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Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease

Posted February 24, 2014

Electroacupuncture may reduce inflammation that causes sepsis death, a recent study has shown. This research shows physical evidence of acupuncture’s value beyond any that has been demonstrated before, and also shows potential benefits not just for sepsis, but for treating other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Crohn’s disease. While investigating acupuncture mechanisms, the researchers also have determined that fenoldopam, a dopamine receptor agonist, also shows promise as a pharmaceutical sepsis treatment.

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Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb

Posted February 9, 2014

Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it’s mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it’s often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus or a mental issue.

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Seaweed joins fight against disease

Posted February 3, 2014

The disease-fighting qualities of seaweed compounds are being investigated by an international network of scientists including experts from the University, AlgiPharma AS and Swansea University, with trials for new inhalation therapies for cystic fibrosis sufferers already underway.

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Home remedies for ringworm | tinea

Posted November 8, 2013

Ringworm is a general term for a common fungus infection on the skin. In scientific terms it is called ‘Dermatophytosis’. The infection is called ringworm, as it appears as round or ring like in shape. Pets, such as dogs or cats, may be a source of transmitting the disease to humans. Although ringworms are common among the children, any body can be affected by it.

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Vitamin C proven to cure over 30 major diseases

Posted October 17, 2013

Over 75 years of medical research and clinical practice reveals, overwhelmingly, that vitamin C has the power to ignite the ‘self-healing response’. I know what you’re thinking – if vitamin C is so good for us – why haven’t you been told about this curative nutrient? Well, the answer will soon become painfully obvious.

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Camel milk ameliorates steatohepatitis, insulin resistance and lipid peroxidation in experimental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Posted October 13, 2013

Camel milk (CM) is gaining increasing recognition due to its beneficial effects in the control and prevention of multiple health problems. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of CM on the hepatic biochemical and cellular alterations induced by a high-fat, cholesterol-rich diet (HCD), specifically, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Antioxidant properties of xanthones from Calophyllum brasiliense: prevention of oxidative damage induced by FeSO4

Posted October 13, 2013

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important mediators in a number of degenerative diseases. Oxidative stress refers to the imbalance between the production of ROS and the ability to scavenge these species through endogenous antioxidant systems. Since antioxidants can inhibit oxidative processes, it becomes relevant to describe natural compounds with antioxidant properties which may be designed as therapies to decrease oxidative damage and stimulate endogenous cytoprotective systems. The present study tested the protective effect of two xanthones isolated from the heartwood of Calophyllum brasilienses against FeSO4-induced toxicity.

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Too much or too little sleep linked to chronic diseases

Posted October 8, 2013

A new study shows that too much or too little sleep puts those 45 years and older at an increased risk for developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and anxiety.
Too much sleep is 10 hours or more, and too little sleep is 6 hours, according to the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the October issue of the journal SLEEP.

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American Chemical Society embraces plant-based polyphenols as powerful nutrients for preventing disease, boosting longevity

Posted October 2, 2013

It appears mainstream science might finally be catching up with what nutritionists have known for hundreds of years: antioxidant-rich plant-based polyphenols can build health and stave off disease. Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society (ACS) held a symposium, “Polyphenolic Chemistry in Food Science: Flavor, Color, and Biofunctional Properties,” as part of its 246th National Meeting & Exposition.

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Green Tea: Prevention Against Certain Types of Diseases

Posted October 1, 2013

Tea is enjoyed around the world as a refreshing and inexpensive beverage, with the added benefit of having negligible calories. There have been numerous researches into the health benefits of tea, and evidence now shows, that there are considerable advantages in drinking tea for its therapeutic properties.

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