Multiple Sclerosis Sufferer Treated With Bee Stings

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Bee Stings Helped Me Live!

A multiple sclerosis sufferer has treated her debilitating condition with a course of 1,500 bee stings. Sami Chugg, 45, was diagnosed with MS in 1998 and it slowly began to attack her ability to move. The incurable disease stops the body’s nerve cells communicating and she was soon so ill she was permanently bed ridden.

Sami, a charity worker from Bristol, was plagued by numbness and she could barely walk or leave her room. But she is now back on her feet after trying a treatment called Bee Venom Therapy (BVT). The treatment involves holding a bee in a pair of tweezers and deliberately stinging an area of skin on the patient’s body.

Experts believe the venom in the sting helps ease the pain of MS symptoms and also stimulates the body to fight back…

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‘Brain Washing’ Technique Could Reduce Disability In Newborn Babies

Baby brainwashing

A new treatment known as ‘brain washing’ could dramatically reduce disability in newborn babies. The process involves removing toxic fluid potentially harmful to infants born early and suffering from large brain haemorrhages.

The technique, pioneered by doctors in Bristol, reduces the pressure put on the brain and for the first time has been shown to benefit newborn babies suffering from the condition.

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If Only Your Plant Could Talk…

If Only Your Plant Could Talk…

If you don’t take care of your plant, your plant will report you to the plant cops

Growing plants would be a lot easier if plants could show you what they need. That’s what the Pet Plant by Junyi Heo does. The very sleek looking pot measures soil conditions, temperature, humidity, and water – calculates those variables based on the needs of the plant, and displays its condition through the use of pictograms on an LCD display.

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Easing the Seizures, and Stigma, of Epilepsy

Easing the Seizures, and Stigma, of Epilepsy

Half of all epilepsy patients are children

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide and more than 2.7 million people in the United States; half of all patients are children. Especially in its intractable form, also called refractory epilepsy, the disorder — and the side effects of epilepsy medications — can cause problems in learning, memory and behavior, and indelibly alter development. Epilepsy can also consume families, monopolizing their time, money and energy.

Despite the number of people with epilepsy — the disorder affects more Americans than do Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined — it still carries a stigma that dates to ancient civilizations.

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