Breakthrough: This new pill might just treat diabetes and help you lose weight too

Breakthrough: This new pill might just treat diabetes and help you lose weight too

The silent and deadly disease¬†diabetes is on the rise in India. While a¬†low calorie diet might reverse diabetes, a team of researchers has recently created a new pill that might be a breakthrough. It can significantly improve the health of people with diabetes and help to shed those extra kilos from their waistlines. The findings indicated that among patients with type 2 diabetes, the drug semaglutide taken by pill resulted in better glycemic control than placebo over 26 weeks. The results from 632 patients indicated that semaglutide allowed 71% of…

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Breakthrough malaria drug likely by ’18

Breakthrough malaria drug likely by ’18

Breakthrough malaria drug likely by ’18 (Getty Images) Contrary to the perception that drug research is mostly focused around the diseases of the elite, the antimalarial drug pipeline has increased nearly three-fold since 2008, with at least three new medicines expected to be launched in two to five years. India, where a lot of clinical trials have already begun, is likely to get a breakthrough anti-malarial drug Tafenoquine by 2018. The drug, a one-day-two-dose treatment, has already entered phase-three trials and once approved will replace the current 14-day treatment for…

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Austrian researchers develop potential AIDS treatment breakthrough

Austrian researchers develop potential AIDS treatment breakthrough

Austrian researchers have developed a treatment that could spell a breakthrough in the treatment of AIDS, the Krone newspaper reported on Monday. The research duo of Thomas Szekeres, a human geneticist who also serves as President of the Vienna Medical Association, and Walter Jaeger, a pharmacist, said the arduous research project spanned 15 years. Jaeger said while it was “full of setbacks”, there were also often “new hopes”, and they are now satisfied with the research results and ready to make them public, Xinhua reported. The research is based on…

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