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new treatment for noise-induced hearing loss

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A chemical compound, precursor to vitamin B3 was found to be effective in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Tests were done on a mouse. The breakthrough was discovered by scientists from the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes, and it was published in Cell Metabolism. The researchers point out that the discovery is not only applicable to treating and preventing hearing loss, but also could potentially help in the treatment of other related to age diseases, that have a connection to the same protein.

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New cancer biomarker invented by Nanyang Technological University

New cancer biomarker invented by Nanyang Technological University

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New cancer biomarker invented by Nanyang Technological University

A unique biomarker was invented by the Nanyang Technological University. It encompasses two main functions:

Firstly, it has the ability to the detect tumour cells, and secondly it can directly release anti-cancer drugs to the affected areas, at the same time. Cancer biomarker

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Cyclic peptides in poisonous mushrooms could treat various diseases

Cyclic peptides in poisonous mushrooms could treat various diseases

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Cyclic peptides in poisonous mushrooms could treat various diseases

Scientists at the Michigan State University have found an enzyme, which is the key for the lethal potency of poisonous mushrooms. Their findings were published at the so called Chemistry and Biology journal.  This enzyme has the unique ability to create the molecules of the mushroom, which have missile-like accuracy in attacking and destroying the most vulnerable target of the human liver. The scientists have described how this enzyme is producing a chemical compound aka cyclic peptides, which is one of the most favourite molecules used by pharmaceutical companies to produce drugs. Cyclic peptide

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Urinary incontinence in women - new laser treatment

Urinary incontinence in women – new laser treatment

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Urinary incontinence in women – new laser treatment

Statistics shows that 1 out of 4 women, who are sexually active experience have some sort of urinary incontinence. The fact is, urinary incontinence is not just observed on old women. Women for example, that have had their child  through vaginal birth, are exposed at a higher risk of incontinence, and still not a lot of people are aware of that issue. Kegel exercises are still believed to be one of the few options available for women having mild to moderate cases of incontinence. When those exercises don’t help enough, many women just reconcile to the fact and live as it is. At the same time, a lot of women, out of embarrassment don’t even tell their doctors about their condition. Urinary incontinence in women

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New breakthrough in the treatment of malaria

New breakthrough in the treatment of malaria

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New breakthrough in the treatment of malaria

A new breakthrough in the fight against malaria, could potentially be the treatment for this severe disease from which every 20 seconds a child dies.

Scientists were able to crack the genetic code of the mosquito as well as the parasite which carries the disease. Treatment of malaria

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New discovery for pain management

New discovery for pain management

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New discovery for pain management

According to a recently-concluded research study whose results were published in the medical journal Brain, a researcher at the Saint Louis University, Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. — in collaboration with colleagues at the SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as other academic institutions — made a discovery of how to block a pain pathway in an animal model of the chronic neuropathic pain that includes pain resulting from chemotherapeutic agents and also bone cancer pain. This medical breakthrough promises a lot of hope of a whole new medical approach to pain relief.  Pain management

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New treatment for kidney stones with just a single procedure

New treatment for kidney stones with just a single procedure

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New treatment for kidney stones with just a single procedure

It is now possible for kidney stones patients in Southampton to be stone-free after just a single treatment procedure, thanks to the latest revolutionary treatment on this condition.

A consultant urological surgeon at the Southampton General Hospital, Dr Bhaskar Somani, is currently pioneering the utilization of a new technique that makes it possible to clear both kidneys in one treatment, rather than the traditional two. Treatment for kidney stones

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How to regrow hair - new scientific discovery

How to regrow hair – new scientific discovery

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A wonder pill was recently tested on three men suffering from alopecia. The pill restored the hair on the three sufferers and experts now believe the treatment for male baldness is imminent.  How to regrow hair

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How to cure diabetes? New research breakthrough

How to cure diabetes? New research breakthrough

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How to cure diabetes? New research breakthrough

In what is dubbed to be the biggest discovery when it comes to treating Type 1 Diabetes in thirty years, a professor at Xander University, Douglas Melton — together with colleagues — have recently deciphered the complex sequences of steps that could be used to get beta cells out of stem cells. How to cure diabetes

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Maggot therapy - natural approach to heal wounds

Maggot therapy – natural approach to heal wounds

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Maggot therapy – natural approach to heal wounds

Military surgeons first noticed the benefits of using maggots to treat their soldiers’ wounds many centuries ago, but maggot debridement therapy or MDT as we know it today started taking root in the 1920s. This beneficial therapy is currently undergoing a revival reminiscent of its popularity in those times.  Maggot therapy

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Treatment for dementia - new research conducted in UK

Treatment for dementia – new research conducted in UK

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Treatment for dementia

Pomegranate contains a naturally-occurring compound that can be used to slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s disease as well as curb a significant number of its symptoms. Additionally, painful inflammations that are associated with conditions like Parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis could be greatly reduced. This is according to research findings from a two-year study that was headed by Dr Olumayokun Olajide, a medical scientist at the University of Huddersfield who specializes in natural products’ anti-inflammatory properties.  Treatment for dementia

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New research conducted for the treatment for multiple sclerosis

New research conducted for the treatment for multiple sclerosis

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New research conducted for the treatment for multiple sclerosis

According to a new announcement made on Friday by the Health Minister Leona`Aglukkaq, the controversial trial of an experimental multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment — which has been long awaited in Canada — can now be conducted after the legal go-ahead has been given by the government. The program will soon be starting to recruit patients, added the Health Minister.  Treatment for multiple sclerosis

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How to reduce uric acid - new research conducted

How to reduce uric acid – new research conducted

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How to reduce uric acid

A new innovative gout treatment could be the new form of therapy of for a variety of medical conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Tests done on mice whereby an implant made of a small plastic capsule containing genetically engineered cells placed under the skin, showed great possibilities in reducing symptoms of gout and other metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. How to reduce uric acid

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How to treat gallstones - Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

How to treat gallstones – Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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How to treat gallstones

Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or SILC is a modern method under which laparoscopic surgery can be done. It involves making just one tiny incision of about 1.5-2 cm when carrying out an operation. How to treat gallstones

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How to get rid of freckles - new revolutionary treatment

How to get rid of freckles – new revolutionary treatment

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How to get rid of freckles – new revolutionary treatment

The PicoSure® is the first one of its kind on the planet, i.e. the world’s only picosecond aesthetic laser; an unmatched laser technology breakthrough. It delivers to the skin ultra-short pulse energy bursts in trillionths of a second. With the picosecond pulse width in the range of 100 times shorter than in nanosecond technology, this new technology enables an unparalleled photomechanical impact that offers a far-much enhanced clearance for a lower number of treatments as well as less fluence. How to get rid of freckles

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