Diabetics at higher risk of dying from COVID-19: experts

New Delhi: Â The risk of a fatal outcome from COVID-19 is up to 50 per cent higher in people with diabetes, experts said, recommending regular monitoring of blood glucose and home-based exercises to maintain physical and mental health. Having to monitor Diabetic patients’ glucose levels and inject themselves daily with insulin has a huge impact More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Coronavirus can cause long-term organ damage; China adds after effects to medical insurance

Beijing: China’s health authority has officially included damage to a number of internal organs as among the potential effects of the novel coronavirus, expanding medical insurance coverage for patients as More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Coronavirus: Beijing announces wearing masks outdoors not necessary

Beijing: Beijing has done away with the guideline that residents should wear masks while on outdoors, the first city in China and perhaps in the world to do so in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, signalling that More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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India overtakes China in number of virus cases

Bangkok: India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed China’s, with the Health Ministry on Saturday reporting a spike to 85,940 infections and 2,752 deaths. An Indian woman stands carrying her child by More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

New Delhi: India’s total novel corornavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Europe relaxing virus restrictions but cases flare elsewhere

Berlin: Germany and several other European countries where the coronavirus spread has slowed were moving ahead Friday with relaxing border restrictions, while flare-ups in Mexico and elsewhere served as a reminder More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 3 lakh – Reuters tally

Chicago/Sydney: Global coronavirus deaths passed 3 lakh on Thursday as infections approached 45 lakh, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities. U.S. More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Health vs economy debate is a ‘false dichotomy’, says WHO

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): A World Health Organization official says the debate between ensuring health and reviving the economy is a “false dichotomy” and that countries must remain vigilant even as they move More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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US immunologist warns of ‘darkest winter’ if virus rebounds

Washington: America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted from his job More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Coronavirus vaccine possible in a year, says EU agency

Amsterdam/Brussels: A vaccine to counter the new coronavirus could be approved in about a year in an “optimistic” scenario, a agency which approves medicines for the European Union said on Thursday. Laboratories More...