First intra-nasal COVID-19 vaccine, a glorious tribute to the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat: Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Unveiling the world’s first made-in-India intra-nasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC, on India’s 74th Republic Day, Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya stated that it is a glorious tribute to the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat. He added that India will not be just known for pharmacy of the world, but will be known for research and innovation. Launching the intranasal vaccine at his residence, Dr Mandaviya said, “The launch of iNCOVACC is an important milestone under Atma Nirbhar Bharat efforts. Today, 65 per cent of vaccines for the world are…

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Union Budget 2023-24: Will Communicable Diseases be one of the Focal Points?, Health News, ET HealthWorld

By Ritika Sakhuja and Prathiba Raju New Delhi: Communicable diseases pose a substantial challenge to the public health system in India. With increased public spending on healthcare more attention is the need of the hour, inform domain experts. The emergence of new COVID strains, increasing cases of measles and tuberculosis (TB), Zika virus and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in various parts of India, highlight the need for increased budgetary spending to strengthen the healthcare industry’s response to communicable diseases. Moreover, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) goal of making…

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Gavi launches INFUSE 2.0, to accelerate immunisation systems upgrades for world’s most in-need countries, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Davos: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced the launch of INFUSE 2.0, an innovation scaling hub to accelerate immunisation systems upgrades for the world’s most in-need countries. INFUSE 2.0 features a collective of commercial and philanthropic investors focused on supporting global health entrepreneurs. The initiative also introduces a first-of-its-kind digital platform to simplify connections between communities, innovators and the private sector to make it easier and faster to share expertise. Impact evaluators will also help start-ups, investors and stakeholders better track and amplify the impact of their innovations on immunisation and…

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Healthcare Industry: Is Indian healthcare system ready for future pandemics?, Health News, ET HealthWorld

By Ritika Sakhuja New Delhi: Two years after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry claims to be taking proactive measures to ensure that healthcare delivery systems and supply of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are adequately strengthened for future calamities. However, in light of recent outbreaks of infectious diseases across the world, such as Measles in Maharashtra, Cholera in Haiti, Ebola in Sudan, cases of Japanese Encephalitis and Zika virus in India, the global outbreak of Mpox, and newer variants of COVID-19 emerging globally, it is apparent that…

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A nutritionist shares the best snacks to bring on a plane to boost your immune system

Travelers have a host of pathogens to dodge this winter, including the “tripledemic” of infections caused by Covid-19, flu and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). But there are steps people can take to reduce their chances of getting sick, say health specialists at Spain’s SHA Wellness Clinic. The key is to develop “a resilient immune system that can defend itself from attack by viruses and bacteria,” said Dr. Vicente Mera, SHA’s head of genomic medicine. What to eat “The most important thing is nutrition,” Mera said. But drastic dieting isn’t necessary,…

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All about BF.7 Omicron sub-variant that has triggered fresh Covid fears – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: As India gears up to fight a potential resurgence of the Covid virus in the country, the BF.7 Omicron sub-variant once again hogged the headlines as it is currently on the move in countries like China. Also called the Omicron Spawn, the BF.7 sub-variant, first detected in India in October, is the newest form that has high transmissibility. According to health experts, this is because the new variant quickly bypasses the immunity that a person has developed through a natural infection with an earlier variant or even if…

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Long Covid’s financial devastation: $8,000 in credit card debt, ruined retirement plans

Teresa Harding Source: Teresa Harding It took three months for Teresa Harding to open her termination letter. “I couldn’t look at it,” Harding, 47, said. For seven years, she’d worked at a pain management center in Lexington, Kentucky. “I enjoyed my co-workers and our patients. “It was a fun, exciting job,” she added. But after a serious bout with Covid in July 2021 that landed her in the hospital, Harding never got better. Unable to work, she was laid off in January. More from Your Health, Your Money Here’s a…

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Current weather ‘healthier’ as spread of viruses declines, says NIV, Pune – ET HealthWorld

Pune : Scientists tracking the circulation of various viruses at the city-based Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) have termed the current season in Pune ‘healthier’, with the positivity rate of the viruses, including that causing Covid-19, H1N1, dengue and respiratory illness, dropping to less than 1% here. This follows almost three years of the Covid pandemic and subsequent resurgence of swine flu (H1N1), dengue, hand, foot and mouth disease, as well as seasonal flu in the last six months. “The positivity rate of various viruses has…

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Experts at PGI share ways to avoid needle induced injuries – ET HealthWorld

Lucknow: The hospital administration department of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday organised an awareness lecture on needle induced injuries in health setting that may lead to transmission of HIV infection. The event was part of the World HIV Awareness Day. Senior functionaries and faculty members of the institute apprised doctors, nursing and other staff about the possible risks and said that awareness was the only way to keep the infection away. SGPGI has created a special cell for redressal of sharp injuries and also to…

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HIV derma complications: persistent pain which needs ‘mindfulness’ – ET HealthWorld

By Artika Bansal New Delhi:At a time when there is no cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), antiretroviral therapy has made it a manageable disease. However, if HIV is not treated it can lead to more serious later-stage-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In between the management and treatment, over time, HIV weakens the immune system and makes it hard to fight infections and diseases. Skin reactions are one such set of complications the patients goes through. Skin conditions are said to be among the earliest signs of HIV and may…

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