Alternative Medicine Supplement Use Doubles Among Teens, Kids Alternative Medicine Supplement Use Doubles Among Teens, Kids
Overall rates of dietary supplement use by children and adolescents has remained stable during the last decade, but the use of nonvitamin, nonmineral, and herbal supplements specifically has doubled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

A third of teens take supplements and the rate shunning mainstream drugs has DOUBLED in 15 years  
The supplement and alternative medicine market is booming - twice as many children are now customers as were a decade ago, according to the new University of Illinois, Chicago research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Melatonin (Hormone) Vitamin D Vitamin C Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Source Type: news

U.S. Teens Embracing Alternative Meds. Is That a Healthy Trend?
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Alternative medicines -- such as herbal products and so-called nutraceuticals -- have soared in popularity among American youth, a new report shows. Between 2003 and 2014, the use of alternative medicines doubled, driven... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure - this fruity herbal tea could slash your hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure could be treated by adding this herbal tea to your diet. Lower your blood pressure and boost circulation with this hot drink. Are you at risk of hypertension, which affects one in four UK adults? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Meet the new line of herbal tinctures from the Health Ranger Store
(Natural News) Despite our best efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, there are times where it can be an uphill battle – what, with the food that we eat, to the pollution we’re exposed to, and even the water that we drink every day. To give us a much-needed boost, the Health Ranger Store has launched its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use Epsom salt for constipation relief
Epsom salt is a widely available home remedy for many ailments, including constipation. A person can use Epsom salt as a laxative by mixing it with the right amount of water. In this article, learn how to use Epsom salt for constipation safely. We also cover the possible risks and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - these ingredients could REVERSE your high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 could be reversed by making some diet and lifestyle changes. One patient lowered her high blood sugar readings and prevented diabetes symptoms by adding these herbal supplements to her daily diet plan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - these ingredients could lower your risk of high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 could be reversed by making some diet and lifestyle changes. One patient lowered her high blood sugar readings and prevented diabetes symptoms by adding these herbal supplements to her daily diet plan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutraceuticals May Treat Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia Nutraceuticals May Treat Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
New randomized control trials show signs of the potential benefit of herbal and nutraceutical agents as adjunctive treatment for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Herbal support for Type 2 diabetes can provide natural glycemic control
(Natural News) The problem we have with diabetes isn’t going away anytime soon. Based on the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 400 people around the world have the condition, and 1.6 million deaths per year are directly caused by diabetes. The most common is Type 2 diabetes. In the past three... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HerbList
An app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal  products[/em]To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launchedHerbList ™– an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Drink these 10p a day tea bags to help relieve symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can be debilitating as you go about your daily routine. Medication or nasal sprays don ’t always work, so what are some alternative remedies? Health experts say the leaves of a common garden plant could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Drink this 10p a day tea to help relieve symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can be debilitating as you go about your daily routine. Medication or nasal sprays don ’t always work, so what are some alternative remedies? Health experts say the leaves of a common garden plant could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal products. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Add the leaves of this plant to your tea to relieve symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can be debilitating as you go about your daily routine. Medication or nasal sprays don ’t always work, so what are some alternative remedies? Health experts say the leaves of a common garden plant could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedies hokum? Nonsense, says a neuroscientist, they can boost your brain
In a new book, a leading professor of neuroscience and a pharmacognosist explain how plants affect the brain and simple ways you can use them to boost mood, improve sleep and memory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Response to individualized homeopathic treatment for depression in climacteric women with history of domestic violence, marital dissatisfaction or sexual abuse: results from the HOMDEP-MENOP Study - Mac ías-Cortés EDC, Llanes-González L, Aguilar-Faisal L, Asbun-Bojalil J.
BACKGROUND:  Although individualized homeopathic treatment is effective for depression in climacteric women, there is a lack of well-designed studies of its efficacy for depression in battered women or in post-traumatic stress disorder. The aim of this s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Herbal assault: liver toxicity of herbal and dietary supplements - The Lancet Gastroenterology Hepatology.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Does Garcinia cambogia really help obese people lose weight?
(Natural News) Obesity and overweight are serious problems the world over, but a study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine may have revealed an unlikely ally in garcinia cambogia, with results indicating that it can help in weight loss. The study, led by researchers from the University of Cordoba in Spain, looked at the effects of garcinia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not just for coffee: Cinnamon found to have potent anti-cancer effects in latest research
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has established that Cinnamomum cassia, or more commonly known as Chinese cinnamon, has been found to have anti-cancer effects. The study was a collaborative effort from researchers at the National Institute of Forest Science, Andong National University, and Kyonggi University in South Korea. In particular, they took an extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analyzing the anti-carcinogenic potential of the Cinnamomum cassia (Chinese cinnamon)
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that Cinnamomum cassia twigs may provide anti-cancer effects. Researchers from the National Institute of Forest Science, Andong National University, and Kyonggi University in South Korea looked at the anti-proliferative effect and the induction of apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells mechanism of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at plant extracts as a natural treatment for wrinkles and skin aging
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that extracts of herbal plants, such as Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Aegle marmelos, and Musa paradisiaca flower, can be used as an anti-aging agents in skin creams and as anti-proliferation compounds against cancer cells. A team of researchers at Dayananda Sagar College of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever: This herbal remedy could reduce ‘hayfever hell’ symptoms - Dr Hilary explains
HAY FEVER symptoms include runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes, and it ’s caused by a pollen allergy. After the Met Office warned of ‘very high’ pollen counts this week, ITV Lorraine’s Dr Hilary revealed you could relieve signs by adding a stinging nettle tea to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the truth about chiropractors?
Many wonder whether chiropractors are doctors. They are not. Chiropractors complete a lengthy period of study before becoming licensed, but they are considered practitioners of alternative medicine, not doctors. Learn about the research supporting the practice, who may benefit from chiropractic treatments, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Taking probiotics with herbal supplement could help you live longer
A team from McGill University found fruit flies lived an extra 60% longer if they were fed a mix of probiotics and herbal supplements. It's hoped the results could be applied to humans (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics alongside a herbal supplement could help you live longer
A team from McGill University found fruit flies lived an extra 60% longer if they were fed a mix of probiotics and herbal supplements. It's hoped the results could be applied to humans (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non - Drug Migraine Treatments Often Ignored
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which essential oils help with nausea?
There are many essential oils that might be beneficial for a range of symptoms. Lots of people use them to treat nausea. Researchers have studied several oils that may work, including ginger and lemon oil, but results remain inconclusive. Here, learn more about the best essential oils for nausea and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

How to treat Lyme disease naturally, with diet, herbal supplements, vitamin C
(Natural News) The official stance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Lyme disease is that it is a tick-borne illness that it completely treatable by a short round (typically no more than three weeks) of antibiotics. While true in broad strokes, this position is hardly useful for those who do not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Class Offering with MLA and CHIS CE
Looking for Medical Library Association CE, or interested in getting Level I or II Consumer Health Information Specialization CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with an 8 credit hour CE online course on complementary and alternative medicine. Read on for the details: COURSE: Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine This 8 credit hour CE course will introduce basic concepts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and resear...
Source: MCR News - June 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Lipid Technology has changed the game when it comes to delivering antioxidants, nutritional supplementation to the bloodstream
(Natural News) University of Colorado — LookingVibrant is a young company providing premier dietary supplements with maximum health benefits without the use of chemicals or Chinese ingredients. By now, we have all heard about the lawsuit by the New York Governor against supplements sold in major retailers; finding that four out of five supplements didn’t contain any... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating shingles with homeopathy
(Natural News) Despite popular belief, conventional medicine isn’t a magic bullet in disease treatment. Most of the time, there are more natural, affordable cures to remedy a particular ailment or condition. Take shingles, for instance. While there are conventional drug therapies to treat the disease, these can be expensive and may cause adverse side effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to itsNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Add this orange spice to your diet to control blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can go unnoticed, as they don ’t necessarily make you feel unwell. But signs of the condition can include peeing more than usual, feeling thirsty all the time, and blurred vision. Lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising more are the recommended treatments for this type of diabetes, but some health expert s believe herbal medicines can help control blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Alternative Medicines For Alzheimer's Really Work? Does Anything?
Alzheimer's Association shares the hard truth behind alternative therapies for dementia as the National Institute on Aging steps up the fight against the disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Social and Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Screening of drugs and homeopathic products from Atropa Belladonna seed extracts: tropane alkaloids determination and untargeted analysis - Mar ín-Sáez J, Romero-González R, Frenich AG, Egea-González FJ.
Homeopathic products are still a controversial issue in modern medicine, understood as complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). In this particular case, homeopathic products prepared from Atropa Belladonna extracts may present specific problems due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mindfulness Training to Help With Weight Loss
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut
(McGill University) McGill University scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 percent and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Does kratom work for opioid withdrawal?
Kratom, an herbal extract that comes from the leaves of an evergreen tree grown in Southeast Asia, can be chewed, and dry kratom can be swallowed or brewed. Kratom extract also can be used to make a liquid product. Kratom is promoted as an aid in overcoming withdrawal from opioid medications. It's also sold as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of egg yolk for hair?
People have used egg yolks to improve the look, feel, and growth of their hair for hundreds of years. In this article, we examine what evidence there is to back this practice, and how people can use egg yolks to create a hair mask. We also take a look at whether egg whites could offer similar benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

June 4th Lecture to Explore Pain Treatment in Military and Veteran Populations
On Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.will discuss “Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain.” Part of  NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, her talk will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be streamed live and archived for later viewing at  videocast.nih.gov.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

Elderberries are a great natural remedy for the flu
(Natural News) While getting the flu today doesn’t seem that threatening, especially if you can just head to the store for some medicine, if SHTF it can be more difficult to get drugs or immediate medical treatment. However, preppers won’t have that problem because there are various herbal plants that have medicinal properties, such as the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news