Why More Must be Done to Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: The herbal oil shown to increase more hairs than medication
HAIR loss treatment: Losing hair can be upsetting but you do not have to accept it as an inevitable part of life. Studies show that natural solutions do exist and one such solution has been proven to be more effective than over-the-counter medication. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?
A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Parenting Melatonin (Hormone) Sleep Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Children and Childhood Insomnia Source Type: news

Can homeopathy, a particularly mild therapeutic approach, survive and grow in a world of violence? - Vithoulkas G.
This short treatise addresses a philosophical question concerning the place of homeopathy in our modern world. The question raised is whether a therapeutic system as peaceful, mild, and non-violent as homeopathy can survive and grow within a society that o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

CoQ10 helps relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure, prevents premature death in patients
(Natural News) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the United States. Extensive studies suggest that the antioxidant properties of CoQ10 can be utilized for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions. A recent review published in Circulation: Heart Failure found that CoQ10 supplementation can reduce the risk of premature death in patients with heart failure. CoQ10... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say barley is a promising laxative and functional food against constipation
(Natural News) According to a recent study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, fermented barley extract is a promising laxative agent and natural remedy for spastic constipation. After investigating its effects in constipated rats, South Korean researchers reported that fermented barley exhibits antioxidant, gastroprotective and immunostimulatory properties that make it a powerful functional food ingredient against spastic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Why Do We Take Existence for Granted?’ Deepak Chopra on Finding Gratitude During the Coronavirus Pandemic
This article is part of #TIME100Talks: Finding Hope, a special series featuring leaders across different fields sharing their ideas for navigating the pandemic. Want more? Sign up for access to more virtual events, including live conversations with influential newsmakers. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters COVID-19 TIME 100 TIME100 Talks video Source Type: news

Hay fever treatment: Study reveals if local honey can help with your symptoms
HAY FEVER treatment is available for people suffering with symptoms. It ranges from medication to herbal remedies and a study has revealed that honey may be able to alleviate hay fever symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for cholesterol: The herbal extract shown to reduce high ldl levels
BEST supplements for cholesterol: The fatty substance found in your blood, otherwise known as cholesterol, is a precursor to heart disease so it is important to stop it building up. Research has linked herbal extracts to reduced levels of cholesterol, including one derived from a tropical shrub. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which dietary supplements help fight cancer?
(Natural News) Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), about one in six deaths around the world is due to cancer. That said, cancer is a preventable disease. Prevention is also the most cost-effective long-term approach to cancer. And even if cancer cells... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pair Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud the Food and Drug Administration
FDA OCI, Spencer Gill, rancho Palos Verdes CA, Anthony Novak, Anaheim CA, sentence, defraud, dietary supplements, bodybuilding drug, Virginia, websites, unapproved drugs, marketing, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 12, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Buhari Wants Madagascar Herbal Mixture Effectiveness Tested
[This Day] Lagos, Abuja, Ado Ekiti, Akure, Yola -Madagascar's touted herbal cure for COVID-19 is on its way to Nigeria for clinical analysis of its efficacy by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar coronavirus herbal mix draws demand from across Africa despite WHO misgivings
Madagascar is putting its self-proclaimed, plant-based "cure" for COVID-19 on sale and several countries in Africa have already put in orders for purchase, despite warnings from the World Health Organisation that its efficacy is unproven. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa Steps Up to Help Madagascar Test Herbal Cure for COVID-19
[RFI] South Africa's government will assist the authorities in Madagascar to test and analyse an unproven herbal treatment for Covid-19, according to health minister Zweli Mkhize. Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina is promoting a tea infusion based on the artemisia plant, praising its benefits in treating the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ecowas Raises Concerns About Madagascar's Claim of COVId-19 Remedy
[New Dawn] The Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its health institution - West Africa Health Organization or WAHO have dissociated from claims of endorsing use of the herbal tea, COVID-Organic from Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Won't Release COVID-19 Patients to Herbal Practitioners - Minister
[Premium Times] The federal government has said no COVID-19 patient will be released to herbal practitioners to test the efficacy of their drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can this Asian medicinal plant be the key for treating depression? What you need to know about kratom
(Natural News) People suffering from depression and other mental and mood disorders may want to take a closer look at the kratom plant. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen native to Southeast Asia, where it’s used as a herbal remedy for conditions like coughing, chronic pain, diarrhea and fatigue. The plant is best known — especially... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Madagascar's COVID-19 Cure Claim Gets Africa Talking
[RFI] Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina gave a long, televised address last weekend praising the benefits of artemisia, a herbal remedy increasingly promoted as a treatment for Covid-19. It's also gaining traction in other African countries. But the World Health Organization has warned it must be tested for efficacy and adverse side effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Hundreds Rush for Popular Cleric's Herbal COVID 'Cure'
[VOA] Cameroonians have been flooding into the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala, where Archbishop Samuel Kleda claims he has found an herbal cure for COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A peppermint for pain? Peppermint oil can help reduce pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome
(Natural News) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a lifelong condition that can be very difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Fortunately, a recent study has found that peppermint oil can be a safe and effective remedy for IBS. Published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the research revealed that peppermint oil has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have a Hangover? Try This Herbal Remedy
FRIDAY, May 1, 2020 -- For as long as humans have been drinking alcohol, they have sought a cure for hangovers. Now, a small study suggests that a mix of plant extracts might help ease the misery. Researchers found that the herbal blend -- of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Column: L.A. animal rights advocate peddled pandemic snake oil, FTC says
Marc Ching, a prominent Southern California animal rights advocate, has agreed to stop pitching an herbal supplement as a remedy for COVID-19. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Investigation on the consumption of synthetic cannabinoids among teenagers by the analysis of herbal blends and urine samples - Fabregat-Safont D, Ib áñez M, Baquero A, Sancho JV, Hernández F, Haro G.
The use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), which escape conventional detection systems, may be a good alternative to elude routine drug analysis for cannabis. The detection of these drugs in urine is unusual due to their complete and fast metabolism, therefo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AYUSH ministry wants states to promote manufacturing of herbal formulation to boost immunity
The formulation made of herbs tulsi (basil leaves), Dalchini (cinnamon bark ), Sunthi (dry ginger powder) and krishna marich (black pepper) will be manufactured and sold in generic name ‘Ayush Kwath' or ‘Ayush Kudineer' or ‘Ayush Joshanda', according to a letter written by the ministry to all the States/UTs and ASU drug manufacturers on April 24. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adulteration of selected dietary supplements and their detection methods - Muschietti L, Redko F, Ulloa J.
At present, there is a growing trend towards the intentional adulteration of dietary supplements with synthetic pharmaceuticals, which represents an alarming emerging risk to consumers and a serious problem for regulatory agencies. An amazing array of synt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: The herbal supplement shown to increase hair growth
HAIR loss is usually nothing to worry about but it can take its toll on your mental health. If you are seeking a natural solution, an Asian herbal remedy has been shown to correct a type of hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary supplements an important weapon for fighting off COVID-19
(Oregon State University) Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can this Southeast Asian shrub prevent bone-erosive diseases like osteoporosis?
(Natural News) The longjack plant (Eurycoma longifolia), also known as tongkat ali, is a popular herbal remedy in Southeast Asia. It is used to address a wide variety of common ailments, such as fevers, bacterial infections and erectile dysfunction. Tongkat ali also has a reputation as an “anti-aging” herb and adaptogen that improves mood and energy levels, increases libido... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: The herbal supplement shown to significantly improve hair loss
HAIR loss treatments are not a want but a need for many people in the UK because the condition can have a negative impact on daily life. If you are looking for a natural solution, a herbal extract has shown promising results. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers investigate the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract on cataracts caused by oxidative stress
(Natural News) Chinese researchers investigated the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract (MOSE) on cataract formation induced by oxidative stress in cultured mouse lenses. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. M. oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, drumstick tree or simply moringa, has strong antioxidant properties. To find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To fight the coronavirus, some patients turn to alternative medicine
With no treatment for the new coronavirus, some people are trying alternative medicines. In China and India, the government has advised them to do so. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

To fight the coronavirus, some patients turn to alternative medicine
With no treatment for the new coronavirus, some people are trying alternative medicines. In China and India, the government has advised them to do so. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Some people turn to herbal medicine for virus without proof
With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often at their governments’ urging (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan's traditional herbal medicine: Kampo
(Natural News) Multiple studies have shown that long-term oxidative stress can lead to the development of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now, researchers report in the Journal of Natural Medicines that certain types of traditional Japanese medicines, or better known as Kampo medicines, have potent antioxidant properties, with some exhibiting the potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whatever works: Survey reveals patients with psoriasis are willing to try alternative medicine to address symptoms
(Natural News) People with psoriasis tend to use alternative medicines to treat rashes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Through a survey distributed by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), a team of researchers from the George Washington University‘s School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that people with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Imported Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Products May Harm You
If you buy imported products marketed as 'dietary supplements' and nonprescription drugs, beware. Health fraud scams abound. Watch a video and read more to protect your family. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The herbal remedy proven to lower blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that requires you to take extra care of your health to prevent high blood sugar levels. Diet plays a key role here and evidence suggests there are some items you shouldn't go without, including a particular supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Drink this herbal tea before bed to get a good night's sleep
HOW TO sleep: The health risks associated with sleep loss are well understood but that doesn't make it any easier to correct. If you are stumped for a solution, herbal teas may hold the answer, and evidence suggests a particular tea may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The culture of herbal preparations among pregnant women: a remedy or a suicide potion? A case report and mini review - Ossei PPS, Appiah-Kubi A, Ankobea-Kokroe F, Owusu-Asubonteng G, Ayibor WG, Aninkora OK, Taylor J, Fenteng EA, Agyemang-Duah E, Agagli BM, Niako N.
In general, use of herbal remedies and preparations is on the ascendency in recent times among the general population and especially in young pregnant women, and this may be very dangerous due to adverse effects and interactions with drugs. A survey by the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Results from Expert Delphi Consensus Survey on Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) with Oral Prostacyclin Pathway Agents (PPAs) Published in CHEST Journal
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 3, 2020 – Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, today announced that CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, published results from an expert Delphi consensus survey that help provide additional insights for physicians to advance the care of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).The Prostacyclin International Expert Panel developed the consensus opinions based on common clinical scenarios in which they considered adding oral prostacyclin pathway agents (PPAs), including UPTRAVI®...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Deep learning helps CT better quantify COVID-19
Conclusions […..............We demonstrate the anti-IAV activity of WEPO [Portulaca] and strongly recommend the use of WEPO, as an herbal regimen, to prevent and treat H1N1 infection at an early stage]   Advice to my patients:   If you wish you can use portulaca [as mother tincture in wintertime as it grows only as avegetable during the summer months]   Take 30-40 drops if you have/ had a flu, on top of everything else you are doing. [children: 1 year 1/4 dose,3 years 1/3 dose.7 years 1/2 dose,13 years 3/4 dose, between these ages interpolate, anyhow Portulaca is not toxic] Don't take in pregnancy wit...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

This way for brain tingles: ASMR gets a shiver-inducing exhibition
From cucumber-crunchers to cranial exams, YouTube is full of ASMRtists provoking the strangely pleasurable autonomous sensory meridian response. Now they ’ve got their own euphoric museum showSome whisper gently into the microphone, while tapping their nails along the spine of a book. Others take a bar of soap andslice it methodically into tiny cubes, letting the pieces clatter into a plastic tray. There are those who dress up as doctors and pretend toperform a cranial nerve exam, and the ones who eat food as noisily as they can, recording every crunch and slurp in 3D stereo sound.To an outsider, the world of ASMR vi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Wainwright Tags: Art Psychology Health & wellbeing Social trends Art and design Culture Technology Exhibitions Museums Installation Video art Sweden Painting Anxiety Alternative medicine Animal behaviour Science Life and style World Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: The herbal supplement proven to attack belly fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Health advice can sometimes throw up conflicting claims but the importance of keeping visceral fat at bay has been met with universal agreement. This is because it poses life-threatening health risks. To help banish the belly fat, evidence supports including an herbal extract in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Landmark Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD Study of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Shows Significant Benefit in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) after Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings  Dental health care personnel can find COVID-19-related information on the CDC’s Division of Oral Health website, which offers guidance and resources for clinics and health care facilities and recommen...
Source: NIDCR Science News - March 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical experts warn against claims by Winnipeg acupuncturist advertising 'coronavirus prevention tea'
Medical experts are warning Canadians not to believe the hype after a hidden camera investigation revealed a Winnipeg acupuncturist was selling an herbal tea that purports to prevent COVID-19. Health Canada has not approved any product to prevent, treat or cure the illness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Best supplements for the immune system: The herbal tea proven to boost your body's defence
BEST supplements for the immune system: Finding ways to boost the body's defences can seem challenging if you are prone to infection, but there is a promising body of evidence that supports drinking certain herbal teas. One such tea has proven to be a potent weapon against developing colds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all herbals are benign: a case of hydroxycut-induced acute liver injury - Khetpal N, Mandzhieva B, Shahid S, Khetpal A, Jain AG.
Dietary supplements do not need prior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before they are sold to the public per Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Reporting serious dietary supplement related adverse reactions is voluntar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"Natural" is not synonymous with "Safe": toxicity of natural products alone and in combination with pharmaceutical agents - Gaston TE, Mendrick DL, Paine MF, Roe AL, Yeung CK.
During the 25 years since the US Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), the law that transformed the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) authority to regulate dietary supplements, the dietary supplement market has gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Navigating Challenging Times with Scientifically Sound Resources
The disruption to daily life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt all around the globe. As we navigate the challenges of today and of the days ahead, I hope you ’ll use the resources developed by theCDC andNIH to help you, your loved ones, and your community manage these challenges and stay  healthy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news