clinical research

Piramal initiates course in clinical research at Harvard


August 15th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Swati Piramal, director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd., has initiated a course in clinical research at the Harvard School of Public Health, a company statement said.Piramal was ... Read more...

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Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

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Wonder mix halves chances of cardiac attack, death


March 28th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Paramedics can practically halve a patient's chances of a heart attack or dying by promptly administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium (GIK).A Tufts Medical ... Read more...

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Australians, New Zealanders world’s biggest cannabis users


January 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australians and New Zealanders are the biggest cannabis users in the world, said a report published in the medial journal The Lancet.According to the report, the ... Read more...

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Homeopathy meet to be held in Delhi next month


November 17th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) More than 2,500 doctors from 70 countries would come together here next month to discuss the latest developments in homeopathy and also chalk out plans ... Read more...

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Delhi medical college ties up with University of Edinburgh


November 17th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi government's Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Edinburgh, Britain, to promote cooperation in research ... Read more...

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Chinese pharma company’s licence cancelled over inspection


August 30th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India has cancelled the import licence granted to a Chinese pharma company after it refused to allow an Indian team to inspect the facility, Health ... Read more...

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AIIMS patients to have online access to treatment history


August 16th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Soon patients at the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here will have online access to all information on their treatment and care.This information ... Read more...

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22 people died during clinical trials


August 9th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Twenty-two people died during clinical trials last year, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday, adding that their families had been paid compensation.The minister said ... Read more...

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Issues affecting Indian biopharma industry discussed


June 10th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Issues like why foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indian pharma sector need not be curbed, how to retain pharma companies' culture after alliances or post-mergers and ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospitals sign MoU with University College of London


May 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Private health care chain Apollo Hospitals has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College, London, for collaboration in training and clinical research."The MoU ... Read more...

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Unique life-saving device to offer heart a second chance!


April 27th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Rice University bioengineering students in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) have invented a unique life-saving device that would give immediate second chances to arrhythmia victims headed ... Read more...

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New scan detects womb cancer even before symptoms appear


December 13th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): British doctors have developed a test that can detect womb cancer in women months or even years before they show any symptoms.The ultrasound scan, which could soon be ... Read more...

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New tests to detect Parkinson’s disease early on


September 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Parkinson's disease could be identified years before it begins to show symptoms. Researchers have identified key markers that may indicate whether a patient is at risk of developing ... Read more...

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Extended drug use damages brain


September 5th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Use of narcotics like ecstasy, ice and speed for a long time leads to brain damage, a study by Australian doctors has said. Doctors at the Royal Perth Hospital ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover Most Powerful HIV Antibody


July 9th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Bethesda, July 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American researchers have confirmed the discovery of three antibodies which is said to be capable of removing HIV strains by 91 percent. Moving ahead, the ... Read more...

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India hikes compensation for Bhopal victims (Factfile)


June 25th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India Thursday announced a hike in compensation for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims and also said it is examining ways to extradite then Union Carbide chief Warren ... Read more...

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Antihypertensive drugs may offer protection against Alzheimer’s


June 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Carvedilol, the drug currently prescribed for the treatment of hypertension, may lessen the degenerative impact of Alzheimer's disease and promote healthy memory functions, scientists at Mount Sinai School ... Read more...

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Booze during pregnancy could lead to acute myeloid leukemia in kids


May 6th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could increase the risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in children, according to a recent paper.The study has been published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers ... Read more...

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Stressed workers unable to perform well


January 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Psychological stress tends to lower productivity and performance among workers, says a new study. "There is a large economic cost and a human cost," said Debra Lerner, director of ... Read more...

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Stress on job lowers depressed workers’ productivity


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): Psychological stress at the office can make it more difficult for depressed workers to perform their jobs and be productive, says a new study."There is a large economic ... Read more...

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Doubt on provocative tuberculosis theory


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has ruled out a recent theory about tuberculosis, which claimed that TB bacteria have the ability to turn into dormant, armour-plated spores.If true, the findings ... Read more...

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Psychological therapy reduces depression, inflammation in breast cancer patients


September 1st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A psychological intervention for breast cancer patients not only relieves their depression but also lowers indicators of inflammation, says a new Ohio study.The researchers showed that patients, who ... Read more...

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Oz boffins question ‘ideal’ sitting posture


August 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Australian researchers have questioned the science behind the 'ideal' sitting posture.According to researchers at the University of Queensland's Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and ... Read more...

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Six months right age to get your baby’s eyes tested


June 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) When should a parent schedule a comprehensive eye assessment for a baby? Clinical research has shown that at six months, the average baby has reached a number of ... Read more...

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70 percent of hepatitis C cases curable with early treatment


April 27th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 27 (IANS) Up to 70 percent of hepatitis C cases are curable if early treatment is sought, according to a new international study. The study by National Centre for HIV ... Read more...

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Protein that helps muscles burn fat better could treat diabetes


January 29th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A protein, called CPT1, which helps muscles to burn fat better, holds the key to treat diabetes, say Aussie scientists. In a new study, scientists in Sydney and ... Read more...

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Novel treatment effective for asthmatic preschoolers


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds in preschoolers, according to a ... Read more...

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Nutrigenomics may help develop personalized diets for disease prevention


December 30th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): In a new article, researchers have explored the emerging field of Nutrigenomics, which aims to identify the genetic factors that influence the body''s response to diet something ... Read more...

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European oncology research firm starts Indian operations


November 26th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Oncology Services Europe (OSE), a contract research organization specialising in clinical drug development in oncology, has launched its India operations here setting up clinical services company Oncology Services ... Read more...

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New driver’’s safety program can reduce ADHD-related road accidents, fatalities


November 4th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have come up with a new drivers training program that can help decrease road accidents and fatalities on account of ADHD, an attention ... Read more...

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Researchers call for making corner stores snacks for kids healthier


October 5th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): Considering that chips, soda, candy, and other products at the corner store have become a major part of school kids lives these days, health experts are trying ... Read more...

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British insurer Bupa in joint venture with India’s Max


July 14th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS)British insurer and care group Bupa is setting up a joint venture in India with Max, a health business group. Under Indian law, Bupa gets only a 26 per ... Read more...

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Indian scientists develop GM mice through transgenic sperms (Special)


June 29th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Indian scientists have made history by developing transgenic sperms to help mice give birth to genetically modified (GM) pups - an effort that is ... Read more...

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Pfizer offers help for stubbing the butt


May 30th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, Pfizer India Ltd Friday launched a website and a toll-free helpline to help smokers strongly motivated to kick the habit. ... Read more...

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