Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles, according to a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that may help develop a vaccine to prevent gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease that affects millions of people around the globe, with nearly 78 million new cases estimated each year.
Geneva, Sep 20 (IANS) An estimated 40 million people, mostly women and girls, are trapped in modern slavery and 152 million children are subject to child labour, a UN report has revealed.
Geneva, Sep 20 (IANS) Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said.
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russian state-run National Immunobiological Company (Nacimbio) on Tuesday announced signing an agreement with Indian pharma firm Mylan Laboratories on the transfer of technology for producing readymade dosage forms and active pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of HIV.
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new paper-based sensor patch that could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A four and a half months old Sudanese national suffering from transposition of the great arteries (TGA), a congenital heart defect, has been cured at a hospital here, hospital authorities said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $175,000 to provide lifesaving healthcare to the "vulnerable population" in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, a statement said on Tuesday.
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments worldwide to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with "bolder political actions" to save millions of people from premature deaths.
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Children with the most common type of brain cancer could soon have gentler treatment options, thanks to the discovery that the condition can be divided into seven separate sub-groups each needing a different treatment.
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how a genetic mutation may lead to excess production of insulin, a condition known as congenital hyperinsulinism, even if the patients have not eaten any carbohydrates.
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Offering vital clues to improving malaria vaccine, an international research team has shown that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in their ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) The Munich Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival, has begun amid heightened security measures.
Ahmedabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pharmaceuticals major Zydus Cadila on Saturday said that Nesher Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of its US arm, has received final approval from the US health regulator to market an oral suspension of Oseltamivir powder, used for treatment and prevention of influenza.