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Mullein oil, a simple remedy for earaches

Posted February 11, 2014

The common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.), is in the snapdragon family. The plant is rich in calcium phosphate, iron, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. It is a practical and medicinal plant readily found along roadsides, meadows and pastures. This plant has been used to treat pulmonary problems, inflammatory diseases, asthma, spasmodic coughs, diarrhea and migraine headaches. Although it has been used medicinally since ancient times, the popularity of common mullein has been increasing commercially for the past few years.

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Ear acupuncture ‘boosts weight loss’

Posted December 17, 2013

Ear acupuncture can help people lose weight, with better results if practitioners stimulated five points instead of just one, researchers from Korea claim in a study published in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine.

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Home remedies for ear blockage

Posted September 27, 2013

The winter is just around the corner, and seasonal flu, cough and cold are making rounds. While it may seem like a tiny problem, a simple cold can get the worst out of you; stuffy nose, blocked ears and coughs can drive you crazy. We’ve put down some of the home remedies you can try to clear off your ear congestion.

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Vitamin D Cuts Kids’ Recurrent Ear Infection

Posted September 15, 2013

Children with low levels of vitamin D and recurrent ear infections had a reduced risk for acute otitis media with vitamin D supplementation, researchers reported here.

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Home remedies for earache

Posted September 13, 2013

Earache is the result of infection in the ear area. The middle of the ear is normally filled with air. But during a cold, fluid or mucus gets accumulated in the middle ear and may get infected by bacteria, which leads to ear pain. Even infections that affect the ear nerves can be a cause for earache. Longer exposure to loud sound may cause a buzzing or whistling noise in the ear, which leads to temporary threshold of pain. There are quite a number of reasons for the earache to occur, and all the symptoms have to be dealt with prompt medical care.

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Vitamin D deficiency increased rate of ear and gastrointestinal infections

Posted March 2, 2013

More than 50% of children were either vitamin D deficient or insufficient in a recent study, and those children were more likely to have ear infections and gastrointestinal problems, according to published data.

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Preventing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Chromobacterium violaceum infections by anti-adhesion-active components of edible seeds

Posted April 30, 2012

Pseudomonas aeruginosa adhesion to animal/human cells for infection establishment involves adhesive proteins, including its galactose- and fucose-binding lectins PA-IL (LecA) and PA-IIL (LecB). The lectin binding to the target-cell receptors may be blocked by compatible glycans that compete with those of the receptors, functioning as anti-adhesion glycodecoys.

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