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Running a Cow urine industry is more difficult than one might think!

The consumption of cow urine, or gau mutra, has been shown to cure diseases including cancer, diabetes, and tuberculosis

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Worshipping cow in India. image source: mashable.com

August 17, 2016: Cow urine has been noted as a natural ailment for various diseases by the Hindu community for the past 5000 years. But, in recent years, it has become more popular and the benefits that it brings with it is recognised by the experts as well as common people. Even though it is easily available in stores as well as online, running the industry is equally difficult. This is beyond question that the cow urine

The consumption of cow urine, or Gau Mutra, has been known to cure diseases including cancer, diabetes, and tuberculosis. “Cow urine offers a cure for around 70 to 80 incurable diseases like diabetes,” said Om Prakash, a Cow Protection Department worker, to Reuters. “All are curable by cow urine.”

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It is not just any cow urine, but that of a female virgin cow that works best. Collecting it before dawn also adds to its potency, mentions a member. Is is a fact that cow urine is as popular in India as cow milk, due to the benefits, it brings with it. Distilled urine derived from female cattle has high demand.

It is due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives that over the past two years, there is a program to protect milk-producing animals as well as support industries derived from their waste. The central government under his rule has spent 5.8 billion rupees ($87 million) on cow shelters.

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“Around 30 remedies can be prepared at home with cow urine,” said Sunil Mansinghka, chief coordinator at Go-Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, a cow-focused research organisation in Nagpur. “It’s our foremost ambition to reach the elixir to countrymen,” mentioned Bloomberg.

A cow is kept as a pet in rural India. Image source: qz.com
A cow is kept as a pet especially by villagers  in rural India. Image source: qz.com

A study published in 2012 in Ancient Science of Life says that cow urine has a “high therapeutic index and is safe for chronic use” after it found prominently lower levels of glucose in the blood in rats with diabetes.

The shade of doubts have not discouraged the masses from buying cow urine products, and the products are now even available on Amazon.com and other e-commerce websites.

– prepared by Varsha Gupta of NewsGram. Twitter: @VarshaGupta94

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Saliva test can detect mouth, throat cancer early

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Saliva test shows promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer. Pixabay

A non-invasive saliva test can detect human papilloma virus-16 — the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) — showing promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer, report researchers.

The novel technique detected OPC in whole saliva in 40 per cent of patients tested and 80 per cent of confirmed OPC patients.

OPC has an approximate incidence of 115,000 cases per year worldwide and is one of the fastest-rising cancers owing to increasing HPV-related incidence, especially in younger patients.

“It is paramount that surveillance methods are developed to improve early detection and outcomes,” said co-lead investigator Tony Jun Huang from Duke University in the US.

Cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams.

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Cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced. Pixabay

“The successful detection of HPV from salivary exosomes isolated by our acoustofluidic platform offers distinct advantages, including early detection, risk assessment and screening,” added Dr Huang in a paper published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

This technique may also help physicians predict which patients will respond well to radiation therapy or achieve longer progression-free survival.

In the study, investigators analyzed saliva samples from 10 patients diagnosed with HPV-OPC using traditional methods.

They found that the technique identified the tumour biomarker in 80 per cent of the cases when coupled with the traditional detection method called droplet digital PCR.

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“The saliva exosome liquid biopsy is an effective early detection and risk assessment approach for OPC,” said co-lead investigator David TW Wong from University of California-Los Angeles.

According to the researchers, this technology can also be used to analyze other biofluids such as blood, urine and plasma. (IANS)