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Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a matter of great concern in drug research. This study focuses on drugs which have been banned or withdrawn, due to serious problem of adverse reactions. Our attempt is to develop insights through plotting of data on cumulative counts of ADR reports. These data have been sourced from www.vigiaccess.org. Our expectation is that once a drug is banned/withdrawn, its count of ADR reports should fall precipitously and remain there. Instead a variety of shapes is encountered.

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government shut down its Mukhyamantri Swasthya Beema Yojna (MSBY), a health insurance scheme that provides cashless health benefits for its holders in case of hospitalisation

The seventh cholera pandemic has heavily affected Africa, although the origin and continental spread of the disease remain undefined. We used genomic data from 1070 Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates, across 45 African countries and over a 49-year period, to show that past epidemics were attributable to a single expanded lineage. This lineage was introduced at least 11 times since 1970, into two main regions, West Africa and East/Southern Africa, causing epidemics that lasted up to 28 years.

More than half of the chikungunya cases in the country are suspected to be from Karnataka.

Simply destroying mosquito eggs has proven not to be effective in the control of the menace.

KOLKATA: Dengue onslaught is not sparing posh localities in the city. A 62-year-old Dengue positive woman, a resident of Ballygunge Circular Road died late on Wednesday.

If parents try to curb kids love for junk food, chocolates and sugary drinks, it may help the kid to stay healthy and not gain excess weight.

In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety ad Standards Act-2006, FSSAI had framed the draft Food Safety and Standards (Organic Food) Regulations, 2017 and the same were notified on 19th June, 2017 for inviting comments of stakeholders.

With an aim to contribute to public health in India, Indian Americans raised $2.4 million over the weekend at an event in New York.

MUMBAI: The average time that India's neighbourhood doctors, called primary care consultants, spend with patients is a negligible two minutes.

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