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‘Smart’ Insulin Patch A Diabetes Cure For Injection Treatments?

'Smart' Insulin Patch A Diabetes Cure For Injection Treatments?

A smart insulin patch holds the potential for being a partial diabetes cure since it would allow people to do away with injections as part of their diabetes treatments. Researchers at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University have only tested the smart insulin patch on mice so far, but they believe… Read more »

Viagra For Malaria: Blue Pill ‘Stiffens Up’ Parasite, Arresting Its Spread

Viagra For Malaria

Viagra has shown promise in arresting the spread of malaria. Apart from addressing erectile dysfunction, Viagra has been found to be quite effective in arresting the spread of malaria. The magic blue pill achieves the feat by “stiffening up” the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, responsible for malaria. Using this unorthodox technique, Viagra makes infected red blood… Read more »

Exciting New Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming To U.S.

Lung Cancer Vaccine

Cimavax, a new lung cancer vaccine made in Cuba, is making waves in the fight against lung cancer. Not only are the results significant, but the lung cancer vaccine is so inexpensive to create that it’s been offered to cancer patients in Cuba for free since 2011. Though the lung cancer vaccine is not yet… Read more »

Onglyza: Diabetes Drug Could Raise Risk Of Death

Onglyza may be associated with an increased cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients

According to a preliminary report released Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug, Onglyza, may be associated with an increased risk of premature death. A study involving more than 16,000 patients taking Onglyza for type 2 diabetes found that the drug increased heart failure by 27 percent, as well as… Read more »

Brain-Eating Amoeba Claims Life Of 20-Year-Old Woman

Brain-Eating Amoeba Claims Another Young Life

A brain-eating amoeba known as Balamuthia is said to be responsible for taking the life of 20-year-old Koral Reef. Reef’s mom believes that she contracted the amoeba after a trip to Lake Havasu in Arizona. It was after this trip that, she says, Koral started experiencing headaches, sensitivity to light and heat, and stiffness in… Read more »

Anglo-Saxon Remedy Cures MRSA Superbug

anglo-saxon remedy superbug

An Anglo-Saxon remedy consisting primarily of cow bile can reportedly cure the MRSA superbug. The 1,000-year-old mixture, which was used during the medieval era to cure eye infections, was discovered in an old manuscript in a British library. MRSA is typically resistant to many antibiotics and can often result in death. Doctor Christina Lee of… Read more »

Deadly Polio Virus Could Cure Brain Cancer


Scientists over at Duke University have begun a surprising new treatment for brain cancer, which sees the polio virus used to treat those afflicted with the disease — and it turns out that it’s been successful, too. Scientists and investigators spearheading new anti-cancer research over at Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University… Read more »