How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Needle-free Therapies: Boon for Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers
January 25, 2010 – 12:45 am | No Comment
Needle-free Therapies: Boon for Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex, chronic and frequently immobilizing ailment varying amongst those inflicted by it. The pill-version treatment for multiple sclerosis is soon to brace reality and a notable advancement in this area. The choice of going in for pills rather than needles is definitely a welcome change for all those individuals presently having the option of needle-only MS treatments. The presently obtainable prospective 5 first-in-line disease-modifying treatments initially started being available nearly two decades back. Four of these therapies are injections, varying in administration from being offered a single instance in a day or once in seven days. A number of years back, Tysabri drug was unveiled that offered a novel choice for MS-inflicted individuals as it was administered via intravenous route once in every 4 weeks time. These disease-modifying drugs are aimed at reducing the occurrence, severe nature of the attacks and slacken the advancement of the condition.  [...]

Precautions To Stay Away From Allergies And Asthma
November 17, 2009 – 2:45 am | No Comment
Precautions To Stay Away From Allergies And Asthma
In this world, you will find a lot of people who are suffering from asthma and different allergies. But, have you even realized that there is something common between these two infections? Yes, the answer is their cause! So, let’s first know the causes before becoming aware of how to stay away from such infections. This is because after all it is the causes that will help you in identifying the precautionary measures. Knowing the Causes Allergens are the root cause of allergy and asthma. These allergens are nothing but dust, germs, pet and human dander, pollens, and small insects. Dust itself contains small insects called mites, which can make you or any of your family members a victim of allergy or asthma. There are two more mediums that lead to allergy or asthma, which are molds and cockroaches that exist in wet places. Yeah, a cockroach’s dropping contains a typical infectious protein that leads to asthma. So, keeping your living areas dry up to maximum possible extent is  [...]

A Promising Vaccine For Quitting The Horrendous Smoking Habit For Good
November 9, 2009 – 3:43 am | 3 Comments
A Promising Vaccine For Quitting The Horrendous Smoking Habit For Good
All of us might be aware of someone around us who has perennially been attempting to quit smoking. All the available options to help smoke cessation like patches, gums, group therapy sessions and also exercise routines tailored to assist one in curbing those yearnings for a fag simply fail to work. Often people endeavouring to quit smoking go to all extents like smoking fake cigarettes, to countless pleading with those around them to discard off any cigarette packs if seen –however to no avail. Though these individuals do manage to stay smoke-free for few periods during their lifetime, they truly fail to let go of the habit, finding it incredibly tough to break out of the vicious smoking cycle. Drug experts point out that nicotine is increasingly tougher to let go as compared to even heroin. The American Cancer Society has revealed alarming statistics which state that from the forty-four million individuals in the United States that smoked, nearly seventy percent acknowledged that  [...]

Soaring Abortion Rates Among Fourteen-Year-Old Girls
November 4, 2009 – 2:44 am | One Comment
Soaring Abortion Rates Among Fourteen-Year-Old Girls
The rate of abortion procedures being conducted among fourteen year olds has risen by nearly a quarter in the past two years. The harrowing statistics were revealed by the Department of Health wherein 166 girls belonging to this age underwent medical terminations of pregnancies the previous year as compared to 135 girls during the year 2006. In case of the fifteen year old girls this number shot up to sixteen percent in the span of over 7 years. England’s teen pregnancy statistics are the most undesirable in comparison to the figures noted in the Western Europe and comes in spite of a push of Government-led programmes. In the initial part of the year, it was unearthed that young-aged girls who were on a six million pounds state-backed initiative for curbing pregnancies in poorer teens was unsuccessful and contrarily had majorly raised their likelihood of getting pregnant. The United Kingdom literally tops the chart for having the maximum number of medical terminations of  [...]

New Duo Potent Antibodies May Assist In HIV Vaccine Search
September 8, 2009 – 9:15 am | No Comment
Scientists piloted by the IAVI or International Aids Vaccine Initiative have stated that two antibodies to HIV have been discovered with a potential to target the vulnerable aspect of the virus’s defence mechanism, that may assist in the creation of the much needed HIV vaccine. This is the first form of identification of such antibodies to have taken place in more than ten years, and has been the foremost one to have been obtained by isolation from donors hailing from developing countries. The meticulous details regarding the breakthrough have been published in the journal Science. The scientists are optimistic that this discovery would be the harbinger to further analogous findings that would help in the global search of an effectual HIV vaccine. Mr. Wayne Koff from IAVI elucidated that the novel antibodies uncovered are largely defusing antibodies that are produced by a small populace of HIV infected individuals. They are unique in comparison to several antibodies to HIV due  [...]

Kellogg’s Revokes Two Eggo Products Following Bacterial Detection
September 5, 2009 – 9:30 am | No Comment
In a latest move, Kellogg’s have withdrawn two of its Eggo items for consumption because of being contaminated by a certain strain of potentially dangerous bacteria. This swift step was undertaken in the Atlanta plant of Kellogg’s. The called back produce comprised of: The Eggo Cinnamon Toast waffles version of Kellogg’s with a ten-count packaging, having a Universal Product Code of 3800040440 and expiry dates that commenced with (NOV22 – NOV24) 10 EA. The Eggo Toaster Swirlz Cinnamon Roll Minis version of Kellogg’s with an 8- count packaging, having a Universal Product Code of 3800023370 and expiry dates that started with NOV15 10EA. This eye-opening discovery came to light following a regular assessment procedure undertaken by the Georgia Department of Agriculture or GDA. The inspection found the presence of the Listeria monocytogenes bacterial variety discovered in the Buttermilk Eggo Waffles version of Kellogg’s. Though, there was no shipment undertaken of  [...]

UN Flashes Red Beeper On Avian Swine Flu
September 4, 2009 – 9:30 am | No Comment
The UN has cautioned that the unearthing of the H1N1 virus in avian species in Chile is bound to escalate the proliferation of the virus. In the past week, the swine flu virus was detected in turkeys in two poultry farms located close to the Valparaiso harbour. The UN is currently apprehensive about its spread to poultry farms globally. Researchers are anxious about the imminent, grim, hypothetical scenario wherein the virus might merge with more lethal strains, with a menacing track record of earlier infecting pigs after humans. Yet, the severity of swine flu continues to remain no bigger than in comparison with the seasonal flu. The provisional-head veterinary official, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr. Juan Lubroth has stated that the ailing birds are not posing a significant risk to the food chain and after they have recuperated, the normalization of secure producing and processing could ensue. The authorities in Chile have created a makeshift quarantine for the sick  [...]

Looming Doubts Over Xenical And Alli Weight-Reducing Drugs Causing Liver Damage
September 3, 2009 – 10:45 am | 3 Comments
The miasma hangs heavy over the rising reports of liver injury in patients consuming weight-loss medications like orlistat, vended under the name of prescription medicine Xenical and the past-the-counter drug Alli. FDA has recently made an announcement regarding the detailed scrutiny of the thirty-two undesirable episodes of grave liver damage in those consuming orlistat that were observed during the time periods of 1999-2008, inclusive of twenty-seven cases that needed to be hospitalized and six of them with liver breakdown reported. FDA has made a notable finding that nearly thirty of the reported cases transpired outside the United States. Xenical received FDA approval in 1999 while Alli got granted approval in 2007 as above-the-counter weight loss means for adult usage. Xenical is sold in close to hundred countries following approval. The widespread cited unpleasant episodes comprised of yellowing of skin or in the white portion of the eyes –jaundice, feeling a sense of being  [...]