Cigar smoking not a safe alternative

If you thought smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, your are wrong. New research associates many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking.

Maharashtra doctors ordered to prescribe generic drugs

Maharashtra doctors have been ordered to prescribe generic drugs for affordable medicines.

FDA panel wary of dropping warnings from tobacco pouch

Government health advisers have serious reservations about a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Stem cell implant shows promise for Parkinson's treatment

An implant of stem cells treated with an anti-cancer drug has been found to be effective against Parkinson's symptoms in mice.

Fasting-drugs combo may replace chemotherapy

Fasting combined with a less-toxic class of drugs may starve cancer cells to death so effectively that the new treatment may one day replace chemotherapy, suggests new research.

New pregnancy belt tracks baby's heartbeat, movements

 An Israel-based company has created a 'smart belt' that can track a developing baby's heartbeat, sleep and motion round-the-clock, allowing doctors to monitor high-risk pregnancies without hospitalising women.

FDA warning: Men's testosterone drugs overused

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of estosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue.

World's first pill to boost female sex drive soon

 A US-based pharmaceuticals firm is all set to resubmit the world's first female sex drug for the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval.

Pfizer breast cancer drug gets early FDA approval

Federal health regulators have approved a highly anticipated medicine from Pfizer Inc to treat postmenopausal women with a certain type of advanced breast cancer who have not already taken other drugs.

US FDA approves new drug for binge eating disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults - a first of its kind prescription drug specifically indicated for BED.

US approves new drug for binge eating disorder

US has approved a first of its kind prescription drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults.

New FDA chief suspends official caught for graft on day one

 Senior IAS official Harshdeep Kamble, who took over as Maharashtra's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner on Wednesday, suspended an official for allegedly accepting a bribe.

US approves first-of-kind device to treat obesity

A first-of-its-kind implant to treat obesity that curbs the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves has been approved in the US.

FDA launches crack down on adulteration of food in Ghaziabad

 Looking to crack down on the sale of adulterated food items, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has collected samples from 19 establishments here, a senior official said on Thursday.

Statins may not really be memory-impairing drugs

a new research, which suggests that drugs for high cholesterol or statins don't really impair memory and cognitive function, has cast doubts on the cautionary stance taken by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA).

Social media to help study e-cigarette habits

 In an attempt to study the consumer habits and health effects of e-cigarette, especially among teenagers, researchers from University of Arizona and Mayo Clinic have turned to social media.

Testosterone replacement therapy doesn't increase heart disease risk

 A new study has found that testosterone replacement therapy does not increase the risk of heart related problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, in men.

Menthol and nicotine harmful for lungs: Study

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found that menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitise receptors in lungs' airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation.

Now, 'photodynamic therapy' to kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo

A new research has revealed about an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy that on being combined with a new type of nanoparticle effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

System to deliver drugs to individual cells developed

 A system to package and deliver drugs to each cell of human body, depending on its needs, has been developed at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).