Health :: Best Health Articles in September 2005

Following are the best health articles in September 2005, arranged as per viewed frequency:

1. Heart Disease :: Stem cells fight heart disease in mice
A team of researchers, led by Roger Davis of the San Diego State University Heart Institute, has executed a war plan from Greek mythology to help grab the upper hand in the fight against heart disease.

2. Homeopathy :: Homoepathy not only works , It Ensures Health Safely
The recently published Lancet journal in its editorial entitled “The end of homoeopathy” and the report that Homoeopathy doesn”t work according to the study conducted by Swiss statistical analyst Matthias Egger of Switzerland”s University of Berne appeared in the press is a biased piece of report without the actual substance and seems to be not only motivated but also derogatory to the medical fraternity and suffering humanity at large and is an attempt to dissuade the patients from having the benefits of this system which has stood the time testing of more than 200 years with its miraculous and wonderful results. As such Homoeopathy today is posing a thr eat and challenge to the conventional medicines due to its merits of Success with no adverse effects.

3. Obesity :: Phytolacca berry in obesity
Phytolacca berry, commonly called Poke Root, acts as a good remedy for Obesity. This plant works on the fibrous and lipomatous tissues of the body.

4. Renal Failure :: Chronic Renal Failure & Homeopathy
For last two years, I am busy with patients suffering from renal failure, both types, acute and chronic. These include RPGN (Rapidly progressing Glomerulonephritis) or Cresentic glomerulonephritis, RPD (Renal medical or renal parenchymal disease), ATN or Acute tubular necrosis, Renal cysts, Pyelonephritis, Renal tuberculosis, Nephrolithiasis etc.

5. Diabetes :: Severe hypoglycemia is rare after islet transplantation
Episodes of dangerously low blood glucose, or hypoglycemia, were greatly reduced in people who received an islet transplant for poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, according to an analysis of outcomes in 138 patients who had the procedure at 19 medical centers in the United States and Canada. This is one of the conclusions of the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry (CITR), which tracks many factors affecting the success of this experimental procedure in people with severe type 1 diabetes.

6. Influenza :: New Influenza Vaccine for Upcoming Flu Season
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Fluarix, an influenza vaccine for adults that contains inactivated virus. Fluarix is approved to immunize adults 18 years of age and older against influenza virus types A and B contained in the vaccine. Influenza is also commonly called the flu.

7. Warts :: Homeopathy and Wart
The paper describes two studies, one to evaluate the efficacy of selected homeopathic drugs in the treatment of warts and secondly to evaluate the efficacy of Calc carb in the treatment of Molluscum contagiosum. Warts are one of the most common dermatological disorders. They are caused by DNA viruses, which grow in the epidermis. The source of infection is uncertain; it may be from infected individuals by direct contact, although the degree of infectivity is very low. Casual contact is unlikely to cause infection.

8. High Blood Pressure :: Father’s genes can trigger preeclampsia
A father’s genes may contribute to his partner’s risk of preeclampsia , the dangerously high blood pressure condition that can occur in pregnancy, a Norwegian-American study has found.

9. Asthma :: Bacteria in household dust may trigger asthma symptoms
New research shows that bacteria lurking in household dust produce chemicals that may trigger asthma and asthma-related symptoms such as wheezing. These bacterial chemicals, called endotoxins, particularly those found on bedroom floors, were linked with increased respiratory problems in adults. This study, supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the first nationwide study of endotoxins in the household environment, and it involved analysis of more than 2,500 dust samples from 831 homes across the U.S.

10. Ovarian Cancer :: Stomach pain, swelling could signal ovarian cancer
Abdominal pain and swelling can be early symptoms of ovarian cancer. But they are often attributed to other causes, potentially delaying an earlier diagnosis of the disease when it could be treated more effectively, a new study finds.

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