Mar 12 2012
In terms of the larger picture in our country, many Americans look at issues like the economy and our housing situation.Â And that’s completely understandable.Â Â Still however, many of us suffer different issues in our micro societies.Â Â Â While we might be worried about saving on bills, we’re also worried about our health and our longevity in this world.
After all, if we don’t have our health, how can we even work to pay those bills?Â Which is why it’s nice to know that there’s work being done to improve ourselves.Â Â Little did I know that some significant medical breakthroughs occurred in 2011.
Here are 6 I think you should be aware of…..
Thanks to Toptenz for these
In September of 2011 it was reported that a new compound found in dogfish sharksâ€™ tissue could soon be trialled as a treatment for viruses in humans. Diseases like dengue, yellow fever and hepatitis B, C and D could be stopped in their tracks by the revolutionary treatment.Â [Source].Â On a side note, if you attempt to suck such tissue right out of the shark you might run into some problems.Â Just saying.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has a Cure
In October of 2011 over 1 million people in the United States got some serious hope that their CFS might have a cure. A small Norwegian clinical trial discovered that cancer drug Rituximab relieves the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, and can even eradicate the condition completely [Source].Â Â Granted this is a small trial but certainly a significant discovery.
A Smart Pill for IBS
I guarantee that you know someone who has IBS.Â Â Irrital Bowel Syndrome is becoming more and more common these days and wouldn’t it be nice if there was just one pill that could manage it?Â Well, doctors at the Princess Grace Hospital in London became the first to use a new â€˜smart pillâ€™ to help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The new SmartPill GI Monitoring System is a small capsule, which delivers accurate and detailed information about the gut. After swallowing the capsule it travels through the system, and analyzes pressure, temperature, acidity, and the rate at which food moves along the colon.Â It’s certainly a step in the right direction. [Source]
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