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  • Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John

    April 26, 2013 11:44 AM 7

    The week between April 24 and April 30 is marked as World Immunization Week. India has already weeded out Polio but several other life-threatening diseases remain. What should be the next priorities? Virologist and pediatrician Dr. Jacob John shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Dr. Jacob John joined IBNLive readers

  • First vaccine to help control autism symptoms developed

    April 26, 2013 7:11 AM 6

    Toronto: Scientists have developed the first-ever vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children that may also help control some autism symptoms. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bug Clostridium bolteae. C bolteae is known to play a role in gastrointestinal disorders

  • WHO praises Bihar immunisation drive

    April 17, 2013 11:30 AM 3

    Patna: World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the successful implementation of health programmes, particularly anti-polio and immunisation campaigns, in Bihar on Wednesday. The appreciation was expressed by WHO Representative in India Nata Menabde after a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna. Praising the anti-polio campaign, Menabde

  • Alcohol consumption does not affect breast cancer survival: study

    April 9, 2013 12:13 PM 3

    Washington: Drinking alcohol has no impact on breast cancer survival, a new study has claimed. Although previous research has linked alcohol consumption to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has found that alcohol consumption does not impact survival from the disease. In fact, a modest survival benefit was found in women who were moderate

  • Dengue vaccine closer to reality, say MIT researchers

    April 9, 2013 8:05 AM 3

    Washington: Researchers have inched closer to developing a novel therapy using mutated antibodies to protect people from the dengue virus. Scientists, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, said that nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet there is no specific

  • World Health Day: 9.4 mn Indians die every year due to hypertension

    April 7, 2013 5:52 PM 4

    New Delhi: It's World Health Day on Sunday and the focus is on one of the biggest killers of this century. High blood pressure which affects one in three adults globally and 214 million Indians are projected to by hypertensive by 2030. 9.4 million Indians die due to hypertension every year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Nearly a third

  • Medical seats for sale: CD of sting operation submitted to MCI

    April 5, 2013 12:33 PM 6

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN on Friday submitted a CD containing the sting operation on how medical colleges in three states are selling post-graduate seats for crores of rupees to the Medical Council of India (MCI). India's top doctors have demanded the government steps in and acts immediately to check the shocking contempt of law displayed by administrators

  • Low salt food and exercise can bring down high BP: Dr Ravi R Kasliwal

    April 5, 2013 12:28 PM 5

    High blood pressure and hypertension are the new lifestyle diseases afflicting India's urban middle class. Dr Ravi R Kasliwal, Chairman, Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, Medanta-The Medicity, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Dr Ravi R Kasliwal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on high blood pressure and hypertension

  • Patent row: HC refuses interim relief to US drug firm Merck

    April 5, 2013 12:24 PM 12

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim relief on a patent row to US pharmaceuticals major Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) which sought a restraint on Indian firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals manufacturing and marketing anti-diabetes drugs Zita and Zita-Met. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the interim application of the multinational

  • Antibiotic resistance on the rise in India

    April 4, 2013 3:39 AM 9

    New Delhi: All antibiotics, tuberculosis drugs and other habit-forming medicines may soon have a label, warning users against over the counter medication, according to the latest draft notification by the Health Ministry. According to Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India records 70 thousand new multi-drug resistant tuberculosis cases every