Dr. Kaushik Bharati's Profile
MSc, PhD, FRSPH (London)
Dr. Bharati is a Public Health Consultant based in New Delhi. He obtained his PhD in Physiology with specialization in Vaccinology from the University of Calcutta in 2001. He did his Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, specializing in Immunology and Molecular view more..
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Early genetic signs of cancer, years before the actual diagnosis, could help detect cancer much earlier. These early signs include genetic mutations in the DNA that occur much before cancer development.
World Cancer Day is celebrated on 4th February every year across the globe. It aims to create awareness about cancer and highlight the fact that the disease can now be successfully prevented and treated.
New treatment strategy has been developed against MERS. The new drugs modulate a cellular recycling process called autophagy that causes the destruction of the virus, thereby reducing infection.
Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer in ex-smokers. Healthy lung cells confer protection to other cells lining the airways, thereby, reducing lung cancer risk.
World Leprosy Day is celebrated in India on 30th January every year. It raises awareness about leprosy and the importance of prevention and treatment. It also highlights the fact that leprosy is now curable.