The BBC reports that a new drug named 'Draco' has the potential to kill cold viruses, swine flu, polio, dengue, and Ebola. Other drugs like interferon which work against viruses tend to produce an immune response that causes intense side effects; Draco appeared not to spark such a response.
Tests done on mice yielded positive results, but they have yet to be tested on actual humans. Says immunologist Hugh Pennington, "No-one can say when the next pandemic will occur, it may be next year or it may be in 100 years' time. [...] If we had a wonder drug like Draco might be, we could sleep much easier at night." However, some scientists are still skeptical, like Dr. Leo James. He says: "It is potentially very exciting but because the results are so unusual and because it was published in an unusual journal it needs to be proven by others."
Back pain has become a common affliction among today’s adult population. Due to an increase in sedentarism, more and more people start experiencing it rather early on in life. And while many of us dismiss it as a passing bout of discomfort, it usually signals that a more serious condition such as thecal sac impingement is at hand. Read more
During various phases in life, human body produces different kinds of hormones- and this is applicable for both genders. These hormones are required for growth, reproduction, proper functioning of major body organs and overall well being. However, as you age- generation of these hormones take a backseat. Read more
We’ve all heard how omega fatty acids are great and how it does wonders for our body and immune system. But did you know that there are more than one type of Omega fatty acids? To understand the general concept, both Omegas belong to a group of polyunsaturated fats called 'essential'. It’s called that because our bodies cannot produce it and hence we’re only able to get it from food sources. Read more