Cancer Treatment from an unlikely Source-Insects

With a name like “blister beetle,” the Coleopteran family of insects don’t sound like they do much for your health, but they could. U.S. researchers, in trying to find a way to battle cancer, have recently turned their attention to the blister beetle. It has long been used in traditional forms of medicine, and more recently, it has been linked to anti-cancer abilities. Continue reading

The Acid That Battles Diabetes Side Effects

About one in five patients with diabetes suffers from diabetic neuropathy — so it is very common. It’s the result of nerve damage by compromised small blood vessels surrounding the nerve. It occurs most frequently in diabetic patients with prolonged high blood sugar levels.

Patients with diabetic neuropathy may experience these symptoms: stabbing pains; burning sensation, especially in the evening; muscle twitching; impaired speech; difficulty swallowing; muscle weakness; dizziness; blurred vision; drooping eyelid; chronic diarrhea; reduced sensation anywhere in the body; and, most commonly, numbness and tingling sensation in the extremities.

In general,  Continue reading