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Some heart disease drugs, antibiotics may help in treating cancer

According to a new study, published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treatment of cancer.

First-of-a-kind drug approvals continued rise in 2015

Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 years. The rising figures reflect an industry-wide focus on drugs for rare and hard-to-treat diseases, which often come with streamlined reviews, extra patent protections and higher price tags.

US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

The United States today formally lifted its lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, replacing the rule with a 12-month waiting period after last sexual contact.

Top five controversial food items that didn't go down our systems too well!

Here are some of the most shocking controversial food items that shocked India in 2015.

This diabetes drug could let us live past 120

The trials are expected to take five to seven years.

FDA issues notices to SRK and others for endorsing pan masala

FDA has issued notices to Shahruk Khan, Ajay Devgan, Govinda and Manoj Bajpai for endorsing pan masala.

FDA-approved drugs promise new hair growth

 There is good news for people suffering from hair loss. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, researchers have found that certain existing drugs promote rapid and robust hair growth when directly applied to the skin.

US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting 'hip-hop' teens

'Fresh Empire' is part of the FDA's ongoing efforts to combat tobacco uptake and use among youth.

FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the drug Keytruda to treat the most common form of lung cancer.

Popular antidepressant neither safe nor effective for teens

Depressed teens shouldn't take the widely used antidepressant paroxetine as it is neither safe nor effective, as per a reanalysis of an influential study originally published in 2001.

Indian-American leading trials to repair dead heart muscle

An Indian-American researcher is leading clinical trials on an experimental technology that might be able to repair dead heart muscle, or even reverse heart failure.

New anti-cholesterol drugs are too expensive: Report

The high price of two new anti-cholesterol drugs limits the benefits patients may see from them, according to a draft report released Wednesday by a US nonprofit examining drug cost-effectiveness.

Female viagra will take years to reach India: Doctors

The newly-developed female viagra "Addyi" will take at least three to four years to be introduced in the Indian market as trials are still on to ascertain its long-term effects.

Female viagra: All you need to know about Addyi

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved flibanserin, a drug touted as viagra for females, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in pre-menopausal women.  

Female viagra: How it can increase women's sex drive

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved flibanserin, a drug touted as viagra for female, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women.

FDA approves use of OxyContin in children between 11-16 years

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved limited use of powerful painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11 years old.

FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian's social media posts violate drug-promotion rules.

Testosterone therapy may help older men live longer

Restoring testosterone in older men to normal level through gels, patches, or injections may lower their risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause.

World first: 3D-printed pill gets a thumbs up from FDA!

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a 3D-printed pill to be produced and is expected to hit the markets in the first quarter of 2016.

Maggi ban: High court to pass final order on Nestle petition today

The Bombay High Court on Monday will give its verdict on a petition filed by Nestle India against orders of Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Food and Drugs Administration of Maharashtra banning Maggi as it contained lead beyond permissible limit.