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Garlic fights malaria and cancer

...roup of compounds commonly found in garlic may not only an effective treatment for malaria, the mechanism by which they inhibit the infection appears to be similar to the mechanism they use to fight cancer cells.Researcher from the University of Toronto report these findings at the 50th Annual Meeting of...

Birds breed viruses

...influenza viruses circulate in wild birds.However, only two types have ever been known to infect humans. These are two subtypes of the influenza A virus known as (H5N1) and (H9N2). The first human case of the disease was reported in Hong Kong in mid-May . The outbreak - of the H5N1 sub-type - went on to...

Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs

... in the levels of this enzyme in mice produces not only obesity, but obesity especially of abdominal fat. Since this enzyme is known to be similarly elevated in the fat of obese people, it is very likely that the same pathway is involved in many cases of human obesity. Blocking the enzyme may be an impo...

Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol

A person's cholesterol levels may depend not only on what he or she eats, but also how often. The Researchers found that middle-aged and older adults who ate frequently throughout the day had lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels compared with those who tended to down one or two large meals per day. Th...

A new treatment for liver cancer

...ng of the beads and by splitting the dose, so that only certain sections of liver are irradiated. It is also easier on the patient that TheraSphere is an outpatient treatment requiring no surgery. Given that fewer than 10 per cent are suitable for conventional cancer surgery because of the nature of their...

Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer

.... However, in those given calcium supplementation, only 28 out of 176 had new polyps. In particular, high consumption of red meat is associated with a higher risk of developing this form of cancer. Some other studies have suggested that eating vegetables, whole-grain cereals and calcium have a protective...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

...stops at the blood-brain barrier,” Frey said. “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.”The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neural pathways directly to the brain,” he said. For ex...

Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine

...cs Act, 1940. According to official sources, not only does this common practice jeopardise the health of...he salesperson's prescription for a minor ailment, only a pharmacist (in the absence of a doctor) is qualified to recommend medicines, the dosage and even p...

IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects

...mosome. However, the risk was still very low, with only 10 out of almost 1,600 fetuses created by ICSI containing the defects. The team say that mutations in the Y chromosome may be a sign of genetic instability, and if a baby inherited a problem where some cells lacked Y chromosomes, it could cause am...

Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements

... of testosterone, a federally controlled substance only available by prescription from a physician. Another product contained 77% more of a steroid than the label stated. Aside from not getting what they pay for, competitive body builders can risk disqualification from competitions by taking the supplem...

Support therapy helps breast cancer patients

...herapy did not live any longer than the 77 who got only medical treatmen. However, women in the therapy groups did report less pain and emotional distress -- especially if the levels were high to start with. // Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University, who led the study, said improvements in both treatm...

Cure for sleepless nights

...ing sleeping pills worked in the// short-term, but only changing their behaviour was effective over a long period. Insomnia is defined as trouble falling asleep, waking frequently in the night and waking up early in the morning without being able to get back to sleep.Less than 15% get any treatment at a...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...ts to make custom-designed biochips containing not only DNA, but other types of molecules, such as RNA, peptides or libraries of organic molecules. Other prevalent technologies do not have the same potential and capabilities as ours.” Gao and her team plan to make the biochips available for fields such a...

Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses

...treatment of alcoholism in 1994. At that time, the only other drug therapy available was disulfiram, or Antabuse, which provokes a sickening reaction to alcohol.// A new study casts sobering doubts on earlier claims that an alcoholism drug can truly treat the addiction. The government is sponsoring a la...

Bar Codes For Prescribed Drugs

...and an expiration date. Such information would not only facilitate matching, but would aid in recalling products when necessary. The Department of Veterans Affairs health system has already moved to purchase bar code scanning systems, but is being hampered because most products still lack the codes. Such ...

A boon to epileptics

...ociated with a change in consciousness - often the only external clue of a seizure is that the person affected will merely appear vacant or distracted for a short period. Partial seizures often originate in the temporal lobe, which is associated with memory, and patients often report experiencing a fami...

Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease

...hildren with rheumatoid arthritis also had asthma, only 3% of children without rheumatoid arthritis did. Asthma was also more common among children with type 1 diabetes than among those who did not have this condition, but the difference was not statistically significant....

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

... The drug comes as third generation drug which not only safe but can also be used for long term. // PMO primarily occurs due to the deficiency of the oestrogen hormone during the menopausal period in a woman, which usually sets in between 45 to 55 years. In India, PMO affects at least one out of every t...

New drug may stop alopecia

...he drug does not enter the bloodstream and affects only the hair cells and not the cancer cells....

Discovery of bone gene

...ifficult to encourage the body to build more bone, only if it is possible....

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