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Nanomeds, combating dengue, 3D printing trended in India

  • Posted on: 23 December 2015
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

India became the world's third country with the prowess to manufacture raw materials for nanomedicines, addressed a growing public health concern by approving a new drug for hepatitis C and made strides in 3D printing in healthcare as 2015 ended on a cliff-hanger with the launch of the world's first anti-dengue vaccine in Mexico giving hope to the South Asian country.

Probing the mystery of how cancer cells die

  • Posted on: 19 December 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

You’ve probably never heard of “sphingolipids” before. But these curiously named organic compounds play a vital role in one of humanity’s most well-known diseases: cancer.

Sphingolipids are a type of organic molecule found inside the body. Their odd appellation comes from the chemical “sphingosine,” which forms one of the lipids’ building blocks and is said to have been named after the riddle-telling sphinx. (The famed scientist Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Thudichum wrote in 1884 that he chose to call the compound sphingosine “in commemoration of the many enigmas which it presented to the inquirer.”)

HAIR DRESSING

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh

General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

The main aim of hair dressings, whether they are for men or women, are to improve the control and manageability of hair, to impart some luster, and to maintain a hairstyle in spite of the movement of daily activities and despite the various environmental conditions to which hair is submitted (eg. wind, heat, cold, sun etc.). These factors vary from one country to another, from age to age, according to state of hair, between sex. Men generally consider adequate control as the prime requisite for a hair dressing, with gloss as secondary.  Women first look for products that give a pleasing appearance to the hair but at the same time they require a good hold.  They do not want products which render hair heavy and which tend to make it lank or greasy.  The trend in women’s fashions for softer and free-styles and the increasing use of the brushing technique have led to an increase in the demand for products that enhance disentangling and a greater need for products that protect, strengthen and/or improve the condition of hair.

SHAVING PREPARATION

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

Gone are the days when most men considered shaving to be something of a burden as it was time consuming process, caused skin irritation and was generally not pleasant exercise but now the scenario has changed as Men have become extremely conscious about the way they look. Shaving Creams are perhaps the most important part of a man’s personal care kit. Gone are days of long grown beards, today men prefer a clean shaven face.

ADVANCEMENT IN HAIR CARE

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vinay.s@mikasacosmetics.com

Before trying to understand advancement in Hair Care, Let us try to know basics about Hair.

For mammals, fur provides an insulating coat for the conservation of body heat.  The ape “RAMAPITHECUS” as they left the forest and moved to the Savannah, started a march towards nudity, the hair on the body became sparser and shorter due to adaptability.  The hair was not lost from all over the body. The eyebrows and the eyelashes remained. The hair on the scalp remained as a protection from midday sun, for an animal who can stand and walk on its own two feet. The beard remained as a badge of maleness and in both sexes, the genital and axillary hair remained as it was probably associated with glandular scent producing units.

Natural does not mean Safe : FDA

  • Posted on: 23 October 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Some Imported Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Products May Harm You.

Just because a product claims to be natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe, says Gary Coody, R. Ph., FDA’s national health fraud coordinator. Likewise, just because a product claims to be natural does not mean that it’s free of hidden drug ingredients.

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