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Fast-acting anti-impotence drug could be potential Viagra rival

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new erectile dysfunction drug that reportedly works in less than 15 minutes.

Chinese firms probed for offering foetal videos

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Health authorities in Chinese business hub Shanghai have launched an investigation after a few medical facilities reportedly offered foetal ultrasound photography that includes 3D photos and live action videos.

UN chief meets Aung San Suu Kyi for first time

May 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Yangon (Myanmar), May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democrcy (NLD), for the first time at her lakeside residence here Tuesday, the last day of Ban's three-day offical visit to the country.

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'Middle-ear' microphone may make cochlear implants more convenient

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Cochlear implants have restored basic hearing to around 220,000 deaf people, still a microphone and related electronics must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues, preventing patients from swimming and creating social stigma.

Blocking protein could halt debilitating brain disease

April 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Blocking a protein that contributes to acute nerve damage could halt the development of debilitating Multiple Sclerosis (MS), says a new study.

2 drugs better than 1 to treat type 2 diabetes in youths

April 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Washington, April 30(ANI): Researchers have found that a combination of two diabetes drugs, metformin and rosiglitazone, is more effective in treating youth with recent-onset type 2 diabetes than metformin alone.

Congresswoman says more women in Secret Service could prevent repeat of Colombian sex scandal

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A Congresswoman, who is a member of the House of Representative, has called for including more women in the U.S. Secret Service to prevent it from future dishonour similar to the Colombian prostitution scandal.

Drug addicts aren't criminals, says Russell Brand

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): Russell Brand on Tuesday urged the MPS to decriminalise drug possession.

Binge eating 'may lead to addictive behaviour'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A history of binge eating, consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time, may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviours including substance abuse, a new study has claimed.

Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour

April 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive behaviour, including substance abuse.

WHO seeks more funds to control malaria

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Drug resistance, financial constraints and inadequate public awareness threaten to reverse the gains achieved in malaria control in the past decade, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday, seeking more funds to control the disease.

Drug gang members sentenced to death

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Chongqing, April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): A court in China's southwestern Chongqing municipality has sentenced seven people to death and five to jail for making and selling methamphetamine.

Opioid addiction poses highest death risk

April 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): People who are addicted to opioids had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, say researchers.

Simple saliva test could detect oral cancer early

April 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists are on the way to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world's sixth most common cancer.

Drug dealer held after he fails quiz

April 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Shanghai, April 17 (IANS) A Chinese drug trafficker, who claimed to be an undercover reporter at an anti-drug raid, was arrested after he failed to explain a term commonly used by journalists, a media report said.

China seizes over 33,000 illegal drug ads

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China's food and drug safety watchdog said Monday it has found 33,648 illegal commercial advertisements for drugs this year till March.

Now, implant warns of impending heart attack

April 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) A medical implant can warn users about a potential heart attack through a combination of vibrations, tones and visual signs and save lives, says a study.

Insect bite remedies 'show little evidence of working'

April 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): There is little evidence that over the counter remedies for simple insect bites actually work, and in most cases, no treatment at all will suffice, a new study has revealed.

From Hizbul spokesman to Kashmir's anti-drug campaigner

April 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) He was once among the most wanted separatist guerrillas of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terror outfit in Jammu and Kashmir. But today Abdul Khaliq Dar alias Junaid-ul-Islam spends most of his time advising youths against drug abuse.

Drug-resistant Malaria spreads along Thai-Myanmar border

April 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Bangkok, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drug-resistant malaria strain, which health officials had hoped to contain to a small area in southwest Asia, has spread significantly along the Thai-Myanmar border, a joint study by US and British doctors said Friday.

Drug to control cystic fibrosis 'comes closer to reality'

April 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have taken a critical step in making possible the discovery in the relatively near future of a drug to control cystic fibrosis (CF).

Drug-resistant malaria creating 'critical point' in fight against disease

April 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): The emergence of resistance to the drug artemisinin in western Thailand has created a critical point in global efforts to control and eliminate malaria worldwide, a new study has revealed.

Three Russian fencers held for drug dealing

April 5, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian fencer who won bronze at an international event in London recently has been arrested along with two teammates from the national team on suspicion of drug dealing, an official said.

Chemical present in smokeless tobacco can cause oral cancer

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists say the chemical (S)-N'-nitrosonornicotine, or (S)-NNN, which is present in smokeless tobacco products, is a strong oral carcinogen.

Mexican traffickers use minors to carry drugs into US

March 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

San Diego, March 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of minors transporting drugs across the Mexico-US border continues to rise, as does the number of "blind mules" who transport dope without their knowledge, activists said.

Russian narcotics market worth over $8 bn

March 24, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The narcotics market in Russia is valued at over $8 billion because of an influx of import from Afghanistan's booming drug production industry, a top official said.

Southampton varsity research could significantly reduce the need for clinical animal testing

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

London, Mar.22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton will start a new study in June to develop a laboratory-based system, known as assays, which will accurately predict immune responses to these drugs. These assays would be used to pre-screen candidate drugs and reduce the need for testing on animals.

3-D structure of brain's 'pleasure molecules' could help combat depression

March 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

London, March 22 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time revealed the detailed molecular structure of the brain's "pleasure molecules," which could lead to drugs for treating a range of illnesses from depression to addiction.

3-D structure of brain's 'pleasure molecules' could help combat depression

March 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

London, March 22 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time revealed the detailed molecular structure of the brain's "pleasure molecules," which could lead to drugs for treating a range of illnesses from depression to addiction.

Southampton varsity research could significantly reduce the need for clinical animal testing

March 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM

London, Mar.22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton will start a new study in June to develop a laboratory-based system, known as assays, which will accurately predict immune responses to these drugs. These assays would be used to pre-screen candidate drugs and reduce the need for testing on animals.

Nagpur court orders to destroy garlic pods imported from Chinese

March 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Nagpur, Mar 11 (ANI): A local court in Nagpur has ordered to destroy garlic pods imported from China, after a Pune based laboratory investigations reveal fungus infection in the pods.

Nagpur court orders to destroy garlic pods imported from Chinese

March 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Nagpur, Mar 11 (ANI): A local court in Nagpur has ordered to destroy garlic pods imported from China, after a Pune based laboratory investigations reveal fungus infection in the pods.

Coca-Cola's caramel color can put you on the risk of cancer

March 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Caramel apparently one of the ingredients in the original recipe for Coca-Cola may cause cancer, a recent study says.

Coca-Cola's caramel colour may cause cancer

March 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): One of the ingredients in the original recipe for Coca-Cola was apparently caramel.

Coca-Cola changes caramel colour to avoid cancer warning label

March 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Coca-Cola has modified its caramel colour ingredients in response to cancer accusations.

Coca-Cola changes caramel colour to avoid cancer warning label

March 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Coca-Cola has modified its caramel colour ingredients in response to cancer accusations.

Coca-Cola's caramel colour may cause cancer

March 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): One of the ingredients in the original recipe for Coca-Cola was apparently caramel.

Consumer group claims cancer-causing chemical found in colas

March 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A consumer group in the US has said that laboratory tests found that regular and diet Coke and Pepsi contain "high levels" of a caramel colouring that causes cancer.

Kardashians being sued for $5m over ineffective weight-loss pills

March 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

London, Mar 3 (ANI): Kim Kardashian and her sisters have been slapped with a 5-million-dollar lawsuit by four customers, who claim that they bought diet pills because they were endorsed by the siblings.

Kardashians being sued for $5m over ineffective weight-loss pills

March 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM

London, Mar 3 (ANI): Kim Kardashian and her sisters have been slapped with a 5-million-dollar lawsuit by four customers, who claim that they bought diet pills because they were endorsed by the siblings.

Australian cricketers could face hair sampling drugs test from July 1

March 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Melbourne, Mar.2 (ANI): Australian cricketers will be subjected to an Australian Football League-style hair sampling to close the net around illicit substance use.

Australian cricketers could face hair sampling drugs test from July Entertainment

March 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Melbourne, Mar.2 (ANI): Australian cricketers will be subjected to an Australian Football League-style hair sampling to close the net around illicit substance use.

New drug policy in Jammu and Kashmir evokes protests

March 1, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Srinagar, Mar 1 (ANI): Scores of medical representatives took to the streets, here on Thursday, to protest against the new drug policy approved by the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet.

New drug policy in Jammu and Kashmir evokes protests

March 1, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Srinagar, Mar 1 (ANI): Scores of medical representatives took to the streets, here on Thursday, to protest against the new drug policy approved by the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet.

Fast-food menu calorie counts 'not of much help to consumers'

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): The calorie listings on fast-food chain restaurant menus might meet federal labelling requirements but they don't do a good job at helping consumers who are trying to make healthy meal choices, a new study has claimed.

Fast-food menu calorie counts 'not of much help to consumers'

February 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): The calorie listings on fast-food chain restaurant menus might meet federal labelling requirements but they don't do a good job at helping consumers who are trying to make healthy meal choices, a new study has claimed.

Juvenile arthritis quadruples cancer risk in kids

February 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are four times likelier to have cancer than those without the disease, researchers have revealed.

Cancer drug quickly reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in mice

February 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a mice study, a cancer drug was found to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's - a breakthrough in finding cure for the progressive brain disease.

Cancer drug quickly reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in mice

February 10, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a mice study, a cancer drug was found to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's - a breakthrough in finding cure for the progressive brain disease.

SAARC meeting on strengthening anti-terror mechanism begins in Delhi

February 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): A meeting of high-level group of eminent experts from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to strengthen the anti-terror mechanism got underway here on Thursday.

Now, replace your cuppa with 'inhalable' caffeine shot

February 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM

London, Feb 9 (ANI): A lipstick-sized caffeine inhaler, dubbed 'AeroShot', could be the next big thing for people to get their caffeine fix, researchers say.

Now, replace your cuppa with 'inhalable' caffeine shot

February 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

London, Feb 9 (ANI): A lipstick-sized caffeine inhaler, dubbed 'AeroShot', could be the next big thing for people to get their caffeine fix, researchers say.

New fat removal technologies 'could offer alternative to liposuction'

February 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Introduction of non-invasive fat removal technologies is opening the door for more people to remove stubborn fat, safely and effectively without undergoing liposuction, researchers say.

Erectile dysfunction could signal serious disease

February 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction (ED), which can lead to an even more serious condition, experts have warned.

Erectile dysfunction could signal serious disease

February 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction (ED), which can lead to an even more serious condition, experts have warned.

New dietary supplements for brain promises 'Ninja like focus'

January 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): For people looking forward to boost their brainpower and have a mental edge over others, a purported brain enhancer dubbed citicoline is becoming increasingly popular in beverages and dietary supplements.

Mouth spray developed from marijuana to treat severe cancer pain

January 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A British pharmaceutical company has developed a mouth spray from key ingredients of marijuana to treat severe cancer pain.

Afridi appointed UN anti-narcotics goodwill ambassador

January 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Islamabad, Jan 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations anti-narcotics agency.

Afridi appointed UN anti-narcotics goodwill ambassador

January 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Islamabad, Jan 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations anti-narcotics agency.

Meet the virgin who fathered 14 children

January 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

London, Jan 17 (ANI): A man in US has the unique distinction of never having had sex but still managing to father 14 children through sperm donation.

Meet the virgin who fathered 14 children

January 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

London, Jan 17 (ANI): A man in US has the unique distinction of never having had sex but still managing to father 14 children through sperm donation.

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