Will support states affected by chikungunya, dengue: Nadda

New Delhi, Sep 16 : Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday said the ministry will support the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi in tackling the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya. “Have assured all support to the Delhi government and the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in tackling the rising cases […]

Female sex hormone may help fight flu damage

New York, Sep 16 : A female sex hormone, found in most forms of hormone-based birth control pills, has the potential to ward off complications arising from influenza infection as well as help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly, a recent study has revealed. The study, conducted in mice, found that hormone progesterone was […]

Antibody that may combat HIV infection under trial

New York, Sep 16 : In a first study of its magnitude, researchers in the US aim to infuse an antibody into human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative men and transgender individuals to determine whether it will prevent the infection from developing. The Antibody Meditated Prevention (AMP) study — led by an Indian-origin scientist — aims to […]

600 kids die from malnutrition: So what? asks Maharashtra minister

Palghar (Maharashtra), Sep 16 : Maharashtra’s Tribal Welfare Minister Vishnu Sawra faced the ire of tribals in Palghar whose children have perished due to malnutrition. When he visited a tribal hamlet in Khoch village in the worst-hit Mokhada sub-district on Thursday evening, angry locals confronted the minister and demanded answers. Some infuriated tribals asked him: […]

Dr Reddy’s to market Amgen’s three medicines in India

Hyderabad, Sep 16 : Pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has expanded its strategic collaboration with Amgen, one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, to market and distribute three of Amgen’s medicines in India in the therapy areas of oncology and osteoporosis. Under this collaboration, according to a press statement from Dr. Reddy’s on Friday, […]

Researchers find novel way to kill cancer cells

New York, Sep 16 : Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found how certain tumours develop a taste for fat over sugar and that one way to kill them could be starving them of their life-sustaining fuel. The findings showed how a mechanism that normally keeps fat burning in check goes awry in some cancers, […]