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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cure for insulin-dependent diabetes could be developed within 3 years

researchers in Sydney has offered fresh hope to patients with insulin-dependent diabetes.

Professor Ann Simpson and her team at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), say that a cure for the condition could be developed in within three years.

They are leading the fight against type 1 diabetes, with two separate teams at Westmead and UTS attempting to beat the potentially deadly condition.

Researchers believe their study will lead to a treatment for type 1 diabetes after they successfully reversed the debilitating disease in mice, rats and pigs.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ingredient used in chocolate for cough remedy

Theobromine containing drug is in the final stages of clinical trials of a drug that contains , an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa.

Drug could be on the market within two years.Every year lots people suffer from persistent cough - a cough lasting more than two weeks.

Most current medicines used to control the symptoms are opiate-based ones like cough syrups containing codeine, a narcotic.


Monday, December 20, 2010

reveals beetroot juice consumption enables people to stay healthy

Drinking beetroot juice could help the elderly lead more active lives, it has been found.

In tests, they required less energy to carry out low-intensity exercises after drinking the juice.

The amount of effort it took to walk was reduced by 12 per cent.


Garlic may treat painful osteoarthritis--study

A diet rich in allium containing vegetables, such as garlic, onions, and leeks can help treat painful osteoarthritis, according to a new research, carried out by researchers at King's College London and the University of East Anglia.

Findings of the new study sheds light on the possible effects of allium-rich diet in protecting against hip osteoarthritis, but also show the potential for using compounds found in garlic to develop treatments for the condition, which until now is limited to painkillers and hip replacement surgery.

Garlic benefits to fight osteoarthritis
In their study, team of U.K. researchers discovered that women who consume diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks are less likely to develop osteoarthritis in hip joints.