Herbal Medicine: Current Status and the Future

Herbal medicine is still widely consumed, particularly in the developing countries, as source of fundamental health care. This is because herbal drugs are predominantly believed to have no side effects other than being affordable and locally available. The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that the use of plants for the aim of healing across the…

Scientists develop first non-antibiotic drug to treat tuberculosis in animals

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed the first non-antibiotic drug to successfully treat tuberculosis in animals. 12th International Conference on Pharmaceutical Chemistry from May 20-21, 2019 at Berlin, Germany. For more details kindly visit www.meetingsint.com/conferences/pharmachemistry The team hope the compound -developed after 10 years of painstaking research will be trialed on humans within three…

Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay

Blocking a protein in the liver can prevent obesity and its related diseases — such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver — in mice, according to new research. A study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio reveals that a protein called Argonaute 2 (AGO2) controls how energy is made and used in…

Heart health: What to eat and what to avoid

Is dairy good or bad for your heart? And what about coffee? Are foods rich in omega-3 really as good as people say? These are legitimate questions that riddle the average consumer. A new review sifts through the nutritional studies available in order to give us the bottom line on which foods are best for…

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We all need it, yet the exact reasons why it’s so important are still being debated….

Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

  A new study, published recently in the journal SLEEP, studied the impact of sleep fragmentation on wound healing. The scientists compared obese mice with features of type 2 diabetes with normal-weight mice without type 2 diabetes. First study author Mark McLain, of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, collaborated with Prof. Ralph Lydic and…

Increased fines prove that illegal tooth whitening does not pay

  Health experts are warning beauty therapists and anybody else who is not a dental professional not to perform tooth whitening in clinics and spas, following a recent surge of fines and prosecutions. Authorities are now clamping down on those carrying out tooth whitening illegally, and courts are increasing the severity of the fines and convictions being handed…

Fruit consumption lowered risk of complications in people with diabetes

Most of us know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables is good for our health. However, people diagnosed with diabetes may avoid fruit due to its high sugar content. New research investigates the health benefits of fresh fruit consumption among people with diabetes. The researchers examined the effects of fruit consumption on almost 500,000 people…

US approves MSD HIV drugs Delstrigo and Pifeltro

Delstrigo is a once-daily fixed-dose combination tablet of doravirine, lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, while Pifeltro is a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) to be administered in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. In DRIVE-AHEAD trial, 728 participants with no antiretroviral treatment history were randomized and received at least one dose of either Delstrigo or…