Gender inequality, discrimination impede women’s cancer care: Lancet Commission

At least 63 percent of cancer deaths among women in India could have been prevented by reducing risk factors, the latest Lancet Commission report has stated. The report on gender and cancer treatment based on 2020 data has said that at least 6.9 million cancer deaths among women in India were preventable, 4.03 million were treatable, and 37 percent of the deaths could have been prevented with appropriate and timely treatment.

Ginger supplements can be beneficial in treating autoimmune diseases: Study

Ginger supplements can play an important role in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases, a new study has found.

Researchers studied the impact of ginger supplementation on a type of white blood cell called the ‘neutrophil’. They were especially interested in neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation, also known as NETosis, and what it may mean for controlling inflammation.

US govt announces $600 mn in Covid tests manufacture

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of $600 million in the manufacture of new at-home Covid-19 tests and will deliver the tests for free to households across the country. The critical investments in 12 US manufacturers in seven states “will strengthen our nation’s production levels of domestic at-home Covid-19 rapid tests and help mitigate the spread of the virus”, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

We have an extraordinary decade of AI ahead in healthcare: Stanford Dean Lloyd Minor at EPPICON 23

Dr Lloyd B. Minor, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, believes that we have an extraordinary decade of AI ahead of us. He was speaking at the recent EPPIC 2023 conferecne where he elaborated on AI and its impact on the healthcare sector. He was emphatic about how AI will help interpretation of data, designing hypotheses and suggesting experiments that will yield greater understanding and enhance the drug discovery process.

This is how AI will revolutionize healthcare around the world: Dr Anurag Mairal of EPPIC explains

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will spur technological upgrades in the healthcare sector and transform the way doctors diagnose and treat patients. AI will not only get better devices, better diagnostics, and better drugs but also better access, and better equity says Dr. Anurag Mairal, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and the Director of Global Outreach Programs at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University.

CDC recommends updated Covid-19 boosters, President Biden calls it “important” milestone

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday authorized, approved, and recommended everyone six months and older get an updated Covid-19 booster. Following the decision taken by the CDC as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), President Joe Biden called it a historic progress and said that it is an “important” milestone.