Probiotics Lactobacillus strains: A promising alternative therapy against to biofilm-forming enteropathogenic bacteria?

Biofilms formation stands out in context of persistent intestinal infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae, which are associated with a high resistance to antimicrobial agents and phagocytosis by host defense cells. Hence, understanding the mechanisms involved in this process becomes major for the development of new preventive and therapeutic strategies. Lactic acid bacteria, including specie...
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(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada revealed that the extracts from the Chinese hibiscus flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinesis) have potent anti-cancer properties. The study, published in BMC Contemporary and Alternative Medicine, found that the extracts not only induce cell death in breast cancer cells – it does so without harming non-cancerous cells. The team also...
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ConclusionKHA may be a potential alternative therapy for improving perimenopausal insomnia via down regulating the levels of FSH and LH.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
es CM Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) and other worldwide health agencies have recently taken initiatives to encourage the use of traditional medicine and/or complementary/alternative medicine in order to promote well-being and public health. In this way, one of the WHO's concerns is the safe use of these therapies. Phytotherapy is a strategy consisting of the use of medicinal plants (MP) and/or herbal medicinal products (HMP) for medicinal purposes. The use of phytotherapy concomitantly with drugs may cause interactions compromising the expected pharmacological action or generating toxic effects. The...
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Given that many parents of children with autism seek out complementary and alternative therapies, the Canadian Paediatric Society says it's important that doctors get informed and talk about them — especially since those therapies are often expensive, unproven and even potentially harmful.
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This study aimed to explore the antiagi...
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Cervical cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related mortality in females. Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen (Rom.Caill.) Stapf ex Hook. f. is the most widely recognized medicinal herb for its remedial e...
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by Paul McCusker, Md Yeunus Mian, Guanguan Li, Michael D. Olp, V. V. N. Phani Babu Tiruveedhula, Farjana Rashid, Lalit Kumar Golani, Ranjit S. Verma, Brian C. Smith, James M. Cook, John D. Chan Parasitic flatworm infections (e.g. tapeworms and fluke worms) are treated by a limited number of drugs. In most cases, control is reliant upon praziquantel (PZQ) monotherapy. However, PZQ is ineffective against sexually immature parasites, and there have also been several concerning reports on ce stode and trematode infections with poor PZQ cure-rates, emphasizing the need for alternative therapies to treat these infections. We ha...
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This study presents an alternative therapy to conventional anti-Parkinson’s treatment strategies; where motor and non-motor symptomatic complications are considered. Thus; providing sustainability, patient compliance, therapeutic safety and efficiency, based on triggering secretion of endogenous dopamine (DA). Exogenous DA has long been considered the best therapy, however, its poor blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability, fluctuated plasma levels, and non-motor complications negligence, decreased response to therapy with time. Consequently; brain targeting Tween®80-coated pegylated lipomers were tailored for intr...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, researchers from Germany investigated the safety of Helleborus niger aqueous fermented extract (HNE) and its therapeutic potential against various cancer cell lines. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The therapeutic applications of H. niger is manifold due to its phytochemical composition. However, the two active...
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