Homeopathy can offer relief from chikungunya, claims HMAI

Amid rising cases of chikungunya in the national capital, a homoeopathy doctors body today claimed that its medicine can "offer relief" to people from this vector-borne disease.

"Homoeopathy is the choice treatment for chikungunya as patients are being benifitted with homoeopathic treatment," Homoeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI) Delhi President Dr A K Gupta claimed.

There is no cure for chikungnya and at present there is no scientific evidence to prove if homoeopathy can give desired results.

Chikungunya: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Chikungunya can circulate with the help of monkeys, birds and cattle, but dengue spreads only through mosquitoes

Chikungunya was first reported in 1952, during an outbreak in southern Tanzania. It has now been identified in 60 countries including those in Asia, Africa, Europe, America and others. Listed in the World Health Organization’s R&D Blueprint (2016), the recently established Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations has it on their agenda to develop a vaccine for Chikungunya, along with other diseases such as MERS, Ebola and others.

Chikungunya: Causes, symptoms and prevention

Just like the most dreaded Dengue, Chikungunya is also a mosquito-borne virus.
Chikungunya is mostly not fatal but its pain can be highly traumatizing. What's worse is that it can be easily misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common. If not tested at the right time, it does not even reflect in lab results.


Incidentally, both Dengue and Chikungunya are caused by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, two species that are playing havoc in the country.


Too little sleep, or too much, linked to risk of heart disease

Reuters Health) - Sleep irregularities may be tied to a variety of health problems, such as diabetes and obesity, that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, a leading U.S. doctors group says.

The risk may go up when people get too little sleep, or too much, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Cutting Out Cancer: CRISPR Gene Editing Could Make Cancer Mutations Inactive


Cancer and CRISP

A group of researchers from Dresden’s National Center for Tumor Disease (NCT), the Medical Faculty of the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden, and the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), have found a way to use CRISPR-Cas9 to identify and cut out the particular cancer genes that advance mutations.

Pink movie review: This film blazes its way into your conscience

All those associated with the making of ‘Pink’, please take a deep bow : finally, a powerful, brave Hindi mainstream film which focuses on real young women who live real lives and deal with thorny day-to-day issues, which young women the world over will identify and relate with.

I know where the young leads in ‘Pink’ are coming from. And I know too many women who have been in their place, or missed being there by a scary, scarring whisker.


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