Drug News (Medindia)

Low Success Rates of Antibiotic Treatment of Appendicitis

People who take antibiotic treatment for appendicitis instead of surgery have high hospital bills and are at high risk to develop other abdominal medical complaints. This proves that surgery should be the first hand treatment.

Nutrition Challenges Meet Focuses on Under-Nutrition

India's Nutrition Challenges Meet held on Wednesday focused on key issues such as under-nutrition, anaemia and diarrhoea in children and new strategies to be formed under Poshan Abhiyaan to tackle and eradicate them.

Surgical Removal not Necessary for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Simple ovarian cysts are commonly found in women, that pose no health risks. Complex cysts or solid ovarian masses are less common and are linked to high risk of developing into malignant cancer.

Cannabis Might Get Legalized in Thailand for Medical Use

Cannabis might get legalized in Thailand for medical use only; the decision has come after an increasing number of countries worldwide had started to accept the legitimate medicinal benefits of cannabis.

Large Babies Born to Diabetic Mothers are at High Obesity Risk

Large for gestational age (LGA) babies born to mothers with diabetes are at a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese during childhood, compared to AGA babies. Obesity in LGA babies can be prevented by suitable preventive strategies.

Nanomagnets and Moths Can Save Lives: Here's How

Novel technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets can be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases such as sickle cell, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.