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  • 29 pc Indians exposed to second-hand smoke outside home

    Despite a ban on public smoking, around 29 percent of Indians were exposed to second-hand smoke outside their house while half faced it at their homes, according to a new study. About five in ten adults (52.3 percent) were exposed to second-hand smoke at home and 29.0 percent at public places- mainly in public transport […]

    District Court Decision Received in NPWT Patent Litigation

    United States: The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has issued a decision in the patent litigation between Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE:KCI), Wake Forest University and Smith & Nephew, Inc. The Court held that the patent claims licensed by KCI from Wake Forest University and asserted in this litigation are invalid. KCI […]

    Biocon and Pfizer Enter into Global Commercialization Agreement

    Bangalore: Biocon, Asia’s premier biotechnology company, and Pfizer, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic global agreement for the worldwide commercialization of Biocon’s biosimilar versions of Insulin and Insulin analog products: Recombinant Human Insulin, Glargine, Aspart and Lispro. Pfizer will have exclusive rights to commercialize these products globally, […]

    Celgene Completes Acquisition of Abraxis

    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) has announced it has completed its acquisition of Abraxis BioScience, Inc. For each share of Abraxis common stock, Abraxis shareholders will receive (i) $58.00 in cash (ii) 0.2617 shares of Celgene common stock, and (iii) one tradeable Contingent Value Right (CVR), which entitles its holder to receive a pro rata share […]

    World Health Organisation’s Tobacco Guidelines Will “Promote Poverty and Starvation in Africa”

    African tobacco growing countries have spoken out unanimously against the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying the proposed ban on the use of ingredients in the manufacture of tobacco products would actively promote poverty. Meeting at a conference in Lusaka, Zambia delegates from 11 African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda, Madagascar, Swaziland, Cote […]

    Sunbathing increases sex drive in men

    Sunbathing boosts the male sex drive, suggests the findings of a new Austrian study. The study establishes that testosterone is boosted by vitamin D. Low testosterone levels are known to adversely impact a man’s libido as well as reduce energy levels. Testosterone also helps maintain muscle strength and bone density in both men and women. […]

    GSK Increases Support For WHO Strategy to Improve Children’s Health

    London : At the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first report on Neglected Tropical Diseases today, GSK announced a new five year commitment to expand the donation of its medicine albendazole to treat children at risk of intestinal worms, known as soil-transmitted helminths (STH). Today’s report confirms that intestinal worms cause more ill […]

    pinkWhale Healthcare Services Introduces Diagnostics Services

    Bangalore : pinkWhale Healthcare Services, announced today, that residents in select metros can now avail diagnostic services like getting blood and urine tests done, from the convenience of their homes. On the occasion Anita Shet, CEO, pinkWhale Healthcare Services said, “With constraints on our time, many of us keep putting off a blood test or […]

    Childhood Asthma Reduces Smoking In Teenage Boys

    A boy who has asthma is less likely to smoke as a teenager, according to a new study from Italy. Giuseppe Verlato, an epidemiologist at the University of Verona, asked participants to recall whether they smoked between the ages of 11 and 20 and if they had suffered from asthma as young children. They found […]

    Hope For A New Treatment For Bone Cancer

    Children and young people who are diagnosed with bone cancer could benefit from better treatment in the future thanks to new research at The University of Nottingham. The Bone Cancer Research Trust launches Bone Cancer Awareness Week and has funded a new project at the University which is testing a theory that ‘friendly bacteria’ can […]