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Interval between Covishield doses extended to 4-8 weeks

New Delhi, March 22: India has decided to extend the interval between doses of Covishield vaccines from four to eight to four to eight weeks, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The Ministry said that protection is enhanced if the second dose of Covishield is administered between 6-8 weeks, but

Surge in fresh COVID-19 cases, India records 46,951 new infections

New Delhi, March 22: India saw 46,951 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, the highest so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,16,46,081, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday Registering an increase for the 12th day in

COVID-19 vaccine should be able to give protection for 8-10 months: AIIMS Director

New Delhi, March 20: The COVID-19 vaccine should be able to give good protection from the infection for eight to ten months, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said on Saturday. He also said that no major side-effect of the vaccine has been recorded. "The COVID-19 vaccine should be able to give

COVID-19 patients above 65 years of age more prone to reinfection, says study

London, March 19: While most people who have had COVID-19 are protected from catching it again for at least six months, elderly patients above 65 years of age are more prone to reinfection, says a new study published in The Lancet journal. The scientists from Denmark's Statens Serum Institut analysed

Science of sleep

Sleep is an important part of our daily routine – we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Quality sleep – and getting enough of it at the right times – is as essential as food and water, says Sibasish Dey, Head, Medical Affairs, Asia and Latin America, ResMed.

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike this year

New Delhi, March 17: India recorded 28,903 new coronavirus infections, the highest so far this year, taking the COVID-19 tally to 1,14,38,734, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll increased to 1,59,044 with 188 new fatalities, the highest

World sleep awareness month: Why is sleep so important?

New Delhi, March 15: Sleep is an important part of our daily routine. We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Quality sleep and getting enough of it at the right times is as essential to survival as food and water, says Sibasish Dey, Head, Medical Affairs, Asia and Latin