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Diabetic Mother Gives Birth To 6 Kg Baby Boy In Hyderabad

Hyderabad: In a rare incident, a 29-year-old woman gave birth to a 6 kg baby boy at a government hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday. According to the doctors at Niloufer hospital, they performed a caesarean section on the woman and the baby is in good health. This is the third child of Shabana and Wasim who live in Boarabanda area ... Read More »

Yoga, tai chi may help manage chronic pain

Is your back pain unmanageable even after taking pain relieving drugs? Try non-drug approaches such as yoga, tai chi as well as acupuncture, which may act as effective tools to help manage chronic pain conditions, suggests a study. The study found that these popular health interventions could better help patients suffering from five painful conditions — back pain, osteoarthritis, neck ... Read More »

Cipla Gets US Regulator’s Nod For Generic Antidepressant

New Delhi: Drug firm Cipla on Tuesday said its US arm InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc has received a final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market generic Bupropion Hydrochloride extended release tablets used for treatment of major depressive disorder. “InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc has received final approval for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Bupropion Hydrochloride extended ... Read More »

Krtin Nithiyanandam PIO claims breast cancer cure

A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy from UK’s Surrey has claimed to have found a treatment for the most deadly form of breast cancer. Krtin Nithiyanandamthinks he has devised a way to turn the triple negative breastcancer into a kind which responds to drugs. Around 7,500 women each year are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a type of disease which does ... Read More »

Jubilant Life Gets USFDA Nod For Hypertension Tablets

New Delhi: Jubilant Life Sciences on Wednesday said it has received approval from the US health regulator for Telmisartan Tablets, used for the treatment of hypertension, in the American market. In a BSE filing, the company said “it has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) final approval for Telmisartan Tablets, USP 20,40 and 80mg, the generic version of Micardis Tablets of ... Read More »

5-Point Guide To Being Safe: Chikungunya Outbreak In Delhi

With the monsoon, there has also been an increase in mosquito-borne illnesses including Dengue and Chikungunya. This season, in particular, there has been an unprecedented increase in the cases of Chikungunya in Delhi. Most patients recover from the disease and serious complications are uncommon. In some cases, however due to complications, death might occur in the elderly. Some Chikungunya symptoms ... Read More »

Cloth masks poor at protecting you against air pollution

Wearing inexpensive cloth masks in the hope of reducing exposure to air pollution may be of only a little benefit and give you a false sense of security, especially in highly polluted areas, new research suggests. Washable cloth masks are widely used in India and other Asian for personal protection against airborne particulate matter. “Wearing cloth masks reduced the exposure ... Read More »

Nadda inaugurates #FitIndia a nationwide nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign

#FitIndia, a nationwide nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign, was inaugurated today in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minster, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, J.P Naddaand fitness enthusiast  Milind Soman. This nationwide pilot programme aims to raise awareness and education of good nutrition and active lifestyles, thus bringing a change in the quality of life and targeting the growing ... Read More »

Sonia Gandhi admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital again

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for a pre-scheduled check up for shoulder injury. Gandhi, admitted to the hospital on Wednesday evening, will be there for at least two days, according to Congress sources. She was discharged on Sunday and was advised to come for further evaluation of her condition this ... Read More »

Antimicrobial resistance: clear and present danger

After years of doing little to tackle the silent but potentially deadly proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in India, all hell broke loose in 2008, when New Delhi was tacked onto the name of a one such bug. The New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 was an enzyme that rendered bacteria resistant to a broad spectrum of antibiotics. A strain of the NDM1 had ... Read More »