Homeopathic & alternative health treatments becoming popular in US

First Annual Homeopathic and Holistic Health Fair was organised Sioux City in the western part of the State of Iowa in US, last Saturday. Around 300 people felt the vibration of the best complementary and alternative health care the area has to offer. With more than 30 certified specialists and therapists present, it was an … Read more

Third Line Treatment of HIV/AIDS

The first line and second line antiretroviral therapy (ART) is given to HIV/AIDS patients free of cost in all ART Centres across the country presently. The Technical Resource Group on ART on 27th December, 2013 recommended providing third line antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients through 10 centres of excellence across the country. The process for … Read more

National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV launched in India

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV (NACP IV). NACP-IV aims to accelerate the process of epidemic reversal and further strengthen the epidemic response in India through a cautious and well defined integration process over the five-year period, 2012- 2017. It consolidates the … Read more

Parents using complementary and alternative medicine treatments to treat children with autism

Researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income. The cause or causes of most neurodevelopmental disorders are not known, and the conditions have no cure. Many children suffer … Read more

Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements

Editorialists responding to three articles on vitamin and mineral supplementation being published in Annals of Internal Medicine urge U.S. adults to stop wasting their money on dietary supplements. The authors cite the large body of accumulated evidence showing that most multivitamin supplements are ineffective, and some may cause harm. The message is simple, the authors … Read more

Medical device approved to treat epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device to help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients who have not responded well to medications. The RNS Stimulator consists of a small neurostimulator implanted within the skull under the scalp. The neurostimulator is connected to one or two wires (called electrodes) that are … Read more

Yoga in menopause reduces insomnia symptoms

Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home was linked to less insomnia—but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flashes or night sweats. The link between yoga and better sleep was the only statistically significant finding in this MsFLASH (Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Network randomized controlled trial. “Many … Read more

Higher BMI increases gallstones risk

Elevated body mass index (BMI) is tied to increased risk of gallstone disease, especially in women, a new study has claimed. Researchers led by Dr Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen from Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark studied 77,679 participants from the general population, employing a Mendelian randomisation approach. Its a method using genetic variation to study the … Read more

Genes responsible for glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer

Scientists have identified 18 new genes responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer in adults. “Cancers rely on driver genes to remain cancers, and driver genes are the best targets for therapy,” said Antonio Iavarone, professor of pathology and neurology at Columbia University Medica. “We think our … Read more

H1N1 cases of Seasonal Influenza in Delhi

Various sub types of Seasonal Influenza virus are circulating and causing the present spurt in cases in the States of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Notable among them is Influenza A H1N1 virus that caused the Pandemic in 2009. Following reports appearing in certain sections of the media, it is reiterated that Seasonal Influenza is … Read more

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