Health & Fintess


50% patients in need of early liver transplant died during pandemic

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent patients in need of early liver transplant, but who did not undergo the procedure due to fear of contracting Covid-19 or due to testing positive just before the transplant surgery, died in 2020, doctors said.According to the transplant team at the Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Lakdikapul here, […]

K’taka health minister defends Covaxin, says it’s safe

Hubballi (Karnataka), Jan 19 (IANS) Allaying fears over the side-effects of Covaxin, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Tuesday defended the vaccine of from Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and said that it is safe for use. “Covishield and Covaxin are equally safe for use. No need for any apprehension against Covaxin. The Drug Controller General of […]

1,000 Covid-19 vax doses found ‘frozen’ in Assam medical college

Guwahati/Silchar, Jan 19 (IANS) Authorities in Assam are probing how the 1,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine Covishield were found “frozen” in the vaccine store of the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), officials said on Tuesday. Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli and state National Health Mission Director Lakshmanan S. have separately ordered probes to […]

Centre rushes team to Lakshadweep after its first Covid case

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has rushed a multi-disciplinary team to assist the Lakshadweep administration in Covid-19 management after the Union Territory reported its first case of infection. The case was reported on January 18. The index case is a traveller who had come to Lakshadweep from Kerala’s […]

6.31 lakh vaccinated so far, no serious AEFI on Tuesday

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India has vaccinated 6.31 lakh healthcare workers since the commencement of the nation-wide vaccination drive on January 16, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. “Cumulative total number of vaccinated healthcare workers across the country more than 6.31 lakh. No case of severe or serious AEFI reported in any state today,” […]


I’m probably doing things right: Bhuvan Bam crossing 20M subscribers

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) YouTuber Bhuvan Bam, who has become India’s first independent digital content creator whose channel ‘BB Ki Vines’ has crossed a record 3 billion collective views reach and cross 20 million subscribers, says: “These growing numbers are indicative of the things I’m probably doing right.” Commenting on achieving this […]

Natural and ayurvedic tips to prevent bird flu

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) Bird flu, also called avian influenza, has come as a double whammy for countries that are already fighting their biggest battle against Covid-19. Again the sign and symptoms are related to the respiratory system only along with fever. Since there is not much clarity about its complications and […]

Delhi cyclothon promotes green, healthy living

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) Cycling is the present and future of sustainable life. Paddling not only eases the carbon footprint on Earth but also promotes healthy living, says Pankaj Taneja from Delhi Riders Club (DRC), who recently participated in a 26-kilometre cyclothon in Delhi along with over 81 other cyclists. As the […]

Anuradha Goyal pens a must-read guidebook to India’s temples

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) For author and noted travel blogger Anuradha Goyal, who has penned the book ‘Lotus in the Stone: Sacred Journeys in Eternal India’ on India’s most sacred sites, temples contain vignettes of our history, heritage, art history, folk tales, aesthetics. Condensing years of her travel into writing, Goyal presents […]

Lack of compliments top reason for female infidelity: Survey

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) The lack of compliments and acts of kindness from their spouses is the top reason for female infidelity, reveals a study. The survey was conducted by dating app Gleeden on over 11,000 female users and according to their responses, 84 per cent women complain about their partners not […]