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  • Chennai hosts IIFT seminar to boost export potential of Ayush products

    The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, a deemed university under the Ministry of Commerce, as part of its research study on ‘India’s Export Potential of Ayush Products with SAARC and ASEAN Countries’, held a seminar of exporters of Ayush products in Chennai, yesterday.

    The meeting will be held at the Seminar Hall of IMPCOPS at Thiruvanmiyur in the afternoon. IIFT has been commissioned to carry out the research study by the Department of Ayush.

  • FDA Announces Phase Out of CFC-Based Asthma and COPD Inhalers

    April 16, 2010 — In compliance with a rule about ozone-depleting substances, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that 7 available asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) metered-dose inhalers that use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as propellants are being removed from the marketplace.

  • Experimental immune system drug worsens TB in mice

    An experimental drug that boosts production of the immune system protein interferon worsens tuberculosis (TB) in mice, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The drug acts indirectly by drawing certain immune cells, in which Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) bacteria thrive, to the lungs. The findings may have potential implications for the care of people infected with TB, the authors note. The research is reported in the May 3 issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation, now available online.

  • India ranks 67th among developing countries in doctor-population ratios

    Although India remained a major supplier of doctors and nurses to the developed countries over the years, the domestic scenario looked bleak with the country ranking 67th among the developing nations in the case of doctor-population ratio.

  • Western Ghats Task Force Board increases more Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas in Karnataka

    Western Ghats Task Force Board has now designated Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas (MPCAs) in more number of locations in the State. The plan of action is to have one MPCA in every district. The matter is being taken ahead in consultation with the Bangalore-based Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT). A meeting of scientists and officials of the state forest department would be held to discuss the plan of action, said Ananth Hedge Ashisara, chairperson Western Ghats Task Force.

  • Ayush exports record remarkable growth in 10th five year Plan

    The exports of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) medicines, medicinal plants and their by-products have recorded a commendable growth in the 10th five year Plan period and also in the beginning of the subsequent five year plan, according to a report from the Department of Ayush.

  • NIPER to induct more scientists to help SME industry through SMPIC

    The NIPER, Mohali will appoint a few more scientists and faculty on ad-hoc basis in the next three-six months to extend all required services to the small and medium sector pharma companies under the aegis of the Small and Medium Pharmaceutical Industry Centre (SMPIC) and make it fully useful for the struggling industry.

  • Study shows vitamin C & E supplements do not reduce risk for BP disorders in pregnancy

    Taking vitamin C and E supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network.

  • Kylin Therapeutics' pRNAi technology gets US patent

    Kylin Therapeutics, Inc, a leading RNAi company, announced that they have received patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office (US PTO).

  • Assam, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu get awards for best implementation of NRHM

    Assam, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have been awarded as the Best Performing States in implementing National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) which has completed five years.

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