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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...

Vaccine against peanut allergy shows promise in mouse studies

Peanut allergy is one of the commonest allergies; the study raises hopes of a similar vaccine for humans A new vaccine has shown promise in...

Vaccines do not compromise a baby’s natural immunity, finds US study

There are concerns that vaccination could make babies vulnerable to diseases other than those covered in the immunisation schedule Putting an end to the myriad...

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...

Indian drug regulator’s nod for Zika vaccine trials

The Drugs Controller General (India) has granted permission to an Indian firm to conduct Phase-I clinical trial or a potential candidate for a zika...

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...

US researchers develop single dose cholera vaccine

US researchers have developed a single dose cholera vaccine that could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly The research published in Clinical...

Time Is Running Out For Your Flu Shot

Delhi for now is gasping for breath. While pollution is hogging headlines and mindspace, time may be running out for that flu shot in...

Experts call for universal flu vaccine

It is always better to get vaccinated than not to get vaccinated It is flu season once more and as numbers in the USA cause...

Zika vaccine shows promising results in Phase I trials

US scientists have zeroed in on a promising candidate for a Zika vaccine after an investigational Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) was found to...

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India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

Molecule raises hopes of arresting the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in animal models Scientists at NIH/National Center For Advancing Translational...

Cancer immunotherapy results may vary in females

Different immune responses in men and women, and interaction with hormones might impact how men and women benefit from immunotherapy drugs Men and women may...