India  /  Published 11.02.19

Modi vaunts vaccine boost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday that India’s universal immunisation programme had been languishing before he arrived on the scene and transformed it in 2014.“It was not that the imm...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Health  /  Published 02.01.20

Vaccine dose tweak hope in TB care

A higher dose and a new injection route may dramatically improve the protective power of a century-old and still the only commercial tuberculosis vaccine, scientists said on Wednesday.The researchers ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 10.03.20

More money for virus vaccine hunt

The CEPI global epidemic response coalition said on Tuesday it will put a further $4.4 million into deals with the biotech firm Novavax and Britain’s University of Oxford to rapidly develop potentia...
By Reuters in London

India  /  Published 29.04.20

IIT Guwahati collaborates with Hester Biosciences to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) on Wednesday said it has joined hands with Ahmedabad-based Hester Biosciences to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 and animal trials are likely to start by ...
By PTI in Guwahati

India  /  Published 16.07.19

ICMR launches TB vaccine trial

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched a vaccine trial to prevent TB, contracted by nearly 3 lakh people every year in India.The ICMR has undertaken a trial for the first time sinc...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


Health  /  Published 08.05.19

Vaccination: why and how

Many diseases have been eradicated, some due to better hygiene and understanding, others due to prevention with immunisation. Every since Edward Jenner formulated the smallpox vaccine in 1796, the sci...
By Dr Gita Mathai

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.19

Calcutta family in early surge of swine flu

Three members of a Lake Gardens family have been hospitalised with swine flu, joining a list that has been growing almost every day since the H1N1 virus resurfaced at the fag end of winter.Sudeep Sen ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

World  /  Published 23.04.20

Vaccine expert fired over malaria drug

The doctor who led the federal agency involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine said on Wednesday that he was removed from his post after he pressed for rigorous vetting of hydroxychloroquine, an a...
By New York Times News Service and Reuters in New York

North East  /  Published 21.04.20

Plea for anti-venom after snakes slither out

People and several organisations on Tuesday urged the state health department to stock sufficient quantities of anti-venom vaccines to treat an increase in snake bites following the widespread sanitis...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

World  /  Published 16.05.20

Trump vows vaccine by end of the year

President Trump doubled down on Friday on his promise to have a coronavirus vaccine available by the end of this year, betting that he can rally the pharmaceutical industry and the government to have ...
By David E. Sanger, Maggie Haberman and Noah Weiland in New York


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