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Rampant misuse of prescription drugs among US students

Students say they misuse drugs to get better grades and improve their concentrationAbout 16 percent of U.S. college students say they misuse prescription drugs....

Here is the complete list of drugs banned by Govt of...

Several popular over the counter painkillers, antibiotics and cough medications have been banned following a notification of the Union health ministry The common drugs that...

A new low cost chip can sense cocaine use just like...

A new, low-cost chemical sensing chip could test for cocaine, opioids and marijuana as quickly as a breathalyzer identifies alcohol. This kind of technology has...

Vitamin C increases effect of tuberculosis drugs, study shows

One of the problems of tuberculosis treatment is that it takes months of antibiotics to kill the TB pathogen; it is for this reason...

The drug may be OTC but is it safe?

Next time you grab that over the counter pill for an ache or just because you have not been feeling yourself for a couple...

1 in 10 drugs in developing world fake, finds WHO

An estimated 1 in 10 drugs circulating in low- and middle-income countries - what are commonly known as the developing world - is either...

ICMR to conduct clinical trials, toxicity tests for Ayurveda drugs

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...

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Undergraduate medical curriculum revision after 21 yrs

Under new curriculum students will have clinical exposure right from the first yearNext academic year onwards, undergraduate medical students in India will have clinical...

This app can detect anaemia from photo of your fingernail

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In rare effort, Apollo docs operate on underweight “blue baby”

The baby was born with a condition called transposition of great arteries Like any other parent, Mrs. Meena and Mr. Vinod were delighted after the...