PILLS

  • Pop a pill, reset your sleep? Scientists make a major breakthrough August 14, 2014

    Washington: Scientists, led by an Indianorigin researcher, have identified a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep. The discovery of the role of this gene, called Lhx1, provides scientists with a potential therapeutic target to help nightshift workers or jet...
  • Birth control implant for students headed to India July 29, 2014

    Durban: A group of South African students to be flown to India for training at an Indian university are to be given contraceptive implants to prevent them becoming pregnant, media reported on Tuesday. "We will be injecting them with Implanon (matchsticksized contraceptive implant) so they don't fall pregnant," Sibongiseni Dhlomo, member...
  • J&K Government revokes licence of private hospital for negligence July 27, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government has revoked the licence of a prominent private hospital and ordered its sealing after an eightmonth pregnant woman was allegedly wrongly administered medicine for abortion, leading to the death of her unborn child. Earlier, a doctor and a paramedic of the hospital were arrested following a...
  • Jammu: Hospital gives abortion pill to 8month pregnant woman 'by mistake' July 27, 2014

    Jammu: In a shocking case of alleged medical negligence in Jammu, a doctor and two paramedics have been arrested after a eightmonth pregnant woman was given abortion pill by mistake. The woman was admitted to a private hospital for glucose fluid intake but was given an abortion pill. The hospital...
  • 35 girls fall ill after consuming iron pills March 10, 2014

    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 the...
  • 13 children fall ill after taking iron pills in school, critical December 4, 2013

    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 June 11, 2013

    New York: The Obama administration will scrap age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception pills, making the morningafter 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 June 1, 2013

    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 gangraping 13yearold April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Two more of the eight men who allegedly gangraped a 13yearold 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? March 28, 2013

    Wonder pill Viagra celebrates its 15th birthday, but still no pills for women. Researchers say the cure for women's low sex drive may not be in a bottle but in their mind. ...
  • UK: Hyderabad millionaire's son dies after taking bodybuilding pills February 21, 2013

    London: An 18yearold Indian student has died in the UK after apparently taking 'lethal' bodybuilding pills to help him lose weight. Sarmad Alladin, son of a millionaire from Hyderabad, was taken to hospital hours after taking tablet which contained the drug DNP, which has been linked to several deaths. According to...
  • Placenta pills, oxy shots: 2012's worst science abuse December 28, 2012

    London: Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocketsized inhalable oxygen shots, America's 'Mad Men' actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin. Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception. In...
  • Police begins probe into 'conspiracy' against ND Tiwari October 8, 2012

    Dehra Dun: Police have begun a probe into the claim of ND Tiwari's close aide that the veteran Congress leader was given sleeping pills for several years as part of a conspiracy. "On the basis of media reports, we have ordered investigation into the claims of Bhawanidutt Bhatt, an OSD...
  • US approves HIV prevention pill July 17, 2012

    In a big breakthrough in HIV research, the US Food and Drugs Authority on Tuesday gave the nod for a pill that prevents HIV. ...
  • Soon, a pill to motivate you to hit the gym June 14, 2012

    London: Want to shed those extra flab but struggle to get to the gym? Don't worry, scientists have now found a potential pill which they say could motivate you to exercise harder. Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland found that when a certain hormone in the brain was elevated...
  • Mumbai: Kakkar begged Palande for a painless death May 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Delhibased businessman and aspiring producer Karan Kakkar pleaded for a peaceful death before his killer Vijay Palande, and that is why the latter forced him to consume sleeping pills. The Crime Branch investigating the case of Vijay Bhimajirao Palande who allegedly killed Kakkar and smalltime actor Anuj Tikkus father...
  • Use of birth control pills leads to clogged veins December 19, 2011

    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 July 20, 2011

    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 antidepressants are likely to invite more cycles of depression. His...
  • Now, meltinthemouth passion pill for impotence March 22, 2011

    London: A new meltinthemouth 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, splutters on...
  • India's first implant injectible contraceptive January 23, 2011

    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 , has...
  • A pill that can cure skin cancer is only a year away January 21, 2011

    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 January 10, 2011

    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 firstof its kind art project, featuring works by leading contemporary Indian and international artists will celebrate 50 years of the pill...
  • Alternative medicines dangerous for kids December 23, 2010

    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 supplements...
  • Placebos help, even when patients know December 23, 2010

    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 placebos...
  • India's finest hospitals not for the poor December 9, 2010

    On Operation Bitter Pill, experts talk about the poor being shown the door in hospitals in India. ...
  • No hospitals for poor in India December 9, 2010

    Operation Bitter Pill discusses the harsh reality of Indian hospitals with Delhi's Health Minister. ...
  • India's finest hospitals not open for poor December 9, 2010

    Operation Bitter Pill brings out the harsh reality of the finest hospitals of India. ...
  • India's finest hospitals shut doors for poor December 9, 2010

    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 December 8, 2010

    Silver Spring Maryland: The first new weightloss 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 weightloss drug to come before U.S. regulators this year, the Food and Drug...
  • Quitsmoking drug linked to suicides August 5, 2010

    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 drugcontrol authority has said. Hundreds of people have considered killing themselves while taking the popular quitsmoking pill Champix and 15 have in fact committed...