Brazil to vaccinate entire population against yellow fever

Brasilia, Feb 23 : Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has proposed to vaccinate the entire country against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas. The recommendation will now be discussed with international organisations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). At the start of February, vaccination […]

Telangana aims to double size of life sciences sector to $100 bn

Hyderabad, Feb 22 : The Telangana government aims to double the valuation of life sciences ecosystem in the state to $100 billion in 10 years, state Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Thursday. Inaugurating the 15th BioAsia Summit, he said the government would work the industry to leverage existing strength in life science […]

Globally 1.8 mn young adults developed TB in 2012: Study

Sydney, Feb 22 : A whopping 1.8 million young adults between 10 and 24 years of age are estimated to have developed tuberculosis in 2012, with those aged 20 to 24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious tuberculosis, according to a research. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health concern and remains one of […]

Depression may reduce ariginine levels in your body

London, Feb 22 : People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have lower levels of naturally occurring arginine in their body than their non-depressed controls, a study has found. Arginine — an amino acid which the body uses to produce nitric oxide — is a nervous system and immune defence mediator, which also plays a role […]

Protesters block NH-48 with dead body

Gurugram, Feb 22 : Hundreds of people on Thursday blocked the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai National Highway here in Manesar for hours over the death of a 21-year-old man, who died due to alleged medical negligence at a private hospital here, police said. The protesters kept the body of the deceased at IMT Manesar Chowk here, which caused […]

This fertility hormone may help older women conceive

London, Feb 22 : Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, an advance that could help develop treatments to improve fertility in older women. The hormone known as Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), also known as androstenolone, is an endogenous steroid hormone which decline significantly with age. The treatment with DHEA […]