Alternative treatments for arthritic conditions
September 30, 2013 – 4:31 am | No Comment
Alternative therapies for arthritic conditions are inclusive of treatments like acupuncture or magnets, chondrotin or glucosamine. People having arthritis usually suffer with conditions like stress, stiffness, pain, and depression. So it is imperative that there are alternative treatments for arthritis, which will help patients cope with this in a better way and in a healthier manner. If you do not  [...]

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AIDS research in Africa Can be Better with latest breakthrough in Science
July 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
AIDS research in Africa Can be Better with latest breakthrough in Science
Doctors in the University of Mississippi medical Center have had a breakthrough in science by having a baby that has been cured of HIV. This baby is popularly called the “Mississippi Baby” and was born with HIV and then given antiretroviral drugs around 30 hours after birth. The baby is now around two years old and they confirm that the baby had not been on any medication since it was around a year and a half old. There was also no trace of any kind of re-active HIV, which is called the detectable viral load. The researchers and the scientists have been quite occupied with understanding the case of this Mississippi baby and have been taking steps to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to baby. There was a big gathering at the symposium organized in the month of June and the main theme was the Mississippi baby. Now this miracle at the Mississippi is going to become a miracle in Durban. The symposium focused mainly on stopping HIV infections in the children and it had plans  [...]


Breakthrough in Leukemia
December 14, 2012 – 1:22 am | No Comment
Breakthrough in Leukemia
Recently there has been a new trend wherein the patients with advanced leukemia are given an experimental treatment. This was developed at the University of Pennsylvania. Other centres have followed suit and he Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the National Cancer Institute have also applied this kind of treatment. The main goal is to have a cure. The new treatment is expected to come in place of the bone marrow transplantation method which is even more an uphill tasks. This is also an expensive treatment and is also the last resort when all other treatments have failed. The latest report says that there were three adults who had chronic leukemia treated in this manner and they later showed no signs of the disease. Two of them in fact have been healthy for more than two years. There were four others who did not have complete remissions and out of them one was just recently treated. But there were two people in whom the treatment did not show much response. In spite  [...]


Breakthrough In Science
December 11, 2012 – 4:58 am | No Comment
Breakthrough In Science
There area many reports which say that many Americans are victims of severe congestion or sinusitis which results in a lot of pressure, pain and many times chronic infections. The medications that you get overt the counter are helpful for some people but for many the sinus problems never cease even with these medications. Now there has been a breakthrough in science in this respect. It is said that there is something called sinusplasty surgery which helps to open up the blocked passages in the sinus. Thus this year otolaryngologist Dr. Donna Sharpe became the first doctor in the United States of America to perform this kind of sinusplasty which is popularly called the balloon sinusplasty. This is today the next inline of treatment of sinus in the modern way. After giving anesthesia an endoscopic camera is used an then a flexible instrument introduced to see into the sinus .then the mucus is cleared and the debris is cleaned. The small balloon is inflated and it would allow her to enlarge  [...]


Breakthrough Developments in Science
October 23, 2012 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Breakthrough Developments in Science
Isolated Cave the key to new antibiotics There have been bacteria resistant to antibiotics which have been found in the deepest caves in the world. This is a breakthrough for the battle against the super bugs. There is the existence of such bacteria and this is an isolated place and is away from human visits till very recently. This discovery that bacteria have managed to have defenses against the antibiotics indicates that the presence was earlier not known and these naturally existing antibiotics could be used by doctors to treat infections. There have been many scientific directors who have collected the bacteria strains from the deepest part of the caves. None of these bacteria can have the human disease nor have they been even exposed to the sources of antibiotics in humans. It was eventually found that most of them were resistant to at least a single antibiotic. Many of them were resistant to more than 14 antibiotics. So resistance was found to virtually each antibiotic and accordingly  [...]


Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s
October 17, 2012 – 2:50 am | No Comment
Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's Disease has been researched over and over again and a recent breakthrough in this disease is that there is a protein that protects the person against this condition. This has been discovered recently and has thus paved the path for a new kind of treatment. The scientists who screened Alzheimer's have found the DNA of around two thousand people and have found that those with a mutated form of the gene were less prone to develop dementia. Imitating this variant there is a drug that could thus stop Alzheimer's, and the gene that is in focus is the APP or the Amyloid precursor protein. This produces a chemical called amyloid beta which is found glued in the brain and blocks the neurons from being in contact with each other. Alzheimer's starts with small clumps which then form small pieces of protein that collect together and cause the symptoms related to speech impairment and memory loss. Brain scans detected this disease many years before the memory problems develop. Doctors  [...]


National Safety Month – Advice on Best Intelligent Home Technology for Kin Safety
June 9, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
National Safety Month – Advice on Best Intelligent Home Technology for Kin Safety
Smart home devices are now more reasonably priced & simpler in using than they’ve ever been. Alongside offering a customer greater control on energy use & enhancing expediency, intelligent home technologies even provide an additional security blanket. With June being National Safety Month, here are some sound advice on keeping your abode & kin safe. Door Sensor Unintentional prescription-only medicine over-dosages could arise with even the commonest of the drugs like Acetaminophen & aspirin. Alongside intruder detection, a door sensor placement on arms, drug cabinet & several crucial regions could inform a customer when a door is undone. Automated Door Lock The present-day models facilitate one in issuing tailored access code & tracking the entrances & exits of any visitor, kin member & employees at the house. Remote controlled attributes also permits a customer in locking his/ her door when he/ she’s not there inside. This sort of facility puts an end  [...]


Could Novel Technology Improve Fog Harvesting?
April 27, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Could Novel Technology Improve Fog Harvesting?
Envisage living in really arid, inhospitable neighbourhood & facing paucity of portable water? In the meantime, as you awaken at the crack of dawn you notice fog afloat – rather than walk for several kilometres to getting water from a remote water source, what if extraction of drinkable water can be done from low-hung cloud cover? This is precisely what Massachusetts Inst. of Technology scientist S. Chhatre is endeavouring to make a reality with new-fangled work at improving ‘fog harvesting’ – the terminology used to get water from haze or mist by deploying massive frames manufactured from engineered matter. The knack of fog harvesting is concurrently low as well as high technology. For catching the mist, member of staff have erected huge meshes on bamboo stick stands or metallic poles. Such a mechanism traps the mist while it’s floating via the mesh substance. Chhatre confesses to the fact that the tarps aren’t catching a large amount of water – merely close to a ltr.  [...]


Heart Test for Patients - Cutting-Edge, Cheap & Low-Tech
November 23, 2010 – 1:15 am | No Comment
Heart Test for Patients – Cutting-Edge, Cheap & Low-Tech
High-priced medical tests such as CAT & MRI scans assist physicians in better disease diagnosis. However occasionally the finest devices doctors employ are particularly low-technology alike measuring tapes or bathroom weighing scales. Presently, a novel trial advises heart surgeons might want to include stop watches in their medical bags. Over fifty percent of patients undergoing traditional heart surgery in the United States, Canada are sixty-five years old in the least & increasingly more patients being in their eighties or also nineties. Noting the amount of time taken by aged patients in walking 5m or around fifteen feet considerably enhances a physician’s capability in predicting if those patients would be capable of withstanding the rigors & stresses of surgery, the trial unearth. In geriatrics studies a gait speed test has surfaced as a corroborated gauge of infirmity in aged individuals & a forecaster of health – physically and cognitively. However it has not  [...]