Tag Archives: Health

  • Indian rupee hits 15-month low after fresh coronavirus cases in country

    The Indian rupee weakened for the third straight session on Monday, falling to its lowest level in more than 15 months, after two fresh cases of the coronavirus were detected in the country. ...

  • World scrambles to curb fast-spreading coronavirus

    The coronavirus’ rapid spread in Iran, Italy, South Korea and elsewhere left alarmed governments and people across the globe rushing on Thursday to implement emergency measures. ...

  • Mentseekhang asked to stop selling “coronavirus prevention pills”

    On directions from the state health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped. ...

  • China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. ...

  • Built in 10 days, China’s virus hospital takes 1st patients

    The first patients arrived Monday at a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days as part of China's sweeping efforts to fight a new virus that is causing global alarm. A second 1,500-bed facility due to open this week. ...

  • India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

    India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. ...

  • Fully recovered Dalai Lama returns home to McLeod Ganj

    In the last few years the Dalai Lama cut down on his travels, particularly internationally, owing to his age, but still keeps a busy schedule attending conferences and teachings. ...

  • Dalai Lama discharged from hospital, feels normal

    The Dalai Lama told his followers on Friday to "feel at ease" as he was discharged from a New Delhi hospital three days after being admitted with a chest infection. ...

  • Dalai Lama set to be discharged from hospital tomorrow

    The Dalai Lama is "doing very well" and will likely be discharged from hospital in New Delhi on Friday as he recovers from a chest infection, his spokesman told AFP on Thursday. ...

  • Dalai Lama admitted to hospital in Delhi due to chest infection

    Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi for treatment after being diagnosed with the chest infection, his private secretary said on Tuesday. ...