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Cancer Treatment from Cuba

Cuba claims it a long history of providing high-quality care. Cuban researchers began working on a new cancer treatment in the 1990s because of the high rate of lung cancer there. After chemotherapy and radiation are completed and failed, patients are willing to try treatments not approved by the FDA. A retired OBGYN was diagnosed … Continued

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DIY Dialysis: Same Result, Less Stress

When the kidneys can no longer clean toxins from the body, dialysis becomes a life saver. Half a million Americans need dialysis, which can cost more than $50,000 each year and hours each week at a dialysis center. There are about 7,000 dialysis centers across the country. The traditional dialysis routine in a clinic setting … Continued

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To Make Drugs, Just Add Water and Stir?

It sounds like the simple instructions for making Ramen or hot chocolate. A new appliance-looking device could be mass producing drugs in a similar fashion in the near future. When hooked up to some test tubes, chemists have used the Freezemobile to make a ring of crystalline ice ready for transport to the most remote … Continued

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Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Beat Off Blood Cancer

Jessie Quinn of Sacramento was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. This blood cancer progresses quickly and she was told that chemotherapy may not help. Being of mixed racial heritage, finding a bone-marrow match was impossible. What saved her was an experimental transplant of umbilical cord stem cells. Bone-marrow transplants infuse healthy blood cells from a … Continued

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Ultrasonic Stimulation Wakes Up Brain Post-Coma

Until now, the only way to stimulate brain activity in patients recovering from a coma was a risky, invasive surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation which places electrodes inside the thalamus, the brain’s central processor. A 25 year old man in California is making amazing progress following a sonic stimulation, kick-starting the brain using noninvasive … Continued

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New Treatment Method Helps Those Hearing Voices

While Congress debates measures to expand the reach of mainstream psychiatry to the severely psychotic, an alternate kind of mental health care is taking a very anti-mainstream direction. It is focused on nonmedical, holistic recovery, rather than treating symptoms, overmedicating, or involuntary restraint. Three quarters of people put on medication for psychosis stop taking it … Continued

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