Medical News Today: Tea tree oil for nail fungus: Does it work?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that appears to have antifungal properties. Some people, therefore, claim that it may be effective as a treatment for nail fungus. Read on to find out what the research says.
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Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Nehal M. Elsherbiny, Eman Said, Hoda Atef, Sawsan A. ZaitoneAbstractType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease with a drastically growing worldwide prevalence. It is usually associated with numerous complications of which; diabetic nephropathy (DN); is a main complication of microvasculature and more seriously, a common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Unfortunately, both the lack of a definitive remedy alongside the economic and the social burden on DN patients enforces considerable impetus for developing alterna...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is the most common type of arthritis. Usually, it occurs among people of advanced age. But it can begin in middle age or even sooner, especially if there’s been an injury to the joint. While there are treatments available — exercise, braces or canes, loss of excess weight, various pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines — these are no cures, and none of the treatments are predictably effective. In fact, often they don’t work at all, or help only a little. Injected steroids or synthetic lubricants can be tried as well. When all else fails, jo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Arthritis Bones and joints Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs
A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some treatments - including probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation - do appear to help, but that overall the evidence on the use of these therapies is limited so should be treated with caution.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Fatemeh Khadir, Tahereh Taheri, Sima Habibzadeh, Farnaz Zahedifard, Elham Gholami, Maryam Heidari-Kharaji, Ahmad Oryan, Sima RafatiAbstractCutaneous leishmaniosis (CL) is a parasitic disease in animals and human with no satisfactory treatments and vaccination. Rapamycin is a potent inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) with various applications. Here, the effect of rapamycin alone or in combination with two other drugs, namely amphotericin B (AmB) and glucantime, was investigated against Leishmania tropica infection. In...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Kounosuke Hirata, Yuto Nishiki, Ryosuke Goto, Mikito Inagaki, Katsuo Oshima, Yoshihito Shimazu, Mamoru TakedaAbstractSystemic administration of the dietary constituent, resveratrol, was previously shown to inhibit the nociceptive jaw-opening reflex (JOR) via the endogenous opioid system. The present study investigated whether resveratrol could similarly affect the JOR under in vivo conditions via 5 H T3 receptor-mediated GABAergic inhibition. We used electrical stimulation of the tongue in pentobarbital-anesthetized rats...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionThere is clearly a need for larger and more methodologically sound RCTs to be conducted on the effectiveness of some CAM therapies for IC. Particular focus on probiotics in non-breastfed infants is pertinent.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO: CRD42018092966.
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In conclusion, these results suggest that XKP could attenuate DKD by modulating TGF-β/Smad pathway. PMID: 31687039 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study will help identify the optimal sham acupuncture device that can be used for clinical studies on acupuncture treatment in hemiplegic stroke patients. This trial is registered with KCT0002622. PMID: 31687038 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study was designed whether Rhus verniciflua extracts inhibit the IgE-antigen-mediated allergic reaction in RBL-2H3 mast cells, and it further investigated the FcεRI- and arachidonate-signaling by which Rhus verniciflua extracts exert its antiallergic effects. IgE-antigen-sensitized RBL-2H3 mast cells were investigated for the cytotoxicity of Rhus verniciflua extracts and β-hexosaminidase release, and inflammatory mediators (e.g., TNF-α, IL-4, IL-6, histamine, and PGD2) were then assessed. Additionally, we examined expressions of genes involved in arachidonate- and FcεRI-signaling pathway in ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Karbwang J, Crawley FP, Na-Bangchang K, Maramba-Lazarte C PMID: 31687036 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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