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FDA investigating genotoxic compounds in drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has been on the look out for genotoxic compounds contamination in some drugs used for dealing with diabetes. The FDA had found instances of genotoxin contamination in drugs like Zantac. Genotoxic compounds are those that cause genetic mutation and eventually result in cancer. The genotoxic compounds can cause direct ..

Pakistan to Launch New WHO-approved Typhoid Vaccine

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to launch new WHO approved typhoid vaccine. Pakistan suffered from the outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease. The WHO approved vaccine will be used during immunization campaign in southern Sindh province, where around Pakistan’s 10,000 cases of typhoid have been reported since ..

International Diabetes Federation launches 9th IDF Diabetes Atlas

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released latest figures that highlight the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world.  These figures were published on the 14 November, World Diabetes Day in the ninth edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas.  It shows that Pakistan is now in the top 10 countries for an ..

Climate change is damaging health of children: Lancet report

According to the new report published in the Lancet, scientists and health experts warn that children across the world will suffer from infectious diseases, malnutrition and air pollution worsened by climate change. ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators. The annual project is ..

India’s cancer care facilities ‘highly inadequate’, says a report

  The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science, Technology and Environment headed by former Union Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh was constituted to examine an expanded role for the Department of Atomic Energy, through the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), to address India’s rising cancer burden. The committee submitted its report to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on ..

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 ..

Anaemia among men is a major public health problem: Report

According to a recent study aimed at determining the prevalence of anaemia among men in India, it has found that 23.5% of men had anaemia, ranging from mild to moderate to severe degrees. The study published in Lancet Global Health recently. Among the states,the highest prevalence of anaemia among men was in Bihar while the ..

IIIT Hyderabad’s researchers creates first-ever ‘Indian Brain Atlas (IBA)’

The researchers at the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIITH) have created the first ever Indian Brain Atlas (IBA). They stated that the average Indian brain is smaller in height, width, and volume as compared to the western and eastern population like the Chinese and Korean. The immediate implication of this finding can be seen ..