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Australia tops global list of recreational drug users

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:46

Australia has the highest proportion of recreational drug users in the world, according to the UN`s 2014 World Drug Report, media reports said Monday.

Using novel intravaginal ring prevents HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:29

A new study has found that when a novel intravaginal ring is implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets or pods, it demonstrates sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days from HIV.

End of road for drug-resistant malaria?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:16

Malarial parasites resistant to existing drugs may have a difficult time soon, as researchers have now developed a compound that blocks the action of a key `gatekeeper` enzyme essential for malaria parasite survival.

Brain signal that may help in drug de-addiction

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:54

Researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs like cocaine and opioids and the craving for them.

Rehabilitation of drug addicts important, along with de-addiction: Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 18:48

Community-based service should be promoted for the identification, counselling and de-addiction of drug addicts along with their after-care and rehabilitation said President Prabnab Mukherjee at an award ceremony in the capital on Thursday.

Diabetes drug Liraglutide could help lower risk factors for heart disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:56

Researchers have said that treatment with the diabetes drug liraglutide, in combination with diet and exercise, led to a significant decline in weight and improved a number of cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

US governor signs legislation to combat heroin epidemic

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:04

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation to combat the growing heroin epidemic across the state, a media report said Tuesday.

Cipla partners with Hetero to launch biosimilar anaemia drug

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:21

Pharma major Cipla on Thursday announced a collaboration with Hetero Drugs to launch a medication under the Actorise brand for treatment of anaemia caused due to chronic kidney disease.

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