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Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union made an agreement on a list of 15 countries that could travel in its bloc from July 1st.Citizens of the United States, as well as Russia, Brazil and India, are not on it.The exclusion of the U.S. reflects concerns over its coronavirus surge. From July 1st, when its external borders will re-open, American tourists won't be welcome in Europe, decrees a new agreement from the European Union. The bloc decided on a list of 15 safe countries whose residents would be allowed to trav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Medicine, Congress, Cdc, China, Russia, India, Eu, European Union, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Epidemics

Daily Crunch: Lululemon is acquiring Mirror

Lululemon is paying $500 million to acquire a home fitness startup, India bans TikTok and Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to add a co-viewing experience. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 30, 2020. 1. Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when gyms begin to reopen in different locales, many will likely be wary of returning to a potentially...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Hbo, Hardware, Boston, India, Tech, New York Times, Mirror, Hulu, Latin America, Amazon Prime Video, Lululemon, Prime Amazon

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports jump of 41 cases and sends emergency alerts to hotspots

New South Wales makes Covid-19 tests mandatory for returned travellers and reports six new casesCoronavirus live blog: India passes 500,000 cases as Victoria reports surgeSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria has reported another Covid-19 jump with 41 new cases reported on Saturday as the Australian state was experiencing a potential second wave of the virus.Victoria’s deputy chief health officer, Dr ...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, India, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Coronavirus outbreak, Annaliese van Diemen

Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high of 40,000 in U.S.

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and FRANCES D’EMILIO The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,000 Friday — eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April — in a resurgence that has led some governors to backtrack or at least pause the reopening of their states. While the increase is believed to reflect, in part, greatly expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the virus is making a comeback, including rising deaths...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, News, Mexico, China, India, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Italy, Las Vegas, Nevada, West Coast, AAA

Healthcare industry’s wish list for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill

By Nikhil Pahwa and Aditi Agrawal The risks are too great, the use cases are too unclear, and a broad Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, does not adequately take into account the concerns of the healthcare sector. Doctors speaking at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, 2020, felt that there needs to be a different, sectoral approach to protect healthcare data. This discussion was supported by Microsoft, Google, TMT Law Practice and the...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, Yahoo, India, Society, United Kingdom, Mozilla, Health Insurance, Bill, Ico, Singh, PDP, Gupta, HSA

#NAMA: Issues with the consent framework for healthcare data under the Personal Data Protection Bill

In in-person doctor-patient consultation scenarios, the fact that the patient initiated the consult can be construed as consent. This applies especially for out-patient consultations: one does not need a separate mechanism to seek consent from the patient. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, both Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, and Abhishek Malhotra, managing partner at TMT Law agreed with this characte...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, India, Bill, Bangalore, Karnataka, Consent, DPA, Singh, India India, Ministry of Health, PDP, Gupta, HSA

#NAMA: GOQii founder Vishal Gondal on issues of bias, discrimination, and accuracy of health data

“There is fundamentally no disincentive in how someone’s health data can be used to determine their insurance premiums. Of course, somebody who is doing more effort, walking more, exercising more, gets more benefits versus somebody who is doing less,” said Vishal Gondal, founder of wearables company GOQii when asked if use of health data can make insurance premiums discriminatory. He also noted that health data can potentially help us in moving away from traditional healthcare practices, and ada...
Tags: Travel, Health, Japan, News, Microsoft, India, Star, Mozilla, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Bill, Goqii, HIPAA, PDP, Gondal, Medianama

As Delhi becomes India's coronavirus capital, its hospitals are struggling to cope

Lakhjeet Singh had been running a fever for days when his son-in-law took him to a private hospital in Delhi for a Covid-19 test.
Tags: Health, India, Delhi, Lakhjeet Singh

#NAMA: Personal Data Protection Bill needs to work on basic definitions to cater to the healthcare sector

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, in its current form, suffers from an acute paucity of concrete definitions and thus, does not address concerns specific to the healthcare sector. “This Bill in a generic format is good. When you go down into the sensitive areas there is lack of clarity.” Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, said. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, speakers agreed that concepts such a...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, Singapore, India, Court, Digital, US, Health Insurance, Bill, Kerala, Sprinklr, PDP, Gupta, HSA

Swasth platform to scale up teleconsults; who the players are

The Swasth Alliance is now scaling up its telemedicine operations, and will reportedly offer free COVID-19 consultations until the pandemic eases up, according to the Times of India. First soft-launched in early May, Swasth was one of the providers for teleconsults, online medicine delivery, and diagnostic tests for COVID-19 on Aarogya Setu Mitr, a platform which featured on India’s contact tracing app Aarogya Setu. It’s worth noting that the government suspended the Aarogya Setu Mitr portal jus...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kalaari Capital, Infosys, Delhi High Court, BCG, Manipal Hospitals, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Ranjan Pai, Sharad Sharma, Gopalakrishnan, Covid19

Some states break virus records as U.S. caseload grows anew

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU HOUSTON — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states as signs of the virus’ resurgence mounted, with newly confirmed infections nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago. After trending downward for six weeks, the U.S. caseload has been growing again for over a week, particularly in the South and West. Some 34,700 new cases were reported nationwide Tuesday, according to the count kept by John...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, New York, Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, China, India, Africa, Uncategorized, Sport, Beijing

Coronavirus in India: Inside a Mumbai hospital ICU

Exclusive footage shows how one hospital in the city is coping with the influx of coronavirus patients.
Tags: Health, India, Mumbai

Surging coronavirus cases in U.S. raise fear that progress is slipping

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 100,000 on Monday, part of an alarming surge across the South and West as states reopen for business and many Americans resist wearing masks or keeping their distance from others. The disturbing signs in the Sunshine State as well as places like Arizona, Alabama, Texas and South Carolina — along with countries such as Brazil, India and Pakistan — are raising fears that the progress won after months of lockdowns is slipping away. “It i...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Maryland, California, China, India, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Pakistan, Arizona, Dubai, Who

Maternity Insurance: What Should Your Health Plan Look Like?

Motherhood brings new experiences for a woman. Holding the new-born in the arms is pure joy. For the entire family, the arrival of a new member also brings priceless moments. Pregnancy is a crucial stage in a woman’s life. She undergoes various physical and emotional changes; and requires quality medical care for safe delivery. Since maternity care has become expensive in India... Source
Tags: Health, Featured, India, Maternity, Insurance

The National Health Stack is shaping up: doctor registry in the works, test environments to go live on June 30

More APIs and plans for the National Health Stack have been made public after Bangalore-based private think tank iSpirt initially demoed the health data consent manager on May 23. Over webinars held on May 30, June 6, and June 13, iSpirt revealed further plans including that of building registries, including a doctor registry. It also revealed that test environments for some of the Health Stack components will go live on June 30, and will be open to everyone, and not just members of the Swasth A...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, UPI, Bangalore, Bhushan, Nha, Sharma, CME, IVR, Kant, Shetty, PHR, NSDL, CitrusPay

How weather affects COVID-19 in India

With India now having endured six months of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, there are now over 410,000 official cases in and more than 13,000 deaths recorded. Almost all these deaths have occurred in the last three months, April to June, with 100 deaths on April 4, 2020, increasing almost 16-fold by May 4, and 63-fold by June 4, 2020.
Tags: Health, India

Coronavirus hoy en la Argentina y el mundo: minuto a minuto y las novedades del 21 de junio

La cantidad de muertos alrededor del mundo a causa de la pandemiade coronavirus, que se originó a fines del año pasado en Wuhan, China, supera las 463.600 personas y los contagiados ya son más de 8.750.000.Estados Unidos lidera el ranking de naciones con mayor cantidad de casos (alrededor de 2.300.000) y registra 121.000 víctimas fatales. El segundo país en cuanto a infectados es Brasil, con más de 1.000.000 casos, y lo sigue Rusia, con 577.000.Europa comienza a dejar atrás el confinamiento para...
Tags: Health, Asia, News, California, Cdc, China, India, Chile, Alaska, Argentina, Ceres, Donald Trump, Jens Weidmann, Bolivia, Kung, Estados Unidos

Coronavirus mass surveillance could be here to stay, experts say

Use of invasive digital and physical tracking measures soars as the pandemic spreads Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Extensive surveillance measures introduced around the world during the coronavirus outbreak have widened and become entrenched, digital rights experts have said, three months after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.The measures have often been billed as temporary necessities rushed into place to help track infections, but governments ha...
Tags: Health, Europe, Human Rights, Privacy, India, Israel, Society, World news, Surveillance, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, World Health Organization, Cctv, Norway, Coronavirus outbreak

Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of the world

By KEN MORITSUGU, DAVID RISING and ROD McGUIRK BEIJING — China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. It was a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over COVID-19 in March and a message to the rest of the world about how tenacious the virus really is. New infections spiked in India, Iran and U.S. states including Florida, Texas and Arizona as authoriti...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Texas, London, News, California, La, China, Russia, Berlin, India, Americas, Uncategorized, Sport

U.S. revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

By MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration said the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart complications, the FDA said the drugs’ unproven benefits “do not outweigh the known and potent...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington, India, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Pakistan, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Donald Trump, Nih, Pacific

Unique mutations could weaken Indian SARS-CoV-2 strain

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 suggests that the presence of unique mutations in the viral strains circulating in India has led to their attenuation.
Tags: Health, India

How does hypnosis really impact the brain?

Hypnosis refers to a trance state that is characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation, and heightened imagination.According to a Stanford University School of Medicine study, there are three areas of our brains that change during a state of hypnosis. This groundbreaking study provides information on how hypnosis impacts the brain, which could lead to new and improved pain management and anxiety treatments in the future.Although hypnosis has been around for hundreds of years, it is still ...
Tags: Psychology, England, Greece, Scotland, India, Neuroscience, Meditation, Mindfulness, Brain, Ptsd, Medical Research, Egypt, Innovation, Consciousness, Visualizations, Mind

SARS-CoV-2 genome variants in India

A new study published online on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 surveys the genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 strains in India.
Tags: Health, India

World reaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths as Pope Francis urges caution

BARCELONA, Spain — The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South American country. Worldwide, at least 6.9 million people have been infected by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, whose aggregated tally has become the main worldwide reference for monitoring...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, London, News, France, China, Russia, India, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, World news, Ap, Britain, Soccer

GlobalData: India has relatively low COVID-19 average case fatality rate despite surge in cases

With a total of nearly 200,000 confirmed cases and over 5,500 deaths reported due to COVID-19 in the past three months, India stands in tenth position in terms of the number of confirmed cases.
Tags: Health, India

iSpirt demos a key part of Health Stack — the health data consent manager. Some questions.

Indian technology lobby group iSpirt is running a pilot with the National Cancer Grid that lets patients share their health data just as easily as one can make UPI payments . Called a consent manager, the tool is modelled after UPI – which iSpirt evangelised – and is one of the parts of the Health Stack. iSpirt revealed the pilot in a webinar held on May 23 ; frontman Sharad Sharma, and ‘volunteers’ Kiran Anandampillai and Siddharth Shetty presented the webinar and demo’d the product. ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Time, Telemedicine, UPI, Accel, Infosys, Ken, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Tandon, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Sharma, Amitabh Kant

iSpirt demos a key part of Health Stack — the health data consent manager

Indian technology lobby group iSpirt is running a pilot with the National Cancer Grid that lets patients share their health data just as easily as one can make UPI payments. Called a consent manager, the tool is modelled after UPI – which iSpirt evangelised – and is one of the parts of the Health Stack. iSpirt revealed the pilot in a webinar held on May 23; frontman Sharad Sharma, and ‘volunteers’ Kiran Anandampillai and Siddharth Shetty presented the webinar and demo’d the product. Instrumental...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Time, Telemedicine, UPI, Accel, Infosys, Ken, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Tandon, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Sharma, Amitabh Kant

Massive protests around world raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest in the United States over repeated racial injustice is raising fears of new coronavirus outbreaks in a country that has more infections and deaths than anywhere else in the world. And it’s not...
Tags: Health, Europe, England, New York, London, News, Minneapolis, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, India, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Spain, Sport

Global report: new clues about role of pangolins in Covid-19 as US severs ties with WHO

Experts worldwide condemn Trump’s actions; India sees worst daily rise in infections; surges in Russia and Brazil; Australia tests sewage waterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists claim to have unearthed more clues about how the new coronavirus could have spread from bats through pangolins and into humans, as India reported its worst single-day rise in new cases, and the number of Covid-19 infections worldwide neared six million.Writing in the journal Covid-19 S...
Tags: Health, Australia, Russia, India, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, World Health Organization, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

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