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New hope for type 2 diabetes patients ?

A modified form of a drug used to eliminate intestinal parasites may treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms, scientists have found.

In type 2 diabetes the body does not produce enough insulin or the body's ability to use that insulin is degraded.

According to Victor Shengkan Jin, an associate professor of pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a major cause of insulin resistance is the accumulation of excess fat in the cells of the liver, as well as in muscle tissue.

India, Bangladesh sign MoU on Homeopathy

India and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and Homeopathy.

Training, research, exchanges of experts and setting up an academic chair are the highlights of this new cooperation envisaged in the MoU.

Bangladesh's health secretary M.M. Neazuddin and India's Secretary for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturapathy Unani, Siddhi and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Nilanjan Sanyal signed the MoU in Dhaka on the sidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) regional meeting.

Similarity between 1918 flu and 2009 swine flu

March 24, 2010 -- The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" virus shares remarkable similarities with strains that were rampant early in the 20th century, two teams of scientists report.These structural similarities help explain why older people seemed to be less affected by H1N1 during the latest pandemic, researchers say, and they also point the way to better vaccines against the strain.

400,000 Homeopaths in India

The India Post reports that both Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Medicine have gained tremendous growth in India. They also say that the World Health Organization states that over one billion people world wide use herbal medicines and alternatives. Many of those are in India which has a population of about 1.17 billion people.
There are over 400,000 registered homeopaths in the country currently, with approximately 13,000 more being added every year

Fat Facts

Fats are organic compounds that are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are a source of energy in foods. Fats belong to a group of substances called lipids, and come in liquid or solid form. All fats are combinations of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.

Function

Fat is one of the 3 nutrients (along with protein and carbohydrates) that supply calories to the body. Fat provides 9 calories per gram, more than twice the number provided by carbohydrates or protein.

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