Analysis of Data on the Prevalence and Pharmacologic Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Data analysis from a large, national survey provides insights into factors associated with plantar fasciitis and its pharmaceutical treatment. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible < em > Salmonella < /em > Health Risk
NutriZone, LLC of Houston, Texas is recalling 4 different dietary supplements because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Herbal and fruit supplement found to be more effective at managing diabetes than metformin drug
(Natural News) Type 2 diabetes can be a tricky illness to manage. In many cases, it is entirely possible to keep it under control with proper diet and regular exercise, and the lack of side effects makes this the most prudent approach for many people. However, others turn to diabetes drugs like Metformin to manage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayurvedic herb Indian kino found to reduce inflammation and balance blood sugar levels in rat study
(Natural News) The findings of a recent study suggest that the herbal extract of the Indian kino tree (Pterocarpus marsupium) could offer a safe and effective way to control inflammation and manage blood sugar levels, reported a NutraIngredients article. The study was conducted by Indian researchers from the Annamalai University, who used lab rats to model the effect of kino extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does rice water do for your hair?
Rice water has been used as a traditional beauty treatment for centuries. It is said to make the hair strong, smooth, and shiny. It may also help it grow longer without split ends. In this article, we look at the scientific evidence behind these claims to find out whether rice water is an effective beauty treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried leech therapy and it was unpleasant
Leech therapy has been around since the dawn of civilization, and it is still practiced today. I gave it a try and here's what it felt like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried leech therapy, and it was unpleasant
Leech therapy has been around since the dawn of civilization, and it is still practiced today. I gave it a try and here's what it felt like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicine and herb-induced liver injury: comparison with drug-induced liver injury - Jing J, Teschke R.
Cases of suspected herb-induced liver injury (HILI) caused by herbal Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) and of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) are commonly published in the scientific literature worldwide. As opposed to the multiplicity of botanical che... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acute toxic hepatitis induced by a herbal medicine : Anchusa Boraginaceae - Cagin YF, Seckin Y, Firat F, Samdanci E.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Herbal treatments are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. Anchusa Boraginaceae (also called Tort plant and beef tongue) is commonly used as a herbal medicine in Elaz ıg region as diuretic and in the treatment of ulcers, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ion Labs'Quality First' Operation Attracts Global Buyers in...
In 2018, Ion Labs has become the choice manufacturer of dietary supplements, pet supplements, skin care products and OTC drugs for global brands across the world.(PRWeb March 26, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15360241.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herbal formulations able to prevent and treat dengue fever: A scientific review
(Natural News) Herbal formulations could be potentially used as alternative options for preventing and treating dengue fever. A study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine looked at past studies on herbal treatments used in managing the disease in India. Dengue is common in more than 100 countries, affecting more than 300 million people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music and the Brain: Report on an NIH/Kennedy Center Workshop
Collaborative workshop– the Sound Health initiative– convened by the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts– focused on the use of music therapy in health settings. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Tai Chi Has Similar or Greater Benefits Than Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia, Study Shows
New research suggests practicing tai chi is a therapeutic option for people with fibromyalgia. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Woman dies after "live bee acupuncture" session
The alternative medicine procedure involves injecting bee sting venom into the body, and doctors warn of serious risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine are richer, smarter
Choosing alternative medicines to treat curable cancers over traditional treatments comes with five times the risk of death, a Yale study found, but more educated patients are more likely to do it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richer, younger, smarter cancer patients choose alternative medicine
Choosing alternative medicines to treat curable cancers over traditional treatments comes with five times the risk of death, a Yale study found, but more educated patients are more likely to do it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles
A woman in Spain died after undergoing a supposedly routine “bee acupuncture” treatment and then suffering an allergic reaction that put her in a coma. The alternative medicine procedure is more or less what its name conjures up: Instead of a needle, an acupuncture practitioner injects bee venom into the body at certain points. In some instances, […]Related:Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDCTeenage twins needed liver transplants. One of them lived long enough to get his.Former FDA commissioners say right-to-try bills could endanger ‘vulnerable patients’ (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mind and Body Approaches for Chronic Pain
Some mind and body approaches may provide modest positive effects to help people manage daily variations in chronic pain; find out more here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Nigeria:Varsity Don Identifies Herbal Treatment for Epilepsy, Mental Illness
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -A Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University (KASU), Ben A. Chindo has identified that a plant scientifically known as Ficus Platyphylla, could be used for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Glucose tolerance can be improved with muscle-damaging exercise
(Natural News) A new study that has been published in an issue of the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine seeks to identify the gravity of muscle damage and blood glucose responses in people engaging in high-intensity exercise. This was done via an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after eccentric training of 21 healthy junior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to use baking soda on hair?
Increasingly, people are using baking soda to clean their hair. However, this is not always safe. Learn about risks and other natural hair remedies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

GreenMedInfo blows the lid on SOYLENT, a cocktail of GMOs, chemical "vitamins" and questionable ingredients
(Natural News) As a general rule, anything promoted by the status quo is probably toxic to your mental or physical health. At the same time, natural health solutions that really work — herbal medicine, Chinese Medicine, superfoods, etc. — are systematically attacked and smeared. That helps explain why the status quo is promoting Soylent, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy cancer paper pulled after authors were arrested
The authors, father-and-son team Ashim and Aradeep Chatterjee of India, said their mix, diluting scabies pus a million times, treats stomach, pancreatic and liver cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal blend that includes horsetail found to reduce urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, without the side effects of prescriptions
(Natural News) If you suffer from urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, you’re probably losing patience with the frequent bathroom visits and night awakenings this condition can cause. Perhaps you’ve tried prescription drugs to no avail, or you’re not willing to take on their risks. Now, evidence shows that an herbal blend containing horsetail could help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Okays Five Herbal Medicines
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday approved five herbal medicines, which will now be formally used in public hospitals for treating various diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Analysis: Dietary supplements increasingly linked to liver injuries
(Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten essential oils to relieve a cough
Which essential oils help to calm a cough and other symptoms of a cold? Are there risks? We look at 10 evidence-based choices and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

NHS-funded homeopathy dwindles with end of London hospital scripts
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) will cease to provide homeopathy treatments on the NHS from next month, it has been revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS homeopathy ending in London
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine will stop NHS homeopathy in April. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PDX Aromatics Recalls Kratom Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk
Kratom-containing powder products recalled. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Valencia Tech wins FDA nod for eCoin neurostim overactive bladder trial
Valencia Technologies said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its eCoin neurostimulation device exploring its ability to treat overactive bladder. The system, which is approximately the size of a nickel, is designed to implanted in a 10 minute procedure and send electrical impulses to the tibial nerve to stimulate the part of the brain that controls bladder response, the New York-based company said. “There is great excitement for a therapy that delivers more than modest improvement in overactive bladder symptoms while avoiding the side-effects of drugs,”...
Source: Mass Device - March 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Valencia Technologies Source Type: news

Cannabis proven an effective alternative form of pain relief for elderly patients, allowing many to quit taking dangerous meds, research finds
(Natural News) President Trump announced last year that the opioid epidemic was a “public health emergency” and called for the medical community to look for alternative therapies to battle the growing crisis. The President cited the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics which places drug overdose as the leading cause of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use baking soda to treat acne?
Baking soda is a popular method that many people use to help treat acne breakouts. But is it safe to use, or can it cause more harm than good? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs May Be Giving People Salmonella, the CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued an icky warning about pet guinea pigs: they may be spreading salmonella. The CDC has identified nine people who became sick due to a strain of salmonella bacteria that can likely be traced back to contact with pet guinea pigs, according to a report from the agency. The cases affect residents of eight different states and were reported between July 2015 and December 2017. One person was hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Salmonella is a serious bacterial infection that results in gastrointestinal distress and can develop into a life-threaten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

How Do New NIH Human Subjects Policies Impact Training and Career Development Awards?
In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd describes NIH initiatives designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

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