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8 natural treatment for shingles

It is ideal to comprehend the meaning of Shingles before knowing the natural ways it could be cured. Shingles is a viral disease that causes a difficult rash on the body. This rash can happen anyplace on the body, however it’s most regularly found on the middle. The same infection or virus that created chicken pox causes Shingles. The virus name is varicella-zoster virus. When you have chicken pox, the infection stays

11 top natural/home treatment for chicken pox

It is better to know a bit about chicken pox before going to the remedies or treatments.

Chickenpox is created by the virus known as varicella-zoster the same virus that cause shingles and is very contagious meaning it spreads easily from one individual
to another.

This illness is very contagious and can spread through air or contact with spit,

Top 10 Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

So many factors or a single one can cause someone to develop diabetes. This article will analyse some major risk factors or causes of type 2 diabetes.


1. Eating an excessive amount of food especially fat can cause diabetes.

2. Engaging in little or no physical activities or exercise is one of the major



Treatment is primarily symptomatic. Generally some TLC and good nursing care is all that is required. Cats can be fed warmed canned food to stimulate their appetite and offered chicken broth to encourage water intake.

Gently cleaning around the eyes and nose to remove dried mucus and crust will help with breathing and comfort.

Severely effected cats who are not eating, have painful ulcers or concurrent bacterial infections should be seen by a veterinarian. These cats may need fluids, pain medication, appetite stimulants and antibiotics.

Keep in mind antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. They are reserved for treatment of concurrent bacterial infections.

Antivirals are available to treat feline herpesvirus. Unfortunately the primary antiviral (famciclovir) used for feline herpesvirus is not effective for feline calicivirus.

You can help prevent the spread of disease by using the same common sense guidelines we all follow for avoiding colds oursel…

Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes: Two Causes of High Blood Glucose

Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the commonest type of diabetes and is affecting millions of people around the world.
Type 2 diabetes is characterized  by high glucose which specialists allude to as hyperglycemia.

Type 2 diabetes is different from other kind of diabetes such as type 1 diabetes, gestational and other types of diabetes because it is characterized by high blood glucose level. The danger of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Neuropathy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Nerve Damage

One of the consequences or complications of uncontrolled diabetes or high blood glucose or sugar level is a condition known as diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage.

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that must be treated promptly to prevent total damage of
the nerves. Total damage of the nerves will definitely have a negative effects on other vital organs of the body. Since blood and other important nutrients are transported through the nerves, getting it damage will

20 Home Remedies For Cough

Infection of the airway lining might be the cause of dry cough. Respiratory allergens mainly produce this style of coughing. Therapies that suppress coughing work better right here on account that the bouts of coughing could additional aggravate the airway.

Respiratory tract infections ordinarily produce a deep cough that may bring up phlegm. It's good to eliminate this thick mucus that would or else clog the airway. A residence comfort that lightens the mucus and facilitates its expulsion is most effective except the infection gets resolved. But a dry cough could persist even after the infections remedy in view that the mucosal lining of the airway could have suffered harm. Preserving the airway moist with elevated hydration is the important thing right here.

Home treatments For Coughs:
Here are some house treatments that seem to be strong at lowering or eliminating coughing. Pick the system that works satisfactory for you depending on the kind of a cough you have.

1. Salt water…


This morning i bought groundnuts and someone that is diabetics asked me to give her, so i did. I now decided to ask from google whether eating groundnut is good for diabetic. Though, the answer i found do not mention groundnut specifically but it says the overall effects of nuts as a whole on diabetes and other sickness.

The article says diabetics can eat any kind of

Patients less satisfied by GPs who refuse antibiotics

A study published in the British Journal of General Practice, compared the

prescribing rates of more than

95% of all GP surgeries in

England to a survey of patient


The study found that patients are less satisfied with their

prescription but that patients' satisfaction rose when

Tumeric Helps To Control Diabetes

Tumeric is a very useful herb for treating, managing and controlling diabetes. There are many herbs that can help diabetes patients to better manage their health condition by controlling the glucose level in the blood.

Diabetes patients are encouraged not to rely on Orthodox medication alone. Get me right i

7 Risk Factors Shared By Diabetes And Certain Cancer

Medical scientists have discovered that there is a link between diabetes and some form of cancer. They found out that certain risk factors that cause diabetes can also lead to cancer. Scientists are trying their best to make research and discoveries in order to enlighten people about their health. Many people are ignorant about their health. They are well educated in other aspect of their lives, they were educated and well


Keeping a balanced weight is key to prevent and control diabetes. Eating a balanced diet or foods low in fat and calories but full of nutrients will help us to maintain a balanced weight which is key among the most critical things you can do to bring down your risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition described by high blood glucose levels brought on by either an absence of insulin or the body’s failure to utilize insulin productively. Type 2 diabetes could affect anybody regardless of their age. Before it was

Remaining deer at Winona County farm found to have disease

An updated results has been released by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health on a Winona County deer farm where chronic wasting disease was discovered in November. In a release, the board says that the last seven remaining white-tailed deer harvested at the farm were found to have the disease. Samples from deer that the producer had moved from the farm to the Winona city park did show the disease. The board making sure the disease is cleared by working with the owner to clean and decontaminate the enclosure that contained the deer. The board says it is taking strict monitoring of one other farmed deer herd in the state, in Crow Wing County. That herd is quarantined and being tested for the disease. Chronic wasting disease is fatal to deer and elk, and the most worrying thing is that there are no known treatments or vaccines.

Diabetes is actually five separate diseases - research

A new results, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed that diabetes patients could be separated into five distinct clusters. Cluster 1 - severe autoimmune diabetes is broadly the same as the classical type 1 - it hit people when they were young, seemingly healthy and an immune disease left them unable to produce insulinCluster 2 - severe insulin-deficient diabetes patients initially looked very similar to those in cluster 1 - they were young, had a healthy weight and struggled to make insulin, but the immune system was not at faultCluster 3 - severe insulin-resistant diabetes patients were generally overweight and making insulin but their body was no longer responding to itCluster 4 - mild obesity-related diabetes was mainly seen in people who were very overweight but metabolically much closer to normal than those in cluster 3Cluster 5 - mild age-related diabetes patients developed symptoms when they were significantly older than in other groups and their disease t…


Coronary or health disease and vein disease are risky diseases for some individuals who don’t have their diabetes under proper control.

It is very important for diabetes people to keep their blood sugar level under proper control because they were twice as liable to have heart issues and strokes as
individuals who don’t have the condition.

Another reason it is advisable for diabetics to properly balance their glucose level is that it could lead to blood vessel or nerve

Five myths about disease outbreaks

One hundred years ago this week, Pvt. Albert Mitchell, an Army mess cook stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, received the very first diagnosis of a new strain of influenza that eventually infected approximately 500 million people across the globe - about one-third of the world's population - and led to at least 50 million deaths, far more than the lives lost in the still-ragi

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Study: Optimizing Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

Lung nodules are a diagnostic challenge in the United States with an estimated yearly incidence of 1.6 million.  There are significant costs, morbidity and mortality associated with the invasive biopsies needed to determine which nodules are cancerous. “Integrated Diagnostics pioneered the liquid biopsy approach to lung nodules based on proteomic (protein) analyses of blood plasma samples from hundreds of patients with nodules,” stated CEO Dr. Albert Luderer. “This research resulted in the discovery of several lung cancer-associated changes in a patient’s plasma proteome.”  The original findings were published in Science Translational Medicine and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, and collectively demonstrated that specific protein changes could be detected in early stage lung cancer and utilized to exclude cancer in patients with benign nodules. The newly clinical validation represents the performance of the second generation diagnostic test of Integrated Diagnostic’s original publi…

Missouri reports 6th highest lung cancer rates

The conclusion of the American Lung Association is that every states need to do more to combat lung cancer. A new report reveals the vital need for increased lung cancer resources. According to records, Missouri reports 6th highest lung cancer rates, and low early detection. There will be more than 5,700 people in Missouri diagnosed with lung cancer and almost 4,000 will succumb to the deadly disease in 2018.

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

In the new research, Chandrasekhar Kanduri — a professor of medical biochemistry and cell biology — and colleagues saw that by downregulating noncoding RNA activity, they were able to reduce cancer growth in a mouse model of lung cancer by 40 to 50 percent which is a significant amount. According to Kanduri, "This link [between noncoding RNA and cancer] is known, but no one has made such a broad and extensive analysis previously, nor examined long noncoding RNAs so specifically."

5 Ways To Get Rid of Belly Fat

How to Get Rid of Belly Fat While genetics may partly dictate where you store fat, lifestyle also plays a role. And that means there are several changes you can make that can help decrease your waist-to-hip ratio and, with it, your risk of heart disease. • Eat more whole grains. A 2010 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who consumed three or more daily servings of whole grains had 10 percent less visceral abdominal fat than those who ate virtually no whole grains. But you need to choose all your grains carefully to see these effects. The study also found that eating four or more servings a day of refined grains negated any belly fat benefits of whole-grain consumption. • Focus on healthy fats. Eating more poly- and monounsaturated fats and fewer saturated fats can help reduce your waistline. These healthier fats have anti-inflammatory effects that help better regulate insulin and result in less fat stored in the abdomen. You’ll find them in f…

Statement for Rare Disease Day

Statement for Rare Disease DayStatement by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General 28 FEBRUARY 2018 | GENEVA -The vision of the Sustainable Development Goals is a world in which no one is left behind, including people who suffer from rare diseases. Just because a disease affects a small number of people does not make it irrelevant or less important than diseases that affect millions. Rare diseases present fundamentally different challenges from those of more common diseases, especially for diagnosis. The small number of patients, the logistics involved in reaching widely dispersed patients, the lack of validated biomarkers and surrogate end-points, and the lack clinical expertise and expert centres all present significant barriers. Medical expertise for each of these diseases is a scarce resource. Fragmented disease knowledge makes it critical that investments in research go hand-in-hand with investments in dedicated infrastructure and international networks such as biobanks…

Exercise, Fitness Significantly Decrease After Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Physical exercise and measures of fitness, such as endurance and strength, significantly decrease after a diagnosis of lung cancer, according to a study published in Supportive Care in Cancer. Data from previous studies show that physical exercise improves fatigue, physical capacity, and quality of life for patients with cancer, but physical fitness and exercise behaviors have not been thoroughly assessed in patients with advanced lung cancer. For this study, researchers enrolled 227 patients with advanced lung cancer shortly after diagnosis and tested for strength and endurance with the maximum voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC) and 6-minute walk test (6MWT), respectively. Baseline measures were taken upon study enrollment and randomization, and patients completed self-report questionnaires that evaluated current and previous exercise behaviors. Two hundred and eleven patients were evaluable for the final analysis.

The authors concluded that these “findings indicate the need for…

RNA based therapy cure lung cancer in mouse

Using a inhouse developed technology and modern RNA sequencing, the researchers identified 570 long noncoding RNA molecules that are expressed differently depending on the type of cancer, as well as 633 new independent biomarkers that can be used to predict and treat 14 types of cancer. The results are expected to be important for cancer researchers in many parts of the world. "Since there is a strong link between cell division cycle and cancer, we are using it as the basis for identifying the important long non-coding RNA molecules that play a key role in cancer growth. Higher expression of some of these long noncoding RNA molecules during cell division cycle may cause cells to divide uncontrollably to become cancerous, explains Chandrasekhar Kanduri. "This link is known, but no one has made such a broad and extensive analysis previously, nor examined long noncoding RNAs so specifically," he continues. The mouse models carrying human lung cancer tissues were injected …

Maine has highest rate of lung cancer

new American Lung Association report finds that Maine has one of the highest rates of new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. The report also finds that those Mainers who do get lung cancer are slightly likelier than the national average to survive it for five years. The report uses data from 2009-2013 and finds that Maine's incidence of lung cancer is just under 75 cases per 100,000 people, which is the sixth-worst rate in the country. “We have known for a while that we have one of the higher incidence rates,” says American Lung Association Maine Public Policy Director Lance Boucher. “There's a lot of risk factors that go into lung cancer, smoking rate being one of them, and radon gas exposure, both of which are prevalent in Maine.” Radon occurs naturally in Maine, and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. Tobacco use is the leading risk factor for lung cancer, and Mainers do have high smoking rates. But Boucher says the numbers suggest Mainers may also have high exposur…

How To Reverse Diabetes Type 2 With Diets

It must be admitted that living with diabetes is not easy because you have to follow a daily routine of using your medications as at when due. It is even a terrible case for those on insulin, some diabetics take insulin daily, as they need to be injecting themselves with needles.

Contrary to popular believe that diabetes cannot be reverse, a clinical trial has proven that type 2 diabetes, can be reversed and with your diet.
Weight loss has been said to be able to improve diabetes condition. Accordingly

Home remedy for peptic ulcers

One of the most most painful health issue are those who influence the digestive procedure. One such example is the peptic ulcer, which is characterised by means of a lesion within the protecting overlaying of the mucus (mucosa) across the stomach brought about via irritation. This triggers gastric acids to additional eat away at the stomach lining or small intestine. This type of ulcer is incredibly painful however conveniently treatable, though it might cause serious disorders if ignored for a long time.

There are three forms of peptic ulcers: esophageal ulcers are ulcers that increase within the esophagus; gastric ulcers enhance inside the belly; and duodenal ulcers develop in the higher part of the small intestines, referred to as the duodenum.

Unique factors can cause irritation of the stomach lining or small gut, which incorporate:

excessive stress
Overproduction of acid in the belly
Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) micro organism illness in the intestine
extended use of N…

Lung cancer : everything you need to know

Lung cancer is also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant tumor that can grow without control, in the lung tissues. In most cases, cancer spreads from the lungs to other parts of the body, such as the vertebrae, the breast and so on. This process is known as metastasis. The tumor that begins in the lung, also referred to as primary lung cancers are carcinomas. Lung cancer is one of the most critical and famous causes of cancer deaths, especially in America. There are two main types of lung cancer, and these are squamous-cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Some of the common signs and symptoms of cancer are a prolonged cough, that doesn’t resolve, even after using cough syrups. Others include hemoptysis, pain in the chest, hoarseness of voice, pain in the bone, headache and loss of weight. Lung cancer is mainly due to some lifestyle activities, such as smoking. According to statistics, approximately 90% of lung cancer cases are due to smoking. The remaining 10% occur in…


In one of my previous articles, i wrote about the importance of fiber to diabetes diet. If you have not read the article it is advisable you do so. Reading it will give the you the knowledge about the importance of fiber for the controlling and balancing of blood sugar.

Food rich in fiber is usually recommended for diabetes by doctors. Diabetes

7 things you should not do before bed

Getting a good night's rest is about more than just going to bed at an appropriate time.It's also about arranging your evening so that it's not stressful or stimulating in a way that can make it hard to fall and stay asleep.We know: It's easier said than done.To help you out, we've rounded up seven common behaviors that can ruin your restplus what you can do instead.

1. Don't use any kind of digital technology.A growing body of research suggests that staring at the blue and white light emitted from digital screens prevents your brain from releasing the hormone melatonin, which lets your body know when it's time to hit the hay. So it becomes harder to fall and stay asleep.Take a tip from Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor of The Huffington Post, whos banned electronics from the bedroom and reads a hard copy book before going to sleep.2. Don't take sleeping pills (unless you've been diagnosed with insomnia).The Centers for Disease Control and Pre…

6 Reasons Why Children Develop Diabetes Than Before

Children are now developing diabetes type 2 at an alarming rate. This type of diabetes was considered as an adult diabetes before. But now both young and old including the children are susceptible to type 2 diabetes.

If children had diabetes before, it will be type 1 because 99% of children diabetes then are type 1. That is why type 2 diabetes was considered an adult disease.

Figures from health institutions and organisations revealed that thousands of children in the modern world

Symptoms That Your Blood Sugar Is High: Thirst And Frequent Urination

There are many ways you could know that your blood sugar is on the

rise. First, people with type 2 diabetes need to be reminded that

their blood sugar

levels can be keep under control with diet, exercise, and drug.

However, you need to be checking your blood sugar level every

Symptoms That Your Blood Sugar Is High : Fatigue or Tiredness

If you are diabetic, it is very important to be able to read your

blood sugar level without meter but through how you feel inside of


Being able to read how you feel from time to time concerning diabetes

will help you to balance your blood sugar if it rises.

One of the symptoms that shows your blood sugar is high is

Alzheimer’s disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans

These promising research findings center around deleting a gene that produces an enzyme called BACE1, which helps make the beta-amyloid peptides that accumulate abnormally in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that stopping or reducing that enzyme’s activity dramatically reduces production of beta-amyloid peptides, which are toxic to the brain and lead to the symptoms — including memory loss — associated with Alzheimer’s. By using BACE1 inhibitors to gradually lower the enzyme’s levels, researchers saw reduced neuron loss and better brain function in the mice, offering hope for human subjects down the line, according to the study.

Ebola for kauri' spurs volunteers to alert Waitakare visitors to rahui

According to reports, local iwi placed the rahui restricting access to forest tracks in the 16,0000 hectare regional park to try to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease. "I think if people realised this was ebola for kauri they would realise that we need stricter protection measures," said Vivien Van Der Wal, one of the volunteers. Another volunteer Mataora Hoteke-Takirihi said: "People still will continue, knowingly or unknowingly, to go through. But that's okay. We're here to bring awareness as best we can."

New Imaging Technology May Help Predict Aggressiveness of Lung Cancer

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic are leading development of a computerized tissue-imaging program that could soon help identify which lung cancer patients are likely to face an earlier recurrence of the disease. With that information, cancer experts could more accurately determine which lung cancer patients should undergo aggressive post-surgery chemotherapy—and which are unlikely to benefit from it. “Right now, virtually all early-stage lung cancer patients get surgery,” said Anant Madabhushi, founding director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at the Case School of Engineering. “The problem is oncologists don’t currently have sufficient information to know which of these patients will also receive added benefit from chemotherapy.”

Pfizer and Merck KGaA suffered another setback with immuno-oncology med Bavencio

Pfizer and Merck KGaA have suffered another setback with immuno-oncology med Bavencio—and this one’s raising some eyebrows. Thursday, the companies revealed Bavencio (avelumab) had failed to outdo chemo at extending the lives of second-line lung cancer patients with PD-L1-positive tumors. And the way Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat sees it, there’s no “good reason” to explain the flop.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for expanded use of Imfinzi to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said late on Friday it granted approval for expanded use of Imfinzi to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with inoperable mid-stage disease that has not spread widely around the body.
The green light - which had been expected following positive clinical data last year - gives AstraZeneca a chance to intervene earlier in lung cancer, distinguishing it from rivals that have approval for tackling advanced or metastatic disease. Analysts believe using Imfinzi in so-called stage III lung cancer, where cancer has only spread locally, opens up an annual sales opportunity worth around $2 billion. Importantly, AstraZeneca has a lead of two to three years over other drug companies in this particular area.

Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar : Feeling Dizzy or Shaky

Every diabetes patients should learn how to know whether their blood

sugar is low or high. In my two previous articles, i wrote about how

to know that your blood sugar is high through excessive

What counts as ultra-processed foods

What counts as ultra-processedMass-produced packaged breads and bunsSweet or savoury packaged snacks including crispsChocolate bars and sweetsSodas and sweetened drinksMeatballs, poultry and fish nuggetsInstant noodles and soupsFrozen or shelf-life ready mealsFoods made mostly or entirely from sugar, oils and fats

Is Fruits Good For Diabetes

Fruits are good for everybody. Diabetics and non-diabetics can benefit themselves from the numerous health benefits of fruits.
The advice is that you should be testing your blood sugar against the safest fruits for diabetes. What you can do is to test or measure your sugar level with meter after you consume fruits to know which one is good for

Benefits and side effects of lime

Health benefits of lime Lime can be amazing for healthy women who are not pregnant. This short list of the advantages of taking water with lime (1 or 2 fruits per a glass of water is enough) or making fresh juice sounds really cool:
Source of multivitamins (vitamin C, beta-carotene, biotin, magnesium)FightS acne by clearing the extra testosterone and balancing hormonesWeight loss Side effects of limeBad teeth: the extreme levels of citric acid can lead to severe decay of your teeth enamel, lead to cavities, add stains to your teeth or ever destroy the tooth completely.Heartburn and nausea: the acid contained in fresh limes can irritate your stomach and one important muscle involved in digestion which can cause the unpleasant side effect and GERD health issue.Stomach pain: once again, these side effects can also be caused by citric acid contained in limes (if you get abnormal pain, begin to lose weight suddenly while taking lime juice or eating this fruit you better stop and quickly co…