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Anti-biotic resistant superbugs killed 1.2 million people in 2019, claims study

Discovered in the 1920s, antibiotics have saved millions of lives by defeating bacterial diseases. But over the decades, bacteria have learned to fight back, building resistance to the same drugs that once reliably vanquished them - these are called superbugs.
Superbug is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs. (Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
Superbug is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs. (Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 09:03 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lancet publication marks safety and efficacy of Covaxin, says Bharat Biotech

The Hyderabad-based firm further said that it was committed to data transparency.
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 11:05 AM IST
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77.8% efficacy, robust antibody response: 5 points from Lancet's Covaxin study

Covaxin was recently granted the much-coveted emergency use authorisation (EUA) by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the shot has already been cleared for use in as many as 17 nations.
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called Covaxin, (File Photo / REUTERS)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called Covaxin, (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lancet sets out 'flexible' vaccination strategy for India, says outreach is key

Elaborating on the matter, the Lancet report said that "community-based outreach activities" as well as transport facilities for the older section of the population can help reduce the distance between a vaccination centre and its potential beneficiaries in different regions.
The Lancet report explained how even
The Lancet report explained how even "limited vaccination resources" can be deployed to the best extent when used 'flexibly'. (File Photo / Reuters)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 05:43 AM IST
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Lancet journal lists 8 'urgent steps' for India to tackle Covid-19 surge

The comment in 'The Lancet' journal was authored by as many as 21 authors, including Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Here are the eight recommendations suggested by the authors in 'The Lancet' journal to help India tackle the resurgent Covid-19 crisis.
FILE PHOTO: Family members of Vijay Raju, who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), mourn before his cremation at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, May 13, 2021. (REUTERS / Samuel Rajkumar)
FILE PHOTO: Family members of Vijay Raju, who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), mourn before his cremation at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, May 13, 2021. (REUTERS / Samuel Rajkumar)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 06:41 AM IST
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Pfizer Covid jab produces less antibodies against Delta variant: Lancet study

  • The research paper was published on the backdrop of the UK's decision to reduce the gap between two doses of vaccine to address the concerns about the spread of the B.1.617 variant, first detected in India.
A girl gets a Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Bucharest, Romania.(AP)
A girl gets a Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Bucharest, Romania.(AP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 05:57 PM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lancet blames Centre for Covid-19 crisis, says it ignored warnings

The editorial said that the government gave the impression that India had “beaten Covid-19” despite the sero-surveillance done by Indian Council of Medical Research showing that only 21% of the population was exposed to the viral infection.
Dr Lalit Kant, former head of epidemiology division at the ICMR, said he agreed with the editorial. “The government should take responsibility for the situation we are in.”(HT Photo )
Dr Lalit Kant, former head of epidemiology division at the ICMR, said he agreed with the editorial. “The government should take responsibility for the situation we are in.”(HT Photo )
Updated on May 09, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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'Self-inflicted national catastrophe': Cong uses Lancet report to attack BJP

Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken quoted a report from The Lancet journal which claimed that “India will see a staggering one million deaths from COVID-19 by August 1”.
A relative of a person who died of Covid-19 in tears while speaking on the phone outside LNJP hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A relative of a person who died of Covid-19 in tears while speaking on the phone outside LNJP hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST
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Bharat Biotech's Covaxin led to enhanced immune responses, says Lancet

The study on 375 participants across the country says the doses, administered 14 days apart during the trial, were well tolerated and led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 04:42 PM IST
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Elderly who live with working-age people at higher Covid-19 risk: Lancet study

The study aimed to investigate how individual-level housing and neighbourhood characteristics are associated with Covid-19 mortality in older adults
The age-wise infection break-up among Indian patients also suggests that Covid-19 affects the elderly population more severely.(Reuters File)
The age-wise infection break-up among Indian patients also suggests that Covid-19 affects the elderly population more severely.(Reuters File)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 10:18 AM IST
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Herd immunity approach to Covid-19 is dangerous: Experts

The warning is included in an open letter published by The Lancet and signed by 80 international researchers.
Commuters cross London Bridge in London, UK, on October 15.(Bloomberg)
Commuters cross London Bridge in London, UK, on October 15.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 06:34 PM IST
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Covid-19: Lancet praises India’s early lockdown, pool testing and vaccine development initiatives

The Lancet has said India is clearly facing a “dangerous period”, though the country has responded well in many regards, “especially for such a large and diverse nation” during the coronavirus pandemic.
People are undermining the importance of social distancing as there is ‘false optimism’, Lancet noted.(PTI)
People are undermining the importance of social distancing as there is ‘false optimism’, Lancet noted.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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Covid-19 vaccine results to be out today, Lancet editor’s tweet creates buzz

Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is tracking around 140 candidates vaccines, of which around two dozen are in various phases of human clinical trials.
Seven Indian firms are involved in developing the vaccine for Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
Seven Indian firms are involved in developing the vaccine for Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 01:41 PM IST
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Coronavirus: More than 75,000 could be infected in Wuhan, major cities under threat, says new Lancet study

The modelling study, shared with HT, suggested that multiple major Chinese cities might have already imported dozens of cases of 2019-nCoV infection from Wuhan, in numbers sufficient to initiate ‘local epidemics’.
Officials in protective suits gathered on a street in Wuhan.The WHO declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus.(AFP Photo)
Officials in protective suits gathered on a street in Wuhan.The WHO declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

There is no healthy level of alcohol consumption, here’s why

There may be studies showing that moderate alcohol consumption isn’t harmful for health, but according to a new report by Lancet, there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.
Drinking alcohol is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people.(Shutterstock)
Drinking alcohol is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 02:59 PM IST
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Salt eaten in moderation is not harmful for health

A new study says that eating a moderate amount of salt won’t cause heart disease or stroke.
For a vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase heart risks, except for those who eat more than five grams a day.(Shutterstock)
For a vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase heart risks, except for those who eat more than five grams a day.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 03:31 PM IST
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Type 1 diabetes can shorten women’s lifespan by 18 years

Type 1 diabetes can cause women to die nearly 18 years earlier than people who don’t suffer from the lifestyle disease, shows a new study.
One of the highest increases in risk noted in the study involved heart attacks in women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years.(Shutterstock)
One of the highest increases in risk noted in the study involved heart attacks in women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 01:48 PM IST
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Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Reading information about vaccines online? It may be based on older scientific studies and could be biased towards anti-vaccination sentiments.
Although vaccines are one of the most effective defences against some infections, many vaccines are still viewed negatively by a minority of parents.(Shutterstock)
Although vaccines are one of the most effective defences against some infections, many vaccines are still viewed negatively by a minority of parents.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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Ensure sex workers in India have access to sexual reproductive health services

We must ensure that every woman receives SRH services she needs — without being shamed or judged. No country will be fully developed unless all its women are safe and healthy
Sex workers distribute red ribbons, symbol of the fight against AIDS, Mumbai (Representative Photo) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT)
Sex workers distribute red ribbons, symbol of the fight against AIDS, Mumbai (Representative Photo) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT)
Published on Jun 08, 2018 12:02 PM IST
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