New Delhi: A Health Ministry official has dismissed as “misleading and inappropriate” a Lancet report claiming that more than 47 per cent of antibiotic formulations used in India’s private sector in 2019 were unapproved. Prof. Y K Gupta, a senior pharmacologist and vice chairman of the Standing National Committee on Medicines (SNCM) which prepared the […]
Washington: People living in close proximity to those who smoke tobacco may have a higher risk of cancer as a new study published in The Lancet journal has found that second-hand smoking is the tenth biggest risk factor for the disease. Using results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2019 […]
New Delhi: Vaccines developed to fight Covid-19 helped prevent more than 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021, according to a mathematical modelling study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The estimates based on excess deaths from 185 countries and territories showed that globally 19.8 million out of a potential 31.4 million Covid-19 […]
New Delhi: The Centre on Friday termed as “speculative and misinformed” a new study which claimed that India’s estimated cumulative excess Covid deaths between January 2020 and December 2021 was around eight times higher than reported. The Lancet reported on Thursday that although excess mortality rates due to Covid among Indian states are not the […]
London: A third ‘booster’ dose of Covid-19 vaccine successfully raises antibody levels that neutralise the Omicron variant, according to laboratory findings. Published as a research letter in The Lancet, researchers including from the Francis Crick Institute and UCLH Biomedical Research, found that antibodies generated in people who had received only two doses of either the […]
The Lancet, which published the phase three clinical trials data of Covaxin a few hours ago, said ‘BBV152 (Covaxin) was highly efficacious against laboratory-confirmed symptomatic Covid-19 disease in adults.