructively in the New Normal as lock-down starts easing across geographies.(Business Wire India)
‘Our New Earth’ is a one-stop resource containing verified content and medical inputs that will help individuals to function constructively in the New Normal as lock-down starts easing across geographies.(Business Wire India)

Aster DM Healthcare launches ‘Our New Earth’ microsite to coach people to transition to the new normal living post lockdown

UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The microsite is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee.
Indian healthcare professionals from Kerala arriving in Saudi Arabia. Photos from MEA
Indian healthcare professionals from Kerala arriving in Saudi Arabia. Photos from MEA

India permits 835 healthcare professionals to travel to Saudi Arabia for fight against Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Saudi Arabia is the second West Asian country, after the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to which the Indian government has permitted doctors and healthcare professionals to travel to support efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The batch is expected to fly out of India after the completion of certain formalities as the matter had been cleared by the external affairs ministry, the people said.(AP)
The batch is expected to fly out of India after the completion of certain formalities as the matter had been cleared by the external affairs ministry, the people said.(AP)

India permits 88 medical staffers to visit UAE for care

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 01:26 AM IST
A statement from the UAE embassy said Indian authorities had allowed the first batch of 88 specialists, doctors and nurses to travel to the UAE within a short period to support efforts to fight Covid-19. It did not say when the batch would leave for the UAE.
The Indian government has created several rapid response teams following the Covid-19 outbreak(AP)
The Indian government has created several rapid response teams following the Covid-19 outbreak(AP)

India sends rapid response team to Kuwait to fight Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The deputation of the Indian experts followed the phone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah on April 1, when the leaders agreed on concerted and coordinated efforts against the pandemic.
A total of 637 of the latest deaths were in England, the National Health Service (NHS) said.(HT Photo)
A total of 637 of the latest deaths were in England, the National Health Service (NHS) said.(HT Photo)

Child aged five among new UK coronavirus victims

London | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2020 07:28 AM IST
The health ministry said 4,313 people who tested positive for the virus in hospital had died as of 1600 GMT Friday while there were 41,903 confirmed cases as of 0800 GMT Saturday, up 3,735.
Face shield developed by IIT Roorkee.(HT Photo)
Face shield developed by IIT Roorkee.(HT Photo)

IIT Roorkee develops low-cost 3D printed face shields for health care professionals fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 06:28 PM IST
The shield has been developed by a group of students and professors in the premier institute’s technical facility named ‘The Tinkering Laboratory’ which provides a platform to the students for innovative experiments, said IIT officials.
While justice for doctors is being pursued with great gusto, the claims of medical negligence and assault by doctors got no traction(AFP Photo)
While justice for doctors is being pursued with great gusto, the claims of medical negligence and assault by doctors got no traction(AFP Photo)

Protect the poor against medical negligence

By Sinjini Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:01 PM IST
Violence is wrong, but the system is more geared to protect medical practitioners than patients. Overhaul it

‘Use SWOT analysis to identify talent’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Your most interesting moment as the principal of Sky World School and biggest challenge? Interesting moments are when teachers come up with innovative ideas to help children identify their passion and show interest in nurturing the unique talent of students.
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World Autism Month: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability without physical traits

By Dr Manish Samnani
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Like mental health issues, many developmental disorders are not visible in the same way that physical disabilities are (with the exception of Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, which do have physical characteristics).
The “Immigration Health Surcharge” was introduced in April 2015 and from December last year, it was hiked from 200 pounds to 400 pounds per year.(Picture for representation)
The “Immigration Health Surcharge” was introduced in April 2015 and from December last year, it was hiked from 200 pounds to 400 pounds per year.(Picture for representation)

Indian doctors in UK protest ‘unfair’ health surcharge

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 12:11 PM IST
UK-based Indian doctors and healthcare professionals are campaigning against what they describe as an “unfair” doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain.
Patients who were able to speak to infection preventionists reported receiving constructive information and feeling reassured about their condition, whereas patients who did not, reported feeling dismissed by staff members.(Shutterstock)
Patients who were able to speak to infection preventionists reported receiving constructive information and feeling reassured about their condition, whereas patients who did not, reported feeling dismissed by staff members.(Shutterstock)

Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:06 AM IST
According to the analysis, many patients experienced an emotional response to their diagnosis and described ‘feeling dirty,’ ‘having the plague,’ or ‘feeling like a leper.’
A drain full of garbage at Geeta Colony in East Delhi. The capital did not fare well in terms of municipal solid waste collection in the Ease of Living Index.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
A drain full of garbage at Geeta Colony in East Delhi. The capital did not fare well in terms of municipal solid waste collection in the Ease of Living Index.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Delhi ranks 65 in Ease of Living Index, healthcare fares the worst

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 02:49 AM IST
Compared to cities such as Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai, which topped the index, the national capital fared poorly in parameters such as availability of healthcare professionals, crime recorded, air quality and efficiency of collection of municipal solid waste.
(Left to right) Shweta Ranka and Surekha Ramachandran, founder Down Syndrome Federation of India, at hotel Deccan Rendezvous on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
(Left to right) Shweta Ranka and Surekha Ramachandran, founder Down Syndrome Federation of India, at hotel Deccan Rendezvous on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

Stress in couples during conception could be a likely cause of Down syndrome, says researcher in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 04:26 PM IST
 Surekha Ramachandran, founder of Down Syndrome Federation of India, was in the city on Tuesday to announce the second international down syndrome conference which would be held in the city from May 31 to June 2 at The Corinthians Club.
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