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Ursolic and oleanolic acids as antimicrobial and immunomodulatory compounds for tuberculosis treatment

Posted October 11, 2013

New alternatives for the treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) are urgently needed and medicinal plants represent a potential option. Chamaedora tepejilote and Lantana hispida are medicinal plants from Mexico and their hexanic extracts have shown antimycobacterial activity. Bioguided investigation of these extracts showed that the active compounds were ursolic acid (UA) and oleanolic acid (OA).

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Vitamin C and Ibuprofen May Help Stop TB

Posted May 29, 2013

Two cheap and widely available substances, vitamin C and ibuprofen, show promise for helping to treat tuberculosis in laboratory models, according to two new studies.

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Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies Can Help Teens Beat Mental Disorders

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study has suggested that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help teenagers beat mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. The study of 3,000 adolescents has found that those who had poor diets filled with junk and processed foods were more likely to suffer mental health problems.

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