Why three Nordic countries have suspended Moderna vaccine

On October 6, Sweden and Denmark, followed by Finland a day later, suspended the use of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine for younger age groups after reports pointed to an increase in the number of myocarditis and pericarditis cases. Why three Nordic countries have suspended Moderna vaccine. On October 6, Sweden and Denmark suspended the use of … Continue reading Why three Nordic countries have suspended Moderna vaccine

India to meet WHO trans fat limit a year in advance

In mid-2016, India halved the trans fat content limit from 10% to 5%, and in December 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) capped it to 3% by April 2021. Come January 1, 2022, India will join a select group of countries limiting industrial trans fat to 2% by mass of the … Continue reading India to meet WHO trans fat limit a year in advance

No evidence to suggest cluster 5 variant increases coronavirus transmissibility, disease severity

Since June, 214 people in Denmark have been reported to have been infected with a variant of the novel coronavirus — cluster 5 — associated with farmed minks. This includes 12 cases reported on November 5, eight of whom had a link with mink farming while four cases were from the community. Preliminary findings indicate … Continue reading No evidence to suggest cluster 5 variant increases coronavirus transmissibility, disease severity

Is Kerala’s fat tax a mere topping than health initiative?

  In a bold step that might have a positive impact on public health, Kerala has become the first State in the country to introduce a 14.5 per cent tax on burgers, pizzas, donuts, sandwiches and pasta sold through branded restaurants. Introducing additional tax on fat-rich food products has been tried out in other countries … Continue reading Is Kerala’s fat tax a mere topping than health initiative?