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What you should know about the supplements CoenzymeQ10

The ubiquitous compound COENZYMEQ10, otherwise known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like chemical molecule present in all the cells of the body. The Q in the formula stands for the Quinone chemical group, while10 represents the number of isoprenyl subunits attached to it. CoQ10 is primarily found in the mitochondria of the cells where it plays a role ...

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Common blood pressure medication prevents onset of type 1 diabetes in 60% of patients

*Common blood pressure medication blocks molecule that can trigger disease A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida in Gainesville, United ...

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Gene editing could cure HIV, end AIDS crisis

Experts say gene therapy could finally be used to treat Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) – after a decade of trying to replicate the transplant that cured a patient in Germany.Although there is no definitive cure for the disease, there have been many advances in treatment that have made it possible for patients to live ...

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Drug discovered in soil kills MRSA superbug, could help stem antibiotic-resistance crisis

For the first time in 30 years, a new type of antibiotic has been unearthed, buried in dirt. Experiments suggest the antibiotic family, known as malacidins, can kill several ‘superbugs’, including the notoriously difficult-to-treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The antibiotics’ unique approach to killing pathogens targets bacteria’s cell walls, which did not cause drug resistance in the laboratory, a US ...

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More herbal cures for prostate cancer validated

Several studies have shown that more Nigerian men are dying due to complications of prostate cancer and prostate enlargement. But researchers have scientifically validated more natural products including the seeds of pawpaw and watermelon that could be successfully used to prevent and treat prostate problems without unpleasant side effects. CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) writes. The prostate cancer is the malignant ...

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Could Aspirin cure erectile dysfunction?

*Study claims one pill daily could work as well as Viagra Aspirin could treat erectile dysfunction, according to a new study. Just one 100mg pill a day for six weeks significantly reduced circulation issues in men, Turkish researchers found. At the beginning of the study, 70 percent of the 184 men – who had an average age of 48 – ...

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Faced with failing antibiotics, scientists are using killer viruses to fight superbugs

Patients in danger of dying from uncontrollable bacterial infections could find new allies: killer viruses known as phages. Armed with advances in DNA sequencing and artificial intelligence, a few startups are turning these natural enemies of bacteria into promising alternatives to antibiotics. Alternatives are desperately needed as more and more bacteria evolve resistance to the drugs we use today. Each ...

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10 Disgusting Potential Drug Side Effects

While medications can cure what ails your patients, they can also be associated with side effects. Because every patient is different, how a particular body reacts to a medication can determine the severity of potential side effects, or whether there are any at all. The side effects associated with some prescription and OTC drugs can be uncomfortable and even disgusting. ...

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How does Rhesus Factor Cause Miscarriage?

Rhesus Factor is an antigen that exists on the surface of red blood cells in most people (about 85% of humans). It is also referred to as Rh Factor. People who have the Rh factor have “positive” (+) blood types, such as A+, O+ or B+ while those who do not have the Rh factor have “negative” (-) blood types, ...

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Scientists record major HIV breakthroughs

11% sufferers in poor countries risk becoming resistant to AIDS-prevention drugs, dying from condition Hope for vaccine as two American-funded clinical trials launch in Africa, discovery puts brakes on virus’ ability to infect Cancer drug triggers decrease in patient’s viral load as vagina ring provides protection for women with cheating partners Two United States (U.S.)-funded trials for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus ...

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