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An Unscientific Approach to Treating Asthma Naturally

A murrel fish is slipped into the throats of patients to heal Asthma

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A family in Hyderabad offers a Natural Asthma Treatment. Pixabay
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  • Currently, 300 million people are affected by asthma and 10% population is from India
  • Bathini Goud family offers a Natural Asthma Treatment slips a live Murrel fish along with some herb down into the throats of the patients
  • The family says that the fish clears the throat down the way and this is permanent cure for asthma 

June 26, 2017: Asthma is a chronic inflammation of lungs that affects people of all age groups. There is no cure for asthma and the best way to deal with it is to avoid the triggering agents. It is one of the most chronic common diseases among children and affects approximately 300 million people.

India has around 30 million asthma patients however Hyderabad has a special natural asthma treatment for the patients. In Hyderabad, a Bathini Goud family offers an unconventional method for treatment of Asthma which slips a living Murrel fish along with some herb down into the throats of the patients. This usually lets the patients gagging and they are advised to be on a diet for 45 days. Still, thousands of people visit this place for their treatment.

Also Read: Gene Therapy: Scientists may have found a way to ‘turn off’ Asthma! 

The Bathini Goud family says that the fish clears the throat down the way and this is a permanent cure for asthma and other respiratory problems but they refused to reveal the name of the herbs they use along with the Murrel fish and said that it was given to them by a Hindu saint in 1845. Parents of the children with asthma usually pinch their noses and tilt the head back to take this medicine.

Every year, thousands of people visit them for which the dates are declared at the onset of monsoon. Some doctors and rights groups have complained that the medicine is ‘unscientific’. The Indian Government also helps in the fish medicine festival by providing special trains and extra police for the safety and comfort of people.

Prepared by Sumit Balodi of NewsGram. Twitter: @sumit_balodi

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Chronic Diseases Raise Cancer and Mortality Risk

Chronic diseases are not yet a target in cancer prevention schemes 

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Chronic diseases are not yet included in cancer prevention schemes.
Chronic diseases are not yet included in cancer prevention schemes.
  • Many chronic diseases are found to have been the cause of cancer
  • This also has an effect on the mortality rate
  • Chronic diseases are not yet a target in cancer prevention schemes

Several common chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study.

Chronic diseases were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and respiratory disease, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, published in the Lancet.

Chronic diseases can cause cancer as well.
Chronic diseases can cause cancer as well.

The study found that cardiovascular disease markers, diabetes, chronic kidney disease markers, pulmonary disease, and gouty arthritis marker were individually associated with risk of developing cancer or cancer death.

Also Read: Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults

High chronic disease risk scores were also associated with substantial reduction in life span.

The highest scores were associated with 13.3 years of life lost in men and 15.9 years of life lost in women.

They also found that physical activity was associated with a nearly 40 per cent reduction in the excess risks of cancer and cancer death associated with chronic diseases and markers.

Other than chronic diseases, lifestyle habits like smoking causes cancer too. Pixabay
Other than chronic diseases, lifestyle habits like smoking causes cancer too. Pixabay

Besides, chronic diseases, lifestyle factors like smoking, insufficient physical activity, insufficient fruit and vegetable intake, alcohol consumption, also lead to cancer, said the researchers led by Xifeng Wu, Professor at the University of Texas in Houston, US.

Also Read: Alcohol can be linked with seven types of Cancer: Research

According to the study, published in the journal BJM, chronic diseases are not targeted in the current cancer prevention strategies.

Studies have shown that certain chronic diseases may predispose to cancer, but these studies generally assessed chronic diseases or disease markers individually.

Cancer prevention schemes are now focusing on chronic diseases as well. IANS
Cancer prevention schemes are now focusing on chronic diseases as well. IANS

Yet chronic diseases tend to be clustered together, so there is a need to understand more about their joint impact on cancer risk, the researchers mentioned.

For the study, the team included 405,878 men and women with no history of cancer.

They investigated the combined effect of eight common chronic diseases or disease markers on cancer risk compared with lifestyle factors. IANS