Thursday 24 July, 2014

US jury slaps $9 bn fine on drugmakers

A US federal court jury imposed fines and compensations for a value of some $9 billion on drug manufacturers — Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. Continue reading “US jury slaps $9 bn fine on drugmakers” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Mumbai’s Dabbawalas deliver WHO messages with lunch boxes

Mumbai’s iconic 5,000 dabbawalas Monday delivered WHO messages on prevention and control of vector-borne diseases along with their lunch boxes to mark the World Health Day Monday Continue reading “Mumbai’s More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Miffed by Obamacare success, Bobby Jindal offers own plan

Making light of the huge success of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, Louisiana’s Indian American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal Continue reading “Miffed by Obamacare success, More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia suspends issuing visas over ebola outbreak

Visas for Muslim pilgrims from Guinea and Liberia in West Africa have been suspended by Saudi Arabia as a “precautionary measure” due to the ebola virus Continue reading “Saudi Arabia suspends More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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More US elderly writing ‘living wills’ ahead of death

In a new trend, more elderly people in the US are completing ‘living wills’ to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 Continue reading “More More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Obamacare draws 7 mn signatures

Over 7 million people across the US have signed up for medical insurance through exchanges set up by US President Barack Obama’s new health care programme by Monday night’s deadline Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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For Africans, India is healthcare destination

Musa Amina Babagana, 45, was suffering from acute rheumatoid arthritis for a decade. Prolonged treatment in Nigeria could not give her relief Continue reading “For Africans, India is healthcare destination” More...

By BioNews On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Ostracism a bad health strategy in modern world

Stigmatisation or ostracism may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans Continue reading “Ostracism a bad health strategy More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Indian-American physicians raise issues with US lawmakers

An influential body of Indian-American physicians is pressing US lawmakers on several issues including how to continue to provide healthcare to patients Continue reading “Indian-American physicians raise issues More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Keep your kitchen airy for safer lungs

Quitting smoking may not be enough to improve your lung function if your cooking fuel is not clean and ventilation in the kitchen is not proper Continue reading “Keep your kitchen airy for safer lungs” More...