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Paralysis treatment: Leading avenues of research

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:49

Stem cells are immature cells that grow into the specialised cells that comprise the body`s tissue. The aim is to coax these cells into becoming nerve cells to replenish those damaged in spinal injury.

New high-tech device can help atrial fibrillation sufferers

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:35

Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois, have used a new high-tech catheter device that can improve outcomes of patients treated for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat.

India raises concerns over FDA actions on domestic drug firms

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 20:11

India today raised serious concerns over the USFDA`s audit inspections of Indian pharma companies and `disproportionate penalties` in some instances and said it would submit a discussion document on the issues to the US.

US fertility clinic mix-up brings calls, questions

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 03:58

The suspect is dead, the fertility clinic where he reportedly replaced a customer`s sperm with his own no longer operates, and the clinic left no records that might show the extent of the scandal, the University of Utah said today.

Lupin launches HIV drug in the US with marketing exclusivity

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:26

Drug major Lupin Wednesday said it has launched the generic version of ViiV Healthcare`s (ViiV) Trizivir tablets in the US market with 180-days of marketing exclusivity.

US calls for safety review of antibacterial soaps

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:28

In response to health concerns over the widespread use of antibacterial soaps, US manufacturers will soon have to meet stricter requirements showing long-term safety, regulators said Monday.

Eighth Princeton student diagnosed with meningitis

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10:04

An eighth Princeton University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord, a university spokesman said on Friday.

FDA seeks to ban trans fats in processed foods due to health risks

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 10:34

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza, citing the risk of heart disease.

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