Use of Coconut in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha

The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae. It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. Coconut has been traditionally used in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha … Read more

Pain :: Treatment Blocks Pain Without Disrupting Other Functions

A combination of two drugs can selectively block pain-sensing neurons in rats without impairing movement or other sensations such as touch, according to a new study by National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported investigators. The finding suggests an improved way to treat pain from childbirth and surgical procedures. It may also lead to new treatments to help the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain.

Chronic Pain :: Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

A combination of two drugs can selectively block pain-sensing neurons in rats without impairing movement or other sensations such as touch, according to a new study by National Institutes of Health-supported investigators. The finding suggests an improved way to treat pain from childbirth and surgical procedures. It may also lead to new treatments to help the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain.

Eczema :: Specialized bath products for allergic eczema

Specialised bath products to relieve the symptoms of allergic (atopic) eczema are of “questionable” value, says the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). The NHS forks out more than £16 million a year on bath emollients, equivalent to almost 40% of the total cost of eczema treatments prescribed for pre-school children, says DTB.

Allergy :: Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage

A blood cell known as a troublemaker for triggering the itch and inflammation in allergy attacks, the mast cell, can also calm down the flare-ups, researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine have found.

Breastfeeding :: More women choosing to breastfeed

Although more women are choosing to initiate breastfeeding, the percentage of mothers who breastfeed exclusively is far short of national objectives, according to a report in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Skin :: Itch sensation gene identified, better anti-itch remedy soon

Itching for a better anti-itch remedy — Your wish may soon be granted now that scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene for the itch sensation in the central nervous system.

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