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‘Be serious about it’: Supreme Court pulls up Punjab govt over drug menace

“Your government has to take extra caution. If somebody wants to finish the country, more particularly being a border state… It is easy to finish the youth by giving drugs. Be serious about it,” a bench of justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar said.

 The top court has sought an action plan within a week from the state government on the steps taken to curb the production and sale of illegal liquor. (ANI)
The top court has sought an action plan within a week from the state government on the steps taken to curb the production and sale of illegal liquor. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 06:30 AM IST

World’s most expensive drug worth $3.5 million a dose approved for this disease

The drug can free 94% of patients from time-consuming and costly infusions of Factor IX, which is currently used to control the potentially deadly condition.

Hemophilia is a rare condition that affects the blood's ability to clot.(Representational image/ AFP)
Hemophilia is a rare condition that affects the blood's ability to clot.(Representational image/ AFP)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 10:28 AM IST

Medicine used to treat sleep disorders linked to risk of overdose in teens

Researchers found young people using benzodiazepines for common sleep conditions had an increased risk of overdose during the six months after starting treatment compared with other prescription sleep medications, including trazodone, hydroxyzine and z-hypnotics.

Medicine used to treat sleep disorders linked to risk of overdose in teens(Unsplash)
Medicine used to treat sleep disorders linked to risk of overdose in teens(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 09:42 AM IST

Karnataka mutt’s ex-pontiff drugged and raped girls: Police

Lingayat seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru was arrested on September 1 following a case filed against him under the Pocso Act on August 27 for allegedly sexually harassing two minor girls studying in a high school run by the mutt.

Lingayat seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru.
Lingayat seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru.
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 05:12 AM IST

Existing antidiarrheal drug may offer new treatment for autism spectrum disorder

Exploring existing drugs as potential treatments, a new study highlights the tantalizing possibility that loperamide or other existing anti-diarrheal drugs may represent a new way to treat the social symptoms present in autism spectrum disorder

Existing anti-diarrheal drug may offer new treatment for autism spectrum disorder(Shutterstock)
Existing anti-diarrheal drug may offer new treatment for autism spectrum disorder(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 06:49 PM IST

Thailand's health minister says pot-smoking tourists not welcome

Despite Thailand government's pleas against getting high, cannabis businesses with special smoking rooms have been a hit with locals and tourists but those smoking in public risk facing a three-month jail sentence or fines of up to 25,000 baht ($705.82)

A view of people outside a cannabis shop in Bangkok, Thailand  (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
A view of people outside a cannabis shop in Bangkok, Thailand  (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Aug 18, 2022 06:43 PM IST

Evening brief: Maharashtra's two-member govt completes a month

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis ANI
Chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis ANI
Published on Jul 30, 2022 05:07 PM IST

Migraine drugs might be beneficial for weight loss: Study

Obesity affects more than 41% of all adults in the U.S. and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Most treatments for obesity focus on eating habits and physical activity.

Migraine drugs might be beneficial for weight loss: Study
Migraine drugs might be beneficial for weight loss: Study
Published on Jul 17, 2022 11:11 AM IST

Topical steroid: Types, uses, side effects and treatment as revealed by doctors

Topical corticosteroids are steroid medicines that are applied directly to the skin to reduce inflammation, rashes and irritation, and other skin conditions such as dermatitis/eczema, psoriasis, etc but they are one of the most abused drugs in India. Here are their types, side effects and treatment

Topical steroid: Types, uses, side effects and treatment as revealed by doctors (Twitter/JAMA_current)
Topical steroid: Types, uses, side effects and treatment as revealed by doctors (Twitter/JAMA_current)
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 12:24 PM IST

Industrialist Srinivas held in Bengaluru for possession of drugs: NCB

An NCB official, who requested anonymity, said that Srinivas was driving back to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and had pulled over at Sadahalli Gate for a few minutes.

The Narcotics Control Bureau have arrested industrialist Adi Srinivas Naidu on charges of drug possession, NCB officials said (HT Archives)
The Narcotics Control Bureau have arrested industrialist Adi Srinivas Naidu on charges of drug possession, NCB officials said (HT Archives)
Updated on May 29, 2022 10:50 AM IST

Watch | Coast Guard hunts down, catches two ships carrying 1,520 crore in drugs

A thrilling video shared by news agency ANI shows coast guards chasing down two boats 'Prince' and 'Little Jesus' amidst very rough seas.

This is the fourth major drug bust by DRI in the past month.(Twitter @IndiaCoastGuard)
This is the fourth major drug bust by DRI in the past month.(Twitter @IndiaCoastGuard)
Published on May 21, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Tuberculosis: Medicinal and alternative therapies to treat TB

With emergence of multi-drug-resistant TB, an increasing need has been felt to find adjuvant therapies and herbal remedies that can aid patient recovery and contain the toxic effects of chemical-based drugs. Doctors believe practicing specific alternative therapies can help treat tuberculosis

Tuberculosis: Medicinal and alternative therapies to treat TB (Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash)
Tuberculosis: Medicinal and alternative therapies to treat TB (Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 28, 2022 05:22 PM IST

IIT-Mandi finds new treatment for Zika virus

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body.

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body.(Reuters FILE PHOTO)
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body.(Reuters FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 29, 2019 07:32 AM IST
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