Common soap chemical exposure during pregnancy may harm babies in womb

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 13:10

New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, during pregnancy may be bad for babies in womb, suggests new research.


'Farmers getting subsidy to cultivate medicinal plants'

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 21:24

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Farmers throughout the country are getting financial assistance by the AYUSH Ministry to encourage cultivation of herbs and other medicinal plants, parliament was informed on Friday.


Lupin names new Chairperson

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 20:38

Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) The board of transnational pharmaceutical company Lupin on Friday appointed co-founder Manju Deshbandhu Gupta as Chairperson for two years.


Cipla net profit up 21% in Q1

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:38

Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Leading drug maker Cipla Ltd on Friday reported Rs 409 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter of 2017-18, registering 21 per cent growth from Rs 339 crore in the same period year ago.


New knee replacement technology better: Doctors

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:34

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Pre-Plan technology -- a new advancement for knee replacement surgeries -- provides a better and accurate alignment for knee implants than conventional methods, leading orthopaedic surgeons said on Friday.


Swine flu toll climbs to six in Odisha

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:44

Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) An epidemic of swine flu on Friday claimed two more lives in Odisha, taking the toll in the state to six, officials said.


Gene therapy: India Biotech forum, Japanese trade body ink MoU

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:18

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) In a bid to advance research and commercialise regenerative medicine and gene therapy in India, the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprise (ABLE) -- a consortium of biotechnology companies -- on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Japan-based trade association.


Smartphone-based diagnostic tests could replace labs

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:32

New York, Aug 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that a smartphone-based diagnostic test technology could perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.


'Margins from orthopaedic implants not as high as considered'

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:18

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) With the government mulling price capping on orthopaedic knee implants, a study claims that the margins from orthopaedic implants are not as high as other medical devices due to high cost involved in managing the supply chain.


Many doctors receiving payments from opioid makers

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:04

New York, Aug 10 (IANS) At a time of rising rates of opioid overdose and addiction, new research has revealed that doctors in the US received payments of over $46 million in less than one-and-half years.


Immunotherapy may be safe for treating diabetes

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:58

London, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have in a clinical trial found that immunotherapy, which enhances metabolic effects, can be a safe treatment method for patients with Type-1 diabetes.


Vitamin therapy could help prevent skin cancer

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:18

Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) A vitamin therapy using a form of vitamin B3 may have the potential for preventing melanoma in high-risk individuals, a new review has suggested


Stem cell technique likely to aid in diabetes cure

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:08

London, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists may be one step closer to finding a cure for diabetes with the help of a stem cell technique that can make insulin-producing cells from skin cells.


Cholera vaccines less effective for children: Study

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:18

New York, Aug 10 (IANS) While cholera vaccines work quite well for adults, they provide significantly less protection for children under 5, a population particularly at risk for dying from this diarroheal disease, says a study based on a review of research literature.