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  • Moderate physical activity keep elder adults mentally strong


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    New study says Older adults who regularly do moderate physical activity perform better in mental tasks.  The findings were reported in the journal PLOS ONE.

  • Indian Scientists Through Modified Raman Spectroscopy Discover Alzheimer's Dark Secrets


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    Indian scientists have managed to get a glimpse of the protein fragments known as amyloid beta in a major breakthrough, which hallmark Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found the possible lock looks like a bunch of amyloid beta molecules in the shape of a hairpin, but with a twist. The findings were published in the journal ACS Nano.

  • Pfizer receive US FTC clearance for Hospira acquisition


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    Pfizer Inc, one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, announced that the US Federal Trade Commission terminated the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, with respect to company's pending acquisition of Hospira.

  • Older People who are close to Nature attain better sleep


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    The researchers from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural consumer and environmental sciences found that men and people at the age of 65 and older who have access to natural surroundings report sleeping better.  The study is published in the journal Preventive Medicine.

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  • Influenza Vaccination Good for Youth as well as Protects Elderly


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    Researchers found that between 2000 and 2009, the better matched the vaccine was for the influenza strain going around, the fewer residents in US nursing home died or were hospitalized. Contrary to claims that the youth benefit more from flu vaccines, a 10-year study has found that annual influenza vaccinations can also reduce the hospitalization rate and delay mortality among the elderly. The study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

  • India’s First Health Exchange Website Zigy.com Connects People to Chemists


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    A health exchange portal called Zigy.com was launched by former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy-founded PM Health and Life Care (PMHLC) on August 24. Zigy.com connects patients requiring health products and services with doctors, hospitals, chemists, diagnostic labs and also provides wellness products and services, insurance, home-care services and alternative medicines. However, Zigy does not allow patients to order medicines without a genuine prescription. Zigy.com is availabe as a website and a mobile app as well.

  • Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus has been eliminated from India: PM

    The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day “Call to Action Summit-2015-ending preventable child and maternal deaths”, organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the Ministry of Health, Government of Ethiopia.

  • Health Ministry to accelerate Organ Transplant Programme


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    In the wake of announcement made by Union Health Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda to develop a policy mechanism and address the institutional gaps to promote organ donation, Shri B P Sharma, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) took a meeting to consider further steps for accelerating the Organ Transplant Programme of the Ministry. Apart from senior officers of the Ministry, technical experts including senior doctors from the Government and the private sector took part in the meeting.

  • A new technique to make drugs more soluble

    Before Ibuprofen can relieve your headache, it has to dissolve in your bloodstream. The problem is Ibuprofen, in its native form, isn’t particularly soluble.  Its rigid, crystalline structures - the molecules are lined up like soldiers at roll call - make it hard to dissolve in the bloodstream. To overcome this, manufacturers use chemical additives to increase the solubility of Ibuprofen and many other drugs, but those additives also increase cost and complexity.

  • Global Expansion: Opportunities in the U.S for Indian Companies

    (Business Wire India); Brickwork India, the India representative of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) organized the seminar on Global Expansion in Bangalore on July 23rd 2015. The seminar, conducted with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), highlighted the business opportunities in Fairfax County, Virginia – just outside Washington, DC – for Indian firms with IT services and solutions for the Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Defence and Aerospace domains.

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