New wonder drug prevents heart disease, stroke and may cure cancer

A new wonder drug is being hailed as the new dawn in heart treatment.

Canakinumab

A new wonder drug is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins in the fight against cardiovascular disease, and it could also halve the chances of people dying from cancer.

The drug is called canakinumab and it’s being called the new dawn in heart treatment.

It’s an anti-inflammatory drug that has undergone four years of tests involving 10,000 high-risk patients and 1000 doctors in 39 countries.

The result of these trails reveal that canakinumab has the potential to reduce fatal repeat heart attacks and strokes by up to 24 per cent, which is nine per cent higher than the impact of statins.

Canakinumab’s purpose is to reduce inflammation, while statins target high cholesterol.

Typically, acute inflammation is one of the body's natural healing mechanisms, but chronic inflammation does the opposite, destroying tissue and causing cells to malfunction.

Canakinumab is an antibody that blocks the inflammatory molecules in the bloodstream that can damage the lining of the heart arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes.

While the drug cuts the risk of a heart attack by 24 per cent, it may also halve the chances of patients dying from lung cancer, as well as prevent arthritis and gout.

Even though it’s being vaunted as a wonder drug, it’s expensive. It would cost over $65,000 a year to administer, whereas statins cost around $35 per year.

And because canakinumab works by suppressing part of the immune system, there’s an increased risk of dying from severe infection.

So, while we wait for the drug to become a little more affordable, health professionals recommend daily practices to reduce inflammation, such as:

  • eating a Mediterranean diet
  • combining turmeric and black pepper into your diet
  • not smoking
  • sleeping seven to eight hours each day
  • regularly exercising.

Until then, these are the best ways to limit heart disease and stroke.

Read more at New England Journal of Medicine

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    Ted Wards
    1st Sep 2017
    11:09am
    So less a wonder drug and another case of the side effects harm you more than the drug helps?
    monette
    1st Sep 2017
    11:13am
    When will the public understand that all these wonder drugs never cure but just gain more customers for the big pharmaceutical companies. I get so frustrated with all these toxic invasions that so many seem to accept just like lambs to the slaughter.
    Supernan
    1st Sep 2017
    1:55pm
    My "toxic" drug kept my Autoimmune disease in remission for 40 years - think it was worth it dont you ?
    Polly
    1st Sep 2017
    4:18pm
    Most pharmaceutical drugs are toxic and have side effects, but unfortunately a lot of people blindly follow the advice of their doctor without doing their due diligence.
    It has been scientifically proven and documented in pubmed.gov that a patented natural Nrf2 Activator reduces inflammation in every mammal with no side effects .... and it only costs $57 per month. In fact, in one study it was found to be twice as potent at activating Nrf2 as a synthetic drug costing $50,000 per year!
    Activating Nrf2 has enormous benefits for health and is safe .... great for autoimmune conditions and boosts the immune system!
    ROB
    1st Sep 2017
    12:10pm
    What a joke, around $16,000 per month for each individual for Ilaris and one is expected to be using it for two years or so, providing the drug has not killed you first? No thanks! We will stick with keeping our Glutathione levels raised to provide the same effect sought by Ilaris and boost the immune system instead of wrecking it! To effectively raise your Glutathione levels now only costs around $7 each week and is safe for all ages and with NO HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS! Before even thinking about these "wonder drugs" find out ALL you can about Glutathione. Rob
    Supernan
    1st Sep 2017
    1:54pm
    Glutathione is not a proven cure of anything !
    Polly
    1st Sep 2017
    4:26pm
    Supernan .... you need to do more research.
    Glutathione is our body's most important antioxidant! Low glutathione is prevalent in many undesirable health conditions including Parkinson's Disease, Autism, Heart Disease and Cancer.
    However, it is difficult to increase Glutathione levels. Activating the Nrf2 pathway increases Glutathione by 300% in 120 days ... PROVEN!
    ROB
    1st Sep 2017
    5:03pm
    We agree with Polly. We also have the means to effectively raise Glutathione levels safely, easily, with low cost and MANY times higher than Nrf2 or even IV Infusion and can do this in just 24 hours.
    Puglet
    1st Sep 2017
    5:20pm
    I think it is unethical for people to mislead readers by inferring they are an expert in scientific research methods when it is obviously not true. Yes there are a number of studies that' found' Gluthathione is the cure all for all manner of diseases. Nearly all of this so called research is poor quality. High quality large double-blind randomized controlled multi-centered trials have yet to show that anti-oxidants and drugs such as Gluthiane have any beneficial effects. However, the latter may be effective as a skin whitener but not for auto-immune diseases, cardiac diseases. Rob by your posts it looks as though you have a conflict of interest and you should declare this conflict before publishing that 'drugs are effective'. If you are selling this stuff then please tell us that. Interested readers should look up research findings on the Cochrane Data base (google). This where scientists, researchers medical and other clinicians go to find evidence.
    Oars
    1st Sep 2017
    5:58pm
    I still say grow green veges, talk to them as they grow, and have a glass of RED WINE in one hand as you sit next to your green family.
    ROB
    1st Sep 2017
    9:04pm
    Hi Puglet, The molecule I mention is Glutathione (“Glut-a-thigh- own”). Not sure of the one/s you mention but would guess we are talking about the same? We can understand the error as most people including many medical people have problems with that word. There are many issues with raising Glutathione levels with traditional methods. These issues include the high cost, overall effectiveness, the fact the manufactured substance cannot reach every cell in the body (too thick), and the short term life of the raised level and even negative side effects with the contents of manufactured substances. Probably also the reason there are not far more clinical studies on raising the levels?
    The method for raising Glutathione that we use has NONE of the above issues as with traditional methods and is already well trialled and studied overseas. Studies have also shown when raising Glutathione levels with this technology it can even improve the organ function of several vital body organs by 70% or better, so is already well studied and proven effective in many ways. The same technology is also used in hospitals overseas so is already well proven and accepted in other countries. It is unfortunate that Australia is still reluctant to accept anything new, even if already proven overseas. Any research organisation I have approached in Australia tells they cannot research the product here as there has been no research done on the product here yet? The Aussie catch 22?
    Our efforts are put toward personally assisting many of the millions of people already using this product worldwide and we do this free of charge. We can assist with access if needed but there are already hundreds of thousands of people providing access to the product in over 100 countries so access can easily be found if searching about.
    Do have a good search about on Glutathione. We know there will always be people having different views on anything and we accept that. If someone wants to consider the benefits from raising Glutathione levels are not worth the effort I will not argue with them. However our aim is to be messenger and assist where we can. Even if just one person looks more closely at what I am saying and can gain some benefit for their quality of life then that is a plus.
    I must also apologise. My aim was to simply suggest there could be alternatives to risky, high cost drugs and I was just suggesting one that I and the thousands of people we personally assist about the world know works and works extremely well.
    Infinityoz
    4th Sep 2017
    1:00am
    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-717-glutathione.aspx?activeingredientid=717
    ROB
    4th Sep 2017
    10:28am
    That is an excellent link Infinityoz. WebMD and the feedback is of course taking about ingested and IV Induced Glutathione. Considering we now have Non Transdermal patches that can raise the overall level 30 times higher than ingested and even 15 times higher than IV Induced, with far more effectiveness and a fraction of the cost with No Harmful side effects one wonders why everyone is not using these patches. The patches are already clinically studied to prove these results and are proven to increase the function of several vital body organs. Other methods of raising Glutathione cannot produce these figures. We at least are personally helping thousands of people improving their quality of life with the patches in many countries now; just wish there were more in Australia waking up to this.
    Supernan
    1st Sep 2017
    1:51pm
    Many of us already on Immune Supressing Drugs if we have an Auto immune disease.And they make us more prone to infection. They have side effects but do help in many cases. You make your choices according to whether you want an early death or crippling disease or risk the drugs.
    Tumeric is a form of ginger used in foods in asian areas, India etc where they have much more inflammatory disease than we do in Aus. So go figure why it would cure it here & not there ? Black Pepper: I love black pepper but it has NO efect on my inflammation levels - tested every 3 mths.

    Please stop trying to give medical information !
    ROB
    1st Sep 2017
    2:29pm
    Sorry Superman, we are just going on the near 90,000 studies on the benefits of raising Glutathione levels and the benefits we also find with the thousands of people (and animals) we personally assist about the world in raising their Glutathione levels. We also have safe and effective methods for quickly easing inflammation and have thermal imaging showing the relief on animals happening in minutes, so all this is NOT a placebo. However you obviously know more than all the medical people about the world helping people in raising their Glutathione levels so will bow to your expertise.

    1st Sep 2017
    5:00pm
    I prefer white rhino horn , tiger penis or cobra heart

    Get them whenever I am in Shanghai
    Puglet
    1st Sep 2017
    5:59pm
    Raphael please add Heroin Cough syrup to your list of cures - in the 19th C it was proved by a number of studies and numerous anecdotal reports to be an effective cough syrup. Mercury teething powders was 'proven' to help babies' teething pain. Women's magazines earned a lot of money advertising this 'proven' by experts product. Similarly doctors prescribed a TUMBLER of gin every afternoon to relieve the symptoms of menopause - it also worked! Dr Pierce's electro-suspensory belt plus its appendage provided electric currents to cure men's 'weaknes' in their nether regions! I am unsure if the electric therapy worked but doctors recommended it.
    Oars
    1st Sep 2017
    5:59pm
    How old is the tiger Raphael ?????
    Oars
    1st Sep 2017
    5:54pm
    But I already have the diet but must admit the exercising is getting a bit slow/less. I like the idea of having a garden to grow greens and onions, and I talk to them as they grow ( like James Dean did in that movie of the '50's)- but I have a glass of RED WINE in one hand. Good idea ????
    gfm6
    2nd Sep 2017
    5:48am
    Another piece of questionable crap from a big drug company. Yeah, lets wait for it to "become a little more affordable" we wouldn't want them to limit themselves to only a few thousand percent profit margin would we.
    michellemartin
    6th Sep 2017
    7:10pm
    I am a 77-year-old lady. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 55. My symptoms at the beginning were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. I was taking Entacapone with Levodopa, Carbidopa, and Pramipexole. My Parkinson's disease was not under control. I lost touch with reality.I searched for alternative treatments and and started on Parkinson's herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic, Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment i had great improvements with my slurred speech, there is no case of Rigid muscles and Slowed movement (bradykinesia) since treatment, and my tremors completely gone, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website on www. healthherbalclinic. net or email info@ healthherbalclinic. net. This treatment is incredible!
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    6th Sep 2017
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    6th Sep 2017
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    6th Sep 2017
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    6th Sep 2017
    7:10pm
    I am a 77-year-old lady. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 55. My symptoms at the beginning were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. I was taking Entacapone with Levodopa, Carbidopa, and Pramipexole. My Parkinson's disease was not under control. I lost touch with reality.I searched for alternative treatments and and started on Parkinson's herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic, Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment i had great improvements with my slurred speech, there is no case of Rigid muscles and Slowed movement (bradykinesia) since treatment, and my tremors completely gone, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website on www. healthherbalclinic. net or email info@ healthherbalclinic. net. This treatment is incredible!
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