Scientists have for the first time explained the mechanisms that the dengue virus has developed to optimise its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to new places and revisits old ones. Dengue virus has been spreading throughout warm regions of the world, prompting the virus to adapt to new environments.
India and China suffer over USD 1.89 trillion annually in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health caused from air pollution, according to a report. Quoting OECD estimates, a new study published in The Lancet says, "The cost of ambient air pollution in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health in OECD countries, plus India and China, to be more than USD 3·5 trillion annually (about 5 per cent gross world product [GWP]), with India and China combined accounting for 54 per cent of this total."
(NewsVoir); 1mg.com, India’s leading m-health platform and ePharmacy network today launched its Diagnostic Test booking service, available through the popular “1mg” mobile app and 1mglabs.com. The m-health startup, which has over 3M downloads and is growing rapidly, has now added a new service to enable users to book wide-ranging diagnosis tests with some of the top quality certified laboratories, ensuring quality service. Presently, top labs like Metropolis, Oncquest, Thyrocare, Molecure, Wellness Pathcare etc are the partners, with plans to add more leading labs in the coming weeks. Currently, the service is available in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Thane, and Pune. Now, 1mg offers Pharmacy, Diagnostic and also Homeopathy products through its platform as it prepares to be the one point destination for all healthcare content, products and services.
Prior knowledge impacts how the brain processes what we see, says a new study. From the smell of flowers to the taste of wine, our perception is strongly influenced by prior knowledge and expectations, a cognitive process known as 'top-down control'. The study appears online in Nature Neuroscience.
Childhood stress may have a greater influence on weight gain by women than stress during adulthood. The study that appeared online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Use of antidepressants and painkillers combinely can lead to increased risk of bleeding soon after starting treatment, claims a new study by a team of researchers based in Korea.
Study shows eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common. The results were reported in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
The Indian government has decided to strengthen its regulatory mechanism to prevent the sale of fake medicines in the country. The health ministry will soon introduce mobile drug testing laboratories for surprise checks of medicines available in the market.
The researchers from University of Colorado found that brain structures involved in reward, learning and executive control showed vast changes in women even after a prolonged period of abstinence from drug use. These brain areas are important for decision making, emotion, reward processing and habit formation. The paper published in the journal Radiology.
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has launched the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved memantine hydrochloride tablets USP, 5 mg and 10 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Namenda (memantine HCl) tablets in the US market on July 12, 2015. Dr Reddy’s Memantine hydrochloride tablets USP, 5 mg is available in bottle count size of 60 and the memantine hydrochloride tablets USP, 10 mg are available in bottle count sizes of 60 and 500.