Chondroitin Eases the Pain of Knee Arthritis
Patients taking chondroitin did as well as those on a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Arthritis Pain-Relieving Drugs Knees Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Al-Er-G Capsules by MusclMasster: Recall - Contains Banned Substance Ephedra
MusclMasster, LLC recalls Al-Er-G Capsules because the product contained Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sends Additional Refund Checks Totaling Almost $2 Million to People Who Bought Green Coffee Weight-Loss Supplements
Federal Trade Commission mails 38,553 refund checks totaling $1.9 million to people who bought Pure Health or Genesis Today green coffee bean extract supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Component of Marijuana Reduces Seizures in Some Children With Epilepsy
Recent industry-funded study results suggest cannabidiol (a component of marijuana) reduces convulsive seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome when compared with placebo. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Tips from NCCIH ’s Office of Scientific Review for Responding to the New Clinical Trial Funding Announcements
By now you ’ve probably heard that NCCIH has anew series of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for investigator-initiated clinical trials. These FOAs will allow you to provide more relevant information regarding your planned trial through the use of special attachments. The review panels will use the information in the attachments to assess important aspects of your study such as rigor, feasibility, and the potential impact of your proposed  trial. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martina Schmidt, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five benefits of hot stone massage therapy
In this article, learn about a hot stone massage and what the benefits may be. What are the potential risks and how can you get the most from a massage? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Caverflo.com Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk
Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark
Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research neededSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Nutrition, Dietary Supplements (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collaborating to Support Research on a Promising Smoking Cessation Treatment
Illnesses and deaths linked to tobacco smoking area huge public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Although treatments such as counseling and medication are available to help peoplestop smoking, research indicates that these treatments are not always available or successful for every patient, and that an individualized approach is desirable. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: By David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Feature: How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business
Deciphering the rise of a lifestyle guru who sells self-absorption as the ultimate luxury product. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MOLLY YOUNG Tags: Sustainable Living Bacon, Amanda Chantal Los Angeles (Calif) Health Foods Celebrities Alternative and Complementary Medicine Paltrow, Gwyneth Source Type: news

MusclMasster LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Al-Er-G Capsules Because it Contains the Banned Substance Ephedra
MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sudan: Alexandrina Senna
[SudaNow] Alexandrina senna is now one of the most important herbal exports of Sudan, thanks to its fame as an antidote against constipation and other disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Cancer Alternative Therapies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

StellaLife Launches First Products
StellaLife ®, an innovator in biotechnology products, announced the launch of a new line of products for oral pain management, accelerated healing, and long-term oral healthcare. The patent-pending VEGA® Oral Care system is formulated to improve dental postsurgical recovery and optimize oral systemic he alth. It is the first line of products launched by StellaLife. The VEGA Oral Care system consists of three natural products: a gel, a rinse, and a recovery kit that contains a spray in addition to the gel and rinse. The VEGA products accelerate healing and reduce pain, swelling, and bruising. They also contain ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural remedies for hot flashes
In this article, we look at a variety of tips and alternative therapies that can help alleviate hot flashes, a symptom of perimenopause and menopause. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - May 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Crescendo of Interest and Research in Music and Health
In this blog post, NCCIH Director of External Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 18, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Regulator could strip alternative medicine charities of their status
British Homeopathic Association believes complementary and alternative medicine charities are being unfairly targeted by Charity Commission reviewCharities that promote unproven treatments for sick patients could be stripped of their charitable status under proposals being considered by the UK government ’s regulator.The Charity Commission is reviewing how it decides which organisations qualify as charities – a status that brings authority as well as tax breaks – after it received complaints that some organisations make unfounded claims about complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Alternative medicine Charities Science Health & wellbeing Society Life and style Science and scepticism Homeopathy Source Type: news

Well : Of Mice and Mindfulness
Putting mice into something like a meditative state may shed light on the human brain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Mice Brain Alternative and Complementary Medicine Research Source Type: news

23 Medicinal plants you need to know about when SHTF
(Natural News) Native Americans used a variety of herbal medicines for treating a plethora of illnesses. An article published in AskaPrepper.com listed 23 of the most commonly-used plants in the arsenal of Native American medicine. Blackberry – These antioxidant-rich berries were commonly used by the Cherokee people to treat an upset stomach. Blackberry tea is used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer Receives 27 Awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for Editorial and Design Excellence
Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that its Lippincott  journal portfolio has won 27 awards across 20 categories in the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) annual awards competition. ASHPE recognizes member articles and publications for editorial, design, print and online award categories. “We are very excited for and proud of our editorial and publishing teams for their accomplishments this year,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, ...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Cured Their Childrens ’ Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Can Cure Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Predisposed And Unaware: How Race Called The Shots On My Health
I’m a black woman with uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths, also called intramural fibroids, line the muscular wall of my uterus. Technically benign, they threaten to grow into larger, painful masses that could ultimately rob me of the ability to bear children. Fibroids are common in all women, but research suggests that African American women are significantly more likely to develop uterine fibroids. In fact, in addition to a family history of fibroids, being African American is at the top of the list of causes for the condition. And black women aren’t only at a higher risk for developing fibroids. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal medicine achieves stunning 100% cure rate for malaria after all pharmaceutical drugs left patients to DIE
(Natural News) It’s always rather amusing when scientists are stunned by plant medicines that work better than Big Pharma’s concoctions — but it is exceptionally satisfying when the failing medication is actually a derivative of a plant, because it shows that man really cannot improve upon what’s found in nature. Recently, scientists were left flabbergasted after... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies in legal hot water in U.S. but face scant Canadian pushback
The nature of the U.S. legal system makes companies producing homeopathic remedies an easy target, say one Canadian corporate lawyer. Consumers in the U.S. frequently win cases based on "false claim" arguments. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors?
Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors?
Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Cancer Alternative Therapies, Insomnia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering?  The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.”  Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should complementary and alternative medicine charities lose their charitable status? | Michael Marshall
Reliable evidence matters - and the Charity Commission ’s consultation is a chance to make that clear to complementary and alternative therapy charitiesRight now, the Charity Commission is in the middle of a public consultation, asking whether or not organisations that offer complementary and alternative therapies should continue to have charitable status. This review presents an unprecedented opportunity for the public to turn the tide, and to make it clear to the Charity Commission that it is not enough to make a medical claim, but that such claims have to be backed up by reliable evidence.There are currentlymore t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Michael Marshall Tags: Alternative medicine Charities Science Science and scepticism Health & wellbeing Society Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven yoga poses for diabetes
Yoga has a number of health benefits, including improved strength, balance, and heart health. How can yoga help people with diabetes manage their symptoms? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Herbal tea recalled after two get sick
A Los Angeles company is pulling the herbal tea which was sold to acupuncturists and individuals in 7 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An overview of forensic herbal products - Acikkol M.
The use of herbal products has significantly increased during the last few decades, and they are routinely used on a daily basis throughout the world. Most herbs are sold in a large number of forms, such as, raw, tablets, capsules, or tinctures, and are ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Forensic and analytical consideration to herbal intoxication cases - T ürkmen Z.
As a self-medication method, there is an increasing interest in herbal products in the recent years. Some herbal extracts were consumed uncontrollably either directly or as a drug form. Numerous researches on some specific plant extracts have been conducte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Clinical perspective of herbal poisoning in emergency room - Bavuno ğlu I.
In recent years, there is an increase in herbal product consumption, since herbal products are presented as harmless under the mask of the term "natural". It is obviously seen in the clinical evaluation of the intoxication cases that the most plant exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Unproven homeopathic remedies for kids still promising relief despite new label rules
Two years after Marketplace exposed how Health Canada was approving children's homeopathic remedies that promise relief from cough, cold and other ailments without any evidence to back up the claims, the government’s promised crackdown is hard to spot on drugstore shelves. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

NCCIH Reissues Funding Initiatives for Phased Awards of Mechanistic Studies To Optimize Mind and Body Interventions
In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Jury Out on Herbal Remedies for GI Issues in Kids Jury Out on Herbal Remedies for GI Issues in Kids
Many parents of children with debilitating gastrointestinal disorders may be frustrated by the lack of good treatment options and tempted to try herbal remedies at home, but a new study suggests they should proceed with caution.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Grandparents Practicing Outdated Health Remedies Can Pose Safety Threat On Grandchildren
Research reveals many grandparents raising their grandchildren practice outdated health and parenting myths that could pose serious risks to young children (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 7, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety
Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Study shows association between gut microbes and brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome
FINDINGSA new study by researchers at UCLA has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome about the relationship between the microorganisms that live in the gut and the brain.For people with IBS research shows for the first time that there is an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. The results suggest that signals generated by the brain can influence the composition of microbes residing in the intestine and that the chemicals in the gut can shape the human brain ’s structure.Additionally, the researche...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can herbal remedies help kids with gastrointestinal issues?
(Reuters Health) - Many parents of children with debilitating gastrointestinal disorders may be frustrated by the lack of good treatment options and tempted to try herbal remedies at home, but a new study suggests they should proceed with caution. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dealing With Opiate Withdrawal (FTC Blog, Scam Alerts)
FTC says not to trust dietary supplements promoted for opiate withdrawal. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Medical cannabis laws a rude awakening for entrepreneurs
Stan Cherelstein figured he ’d be a shoo-in to help marijuana companies package and market their product when 71 percent of Florida voters elected to expand the state’s medical cannabis program. Over the past 25 years, Cherelstein has grown his dietary supplements business in Boca Raton from just a handful of employees to more than 50, and he was eager to redirect his staff’s focus toward a new venture. “Looking at it as a small-business owner with a talented team, we have the ability to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Debora Lima Source Type: news

Finding Funding for the Building Blocks of Natural Product Clinical Trials
Find out more about a new series of funding opportunity announcements for investigator-initiated clinical trials, and register for this May 9 webinar: New NCCIH Funding Opportunities for Natural Products Clinical Trials. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

U.S. Deer Antler EX. & IM., INC. Announces The Recall Of Herbal Tea Varieties In Pouches Due To Risk For Clostridium Botulinum
U.S. Deer Antler Ex.& Imp., of Los Angeles, CA is recalling a variety of Herbal Teas prepared on premises between 4/1/17 and 4/30/17 in cooperation with an inspection made by the California Department of Public Health. The aforementioned Herbal Teas, especially those with low-acidity held at room temperature, were not produced according to approved guideline, making them susceptible to contamination by Clostridium botulinum. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Monkey Business Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Monkey Business, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

4 Things To Know About Dietary Supplements for Eye Conditions
Four important things to know about dietary supplements and eye diseases. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Fake Mesothelioma Treatments
Stories abound of a “cancer-curing” tea from the forests of Canada. Herbal blends claim to “attack cancer at the DNA level.” For many years, mesothelioma patients have turned to alternative medicines like these as treatment options for the rare asbestos-related cancer. Sometimes these options are a last resort, after traditional treatments fail. They may be used in conjunction with standard treatment (complementary medicine) or on their own as the main approach. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to companies that manufacture or market products claimin...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Alternative medicine Asparagus Extract BioStar Technology International Budwig Protocol cancer supplements cannabis oil cancer CellAssure Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chelated Boron Circulatory Detox & Support Syrup compl Source Type: news