Three herbal supplements could be sending people to ER with 'life-threatening arrhythmia’
THE EVER-GROWING supplement market is rife with remedies promising desirable health outcomes. Many of these claims, however, are far-fetched and lack backing from science. Now, reports are raising concerns over some herbal supplements that are sending people to ER with "life-threatening" complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data Show TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Binds to Both Inflammatory Cells and Interleukin (IL)-23, Supporting a Hypothesis for a Differentiated Mechanism from Risankizumab
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 18, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the first results of the in vitro MODIF-Y studies, supporting a hypothesis that may differentiate the mechanism of first-in-class TREMFYA® (guselkumab) from risankizumab due to the ability of TREMFYA to bind to CD64 positive (CD64+) cells in addition to interleukin (IL)-23 — both of which are key components of the immune system. 1,2 These findings, which are being presented at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting May 18-21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon, demonstrate TREMFYA bind...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

How Herbal Supplements Sent One Woman to the ER
The 56-year-old experienced a dangerous heart rhythm disorder after taking high doses of hemp oil containing CBD and CBG and berberine supplements. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease: from molecules to systems - Zhang Y, Xu X.
Depression is one of the most common non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Depression in PD (DPD) increases the disability rate and reduces the quality of life of PD patients and increases the caregiver burden. Although previous stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dangerous herbal preparations being sold by web shops - van de Koppel S, Kooijman M, Ohana D, van Hunsel FPAM.
BACKGROUND: A large number of herbal preparations are offered on the internet. Some of these may contain substances not listed on the label. When these are illegal "regular" drugs, this can lead to serious side effects. CASE DESCRIPTION: In January 2021, T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An assessment of solvent residue contaminants related to cannabis-based products in the South African market - Viviers HJ, Petzer A, Gordon R.
Organic solvents are used for manufacturing herbal medicines and can be detected as residues of such processing in the final products. It is important for the safety of consumers to control these solvent residues. South African cannabis-based product sampl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medicinal plants used for the neutralization of snake venom in Northern Nigeria of West Africa - Philip AM, Ofemile YP, Oluwatobi AI, Gabriel A, Ejiofor UP, Aske OH.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The banned herbal medicine induced liver injury in Taiwan - Lin HC, Yen CM, Chen KF, Kung YY, Hsieh YH, Chang CM.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

South Africa: The Pandemic's Gardening Boom Shows How Gardens Can Cultivate Public Health
[Daily Maverick] As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, reports emerged of a global gardening boom, with plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs sprouting in backyards and on balconies around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bad breath: Herbs, foods and drink that have a 'big impact on the freshness of your breath
BAD BREATH can be embarrassing. Have you noticed that loved ones move away from you when you get up close and personal? Has someone mentioned the smell of your breath? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Complementary Therapies Ease Cancer Treatment Symptoms? What the Science Says
After Marianne Sarcich underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2016, she called an acupuncturist in hopes of easing her cancer-related anxiety—but made sure to be upfront. “I told her right away that I didn’t think this would work, I didn’t believe in it, but I was desperate,” she says. “Absolutely nothing else was helping. I only considered acupuncture to knock it off the list of possibilities.” To her shock, it helped. Over a few months of sessions, she felt the tightness of anxiety began to loosen, and Sarcich began considering other complementary options she’d dismissed ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Plants hold key to developing future cancer treatments
Scientists say the natural world has an important role to play in creating new drugs to fight the diseaseCancer care relies on complex therapies involving radioactive materials and sophisticated drugs and has come far from past remedies based on plants and herbs.However, scientists warn there is still a need to understand the botanical roots of tumour treatments – to maintain new sources of drugs and to ensure plant resources are not overexploited. The natural world still has a lot to teach us about tackling disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Medical research Science Society Kew Gardens Drugs Plants Environment Biodiversity Conservation Source Type: news

The Seeker: How Searching for ‘Weird’ Holistic Remedies Make You Stronger
Seeking out alternative remedies such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, prenatal yoga, and baby food helped manage my Crohn’s. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2022!  
National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2022!  Did you know that many NNLM member organizations are public health departments and organizations? Membership is free. Members are eligible for: NNLM funding, access to training, partnership opportunities, educational and printed materials, NLM Traveling Exhibitions, and institutional recognition as a Network Member.   Free resources for public health professionals include:   Continuing Education Courses, such as:   How PubMed Works: Introduction, April 6, 2022 How PubMed Works: Selection, April 8, 2022  Making Sense of Numbers, April 12, 2022  How PubMed Works: Me...
Source: The Cornflower - April 6, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog National Public Health Week Source Type: news

‘Delicious and medicinal’: Ginger could ‘reduce risk of heart disease’ - costs only 53p
ALTHOUGH eating your way to a healthier heart might sound too good to be true, the right diet can really be an effective way of lowering your risk of heart disease. What's more, the potent herb that could do just that might already be on your shopping list or in your kitchen cupboard - ginger. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news