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Condoms invented for preventing pregnancies have now been under intense scrutiny to look at their role in protection against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g. Gonorrhea and 25 other related conditions) and HIV.
Globally $35 billion will be required for immunization in the next ten years to save an additional ten million lives.
A previously unknown immunodeficiency disease was discovered by scientists about twenty-five years ago, which came to be known broadly as 'AIDS'.
Sublingually administered allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) brings about a significant reduction in symptom and medication scores in patients with allergic rhinitis.
Discover super easy steps to avoid allergies this season. Removing the exposure of allergens is the best way to keep.
Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system fails to recognize the body as ‘self’ and attacks it.
Benefits of biologic therapy for inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, etc outweigh the risk for developing infections like tuberculosis, shingles, pneumonia and listeriosis.
Know why it’s extremely important to get your child vaccinated. Read on…
Circumcision to prevent HIV has been given far more credence than it deserves. Like HIV, in the past circumcision was also advocated for preventing Tuberculosis and cancer.
Dengue, also known as 'break bone fever' is caused by the dengue virus. It sets in eight days after the mosquito bite. Mortality rate can be reduced to 15%, if timely treatment is provided.
Molecular studies reveal a link between entero-virus infection and Juvenile Diabetes.
Advisory Committee for CDC recommends vaccination against the deadly Hepatitis B viral infection for adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.
The occurrence of rheumatic diseases before or during pregnancy requires our much-needed attention as it has some significant impacts on the off springs.
Researchers studied the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine against laboratory-confirmed influenza A and B infections in children aged 9 months to 3 years.
Inherited or genetic differences in nicotine clearance rates are associated with cessation rates. Most people want their general practitioners to inform them and would undergo genetic tests by them.
The most notorious of liver afflictions is Hepatitis, which could cause a host of associated ailments that could endanger life.
Medindia met Dr. Suniti Solomon, Founder-Director of the YRG CARE Center for AIDS Research and Education, a premier HIV/AIDS care and support centre in Chennai.
It would be a shame if the negative focus on Gardasil, hampered the efforts to reach this HPV vaccine to millions of women who would otherwise succumb to cervical cancer.
Quadrivalent HPV vaccine was found to prevent infection with HPV-6, 11, 16, and 18 and the development of related external genital lesions in males 16 to 26 years of age.
International medical experts discussed India’s contribution to the prevention and treatment of AIDS and the need for more AIDS researchers in India at the International Science Symposium on HIV 2012.
Anti-vaccination movements lead to the re-emergence of previously controlled diseases. Anti-vaccinationists have done significant harm to the public health.
In a recent study, researchers analyzed the prevalence of celiac disease in Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and their first-degree relatives.
Nanoparticles can be easily produced in laboratory and can be standardized for manufacturing and they can render the potential therapies quite cost friendly and easily accessible to general people.
Chikungunya may soon be conquered by a new vaccine. The experimental drug is entering clinical trials and may soon be marketed.
Inter relationship between neuroendocrine system and immune system in modulation of the inflammatory responses to central and peripheral stimuli.
Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitis that typically affects medium-sized muscular arteries. Most cases are idiopathic, i.e. arise from an unknown cause.
Developing an effective HIV vaccine has been a challenge. The vaccine should naturally enhance the individual’s immunity against HIV infection and should be safe to use.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh now has declared that AIDS had to be fought on war-footing as it was becoming a major national problem
Probiotics can safely be used in critically ill patients. They decrease the duration of ICU stay and also reduce the incidence of nosocomial infections.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication of sickle cell disease. A study carried out to evaluate the prevalence of PH in patients with sickle cell disease.
In what is thought to be a world first, a New Zealand court has ruled that HIV-positive people don't have to tell their sexual partners of their condition if they use condoms
In a breakthrough study, researchers in the US have identified all the 1,166 proteins in human saliva, a move which could provide a new tool for diagnosing fatal diseases, such as cancer.
Grab these foods of the supermarket shelves to pack in the immune boost. Read on…
Is the world in the grip of its first influenza pandemic in forty years? It definitely seems so! The current swine flu or pig flu disaster traces its origin to the badly- hit State of Mexico.
The real challenge lies in convincing people about the goodness of the vaccine as a step towards disease control and public health preparedness.
Special report on simple steps that could make Asian Countries such as India’s fight against hepatices and other communicable diseases easier and cheaper.
Since the passing of the legislation in India, entitled, 'Transplantation of Human Organ (THO) Act' in 1994, it has been possible to undertake multi-organ transplant activity from brain dead donors.
One half of the Nobel for Medicine has gone to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann while the other half has gone to Ralph M. Steinman, for their work in immunity.
Raging controversies have always surrounded animal experimentation, but the simmering issue deals with the idea of using primates in medical research
Healthcare providers should counsel pregnant women about the benefits of receiving the recommended vaccines during pregnancy and also the potential risks it may pose to the developing fetus.
With flu making rounds this season, it’s important to know the why’s, how’s and everything else about flu, and the steps you can take to prevent them. Read on for some easy tips on how to prevent flu.
With the winter winds blowing in, there’s always a risk of catching cold. Let the symptoms not confuse you, it may be swine flu. Grab the basics of swine flu….
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Tuberculosis as an emergency in Africa. It is killing more than half a million people every year.
Initiatives of World AIDS Day 2007 focuses on the role of effective leadership and strategy in controlling the spread of the disease.
The theme for World AIDS Day 2008, ‘Lead – Empower – Deliver’ calls out to all leaders to take it up as a priority issue and spearhead the cause of AIDS.
The objective of World AIDS Day 2009 campaign is to provide universal access and basic rights to HIV prevention, treatment and support embodied in its theme - ‘'Universal Access and Human Rights”.
Global polio eradication programs have significantly cut the incidence of the disease, yet it is an apt time to take stock of what remains to be done to ‘Stop Polio Forever’.
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