Antibiotics may alter child's development

A new study has revealed that repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter the children's development.

Regular usage of antibiotics not only lead to antibiotic resistance but also alters the composition of gut bacteria making you vulnerable to a host of other infections, allergies, autoimmune disorders and even obesity. The new study claims that antibiotic usage in childhood creates more problems later in life.

More patients resort to Homeopathy in UAE

The Gulfnews daily is reporting that more and more  patients in UAE resorts to Homeopathic treatment even though it is not covered by the medical insurance companies.

Clinics in the capital offering this form of treatment, which is common in south Asia, are reporting an influx of patients, including people from Western and Arab nations, where homeopathy is less widespread.

The report sites experiences of several people who got relief from their ailments by Homeopathic treatment where other forms of treatment failed.

Diabetes linked to viral infection ?

Prenatal exposure to viruses may cause type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases in children, scientists have found.

The exact cause of juvenile diabetes has eluded scientists, but a new study from Tel Aviv University suggests that the autoimmune disease is initiated in utero.

According to the research, women who contract a viral infection during pregnancy transmit viruses to their genetically susceptible foetuses, sparking the development of type 1 diabetes.

New hope for type 2 diabetes patients ?

A modified form of a drug used to eliminate intestinal parasites may treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms, scientists have found.

In type 2 diabetes the body does not produce enough insulin or the body's ability to use that insulin is degraded.

According to Victor Shengkan Jin, an associate professor of pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a major cause of insulin resistance is the accumulation of excess fat in the cells of the liver, as well as in muscle tissue.

India, Bangladesh sign MoU on Homeopathy

India and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and Homeopathy.

Training, research, exchanges of experts and setting up an academic chair are the highlights of this new cooperation envisaged in the MoU.

Bangladesh's health secretary M.M. Neazuddin and India's Secretary for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturapathy Unani, Siddhi and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Nilanjan Sanyal signed the MoU in Dhaka on the sidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) regional meeting.

For you, for me

Three good reasons to consider homeopathy for moms and babies

The first is that it’s safe. Although many homeopathic medicines are prepared from plants and other substances which are poisonous in their raw form, by the time they have been prepared as medicines for sale or prescription they are completely non-toxic and they be given safely to breastfeeding mums as well as to children, from the first day of life onwards.

Why homeopathy

Homeopathy  is a form of alternative medicine in which practitioners treat patients using highly diluted preparations that are believed to cause healthy people to exhibit symptoms that are similar to those exhibited by the patient. The collective weight of scientific evidence has found homeopathy to be no more effective than a placebo.

Homeopathy :: Advantages

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician in the early 1800s. He discovered that the same substance that could cause a reaction in a healthy person could also be a remedy for someone suffering from similar symptoms.

That is the basic premise of homeopathy: “like cures like.” It may seem hard to believe, yet the approach to vaccination used in Western medicine is a similar one, albeit one that is fraught with potential side effects, unlike homeopathy which is completely safe.

Similarity between 1918 flu and 2009 swine flu

March 24, 2010 -- The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" virus shares remarkable similarities with strains that were rampant early in the 20th century, two teams of scientists report.These structural similarities help explain why older people seemed to be less affected by H1N1 during the latest pandemic, researchers say, and they also point the way to better vaccines against the strain.

swine flu and  1918 flu Parts of the 2009 virus are remarkably similar