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Gilead’s $1,000 pill gets patent in India - Times of India

In what could be a major setback to access to treatment in high-burden countries, the Indian Patent Office on Monday granted a patent to Gilead Pharmasset on Sovaldi (..

Toward a Nationwide HPV Vaccination Campaign in India

Naysayers have forwarded unsubstantiated claims about lack of vaccine safety to already-settled debates about the vaccine's potential to encourage risky behaviour...

New research targets immune system vulnerabilities

In the battle against infections and diseases, from AIDS to cancer to diabetes, T-cells are the human body's first line of defense...

Ayurveda, modern medicine under one roof at AIIMS

Treatment with modern medicine and Ayurveda will now be possible under one roof. The Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research will be inaugurated in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIM..

Zika virus can now be detected within an hour through a paper-based test | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Zika virus can now be detected within an hour through a paper-based test - The test is done using a small saliva, urine, or blood sample, if the sample contains the RNA of the Zika vi..

India and WHO tie up for promotion of Yoga, Ayurveda

The Ministry of AYUSH has signed an agreement with World Health Organisation for promotion of traditional Indian systems of medicine, including Yoga and Ayurveda, globally. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minist..

Infographic: AIDS down but not out - Times of India

To ensure the global AIDS epidemic stops being a public health threat by 2030, countries need to keep up their fight against the disease. Rapid treatment scale-up has led to a 42% decline in AIDS-related deaths since the peak in 2004. However, new HI..

Natural births: Bringing back the midwife

Dusk-tinted light filters in through the reed curtains covering the large windows of the birthing room. It casts long shadows on a large king-sized bed covered with ..

'Superbug' gene detected in second US patient

Bacteria carrying the MCR-1 "superbug" gene was found in a second US patient, researchers said on Monday...

Is It True: That Cracking Your Knuckles Can Cause Arthritis?

ou took copious notes in the classroom, return home with shoulders drooping, settle yourself on the sofa for some good old knuckle cracking, and tut! A parent’s wagging finger will inevitably point out that ..

One doctor for 893 patients in India: Minister

There is one doctor for every 893 patients in the country, if allopathic doctors and those practising Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy streams are considered together, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday...

Malady Nation: Remedying India’s healthcare colossus

Between January and June 2014, 243 people out of 1,000 sought medical treatment within the public healthcare system of India, whereas 756 people out of 1,000 opted to visit a priva..

Beware! Diabetes can trigger oral infection

According to dentists, inflammation of gums, white and red patches and weakening of gums due to reduction of blood supply are among various oral problems caused by diabetes...

How safe is your mineral water in India?

A third of India's packaged water bottles are dodgy...

Synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria

A vaccine against one of the most dangerous hospital germs may soon be available. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and the Freie Universität Berlin have developed a substance that elicits an immune response against the gut bacterium Clos..

Mom's voice activates many different regions in children's brains, study shows

Children's brains are far more engaged by their mother's voice than by voices of women they do not know, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found...

Shocking! 57% allopathic doctors in India have no medical qualification, 31% havent studied beyond school

One of the primary aims of the study was to eradicate gaps caused by a -woefully inadequate- existing database on health workers in the country...

How Indian doctors helped an Omani child survive rarest of the rare cancer

Fathima was diagnosed with Bilateral adrenal neuroblastoma, a cancer that has been reported in only 50 children globally until now...