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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.  

Kids fall ill after consuming medicine administered on National Deworming Day

Several children fell sick on National Deworming Day across the country, as a result of carelessness during serving medicines. Watch the video and get to know the entire news.

Codeine-containing cough drugs putting you at risk

Doctors have issued a warning about over-the-counter cough medicines that contain codeine after a girl overdosed.

Creativity at its best: A box of medicines or a wedding card!

Creativity at its best: A box of medicines or a wedding card!

A Mumbai-based family has got a wedding card designed resembling a pack of tablets.

BHU to host fair on Indian systems of medicine

The fair is to be hosted by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and inaugurated by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik.

New bandage senses temperature, delivers medicine

Engineers have designed a sticking bandage that releases medicine in response to changes in skin temperature.

Make your heart smile with `healthy` choco pills

There's a new chocolate in town, which is healthy, calorie-free, and no fun at all. A new research has introduced chocolate in a pill.

Omega 3 supplements ineffective in depression

Widely thought to be essential for good health, Omega 3 fatty acid supplements may not be of much help in treating major depressive disorders, suggests new research.

Access to medicines key concern for consumers

In a joint survey conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and 1mg technologies on challenges faced by consumers while buying medicines from pharmacies, it has been stressed that an overwhelming majority of patients seek more convenient ways to get their medicine.

Chile to allow sale of marijuana-derived drugs

The measure would require strict oversight, including authorization by a specialist and inventory checks, Burrows said.

Toddlers' asthma meds curb growth

A new study has linked asthma medications taken during infancy to stunted growth.

Even ants self-medicate themselves

Even ants self-medicate themselves

If you thought only humans resort to self-medication for minor illnesses, think again. Research shows that even ants self-medicate themselves.

Male, female brains operate differently: Study

A new study of a brain region involved in learning and memory, responses to stress and epilepsy has found that male and female brains operate differently at a molecular level.

Dengue scare: Now you can't buy aspirin, brufen without prescription in Delhi!

The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to ban the sale of all blood-thinning pills like aspirin and brufen without prescription in the national capital.