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Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

Chander Mohan finds simple way to predict Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Prof. Chander Mohan, an Indian-American scientist, has identified as many as 50 protein biomarkers that can non-invasively detect Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – a gut disorder that leads to diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, and weight loss. Mohan, who is professor at University of Houston in the US, received a $ 347,490 grant from the Crohn’s & ..

Rotavac becomes India’s first indigenously developed vaccine to be pre-qualified by WHO

India’s first indigenously developed vaccine “Rotavac” has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (WHO). To be “pre-qualified” means that the vaccine can be sold internationally to several countries in Africa and South America. The vaccine was developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited (BBL) and was included in India’s national immunisation programme. The Rotavac ..

Rotavirus infection: India amid 5 countries with highest number of Deaths

As per the latest edition of the Lancet Infectious Diseases magazine, nearly 1 Lakh below the age of 5 years died of diarrhoea ascribable to rotavirus infection in India in 2008, accounting for 22% of the total deaths reported worldwide in 2008. Five countries accounting for more than half of all deaths attributable to such ..