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Lupin launches generic Topicort® LP Emollient Cream and Topicort® Cream in the US

Mumbai, June 22, 2017: Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today the launch of its Desoximetasone Cream USP, 0.05% and Desoximetasone Cream USP, 0.25% having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier. Desoximetasone Cream USP, 0.05% and Desoximetasone Cream USP, 0.25% are the AB rated generic equivalent of Taro Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc’s Topicort® LP Emollient Cream, 0.05% and Taro Pharmaceuticals, Inc’s (collectively Taro) Topicort® Cream, 0.25%. Both products are indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic m

Akshar Yoga ushers in International Yoga Day 2017 with a minute long Sirshasana (headstand)

Events conducted across more than six countries Bengaluru, June 22, 2017: On this International Yoga Day (IYD), Akshar Yoga hosted a grand yoga session with a 1 minute Sirshasana (headstand) performed by a group of 500 yogis at the rooftop of World Trade Centre, Bangalore. Yoga enthusiasts from different parts of the globe, came together to participate in this memorable moment with Grandmaster Akshar, internationally acclaimed Yogic master and Founder, Akshar Yoga. Akshar Yoga trainers travelled to 120 locations globally on this day to perform yoga sessions in Mumbai, Lucknow, Delhi, United S

Varian Works with Sify Technologies to Host Data Remotely Across CTSI Network of Cancer Centers in India

Hyderabad, June 22, 2017: In the first project of its kind outside the United States, Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is working with Sify Technologies to provide software-as-a-service (SaaS) to radiotherapy centers across India. The innovative service, which hosts oncology information and treatment planning software in the cloud and allows clinical teams to focus on treating patients, is being implemented as part of a multi-million dollar investment in treatment equipment and software across Cancer Treatment Services International CTSI's network of cancer hospitals in India and South Asi

Breathe Fresh and Live Fresh with Auzair Fresh Air Bottles

New Delhi, June 22, 2017: The recent technological advancement has degraded the living conditions by polluting the natural resources. The life has become faster and easier but shorter and painful. There have been a number of researches made on the potential long-term effects of living in a polluted location. These researchers are focusing on the effects such as cardiovascular illness, loss of lung function, damage to cells in the body and a shortened life span just to name a few. There is an immediate need to control the declining living conditions around us but not at the dampening of technol

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Licences Small Molecule Oncology Compound from APC Therapeutics

Mumbai, June 22, 2017: Pharma Major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said that company has entered into a licencing agreement with the Boston-based APC Therapeutics Inc. APC Therapeutics Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on building a portfolio of best-in-class immuno-oncology (IO) therapies, for exclusive rights to a small molecule, oncology compound based on Antigen Presenting Cell (APC) biology, company release said.United News of India

Lupin appoints Pooja Thakran as Head Corporate Communications

Mumbai, June 22, 2017: Pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) today announced the appointment of Pooja Thakran as Head-Corporate Communications. Pooja will lead the Corporate Communications function for Lupin globally and will be based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Mumbai, India. Pooja comes to Lupin with over 22 years of experience across diverse corporate backgrounds Telenor, Alstom Grid, Aon Hewitt, GE Capital, HP India, ITC Sheraton Hotels and Taj Hotels. Commenting on the appointment, Mr Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director, Lupin Limited said, 'We are very happy to have Pooja join

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for Candesartan Cilexetil tablets

Mumbai, June 22, 2017: Alembic Pharmaceuticals has received US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Candesartan Cilexetil Tablets, 32 mg. The approved ANDA is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD) Atacand Tablets, 32 mg of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. Candesartan Cilexetil Tablets are indicated for treatment of hypertension in adults and children and treatment of heart failure (NYHA class II-IV). Candesartan Cilexetil Tablets, 32mg have an estimated market size of USD 27 million for twelve months en

Ministry of Tourism releases ‘Compendium on guidelines for Ayush facilities’

New Delhi, June 22, 2017: The Ministry of Tourism has released the ‘Compendium on Guidelines for Ayush Facilities’ here today. The National Medical & Wellness Tourism Board under the chairmanship of Minister for Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma has been repeatedly stressing on the need for benchmarking of facilities offered by the various service providers in the field of Medical and Wellness Tourism on the basis of globally accepted standards. The constant endeavour of the Ministry of Tourism has been to promote institutions and processes that have achieved such standards in order to provide

. Mahesh Sharma Chairs 3rd Meeting of National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

New Delhi, June 22, 2017: The Third Meeting of the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board was held today under the chairmanship of Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture here today. The meeting was attended by the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Smt. Rashmi Verma, other senior government officials and members of the Board comprising of stakeholders in the travel and hospitality industry and experts in the field of Medical and Wellness Tourism as well as other systems of Indian Medicine. In the Second Meeting of the Board held on 28th March, 2017

Patient From Yemen Successfully Cured Of Multiple Eye Complications Through A Single Intervention

Bangalore, June 22, 2017: Suffering from one ailment itself is draining, then imagine multiple complications. That was the case of 75 year old Mr. Qasem Abbdulbari Abdul Kareem who has been successfully treated by the doctors at Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital. Mr. Qasem Abbdulbari Abdul Kareem who hails from Yemen was suffering from a damaged and subluxated natural lens along with an injury to iris. He was also diagnosed with cataract and glaucoma. The life of Mr. Qasem Abbdulbari Abdul Kareem took an unfortunate turn 12 months ago when he sustained a stone injury on his left eye following a scuf

Akshar Yoga to usher in International Yoga Day 2017 with a minute long Sirshasana (headstand)

Close to half a million participants to join in from six countries · Activities conducted as part of the event: Akshar Yoga attempts to perform a one minute Sirshasana (headstand) with Grand master Akshar and approximately 500 participants. An intense yoga session with asanas, pranayama & mudras and introduction to new forms of yoga will also take place.   · Date: June 21, 2017 · Venue: World Trade Center, Bangalore · Time: 6 AM to 8AM   Bengaluru, June 22, 2017: On this International Yoga Day (IYD), Akshar Yoga will host a grand yoga session with a 1 minute Sir shasana (head

Leonardo Olive Oil organizes health camp for the Indian Armed Forces

With 1/3rd the oil usage during consumption, Leonardo Olive Oil demonstrates how it cares for the metabolic health of those who take care of the nation Mumbai, June 21, 2017: Leonardo Olive Oil, a leading olive oil brand in the country, organized a health and wellness camp for the personnel of armed forces and their families. Leonardo olive oil took the initiative to enlighten them about how Indian food can be made healthy through a health check-up camp, live cooking demo and Nutritionist's health talk. The event held at the CGS Colony-Ghatkopar West, was a huge success and was attended by 3

Zydus Cadila gets final approval for Diflunisal tablet

Mumbai, June 21, 2017: Pharma Major,Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus Cadila) today said it has received final approval from the USFDA to market Diflunisal tablets in the strength of 500 mg. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and will be produced at the group’s formulations manufacturing facility at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, company said in a filing with BSE.United News of India

Indian pharma companies should increase base of sales in next few years: Nirmal Bang

New Delhi, June 21, 2017: Formulations plant of Dr Reddy's Laboratories at Srikakulam gets inspected and gets 1 observation from United States Foods and Drug Authority (US-FDA). The plant was inspected with zero observations last time. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Vishal Manchanda, Pharma Analyst at Nirmal Bang spoke about the same. He expects the company to resolve this observation in some time like they have been able to resolve the observations at Miryalaguda in the short time. Entire sector is in a stage of transition and they need to scale up from here, he said. “2018-2019 is whe

Dr Batra’s Healthcare Offers Free Preventive Dosage for Swine Flu Across the Country

Mumbai, June 20, 2017: Free doses offered from 19th - 30th June in all Dr Batra's™ clinics across India The recent outbreak of swine flu has gripped the nation with fear and panic. According to media reports, the hotspots this year are western and southern states of India. In the western zone, Maharashtra has been the worst hit, while other states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Delhi also have been affected by the spread of the deadly virus, and there are reports of further increase in the cases due to approaching monsoons. In a bid to make India free of swine f

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New Delhi, July 09, 2015: An international study says spikes in food prices during the last global recession are associated with a higher risk of malnutrition among Indian children. The researchers examined the proportion of children who experienced ‘wasting’ (i.e. thinness), a widely used measure of malnutrition that shows a child has a lower than expected weight given their height (based on World Health Organization standards). They observed progress in child nutrition between 2002 and 2006 when the proportion of wasted children in (undivided) Andhra Pradesh fell slightly from 19% to 18%. However, this improvement had reversed by 2009 when 28% of children were wasting – an increase of 10 percentage points compared with 2006. This was after high inflation in food prices, beginning in 2007 and continuing through 2009. The research paper is published in the online version of the Journal of Nutrition.

The STUDY WAS CONDUCTED BY RESEARCHERS FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF INDIA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, with a team from Stanford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. They focused on the effect of food prices on child nutrition in the Andhra  Pradesh, one of India’s largest states, using data from the Young Lives project based at Oxford University. The researchers have used survey data from a sample of 1,918 children from poor, middle-income, and wealthy households living in the state, since 2002 for a longitudinal study of child poverty.

The research team combined children’s weight and height measurements from the Young Lives data with official government data on household level expenditure and consumption patterns of food from the Indian National Sample Survey Office and the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau in order to calculate how much children ate across food categories. The researchers found that children’s food consumption dropped significantly between 2006 and 2009 as food prices increased.

There were corresponding increases in wasting among children from poor and middle-income households, but not high-income households between 2006 and 2009. The paper suggests this supports the theory that poorer households have the smallest food reserves and are therefore hardest hit by rising food prices.

The researchers examined interview data from each household on food expenditure based on 15-day periods in 2006 and 2009 across eight food categories (rice, wheat, legumes, meat, fish, eggs, milk, fruit and vegetables). To examine the rise in food prices, the researchers used monthly price records collected by the Government of India.

LEAD AUTHOR OF THE STUDY DR SUKUMAR VELLAKKAL, PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF INDIA, said: ‘Our findings suggest that poorer households face the greatest risk of malnutrition, in spite of the Public Distribution System, which provides subsidised food to a large proportion of the population. Better targeting of food security policies may be necessary to meet the needs of India’s most vulnerable households.’

“India’s remarkable economic growth in the last decade had not translated in to betterment of children nutrition status because of the rising food prices, we need specific policies help to ensure the affordability of food in the context of higher food prices for promoting children’s nutrition” Dr. Vellakkal added.

STUDY CO-AUTHOR DR JASMINE FLEDDERJOHANN, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, said: ‘Our findings show a sharp increase in wasting associated with food price spikes. It is possible that this rise would have been even greater without governmental programmes like the Public Distribution Scheme or the Midday Meal Scheme, which provides free meals to school children. It’s important to recognise that households may try a number of strategies to cope with rising food prices, such as going without, or switching to low-cost alternatives. More detailed research is needed in this area.’ CCI Newswire

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