Medical News Today: Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil

Oil pulling is a method of cleansing the mouth by swishing oil around for up to 20 minutes. Learn about the possible benefits oil pulling with coconut oil here.
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Authors: Li LR, Wang L, He YZ, Young KH Abstract Introduction: Double hit lymphoma (DHL) represents a new diagnostic category with genetic, immunohistochemical and clinical characteristics intermediate between diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Burkitt lymphoma. Patients with DHL usually experience poor survival after frontline R-CHOP treatment and require alternative therapies. However, the ideal therapeutic options remain undefined. Areas covered: Traditional therapies for the treatment of DHL are discussed, including intensive induction, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), methotrexate CNS-directed pr...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
We report three cases of severe Enterovirus-71 neurological disease treated with plasma exchange during an outbreak in Catalonia (Spain) in 2016. We observed a striking improvement in all three patients within 48 hours of starting plasma exchange. Patients received four to six sessions every other day. Good outcomes were confirmed at the one-year follow-up visit. Our observations suggest that plasma exchange is an effective complementary therapy for severe Enterovirus-71 neurological disease.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Volume 119, Issue 6Author(s): Diana Noland, Sudha RajAbstractNutrition in integrative and functional medicine encompasses a patient-/client-centered, healing-oriented approach to health that embraces both conventional and complementary therapies. Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) practitioners in integrative and functional medicine focus on nutrition care that is both preventative and interventional in addressing the root causes of disease. The Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group, along with the...
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This report examines changes over time in the percentage of adults aged 18-64 who were prescribed medication and reported using these selected strategies to reduce their prescription drug costs in the past 12 months. PMID: 31112124 [PubMed - in process]
Source: NCHS data brief - Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research
Authors: Wu LZ, Xiao XM Abstract Excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines result in adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia-like phenotypes, and fetal growth restriction. Anti-inflammation might be an effective therapy. The aim of this research was to investigate whether Uncaria rhynchophylla alkaloid extract (URE), a highly safe anti-inflammation constituent of the herb, can inhibit inflammation and improve clinical characteristics of preeclampsia in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preeclampsia rat model. The rat model was established by daily administration of LPS (1 μg/kg body weight per day) from g...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research - Category: Research Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid extracted from various Berberis species which is widely used in East Asia for a wide range of symptoms. Recently, neuroprotective effects of berberine in Alzheimer ’s disease ...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Zhu Z, Zhao X, Huang F, Wang F, Wang W Abstract Evidence supporting best treatment practices for varicocele is lacking. The effects of a water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from Morinda officinalis (MOP) on the progression of varicocele were evaluated in the present study. The extracted MOP was confirmed as having a high purity of 98% with scant protein contamination, and it mainly consisted of glucose, lactose, and xylose at a molar ratio of 7.63:1.23:0.95 glucose:lactose:xylose. MOPs were administered to experimental left varicocele rats immediately after surgery at doses ranging from 25 to 200&thinsp...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Yan J, Miao ZW, Lu J, Ge F, Yu LH, Shang WB, Liu LN, Sun ZG Abstract Purpose: To comprehensively evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in treating irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). Methods: Relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were systemically retrieved from electronic databases from inception to March 2018, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biological Medical Database (CBM, SinoMed), China Science and Technology Journ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: 16 of 19 studies treated by CHM granules only showed positive result in 7 diseases and negative result in 1 disease. 17 of 21 studies treated by combination therapy against conventional therapy showed positive result in 6 diseases and negative result in 3 diseases. However, both the absolute and relative effectiveness of CHM formula granules compared with placebo need to be considered clinically. PMID: 31110552 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study was aimed at evaluating the antimalarial effect of leaf latex and isolates obtained from Aloe megalacantha against chloroquine sensitive Plasmodium berghei ANKA strain in Swiss albino mice. Peters' 4-day suppressive test method was used to test the antimalarial activity of both leaves latex and isolates. Three isolates were obtained using thin layer chromatography and were coded as AM1, AM2, and AM3 in ascending order of their retention factor. After treatment of Plasmodium berghei infected mice with leaf latex of Aloe megalacantha for four days at 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg, it shows 30.3%, 43.4%, and 56.4%...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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