Parents, take note! Daytime naps of 30 minutes or more help babies retain and remember new behaviours, a first of its kind study has found. Researchers from the University of Sheffield, UK, and Ruhr University Bochum, Germany explored whether daytime sleep after learning helped babies to remember new behaviour.
Researchers have for the first time grown human skeletal muscle in the lab which contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The lab-grown tissue will allow researchers to test new drugs and study diseases in functioning human muscle outside of the human body to provide personalised medicine to patients.
Natco Pharma Limited has filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) for Fingolimod, 0.5mg Capsules & Cabazitaxel, 60mg/1.5ml Injection, with the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (USFDA), through its respective marketing partners in the USA.
(Business Wire India); India has a very unique talent pool of an estimated 2-3 million educated disabled. What makes them so unique? The educated disabled have demonstrated tremendous resilience and have been toughened by the day to day challenges of inadequate school facilities, lack of accommodating transport infrastructure and yet have graduated from high schools and colleges. This segment of society reflects an enormous “can-do” attitude and is equipped with tremendous staying power which corporate India can leverage.
The deadly Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalisation and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by scientists.
The Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda launched the National Deworming initiative aimed to protect more than 24 crore children in the ages of 1-19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the National Deworming Day, at Jaipur. Also present at the function were Shri Rajendra Rathore, Health Minister, Rajasthan. They administered the deworming tablets to some school going children.
Cipla Ltd., a global pharmaceutical company which uses cutting edge technology and innovation to meet the everyday needs of all patients, today announced that it’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cipla (EU) Limited, U.K. has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Cipla’s existing business partners in Morocco – Societe Marocaine De Cooperation Pharmaceutique (“Cooper Pharma”) and The Pharmaceutical Institute (PHI).
There is a need for innovation in the systems and practices in delivery of healthcare to enhance their effectiveness. There is an equal need for sharing of best practices between the various stakeholders in the health sector in order to benefit from the prevalent knowledge and experience in different quarters. Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda stated this at the Third Biennial International Conference and Advanced Live Laparoscopic Workshop- ENDOLAP 2014, organised by the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, on 7th Feb.
A separate regulator for alternative medicine streams like Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy and Unani is being planned by the government under a new health policy to be unveiled shortly. Minister of State for Health Shripad Yesso Naik said a Cabinet note is being finalised for new regulations of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) products under the new AYUSH health policy.
Union Health Minister J P Nadda stressed upon the need for a focused academic research for strengthening the sector and providing “accessible and affordable” healthcare especially for the needy.