Health  /  Published 13.01.21

The Upside of Stress

For many of us, 2020 was an exceptionally stressful year, dominated by fears about the coronavirus pandemic. Even with the vaccine on the horizon, we’re likely to need some stress management str...

India  /  Published 17.12.20

Covid: plasma therapy promising

A further double-blind study in Argentina funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of 160 elderly subjects over the age of 64 found that administration of high-antibody convalescent plasma agai...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.11.20

ICMR: plasma therapy rules

India’s health research agency has cautioned against “inappropriate” use of convalescent plasma therapy on coronavirus patients, setting rules for who should be donors and recipients...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 24.10.20

Plasma more research call

Researchers called on Friday for more research into using blood from recovered Covid-19 patients — or so-called convalescent plasma — as a potential treatment, after a small trial of hospi...
By Reuters in London

India  /  Published 21.10.20

ICMR hints at rollback of plasma therapy

India is likely to remove convalescent plasma therapy from its standard treatment guidelines for the coronavirus disease, the head of the country’s apex health research agency signalled on Tuesd...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


India  /  Published 05.10.20

Minister donates plasma

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan  on Saturday donated plasma for the treatment of Covid-19  patients. Only  people who have been cured of the disease are eligible to donate ...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.10.20

No plasma bank at Bokaro hospital

A funds crunch has prevented the dedicated Covid-19 unit at Bokaro General Hospital (BGH) from starting plasma therapy even as other healthcare units across the state are offering the facility.  ...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.09.20

STATE DIGEST: Inauguration of Dhanbad plasma therapy centre

A cyber criminal running a cyber gang in Ramgarh was arrested by police from Chatti Bazar main market. Ishaan Kumar Giri conned shopkeepers by buying products, conducting faulty app based transaction...
By Our Bureau in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.09.20

Tough therapy times for kids with disability

The pandemic has posed intervention and assessment challenges for children with disabilities, professionals who work with them have said. It is difficult to keep children, aged between three and eigh...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.09.20

Plasma therapy at PMCH soon

Plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients is likely to be introduced at Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here from next week as all preparations have been completed and lab technicians are on...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad


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