stem-cell

Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to regenerate and renew diseased areas in our bodies. Stem cells are a type of cells that do not have a specific structure or function—unlike skin cells, muscle cells, retina cells, brain cells for example—and they target areas that need repair in our bodies stimulating regrowth and…

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The stages are the number zero and the Roman numerals I, II, III, or IV (often followed by A, B, or C). In general, the higher the number, the more advanced cancer. But there’s more to it than that. Stage 0. Cancer has been diagnosed early. It started in the breast ducts or milk glands…

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A blood transfusion is a way of adding blood to your body after an illness or injury. If your body is missing one or more of the components that make up healthy blood, a transfusion can help supply what your body is missing. Depending on how much blood you need, a transfusion can take between…

homeopathy

Homeopathy is an alternative medical system developed in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann believed that “like cures like” where a substance that would cause the symptoms in a healthy person is administered to cure an illness with similar symptoms in an ill person. There are numerous examples to applying this concept to homeopathy such as:…

varenicline

For people who want to stop smoking, it is often said that there’s more than a double chance to quit if they take varenicline tablets (with trade names Champix® and Chantix®). One of the main reasons why people struggle to quit smoking is that nicotine is highly addictive. Soon after the last smoke, withdrawal symptoms…

zanamivir

Zanamivir (Relenza) is a medication used to treat influenza caused by influenza A and B viruses. It is a neuraminidase inhibitor. It was developed by the Australian biotech firm Biota Holdings. It was approved in the US in 1999, only for use as a treatment for flu. The chemical name of the medication is 5-(acetylamino)-…

measles

Measles, or rubeola (different from rubella), is a serious viral infection of the respiratory system. It’s a very contagious disease that spreads through contact with infected person’s mucus and saliva. An infected person can release the virus into the air when coughing or sneezing. The virus can live on surfaces for several hours. Signs and…

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the muscles and joints mainly. It is a collection of signs and symptoms and this diagnosis is made after ruling out all the possible causes for the presentation. Fibromyalgia syndrome is not a welcoming diagnosis. Even though it can be effectively managed, there is no cure for this condition….

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“Going under” for surgery might lead to future memory problems, but any effects appear to be small, a new study suggests. The study analyzed participants from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), in which middle-age people underwent a battery of psychological and cognitive tests over several points in time. The average age of people…

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A malaria drug that’s also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows. The drug is called Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), explained one expert who wasn’t connected to the new study. “Plaquenil was first used to treat malaria but was later found to also…

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