Healthcare industry disappointed with lack of incentives in the Budget
New Delhi: The healthcare industry Friday expressed disappointment over the Union Budget 2019-20 saying it hardly touched upon the sector and asked the government to consider increasing public spending on healthcare. Max Healthcare in a statement said: "The private healthcare sector had a lot of expectations from the Union Budget.... read more
Major step towards control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region
Dr Piroska östlin, Acting WHO Regional Director for Europe, and Mr Dmitry Kostennikov, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, signed the Donor Agreement between WHO/Europe and the Russian Federation. The Agreement sets out the Russian Federation's financial contribution for continued joint work to fight noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the Region.... read more
Bladder cancer attacked and killed by common cold virus
A strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.
In the study, 15 patients with the disease were given the cancer-killing coxsackievirus (CVA21) through a catheter one week before surgery to remove their tumors. When tissue samples were analyzed after surgery, there were signs that the virus had targeted and killed cancer cells in the bladder.... read more
FDA OKs Immunoglobulin Xembify for Primary Immunodeficiencies
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 20% immune globulin solution for subcutaneous injection (Xembify, Grifols) to treat primary immunodeficiencies in patients as young as 2 years old, according to a company statement.... read more
Men Who Eat Yogurt May Have Lower Colon Cancer Risk
Men who eat at least two servings a week of yogurt may be lowering their risk for colorectal cancer, a study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 32,606 male and 55,743 female health professionals who had a colonoscopy between 1986 and 2012. Compared to men who didn't eat any yogurt,... read more