HEALTH

Brain zapping may alleviate depression symptoms

Brain zapping may alleviate depression symptoms

December 2, 2018 2:55 pm

Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have identified a brain region that can be electrically stimulated to improve mood in people suffering from depression. According to a study published in the journal Current Biology, stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who […]

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120,000 children, adolescents were living with HIV in 2017 in India: UNICEF

120,000 children, adolescents were living with HIV in 2017 in India: UNICEF

November 30, 2018 10:31 am

United Nations: An estimated 120,000 children and adolescents aged 0-19 were living with HIV in India in 2017, the highest number in South Asia, according a report by UNICEF which warned that around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day globally by 2030 if progress in preventing transmission is not accelerated. The report […]

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‘Future of Health’ summit organized in Delhi

‘Future of Health’ summit organized in Delhi

November 30, 2018 12:20 am

New Delhi: Health and health care services in India are one of the major concerns of the present times. Despite the constant efforts of the Government as well as the private sector, there are many challenges in this field, which need to be worked upon. Apart from efforts by the Government, Doctors, organizations, even the […]

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Sweetened drinks pose greater diabetes risk than other sugary foods: Study

Sweetened drinks pose greater diabetes risk than other sugary foods: Study

November 22, 2018 6:32 pm

Toronto: Sweetened drinks pose a greater risk of type 2 diabetes than most other foods containing fructose, a naturally occurring sugar, according to a study. The findings, published in The BMJ, suggest that fruit and other foods containing fructose seem to have no harmful effect on blood glucose levels. However, sweetened drinks and some other […]

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US court rules in favour of Dr Reddy's, allows sale of generic Suboxone

US court rules in favour of Dr Reddy’s, allows sale of generic Suboxone

November 21, 2018 11:05 am

Hyderabad: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd Wednesday said a court in the US has given a ruling in favour of it in a patent infringement case filed by pharma giant Indivior on selling a generic version of Suboxone a sublingual film in the American market. According to a press release issued by the city-based drug maker, […]

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Women are at higher risk of osteoporosis

Women are at higher risk of osteoporosis

November 21, 2018 10:36 am

New Delhi: Avoidance of sunlight exposure due to socio-cultural reasons, poor intakes of dietary calcium and increasing environmental pollution lead to low bone density among Indian women. According to experts, habitual low intakes of calcium have been reported in toddlers, adolescents, pregnant and lactating mothers, and postmenopausal Indian women. With the increase in life expectancy […]

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New drug discovery may halt spread of brain cancer

New drug discovery may halt spread of brain cancer

November 20, 2018 2:14 pm

Washington: Scientists have identified a novel drug that could block glioblastoma — the deadliest form of brain cancer — from spreading. The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function, said researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US. However, […]

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Sucking your baby's pacifier may benefit their health: Study

Sucking your baby’s pacifier may benefit their health: Study

November 16, 2018 5:15 pm

Washington: Sucking your baby’s pacifier may lower the level of the antibody linked to the development of allergies and asthma, a study claims. Researchers theorise parents may be passing healthy oral bacteria in their saliva that will affect the early development of their child’s immune system. “Although we can’t say there’s a cause and effect […]

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Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod to market generic HIV treatment tablets

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod to market generic HIV treatment tablets

November 16, 2018 12:30 pm

New Delhi: Drug firm Zydus Cadila Friday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator to market generic Abacavir and Lamivudine tablets used for treatment of a type of HIV infection. The company also said in the regulatory filing that it had received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market generic Fondaparinux Sodium injection. The approval from the USFDA […]

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