‘I Want to Reset My Brain’: Female Veterans Turn to Psychedelic Therapy
Traumatized by war and sexual assaults, some U.S. veterans and veterans ’ spouses are seeking help in a Mexican clinic that treats depression and addiction with potent hallucinogens like toad poison. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ernesto Londo ño and Meridith Kohut Tags: Psychedelic and Hallucinogenic Drugs Veterans Nemeroff, Charles B United States Defense and Military Forces Mental Health and Disorders Therapy and Rehabilitation Alternative and Complementary Medicine Mexico Dr. Martin Polanco Post-Trau Source Type: news

Three herbal supplements could be sending people to ER with 'life-threatening arrhythmia’
THE EVER-GROWING supplement market is rife with remedies promising desirable health outcomes. Many of these claims, however, are far-fetched and lack backing from science. Now, reports are raising concerns over some herbal supplements that are sending people to ER with "life-threatening" complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data Show TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Binds to Both Inflammatory Cells and Interleukin (IL)-23, Supporting a Hypothesis for a Differentiated Mechanism from Risankizumab
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 18, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the first results of the in vitro MODIF-Y studies, supporting a hypothesis that may differentiate the mechanism of first-in-class TREMFYA® (guselkumab) from risankizumab due to the ability of TREMFYA to bind to CD64 positive (CD64+) cells in addition to interleukin (IL)-23 — both of which are key components of the immune system. 1,2 These findings, which are being presented at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting May 18-21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon, demonstrate TREMFYA bind...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

How Herbal Supplements Sent One Woman to the ER
The 56-year-old experienced a dangerous heart rhythm disorder after taking high doses of hemp oil containing CBD and CBG and berberine supplements. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease: from molecules to systems - Zhang Y, Xu X.
Depression is one of the most common non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Depression in PD (DPD) increases the disability rate and reduces the quality of life of PD patients and increases the caregiver burden. Although previous stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dangerous herbal preparations being sold by web shops - van de Koppel S, Kooijman M, Ohana D, van Hunsel FPAM.
BACKGROUND: A large number of herbal preparations are offered on the internet. Some of these may contain substances not listed on the label. When these are illegal "regular" drugs, this can lead to serious side effects. CASE DESCRIPTION: In January 2021, T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Cure What Ails You
Efforts to tease apart the vast swarm of proteins in venom — a field called venomics — have burgeoned in recent years, leading to important drug discoveries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Robbins Tags: Insects Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Spiders Scorpions Deserts Research Snakes Alternative and Complementary Medicine Arizona Fraser Island (Australia) Source Type: news

Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Also Cure What Ails You
Efforts to tease apart the vast swarm of proteins in venom — a field called venomics — have burgeoned in recent years, leading to important drug discoveries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Robbins Tags: Insects Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Spiders Scorpions Deserts Research Snakes Alternative and Complementary Medicine Arizona Fraser Island (Australia) Source Type: news

An assessment of solvent residue contaminants related to cannabis-based products in the South African market - Viviers HJ, Petzer A, Gordon R.
Organic solvents are used for manufacturing herbal medicines and can be detected as residues of such processing in the final products. It is important for the safety of consumers to control these solvent residues. South African cannabis-based product sampl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The banned herbal medicine induced liver injury in Taiwan - Lin HC, Yen CM, Chen KF, Kung YY, Hsieh YH, Chang CM.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Supplements: Three pills linked to elevations in blood pressure and ‘possible death’
HIGH blood pressure is inextricably linked with adverse health events - yet millions in the UK are unaware that their reading exceeds healthy limits. The condition is widely understood as the result of poor lifestyle choices. Sometimes, however, common dietary supplements can induce high blood pressure, and put individuals at risk of possible death. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Complementary Therapies Ease Cancer Treatment Symptoms? What the Science Says
After Marianne Sarcich underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2016, she called an acupuncturist in hopes of easing her cancer-related anxiety—but made sure to be upfront. “I told her right away that I didn’t think this would work, I didn’t believe in it, but I was desperate,” she says. “Absolutely nothing else was helping. I only considered acupuncture to knock it off the list of possibilities.” To her shock, it helped. Over a few months of sessions, she felt the tightness of anxiety began to loosen, and Sarcich began considering other complementary options she’d dismissed ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Supplements: Six vitamins that could leave you exposed to cancer, stroke and nerve damage
DIETARY supplements are a mainstay of the wellness market but all too often the health benefits are based on shaky evidence. In fact, high doses of six vitamin supplements can leave you exposed to a range of serious health problems, including cancer and stroke, warns Harvard Health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific-Integrity Watchdog Slaps Lawsuit on Maker of Homeopathic Pills
(MedPage Today) -- A nonprofit scientific advocacy group sued Boiron last week for deceptively marketing its homeopathic products, legal documents show. The Center for Inquiry (CFI) filed the lawsuit Thursday against Boiron, a Pennsylvania-based... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 18, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news