The Fifteenth Finance Commission (XVFC) led by the Chairman N.K. Singh, on 19 December 2018, held a meeting on with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare including the Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda, Ministres of State, Health A.K. Choubey and Anupriya Patel.
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Health ministry Of Bhutan will administer pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) through the routine immunization service by January next year. PCV is one of the three new vaccines that were launched in June this year.
Since 2012, the number of cases of leprosy in Morocco has declined by more than 16 percent per year. That change can be attributed to the implementation, beginning in 2012, of single dose rifampicin as a preventive to spread leprosy through households; researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases this week.
The free-fall of orbital spaceflight effectively removes the gravitational vector used as a primary spatial orientation reference on Earth. Sustained absence of this reference drives adaptive changes in the internal perception-action models of the central nervous system (CNS), most notably in the processing of the vestibular otolith inputs.
In a study published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ), McMaster University reviewed 96 clinical trials with more than 26,000 participants and found opioids provide only small improvements in pain, physical functioning and sleep quality compared to placebo.
Instead of tackling tumors head-on, an international team of researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc in Amsterdam has chosen to regulate their vascularization by intervening with the cellular receptor that is explicitly overexpressed in tumor blood vessels.
Scientists have discovered Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone. This is the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Five Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. Scientists caught the bats separately in three health districts: Moyamba, Koinadugu, and Kono.
New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys' vision even if those hits didn't result in a concussion. The Indiana University researchers stressed that the changes in vision did seem temporary.
Switching off the enzyme that adds protective caps to chromosome ends could help fight many types of cancer, A*STAR researchers have shown. The team demonstrated the treatment's potential by using it to thwart tumor growth in mice.
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States for more than a century, ever since the early 1900s when it displaced acute diseases for the distinction. Now a growing number of states are crowning a new leading cause of death: cancer.
The number of people living with dementia globally more than doubled between 1990 and 2016 from 20.2 million to 43.8 million, prompting researchers to call for more preventative action. A new paper published in The Lancet Neurology also found that 22.3% of healthy years lost due to dementia in 2016 were due to modifiable risk factors.