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Cockroaches : source of protein

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Drink up: Cockroach milk is the protein drink you didn't know you've been missing


(CNN)A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates. Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar. Don't expect to find it next to the regular milk in the dairy section, however, at least not for now. "Any liquid harvested from a cockroach is not true milk. At least not as we think of it," said Becky Facer, director of school and educator programs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.

Plants used in destroying cancer cells, diabetes mellitus and blood pressure

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The Plant That Kills Cancer stop Diabetes Mellitus and Blood Pressure  And now, we’re going to answer the million-dollar question – what’s the name of this plant? Well, that’s easy to answer – we’re talking about the amazing Goya, or also known as bitter melon! So, just take a look at the article below and find out more about this amazing plant! Goya – Health Benefits: Here’s what you need to know – Goya, also known as Bitter Melon, is a vegetable commonly consumed in tropical countries. With a firm and bumpy outer surface, its flesh tastes like a cross between cucumber and under-ripened melon. While mainly consumed in tropical countries, Goya is a popular vegetable in Japan as well. While this unique vegetable tastes rather bitter at first, once you control this distinct taste, you are sure to become addicted. You should also know that Goya grows well in humid and hot climates and can be mostly found in South America and Asia. It is a common traditional medicine in China, India, Asia…
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Stop Throwing Away Banana Peels: Here Are 10 Ways You Can Use Them!


Bananas are one of the most popular fruits on the plant, and despite their delicious taste, these fruits offer numerous health benefits. Bananas are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Yet, all of us usually throw away their peels, even though they are extremely useful. This is how to use them: Headache Bananas are high in potassium, so you should place the peel across the forehead, and the back of the neck to relieve a headache. Warts Banana peels effectively eliminate warts, Just rub their inner side on the affected area, or place a small piece on the wart, and secure it with a bandage.
Psoriasis Banana peels moisturize the skin, relieves itchiness, and cures psoriasis. Apply the peel on the affected area 1-2 times daily, and the effects will be visible in a few days. Itches and Rashes Apply banana peels on the affected area, and it will soothe itchiness and rashes very soon. Teeth whitening Clean the teeth wi…

Artesunate - Mefloquine is highly effective

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Little-used malaria drug combo gets another lookplasmodium_falciparum-penn_state.jpg
Penn State / Flickr cc Plasmodium falciparum parasites, stained blue.
Health officials might need to reconsider malaria treatment priorities in Africa after a new study showed that an overlooked drug combination is effective and well-tolerated in young African children. The findings were published today inTheLancet and provide encouraging news in the continuing fight against malaria. The researchers compared the commonly administered artemether-lumefantrine with the little-used artesunate-mefloquine option. Both are artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) formulations, which have gained popularity in the last 10 years as they offer a one-two punch against Plasmodium falciparuminfection and fight off artemisinin resistance. Though mefloquine is an established anti-malarial drug, it has a bad reputation for being hard to tolerate and causing vomiting. The new study suggests that it was effective in…

A NEW WAY TO PREVENT MUSCLE CRAMP

A New Way to Prevent Muscle Cramps Nobel Prize winner Rod MacKinnon found that pungent and spicy tastes can hinder neurological misfires that cause cramps
Could there finally be a way to prevent muscle cramps? As long as people have played sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles' heel for everyone from aspiring Olympians to weekend warriors. For decades physicians and other experts in sports medicine have theorized that a cramp was the result of a muscle that was dehydrated, or starved of electrolytes, or suffering tears in its micro-fibers and cell membranes. These caused pain and spasms that could only be alleviated with water and electrolytes, conventional wisdom held. Now, more experts are beginning to believe we may have been thinking wrongly about cramps all along. A shot of spicy liquid—think wasabi or hot chilies—may be a far more effective treatment than an energy drink or a banana. All it took was a Nobel Prize winner experiencing some untimely cramps whil…

A SHORT NOTE ON ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES

A SHORT NOTE ON ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES.  Compiled by OMOLOLA ADAMS. RPHN BNSc

 INTRODUCTION : Surgical Asepsis,  Sterile technique or Aseptic technique refers to those practices that keep an area or object free of all microorganisms;  it includes practices that destroy all microorganisms and spores ( microscopic dormant structures formed by some pathogens that are very hardy and often survive common cleaning techniques ). Surgical Asepsis is used for all procedures involving the sterile areas of the body.  sepsis is the state of infection and can take many forms,  including septic shock.
  Aseptic technique is carried out in a clean environment using sterile equipment. The procedure is carried out in such a way as to minimize the likelihood of infection being introduced to the site. it's used for wound dressings,  urinary catheterization, manipulation of intravenous infusion and other situations where the skin is broken.
  STERILE FIELD: A sterile field is a microorganism -…

New HIV trailed in South Africa

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New HIV vaccine to be trialled in South Africa 2014: Doctor treating Ebola with HIV drug