Queen`s Gold Cup winner horse fails drug test

A horse owned by Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England`s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday.

Snail venom could be answer to chronic nerve pain relief

Scientists have created at least five new experimental substances, based on a tiny protein found in cone snail venom, that could someday lead to the development of safe and effective oral medications for treatment of chronic nerve pain.

Nod to bill: Cancer patients to have easier access to morphine

Cancer patients will have easier access to pain-killer morphine drugs with Parliament on Friday passing a bill that also provides for control and regulation of narcotic drugs.

Opioid over-regulation can leave cancer patients in intolerable pain

A "pandemic of over-regulation" of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl means billions of cancer patients around the world suffer intolerable pain, researchers said on Thursday.

Codeine can increase users` sensitivity to pain

Using large and frequent doses of the common pain-killer codeine may actually produce heightened sensitivity to pain, without the same level of relief offered by morphine, according to a new research.

Why morphine increases pain in some patients

Researchers are closer to finding out the reason why certain adults and children’s pain gets worse when they treated with morphine.

Snake venom better pain-killer than morphine

Venom from black mamba, which can kill a person within half an hour, could actually be a painkiller at par with morphine, researchers say.

Discovery could boost morphine`s effectiveness

A discovery could boost morphine`s effectiveness to treat severe pain.

Drug peddlers arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Three drug peddlers who operated in various states were arrested with smack, a highly addictive morphine derivative, worth around Rs 1 crore in Uttar Pradesh`s Bareilly district, police said on Thursday.

Morphine effects testosterone levels: Study

A single shot of morphine, a narcotic pain reliever, may reduce your testosterone levels.

Morphine effects testosterone levels: Study

A single shot of morphine, a narcotic pain reliever, may reduce your testosterone levels.

Scientists crack opium poppy`s genetic code

Researchers have discovered the genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, according to a new study.

Morphine use can delay wound healing

A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher at University of Minnesota has shown that chronic morphine use delays wound healing in the presence on an infection.

Morphine use can delay wound healing

A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher at University of Minnesota has shown that chronic morphine use delays wound healing in the presence on an infection.

Morphine shortage hits Kolkata cancer patients

Hundreds of cancer patients have been hard hit by an acute shortage of morphine in Kolkata, which records 12,000 new cases of the disease every year.

Morphine shortage hits Kolkata cancer patients

Hundreds of cancer patients have been hard hit by an acute shortage of morphine in Kolkata, which records 12,000 new cases of the disease every year.