Tag: "herbal" at biology news
Parkinsons disease is more than just a brain disorder
...pathetic nervous system including non-prescription herbal
remedies can cause dangerous rises in blood pressure in patients with MSA whose sympathetic nerves are intact, says Dr. Goldstein. While other recent imaging studies have suggested that sympathetic nerves in the heart are lost in Parkinson's dis...
Report on dietary supplements containing ephedra makes urgent call for research to develop dose guidelines, safety warnings
...f the stimulating supplements are derived from the herbal
plant ma huang, and often also contain caffeine derived from guarana. "Both ephedra and caffeine are stimulant drugs, and when consumed in combination, the stimulation is much more intense," Benowitz said. "When people drink coffee or other caffeine ...
Physicians present most comprehensive clinical review of St. John's wort for treating depression
...gh this readily available and increasingly popular herbal
supplement appears promising in treating depressio... that study are expected later this year. "The herbal
supplement St. John's wort appears to be a promising antidepressant," says Doraiswamy. "But it has n...
Household ant invasions are determined by weather, not pesticide use, new study finds
... cleansers and baits in getting rid of ants, while herbal
and natural remedies were the least effective. ``Our study shows that Argentine ant behavior is clearly tied to the weather,`` says Gordon, noting that ants probably invade kitchens and dining rooms to escape searing heat or excessive dampness - and ...
Labeling of active compounds in ginseng varies from actual content
... Supplement Health Education Act of 1994, sales of herbal
products have increased at about 10% per year. However, these products are not subject to the same chemical standardization that is required of pharmaceuticals. In an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Harkey et al. tested the ...
Study uncovers structure of key molecule responsible for clearing drugs from the body
...led "St. John's wort babies" after the unregulated herbal
antidepressant caused the molecule to render oral contraceptives ineffective, the UNC chemists say. Similar interactions have caused certain powerful AIDS drugs and transplant drugs to become less effective. "This work is likely to become import...
American Chemical Society meets August 26-30 in Chicago
... diet may play in cancer prevention, the safety of herbal
foods, advances in forensic techniques and contami...nal beverages including, the risks and benefits of herbal
drinks and herbal
foods; Recent advances in fuel cells and fuel processes that emphasize clean t...
Chemical found in herbal medicine might complicate pregnancy
...in the placental blood of women taking the popular herbal
medicine Gingko biloba. Previous research has indi...Petty concluded. But if you dont know its in these herbal
medicines, suddenly youre exposed to it and you could have some problems. Its not that herbal
Researchers call herbs rich source of healthy antioxidants; oregano ranks highest
...e potent antioxidant teas. Others use concentrated herbal
oils available in some health food stories. Most o...ular should consult their physicians before taking herbal
supplements, she adds....
Kingston named Virginia Outstanding Scientist of 2002
... in Suriname, Kingston had studied the traditional herbal
remedies, which helped preserve that knowledge and...ting the forest would deplete the country of those herbal
cures. In those ways, Kingston said, his work contributed a piece to the effort that resulted in th...
Labor-inducing folklore alive and well among pregnant women
... having an enema; and drinking herbal
tea. Women also noted in the survey where they had gotten their information from: More than three-fourths (76 percent) of the women said they had gleaned advice from friends and relatives. ...
UPCI presents study on estrogenic activity of medicinal botanicals
...aries were removed. Our results indicate that some herbal
remedies demonstrate measurable estrogenic activity, in spite of the fact that they are not traditionally used as such, said Patricia Eagon, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and principal investigator of the stud...
Society for Women's Health Research News Service to provide series on women and pharmacology
...dicine September 19: What women need to know about herbal
supplements "The most definitive examples of the importance of understanding biological sex differences in drug response are the eight drugs removed from the market in recent years because of excessive harm to women," said Raymond Woosley, MD, PhD, ...
NIH funds botanical center in Iowa to study health effects of Echinacea and St. John's wort
... why our National Toxicology Program is conducting herbal
safety studies and why we are excited about the Iowa Center's look at potential benefits and identification of biologically active constituents of botanicals."...
Oncologists evaluate Chinese herbal medicine
... German . An innovative approach to test Chinese herbal
medicine using Western research methods has been d...y oncologists in Hong Kong to evaluate the role of herbal
medicine in a conventional treatment programme. Speaking at the European Society for Medical Oncolog...
Researchers question authenticity of new malaria drug
...f basic research on this drug, which is based on a herbal
remedy. With one million deaths from malaria each year, the quest for a successful malaria treatment is urgent. Millenia Hope claims "Malarex could become one of the global leaders in the treatment of malaria." However, there is controversy surroundi...
Experimental Biology 2003 meets in San Diego April 11-15
...hildren; aging and nutrition; functional foods and herbal
dietary supplements; and at least a dozen presentations on the metabolism of individual vitamins and minerals, from B to zinc. The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) program includes a session on the trophic effe...
IUPAC report- Natural and synthetic substances
...thetic compounds are raised in topics ranging from herbal
supplements and medicinal agents to chemical warfa...fectiveness and the untoward effects. Even though herbal
medicines have been around for ages, the understanding of them is only in its infancy; future resear...
New herpes treatment from common herb
... the British Isles, Europe, and North America. In herbal
literature, P. vulgaris has been described as a ho...al purposes, as a crude anti-cancer drug, and as a herbal
remedy to lower high blood pressure," says Song Lee, one of the researchers on the study. Lee and h...
Yeast, wormwood & bacterial genes combine in microbial factory to make antimalarial drug
...as been known to the Chinese for 2,000 years as an herbal
medicine, qinghaosu. Though highly effective at killing the malaria parasite, currently it is expensive to manufacture because of the costs of chemical extraction from wormwood (Artemisia annua, a relative of the herb used to make absinthe) or total ...
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