AstraZeneca resumes vaccine trial

AstraZeneca resumes vaccine trial after a voluntary halt

Oxford University has announced it will resume a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca after getting the green light from safety watchdogs. The late-stage trials of... Read more »
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Chennai Doctors Perform Asia’s First Lung Transplant

Chennai-based multi-speciality hospital MGM Healthcare has claimed to have performed Asia’s first bilateral lung transplant on a coronavirus-positive patient. The patient is a COVID-19 survivor. He is a 48-year-old businessman who had... Read more »
Child in Africa being administered polio drugs

Africa now free from wild polio: A momentous milestone

Africa has been declared free from wild polio, after decades of work by a coalition of international health bodies, national and local governments, community volunteers and survivors. Four years after the last... Read more »
Opening of the covid-19 centre at puzhal prison

First COVID-19 Care Centre opened on Puzhal prison premises

As many as 114 prisoners at the Puzhal Central Prison have tested positive for COVID-19 and 99 of them have recovered so far, according to Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar. The patients were... Read more »
Jacinda Arden - Prime Minister of New Zealand

100 days without COVID-19: New Zealand and Fiji

New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease. Fiji... Read more »
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Gyms to be reopened across Tamil Nadu from Aug 10

There’s finally good news for fitness enthusiasts, trainers and owners. The Tamil Nadu state government has decided to reopen Gyms and Fitness Centres across the state from August 10, after a gap... Read more »
favipiravir drug being trialled to cure covid-19 in India

Favipiravir is now manufactured by 4 companies in India

After Glenmark and Cipla, two more Indian pharma companies — Sun Pharmaceuticals and Zenara Pharma have got approval to manufacture Favipiravir in the country to treat coronavirus. Favipiravir was originally developed to... Read more »
Afghan Girls Robotics team

Afghan all-girls robotics team designs low-cost ventilator

The all-female Afghan Robotics Team, which has won international awards for its robots, started work in March on an open-source, low-cost ventilator as the coronavirus pandemic hit the war-torn nation. It took... Read more »
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India’s second plasma bank to be established in Chennai

The country’s second plasma bank has been set up at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) here at a cost of Rs 2 crore. Delhi is the first city in India... Read more »
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Chennai becomes first Indian city to test five lakh residents for COVID-19

The Greater Chennai Corporation has conducted more than 5 lakh RT-PCR tests for COVID-19, making it the city the first in the country to achieve the feat. The Corporation Commissioner G. Prakash... Read more »