News at a glance: A win for obesity drugs, NIH unionization roadblocks, and Mexican fireflies under threat
CONSERVATION Researchers raise alarm over threat to Mexican fireflies Scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) last week delivered a letter to the Mexican government requesting it regulate tourism centered on the threatened firefly species Photinus palaciosi . Endemic to Mexico’s Tlaxcala forests, P. palaciosi is one of the few species that glow in synchrony, offering an annual spectacle that attracts thousands of visitors during summer mating season. The letter describes how littering, artificial light, and noise interfere with the insects’ ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Can natural irrigants replace sodium hypochlorite? A systematic review
ConclusionsThe studied natural irrigants are not more efficacious than NaOCl. At the moment, they cannot replace NaOCl routinely and may only substitute in select cases. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 27, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
The Mysteries and Underdiagnosis of SIBO
In 2017, shortly after she turned 32, Phoebe Lapine had just spent the previous three years overhauling her health to make up for her ailing thyroid, the result of unchecked Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She was following a gluten-free diet, drinking kombucha and taking prebiotics, and finally feeling her best when she noticed peculiar gut symptoms starting to rear their head: burping during meals, stomach discomfort, and a bloated belly that simply would not deflate. She turned to a functional doctor who quickly gave her a diagnosis: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a gut condition not uncommon for hypothyro...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meaghan Beatley Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Ghana: Expert Advocates Neem Oil As Organic Pest Control Agent
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- An Expert for Inputs and Crop Protection at the Market Oriented Agricultural Programme-North West (MOAP-NW), Mr Emile Aman has encouraged farmers in the Upper West Region to adopt the use of neem oil as an organic pest control agent for their crops. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Arrest Warrant Issued Against UP Villagers Who Complained of Poor Medical Facilities to Media in India
The Wire had reported that residents of Mewla Gopalgarh were getting 'treated' under a neem tree. The district administration has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of neem oil for the skin?
Neem oil contains natural compounds that may support skin health in various ways. Here learn more about the potential benefits and risks of neem on the skin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of neem?
Neem comes from the Indian lilac tree. It is available as an oil or extract. In this article, learn about the uses and benefits of neem, as well as some safety considerations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Sudan: Anti-Measles Campaign in East Darfur Launched
[SNA] Al-Daein -The Extended Immunization Department at Ministry of Health and Social Development in East Darfur State launched at Al-Neem Health Center (B) Thursday a joint campaign for eradication of measles, VAD and polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Game Show Makes Men Guess Whether A Woman Is Pregnant Or Fat
Controversial Dutch TV show “Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee” (”Bring Your Bathing Suit”) has enraged its audience with a sexist new segment. On Monday, the satirical game show aired a horrendously offensive feature in which four men had to guess whether a woman was pregnant or fat. “New program on NPO 3. Here four men have to guess whether this woman fat or is pregnant. Fun. Really fun.” People are rightfully enraged, taking to Twitter to express their disappointment and call out the show. “You should be ashamed of yourselves! What is this public meat inspection?...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Science-Loving Teens From Ghana And D.C. Geek Out Together
They competed in the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. We got to know the team that worked on a water purifier using neem leaves and ... cilantro.(Image credit: Ryan Eskalis/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sasha Ingber Source Type: news
Consumption of a bioactive compound from Neem plant could significantly suppress development of prostate cancer
Oral administration of nimbolide, over 12 weeks shows reduction of prostate tumor size by up to 70 per cent and decrease in tumor metastasis by up to 50 per cent, report investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
3 Beauty-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric
by the Rodale's content team We're currently obsessed with turmeric. This powerful, brightly colored spice, extracted from the roots of plants in the ginger family, has been used for centuries in medicine, dyes, and an incalculable number of tasty meals. And these days, turmeric is really having a moment! That's because various current research studies have revealed the science behind the benefits of ingesting turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin. Just a few of the health rewards these studies have linked the spice to are that it slows Alzheimer's progress, aids in detoxifying the liver and kidneys, and even boos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer may be treatable with tree extract
Nimbolide, a natural extract of India's neem tree, shows promise as a chemotherapy agent for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, suggest the results of a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news
Plant extract shows promise in treating pancreatic cancer
A natural extract derived from India's neem tree could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Biomedical scientists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) tested nimbolide, a compound found in neem leaves, against pancreatic cancer in cell lines and mice. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news