Viagra could be key to preventing the spread of malaria

June 8, 2015 by  
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Originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure, the world’s favorite “little blue pill” has an array of uses outside the bedroom—it can treat prostate cancer, address pulmonary hypertension and even keep your cut flowers pert . Now, a new study has found that Viagra can also help prevent the spread of malaria. The collaborative research by French and English scientists found that Viagra can alter red blood cells to prevent the parasite carrying the disease from being transmitted from humans to mosquitoes. Read the rest of Viagra could be key to preventing the spread of malaria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: malaria cure , malaria mosquito , malaria spread , malaria transmission , malaria treatment , mosquito disease , pfizer , viagra malaria , viagra uses

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HOW TO: Whip up a creamy, dairy-free nacho “cheese” dip

January 11, 2015 by  
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If you’re craving cheesy dip but need to steer clear of dairy , fret not—we’ve got an excellent no-moo recipe that’ll let you indulge in some creamy, dreamy goodness. Made of potatoes and carrots, this nacho “cheese” recipe is a vegan substitute that recreates the look, texture, and taste of cheese dips without using animal products. This spread is so versatile you could even use it in pastas and pizzas! Click through for the dairy-free nacho “cheese” recipe. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dairy-free cheese , nacho cheese , nacho cheese recipe , vegan cheese , vegan cheese recipe , vegan nacho cheese , vegan nacho cheese recipe

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Origin of Tasmanian Devil Cancer Uncovered

January 28, 2010 by  
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Male Tasmanian Devil A relatively rare form of transmissible cancer–known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)–has been decimating Tasmanian Devil ( Sarcophilus harisii ) populations in Northeast Tasmania over the past 23 or more years. First identified in 1996, the spread of this cancer has gotten so pervasive that the animal–the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial–has now become one more of the world’s most endangered species.

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TED TALK: A Non-Reusable Syringe Could Save 1.3 Million Lives

October 30, 2009 by  
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Image via TED Around the globe, the reuse of dirty syringes kills 1.3 million people – more than malaria. Lack of time, money, access to new syringes, and simple ignorance are all issues behind reusing syringes in medical situations in places such as India.

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