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Probiotic Yakult drinking could cut down diarrhea in kids, finds Indian study

Friday, August 27, 2010 21:02

Drinking the probiotic Yakult every day can cut down the incidence of diarrhea in children, shows a large clinical study conducted in India.

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Ranbaxy’s arterolane cures over 70% patients with drug resistant falciparum malaria in studies

Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:54

Arterolane, an alternative drug to treat falciparum malaria caused by resistant strains developed by Daiichi-Ranbaxy of India, has been shown promising results in patient studies.

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Antibiotics can be given to pregnant women before Cesarean operations, say US gynecs

Thursday, August 26, 2010 4:41

Antibiotic drugs can be given to pregnant women before they undergo Cesarean operations, according to the new recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Statin drugs could lower heart attack causing C-reactive protein, says study

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 21:02

Statin drugs currently used to cut down cholesterol levels could also reduce the much more harmful C-reactive protein which is implicated in cardiovascular events, according to a new study.

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Glutathione using 2B3-101 safely delivers cancer drugs through blood brain barrier

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 20:17

2B3-101, a new therapy which can safely transport the medicine to the cancer site in brain crossing the blood brain barrier safely, has been granted priority review status in US.

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Anti-virals may be useful in treating chronic fatigue, suggests study

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 19:14

Some of the currently used anti-viral drugs may perhaps be useful to treat chronic fatigue syndrome as more evidence come up establishing a viral link to the disease.

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India’s GangaGen develops bacteriophage antibiotic StaphTame to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 19:11

Bangalore-based GangaGen is currently in the process of developing a bacteriophage-based antibiotic drug potent enough to destroy resitant strains of bacteria.

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Jet lag pill cures travelers by re-setting body clock

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 18:15

Jet lag could well become a thing of the past, if a new drug, which is currently under development finds its way to the drug stores.

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Cashless medical insurance faces hurdle as companies limit benefits to select hospitals

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 16:55

Cashless medical insurance schemes are faced with a major uncertainty in India as insurance companies plan to restrict the provision to select hospitals due to the mounting claim ratios.

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ACE-031 to treat deadly muscle wasting disease may get speedy approval: Acceleron

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:57

ACE-031, an investigational agent to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), may get a speedier approval in US.

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