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  • 35 girls fall ill after consuming iron pills 10-03-2014 09:59 PM

    Thirty-five girls at an Uttar Pradesh college fell ill on Monday after they were administered iron pills following lunch, officials said. The incident took place at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Shahjahanpur, about 200km from here. The girls, after being administered iron pills, aimed at improving blood content in...
  • 13 children fall ill after taking iron pills in school, critical 04-12-2013 09:33 AM

    Thirteen children on Tuesday fell ill after consuming iron tablets in a school in Bokaro district, a senior official said. The children of Shibudih Upgraded Middle School under Chandankiari police station were given the tablets as per a health programme, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Uma Shankar Singh said, adding 13 of...
  • Obama administration to drop limits on contraception pills 11-06-2013 08:05 PM

    New York: The Obama administration will scrap age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women and girls without a prescription. The US Department of Justice said in a letter on Monday that it would comply with a court's ruling to allow unrestricted...
  • Tirath to approach Health Ministry on abortion pills 01-06-2013 01:58 AM

    New Delhi: Concerned over the unchecked sale of abortion pills, Women and Child Development minister Krishna Tirath is planning to write to Health ministry seeking measures to regulate the sale of such medicines. Official sources said that Tirath, who is on a visit abroad, would soon be sending Health Minister...
  • Delhi: Two more arrested for gang-raping 13-year-old 22-04-2013 05:05 AM

    New Delhi: Two more of the eight men who allegedly gang-raped a 13-year-old girl in Delhi in March 2013 have been arrested, taking the total to five, police on Sunday said. The girl, who attempted suicide on Saturday, is stated to stable in hospital. "We have arrested two people in...
  • Viagra's 15th anniversary: Why no sex pills for women? 28-03-2013 05:00 PM

    Researchers say the cure for women's low sex drive may not be in a bottle but in their mind. ...
  • Use of birth control pills leads to clogged veins 19-12-2011 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: A study has revealed that usage of birth control pills puts one at a greater risk for developing clogged veins and arteries. Popular birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, may leave one at a higher risk of clogged veins and arteries. In the US, the FDA has asked...
  • Pill poppers invite more cycles of depression 20-07-2011 04:51 PM

    Toronto: Pill popping seems to be the easiest thing to do in the world, especially when trying to drive away our blues. But a study says the habit may backfire. Evolutionary psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University points out that patients on anti-depressants are likely to invite more cycles of...
  • Now, melt-in-the-mouth passion pill for impotence 22-03-2011 04:28 PM

    London: A new melt-in-the-mouth passion pill promises to be an ideal remedy for impotence. Market research by Bayer, makers of the new pill, found that four in 10 men say existing tablets, which have to be swallowed with water, are inconvenient. Called Levitra orodispersible, the pill, which acts like Viagra,...
  • India's first implant injectible contraceptive 23-01-2011 07:23 AM

    Mumbai: Another option for all women looking at family spacing or who just want to play it safe, there's something that promises to help you stay away from the tedious pill routine. The matchstick size injectable implant, clinically tested by the ICMR over 6 years on 3000 healthy women ,...
  • A pill that can cure skin cancer is only a year away 21-01-2011 11:54 AM

    London: In what could revolutionise the treatment for malignant melanoma, scientists have developed a new pill which they say significantly improves survival rates of patients suffering from the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers behind the drug, known as RG7204, claimed that it was found to reduce the size of...
  • New age art celebrates 50 years of the pill 10-01-2011 05:37 PM

    New Delhi: In the age of fast love, multiple relationships and early maturity, the 'pill' or the oral contraceptive has become the woman's most intimate friend. And a first-of its kind art project, featuring works by leading contemporary Indian and international artists will celebrate 50 years of the pill in...
  • Alternative medicines dangerous for kids 23-12-2010 01:36 PM

    London: Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says. Australian researchers monitored reports from pediatricians in Australia from 2001 to 2003 looking for suspected side effects from alternative medicines like herbal treatments, vitamin...
  • Placebos help, even when patients know 23-12-2010 10:19 AM

    Washington: Placebos can help patients feel better, even if they are fully aware they are taking a sugar pill, researchers reported on Wednesday on an unusual experiment aimed to better understand the "placebo effect." Nearly 60 percent of patients with irritable bowel syndrome reported they felt better after knowingly taking...
  • India's finest hospitals not for the poor 09-12-2010 10:20 PM

    On Operation Bitter Pill, experts talk about the poor being shown the door in hospitals in India. ...
  • No hospitals for poor in India 09-12-2010 10:12 PM

    Operation Bitter Pill discusses the harsh reality of Indian hospitals with Delhi's Health Minister. ...
  • India's finest hospitals not open for poor 09-12-2010 10:00 PM

    Operation Bitter Pill brings out the harsh reality of the finest hospitals of India. ...
  • India's finest hospitals shut doors for poor 09-12-2010 09:34 PM

    Operation Bitter Pill brings out the reality of India's finest hospitals ask the poor to pay more. ...
  • U S advisers back first new diet pill 08-12-2010 04:09 PM

    Silver Spring Maryland: The first new weight-loss pill in a decade moved closer to US approval on Tuesday, when a panel of expert advisers backed Orexigen Therapeutics's Contrave despite heart risk concerns. It was the third new weight-loss drug to come before U.S. regulators this year, the Food and Drug...
  • Quit-smoking drug linked to suicides 05-08-2010 11:14 AM

    Melbourne: Many smokers who take pills to quit the habit have developed suicidal tendencies and at least 15 have committed suicide while on medication since 2008, Australian drug-control authority has said. Hundreds of people have considered killing themselves while taking the popular quit-smoking pill Champix and 15 have in fact...
  • Are emergency contraceptive pills safe? 29-05-2010 09:24 PM

    what happens when precautions are not taken or if they fail? Can an emergency contraceptive pill solve the problem? ...
  • Birth control pills celebrate 50th anniversary 10-05-2010 10:33 AM

    It was in 1960 that the US Food and Drug Administration approved the medicine. ...
  • Watch: Should contraceptive pills be made prescription drugs? 07-10-2009 10:20 PM

    Contraceptive pills have been on sale over the counter in India for years. ...
  • Scoop: Is passive slimming for real? 18-03-2009 04:01 PM

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