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The dad who created a virtual hospital for young cancer survivors

At the Akashic Times, we try to feature positive news to inspire people in a world where it seems that only negative news, terrorist attacks and murders seem to be featured prominently in the headlines. This is one of the reasons we have a whole section on the Akashic Times dedicated to positive news. The stories that we feature often[Read More...]

Doctors baffled after woman cures her cancer with Tumeric

Doctors baffled after woman cures her cancer with Tumeric

Tumeric has been credited with helping to cure one woman from cancer of the blood it has reported. Dieneke Ferguson, 67, baffled doctors when she recovered from her myeloma which was spreading rapidly throughout her body. Dieneke took the decision to stop receiving conventional medicine such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, when it became clear to both her and[Read More...]

Flu vaccines may lower immune system, studies show

Flu vaccines may lower immune system, studies show

A new study suggests that the flu vaccine helps to weaken the immune system. Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received the flu vaccine had a weakened immune system. Pregnant women were found to be particularly vulnerable to the complications of the flu vaccine. Speaking about the study, Lisa Christian, associate professor and[Read More...]

Drug designed for acid reflux linked to stomach cancer

Drug designed for acid reflux linked to stomach cancer

A drug designed for acid reflux has been linked to stomach cancer, according to new findings. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) help to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. A study published by the University of Hong Kong and University College London showed that PPIs more than doubled the risk of developing[Read More...]

Pharmaceutical giants threaten to sue the NHS over use of a drug that could save the NHS millions

Pharmaceutical giants threaten to sue the NHS over use of a drug that could save the NHS millions

Pharmaceutical companies are threatening the NHS with legal action for selling an affordable version of a drug that is effective against blindness. Avastin, an anti-cancer drug has been used by 12 NHS Commissioning Groups (NCGs) in the North-East of the UK, because it is 10 times cheaper than the licensed drug Lucentis and ten years ago, it was proven to[Read More...]