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New mutations in malaria parasite encourage resistance against key preventive drug

Researchers report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease.
Researchers report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease.(Yahoo)
Researchers report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease.(Yahoo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale

New class of drugs to treat blood and bone marrow cancers: Research

A group of scientists in the US, including an Indian-American from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, have identified a potential new class of drugs that may prove effective in treating certain common types of blood and bone marrow cancers.
Myeloid leukemias are cancers derived from stem and progenitor cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all normal blood cells.(Unsplash)
Myeloid leukemias are cancers derived from stem and progenitor cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all normal blood cells.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

58-year-old ‘drug queen’ held with 104 vials of banned drugs

This illiterate mother of four was introduced to the world of crime by Kamala, a close associate and drug peddler, and the two started committing petty thefts. In 1999 Bala started supplying smack
Vials containing banned drugs have been seized from a Chandigarh woman who started a career in crime with petty thefts.(AP/For representational purposes)
Vials containing banned drugs have been seized from a Chandigarh woman who started a career in crime with petty thefts.(AP/For representational purposes)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 09:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh

Three drugs identified as possible therapeutics for Covid-19 by UTHSC researchers

In recent research, scientists have identified three drugs as promising therapeutics for the Covid-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in its early stages.
The finding is a product of work by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Centre collaborating with those at the University of New Mexico.(Unsplash)
The finding is a product of work by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Centre collaborating with those at the University of New Mexico.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

IIT develops low-cost tech to produce psychoactive drugs, anti-aging compounds from agri resources

The technology which has been patented and developed by Mihir Kumar Purkait, Head, Centre for the Environment and Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati along with his M Tech student V L Dhadge, does not use any organic solvents.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.(Handout)
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.(Handout)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Srinagar concert encourages youth to take up sports, art and not turn to drugs

With an increasing number of young drug addicts in Kashmir Valley, a music group from Srinagar has invited youngsters to a free concert at Tagore Hall in Srinagar to spread awareness about ill-effects of drugs.
The main aim is to inspire the youth to spend time in productive activities like sports, music and art, and not turn to drug use.(Unsplash)
The main aim is to inspire the youth to spend time in productive activities like sports, music and art, and not turn to drug use.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Ravi Kishan gets Y+ security after threat calls post speaking on Bollywood, drugs

Ravi Kishan had said that he would continue to raise his voice for the sake of the youth of this country and for the future of the film industry.
Earlier, speaking in the Parliament, Ravi Kishan had raised the drug addiction issue in the Lok Sabha.(ANI)
Earlier, speaking in the Parliament, Ravi Kishan had raised the drug addiction issue in the Lok Sabha.(ANI)
Published on Oct 01, 2020 09:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Teenager’s ordeal: Brother, high on drugs, raped her last year

In her statement to the police, the Class 9 student said she was sexually exploited by her brother, the sole earning member of the family, in December 2019.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh

From fumbling in the dark to prescribing the right drugs: Doctors narrate experience in fighting Covid-19

Doctors and experts say that improved medical tactics and earlier treatment are helping improve the outcomes for very sick patients, said Andrew Badley, head of Mayo Clinic’s Covid Research Task Force.
Doctors have learned valuable lessons, not only about how to ensure hospitals don’t run out of ICU beds and ventilators, but also that flipping a patient onto their stomach, known as prone positioning, can help. Giving patients steroids early on and treating them with blood thinners can also improve someone’s prognosis.(REUTERS)
Doctors have learned valuable lessons, not only about how to ensure hospitals don’t run out of ICU beds and ventilators, but also that flipping a patient onto their stomach, known as prone positioning, can help. Giving patients steroids early on and treating them with blood thinners can also improve someone’s prognosis.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 10:37 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Anurag Kashyap claims Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed, opens up on his own struggle with hard drugs a decade ago

Anurag Kashyap has said that Ravi Kishan, who recently spoke about the ‘drug abuse problem’ in the Parliament, used to smoke weed himself. He said that he doesn’t agree with Ravi’s self-righteous stand.
Anurag Kashyap has spoken about Ravi Kishan.
Anurag Kashyap has spoken about Ravi Kishan.
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Covid-19: Various measures taken to ensure availability of essential drugs, says govt

Giving details of the measures taken by the government, Gowda said a ‘control room’ has been set up with a helpline number and “issues like non-availability of medicines, masks, gloves, hand sanitisers etc”, and price violation in the case of these essential items were resolved promptly.
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the DoP collected the critical information from drug manufacturers that was used in decision making to ensure drug availability, Gowda said.(ANI)
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the DoP collected the critical information from drug manufacturers that was used in decision making to ensure drug availability, Gowda said.(ANI)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Kavita Kaushik: Social media is the worst drug, look at the language, threats, abuses being hurled at people, judgements being passed

Actor Kavita Kaushik says Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is going all over the place and far from reaching a conclusion, and the narratives have moved from mental health, then nepotism, insider-outsider debate and now to drugs.
Kavita Kaushik is known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala in the popular TV show FIR.
Kavita Kaushik is known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala in the popular TV show FIR.
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Drugs, addiction and Bollywood: Celebs who have had drug encounters in the past

As questions are being raised about how prevalent is the drug culture in the film industry, here are a few celebs who have had drug encounters in the past.
Actor Sanjay Dutt has always been vocal about his drug addiction phase, while a video which has surfaced shows Kangana Ranaut claiming that she was an addict in the past.
Actor Sanjay Dutt has always been vocal about his drug addiction phase, while a video which has surfaced shows Kangana Ranaut claiming that she was an addict in the past.
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Compiled by: Rishabh Suri, New Delhi

Devoleena Bhattacharjee shuts trolls after she is targeted for supporting Ankita Lokhande: ‘I never used drugs’

Devoleena has the perfect reply for trolls digging up her past as she extends support to Ankita Lokhande over the Pavitra Rishta actor’s comments on late Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
Devoleena will soon be seen in Saath Nibhana Saathiya season 2.
Devoleena will soon be seen in Saath Nibhana Saathiya season 2.
Published on Sep 12, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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Glamorizing or keeping it real?: The intoxicating drug connect in Bollywood films

Films such as Dev D (2009), Page 3 (2005), Udta Punjab (2016), Sanju (2018), Fukrey (2013), Go Goa Gone (2013), Fashion (2008), Shaitan (2011) have dealt with the theme of drugs.
A still from Priyanka Chopra-starrer Fashion.
A still from Priyanka Chopra-starrer Fashion.
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty

Fitness is the cheapest drug you can get to feel good: Sohrab Khushrushahi

Fitness expert Sohrab Khushrushahi on his debut as the new HT Brunch columnist this Sunday
Sohrab Khushrushahi believes switching jobs was scary and he’s still scared today but a good type of scare which makes him want to improve himself
Sohrab Khushrushahi believes switching jobs was scary and he’s still scared today but a good type of scare which makes him want to improve himself
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 12:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang

Coronavirus pandemic: Drugs that fight diabetes and obesity may treat Covid-19

A Danish drugmaker is exploring whether a new class of medicines that helps people lose weight and control diabetes also has potential in fighting Covid-19.
A health worker in an enclosed kiosk collects swab samples for coronavirus testing, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida, India, on Friday, September 04, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A health worker in an enclosed kiosk collects swab samples for coronavirus testing, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida, India, on Friday, September 04, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Annup Sonii takes dig at Kangana Ranaut: ‘Anyone who feels that 90% of the film industry is on drugs should join pious industries like politics’

Actor Annup Sonii has commented on Kangana Ranaut’s claims that 99% of Bollywood is affected with drug abuse. Kangana made the allegation in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Annup Sonii takes a dig at Kangana Ranaut after her comments on drug abuse ion Bollywood.
Annup Sonii takes a dig at Kangana Ranaut after her comments on drug abuse ion Bollywood.
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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Microneedle to administer drug in a painless way developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a microneedle which is capable of administering large drug molecules in a painless way, a statement issued by the institute said on Saturday.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

COVID-19: Antiviral drug used to treat cats may be effective in treating humans against coronavirus

According to a research, scientists have found that an antiviral drug used to treat cats interferes with the coronavirus’ ability to replicate in humans and may help end infection
Antiviral drug for cats may treat COVID-19 in humans(Twitter/TKOld2020)
Antiviral drug for cats may treat COVID-19 in humans(Twitter/TKOld2020)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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Toronto | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

‘Sushant Singh Rajput never did hard drugs, Rhea Chakraborty was giving something to control his mind’: Lawyer Vikas Singh

The lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father says that the late actor had never taken any hard drugs and was perhaps being manipulated by Rhea Chakraborty.
The ED has found evidences that drugs were supplied to Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty.
The ED has found evidences that drugs were supplied to Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 09:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Sirsa magistrate’s steno, accomplice held with drugs worth 3 crore

Dheeraj Kumar ‘Dhiru’, 41, was working with the magistrate for the last 10 years. His accomplice, Sanjay Nagpal alias Ripu, 27, was unemployed.
Two men accused of drug peddling in special task force custody at Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Two men accused of drug peddling in special task force custody at Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Concerns over drugs: DCGI warns against overpricing, shortage

The drugs controller acted on a complaint by Local Circles, an independent community engagement and social media platform, which pointed to the problem of dugs shortage because of alleged black-marketing.
On June 1, the central drugs controller had permitted US pharma company Gilead Sciences Inc., which has the patent for it, to import and market remdesivir in India under emergency use authorization.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
On June 1, the central drugs controller had permitted US pharma company Gilead Sciences Inc., which has the patent for it, to import and market remdesivir in India under emergency use authorization.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 02:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

Pune Customs seize drugs worth Rs2.10 crore

The Customs officials raided the trucks at 4:30 pm on Naldurg-Solapur road, near Boramani village, Solapur.
Officials of the Pune customs department along with accused and the seized drugs.(HT PHOTO)
Officials of the Pune customs department along with accused and the seized drugs.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 26, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde

Glenmark plans to launch antiviral drug for Covid-19 in next few days

The drug, marketed under the brand name FabiFlu, will be marketed in some north Indian states by Saturday evening.
On Friday, the company had announced it received approval from India’s central drugs regulator for manufacturing and marketing FabiFlu as an oral antiviral drug to treat mild to moderate Covid-19 cases in India.(ANI)
On Friday, the company had announced it received approval from India’s central drugs regulator for manufacturing and marketing FabiFlu as an oral antiviral drug to treat mild to moderate Covid-19 cases in India.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 03:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

Centre relaxes norms for import of certain drugs

In the draft gazette notification issued on June 5, the health ministry amended the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019, in consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board, which advises the government on all drug-related matters.
The official said the condition related to phase-III the clinical trial is to have the safety and efficacy data in place, which is important to know when you are giving an experimental drug to a patient.(Bloomberg)
The official said the condition related to phase-III the clinical trial is to have the safety and efficacy data in place, which is important to know when you are giving an experimental drug to a patient.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

To be part of project to find drug against Covid-19 is a humanitarian cause: Indian-origin scientist at Oxford University

Chandrabali Datta, who was born in Kolkata, works in the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility at the university’s Jenner Institute where Phase II and III of human trials of the vaccine named ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 are being conducted as a possible tool to fight the deadly virus.
Health workers get a swab from a woman in a makeshift centre tent set up in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital parking lot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur. (Representational Image)(Reuters)
Health workers get a swab from a woman in a makeshift centre tent set up in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital parking lot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur. (Representational Image)(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 03:26 PM IST
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London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Two anti-inflammatory drugs found that may inhibit Covid-19 virus reproduction

The study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, used computer techniques to analyse 6,466 drugs authorised by various drug agencies for both human and veterinary use.
The researchers from Universitat Rovira in Spain assessed whether these drugs could be used to inhibit the main protease of the virus (M-pro) enzyme, which plays an essential role in the replication of the virus.(REUTERS)
The researchers from Universitat Rovira in Spain assessed whether these drugs could be used to inhibit the main protease of the virus (M-pro) enzyme, which plays an essential role in the replication of the virus.(REUTERS)
Published on May 28, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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London | By Press Trust of India

Here’s how coronavirus enters cells by evading immune system, may help develop new drugs

Scientists have identified features of the novel coronavirus which enable it to efficiently enter cells, while stealthily evading surveillance by the host immune system, findings that may lead to novel drug targets against COVID-19.
A woman wearing a face mask passes by screens showing the civil behavior rules against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The sign reads:
A woman wearing a face mask passes by screens showing the civil behavior rules against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The sign reads: "Do not visit crowded places and Avoid contact with fever and respiratory symptoms." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(AP)
Updated on May 28, 2020 12:46 PM IST
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New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Coronavirus pandemic: Previously known antiviral drug can speed up recovery of Covid-19 patients

Researchers have shown for the first time that a previously known antiviral drug can speed up recovery of COVID-19 patients, an advance that may help slow down the tide of the pandemic across the world.
A French doctor, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, holds a test tube after administering a nasal swab to a 6-year-old child during a COVID-19 testing in Gouzeaucourt, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(REUTERS)
A French doctor, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, holds a test tube after administering a nasal swab to a 6-year-old child during a COVID-19 testing in Gouzeaucourt, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(REUTERS)
Updated on May 17, 2020 01:41 AM IST
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Toronto | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
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