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Plodding pace, supply glitches hit India’s drive to vaccinate all

What is curious about these figures is that of vaccines in the pipeline and vaccines available

05 Aug 2021 1:02 AM

US resumes visas for students

Parents will not be allowed to accompany the students to the US to help them settle as tourist (B1/B2) visas are still not being issued

14 Jun 2021 8:34 AM

India will import drugs with less than 60 pc shelf life, condition apply

Health ministry has instructed to take various steps to ensure availability of a sufficient quantity of drugs in the domestic retail market

19 Apr 2020 11:20 AM

On World Immunisation Week, let’s spread facts... not disease

India has committed to eliminating measles and significantly reducing cases of rubella by 2020, and 32 states have rolled out the campaign so far.

29 Apr 2019 12:39 AM

Social media as battleground

Social media platforms have supercharged battles over scientific evidence on a range of issues.

20 Apr 2019 11:59 AM


Prevention better than cure if not for profits

Prevention is not better than cure when your profits depend upon people getting sick.

04 Nov 2018 12:44 AM

Flood-hit Kerala faces shortages of ‘rat fever’ drug

Suspected cases of leptospirosis, known locally as ‘rat fever’, has climbed to 800 since mid-August, a health ministry spokesman said.

05 Sep 2018 9:29 AM

'Online information on vaccines, autism not reliable'

The idea that vaccines can cause autism is still around, and parents continue to be exposed to this misinformation.

18 Jun 2018 1:16 PM

In war-torn Syria, 'cat man' starts rare animal clinic

Some stay under observation at his clinic for weeks, but not all get the treatment they need.

05 Jun 2018 3:13 PM

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as WHO holds emergency meeting

The World Health Organization held an emergency meeting on Friday and called the risk to the public in Congo "very high".

18 May 2018 1:39 PM


Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak

Health Ministry said vaccinations would start at weekend, first time vaccine would come into use since it was developed two years ago.

17 May 2018 8:19 AM

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

World Health Organisation obtained 4,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine and was preparing for deployment in Congo.

15 May 2018 10:08 AM

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up.

15 May 2018 9:38 AM

Multiple vaccines don't make kids prone to infection: study

This new study suggests the theory of overloading an infant's immune system is highly unlikely.

07 Mar 2018 12:21 PM

Modern medicine infected by the virus of mistrust

Most damaging are a series of scandals involving inadequately vetted drugs, poor oversight by health officials, and attempted cover-ups.

26 Jan 2018 2:54 PM


BMC’s mission to immunise deprived kids

The BMC has identified 175,877 kids of which, 90,550 are partially immunised while 964 are entirely without immunisation.

06 Oct 2017 5:57 AM

Already existing medicines may treat infectious diseases, says study

Here's what researchers found.

08 Jul 2017 11:13 AM