Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) Prices of 400 Chinese drugs used to treat respiratory illnesses, pains and fever will be reduced by an average of 15 percent starting Feb 1, the government price regulator said Tuesday. The National Development and Reform Commission said it will cap retail prices of 20 categories of drugs, Xinhua reported.
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A popular New Year's resolution is to join a gym and lose weight, but not everyone would qualify for membership to a chain of health clubs in the US that wants its members to be at least 23 kg or more overweight to join. "All of our members are obese and the programme that we implement you could characterise it as extreme weight loss," said Michael Stout, general manager of Downsize Fitness, about the gym's programme that is modelled after popular TV show "The Biggest Loser". "We focus on exercise and nutrition and provide support for everyone to get to their goal weight," Stout said about the company that has locations in Chicago, Las Vegas and Dallas
Dubai, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) An Emirati company has donated $1 million to UNICEF for polio eradication in Afghanistan.
As a part of animal flow workout in this episode of Fast track to Fitness we are going to learn how to do Beast Reach Exercise
London, Jan 7 (IANS) British government hospitals are likely to be threatened with closure if they covered up doctors' mistakes and poor treatment of patients, following a public inquiry into one of the country's worst health scandals. The 11 million pounds (around $18 million) review into serious failings at Stafford Hospital will demand hospitals also face fines while incompetent managers will be weeded out, Daily Express reported. There will also be better training for nurses and healthcare assistants.
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Energy efficient chulhas (stoves), alternative fuel sources, refrigerators that run without electricity and green buildings -- young innovators at the Children's Science Congress showcased an environment-friendly India Monday. Themed 'Energy: Explore, Harness, Conserve', the Children's Science Congress brought together 140 budding scientists from all the states to the city Jan 4-
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Babies carried upright by their parents grow into more self-assured and poised kids compared to those who are just made to sit in prams, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist. "We are struck by how emotionally secure, self-confident, curious and autonomous the members of those small-scale societies are, not only as adults but already as children," said Jared Diamond in his new book "The World Until Yesterday". Diamond, who spent 50 years working with traditional societies in New Guinea, notes that basic parenting methods which have been discarded by the West but are being followed in more traditional societies, could benefit children.
Hyderabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pharmaceutical business re-engineering solutions specialist Goose Monday announced the launch of 'Goose Tracker', a cost-effective new generation 2D serialization bar code for the drug industry with a choice to choose online or an offline solution. The Hyderabad-based Goose's solution is to secure and protect both consumers and the pharmaceutical companies
Toronto, Jan 7 (IANS) Popular painkiller drug morphine comes with a devastating side-effect, inflicting greater pain on users rather than easing their agony. But this could hopefully be a thing of the past, says a study that found new ways to make the drug more effective. "Our research identifies a molecular pathway by which morphine can increase pain, and suggests potential new ways to make morphine effective for more patients," says senior author Yves De Koninck, professor at Universite Laval in Quebec City, Canada
London, Jan 7 (IANS) A capsule derived from lycopene, which gives tomato its distinctive red colour, could ward off strokes and heart attacks, says a Cambridge University study. The study found that taking the capsule boosted blood flow and improved the lining of vessels in patients with pre-existing heart conditions
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