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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...

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Alcohol kills more than 3 mn each year, most of them...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...

Now, a new weapon against drug resistant TB, a new antibiotic

A new naturally occurring antibiotic called, kanglemycin A is effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis As drug resistant tuberculosis emerges as an increasingly bigger challenge in achieving...