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Medical News Today: Can essential oils treat a UTI?
Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Herb-induced liver injuries in developing nations: an update - Amadi CN, Orisakwe OE.
The last few decades have seen a rise in the use of herbal supplements, natural products, and traditional medicines. However, there are growing concerns related to the safety and toxicities of these medicines. These herbal medicines are associated with com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is apple cider vinegar good or bad for diarrhea?
Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils reduce varicose veins?
Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the veins as it tries to return to the heart to pick up fresh oxygen. They are common in people's legs as they age and can be irritating and often painful. We discuss some essential oils and other treatments that may ease symptoms and reduce the appearance of varicose veins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva
The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Certain Kratom-Containing Powder Products by Viable Solutions: Recall -Possible Salmonella Contamination
Viable Solutions is recalling Kratom-containing powder products due to potential Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom by NGB Corp.: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination
NGB Corp. recalls NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom bottles of encapsulated product due to potential Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Health Canada should stop approving homeopathic remedies — period: Robyn Urback
Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Developing Your Research Career -- a Pre-Congress Workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
Learn about advancing your research career; attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Complaint filed against naturopath who gave boy remedy made from rabid-dog saliva
The B.C. Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old’s aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Sayer Ji (GreenMedInfo) interviewed by the Health Ranger on the SCIENCE of natural medicine
(Natural News) Sayer Ji at GreenMedInfo.com is doing an extraordinary job investigating the science of medicine and nutrition. His website began as a database of science articles covering herbal medicine and nutritional therapies, and it has now expanded into a full-fledged publisher of investigative journalism and science / medicine news. His website, for example, has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
Nutrizone, LLC expands recall of various kratom products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

GPs at one in 12 practices are still prescribing homeopathic treatments
Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

24 best supplements for a healthier body, according to the experts
A panel of experts has put together a definitive list of which dietary supplements are best and safest to take for women looking to improve their general health, clear up bad skin or lose fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

24 of the best supplements for a healthier body, according to the experts
A panel of experts has put together a definitive list of which dietary supplements are best and safest to take for women looking to improve their general health, clear up bad skin or lose fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs at one in 12 practices are still prescribing homeopathic treatments for their patients
Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva
A Canadian naturopath claims that she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as a legitimate homeopathic product. […]Related:The world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Herbal treatment for anxiety
Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits. Here's what we know ? and don't know: Kava. Kava appeared to be a promising treatment for anxiety, but reports of serious liver damage ? even with short-term use ? caused the Food [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Physician/researcher to give April 23 lecture on reexamining how chronic pain is managed in primary care
What: Erin E. Krebs, M.D., M.P.H., an internist and health services researcher at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, will present “Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain.” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA Says Stop Selling Dietary Supplements With High Levels Of Caffeine
Here is what the FDA announced and the risks of caffeine powder or liquid sold in bulk to consumers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Identification of undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients in counterfeit herbal medicines used as opioid substitution therapy - Foroughi MH, Akhgari M, Jokar F, Mousavi Z.
Adulteration of traditional herbal drugs with undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients is a global problem with the increase in popularity of herbal-based medications. Many unprofessional herbal stores introduce herbal medicines as traditional formulat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Top health official contacting Health Canada over use of remedy made from rabid dog saliva on 4-year-old
A B.C. naturopath’s claim that she treated a small child’s behaviour problems with a homeopathic remedy derived from rabid dog saliva has prompted a letter to the federal government from the province’s senior public health official. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. health official voices 'grave concerns' after child given homeopathic remedy using rabid-dog saliva
A B.C. naturopath’s claim that she treated a small child’s behaviour problems with a homeopathic remedy derived from rabid dog saliva has prompted a letter to the federal government from the province’s senior public health official. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

NCCIH Presentations at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards describes NCCIH participation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health conference. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

'Chamomile tea may control or prevent diabetes': Popular herbal drink influences food absorption
Associate Professor Richard Blackburn, from the University of Leeds, found the herbal beverage helps to manage people's blood-sugar levels through its effects on carbohydrate absorption. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Takes Steps on Caffeine Supplements
FDA Takes Steps Against Dietary Supplements Containing Dangerously High Levels of Pure Caffeine (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Caffeine-Loaded Dietary Supplements
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it has issued tough new restrictions on the sale of dietary supplements that contain dangerously high amounts of caffeine. Supplements that contain pure or highly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders
Are any complementary health approaches effective ways to treat substance use disorders? See what the evidence says. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

5 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders
Mind and body approaches, such as mindfulness-based interventions, have shown some success when used along with the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Mindfulness-based approaches, in part, attempt to decrease the impact of negative mood, which is thought to serve as a trigger for substance use. Mind and body approaches can be part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that includes behavioral modifications, and may include pharmaceuticals to decrease cravings, group therapy, or  counseling. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

‘ Let It Go ’ May Be Good Advice for Health
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

FDA prepares to remove highly concentrated caffeine in supplements
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced it is taking steps to remove highly concentrated caffeine found in dietary supplements. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA takes step to protect consumers against dietary supplements containing dangerously high levels of extremely concentrated or pure caffeine
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took an important step to better protect consumers from the dangers of highly concentrated and pure caffeine products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Caffeine-Loaded Supplements
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it has issued tough new restrictions on the sale of dietary supplements that contain dangerously high amounts of caffeine. Supplements that contain pure or highly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Certain iron supplements may influence the development of colon cancer
(Chalmers University of Technology) Two common iron compounds increase the formation of a known biomarker for cancer, according to a new study of cancer cells from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The two compounds, ferric citrate and ferric EDTA, are often used in dietary supplements and as a food additive respectively, in worldwide markets including the USA and the EU. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk
Club 13 recalling Maeng Da Red kratom powder orders due to potential Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Products and Dietary Supplements During an Influenza Pandemic
Drug Safety (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules by Club 13: Recall - Possible Contamination With Salmonella
Club 13 is  recalling:  15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom powder, lot # MRMD0126185-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles, marked with the following lot numbers on the bottom left side: MRMD013018, MRMD013118, MRMD020118, MRMD020518, MRMD022318, MRMD022718, MRMD030118, MRMD030218, and MRMD030618. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Independent Nutrition, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in Ignite Pre-Workout Supplement Products
Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health recalls certain lots of the Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement products because it may contain undeclared milk. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Ethiopia:University Sets to Produce Herbal Medicine
[Ethiopian Herald] Debre Birhan University announced that it is going to produce herbal drugs that would help to cure various skin diseases in the near future.. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Advocare Issues Allergy Alert in Select Bottles of Muscle Strength and Nighttime Recovery Product Because of Undeclared Milk Allergen on The Label
AdvoCare International voluntarily issues recall of Muscle Strength, Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Get a brain boost from spearmint: It improves both short term memory and ability to fall asleep, according to study
(Natural News) Spearmint was found to enhance the brain in older adults by improving both short-term memory and sleep habits, according to a study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The study was conducted by a team of researchers who looked at the effects of a dried aqueous spearmint extract on cognitive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbs with potential nephrotoxic effects according to traditional Persian medicine: review and assessment of scientific evidence - Kolangi F, Memariani Z, Bozorgi M, Mozaffarpur SA, Mirzapour M.
BACKGROUND: The increased use of herbal remedies particularly in patients with kidney diseases indicated the importance of studies which focused on nephrotoxic plants. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to review and assess the kidney-damaging herb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Herbs for the male reproductive system
(Natural News) There are many studies that explore the ins and outs of the female reproductive system, and the natural remedies used traditionally against its related health issues. In contrast, male reproductive issues have not been explored as extensively. Herbalist and ethnobotanist David Winston, whose training spanned 32 years in Cherokee, Chinese, and Western herbal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advocare Issues Allergy Alert in Select Bottles of Muscle Strength and Nighttime Recovery Product Because of Undeclared Milk Allergen on The Label
AdvoCare International has commenced a voluntary recall of two lots of Muscle Strength and four lots of Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements because they may contain undeclared milk that can elicit an allergic reaction in individuals who are sensitive to milk and milk products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A Potential Anticancer Drug From Poppies Has Been Produced in Genetically Engineered Yeast
NCCIH-supported researchers at Stanford University have modified yeast cells to synthesize noscapine, a potential anticancer drug. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Herbal treatments help balance hormone fluctuations and mood swings in women
(Natural News) Menopause is a natural occurrence wherein menstruation stops in women. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. However, menopause can also occur before the age of 40. Menopause can be purposefully induced by drugs for medical reasons or prematurely caused by surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other drugs, or caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What essential oils are good for the flu?
Essential oils have been used for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Research is beginning to confirm that many essential oils can help fight off the flu virus, including eucalyptus oil, bergamot oil, and lemon balm. In this article, learn about how to use six essential oils safely and if there are any risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $355,000 to Consumers Who Bought CogniPrin ‘Memory Improvement’ Supplement
Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks to people who bought CogniPrin, a deceptively marketed ‘memory improvement’ supplement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news