Hong Kong stem-cell trial shows promise for spinal cord injuries

In what could revolutionize the treatment of spinal injury, experts claim stem cell therapy has the potential to repair the damaged nerve membranes and restore the spinal cords’ ability to transmit signals to the brain. According to a US based scientist, trials of stem cell transplants in paralyzed patients repaired the damaged membranes and helped...

Lowering epilepsy drug dose can cut risk of birth defects

Suffering from epilepsy shatters a woman’s hope of rearing a health baby. Since long, epilepsy drugshave been linked with a higher risk of having baby with physical births defects. “For many women on epilepsy medication, the desire to start a family can be fraught with fear that they could have a baby with a...

Bandh in Burla freezes life

The Bandh in Burla that was enforced by a local unit of Congress on Monday froze the normal life. The bandh was imposed by the Congress unit protesting over the death of nine infants within 24 hours in VSS Medical College and Hospital. All the commercial establishments except for medical stores remained closed. Even...

5 Things best left unsaid to children

The opinion on what to tell kids and how to convey a message is polarized. While one school of thought suggests that parents should be outright upfront and mince no words in voicing their opinion, the other urges parents to be subtle and sugarcoat what they are saying. While the debate would continue on...

Fretting about blackheads? 6 Natural ways to get rid of them!

A strawberry like complexion is beautiful but a strawberry nose (dotted with blackheads and white-heads) is certainly not a very pretty sight! It isn’t uncommon to have black heads--even people with a facial hygiene regimen can’t seem to escape them! Blackheads are little bumps, usually black or yellow in color embedded deep into the pores...

Heavy alcohol use linked to post-operative complications

There is more to alcoholism than ruining health, destroying relationships, and inflicting severe emotional and financial damage! The findings of a new study indicate that it may also be responsible for postoperative complications. According to experts, people who ingest more than a couple of alcoholic drinks every day increase the likelihood of developing complications...

Beware soda junkies! Diet soda causes oral decay much like cocaine and meth

This is for all the soda lovers..who have switched their drink from regular soda to diet soda thinking it will curb their calories. However, a new study finds consuming diet soda is harmful for the teeth much like consumption of methamphetamine or crack cocaine. Excessive consumption of diet soda can have adverse effects on your...

Human eye blindness averted? Maybe, say some preclinical studies

Human eye treatment may witness a change! Researchers admit to following a novel way to treat human eye disease and admit that the approach has shown a lot of promise in the pre-clinical studies. Cure for blindness Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California, Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada and the University of...

Easy home remedies for tooth pain

Toothache hurts a lot and at the same time, its excruciating pain is just intolerable. Cavities cause tooth pain, and cavities which are basically bacteria present in the mouth, live on sugary and starchy foods. These bacteria release acids powerful enough to damage your teeth. In case of an unbearable tooth pain, you can...

6 Foods to eat for healthy breasts

Healthy and nicely shaped bosoms are pride of every woman. Fuller breasts give a significant boost to a woman’s self-confidence and physical appearance. Keeping your breasts healthy becomes very important if you have a strong family history because health experts believe a family history of breast cancer among female relatives doubles a woman’s chances...

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