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Exposure to mosquito coil smoke may be a risk factor for lung cancer

A recent Indian study highlighted the presence of carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)  in the emissions, indicating the potential risks associated with the inhalation of coil smoke. Another potent lung car…

Therapeutic target identified for antihypertensive action of a polyherbal Siddha medicine called Venthamarai chooranam (VMC)

An animal study was conducted by Babu CS et al at Centre for Toxicology and Developmental Research (CEFT), Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai to identify the therapeutic target for the antihypertensive action of a polyherbal Si…

Family Medicine Clinics in India: The Next Big Thing for Indian Healthcare?

By  Astha Gupta, MSc(BioMed) MHA PAHM Healthcare in India has fast moved away from general practice to super specialised medicine. As a consequence the erstwhile family physician who had detailed knowledge of his patient’s li…