Drug News (Medindia)

Turbulence can Help Produce Blood Platelets in Lab

Turbulence can help produce blood platelets in the lab and probably replace human donors in the near future. To generate turbulence scientists used a new bioreactor like a French Press coffee maker, pushing the flow up and down.

Migraine May Increase Ear Disorders

Increased risk of developing ear disorders like tinnitus (feeling of ringing in ears) is seen in people with chronic migraines when compared to those without a headache.

First Drug for Smallpox Treatment Approved by FDA

The first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will be available for now only through the US government's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Rising in India

Cardiac mortality is on the rise in India especially in rural areas and among young adults. Heart disease is on a steady rise and is responsible for more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015.

Antioxidants can Help People with Insomnia

Lack of sleep is associated with oxidative stress in short-sleeping fruit fly mutants, and thus, the antioxidant can benefit sleep by fighting the free radicals, study says.