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Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812

Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000.

Safety, efficacy of statins exaggerated: Study

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, are not as effective or as safe as we have been led to believe, warn US researchers.

Sufficient stock of swine flu drugs in Maharashtra: FDA chief

 Hospitals in Maharashtra, both government and semi-government, have sufficient stock of swine flu drugs which are available for free, said Harshadeep Kamble, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, here on Saturday.

Health minister urged to improve condition of hospitals

The Federation Of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) in the national capital has urged health minister JP Nadda to immediately address the issues related to security, availability of life saving drugs and surgical equipment in the city's government hospitals.

Health care service in Puducherry in doldrums: Narayanasamy

AICC General Secretary and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy today charged the ruling AINRC with failing to ensure uninterrupted availability of drugs, full time doctors and other infrastructures in government hospitals and Primary Health Centres in the Union Territory.

Type 2 diabetes drug may protect against low blood sugar

A group of drugs called DPP-4 used for treating type 2 diabetes are also found to be effective against low blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production in the body, new research shows.

Swine flu claims 743 lives

The number of deaths due to swine flu reached 743 on Friday, with 40 more people succumbing to the disease across India.

Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading: Study

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border -- a gateway to Africa, researchers warned Friday.

Jane Fonda admits to smoking marijuana 'every now and then'
Jane Fonda admits to smoking marijuana 'every now and then'

Jane Fonda has admitted to smoking marijuana "every now and then," but says it often clouds her judgement.

AAP to launch awareness programme against drug menace in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party will launch a mass awareness programme against drugs menace in Punjab soon, a senior party functionary said on Tuesday.

Delhi police assures full support to Aam Aadmi Party

Delhi police has assured its full support to AAP in matters of security.

Indonesia to execute two Australians for drug offences this month

Two Australian members of the "Bali Nine" drug trafficking ring, arrested in Bali in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia, will be executed this month, a government official said on Friday, ignoring clemency pleas from their home country.

Akali Dal claims clean chit to Majithia in drugs case

Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday claimed the Enforcement Directorate had given a clean chit to state`s powerful Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket.

'Robot scientist' can discover new drugs faster

An artificially-intelligent "robot scientist" could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers from University of Cambridge.

'Robot scientist' can discover new drugs faster

An artificially-intelligent "robot scientist" could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers from University of Cambridge.

Indonesia to execute 8 for drugs, including 7 foreigners

Indonesia's government is preparing to execute eight drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, an official said on Tuesday.

Goa police arrest Italian national, recover drug worth millions

Anti-narcotics cell of police in Goa have arrested a 54-year-old Italian national and recovered drug worth one hundred million from him.

Justin Bieber quits drink and drugs?
Justin Bieber quits drink and drugs?

Pop sensation Justin Bieber has reportedly said no to drink and drugs.

Party drugs worth over Rs 9 crore seized in Goa

 In one of the biggest raids in recent times, synthetic party drugs worth Rs.9.31 crore were seized by the anti-narcotics wing of Goa Police from an Italian national early Sunday.

US state delays seven executions to secure new drugs

The US state of Ohio is postponing the execution of seven death row inmates, officials said Friday, following several botched lethal injection killings across the country last year.