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).

Single dose drug to treat influenza shows promise

There could soon be a single dose therapy to treat influenza in the US.

Harmful lead found in chocolates in Brazil

Savoring the sweetness of chocolates may come with a bitter side-effect on your health as researchers have found varying levels of lead and cadmium in samples of chocolate purchased in Brazil.

`Star Wars` robot arm approved in US

A first-of-its-kind mind-controlled robotic limb that mimics natural motions of a natural arm and can allow users to perform complex tasks such as cooking food and brushing hair has been approved in the US.

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

US regulators proposed new restrictions today on the soaring 2 billion USD market in e-cigarettes, which until now have been free from federal oversight.

HC upholds ban on advertisement of height-enhancing drug

The Bombay High Court has rejected a petition challenging FDA order to TV channels prohibiting advertisements of a drug which promises to increase a person`s "stature".

Mah govt and FDA told to explain seizure of Parle co`s product

Bombay High Court has asked Maha Govt and Food and Drugs Administration to submit affidavits in reply to a petition filed by Messrs Parle Biscuits.

FDA seizes dates worth Rs 9 lakh from Navi Mumbai

Officials of FDA raided a packaging unit in Navi Mumbai and seized dates worth around Rs 9 lakhs for violating provisions of the Food Act.

FDA panel rejects Avastin for breast cancer use

The FDA began steps to remove Avastin`s breast cancer approval in December.

Oz scientists developing edible vaccine

Oz scientists have identified certain strains of a stomach bacteria which are safe to be used in humans as basis for edible vaccines.

End of road for breast cancer drug?

Most cancer experts say the drug should remain available for patients who are already responding well.

You can`t keep breast implants for life: FDA

Women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within eight to 10 years to address complications such as rupture of the device, US health regulators said on Wednesday.