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New low-cost portable device to detect fake pills

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, are developing a low-cost, portable device to authenticate medicines and supplements in order to prevent incorrectly labelled or fake pills from reaching consumers.

Unbelievable! This pill lets people take control of their dreams

Unbelievable! This pill lets people take control of their dreams

The pills reportedly contain herbs and nutrients that encourage lucid dreaming.

Soon, 'smart' pills powered by digestible batteries

Soon, 'smart' pills powered by digestible batteries

A 'smart electronic pill' that can sense problems in your intestines and release appropriate drugs may soon become a reality, scientists say.

Extra vitamin D pills can increase cholesterol in teens

 Giving obese teenagers extra vitamin D pills can elevate their cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides levels, an Indian American researcher has discovered.

Spanish town to put its pigeons on the pill

A Spanish town is planning to feed its pigeons a special birth control pill in a bid to slash the soaring bird population.

Cannabis pills falls short in curing Dementia's behavioral symptoms

Medical marijuana pills may not be able to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, claims a new study.

Pills to adjust night-shift workers' body clock

What if a pill could help adjust your internal body clock to night shifts or jet lag the way it works during the day to eliminate various health risks, including cancer?

Weight loss drugs could be counter-productive

Weight loss drugs and related weight loss remedies could be counter-productive as researchers, including an Indian-origin person, have found that those who believe in such remedies end up gaining more weight.

Shun pills, try sex to get relief from migraine

Got a throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head? Forget pills and go between the sheets to relieve migraine symptoms.

Pain pills less effective in irritable bowel syndrome

Australian researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and this renders pain treatment ineffective in such people.

`Smart` pills your gateway to super health?

Do you know that smart pills carrying miniature chips, sensors, cameras and robots can analyse your body from the inside?

Soon, pill to wipe out bad memories?

Scientists have found that a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis may pave the way for a pill that can erase bad memories.

Nasal spray may soon replace pills to deliver drugs to brain

Researchers have said that when it comes to brain diseases pills are actually an extremely ineffecient way to deliver drugs to the brain.

Pills made from human poop cure deadly gut infections

A new pill made of bacteria extracted from human poop can help treat those suffering from difficult-to-cure intestinal infections, scientists say.

Soon, pill to prevent stroke, heart attack

Researchers have uncovered a key platelet protein that may offer a new angle for developing drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack.

Battle `Delhi Belly` by this new pill!

Scientists have developed a pill to prevent Delhi belly - a condition that causes cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea due to intake of contaminated food and water - in those travelling to India and other tropical countries.

Glenmark gets tentative nod from USFDA for migraine tablets

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said it has received tentative approval from the US health regulator for its generic Rizatriptan Benzoate tablets used for treating migraine attacks.

Now, pills as effective as `unpleasant` liquid laxatives for cancer screening

The unpleasant process of drinking several litres of the liquid laxatives before a virtual colonoscopy may soon be a thing of past.

Non-oral contraceptives up risk of serious blood clots

A new study has put more weight to the evidence that certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives (e.g. skin patches, implants and vaginal rings) carry a higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism) than others.

Pills `better at curing appendix than surgery`

Two out of three appendix removal operations may be unnecessary and could be avoided by simply administering antibiotics, a new study has revealed.