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Obesity drugs to lose weight in middle-age

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 00:32

Middle-age can lose weight and stay fit with the help of obesity drugs, a new study revealed.

Sleep inducing drugs may do more harm than good

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:28

Drugs that shift workers use to stay awake or go to sleep are not of much benefit and may do more harm than good, new research has warned.

Supreme Court to examine issue of alleged non-availability of drugs

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:58

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Centre to examine the issue of alleged non availability of generic drugs and vaccines.

Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs: WHO

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:15

Ebola drugs that are currently being used to treat some patients in the West Africa are ethically sound, say the World Health Organization officials.

Salt can kill cancer cells: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:17

The next weapon to effectively fight cancer could be salt as researchers have found that an influx of salt into a cell triggers its death.

Now, breathe to spot fake drugs

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 14:31

Checking whether a drug you are buying is real may become a lot easier as researchers have developed labels that reveal a hidden image when you breathe on them.

WHO consults ethics experts on wider use of experimental Ebola drugs

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 10:18

The use of an experimental drug on two U.S. charity workers with the deadly Ebola virus has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider the implications of making such treatments more widely available, it said on Wednesday.

Monthly treatment slashes malaria risk in young kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:47

A new study has found that a year-round preventive drug treatment substantially reduces young children`s risk of contracting malaria and poses no serious risk of adverse events.

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