Stem cells treatment dramatically improves vision of the blind

Detailed in a recently published study, a team of ophthalmologists have successfully managed to improve the vision of both of their trial patients, which were declared legally blind due to macular degeneration, by inserting human embryonic stem cells into one eye of each person. Significant improvements were recognized shortly after the procedure, and continued to progress positively in the months

India-Tanzania-Thailand Scientists to Study ‘Bitter Gourd’ for anti-diabetes

HYDERABAD(South India),Jan 22: A group of scientists belonging to three developing countries – India, Thailand and Tanzania – is trying to find out the ideal variety of the ‘bitter gourd’ (Karela) that is believed to check diabetes from ancient times. They are studying 10 hybrids of the Indian bitter gourd by analyzing the  germplasm and chemical constituents, particularly momordicin, in

Study finds smoking marijuana doesn’t harm lungs

It seems more and more evidence points towards marijuana not being such a bad thing; now, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco disproved one of the major concerns regarding smoking some ‘belvedere’, concluding that it doesn’t harm the lungs in any way. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Ladies, Drink Up!

Red wine. Everyone has heard of the proposed “magic” of red wine. Perhaps it is good for your heart; maybe it protects the prostate.  Despite all of these rumored benefits of red wine, few studies have actually been able to support and explain how and why red wine is so beneficial.  Recent studies have shown that the regular intake of

Homoeopathy is Scientific NanoMedicine: Study

New Delhi, Dec 5,2011: Debunking the oft-repeated debate of quashing ‘sweet milk powder pills’ as mere ‘placebo’, a latest study has shown that Homoeopathy may be a highly scientific ‘Nano-Medicine’. “Even the highest dilutions of remedies have left signatures of respective original molecules in their nano-particle form, when subjected to electron microscopy studies, validated later by wavelength analysis,” claims Prof.

World Homoeopathic Congress: Sri Lanka Invites India to Popularize Medicine

New Delhi, Dec 1,2011: Impressed by the rapid progress India has made in popularizing Homoeopathic School of Medicine, Sri Lanka has invited Indian expertise to help assist spread of homoeopathy in the beleaguered island nation which incidentally has a significant number of migrants from peninsular India as also China. “We want to open doors for homoeopaths to develop the system

Tele-Homoeopathy Benefits Remote Tribals in North-East India

Hyderabad (South India): The Homoeopathic School of Medicine, founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1972 by propounding the “Law of Similars”, got a bog boost with the medical system reaching the remote tribals of north–eastern India. Thanks to the vision and dynamism of the Tripura state government, committed Homoeopaths and ICT wizards for evolving a unique and exemplary Public-Private-Partnership

New treatment kills cancer cells with near infrared light

Cancer is currently responsible for 13% of all worldwide deaths, and although remarkable progress has been made in treating this vicious disease, we’re still a very long way from curing mankind of this pest. Even the latest news from around the world is that cancers like mesothelioma and other harder to find cancers are running rampant. As if cancer wasn’t bad

Anxiety treatment with a computer just as good as therapy, study says

All you clinically diagnosed anxious readers might want to boot your therapist and settle for a cheaper, more comfortable alternative in the form a computer software which offers therapy through a series of highly effective tests, apparently just as effective as “the couch”. Called Cognitive bias modification (CBM), the therapy developed by researchers at Brown University uses a software which

How aging can be cured in the future – a scientist’s view

If we’re to guide ourselves after Aubrey de Grey‘s telling, according to his predictions the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born, and as science advances along the decades at the current pace it does, he claims people born soon after the latter mentioned birthday will live to be 1,000. “I’d say we

Obesity linked with prolonged bottle feeding, study concludes

Due to the rising of the phenomena, there has been a surge in the studies concerning obesity; there are, of course, a significant number of factors which affect it, and the number continues to grow each month. This time, it’s bottle feeding. Obesity in babies Researchers from the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University (CORETU) and the

Modified medical marijuana offers pain relief without the high

The death of medical marijuana is drawing closer and closer, as researchers find out that the cannabinoid THC, the primary active ingredient, is only responsible for the ‘high’, not for the pain relief. The study indicates that at least some of the painkilling effects are mediated via a receptor that wasn’t previously known to interact with the cannabinoids. When characterizing

Half of all German doctors have prescribed placebo’s

A new study conducted by the German Medical Association reported that about half of the doctors in Germany have prescribed placebo at some point, and no less than 88% of GPs in Bavaria have sent patients home with placebo treatments. Placebo’s are still a matter of debate throughout the medicine world and not only, and there are still so many

Devil’s Claw brings new hope for arthritis

Deep in one of the warmest places on the planet, in the Kalahari desert, there lies the ‘Devil’s Claw’, a plant that may hold the key to effective treatment to arthritis, tendonitis and numerous related illnesses that affect millions and millions each year. Despite being a ‘desert plant’ the Devil’s Claw doesn’t thrive in extreme drough, like the one the