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Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity: Study

The combination strategy already is starting to be used in mass vaccination campaigns in some hard-hit areas. (reuters)

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote...

US slaps Imran Khan on wrist for Pakistan protestsExperimental Ebola drugs needed for "up to 30,000 people"
Cold Shower: Ice Bucket Challenge
Fun begets charity: Donations pour in for ALS awareness as social media popularises stunt

Botox jabs may treat stomach cancer

Botox, a popular anti-wrinkle treatment, could also be useful in treating stomach cancer, scientists...

Drug for Ebola like virus promising in ill monkeys

New experimental drug has used to save monkey from virus closely related Ebola in Texas.

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for "up to 30,000 people"

Scientists estimate need for drugs, vaccines in West Africa.

Japanese man fathered 15 surrogate babies: Police

A DNA test of a 24-year-old Japanese man allegedly involved in a raging surrogacy scandal in Thailan...
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'Plantibodies' drugs advance as big pharma stands aside
Biotech drug production techniques based on plants, which may prove to be faster, higher yielding..
Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola..
Injected bacteria can shrink human tumours
In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a modified version of a bacteria that produces a strong...
Ebola threat: Sonagachi Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans
Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for th...
Human milk fat boosts growth in premature babies
Adding human milk fat supplement into premature infants' diets may improve..
Ebola virus: All you wanted to know
Governments in West Africa have put in place “cordon sanitaire”, a disease-fighting tactic not used ...
A scarce drug and an ethics debate
In the light of Ebola, is it wise to offer unproven drugs? If so, who should get them first?
The pandemic scare: 5 dreaded diseases
With health experts yet to come to terms with the Ebola epidemic in Africa, here’s how some other pa...
In Delhi, Harvard researchers test a $25 diagnostic device
The device can also be used to transmit the diagnostic data to any mobile phone — for reference of a...
Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants
The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.
Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury
Researchers say they can now identify these creams and intervene much faster than before.
Aspirin may slow breast cancer recurrence
Use of anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have significantly lower breast cancer rate...
Adults with autism at higher risk of sexual victimisation
95 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 117 without, ranging in age from 19 to 43.
Immune cell discovery could help halt cancer spread
Highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, can play a critical role in killing me...
FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drug claims
US FDA warns-It become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to prevent Ebola.
Single enzyme triggers diabetes: Study
A single enzyme promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to ...
WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis
The UN health agency yesterday said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months.
West Africa struggles to deal with Ebola outbreak
Any "decline in production would quickly translate into economic and fiscal deterioration," said Mat...
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