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Medicine
India  /  Published 17.08.20

Covid: Academic sting fools journal

A team of European scientists has orchestrated a sting operation on an academic journal in India by claiming in a paper that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine can prevent push-scooter accident...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: cloud on acidity drug

People who consume anti-acidity medications called proton-pump inhibitors appear to be at higher risk of severe disease or death if they get infected with the new coronavirus, a team of doctors in the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Covid-19: A medical and ethical challenge

The outbreak of Covid-19 has ripped open a deep-rooted ethical crisis within human society. Science seems to be clueless about a solution for this crisis. The instant success of science has trapped th...
By Nibedita P. Jena in

India  /  Published 08.10.18

Gene editing hope on illness

Scientists have for the first time used gene-editing tools to correct genetic disorders, establishing proof of the concept that it may be possible to correct some congenital disorders either in the wo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.10.18

Obsolete polio vaccine scrutiny

Drug regulators have ordered scrutiny of oral polio vaccine samples from all domestic suppliers amid investigations into how one company released an OPV containing type-2 poliovirus withdrawn globally...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 01.10.18

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for cancer research

The American Cancer Society's chief medical officer says he and colleagues gave a celebratory toast to Allison at a party on Friday — days before the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine — ...
By AP in Stockholm

Science  /  Published 16.07.19

Psychedelic microdoses can help focus: study

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the benefits and drawbacks of microdosing with the psychedelic subs...
By Elaine Smith in

Health  /  Published 28.09.19

Diabetes fast-feast drug guidelines

A medical panel has formulated what is being described as the country’s first guidelines that specify certain modifications in medications to shepherd diabetes patients through periods of fasting an...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.11.18

Hysterectomy risk finding baffles doctors

Women who undergo minimally invasive hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer face an increased risk of death compared to patients treated with open surgery, according to two studies released on W...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 29.04.20

Chinese study damper on drug

The first randomised clinical trial of the anti-viral medication remdesivir in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has failed to find significant clinical benefits, Chinese doctors ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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