Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia riskPlant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

Pharma co GSK recalls anti-acidity drug over detection of carcinogenic qualities

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GSK) on Thursday said it had voluntarily recalled Ranitidine hydrochloride tablets produced in India following alleged detection of genotoxic nitrosamine NDMA by global and Indian regulatory authorities. It is a global recall including in India. It is a precautionary action pending outcome of ongoing tests. The compound is used in anti-acidity medications

Pharma co GSK recalls anti-acidity drug over detection of carcinogenic qualitiesEarlier this month, the US FDA had raised a global alarm over the presence of a probable cancer causing substance—NDMA or N Niteosodimethylamine—in some Ranitidine medicines. After the US FDA issued a warning about it, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) swung into action and issued a letter to all the drug manufacturers in […]

90% of senior anaesthetists and child intensive care doctors suffer work fatigue

A survey of consultants in anaesthesia and paediatric intensive care working in the UK and Ireland found that most had experienced work-related fatigue. Nearly 45 per cent admitted to having had a car accident or near-miss while commuting in a tired state

90% of senior anaesthetists and child intensive care doctors suffer work fatiguePoliticians, healthcare bodies and medical royal colleges from across the UK are backing the national Fight Fatigue Campaign to help raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce. Despite growing support for the campaign, there is still much to be done, as demonstrated by survey results published today (3 […]

Union govt slaps notices to Pharma Cos for introducing meds without NPPA’s approval

According to a written reply filed by the government, around 22 drugs were introduced in the market without prior approval. NPPA has, so far, issued demand notices for an amount of Rs 101 crore against defaulting companies

Union govt slaps notices to Pharma Cos for introducing meds without NPPA’s approvalThe Union government has issued notices to leading pharma companies  The notice has been issued for introducing 22 drugs in the market without prior approval of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)  D V Sadanand Gowda, Minister for Chemical and Fertiliser, has informed this in a written reply in Lok Sabha The Union Chemical and […]

Treadmill exercise can help ease period pain, finds study

A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life, according to a new study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials

Treadmill exercise can help ease period pain, finds studyResearchers conducted a trial over a seven-month period to see how treadmill exercise benefited women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea, commonly known as period pain. Women aged between 18 and 43 were asked to take part in a supervised aerobic training regime three times a week for four weeks, beginning the day after the end of […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicines

Patients are most likely to save Rs 12,447 crore due to fixation of prices of essential medicines by the government, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday, July 2

Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicinesUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, while giving a written reply to a question on check on drug prices in the country, in Lok Sabha today, stated that the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has taken important measures to check the prices of drugs, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO). He […]

Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure, suggests study

A bad night’s sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona

Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure, suggests studyThe study, to be published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, offers one possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease. The link between poor sleep and cardiovascular health problems is increasingly well-established in scientific literature, but the reason for the […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds studyThe study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins. Moreover, this effect was […]
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