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Wearable device can reduce fat, treat type 2 diabetes

Scientists from Japan have developed a wearable medical device that can help diabetic elderly or overweight people to lose fat and treat type 2 diabetes. The device developed by Kumamoto University affects visceral fat loss and improves blood glucose (sugar) by helping overweight or elderly people exercise, which is effective for the treatment of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease of systemic organ failure due to chronic hyperglycemia and inflammation from the accumulation of excess visceral fat. Metabolic disorders such as hyperglycemia attenuate stress resistance in the human body…

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iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia — also known as the lazy eye — is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment — a condition in which vision in both eyes is used separately and one of the eyes has no vision with adequate vision in the other — in children. Amblyopia has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that…

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To treat chronic pain, tune brain to a certain frequency

To treat chronic pain, tune brain to a certain frequency ( Tom Merton/Getty Images) Scientists have shown for the first time that ‚Äútuning in” the brain to a particular frequency can alleviate chronic pain. Chronic pain is often a mixture of recurrent acute pains and chronic persistent pain. About 20-50% of the general population suffers from chronic pain, which lasts for six months. Nerve cells on the brain surface are coordinated with each other at a particular frequency depending on the state of the brain. Alpha waves tuned at 9-12…

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Gene Therapy May Treat Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Imperial College here have found that delivering a specific gene via an injection directly into the brain may offer a potential new therapy for halting the progress of Alzheimer’s disease, especially when treated in its early stages. In the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team used a type of modified virus to deliver a gene to brain cells of mice. “Although these findings are very early they suggest this gene therapy may have potential therapeutic use for patients,” said…

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Polluted Ganga river can treat infections: Scientists

Polluted Ganga river can treat infections: Scientists The waters of the Ganga do have unusual healing properties despite all its muck and pollution. Until now, these properties were believed to be in the realm of belief and myth. Scientists from the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, have for the first time validated that the water of Ganga does not putrefy easily and there is scientific evidence for it. They have identified new viruses, or bacteriophages, which mimic bacteria in the sediment of the river and eat them up. Scientists…

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Home remedies to treat stomach ache

Home remedies for stomach ache (Getty Images) Here are simple home remedies to treat stomach ache – Add honey in your lemon tea and have it twice a day. – Take one teaspoon of lemon juice and mint juice, add a few drops of ginger juice and black salt. Drinking this mixture will cure stomach pain. – Extract some juice after grating a few pieces of ginger. Massaging this juice on your tummy will give you relief from stomach ache. – Drink water. It will cleanse the body of toxins…

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