Tapeworm Drug Fights Prostate Cancer

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Medicine against parasites like Tapeworms and Giardia, contains a substance that kills Prostate- and colon cancer. Cancer researchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway have in the recent years experienced with hundreds of known drugs, to see how they influence cancer cells. Recently they found that a substance in medicine against parasites like […]

Patients With Drug-Resistant Malaria Cured By Plant Therapy

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When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the “compassionate use” doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant. In just five days, all 18 people fully recovered. This small but stunningly […]

Warning On Use Of Drug For Children’s Sleep

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Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness. It plays an important role in fine tuning people’s circadian rhythms, such as the timing of […]

Curcumin May Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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New research indicates that curcumin–a substance in turmeric that is best known as one of the main components of curry powder–may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis. In Asia, turmeric is used to treat many health conditions and it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and perhaps even anticancer properties. Investigators found that by stimulating human immune cells called macrophages, […]