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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...

Directly acting antivirals reduce liver cancer risk in hepatitis C patients

Results of the first study on directly acting antivirals published in The Lancet show positive outcome The first prospective, longitudinal study investigating treatment of chronic...

Nadda inaugurates National Health Authority, govt eyes Uber tie-up

National Health Authority will be an autonomous organisation for the implementation of PMJAY Marking a paradigm shift in the country's health sector, health minister J...

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...

New drug can cure cancer in weeks, claim Israeli scientists

The pathbreaking drug that could cure cancer in few weeks time A team of scientists from Israel claim to have developed a drug that could...

Public health experts appeal to WHO against Philip Morris collaboration

Collaborating with the Philip Morris International (PMI)-funded Foundation is against WHO policy on steering clear of Big Tobacco Public health experts from around the world today...

By 2030, hepatitis C infections will reduce by 80%, estimates Lancet

Study shows 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths will be averted globally by 2030 A comprehensive package of...

Allopathic pharmacies can now sell homoeopathy drugs too

Inaugurating the World Integrated Medicine Forum in Goa, Ayush minister announces changes in drug laws Allopathy pharmacies can now stock homoeopathy medicines without any separate...

Leading UK cancer expert dies suddenly after yellow fever jab

Dr Martin Gore was with the Royal Marsden Hospital; died after routine yellow fever vaccination Professor Martin Gore, 67, one of the leading cancer experts...

No evidence of sweeteners being good for health: BMJ

Review says little scientific basis for popularity of non sugar sweeteners   There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and...

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Reversible anti-platelet therapy could fight clotting, cancer spread

Preclinical study of deactivated platelets show promising new approach to fight clotting and stop cancer spread A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the...

Getting enough sleep reduces heart disease risk

Sleep has many benefits, including reduction of heart disease risk, shows new study Getting enough sleep is key to good health; insufficient sleep increases the...

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory problems

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems decades later People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with...