‘Could It Work as a Cure? Maybe.’ A Herbal Remedy for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, But Experts Have Their Doubts
On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Korean researchers find that moxa can effectively treat overactive bladder
(Natural News) Moxibustion is an age-old external treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the burning of dried herbs like mugwort or wormwood on top of an acupuncture needle or over a layer of ginger or salt placed on the skin. Based on a bibliometric analysis on studies conducted from 1954 to 2007 in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put a stop to golden staph infections with Indian wormwood essential oil
(Natural News) Big things do come in small packages, and unfortunately, this also applies to health problems. Bacteria may be the tiniest living organisms, but they can cause some of the worst infections on the planet. A good example of a potentially problematic infection is the golden staph infection. Caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, this infection causes skin abscesses, boils, ear... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nikita Khrushchev ’s Son Watched his Father Lose the Space Race. 50 Years After the Moon Landing, He Holds No Grudge
Chernobyl was an awfully nice place to be half a century or so ago. Named after the wormwood herb that grew wild there, the town had a modest population, a river that ran clear, and open land for camping and star-gazing. So that was where Sergei Khrushchev, a 34-year-old engineer, stopped with a small group of other people led by his father Nikita, 75, the former leader of the Soviet Union, in the predawn hours of July 21, 1969. The day before had been a glorious one for humanity—and particularly for the portion of humanity that was American. Just hours before, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 Buzz Aldrin John Kennedy NASA neil armstrong Nikita Khrushchev Soviet Union space space race Sputnik Yuri Gagarin Source Type: news

Prevent bone loss from osteoporosis with capillary wormwood
(Natural News) Researchers found a new medicinal plant that can be used to support bone health. A study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine found that capillary wormwood (Artemisia capillaris) can help prevent bone loss by regulating osteoblast mineralization, osteoclast formation, and bone resorption. In the study, researchers from Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development of a PCR high-resolution melt assay for artemisia absinthium (wormwood) and a triplex assay with two additional "unregulated legal high" species datura stramonium (jimson weed) and merremia tuberosa (Hawaiian woodrose) - Kiesel BD, Elkins KM.
Artemisia absinthium (wormwood), a common ingredient in absinthe, contains the compound thujone, which is unregulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Thujone can cause an "unregulated legal high" in higher concentrations. The European Union limits thu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychological impact of mass violence depends on affective tone of media content - Wormwood JB, Lin YR, Lynn SK, Barrett LF, Quigley KS.
Exposure to media coverage of mass violence has been shown to predict poorer mental health symptomology. However, it is unknown whether such media coverage can have ubiquitous effects on average community members, extending to biological and perceptual pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does artemisinin help treat cancer?
This article looks at recent investigations into artemisinin and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Wormwood is a natural remedy for treating intestinal parasites
(Natural News) Intestinal parasites can wreak havoc on your health, and they’re surprisingly common. According to the CDC, roughly 13 percent of Americans have been exposed to a parasite known as Toxocara at some time during their life, and there are several other types you may be exposed to as well. It’s an unpleasant topic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wormwood, most known for its use in absinthe, found to be highly beneficial in preventing liver cancer
(Natural News) Most people know wormwood as the key ingredient of absinthe, the controversial aperitif that, until recently, was banned in many countries (including the U.S.) because of its reported hallucinogenic effects. However, scientists from Inha University, Seoul National University, and Kyung Hee University in South Korea have found that Artemisia capillaris, one of the plants in the Artemesia genus known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweet wormwood is a powerful alternative to chemotherapy - and it's 1000x more effective
(Natural News) With the many incredible scientific and technological advancements that are available to us today, it’s frustrating that so many people continue to die of cancer. Chemotherapy is still the most widely used treatment, even though it isn’t saving nearly as many lives as we’d like it to – and those who do manage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeing what you feel: affect drives visual perception of structurally neutral faces - Siegel EH, Wormwood JB, Quigley KS, Barrett LF.
Affective realism, the phenomenon whereby affect is integrated into an individual's experience of the world, is a normal consequence of how the brain processes sensory information from the external world in the context of sensations from the body. In the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

'Wormwood': Netflix's Real LSD Murder Mystery
by Tim Appelo, AARP, December 15, 2017|Comments: 0. Bob Balaban in ' Wormwood'. Mark Schafer/Netflix. Bob Balaban plays a CIA allergist in " Wormwood." Where to Watch: Netflix, selected theaters. Premiere: Dec. 15. Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Bob Balaban, Tim Blake Nelson. Errol Morris, 69, whose new  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists stunned as dried leaves achieve 100% CURE RATE among critically ill MALARIA patients after all pharma drugs failed
(Natural News) When all pharma drugs failed to do anything for Congo patients infected with drug-resistant malaria, a courageous local doctor dared to prescribe the ground leaves of the Artemisia annua plant instead. The plant is commonly known as sweet wormwood or sweet annie. The plant-based medicine achieved a 100% cure rate, and all 18... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Onconase, Malaria Drug Extends Mesothelioma Survival
A new treatment combining two existing drugs — one derived from frog eggs and another given to combat malaria — may be the key to extending mesothelioma survival. Scientists at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, discovered that mixing Onconase, an enzyme present in early-stage leopard frog embryos, with antimalarial drug dihydroartemisinin (DHA) synergistically suppressed growth and angiogenesis of malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Researchers investigated the antitumor effects of the drug combination in two ways — in vitro (in a test tube) and in vivo (in a li...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 29, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: antitumor extending mesothelioma survival malaria drug malignant pleural mesothelioma mesothelioma clinical trial mesothelioma treatment onconase onconase clinical trial tongji university Source Type: news

The six new superfoods that promise to get rid of FAT including wormwood tea
Lifesum Nutritionist Frida Harju explains why these six super foods - which include kelp, cinnamon and pomegranate juice - are able to blast fat faster, resulting in a leaner, and more toned figure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mike Lesser obituary
On 16 February 1963, my friend Mike Lesser, who has died aged 71, was one of the “Spies for Peace” who broke into the then secret regional seat of government (RSG-6) near Reading in Berkshire. The result, that Easter, was the publication of the pamphlet “Danger! Official Secret! RSG-6”, which revealed – with phone numbers and names – the administrative network of underground bunkers prepared for a nuclear strike. RSG-6 was besieged by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Aldermaston marchers, Vanessa Redgrave declaimed from the pamphlet, and the activists were officially denounced as traitor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Heathcote Williams Tags: Science Autism Society Computing Technology Source Type: news

'Silver bullet' kills phytophthora, a fungus that affects more than 400 plants and trees
Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its tracks. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Threat perception after the Boston Marathon bombings: the effects of personal relevance and conceptual framing - Wormwood JB, Lynn SK, Feldman Barrett L, Quigley KS.
We examined how the Boston Marathon bombings affected threat perception in the Boston community. In a threat perception task, participants attempted to "shoot" armed targets and avoid shooting unarmed targets. Participants viewing images of the bombings ac... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WPI wins NIH grant to study components of a potentially potent, low-cost malaria treatment
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) With a three-year, $420,000 award from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, led by Pamela Weathers, PhD, will test a plant-based therapy it is developing that consists of dried leaves from the sweet wormwood plant, Artemisia annua. The therapy may prove to be a highly effective and low-cost treatment for malaria, one of the world's most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Three native aromatics indicated for use in Mediterranean extensive green roofs
Scientists investigated native aromatic xyrophytes for use in extensive green roofs in semiarid Mediterranean regions using locally produced grape marc compost as a substrate component. Aromatics Artemisia absinthium, Helichrysumitalicum, and H. orientale were found suitable for growth in extensive Mediterranean green roofs under limited irrigation and substrate depth (7.5 cm). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Three native aromatics indicated for use in Mediterranean extensive green roofs
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Scientists investigated native aromatic xyrophytes for use in extensive green roofs in semiarid Mediterranean regions using locally produced grape marc compost as a substrate component. Aromatics Artemisia absinthium, Helichrysumitalicum, and H. orientale were found suitable for growth in extensive Mediterranean green roofs under limited irrigation and substrate depth (7.5 cm). The researchers determined that including 20 percent grape marc compost in the substrate enhanced plant establishment and growth during the first drought period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Was Alexander the Great poisoned?
Alexander the Great 3 out of 5 stars Was the death of Alexander the Great due to poisoning? Was it Veratrum album? Schep LJ et al. Clin Toxicol 2013 Dec 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Although accounts of the events leading up to the death of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) vary, many versions describe a sudden onset of abdominal pain following a banquet featuring abundant amounts of wine. This was followed by weakness and trouble walking or speaking. He may or may not have developed fever. Symptoms persisted for 11 or 12 days before he died. Since that time, historians and commentators have debated abou...
Source: The Poison Review - January 7, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical alexander the great death poisoning toxicology history veratrum album Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Synthetic anti-malaria compound is bad news for artemisia farmers | Jim Thomas
Artemisinin breakthrough by synthetic biologists threatens to open new front in battle between microbes and peopleIn the constant fight between microbes and people, attempts to rein in the malarial parasite have just taken an interesting turn. On Thursday the founder of Amyris Biotech triumphantly announced production of 70m doses of the anti-malarial compound artemisinin. This sounds like good news for poor people but may be a step backwards – the start of a new hi-tech assault on farmers.There is no doubt that artemisinin is important. Artemisinin combination therapies are the World Health Organisation's drug of ch...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Blogposts Farming Malaria Infectious diseases Pharmaceuticals industry guardian.co.uk Vaccines and immunisation Global development Environment Business Science Source Type: news