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HPV test detects cervical pre-cancer earlier, more accurately than Pap smear

Primary HPV testing is more effective in women undergoing cervical cancer screening Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is a precancerous condition in which abnormal cells grow...

Spending on NCD gives best return on investment: WHO

Invest in Non-communicable diseases (NCD), save money, says WHO Ahead of the World Health Assembly in Geneva next week, the World Health Organisation has said...

India’s vaccine policy under scrutiny: letter wars reach PMO door

Several medical associations have written to prime minister Narendra Modi asking him to ignore "unsubstantiated, irresponsible claims" The letter wars over India's vaccine policy (read...

Vaccines help keep people out of poverty, finds Harvard study

Vaccines do not just keep diseases at bay, they also ensure people do not end up being pushed into penury by unforeseen medical expensesIndia...

Vaccine technical group recommends cervical cancer shot in national programme

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has recommended that India should introduce a cervical cancer vaccine in its universal immunisation programme. The minutes...

Days after RSS wing letter, India decides against cancer vaccine

India has decided not to move on the introduction of a cervical cancer vaccine in its universal immunisation programme The decision comes days after Swadeshi...

India a step away from HPV vaccine in routine immunisation

Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer in females in India The highest decision making body on vaccines - the National Technical...

RSS affiliate writes to PM Narendra Modi opposing cervical cancer vaccine

After having accused the Niti Ayog of pursuing anti-poor policies and trained guns on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the...

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Petting zoos could transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors, especially children New research shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug...