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  • Famed Irish scientist says the cure for Alzheimer’s is only 5 – 10 years away

    02/21/2016 5:33:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 02/21/2016 | Sheila Langan
    A scientist whose major breakthroughs have emerged from studying the brains of Irish families says we are only five to 10 years away from a cure for Alzheimer's disease. In a recent interview with the Irish Times, Professor Tim Lynch, currently with the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, recounted the discovery he made while working in New York almost 20 years ago, which changed the course of his research. In 1994, Lynch was part of a team studying frontotemporal dementia in an Irish American family at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The team discovered that...
  • Obama promises a cure for cancer 'once and for all'

    01/13/2016 9:08:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    Forty-five years ago, the U..S landed a man on the Moon and brought him home safely.  The effort cost, in today's dollars, around $135 billion spent over ten years. Ever since then, whenever government wants to spend a lot of money solving a problem, the moon program is cited as an example that we can do anything we put our minds – and dollars – to. Last night, the president invoked the Moon landing to announce his initiative to cure cancer – "once and for all."  But someone should have whispered into the president's ear that the idea we can...
  • Clinton vows to find Alzheimer's cure by 2025 (Black, Hispanic & women voters hardest hit)

    12/22/2015 4:01:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Hillary Clinton is laying out an aggressive plan to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease within a decade, which she says will be achieved by a dramatically boosting spending by four times the current levels. The Democratic presidential front-runner vows to spend $2 billion per year "to prevent, effectively treat and make a cure possible by 2025." She will announce her plan at a campaign stop in Iowa later on Tuesday. The annual $2 billion in spending will be part of a "historic, decade-long investment" that would bring up spending levels from the $586 million spent by the National Institutes...
  • A "huge milestone": approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

    11/03/2015 7:50:47 AM PST · by Ellendra · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-2-2015 | Nicky Woolf
    A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are slightly - but not much - more susceptible to the havoc they wreak than the rest of the body. Their side effects are legion, and in many cases horrifying – from hair loss and internal bleeding to chronic nausea and even death. But last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time...
  • 3 Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last 2 Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Vibes
    In the past several weeks, a number of controversial natural health doctors have died under mysterious circumstances. Some of them have even had recent encounters with federal agents and bureaucracies.Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreets family suspects foul play.Last week, members of the family set up a donation page To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death...
  • Dr Nicholas Gonzalez, RIP

    07/23/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by blackpacific · 9 replies
    email from Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez staff | 22July2015 | n/a
    Sad news for our patients and friends Dear Patients, Family, Friends, and Colleagues: It is with great sadness that the office of Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D. relays news of his untimely death on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The cause of death was cardiac related, it appears, as he suddenly collapsed and was unable to be revived. Dr. Gonzalez was in excellent health otherwise so his passing is quite unexpected. Currently, his family is taking care of funeral arrangements and Dr. Linda Isaacs and his office staff are tending to patients. In the interim, please know Dr. Gonzalez office will keep...
  • Alzheimers Breakthrough: Scientists Home In On Molecule Which Halts Development of Disease

    02/16/2015 7:46:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February16, 2015 | John Bingham
    Alzheimers Breakthrough: Scientists Home In On Molecule Which Halts Development of Disease Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia By John Bingham, 16 Feb 2015 Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimers disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments for the condition. A team at Cambridge University, working with partners in Sweden and Estonia, has identified a molecule which can block the progress of Alzheimers at a crucial stage in its development. Not only is...
  • Washington Man Who Faces Years In Prison For Growing Medical Marijuana Has Cancer

    01/17/2015 6:02:04 AM PST · by Wolfie · 76 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Jan. 16, 2015
    Washington Man Who Faces Years In Prison For Growing Medical Marijuana Has Cancer A Washington state man who is facing at least 10 years in prison if convicted in a high-profile federal case over growing medical marijuana for personal use has been diagnosed with cancer. --snip-- Harvey, along with his wife, Rhonda; their son, Rolland Gregg; Rolland's wife, Michelle Gregg; as well as close family friend Jason Zucker are all facing federal marijuana charges for growing about 70 cannabis plants for their own medical use at the Harveys' rural home. The family's defense attorneys have maintained the pot patch complied...
  • PRAYERS PLEASE: Necrotizing fasciitis eating 6-yr-old boy's face

    02/21/2006 1:15:09 AM PST · by Veto! · 40 replies · 2,650+ views
    KIRO-TV ^ | 2/21/2006 | KIRO-TV
    Bellingham Boy Fighting Flesh-Eating Bacteria SEATTLE, Wash. -- What started as a 'fat lip' from a fall, now has a local 6 year old Jake Finkbonner fighting to survive. The boy has necrotizing faciitis, a bacteria that is attacking his face. His family says the bacteria was consuming him before their eyes. The infection is so aggressive, antibiotics aren't enough. Hes had three surgeries so far to try to save his life. Jakes father, Donny, (says)......all of us are praying for him, and were just in Gods hands. Jakes mother, Elsa says, he didnt have any facial features that were...
  • Cancer cure found? Compound from Blushwood tree breaks down tumors in 70 percent of cases

    10/09/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jan Dizon
    Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have made an exciting discovery for cancer patients everywhere. A chemical found in a rare plant from Australia has the ability to "eat" cancerous tumors and completely eradicate them within days. The tumor-eating chemical is found in the seeds of berries of the Blushwood plant. The chemical, which is being called EBC-46, takes three weeks to extract and the process is quite difficult. Experts are even saying that they still don't completely understand why the chemical is in the seed of the Blushwood berry in the first place. Farming Blushwood in large quantities...
  • A Plan to Use Survivors Blood for Ebola Treatment in Africa

    10/04/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/04/2014 | By ANDREW POLLACK
    With no proven drugs to treat Ebola and experimental ones in short supply, the health authorities are planning to turn instead to a treatment that is walking around in the outbreak zone in West Africa. That would be the blood of people who have been sickened by the Ebola virus but have since recovered. Their blood should contain antibodies that might help other patients fight off the infection. The World Health Organization is making it a priority to try such convalescent blood or plasma, as it is called, and is talking with the affected countries about how to do it....
  • Pill that can cure baldness in five months

    08/17/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 46 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 14:03 EST, 17 August 2014 | Sophie Borland
    A twice-a-day pill that can cure baldness caused by alopecia has been developed by scientists. It has enabled three patients to grow back a full head of hair within the space of just five months. Researchers now plan to carry out further tests in the hope that it will eventually be rolled out as a standard treatment. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 Britons are thought to suffer from alopecia areata and it is most common in young adults aged 15 to 29. It is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system which results...
  • Hairless Man Grows Full Head Of Hair In Yale Arthritis Drug Trial [YAAAAAY!}

    06/19/2014 10:36:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | June 19, 2014 11:04 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) Scientists at Yale may have discovered quite the off-label use for an FDA-approved arthritis drug. During a trial, which stretched for eight months, a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects. The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment. The disease causes the loss of almost all body hair. According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit,...
  • Half of cancer sufferers will be 'cured' (Can expect to survive for at least 10 years)

    04/30/2014 12:21:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/29/2014 | Laura Donnelly, Health Editor.
    Half of patients diagnosed with cancer today will effectively be cured according to the authors of new research, which shows survival rates in England and Wales have doubled since the 1970s. Experts hailed the landmark findings as a tipping point in the war on cancer, and said dramatic improvements in diagnosis and treatment meant the disease could soon be treated as a chronic condition, instead of a death sentence. The landmark study of 7 million cancer patients suggests that 50 per cent of patients diagnosed today can expect to survive for at least 10 years - by which point their...
  • Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on

    01/04/2014 2:06:58 PM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | Jan 2, 20114 | Kate Kelland
    (Reuters) - Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit hard last month that the so-called "Boston patients" - two men who received bone marrow transplants that appeared to rid them completely of the AIDS-causing virus - had relapsed and gone back onto antiretroviral treatment. But experts say the disappointment could lay the basis for important leaps forward in the search for a cure. "It's a setback for...
  • [C]ure for skin cancer: Doctors announce historic breakthrough as 'spectacular' drugs bring hope to

    09/29/2013 6:21:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:04 EST, 28 September 2013 | Stephen Adams
    Scientists have developed breakthrough drugs that cure skin cancer. The treatment is already having spectacular effects in seriously ill melanoma patientsand could soon be used to defeat other types of cancer. One in six patients ravaged by deadly skin cancer are already being cured by the drugs, the European Cancer Congress was told yesterday, with the possibility of more than half being saved with an new combination. The first is ipilimumabor IPI. According to research presented to the European congress in Amsterdam yesterday, 17 percent of patients are cured by this drug alone. But many moreperhaps more than...
  • Novel Protein CPTP Offers Hope for Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases

    08/07/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    Sci-News ^ | August 6, 2013 | Sci-News
    The scientists discovered that the ceramide-1 phosphate transport protein (CPTP) regulates levels of biologically active lipids, which are molecules such as fatty acids that often play a role in cell signaling. They found that CPTP's main function is to transport ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), a lipid that helps regulate cell growth, survival, migration and inflammation. Specifically, C1P increases the production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids – powerful signaling molecules that contribute to chronic inflammation in diseases such as cancer, asthma, atherosclerosis and thrombosis – and the discovery of CPTP sheds a light on the cellular mechanisms that contribute to these diseases. "We may have...
  • Black Leaders Praise NRA for Saving Them (video)

    05/11/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2013 | NA
    DAFRUSA: The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) hosted a group of prominent figures from the African American community at the National Press Club to speak out against gun control legislation currently being considered on Capitol Hill. --snip-- The news conference is to rally behind the tradition of former slave and great American orator Frederick Douglass who said, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box."
  • Has Science Cured Gray Hair?

    05/07/2013 9:10:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Gray hair -- one of the classic signs of aging that can lead to a midlife crisis for some -- may some day be a thing of the past, much to the chagrin of hair-dye manufacturers and Corvette salesmen. A team of European researchers claims to have found not only the root cause of gray hair, but also a treatment for the condition. Additionally, their treatment may help people with vitiligo, a condition that causes the loss of pigment in patches of skin, they say. It's been known for years that hair turns gray due to a natural buildup of...
  • One drug to rule them all: Researchers find treatment that kills every kind of cancer tumor

    03/29/2013 1:51:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/29/2013 | By MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN
    <p>Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with.</p> <p>The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system, according to Science Magazine.</p>
  • Doctors say infant cured of HIV at UMC

    03/03/2013 4:49:57 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 90 replies
    WAPT ^ | 3/3/13
    JACKSON, Miss. Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center said they have cured a baby suffering from HIV and the breakthrough is reverberating worldwide. Related Woman says ex kidnapped her 18-wheeler overturns off of I-20 3 arrested in Jackson drug bust Grenade launcher found during drug bust Fire hydrant testing begins in West... "There is excitement around this," said Dr. Deborah Persaud of John's Hopkins Children's Center. Doctors across the country are heralding the medical breakthrough in Jackson. "We have, perhaps inadvertently, but in fact, cured the child," said Dr. Hannah Gay, associate professor of pediatrics. "We don't know...
  • Tiny Capsule Effectively Kills Cancer Cells

    02/11/2013 5:46:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 02/12/2013
    A tiny capsule invented at a UCLA lab could go a long way toward improving cancer treatment. Devising a method for more precise and less invasive treatment of cancer tumors, a team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a degradable nanoscale shell to carry proteins to cancer cells and stunt the growth of tumors without damaging healthy cells. In a new study, published online Feb. 1 in the peer-reviewed journal Nano Today, a group led by Yi Tang, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a member of the...
  • Lies Cure - Lyrics

    11/26/2012 9:41:56 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Now | Me
    Parody lyrics for "Love Hurts" by Nazareth... Lies cure, truth hurts, lies sooth, truth blurts To any jerks, not poor, or dumb, enough To buy the hope and change, just take it on the chin Lies are cloudy truths, behind a silver skin Lies cure, ooh ooh lies cure I've lied, I know, but even so I've just told a lie, or two, false witnessed to the fools No... I've really lied a lot, really, really lied a lot Lies are passing blame, like a potato when it's hot Lies cure, ooh ooh lies cure Here's how redistribution works Give...
  • Cure for baldness "could be on sale within five years"

    03/30/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3/21/12 | Fiona MacRae
    In the answer to millions of mens prayers, scientists may have got to the root of baldness. They have identified a scalp chemical that stops hair from growing. Excitingly, drugs that block the protein have already been developed for other purposes, meaning a hair restoring lotion or potion could be on the market in under five years.
  • Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    The amazing part isnt that she tried but that she seems to have succeeded, at least in mice: This is a great American story and also, obviously, a great statement about the value of legal immigration. Were lucky to have Angela and shes equally lucky to have this country. Talk about a win-win situation.
  • Hebrew U Professor: Tobacco Can Help Cure Malaria

    12/26/2011 3:46:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/11
    It sounds like one of those diseases that should have been wiped out long ago, but malaria, unfortunately, is alive and well, especially in Africa and other tropical, third world locations. Battling malaria is complicated for numerous reasons, among them the difficulty of creating drugs to battle the disease. Now, however, Hebrew University researchers have come up with a novel method of producing the medicine that can treat malaria using common, everyday tobacco plants. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via mosquitoes. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between...
  • First man functionally cured of HIV

    06/05/2011 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Liz Goodwin
    Since the HIV virus was discovered 30 years ago this week, 30 million people have died from the disease, and it continues to spread at the rate of 7,000 people per day globally, the UN says. There's not much good news when it comes to this devastating disease. But that is perhaps why the story of the man scientists call the "Berlin patient" is so remarkable and has generated so much excitement among the HIV advocacy community. Timothy Ray Brown suffered from both leukemia and HIV when he received a bone marrow stem cell transplant in Berlin, Germany in 2007....
  • Apparent Immunity Gene Cures Bay Area Man Of AIDS

    05/17/2011 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 16, 2011 12:25 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene. Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a functional cure. Brown was living in Berlin, Germany back in 2007, dealing with HIV and leukemia, when scientists there gave him a bone marrow stem...
  • 100,000 people pressure Apple to shut down 'Gay Cure' app

    03/22/2011 4:37:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/11 | Sarah Kessler
    (Mashable) -- More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Apple to remove an app from the iTunes store that was created by an anti-gay Christian organization. Exodus International, which according to its website has ministries that "provide support for individuals who want to recover from homosexuality," released the app on February 15. The app has a 4+ approval rating from the Apple app store, and the organization is quick to point out that this rating is reserved for those apps that "contain no objectionable material." Gay rights activists obviously disagree.
  • How mother's homemade eczema cure turned into a 100,000-a-year business

    03/21/2011 12:32:34 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:46 AM on 21st March 2011 | Alison Smith Squire
    When she was a toddler, Lula Balmonds eczema was so bad that she had to be bandaged every night to help her sleep. And when Great Ormond Street childrens hospital said they wanted to admit her for two weeks, her mother Natalie was at her wits end. So in desperation she concocted her own cure in kitchen and it worked.
  • Labor coalition's tactics on renewable energy projects are criticized (CURE tactics under scrutiny)

    02/05/2011 9:12:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/5/11 | Marc Lifsher
    Three California unions are accusing a rival labor coalition of using "shameful" tactics to win exclusive contracts for building renewable power plants tactics they said delay new jobs and add to each project's costs. Unions representing carpenters, laborers and operating engineers criticized California Unions for Reliable Energy for challenging construction projects on environmental grounds then dropping objections after its main affiliate, the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, wins lucrative contracts to supply workers. Since 2000, CURE has participated in environmental hearings for all 12 renewable energy projects proposed for the Southern California desert, filing more...
  • Help Us Find The Cure For Lupus

    01/28/2011 5:13:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Starting at 10AM we will present a special edition of the Jim Vicevich Show. Sandra Raymond, from the Lupus Foundation of America will be joining us, as well as Lisa Sartorius, the President of the Connecticut Lupus Foundation, as we take some time to raise money for Lupus research. Click here to contribute. Look for the DONATE NOW on the left hand side of the donate page. Read more about Lupus below the fold. As many of you may know I have Lupus. Lupus (SLE, CLE, SCLE) is a debilitating autoimmune disease, and while its affects on each individual can...
  • Report: Scientists finally cure HIV with stem cells? (Yes, but...)

    12/15/2010 7:28:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2010 | Allahpundit
    Big news no matter the circumstances, but in case you stumble across the headline elsewhere and are tempted to think it’s a major breakthrough, I recommend reading this excellent Fox News piece for perspective. The good news, obviously: An HIV-positive patient who was treated for leukemia more than three years ago shows no signs of the virus in his system to this day. Doctors can’t be completely sure that trace amounts aren’t lying dormant somewhere in his body, but as far as they’re able to measure, it’s all gone. He’s the first patient on record to be completely cured.The bad...
  • Cure or Care?

    12/02/2010 9:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 2, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    Which do you think is less expensive, not to mention preferable: a cure for cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, or caring for people with these diseases? Wouldn't it be better medical and public policy to direct more resources toward finding a cure for diseases that cost a lot to treat than to rely on a government insurance program, such as Obamacare, which seeks mainly to help pay the bills for people after they become ill? Isn't the answer obvious? Apparently not to many politicians trapped in an old paradigm that focuses too much on hospitals, doctors and medicines and too...
  • White House Refuses to Release Donors to David Axelrod's Charity

    11/29/2010 8:54:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Gawker ^ | 11/29/10 | John Cook
    White House Refuses to Release Donors to David Axelrod's CharityBy John Cook In 1998, White House senior adviser David Axelrod co-founded a charity aimed at curing epilepsy, which his daughter suffers from. It raised $800,000 last year from corporate and private donors. The White House won't say who they are. **SNIP** David Axelrod has no current official affiliation with CURE, but the organization's press materials describe him as a "CURE father and co-founder," and his White House bio says he "helped found" it. Susan Axelrod serves as CURE's chair, an unpaid position. Any viewer of Fox News piece, which is...
  • Curing Alzheimers (Its cheaper & more compassionate, to cure the malady than it is to care for it)

    10/29/2010 7:37:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 10/29/2010 | James Pinkerton
    Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day OConnor and two coauthors (Dr. Stanley Prusiner, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Medicine, and Ken Dychtwald, a psychologist and gerontologist) published a profound op-ed in the New York Times yesterday. They called for a massive effort to cure Alzheimers Disease (AD). In so writing, they echoed Maria Shriver, who has been making the same argument: Its cheaper, as well as more compassionate, to cure the malady than it is to care for it. As the op-ed notes, we dont spend money on polio anymore, not because we streamlined treatment or because we...
  • Is this cancer's 'penicillin moment'? Gene targeting drug could herald 'end game' for disease

    09/15/2010 5:20:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2010 | Claire Bates
    Scientists today hailed the 'end game' in the battle to understand the causes of cancer and how to treat it. In a dramatic breakthrough compared to the discovery of penicillin, doctors have successfully trialled a drug that uses genetic data to target specific tumours. Professor Mark Stratton, the head of the Cancer Genome Project, today said that researchers had reached a 'remarkable moment' in the fight against the disease. 'We have the potential to sequence cancer genomes in their thousands and tens of thousands to find all the mutations within them,' he told Radio 4's Today programme. 'We have entered...
  • CA: State considers repealing 1950 law to study, cure gays

    04/06/2010 7:45:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 493+ views
    AP on Mercurty News ^ | 4/6/10 | Cathy Bussewitz - ap
    SACRAMENTO California lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill today that would repeal a state law designed to find the causes and cures of homosexuality. The law, written in 1950, classifies homosexuals as "sexual deviants" and requires the state Department of Mental Health to conduct research on "deviations conducive to sex crimes against children." The research would be used to help identify potential sex offenders. The bill moved out of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on a 4-0 vote, with one Democrat and two Republican members abstaining from voting. They said the law's reference to homosexuality should be removed but...
  • A cancer cure health reform may delay

    03/24/2010 12:04:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 350+ views
    Smart Planet ^ | 03/24/2010 | Dana Blankenhorn
    There may be a big breakthrough in cancer therapy coming. A study published in Nature, from a team headed by CalTech chemical engineering professor Mark Davis (right), proves a method for RNA Interference, using tiny bits of RNA injected into the blood, which interfered with the reproduction of tumor cells. There is tremendous excitement over game-changing therapies for cancer, Parkinsons, and chronic pain. As always there is also a compelling back story. Davis began his work after watching his wife nearly die from breast cancer treatments. The work he has just done on humans replicates research that won Andrew Fire...
  • Home Quick remedies for Severe Gout Attack

    08/25/2009 9:05:40 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 62 replies · 3,205+ views
    OK Guys/Gals. I have not had an attack in years but after attending a couple of Brewfests and relizing how good Ale is (I quit drinking beer do to gout years ago) and forgetting how crippling and excrutiating an attack of gout is well I have a whole foot invovled. As a careprovider I have to get up (I have an old wheelchair to use the pain is that bad). I dont want to go to the Doc and thought I would try some home flushing of the uric acid. Right now I have a combo in one ice pitcher...
  • Cure for radiation sickness found?

    07/19/2009 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Michel12 · 38 replies · 1,905+ views
    Ynet ^ | Ronen Bergman
    Medication that can protect humans against nuclear radiation has been developed by Jewish-American scientists in cooperation with a researcher and investors from Israel. The full story behind the dramatic discovery will be published in Yedioth Ahronoth's weekend edition. The ground-breaking medication, developed by Professor Andrei Gudkov Chief Scientific Officer at Cleveland BioLabs - may have far-reaching implications on the balance of power in the world, as states capable of providing their citizens with protection against radiation will enjoy a significant strategic advantage vis--vis their rivals. For Israel, the discovery marks a particularly dramatic development that could deeply affect the...
  • Cure for radiation sickness found?

    07/17/2009 7:19:24 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 53 replies · 2,087+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 7-17-09
    Medication that can protect humans against nuclear radiation has been developed by Jewish-American scientists in cooperation with a researcher and investors from Israel. The full story behind the dramatic discovery will be published in Yedioth Ahronoth's weekend edition. The ground-breaking medication, developed by Professor Andrei Gudkov Chief Scientific Officer at Cleveland BioLabs - may have far-reaching implications on the balance of power in the world, as states capable of providing their citizens with protection against radiation will enjoy a significant strategic advantage vis--vis their rivals. For Israel, the discovery marks a particularly dramatic development that could deeply affect the...
  • How The Humble Hydrangea Shrub Could Hold The Key To Curing MS, Diabetes and Arthritis

    06/04/2009 10:36:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 2,736+ views
    June 04, 2009
    How the humble hydrangea shrub could hold the key to curing MS, diabetes and arthritis By FIONA MACRAE 05th June 2009 It's bright and beautiful flowers bring a splash of colour to gardens all over Britain. But it seems the hydrangea is more than just a pretty bloom. A drug made from its roots could be used to treat a raft of common diseases, researchers say. The colourful shrub - a staple of Chinese medicine - has the power to 'revolutionise' the treatment of multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and some forms of diabetes and arthritis, scientists claimed yesterday. Hydrangea: The common...
  • Hung over? Try eggs, fries, cocoa ...

    01/01/2009 4:38:09 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 26 replies · 696+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 1, 2009 | Kevin Mayhood
    Hung over? Try eggs, fries, cocoa ... Thursday, January 1, 2009 3:24 AM By Kevin Mayhood THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH The cup of cures for your pounding head and queasy stomach runneth over. New Year's Day is a little late for a lecture on abstinence or moderation, and we won't go into the scientific intricacies of a hangover. Suffice it to say you're hurtin', so here are a few remedies that folks say work, at least for them. "Hot chocolate," said Laura Yazvac, a bartender at the Surly Girl Saloon in the Short North. "Chocolate milk is good for dehydration." Lactose-intolerant?...
  • France abuzz over alcoholic 'cure'[Baclofen]

    12/07/2008 1:39:36 PM PST · by BGHater · 9 replies · 784+ views
    BBC ^ | 06 Dec 2008 | Hugh Schofield
    An eminent French cardiologist has triggered an impassioned debate in the medical world over his claim to have discovered a cure for alcoholism. Dr Olivier Ameisen, 55, one of France's top heart specialists,says he overcame his own addiction to alcohol by self-administering doses of a muscle-relaxant called baclofen. He has now written a book about his experience - Le Dernier Verre (The Last Glass) - in which he calls for clinical trials to test his theory that baclofen suppresses the craving for drink. Widespread media coverage of his book in France has led to a rush of demands from alcoholics...
  • AIDS Patient Is Reported Cured

    11/13/2008 9:21:54 PM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies · 612+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2008 | DONALD G. MCNEIL JR
    Doctors in Berlin are reporting that they cured a man of AIDS by giving him transplanted blood stem cells from a person naturally resistant to the virus. But while the case has novel medical implications, experts say it will be of little immediate use in treating AIDS. Top American researchers called the treatment unthinkable for the millions infected in Africa and impractical even for insured patients in top research hospitals. Its very nice, and its not even surprising, said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. But its just off the table of...
  • The Race for the Cure

    10/01/2008 12:23:12 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 442+ views ^ | Oct 1, 2008 |
    The Race for the Cure One in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime. The KomenCharlotte Race for the Cure raises money to fund education, screening and treatment programs for these women and thousands of others in our own community and supports the national search for a cure. The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K run/ walks in the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure Series has grown from one local race with 800 participants to an international series of 115 races...
  • Accidental Fungus Leads to Promising Cancer Drug

    06/29/2008 8:14:27 PM PDT · by anymouse · 9 replies · 206+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2008 | Maggie Fox
    A drug developed using nanotechnology and a fungus that contaminated a lab experiment may be broadly effective against a range of cancers, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday. The drug, called lodamin, was improved in one of the last experiments overseen by Dr. Judah Folkman, a cancer researcher who died in January. Folkman pioneered the idea of angiogenesis therapy -- starving tumors by preventing them from growing blood supplies. (snip) "I had never expected such a strong effect on these aggressive tumor models," she said. The researchers believe lodamin may also be useful in other diseases marked by abnormal blood vessel...
  • Diabetes May Be Disorder Of Upper Intestine: (Obesity)Surgery May Correct It

    05/05/2008 10:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 577+ views
    Science Daily ^ | March 6, 2008
    Growing evidence shows that surgery may effectively cure Type 2 diabetes an approach that not only may change the way the disease is treated, but that introduces a new way of thinking about diabetes. A new article published in a special supplement to the February issue of Diabetes Care by a leading expert in the emerging field of diabetes surgery points to the small bowel as the possible site of critical mechanisms for the development of diabetes. The study's author, Dr. Francesco Rubino of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, presents scientific evidence on the mechanisms of diabetes...
  • Discovery of the decade? Injection 'could cure Alzheimer's in minutes'

    04/12/2008 11:37:55 AM PDT · by Lathspell · 84 replies · 708+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | April 12, 2008
    Scientists claim videos are proof of breakthrough An injection that dramatically relieved the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease within minutes would qualify as the discovery of the decade. That is exactly what was claimed yesterday for an experimental treatment being tested in America. Scientists at the Institute for Neurological Research at the University of California have treated around 50 patients at a private clinic by injecting an anti-arthritic drug, etanercept, into the spinal column in the neck and then tilting the patients to encourage the drug to flow to the brain. They claim 90 per cent respond to the treatment, usually...