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Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

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1,000 held in Shanghai for using narcotics


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) This Chinese business hub is facing a significant surge in narcotics cases. Over 1,000 people have been arrested this year for using drugs - an increase ... Read more...

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China to monitor drugs through electronic system


March 1st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China will keep track of all drugs prescribed by doctors by 2015 using an electronic monitoring system, authorities said.The system, launched in 2006, applies to 56,000 ... Read more...

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Painkillers open way to high-risk behaviours


July 25th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Indiscriminate use of painkillers may open the way to drug abuse among people with a history of using both types of drugs, a study says. The ... Read more...

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Drug-related crimes rising in China


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is witnessing drug-related crimes turning commonplace on the mainland with a rising number of addicts resorting to robbery and other violent crimes for obtaining drugs, ... Read more...

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High BP might just be doc-induced ‘white coat’ hypertension


March 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): One-third of patients thought to have resistant high blood pressure may actually have 'white coat' hypertension, according to a new study.White coat hypertension is when a patient's blood ... Read more...

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Stem cells from patients could help test cardiac disease treatments


January 18th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Stem cells derived from a patient with an inherited heart disease could help test specific treatments for the disease, known as long QT syndrome, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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World’s largest genome in slow-growing plant


December 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) An unremarkable and a slow-growing plant has left the scientists stunned with the sheer size of its genome, which is 50 times bigger than that of our species.It ... Read more...

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Dhaka to Delhi: crack down on drug factories near border


September 27th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged India to crack down on factories that make the banned Phensedyl syrup near the border. Two million bottles of Phensedyl were seized last year. Popular ... Read more...

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Scientists identify link between obesity, salt-sensitivity, BP


June 18th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified one way in which obese people become susceptible to salt sensitivity and hypertension.Medical College of Georgia researchers documented a chain of events in which excess ... Read more...

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How lithium treats bipolar disorder


June 18th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a possible mechanism for how lithium treats bipolar disorder.Lithium has been established for more than 50 years as one of the most effective treatments for ... Read more...

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Study links Blood pressure drugs to cancer


June 15th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study by Lancet Oncology medical journal says there is a modest increased risk of cancer in people who use certain classes of blood pressure ... Read more...

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Corey Haim Obtained 553 Prescription Pills Before Death


April 7th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For several week before his death, Corey Haim was doing what the attorney general of California called "Doctor Shopping." Haim was able to obtain 553 pills of very ... Read more...

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Poisoning by prescription drugs endemic in US


April 6th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Prescription drugs have become the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the US. Researchers found that hospitalisation for poisoning by prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilisers in the ... Read more...

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Jermaine Jackson doesn’t feel guilty about brother Michael’s death


December 10th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Singer Jermaine Jackson has revealed that he does not feel guilty about his brother Michael's death, as there was no way he could have prevented his passing.The Jackson ... Read more...

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Pregnant woman held with drug-soaked jacket


October 14th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (DPA) Malaysian airport police detained a Philippine national who is seven months pregnant after she was allegedly caught carrying a cocaine-soaked jacket, news reports said Wednesday. The 24-year-old woman ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer patients on hormone therapy ‘at increased heart disease risk’


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Prostate cancer patients receiving hormone therapy might be at an increased risk of developing heart problems, according to a new study.Hormone therapy is a mainstay of treatment when ... Read more...

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Venezuela seizes over a tonne of cocaine


July 27th, 2009 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 27 (EFE) Venezuelan authorities have seized 1.2 tonnes of cocaine and arrested 46 people in an anti-drug operation in the northern state of Carabobo, the interior minister said. "We were actually ... Read more...

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Indian detained in Malaysia, drugs seized


July 7th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (DPA) Malaysian customs police detained a 25-year-old Indian man and seized 25 kg of the drug ketamine, a news report said Tuesday. The narcotics division of the airport customs ... Read more...

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Number of young women drug addicts escalating in Beijing


June 26th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Women in Beijing are increasingly getting addicted to drugs, as narcotics are becoming more popular in mass binges and are also believed to be an effective way ... Read more...

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Illegally stored medicines worth Rs.15 lakh seized in Haryana


April 27th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Illegally kept drugs and medicines worth Rs.15 lakh were seized from Dabwali town of Haryana Monday, police said here. The Haryana Police recovered 139 boxes containing 61 types of ... Read more...

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Malaysian police nab Indian man after finding drugs in TV set


March 19th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 19 (DPA) Malaysian airport police have detained an Indian national after they found 46 bags of the drug ketamine hidden inside a television set, a news report said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Nazi’’s “Angel of Death” Mengele ”created a town of twins in Brazil”


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Jan.22 (ANI): The Nazi eras famed Angel of Death Dr. Josef Mengele it turns out was also responsible for creating a town of twins in a small Brazilian ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer


December 31st, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a drug-delivery system by using tiny gold particles and infrared light, which may multiple medicines to be ... Read more...

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Antibody that can reduce food craving, expand calorie burn identified


October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research have identified an antibody that works against the gastric hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to weight gain and fat storage through ... Read more...

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Malaysian police seize ketamine believed to be from India


October 14th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (DPA) Malaysian airport police have seized 29 kg of ketamine worth 1.15 million ringgit ($350,000) believed to have come from India, news reports said Tuesday.Customs officers at the ... Read more...

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China could have 2.3 million drug addicts


June 26th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): With drug abuse on the rise in China, there could be estimated 2.3 million drug addicts in the country, according to a health official.The new 2008 ... Read more...

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Overuse of codeine, oxycodone and barbiturates boosts chronic migraine risk


April 18th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new study has found that those who overuse barbiturates and opioids, such as codeine, butalbital, and oxycodone, to treat migraine increase their chances of developing chronic ... Read more...

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