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GlaxoSmithKline Loses Price Battle for Crocin Advanced Tablet

New Delhi (ABC Live): GlaxoSmithKline has lost its case for price of Crocin Advanced tablet for instant pain killer. The Ceiling price for Paracetamol 500 mg tablet has been notified at Ninty four (94)paise per Tablet vide in June 2013 under the Drugs (Prices control) Order, 2013 (DPCO, 2013). In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister …

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Precaution is Only Defence Against Ebola Virus Disease

New Delhi (ABC Live): Ebola Virus Disease has been devastating societies since March this year when the first case was reported in the Republic of Guinea. Since then it has spread to three other countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone and now, Nigeria), has caused 932 deaths among 1,711 cases and has become the worst outbreak in history. Between August 2 and …

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Stop Human Body Minerals Loss by Nature Based Research Practices

New Delhi (ABC Live): India is the country that has its history of in-depth research analysis of human body based on Hindu mythology, “ A Human body is made of  contents and materials available on this universe”, which later became the basis of all ancient health care sciences like, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga etc. in contrast to this maxim,  the modern …

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Safe Blood for Saving Mothers: World Blood Donor Day

New Delhi (ABC Live): The focus of this year’s World Blood Donor Day campaign, 14 June, is “Safe blood for saving mothers”. Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and long-term disability. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness about …

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India Gets US$ 100 Million World Bank Loan for Tuberculosis Care

New Delhi (ABC Live):Credit Agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US$ 100 million for Accelerating Universal Access to Early and Effective Tuberculosis Care has been signed between the Government of India and the World Bank here today. This Agreement was signed by Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Mr. …

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World to Organize World No Tobacco Day on 31th May

New Delhi (ABC Live):30 April 2014 — Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. For World …

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Air Pollution Killed 7 Million People Worldwide in 2012:WHO

25 March 2014 (ABC Live): Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk, according to new figures released today by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart …

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UN to Provide Funding gap for TB care and Control

24 March 2014 (ABC Live):– On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge the “substantial” funding gap for TB care and control. “By caring for the 3 million people who do not have the treatment they need, we will foster a better future …

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Aspirin Tablet Completes 115 Years of Service to Humanity

New Delhi (ABC Live): A little over a hundred years ago, there were no drugs to fight “fever,” as most diseases were referred to at that time. In 1763, priest Edward Stone discovered that a decoction of willow bark had a powerful antipyretic effect. Incidentally, two thousand years earlier a similar effect was noted by legendary Hippocrates. And finally, on …

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Investment in Prevention, Treatment of Drug Abuse Health Care Cost: INCB Report

New York (ABC Live):4 March 2014 – Investment in prevention and treatment of drug abuse can lead to significant savings in health-care and crime-related costs, and alleviate the suffering of drug-dependent users and their families, the independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide said in a report released today. “Every dollar spent on drug abuse …

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