In January, some states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Chhattisgarh culled poultry birds after the disease was reported (Source: PTI)

AIIMS Chief Says human-to-human bird flu transmission Rare, no need to panic

Jul 21, 2021

There is a need to do contact tracing and also take samples and look for any poultry deaths in the area from where the child who died due to the virus was residing, the AIIMS director said

The new compound is a potential highly effective, next-line treatment for these patients (Source: PTI)

New potential drug against breast cancer identified

Jul 16, 2021

The potential drug offers hope for patients whose breast cancer has become resistant to traditional therapies.

Alcohol can also worsen the cancer-causing effects of other substances, such as tobacco (Source: PTI)

Alcohol consumption associated with 62,100 cancer cases in India last year, says Lancet study

Jul 15, 2021

Globally, an estimated 4 per cent (741,300) of all new cases of cancer in 2020 were associated with alcohol consumption, the researchers said.

Zydus Cadila's jab is a three-dose, intradermal vaccine which is administered using the PharmaJet needle-free system

Zydus seeks emergency approval for 'needle-free' vaccine for children above 12

Jul 12, 2021

If the Subject Expert Committee finds the phase-3 trial data and documents submitted by Cadila satisfactory, emergency use approval will be granted for the vaccine this week itself

23 Fortis hospitals are closely partnering with the government in the vaccination drive across the country

Fortis Healthcare to focus on revenue growth initiatives in current fiscal

Jul 11, 2021

Informing the company's shareholders, Fortis Healthcare Chairman Ravi Rajagopal said the healthcare provider would strengthen its key specialties by upgrading technology and onboarding clinicians of repute

The drug is currently being tested in a global late-stage study by Merck and Ridgeback and will undergo trial in the fall of 2021

Merck seeks emergency use nod for COVID-19 drug

Jul 09, 2021

The antiviral drug was developed by Merck & Co in partnership with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and is used to treat non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Israel, meanwhile, has witnessed drops in the efficacy rates of the vaccine despite two doses

Pfizer, BioNTech seek authorisation for third dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Jul 09, 2021

Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to provide more definitive data as well as a plan which they will submit to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the EMA (European Medicines Agency) and other regulatory authorities

The new phase of universalization of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from June 21

Nearly 37 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Health Ministry

Jul 09, 2021

The ministry said 17,93,389 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,71,647 vaccine doses given as second dose in the 18-44 age group on Thursday

Desipramine Hydrochloride Tablets are indicated for the treatment of depression

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA approval for anti-depressant drug

Jul 08, 2021

The company has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) Desipramine Hydrochloride tablets USP

The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21

COVID-19 vaccine: States, UTs to receive 44.9 lakh doses in next three days

Jul 02, 2021

More than 33.63 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre and UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and direct state procurement category

Countries that invest too little in health may face credit ratings cut: WHO

May 18, 2021

A pandemic like this one poses huge threats not just to financial stability but to the whole economic and financial system, Mario Monti said