COVID-19 outbreak worst health crisis in modern China: Xi

Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus outbreak was the most serious health crisis the country has experienced since the founding of the Peoples Republic of... Read more »

Italy reports 152 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 3 deaths

Rome, Feb 24 (IANS) Italian authorities have confirmed 152 coronavirus cases in the country with three fatalities and one recovery. On Sunday, Angelo Borrelli, head of the country’s civil protection department, said... Read more »

COVID-19 cases in S.Korea rises to 763 with 7 deaths

Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea reported its seventh coronavirus death and 161 new confirmed cases on Monday bringing the total number to 763, with health authorities vowing to contain the spread... Read more »

Being Nut-wise: Busting the myths about almonds

Feb 23 (IANSlife) Almonds are known to be one of the most popular nuts, and whilst they are enjoyed by people across the globe, there are some age-old myths associated with them.... Read more »

Window of opportunity to curb COVID-19 spread narrowing: WHO

Geneva, Feb 22 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the window of opportunity to contain the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic was narrowing, urging the international community... Read more »

Coronavirus claims 2 more lives in Iran, toll 4

Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) With the death of two more people due to the deadly coronavirus in Iran, the overall toll in the country has increased to four, a senior health official... Read more »

S.Korea confirms 100 more COVID-19 cases, 204 overall

Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea on Friday confirmed 100 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 204. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »

China withholds permission to India for delivering relief in Wuhan

By Aarti Tikoo Singh   New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has decided to withhold permission to a special Indian flight that was to deliver medical and relief supplies and evacuate remaining Indians... Read more »

No coronavirus case currently in India

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit, India is currently completely free of coronavirus infection. Coronavirus infection was confirmed among 3 students from Kerala among Indian citizens... Read more »

Want to lose weight? Have big breakfast, light dinner

Feb 20 (IANS) Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology... Read more »

S Korea confirms 20 more cases of coronavirus, 51 in total

Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) South Korea on Wednesday confirmed 20 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 51. According to the Korea Centres for Disease... Read more »

‘COVID-19 outbreak gradually brought under control in Hubei’

Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China’s Hubei province has been gradually brought under control, said Mi Feng, spokesperson of the National Health Commission (NHC). Feng made the remarks... Read more »

Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers

Feb 19 (IANS) In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body... Read more »

248 Indians cleared after coronavirus quarantine

Manesar, Feb 18 (IANS) A total of 248 Indians, mostly students, suspected to be affected by coronavirus and who had undergone treatment at an Indian Army quarantine base in Manesar, are all... Read more »

WHO-China expert team begins coronavirus field inspections

Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A joint expert team consisting of experts from China and the World Health Organization on Monday began field inspections on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus... Read more »

China reports 1,886 new cases of coronavirus, 98 new deaths

Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese health authority on Tuesday said it received reports of 1,886 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 98 deaths on Monday from 31 provincial-level regions and... Read more »

Return Coronavirus relief flight to bring back more Indians

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Following the outbreak of COVID-19, India will bring back its remaining citizens from Wuhan city in China. The Indian embassy in China,in a series of tweets, said:... Read more »

Chinese hospitals discharge 10,844 recovered patients of COVID-19

Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A total of 10,844 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Sunday, Chinese health authority announced on Monday.... Read more »

China reports 2,048 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Chinese health authority on Monday said it received reports of 2,048 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 105 deaths on Sunday from 31 provincial-level regions and... Read more »

Another Kerala patient of COVID-19 discharged

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, on Monday, informed that one more patient of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was discharged from the hospital. A statement, released... Read more »