Many supplements contain unapproved, dangerous ingredients
U.S. health officials issued more than 700 warnings in the last decade about dietary supplements ​ containing ingredients they shouldn't have (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to make a heating pad at home
Heating pads can relieve muscle aches and cramps, and help injuries heal. In this article, learn three ways to make a homemade heating pad. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in & #62;700 Dietary Supplements
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals, even after warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in JAMA Network Open. Jenna Tucker, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cannabis health products are everywhere – but do they live up to the hype?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is now available in the UK in everything from skin creams to beers. But don ’t set your hopes too highThis has been the year medical cannabis hit the mainstream. The government hasannounced that it is relaxing laws on when cannabis medicines can be prescribed by doctors, following high-profile cases such as that ofBilly Caldwell, the 13-year-old boy hospitalised by his epileptic seizures after he was denied legal access to the cannabis oil that helps control them. Meanwhile a new generation of cannabis medicines has shown great promise (both anecdotally and in early clinical trials) in treating a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Health & wellbeing Alternative medicine Medical research Science Cannabis Source Type: news

SCIENTISTS: A compound found in this Chinese herbal medicine can be used to treat skin cancer
(Natural News) According to a study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, compound Muniziqi granule (MNZQ), a treatment used in China for many hormone-related issues, contains a compound that can cause the death of skin cancer cells. The study looked at the effects of MNZQ, a multi-component herbal preparation composed of ingredients from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is In Your Dietary Supplements? Study Reveals Unapproved Ingredients
Weight loss supplements with the ingredient that's normally in Viagra? A sexual enhancement supplement with a weight loss medication that was pulled from the U.S. market? How " natural " are dietary supplements? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Good for pets, too: Herbal treatment made from ferns can treat kidney stones in pets
(Natural News) It’s not just people who benefit from herbal medicine: Pets could use it as well, to great effect, according to a study published in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In his paper, Sri Murwani of Brawijaya University in Indonesia suggests using the water clover (Marsilea crenata) — a type of fern native to Southeast Asia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ajwa dates preserve liver function in cancer patients
(Natural News) Most people have recently found an increased interest in alternative medicines for cancer treatment, thanks to rising mortality rates and adverse side effects following chemotherapy and radiotherapy. An alternative believed to possess anti-cancer properties are ajwa dates (Phoenix dactylifera L.). In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, ajwa date extracts were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A traditional herbal medicine may help alleviate arthritis symptoms
(Natural News) A plant from the barberry family which is commonly used in traditional herbal medicine may help alleviate some symptoms of arthritis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study was carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Sargodha in Pakistan who looked at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Unapproved Ingredients in Many Supplements
Many dietary supplements, especially those promising enhanced sexual pleasure or weight loss, contain unapproved and potentially dangerous ingredients, the FDA says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some dietary supplements contain potentially harmful drugs
(Reuters Health) - Potentially harmful pharmaceuticals not listed on product labels were found in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements, researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eat more chocolate and drink more green tea: Polyphenols found to help prevent obesity
(Natural News) Polyphenols are a group of micronutrients that naturally occur in plants. Cocoa, coffee, green tea, and garcinia are some foods that are rich in polyphenols. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, these plant foods were revealed to help fight obesity. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive buildup... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undeclared Drugs Common in OTC Supplements, FDA Data Show Undeclared Drugs Common in OTC Supplements, FDA Data Show
A new study highlights the frequency with which unauthorized ingredients are found in over-the-counter dietary supplements and sheds light on the FDA's response to these findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nearly 800 dietary supplements contained unapproved drug ingredients, study finds
Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements, the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open showed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks
Two studies involving sarcoma patients show that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular, and most patients seem to be unconcerned about risks, such as interactions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, new research reveals. In nearly all... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unapproved ingredients in over-the-counter supplements
(JAMA Network) Potentially harmful and undeclared pharmaceuticals were identified in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements in an analysis of US Food and Drug Administration warnings from 2007 through 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Largely ignored, the Himalayan snowberry contains a vast number of healthful nutrients
(Natural News) Research shows that a fruit native to the higher and colder regions of the Himalayas has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, indicates that the Himalayan snowberry (Gaultheria trichophylla) could be used as functional food and alternative medicine, thanks to its nutritional values and bioactive properties. “The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cassia seed prevents acute lung injury, according to study
(Natural News) Chinese researchers have found that cassia seeds, a popular medicinal food item, can be used to protect against acute lung injury (ALI). The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, arrived at the conclusion following multiple assays, including one that used ALI rat models induced with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Cassia seeds (or Semen Cassiae) are the ripe... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedy for colon cancer found in this "warm" TCM herb
(Natural News) The pharmacology of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on re-establishing balance to the body through various herbs and plants. “Warm” plants such as the Lycopus lucidus (known in TCM as ze lan) are typically prescribed to treat “cold” conditions such as cancer. A study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine determined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The common St. Paul's wort is a powerful natural cure for gout
(Natural News) A recent study validates the use of the common St. Paul’s wort (Siegesbeckia orientalis) in traditional medicine as a treatment for gout and arthritis. The findings, which appear in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated the phytochemical components of the plant – especially flavonoids and other phenolic compounds which demonstrate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Therapies Popular With Sarcoma Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Drug-drug interactions still poorly understood (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Traditional Chinese Medicine herb, HuaJiao, found to be a powerful antioxidant
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes numerous herbal remedies such as Hua Jiao. Made from the seeds of several species of prickly-ash (Zanthoxylum), Hua Jiao was evaluated by a Chinese study that wished to determine its potential as a source of natural antioxidants. There are more than 200 species of prickly-ash in the world. Of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Herbal Medicine and Diabetes Mellitus (V)
[Guardian] Management of diabetes mellitus (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More homeopathic products made in N. Carolina recalled
Contamination at a North Carolina-based homeopathic manufacturer has led to further recalls (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Danshen, a traditional Chinese medicine, can be the key to treating oral cancer
(Natural News) You may not hear about oral cancer as much as, say, breast, lung, liver, or prostate cancer, but it isn’t any less deadly. Even today, it’s still considered a dangerous type of cancer – one that is hard to treat. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discusses how red... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A small annual herb found in India shows promise in gout treatment
(Natural News) Did you know that gout was so painful, Europeans used to depict it as a demon? Its real nature is, of course, less sinister but is in no way less worrisome. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the five-leaved carpetweed (Mollugo pentaphylla) and how its extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fermented cheese whey can reduce symptoms of atherosclerosis
(Natural News) Whey might be a byproduct of the cheese-making process, but it’s still an excellent source of essential nutrients. Those from traditional fermented cheese, in particular, can even prevent atherosclerosis, according to researchers from Xinjiang Medical University in China. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at whether whey from traditional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury
NIH-funded research raises possibility of designer treatments for common form of pain.New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system ’s reaction to injury and inflammation, making it a target for developing precise treatments for relieving pain caused by cuts, burns, and other skin injuries. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

PIEZO2 Ion Channel Presents New Target for Pain Research
New NCCIH-supported research suggests the PIEZO2 mechanoreceptor is essential for light touch detection after injury in mice and humans, and that PIEZO2 antagonists may provide a new avenue for relieving a variety of chronic pain conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis can be treated naturally with licorice
(Natural News) Ulcerative colitis (UC) has severe consequences, particularly in children. According to a study published in Chinese Herbal Medicines, the nutrients in licorice, known as an ingredient in many sweet treats, can provide relief from UC. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the bowels. It causes long-lasting ulcers along the surface of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sprayology Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Aqueous-Based Medicines Due to Microbial Contamination
Eight and Company LLC, d/b/a Sprayology is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry from 10/18-7/22 of its aqueous-based homeopathic product line for human use. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

NIH research projects to track activities of gut-derived metabolites
This press release describes NCCIH research awards to scientists studying possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health
Vitamin A is necessary in supporting your health, but can it jeopardize the strength of your bones, and if so, when? A new study answers these questions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, insect tea, found to be a potential treatment for cancer
(Natural News) Liver cancer is a deadly disease, but what makes it even more fearsome is how difficult it can be to treat effectively. According to the authors of a study published in CyTA – Journal of Food, early detection is the only key to curing liver cancer, even with conventional treatment methods. The authors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce the effects of a high-fat diet with agrimony
(Natural News) Research has shown that the agrimony (Agrimonia pilosa), a flowering plant endemic to East Asia, can be used to treat obesity-related insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome brought about a high-fat diet. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration, together with researchers from Seoul Women’s University, looked at whether agrimony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroonian ethnomedicine accelerates bone healing and is a great natural alternative for treating fractures
(Natural News) Bone fractures often heal by themselves, but they must be set properly and constantly tended to. That said, hastening the healing process would bring about plenty of benefits, ranging from minimized discomfort to reduced risk of further injury. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discussed how the aqueous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of elderberry
Elderberry fruit is a traditional natural remedy for colds and flus. Some research backs up these claims, though more research is needed. In this article, we look at the possible health benefits and risks of medicinal elderberries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

NIH research projects to track activities of gut-derived metabolites
This press release describes NCCIH research awards to scientists studying possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Hypertensive people can prevent dementia with traditional Chinese medicine
(Natural News) In many cases, the cause of hypertension is unknown. Its effects, however, are adequately documented. Among its many complications is an increased risk of dementia. But according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the treatment of hypertension through traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can curb this risk significantly.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korean herbal formulation found to be effective in promoting bone growth in children – Study
(Natural News) A lot of people want to be tall, thanks to height being one of the standards of beauty these days. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that Yukmijihwangtang (YJT), a formulation used in traditional Korean medicine, can enhance bone growth in animal models, suggesting potentially similar benefits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top 5 natural antihistamines for allergies
Certain plant extracts and natural products may have antihistamine properties, meaning they can reduce allergy symptoms. Learn about five natural antihistamines, and what the evidence says here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Cleanse your liver with these natural herbs
(Natural News) Anyone can develop liver disease, even if you don’t frequently drink alcohol. To maintain your overall health, you can take herbal supplements that can help cleanse your liver. What exactly does the liver do? The liver has various functions. It produces various chemicals that the body needs to function normally and it breaks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find a natural remedy for hair loss - and you'll never guess what it is
(Natural News) Looking for an herbal remedy for hair loss? Try the herb called Siberian geranium, scientifically known as Geranium sibiricum. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirmed the hair growth-promoting effect of the extract of Siberian geranium. For the study, researchers at Chung-Ang University in Korea and the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actress Alicia Silverstone expands collaboration to launch herbal supplements
For years, Alicia Silverstone didn ’t believe in vitamins. As a vegan for two decades, the actress and activist has typically adhered to a clean and organic diet replete with nutrient-rich greens, whole grains, lentils, nuts and fruit.“My midwife suggested I take a prenatal supplement, but I thought... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Chronic pain can be reduced with multiple electroacupuncture sessions
(Natural News) Chronic neuropathic pain can be significantly reduced with repeated electroacupuncture (EA). This was the conclusion of a recent study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers behind the study say that their data suggest a potential use of this modern take on a natural medicine. Recent evidence has found that glial cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative medicine might help ease psoriasis symptoms
(Reuters Health) - Complementary and alternative medicine approaches might help relieve psoriasis symptoms, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ask Well: Does Coenzyme Q10 Reduce Statin-Related Muscle Aches?
Studies have provided mixed results. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Muscles Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Source Type: news

Drink a tea infused with Korean cactus to naturally remedy your constipation
(Natural News) Treat your constipation naturally with the eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa), a cactus common in Korea. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers in Korea wanted to determine if the cactus extract can alleviate loperamide-induced constipation in mice. In Korea, some people drink the juice of eastern prickly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news