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Thalassemia

By Dr. S. Manohar, Director - Internal Medicine, Sakra World Hospital. New Delhi, May 16, 2018: Thalassaemia (or thalassemia) is a genetic disorder of the blood whichoriginated in the Mediterranean region. ... Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen....

Finnish Scientists Find Brain Cells Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

New Delhi, December 01, 2017: Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing in prevalence but we have no effective treatment. But, Finnish Researchers have found a new target to investigate. Researchers at the University of East Finland have found that astrocytes, the cells that support...

PM addresses inaugural session of “END TB” Summit

New Delhi, March 14, 2018: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the inaugural session of the “END TB” summit in New Delhi. He expressed confidence that the Delhi End TB Summit would be a landmark event towards the complete...

15 % of females and males are at higher risk of suffering from diabetes...

Bengaluru, Nov15 2014: Diabetes, one of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCD) has become a major health concern in Karnataka. Type 2 diabetes, which is triggered by sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits, is hitting Indians at a much younger...

Unintended Pregnancy Decreasing; Quality Of Family Planning Care Improving Across India

India has made respectable gains over the past 2.5 years in improving family planning access and use of contraceptives among women. More women are using contraception, unintended pregnancy is decreasing and the quality of family planning care is...

Policy for Tackling Major Diseases

Bengaluru, December 4, 2015: The Department of Health and Family Welfare is implementing various National programmes on All India basis in relation to a number of diseases including Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, chickengunya, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese...

Wider immunization coverage against pneumonia and diarrhea could prevent 1 child death every 6...

This World Immunization Week, experts share "Vaccines Prevent, Vaccines Protect" message. Bangalore, May 05, 2018: This year for the recently concluded World Immunization Week (April 24-30) local experts from Karnataka, came in with full support for national immunization efforts to save the...

Why Thalassaemia Is A Growing Concern In Our Country?

By Mr.Praveen Gupta, MD of premas lifescience New Delhi, May 12, 2018: Thalassaemia is a genetic blood disorder characterised by unusual production of haemoglobin in the body. The defect results in insufficient oxygen transport i.e severe anaemia due to abnormal haemoglobin production. The disorder has a...

Interleukin-17 Inhibitor Shows High Efficacy After One Year of Therapy in Psoriasis Patients

New Delhi, April 28, 2018: In March 2018, BIOCAD analyzed results from its Phase II study in which the original Russian IL-17 inhibitor proved highly effective in long-term therapy in patients with severe psoriasis. The drug also showed great...

Liver Function Abnormalities Observed More in Men from North India, an analysis from SRL...

Analysis done basis more than 4.24 lakh samples gathered over three years Three main liver tests indicated higher abnormalities in men as compared to women  New Delhi, April 22, 2018: On the occasion of World Liver day, SRL Diagnostics...