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Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled

... visceral leishmaniasis. It is also mentioned in texts of the 15th and 16th centuries during the Spanish colonization. It was also called "valley sickness" or "Andean sickness".Disfigurements of the nose and mouth led to it being called "white leprosy". In 1901, Leishman identified certain organisms i...

Proposal to license Ayurveda Practitioners in the US

...tem is as old as humanity, it was recorded down in texts between 4000 BC and 6000 BC. Mishra wants Maryland to introduce a training system similar to the one that he had undergone in India. He has proposed that the system should include four and a half years of education followed by a year of internshi...

ICMR To Develop Drugs From Medicinal Plants

...ncy. These are also not mentioned in the classical texts of either Ayurveda, Siddha or Unani, the release added. Source:PTI News...

Older, More Rounded, and Artier Applicants make Better Medical Students

...nd temperament." Any A level that involves written texts and essays would do, he says, and so could include a language, politics, economics, law, or drama. Extra points to be awarded for an A level in English Literature, on the grounds that it improves imagination and empathy, communication skills, and th...

Decaffeinated Coffee... Not Really!

... Despite caffeine's widespread use, most medical texts have no guidelines for intake, Goldberger said, but even low doses might adversely affect some people. So UF researchers set out to conduct a two-phase study designed to gauge just how much caffeine is likely to turn up in decaffeinated coffees. Fi...

Garlic compound may help treat cancer

...mented plants for its manifold uses. Authoritative texts of ancient times endorse its usage not only in the medicine chest but also for religious purposes, Karunagaran said. The knowledge of its beneficiary effects found its usage span across all the major ancient civilizations. Egyptians, Greeks, Chin...

Two Day International Conclave on Traditional Medicine Inaugurated

...ons described in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani classical texts from mis-appropriation by issue of wrong patents based on traditional medicine knowledge which is already in public domain. Smt. Anita Das, Secretary AYUSH in her opening address, said that international Regulatory Cooperation in Herbal Medicines ...

Madhya Pradesh Imbibes Family Planning Lessons from Pakistan

...'Pakistani model' that advocates use the religious texts and clerics for awareness campaign as well as the mosque to distribute contraceptives. "What comes in the way of family planning is ignorance and not religion. The community should come out of darkness (unawareness). The state government would foll...

Mining of Ancient Herbal Text Leads to Potential New Anti-Bacterial Drug

...sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs. Significance of the Mayo Clinic ResearchThe study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies to identify promising natural products t...

Ancient Herbal Text Paves the Way to Novel Anti-bacterial Drug

...sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs. Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research The study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies to identify promising natural products...

Mining of Ancient Herbal Text Leads to Potential New Anti-Bacterial Drug

...sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs. Significance of the Mayo Clinic ResearchThe study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies to identify promising natural products t...

Madhya Pradesh Imbibes Family Planning Lessons from Pakistan

...'Pakistani model' that advocates use the religious texts and clerics for awareness campaign as well as the mosque to distribute contraceptives. "What comes in the way of family planning is ignorance and not religion. The community should come out of darkness (unawareness). The state government would foll...

Medicine Information Out of Date

...as firm guidelines for prescribing practice, these texts would legitimise potential misuse of medication.” PI for the two anti-thyroid drugs, carbimazole and propylthiouracil – for which about 80,000 prescriptions are filled in Australia every year – has not been updated significantly since 1985, althou...

Honey to the Rescue-From Superbugs

... honey and its benefits are seen in ancient Indian texts such as the Charaka and Susrutha Samhitis, and the Bible as well. Honey is known for its anti-bacterial properties, among others. The key ingredient that does the trick is hydrogen peroxide, which is derived from an enzyme that the bees add to nec...

SMS Help-line to Provide Answers for HIV/AIDS Queries

... stigma of HIV/AIDS, having received// over 25,000 texts since its launch last month. A national initiative of the NGO Heroes Project founded by Hollywood icon Richard Gere and Mumbai socialite Parmeshwar Godrej, the help-line offers specific advice on HIV/AIDS by a panel of qualified counsellors while e...

Siddha Medicine Texts to Be Published in English

A project to translate the ancient Tamil texts of Siddha system of medicine into English is on the verge of completion. // One set of translations from the texts, contained in palm leaf manuscripts, would be published soon, according to Arcot N.Veerasamy, a senior minister in the southern Indi...

Sex – Three Hundred Years Ag

... And despite earlier work suggesting that these texts were only for solitary consumption – at home, alon... the way we sometimes think," she explained. "Some texts even came as questions and answers and were clearly intended for groups of men to read together, wit...

Ancient Worm Disease Could Be Eradicated Within Two Years, UN Agency Reports

...ght to be the “fiery serpent” often referred to in texts from pharaonic Egypt and Assyrian Mesopotamia. In the early 1980s, an estimated 3 million people in more than 20 countries were infected. Today, this has dropped to about 25,000 in nine countries, and at this rate the Commission is on track to meet...

CELL THERAPEUTICS PAYS Heavily to Resolve Dispute FOR ALLEGED ILLEGAL MARKETING OF CANCER DRUG

...d as published in certain specific pharmacological texts known collectively as the compendia. The government alleges that CTI knew that Trisenox was FDA-approved for only one type of cancer and was not listed as a medically accepted treatment in the compendia for any other condition. Nevertheless, the comp...

Now the Blind can ‘hear’ What They Can’t See or Rad

...ed 'E-Netra', it costs Rs.2,000-3,000 and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but later it is likely to pick up prints in Braille script. The Agra College team that took six months to develop the d...

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