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Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:47

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer`s disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment.

Punjab rides `high` on pharmaceutical intoxicants

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:33

The increasing seizures of drugs, especially heroin, in recent years shows that Punjab has emerged as a major transit point for those in the illegal drugs trade.

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.

Punjab govt committed to cut drug supply line: Badal

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 21:28

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said his government was firmly committed to check drug peddling in the state and would ensure cutting of the supply of poppy husk from across the border.

Drugs worth Rs 60 crore seized in Punjab, one arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

A person was arrested and a consignment of drugs, worth Rs 60 crore in the street market, was seized in Tarn Taran area here, police said on Sunday.

Cheaper drug more effective for heart attack treatment

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:37

A cheaper drug used to prevent blood clot formation during emergency heart attack treatment is more effective than its more popular and expensive counterpart.

Burn brown fat, shed weight faster

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:29

If you want to lose weight fast, turn your focus on brown fat instead of normal, white fat. According to researchers, brown fat plays an active role in metabolism.

Cheaper drugs can improve outcome for heart attack treatment

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:23

A new study suggests that out of the two drugs used for preventing blood clot formation, heparin, could result in improved outcomes in the treatment for heart diseases.

Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:25

Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs.

Sharon smashed platinum discs on my head after relapse: Ozzy

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:14

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that his wife Sharon is "like a praying mantis" when it comes to his addiction to drink and drugs.

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.

Amarinder Singh writes to PM for uniform national drug policy

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:40

Drawing PM`s attention towards the problem of drug addiction across India, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh asked him to take steps for formulating a uniform national drug policy.