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Cinnamon may help lose weight

If you associate cinnamon with rich, often unhealthy foods, here is a new twist to that story. Researchers at University of Michigan have found that cinnamon through its active ingredient cinnamaldehyde (CA) can trigger higher metabolism in fat cells which...
Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has finally given permission to an Indian drug maker, Panacea Biotec for conducting early phase clinical trials in humans  (phase 1 & 2) for the dreaded Dengue virus. A single shot of the...
Fearing microbial contamination, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has recalled two batches of its anti-diabetic drug  Riomet (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution). Sun Pharma which is the biggest Indian drug manufacturer by volume and the fourth largest generic drug producer in the...
What would happen if the voices schizophrenia patients often hear, were to encounter them in person. They would get better apparently. An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory...
In keeping with the NDA government’s stated objective of promoting alternative systems of medicine, the country’s premier medical research council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ayush ministry for conducting clinical trials of Ayurvedic formulations so that...
Despite assurances on the contrary since NDA was voted to power three years ago,  the Indian government has slashed funding for its flagship health programme the National Health Mission. Expenditure Finance Committee a crucial decision making body on government expenses...
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma may subscribe to the view that cancer is “divine justice” for the sins of our father - or of ourselves - but scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Sarma’s comments coincide with the publishing of the...
A 10-year study of median cigarette prices and infant mortality conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London and some other European institutes shows that an increase of €1 (US $1.18) per pack in the median cigarette price was...
An international TB research consortium has zeroed in upon three possible candidates for trials into a new TB vaccine. There is already an existing vaccine - the Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine - that is a part of the immunisation programme...
A top notch health tourism destination, complicated surgeries and “star” doctors many of whom are the pioneers in their respective fields - India’s private healthcare system enjoys a glorious international reputation. It is in short a stark contrast to...

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