Popular herbal remedy fails effectiveness test for tinnitus

Effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba in treating tinnitus: double blind, placebo controlled trial

A popular herbal remedy, Ginkgo biloba is no better than a placebo in treating tinnitus (ringing in the ears) according to results of the largest trial of Ginkgo biloba for treatment of tinnitus in this week's BMJ.

Researchers at the University of Birmingham identified 1,121 healthy people with tinnitus. 559 received 12 weeks treatment with Ginkgo biloba extract and 562 received a placebo. Tinnitus was assessed using several questionnaires - before treatment began, after 4 and 12 weeks of treatment, and 2 weeks after treatment ended. They found that Ginkgo biloba extract was no more effective than placebo in treating tinnitus alone.

Ginkgo biloba extract has in the past been shown to have therapeutic effects on symptoms of cerebral insufficiency including memory disturbances and cognitive deficits such as tinnitus, but previous studies on tinnitus alone (without accompanying other symptoms of cerebral insufficiency) were small, often poorly controlled and had inconsistent results, say the authors.


Contact: Emma Wilkinson
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Popular chewing gum eliminates bacteria that cause bad breath
2. Popular drug for chest pain may promote blood vessel damage
3. Popular anti-epileptic drug also effective in controlling debilitating symptom of multiple sclerosis
4. Popular long-acting contraceptive linked to vascular dysfunction
5. Popular asthma drug inadequate when used alone, new study shows
6. Popular notions about breast cancer-psychology link challenged
7. Sexually Oriented Internet Sites Are Popular And Non-Problematic For Most People, But Pose Risks For Some
8. UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
9. Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
10. How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
11. Changing trends in herbal supplement use

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell ... pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, ... Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... at CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has ... , self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever ... Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work ... Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm ... sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American ... Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Story Highlights: , ... health care industry is causing providers to review operating ... offers a suite of solutions for health care providers ... optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and physician ... and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dublin ... addition of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy ... This report focuses on the ... review, including its applications in various applications. The report ... includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research and ... Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... for Companion Diagnostics The World Market for ... personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the ... Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: