New gene therapy via skin can combat cocaine addiction

2 months ago
Scientists have developed a novel approach using skin cellbased gene therapy to stifle the desire for cocaine and to protect against an overdose. The study, succesfully tested on mice, involved removing a small patch of skin and introducing genes that  ... ...

Make lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure medications

2 months ago
Patients with high blood pressure problems can reduce the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks with the help of some lifestyle changes, according to a new study. Study author Alan Hinderliter said, "Lifestyle modifications, including  ... ...

Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk: Study

2 months ago
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may increase the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, a study warns. The study, published in The BMJ, compared diclofenac use with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other  ... ...

To fight filaria, drug blitz in 3 districts

3 months ago
Of the 17 districts where lymphatic filaria is endemic, 10 have brought down infection levels through such mass drug administration in the past. moreinMumbai: The State government is undertaking a fiveday mass drug administration drive to curb lymphatic filaria, commonly known as hathi rog, in the endemic districts of Thane, Palghar and Gadchiroli. However, the focus is now on the remaining six districts and parts of Thane and Palghar, which have reported the disease’s spread. Dr. Sanjeev Kamble, who heads the Directorate of Health Services (DHS), said these districts were chosen based on the high rate of microfilaria (minute larva of filaria) present ... ...

WHO names Bedaquiline a 'priority' antiTB drug

3 months ago
New Delhi, August 20. Bedaquiline, a drug in demand for treating Tuberculosis (TB)has been placed in the list of 'priority' drugs by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This was stated in a rapid communication issued by the WHO to all the countries ... ...

Sanju makers lash out at whitewashing allegations: What was Dutt's crime?

3 months ago
Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju might have crossed Rs 300 crore at the box office, but the makers continue to field accusations of whitewashing and glorifying Sanjay Dutt in the biopic, and mediabashing. The makers decided to respond to the accusations at the  ... ...

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