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Scientists stunned as dried leaves achieve 100% CURE RATE among critically ill MALARIA patients after all pharma drugs failed
(Natural News) When all pharma drugs failed to do anything for Congo patients infected with drug-resistant malaria, a courageous local doctor dared to prescribe the ground leaves of the Artemisia annua plant instead. The plant is commonly known as sweet wormwood or sweet annie. The plant-based medicine achieved a 100% cure rate, and all 18... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Onconase, Malaria Drug Extends Mesothelioma Survival
A new treatment combining two existing drugs — one derived from frog eggs and another given to combat malaria — may be the key to extending mesothelioma survival. Scientists at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, discovered that mixing Onconase, an enzyme present in early-stage leopard frog embryos, with antimalarial drug dihydroartemisinin (DHA) synergistically suppressed growth and angiogenesis of malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Researchers investigated the antitumor effects of the drug combination in two ways — in vitro (in a test tube) and in vivo (in a li...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 29, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: antitumor extending mesothelioma survival malaria drug malignant pleural mesothelioma mesothelioma clinical trial mesothelioma treatment onconase onconase clinical trial tongji university Source Type: news

The six new superfoods that promise to get rid of FAT including wormwood tea
Lifesum Nutritionist Frida Harju explains why these six super foods - which include kelp, cinnamon and pomegranate juice - are able to blast fat faster, resulting in a leaner, and more toned figure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mike Lesser obituary
On 16 February 1963, my friend Mike Lesser, who has died aged 71, was one of the “Spies for Peace” who broke into the then secret regional seat of government (RSG-6) near Reading in Berkshire. The result, that Easter, was the publication of the pamphlet “Danger! Official Secret! RSG-6”, which revealed – with phone numbers and names – the administrative network of underground bunkers prepared for a nuclear strike. RSG-6 was besieged by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Aldermaston marchers, Vanessa Redgrave declaimed from the pamphlet, and the activists were officially denounced as traitor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Heathcote Williams Tags: Science Autism Society Computing Technology Source Type: news

'Silver bullet' kills phytophthora, a fungus that affects more than 400 plants and trees
Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its tracks. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Threat perception after the Boston Marathon bombings: the effects of personal relevance and conceptual framing - Wormwood JB, Lynn SK, Feldman Barrett L, Quigley KS.
We examined how the Boston Marathon bombings affected threat perception in the Boston community. In a threat perception task, participants attempted to "shoot" armed targets and avoid shooting unarmed targets. Participants viewing images of the bombings ac... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WPI wins NIH grant to study components of a potentially potent, low-cost malaria treatment
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) With a three-year, $420,000 award from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, led by Pamela Weathers, PhD, will test a plant-based therapy it is developing that consists of dried leaves from the sweet wormwood plant, Artemisia annua. The therapy may prove to be a highly effective and low-cost treatment for malaria, one of the world's most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Three native aromatics indicated for use in Mediterranean extensive green roofs
Scientists investigated native aromatic xyrophytes for use in extensive green roofs in semiarid Mediterranean regions using locally produced grape marc compost as a substrate component. Aromatics Artemisia absinthium, Helichrysumitalicum, and H. orientale were found suitable for growth in extensive Mediterranean green roofs under limited irrigation and substrate depth (7.5 cm). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Three native aromatics indicated for use in Mediterranean extensive green roofs
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Scientists investigated native aromatic xyrophytes for use in extensive green roofs in semiarid Mediterranean regions using locally produced grape marc compost as a substrate component. Aromatics Artemisia absinthium, Helichrysumitalicum, and H. orientale were found suitable for growth in extensive Mediterranean green roofs under limited irrigation and substrate depth (7.5 cm). The researchers determined that including 20 percent grape marc compost in the substrate enhanced plant establishment and growth during the first drought period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Was Alexander the Great poisoned?
Alexander the Great 3 out of 5 stars Was the death of Alexander the Great due to poisoning? Was it Veratrum album? Schep LJ et al. Clin Toxicol 2013 Dec 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Although accounts of the events leading up to the death of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) vary, many versions describe a sudden onset of abdominal pain following a banquet featuring abundant amounts of wine. This was followed by weakness and trouble walking or speaking. He may or may not have developed fever. Symptoms persisted for 11 or 12 days before he died. Since that time, historians and commentators have debated abou...
Source: The Poison Review - January 7, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical alexander the great death poisoning toxicology history veratrum album Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Synthetic anti-malaria compound is bad news for artemisia farmers | Jim Thomas
Artemisinin breakthrough by synthetic biologists threatens to open new front in battle between microbes and peopleIn the constant fight between microbes and people, attempts to rein in the malarial parasite have just taken an interesting turn. On Thursday the founder of Amyris Biotech triumphantly announced production of 70m doses of the anti-malarial compound artemisinin. This sounds like good news for poor people but may be a step backwards – the start of a new hi-tech assault on farmers.There is no doubt that artemisinin is important. Artemisinin combination therapies are the World Health Organisation's drug of ch...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Blogposts Farming Malaria Infectious diseases Pharmaceuticals industry guardian.co.uk Vaccines and immunisation Global development Environment Business Science Source Type: news