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2DG- DRDO’s Anti-Covid Drug gets nod

The Drugs Controller General of India recently approved an oral drug to treat COVID-19 called the 2-DG. The 2-DG was developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation for Emergency Use. 2-DG is 2-Deoxy – D – Glucose. It was developed in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. The Dr Reddy’s Laboratories had partnered with Russian Direct ..

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WHO: For the first time commits to eliminate cervical cancer globally

During its closing day of 73rd World Health Assembly, on November 17, 2020, the World Health Organization released the “Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer”. The international organization aims to reduce more than 40% of new cases by 2050 by screening, vaccination and treatment. Background Cervical cancer is the fourth most common ..

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November 7: National Cancer Awareness Day

Every year India observes National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7. Cancer is the second leading cause of death according to the World Health Organization. About National Cancer Day The day was first observed in 2014. It coincided with the birth anniversary of scientist Marie Curie. She won the nobel prize for discovering radium and ..

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New organ in throat discovered

The scientists in Netherlands have discovered a new organ in human throat during a research on prostate cancer. The scientists of the Netherlands Cancer Institute discovered a set of salivary glands in the upper part of the throat. they have named the organ Tubarial salivary glands. Key highlights The newly discovered organ is about 1.5 ..

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“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent ..

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