Drug News (Medindia)

Stress Ups Risk of Metabolic Diseases

Shift work, jet lag and chronic stress were found to lead to metabolic disorders including obesity and type 2 diabetes, stated new study.

Antibiotic Resistance in Canada

In Canada, 26% of infections are resistant to the medicines that are generally first prescribed to treat an infection, a rate that could rise to 40% or beyond in the coming decades.

COPD: New Diagnostic Criteria Proposed

New criteria help identify more patients in early stages of disease, promote better care and stimulate research to slow and prevent COPD.

New Vaccine Against Pneumonia-causing Bacteria

New vaccine was found to be very effective against pneumonia-causing bacteria, said researchers. One in five hospital admissions for children under five years of age in Laos is due to pneumonia.