Intramural papers of the month
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/thumb873445.jpg?itok=lVIVKvQt" /><br /><p>Researchers from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) have determined that quantitative high-throughput screening (qHTS) assays are a useful tool for assessing toxicological effects of botanical supplements. Developed by the Toxicology in the 21st Century (<span>Tox21</span>) program, a federal collaboration that tests the toxicity of various chemicals, qHTS offers a cell-based approach that can be used to evaluate dietary supplements.&l...
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Botanical supplements Q and A coming Nov. 8
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/11/community-impact/botanical-dietary-supplements/thumb878859.jpg?itok=YYusMwn4" /><br /><p>Experts on health effects research of botanical dietary supplements will field questions from the public on social media.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Botanicals in the limelight during scientists ’ social media Q & A
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/12/community-impact/botanicals/thumb881166.jpg?itok=xgt-Idcc" /><br /><p>NIH, American Botanical Council, and Campbell University experts answered questions from the public about botanical dietary supplements.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Herbal Combination Tames Active Ulcerative Colitis: Study Herbal Combination Tames Active Ulcerative Colitis: Study
Derivatives of an intensely yellow spice and an intensely blue dye combined to resolve active ulcerative colitis in a small, randomized trial.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 3, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Way Needed to Regulate Cannabidiol, FDA Says
(MedPage Today) -- The government needs to develop a better pathway for regulating cannabidiol (CBD) in food and dietary supplements, the FDA said Thursday. "After careful review, the FDA has concluded that a new regulatory pathway for CBD is... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 27, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Regulate CBD and Calls on Congress Instead for a Fix
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market. The marijuana-derived products have become increasingly popular in lotions, tinctures and foods, while their legal status has been murky in the U.S. There’s not enough evidence about CBD to confirm that it’s safe for use in foods or as a dietary supplement, FDA Deputy Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement. “For example, we have not found a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonel Aleccia / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Where To Spa in 2023: The Best New Wellness Destinations in Cabo, New York, Punta Mita and London
Whether it’s a gravity-defying facial or an herbal soak, there’s nothing more rejuvenating than a spa-centric getaway. Here are some places to find escape, from California and New York to Mexico and London, whether on a press tour or a true holiday. The Well at Chileno Bay Resort Cabo vacations…#mexico #chilenobayresortcabo #newyorkcity #reesewitherspoon #gwynethpaltrow #ninadobrev #emmaroberts #westcoast #reset #franklipman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does SENTIA actually work? The alcohol free drink that promises to get you drunk
Make you merry? Is alcohol free? Comes without a hangover? Does SENTIA, the herbal tonic that claims to mimic the the positive aspects of booze without the negatives actually deliver? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Weight-Loss Strategies That Don ’t Work—And What To Do Instead
Every year, losing weight ranks among the top New Year’s resolutions. And every year, we keep trying many of the same methods—and not surprisingly, keep getting the same disappointing results. The unfortunate truth is that most weight-loss strategies don’t work long term, and some can even make matters worse or cause other harms. But that doesn’t mean trying to shed pounds is futile. Studies show that some approaches are, in fact, effective. Here are five popular methods that often fail—and alternatives that are more likely to lead to long-term success. 1. Counting Calories Tracking calories m...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert J. Davis Tags: Uncategorized freelance health Source Type: news

Supplements and Cancer: How To Speak to Patients About the Risks Supplements and Cancer: How To Speak to Patients About the Risks
Taking dietary supplements alongside cancer therapies can reduce the effects of treatment. Here ' s how patients and physicians can communicate about supplements and their potential risks.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

People With Cancer Should Be Wary of Taking Dietary Supplements
Taking dietary supplements alongside cancer therapies can reduce the effects of treatment. Here's how patients and doctors can talk about supplements and their potential risks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal Remedies & You: 6 Tips to Safeguard Your Health
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 -- Not all prescription drugs and dietary herbal supplements work well together. It ’s important to be aware of possible drug/supplement interactions that could be harmful, according to the U.S. National Center for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug-induced liver injury from herbal liver detoxification tea - Niazi B, Ahmed K, Ahmed M, Ali S, Song K, Elias S.
The increasing consumption of unregulated herbal and dietary supplements has presented clinicians with new challenges in assessing and managing acute liver injury. Patients may present in various ways ranging from asymptomatic transaminitis to acute liver ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The witches selling 'healing spells' for cancer and obesity
Health experts have slammed self-proclaimed witches, healers and pushers of alternative therapies who are fleecing people out of hundreds of pounds with bogus cures for a plethora of maladies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric-associated drug-induced liver injury - Sunagawa SW, Houlihan C, Reynolds B, Kjerengtroen S, Murry DJ, Khoury N.
We report a case of turmeric supplement-induced ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news