IMA opposes government’s move to allow nurses, Anganwadi workers to supply drugs

The stakeholders will have to submit their reply within 45 days to the health ministry The notification issued by government states: ‘Drugs supplied by (i) Health Functionaries including Community Health Officers, Nurses, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives and Lady Health Visitors attached to Primary Health Centres/ Sub-Centres/ Health & Wellness Centres in rural and urban areas, (ii) […]

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This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds study

A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers, in Iran and the UK, said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a […]

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Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

Women are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

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Here’s the reason why lack of sleep is bad for your heart

It found that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower blood levels of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene expression and play a key role in maintaining vascular health. The findings could potentially lead to new, non-invasive tests for sleep-deprived patients concerned about their health, the authors said. “This […]

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Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing

If you go see a doctor about these symptoms, and there is no evidence of a cardiac cause of the chest pain, you could be diagnosed as having some sort of disorder of the esophagus. Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, […]

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

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Seaweed extract may help design new drugs, state researchers

Many people think of microbes as organisms that cause disease, but humans host billions of microbes that are essential to our life. Microbes include bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, amoebas, and molds. Microbes produce compounds that scientists use to develop many of the medicines available today. Over recent years, the growing issue of drug resistance has […]

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Pharmacist Association to approach SC, demanding pharmacist to be present wherever medicines are handled

The Pharmacist Foundation in Delhi is contemplating to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court. Their demand is that the SC should issue a common order to all the state governments to ensure the presence of a pharmacist wherever the medicines are handled The Pharmacist Foundation states: as per the Drug and Cosmetic Act, […]

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Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals study

According to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, just half-an-hour of walking in the morning could be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third of adults have high blood pressure, which is defined as a reading of more than 140/90mmHg and, in Britain, […]

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