Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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Topic: medicine

International Institute of Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetology and LASER (IAMCL): One of the best and leading training centers in Clinical Cosmetology

Founded by Renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Arvinder Singh. IAMCL sets high standards of Aesthetic and Clinical Cosmetology Training.

Sore throats can feel like ‘swallowing razor blades’. Lozenges help but they’re not a cure

It is common to see brands with 'triple action' ingredients that promise to be anaesthetic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. But there's no proof.

Sickle cell disease could have a cure soon, gene therapy shows good results in clinical trial

Results of phase 1&2 of 'LentiGlobin' therapy's trial, published by US researchers in NEJM, say durability remains to be seen. Oral pills more helpful for patients in Africa, India.

World’s smallest antenna made of DNA can monitor proteins, help crack disease & drugs

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

There’s a silent pandemic going on. And Indian govt and states are racing to curb it

Untreated hospital wastewater is a heady cocktail of antibiotics and other drugs, and can be a hotspot for drug-resistant pathogens known as superbugs.

Argentinian woman naturally cured of HIV, is second such patient 

The woman, dubbed Esperanza Patient, was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 but never showed any signs of illness. Last year, a Californian woman was declared to have locked away the virus in her genome. 

US scientists David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian win 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The winners, announced Monday by the Nobel Committee, were cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch. It's the first Nobel Prize to be awarded this year.

This is how the ‘most expensive drug in the world’ works

There are two recently licensed drugs to treat the devastating disease of spinal muscular atrophy in babies.

China targeting India? Import costs of paracetamol, antibiotics ingredients see 100% jump

Experts believe hiking prices could be Chinese response to the Modi government’s Profit Linked Incentive scheme, which seeks to achieve self-dependence in API production.

When celebrating 50 yrs of 1971 War, don’t forget this life-saving sachet and Bengali doctor

Dr Dilip Mahalanabis pioneered the use of ORS in refugee camps — a solution that has saved millions and been called the most important medical advance of the 20th century.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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