Drug increases the risk of potentially fatal heart rhythm problems
Clarithromycin, a common antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, can increase the risk of cardiac death,
Digital maps created with satelllite data show the combined volume of ice loss in Greenland and west Antarctic is 500 km3
New digital maps created by scientists in Germany on the current state of ice sheets in the Antarctic and Greenland show unprecedented thinning of ice.
Carbon tetrachloride, banned under Montreal Protocol, still lingering in atmosphere
Someone somewhere is wrecking the Earth’s ozone layer. Carbon tetrachloride, or CC14, that was used as dry cleaning and fire-extinguishing agent, was banned worldwide in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol. It destroys the ozone and contributes to the ozone hole over Antarctica.
Indian doctors warn it may be a move to bring in more expensive IPV
Citing new evidence, scientists claim that giving inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) to individuals who have already been administered oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) may improve their immunity to the poliovirus.
A research paper published in the journal, Science, on Friday claims that its finding can help to resolve the controversy over vaccine choice.
The Sikkim government’s irregular allocation of hydropower projects to a New Delhi-based power producer and the eventual turn of events have cost the state more than Rs 2400 crore, according to a CAG report. Soumik Dutta reports on the details of the case and other related discrepancies that have surfaced since.
Spine-related problems are on the rise in India as elsewhere in the world. H S Chhabra, secretary of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and medical director of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in New Delhi, responds to queries from Kundan Pandey through an email to explain the reasons for this increase and ways to deal with it
What are the reasons for rising spinal problems among Indians? Is the trend linked to lifestyle?