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Upping tuberculosis drug dose defeats disease faster

Increasing Rifampicin dosage shortens treatment period without side effects Increasing the daily dosage of a key tuberculosis antibiotic can contain the disease better and does...
Air Pollution

Air pollution, even at ‘safe’ levels can hike diabetes risk

New study says countries like India with no clean air policies particularly vulnerable With an estimated 70 million diabetics, India is widely touted as the...
Heart in child's hand

Arterial stiffness as a measure of heart health in children

Finnish researchers devise non-invasive test for blood vessel stiffness Arterial stiffness is one of the early signs of heart disease, and arterial stiffening has been...
Tobacco, Alcoholism

Diabetes, obesity drug shows promise in alcoholism

The drug works on the hunger hormone to reduce alcohol cravings A drug originally developed for diabetes and obesity has shown promise in dealing with...
Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery could bring down traffic accidents

Study shows that it is possible to prevent one traffic accident for every 5000 cataract surgeries done in one yearThe world over, traffic accidents are...
paediatric lasix

After shortage, paediatric lasix to cost 8 times more

Furoped, used to drain the body of water, is used in babies with heart ailments to reduce the load on the heart Following furore over...
Fitness

Fit, middle-aged people can break depression CVD link

Study shows men and women who are more physically fit at midlife have a lower risk of depression and cardiovascular mortality Depression is known to...
childbirth

New drug shows promise in excess bleeding at childbirth

Can replace Oxytocin, says WHO. India embarks on a restrictive regimen on oxytocin manufacture from July 1 Just as India readies to implement a ban...
stroke

Polio virus could have a new role; in brain tumour survival

Modified polio virus shown to help in some cancersThe virus that rid the world of polio - almost - can now increase survival in...
Diabetes word block

Stress hormones key to preventing heart attacks in diabetics

Study suggests diabetes patients should be on medicines to prevent heart attacks The fight or flight hormone is also a life and death hormone, it...

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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...