For living healthy and long life, the most important key is to find the triggers that tear down the barrier to a healthier and better life. Such triggers can only be found by staying tuned with the health news of every week.
Health news of the week include: The human embryonic stem cells are on a way for treating blindness as stem cell trial in human gets permitted; OTC asthma inhaler are banned due to the presence of chlorofluorocarbons, which depletes the ozone layer; Switching to the good carbohydrates may become your key step towards slim body; Panic over the blood-sucking pests or bedbug may be more dangerous than their bite.
Stem cell trial of blindness treatment Permitted
The human embryonic stem cells’ clinical trial, which was designed to explore the safety and tolerance of the innovative therapy to cure blindness, has received an approval. Advanced Cell Technology has been permitted by the British drug regulators to conduct the first trial of human embryonic stem cells in Europe. Clinical trials of human embryonic stem cells will test the cells in people suffering from a common form of juvenile blindness. If the trial succeeds, then older people with age-related macular degeneration or a progressive form of blindness could be treated as early as next year.
The landmark trial, the first in Europe, will involve twelve young patients who are suffering from hereditary sight loss and millions of embryonic stem cells will be injected into patients’ eyes. The main focus of the trial is to check whether the one-jab treatment is safe, more willingly than effective. If the later trial reproduces the same results of tests on animals, then millions of people’s lives could be transformed. Only a small improvement in vision could help people to perform their everyday tasks such as reading and immensely improve quality of their life. The eventual goal of the trial is to cure patients early in the progressing stage of the disease to prevent them ever going blind.
OTC asthma inhaler to be banned
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned over-the-counter asthma inhalers because it uses compound, chlorofluorocarbons that harms the environment. As a part of the federal government’s most recent attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere, asthma patients who are dependent on over-the-counter inhalers will have to switch to prescription-only alternatives. On Thursday, FDA said that by Dec. 31, patients who are using the epinephrine inhalers to cure mild asthma will have to switch to other types which are free of chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance found in a range of spray products that speed the needed medication into the asthmatic airways.
OTC asthma inhalers are banned as the part of agreement that signed by the U.S. and other nations to protect the ozone layer, a layer in the atmosphere which helps to block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun. By this agreement, the use of substances that deplete the ozone layer can be prevented. Newer inhalers or a greener inhaler will use hydrofluoroalkane in place of chlorofluorocarbons and will be only available through prescription. These newer inhalers will be more expensive as the ozone-friendly inhalers cost more. Epinephrine inhalers are available at relatively cheap rate, around $20 while the alternative branded products, containing the drug albuterol cost $30 to $60.
Good Carbohydrate May be Key of Slim body
Are you finding difficulty to resist junk foods, chocolate cake or crisps? If so, then it might be time to switch to the supplies of “good” carbs. New research has shown that eating foods containing “Good Carbohydrate” may be one key to keep the body slim. Eating healthy carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruit, and wholegrains in place of biscuits, crisps and cakes is the key to help our bodies in managing the blood sugar cravings. Researchers at the Yale University found that obese people have particularly strong cravings for carbohydrates when blood sugar levels dropped in their bodies.
The researchers suggested that regular consumption of carbs in small amounts would help to stabilize blood sugar levels and thus, it helps obese people to control their cravings for junk food. In the study, researchers have injected participant with glucose. Then, they scanned their brain while they glanced at pictures of unhealthy and healthy foods, in addition to unrelated objects. They found that two parts of the brain connected to pleasure initiated to prompt participants to consume foods when blood sugar levels were lower. In obese participants, the prefrontal cortex had also stopped to control the prompts to eat. In short, the study suggests that the key to remain slim is to consume healthy foods that maintain glucose levels.
Bedbug Panic is More Dangerous
The biting bugs are not recognized for carrying infectious diseases similar to other bloodsuckers, such as mosquitoes or ticks. However, the poisonous chemicals used by some people to eradicate these tiny insects appear to be making some of the bite-plagued more dangerous. By the misuse or overuse of common pesticides against pests or bedbugs, at least 111 people in seven states have been sickened over the past eight years, as said by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gastrointestinal complaints like nausea and vomiting, neurological effects such as headaches and dizziness, and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms of pesticides poisoning.
In most of the reactions, the chemicals incriminated were natural compounds, pyrethrins and synthetic compounds, pyrethroids; both are frequent insecticide ingredients. As the use of insecticides is increased, some bedbugs’ populations have developed a resistance to pyrethroids, which is bad for itchy person, who might tend to spray more and more of the insecticide chemicals if they don’t look to be working. So, it is advised to utilize other non-chemical control methods, such as laundering or removing infested items, keeping box springs and mattresses in bug-resistant covers, and using temperature treatments.