Researchers find three herbal plants work better than antibiotics for treating tuberculosis
(Natural News) Researchers analyzed three well-known natural remedies for tuberculosis (TB) to scientifically validate their usefulness in treating the condition. Extracts from the crepe jasmine (Tabernaemontana coronaria), lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), and the crepe ginger (Costus speciosus) were evaluated for their in vitro anti-TB activity at different solvent partitions to identify their most active phytochemical compounds.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A comprehensive analysis of the medicinal benefits of water-only fasting
(Natural News) Although research suggests that water-only fasting offers health benefits, there is limited research on its safety. Thus, researchers in the U.S carried out a comprehensive review on the safety of water-only fasting. For the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers carried out a chart review... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MyNicNaxs, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Various Dietary Supplements Due to Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
MyNicNaxs, LLC, Deltona, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots of dietary supplements distributed nationwide to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The presence of Sildenafil, Sibutramine, Diclofenac and/or Phenolphthalein in the dietary supplements renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. These products were distributed from January 2013, to December 2017, though our website http://www.mynicnaxs.com. The undeclared drug ingredients found in these products may pose serio...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients
I want to alert you to an exciting 1-day research symposium on chronic pain organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen G. Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Preventing pancreatic oxidative damage associated with diabetes by using herbal complexes
This study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine seeks to uncover the mechanisms that make this herbal combination effective against diabetes mellitus (DM). Fluctuations in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Exercise or acupuncture? Which alternative treatment works best for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis?
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The sweet cure: Brazilian propolis can prevent metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes and arteriosclerosis
(Natural News) New research suggested that metabolic disorders, such as Type 2 diabetes and arteriosclerosis, can be prevented with Brazilian propolis. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the protective effects of Brazilian propolis on metabolic disorders in mice. Brazilian propolis is produced by combining secretions from honey bees... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The common purslane is a natural way to prevent diabetes
(Natural News) Prevent diabetes with the common purslane (Portulaca oleracea). In an animal study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the protective effects of the plant’s extract against diabetes were examined. For the study, a team of researchers at Al-Azhar University and Misr International University in Egypt investigated four groups of mice: a control... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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A polysaccharide found in brown algae shows great anticancer potential
(Natural News) Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting men in the U.S. Although deemed survivable, it remains a considerable cause of death. A paper published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discussed the anti-tumor properties of fucoidan, a bioactive polysaccharide derived from algae, and how it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more brown rice for a healthier brain
(Natural News) Consuming brown rice (Oryza sativa) has been found to improve cognitive health and prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The animal study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, used a high-pressure technique to increase the digestibility and absorption of brown rice in order to prevent the development of dementia. Even... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Cancer's worst enemy: Curcumin powerfully influences cell metabolic activity in cancer tumors
(Natural News) Curcumin influences cell metabolic activity vitality in various cancer phenotypes. The nutrient, which is abundant in turmeric, was observed to have remarkable abilities in modulating the regression of carcinoma in the thyroid gland. This new research, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows the potential of curcumin as a safe and natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The risks of herbal viagra: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, urologist,??Dr. Landon Trost, shares a warning about the dangers of taking herbal Viagra. To listen, click the link below. The risks of herbal viagra (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The glossy privet fruit, a popular Chinese herbal medicine, can prevent osteoporosis in menopausal women
(Natural News) Researchers found a natural way to prevent osteoporosis in menopausal women. The glossy privet fruit (Fructus Ligustri Lucidi), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, may prevent osteoporosis in menopausal women, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. After menopause, women are more likely to develop osteoporosis because of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural medicine is NOT the "alternative" for most of human history, it was the ONLY medicine
(Natural News) When something is labeled an “alternative,” that means there’s something else that is considered the conventional choice. It’s interesting, then, that natural medicine is often stuck into the alternative medicine category. After all, it was the only type of medicine available for thousands of years, and it remains quite effective. Sadly, nature’s gifts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yeah, you need this: Bitter ginger can help prevent brain damage caused by alcohol
(Natural News) It’s a fact that too much alcohol is dangerous to a person’s health – it’s even linked to brain damage. That said, researchers from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia have found that bitter ginger (Zingiber zerumbet) could be used to prevent the brain-damaging effects of alcohol consumption. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rosemary essential oil is a natural way to reduce stress
(Natural News) Most modern applications of rosemary have to do with its distinct smell. Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that the herb’s fragrant essential oils can be used for stress relief and as a treatment for mood disorders. Everybody goes through one form of stress or another. It’s the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Study shows that acupuncture can provide relief to those suffering from anxiety-related disorders
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on behavioral changes caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS), proving the far-reaching benefits of this ancient treatment approach. Thanks to the machinations of the media, you probably see emotional disorders like depression and anxiety as mere outcomes of a troubled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Seaweed prevents Parkinson's disease, according to new study
(Natural News) Research has shown that certain seaweeds have the potential to prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the ability of antioxidant-rich seaweeds to protect brain cells from the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA, also known as oxidopamine), a chemical used to simulate Parkinson’s disease. In the study, researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicine is a safe, effective alternative for treating psoriasis
(Natural News) It is estimated that two to three percent of the world’s population has psoriasis. Sufferers of the condition can turn to traditional Chinese medicine for relief, says a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Psoriasis causes inflammation in the skin and the joints, resulting in pain and discomfort for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The crimson bottlebrush plant is one of the most powerful bacteria killers yet discovered
(Natural News) The crimson bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus [Curtis] Skeels) contains high concentrations of phenolic compounds that can inhibit bacterial growth, a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirmed. In the study, a team of researchers from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa looked into the essential constituents of the volatile... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Food for thought: Brown rice reduces cognitive dysfunction linked to Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Researchers in Japan have found that Oryza sativa (commonly known as brown rice) can prevent the development of dementia. In the study, published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers used a high-pressure technique in order to increase the digestibility and absorption of O. sativa. Although O. sativa contains nutrients and protective components... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Nutritional analysis PROVES the effectiveness of herbal medicine in treating diabetes
(Natural News) It stands to reason that since a lot of drug treatments in Western medicine are rooted from plant-based sources, actual plants that are used as medicine should be considered in the same regard. Of course, that isn’t the case with most medicinal plants, as the same community that has approved its synthetic derivatives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about using herbal remedies to treat anxiety disorders
(Natural News) Treating anxiety, much like with other mental health problems, largely involves the use of prescribed drugs. However, it’s a well-known fact that the long-term use of these medications cause adverse side effects. Fortunately, herbal remedies are becoming more readily available. More sufferers are now opting for natural ways to treat their conditions, seeing how this option... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AlternativeMedicine.news shares the latest innovations in natural health, healing and disease prevention
(Natural News) Alternative medicine is growing in popularity around the world, but in the U.S., this increase in popularity is especially noticeable. For nearly two decades, reports have shown there’s an increasing interest in natural remedies for healing, disease treatment and prevention. The botanical industry alone is worth over $7 billion these days. People are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more fennel keeps your heart healthy – especially when consumed regularly
(Natural News) Exercise is one of the most recommended measures to prevent or curb the risks of cardiovascular disease. Research published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine indicates that long-term intake of fennel can have the same effects as exercise and lead to a healthier heart. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains among the top causes of premature death... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook PURGING all health freedom accounts in latest tyrannical effort to crush access to natural health, nutrition and alternative medicine information
(Natural News) The war on health freedom is raging on all fronts, with social media sites like Facebook making it clear that free-thinkers will not be tolerated. Facebook has been targeting conservative voices for a while now, but it seems that the censorship giant has added proponents of natural health and alternative medicine to their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat your chronic pain naturally with acupuncture
(Natural News) Instead of taking drug treatments for chronic pain, try acupuncture. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome were evaluated. In order to conduct the study, a team of researchers at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China recruited 77 participants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This herb, found in many regions in China, can reduce high uric acid levels and prevent gouty arthritis
(Natural News) Wandering cudweed (Gnaphalium pensylvanicum willd.), an annual herbal plant that is widely distributed in many regions of China, can help reduce high uric acid levels and fight gouty arthritis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, which was carried out by a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Ayurveda metallic-mineral 'Bhasma'-associated severe liver injury - Philips CA, Paramaguru R, Augustine P.
Ayurveda Bhasma is a metallic-mineral preparation homogenised with herbal juices or decoctions and modified with heat treatment to apparently detoxify the heavy metals. It is widely recommended for the treatment of many disease conditions by practitioners ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Innovative Private Label Supplements Being Developed at Ion Lab in...
Ion Labs now provides stock private label dietary supplements, pet supplements and skin care products.(PRWeb July 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15606518.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Moringa leaf powder improves the immune system of HIV patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) People with HIV could stand to benefit from adding powdered moringa leaves (Moringa oleifera) to their diet, especially during antiretroviral therapy, as this can improve their nutritional status and boost their immune system, according to research in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In the study, researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium compared the effects of daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another survival plant to know: The colorful hibiscus helps wounds heal faster
(Natural News) If you are out in the wild and get wounded, look for Hibiscus micranthus. New research has established this hibiscus’ ability to hasten the healing of wounds. The findings of the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary Alternative Medicine, suggested that the antibacterial properties and the phytochemicals of the plant are responsible for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black ginseng shown to have anti-diabetic clinical applications
(Natural News) Black ginseng, a ginseng derivative (Panax ginseng C.A.Mey.) that has been repeatedly steamed and dried, is known to have biological and pharmacological activities. In the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a study has established its potential use in functional food and drugs, based on its distinct physicochemical properties and biological activity. Researchers compared the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which herbal medicines demonstrate the best anti-Candida activity?
(Natural News) Scientists highlight extracts from Portulaca oleracea and Lawsonia inermis to have anti-Candida properties. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into seven plant extracts to find which ones were most potent against Candida albicans while remaining safe for human use. Candida albicans is one of the leading causes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can this traditional Thai herbal extract be used to treat Type 2 diabetes?
(Natural News) Researchers have established that Mathurameha (also spelled as Mathura Meha), a traditional herbal blend in Thailand that uses 26 medicinal plants, is an effective and safe way to treat Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined the decoction’s ability to reduce blood sugar. Mathurmeha has been used for in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

July issue of NIH News in Health
Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing. We’re debuting a new feature this month! Take a look at our Clinical Research Corner, which highlights NIH-funded clinical studies looking for volunteers. Preparing for Menopause A Woman’s Midlife Change Menopause is a phase of life that brings gradual changes. Learn ways to manage the mid-life transition. Acne Breakouts Controlling Problem Pimples Doctors don’t know why only some people get acne. But they can help yo...
Source: MCR News - July 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Study Explores the Molecular Basis of Chronic Pain Following Nerve Injury
Researchers identifiy a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that controls pathways leading to chronic neuropathic pain following nerve injury. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

More people are going the natural way, market sales for herbal products in the U.S. continue rising
(Natural News) Things are looking up for the botanical industry in the U.S. as increased acceptance of herbal products, coupled with favorable views, have boosted product sales and maintained its steady growth. Three industry experts gave their observations regarding the matter during the recently concluded Natural Products Expo West show in California. For Mark Blumenthal, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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This simple herbal mixture can be used to prevent blood clots
(Natural News) In Southeast Asia, the leaves of the bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) and the fruit of the Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) are traditionally used for food and medicinal purposes. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has provided scientific evidence on one of these plants’ health benefits – blood clot prevention.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Mosquito Wars: What Works To Keep These Bugs Away?
Dozens of products claim to protect us from mosquitos and other insects, including new wearable ultrasound devices and herbal oils. Which ones work? And is Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume one of them? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

The therapeutic heart benefits of long-term administration of Nigella sativa (black cumin seed)
(Natural News) Fennel or Nigella sativa (NS) has been shown to offer plenty of benefits for the heart. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the angiogenic properties of fennel with that of exercise in an animal model. Exercise’s main benefit to the cardiovascular system has to do with improving blood flow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin shows significant therapeutic potential in attenuating autism brain damage induced by prenatal VPA exposure
(Natural News) Curcumin, a compound derived from turmeric, has been linked with the amelioration of chemical-induced autism. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into curcumin’s effects against autism induced by valproic acid (VPA). Valproic acid is a fatty acid used for the treatment of epilepsy in children. Its use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at the potential of Rhazya stricta Decne in preventing neurodegenerative diseases
(Natural News) Research has shown that Rhazya stricta Decne, a medicinal plant native to the Arabian Peninsula, could potentially be used as a therapeutic agent in neurodegenerative diseases. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated whether plant extracts from R. stricta affects the spread and specialization of NTERA-2 (NT2) pluripotent embryonal carcinoma cells. Extracts were derived from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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New science: The therapeutic effects of long-needle acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that deep needling at acupoints BL30 (Baihuan Shu) and BL36 (Huiyang) using long-needle acupuncture is more effective in treating chronic pelvic pain syndrome than traditional acupuncture. Researchers at The Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China assessed the therapeutic effects of long-needle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at the Si Guan Xue shown to be a powerful pain relief treatment for cancer patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture could be used as an effective treatment for cancer pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine tested which acupoints would provide the most relief for cancer patients from cancer pain. Acupuncture has been proven effective against different kinds of body pain. The researchers recruited 42 patients going through... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder
Think of administrative supplements when you’re thinking of how to fund research projects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yisong Wang, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Diet for diabetes: Consume more moringa!
(Natural News) Moringa oleifera (commonly known as moringa) is widely known for its numerous health benefits. In fact, a lot of studies have associated the consumption of moringa to the treatment of various health conditions, including diabetes. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it has been found that consuming moringa... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news