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World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:06

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

Assam govt takes up intensive measures to check JE, AES

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 20:59

The Assam health department has undertaken intensive measures to halt the spread of Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the state which have claimed 252 lives.

Bengal seeks central help for encephalitis vaccination

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:52

Rattled by the encephalitis outbreak in the northern part of the state, the West Bengal government Saturday said it would seek the central government`s help for vaccination of adults to prevent the disease from spreading.

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Soon a vaccine to prevent brain cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:39

Scientists are working to develop a vaccine against the deadly brain cancer and clinical trials for it are likely to begin early next year.

Lack of co-ordination hampers vaccination drive in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:31

Lack of staff and proper co-ordination between the health department and the administration in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region is hampering the vaccination drive for displaced children, media reported Monday.

Vaccination campaign against encephalitis launched in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:38

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday launched a two-day vaccination campaign in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 139 children so far.

Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:58

A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 per cent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said today.

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