Malaria eradication top priority for govt: Dr Harsh Vardhan
Pune: Malaria eradication is one of the top priorities of the government, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday, and reaffirmed the Centre's resolve to also eliminate diseases like tuberculosis, encephalitis and 'kala azar'... read more
WHO South-East Asia Region sets 2023 target to eliminate measles, rubella
Member Countries of WHO South-East Asia Region resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023, to prevent deaths and disabilities caused by these highly infectious childhood killer diseases.
“The new target to eliminate both the diseases will leverage the existing momentum and strong political commitment which is being demonstrated through unprecedented efforts,... read more
Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say
Record heatwaves in June and July caused the deaths of 1,435 people in France this year, according to the country's health minister.
Speaking on French radio, Agnès Buzyn said half of those who died were aged over 75.... read more
Metformin Repurposed: Boosts Survival in TKI-Treated Lung Cancer
Adding metformin to standard inhibitors of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) significantly improved both progression-free and overall survival in advanced lung adenocarcinoma – with no significant increase in adverse events, a randomized phase II study found.... read more
New GABA Modulator Promising in Depression
SAGE-217, a novel modulator of γ-aminobutyric acid–A (GABAA), reduced depressive symptoms in patients with major depression in a new study.
Investigators compared patients who had major depression and were treated with SAGE-217 to patients ... read more