Foods that fight Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, women born now, have an average risk of 12.2 percent (often expressed as “1 in 8”) of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. By becoming informed about the latest research and making small changes in their diets, women may have a better opportunity to impact those statistics in a positive way [2]. Although most people with breast cancer will not die of breast cancer, their co morbidities (eg, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes mellitus [DM]) will most certainly affect disease-free survival (DFS) and, ultimately, overall survival (OS). Survivors of breast cancer represent a unique group who must be cognizant of the long-term side effects of their treatment protocols and be given information to encourage a proactive approach to their overall health [19].

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Tu Youyou, the Nobel prize winner who explored a hidden gem from the traditional medicine

This year’s Nobel prize for Physiology goes to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. The drug Artemisinin is isolated from the leaves of the Chinese wormwood plant, Artemisia annua.Tu

called artemisinin “a gift for the world’s people from traditional Chinese medicine,” and urged researchers to turn to herbs in the search for cures for infectious diseases

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World Heart Day: Let’s wish Healthy Heart for All

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer. It’s already responsible acheter du cialis en ligne for 17.3 million deaths per year, and by 2030, expected to rise to 23 million deaths [1]. But the good news is that we now know a ton about how to prevent cardiovascular disease, which includes both strokes and heart attacks

It’s clear that healthy eating and living can make a huge difference. Lets have a look at top 10 heart friendly food.

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1,000-year-old onion and garlic ‘eye remedy’ kills MRSA

In the age of AIDS, avian flu and Ebola, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, is terrifying.

The superbug, which is resistant to conventional antibiotics because of their overuse, shrugs at even the deadliest weapons modern medicine offers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated MRSA contributed to the deaths of more than 5,000 people in the United States in 2013. It even attacked the NFL,

and some say it could eventually kill more people than cancer. And presidential commissions have advised that technological progress is the only way to fight MRSA.

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Murraya koenigii our very own Curry Leaves: Science and Facts

Just don’t throw away this leaf after cooking. This humble leaf has lot of health benefits. There is much more to it than its flavouring properties.

The leaf of Murraya koenigii belonging to family Rutaceae is used as a natural flavouring agent in various curries. The name ‘Murraya’ commemorates Prof John Murray of Gottingen. Volatile oil is used as a fixative for soap perfume. In addition to the presence of essential oils, the curry leaves contain chlorophyll, beta carotene, folic acid, riboflavin, calcium and zinc which can help in keeping good health. The leaves, bark and root of the plant are used in the indigenous medicine as a tonic, stimulant, carminative and stomachic. The curry tree is native to India. It is cultivated in various other countries such as China, Australia, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. Height of the plant ranges from small to medium.

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Withania somnifera also known as Ashwagandha: Science and Facts

    1. Also Known as: Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry
    2. Medicinally relevant: The root and berry are used to make medicine
    3. The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. The root has a strong aroma that is described as “horse-like.”

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‘Living Embryophytes’: Everything you wanted to know about plants

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”, these lines remind me of the situation when one start out to search on any plants or plant related medicines. There are many webpages explaining one after the other benefits of using a particular plant or plant part/component. Along with it there would be another set of pages which would describe all ‘negative’ that could happen if you use the same plant source. In addition to this there will be ‘plant myths’ which we would have either picked up from our grandmas or ‘expert’ neighbours. This leaves the reader perplexed and he would start his search to understand the science behind plant action. This would open to him the ‘science Pandora box’ in the form of PubMed, Elseveir, Bentham, Science Direct and more libraries and journals. Though the articles from these journals holds the answers to your questions, the technical terms used like activation, inhibition, kinetics, pharmacological action and so on would only lead to more complexity.

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Why Western medicine failed to take cues from Indian Herbal Medicine (Ayurveda)

The pharmaceutical Industry is going through a rough phase as investment has increased substantially inrecent years but, number of innovative drugs approved by FDA has steadily decreased. Advancements made in Translational research field, development of combinatorial chemistry libraries, biomarker led-drug discovery have led to new ways of approaching drug discovery, but have not been able to provide an end to the drought in drug molecule search. ‘One gene-one disease-one drug’ approach and ‘Multi drug driven- System based approach’, both have found its own set of followers but none have been proven till date as a perfect approach. Amidst all these different approaches and urgency, a field which is neglected by the western team and should have found place along with Translational research is learning’s and findings from Traditional medicine.generic cialis online usa

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