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Four new vaccines in national immunization programme

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 20:34

The Indian government Thursday introduced four new vaccines, including one for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), in the national immunization programme, which will now provide free vaccines against 13 life-threatening diseases to 27 million children annually.

Four reasons why you should get your child vaccinated!

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 19:18

Raising a child is a huge challenge. As parents, protecting your child`s health and safety is the most important thing to you.

Don`t destroy last smallpox stockpiles, scientists urge

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 13:29

Even though smallpox has not infected anyone since 1977, important research on the virus is still ongoing and the world`s remaining stockpiles should not be destroyed, scientists has said.

World Malaria Day 2014: How to avoid mosquito bites and prevent malaria infections

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 00:32

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

Dengue fever could soon be history

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:02

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Pakistan to use polio vaccine checkpoints in Taliban areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:21

Pakistani officials said Monday they would begin administering polio vaccines to children at security checkpoints in the country`s lawless tribal belt.

Healthy ways to prevent cancer in teens!

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 19:08

Unlike adults, lifestyle-related and environmental risk factors are not considered to play a major role in cancers in teens.

Soon, more effective vaccines to help in fight against cancer

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 20:20

Researchers have described the earliest stages of fate determination among white blood cells called T lymphocytes, providing new insights that may help drug developers create more effective, longer-lasting vaccines against microbial pathogens or cancer.

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