Citrus Scent Inhibits Liver Cancer

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As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr Hanns Hatt have analysed this process in liver cancer cells in detail. They shed light upon the molecular mechanisms that resulted in cancer cells stop growing, following the application […]

FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily […]

Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative To Antibiotics

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Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey — as we now know it — was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the […]

Coconut Oil Pulling Effective For Oral Health

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Oil pulling using coconut oil could be effective in decreasing plaque formation and plaque induced gingivitis. Swishing your mouth out with coconut oil may be a more effective and safer alternative to chemical mouthwashes. Coconut oil is a safe, natural, and inexpensive tool to improve your oral health. Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-viral activity […]

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Questionable

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The active ingredient in most antibacterial products is triclosan, an antibacterial agent that kills bacteria and inhibits bacterial growth. But not only does triclosan kill bacteria, it also has been shown to┬ákill human cells. Presumably, when people buy antibacterial soap, the idea is to kill bad germs and promote health. But over the years, scientists […]