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Zika Virus Developing Into A Global Public Health Emergency- According To WHO

A meeting conducted on 1st February 2016, by the WHO, concluded that the outbreak of the Zika Virus Plaguing large parts of Central and South America, needs to be treated as a major public health emergency, and mandates international co-ordination[i] This consensus was reached largely based on the strong co-relation between the Zika Virus and [...]

New Research Shows That Men’s Sexual Health Supplements Are Not As Effective- Or Safe As Claimed

A report published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine had revealed that common over the counter remedies available to enhance men’s sexual health may not be as effective as claimed- or even safe for that matter. The report comes at a very important time; since as much as 40-70% of men experience symptoms of erectile [...]

Teenagers Who Use Cannabis At Higher Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

Research conducted and published in the Journal Cerebral Cortex[i] revealed that exposure to cannabis (marijuana) during the adolescent years contributed to significant schizophrenic-like changes in the brain. The results from these findings could be particularly troublesome, since according to the National Institute Of Drug Abuse[ii], as much as 15% of kids in the 8th grade [...]

New Study Demonstrates Use Of Light Therapy May Be Very Effective In Treating Year-Round Depressive Illness

In an 8 week trial conduced in Canada[i], it was discovered that the use of light therapy was effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), whether it was used alone, or in conjunction with popular anti-depressant medications, the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) The use of light therapy in treating seasonal affective disorder [...]

Use Of Certain Anti-Biotics Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiac Disease

In a meta-analysis of 33 studies conducted, encompassing over 21 million patients, Chinese researchers, led by Su-Hua Wu, MD identified the positive association of macrolide antibiotic use, and the incidence of cardiovascular death and ventricular arrhythmias[i]. It was revealed that the use of these macrolides was associated with a 242% higher incidence (2.42 fold) of [...]

Heart Attack and Other Risks Associated With Proton Pump Inhibitors

If you have ever suffered from heartburn and acidity, you know that you feel a burning sensation in your gut, occasionally accompanied by reflux, excessive burping or belching and bloating. Sometimes people even mistake heartburn for a heart attack or consider a minor heart attack to be nothing but an episode of heartburn. That is [...]

Diet Pills – Waiting for a Miracle Pill to Lose Weight

There is a global epidemic of obesity and it now taken more seriously than ever before, considering widespread research studies have shown the link between obesity and many diseases including diabetes, high cholesterol levels, arthritis, cancer and heart disease. However, as any chronic dieter knows, it is not easy to lose weight and that is [...]

Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

Actos linked to bladder cancer The FDA is currently warning patients who are taking Actos® that they are at an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. On Sept 30, 2011, the FDA reviewed the findings of a 10-year study done by manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals. This study determined that Actos® (pioglitazone) carries a greater [...]

4 Dangerous Viral Diseases Explained

Viruses cause many serious diseases. Here are 4 dangerous and interesting ones explained. Rabies This disease is transmitted by rabid animals to humans typically by a bite.  After being bitten, the disease slowly progresses through the nervous system until it reaches the brain.  It is 100% fatal at that point. Because of how [...]

Viruses: Some General Thoughts

Viruses are devious. They consist of small pieces of genetic code, whether in the DNA or RNA form, and little else.  They work by hijacking the life systems of living cells and forcing them to create more copies of the virus. They are the cause of many of the worst diseases.  HIV, influenza, [...]