The Skinny Gene
Extra copies of certain genes in some people are much more likely to make them skinny. People with a missing copy of these genes are 43 times more likely to be morbidly obese.
Eating potatoes twice daily can lower blood pressure, without the risk of weight gain, says a new study.
Tobacco Costs India $4 Billion Yearly
The incidence of tobacco-related diseases, like heart disease, stroke, cancer, etc., is 48 per cent while the world average is only about 2 to 3 per cent.
Vicco Eyes Rs 1,000 Cr Turnover by FY16; Plans Joint Venture in Dubai
Consumer goods producer Vicco Laboratories has said it is planning to more than double its topline to Rs 1,000 crore over the next five years and has chalked out a massive marketing and brand-building plan to achieve this; it is also planning a joint
Wockhardt Plans to Launch up to 15 Drugs in US by March
Drug firm Wockhardt plans to launch 12-15 products in the US market this fiscal and also increase its reach in the European market.
Knee Replacement iPod Surgery
A specialist in computer-aided knee replacement surgery, Arun Mullaji's surgery on Singvi is the first commercial non-experimental orthopedic (knee replacement) surgery in Asia to have been done using an iPod Touch.
80% of Indians Don't Use Essential Drugs
An average Indian suffering from heart attack or stroke is seven times less likely to receive the inexpensive aspirin - the most commonly used anti-platelet drug - and 20 times less likely to receive statins than an average Canadian
Six Genes That Trigger Diabetes in Indians Found
Scientists have found six new genes that trigger diabetes mellitus in South Asians.
India, Georgia Sign Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
India and Georgia on Wednesday signed a double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) to prevent tax evasion and exchange banking information. The agreement provides for business profits to be taxable in the source state if the activities of an enterpri
Kerala Healthcare Model May be Copied Nationwide