Pharma companies must invest in R&D to keep growing: Prabhu

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST

Noting that India is now recognized globally as a key player in the generic medicine industry, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday asked pharmaceutical companies to invest in research and develo

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An orange a day may prevent age-related vision loss

Sydney |Friday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST

If you want to prevent losing your vision as you age and keep your eyes healthy, eat oranges daily, says a study led by an Indian origin researcher.

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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.96 bn in damages in baby powder lawsuit

Washington |Friday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST

A jury in the US on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion in damages to 22 women and their families who had claimed the company's talcum power products caused them to develop ovarian

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Take note of time, space to sleep like a baby

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST

You've heard of oral hygiene, personal hygiene and food hygiene, but did you know you there was something as simple as sleep hygiene, that ensures blissful, uninterrupted sleep? Little things like roo

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Over 30 ill in US after consuming McDonald's salads

Washington |Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST

Health officials in the US states of Illinois and Iowa are probing an outbreak of intestinal illness which caused over 30 people to have diarrhea and nausea after consuming McDonalds salads.

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Decoded: How baby's sex may influence pregnancy complications

London |Friday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST

Scientists have found that the placentas of male or female babies control the level of small molecules which may explain the reason behind why pregnancy complications may vary depending upon the baby'

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Nearly 100 students fall sick in Bihar school

Patna |Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

Nearly 100 students have fallen sick apparently due to food poisoning at a government-run residential school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, an official said.

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HC condition of Rs 10 lakh deposit for exhuming baby's body uncalled for: SC

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Friday asked an NGO to move the Calcutta High Court for waiver of condition to deposit Rs 10 lakh for exhuming body of a six-month-old baby for conducting autopsy as he was allege

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Ayushman Bharat: Government partially yields to IMA demand for higher rates

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST

Bowing to pressure from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the the only representative voluntary organisation of the country's private doctors, the government on Friday agreed to a higher package

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Punjab's rural dispensaries to act as drug rehab centres

Chandigarh |Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST

Dispensaries falling under Punjab's rural development department will be used as drug rehabilitation centres to tackle the rampant drugs abuse problem in the state, a minister said on Friday.

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Cinnamon oil can help fight superbugs: Study

Sydney |Friday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

A researcher at an Australian university has found that cinnamaldehyde, a component of cinnamon essential oil, can help fight superbugs by inhibiting the development of even those bacteria that resist

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Living near woods may ward off dementia risk in elderly

London |Thursday, 2018 9:45:44 PM IST

While exposure to tiny air pollution particles have known to increase the risk of dementia, including Alzheimers disease, researchers find that older adults, especially women staying near greener neig

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