South African herb lance-leaved waxberry found to offer antimicrobial and antitumor benefits

(Natural News) The use of medicinal plants as an alternative treatment to various health conditions is a common practice in many cultures. Many plants have natural antimicrobial activity and other medicinal properties that have yet to be fully explored. One South African herb became the focus of a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigating its antimicrobial...
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ConclusionsBased on the qualitative findings, it is recommended that education about CAM should be included into clinical psychology education curricula to increase the likelihood of psychologists discussing CAM openly and scientifically with their clients. In addition, the government and psychology associations should standardise the practice of CAM integration into psychological services in order to provide more holistic psychological services.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this study of patients undergoing DCB angioplasty, the adjunctive use of GEC was associated with less frequent incidence of TVR. PMID: 30636685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
Quercetin is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables. Due to its antioxidant and other properties, it has a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here.
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(Natural News) Acupuncture offers a bevy of benefits, but for some people, the idea of sticking needles in the body throws them off. Fortunately, a study in the Journal of Alternative and Contemporary Medicine suggests using electricity instead of needles in treating neck pain. The research, a collaboration between American and British scientists looked at whether the use...
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Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: all studies used RFA as the alternative of resection when the the tumor was irresectable which means the severity is higher in RFA group. Hence, we can not solely conclude that RFA resulted in worse survival. PMID: 30631002 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 111Author(s): Chunyu Li, Ming Niu, Ruilin Wang, Xiao wei Zhou, Bin Dong, Shuya Qi, Wei Chen, Mingyu Zhang, Yafei Shi, RuiSheng Li, Guohui LiAbstractLung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and the current therapy seems to have reached a plateau due to toxicities and acquired resistance. Therefore, exploration of novel therapeutic avenues may be useful. Si Jun Zi Tang (SJZ), a four-herb Chinese medicine formula first described approximately one thousand years, is often prescribed for cancer patients as a complementary therap...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(Natural News) A study from the University Studies Abroad Consortium in Italy found that thiamine, a B-vitamin found in beans and whole grains, can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the paper, which appeared in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the authors looked at the effects of long-term thiamine treatment in patients with the debilitating disorder....
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Publication date: Available online 11 January 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Xingjiang Xiong, Xiaochen Yang, Xiaoke Li, Guihua Yue, Yanwei Xing, William C. ChoAbstractChinese herbal medicine has been increasingly used for patients with postmenopausal hypertension in China. A comprehensive literature search was performed in 7 electronic databases from their inception up to December 17, 2017 to examine the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine for postmenopausal hypertension. Thirty-nine randomized controlled trials involving 3, 823 participants were included. Meta-analyses favored Chinese herbal med...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Raphael José Ferreira Felizardo, Ingrid Kazue Mizuno Watanabe, Patrizia Dardi, Luciana Venturini Rossoni, Niels Olsen Saraiva CâmaraAbstractThe bacteria community living in the gut maintains a symbiotic relationship with the host and its unbalance has been associated with progression of a wide range of intestinal and extra intestinal conditions. Hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely associated diseases with high incidence rates all over the world. Increasing data have supported the involvement of gu...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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