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Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

...using over the counter nutritional supplements and herbal medicines without discussing their pros and cons ...rature, and found that nutritional supplements and herbal medicines were the most commonly used complementary and alternative therapies in diabetes. Althoug...

Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

...is commonly used in Arabic communities for smoking herbal fruits after meals, but it is becoming increasingly popular among young adults in Western Europe for smoking tobacco, massel (aromatic tobacco), cannabis and bango (an intoxicating plant leaf), write Dr Rashid Gatrad and colleagues. It is thought t...

Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment

Milk thistle extract, an herbal remedy since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, is today one of the most popular herbal supplements, with U.S. retail sales of nearly nine million dollars . The current issue of Integrat...

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

... could be made into a medicinal tea. And sometimes herbal teas that should be safe are not because they were accidentally contaminated by a toxic plant. While ingested plant poisons are the most common hazard for small children, people who come into contact with poison ivy do not wash their hand immedia...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

... says Jodi Selander, a North Las Vegas natural and herbal healing enthusiast and who offers encapsulation se...nts on various topics, including home birthing and herbal medicine. Selander said if she receives a placenta from a client who delivered at a hospital, it i...

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Gaining Acceptance in Himachal Pradesh

... acceptance among visitors and locals here for its herbal and holistic approach in treating illnesses. Derek Mayer, a visitor from the Untied States said that they have been practicing this for a very long time. I would rather go see a Tibetan doctor than any other kind of doctor. Natural herbs, mineral...

China to Overhaul Food Safety Rules

...ducts exported overseas ranging from toothpaste to herbal teas to pet food. US authorities rejected 257 Chin...ietary supplements and toxic cosmetics to fish and herbal teas in recent months for poor hygiene standards. China retorted earlier this month by returning h...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

... President Yahya Jammeh's claims to cure AIDS with herbal medicine which risks derailing anti-retroviral treatments; and local opposition to large dam building and the GM crop Bt cotton in India. Dr Ian Gibson MP, chairing the STEPS Centre launch, said: Science makes a massive contribution to our modern w...

Recommended Doses of Herbal Supplement Do Not Interfere With Drug Absorption

Recent findings that the widely-used herbal supplement Saint Johns wort could dramatically aff...scription drugs raised concerns that other popular herbal supplements might cause similar changes, thus significantly altering drugs therapeutic or toxic effe...

Majority of Herb Users Don't Follow Evidence-based Indications, Researchers Find

Sales of herbal dietary supplements have skyrocketed by 100 percen...nes, according to the article. Meanwhile, sales of herbal supplements reached $18.8 billion in 2003, up 100 percent from $8.8 billion in 1994. Those sales are...

Blind Faith Dictates Use Of Herbal Supplements In Many

...research reveals that two thirds of those who take herbal supplements, do not check scientific guidelines before doing so. In other words , those using herbal medicines to ease specific ailments do so on the basis of blind faith and do not care to check the c...

Green Tea may Protect the Bladder from Becoming Inflamed

...further studies are needed, these results indicate herbal supplements from green tea could be a treatment option for various bladder conditions that are caused by injury or inflammation." In the study, normal and cancerous bladder cells were exposed to two major catechin components of green tea, epigalloc...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...has promoted a "lifestyle-based diet combined with herbal supplements and grocery store bought food," for th...s to check with their pharmacist before buying any herbal supplement without an NPN, especially if they take multiple herbs or prescription medications. Nat...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...site offers extensive information about medicines, herbal supplements, and vitamins, including safety alerts about the latest recalls and warnings for specific drugs. The international nonprofit group Healthy Skepticism counters misleading drug promotion and maintains a regular "AdWatch" section on its we...

Common Desert Shrub may Increase Longevity

...dministration does not evaluate the safety of such herbal remedies. The study, now in its fourth year, will test as many as two dozen possible anti-aging agents in animals in the next five years....

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

...the maximum. This makes the body more receptive to herbal oils and other ayurveda medicines. Ayurveda beli...s management and beauty packages - all using oils, herbal powders and leaves. Praveen George of Poovar Island Resorts, also situated near Kovalam, said thei...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

... all levels are trained to administer acupuncture, herbal cures, or other complementary practices that Cuban labs have found effective. And Cuban researchers develop their own vaccinations and treatments when medications aren't available due to the blockade, or when they don't exist. For decades, Cuba has...

Asthmatics Arrived in Hyderabad to Take Fish Medicine

...du calendar, which heralds the monsoon. A yellow herbal paste, the ingredients of which have remained a fa...rned down demands to reveal the ingredients of the herbal paste saying the medicine would lose its efficacy. The family claims that in 1845, a holy man pass...

Export of Herbal Products to Reach Rs.120 Billion by 2012: Study

The export of herbal products and medicines has the potential to reach ...h together account for 75 percent of India's total herbal medicine exports. According to Assocham, if EPZs having facilities like research and development ...

Swami Ramdev to Hold Yoga Camps in U.S.

... at a lab showed that the medicines contained only herbal ingredients. Source-IANS/V...

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