WASHINGTON - Adding vitamin C to existing tuberculosis drugs regime could shorten the therapy for drug resistant TB, claims new research findings published in the online scientific journal Nature Communications. The striking discovery, by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB bacteria in laboratory ...
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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad met US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius here yesterday to discuss matters relating to bilateral cooperation covered under the Indo-US Health Initiative launched in 2010. Both the leaders expressed great satisfaction at the unfolding of collaboration and cooperation in different segments of healthcare. Azad noted with appreciation ...
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Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Dr Li Bin, Minister of Health and Population, People's Republic of China met here yesterday on the sidelines of World Health Assembly to discuss the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in healthcare sector. Congratulating Dr Li Bin for taking over as Health Minister of China, Azad stated that in view of her keen interest ...
In a surprising discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture. The finding suggests that vitamin C added to existing TB drugs could shorten TB therapy, and it highlights a new area for drug design. TB is caused by infection with the bacterium M. ...
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Kashmir's Nageen Lake has got a new look following the construction of a state of the art Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), and due to a cleanliness drive that has attracted tourists and received applause from locals.
The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) constructed the STP which has a capacity to treat 5.4 million litres of sewage per day.
Saqib, a resident, appreciated the state government's initiative, saying, it would boost tourism in the valley.
" Due to the cleanliness drive, we have seen an influx of the tourists as well; they have started coming in large numbers. Boat owners and locals are also benefited as they get jobs and their business is booming with the arrival of the tourists," said Saqib.
Afaq Rashid, a junior engineer, highlighted the advantages of using this technology over other STP's set up in different areas.
"This is SBR (Sequential Batch Reactor), which is fully automatic. As compared to others, this is a relatively small STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) but this has fully automatic technology, PLC (Program like control). Everything it does will be visible on a computer screen and the capacity of this plant is also different from the others," said Rashid. ...
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