Drug News (Medindia)

Antibiotic Overuse Curbed by Rapid Test

Overuse of antibiotic prescription in primary care can be curbed with the introduction of a rapid microbiological point-of-care test to diagnose respiratory infections.

Analysis of Proteomics Helps to Identify Drug Targets

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine show that analysis of the proteomics, or all the protein data, from aggressive human cancers is a useful approach to identify potential novel therapeutic targets.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging may Help Treat Mental Illness

University of Rochester meta-study finds some positive results for the experimental real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) neurofeedback approach in treating certain mental illnesses.

Over a Million Indians Took Vaccine Shot in One Day

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported that about 10,93,954 people including healthcare workers, frontline workers, senior citizens and those above 45 years with specified comorbid conditions received jabs in a day.

Global Covid-19 Cases Reach 115.5 Million

Global Covid-19 cases has topped 115.5 million. Countries with more than a million confirmed coovid-19 cases are Brazil, Russia, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Iran, South Africa, Ukraine, Indonesia, Peru, Czech Republic and The Netherlands.

Sputnik V May be India's Third Covid Vaccine

Sputnik V vaccine has already been approved by several countries across North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, the recent ones being Mexico and Egypt. With this, it is now approved for use in more than 35 countries making it one of the world's top three coronavirus vaccines.

Did Covid-19 Evolve Naturally?

Covid-19 has evolved naturally and is far more widespread than previously believed. In early February, the international team concluded their month-long research and presented their initial findings at a press conference in China, ruling out the hypothesis that the virus escaped from a laboratory.