effects of drugs

Discovery to help minimise drugs’ side-effects


December 21st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A missing link between the body's bio-clock and sugar metabolism may help avoid the serious side-effects of drugs used in treating asthma, allergies and arthritis, reveals ... Read more...

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Healthcare costs pushing Indians below poverty line: WHO


November 1st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Rising cost of diagnosis, medicines and hospitalisation will push millions of Indians below the poverty line, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ... Read more...

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Gut bugs could prevent efficacy of cholesterol drugs


October 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Statin drugs are quite good at busting cholesterol but they may work for some and not others because of gut bacteria, new research says.A team led ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that aids in the release of HIV particles


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from Heidelberg University Hospital has analysed the involvement of particular components of the infected cell in virion release, and discovered that the enzyme VPS4A plays ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunlight linked to drug’s effectiveness


March 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) The effectiveness of any drug in a body may be closely linked with exposure to sunlight and may vary seasonally.The findings offer a completely new model ... Read more...

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Body’s ability to break down medicines linked to sunlight exposure


March 10th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that the body's ability to break down medicines may be closely related to exposure to sunlight, and thus may vary with the seasons. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Looking at a pic of a loved one ‘cuts pain by 44pc’


February 25th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.Their study showed that an image of a romantic partner dulls activity ... Read more...

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New system may cut years off development time of new antibiotics


February 13th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Two University of Houston (UH) professors are developing a computerized modeling system to cut the development time of new antibiotics.Vincent Tam, associate professor of clinical sciences, and Michael ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Papua New Guinea man eats son during sorcery initiation ceremony


February 5th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Feb 5 (ANI): A man in a Papua New Guinea mining town was caught by residents allegedly eating his screaming, newborn son during a sorcery initiation ceremony.Police said locals on the ... Read more...

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New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

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Punjab drug scene hits a new ‘high’


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) It is one of the most prosperous states of India and produces the bulk of the country's foodgrain, but Punjab may soon take the lead in ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation produces pain-reducing effects in humans


November 4th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A study has found that a simple, non-invasive technique providing low-level electrical stimulation of the brain produces significant pain-reducing effects in humans.According pain researchers at Stanford University, with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vulture conservation campaign in Uttarakhand


October 15th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelRamnagar (Uttarakhand), Oct.15 (ANI): The Jim Corbett Vulture Conservation organization educated the people on the importance of vultures to the environment through the 'Ramleela' in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar District.During the 'Ramleela', ... Read more...

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Love as effective as drugs in driving pain away


October 14th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): If you experience intense and passionate feelings of love for someone, you probably won't need a doctor or drugs to drive pain away as love will do it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents to take ‘anti-narcotics’ oath for drug-free Himachal


September 28th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 28 (IANS) Parents in Himachal Pradesh will take an 'anti-narcotics' oath at the time of their children's admission to school to ensure that the kids are "not hooked to drugs", ... Read more...

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UK teachers too embarrassed to talk about sex


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Sex education has been one of the most important, yet underrated subject in schools - now, a watchdog report has revealed that teachers might be at fault.According to ... Read more...

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Drug curse in northeast: 256,968 and still counting


July 7th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Imphal, July 7 (IANS) Social activists and NGOs say the government needs to curb drug abuse in the northeast, with a report showing that the number of intravenous drug users (IDUs) in ... Read more...

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‘Recreational drugs and sex don’t mix’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Use of 'recreational drugs' reduces sexual performance, a new Canadian study reveals.The findings of the Concordia University study, which evaluated the effect of a wide range of drugs, ... Read more...

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Television hosts assault woman during live show


April 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), April 10 (IANS/EFE) Three television hosts assaulted a woman presenter and pulled out her hair after she called them homosexuals during a live show broadcast on the national ... Read more...

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Curiosity pushes youngsters towards drugs: ‘Uttaran’ actor Nandish


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Television actor Nandish Sandhu, better known as Veer of the popular TV serial "Uttaran", says youngsters try drugs out of 'curiosity' and nothing else. Nandish was in the ... Read more...

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Nausea drug may help treat heart disease and stroke


February 15th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): American scientists have identified new effects of drugs approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drugs, which can help shift cellular energy metabolism and may even come useful ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene discovery could guide future breast cancer treatment choices


January 25th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a genetic signature that may help identify patients at high risk of breast cancer recurrence despite been treated with chemotherapy drugs.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Say no to cocaine and save rainforests


December 13th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A new crusade against drugs is seeing cops telling people that every time they snort cocaine, a part of the rainforest dies.Police believe that relating drug use to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dope is more harmful for cricketers, says ICC expert


November 4th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Cricket and tennis thought to be the sports where performance-enhancing drugs would not work. The myth has been broken in tennis and cricket, too, has had its ... Read more...

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Mouse model may pave way for better anti-depressant treatments


May 28th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Using a new experimental mouse model of depression/anxiety, scientists have found that the anti-depressant effects of drugs like Prozac involve both neurogenesis-dependent and -independent mechanisms.The finding could lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Narcotics have irreversible effect on the mentally ill


February 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has found that drugs can have an adverse impact on the brains of people suffering from mental illness.According to Dr. Stephane Potvin of the ... Read more...

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A year of cycling across India to save youth from drugs


January 31st, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Amandeep Singh has cycled his way through 20 states in the past one year, with a small stove and a bag of flour tied to his bicycle. His ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

High-fat diet fights off beneficial gene variant


January 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A gene variant, earlier known to protect people against weight gain and insulin resistance, could have an opposite effect in people who eat a high-fat diet and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers suggest new strategy for treating cocaine addiction


April 7th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has suggested a novel strategy for treating cocaine addiction - a replacement drug that mimics the effects of cocaine but has less ... Read more...

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Ecstasy pills hit women harder than men


March 19th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Mar 19 (ANI): Women who take ecstasy get higher and more intense highs than men, but they also suffer a much harder comedown in the days after, says a new ... Read more...

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Meditation can keep blood pressure under control


March 15th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Meditation is not only a stress buster, it also helps in regulating high blood pressure with an added benefit of bypassing possible side effects and hazards of ... Read more...

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