Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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Diarrhoea mouse to the rescue

Scientists at IISc say the transgenic mouse could help decipher the underlying reason and biological pathways for intestinal inflammation. Experts said that the novel transgenic mouse model could provide headway for research and development in treatment and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases in India. It might also help with finding the origin and occurrence of inflammatory […]

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Government snips protocols for barbers

Epidemiologist says we cannot solely depend on the vaccine, Covid protocols are also highly effective in managing the spread of the disease.   Barber shops in rural areas fail to follow basic Covid safety measures as the government becomes lenient. Experts say Covid protocols are the way forward. Niranjan owner of the barber shop, Magic […]

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No PrEP for HIV susceptible people in India

WHO in its guidelines to eradicate AIDS by 2030 had recommended PrEP as a preventive medicine but India remains amongst those who didn’t adopt it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine that prevents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains inaccessible to Indians who are susceptible to it. WHO says PrEP can reduce the risk of infection […]

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