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Starfish Could Provide Non-Sticky Cure for Asthma and Arthritis, Say Marine Scientists

Health & Wellness  (tags: Starfish, asthma, arthritis, science, treatment )

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Starfish may soon provide an unlikely treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, according to marine scientists.A team from the Scottish Association for Marine Science have been studying the slimy substance that coats the spiny...


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Philippa P (154)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 11:10 pm
My arthritis could use a natural cure; but, only if no animals are harmed.

Norm C (74)
Friday December 10, 2010, 2:08 am
If implemented properly, this could be really cool. So many Americans suffer from arthritis and the only treatment is to control pain. Meanwhile, fingers point in all different directions, gripping objects is difficult to impossible and many become significantly disabled.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:37 am
As long as the animals are not killed or tested on or suffer - then go ahead.

Carol H (229)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:44 am
sounds very promising, thanks Anna. noted

Brittany D (28)
Friday December 10, 2010, 5:06 am
I just know they are going to harm these starfish, they always do, so I say no to this.

Bon L (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 5:09 am
Thanks for the info.

Terry B (649)
Friday December 10, 2010, 5:37 am
It might not be all bad, depending on which starfish are used. Certain types have gotten out of hand and are destroying coral reefs (you know, like humans).

Amy Hughes (11)
Friday December 10, 2010, 6:07 am
and now, ladies and gentlemen, lets introduce the next endangered species! Seriously, though, perhaps this is a great breakthrough, just as long as they arent farmed into extinction...

Past Member (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 6:12 am
Starfish harmed... contradictory news

Kathy T (54)
Friday December 10, 2010, 6:22 am
It is a good breakthrough

Ramona Thompson (210)
Friday December 10, 2010, 6:23 am
Note: ***NO DISCLAIMER that "no starfish were harmed in the collection of this slime"....

We know the rest of the story and it does not bode well for starfish; only for the corporate entities behind the research who will fare quite well financially.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 6:50 am
Why are we not able to send a report to flag a post as inappropriate? We are not interested in your post Past Member. Please refrain from spamming us in the future!!!!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 6:55 am
Just where are these scientists going to reap these starfish? From their natural habitat - until there are none left???? Leave these beautiful creatures where they belong!!! I would rather suffer my pain than allow this to happen. Learning to avoid the foods that aggravate arthritis is one way as well as water therapy. Go to a pool everyday and do gentle exercises under the water. This works and we can save a species.

Michela M (3964)
Friday December 10, 2010, 7:10 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

. (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 12:39 pm
I would like to hear more on how this substance is taken from the starfish before I make a judgement. It sounds promising. Natural cures over pharmaceuticals any day!!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 10, 2010, 7:13 pm
Sounds promising !!!

Jeannette A (137)
Friday December 10, 2010, 8:02 pm
Perhaps we do not need to kill or even harm the starfish. If we can identify the compound, we can make it in a lab. We are part of nature and nature can heal us, nurture us and inspire us.

Kaye S (45)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 5:56 pm
Medicine and the world are amazing things.
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