Drug News (Medindia)

Climate Change Poses Threat to Children's Health

As temperatures rise, infants will be vulnerable to the burden of malnutrition. Throughout adolescence, the impact of air pollution will worsen with premature deaths.

Major Step Forward in Developing Malaria Vaccine

Researchers pinpoint which antibodies were most effective in fighting the most severe forms of malaria, by using antibody measurements from hundreds of different variants of the PfEMP1 proteins.

Pacemakers Improve Heart Function in Cancer Patients

Cancer patients are surviving longer than ever before with new therapies, but chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy (CHIC), or weakness of the heart muscle, is increasing. Pacemakers may address the issue.

Vaccine-preventable Infections Common Among Kids With Transplants

New study details about vaccination rates were discovered in a review of 6,980 pediatric solid organ transplant recipients between 2004 and 2011 at 39 centers in the Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation consortium across the United States and Canada.

'Smart Toilets' can Monitor and Improve Health

Smart toilet system has the ability to monitor and improve health, as urine contains a virtual liquid history of an individual's nutritional habits, exercise, medication use, sleep patterns and other lifestyle choices.

Micronutrients can Help Fight Malnutrition

Micronutrients can help fight malnutrition when they are encapsulated in a biocompatible polymer that helps prevent the nutrients from being degraded during storage or cooking. This new strategy makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.

Eating Too Much of Ultra-processed Foods can Lower Your Heart Health

If you are eating too much ultra-processed foods, its time to say no to them because eating fast food can put you at risk of heart disease. Ultra-processed foods are often high in salt, added sugars, saturated fat and other substances that increase the risk of heart disease.

New Spray-on Bandages Created

A portable electrospinning device with a confined electric field that can safely deposit bandages and drugs directly onto biological surfaces has been developed by scientists.