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Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
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Safe Toys for Dogs
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UV Lights, Fans May Curb TB Spread in Hospitals
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
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Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
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Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
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Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
DIABETES
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
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The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
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Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
FDA Faulted for Stance on Chemical in Plastics
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice
FITNESS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
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Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
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Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
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Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
INFERTILITY
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KID'S HEALTH
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Protect Your Kids From Swine Flu While at Camp
MEN'S HEALTH
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
MENTAL HEALTH
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Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
PAIN
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Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
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PREGNANCY
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
SENIORS
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
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Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
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More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate

-- Pomegranate rind can be turned into an ointment to treat common hospital infections, including those caused by highly dangerous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, English researchers report.

In a series of experiments, the team at Kingston University in London found that the infection-fighting power of pomegranate rind was boosted by combining it with vitamin C and metal salts.

"We have developed a topical ointment that can successfully attack a range of drug-resistant microbes. It's a breakthrough and a striking example of the effectiveness of adding more components to create a more active product," team leader Declan Naughton said in a university news release.

Their tests showed that pomegranate rind plus metal salts was the most effective combination for treating MRSA, while adding vitamin C to those two components was most effective against other common hospital infections.

"The increase in drug-resistant infections found in hospitals has made our research topical and pressing. The idea of using a foodstuff is unusual and means that the body should be able to cope more easily with its application; patients are less likely to experience any major side effects," Naughton said.

The findings were recently published in the journals British Journal of Biomedical Science and BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

SOURCES: Kingston University, news release, Dec. 16, 2009 Published on: December 18, 2009