medication

Mobile apps can provide timely medication reminder: Study

The study shows the use of high-quality medication reminder apps increases people's adherence to cardiovascular medication.

Aug 27, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Hypertensive patients prefer medication to cutting salt

Excess salt intake is one of the most important causes of hypertension, which makes salt restriction a key strategy to manage it.

Aug 27, 2018, 10:17 AM IST

Is there a link between hypertension and dementia? Scientists say yes

The research indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia

Jun 13, 2018, 11:56 AM IST

High BP patients are more likely to choose tea, pill over exercise

People are more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise as the preferred treatment to control their high blood pressure, finds a survey.

Apr 09, 2018, 11:37 AM IST

In a first, US regulators approve pill that digitally tracks patients' medication intake

Poor compliance with drug regimens is a common problem in many disease areas, especially when patients suffer from chronic conditions.

Nov 14, 2017, 18:52 PM IST

Using the internet for self-diagnosis? Here's how it's harming your health

Firstly, the internet is a mixed bag of resources that may be misleading or baseless; secondly, it can lead to unnecessary anxiety, fears, and withdrawal from the fact that s/he is suffering from a disease.

Oct 26, 2017, 18:45 PM IST

Existing medication may help treat rare bone cancer of skull, spine: Study

The results revealed a promising new treatment options for a cancer with a poor prognosis.

Oct 15, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

The WHO also wants more emphasis to be given on leveraging collective strengths through greater inter-country cooperation. 

Sep 10, 2017, 19:47 PM IST

Placebo effect can mend broken hearts too: Study

The study is the first to measure placebos' impact on emotional pain from romantic rejection.

Apr 26, 2017, 00:42 AM IST

New research can change understanding of pain medication

The findings have potential future implications for the development of new pain-killers, including drugs to target backache and arthritis pain, the paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation noted.

Apr 10, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

What happens when you take wrong medication

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States of America alone. 

Mar 31, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

Cancer-related fatigue - Exercise and psychotherapy better than medication

Exercise and psychotherapy were associated with a 26 percent to 30 percent reduction in fatigue during and after cancer treatment, the study found. 

Mar 07, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

Seven-year-old Hyderabad girl fed infected IV by doctors, dies

Her parents are claiming that she was fed with infected IV which had fungus and an insect in the saline bottle.

Feb 08, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

Want to stay robust at 90? Stop popping pills!

In a study published in the American Geriatrics Society journal, scientists have found out that as one ages, one tends to develop a number of chronic health conditions and concerns.

Feb 02, 2017, 12:03 PM IST

Test for coronary artery disease motivates people to adopt healthier habits

Researchers have found that undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices than an exercise electrocardiography and stress test.

Oct 16, 2016, 00:58 AM IST

Medication poisoning more common in rural areas

Children younger than five who live in poor, rural areas are at a greater risk of serious medication poisoning, warns a new study.

Jan 03, 2016, 15:41 PM IST

Health, medication should not be linked to religion: Amitabh Bachchan

Bachchan said the success of the polio campaign inspired him to take up the cause of TB eradication.

Nov 20, 2015, 17:34 PM IST

Artificial intelligence could improve breast cancer treatment

 Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a way to predict with over 70 percent accuracy a patient's response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer.

Sep 19, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

Diabetic? Here's how to travel safe

 Planning for a vacation? Try including diabetes needs in travel plans to be safe than sorry.

Jul 04, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients.

Mar 29, 2015, 16:13 PM IST