'Cannabiz' retailer plans Crosstown-area shop
Javier Bailey has identified a space near Crosstown Concourse for the industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol oil lounge and herbal wellness retail store he's looking to open. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

'Cannabiz' retailer plans Crosstown-area shop
Javier Bailey has identified a space near Crosstown Concourse for the industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol oil lounge and herbal wellness retail store he's looking to open. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Education Resource Library
Catalog of printable educational materials and videos on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements), and cosmetics. These materials are intended for consumers, educators, dietitians, and health professionals. as well as for industry and regulators. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tainted Chicken Salad Is Likely Behind a Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak
Tainted chicken salad is likely behind a multi-state salmonella outbreak that has sent 28 people to the hospital, according to an announcement from the CDC. Iowa-based Triple T Specialty Meats has recalled more than 20,600 pounds of chicken salad produced between Jan. 2 and Feb. 7, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday. The potentially contaminated products were sold at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota between Jan. 4 and Feb. 9, the CDC says. Exposure to salmonella bacteria can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, which can become fatal if...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension
Find out more about complementary health practices and hypertension (high blood pressure). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA recalls company's dietary supplements that contain kratom
The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a company's dietary supplements that contain kratom, an addictive opioid. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom
The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid
It now attributes 44 U.S. fatalities to the herb, and it launched a major recall of dietary supplements containing it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA says recalls, destroys certain kratom-containing dietary products
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it recalled and destroyed a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements made by a company in Missouri. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Kratom Products
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Kratom -- a plant that grows in Asia -- poses serious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kratom linked to dozens of illnesses from salmonella
The herbal supplement kratom was recently declared an opioid by the FDA, and now there are contamination concerns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella, CDC Says
Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says
Kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief, is likely behind a salmonella outbreak that has affected 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mitragyna speciosa, commonly called kratom, is often billed as a safer alternative to conventional painkillers. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially dangerous chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The bad news about kratom continues wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of salmonella illness linked to kratom, an unregulated herbal supplement that is sometimes used for pain, anxiety and opioid-withdrawal symptoms, the CDC said Tuesday. The agency, which urged consumers to not use kratom in any form because […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America ’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Herbal drug kratom blamed for 20-state salmonella outbreak
Consuming kratom, an herbal supplement marketed as an alternative to opioid drugs, has sickened 28 people with salmonella infections in the US, the CDC announced today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella Illnesses, CDC Says
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from U.S. health officials as an addictive opioid, and now new reports are linking its use with salmonella poisoning. In a news release issued Tuesday, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?
In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICE CALLAHAN Tags: Vitamins Vitamin D Seasons and Months Sunlight Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Protective Clothing and Gear Source Type: news

Tincture basics: Recipe for making home remedies
(Natural News) Tinctures are liquid extracts made from medicinal plants. Because they are made from natural ingredients, tinctures are able to alleviate various symptoms of certain diseases with little to no side effects. Most people buy their tinctures from their local herbal store but what many don’t realize is that they are actually quite easy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there any home remedies for ringworm?
A look at home remedies for ringworm, a condition that results in fungal infection on the skin. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Winter bug? This herbal treat could naturally cure your cough or sore throat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coughs could be naturally cured by using this herbal treat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola:FOMETRA Gathers Mental Patients for Treatment in Benguela
[ANGOP] Benguela -The Forum of Traditional Medicine (FOMETRA) begins Saturday a campaign to gather people with mental disorders in the city of Benguela, to be submitted to medical treatment in an herbal center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boost athletic performance naturally with Pycnogenol
(Natural News) A study discovered that Pycnogenol, a brand of nutritional supplement derived from French maritime pine bark extracts, can boost athletic performance. The study was carried out by a group of researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in Italy who used two types of athletic performances to determine the effects of the herbal extract upon athletic performance. In the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgian College cancels diploma in homeopathy
Georgian College says it is cancelling a controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy, which has been criticized by doctors and scientists as "pseudoscience." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says
Title: Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 8, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Pharmacognosy, a Contemporary Approach Pharmacognosy, a Contemporary Approach
This report details one program's approach.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says
Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top five most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday. Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says
US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned the public about the herbal supplement kratom in a statement on Tuesday, saying "There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use" and likening its chemical compounds to opioids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, U.S. regulator says
Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. There are no FDA-approved medical uses for kratom. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say
U.S. health authorities say a herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain treatment contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national drug abuse crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Compassionate use without an IDE
Ashton Steinhagen, Lead Clinical Research Associate for IMARC Research What happens if you have a site that requests to use an unapproved device that could be life-saving for a patient without an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)?  The device has been through the phases of clinical trials and the Sponsor is working on submitting the premarket approval (PMA).  The site in question was part of that clinical trial but now the study and enrollment goal has been met and both the site and study are closed. According to a response by a consumer safety officer at the FDA, there are two options for compassionate use...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
May 30-June 1, 2018; Bethesda, MD. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a two and a half day educational opportunity to provide fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in this subject. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Man turned to alternative therapies after NHS could find no cure to treat him
IF YOU were diagnosed with a condition for which there was no known cure, what would you do? It ’s not something I ever spent much time pondering to be honest, but in late 2011 I found myself in the uncomfortable position of finding out. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new study finds homeopathic treatments improve vitiligo, a condition where skin loses its pigment
(Natural News) A case report found that homeopathy could improve vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to lose its melanin pigment. The case report was led by a team of researchers from the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore, India who looked at a series of 14 cases of vitiligo that involved treatment with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 supplements may not cut heart disease risk
(Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements may not help reduce the risk of heart problems in people already at high risk, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Life Lines: Exploring alternative remedies
I ’m not quite sure what inspired my journey toward listening to my body. I certainly can pinpoint my lowest point: I was working a job that provided free Coca-Cola products, and it was a job that didn’t fulfill me. My unhappiness led to tension headaches, and so my days began with a few cups of coffee and ended with Diet Coke, with a few over-the-counter migraine pills usually thrown in. No water, just coffee and soda. Then, one day, I had a migraine that wouldn’t recede. I had taken my medication,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristen Wile Source Type: news

Holistic treatment for respiratory ailments: Salt therapy is an effective drug-free option
(Natural News) Halotherapy (“salt therapy” or HT) is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes a “controlled air medium” that simulates the microclimate within a natural salt cave. Based on the findings of a group of researchers from Russia, salt therapy is an effective method that can be used to address respiratory diseases. For this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kay Mellor answers our health quiz
Actress and scriptwriter of new hit show Girlfriends, Kay Mellor OBE, 66 answers our health quiz questions, detailing her depression, homeopathy, and love of chocolate and sweets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is ozone therapy? Benefits and risks
Ozone therapy is thought to improve the body's intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system. Learn more about the benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Make your own calendula extract: Step by step instructions for this multipurpose medicine
(Natural News) Don’t get preppers wrong. They’re not just prepared for when SHTF, they also know how to stop and smell the flowers… while also considering their medical properties. For example, calendula, or the marigold, has a lot of herbal uses. (h/t to BioPrepper.com.) Calendula has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can also roll a ball of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Job Opportunity: NCCIH Scientific Review Officer
Have you considered an administrative scientific career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martina Schmidt, Ph.D. Source Type: news

FTC, FDA Warn Companies about Marketing and Selling Opioid Cessation Products
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today posted  warning letters to 11 marketers and distributors of opioid cessation products for illegally marketing products with unproven claims about their ability to help in the treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried cupping, and this is how it felt
Recently, cupping has become popular with sportspeople and celebrities. I gave it a try and, in this feature, I explain how it felt and if it works. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Here ’s How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous
Supplements live in the wild west of the wellness world. They’re largely unregulated and under-researched, so people are often left to make not-so-educated guesses about what they’re putting in their bodies. Two new resources from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Substances (ODS) may help. On Wednesday, it released two new fact sheets — one for exercise and athletic performance supplements, and another for weight loss supplements — meant to help people determine what’s safe and effective. Each database lists common dietary supplements used for a specified purpose &md...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized are dietary supplements safe are fitness supplements safe are weight loss supplements safe best supplements Diet/Nutrition dietary supplements research do dietary supplements work Exercise/Fitness healthytime natural supp Source Type: news