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Study says that existing meds may already treat infectious diseases

Study says that existing meds may already treat infectious diseases

According to researchers, currently available drugs for various conditions might be repurposed alone or in combination with other drugs to treat infectious diseases.

Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors

Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases.

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

According to the researchers at Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Australia, the inhalable, dry-powder form of the drug oxytocin may help prevent mothers from dying in childbirth due to more bleeding than normal.

Forget pills- You can find these six painkillers in your own kitchen!

Forget pills- You can find these six painkillers in your own kitchen!

Do you often take pills for minor aches and pains? Well, taking medicines has become a part of our everyday life, including the smallest things.

This recreational drug may accelerate ageing of heart – Read

This recreational drug may accelerate ageing of heart – Read

Long term use of amphetamine sends the sympathetic nervous system and production of the `fight or flight` hormone adrenaline into overdrive, the study said.
 

Certain medicines could lead to falls in elderly

Certain medicines could lead to falls in elderly

A recent study categorized certain medications as high risk for elders, consuming which could lead them to fall.

Researchers find pause button for mouse embryos

A novel way to pause the development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab has been identified, a finding that has potential implications for assisted reproduction, regenerative medicine, ageing and even cancer, researchers say.

Need to increase pace of research in regenerative medicine'

India needs to increase the pace of research in regenerative medicine to come up to the global level, especially in the area of clinical trials and regulatory requirements, a doctor said on Saturday.
 

Nano medicine society launched, will slash treatment cost

Nano medicine society launched, will slash treatment cost

ISNM is an initiative which will bring several Indian nano technology researchers together and use it for slashing high cost of medicines, provide customised treatment and improve diagnostics.

'Rs 20 doctor' Dr V Balasubramanian passes away, leaves people of Coimbatore in grief

'Rs 20 doctor' Dr V Balasubramanian passes away, leaves people of Coimbatore in grief

The doctor passed away on Friday at his residence at Singanallur, leaving thousands of people mourning his loss.

Treat skin infections with these sweet-smelling essential oils!

Our skin is the most sensitive part of our body and we usually suffer from rashes and other infections especially during monsoons because of damp, warm and humid climate.

Acupuncture may reduce hot flashes in menopausal women

Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of hot flashes -- a typical symptom of menopause -- in nearly 50 per cent of women, a study has found.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital celebrates 10 years of Fetal Medicine

 Leading doctors here on Tuesday underlined the role of fetal medicine in ensuring that the health of the unborn baby was not compromised.

JIS University to offer courses in technology, pharmacy, media

Kolkata-based JIS University announced it will soon start offering courses in technology, pharmacy, education and media.

New treatment for leukaemia could replace chemotherapy

Two drugs used in the targeted treatment of leukaemia can significantly prolong the survival time of high-risk patients, researchers say, suggesting that in future, these medicines could not only replace chemotherapy but even stem cell transplantation.

Beware! Medication without doctors' prescription dangerous for health

People who take medicines without prescriptions are creating a major problem for health. The government is trying to mull the ban. Watch the full news story to know more!

Quit smoking at one go!

A new study says that quitting smoking all of a sudden is more abstinence compared to quitting gradually.

Vicks Action 500 Extra sale stopped in India by P&G after ban

The US consumer health giant Procter & Gamble has stopped the manufacture and sale of its cough-and-cold medicine Vicks Action 500 Extra.

Medicines may become cheaper as panel recommends capping of profit, cutting drug prices

Medicines may become cheaper as panel recommends capping of profit, cutting drug prices

A report by an inter-ministerial committee has made recommendations that trade margins trade margins of costly drugs be capped at 35% of maximum retail price.

Paper-based multifunctional artificial skin could transform medicine, robotics

Paper-based multifunctional artificial skin could transform medicine, robotics

The flexible, paper-based skin is layered onto a post-it note, with paper, aluminium foil, lint-free wipes, and pencil lines acting as sensing components.