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Diet as First-line Therapy for Infantile Spasms

August 6, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Traditionally used for intractable childhood epilepsy, the high fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diet was found by a study to be an effective first-line treatment for spasms among four to eight-month old infants with epilepsy.

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FDA Approves Drug for Chorea Treatment in Huntington’s Disease

August 5, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Xenazine (tetrabenazine) has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) as the first drug for the treatment of chorea among patients with Huntington’s disease. “Xenazine represents hope for patients and families dealing with this difficult disease,” said Dr. Timothy Cote, director of FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development. “For the first time, there is a treatment that can help patients with this disease gain some quality of life.”

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New Approach to Detect Brain Tumor’s Treatment Response

August 4, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

A certain kind of MRI scanning can now identify if brain tumors respond to treatment even before the onset of symptoms, according to a pilot study. Participated by researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Montreal Neurological Institute, the study was conducted among patients with recurring malignant tumors who were undergoing chemotherapy.

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Sleep Therapy: Low-Cost Treatment for Insomnia

August 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

A neuroimaging study,”Prefontal Hypoactivation and Recovery in Insomnia,” has found that cognitive abnormalities caused by insomnia can be reversed through the non-pharmacologic approach of sleep therapy.

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Old Drug shows Potential for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Treatment

June 15, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Methylene blue, a century-old drug, is found to address mitochondrial dysfunction—a common condition in age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

A paper on methylene blue study, conducted by researchers from Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, shows that methylene blue, when used at a very low concentration, slows cellular aging and enhances mitochondrial function, which potentially allows those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s to live longer, healthier lives.

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Chickenpox Treatment

September 12, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Chickenpox is a viral disease caused by the varicella zoster characterized by pinkish spots similar to blisters that spread all over a patient’s body. The small spots are itchy which can be burdensome to the patients and can be accompanied by runny nose, cough and sometimes even fever. Other symptoms of chicken pox include aching muscles, loss of appetite and nausea. Some children may have breathing difficulties or experience chest pains. In which case, it is highly advisable to consult a doctor.

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What is Hemodialysis?

August 13, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Acute renal failure, also known as chronic kidney disease or chronic kidney injury makes the kidneys to malfunction and lose the ability to filter the wastes and remove the extra fluid from the body. Once this happens to you, you will need hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is a procedure done which uses a man-made membrane called dialyzer to filter the wastes and restore the right electrolyte balance in the blood, and remove the excess fluid from the body.

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Corneal Transplant

March 24, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Cornea is the front part of our eyes. It is the transparent part of our eye that covers the pupil, iris and retina.

Corneal Transplant is a surgical procedure where a portion of our cornea is removed and replaced with a portion of the cornea from a donor. Corneal Transplant also known as keratoplasty is performed 400,000 times in America only. With this numbers, we can only imagine the importance of this procedure.

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Herbal Cure for Cholecytitis

August 8, 2016 Category :Health Watch 0

Cholecytitis is an inflammation of the gall bladder. It is due to the blockage of the cystic duct. Usually, what causes the obstruction is a gallstone (calculous cholecytitis). The inflammation may be sterile or bacterial, while the obstruction can be acalulous or due to sludge. Although, it is believed that the inflammation is more of a consequence and not the cause of cholecytitis.

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Bad Effects of Chicharon

April 23, 2016 Category :Health Watch 0

Chicharon in the Philippines is a snack made by frying dried pork rinds, pork scratching and fat of a pork or pig. It was the Spaniards who presented this snack to the Philippines, and therefore the word chicharon happens to be Spanish.

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