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85% Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients treated by Stem Cell

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

A study made by a Not-For-Profit Organization of Argentina,Don Roberto Fernandez Vina Foundation (San Nicolas- Buenos Aires, Argentina) says that 85% Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients can be treated by implantation of Stem Cell directly into the pancreas.It improves the production of Endogenous Insulin which increases the level of “C Peptide” decreasing the blood glucose levels and glycated hemoglobin levels faster than other has been proved that the implanted autologuous stem cells regenerate the destroyed Beta Cells in the Islets of Langherhams in the pancreas. They help in creating new beta cells which produces new insulin in the body. It also says that there can be no such other complications related.

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Retire? Well, Maybe Next Year - From A Maddage Therapist

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

“Take this time to be quiet; this is your time, your time for rejuvenation and regeneration” these familiar words come from Esther as she begins my massage.

So, for maybe the 314th time Esther ‘the Master’ begins the therapeutic magic that she does so well. Receiving consistent massages from a favorite therapist is indeed a joy, and I reap the rewards of her determination to keep working at age 85.

Esther is my ‘Extreme Mentor’ she and I have enjoyed this relationship for nearly 20 years. The first time Esther’s healing touch gave me comfort was in 1986. The day my father was killed in an auto-accident, she came to my mom’s house and gave each of us a chair massage. It was better than a casserole. I was hooked. Esther became my massage therapist for stress release and reduction of minor aches and pain.

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Bladder Problems After Childbirth Reduce Considerable After Three Months

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Women going through their first pregnancy find overactive bladder problems very stressful, but problems reduce considerably three months after childbirth, according to research in the latest BJU International.

Researchers from the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, Netherlands, studied 344 women, asking them to complete questionnaires when they were 12 and 36 weeks pregnant and three and 12 months after delivery.

They found that just over 50 per cent of first-time mothers experienced overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms when they were 12 weeks pregnant. These included 3.5 per cent who had the added problem of incontinence when they needed to empty their bladder urgently.

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Wall Street Journal Examines Increased U.S. Spending On Global Health Programs

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

The Wall Street Journal on Monday examined how the increase in U.S. spending on global health programs since 2001 represents “a fundamental change in the direction of the foreign-aid budget, driven by Congress.” According to Congressional Research Service estimates, spending on global health increased from $1.28 billion in 2001 to $2.50 billion in 2004, and the House Appropriations Committee estimates the fiscal year 2006 total to be $3.65 billion. The increase has been supported by both Republicans and Democrats, in part because health care spending has “measurable results,” the Journal reports. In addition, since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, “more Republicans have seen the need to engage with developing countries that might become terrorist havens,” according to the Journal. Spending on the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the potential avian flu pandemic accounts for more than half of global health spending, according to the Journal. Some critics say overall assistance is insufficient given the prosperity of the U.S. (Rogers, Wall Street Journal, 1/30).

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Migraine - New Study Supports Importance Of Considering Gastric Stasis

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Data from a newly published study in the current issue of Headache indicates that migraine sufferers experience gastric stasis, or the delayed emptying of the stomach, both during and outside of a migraine attack, and that contrary to previous belief, gastric stasis did not worsen during an acute attack. This data may suggest that migraine sufferers arephysiologically different in this regard than non-migraine sufferers. In addition, the data may also yield key clinical insights as the presence of gastric stasis, a physiologic phenomenon previously thought to only occur in migraine patients during an acute attack, may interfere with patients getting fast pain relief.

Gastric stasis is a common occurrence in migraine sufferers that can slow the disintegration and absorption of medicines in the stomach, and potentially limit the efficacy of medicine that is swallowed. This study shows that gastric stasis appears to be a feature of the disease (migraine) rather than an event that is triggered during an acute attack.

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ADB To Help Fight Communicable Diseases In Indonesia, Malaysia, And Philippines

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

A US$1.2 million Asian Development Bank (ASX: ATB) technical assistance (TA) grant will help Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines fight the spread of communicable and infectious diseases and to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The recent outbreaks of severe emerging infectious diseases such as SARS and more recently H5N1 avian influenza have focused attention on the weakness of epidemiological surveillance and response systems in developing countries and the heightened vulnerability of people living in Asia.

The TA will strengthen the surveillance and preparedness systems of the three countries so that they can better detect and respond to these and other diseases.

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Natural Alternatives to Viagra with Ellen Kamhi

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Holistic Medicine expert Dr. Ellen Kamhi discusses her views on the latest alternative treatments for erectile dysfunction.

The opinions expressed by Ellen Kamhi are hers and hers alone. If you have questions about your health, you should consult with your personal physician. This event is meant for informational purposes only.

Moderator: Welcome to WebMD Live’s Sexual Health Auditorium. Today we are discussing Natural Alternatives to Viagra, with Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, HNC.

Ellen Kamhi, nationally-known as “The Natural Nurse,” is the co-author of The Natural Medicine Chest, Arthritis: The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide, and Cycles of Life: Herbs and Energetics for Women. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and is Nationally Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse (HNC). Dr. Kamhi has been involved in the field of Natural Medicine for over 30 years. She attended Rutgers and Cornell University, and sat on the Panel Of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School. Dr. Kamhi has practiced holistic medicine for the last 15 years with Serafina Corsello, M.D., as Head Nurse of Diagnostics and Natural Interventions at the Corsello Centers for Complementary Medicine in New York.

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Current News Of Prostate Cancer

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Two variations in the gene for insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-1) are linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to research performed by scientists from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the University of Hawaii.

“Our results suggest that inherited variation in IGF1 may play a role in prostate cancer risk,” write the researchers in a paper published in the January 18, 2006, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

USC scientists on this research team included: Iona Cheng, who was first author on the paper; Daniel Stram, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School and the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; Malcolm Pike, Ph.D., professor preventive medicine at the Keck School and USC/Norris; and Keck School of Medicine Dean Brian E. Henderson, M.D., who is also a distinguished professor in preventive medicine and neurology and the Kenneth T. Norris Jr. Chair in Cancer Prevention.

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Monday, January 16th, 2006

Athlete’s foot treatment requires diligence, care (subscription), OK - Dec 20, 2005 or sprays. The most commonly used prescription medicines are clotrimazole (Lotrimin) and terbinafine (Lamisil AT). With topical

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Church to build houses for tsunami victims
Tucson Citizen, AZ - Dec 26, 2005 For Tucsonan Joseph Madawela, the wave carried away the love of his life, his wife, Soma. They are calling it the Somova project, after Soma Madawela.

Soma, Sanyo team on Caribbean broadband net
CommsDesign - Dec 27, 2005 TOKYO Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. will provide broadband wireless access equipment that Soma Networks Inc. will supply to caymanone, a Caribbean operator.