PATIENTS

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

By AFP MIAMI:  The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 per cent, researchers said Wednesday. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from cannabis plants, but does not cause users to get high. The study in the New […]

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures

Agencies DHARAMSALA:  Before dawn in the Indian Himalayas, scores of patients clutching small vials of urine queue patiently to see Yeshi Dhonden, a Tibetan monk who became a legend as personal healer to the Dalai Lama. Tibetan medicine, known as Sowa-Rigpa, draws on centuries-old techniques such as blood-letting, cupping, and moxibustion – burning herbs on […]

Drug-resistant TB on rise as most patients stop treatment

Drug-resistant TB on rise as most patients stop treatment

THE NEWSPAPER’S STAFF REPORTER LAHORE: Medicines-resistant cases of tuberculosis are on the rise primarily because most patients stop treatment half-way when they have side effects including vomiting, rashes, jaundice and serious nerve damage. In order to check the spread of drug-resistant TB, the fully automated Gene-Xpert machine will be provided at all the district headquarters […]

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms By AFP Health tourism is already worth billions of dollars per year and set to grow at up to 25 percent annually. PHOTO: AFP BERLIN: Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say […]