Naturopath who treated child with rabid dog saliva solution gives up licence
Anke Zimmermann, the Victoria naturopath who first drew public attention for treating a child with a homeopathic solution made from rabid dog saliva, has surrendered her licence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Controversial naturopath gives up licence, says work 'not going to change'
Anke Zimmermann, the Victoria naturopath who drew public attention for treating a child with a homeopathic solution made from rabid dog saliva, has surrendered her licence as a naturopath but will continue to practise as a homeopath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

More adults and children are using yoga and meditation
[em]Nationwide survey reveals significant increases in use of mind and body approaches[/em]Information in this press release on yoga, meditation, and chiropractic relates to new data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

National Survey Reveals Increased Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Chiropractic Care Among U.S. Adults
New National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data show rising use of yoga, meditation, chiropractic by U.S. adults. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

National Survey Reveals Increased Use of Yoga and Meditation Among U.S. Children
New NHIS data show higher use rates of meditation, yoga by U.S. children. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Yoga and meditation on the rise among US adults and kids
More Americans are turning to forms of complementary medicine such as yoga, meditation and chiropractors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Can herbal and food supplements lower your blood sugar?
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled with medication and making dietary changes, but could herbal and food supplements be an easier way to lower your blood sugar? This is what the experts say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashwagandha extract helps cancer patients stay strong
(Natural News) Cancer brings with it a host of deleterious health conditions such as cachexia, where the body of the patient grows weak. Indian researchers believe ashwagandha root can mitigate this physical degeneration. They tested an extract of the herbal remedy for its anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities, which help prevent the progressive condition. One out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients
(Natural News) Cancer causes many adverse complications, including constant pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the viability of using acupuncture to soothe this pain and cause relief to cancer patients. Although cancers are named after the body part where the tumor – or tumors, in some cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood cancers can be treated safely and naturally with cinnamon
(Natural News) Cinnamon does more than add a pleasant and appetizing aroma to your favorite dishes – it can also help treat certain cancers. A study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine found that cinnamon has the ability to modify the growth of and kill blood cancer cells. Myeloma is a type of blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Work? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are egg white face masks good for your skin?
Many people use egg white face masks as a way to boost the health of both oily and dry skin. However, there is little to no evidence to support the suggested benefits of these masks. We take a closer look at these alleged benefits and explain how to make an egg white face mask. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Kratom Use in Pregnancy Spurs Withdrawal Symptoms in Newborns
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- Although the herbal supplement kratom is still legal and widely available, its opioid-like effects have caused significant withdrawal symptoms in at least two newborns in the United States and that should raise concerns,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Learn and Earn! LactMed and LiverTox
Join us Wednesday – November 28, 2018 from 1-2pm MST for NNLM Resource Picks. You will learn about the drug toxicity resources LactMed and LiverTox and earn 1 MLA CE. This live session will include an overview and search demonstrations for each database. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. It includes information on the levels of those substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in a nursing infant. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and non...
Source: MCR News - November 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

A Chinese herbal complex can prevent renal injury in patients with Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Diabetes is a fearsome health condition. When left uncontrolled, it can easily damage various parts of your body, including your kidneys. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the combination of two herbal formulations used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help protect your kidneys from damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life of fresh fish fillets
(Natural News) Researchers from Firat University in Turkey have uncovered yet another use for black cumin (Nigella sativa), a plant widely used in both medicine and food. In their study, published in the journal Food Science and Technology, the team found that black cumin oil can be used as a natural preservative for extending the shelf life of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can hydrogen peroxide help treat cancer?
Many people use hydrogen peroxide to treat minor injuries, whiten their teeth, or dye their hair. Some claim that it can help cure cancer, but what does the research say? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is olive oil good for your hair?
Many people use olive oil in traditional home remedies, including in mixtures to protect and strengthen hair. There is little research to support these benefits, although using olive oil on the hair is unlikely to cause harm. Learn more about the research, and how people might use olive oil on their hair here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

A west tropical African plant analyzed to have strong antioxidant properties
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that the parasol tree (Polyscias fulva) possesses strong antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. This makes the tree a potential agent in treating various diseases. Diseases, for the most part, are a constant problem in any part of the world. As it happens, many of the diseases that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to remedy thyroid problems naturally
(Natural News) Is your thyroid gland producing too little – or too much – of thyroxin? If you are having problems with your thyroid, an article in Homeopathic offered some tips to restore the proper balance of important hormones in your body. The thyroid is linked with good stamina, healthy growth, the production of protein,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Adding Chinese remedies to conventional medicine improve the cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) While Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured, its degenerative effects can be slowed down or even halted through treatment with specialized medicines. However, the benefits imparted by these drugs do not last. A Chinese study experimented with using traditional herbal remedies as a complementary treatment alongside conventional drugs to make them last longer. Alzheimer’s disease is an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists examine the essential oil of agarwood as a natural remedy for colorectal cancer
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna), a tree highly prized for its applications in perfumes and incense, could be used to naturally treat colorectal cancer. In a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia investigated the potential safety of essential oil extract from agarwood and looked at its anti-tumor activity using animal studies. To note,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent cognitive decline with ashwagandha
(Natural News) In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used to enhance memory and improve cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment. Cognitive decline has frequently been linked to the aging process. A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements has found that ashwagandha is a safe and effective herbal treatment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Bad News About Dietary Supplements More Bad News About Dietary Supplements
More than three quarters of US adults take OTC dietary supplements. While most are harmless, others contain unapproved ingredients with a high potential for harm.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Treat your hypertension naturally with mahogany seed extract
(Natural News) In Malaysia, mahogany seeds are used as a folk medicine for the treatment of hypertension. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food provides scientific evidence on the use of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) seed as a herbal medicine to treat hypertension. Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, occurs when a person’s pressure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College education aids in proper use of dietary supplements among young adults
(Binghamton University) Young adults who are educated about dietary supplements in college are more likely to use them appropriately, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a dog ownership and training program improve symptoms of PTSD among veterans?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The results of a new integrative health study that measures the effects of owning and training a therapy dog on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans are published in JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Ethiopian ethnomedicine found to regulate blood sugar levels in diabetics
(Natural News) Scientists have established that the bracted bugleweed (Ajuga remota) is able to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, supporting its traditional use as a treatment for diabetes. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, analyzed the phytochemical composition of the herb and examined its anti-diabetes ability in vivo. The bracted bugleweed is a plant common in East... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find this traditional Mexican remedy to be effective against hepatitis
(Natural News) Researchers have found that the golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), a plant used in folk medicine around the world, can protect the liver against injury, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined the hepatoprotective property of the golden tickseed using an acute liver injury mouse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A plant found in tropical Africa is being studied for its strong antioxidant properties
(Natural News) Beyond turmeric, chia seeds, and goji berries are medicinal plants that have been used since the beginning of human history, which we have yet to explore fully. In a recent study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria identified Feretia apodanthera, a plant native to the African continent, to have potent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The fusion of Chinese herbal injections with Western medicine offers the best treatment option for heart failure
(Natural News) Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remain to be the world’s leading cause of death – at least a third of all deaths in a year are from CVDs. In a study, researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine suggest looking at herbal therapies used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), given its potential in treating severe conditions such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Himalayan medicinal tree may be the key to novel anti-cancer and anti-diabetic treatments
(Natural News) Research has shown that the moru oak (Quercus dilatata), a tree found in the Himalayas, could be used to treat chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes, as well as prevent the spread of infectious diseases like leishmaniasis. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, determined the therapeutic effects of the tree, which has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Herbal Blend, Puff, Blazing - Pretoria Learners Discharged After Smoking Unknown 'Drug'
[News24Wire] All three learners from Ho ër Tegniese Skool Tuine in Pretoria West who were hospitalised after smoking an unknown substance on Monday have been discharged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study looks at the exact mechanisms of acupuncture in reducing cognitive impairment among Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture is one of the most commonly recommended alternative therapies for patients who are suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease. However, the exact means by which this traditional Chinese medicine improves the brain activity has remained obscure. So researchers took great pains to map out the areas of the brain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetic? Protect your cognitive health with this TCM herbal decoction
(Natural News) Complementary and alternative medicine is a burgeoning industry these days — and for good reason: Between the adverse side effects of synthetic drugs and its astronomically high cost, it’s no wonder that a recent study in the Journal of Patient Experience reports that at least 35 percent of its participants regularly use at least one type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Licorice root is good for the liver
In this study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Blood Test Makes the Autism Picture a Bit Clearer
NeuroPointDx is launching a blood plasma-based test that might be able to give a clearer picture of the prevalence of autism in children. The Madison, WI-based company said the NPDX AA Test, identifies metabolic subtypes associated with the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can be used to screen children as young as 18 months. The test detects amine imbalances in the blood plasma of children with very precise thresholds that were identified and validated based on patient samples from the Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP), a 1,100-subject study, the largest one to date focused on the metabolism ...
Source: MDDI - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Stinging nettle can be used to remedy diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and allergic rhinitis
(Natural News) Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is an interesting plant with a nutritional profile that has been compared to that of spinach. It also has powerful medicinal properties that make it ideal as an herbal treatment for certain diseases, including diabetes. Stinging nettle, also called common nettle or just nettle, is an edible plant, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at the anti-diabetes potential of Rhaponticum acaule essential oil
(Natural News) A recent study from the University of Monastir and the National School of Engineers of Sfax in Tunisia has found that the essential oil of the Rhaponticum acaule (RaEO) – an aromatic plant endemic to northern Africa – possesses anti-diabetes properties, as well as potent antioxidant activity. The research, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, discussed how RaEO can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Police Raid Magaya's Offices, Prophet Considers Leaving Country
[The Herald] PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader prophet Walter Magaya is considering taking his Aguma herbal supplement -- which he claims can cure HIV, Aids and cancer -- outside Zimbabwe in the wake of the backlash he received following his announcement last Sunday that he had found a cure for HIV, Aids and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Police Raid Magaya's Offices, Prophet Considers Leaving Country
[The Herald] PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader prophet Walter Magaya is considering taking his Aguma herbal supplement -- which he claims can cure HIV, Aids and cancer -- outside Zimbabwe in the wake of the backlash he received following his announcement last Sunday that he had found a cure for HIV, Aids and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘No cure’ for HIV in Zimbabwe says UN, following claims from local preacher
The United Nations in Zimbabwe is reaffirming that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to manage their infections, after a local preacher reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of an herbal cure. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Ghana:'Fight Against Galamsey Saves Herbal Species'
[Ghanaian Times] The Marketing Manager of Lucky Herbal Hospital in Oguakrom near Winneba in the Central region, Nana Kesse has commended the government for its fight against illegal mining in the country, saying it has brought a huge relief to traditional medical practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A popular Chinese medicine found to hold great potential in treating colon cancer
(Natural News) Metastasis, the process in which cancer cells spread to different parts of the body, is one of the most fearsome aspects of cancer. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a plant traditionally used in Chinese medicine can help put a stop to metastasis in colon cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal food: Aronia berry found to have an anti-diabetic effect
(Natural News) Aronia berry, also known as chokeberry, is used as a medicinal food in Europe. This is probably because of its high content of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and tannins. This herbal plant is also known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40% of Americans wrongly believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, report reveals
Alternative and 'natural' therapies have gained popularity. Now, 38 percent of Americans believe the unproven treatments are cancer cures, an American Society of Clinical Oncology study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do pink Himalayan salt lamps provide any health benefits?
Manufacturers of pink Himalayan salt lamps suggest that these lamps can help improve air quality and improve mood. However, there is little to no evidence to back up these claims. Learn more about these lamps here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

4 in 10 Believe Alternative Therapies Cure Cancer
In a survey for the nation’s cancer doctors, 39 percent of respondents said they believe cancer can be cured using just alternative therapies, such as enzyme and oxygen therapy, diet, vitamins and minerals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news