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Efficacy of Moringa oleifera leaf powder as a hand- washing product: a crossover controlled study among healthy volunteers

Posted February 16, 2014

Moringa oleifera is a plant found in many tropical and subtropical countries. Many different uses and properties have been attributed to this plant, mainly as a nutritional supplement and as a water purifier. Its antibacterial activity against different pathogens has been described in different in vitro settings. However the potential effect of this plant leaf as a hand washing product has never been studied. The aim of this study is to test the efficacy of this product using an in vivo design with healthy volunteers.

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Zinc and Hand-washing Best For Preventing Colds According to Study

Posted January 29, 2014

There’s no vaccine or cure for the common cold, which adults catch two to three times a year on average, while children under age 2 are stricken with colds about six times a year. The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, with pronounced symptoms hitting at one to three days and lingering effects lasting seven to ten days. A new review study on the prevention and treatment of the common cold, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal had some surprising findings.

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A randomised controlled trial of the use of aromatherapy and hand massage to reduce disruptive behaviour in people with dementia

Posted July 10, 2013

Aromatherapy and hand massage therapies have been reported to have some benefit for people with dementia who display behavioural symptoms; however there are a number of limitations of reported studies. The aim is to investigate the effect of aromatherapy (3% lavender oil spray) with and without hand massage on disruptive behaviour in people with dementia living in long-term care.

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Only 5 percent of us wash hands correctly, research says

Posted June 11, 2013

Remember Mom’s advice about washing your hands thoroughly after using the restroom? Apparently not. A new study by Michigan State University researchers found that only 5 percent of people who used the bathroom washed their hands long enough to kill the germs that can cause infections.

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Hands-on therapy may spell relief for low back pain

Posted March 19, 2013

Having an osteopath move your back muscles using techniques that include stretching, light pressure and resistance (called OMT) may trump ultrasound therapy for the relief of lower back pain, new research suggests.

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Vitamin A insufficiency linked to hand, foot and mouth disease

Posted July 27, 2012

Vitamin A status is associated with immunity to, and pathogenic condition of, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in children, say researchers whose study results show that the majority of those with the infectious disease also had vitamin A insufficiency.

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Hawthorne berry improves cardiovascular function

Posted April 30, 2012

Hawthorn berry is a grouping of tree plants in the rose family that is native to the temperate regions of Europe, Middle East, Asia, & North America. Parts of the Middle East consider the plant sacred. This medicinal herb is known to be one of the greatest natural agents for improving cardiovascular function.

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