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Health Minister Launches ‘Mission Indradhanush’ to Fight 7 Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Mission Indradhanush depicting 7 colours of the rainbow against 7 vaccine preventable diseases — diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B — was launched by Union Health Minister JP Nadda to make Indian kids receive full immunization program by 2020. The Mission Indradhanush seeks to achieve this goal, said the Health Minister. Between 2009 and 2013, immunisation ...

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Tetanus shot may boost brain cancer survival : Study

Adding a simple tetanus shot to another vaccine treatment for a lethal form of brain cancer dramatically extends patients’ survival, finds a study. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute found that three of six patients with glioblastoma – a brain tumour with a very poor prognosis – lived years longer than expected after receiving a tetanus shot. The injection was ...

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