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Low-cost pain killer can wipe out resistant TB, say researchers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) A low-cost drug, which is widely used as a pain killer in developing countries, can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) -- a feat few currently approved TB ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may elevate bladder cancer risk


July 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) Pioglitazone, a drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes, may also elevate bladder cancer risk, says a new Canadian research. In a bid to link pioglitazone ... Read more...

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New drugs to kill cancers minus side-effects


May 21st, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) A new class of drugs which kills cancers but causes minimal side-effects is being developed by researchers. "These new agents attack a fundamental characteristic of cancer ... Read more...

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Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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How iPads make eyes itchy and inflamed


April 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Hours of staring at iPads and smartphones have left many young people with dry eyes, which makes them itchy, inflamed and gritty.The mind can 'forget' to ... Read more...

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Viruses show promise in defeating superbugs


March 26th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing viruses to beat extremely resistant bacterial infections, which are fast becoming the bane of public health. Bacteriophages are viruses that can infect bacteria ... Read more...

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Pill that makes people drink less alcohol


March 6th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) A pill that makes alcoholics want to drink less has been developed by scientists for the first time, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.The drug is thought to ... Read more...

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Vietnam testing avian flu vaccine


February 21st, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vietnam, which recently faced a nationwide outbreak of the avian flu virus, has been working on a drug since 2005 to prevent the disease and plans ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

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Vitamin C hastens brain tumour’s death


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Showering brain cancer cells with vitamin C softens them up for radiation therapy and hastens their death.Patries Herst from the University of Otago, with Melanie McConnell ... Read more...

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SC issues notice to government on clinical trials (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking investigation into illegal and unethical clinical trials of new drugs which ... Read more...

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Drug trials should follow procedures: Azad


February 6th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday drug trials should be as per laid down procedures."Clinical trials have to be there, but going for a clinical ... Read more...

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SC issues notice to Centre on clinical trials


February 6th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking investigation into illegal and unethical clinical trials of drugs which are ... Read more...

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Surgical procedure repairs severed nerves


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A revolutionary surgical procedure could repair severed nerves within minutes and set the patient firmly on the road to recovery within mere days or weeks, reveals ... Read more...

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‘Jungle Raj’ in stem cell research: Official


December 28th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) A 'Jungle Raj' has been prevailing in the country regarding research on stem cell therapy and the government will ensure a proper structure where there is ... Read more...

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Cuban cancer vaccine to be tested in Britain


November 28th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A therapeutic vaccine for advanced lung cancer, which was created by scientists at Cuba's Centre for Molecular Immunology, will be tested in Britain.The medication, which was ... Read more...

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Found! Brain tumour culprit


October 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have pinned down a culprit that allows brain tumours to survive and grow.An international team identified the key role played by kynurenine, by-product of the ... Read more...

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Testosterone might not be the fountainhead of youth


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) Ageing men who look to testosterone for a bit of rejuvenation might be in for disappointment to know that it is not all that effective. Researchers ... Read more...

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Shark liver compound could treat dengue, hepatitis


September 20th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A shark liver compound could be used to treat dengue, yellow fever and hepatitis, say experts. Michael Zasloff, from Georgetown University, US, who led the study, ... Read more...

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New drug busts clot risks in joint replacement


September 19th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new pill that busts blood clot risks among older patients who have hip or knee replacements. Clinical trials, involving 8,000 patients who ... Read more...

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Mother’s diet linked with child’s allergies


September 9th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A woman's diet during pregnancy could be linked with allergies her child develops later on.Research found that if a mother's diet contains a certain group of ... Read more...

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Now, treat chronic migraine with Botox


August 30th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The anti-ageing drug Botox was until now an answer to your beauty concerns, but now the treatment can also benefit sufferers of chronic migraine, a neurological ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh government issued notice for trials on Bhopal victims


August 9th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government and the ministry of health with reference to unethical clinical trials ... 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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Molasses extract helps in reducing obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Supplementing your diet with a molasses extract could help you shed weight or reduce obesity, say researchersThe study, conducted on mice by Richard Weisinger at the ... Read more...

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Rights panel to probe alleged drug trials on women


June 21st, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Taking action on an alleged case of unauthorised drug trials on women in Andhra Pradesh, the country's apex human rights body has deputed a team ... Read more...

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Two held for hiring women for drug trials


June 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Two people working as brokers for a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company were Friday arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district for engaging poor women for unauthorised drug trials, ... Read more...

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China cows produce milk like human breast milk


June 16th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Chinese scientists claim to have produced genetically modified cows whose milk could be a substitute for human breast milk.Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology ... Read more...

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US approves new HIV treatment


May 21st, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS/EFE) The US Food and Drug Administration approved Friday a new treatment for AIDS which, used with other antiretroviral medications, blocks the reproduction of the HIV virus ... Read more...

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Erection inducing condom ‘CSD500′ might soon be available in Europe


May 10th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Regulators in Europe are considering approving a new condom which has a gel that can keep erection. The condom was manufactured by Futura Medical and it has ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secrets of cancer-driving enzyme


May 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme which drives cancer growth, thus paving the way for improved cancer-fighting therapies. The number of ... Read more...

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Structured exercise training helps lower diabetics’ blood sugar


May 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Results of an analysis of previous studies have indicated that implementing structured exercise training, including aerobic, resistance or both, was associated with a greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c ... Read more...

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Revolutionary jab to halt Alzheimer’s may be available within two years


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Scientists have made one of the biggest potential breakthroughs in the search for Alzheimer's treatments.A revolutionary jab that could stop the onslaught of the disease may be available ... Read more...

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Molecule able to fight brain cancer found


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Extending the hope to live longer than expected for patients suffering from brain cancer, a team of scientists has found a molecule that is able ... Read more...

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