Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them? Prescription antibiotics, such as penicillin, have helped people to recover from otherwise fatal diseases and conditions since the 1940s. However, people are also turning to natural antibiotics for treatment. According to the NHS, 1 in 10[…]

Effects of lactitol on intestinal microflora and plasma endotoxin in patients with chronic viral hepatitis

Objectives To investigate the effects of lactitol on intestinal flora and the levels of plasma endotoxin in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. Methods Sixty patients with chronic viral hepatitis and gut-derived endotoxemia were randomly divided into two groups: lactitol group (n = 30) and control group (n = 30). Patients in the control group received[…]

ADHD in Children

What Is It? Does your child find it hard to focus? Kids with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are fidgety and easily distracted. This makes it tough to stay “on task,” whether it’s listening to a teacher or finishing a chore. Can’t Pay Attention It’s one of the main symptoms of ADHD. Your child may[…]

Green tea catechins: defensive role in cardiovascular disorders

Green tea, Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), a major source of flavonoids such as catechins, has recently shown multiple cardiovascular health benefits through various experimental and clinical studies. These studies suggest that green tea catechins prevent the incidence of detrimental cardiovascular events, and also lower the cardiovascular mortality rate. Catechins present in green tea have the ability[…]

Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth

Obesity during pregnancy — independent of its health consequences such as diabetes — may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in JAMA Pediatrics. “Our results underscore the importance of attaining a healthy body weight before pregnancy,”[…]

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows

29 January 2018 | BANGKOK – WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across[…]

Study shows relationship between magnesium, bone mineral content

Although the importance of magnesium for bone health is known, little is known about magnesium absorption and its relationship to bone mineral content and density ­ both factors that relate to bone strength. In a new study, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found[…]

Vitamin D Reduces Severe Asthma Attacks in Adults

Oral vitamin D supplementation, in addition to asthma medications, could reduce the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the meta-analysis examined individual data from 955 participants from 7 trials that examined the effect[…]