Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA for New Indication to Expand Use of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
RARITAN, NJ, October 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication to expand the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). If approved, this new indication for the XARELTO® vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 75-100 mg once daily) would include reducing the risk of major thrombotic vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and amputation in patients after recent lower-extremity revasculariz...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Farewell James Randi, prince of reason. Now who ’ll mock the quacks and anti-vaxxers? | Catherine Bennett
The great magician dedicated his later years to exposing all forms of fake scienceA  mong many tributes to the great James Randi, whodied last week aged 92, one stands out. Hours after the death was announced, cutlery expert Uri Geller reacted with atweet he piously expanded on Facebook. “How sad that Randi died with hatred in his soul. Love to you all.” One thing that the most professional paranormalist may find it hard to conceal, you gather, is indecent glee.Geller ’s public gloat has, however, ensured that many people who might never otherwise have viewed his televised humbling in 1973, at the heigh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Catherine Bennett Tags: Alternative medicine Magic Homeopathy Stage Health & wellbeing Life and style Science UK news Source Type: news

Struggling to lose weight? This herbal extract boasts compound that may aid weight loss
BEST weight loss supplements: Losing weight is an uphill battle for many people but it doesn't have to be. Implementing concrete steps can help and evidence suggests taking a fruit-based supplement can aid your overall approach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea you can drink at home to improve insulin and blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 is a chronic condition whereby a person's insulin supply cannot sufficiently regulate blood sugar levels. Drinking a particular herbal tea has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The plant-based supplement reported to significantly reduce anxiety symptoms
ANXIETY symptoms are often compounded by a sense of helplessness but there are proven ways to address it. Even simple lifestyle tweaks can alleviate anxiety, such as taking a herbal supplement, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: A herbal supplement has been shown to ease swollen joints
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. A particular herbal supplement has been shown to ease the painful joint condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: The herbal supplement shown to ease swollen joints
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. A particular herbal supplement has been shown to ease the painful joint condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The herbal tea that strengthens your immune system and may suppress cancerous cells
HOW TO live longer: The immune system protects your body from a host of harmful substances and body changes that can shorten your life expectancy. Keeping this complex network robust is more important than ever right now. A particular herbal extract has been shown to boost the immune system, which may also help to fend off cancerous cells, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Individuals and Two Companies Sentenced in Scheme to Fraudulently Sell Popular Dietary Supplements
FDA OCI, sentence, fraudulent, sale, dietary supplement, $10.7 million, criminal forfeiture, workout supplements, USPLabs, CEO Jacobo Geissler, University Park TX, 5 years prison, president Jonathan Doyle, Dallas TX, 2 years prison, SK Labs, Jack3d, OxyElite Pro, misbranded, liver injuries, recall (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 16, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

FDA Warns Companies About Illegal Sales of Dietary Supplements
The supplements contain cesium chloride, but no cesium chloride - containing products are FDA - approved (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

FDA Warns Companies About Illegal Sales of Dietary Supplements
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 -- Warning letters have been sent to five companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that contain cesium chloride, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Earlier this year, the agency warned consumers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The fragrant herbal extract shown to alleviate mild to moderate anxiety symptoms
ANXIETY symptoms can make you feel alone and isolated, especially when it seems there is no clear way out. Making even small adjustments to your lifestyle can go a long way, including taking a particular herbal extract. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Warns Companies About Illegal Sales of Dietary Supplements Warning letters have been sent to five companies for illegally selling dietary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experiencing a gout attack? This herbal remedy may alleviate symptoms
GOUT symptoms can be excruciating and regular attacks can diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, applying a particular herb to the affected area has been shown to relieve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Botanicum Medicinale’ uncovers ancient roots of herbal treatments, plants’ importance in modern medicine
Science writer Catherine Whitlock’s book features 100 plants, each with a long history of medical use. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Herd immunity letter signed by fake experts including 'Dr Johnny Bananas'
Open letter calling for new Covid-19 strategy also signed by ‘Prof Cominic Dummings’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn open letter that made headlines calling for a herd immunity approach to Covid-19 lists a number of apparently fake names among its expert signatories, including “Dr Johnny Bananas” and “Professor Cominic Dummings”.TheGreat Barrington declaration, which was said to have been signed by more than 15,000 scientists and medical practitioners around the world, was found by Sky News to contain numerous false names, as well as those of several h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health UK news Science Epidemics Politics Health policy Infectious diseases Society Medical research World news US news Source Type: news

The herbal supplement shown to boost sexual performance and encourage weight loss
BEST supplements for men: Erection problems and carrying too much weight can both plague men as they get older. A natural remedy may help to support your effort to tackle both. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just as we've been warning: Turmeric from Bangladesh sometimes contains lead-laced chemical compounds, study finds
(Natural News) Turmeric is a prized spice and herbal remedy, but getting it from less reputable sources may expose you to high levels of lead, says a recent study from Stanford University. In their report, published in the journal Environmental Research, researchers found that some spice processors in Bangladesh use a toxic pigment to amplify the spice’s bright yellow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for men: The herbal extract proven to boost libido and control diabetes
BEST supplements for men: As men get older, their sex drive and heart health can both come under attack. Fortunately, you can support these areas by taking a particular herbal extract. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best hair loss treatment: The herbal extract shown to stimulate hair follicles
BEST hair loss treatment: The options can seem scarce for treating hair loss. Evidence does point to a number of natural remedies, however. If you are going bald, try this herbal extract. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Expert Panel Endorses Protocol for Covid-19 Herbal Medicine Clinical Trials
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference for the establishment of a data and safety monitoring board for herbal medicine clinical trials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to sleep: Drink this herbal tea before bed to improve sleep quality
HOW TO sleep: If getting a good night's sleep is a fruitless pursuit at the moment, there are proven ways to help. Drinking a particular herbal tea has been shown to improve. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts Man Dies From Eating Too Much Black Licorice
(AP) – A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday. “Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a little bit,” said Dr. Neel Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine. The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing li...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

Ayurvedic products less than 1 per cent of India's FMCG market: Kantar Worldpanel
The low sales contribution is despite more than a dozen leading companies flooding retail shelves with hundreds of natural and herbal variants over the past few years. While 89% of Indian households purchase ayurvedic products now compared to 76% four years ago, the entire segment contributes 0.8% of the total FMCG volume. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: WHO sets rules for testing African herbal remedies
Sound science "will be the sole basis" for safe and effective therapies to be adopted, the WHO says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male Enhancement Pills Were Not “All Natural” Supplements
FDA OCI, male enhancement, ED, Rick Shepard, Overland Park KS, import, sell, misbranded, China, herbal remedies, Epic Products, Euphoric, novelty stores, herbal supplement, Tadalafil, Sildenafil, Viagra, Cialis, capsules, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 18, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fish oil without the fishy smell or taste
(University of Cincinnati) A new study, co-led by University of Cincinnati researchers, describes the development of a refining process that scientists deem a superior method to help produce better dietary omega-3 health and dietary supplements containing fish oil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: The herbal oil proven to promote hair growth and improve dandruff
HAIR loss doesn't usually need treatment, but for those wanting to retain their full locks, a certain oil may prove effective. What do studies have to say? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment: Apply this herbal cream to ‘significantly’ reduce pain
ARTHRITIS and similar conditions that affect the joints afflict more than 10 million people in the UK. Finding ways to alleviate symptoms has widespread implications. To that end, a herbal cream has shown promise at reducing the pain associated with arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's Food and Cosmetics Information Center Answers Your Questions
FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center (FCIC) answers questions about nutrition and the safety and labeling of food, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Since the pandemic began, the FCIC has answered an unusually high volume of inquiries, many relating to food and cosmetic safety and COVID-19. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Maaaring Makasama sa Iyo ang Ilan sa Mga Imported na Suplemento sa Pagkain (Dietary Supplements) at Mga Produktong Gamot na Walang Reseta
Kung bibili ka ng mga imported na produkto na ibinebenta bilang “mga dietary supplement” and mga produktong gamot na walang reseta, mag-ingat. Maraming nagkalat na panloloko ukol sa kalusugan, lalo na sa mga etniko o internasyonal na tindahan, mga bazaar, mga swap meet at sa online. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Beware of Fraudulent Dietary Supplements
Fraudulent products can cause serious harm and even death. FDA continues to act to expand public awareness of tainted, dangerous products sold as dietary supplements. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hidden Risks of Erectile Dysfunction 'Treatments' Sold Online
FDA has found that some products marketed as dietary supplements for enhancing sexual performance contain undisclosed amounts of prescription drugs or similar substances that may be harmful (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA's Food and Cosmetics Information Center Answers Your Questions
FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center (FCIC) answers questions about nutrition and the safety and labeling of food, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Since the pandemic began, the FCIC has answered an unusually high volume of inquiries, many relating to food and cosmetic safety and COVID-19. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Dangerous Abuse of Anxiety Drug Phenibut Is on the Rise
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- A growing number of Americans may be having serious reactions after taking phenibut -- an unapproved anxiety drug sold in some dietary supplements. That's the finding of a new study looking at calls to U.S. poison control... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Drink this herbal tea for six weeks to reduce ‘bad’ LDL levels
HIGH cholesterol is a precursor to heart disease so it is imperative to keep it in check. An herbal tea has been shown to perform this function in six weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: A Herbal Approach to What Ails Us
[Africa In Fact] Traditional medicine is a valid healthcare alternative in African communities if regulated (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stimulant Potentially Dangerous to Health, FDA Warns
FDA's efforts to get dietary supplements containing the stimulant DMAA off the market illustrates the agency's role in regulating dietary supplements and serves as a warning to consumers. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Take this herbal supplement to restore your gut health
STOMACH bloating is a sign that something has gone awry with your digestive system. A herbal supplement has been shown to restore gut health, offering a potent weapon against bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The herbal extract that may offer some protection against cancer
HOW TO live longer: Cancer - a leading cause of death worldwide - is proof that longevity is far from guaranteed. Ongoing research suggests you can reduce your risk of the deadly disease, however. A healthy lifestyle is key and evidence recommends taking a particular herbal extract as part of your healthy approach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats
Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ernesto Londo ño and Adam Ferguson Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Therapy and Rehabilitation Drug Abuse and Traffic Mental Health and Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Veterans Depression (Mental) Antidepressants Veterans Affairs Department Costa Rica Ama Source Type: news

How to live longer: The herbal tea that may play a role in preventing and treating cancer
OW TO live longer: One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure or known way to prevent it but evidence hints at the promise of certain items in helping to keep it at bay. A particular herbal tea has displayed promise while helping to manage other health risks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man indicted in sale of 'homemade', untested cancer drugs
Federal prosecutors say an Alabama man has been indicted on charges he manufactured homemade and untested cancer drugs in his kitchen and marketed them to “alternative-medicine doctors” in the U.S., Mexico and elsewhere (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Could Yoga Calm Your A - Fib? Early Findings Suggest It Might
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - the best herbal tea to get rid of your trapped wind or tummy aches
STOMACH bloating may be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could prevent trapped wind pain and tummy aches by adding certain foods or drinks to your breakfast routine. This is the best herbal tea to stop tummy aches and bloating pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Cannot shift your belly fat? This Chinese herbal tea may help
HOW TO lose visceral fat: Harmful belly fat can be stubborn but there are proven ways to beat it into submission. As part of your overall approach, drinking a Chinese herbal tea may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oleandrin, Covid-19 Treatment Pitched to Trump, Could Be Dangerous
The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it ’s derived from is poisonous. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Murphy Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pillows Poisoning and Poisons Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies your-feed-science your-feed-health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Defiance and low trust in medical doctors related to vaccine scepticism
(University of Turku) A new study shows that individuals who react negatively to rules and recommendations and have lower trust in doctors more often use complementary and alternative medicine, that is, treatments or substances that are not included in the care offered or recommended by doctors. The study included altogether 770 parents of young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news