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Five Yoga Suggestions To Help You Breathe Easy
Five Yoga Suggestions To Help You Breathe Easy

Here are five things you can practice for better breath control and easier breathing.

COVID-19 Doctors
Covid Can Activate Dormant Bacterial Infection, TB: Study

The study, led by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, and University of Massachusetts, showed that infection with a specific coronavirus strain reactivated dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in mice.

Mucormycosis Treatment: Govt Allocates Additional Vials Of Amphotericin-B To States, UTs
Mucormycosis Treatment: Govt Allocates Additional Vials Of Amphotericin-B To States, UTs

Amphotericin-B is used to treat Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, which damages the nose, eyes, sinuses, and sometimes even the brain.

Centre Eases Condition For Claiming ESIC Scheme Benefits
ESIC To Cover Casual, Contractual Employees Of Municipal Bodies Across The Country

Various municipal bodies in different States and Union Territories employ a large number of casual and contractual workers. Since they are not regular employees of municipal corporations and municipal councils, these workers remain out of the social security net.

Dongrias Of Niyamgiri
Dongrias Of Niyamgiri Quenching Their Hunger With Inedible Food!

Dongrias allege that the government programmes meant for their development are not reaching to them, making it difficult for them to manage even two square meals a day

Brain Tumour
World Brain Tumour Day: Patients Must Not Delay Taking Covid Vax

Brain tumour patients undergoing chemotherapy should not delay taking Covid-19 vaccines as they are more vulnerable to the infection, say doctors.

COVID Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome: Newborn Diagnosed With World's First Case Treated At Andhr
COVID Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome: Newborn Diagnosed With World's First Case Treated At Andhra Hospital

The child was afflicted with black, red, and bluish-tinged skin lesions on back of the abdomen, buttocks and legs at 16 hours of life and the condition worsened over the next three to four days.

National Cancer Survivors Day
The Stories of Hopes - They Are Not Just Survivors But Fighters 

They faced the worst of life but never gave up and defeated Cancer. Due to their strong will power, they have emerged as fighters

Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic
Black Fungus: Uncontrolled Diabetes, Improper Steroid Use Major Factors For Emergence Of Infection

There was a 2.1-fold rise in mucormycosis cases during 2020 in India compared to 2019 and the research suggests that this increase is attributable to the pandemic.

Green Tea Might Help Tackle Covid: Indian-Origin Researcher
Green Tea Might Help Tackle Covid: Indian-Origin Researcher

"Nature's oldest pharmacy has always been a treasure of potential novel drugs and we questioned if any of these compounds could assist us in battling the Covid-19 pandemic?"

SCB Hospital Covid Mismanagement
Dedicated Black Fungus Ward Opened At SCB Hospital, Cuttack

A dedicated ward for treatment of Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) infection cases was opened at the Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College & Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack on Friday.

DBT-NII Receives Trademark For India's First Indigenous Tumour Antigen SPAG9
DBT-NII Receives Trademark For India's First Indigenous Tumour Antigen SPAG9

India's first indigenous tumour antigen SPAG9 was discovered in 1998 by Dr Anil Suri who heads the Cancer Research Programme at the NII, a DBT institute.

Black Fungus Infection: Keep A Watch On Your Bread, Know The Protection Tips
Black Fungus Infection: Keep A Watch On Your Bread, Know The Protection Tips

The mortality rate is 54 per cent in black fungus infection. In India, the current fatality rate is 3 per cent. Cases in Odisha grew by 66 per cent between March 25-30. Keep a watch on breads and other soft vegetables or fruits like Apples

JSPL Covid Centre
270-Bed COVID Care Centre Inaugurated In JSPL Township In Angul 

A 270-bed COVID care centre was inaugurated by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Jindal Steel and Power Plant (JSPL) in Angul district on Tuesday.

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World No Tobacco Day: Health Experts Urge People To Quit Smoking

"Given the correlation between the severity of Covid-19 and tobacco, the need to create awareness about ending tobacco use has never been more critical. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form"

Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins
Odisha: Patient Dies Of Suspected Black Fungus Infection At VIMSAR

A man suspected to have been infected with black fungus died while undergoing treatment at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla in the district. 

World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day - Tobacco Heading Tribal Women Towards Their Doom

India is the second largest consumer of tobacco. All sections of Indian population consume tobacco though the prevalence of habit and the types predominantly used vary across different geographical areas.

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Covid Lockdowns Reduced Bacterial Diseases Spread: Lancet

National lockdowns and public health campaigns introduced at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic have reduced the transmission of deadly invasive bacteria that cause respiratory infections -- potentially saving thousands of lives, according to a large study published in The Lancet Digital Health on Friday.

Black Fungus
Delhi Hospital Reports 'First-Ever' Case Of White Fungus Causing Severe Damage To Intestine

Malignancy, recent chemotherapy, and a superimposed COVID-19 infection together drought down the immune system of the patient to dismally low levels.

No Shortage Of Medicine To Treat Black Fungus: Union Minister
No Shortage Of Medicine To Treat Black Fungus: Union Minister

29,250 vials of Amphotericin-Bwere allocated, based on the number of patients under treatment which is 11,717 across the country.

Rourkela Govt Hospital
Odisha Govt To Rank Hospitals, Honour Top Performers

The move is aimed at assessing the performance of public health facilities in terms of their functioning and quality of care and creating a healthy competitive spirit among them.

After Black & White, Now Yellow Fungus Reported In India
After Black & White, Now Yellow Fungus Reported In India

"This fungus is found in reptiles. I saw this disease for the first time. Amphotericin B injection is used to treat this disease. It takes a long time to heal. This patient's condition cannot be said to be very good, he is still undergoing treatment."

Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic
Govt To Import 3,63,000 Vials Of Black Fungus Medicine Amphotericin-B

Several States and UTs have reported an increasing number of patients suffering from Covid complications in the form of Mucormycosis, popularly known as Black Fungus. There is also a reported shortage of Amphotericin-B, an anti-fungal drug used for treatment of the Black Fungus disease.

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CM Naveen Inaugurates Liquid Medical Oxygen Plant at MKCG Medical

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a liquid medical oxygen plant facility at Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati (MKCG) Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur on Thursday.

SCB Medical College
Odisha To Spend Rs 164 Crore For E-Hospital Management Information System

In order to streamline and strengthen quality public health service delivery to the people of the State, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department is going to implement OeHMIS (Odisha e- Hospital Management Information System) in all Government Medical Colleges.