Osteoporosis Drug Could be the Cure for Baldness

osteoporosis drug for baldness
Here is some good news for people worrying about going bald due to stress, thinning of hair or male pattern baldness. A new drug originally meant for thinning of bones disease - osteoporosis could be the cure for baldness. As per the researchers from University of Manchester's Centre for Dermatology Research, a new study on the osteoporosis drug originally meant to treat the bone disorder had positive effects on hair follicles in humans. Study Finds Cure for Baldness in Osteoporosis Drug The s...

I-Motif – New DNA Form In Human Cells

i-motif New DNA Form
Recently, scientists identified a new DNA structure inside human cells called the "i-motif". It resembles a twisted knot quite different from the James Watson and Francis Crick double helix model. Previous lab work had suggested the existence of this form of DNA. But only recently it was observed in living cells. The function of the i-motif is not known exactly. But the scientists suspect its involvement in the process of reading DNA sequences and in their conversion to useful substances. ...

Superblood – New Therapy Targets Deadly Cancers

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Scientists are working on a new treatment to help fight cancers and other deadly diseases by harnessing the untapped potential of the red blood cells. The treatment nicknamed "superblood" is under research by three companies following a similar approach. For this treatment, researchers collect red blood cells from patients. They then modify it to contain anti-cancer or other medications within them and inject back into the patients. This helps to improve the effectiveness of the medicines at the...

Influenza Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by viral infection. People generally refer to it as "flu". It is highly contagious and spreads through the sneeze or cough of an infected person. Although it is unpleasant, it is not life-threatening. Flu outbreaks generally occur in late fall and winter. As the symptoms appear after a couple of days, there are chances of you passing the flu to others even before you know it. Influenza viruses A and B are the main cause of flu. But different strai...

Congenital Heart Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

congenital heart disease diagnosis
Due to congenital heart defects, there may be a change in the normal blood flow through the heart. These defects are of many types which can range from simple defects with no occurrence of symptoms to complex defects with the occurrence of severe symptoms that can be life threatening. The most common type of birth defects are the congenital heart defects. These defects occur in 8 out of every 1,000 newborns. Simple defects doesn't require treatment or can be easily fixed. But a proper congenital...

Congenital Heart Disease – Causes & Symptoms

congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease is a defect in the structure of your heart which is present at the time of your birth. The defect can be a small hole or something more serious. But most of the defects can be treated with surgery. The defects may be present in the valves of the heart, walls of the heart or arteries & veins near the heart disrupting the normal flow of blood through the heart. As a result, the blood flow will get affected like it may slow down, go to the wrong place or in the wrong di...

Jaundice Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

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A person with jaundice is more likely to have yellowish tinge to their skin and white part of the eyes. Most newborns develop this condition. But jaundice can occur in people of all ages. The buildup of bilirubin levels in the blood and body tissues is what causes jaundice. The rise in bilirubin levels may be due to an underlying condition that affects the liver such as hepatitis, cirrhosis or gallstones. Hence a proper jaundice diagnosis is required for treatment of this condition and the under...

Jaundice – Causes & Symptoms

Jaundice is a condition which gives a yellowish tinge to the skin and the white part of the eye (Sclerae). It is also known as icterus. Excess of bilirubin in the blood is the main cause of jaundice. Due to this condition, your body fluids may also turn yellow. The levels of bilirubin determines the color of the skin as well as the sclerae. Yellow skin and sclerae appears with mild levels of bilirubin whereas brown color appears with high levels. Bilirubin Levels The yellowing of the sclerae a...

Hepatitis C Treatment & Prevention

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Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus. This virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C treatment included oral medications and weekly injections till recently. Many people with hepatitis C were not able to take these medications due to other health problems or severe side effects. But things are changing. Nowadays, chronic hepatitis C is curable by taking oral medications daily for 2 to 6 months. Hepatitis C Treatment Lot of changes have occurred in hepatitis C tr...

Hepatitis C Causes And Symptoms

hepatitis C
It is an infection of the liver. This infection is caused by hepatitis C virus. In US alone, around 3.9 million people have this infection. As it causes only fewer symptoms, most people having this infection don't know that they are infected. Many forms of hepatitis C virus occurs. The most common is the type 1. They respond to treatment differently. Hepatitis C Symptoms Most people with this infection do not show any symptoms. But you can notice some of the following: Stomach pain ...