Skin Layer

MIT researchers have developed a way to use ultrasound waves to deliver medicines under the skin.

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Lipitor

Statistics showing the number of prescriptions filled in 2011 are astronomically high. See what prescriptions are topping the list.

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Ibuprofen

Commonly used painkiller has been shown to increase chances of second heart attack and increased death risk in heart attack survivors.

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Humans can contract Dengue when bitten by an Aedes mosquito which has been infected with the virus. About 100 million people get infected each year, with mortality of 1%. [Image Credit: James Cathany, CDC]

The first ever vaccine against the Dengue virus has undergone clinical trials, and the results are mixed. However, the very possibility of such a vaccine is encouraging for Dengue research.

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A battle over availability of cheap drugs is being played out in courts. [Image Credit: wikipedia drugs]

Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla wins the right to manufacture a cheaper variant of the lung cancer drug ‘Tarceva’ which Swiss firm Roche had contested violated patent laws.

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The lining of food cans contains BPA which is known to act on the hormonal system.

The chemical BPA, found in many everyday plastics, has been found to affect the hormonal system and lead to increased anxiety during adolescence in mice.

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biosensor

Researchers have developed a new technology that will let diabetics measure blood sugar without a needle prick.

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RSV

Researchers have discovered that a common virus, RSV, which often infects young children can have anti-cancer properties.

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Hookah smoking may not be as benign as it has been thought. [Image Credit: wikipedia]

Smoking hookahs could be as harmful to us as cigarette smoking.

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aspirin

A new study shows that aspirin may lengthen the life of men with prostate cancer.

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