OCTF’s guidelines for Head & Neck Cancer recognized among 13 worldwide clinical practice advice

The Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC), developed under the aegis of the Oral Cancer Task Force (OCTF), has been recognized amongst the 13 worldwide clinical practice guidelines in Cancers. The OCTF’s consensus guidelines were included in the journal Cancers as part of a scoping review that identified and compared the […]

Most patients who require hospitalisation are of influenza, RSV: Health expert

As India logged 702 new COVID-19 cases and reported six deaths in the last 24 hours, Dr Dhiren Gupta, Senior Paediatrician, Sir Gangaram Hospital said that currently, most patients requiring hospitalisation are of influenza and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). “Till now we are getting most of the patients that require admission mainly in influenza or RSV. So, […]

JN.1 variant is fast spreading; vulnerable for older people with multiple comorbidities: Health expert

Amid the emergence of a fresh coronavirus subvariant JN.1, Co-Chair, IMA COVID Task Force Dr Rajeev Jayadevan on Thursday said that the new strain can be problematic for people of old age and those with multiple comorbidities. “JN.1 is a fast-spreading variant, it could go into the next tier of […]

China pneumonia: What we know about the new outbreak of respiratory illness

China has seen an uptick in respiratory illness and clusters of undiagnosed pneumonia in children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked China for more detailed information about the increase in respiratory disease. Look back to 5 January, 2020, and you’ll find a statement from the WHO titled “Pneumonia of unknown cause […]

World Hand Hygiene Day: WHO reiterates its commitment to ‘accelerate action together’

On the World Hand Hygiene Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the urgent need for countries in the South-East Asia Region and across the world to rigorously implement hand hygiene at the point of health care delivery, accelerating the progress made throughout the CoVid-19 response. World Hand Hygiene Day is observed […]

DGCI approves market authorisation of Serum Institute’s Covovax as booster dose

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the market authorisation of Serum Institute of India’s (SII) COVID-19 vaccine Covovax as a heterologous booster dose. This vaccine can be taken as a booster dose by people who have already taken two doses of Covishield or Covaxin. Earlier, the DCGI approved Covovax for […]

Researchers identify immune cell that helps kill bladder cancer tumors

Mount Sinai researchers have made two important discoveries about the mechanism by which bladder cancer cells foil attacks from the immune system. The research, published in Cancer Cell in September, could lead to a new therapeutic option for patients with these types of tumors. Advanced bladder cancer is aggressive and patients generally have poor […]

WHO asks China to share specific, real-time data on Covid situation

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met with Chinese officials and again asked for specific and real-time data on the epidemiological situation in China, according to the statement released by the WHO website. In the high-level meeting, WHO asked for more genetic sequencing data, data on disease impact including […]