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A sad, depressed man

Scientists reveal why anti-depressants do not work the same way in all

The mystery of why anti-depressants do not work equally well in all patients may finally have been solved. Researchers from University Medical Center Mainz and...
Doctors perform video surgery

AIIMS docs remove ice pick with minimally invasive video surgery

AIIMS surgeons have removed an ice-pick that had pierced a person's lungs, through minimally invasive video-assisted surgery. The ice pick had narrowly missed the 27-year-old's...
fireworks, firecrackers

Global applause, but GOI still short on health in 2017

Between rolling out a largely benign National Health Policy at the start of the year and bringing in Parliament a Bill that would allow...
Smoking marijuana

Canada to allow recreational marijuana in 2018, India has a long history

In the second half of the new year, Canada would have joined only a handful of countries around the world where recreational marijuana is...
Teddy bear treating toy

Bill to end MCI era seeks to allow Ayush doctors practice allopathy

It envisages allowing Ayush doctors to practice modern medicine after clearing a bridge course The National Medical Commission Bill 2017 envisages allowing Ayush doctors to...

New guidelines to include brain cancer patients in drug trials

Cancer patients whose disease has spread to the brain or the central nervous system (CNS) are traditionally excluded from clinical trials of new anti-cancer...
A medical scientist looks through microscope

Harvard researchers find chemical that increases efficacy of TB drugs

Researchers, including those from Harvard have zeroed in upon a chemical that can interfere with the propagation of the Tuberculosis bacterium, raising interesting prospects...
fast food can aggrevate asthma

Not safe to eat in North and East; a look at what McDonalds food...

It wasn't quite the Thank God It's Friday moment for McDonalds afficionados as the morning papers bore tidings of a statement from the global...
A woman coughing

Procalcitonin – a novel marker to help reduce antibiotic overuse

For every physician who has ever been baffled by a patient’s response - or the lack of it - to an antibiotic, procalcitonin may...
young woman stretching before exercise

Exercise can improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

One more reason to get out of the couch and get moving. Exercise it seems is the key not only to a leaner body...

Don't Miss

Smells good! 2 mins of that smell & you may not...

Study shows smelling your favourite indulgent food for long may help avoid it Just a whiff of fried food may entice you to order a...

Glued to your mobile phone all day? Beware of ‘text neck’

Researchers warn about the possibilities of neck pain because of excessive mobile use A large majority of the world's 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting...

Every 10th kid & every 6th adult is victim of antibiotic...

Michigan Medicine study published in British Medical Journal highlights extent of antibiotic overuse One in 10 children and about one in six adults with private...