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US approves Boehringer`s once-a-day inhaler drug

US approves Boehringer`s once-a-day inhaler drug

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:59

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

Forget injection, pills to cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:13

On this World Hepatitis Day, there`s good news for patients, particularly from India, for those suffering from hepatitis C.

Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:14

In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV to levels readably detectable in the blood by standard methods.

`Simulated` human heart created for better drug testing

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:01

In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a `simulated` human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials.

Statins increase breast cancer risk: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 18:52

A new study has revealed that long-term use of controversial heart drug statins can aggravate breast cancer risk.

Common cholesterol drug linked to death risk

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:29

Niacin, a common cholesterol drug for 50 years, should no longer be prescribed owing to potential increased risk of death, dangerous side effects and no benefit in reducing heart attacks and strokes, researchers said.

Drug addicts` brain function similar to that of sex addicts: Scientists

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:28

A new has found that the brain activity that goes on in a sex addicts` head, is very similar to that of a drug addicts.`

Health experts ask for `cautious` approach to new promising TB drug

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:39

Health experts have revealed that the new drug-resistant tuberculosis shows promise, however it should be approached with caution.

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