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Hemp seeds cure tuberculosis - forbidden medicine

9/1/2014 11:13:51 PM - Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, contagious, airborne disease, referred to as "the Great White Plague" of 19th century Europe. In 1882, the German physician Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), the bacterium that causes most tuberculosis. The WHO ranks TB as the second leading...

Sunshine vitamin - A potent defense against deadly new tuberculosis strains

3/29/2013 - With antibiotic resistant tuberculosis superbugs on the rise around the world, natural remedies are increasingly important to combat the spread of this serious disease. Consuming adequate levels of vitamin D is crucial not only for a healthy immune system, but also to trigger production of antimicrobial...

Health experts warn untreatable tuberculosis threatens world

3/26/2013 - Tuberculosis (TB) was declared nothing less than a world-wide health emergency by the World Health Organization 20 years ago. If you haven't heard much about the threat of that disease lately, does it mean modern medicine has it under control? Far from it. In fact, a group of international health...

FDA approves experimental tuberculosis treatment that carries increased risk of death

1/5/2013 - Bedaquiline, a drug developed by Johnson & Johnson for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, relies on a new mechanism of action that blocks an energy-carrying enzyme necessary for the growth of TB bacteria. Unfortunately, this medicine comes with some worrying side effects. High liver...

Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis, significantly speed recovery time

11/14/2012 - Exposing your skin daily to natural sunlight or regularly supplementing with high doses of vitamin D3 can effectively shorten the duration of tuberculosis infection. This is the finding of a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which reveals once...

'Totally drug-resistant' tuberculosis now sweeping India, 25% fatality rate so far

1/18/2012 - A highly-contagious lung disease that has become increasingly difficult to treat, tuberculosis (TB) appears to be making a deadly comeback in India. As was predicted by the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2009, drug-resistant strains of TB for which there is no viable treatment appear to be...

Study review shows vitamin D, cod liver oil very effective at preventing and treating tuberculosis

1/2/2012 - Sometimes the old fashioned ways of treating disease are still the safest and most effective. A recent review of an 1848 study conducted at the former Hospital for Consumption in Chelsea, UK, now known as the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH), has found that cod liver oil, which is rich in vitamin D, is...

Vitamin D triggers natural immune response against tuberculosis, study finds

10/27/2011 - There is no need to get vaccinated against tuberculosis if you maintain high enough levels of vitamin D, suggests a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers found that, in the presence of even minimally adequate levels of vitamin D, the body's own immune system...

New deadly TB strain threatens to sweep the globe; WHO warns nations to prepare

10/23/2006 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a warning regarding several deadly new strains of the tuberculosis (TB) virus. The new strains appear to be untreatable using current drug therapy, and are making their way rapidly across the globe. Paul Nunn -- who heads the tuberculosis resistance...

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