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How’s the response to cancer treatment? Liquid biopsy can tell

Noninvasive liquid biopsies rapidly and accurately determine response to cancer treatment Results of two clinical studies showed that blood based liquid biopsies can accurately track...

Varsity of Dundee brings diabetes screening van to TN villages

The mobile screening van will drive through 25 villages in Tamil Nadu Villagers in Cheyyar Tulak can expect a visit from the doctor this month. Researchers...

On World Cancer Day, WHO calls upon Govts to screen patients

WHO regional director asks countries to pursue policies to reduce cancer incidence Cancer is far from an equal-opportunity killer. In 2018 - 18.1 million new...

Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

Rates of some obesity-related cancers rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations An observational study using data covering more than...

Eat more veggies, beat diabetes and heart disease, says Lancet

Study in The Lancet highlight the importance of dietary fibres in battling diabetes and heart disease   Dietary fibre could be the answer to the growing...

Reduce alcohol availability, raise taxes, WHO tells members

World Health Organisation unveils SAFER a five pronged strategy to crack down against alcohol consumption World Health Organisation has called upon countries to strengthen restrictions...

If you live in Kerala you are twice as likely to...

New analysis shows wide variation between states in cancer incidence Kerala has the highest incidence of cancer in India followed by Mizoram, Haryana and Delhi. India's...

Now, WHO launches its very own “Fitness challenge” – a global...

WHO global action plan on physical activity focuses on improving the environment for people to walk, cycle more Prime minister Narendra Modi and his ministers...

WHO report calls for urgent action on NCDs, mental health

The report of the high level commission says heads of State should take responsibility for the NCD agenda, rather than delegating it to ministers...

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...

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Congo offers new model for treatment of drug resistant Tuberculosis

Molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment regimen worked against drug resistant tuberculosis in Congo A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected...