Doctors: Talking to Your Child ’ s Doctor About Alternative Medicine
Alternative therapies can pose risks, so it ’ s important to discuss them with your pediatrician. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN, M.D., SUNITA VOHRA, M.D. and ROGER ZEMEK, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Emergency Medical Treatment Doctors Hospitals Alternative and Complementary Medicine Massage Source Type: news

South African herb lance-leaved waxberry found to offer antimicrobial and antitumor benefits
(Natural News) The use of medicinal plants as an alternative treatment to various health conditions is a common practice in many cultures. Many plants have natural antimicrobial activity and other medicinal properties that have yet to be fully explored. One South African herb became the focus of a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigating its antimicrobial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spring Research Lectures on Pain and Its Management
Information about three upcoming lectures on pain and pain managementby NCCIH-funded researchers on pain and its management (forming NCCIH’s Spring 2018 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics
Are natural antibiotics safe? Do they work? Read about the best and worst natural antibiotics. We also discuss when to use prescription antibiotics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

NCCIH Resources for Research Training and Career Development
In this blog post, NCCIH Training Officer Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses research training and career development opportunities. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?
Disagreement centers largely upon the herb's ability to activate opioid receptors in the brain, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?
FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 -- What's the truth about the herbal drug kratom? Is it a potentially dangerous opioid that needs to be tightly regulated, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has argued in recent months? Or is it a misunderstood natural... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?
Title: Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 2, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Holi colours carry heavy metal risk; can cause renal failure, blindness
Experts warn that Holi colours may contain heavy metals that could have a number of harmful health effects in the long run; the use of herbal colours is an advisable alternative. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Elective on Ethnopharmacology for the PharmD Curriculum An Elective on Ethnopharmacology for the PharmD Curriculum
The authors created a ethnopharmacology course to educate student pharmacists on herbal and folk medicine, including home remedies and native plants that are used as alternative medicinal sources.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Study Identifies Two Substances Derived From Plants That May Have the Potential To Treat Depression
Researchers look at plant-derived natural products for new antidepressants. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?
Adaptogens are a buzzword in the wellness world, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. But what are adaptogenic herbs, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas. Each one claims to do somet...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Eczema cream WARNING: Do NOT use this herbal treatment - NHS claims ‘more harm than good’
ECZEMA creams can help to reduce symptoms of the skin condition, but the NHS and UK government has warned the public not to use a specific Chinese herbal medicine, over fears it could “do more harm than good”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can apple cider vinegar treat warts?
This article discusses how to use it, its effectiveness, and other possible treatments for warts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival
Use of alternative medicine, without the use of conventional cancer therapy, may be associated with greater risk of death in curable cancer.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine begins new JACM column partnership
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM): Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health announces a new partnership with The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine that will bring the voice of leaders from The Osher Collaborative into the Journal via a new quarterly column. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Cannabiz' retailer plans Crosstown-area shop
Javier Bailey has identified a space near Crosstown Concourse for the industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol oil lounge and herbal wellness retail store he's looking to open. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

'Cannabiz' retailer plans Crosstown-area shop
Javier Bailey has identified a space near Crosstown Concourse for the industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol oil lounge and herbal wellness retail store he's looking to open. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Education Resource Library
Catalog of printable educational materials and videos on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements), and cosmetics. These materials are intended for consumers, educators, dietitians, and health professionals. as well as for industry and regulators. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tainted Chicken Salad Is Likely Behind a Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak
Tainted chicken salad is likely behind a multi-state salmonella outbreak that has sent 28 people to the hospital, according to an announcement from the CDC. Iowa-based Triple T Specialty Meats has recalled more than 20,600 pounds of chicken salad produced between Jan. 2 and Feb. 7, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday. The potentially contaminated products were sold at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota between Jan. 4 and Feb. 9, the CDC says. Exposure to salmonella bacteria can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, which can become fatal if...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension
Find out more about complementary health practices and hypertension (high blood pressure). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA recalls company's dietary supplements that contain kratom
The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a company's dietary supplements that contain kratom, an addictive opioid. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom
The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid
It now attributes 44 U.S. fatalities to the herb, and it launched a major recall of dietary supplements containing it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA says recalls, destroys certain kratom-containing dietary products
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it recalled and destroyed a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements made by a company in Missouri. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Kratom Products
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Kratom -- a plant that grows in Asia -- poses serious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kratom linked to dozens of illnesses from salmonella
The herbal supplement kratom was recently declared an opioid by the FDA, and now there are contamination concerns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella, CDC Says
Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says
Kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief, is likely behind a salmonella outbreak that has affected 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mitragyna speciosa, commonly called kratom, is often billed as a safer alternative to conventional painkillers. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially dangerous chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The bad news about kratom continues wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of salmonella illness linked to kratom, an unregulated herbal supplement that is sometimes used for pain, anxiety and opioid-withdrawal symptoms, the CDC said Tuesday. The agency, which urged consumers to not use kratom in any form because […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America ’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Herbal drug kratom blamed for 20-state salmonella outbreak
Consuming kratom, an herbal supplement marketed as an alternative to opioid drugs, has sickened 28 people with salmonella infections in the US, the CDC announced today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella Illnesses, CDC Says
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from U.S. health officials as an addictive opioid, and now new reports are linking its use with salmonella poisoning. In a news release issued Tuesday, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?
In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICE CALLAHAN Tags: Vitamins Vitamin D Seasons and Months Sunlight Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Protective Clothing and Gear Source Type: news

Tincture basics: Recipe for making home remedies
(Natural News) Tinctures are liquid extracts made from medicinal plants. Because they are made from natural ingredients, tinctures are able to alleviate various symptoms of certain diseases with little to no side effects. Most people buy their tinctures from their local herbal store but what many don’t realize is that they are actually quite easy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there any home remedies for ringworm?
A look at home remedies for ringworm, a condition that results in fungal infection on the skin. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Winter bug? This herbal treat could naturally cure your cough or sore throat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coughs could be naturally cured by using this herbal treat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola:FOMETRA Gathers Mental Patients for Treatment in Benguela
[ANGOP] Benguela -The Forum of Traditional Medicine (FOMETRA) begins Saturday a campaign to gather people with mental disorders in the city of Benguela, to be submitted to medical treatment in an herbal center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boost athletic performance naturally with Pycnogenol
(Natural News) A study discovered that Pycnogenol, a brand of nutritional supplement derived from French maritime pine bark extracts, can boost athletic performance. The study was carried out by a group of researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in Italy who used two types of athletic performances to determine the effects of the herbal extract upon athletic performance. In the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgian College cancels diploma in homeopathy
Georgian College says it is cancelling a controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy, which has been criticized by doctors and scientists as "pseudoscience." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says
Title: Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 8, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Pharmacognosy, a Contemporary Approach Pharmacognosy, a Contemporary Approach
This report details one program's approach.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says
Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top five most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday. Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says
US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned the public about the herbal supplement kratom in a statement on Tuesday, saying "There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use" and likening its chemical compounds to opioids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news