French biotechnology company MedDay on Friday announced encouraging results for a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug trial, saying it decreased its progress and in some cases led to a "significant improvement" for sufferers.
Parents cradling sick children in their arms streamed into a treatment centre in Niger`s capital Niamey, the victims of a meningitis epidemic that has claimed over 100 lives and appears to be accelerating.
Cases of HIV have skyrocketed in a rural community in the midwestern state of Indiana where 142 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the year, officials said Friday.
Tobacco and alcohol followed by cannabis and inhalants, sedatives, heroin and opium are the most common items of substance abuse among children on streets, according to a study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
A Hepatitis C-free India is an achievable goal if all stakeholders work together and seize the opportunity offered by availability of new scientific innovations, said Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura president Dr Pradip Bhaumik.
There is little chance of spread outbreak of swine flu in the north-eastern region as the air-borne H1N1 virus usually moves faster in overcrowded and more polluted metro cities, Additional DG of Union Health Ministry Dr Ashok Kumar said today.
Nagaland government Friday imposed a ban on import of poultry and poultry products from Manipur in the wake of reports of bird flu in the neighbouring state.
The number of HIV positive cases reported annually in the country has declined by 57 per cent to 1.16 lakh in 2011 as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000, Lok Sabha was informed Friday.
There is little chance of spread outbreak of swine flu in the north-eastern region as the air-borne H1N1 virus usually moves faster in overcrowded and more polluted metro cities, Additional DG of Union Health Ministry Dr Ashok Kumar said Friday.
The government plans to set up a national institute on medicinal plants and is in the process of identifying suitable land for it, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
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