Homeopathic Prevention and Management of Epidemic Diseases.
CONCLUSION: Several different homeopathic methods can be used to treat epidemic diseases. The challenge for the future is to refine these approaches and to build on the knowledge base with additional rigorous trials. If and when conventional medicine runs out of options for treating epidemic diseases, homeopathy could be seen as an attractive alternative, but only if there is viable experimental evidence of its success. PMID: 29753299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
New research finds certain geographic areas of the U.S. are being harder hit by the obesity epidemic than others
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Since the initial description of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) in 1994, increasingly more cases of FFA have been reported in literature. Although clear epidemiologic data on the incidence and prevalence of FFA is not available, it is intriguing to consider whether FFA should be labeled as an emerging epidemic. A medline trend analysis as well as literature review using keywords “alopecia,” “hair loss,” and “cicatrical” were performed. Medline trend analysis of published FFA papers from 1905 to 2016 showed that the number of publications referenced in Medline increased from 1 (0.229%) ...
Publication date: September 2018 Source:Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 122 Author(s): Yan Chao Cui, Qiong Wu, Seoh Wei Teh, Amira Peli, Gang Bu, Yu Sheng Qiu, Giovanni Benelli, S. Suresh Kumar The recent global resurgence of arthritogenic alphaviruses, including Ross River, chikungunya, and dengue, highlights an urgency for the development of therapeutic strategies. Currently, dengue represents the most rapidly transmitting mosquito-borne viral disease worldwide. By contracting bone breaking diseases, patients experience devastating clinical manifestations involving muscle pain and bone loss. The bone self-repair and rege...
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition in the context of the global obesity epidemic with significant medical comorbidities and psychosocial implications. The first-line treatment of OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). There is evidence to demonstrate an association between nasal obstruction and OSA. Therefore, medications and surgical interventions to address nasal obstruction may play a role in the treatment of OSA. In addition, surgical correction of nasal obstruction has been shown to improve CPAP tolerance and compliance.
Introduction: The incidence of liver cancer is one of the highest in the world. HCC represents up to 90% of all liver malignancies. In Egypt, HCC constitutes a significant public health problem. Where it is responsible for 33.63% and 13.54% of all cancers in males and females respectively. Hepatocellular carcinoma occurs in a number of preexisting conditions that commonly includes hepatitis C and B, alcoholic and nonalcoholic cirrhosis. It has a poor prognosis after discovery, which is usually at a late stage of disease. This had been strongly linked to the hepatitis C virus epidemic that affected around 10-15% of the Egyp...
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People that live in rural areas are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show.
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-18-026 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development and validation of modeling and simulation methods and related tools to examine HIV transmission dynamics, make epidemic projections, and estimate the impact of HIV treatment and prevention. Investigators are expected to share these resources with other researchers. Funding for the final fourth year is dependent upon achieving applicant-proposed and pre-award negotiated Go/No-Go criteria.