WHO extends emergency talks over coronavirus outbreak in China

Geneva, Jan 23 : The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). “There was an excellent discussion during the meeting today, but it was also clear that to proceed, we need more […]

Snake might be animal reservoir of novel coronavirus: Study

Washington, Jan 23 : A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Medical Virology showed that snake is the most probable wildlife animal reservoir for the novel coronavirus that had caused 17 deaths in central China’s Hubei Province. Scientists from Peking University Health Science Center School of Basic Medical Sciences, the First affiliated Hospital […]

US, China working on vaccine against coronavirus: Expert

Los Angeles, Jan 23 : US and Chinese medical institutions are working together to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has already caused 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia in China, a US vaccine scientist said on Wednesday. Peter Hotez, professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College […]

‘Drug for arthritis in dogs can fight cancer in people’

New York, Jan 22 : Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism — and even for treating arthritis in dogs — can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a new study. The researchers systematically analysed thousands of already developed drug compounds and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognised anti-cancer activity. The findings, which […]

Full flu vaccination cuts child hospitalisations in half

New York, Jan 22 : Researchers have found that fully vaccinated children reduced the risk of hospitalisation for complications associated with influenza by 54 per cent. The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease, tested the effectiveness of childhood vaccination against influenza and risk of hospitalisation due to influenza complications. In Israel, as in […]