Drug News (Medindia)

India: Empowering Rural Women, Girls

India has set up one-stop centres to help women in rural areas deal with domestic violence. Through the one-stop centres women can get police action, psychosocial help, medical care and legal assistance.

WHO Member-Countries Commit To End Tuberculosis By 2030

The WHO member-countries would collectively reach out to 2 million missing TB cases and 150,000 multidrug-resistance cases by 2020 and implement a response adequate to end TB, revealed report.

Odisha: Universal Access To Eyecare Services

The Odisha Cabinet clears universal eye health programme from primary to tertiary levels. The programme will be implemented from 2018-19 to 2022-23.

Treatment Options for Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Compared

Efficacy of treatment options for anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis for male patients without tumor compared and possible treatment response biomarker has been identified. These treatments include steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange, plasmapheresis, rituximab, and cyclophosphamide.

Child Immunization in Rural India Improves With Phone-based Rewards

Mobile phone incentives for childhood immunizations in rural India help improve vaccine uptake. Compliance-linked incentives are an important intervention for improving the coverage and timeliness of immunizations in young children in resource-poor settings.

Measles Immunization Day

Measles Immunization Day 2018 is celebrated to urge people to get themselves vaccinated against the highly infectious Measles virus. It can be prevented with MMR vaccine. The vaccine can protect against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella.

Flu Vaccine can Now be Given in a Pill

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Platypus Milk may Help Fight Super Bugs

A new protein found in the platypus milk has been found to have unique antibacterial properties with a potential to kill super bugs.

Success in Education may Reduce the Impact of Childhood Abuse

Physical-emotional and sexual abuse are associated with a higher likelihood of chronic offending relative to stable low-level offending. Education variables, including high educational engagement and good academic performance, predict a higher likelihood of low-level offending relative to desistence