Medical science keeps surprising us and these 6 Medical Breakthroughs Have Created A lot of Buzz in the recent past!!
Cure for any ailment can be time consuming as well as costly. However with advanced techniques in the offering, many medical breakthroughs have taken place in recent months. These have not only saved precious human lives but have also ensured that people remain hale and hearty. Take a look at the most talked about medical breakthroughs of the recent past.
6 Migraine pain cure in the offering
Two gadgets for migraine pain have been approved by FDA and these are likely to offer great help in the reduction of this pain. One of these is Cefaly, which you will have to wear across the forehead for a duration of 20 minutes. The second one is Spring TMS, a device that needs to be held to the back of the head, the moment the pain sets in.
Nerves deep within the head get stimulated and these devices use electric signals and magnetic energy to help offer some relief from migraine.
5 Watch that tracks health
Medical breakthroughs have been made in every aspect of health, be it for life threatening diseases or normal health monitoring. A live example of this case is the Apple Watch which when used with the iPhone can track the heart rate of a person. In addition, gadgets like this can also work out your calorie requirement and can prescribe an exercise schedule for you.
4 Alternative cancer treatment
The success of medical breakthroughs can be judged from the fact that alternative cancer treatments too have been developed. Researchers are now working on immunotherapy in which body’s natural defence would be used to fight cancer.
The team working on developing this therapy is so overjoyed with the current findings that Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of American Medical Society says that treatment for lung, pancreas and kidney would be in the offering next.
3 Cure for Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C usually results in death of 15,000 people in United States of America in any given year. The disease which can lead to liver failure is dangerous indeed as the current treatment can only treat 30 to 40 percent of people suffering from Hepatitis.
In the month of December 2013, FDA has however approved of a drug named as Sovaldi which in association with simepreviv can offer cure to over 90 percent of people suffering from Hepatitis. The results are yet to be seen and documented and if this is true entirely, Hepatitis C will soon be a history.
2 Smart pregnancy test
Clearblue has come up with a pee stick that not only tells the woman about her pregnancy status but also tells her the exact status of foetus development. This has been made possible through an extra strip that measures concentration of human chorionic gonadotropin in urine.
Pamela Barens, Professor of Gynaecology at University of Texas, Health Science Centre is of the opinion that this devise cannot be compared to the tests that doctors do to determine pregnancy. However, the women who experience irregular periods owing to polycystic ovary syndrome can benefit from this technology.
1 Fighting breast cancer becomes easy
Women who suffer from ductal carcinoma are often prescribed tamoxifen to recover from any symptoms of breast cancer. However, many women do not take this as side effects such as hot flashes and blood clots might occur.
To help women fight breast cancer, a new drug by the name of tamoxifen in the form of gel or pill is being prescribed. The drug is being tested on 26 women before they undergo surgery. The availability of this drug is still few years away, but women suffering from breast cancer will have a cure for sure.
Also take a look at how the younger generation is helping the world with these medical breakthroughs, which have been made by teenagers.