Finding Cures For Diseases

We spoke with Laurie Gayle Stephenson, Star of The Phantom Of The Opera, to discuss performing on Broadway and for Corporate Audiences.

HOB: You starred on Broadway in Phantom. How do audiences relate to songs from the show?
LGS: Seeing the Broadway cast of any show is very appealing to an audience - going to any Broadway show is an event since the cast is aThe Real Deal!a In a show like Phantom, even if they are not familiar with the show, they have heard the music.

HOB: How is performing for corporate audiences different from Broadway?
LGS: A Broadway audience knows exactly what they are getting. A corporate audience may know nothing about what they are about to see. For that reason, it is critical that the audience is immediately brought in and completely WOWED!
In my experience, I always find that these corporate audiences love the luxury experience of Broadway and enjoy meeting and taking photos with the cast after the show. As a performer it is a very fulfilling and gratifying experience.

HOB: What is one of your favorite experiences from a corporate event?
LGS: At a Hot On Broadway performance last month, our cast performed for 400 of the top leaders and scientists from a major pharmaceutical company. As Broadway performers, we were honored to be entertaining and meeting some of the most renowned scientists and doctors in the world. They expressed equal enthusiasm for our work and performance. The evening of Broadway songs incorporated a specific thematic message: we celebrated their global efforts in drug research and the ongoing efforts in finding cures for diseases including cancer and diabetes. It was a powerful and rewarding experience.

Laurie Gayle Stephenson has enjoyed an acclaimed career on Broadway in many shows including The Secret Garden, The Phantom of the Opera, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and continues to perform as a soloist across the country. www.lauriegayle.net

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What medical field is responsible for creating medicine and finding cures for diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      The field of pharmacology.Use pharmacology in a Sentence
      See web results for pharmacology
      See images of pharmacology
      –noun the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and esp. the effects of drugs.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why is this world so against finding cures for diseases?
    With the technology, funding and intelligent people---they really can't figure out 1 cure? Why do meds take so long to be FDA approved---is everything about money?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not that the world is against cures. Quite the opposite. However research can take a long time, despite having a lot of smart people. Bacteria and viruses reproduce and evolve fairly rapidly in the overall scheme of things. And then sometimes, when we overuse things like antibiotics, it causes more problems as the disease causing organisms we seek to kill adapt so they're immune. That's how MRSA came about, as well as other superbugs. So finding cures can cut both ways. As we find better treatments, the bacteria and viruses get tougher and harder to kill.

      As for why the FDA requires the drugs to be tested before being approved, well that's kind of obvious. They want to be sure the drug has as few side effects to humans as possible. I mean, would you want a drug on the market that will kill the bacteria, but also has a 50% chance of killing the person who takes the drug?

      So no, it's not 100% about the money.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are we accidently "creating" new super diseases/viruses by finding cures for current ones?
    By curing diseases that exist are we actually forcing new, stronger diseases that can beat the cures/medicines that we've developed to come about? If so, is the human race doomed due to their own intelligence?

    • ANSWER:
      They need to just let nature do it's course. Nature is trying to correct the overpopulation problem, which is causing so much havoc in the world. Each species that is being extinguished due to human impact on the world may have been a link in keeping these diseases in check.

      Yes, I think new super diseases will pop up, because we cannot win against nature.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you think a reward system for finding cures for diseases would work?
    For example: Create Charitable Trusts for diseases such as Cancer; Diabetes; Heart Disease, etc. and the inventor/s of the cure receives the amount of the Trust.

    • ANSWER:
      Free Enterprise works,
      A company that finds cures for anything will profit. People don't realize the time and investment needed for research on these types of drugs

  5. QUESTION:
    The name of the career when you find cures for diseases?
    I am trying to find some careers that I will be interested in and love science. When I am older I would like to do some good in the world and figured that finding cures for things like cancer would be a good way to start. But I don't know what the people who do this are called and how you go about it. Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many aspects to this career path but from the sounds of it Medical Researcher would be most appropriate.

      You can go about this by studying to become a medical doctor and instead of going into clinical practise i.e. treating patients, you remain as an academic and work in the labs researching your area of expertise.

      You can also conduct research by studying biology/biochemistry/microbiology etc at university and then following your research interests.

      There are also many stages you can enter in the reearch and development of drug development/curing diseases.

      You could spend your time working on further understanding what causes the disease thereby helping find a cure; you could work on drug development trying to identify/produce/modify chemicals/antibodies/genes etc that would help cure the disease; you could work with the pharmaceutical companies in the formulation of drugs, conducting clinical trials etc.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you find cures for diseases or illnesses?
    How does anyone start to find cures for diseases and illnesses? do they test a bunch of random chemicals and ingrediants to see what works?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not quite that bad. If there are existing drugs for an illness, chemists study the existing drugs and look for other molecules with similar features.

      Drugs that have already been tested for safety are worth testing to see if they have any effect on a disease, even if that's not the one they were developed for.

      There are some efforts to use lots of home computers to find cures, I participate in Community TSC:

      http://www.childhooddiseases.org

  7. QUESTION:
    Why is it that scientists can find cures for diseases never heard of?
    It seems that scientists can find cures for diseases we never heard of or seldom heard of. Why can't they find cures for diseases that are well known?
    Only smart answers please. Any scientists or doctors are welcomed

    • ANSWER:
      Because the diseases that are most common often have very complicated causes, and are thus harder to figure a cure out for.
      Even today, we don't know the causes of essential hypertension (ie, the kind of high blood pressure that 99% of people have). Even though there would be huge financial rewards in finding a cure, no one has been able to figure it out, and not for lack of trying. Science is much harder than you realize.

      As for rare diseases with cures, you probably can't name too many. Medicine as a whole probably has fewer true cures than you think. But, take for example pernicious anemia. It can be cured easily by vitamin b12 shots. This disease is not super common. But, since it has a simple cause (b12 deficiency), it has a simple cure.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you think that the cell theory has aided in finding cures for disease? ?
    How do you think that the cell theory has aided in finding cures for disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Cell theory provides an understanding of the various mechanisms by which typical cells function and reproduce. Viral infection is followed by the mass production of bacteriophage, which are capable of manipulating cell machinery and altering normal cellular activity to promote sickness. Inhibiting the well-understood mechanisms by which these bacteriophage reproduce allows for the restoration of normal cellular function and elimination of viral disease.

      At the genetic level, disease typically arises when the transcription of a faulty DNA sequence yields a non-functional protein product that was otherwise required for normal cellular function. Knowledge of that protein's functional role in cells (by cell theory) allows us to deduce which metabolic pathway has been negatively affected. Accordingly, we can treat genetic diseases by attempting to restore the normal cellular function that was originally altered by an irregular gene sequence.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you think they are not finding cures for diseases so that ......?
    the medical profession can make a lot of money on keeping people on medication for a life time or a few years before they die anyway? This thought has crossed my mind. I am just interested in hearing opinions. I could be totally wrong here. I just wonder because I do work in an environment where I see elderly people who are on at least 10 pills a day. As expensive as medications are someone must be making a killing.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes this has been a long time battle but its the goverment too.

  10. QUESTION:
    do we go to space in order to find cures for diseases?
    We were having a discussion in class and it came up that we go to space in order to find new medicine, and cures for some diseases. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:

      Yup. The effects of micro gravity on certain compounds can and do produce useful medical applications

  11. QUESTION:
    What type of scientist do I have to be if I want to work to discover cures for diseases?
    I want to spend my life trying to find cures for diseases like AIDS, Herpes, Genital Warts, etc. What subjects would I have to major in?

    • ANSWER:
      I've worked for several years for organizations that focus on researching AIDS, diabetes, cancer, etc. Here's an incomplete list of some of the types of scientists that I've worked with:
      -Physical Chemists
      -Organic Chemists
      -Biochemists
      -Analytical Chemists
      -Biophysicists
      -Biologists
      -Botanists
      -Zoologists
      -Geneticists
      -Microbiologists
      -MDs (including several subfields)
      -Chemical Engineers
      -Mathematicians

      Many of these include numerous subfields. For example, there can be physical chemists who specialize in thermodynamics, kinetics, or computational chemistry. There is also overlappings of these fields that creates new types of fields. For example, there are organic chemists who use computerized analytical tools identify useful molecules and study bonding.

      And contrary to what a previous responder said, you do not need a PhD to work for companies that research these areas. While it's unlikely that you'd be running your own projects without a graduate degree, there are still essential roles you can play in research. You could work on carrying out syntheses at the direction of project managers. You could run assays and compile data. You could work directly with doctoral level researchers on their projects. When I was working for a company called Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, I had an associates degree (I was an intern), and some of the lab technicians (with bachelors degrees) and I worked on reaction mechanisms and optimization. Our efforts gained us a spot as supporting authors when the research was published.

  12. QUESTION:
    once someone has taken a course in pharmacy does it make him capable of finding new cures for diseases?
    I want to take a course in pharmacy, but am not sure what other options are there other than simply handing out prescriptions to people. so, at a certain stage in my career, I would like to go into more research oriented work. Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, anyone could find a cure for a disease... even children can (anyone can get lucky and find something that happens to cure a disease). However, if you want to get a job in research, each facility may have different requirements, but more require a degree or adequate experience (which is tough to get without a degree or years of volunteer work). I would recommend looking for a research facility you would like to work at and ask what their requirements are for the position you're looking for, then go from there. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  13. QUESTION:
    i am interested in finding cures for diseases such as cancer. what are some careers that deal with that?

    • ANSWER:
      Scientific research in medical areas such as:
      -pharmacology
      -pharmaceuticals
      -molecular medicine and signal transduction
      -oncology
      And much more!

  14. QUESTION:
    Why does NASA make finding cures for disease any less important?
    For science class, I have to write a persuasive essay and it has to be argumental. Why do we have to spend 17.6 BILLION DOLLARS on NASA Space Exploration and not be able to afford enough cures for disease? The US overdoes it w/ that. What do YOU believe is more important?
    THERE ARE BOTH DOWNSIDES AND UPSIDES!
    Well, thanks for the help elsewhere. I rly needed it :D

    • ANSWER:
      One really has little to do with the other. When budgeting anything you have to decide how much you will put toward this, toward that, etc...
      You can't and shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket. They are performing experiments in space all the time. Some of those experiments have/will yield all kinds of applications. Also, NASA has already provided the world with inventions. Even if you don't count the experiments and inventions just considered the pure science of discovery. If no one ever wondered what was on the other side of the mountain, ocean, continent, jungle, etc.. then vast new worlds would never have been discovered.
      Also, research and development of medicines and procedures is probably higher the US than anywhere else. We do much of the research and other countries reap the profits. Why do you think people are always trying to go to Canada, Mexico and everywhere else for cheap medicine that was invented in the US?

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I become someone who studies & finds cures for diseases like Crohn's?
    I really want to dedicate my life to helping find the cure to crohn's disease. My mom, little brother & one of my best friends & possibly myself have it. I don't want to become a Pathologist; but I need to know how to take the steps to accomplish my goal. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      you should contact dr jill smith at penn state , she did a study and had amazing results with
      low dose naltrexone for crohns , and low dose naltrexone is non toxic and very very low cost ,
      but you will never hear about it because it reverses crohns with no adverse side fx and is no more than
      30 a month , one of the problems is ldn is out of patent , and even though it is an fda approves medication it is being ignored because it is so inexpensive , in other words it does not make huge profits for the medical industry ( doctors , drug companies etc...)
      ========================================================================
      anyway if you want proof just go to http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org and see the before and after photos of crohns , when you get to the site above scroll down some and you will see the photos

  16. QUESTION:
    Why do doctors ask for money to help find cures for diseases?
    They are the ones with the most money. They are the rich, why do they ask the poor for money, right after they cost you 500 dollars to get a checkup?

    • ANSWER:
      They need it as funding so that they can advance on the current cure/ vaccine. The stuff that it pays for is: chemicals, lab fees, equipment, researcher salaries etc

  17. QUESTION:
    Do they ever find cures for Diseases anymore?
    Do you think they will ever find a cure for Alzheimer's disease,Dementia,Cancer,Asthma,AIDS,ALS, Parkinson's disease,or any other Disease?
    It seems to me all they do is pass out pills and do not try to find cures.

    • ANSWER:
      I think the time will come when we will be able to find cures for many of the diseases or conditions you mention. I also think that it will be a very long time for some of these conditions because although a condition my be lumped under one name, there may be more than one type and more than one cure necessary.

      Before a cure can be found for AD, PD, dementia, AID, ALS, many cancers, and other diseases such as the muscular dystrophies, MSA, MS and many others, there needs to be definitive research to discover the cause(s) of each condition.
      Fortunately, asthma is a condition which many outgrow. But no one outgrows the others.

      Millions upon millions of research dollars are spent every year by NIH, private charities, institutions to find specific causes. Once these areas are understood, it is easier to find cures to the conditions. At that point, big pharma jumps into the pool with the others, as long as they can find the next millions for the research into medications and treatments which will constitute cures.

      Please don't confuse doctors with the researchers. While many researchers are MDs or PhDs, that does not mean they are all working in the labs as well as the exam room.

      This is not a them vs us situation. Doctors and researchers have families too and they are motivated to work for cures. Some may even have family members with some of the above conditions. The intellectual property (IP) behind a cure could be very valuable as well.

      Parkinson's disease for example is proving to be far more complicated, with more variables that the person on the street may realize.

      You might find this news report on HIV/AIDS interesting. It should give you an idea of the length of time involved from discovery to R & D to the actual market. Because after there is a medication in development there can be several years of mandatory testing for governmental approvals.
      http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100717/ts_nm/us_aids_vaccines

      Take a look at this link to clinical trials - just pick a condition:
      http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/search

      I think that one of the problems it that the "THEY" who pass out pills may also need to explain to patients that there is more to treatment than just swallowing a pill. And patients need to stop thinking of their docs as gods. Patients need to be proactive in their treatments. These days many people are doing just that.

      But if you have a family member or friend who has one of the many conditions, it is frustrating because you want them to get better. You want them back. It is painful, frustrating and heartbreaking to watch the changes due to a disease.

      I think that when there is a real Parkinson's disease breakthrough, for example, that there may by spspin-offures which will be developed for a few other neurodegenerative diseases.

      My husband has had PD for several years. He feels that cures will be too late for him but nonetheless, I hear the hope in his voice every time he reads about a new discovery.

      And don't worry about anyone being put out of work because of cures, there are many orphan diseases out there which will need attention. And plenty of other conditions spinal cord injuries to mention just one, that could still need research.

      Just to demonstrate that there is significant research underway, here's a link just one site, the Michael J Fox Foundation:
      http://www.michaeljfox.org/research.cfm

  18. QUESTION:
    You think god is pissed that we keep finding cures for his precious diseases?
    I mean technically god did make the fever, flu, polio, cancer. You think he's pissed that we're beating him at his own game. I think this is why god hates cancer survivors, they defied him.

    • ANSWER:
      who do you think enlightens the doctors & scientists.... geez man, nice try.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts about distributed computing to find cures for diseases?
    PC Magazine had an article on these in the Nov. 06 issue, and I'm curious what your thoughts are about these? Do you recommend one above another (not in terms of diseases it fights, but in terms of how effective it works on PCs and how configurable it is for things like CPU usage.) PC Magazine had a few listed, but I'm cuirious to hear about your experience with other distributed computing applications.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's about as effective as using SETI@Home to detect extra terrestrial life.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that engineers will find cures for diseases more than biology?
    At first I was biology major but I am changing to biomedical engineering because I feel that engineering teaches one to to apply more stuff. I also realized that things like prosthetics, fake heart, and other stuff are all designed by biomed and mechanical engineers. It also seems that nuclear engineering may be the key in destroying cancer cells since it deals with radiation.

    • ANSWER:
      You may be right there is so much technology now, more than they can figure uses for.

  21. QUESTION:
    What field of science tries to find cures for diseases?
    Is it Biology?

    • ANSWER:
      something to do with Bio.

      you must be a wonderful person wanting to cure disease. =]

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the technical term for a person who does Medical research like trying to find cures for diseases?
    and what is the science of that called? any help?

    • ANSWER:
      It's just medical research, a very specific branch of scientific research.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what kind of career involves finding cure for diseases?
    Please make sure u ACTUALLY KNOW IT & dont just guess.

    • ANSWER:
      You will have to be a medical graduate first, then you may do research work to find cure for diseases.
      You will have to know what has already been achieved then only you can try to find something new.
      Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Is stem cell research is the window to future and finding cures for all the devistating diseases that plague?
    If there are stem cells in the placenta why cant they be harvested that way? Daily.

    • ANSWER:
      there are different types of stem cells and not all of them can differentiate into every cell type in the body. Stem cells can be harvested from the placenta but they are very limited in their ability to differentiate. The problem is that the "best" stem cells come from fetuses early in development because those do turn into pretty much every type of cell. This is a big moral dilemma because people don't believe that human lives should be used for research. I could go on for hours on my standpoint but I wont. I'll just say i'm very liberal.

  25. QUESTION:
    People who study and try to find cures for diseases are called what?
    I really need this info if any one is willing to give it

    • ANSWER:
      Pathologists study diseases.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the job that researches/tries to find cures for diseases?
    This is something I might want to do when I'm older. :]

    • ANSWER:
      searching for a job is tricky, especially if it's years since you previously did it! I was jobless recently, but I discovered the site in the box below which is extremely helpful in many ways. By doing as they advised, in a few weeks I soon got myself a job.

  27. QUESTION:
    i honestly think they shouldnt find cures for diseases?
    does anyone else agree, because i mean. diseases do in a way help the population. and the way the human race is advancing, its almost like were trying to get rid of any type of death. why do we hate it so much? i mean yea, it is sad when a family member dies, but humans are so weak, most animals will pass it off, they take it. we mourn and act like a bunch of weaklings.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I can tell you right now that if you were told you only had a few months to live you would be freaking out! You think your so tough? I don't know how old you are but either you are way too young and have not seen the world yet or you are very very old and have given up on life.
      I hope you never have to put your theory to use upon your self or some one you might love.
      You should always think twice before saying something so heartless because it might come back to bite you i the BUTT !!! :(

  28. QUESTION:
    What branch of science who find cures for diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      the term you're refering to is a medical scientist. usually medical scientists' have to have a bachelors degree in biological sciences, and depending if you want to do lab work, you have to also have a medical degree, which altoghether would take 7-8 years. medical scientists research diseases and such, and also try to find cures, vaccines, etc.

  29. QUESTION:
    What job do you find cures for animal diseases?
    I know that when people find cures for human diseases it's called a Biomedical Scientist. But what is it called when you find cures for animal diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      Veterinarian of some sort

  30. QUESTION:
    what is a person who tries to find cures for diseases?
    and i know its not a pathologist.

    like people who try to find cures and medicines stuff like that

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably looking for an Epidemiologist then.

  31. QUESTION:
    what degree should you study if you are interested in finding cures for mental health diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably all the work in this field is being done in medical psychiatry - drug treatments. Let's hope there's something to it.

  32. QUESTION:
    What type of scientist finds cures for diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      There is not a single type or description for a scientist that finds cures for diseases. It's a huge field that spans over many specialties. Microbiologists, virologists, molecular biologists, parasitologists, geneticists, and many more are all involved.

  33. QUESTION:
    what are 5 orgainizations that work to raise money or find cures for diseases?
    please include the names, address and phone number!!!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.kidswithacause.org/home.shtml
      http://www.wish.org/

  34. QUESTION:
    Who experiments to find cures for diseases? Are they anywhere close to find out how to reset the genetic code?

    • ANSWER:
      Answer to part #1: Scientists.

      Answer to part #2: Yes. Resetting the human genetic code is very similar to restarting a computer. The Greek tragedian Sophocles was very close to solving this particular conundrum when he penned Oedipus Rex.

      Remember when you first installed the operating system in your computer? It involved impressing some type of coded instruction (in that case it was most likely a cd with OS software) into the the hard drive (or "ovum") of your computer.

      Remember when you first got a virus from all of the porn sites you'd been visiting, and didn't have sufficient anti-virus software installed? Ultimately you had to format your hard drive and reinstall the basic OS software that your nasty little deeds had corrupted.

      Remember how you didn't remember where you left the OS disc, and had to pirate that shit from a friend?

      It worked, didn't it? Yes, it did, but you were no longer running the same code you had been running before your nasty little meltdown. You were, for all intents and purposes, raising your friend's child and pretending it was your own.

      For all intents and purposes, you were watching your friend's code play and replicate endlessly, while you stared blindly, helplessly into the spunk of pixels that made up your day-to-day interface with the virtual world.

      That is very nearly how I am resetting your family's genetic code right now, as you read these words.

      Mother's baby, father's maybe... Isn't that what they say?

      That's what we say, and we laugh.

  35. QUESTION:
    Career that finds cures for diseases?
    What career finds cures for diseases?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Cures for rare diseases in capitalism?
    If pharmaceutical companies are driven by profits and supply and demand, like any other business, how can the sufferers of rare diseases and conditions EVER hope to find a cure for their affliction... if pharmaceutical companies don't find their disease profitable?

    • ANSWER:
      They are supported by the government and FDA and regulations prop drug prices up and prevent competition.

      It is the government, not capitalism, that makes drugs too expensive.

  37. QUESTION:
    Career in finding cures, treatments, and medicines for diseases?
    What would it be called. Also what should your major in at college.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to be an MD to find cures, treatments, and medicines for diseases. In fact, many doctors play no role in any of these. You need to follow a career in biological research which will eventually lead you where you want to go.
      You should go to college and major in biology (can be other sciences but this is most common). A BS in Biology can get you your first real job working in that field, but if you want to go further, learn more, and gain more responsibility you'll need to get a graduate degree (could be MD, but more commonly PhD).
      Molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology (These are all words that can lead you to the career you're looking for.)

  38. QUESTION:
    Are there any major diseases that are close to being cured?
    I'm just wondering if there have been any breakthroughs in finding cures for diseases. I haven't been keeping up with the news recently so I haven't been able to hear about any breakthroughs or anything like that.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe the researchers are very close to finding a cure for diabetes. You might look up some of the latest cures from the CDC because this is where all diseases must be reported if they are contagious. The genetic or heredity diseases you would have to look up for each unfortunately. Like the Heart Association for anything to do with the heart and so forth. I wish I had more info for you but good luck with what you find in this forum and God Bless

  39. QUESTION:
    I am interested in curing diseases and find solutions to cures so which degree is best suited for me?

    • ANSWER:
      Er a medical degree?

  40. QUESTION:
    why are we just now finding medical cures for diseases?
    why wouuld god create man in such a primitive state and let billions and billions of people die unneccessarily from diseases that we would eventually have cures for?
    the plague killed a huge portion of europe and yet if it wouldn't happen nowadays because of medical advances.

    • ANSWER:
      exactly...

      god - 0
      atheists - 1

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you think using human embryos to find cures for diseases is bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes and no. The ethical debate is well grounded and I totally support the pro-life attitude BUT I dont really believe life begins at conception. Yes the embryo will eventually turn into life but if that child knew that it was saving millions of lives would it let itself be used for mankind? Progress is made on overstepping boundaries, and if this has to be done it should.
      There is adult stem cells(somatic stem cells) being studied at the moment and i believe both adult and embryonic stem cells should be used, but more so adult. Imagine having to die from a degenerative disease where you slowly knowingly die without any sort of assistance. More HAS and SHOULD be done for the millions dying all over the world, people born with mental physical problems. The people campaigning for pro-life are probably all healthy themselves, put them in a person with down syndrome and let them see what the world looks like.
      Thats my two cents!

  42. QUESTION:
    Will we ever find cures for horrible diseases such as cancer?
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      The problem with finding a cure for cancer is that it isn't a single disease, it's an umbrella term for over 200 different diseases. The difficulty with finding a cure is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

      But quite a few cancers CAN already be cured: seven out of ten children are cured of cancer; testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough.

      And there's much dedicated hard work going on to find effective treatments - but it will be small steps - reversing one type of cancer, discovering more effective treatment for another - rather than a Eureka! moment when someone discovers a substance that will cure all cancers. That isn't going to happen.

  43. QUESTION:
    Should we really be working to find cures for disease when the planet is so overpopulated?
    I am sad to see people suffer and whenever someone I know is sick I want them to be cured, but is it really in humanities best interest to cure those whose genes would otherwise not make the grade? Isn't it the next logical step after we've discovered the cures to all diseases (if thats a possibility) that we would then impose limits on birth rates? In other words, what does our current attitude towards health care say about where we are going?

    • ANSWER:
      haha, so literal in your thinking, you are blinded.

      Suppose u get parkinsons, AIDS, cancer, etc.... then would u be sayin this?

      Its that certain Areas of the world are overpopulated ( china, india. mexico city, etc) ... and trust me, we should be finding as many cures as we can always... for the betterment of humankind. We cant "cure all diseases" and genetically modify humans.. is this out of a sci fi movie?

  44. QUESTION:
    What diseases have been cured by plant or animals? What medicines are biologically derived?
    Often environmentalists use the argument that the loss of biodiversity or extinction of species will hinder our ability to find cures for diseases. But perhaps this claim has been overstated. What is the evidence that animal or plant extracts have been used in the past to create live altering cures for human ailments?
    Ok, we have a lot of plant responses. I think I should've realized that there are so many (but also, that we make them synthetically once they are discovered).

    But what about animals? Will the loss of animal species also be detrimental?

    • ANSWER:
      Many drugs come from plant or animal extracts.

      Opiates are examples of these. Morphine, Coedine, Heroine etc. all come from the opium poppy and are very powerful analgesics. Loperamide (Which is marketed as Immodium) is a huge blockbuster drug that was derived from the opiates and is an anti-diarrheal that doesn't show the negative CNS effects and abuse potential of the other opiates.

      Also, caffeine is a methylxanthine that is found in coffee and tea. Tea also containts many antioxidants that promote health.

      Aspirin, or ASA comes from salicin, which is a compound in willow bark.

  45. QUESTION:
    If government tries to find cures for diseases that inflict us, does that fall under "defense"?
    The common defense.
    can you guys explain?

    It's defense, against an internal enemy.

    • ANSWER:
      The government doesn't WANT to find cures. If there were (and the TRUTH is that there ARE CURES for cancer already!!! But the American government and pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know) cures for all disease then that would put the pharmaceutical companies out of business. The government/politicians all have their hands in the pharmaceutical cookie jar. It's a joke to call it "health care" when they really care more about keeping you sick.

      I expect a lot of thumbs down from people because most of you are brainwashed into believing that the government and big pharma have your best interest at heart. Wake up. Seriously. Do research on the subject.

  46. QUESTION:
    People have found cures for deadly diseases?
    but not for the common cold why is this?
    I mean they are the most common thing to happen so doctors should be able to study it more right?

    • ANSWER:
      There's multiple reasons for this. For one thing, there's too many strains of the virus that cause the common cold. Thus, it would be impractical to make a vaccine that would have to be modified once a new strain comes out every few weeks. It's the same reason why there's no successful vaccine against HIV. The high mutation rate in these viruses make it impractical to generate vaccines against.

      Second is the issue of whether the body is able to sustain immunity against the antigen even if a successful vaccine could be made. It's the reason why hepatitis vaccines last a lifetime, but other vaccines such as Tetanus require a booster every 10 years. Immunity to different pathogens have very different half lives. Thus, there's too many factors to consider for an infection that causes relatively minor problems compared to deadly diseases.

      EDIT: To Kim M, right, and let me guess, cancer doesn't actually exist? It's only a ploy to get people to donate for those charity drives and steal their money right? Get a grip on reality, the world isn't out to get you...except maybe in your case, it actually is. Darwin, survival of the fittest, you know how things work.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the top medical research institutions in general? And, what are the best for new Infectious Diseases?
    Research institutions in the sense research hospitals and specialization centers which research on new diseases and finding cures for them.

    When I say, what are the best for new Infectious Diseases, I'm referring to institutions which investigate a new disease firsthand as soon as it's found. Especially, Infectious diseases like the present Influenza A.
    Thanks a lot.

    I would be glad if you could give a global perspective by suggesting some foreign institutions out of US as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the major universities have large medical research centers, especially the ones with medical schools. The usual suspects: Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UTexas, UCLA.

      New outbreaks and new diseases fall under the jurisdiction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, MD. Both have research facilities, CDC with Emory and USAMRIID with Johns Hopkins and the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda. Other research will be farmed out to other universities as appropriate.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the occupation for finding cures?
    Not diseases, cures. In my case, what would a person that studies things into finding a cure for Autism. Anyone know what it would be called?

    • ANSWER:
      research medicine

  49. QUESTION:
    what is a doctor/scientist called who finds cures for diseases?
    i cant remember

    • ANSWER:
      Medical scientist, pharmecutical chemist, Surgeon who pioneers a new surgery, physic's who would handle things like Gamma knives and other radiologic oncology technology, engineers who design and make all the new machines, instruments, ect.

      It really depends what kind of "cure" is being invented as for the background required to invent it.

  50. QUESTION:
    What kind of a doctor specializes in finding cure for cancers,infections,diseases?
    I was wondering if there is doctor that specializes in finding cure for different types of illnesses whether it be for cancer or HIV and HIV Aids. Also what courses in high school would you need to take in order to prepare you to go to college or university to become that type of doctor. Thank you I really apperciate it. Also I live in Ontario,Canada and I'm going to be in the 10th grade this September.

    • ANSWER:
      That would be an infectious disease specialist, but you could also study diseases while working as a molecular biologist or medicinal chemist. There are many opportunities.

      In high school you can prepare yourself for a future in the medical sciences by taking all of the science classes you can, especially biology and chemistry. You'll also need to take physics and all of the math classes you can handle, up to calculus if they offer it. In college you'll be shooting for a bachelor of science (or the Canadian equivalent) in biology or chemistry or similar field, and then you'll have to take all sorts of biology, chemistry, science, and math classes. The more you get introduced to in high school the easier it will be in college.


Eye Disease And Cures

Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" is an inflammation of the conjunctiva which is the membrane that covers the entire eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. The symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness, eye pain, burning, blured vision, feeling of dryness and discharge of a sticky fluid.

Conjunctivitis is very contagious. Wash your hands and do not touch the affected area.

Pink eye symptoms are easily noticeable as the eyeball and insides of eyelids become inflamed. The eye starts to itch and then turns red, followed by watery secretion. In some cases, pus is also formed, which dries up especially when one sleeps making the eyelashes stick together.

Distilled water in which jasmine flowers had been soaked overnight used as eye drops will work like a charm for pink eye, especially for the eye having yellow discharge.

Prepare a poultice of grated raw but red potato or grated apple and put it on your closed infected eyes for an hour. And you would find favorable results within 2-3 days.
Prepare a decoction of handful of coriander in about 60 ml of water. It serves as superb eyewash and it is highly beneficial to reduce swelling and pain and relieves you from the burning sensation in the eyes.

Take 1 cup of the juice extracted from Indian gooseberry and mix 2 teaspoons of honey in it. It should be consumed two times in a day.

Treat pink eye with pulsatilla tablets. This is one of several homeopathic remedies that are known to be effective on pink eye. Five tablets every 3 to 4 hours until the pink eye goes away is the standard dose, but follow the dosing directions on the bottle you purchase.

Another home remedy for pink eye along the same lines is using eyebright herb made into a tea and treating the same as the chamomile. Some people like to use boric acid as an eyewash to relieve their pink eye and soothe the eyes but that sound a bit strange to many people so stick to the over the counter or prescription medications if you do not want to go that route.

Vegetable juices are proven for benefits in conjunctivitis. For this, one can take about 200 ml of spinach juice adding to 300 ml of carrot juice. This is mixed well and is taken on daily basis at least for 10 days. It is a commonly used natural remedy for conjunctivitis.

You can also make a tea using of powdered root bark of barberry in one cup of water. Boil the solution for about half an hour and then use it as eyewash or with a compress. Barberry contains berberine, which is an antibacterial compound.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    cure eye disease by yoga in pondicherry?
    in pondichery one asram give treatment for eye disease by yoga.tell me about details of address and phone number

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    How to cure Cloudy eye disease?
    my gold gourami has just got cloudy eye disease a few days ago( thats when i noticed it) so i raised my tank temerature hoping to speed up the process to about 83 degrees and added extra salt to the tank, and used stress coat enzyme because since it is sick , its most likley stressed out oo. if anyone has experince or knwos how to cure cloudy eyes, i would really appreciate it if you would help me out

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the time, troubleshooting by frequent water changes and avoiding fish stresswill prevent serious outbreaks of disease in the tank. Off the list of preventative things, I cannot stress buying small numbers of fish SLOWLY enough; many a tank can be devastated by bringing in a large number of new fish in a relatively small time. Healthy fish can actually cohabitate with some disease organisms at low concentration without becoming symptomatic, but when fish are stressed by sudden environmental changes and overcrowded conditions, their immune systems don't function well and they become far more susceptible to disease. New fish especially are vulnerable, because they have been passed from breeder to wholesaler to distributor to retailer to consumer and most likely spent the whole time in horrid surroundings. They should be quarantined in a separate tank whenever possible.

      Some diseases can be tenacious once they take hold in a tank. Be sure to try and figure out a general diagnosis before dumping a lot of medication into the tank, as some meds are toxic dyes that can kill with overdosing (especially to sensitive fish such as tetras and scaleless cats), and some, such as antibiotics, will wreak havoc on your biofiltration and throw your established tank into a new cycle. Keep in mind that "sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease" (and ALL chemical additions to the tank which change water conditions stress the life inside the closed environment). Also, keep in mind that most plants and inverts will not tolerate many medications in the water. In planted aquaria, it is best to remove the affected fish to the quarantine tank or into a small treatment vessel with circulation and heat. It is sometimes helpful to add a small (1tbsp/5gal) amount of aquarium salt (NOT marine salt, which is different), as most medications disturb healthy gill function, and the salt reduces osmotic shock and electrolyte loss... but this is a somewhat controversial issue that I address in the following article (pros & cons): To Salt or Not to Salt?.

      I've been working on a photo archive of fish diseases that people send me or allow me to use from their sites. This list and archive of photos is not meant to be exhaustive or comprehensive. Please note also that some diseases have multiple manifestations (Columnaris, NTD, Fish TB, to name a few), and may vary in presentation from fish to fish; others are not true "diseases" caused by a single organism, but rather signs that could point to a number of causative organisms (dropsy, pop-eye). Click on the thumbnails, and you will be linked to the larger photos (if it was larger to begin with, that is, I can't enlarge photos any larger than they were when sent to me, because this will not improve resolution).

      http://badmanstropicalfish.com/fish_palace/tropicalfish_disease_identification.html

      Good Luck, and Hope this Helps.

  3. QUESTION:
    Know of a natural cure for Thyrod Eye Disease?
    I am pregnant and cant not take the steriods a doctor would normally give. I was told I must wait until after the baby is born. Anything to help my buldging eye.
    I also do not have a thyroid and am on Levoxyl now.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no natural cure for thyroid eye disease. There is no guaranteed cure at all.

      The first thing that you need to do is to get euthyroid. That is the first thing that will help your eyes. You need to be on PTU. (It is recommended over methimizole in pregnancy.)

      Then get blood tests often. Every 6 weeks, and STAY euthyroid. If you can keep this up for several years, your body may naturally go into remission. That is the next thing that will help your eyes.

      Getting into remission will prevent any further damage to your eyes, but it may not necessarily reverse damage already done. You may need surgery.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for Hyperthyroid eye disease?
    I was diagnosed with Graves disease a year ago and underwent radioactive iodine treatment 5 months ago. I am now hypo and just started taking synthroid. for the past 2 weeks however, one of my eye has become much more prominent than the other and the bulging has not gone down. I am running tests with the optometrist because my vision has slightly deteriorated and we think it's due to the disease. What's the best way to cure my bulging eye?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no 'cure' as you speak of it.

      The eye is protruding because of the hypothyroidism. You know this. The best way to treat the eye bulge is to treat the hyperthyroid (which is hypo, or non existent.. depending on the extent of the treatment). Meaning you are taking an exogenous source of your T4.

      The best thing you can do is ensure your thyroid hormone levels found in the blood are at an adequate level for you. There is a general reference range.. but some people do better at the low end, the middle, or the high.

      I would recommend seeing an endocrinologist if you aren't already (this is a doctor who specializes in this sort of thing) -- and discuss the absolute BEST management of your T3/T4 levels.

      You are currently taking just T4. You may do better with a non synthetic derivative called "Armour-thyroid" which is T3 and T4. Discuss it with your physician. The best medication, constant monitoring of levels of T3, T4, Reverse TS, TSH, and so on are important!

      Also time.

      With proper treatment,.. once you get the best treatment protocol.. it will take some time to see the ultimate outcome of the best results.

      You mentioned 2 weeks -- give it time, but make regular appointments for pathology/lab work for dosage adjustments.. and discuss the T3 and T4 argument vs just T4 -- see what your doctor has to say.

      The eye bulge will typically get much better as the medication and hormone levels equalize and are given time to work. IE: A few months.

      Lastly -- if regardless of treatment the eyes (or eye) bulges to a degree that is still making you self-conscious there are common surgical methods to 'fixing' this.. for lack of a better laymans term.

      But first do all you can with your endocrinologist or PCP, and try all available medications for replacement therapy (ie: If Synthroid doesn't work sufficiently after 4-5-6months..) before resorting to any surgery. The surgery WILL work,.. but no need in having it done before you see where the eye ends up. Ultimately how much the bulge reverts. In some cases it will revert back to a very normal appearance. In others not so much.

      Best of luck.. you are just in the beginning -- you have much to look forward to here. Thyroid medication is definitely not a quick fix.. it takes time to see and 'feel' the difference.

  5. QUESTION:
    Keratoconus eye Disease?
    Hi,
    I have keratocous eye disease in both my eyes and my vision is getting blurry. I need to know if there is a good eye clinic for it treatment in Columbia, SC area. What all different treatments are available and which one is the best? Is there a permenent cure for this eye problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few different surgery options for Keratoconus. You might like to read up on the disorder and the procedures that can correct the cornea. Try http://www.focusclinics.com/keratoconus.php - I found it informative.

  6. QUESTION:
    Eye questions?
    Hello ive got as few questions that relate to eyes. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

    1. How can you visually tell the diff between bloodshot eyes and pink eye disease?

    2. Can bloodshot eyes be cured somehow using natural products?

    3. Can eyes be damaged if you put force on them or accidentally hit them? What if you are simly washin face and you put force on the eyes?

    4. Can bloodshot eyes lead to a disease?

    5. Can your vision be damaged if you sit infront of a screen a lot daily?

    6. Are there a lot of diseases that are common today?

    7. How can your vision and eyes be damaged?

    8. What does it mean if you always wake up with red eyes? (goes away slowly)

    9. Is water bad for ur eyes?

    TY so much!

    • ANSWER:
      pink eye will have mucous in it. bloodshot eyes can be helped by some eyedrops, but usually sleeping helps. i dont believe your eyes can be damaged by putting force on it, but you probably should not do it. cloodshot eyes i'm not sure if they can lead to a disease.. 5 is definitely no.. their are a lof of disease that are common today 1 in 4 girls less then 30 will have an std.. the rest i am not sure.

  7. QUESTION:
    My lovebirds has an eye disease. Is there any natural way of curing this?
    I just noticed this just a few minutes ago. I'm not sure when it all started to happen.I notiec that one of my lovebirds, an African Lovebird, has a white eye-ring on his left eye. He's not an Eye-Ringed lovebird so don't lecture me that please. I'm not sure that it's afecting his daily routines and he seems quite healthy. He just seems to develop this disease. There's a white eye-ring on his left eye like that of an Eye-ringed lovebird but as I said he's not that specie. SO I assume this is not normal.

    Could you tell me what this is and if this is curable through feeding or by giving another diet? There're no Avian vets in our area nor do I know one. Please answer,at the very least. I'll post a pic if I can. Help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Just as long as it is a bird vet is all that counts.61yr ex.

  8. QUESTION:
    I want to know name of eye disease in which black blotches will appear insight of vision and can it be cured?
    these bloches form circles,ellipse, different shapes when look at them through half lided eyes

    • ANSWER:
      I think that might be a form of floaters, and there is no cure. if it REALLY bugs you, see a doc about it, but for many people, it's hardly noticeable.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any knowledge of Coats Disease of the eye?
    My brother has recently been diagnosed with Coats disease, which causes loss of sight. Does anyone know what causes this disease, what cures it or anything at all really. My family have been given very little information and there does not seem to be much on line. Help

    • ANSWER:
      Authoritative descriptions of Coats' disease are found at Whonamedit.com and Review of Optometry. Those sites also mention muscular dystrophy and mental retardation, but a diagnosis of Coats' Disease does NOT indicate the presence of the other conditions.

      Coats' Disease is believed to be congenital, meaning a patient is born with the disease. It may not show up, however, until later in life.

  10. QUESTION:
    Will covering an eye with tissue paper regularly help to cure lazy eye?
    I suspect I have "lazy eye" or amblyopia on my left eye. I am also myopic in both eyes and I am currently on spectacles because I am scared of using contact lenses (I have tried putting them on myself before). The first sign that I may have amblyopia is that both my eyes have unequal myopic power. I have 700 degrees on my right eye and 500 degrees on my left eye. This unequal myopia power problem first surfaced about 2-3 years ago. I am 17 this year.

    The second sign is that when I have my glasses on, I will close one eye to check the vision on the other eye. When I close my left eye, the vision on my right eye is crisp clear. However, when I close my right eye, the vision on my left eye is blurrier. I have also noticed my left eye has a bit of difficulty focussing on objects e.g. computer screen when I have my right eye closed. Words might appear bigger and brighter occasionally when I only use my left eye to see. Oddly, I have done my research and most people with amblyopia or "lazy eye" have said that their "lazy eye" has higher myopic power. So all you readers out there, I would like to ask you if my case is strange.

    A little more info about myself. I do not have cataracts or any eye disease. My dad has "lazy eye", which is characterized with unequal myopic power on both eyes so I may have inherited this eye problem from him. My mum has remarked that I have "lazy eye" when I changed my spectacle lenses about two to three weeks ago. When I changed my lenses, the degree of my right lens increased by 75 degrees from 625 degrees to 700 degrees while the degree of my left lens remained the same. In fact, the myopic power on my left eyes has remained at 500 degrees since I was 11 years old but it seems that the myopic power on my right eye has been increasing. This is despite the increasing myopic power on my right eye fluctuating. This all depends. Sometimes the power on my right eye increases by 25 degrees, sometimes by 50 and sometimes 75.

    In the past, my right eye always had lower myopic power than my left eye but things changed when I was around 15 years old.

    I'm really worried about my "lazy eye" as I heard that without proper treatment, the "lazy eye" can deteriorate and even go blind. I really do not want that to happen. I am so desperate that I have even tried putting on tissue paper regularly on my right eye since yesterday. I heard that if you put on an eye patch for 2 hours everyday, the "lazy eye" may be cured. However I also heard that above 13 years old nothing much can be done about the "lazy eye" as the visual damage if permanent. So now I'm really angry at my parents for not paying attention to my "lazy eye" problem all this while!

    Now the question is, is my method of covering one eye with tissue paper safe? Should I stop it? Should I ask my parents to have me visit my eye doctor?

    And btw, both my parents are myopic as well. My lifestyle is rather sedentary. I do not play sports more than 5 times a week and I prefer to play computer games or use the computer. Otherwise, I do a lot of near work such as doing homework or watching television. I figured out that I should adjust my lifestyle to be more active.

    Actually, I'm open to any treatment options be it surgery, eye patches or eye therapy. I think surgery has the most drawbacks though as I have read that it can cause damage to the eye or scarring of skin around the eye. Maybe I should try wearing contact lenses, I guess it might help.

    So all you readers out there, please give me your honest answers. Thank you very much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      You can't develop amblyopia at your age. If you have it, it would have been noticed by your eye doctor before you were three years old. Your doctor would have recommended treatment, which may or may not have included patching.

      Dont know where you "researched" but amblyopia is not due to unequal myopia. It may be caused by unequal hyperopia or astigmatism present at birth. It cannot be caused by one eye becoming more myopic than the other at your age.

      If you just got new glasses and the left eye seems blurry, return to your eye doctor to have him or her assess why the eye is blurred. Maybe the glasses were simply made incorrectly.

      In any event, patching is not an effective treatment for amblyopia in people over age 12.

  11. QUESTION:
    help,I developed a software which applied to protect the eye sight.but how do i sell it?
    it is a share software(website:www.eyeg.net) has been proved to be effective for protecting the eye sight, especially for children.
    how do i sell it?
    descript as follows:
    it will remind you of protecting your eyes or protect your eyes compulsively. The method using software to protect one's eyes is developed in Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Cure Institute and is extended to the whole country by ten sections or departments under China's Education Ministry. Experiments have proved that, with the combination of the Eye Exercise and eye sanitation, it is possible to control the amount of new cases of myopia, reinforce the circulation of blood around eyes, activate blood, improve the nutrition for nerve, decrease eye fatigue, protect eyesight and cure myopia.Several hundred million Chinese are adopting this method to protect their eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      patent your idea and sell it to a pharma company.

  12. QUESTION:
    Eye disease symptoms?
    I'm having watery mucus-like liquid in both of my eyes, and it sometimes itch. However they are no signs of redness, only glue-like liquid inside the eyes.

    During hot weather, it groups up on the side of the eyes, and it also cause disturbance in my eye sight, until I wipe them off. What is it? How to cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      allergies? try an antihistamine.

  13. QUESTION:
    diabetic eye disease - vision lost?
    My father has diabetic eye disease. He is 58 years old. 6 month back he got low vision problem in his one eye and we consulted one eye specialist in my city (Surat). He suggested for retina laser operation so, we took our chances and go ahead with that. Doc said, my father will start seeing in 1 or 1.5 months. But already 3 months spent and nothing happened. meanwhile his second eye also started losing vision and doc suggested to have operation for that eye also. As my father had unsuccessful operation in one eye, my parents are hesitating for second operation. We took another experts help and got to know that there are very rare chances of success in 'retina laser operation'. My father has low blood pressure too. He has diabetes since long time and he is taking diabetes control injection daily. diabetes is in control most of the time. Current stage is, he can't sign the paper, can't read the paper, can't see other person clearly. The other issue for me is, my parents are too religious and they have started accepting that there is no cure now and its fate. I am quite positive and optimist so I want to know if there are chances off getting vision back or any suggestions, so that I can convey them for second opinion. I have gone through many websites e.g. http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.asp but don't know what is helpful information. If you want, I can get other medical details, but you need to ask me what I need to look for as I am not familiar with medical terms well. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      since I can see you are from Surat. India.I am original from Valsad but living in USA.My mom also have diabetes and have same eye problem.I have to take her to eye doctor for laser surgery.she had laser surgery in past for at-least 3 or more times.If your father still have uncontrolled sugar level in his blood then he is going to have diabetic retinal problem even more and may be lost all the vision.I suggest you to go to another better eye doctor who specialized to treat diabetic retinal problems.However even after surgery there is still chance to get retina veins in the eyes.I think I have heard in Navsari they have really good well known eye hospital.May be you want to try it?Here is the address and name of that hospital in Navsari.Good Luck.

      Smt. Lilavatiben Mohanlal Shah (Billimorawala) Eye Hospital, Dudhia Talav, besides Gohil Hospital,, Navsari, Gujarat, India

  14. QUESTION:
    Rabbit eye disease?
    Hello,

    I know the first reaction to my question is that we should take our rabbit to the vet immediately. Not that we are inhumane, but our rabbit is 13 years old, blind, possibly had a stroke, lost her sister a year ago and we feel that trips to the vet have become too stressful for her. We feel that there is nothing more we can do for her besides comfort her. Our often suggests blood work, which would again, be too stressful for her.

    Bugsie, 13, has been blind for roughly 3-4 years now. Her eyes are covered in a white, hazy color. One eye developed a red spot about a month ago. Pretty much overnight she developed a white coating over her entire eye. The white spot protrudes outward and appears oozy. She cleans her face and it seems as if she breaks bits off that crust into her fur. We do not suspect that she is in any pain as she is still eating as normal and spends a great deal of time grooming herself.

    I ask this in hopes that you could give us an idea of what she is going through. It scares me that eventually the entire white coating will disintegrate and be wiped off. It may be the best thing for her as it is extremely difficult for her to close her eye. I would consider providing a photo, but it really isn’t a sight anyone would want to see. I suppose I am just looking for somewhat of an answer as to what is going on. Obviously, we are not looking for a cure.

    Thanks,
    Kate

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever considered that the rabbit may be suffering and you are doing nothing about it? Take it to the vet at once and take responsibility for your pet.
      DO NOT IGNORE THIS ILLNESS!!!!!!!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Do I Have a Eye disease?
    Im 16 years old and i have these black dots in my vision recently. When i look at a backround or the blue sky I can see these black spots. What causes these is it that I play to much video games or looking at computer screen. how do you cure it.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    how can i cure freshwater fish pop eye?
    my 3 month old bluegill has a left eye pop eye, the eye seems like it wants to pop out of its head, how can i cure this, my 55 gallon tank had 2 goldfish and it wasnt cycled, so this was caused bu high ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, etc. i putted him in a 1 galllon bucket with ich away to see if it helps im doing 50 water changes %, he is also eating fine, and swims, but he really has a pop eye disease, and i need to cure it.
    wow, the 55 tank also looks so cloudy and stinks, it has bacterial bloom for sure

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not an expert but I've kept freshwater cichlids for about 5 years. I am a huge fan of water changes and Melafix (5ml per 10 gallons) when something like this happens (pop eye) It's only happened to me twice...dunno if it's the water changes or the Melafix that cured it but you can never go wrong doing partial water changes.

  17. QUESTION:
    what are the latest developments in the treatment of Retinitis pigmentosa genetic eye disease?
    one of my brother is suffering from Retinitis pigmentosa, he was ok upto the age of 15, then gradually he lost his sight. once in 1992 we gave treatment from Russian doctors, who told they will stop further decrease of sight. before operation he was able to read newspaper at close distance. after operation he even lost that also, now he can recognise only dark and light.
    so any latest developments in the cure for RP

    • ANSWER:
      There is much more plus contacts this can give you all the answer , plus more I wish your brother the best and to get well soon. This is an example the site will be below...

      Dorothy Stiefel

      I welcome your question on RP or other problems causing low vision. You can reach me at richw@eyeassociates.com . My website is www.eyeassociates.com

  18. QUESTION:
    7th son of a 7th son, cures thrush?
    someone in my family is a 7th son of a 7th son. everyone takes their babies to him to cure thrush, he will breath in their mouth or something and he has also cured his dad of an eye disease. the 7ths son of a 7th son is supposed to have healing powers. do you think this is possible?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer lies in Iron maiden's album "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"

      As Bruce Dickinson sings:
      (backed by determined Steve Harris bass line)
      Today is born the seventh one
      Born of woman the seventh son
      HE HAS THE POWER TO HEAL
      He has the gift of the second sight
      He is the chosen one
      So it shall be written
      So it shall be done

      So there you have it!

      And I hope you had your baby already and everything went well.

  19. QUESTION:
    Body burning sensation and eye burning sensation why happen? what type of disease this ? can cure it complete?
    i feel burning sensation in body and eye , while i am eating non-veg foods and sometimes come out from room temperature to outerr, i feel burning sensation in body and eye? what happened ? what type of disease this ? which type of Dr(specialist) i should consult ?

    i am 29 male , if i do marriage with disease will it infect my wife ?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a doctor. No one can diagnose you and tell you if this is contagious from the internet. See a general practitioner, also called a family doctor who can point you to the right specialist if needed.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can't find the History of Pink-Eye?
    I am doing a science project about the Pink-Eye disease. I can't find the information when the Pink-Eye first occured and discovered. I also need who was the first doctor to cure it, and etc. Any information will be good as long as it has something to do with the HISTORY of pink-eye. Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Eye injury or disease or both?
    I have a Molly whose eye (I think) was injured, 2 weeks ago. It is just kind of flat now, its hard to get a clear picture of it. When I first looked at it it looked like it was a permenent injury. It looks like he got poked or attacked in the eye, the pupil isn't normal and I am not even sure he can see out of that eye. Other than looking flat and the pupil looking werid, the eye looked fine. I havn't treated with antibiotics, because it didn't look like something to be "cured", just deformed.

    Today I noticed he has three small black dots on that eye, the size of a grain of salt.

    Do you guys still think he has an been injured or could it be a disease? What are the black dots? Is there anything I should do?

    I have tried to look this up on disease sites, and there is nothing that really matched his problem specifically.

    • ANSWER:
      I would contact a doctor to be safe...if you can't afford that than call an animal shelter and see what they say...they might beable to refer you, or just take it on FREE!!

  22. QUESTION:
    does this glaucoma disease will be cure if the eyes are removed and another one is fixed?
    my father is suffering from glaucoma. i heard that it is not curable... his one eye is only having the problem... so if he remove that eye and replace a new one .. will his disease be cured completely

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    If bacon grease was proven to cure cancer, increase eye health and prevent heart disease, would you drink it?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacon is good for you. Carbs cause heart disease by inflaming the arteries fats are good for you. The lipid hypothesis has been proven wrong time and time again. It is just vegetarian groups and the government who wants people to buy lots of grains because of the revenue who push it as being true.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can indian almond leaves cure sick betta fish?
    well i have a female and male betta fish and i think they have a gill disease (scars) ,eye disease (red eyes), fin rot, and some parasites becuase it keeps scratching his body. And why do females get paralyzed after breeding? plz need help

    • ANSWER:
      The females will look paralyzed when laying eggs so the male won't get agitated and attack her, she should be fine and swim away after she has laid all her eggs. If not, something is wrong. Remove her from the tank away from the male and place her in a tank with Indian almond leaves (Terminalia Catappa)

      For them to get fin rot, gill disease and red eyes, it shows your water quality is really bad. You have either been overfeeding, not doing regular water changes or both. Terminalia Catappa leaves will help to boost the immunity of your fish and prevent fungus.

      To cure the red eye and gill disease, keep your Betta in a half a gallon bowl with a dry banana leaf for 7 days. It will turn a tea colour and smell rather bad but don't worry, your Betta is fine. Adding half a pint of mud from the bottom of a lake will help them grow their fins back. Make sure the bowl is kept in a warm place, feed as per normal. The eyes should return to normal and the fins should grow back. If the male is tending eggs, do this for the male only after the eggs have hatched and the fry are free swimming. After 7 days, return the fish to their old homes with clean fresh water and a Catappa leaf.

      Do your Bettas have white spots in their bodies? if they do it's ich, if they don't it may be anchorworms or some other parasites but most likely it's ich. Take a torchlight and shine it on their bodies to be sure. Are they eating well? If they're not the parasites may be internal. Once you have identified whether the parasites are internal or external, go to your local fish shop and get the proper medication. Gradually raising the temperature and adding salt helps too. If the male is tending eggs, only use half the dosage or medication and half a spoon of salt for every 5 gallons and only raise the temperature a few degrees. Do full water changes if possible, if not then do half.

      Ich can be prevented by not changing the temperature of the water too fast. Keeping the almond leaves in with your fish at all times will also help them to be more resistant to diseases and can help you to cut the water changes for your tank by half.

      Hope this helps.

  25. QUESTION:
    hi friends.Do anyone know what is BEHCET(name of a disease about eyes)and what is its cure(if has any cure)?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    hi friends.Do anyone know what is BEHCET(name of a disease about eyes)and what is its cure(if have any cure)?

    • ANSWER:
      Behcet’s disease has the ability to involve blood vessels of nearly all sizes and types, ranging from small arteries to large ones, and involving veins as well as arteries. Behcet's disease is an autoimmune deficiency.

      I'll paste a link to a Behcet's site which has a message forum, facts, treatments, etc. that will hopefully help you understand more of what you need to understand.

      Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Dry eye syndrome and ocular allergy?
    Hey last year i got the disease dry eye syndrome and the redness and burning is making everyday of my life misreable so is their any permenant cure to both dry eye syndrome and ocular allergy plzz help

    • ANSWER:
      I would go back to your doctor because there are many things that can be causing your symptoms.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do we promote our book, French Toast, a White Cane & Memories?
    Hi! I wrote a book titled, French Toast, a White Cane and Memories, available from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. The book is based on the lives of my two sons, Bronson and Colton, ages 13 and 9. Colton is going blind from the rare and incurable eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa. I wrote the book in order to help raise awareness of childhood blindness, in hopes of a cure. I thought I would go to Yahoo answers and see if anyone has any ideas on how to promote my book. I have written Oprah to no avail (very hard to get to her but I know she would love Colton's story). Colton was featured on the NBC TV show, Three Wishes, with Amy Grant. He was on the Christmas special. I'm always looking for ways to help raise awareness in an attempt to save his vision. If anyone would like to offer suggestions, I'm all ears! :) Our website is: caringbridge.org/ca/coltonmeyer. If anyone would like to give to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, go to fightblindness.org. THANK YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      go to www.digipie.com, and get their package it is worth investigating. Also through the administration of the hospitals of your choice either domestic or abroad, where they will have flyers and newsletters that you may list the book as a sale item and create an interest among others that may have a common denominator for your cause.

  29. QUESTION:
    What helps cure pink eye i need answers ASAP!!!?
    well what helps pink eye i need answers please and thanks please tell me what can cure this spuid disease!!!!! and it better work too!

    • ANSWER:
      Get pink eye relief eye drops. They help

  30. QUESTION:
    Water and Empty stomach - good for health - why not you drink water in the empty stomach?
    Courtesy: Chiranjeevi:
    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
    METHOD OF TREATMENT
    1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
    2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
    3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
    4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
    5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
    6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
    1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days
    2. Gastric - 10 days
    3. Diabetes - 30 days
    4. Constipation - 10 days
    5. Cancer - 180 days
    6. TB - 90 days
    7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.
    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
    Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
    This makes sense .... the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals .not cold water. maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you so much for the wonderful helpful advice you have shared. I will take on board everything you have said, and will pass on this information to all the peoples I know. Thank you for helping people take care of their health now rather than later with highly dubious and toxic prescriptions.

      Of course the water will be sourced from good quality natural spring water. Remember your tap water is toxic, thanks to uncaring governments.

      Bless you and your wisdom and knowledge.

  31. QUESTION:
    drink water and just stay healthy?
    DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    METHOD OF TREATMENT

    1 As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

    2 Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

    3 After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

    4 After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

    5 Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

    6 The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:

    1 High Blood Pressure - 30 days

    2 Gastric - 10 days

    3 Diabetes - 30 days

    4 Constipation - 10 days

    5 Cancer - 180 days

    6 TB - 90 days

    7 Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.

    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
    Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

    This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ...not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    A serious note about heart attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.

    Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

    You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

    Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

    60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.

    Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you so much for this information. It is amazing how pure and helpful water is. I just drink a glass of water everyday now I'm going to change it.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does Mela-Fix work on fish with cloudy eye (please answer quickly)?
    i think my fish has a disease called cloudy eye and i am trying to find a cure and i was wondering if any fish owners had any advice for me?
    think my fish has a disease called cloudy eye and i am trying to find a cure and i was wondering if any fish owners had any advice for me? it is a goldfish and there are two other fish in there with it (they are tetras, if that matters)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Mela fix will work (assuming this is not a betta, melafix coats their labyrinth organ), don't forget to remove the carbon from the filter as this will remove the meds from the water.
      I also recommend gradually increasing the temp to about 82 degrees Farenheit, as well as adding some fresh water aquarium salt.
      Best of Luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    please help me with these health questions?!?
    1.
    Overly active oil glands may cause a condition known as (1 point)

    * diabetes.
    * dermis.
    * acne.
    * fatigue.

    2.
    The subtance that fights tooth decay (1 point)

    * enamel
    * fluoride
    * medicine
    * Listerine

    3.
    Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough substance known as (1 point)

    * dermis.
    * cuticle.
    * petroleum.
    * keratin.

    4.
    The epidermis is the _______ ________ layer of the skin. (1 point)

    * thinner, inner
    * thicker, inner
    * thicker, outer
    * thinner, outer

    5.
    ________ is a condition in which faraway objects appear clear while near objects look blurry. (1 point)

    * Farsightedness
    * Nearsightedness
    * Astigmatism
    * UV

    6.
    An astigmatism is a misshaped ______ that causes objects to look blurry. (1 point)

    * pupil
    * cornea
    * iris
    * optic nerve

    7.
    Which of the following causes faraway objects to look blurred, while near objects look normal? (1 point)

    * farsightedness
    * astigmatism
    * glaucoma
    * nearsightedness

    8.
    The name of the opening through which light enters the eye is known as the (1 point)

    * cornea.
    * retina.
    * pupil.
    * lens.

    9.
    Which part of the ear is responsible for maintaining balance? (1 point)

    * outer ear
    * middle ear
    * inner ear
    * auricle

    10.
    The cuticle is a _______ band of skin around the nail. (1 point)

    * synthetic
    * toxic
    * nonliving
    * living

    True/False

    Indicate whether the statement is true or false for questions 11–20.
    11.
    The store brand of an item is also known as a generic brand. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    12.
    A unit price is your promise of a refund of your money if the produce doesn't work as claimed. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    13.
    Comparison shopping involves comparing different brands of a product. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    14.
    When you develop a tolerance to a medicine, it no longer has the same effect. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    15.
    Taking the proper dosage of a medicine is an example of drug misuse. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    16.
    Antibiotics are medicines that kill or stop the growth of bacteria and other specific germs. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    17.
    When a problem is beyond your doctor's training, he or she might suggest that you see a specialist. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    18.
    Vaccines are organizations that work to help prevent and cure certain diseases. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    Note: The below question was entered in error. You will receive credit for ANY answer.
    19.
    Managed care is a program to help people with limited income get health care. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    20.
    An otolaryngologist specializes in eye diseases. (1 point)

    * True
    * False

    • ANSWER:
      8 - pupil
      #13 - False
      #14 - True
      #15 - False
      #16 - True
      #17 – True
      #20 – False

      This I know for sure. Sorry. Hope it will help.

  34. QUESTION:
    has anyone ever had pars planitis?
    Its some type of eye disease that they have diagnosed me with several months ago, they have me taking 2 different eye drops and they put me on this acetazolamide pills that make all my drinks taste flat and spoiled and my food tastes like crap. I just want to know the im NOT the only odd ball out there that has this disease it really sucks because i cant see out of my right eye at ALL its all smokey and floaters! and to top it off their is no cure and im only 17 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.parsplanitis.org/pplit.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    After suffering from an over-active thyroid from a young age. I have been left with Graves disease of the eyes
    I am now in my thirties. Has anyone else had this problem and what treatment if any did you receive to cure it?
    Thank you for your answers.
    Thank you Doctor Frank.
    Thank you Doctor Frank.

    • ANSWER:
      I am afraid treatment for hyperthyroidism does not correct the exopthalmus. The cause of this is not clearly understood, but is due to a substance called LATS, long acting thyroid stimulator. As far as I know the only way to improve the eye problem is still by using plastic surgery.

  36. QUESTION:
    interested in a potential eye twitching cure?
    A few months ago i developed eye twitching problem on one of my eye lids for reasons unknown to me at that time and still unknown to me at this time.The problem was not hindering the normal course of my life but i decided to look into it never the less.I have done research on the causes of it and found that the cause is unknown and i have also found that no known cures exist at this time.There were only assumptions.

    I have researched A vitamin and deficiency problems and found that it can A vitamin deficiency can cause night blindness among various other diseases but found no corelation to eye twitching from the articles i read.Never the less i decided to try curing my eye twitching problem with A vitamin.

    Unsurprisingly,my eye twitching problem disappeared after around 2 weeks after i started consuming A vitamin rich food.Specifically Carrots.Two large carrots a day.

    Taking supplements was out of the question since i do not believe the human body can use them.

    Try it.
    If you do not have the problem or if you are not seeking the cause of the problem then this is not a place for you to be now isnt it.
    I do not suffer from stress and i have adequate sleep.I am not the one trying to find the cure.I believe i have already have it.I do not have this problem anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      either you don't get enough sleep, you haven't consulted a doctor or you should get the nerve removed surgically!!

  37. QUESTION:
    There is something wrong with my fish..?
    Okay, so there is something wrong with my fish (my fish is a beta- fighting fish) because he used to have pop eye disease but i bought him maracyn medication and he was cured, but now he is turning into a gray-ish kind of colour, as in he was a bright red colour before and now he is somewhat gray. He is 6 months old. Also his fins are dissolving, and i thought maracyn would be a good idea to buy it again but i was just making sure! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      The same thing happened to my male betta. He got fin rot. He was a brilliant blue in a 1.5gal tank with filter and i added two females for him to breed (didn't know how at the time.) anyway, he got fin rot somehow.

      Also could be tuberculosis, in which case you should be extremely careful because it is transferable to humans. Check the second site before continuing further. there is pop eye on there as well as fin rot.

  38. QUESTION:
    My FMLA was denied and I got fired. Can I file a lawsuit?
    I have an eye condition called keratoconus. It is considered a "chronic" eye disease, as it is life long and cannot be cured. Just slowed down. it is a thinning of the cornea, which causes it to form into a cone shape. I have to go for muliple eye appointments for check ups and lens fittings.

    I met the requirements for work to apply for FMLA. But they got back to me and said "my manager doesnt think this is serious enough to qualify for fmla"

    Shortly after, i HAD to go to an eye appt, and since i had no more accrued time, i got fired.

    Can I sue my employer for this? If my FMLA was approved, I never would have been fired. And it should not have been denied due to tha fact that i have a chronic eye disease. (and i work on computers all day)

    I requested an intermittent leave of absense, not a consecutive leave of absense.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, i would. i would sew on discrimination based on a recognised physical disability. the most money is there. im sorry u got fired. im in a wheelchair and overcome many problems like this myself. good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    My dog has pink eye how can I cure it?
    I know I should go to the vet so don't lecture me about it, I am going to take her to the vet as soon as possible which may be tomorrow or Friday but I WILL take her to the vet, I am also not ignorant so I know that my other dog, needs to be seperated from her, I also know I should take both to the vet to make sure they both are healthy I just took them in June for a yearly check up. I have tried my hardest to keep her in our yard but she is stubborn and whenever we block up a hole she creates or finds another. Birds also peck in their pans and drink their water, I try my hardest to keep birds out and off my porch as well as not in their food. I just want a cure that will help her until I am able to take her to the vet also, it is hurricane season where I live, could she have gotten it from resisting to go into our garage when it rained? I'm not ignorant and I'm not irresponsible so if your just coming to tell me that I'm "inhumane" or "stupid" or "unfit to be a pet owner" please do not comment, I know Pink eye is an infectious disease in dogs as well as humans but is there is there a chance I or any of my family members can catch it from her? Please help I just want my dog to be pain-free until I can get her to the vet, she is also sleeping away from the other dog tonight she is 1 years old and so is my other dog. Thank you for your help, sorry this is so long, again if you have rude comments please do not tell them to anyone, Thanks again!

    E.S

    • ANSWER:
      After the vet does a test to make sure it's pink eye (and not just irritation or something worse), you'll have to put an ointment on her eye(s). Yep, her eyeballs. It's tricky. We had the best luck when our dog wasn't paying attention and we just kind of 'did it;' otherwise it tended to be a bit of a debacle. You'll put the ointment on for as long as the vet says, generally a week or so, or longer if catches it in her other eye.

      As for catching it yourself, I honestly don't know.

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Ladies will you use the ?
    eye drops that was once used for the eye disease Glaucoma . When it is patented into a cosmetic drop . As when used for Glaucoma it emphasisis the length and darkens the colour of your eyelashes . They say it will mean you need less mascara and it may even help cure male hair loss .
    Yes it does work as my eyelashes are massive and I use the drops for Glaucoma

    • ANSWER:
      Yes please Ariana- they sound amazing-could do with some lol

  41. QUESTION:
    my dog's kidney is not working well but doctor says it can be cured with fluid treatment. is that possible?
    ok fist of all i don't believe my dog has kidney problem because she is only 8 years old and their average life is 12 to 14 years. another thing she was just fine until 10 days ago.
    she was eating properly and walking around and she was pretty active considering she has eye disease Glaucoma. but then suddenly she stopped eating and she would just sleep all day long and won't move at all. she would drink water but not eat. she did not have problem urinating either.
    so my parents took her to vet. he did some tests and he said that 70% of her kidney is not working now he is giving her this treatment in which they give her this fluid through her veins and that does the work that kidney is supposed to do.
    now they did some test yesterday and he says that her blood was getting more clean. also she vomited one time and also had diarrhea one time. she has lost some weight too but that's obviously since she hasn't been eating much.

    so now the doctor says that sometimes this happens but with this treatment he is doing, her kidney could start working again and she would be fine.

    just to let you know. her name is Jessy and she lives in India and i'm in California but i have been talking to my parent over the phone to get all the info.

    do you think she has kidney problem? if so, can she get better like doctor is saying? is kidney transplant possible in English Cocker spaniel

    here's couple of her pics.
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/641/2905082136.jpg/

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/847/2905082134.jpg/

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney damage is very common, and cannot be reversed / cured but fluids do help flush out some of the toxins kidneys would normally filter out. She may need to get fluids regularly. Inappetance, diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss are all classic symptoms of kidney problems. Glaucoma can also accompany kidney failure.
      Yes, kidney failure is much more common as dogs age, but it can happen at any time.
      I've never heard of a pet getting a kidney transplant, unfortunately, sorry.
      However, there are foods, medicines, and treatments (such as the fluid therapy she's already had a round of) that slow down the process and can greatly improve the animal's quality of life.
      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    my eyelid has drooped, no disease is the cause why has the eye moved?
    opthamologists call ithe condition 'shrinking eyeball' and nothing can be done to cure the condition

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    wether my thinkings and decession is right or wrong(read throughly first)?
    i am a boy from a very poor family background and at schoollife/college life neither i make friend with much people nor more people make friendship with me(peraphs i have avoided due to my poor condition)

    now i have with a small job and i can manage myself

    from last 4 years when i came to know that i am suffering from some eye disease like(night blindness caused due to genetics and which can't be cured ) i am feeling very uncomfort with outside
    at night i can't see clearly .
    also i can't manage myself alone in cinema halls
    and also i am facing problems in dark streets

    since i am young sometime i am also thinking for a g/f, but after thinking about my present condition i am making myself bound to stop from thinking about them.
    i am trying to present myself as i am not interested with girls

    i am also thinking that if i get a g/f peraphs she will not be happy with me becoz i can't take her for a cinema or for dinner at night.so i am thinking that it'w'd be better for me to avoid my interest from girls

    also i am thinking not to marry since my problem may create some mishappening in our family life

    also i am thinking taht there should not any girl(easily) who will accept me after knowing my condition (financial condition also)

    so my decession about stopping myself from thinking about girls and making decession not to marry is correct or wrong

    plz answer reading all throughly since your reply may help me for making a decession for my whole life

    • ANSWER:
      all your life till date you have avoided making friends or mingling with people because of your financial condition but it is said
      jab jaago tab savera (i hope u understand it)
      so you can start making friends and if u find a true friend then ask his opinion... according to me if you choose a life partener for yourself she'll definitely understand you and your problems and would try to adjust :D
      best of luck...

  44. QUESTION:
    Does my paper about depression seem accurate? Convincing?
    Did you know that, according to outofthedarkness.org more Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS? Depression causes suicide, monetary losses, immense emotional suffering, and other diseases. The Uplift Program says that 15% of depressed people will commit suicide. This contributes to the 33,000 people in the United States that commit suicide every year. Outofthedarkness also says that 75% of people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. The Uplift Program also states that according to studies depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease by 2020. There is also the financial aspect. The previous source goes on to state that depression results in more absenteeism than almost any other physical disorder and costs employers more than US billion per year in absenteeism and lost productivity, not including high medical and pharmaceutical bills. Studies are increasingly linking more illnesses to depression, including: osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, some forms of cancer, eye disease and back pain. Arguable the biggest consequence of depression is the deep emotional pain. Hopelessness, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy are very common. The biggest symptom is just utter despair and misery with no hope. No one should have to live through that.

    Depression is caused in the brain. It is a physical disorder, like asthma or a vitamin deficiency. With a combination of therapy and anti-depressants 80% of depression can be significantly improved. So why is it that 80% of depression goes untreated, leading to years in emotional pain or suicide? The answer is in the social stigma applied to depression and a lack of education. 54% of people believe that depression is a personal weakness, according to the uplift program. This leads to people hiding it, not wanting to be labeled as “emo” or weird. No one can deny how judgmental teens are, and this is why it needs to be discussed and talked about. There is also the fact that there is practically no education on depression. The Illinois State Board of Education’s website lists state goals for health education. They list that students should know how to wash hands by a certain age or talk about pollution’s effect on our health but nowhere do they mention the 3rd highest killer of teenagers. At any given point more people are suffering from depression than colds, yet our state thinks it is more important to educate us on the flu?! Health class is mandated all the way to high school, but they couldn’t find one week to dedicate to it?

    While there is no easy way to “cure” depression overnight there are many things to do to provide help. Depression CAN be treated. What needs to happen is people need to recognize depression and seek help. A little education can do a lot. One week of health class curriculum devoted to warning signs and how to get help can drastically change people’s views. According to ABC news a group of more than 3,500 students took a test on knowledge on depression, completed a depression curriculum, and then took the test again. The number of students scoring 80 percent or higher more than tripled after the program. This shows that a little education can educate a lot. With 80% of people with depression not seeking treatment for a variety of reasons including shame or not recognizing their symptoms education could help a lot. People could go from thinking their depression is shameful to realizing it is a disorder that can be treated. Students should be taught the warning signs of depression and suicide, that way they can recognize it. 80% of teens who committed suicide showed warning signs. If people recognized these the people could get help. Education is key. With proper education depression will go from being taboo to a disorder that should be treated.

    In conclusion depression, which is very prevalent, causes suicide, monetary losses, and deep emotional pain. A large part of the problem is people’s lack of education, which leads to people not getting help, along with the feelings of shame associated. This can be changed if people are educated. If people were educated on the warning signs, what causes it, and that it could be treated fewer Americans would suffer every day. Every person can help solve this problem. Learn the warning signs. Learn the cause. Learn how to help a friend. If you suspect someone you know may be suicidal tell someone. If you are feeling depressed or suicidal call 1-800-SUICIDE for help.
    Did you actually read it?
    I am giving at as a speech
    so yeah, talking kind of sounds like babble
    The only problem is technically it is a speech not a paper, for competetive public speaking, so I can't do the number thing, and you are supposed to say things like "in conclusion", it is kinda how it works

    • ANSWER:
      Instead of saying 'according to (blank)' cite it by putting in a little number and the citation on teh bottom (more to it than I can explain here). All you need is the number, don't mention in words who you got info from.

      Try having less details/facts in teh opening paragraph, put those instead (great facts by the way) in the body paragraphs.

      You began a tangent on the financial effects in the introduction and then never wrote more of it in another paragraph. Either delete the sentences or write another paragraph.

      Yeah it was really convincing though, GREAT facts.

      Oh and try not to say 'in conclusion'. It's very... 5th grade. Just delete those two worsd, the sentence will mak it apparant that it is a conclusion on it's own.

  45. QUESTION:
    i've just read that..........?
    if you have an overactive thyroid you could develope an eye disease where your eyes bulge out, i have an overactive thyroid and im totally freaking out that i'll get this as theres no cure and meds don't stop it

    • ANSWER:
      My Mom has an over-active thyroid, and yes, her eyes do stick out more than they used to. However, this is because her hyperthyroidism is a result of a disease called Graves Disease. It is only if you have the Graves Disease variety of hyperthyroidism that you're at risk of bulging eyes. Ask your doctor if this is the variety you have. Even if you do have Graves Disease, it doesn't mean you will get bulging eyes.

      If you do, don't worry, it's not hideously disfiguring. My Mum still looks normal and although her eyes are a bit bigger than normal and hurt a bit (they feel gritty), it's not a bad thing to have. I wouldn't worry about it, just make sure you keep as healthy as possible and ask for treatment for anything you're not happy with. Good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    if michael jackson had vitiligo, why didn't he raise awareness?
    vitiligo being a relatively rare disease, although I know others with it,
    why didn't he raise awareness, then people would understand the condition a bit more,
    I know two other people who have it, someone has it on there hands alone, and somebody who has a TINY patch on their chest,
    I have it ALL OVER,
    maybe of he'd had raised awareness, people would look into how it is caused, how it can be cured,
    I, like it, it's unique, it's annoying at times, because people are ignorant and think I've had a "fake tan accident" I can understand that if you're black you'd hate having it, but I'm VERY pale skinned, so I'm lucky
    but people who have vitiligo are more vulnerable to skin cancers/disease, eye diseases etc.

    wouldn't you think he'd raise awareness?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes that's what others have had to say as well. He didn't really start talking about the Vitiligo and explaining the change in his appearance until he was white all over, and the questions just wouldn't go away - why had the most famous black entertainer in the world become a lighter colour? Maybe if he'd spoken up sooner, there wouldn't have been such a fuss about it. I don't know why he couldn't.

      British TV presenter has it too and talks quite openly about it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-179661/Yvette-battle-vitiligo.html

      We all have our things that we live with, and people can't help having the condition. I really think he would have been better off addressing it more openly. As you say it could have had a positive impact. By hiding it it made it seem like he was ashamed.

  47. QUESTION:
    Drink Water On Empty Stomach ????
    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
    headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, tb, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    • ANSWER:
      thats nice to know :D

  48. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for graves disease and how can I ease the puffy eyes at home?
    I am really having problems with my puffy eyes. Is there anyhting I can do at home to get rid of the fluid build up behind my eyes???

    • ANSWER:
      There are three major treatments for Grave's Disease. They are taking antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine to kill off some of the thyroid cells, and surgery for removal of thyroid.
      I couldn't find anything on information to reduce the puffy eyes.

  49. QUESTION:
    Fish disease combo!! Please help....Need multiple cures!!?
    I have 3 goldfish in th same tank. I am VERY careful about overfeeding/underfeeding, after losing a goldfish to swim bladder. After replacing that fish, our oldest one is suffering these sicknesses:

    Dropsy
    Pop eye
    Swim bladder (sinking)

    We have a tablet we put in the fishtank, and it is said to prevent these deseases, but it is not working for that fish. He is also the oldest and it makes that worse because all we need is old age to make this worse! We have a larger tank that we are going to move him to. All we have involving fish cures are tablets that help the deseases a little and freshwater salt. We need more. If you know the cures to any of thoese deseases, please tell me, because I love my animals and I am hoping the last time that my fish had swim bladder will help me this time!! Thank you for any cures, or tips on handleing this!!

    • ANSWER:
      Dropsy is more a symptom than a disease and often so is pop eye, while swim bladder problems often relate to poor conditions and feeding.
      First, with all the symptoms you are describing you need to make sure your water parameters are in check. Goldfish do poorly do to amount of waste they produce in aquariums with poor dissolved oxygen; make sure you have adequate circulation and filtration. If you have one bio filter, two is better. Change water with a gravel vacuum between treatments.
      Goldfish also need a minimum kH of 80 ppm (160 is better), and the higher calcium levels that come with this, especially if increased properly so that it also affects redox too. The old standby of Baking soda is inadequate for this. Better methods include Wonder Shells (my preferred method for goldfish), aragonite, and calcium polyglucanate.
      As for medications, make sure use try medications that have different bacterial effectiveness. Erythromycin (found in Maracyn) is relatively limited in the bacteria found in aquariums that it is effective against; many bacteria that cause pop-eye are positively affected by Erythromyacin. Also note that MOST bacterial fish diseases are gram negative, not gram positive and some medications such as Penicillin that are useful in humans are almost totally ineffective in fish but for the placebo effect.
      Your best choice with the symptoms your fish are displaying (after correcting water parameters if out of balance) is a combination of Kanamycin and Nitrofurazone.
      There are also organic treatments available, but they are not as strong, two popular ones are Pimafix and Melafix; Pimafix having more positive study results according to the company's own patent that makes them both.
      Then finally feeding needs to be addressed, especially in reference to swim bladder problems. Make sure you feed a food high in quality aquatic fish proteins (amino acids) such as Whole Fish Meal (not just Fish Meal which is not complete) and Spirulina Algae. Be careful of foods with too much cereal as fish obtain there energy from fats, unlike humans. As a note TetraFin is a food you should stay away from for long term goldfish health.

      In conclusion, improve your water quality (and hopefully Redox), change some water, use a medication that is best for fish' symptoms, improve feeding (if necessary)

      For further more in depth articles about medications, please see this URL:
      http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Aquarium_Medication.html
      For more general aquarium information including links to info about kH, please see this URL:
      http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Aquarium_Information.html

  50. QUESTION:
    My silver female molly has a bulging eye?
    I just noticed that my females molly has one eye that is very swollen. She is very pregnant. Could it be an injury as I put her in a breeding net for a couple of days and when she didn't have her babies I took her out. Maybe she hurt it then. If not and it is a disease is there a cure or is she doomed? I really hope she doesn't die before she has a chance to have her babies.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe go to your local pet store/shop

      and ask for 'GOLD... disease safe'
      This stuff is amazing.
      Id highly recommend it to anyone

      It helps prevent and fix all illnesses to fish espeshally if they have problems with there eyes.

      I reccomend it to everyone on here, i really do think this stuff is brillient

      And its only £2.20 for a bottle.


Experimental Lung Cancer Treatments

Mesothelioma cancer disease, asbestos-related materials. Asbestos fibers usually the body can penetrate into the mouth or on the skin, and then to the lungs and blood.

Mesothelioma cancer has shared documented successful the past 5-10 years, due to the fact that the symptoms of asbestos cancer can occur anywhere between 20-40 years. Mesothelioma cancer is difficult to diagnose because symptoms usually do not manifest themselves until the later degrees of the disease. Symptoms of lung cancer, mesothelioma shortness of breath, chest pain, fever and other complications such as pneumonia.

Asbestos cancer grows most frequently successful humans aged 50-70 years who were exposed to full levels of asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos has been used mainly successful manufacture, such as automobile and shipbuilding and the construction industry. The use of asbestos was only recently successful 1990.

Mesthelioma lung cancer was found that the most common form of mesothelioma cancer and develops in the lining of the lungs (pleura). Mesothelioma cancer can develop successful the abdominal (peritoneal) and around the heart (pericardial effusion). There is a high probability of malignancy successful asbestos-related abdominal cancer. For a more detailed explanation of mesothelioma cancer and asbestos trial.

Mesothelioma Lung cancer can be perceived by CT, which can sometimes diagnosed earlier than the other two types of mesothelioma cancer. Type of mesothelioma cancer treatment depends on the stage when cancer is diagnosed, the patient's age and personal preferences. Diseases can be divided into four different stages. Stages of a pathological process that is achieved is a method of mesothelioma treatment of cancer. in the first phase, when the tumor is limited to lining of the lungs, surgeons may try to surgically remove the tumor only. Once the tumor invasion into surrounding tissue papers at later stages, it is not curable.

Typically, in the later stages of mesothelioma cancer are treated or radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy uses high energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors chemotherapy, and on the other hand, uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. The purpose of this procedure mesothelioma cancer prolong the life of the patient, because the disease is not treated at later stages.

in addition to the conventional treatments of cancer mesothelioma, there are several experimental procedures successful the investigation, which may give new hope.

Immunotherapy: This form of therapy used for biological treatment of cancer mesothelioma, the patient's own immune system attack cancer cells. Clinical studies have shown that the immune system is able to distinguish healthy cells from tumor cells, and therefore can be used to destroy cancer cells.

Gene Therapy: This form of mesothelioma cancer treatment is very much still successful development. The process consists of a gene is injected directly into the tumor. This gene makes cancer cells more sensitive to the antiviral drug glanciclovir in normal conditions is not effective against these cells. Glanciclovir can then destroy all the cancer cells without harming healthy cells tissue papers.

Drug therapy: drug Alimta, the only drug for chemotherapy Food and Drug (FDA) approved the use successful the treatment of patients with malignant tumors of the lung mesothelioma. This new and exciting product has been shown in clinical studies to decrease symptoms and duration of life of patients.

Photodynamic Therapy: Photodynamic therapy involves the use of light to destroy cancer cells. The first patient was originally administered photosensitizing drugs only collects successful cancerous cells. Fiber-optic cables and then inclosed into the body successful order to focus light of a certain frequency of the tumor. The light excites photosensitizing drug for the destruction of toxic oxygen molecules that cancer cells.

These experimental mesothelioma treatment of cancer, although still under development, offering prospects of cancer patients better and longer. Because it is likely to increase the number of people with asbestos-related cancer, further research into other forms of mesothelioma are diagnosed with cancer is vital.

Mesothelioma is a very rare form of malignant disease that occurs because of exposed asbestos particles. Hazardous asbestos contained successful many products for the construction of houses, buildings and schools. If you intend to reside, or plan on working with ceiling tiles, floor tiles, acoustic or decorative wall or ceiling, the other possible sites that may contain asbestos, it is important to know about asbestos and lung cancer, prior to the overhaul of overburden operations.

For over 100 years, asbestos and lung cancer is a dangerous partner. Most people who contracted mesothelioma jobs, where they were exposed and had inhaled asbestos dust. Mesothelioma is a cancer that can be gentle or malignant. This mesothelial tissue, which should be fine for most of the protective tissue of the inner organs of the body. Cause found malignant mesothelioma is the result of exposure to floating and inhalation of asbestos particles successful the air.

Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis, a chronic advanced lung diseases other than cancer may cause inhalation of asbestos fibers or dust on the long term. Despite the fact that asbestos and lung cancer have a clear relationship for many years, were fresh cases of asbestos-caused cancer are diagnosed every year continues.

Asbestos is successful the main in the manufacturing, mining, milling, use or removal of asbestos-containing materials. Despite the fact that asbestos is banned many years ago, it still seems to be successful production, which was adopted prior to the ban were made. Opportunities for developing a progressive lung disease, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma is associated with a lifetime of exposure to asbestos dust.

Asbestos is a group of by nature occurring minerals that are resistant to fire and chemicals. They fibrous mineral forms of impure magnesium silicate and is in fire of materials, electrical insulation, cement, tiles, acoustical and decorative caps and other building materials. will be available for the repair, removal or asbestos-containing materials, the tiny asbestos dust in the air. As soon as the air, they will be inhaled into the lung tissue, resulting in mesothelioma, lung cancer and progressive disease of the lungs.

Cancer of the mesothelial tissue as a result of irregular tissue cells divide out of control. Cancer cells can metastasize, which means they will invade the tissue papers, which are close to the field of cancer and spread through the lymphatic system and blood flow in different parts of the body. Mesothelial tumors usually mesothelial tissue papers of the thorax and peritoneum grow. The pleura is a thin membrane for each lung and folds to create lining the chest cavity. The peritoneum is the tissue on the walls of the abdominal cavity, including the soft internal organs. Primary mesothelial tumors, cancer of the tissue papers around the heart are rare.

Mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure is almost always fatal within 2-4 years from the date of his diagnosis. National Cancer Institute sponsors of medical research in the hope that one day they will be treated or cause at to the lowest degree a new and better treatments.

You must accept or print any asbestos-containing intersections that you may encounter. The cost of asbestos removal is calm, you realize that you are not breathing hazardous minerals.

If you are diagnosed with cancer to asbestos also known as mesothelioma, can you go to and receive a free packet of information about specific therapies designed to accommodate a specific diagnosis. The software package also includes well-known doctors and mesothelioma cancer rates throughout the country, as well as several options for financial support, which may help successful therapy costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    New or experimental treatments for lung cancer?
    A loved one to whom I am extremely close to, was diagnosed a few days ago with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the lung and it is mestastic. She is willing to try any experimental drugs or therapy or any hollistic type of treatment. Does anyone have any information about these types of treatment or a website where we can research information about what is available? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some links...she could try clinical trials..

      Lung Cancer links

      http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/action/FindCondition?ui=D008175&recruiting=true (clinical trials for lung cancer..hit map tab for local trials)
      http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/lung (lung cancer clinical trials)
      http://www.cdc.gov/search.do?action=search&queryText=lung+cancer&image.x=9&image.y=6 (CDC lung cancer links)
      http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&FUNCTION=search&SERVER2=server2&SERVER1=server1&PARAMETER=lung+cancer&x=54&y=7 (medline plus lung cancer links)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/4.02.html (clinical trials frequently asked questions)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Clin_Trials_The_Basics.ppt (basics of cancer clinical trials (need powerpoint)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Clin_Trials_In-Depth.ppt (cancer clinical trials in depth (need powerpoint)
      http://www.pparx.org (medicine assistance)
      http://www.copays.org/ (copay assistance for lung cancer)

      Nutrition and Support for cancer patients
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_6.asp? (nutrition for cancer patients)
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/mit_0.asp (supporting cancer patients)

      3 books on disease symptoms and treatments

      you could also get these books on ebay or amazon or a half price book store. (last two are very similar)..
      1.Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
      2.Handbook of Diseases (Lippencott)
      3.Professional Guide to Diseases (Springhouse)

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects and warnings for an experimental Cancer treatment called Tarmerac for lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, that's why it's an experimental cancer treatment. They don't know the side effects yet. That only happens when they get people who are willing to take part in the trials. You get the drug for free, then they monitor you carefully for any reaction. That's where the side effects come in. Any and all side effects no matter how bad or not bad they are must be recorded. If they test this drug on say, 100 people and only 1 out of the 100 experiences something strange, it still has to be recorded as a possible side effect. So you probably tried to look this drug up on line and found nothing and you won't, no one will because it is just and experimental treatment right now. This is why they can't even tell the public right now of any possible side effects because the test are not completed. Are you going to take part in this trial?

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some types of experimental treatment for small cell lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The choice of treatment depends mainly on the type of lung cancer and its stage. People with lung cancer may have surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of treatments

      Pls click the link

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/lung/page9

  4. QUESTION:
    Experimental Cancer Treatments?
    I met a lady who is like a grandmother to me. She was living in north carolina, but now came to Texas to live with us. While in NC, she found out she had 7 brain tumors, and 2 lung tumors. The doctors told her up there that there was nothing they could do after radiation stopped shrinking the tumors. Also, they told her she has less than 2 months to live. I myself, have Cystic Fibrosis and have fought it for 18 years now, Ive several times been told I was going to die, but here I am today. I believe in doctors, but I do not believe in some of them saying "there is nothing we can do" I personally think there is ALWAYS something they can do. Since moving down to Texas, I convinced her to go to MD Anderson in Houston. I go to doctors in Houston, and they are some of the best in the world. They are going to be contacting her soon to tell her if they can do anything or not.
    My question is, what treatments or experimental treatments can I ask the doctors about trying for her? I know there is something out there they can try. Price is no object. When they call, I want to be able to ask them if they could try such and such...
    Please, if anyone could help I would GREATLY APPRECIATE it.

    • ANSWER:
      Just ask if there is a clinical trial she can enter you don’t need to know the name.

  5. QUESTION:
    lung cancer foundations?
    My friend went to the hospital a week ago due to breathing difficulties. She was diagnosed with lung cancer. She is only 45 years old and never smoked in her life. She has two small daughters. She also has no insurance. Although the hospital has tried what seems to be everything to help. They are stopping treatment on her today because the costs of experimental drugs are too expensive. Can anyone give me direction of some one or some where that can help her? Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Since she is diagnosed with lung cancer, she should contact the state that she lives in and get on Medicaid.
      Or call The National Cancer Association.....they may be able to help.

  6. QUESTION:
    Advice for cancer survivor not coping well with health problems?
    14 years ago a few months after I had my first baby, I was diagnosed with advanced acute leukemia. One year survival rates were less than 5%. I had three years of high dose chemo, a relapse, an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant, and experimental treatment.

    I thought I would either die or come back home and get well. Instead I am disabled, in and out of the hospital. l have lung damage, brain damage, have gained weight from medication given by different doctors, wake up in pain at night.

    I have had nightmarish experiences from misdiagnosis.

    I take care of my normal rebellious teen now. I gave up volunteer work because of the stress and now stay in the house, except to walk the dog. My husband is gone most of the time and is stressed out from work.

    I have a few friends, go to cancer suport groups, therapy. I don't fit in.

    If I had known what would happen, I wouldn't have fought so hard to survive. I look at my bald, scarred image in the mirror and think - who is that?

    • ANSWER:
      I will tell you who that person is in the mirror. Shes a survivor, a warrior and is alive for a reason. Your an inspirtation to others fighting cancer. Chin up God loves you and is ready to use you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Looking for ideas, International, treatment of drug resistant Testicular Cancer. Non-seminoma, choriocarcinom
    Looking for quality information regarding clinical trials or experimental tx options. Previous tx with BEP and Flavopuridal-7 rounds with much success. Stabalized disease in liver, abdomen except for new mets in right lung. Now with rising HCG. 12,000 Brain mets controlled with radiation. TIP 3 rounds
    Please no sales or gimics, there is not time for the extras! Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      contact Lance Armstrong's former Dr
      He is now at OHSU in Portland Oregon
      Medical Oncologist 503 494-8469 Craig Nichols, MD

      http://healthresources.caremark.com/topic/armstrongdr

      http://www.ohsu.edu/ohsuedu/newspub/releases/010907nichols.cfm

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it fair for Medicare and the VA to refuse to pay for CANCER TREATMENT?
    My sister has been through chemotherapy for breast cancer and after the VA refused to continue to pay for her cancer treatment, it was weeks before Medicare began to treat my sister. By then, the cancer had spread to my sister's colon, lungs, liver, and brain. And now, after my sister has taken all of the last resort chemo therapy, her doctors are telling her that they can do nothing more for her-- other than experimental procedures that Medicare and the VA will not cover..

    Is this health care in the USA as the Republicans would have it? Or is this another reason why health care reforms are needed in the USA?

    • ANSWER:
      If she can find a doctor willing to do it, they can petition medicare to pay for experimental procedures.

      When I was going through leukemia, my bone marrow transplant was a part of a clinical trial experimenting with using cord blood in adults rather than adult bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells.

      I was on medicaid and medicare, and both of them refused to pay for the treatment at first. But after my doctors wrote some letters and filled out some forms, they covered it.

      And I do agree with another poster... the typical republican opinion is that if you cant afford to pay for insurance or pay out of pocket for the treatment, then you shouldnt be able to get the treatment at all. That is part of the reason why they are fighting the reform. The reform is going to mean that more people will be covered by public forms of insurance.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone act like sex is an absolute necessity?
    I come on here to ask a question. I'm a 22 year old male virgin. I cant have children because I have lung cancer, went through chemotherapy and can no longer produce sperm. I also have a decent amount of scars on my body from all the treatments and radiation, as well as a skin deep infusion implant on my chest that sticks out half an inch and is surrounded by scars, making me fairly unattractive.

    I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX.

    However, thank god, my body still produces testosterone, but that gives my a completely fully fuctioning sex drive.
    So, I ask the question, "Is there any way to lower my sex drive without mutilating myself, reducing my testosterone, using any unapproved drug or herb(that means anything, my treatment is still completely experimental) or having sex?"

    Whats my answers?
    "Have Sex"
    "Cut off your balls"
    "Have Sex"
    "Go to a sex therapist"
    "Have sex with a prostitute"
    "Go to a psychiatrist, your brain is off"

    I swear guys, lack of sex never killed anyone. I dont want to have sex, I dont want to think about sex, there is no point in me having sex. I also dont want to masurbate because thats only a temporary relief and you still waste time thinking about sex.

    If you can wrap your brain around the fact that I am a healthy 22 year old male with no chance of accidentally impregnating a girl and I just plain dont want to have sex or think about sex, period. Then please help.

    I dont exactly have high expectations though, people have been struggling to make celabacy bearable since the beginning of mankind.

    • ANSWER:
      take some estrogen supplements... thatll even it out

  10. QUESTION:
    Family Question, I need some help on this...?
    okay, well in order to understand what im asking, your going to have to understand the full story.

    It all started two years ago, when my family found out that my aunt (dad's side) was diagnosed with lung cancer. My dad and my aunt were very close growing up, in fact all of his sisters were close to him. My dad left to Arizona shortly after, he was always flying to Arizona (where she lived) to help out with kemomotherapy. The doctors tried everything from extensive kemo to experimental drugs. Everytime it seemes like things were going well, she would stop responding to treatments, and get very ill. This was hard for my dad, and slowly the only time he was around was for maybe a week or two inbetween visits to Arizona. My dad got into drinking pretty heavily during all of this ( his two other sisters did too) Well to make a long story short, my aunt sadly passed away this September, this absolutely devastated my father, and from here things only got worse. My dad was drinking more now than ever, and he still is. My mom is constantly worried, and lately she's becoming an emotional wreck. She tries to talk to him about getting help and fixing there marriage, which seems as if it's about to fall apart constantly. They never stop arguing, and there always really mean, sometimes I can't even believe what I hear from them. Things have never been like this in my family before, my parents were always the ones I went and got advice with, especially my dad. But now I feel like I can't even talk to him, and when I try I feel useless, because he won't listen. I know that my dad has a problem with alcohol which worries me because these kind of problems run in his family, but the thing is he completely denies it, no matter what you try to say. Whenever anyone brings it up, he cuts us off or yells at us about it, completely denying the fact. I'm at the point where I don't know what to do, and I don't want my family to fall apart.

    I'm old enough to hear the truth, so if your going to give me some advice just say it flat out, but i really need some answers please.

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    Do you have any words of advice, words of reassurance or scripture that can help me?
    Let me give you a little bit of background information on my situation.

    I have a very close family friend named Brad who is practically a second dad to me. Almost 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. He has had 3 massive surgeries in a 4 month span, 2 1/2 months of stomach bedrest and hundreds of hours of physical therapy. He has also gone to Germany(we live in the U.S.) 3 times in order to get experimental treatments because there is very little information on this type of cancer. This man has lived WAY past what the doctors said that he would and our entire family/church family is very grateful for that. We have had several benefits for him and our entire church is praying for a miracle. Resently, one of his lungs is 100% tumor and the other is 67% tumor, making breathing extremely difficult. He is having a very difficult day today and some people aren't expecting him to make it through the night. I am supposed to go see him tomorrow and I'm very very scared on what tonight and tomorrow might hold. I know it is even worse because my dad is having second thoughts on letting me go see Brad tomorrow. Brad is one of the most religious, kindhearted, giving, and god following men I know. He has an amazingly strong wife and two beautiful children. A girl who is 2 and a boy who turned 5 today. We are all very close and all struggling together.

    I have been raised in a church my entire life and I know that god has a plan for everyone even though we cant always understand it, but i can not express how badly i want to know why god is letting all of this happen. Brad has had god first in his life, so why is god hurting him so much? Im begging god to heal Brad. His wife, children, and family all need him desperatly. There arent any other treatments avalible for Brad because he is too weak. This situation is all in god's hands.

    If you have any words of advice, confort, scripture, ect. please tell me. As I am typing this tears are running down my face. I dont think im going to be able to sleep tonight considering the circumstances.

    Thank You in advance and God Bless
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    If I may clarify on a small part- In no way shape or form am I blaming the all powerful God that saved all of us.I am simply confused and shocked that he is allowing this cancer to slowly kill Brad. I called Brad a week ago and he made it clear that if its god's will for him to go to heaven, he will do so. He is worried about his family and what will happen to them. Brads brother died several years ago so his family has already been through alot.

    Thank you for all the answers so far and please keep them coming

    I am 14 and I understand my dad's worries but I would much rather tell him everything i want to and be heartbroken then regret my entire life on not telling Brad how i feel towards him and to give him a huge hug.

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      Personally I believe that Brad has become very sick like this because is a godly man who has a lot of faith. The devil doesn't really fight against people who are "of the world". The are already his slaves, for before we know the Lord we are slaves to sin. The enemy really wants to hurt him because he is such a powerful Christian. I also believe that God wants to use this attack to be glorified by healing Brad miraculously and causing him to prosper. (Job.)
      And NOW is the time the Lord desires to make him miraculously whole, not just after he passes away. For in Isaiah 53:4,5 we are told, "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed." Of course just by merely reading that verse, and even the whole chapter, it wouldn't sound as though that has anything to do with physical healing, just spiritual healing. But the Hebrew word for "healed" here means "to heal thoroughly; make whole", "griefs" can mean "sickness" and "sorrows" can mean "pain". Then in Matthew 8:16, 17 we are told this: Mat 8:16 And evening having come on, they brought to Him many having been possessed by demons. And He cast out the spirits by a word, and He healed all those having illness, so that it might be fulfilled that spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, "He took upon Himself our weaknesses, and bore our sicknesses." Also when Jesus told us, in John 3:17, that He came so we could be saved, the word "saved" means "to heal; make whole".
      And remember, not matter what the "nay-sayers" try and tell you, miracles STILL DO HAPPEN! If any Christian denies that they need to read Hebrews 13:8 and see what God says. "Jesus Christ is the SAME, yesterday, today, and FOREVER." (Emphasis added.)

      I'll be praying for Brad as well as you.
      Take care, and God bless you.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone act like sex is an absolute necessity?
    I come on here to ask a question. I'm a 22 year old male virgin. I cant have children because I have lung cancer, went through chemotherapy and can no longer produce sperm. I also have a decent amount of scars on my body from all the treatments and radiation, as well as a skin deep infusion implant on my chest that sticks out half an inch and is surrounded by scars, making me fairly unattractive.

    I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX.

    However, thank god, my body still produces testosterone, but that gives my a completely fully fuctioning sex drive.
    So, I ask the question, "Is there any way to lower my sex drive without mutilating myself, reducing my testosterone, using any unapproved drug or herb(that means anything, my treatment is still completely experimental) or having sex?"

    Whats my answers?
    "Have Sex"
    "Cut off your balls"
    "Have Sex"
    "Go to a sex therapist"
    "Have sex with a prostitute"
    "Go to a psychiatrist, your brain is off"

    I swear guys, lack of sex never killed anyone. I dont want to have sex, I dont want to think about sex, there is no point in me having sex. I also dont want to masurbate because thats only a temporary relief and you still waste time thinking about sex.

    If you can wrap your brain around the fact that I am a healthy 22 year old male with no chance of accidentally impregnating a girl and I just plain dont want to have sex or think about sex, period. Then please help.

    I dont exactly have high expectations though, people have been struggling to make celabacy bearable since the beginning of mankind.

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you! Keep on using your Fleshlight!

      Good Sex is incomparable, Nothing compares, out of this world,mind blowing experience, a revelation, if you will !!!!

      Join the priesthood if you want CELIBACY!
      just stay away from little boys!

  13. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone act like sex is an absolute necessity?
    I come on here to ask a question. I'm a 22 year old male virgin. I cant have children because I have lung cancer, went through chemotherapy and can no longer produce sperm. I also have a decent amount of scars on my body from all the treatments and radiation, as well as a skin deep infusion implant on my chest that sticks out half an inch and is surrounded by scars, making me fairly unattractive.

    I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX.

    However, thank god, my body still produces testosterone, but that gives my a completely fully fuctioning sex drive.
    So, I ask the question, "Is there any way to lower my sex drive without mutilating myself, reducing my testosterone, using any unapproved drug or herb(that means anything, my treatment is still completely experimental) or having sex?"

    Whats my answers?
    "Have Sex"
    "Cut off your balls"
    "Have Sex"
    "Go to a sex therapist"
    "Have sex with a prostitute"
    "Go to a psychiatrist, your brain is off"

    I swear guys, lack of sex never killed anyone. I dont want to have sex, I dont want to think about sex, there is no point in me having sex. I also dont want to masurbate because thats only a temporary relief and you still waste time thinking about sex.

    If you can wrap your brain around the fact that I am a healthy 22 year old male with no chance of accidentally impregnating a girl and I just plain dont want to have sex or think about sex, period. Then please help.

    I dont exactly have high expectations though, people have been struggling to make celabacy bearable since the beginning of mankind.

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  14. QUESTION:
    Do you have any words of advice, words of reassurance or scripture that can help me?
    Let me give you a little bit of background information on my situation.

    I have a very close family friend named Brad who is practically a second dad to me. Almost 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. He has had 3 massive surgeries in a 4 month span, 2 1/2 months of stomach bedrest and hundreds of hours of physical therapy. He has also gone to Germany(we live in the U.S.) 3 times in order to get experimental treatments because there is very little information on this type of cancer. This man has lived WAY past what the doctors said that he would and our entire family/church family is very grateful for that. We have had several benefits for him and our entire church is praying for a miracle. Resently, one of his lungs is 100% tumor and the other is 67% tumor, making breathing extremely difficult. He is having a very difficult day today and some people aren't expecting him to make it through the night. I am supposed to go see him tomorrow and I'm very very scared on what tonight and tomorrow might hold. I know it is even worse because my dad is having second thoughts on letting me go see Brad tomorrow. Brad is one of the most religious, kindhearted, giving, and god following men I know. He has an amazingly strong wife and two beautiful children. A girl who is 2 and a boy who turned 5 today. We are all very close and all struggling together.

    I have been raised in a church my entire life and I know that god has a plan for everyone even though we cant always understand it, but i can not express how badly i want to know why god is letting all of this happen. Brad has had god first in his life, so why is god hurting him so much? Im begging god to heal Brad. His wife, children, and family all need him desperatly. There arent any other treatments avalible for Brad because he is too weak. This situation is all in god's hands.

    If you have any words of advice, confort, scripture, ect. please tell me. As I am typing this tears are running down my face. I dont think im going to be able to sleep tonight considering the circumstances.

    Thank You in advance and God Bless
    If I may clarify on a small part- In no way shape or form am I blaming the all powerful God that saved all of us.I am simply confused and shocked that he is allowing this cancer to slowly kill Brad. I called Brad a week ago and he made it clear that if its god's will for him to go to heaven, he will do so. He is worried about his family and what will happen to them. Brads brother died several years ago so his family has already been through alot.

    Thank you for all the answers so far and please keep them coming
    I am 14 and I understand my dad's worries but I would much rather tell him everything i want to and be heartbroken then regret my entire life on not telling Brad how i feel towards him and to give him a huge hug.

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      You know, peace doesn't always come in the form of eloquent words of wisdom and the thought "everything happens for a reason". Sometimes those cliches hurt more than what we would like to admit. What does help, I think, is just knowing that you're not alone. The Church is here to support each other in the good and the bad. This just happens to be the bad. I want you to know how sorry I am that your friend is in the situation, but my hope is that you will find some sort of comfort in knowing that you and your friend and all involved are being lifted up in prayer by someone who doesn't even know you. That is exactly what the Church is for. You wrote your question with tears streaming down your face, and I'm responding with a prayer in my heart. My prayer is that God will bring peace to your hearts, that he wil provide just the right people to bring comfort, and that his strength will be yours in this time.


Essiac Nature’s Cure For Cancer

Today with all the emphasis put on staying fit we are always looking for that magical pill. It's no secret that we live in a society today that wants instant gratification.

I was reading an article about the Amish. In the article it said that Amish tend to live on a high fat and high cholesterol diet. Yet even with their eating habits they do not suffer with obesity or heart problems and other health related problems. Why? Well there are several answers to that question. One answer is that these people are very physically active. They work hard!

Also I believe that one of the many reasons are, is that they are not dependent on the drug companies to cure their ills. No people on God's green earth are more likely to be using home remedies past down from generation to generation.

Where am I going with all of this? The simple fact is that yes there are times when we may have no other alternative but to use prescription drugs. But I truly believe in always searching out the all natural alternative remedies. We at www.essiac-tea-for-diabetes.com are very proud to be selling the best all natural herbal remedy for all types of ills, not just diabetes. No this article is not to sell you on our site but to hopefully sell you on the world of alternative remedies. Sure there are many natural remedies out there. Which one does someone chose? The truth of the matter is, only you can decide what's right for you. Decision making is made easy by knowing someone personally who has had great results on some certain natural remedy. Speaking from our own personal use and the results that we have experienced, we can honestly say that essiac tea is a God sent. Hey life is a journey, right? We don't know what's around the next bend. We use road maps to find our way along the many roads we travel. This article is meant to be a road map on your journey back to good health.
One more thing I'd like to point out. Why, when people get cancer are they given chemo? It's a known fact that chemo destroys the immune system. Shouldn't the doctors be giving their patients something that will build their immune system to help the body fight off the cancer? A body that has a strong immune system has a better chance at fighting off cancer. Our essiac tea builds a strong immune system. This is why it is so beneficial to your health. Follow this link http://www.essiac-tea-for-diabetes.com/melanoma.html to read how our essiac tea helped my wife's mother with her battle against melanoma cancer. She was 88yrs. old when she was diagnosed with her cancer. At that age there was no way we were going to allow the doctors to use chemo on her. She's been cancer free for over a year now!!

Essiac Tea has worked wonders on my wife's diabetes. She was not able to get her blood sugar levels in the normal range even on medication. Not only did the tea get her blood sugar levels in the normal range but it also helped her with her hypo thyroid condition. The doctor lowered her medication dosages on both her diabetes and her hypo thyroid conditions. Now my wife who has been on thyroid medication for over 30 yrs. has never had her dosage ever lowered. Raised, yes, lowered, no. Ever since she started drinking essiac tea faithfully she has had her thyroid meds lowered 3 times.

So as you can see we have learned from first hand experience that this tea creates a strong immune system. 8 herbal ingredients make up this tea. Clinically proven by Rene Caisse and Dr. Brusch to be the most effective essiac tea. Who are these people? Well Rene was a nurse who discovered this tea that was originally created by the Canadian Ojibway Indians. Rene met Dr. Brusch who was personal physician to President John F. Kennedy and ran the Brusch Medical Clinic in Cambridge, Mass. Together they ran thousands of clinical studies to create the best essiac tea. Dr Brusch also treated himself with essiac tea when he came down with cancer. Dr. Brusch defeated cancer with this tea alone.


European Organization For Research And Treatment Of Cancer

Erectile dysfunction treatment scenario in Europe is not very positive. With 30 million cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Europe, the infertility drugs market has not taken off to the expected extent in the region. The blame could lie largely with the conservative attitude of the common people regarding infertility among both men and women. While more than half the men over 40 years of age suffer from this disorder, only 10 to 15 percent seek treatment such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra.

It has been notice that the ED drug companies can profit from these untapped markets by improving awareness in the target population about the ailment and its impact on out life. More men have already started consulting doctors, especially since ED is treatable at any stage and a wide variety of treatments are available to treat this disease.

There is also a high prevalence of ED in comorbid medical conditions and through associated risk factors such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, dyslipidemia and depression. Superior research and development and innovation-focused strategies will enable market participants to better harness the potential of this market.

The increasing demand for ED products such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra has strained healthcare budgets. Thus Infertility medicines are now excluded from the reimbursement list of many countries in Europe as they’re considered as lifestyle drugs and come at a pretty high price.

Initially, products such as Viagra were not reimbursed anywhere in Europe except in the United Kingdom. In most markets, there is no reimbursement even for Cialis and Levitra, which are cheaper than Viagra. Compensation for assisted reproductive technologies (ART) procedures is also limited in many countries.

Instead of all these factors, it is a universal truth that ED is a very common and treatable disease. Therefore, if you get afflicted with it then instead of hiding it, get it treated with the wonder drug Viagra and bring your sexual life back to the normal.

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Experimental Brain Cancer Treatments

Glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer claimed the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy and 17,000 others every year. Conventional treatments have never offered much help to patients with brain cancer.

We need alternative treatments, using the immune systems. Just like the vaccines we give for measles, mumps and the flu, the idea is to prevent cancer from coming back. Dr. Andrew Parsa, a University of California at San Fransisco (UCSF) neurological surgeon who is leading the study of the vaccine, called Oncophage, with $150,000 in funding from the National Brain Tumor Society and other patient groups and another $150,000 from the federal government. Dr. Parsa is testing that theory with a ground-breaking clinical trial at UCSF Medical Center. Working with a biotech company, his team used a piece of Wheatley's tumor, to create a vaccine engineered to target specific cancer. A woman Joyce Wheatley became the first in the country to try a new vaccine to stop a brain tumor from reoccurring. The idea is to combine the tumor vaccine early, while the cancer is being weakened by chemotherapy and radiation. The hope is patients will then be able to manage the disease using their own immune system.

Phase 1/2 study evaluating Oncophage as a treatment for recurrent glioma, being conducted at the UCSF, showed that Oncophage vaccination increased overall median survival to approximately 10.5 months with four patients surviving beyond 12 months and one patient surviving almost 2.5 years. This is compared to a historical median survival of only 6.5 months post surgery. All patients enrolled into the trial had at least one recurrence of brain cancer. A Phase 2 glioma study is expected to complete enrollment by late 2009 and data will be submitted for publication and presentation in early 2010.

In April 2008, Oncophage (vitespen; formerly HSPPC-96) was approved in Russia for the adjuvant treatment of kidney cancer patients at intermediate-risk for disease recurrence. In October 2008, Antigenics (Antigenics is a biotechnology company working to develop treatments for cancers and infectious diseases) submitted a marketing authorization application to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) requesting conditional approval for Oncophage in earlier-stage, localized renal cell carcinoma. The company expects a decision from the EMEA around the end of 2009. Outside Russia, Oncophage is an investigational patient-specific vaccine designed to treat cancer with the intent of minimizing side effects. Currently being evaluated in clinical trials, treatment with Oncophage is designed to target only cancerous cells - not healthy normal cells. As a result, Oncophage is designed to limit the toxicities associated with traditional broad-acting cancer treatments.

Oncophage received fast track and orphan drug designations from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for both kidney cancer and metastatic melanoma as well as orphan drug designation from the EMEA for kidney cancer. In 2009, Oncophage also received orphan drug designations from the FDA and EMEA for glioma. In April 2009, the World Vaccine Congress named Oncophage as the best therapeutic vaccine.

Aprroximately 800 cancer patients in more than a dozen clinical trials around the world have received Oncophage in clinical trials. Many of these patients had advanced disease, including kidney cancer, melanoma and colon cancer, and had not responded to traditional cancer treatments.

Traditional chemotherapeutic drugs don't work well in combating this type of cancer. Part of the problem is the body's blood-brain barrier, which is designed to shield the organ from chemicals - but also blocks lifesaving therapies from reaching it. Tumor cells also become quickly resistant to medicines. Vaccines, also called immunotherapies, take a different approach. Using a multistep approach, they are created from a patient's own tumor. The vaccine actually provokes a tumor-specific immune response that is patient specific. T-cells, the killer compound of the immune system, track down the cancer and try to kill it.

The approach seems counterintuitive - if the body's natural immune response could combat the cancer, the tumor should have perished and never needed treatment. A more vigorous defense is needed. If it works, it will reinvigorate a strategy for treating cancer that has long held conceptual promise but has proved difficult to deliver.

Many experimental vaccines have stumbled in clinical trials and none is yet approved in the United States. One of the greatest disappointments was in 2005, when final testing of the anti-melanoma vaccine Canvaxin showed that people getting the drug did not live longer than those getting the placebo. This year, a drug named Provenge, an immunotherapy for prostate cancer, has been shown to lengthen life for four months but has not yet earned approval by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration.

Scientists say that one challenge is that most drugs in development are first evaluated in patients with fairly advanced cancer - but many of these patients are so sick that they're immune-suppressed. Cancer vaccines may work better when the tumor is smaller. Scientists also say that "one should have to have the right type of vaccine, the right type of cancer, the right type of patient and the right type of environment to cure".

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Experimental Cancer Treatments?
    I met a lady who is like a grandmother to me. She was living in north carolina, but now came to Texas to live with us. While in NC, she found out she had 7 brain tumors, and 2 lung tumors. The doctors told her up there that there was nothing they could do after radiation stopped shrinking the tumors. Also, they told her she has less than 2 months to live. I myself, have Cystic Fibrosis and have fought it for 18 years now, Ive several times been told I was going to die, but here I am today. I believe in doctors, but I do not believe in some of them saying "there is nothing we can do" I personally think there is ALWAYS something they can do. Since moving down to Texas, I convinced her to go to MD Anderson in Houston. I go to doctors in Houston, and they are some of the best in the world. They are going to be contacting her soon to tell her if they can do anything or not.
    My question is, what treatments or experimental treatments can I ask the doctors about trying for her? I know there is something out there they can try. Price is no object. When they call, I want to be able to ask them if they could try such and such...
    Please, if anyone could help I would GREATLY APPRECIATE it.

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      Just ask if there is a clinical trial she can enter you don’t need to know the name.

  2. QUESTION:
    I think I may try it....what do you think?
    i think im going to do castor oil for dinner tonight. my mom has encouraged me to do so. Im about 2 cm dilated. and its my grandfathers very last birthday on earth tomorrow, so im kind of mixed about it. if it doesnt work, i guess it wasnt my time, but i guess the same could be said if i dont do it and do/dont go naturally myself. im really scared. but its only poop for 2 hours, and after 9 months of somewhat unpleasantness. i think it will be ok. as long as i stay hydrated and try to be comfortable. did the same with DS and it was 50/50 kind of thing. i took a very large dose though, i think that made it not so fun.

    maybe even 1+ small doses at t time even

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    Tomorrow is my due date. no biggie. However its my grandfathers birthday. I so hoped that the baby would come before that but, it seems that she is not. My grandfather has terminal cancer, so bad that every part of his body but his brain and liver have cancer (ribs, back, lymph nodes, tissues and all other organs are totally consumed by it). He lives in NC and has been taking experimental treatments to prolong his life as much as possible. So far...nothing has changed. It has grown more. The only good thing is.....he can eat real food now...real food! After 6 months of a liquid diet, they were able to shrink the large mass in his stomach and esophagus so he can eat normally, and was so happy about it he called everyone = ). He sounded so good on the phone, but looks so bad.

    My thing is....as much as I would love for my baby to share a birthday with him, i think that it would be so very sad for me to have to remember my grandfather and celebrate that day with my daughters birth. It was so hard loosing my grandmother to colon cancer (chemo treatments were too much for her after they got all of the cancer out). I just dont know how im going to be able to handle it. And what if something happens to him before I have her and he will have never been able to meet her.

    Tried it when I was due with my son as well in 2003 it worked for me. Hope it does this time too = )

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    I think I will give it a go?
    I soooo know everyone is sick of these....but

    i think im going to do castor oil for dinner tonight. my mom has encouraged me to do so. Im about 2 cm dilated. and its my grandfathers very last birthday on earth tomorrow, so im kind of mixed about it. if it doesnt work, i guess it wasnt my time, but i guess the same could be said if i dont do it and do/dont go naturally myself. im really scared. but its only poop for 2 hours, and after 9 months of somewhat unpleasantness. i think it will be ok. as long as i stay hydrated and try to be comfortable. did the same with DS and it was 50/50 kind of thing. i took a very large dose though, i think that made it not so fun.

    maybe even 1+ small doses at t time even

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    Tomorrow is my due date. no biggie. However its my grandfathers birthday. I so hoped that the baby would come before that but, it seems that she is not. My grandfather has terminal cancer, so bad that every part of his body but his brain and liver have cancer (ribs, back, lymph nodes, tissues and all other organs are totally consumed by it). He lives in NC and has been taking experimental treatments to prolong his life as much as possible. So far...nothing has changed. It has grown more. The only good thing is.....he can eat real food now...real food! After 6 months of a liquid diet, they were able to shrink the large mass in his stomach and esophagus so he can eat normally, and was so happy about it he called everyone = ). He sounded so good on the phone, but looks so bad.

    My thing is....as much as I would love for my baby to share a birthday with him, i think that it would be so very sad for me to have to remember my grandfather and celebrate that day with my daughters birth. It was so hard loosing my grandmother to colon cancer (chemo treatments were too much for her after they got all of the cancer out). I just dont know how im going to be able to handle it. And what if something happens to him before I have her and he will have never been able to meet her.
    Tried it when I was due with my son as well in 2003 it worked for me. Hope it does this time too = )

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      Make sure you have lots of toilet paper!

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it fair for Medicare and the VA to refuse to pay for CANCER TREATMENT?
    My sister has been through chemotherapy for breast cancer and after the VA refused to continue to pay for her cancer treatment, it was weeks before Medicare began to treat my sister. By then, the cancer had spread to my sister's colon, lungs, liver, and brain. And now, after my sister has taken all of the last resort chemo therapy, her doctors are telling her that they can do nothing more for her-- other than experimental procedures that Medicare and the VA will not cover..

    Is this health care in the USA as the Republicans would have it? Or is this another reason why health care reforms are needed in the USA?

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      If she can find a doctor willing to do it, they can petition medicare to pay for experimental procedures.

      When I was going through leukemia, my bone marrow transplant was a part of a clinical trial experimenting with using cord blood in adults rather than adult bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells.

      I was on medicaid and medicare, and both of them refused to pay for the treatment at first. But after my doctors wrote some letters and filled out some forms, they covered it.

      And I do agree with another poster... the typical republican opinion is that if you cant afford to pay for insurance or pay out of pocket for the treatment, then you shouldnt be able to get the treatment at all. That is part of the reason why they are fighting the reform. The reform is going to mean that more people will be covered by public forms of insurance.

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    any new breakthroughs on the fight against cancer?
    my dad just had successfull surgery to remover a cancerous tumor from the frontal lobe of his brain. But the bad news is he has a aggressive cancer and it will return. but i was wondering if any of you have heard of any new experimental drugs or anything new that might help or the best treatment to try to beat this unbreakable foe.... any help is appreaciated...

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      Well known cancer centers like Dana-Farber, MD Anderson, and Cedars Sinai all participate in clinical drug trials. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a similar medical center in your area.

      If you are looking for information on clinical trials testing new experimental treatments for brain cancer, you can try searching the FDA clinical trials registry at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

      It is a very extensive resource, but it's not very patient friendly. Talk to your doctor about any trials that seem appropriate for your Dad. He or she should be able to guide you in choosing the right trial.

      I wish you and your dad the best with his treatment.

  6. QUESTION:
    Advice for cancer survivor not coping well with health problems?
    14 years ago a few months after I had my first baby, I was diagnosed with advanced acute leukemia. One year survival rates were less than 5%. I had three years of high dose chemo, a relapse, an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant, and experimental treatment.

    I thought I would either die or come back home and get well. Instead I am disabled, in and out of the hospital. l have lung damage, brain damage, have gained weight from medication given by different doctors, wake up in pain at night.

    I have had nightmarish experiences from misdiagnosis.

    I take care of my normal rebellious teen now. I gave up volunteer work because of the stress and now stay in the house, except to walk the dog. My husband is gone most of the time and is stressed out from work.

    I have a few friends, go to cancer suport groups, therapy. I don't fit in.

    If I had known what would happen, I wouldn't have fought so hard to survive. I look at my bald, scarred image in the mirror and think - who is that?

    • ANSWER:
      I will tell you who that person is in the mirror. Shes a survivor, a warrior and is alive for a reason. Your an inspirtation to others fighting cancer. Chin up God loves you and is ready to use you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Looking for ideas, International, treatment of drug resistant Testicular Cancer. Non-seminoma, choriocarcinom
    Looking for quality information regarding clinical trials or experimental tx options. Previous tx with BEP and Flavopuridal-7 rounds with much success. Stabalized disease in liver, abdomen except for new mets in right lung. Now with rising HCG. 12,000 Brain mets controlled with radiation. TIP 3 rounds
    Please no sales or gimics, there is not time for the extras! Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      contact Lance Armstrong's former Dr
      He is now at OHSU in Portland Oregon
      Medical Oncologist 503 494-8469 Craig Nichols, MD

      http://healthresources.caremark.com/topic/armstrongdr

      http://www.ohsu.edu/ohsuedu/newspub/releases/010907nichols.cfm

  8. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone act like sex is an absolute necessity?
    I come on here to ask a question. I'm a 22 year old male virgin. I cant have children because I have lung cancer, went through chemotherapy and can no longer produce sperm. I also have a decent amount of scars on my body from all the treatments and radiation, as well as a skin deep infusion implant on my chest that sticks out half an inch and is surrounded by scars, making me fairly unattractive.

    I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX.

    However, thank god, my body still produces testosterone, but that gives my a completely fully fuctioning sex drive.
    So, I ask the question, "Is there any way to lower my sex drive without mutilating myself, reducing my testosterone, using any unapproved drug or herb(that means anything, my treatment is still completely experimental) or having sex?"

    Whats my answers?
    "Have Sex"
    "Cut off your balls"
    "Have Sex"
    "Go to a sex therapist"
    "Have sex with a prostitute"
    "Go to a psychiatrist, your brain is off"

    I swear guys, lack of sex never killed anyone. I dont want to have sex, I dont want to think about sex, there is no point in me having sex. I also dont want to masurbate because thats only a temporary relief and you still waste time thinking about sex.

    If you can wrap your brain around the fact that I am a healthy 22 year old male with no chance of accidentally impregnating a girl and I just plain dont want to have sex or think about sex, period. Then please help.

    I dont exactly have high expectations though, people have been struggling to make celabacy bearable since the beginning of mankind.

    • ANSWER:
      take some estrogen supplements... thatll even it out

  9. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone act like sex is an absolute necessity?
    I come on here to ask a question. I'm a 22 year old male virgin. I cant have children because I have lung cancer, went through chemotherapy and can no longer produce sperm. I also have a decent amount of scars on my body from all the treatments and radiation, as well as a skin deep infusion implant on my chest that sticks out half an inch and is surrounded by scars, making me fairly unattractive.

    I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX.

    However, thank god, my body still produces testosterone, but that gives my a completely fully fuctioning sex drive.
    So, I ask the question, "Is there any way to lower my sex drive without mutilating myself, reducing my testosterone, using any unapproved drug or herb(that means anything, my treatment is still completely experimental) or having sex?"

    Whats my answers?
    "Have Sex"
    "Cut off your balls"
    "Have Sex"
    "Go to a sex therapist"
    "Have sex with a prostitute"
    "Go to a psychiatrist, your brain is off"

    I swear guys, lack of sex never killed anyone. I dont want to have sex, I dont want to think about sex, there is no point in me having sex. I also dont want to masurbate because thats only a temporary relief and you still waste time thinking about sex.

    If you can wrap your brain around the fact that I am a healthy 22 year old male with no chance of accidentally impregnating a girl and I just plain dont want to have sex or think about sex, period. Then please help.

    I dont exactly have high expectations though, people have been struggling to make celabacy bearable since the beginning of mankind.

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you! Keep on using your Fleshlight!

      Good Sex is incomparable, Nothing compares, out of this world,mind blowing experience, a revelation, if you will !!!!

      Join the priesthood if you want CELIBACY!
      just stay away from little boys!

  10. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone act like sex is an absolute necessity?
    I come on here to ask a question. I'm a 22 year old male virgin. I cant have children because I have lung cancer, went through chemotherapy and can no longer produce sperm. I also have a decent amount of scars on my body from all the treatments and radiation, as well as a skin deep infusion implant on my chest that sticks out half an inch and is surrounded by scars, making me fairly unattractive.

    I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX.

    However, thank god, my body still produces testosterone, but that gives my a completely fully fuctioning sex drive.
    So, I ask the question, "Is there any way to lower my sex drive without mutilating myself, reducing my testosterone, using any unapproved drug or herb(that means anything, my treatment is still completely experimental) or having sex?"

    Whats my answers?
    "Have Sex"
    "Cut off your balls"
    "Have Sex"
    "Go to a sex therapist"
    "Have sex with a prostitute"
    "Go to a psychiatrist, your brain is off"

    I swear guys, lack of sex never killed anyone. I dont want to have sex, I dont want to think about sex, there is no point in me having sex. I also dont want to masurbate because thats only a temporary relief and you still waste time thinking about sex.

    If you can wrap your brain around the fact that I am a healthy 22 year old male with no chance of accidentally impregnating a girl and I just plain dont want to have sex or think about sex, period. Then please help.

    I dont exactly have high expectations though, people have been struggling to make celabacy bearable since the beginning of mankind.

    • ANSWER:


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Esophageal Cancer Natural Treatments

Esophageal cancer is a disease which affects the cells of the esophagus. Our body is a structure made of various cell types. Cells grow and divide to produce newer cells whenever required under normal circumstances for the functioning of the body to be healthy. But sometimes the cells keep on dividing that the additional cells become tumor or extra growth. These tumors can be either malignant or benign. Benign tumors might not become cancer and can be removed easily. They also do not spread to various body parts that they become life threatening very rarely.

Malignant tumors on the contrary are cancerous; they divide without any order or control. Cancerous cells can most often invade and in turn destroy the tissues present around them. They can also enter in to the lymphatic system or bloodstream. This is called as the state of metastasis. In the case of esophageal cancer metastasis, the cancerous cells spread to the exteriors of the esophagus and spreads to the lymph nodes first often. And subsequently can spread to any body part including bones, brain, lungs and liver. Most often esophageal cancer metastasis happens during the fourth stage of esophageal cancer.
Due to the increase in the number of esophageal cancer radical resections, the cancer's pathology is getting very clearer. Esophageal cancer which is limited to the lamina propria mucosae or mucosal epitheliums hardly show any vascular invasion or lymph node metasasis. Depending on the results got out of different pre-operative examinations, appropriate type of treatment strategy is chosen. Hence preoperative examinations are very necessary for the treatment selection process.

EMR is carried on patients with cancers with depth invasion limited to mucosal epithelium and lamina propria mucosae. It is also performed on cancer patients with lamina muscularis mucosea or submucosa surface infiltration which are not accompanied by the lymph nodes that are enlarged and which are operable technically. Once histopathologial findings (of resected specimens) are examined radical surgery as a treatment option is chosen. Normally patients with suspicious metastasis of the lymph nodes would undergo three field lymphadenectomy (chest, abdomen and neck) with radical surgery. Cancer patients with staging till T2 along with submucosa middle layer or deeper would undergo radical surgery. But cancer patients who have high risk for operations and with poor health normally would undergo limiting esophagectomy.

Elderly cancer patients undergo esophagectomy using a right or left thoraco abdominal approach. Superior mediastinum and lymphadenectomy in the neck is not completely performed. Patients with remote organ metastasis would normally undergo radiation and chemo therapy. And patients with more than one cancer in different organs might be treated using a well balanced combination of radiation and chemo therapy.

Natural Remedies:

There are certain natural remedies that offer a promising cure for esophageal cancer. Along with the natural remedies and a well-researched different diet pattern, a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle can make a huge difference to your efforts for prolonging the life for several years. You can increase your chances of surviving esophagus cancer now by trying these proven natural remedies discussed here

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Effective Alternative Cancer Treatments

In a nutshell, the lymphatic system's main functions are to defend the body against infection and disease, absorb lipids from the intestines and maintain fluid balance in the body. It works alongside the immune system to stave off disease and infection. The lymphatic system also returns plasma proteins to the bloodstream and helps in transporting hormones and enzymes to the bloodstream.

The spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, bone marrow and lymphoid tissue are all components of the lymphatic system and all are interconnected to help defend the body from infection and filter unwanted elements in the bloodstream.

Many diseases affect the lymphatic system in canines. Here is a list of some of the most common:

Lymphoma: This is a malignant cancer that affects one or several organs of the lymphatic system. It is also referred to as lymphosarcoma and occurs in two forms: solid and circulating. Solid tumors are generally associated with the intestines, lymph nodes, liver, kidneys, thymus or spleen among others. The circulating form of the cancer is usually found in the blood stream or bone marrow. Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice in most cases.

Lymphadenopathy: This condition can be a manifestation of lymphosarcoma but it can also result from other causes such as infections or foreign substances. The lymph nodes become enlarged as they go into overdrive to produces white blood cells to fight infection. Vaccinations and inflammations can also result in lymph node enlargement.

Lymphadentitis: is another inflammatory condition affecting the lymph nodes and can be caused by wounds, tumors and skin infections. It can attack one or more lymph nodes.

Lymphangitis: results from infections, trauma and foreign bodies and involves an inflammation of the lymph vessels.

Lymphangiectasia: is a blockage that is caused by dilation of the lymph vessels, this most commonly occurs in the intestinal tract.

Lymphedema: is a painful and dysfunctional disease that is common in certain breeds such as poodles, Great Danes and retrievers. Lymph collects in soft tissue in the limbs and can become very debilitating. Surgery, trauma, tumors, infection and radiation therapy can sometimes contribute to obstruction or destruction of lymph vessels and lead to lymphedma.

Chylothorax: involves the accumulation of chyle (a milky fluid comprising of lymph and emulsified fats) in the chest cavity. This can be caused by obstruction or rupture. Less commonly, an abnormal thoracic duct will cause this condition. Secondary complications include heart disease, fungal infections, hernia and tumors. Certain breeds such as the Shiba Inu and Afghan hounds are susceptible to this disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could anyone show me some primary literature of alternative treatments being effective at curing cancer?
    I asked a question this morning about whether people should be allowed to tell people on this board to quit chemo and try alternative medications, or if it was a dangerous practice that should be banned. A couple responders claimed that these treatments do work, but when I challenged them to show me some scientific evidence, nobody did. Can anyone show me evidence these treatments are effective cures?
    a: that isnt primary literature, those are articles written by journalists on a website. and they mostly talk about possibilities of preventing cancer, not natural cures that could replace chemo

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a few major references in the medical literature. You may also want to look at the original work done on high dose Vitamin C (given intravenously - it is not effective when given orally for reasons noted in the references below) for cancer treatment by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling.

      1) Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2006 Mar 28;174(7):937-942, by Padayatty SJ, et al. "Intravenously administered vitamin C as cancer therapy: three cases."

      2) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2005 Sep 20;102(38):13604-13609, by Chen Q, et al. "Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells: Action as a pro-drug to deliver hydrogen peroxide to tissues."

      3) Annals of Internal Medicine, 2004 Apr 6;140(7);533-538, by Padayatty SJ, et al. "Vitamin C Pharmacokinetics: Implications for Oral and Intravenous Use."

      4) Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2000;19(4):423-425, editorial. "Reevaluation of Ascorbate in Cancer Treatment: Emerging Evidence, Open Minds and Serendipity."

      Hope you find these helpful. Best wishes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there really alternative forms of treatment for cancer?
    I was told that in Mexico there is 100% effective treatment of cancer by Hydrogen Peroxide types of treatment and also 100% effective forms of treatment by the use of a Multi-wave Oscillator. Is this true? If it is, why is it not placed into use by our healthcare system?

    • ANSWER:
      Never heard of those and don't see how they could do it. MD ANderson Cancer center has done extensive research on different natural things such as resveratrol. The Chinese and Japanese have been using for a long time and also study as other countries.

      I suggest you google 'resveratrol aggarwal". Dr. Aggarwal is one of the doctors at MD Anderson and they are also using other natural things. But tons of new information over the last few years. Look for the "Clinical trails and and Studies of Resveratrol on Cancer, it will be a 58 page report. The stuff some how corrects the DNA and tells the killer cells to recognize the cancer cells and kill them and it tells the cancer cells to kill themselves.

      made from many plants, abut the most potent is from the grape of the muscadine here in the states and then most in the health food stores and vitamin shoppes is made from the root of the knotweed plant, whch is ok.

      You can go to cancernet.com, this doctor luses many different techniques and was the first doctor to go public and say women with brest cancer didn't have to have radical masectomies. He did this years ago and was ostrachised, but has a hospital. Cancernet.com.

      I had a friend that had stage four stomach cancer and he took it and it's been over three years. The report is interesesting and you can take it to the doctors as it explains the different pathways and mutations the stuff works on. Know it sound crazy, but it's true. The drug compnaies, I believe have come out with some million dollar drug that is made of parts of it. But the research is great, check oncology and you can also just google the type cancer and resveratrol.

      Anyway hope this helps and many take it as a preventative. So gve it a look. jexcuse the typos and have a great 2009! You can also e-amil the doctors at Anderson if you like.

  3. QUESTION:
    which is more effective for cancer treatment ?
    A person I love have stage 3 or maybe 4 colon cancer و she made a surgery for cancer in the ovarian and uterian , she has small nodes in the colon and by the way she also removed part of the colon in the surgery 2 .. any way the doc told Us that her sucess rate is 80 percent . The prb she has animia now and she is not eating well , also she had bad kidney prbs since her kidney functions wasn't good before desicovering her cancer ...

    My question Is
    1- how i can encourage her to eat , what food can boost her immunity and benefit her in cancer ?

    2-I heard chemo can kills , does alternative treatment is best ? if so why all people are just taking chemo ?
    i heard
    Protocel
    Cesium High pH Therapy
    can help in her case , is that really true ? is cesium more effective ? shall she stop the chemo & take this ...

    can she takes this medecine along with chemo or not ?

    also last question is possible to keep prevent healthy cell from being damaged during chemo ? is there sometips or so ?

    • ANSWER:
      I understand your desperation; but you have to understand that in this context 'alternative' is just another word for 'unproven'.

      If a treatment has been proven in proper clinical trials to be effective, then it is no longer 'alternative medicine' - it is just 'medicine'.

      The 'alternatives' you mention have not been proven effective against any cancer, ever.

      Chemotherapy isn't perfect, far from it. I believe that one day people will look back on it with horror in the same way we look back on blood letting.

      But for now it is the best we have; and we know, because it has been tested and proven in double-blind clinical trials, that it saves many lives and prolongs many, many more.

      You've heard chemo kills?

      Chemo isn't always effective. But in those cases it is the cancer, not the treatment, that kills the patient - they have died in spite of treatment, not because of it. Distressed relatives sometimes look for something or someone to blame, and some conclude that it was the treatment that killed the person.

      With some types of chemotherapy, and in some cancers, there is a very slightly increased chance of developing a second type of cancer later.

      Generally this is more likely to happen when the original cancer was a lymphoma, but it can happen very occasionally with other types of cancer.

      Fortunately this very serious long-term effect is VERY RARE. But yes it happens, and yes very occasionally someone dies as a result.

      People with aggressive and advanced cancers who agree to chemotherapy do so in the full knowledge of these facts because they have a life-threatening disease and this is their best chance.

      The window of opportunity for effective chemotherapy is limited. Your loved one should consider whether she wants to lose that time experimenting with treatments that have not been clinically tested and proven.

      She and you should think very carefully before investing money, hope or (most precious of all for a cancer patient) time on ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'alternatives'.

      Do a search on this site for information if she is tempted by any particular 'alternative': http://www.quackwatch.org/

      In particular check out the particular alternatives you mention:

      Cesium and Ph therapy: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral.html

      Protocell: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cancer.html (scroll down to CanCell, one of the many names its producers have peddled it under in its infamous history).

      She should talk to her oncologist about any alternative treatment she intends to take alongside chemotherapy.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why did Rudolf Steiner think that the mistletoe is effective against breast cancer?
    Furthermore, what did he think about the Hellebores plant? He suggested to use it as an alternative treatment for certain cancer types. But why?
    (Note: Anthroposophical Medicine)

    • ANSWER:
      I think that is what Suzanne Somers used for her breast cancer. Obviously, herbs used for cancer are immune-system strengtheners.

  5. QUESTION:
    A safe and effective alternative to the Keratin treatment?
    So I have curly hair and I live in a really humid country so it tends to get reeeally frizzy sometimes and I'm sick of it.. so a while ago I decided I want to try the Keratin treatment but then learned that it could cause cancer. What alternatives are there to Keratin that are safe and work, and won't make me lose my curls? (I only want to tame my hair and soften it) Thank you in advance :D

    • ANSWER:
      this is the best stuff ever!!!!! http://beautypureandsimple.com/category-title/24

  6. QUESTION:
    Are there any colon cancer survivors here?
    Well my 32 year old brother-in-law just got diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer ; / and I'm just completely depressed... My sister just married him about four years ago and they have a one year old daughter and a 2 year old son. They just took out a 600k loan to buy a commercial property so financially they are in a difficult situation as well. It just breaks my heart knowing that there's such a high chance they will never see their father when they are older and that my bro-in-law mightn't see his children grow up...... Also, if anyone has tried effective alternative treatments besides just the conventional methods please inform me if you can and your recovery stories would be nice as well. Thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:
      There are survivors for every type of cancer and at every stage of cancer. Your brother in law needs to locate an oncologist who he can trust and who specializes in this type of disease. He needs someone who will not discourage him. He needs a positive attitude, courage, and determination. He needs everyone on his side as he fights this battle.

      He needs all the information that he can handle . . not outdated information. Cancer research is ongoing, papers and new treatments come out monthly . . what may have been true about a disease last year may be totally different today. Be extremely careful about what you read concerning 'statistics' as they do not apply to individuals.

      Here are a few places to start the research process:

      Colon Cancer Alliance
      http://www.ccalliance.org

      Colon Cancer Discussion List
      http://listserv.acor.org/archives/colon.html

      NCCN: Colon and Rectal Cancer Clinical Guidelines
      http://www.nccn.org/patients/patient_gls/_english/_colon/1_introduction.asp

      Treatment guidelines for patients
      http://www.nccn.org/patients/patient_gls/_english/pdf/NCCN%20Colorectal%20Guidelines.pdf

      American Cancer Society:Colon Cancer Survivor Proves Doctors Wrong
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/FPS/content/FPS_1_Colon_Cancer_Survivor_Proves_Doctors_Wrong.asp

      Remember, do not listen to the 'terminators', there is ALWAYS hope.

  7. QUESTION:
    Alternative Cancer Treatment - Protocel Formula 50?
    A member of my family was recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently under going chemotherapy. My brother has been doing research on the internet to see if he can find anything else that could be of use and he came across a product called 'Protocel - Formula 50' - it is a suppliment that claims to help build the body's ammune system to help fight cancer cells.

    I was wondering if any of you are aware of this product? Or know anyone that has used it?

    Is it in any way effective?

    I'd appreciate any information you can give me.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You are referring to a product also called cancell or cantron. No scientific documented evidence exists that support its use for cancer. Testimonials and claims about effectiveness are not evidence . . because memories are faulty and you cannot independently verify claims . . it appears that the makers of the product are far more interested in selling the product than establishing whether it is a benefit to cancer patients. Despite being around for a while the product has failed to establish any type of efficiacy for patients with cancer.

      Please also remember that cancer is a persons own DNA that has mutated . . which means that the body does not see cancer as a foreign matter that needs to 'fight cancer cells'. The body sees cancer as just another body part . . and will nourish it in the same way it takes care of any other body part. Anytime you put a supplement into your body . . you could be doing just the opposite of what is intended . .you may well be making the cancer stronger and healthier.

      ACS: Cancell (Other common name(s): Entelev, Cantron, Sheridan’s Formula, Jim’s Juice, Crocinic Acid, Radic, Protocel
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Cancell.asp?sitearea=ETO

      NCI: Cancell/Cantron/Protocel
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cancell/Patient

      Quackwatch: CanCell
      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cancer.html

      Memorial Sloan Kettering: Integrative Medicine
      http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69160.cfm

      Questionable Methods of Cancer Management
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8422607?dopt=Citation

      And, as far as relying on Testimonials or claims for a product goes . . watch this . . it is my own testimony that I have never seen one patient who has used this product been cured or show any type of health benefit in regards to cancer. That is how easy anyone can make a claim or testimony.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there an effective, natural alternative flea treatment to Frontline Plus?
    I have a 10-month-old chihuahua who weighs 5 pounds. I live in Southern California where fleas are a problem year-round, and I live near a wooded area so ticks are a concern as well. I have been using Frontline Plus on Lucy for about the past six months, but it is making her sick and I am concerned for her health. She hates for me to put it on her, and she isolates for a day or two afterward, hiding out in her crate. She does not want to play, and clearly demonstrates that she is mad at me. I suspect that the medication may be making her sick to her stomach or something of that nature, and it is obvious that it is having a temporary adverse effect on her. I am concerned about the long-term affects on her health.

    The smallest dosage that is available is for dogs up to 22 pounds. This seems to be almost five times the dosage that she would require, but both my vet and the Frontline hotline tell me I should use the entire dosage on her. The treatment has been effective - she has not gotten any fleas, but I am concerned she could end up with cancer or something.

    Has anyone tried any alternatives that they have found effective? I have carpeting in my home, so there are lots of places for fleas to hide. I am nervous about switching treatments without feeling confident about the alternative.

    Any ideas? Please help!

    Thank you :)

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  9. QUESTION:
    Cures for Stage IV Ovarian Cancer?- Please Help!!!!?
    Hello people.My friend has stage IV Ovarian cancer, and she has gone through diets, different types of chemo, supplements, radiation, but nothing seemed helped. she is in very bad condition right now.

    does anyone know any effective alternative treatments?
    something inexpensive is preferred. by inexpensive i mean a couple hundred dollars a month, not thousands.

    • ANSWER:
      Heres a good place to start

      http://cancertutor.com/

      Inverse mentioned clinical trials. Read this first.

      http://alternativecancer.us/clinical.htm

  10. QUESTION:
    what are some pros and cons of the use of lasers to preform internal medical procedures?
    I have have to write an opinion paper for school on the topic:

    " Is the use of lasers to preform internal medical procedures (ex. cancer treatment) a safe and more effective alternative to traditional invasive surgeries?"

    ... and there seems to be very little information on this topic on the web.
    i could really use some help getting started or some pros and cons i can brainstorm off of.

    thank-you (:

    • ANSWER:
      I only know for dental, but some ideas for you anyway...
      laser benefits: cuts and cauterized at the same time...less blood loss.
      helps to sterilize the area as it's being worked on.
      drawbacks:
      no tactile feedback
      can damage the teeth if the laser is on it too long
      can vaporize certain viruses (like human papilloma virus) without killing it. Some surgeons have developed HPV infections in their noses due to inhaling the smoke.

  11. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the following cancer updates?
    I just received the following email from a friend. What are your thoughts? Do you think its true? Could we battle cancer by making the changes suggested within?

    AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO 'TRY' AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.

    Cancer Update from John Hopkins:

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few bil lion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong, the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7. Radiation, while destroying cancer cells, also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and org ans.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

    11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
    PLEASE READ ON

    1. No plastic containers in micro.
    2. No water bottles in freezer.
    3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

    Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

    Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
    Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So, such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad, but you don't know what is in the paper. I t's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
    He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
    CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.
    By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells . Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's amino or sea salt.

    b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

    c. Can cer cells thrive in an acid environment.
    A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
    About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.
    Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water: It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy me tals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic build-up.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

    16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with all the top statements, however the phrase:
      "Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites" is often misinterpreted as oxygen hitting the cancer, causing the spread.. that is not true.. our immune system takes a big hit thru surgery and that is the reason for the spread, it can also be spread thru the transfer of cells with surgical tools.

      The statements from John Hopkins.. that I must tell you was not sent out by the John Hopkins Cancer Clinic. Someone wrote the statements out and put the JHCC name on it to make it seem more credible. I know since I checked with the clinic personally.

      Some of the statements are true, but these ones are still under testing and not yet proven to be true:

      1. No plastic containers in micro.
      2. No water bottles in freezer.
      3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

  12. QUESTION:
    Treating Thyroid cancer without chemo?
    If someone has thyroid cancer, is there a way to get treatment without chemotherapy?
    I heard that there is radioiodine therapy.. is that painful? and is that effective for people who have late stage thyroid cancer?
    Or are there other alternative treatments that are new.. like to make a person's own immune system to fight off the cancer cells like with other cancers?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Would you call this person a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) or a Medical Doctor (MD)?
    The person wrote.
    I am a licensed naturopathic physician [ND] in private practice. I practice what is called "evidence based medicine", meaning that everything that I prescribe/advise has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating the problem it is being used for.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending .5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do.
    Echinacea for colds. Ginkgo biloba for memory. Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis. Black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes. Saw palmetto for prostate problems. Shark cartilage for cancer. All proved no better than dummy pills in big studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The lone exception: ginger capsules may help chemotherapy nausea.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31190909/
    "Contrary to much popular and scientific writing, many alternative cancer treatments have been investigated in good quality clinical trials, and they have been shown to be ineffective. In this article, clinical trial data on a number of alternative cancer cures including Livingston-Wheeler, Di Bella Multi-therapy, antineoplastons, vitamin C, hydrazine sulfate, Laetrile, and psychotherapy are reviewed. The label "unproven" is inappropriate for such therapies; it is time to assert that many alternative cancer therapies have been "disproven."
    http://caonline.amcancersoc.org/cgi/content/full/54/2/110

    Considering that there is no scientific evidence for most of the alternative treatment, what is the practice GIVING to treat the patients?
    What does happened to the Ayurvedic and TCM remedies which aren't scientifically approved ?
    The House of Lords Report on complementary medicine did placed the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine in the sub-group 3a.
    Group 3b covers other alternative disciplines which lack any credible evidence base such as Crystal therapy, Iridology, Radionics, Dowsing and Kinesiology.

    Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are guided by six Principles of Naturopathy, which emphasize a holistic and natural approach to patient care, diagnosis, management, and treatment of medical conditions.
    1. Do No Harm
    2. The Healing Power of Nature
    3. Find and Treat the Cause of Illness
    4. Treat the Whole Person
    5. Doctor as Teacher
    6. Prevention

    Honestly, in your believes - is this person really doing a naturopathic healing or the mainstream medicine.
    And if this person really is a ND - what are these scientifically proven remedies called?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.Im not sure i quite follow your question but there are a lot more studies showing evidence regarding some herbs then what you might read from a couple of big media reports that say theres no evidence of effectiveness.
      I'll put some links below.
      At the same time though,i understand what your saying in that while there are some studies proving effectiveness, in the big picture though,herbs still are "new field" scientifically in the sense that there are no where near as much studies having been conducted on herbs as there have been on pharmaceuticals.
      There are many fascinating & promising herbs and if there are finances,many many more studies need to be conducted.
      There are literally hundreds of thousands of herbs-that is why i find it ridiculous when anyone quotes something like(of course without links proving evidence) 'all the herbs were tested long ago,the ones that were useful became medicine,the others became potpouri or for salads"
      This is just an outright willful lie because there are hundreds of thousands of herbs & of course they havnt all undergone testing.

      So like you, i also would find it somewhat curious if a person could keep a practice treating a large variety of disorders with only herbs that had been scientifically clinically tested and proven because much more testing needs to be done so i think a practice would have to involve some things that havnt been proven yet but have plausability.
      The only other option is if someone has a practice that only focuses on a small variety of disorders where clinical studies have been already conducted.
      Anyway,here are some studies regarding herbs

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12394711?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14755152?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15606389?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10688090?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7253530?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14633804?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12672170?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11159568?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11129515?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16027246?dopt=Abstract

  14. QUESTION:
    Is Montana Yew tip a safe alternative medicine for cancer (mast cell tumor) in Dogs?
    I have a six year old boxer, who recently had a mast cell tumor removed from his arm. The biopsy found cancer in the tumor at Grade 2, Well-Differentiated, Mitotic Index Less Than 1. According to the prognosis 45% of animals with Grade 2 tumors will die due to disease if untreated. The conventional treatment would be some form of chemotherapy, which will have vast side effects on my dog and perhaps even lead to death. Before I go with the conventional methods I wanted to try alternative medicines. I have been giving him CoQ10, Vitamin E, and Multi-Mushrooms supplement to help boost his immune system. But as an alternative to chemotherapy I have started slowly giving him Montana Yew Tip extract mixed with Olive Oil as a form of "Natural Chemotherapy" with no side effects.

    I know Montana Yew Tip has been used as an alternative medicine for various cancers in humans for decades now. It has even been scientifically synthesized into chemotherapy drug called Taxol. Is it possible to be just as effective for canines?
    Any rude or ignorant answers will be reported?

    • ANSWER:
      Useless waste of money.
      Sane responsible adult don't force animals to linger & suffer.....or slowly poison them w/voodoo glop.

  15. QUESTION:
    Effective pain management WITHOUT the use of drugs?
    My Friend just had surgery to remove 2/3 of his liver (cancer). As a result, he's going to have to have a LOT of his meds cut to prevent any further liver damge--his life will depend on it. He's got several other health issues, & there's not a day that goes by where he's not in tremendous pain. He's also on disability, hence limited insurance and income, so alternative treatment options are hard to come by for him. But I'm worried that if he doesn't get some decent relief from his chronic pain he'll start over-medicating again, OR lose all hope & do something to harm himself further. It's really important that we find some highly effective, accessible, drug-free alternatives....am I asking for a miracle?

    • ANSWER:
      There are alternative to medication, here are a few: TENS Unit (small box that has electrical cord with two pads at the end. Place pad on either side of pain and turn on to about what you can stand. It sends electrical stimulation to the skin which will circumvent the pain messages from getting to the brain. Medicare will pay for it if ordered by doctor. It works really well for me on my back, neck, headaches, torn tendon. Also acupuncture in known to relieve pain in many people. I don't know the cost where you are but look up in yellow pages and call around...Drink lots and lots of water to detox the liver....Pain is an awful debilitater...It affects your entire life...I hope this helps....He can also get an order from doctor for pain control from physical therapy. They will apply hot packs and do ultrasound to back and painful muscles and joints....

  16. QUESTION:
    Why are doctors so quick to use radiation and chemotherapy to treat cancers when there are a host of effective
    alternatives that seem to help people with out all the horrible side effects. I know of only one person who got the major Rad./Chemo Cancer treatment was brought to the brink of death and then the bone marrow transplant took and he seems healthy today but with a lot less hair. Yet I know of so many who have died from the treatment and suffered greatly because of it in their last few days. I also know of many who have gone with alternative and herbal remedies and beat their cancers and live productive lives because of it. It does not seem to make sense to me, why not promote the treatments that are less dangerous?
    First, I do know personally people who have died with Cancer who got the Rad/ Chemo treatment. My Dad for one. I certainly do not want 2b irresponsible about telling people there could be alternatives out there to Rad/Chemo, so I will mention specifically the ones that I know of that actually help people. The best one as far as my research goes is called essiac. it is 4 herbs and can be acquired from MoutainRoseherbs.com It is not only effective against malignant tumors but it eases the bad side effects of Chemotherapy. This particular remedy has been used by Western man since the 1930's and before that was used by a Canadian Indian tribe.
    Are there any double blind studies done with it? NO. Why do you think that is? Because it is 4 herbs and drug companies cannot pattent herbs to get exclusive monopolies on them so they can make huge profits. (Speak of taking advantage of sick people.) Herbal foods can have side effects but are usually much less danger than drugs-out of s
    Ok, maybe I should not have said "a host of effective alternatives." But I do know of the essiac and some herbs that are very effective against early stage prostate cancer is Saw Palmetto, Green Tea, and Stinging Nettle. I know for a fact that these hrebs help because I use them to prevent the swelling of my prostate, and even conventional doctors will tell you a swollen prostate is the first step toward getting Prostate Cancer. Cloves are another herb that is effective against parasites which some practitioners believe to have a coorelation to some cancers. I am thankful to live in USA where we have advanced & mostly a freedom based health care system but I have a real problem with the medical establishment not studying herbs just because there is more money in drugs. It would be a great thing to do some double blind studies on some of the more promising herbal remedies. Does any one know of any such studies being done? Thanks to all who answer & long live freedom of the press!
    1 more alternative - HEAT Therapy. It is not a herb although you can use herbaly derived essential oils, added to the water to supplement the heat. Two good ones which are effective against allergies I have are Clary Sage, and Tea Tree oil. I have not been diagnosed with any cancer but my dad died of Multiple Myloma - Bone Cancer. I do get pains in my bones at times which I use a therapy to allieviate. A hot bath with a few drops of TeaTree oil & clary sage. Get the bath as hot as I can stand and stay there for 20 min then warm towel sweat a while to expell toxins. Result? no more bone pain. I also take essiac as preventive.
    We know that our bodies utilize heat to fight infections. This is why we get a fever. Heat is an effective alternative to help fight off opportunistic infections that cancer patients are prone to. Don't worry your brain is safe unless you have prolonged fever of > 103 F. Why don't they do a double blind study on heat therapy? Long live the Free press
    I am not one who says ignore the traditional doctors advice. Neither do I have any financial interest in promoting alternatives. I also applaud all of you who have fought cancer and beat it however you did so. Thank you for adding your comments.

    • ANSWER:
      Chemotherapy and radiotherapy have been rigorously tested and proven in double blind, peer reviewed clinical trials. Because of this we know that they save many lives and prolong many, many more. They are not perfect, but they are the best we have.

      No 'alternative' medicine or treatment has been tested and proven in this way; if they had, they would no longer be alternative medicine, they would just be medicine.

      'Alternative' in this context is another word for 'unproven'.

      What is interesting about your post is that you don't say you know people who have died as a result of chemotherapy, or that you know people who have beaten cancer through alternative remedies, but that you 'know of' them. This is usually the way with alternative medicine enthusuasts; they rely on anecdote and rumour, rather than on scientific facts and research. They 'know of' these wonderful herbal remedies, but they forget that the plural of anecdote is not data.

      There is no herbal remedy for cancer. There are unscrupulous charlatans who prey on vulnerable and desperate people, taking their cash in exchange for ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'treatments'.

      It is simply untrue that conventional cancer treatments kill the majority of people who use them, as you imply, and it is extremely irresponsible of you to suggest that they do on a forum used by cancer patients and their families.

      You have quite obviously never had cancer, and you clearly know nothing about cancer.

      If you are interested in any particular 'alternative', rather than just having a warm fuzzy feeling about alternative medicine in general, I suggest you do a search on http://www.quackwatch.com/ for some facts, before coming on to a cancer forum and recommending them to people who are actually dealing with this life-threatening illness. .

  17. QUESTION:
    psychology HELP!! i need to fisnish this homework?
    1)Advocates of therapeutic touch claim that this alternative therapy heals sicknesses from headaches to cancer. Skeptics, however, claim that the healing power of this therapy can be explained by
    a) energy fields.
    b) placebo effect.
    c) body heat.
    d) magnetic forces

    2) A person suffering from mania may begin to feel grandiose, which means
    a) having inflated self-esteem.
    b) experiencing episodes of sudden fear.
    c) feeling a fear of being alone.
    d) having recurring involuntary thoughts.

    3) Why is phototherapy an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
    a) Phototherapy exposes the individual to bright light, which subconsciously encourages the mind to think of positive memories and emotions.
    b) SAD is caused by the body’s reaction to low levels of light during the winter months, and this can be remedied by daily exposure to bright light.
    c) The winter months encourage nostalgia and reminiscences because of the dreary atmosphere, and phototherapy significantly changes the atmosphere.
    d) Artificial daylight induced by phototherapy affects the nerve endings of the skin, which send signals to the brain that trigger a pleasant sensation.

    4) A psychiatrist is helping Jon cope with his depression. If the psychiatrist prescribes Prozac, how will the medicine work to help Jon?
    a) Prozac will increase the availability of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin, which elevate arousal and mood.
    b) Prozac will block or minimize the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that activates the part of the brain that controls nausea and vomiting.
    c) Prozac will activate the brain’s pleasure centers with sudden euphoric feelings that are seldom recaptured.
    d) Prozac will affect long-term memory storage, so Jon will no longer recall why he was sad.

    5) Anthophobia is an intense fear and avoidance of
    a) flowers.
    b) dolls.
    c) needles.
    d) books.

    6) Avoiding or escaping a feared situation reduces anxiety and ends up
    a) reinforcing the phobic behavior.
    b) encouraging the person to seek treatment.
    c) aggravating the symptoms of the disorder.
    d) minimizing the anxiety until it disappears.

    7) A man firmly believes that he is smarter than all his co-workers and tells everyone in the office that the company would be lost without him. He often fantasizes about being promoted and ensuring success for the company. He flies into a rage whenever anyone questions or contradicts him. Which personality disorder does he most likely suffer from?
    a) schizoid personality disorder
    b) narcissistic personality disorder
    c) histrionic personality disorder
    d) avoidant personality disorder

    8) To help Jane with her depression, a psychodynamic therapist would most likely
    a) ask Jane about her current relationships.
    b) suggest insights into Jane’s problems.
    c) recommend ways for Jane to improve her relationship skills.
    d) encourage Jane to address the immediate problems at hand.

    9) Predict what would happen if a therapist uses behavioral therapy to help a woman overcome her fear of cats.
    a) The therapist will assist the woman through systematic desensitization to help her become less anxious about her phobia.
    b) The therapist will ask the woman to meet a group of people who are experiencing a similar phobia, since they will understand how she feels.
    c) The therapist will explore the woman’s life history and childhood background to identify the cause of her phobia.
    d) The therapist will act like a mirror for the woman and will provide her with feedback and an environment that allows her to express her feelings and fears.

    10) Jane feels energetic and rearranges her furniture at two o'clock in the morning. She runs up and down the stairs, and her mind races with random thoughts. If Jane is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, predict what will happen after she experiences this mania.
    a) Jane will be happier than before.
    b) Jane will not sleep or stop talking.
    c) Jane will continue to feel a druglike high.
    d) Jane will crash into a low depression.

    11) In bipolar disorder, which of the following is characterized by intense happiness, extreme energy, and an inability to concentrate?
    a) depression
    b) mania
    c) panic
    d) anxiety

    These are my answers...could you Guys Check if i have them rightt?? pleasee.
    1)B
    2)A
    3)B
    4)A
    5)A
    6)A
    7)B
    8)B
    9)A
    10)D
    11)B

    • ANSWER:
      you must be really stuck up to think anyone in their right mind is going to read all of that.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why in Malaysia the doctor don't allow us to take vitamin and supplement? What do you thinks about this?
    What are vitamins?
    Vitamins are substances that your body needs to work properly and keep you in good health. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so they have to be provided by your diet in small regular amounts.1
    Why do I need vitamins?
    Your body uses vitamins to do a number of things, including building and maintaining tissues and organs. Vitamins provide energy, boost the immune system, keep skin healthy and help keep the brain and nervous system in good working order.2
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    Reduces inflammation and swelling
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    Improves mobility
    • Improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation leading to increased mobility
    • Nourishes joints and speeds healing
    Safer for your liver, kidneys and stomach
    • A safe and effective alternative to traditional pain medications
    • Uses Boswellia - an herb with pain reducing benefits - as a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen)
    Buy Motion for your joint and muscle pain and inflammation
    ..............................................................................................
    DRUGS are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims.
    Drug Side Effects
    A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person's disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
    Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment.Medication
    A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure and/or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms.
    (Redirected from Adverse effect (medicine))
    In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect, and may result from an unsuitable or incorrect dosage or procedure, which could be due to medical error. Adverse effects are sometimes referred to as "iatrogenic" because they are generated by a physician/treatment. Some adverse effects only occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. Using a drug or other medical intervention which is contraindicated may increase the risk of adverse effects. Adverse effects may cause medical complications of a disease or procedure and negatively affect its prognosis. They may also lead to non-compliance with a treatment regimen.
    The harmful outcome is usually indicated by some result such as morbidity, mortality, alteration in body weight, levels of enzymes, loss of function, or as a pathological change detected at the microscopic, macroscopic or physiological level. It may also be indicated by symptoms reported by a patient. Adverse effects may cause a reversible or irreversible change, including an increase or decrease in the susceptibility of the individual to other chemicals, foods, or procedures, such as drug interactions.
    ...................................................................................................
    Chemotherapy
    The overall impact of chemotherapy on cancer survival can be difficult to estimate, since improved cancer screening, prevention (e.g. anti-smoking campaigns), and detection all influence statistics on cancer incidence and mortality. In the United States, overall cancer incidence rates were stable from 1995 through 1999, while cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1993 through 1999.[1] Again, this likely reflects the combined impact of improved screening, prevention, and treatment. Nonetheless, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death, and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy has proven unable to cure most cancers after they have metastasized.

    As is obvious from their origins, the above cancer chemotherapies are essentially poisons.

    Side-effects
    The treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient. Current chemotherapeutic techniques have a range of side effects mainly affecting the fast-dividing cells of the body. The most common side effects include (dependent on the agent):[citation needed]
    Pain, Erythema, Nausea, Diarrhea or constipation, Anemia,Malnutrition
    Hair loss, Memo
    relax...laa..red thin line...I don't talk too much I type too much...so how can I shut down.... I only can off the lap top that's means I sleep...

    • ANSWER:
      they want to keep people ill... so they can get continues income.

  19. QUESTION:
    can anybody rewrite this article please..?
    Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family and the same virus that causes chickenpox. The characteristic symptom is a rash of painful blisters. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body. If it occurs on the forehead near the eyes or on the tip of the nose, the eyes are likely to become involved, and damage to the cornea can occur. Taking the proper supplements when blisters first appear can make the blisters dry up quickly, and the discomfort may be alleviated.

    Another important and powerful shingles treatment that was forgotten is the self- administration of oxygen therapy as offered by the "The Cure Within One Minute". The cure within one minute was research by a person named Madison Cavanaugh. He discovered that oxygen therapy was one of the best alternative therapy that could treat and cure cold shingles including all forms of cancer, STD's and eventually all diseases. Madison discovered the potency of this therapy.

    People right now are well informed about the dynamic effects of oxygen therapy, especially the widely known hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are informed that and oxygen-rich body cannot be inhabited by diseases, then they believe that the solution to destroy the disease seems simple enough. Just give the body and abundant supply of oxygen, right? The answer is, plain wrong! It's not as simple as that. Here's the reason behind it: "Oxygen Cannot Treat and Cure Shingles Unless It's Delivered to the Cells and Tissues of the Body". Many people are not able to get enough amounts of oxygen in the cells and tissues of their bodies due mainly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depriving activities. One important thing to remember is that the body is not always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

    For oxygen to destroy the disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream - the most important is, it must be supplied to the cells and tissues. That's the reason why other oxygen therapies, such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements and treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always potent and efficient in treating all diseases. While they may supply to the body with oxygen, they don't always have an effective mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not supplied to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are not always effective in shingles treatment.

    The shingles treatment - oxygen therapy you're about to know, that can heal not only shingles but eventually all diseases, which hundreds if not by the thousands of people all over the world are calling "the world's greatest healing miracle of all time," is the ONLY ONE that uses a Natural Oxygenating substance which activates and stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a radical degree than is usually reached by other ways.

    Further in- depth study of Shingles Treatment - Oxygen Therapy and for more information about how this therapy will cure all types of diseases. Go and get your copy now:

    John Daniel Rivera is an advocate for holistic health and healing, and has been in the field of health for quite a few years. He is interested in illuminating individuals and helping others return to a better quality of health

    please some one help me.. rewrite this article.

    thanku...

    • ANSWER:
      No. Anyone with attitude must be prepared to do his own work.

  20. QUESTION:
    How Would You Rewrite This Intro?
    My teacher needs me to rework my intro to a research essay. I am horrible at writing them. Need some suggestions/help. Thanks!

    Alzheimer’s. Diabetes. Cancer. Heart Disease. Fibromyalgia. AIDS. Autism. A significant increase in the development of new diseases and the number of people around the world dying from one (or more) of them, it makes it seem like there is no way to sustain a healthy body and lifestyle. On the positive side, with the increase in disease development comes an increase in research and creation of treatments. But with every action there is a reaction. Pharmaceutical drugs, though effective and successfully treat diseases daily, come with multiple adverse side effects both short and long term; all of which can be very serious and even life threatening. So what is the use in trying to overcome an illness with a treatment that can possibly kill you in the process? Many don’t know there is another alternative to the common manufactured pharmaceutical treatments; this being naturopathic medicine, also referred to as traditional medicines. Natural methods of treating disease and illness have been used effectively since the beginning of time but unlike pharmaceuticals, there is much confusion on what exactly is traditional methods, how they are used, and little information about how to seek naturopathic medicines. According to the World Health Organization, “Traditional Medicine (T.M) refers to the knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Traditional medicine covers a wide variety of therapies and practices which vary from country to country and region to region. In some countries it is referred to as “alternative” of “complementary” medicine (CAM).”

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Can anyone review this essay, it's the second draft?
    In the growing world, the advances of medical research are aiding in new discoveries. The drugs from researches, possibly fatal to humans, must go through a trial and error process. This is possible when similar genetic animals are tested with pharmaceutical drugs. Experimentation done on animals should be discontinued because it’s a cruel and unusual act done to the innocent.

    Animals involved in the testing process come from a variety of sources, especially animal shelters. These facilities shelter animals that have been physically abused, and are without a home. These animals are targeted for testing because of their vulnerability. In an average year, one dog or cat is used in research while, at the same time, fifty are destroyed in these shelters. They may be sacrificed for the common good, but the effects of these test are irreversible.

    Drug testing can severely damage animals in several ways. Rabbits are immobilized form ulcers in their eyes, seals become brain damaged when clubbed to death, and primitive apes endure the shock treatment. Out of these test is the infamous Draize test.

    The Draize test began in 1944, and has put thousand of hapless animals through torture and pain. It is administered through liquid, flake, granule, and powdered substances into the eyes of it’s subjects. The data is then recorded in a data log and the animals are stored afar. The exclusive candidates are Albino rabbits due to their abundance. They have no tear ducts to wash away the chemicals. Their ridiculously low price makes them perfect for the testing.

    Animal testing generally isn’t effective as the populous believes. It’s true that such animals like the rat and chimpanzees have similar genetics to humans. They react differently when administered certain viruses. In cancer research, many animals don’t receive the human form of cancer which affects membranes such as the lungs. The results of the tests just don’t comply when compared to humans.

    The testing of animals can be perceived as a pointless operation since dozens of alternatives are available. One being computer modeling, enables complex mathematical equations that represent how the human body function. Instead of the orthodox trial and error process, computers make it’s simple to conjure data. It’s been stated that “ the ultimate dilemma with any animal model of human disease is that it can never reflect the human situation with complete accuracy." Though this may be true, the models are referenced to information in the contexts to humans. The technology isn’t advance enough for it to be a permanent solution.

    Although several opinions circle around animal testing, lip stick testing is a benefit found easily. Such animals like pigs are forced against their will wearing the product. They go through the pain and torture of being humiliated. The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects.

    Experimentation done on animals should still be discontinued for it’s unusual and horrid act done on the innocent. Thousands of animals are destroyed in these shelters every year when there are alternatives. Computer modeling was but one of them, but the technology isn’t advance enough to be a permanent solution. The Draize test puts thousand of hapless Albino Rabbits through torture for the benefit of humans. It’s not certain if animal testing will be discontinued, but the fate of countless lives are in the air.

    • ANSWER:
      We don't know what standards are required from you. Your essay can be anywhere between horrible and good depending on those standards.
      You can start by checking your grammar.
      There are several problems with your essay. One of them - too much rambling. Some sentences don't make a lot of sense.
      This paragraph:
      "Although several opinions circle around animal testing, lip stick testing is a benefit found easily. Such animals like pigs are forced against their will wearing the product. They go through the pain and torture of being humiliated. The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects.
      " should be totally re-done.
      Pig and lipstick combination has humorous connotation that is not compatible with overall grave tone of your essay. Plus, animals do not know what "humiliation" is. Humiliation is irrelevant.
      "The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects." - the phrase is awkward.

      Many problems of this essay stem from the fact that the author does not know the subject very well.
      This paragraph:
      "Animal testing generally isn’t effective as the populous believes. It’s true that such animals like the rat and chimpanzees have similar genetics to humans. They react differently when administered certain viruses. In cancer research, many animals don’t receive the human form of cancer which affects membranes such as the lungs. The results of the tests just don’t comply when compared to humans.
      "
      First and second sentences do not support but rather contradict each other (leaving alone flaws in wording).
      The word "certain" replace the valuable examples of viruses and drugs.
      The essay has a potential to become a little better when the grammar and wording is fixed throughout. Overall, you need to work much harder to express a simple idea more clearly and to support it with bunch of simple but strong arguments with examples.

  22. QUESTION:
    hey lucky hope this helps?
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    • ANSWER:
      very informative but what is your question?

  23. QUESTION:
    Is the object to keep your eye on the ball?
    Or do you keep your eye on the money? Regardless of poor people's health.
    How many more of nature's medicine are they going to ban?

    The folks in the UK and Europe may have thought they were the only ones struggling under new stringent laws and regulations clamping down on alternative medicine...

    Now, suddenly the good little bureaucrats at the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are powering up their hive-mind in order to "protect" us from safe, non-drug treatments too!

    Recently I told you about new FDA actions that will severely limit access to intravenous ascorbic acid (IAA), a proven cancer-fighter that has been shown to neutralize virtually any pathogenic organism.

    Apparently, the FDA has decided that IAA is an unapproved drug. And because it's obviously NOT a drug and can't be patented, they've basically found a way to make therapeutic doses of vitamin C illegal.

    When it comes to being small-minded and petty, these FDA drones are extremely effective.

    But IAA isn't the only item on their hit list. Now they're zeroing in on niacin. Which just HAPPENS to be a direct competitor of Big Pharma's cash cow: statin drugs.

    You can't say that

    Last month, FDA officials told Upsher Smith, a small Minnesota pharmaceutical company, that they couldn't reference niacin studies in their marketing of SLO-NIACIN — a supplement with sustained-release to reduce the warm, tingling effect that niacin sometimes causes.

    So it's basically just niacin.

    Upsher Smith has temporarily taken the SLO-NIACIN info off their website. But the FDA warning letter lists several studies that pose a problem. One study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology in 1992 is titled, "Marked benefit with sustained-release niacin therapy in patients with 'isolated' very low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary artery disease."

    Now, just think about that. There's a study in a major medical journal that shows a "marked benefit" in artery disease patients who take sustained-release niacin.

    But the FDA doesn't want you to read about that on the Upsher Smith site. (Or maybe they don't want you to read about it at all...)

    But either way, does the suppression of this information serve artery disease patients?

    Other studies (which may or may not have been on the site) show that niacin also helps reduce triglycerides, and may help prevent dementia, arthritis, and anxiety.

    When Dr. Spreen sent me an article about this new FDA action, he noted that niacin is also listed in the Physicians' Desk Reference as a therapeutic agent to lower cholesterol. It's right there in the medical mainstream's public record — the source ALL doctors turn to when treating patients.

    But if you make and sell niacin, you can't mention this PROVEN benefit to your prospective customers?

    Something is really WRONG with this picture!

    Years ago, suffragette Crystal Eastman said, "Tyranny goes by the name of protection."

    I can't imagine how much stronger a statement she would make today if she saw the workings of the FDA...especially if she were faced with heart disease.

    This cannot be said too often: If your magnesium intake is low, you're in trouble. There's just no way you're going to prevent or successfully manage type 2 diabetes with a low magnesium level.

    Dr. Spreen has told me that dozens of times. And with good reason. Magnesium helps maintain normal insulin levels.

    In a new study from Brazil, researchers evaluated magnesium status in type 2 diabetics. They found that poor kidney function (common in diabetes) increases magnesium elimination in the urine. When too much elimination is combined with low magnesium intake, blood sugar runs high.

    Menstruation and high stress also reduce magnesium levels. And a heavy intake of starches, alcohol, diuretics and some prescription drugs (such as antibiotics) can increase urinary elimination of magnesium.

    Dr. Spreen recommends 500 mg of magnesium per day, with the added note that magnesium gluconate and chelated magnesium are the preferred supplement forms. And if you want to try to get the magnesium you need from your diet, some of the best sources are leafy green vegetables, avocados, nuts, and whole grains.

    To Your Good Health,

    Jenny Thompson
    HSI Director

    ________________________________________
    Sources:

    "FDA warns niacin marketers about drug claims" Shane Starling, NutraIngredients-USA, 1/26/11, nutraingredients- usa.com Warning Letter to Upsher Smith Laboratories, Inc., FDA, 1/19/11, fda.gov
    Give us back our wonder plant(s)
    http://youtu.be/tcA4ALg0v2I
    Question is; Does anybody care? What do they care about? $$$$$$$$?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly I wish the government would quit trying to be my mother and stick to the task the Constitution gave them. Big Government was the focus of 1984 and don't look now but it is here.

  24. QUESTION:
    please help me with this question! Will rate lifesaver!?
    In a randomized clinical trial to determine the most effective timing of administration of chemotherapeutic
    drugs to lung cancer patients, 16 patients were given four drugs simultaneously and 11
    patients were given the same drugs sequentially. Objective response to the treatment (defined as
    shrinkage of the tumor by at least 50%) was observed in 11 of the patients treated simultaneously
    and in 3 of the patients treated sequentially. Do the data provide evidence as to which timing in
    superior? Use a chi-square test against a nondirectional alternative. Let alpha = .05.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah

  25. QUESTION:
    Can anyone review this essay, it's the second draft?
    In the growing world, the advances of medical research are aiding in new discoveries. The drugs from researches, possibly fatal to humans, must go through a trial and error process. This is possible when similar genetic animals are tested with pharmaceutical drugs. Experimentation done on animals should be discontinued because it’s a cruel and unusual act done to the innocent.

    Animals involved in the testing process come from a variety of sources, especially animal shelters. These facilities shelter animals that have been physically abused, and are without a home. These animals are targeted for testing because of their vulnerability. In an average year, one dog or cat is used in research while, at the same time, fifty are destroyed in these shelters. They may be sacrificed for the common good, but the effects of these test are irreversible.

    Drug testing can severely damage animals in several ways. Rabbits are immobilized form ulcers in their eyes, seals become brain damaged when clubbed to death, and primitive apes endure the shock treatment. Out of these test is the infamous Draize test.

    The Draize test began in 1944, and has put thousand of hapless animals through torture and pain. It is administered through liquid, flake, granule, and powdered substances into the eyes of it’s subjects. The data is then recorded in a data log and the animals are stored afar. The exclusive candidates are Albino rabbits due to their abundance. They have no tear ducts to wash away the chemicals. Their ridiculously low price makes them perfect for the testing.

    Animal testing generally isn’t effective as the populous believes. It’s true that such animals like the rat and chimpanzees have similar genetics to humans. They react differently when administered certain viruses. In cancer research, many animals don’t receive the human form of cancer which affects membranes such as the lungs. The results of the tests just don’t comply when compared to humans.

    The testing of animals can be perceived as a pointless operation since dozens of alternatives are available. One being computer modeling, enables complex mathematical equations that represent how the human body function. Instead of the orthodox trial and error process, computers make it’s simple to conjure data. It’s been stated that “ the ultimate dilemma with any animal model of human disease is that it can never reflect the human situation with complete accuracy." Though this may be true, the models are referenced to information in the contexts to humans. The technology isn’t advance enough for it to be a permanent solution.

    Although several opinions circle around animal testing, lip stick testing is a benefit found easily. Such animals like pigs are forced against their will wearing the product. They go through the pain and torture of being humiliated. The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects.

    Experimentation done on animals should still be discontinued for it’s unusual and horrid act done on the innocent. Thousands of animals are destroyed in these shelters every year when there are alternatives. Computer modeling was but one of them, but the technology isn’t advance enough to be a permanent solution. The Draize test puts thousand of hapless Albino Rabbits through torture for the benefit of humans. It’s not certain if animal testing will be discontinued, but the fate of countless lives are in the air.

    (Can you please review and give constructive criticism on all the paragraphs.)

    • ANSWER:
      1)"drugs from researches"
      I don't know if that's grammatically correct, but it sounds awkward. Try "research" or "studies" instead.

      You should try to develop your first paragraph more. Build up your case a bit before delivering your thesis.

      2)"In an average year, one dog or cat is used in research while, at the same time, fifty are destroyed in these shelters. They may be sacrificed for the common good, but the effects of these test are irreversible."

      The fifty destroyed at the shelters don't really have anything to do with the research. They would be destroyed regardless because there aren't homes for them, right? It sort of sounds like your mixing up arguments here. I would try to restructure the last few sentences to make it more clear that the animals who are already in a bad situation(shelters where they may be destroyed) might find an alternative that really isn't much better(being used in experiments).

      3)"Rabbits are immobilized form ulcers"

      throw in "that" after "Rabbits." Also "the" in front of shock treatment is unnecessary.

      I would include more details and information to make the case stronger. Actually you can probably turn 3 & 4 into one paragraph.

      4)"it's" doesn't need the apostrophe
      Are you sure Albino needs to be capitalized?

      What is the purpose of the Draize test? Tell us more about it.

      5)"It's", "don't" - in a formal essay I would generally avoid contractions.
      Also, I'm not sure if "such" belongs there in the sentence before you introduce the subject(the animals), so I'd get rid of it and stick with "like rats and chimpanzees"

      "The results of the tests just don’t comply when compared to humans."
      The results do not have some benefit though, in as far as whatever is being compared. How do you reconcile that with what the animals endure? Really try to challenge the reader here. Remind us of the cost, but don't ignore certain realities here as far as pro's.

      6)No criticism

      7)Explore the side effects angle, because I personally don't imagine that an animal that rolls around in mud and feces understands humiliation(by human standards anyway). I'm also not clear on what you mean by "lip stick testing is a benefit found easily."

      8)"Experimentation done on animals should still be discontinued..."
      "Still"? Is it already discontinued?

      Again, do more than just tell the reader how horrible it is. Describe it. The devil is in the details.

      Overall: You just need to make your case stronger. Do some more research and look into specific examples of controversial methods used and the effects on the animals.


Edgar Cayce Book Of Remedies

Edgar Cayce was born in 1877 and died in 1945. He is generally remembered as an American psychic who gave trance discourses on subjects like health and cures, astrology, reincarnation, and lost civilizations. While in trance, he could respond to virtually any question asked. His responses have come to be called "readings".

Edgar Cayce gave over 14,000 "readings" between1901 and 1944. These are trance discourses which Cayce revealed while in a hypnotic or "sleeping" state. While "awake" he claimed generally not to remember what he had said while "asleep".

The Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E), headquartered in Virginia Beach, is the major organization promoting interest in Cayce. Edgar Cayce Centers are now found in 25 other countries.

The readings are customarily divided into the following categories:

Health Readings..........9603 Life Readings............1920 Business Readings.........747 Dream Readings............630 Other Readings............954

EDGAR CAYCE ON ORIGIN AND DESTINY OF HUMANITY:

"All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came." The Earth, with all its limitations, was created as a suitable arena for spiritual growth.

EDGAR CAYCE ON DUALITY:

According to Cayce, Atlantean society was divided into two long-lived political factions - a "good" faction called the "Sons of the Law of One," and an "evil" faction called the "Sons of Belial." According to the readings, a major source of turmoil was the Sons of Belial's desire to exploit the Things, sub-humans with animal appendages and low intelligence, and the movements to protect and evolve them by the Sons of the Law of One.

EDGAR CAYCE ON UNIVERSAL LAWS:

Souls incarnated on the earth are subject to certain spiritual laws such as, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap" (karma) or "As ye judge (others), so shall ye be judged." Properly regarded, such laws represent an aspect of God's mercy whereby no matter what our circumstances, he has promised to guide us in our spiritual path.

EDGAR CAYCE ON JESUS AND CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS:

Jesus was a soul like us, who reincarnated through many lifetimes (and made many mistakes). "Christhood" is something which he achieved, and to which we also ought to aspire. Cayce accordingly calls Jesus our "elder brother."

EDGAR CAYCE ON UNKNOWN LIFE OF JESUS:

Cayce presented narratives of Jesus' previous incarnations, including a mysterious Atlantean figure called "Amilius" as well as the more familiar biblical figures of Adam, Enoch, Melchizedek, Joshua, Asaph, and Jeshua. Cayce describes Jesus as an Essene who traveled to India in his youth in order to study Eastern religions.

EDGAR CAYCE ON REINCARNATION AND PAST LIVES:

Edgar Cayce found that the concept of reincarnation was not incompatible with any religion, and actually merged perfectly with his own beliefs of what it meant to be a Christian. Eventually the subject of reincarnation was examined in extensive detail in over 1,900 Life Readings.

EDGAR CAYCE ON THE ATLANTIS:

The Cayce readings affirm the existence of Atlantis, a vast continent with an advanced technology whose refugees peopled ancient Egypt as well as pre-Columbian America.

EDGAR CAYCE ON EGYPT:

Next to biblical times, the most significant era for the "life readings" was a pre-dynastic Egyptian civilization consisting of Atlantean refugees. Cayce purported to have been an otherwise unknown pharoah named "Ra Ta" who built a spiritually-based healing center (the "Temple of Sacrifice") and educational institution (the "Temple Beautiful"). His diagnostic readings and narratives about the past and future were supposed to be a continuation of his ancient work. This civilization also built monuments on the Giza plateau, including the Great Pyramid, and left records of Atlantis in a "hall of records" located somewhere beneath the Sphinx. These readings bear a close resemblance to books by AMORC founder H. Spencer Lewis.

He prophecized the Sphinx had been built in 10,500 BC and that survivors of Atlantis had concealed beneath it a "Hall of Records" containing all the wisdom of their lost civilization and the true history of the human race. Cayce prophesied that this Hall of Records would be rediscovered and opened between 1996 and 1998.

EDGAR CAYCE ON EARTH CHANGES:

Some Cayce readings allude to massive Earth changes - perhaps in conjunction with a pole shift - in the 1930s, 1960s, or 1990s. Cayce people have developed several creative ways of interpreting such passages, although some were disappointed with the failure of 1998 to bring either the rising of Atlantis, the sinking of California, or the Second Coming of Christ. Other predictions were about dramatic changes in the Earth's surface in the period from 1958 to 1998 due to a tilting in the Earth's rotational axis which would begin in 1936.