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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver disease

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver diseaseThe study of 18 million people across Europe also suggests the people living with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of this ‘silent disease’ and should be monitored closely to prevent life-threatening disease progression. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to a quarter of people in the West and is the most common […]

Investigate companies using placentas for making medicines, demands drugs license holders foundation

All Food and Drugs License Holders Foundation (AFDLHF) has raised concern over the rampant usage of placenta without seeking proper permission from either the parents or its family members. They have also written to the Union Health Ministry and Drug Controller General to come up with legal guidelines to control rampant usage of the temporary organ in the pharmaceutical industry

Investigate companies using placentas for making medicines, demands drugs license holders foundationIt has been reported that pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing medicines using placentas. In 2016, the central government had banned the use of placentas for making medicines. Yet certain companies are using placentas to make medicines. All Food and Drugs License Holders Foundation (AFDLHF) had raised the question from where are these companies obtaining placentas. An […]
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