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Dr Reddy's Laboratories Recalls Anti-seizure and Hypertension Drugs from US Market

  • Posted on: 6 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories has recalled drugs from the US market that are used to treat hypertension and seizure. The firm recall the tablets because Divalproex Sodium extended-release tablets has failed dissolution tests and Amlodipine Besylate and Atorvastatin Calcium tablets are close to expiry time.

Simple Breath can Diagnose Esophageal And Gastric Cancer

  • Posted on: 3 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Esophageal and gastric malignancies account for 15 percent of cancer-related deaths globally. British researchers have developed a breath test that can detect oesophageal and gastric (stomach) cancer in minutes with 90 percent accuracy. The test has produced encouraging results in a clinical study of 210 patients, and will now be tested in a larger trial involving three hospitals in London. The study was published in the journal Annals of Surgery.

Researcher found Too much vitamin B12 may promote acne

  • Posted on: 3 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The researchers looked at the bacteria's gene expression  and find link between vitamin B12 and  acne. In the presence of vitamin B12, the skin bacteria that are commonly linked to acne start pumping out inflammatory molecules known to promote pimples.Propionibacterium acnes, the most common skin microbe, causes pimples in some people but not in others. In humans, vitamin B12 plays a key role in metabolism, red blood cell formation and the maintenance of the central nervous system and is found in multivitamins. The study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

World Health Organization stated: Insecticide Lindane, DDT may Cause Cancer

  • Posted on: 2 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that lindane, an insecticide, widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, can cause cancer and associated to occurrence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare kind of cancer. International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC's)  specialist panel classified lindane as "carcinogenic to humans" in its Group 1 category, DDT as "probably carcinogenic to humans" in its Group 2A class, and the herbicide 2,4-D as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" in its Group 2B.

Ricoh India present ‘Picasso’ medical imaging solution in Hyderabad

  • Posted on: 2 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Ricoh India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese imaging and electronics major Ricoh, launched  a new medical imaging solution called ‘Picasso’ (Patient is Central to this Advanced Solution and Service Offering) recently in Hyderabad. Picaso is web-based multi-specialty cloud-enabled imaging solution. The new innovative medical imaging solution is designed to offer benefits to patients, radiologists, consultants and hospitals and drastic reduction in the healthcare costs for the patients.

Head and Neck Cancers can be detected by New Test That Uses Blood and Saliva

  • Posted on: 2 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Head and neck cancers affect nearly 50,000 people in the United States each year. The main risk factors include alcohol, smoking and human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection that often goes undetected. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new test that uses blood and saliva to detect head and neck cancers.  The research is published in Science Translational Medicine.

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