Tag: "herbal" at medical news
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 6, 2004
... Thinner's Effect American ginseng, a widely used herbal
supplement, reduced the anticoagulant effect of warfarin, a commonly prescribed blood thinner (Article, p. 23). At the end of the four-week study involving 20 young, healthy volunteers, those who took ginseng had lower blood levels of warfarin and le...
Supplement use growing among children and adolescents
...lies and 45 percent reported giving their child an herbal
product," Kemper said. "Most of these caregivers did not believe or were uncertain if herbal
products had any side effects, and only 27 percent could name a possible side effect. We found that ...
National Academies Advisory: April 1 Public Briefing on Safety of Dietary Supplements
Approximately 29,000 herbal
extracts, vitamins, and other dietary supplements are currently available to the American consumer, and about 1,000 more reach the market each year. By law, dietary supplements are assumed to be safe until proven otherwise, meaning that the U.S. Food...
Men with family history of prostate cancer accurately predict higher risk, UMHS study finds
...ensive Cancer Center. Further, Beebe-Dimmer notes, herbal
supplements are not monitored by the FDA, leaving open the question of exactly how much of a substance someone actually gets from taking it. Supplement use can also interfere with some medications, so it's important to tell your doctor about any CAMs...
Herbal supplements' testing topic of discussion at chemistry meeting March 30
...A close look at methods for testing the quality of herbal
supplements used by millions of Americans to prote...opics to be covered: An accepted method to test herbal
supplements: Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, wi...
Study finds little effects in patients who take prescription drugs and dietary supplements
...ers located in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Because herbal
supplements are more frequently used in the wester...n the past, or were currently taking the following herbal
supplements: Chondroitin, Coenzyme Q, DHEA, Echinacea, Garlic, Gingko biloba, Ginseng, Glucosamine, ...
Complementary and alternative therapies: Who uses them and why, their potential and their dangers
... treatment or preventative measure emerged (say, a herbal
medicine) it would instantly be taken up by mainst...such claims. Examples included Essiac (a Canadian herbal
mixture), Di Bella therapy (complex treatment developed by an Italian doctor), Hoxley formula (herba...
Northwestern Memorial researchers study role of botanicals in management of menopausal symptoms
... randomized study to test the effectiveness of two herbal
products - black cohosh and red clover - in relieving symptoms associated with menopause. This one-year study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), will also...
Study shows women's medication use higher than expected
..., 2004)--Women's use of all medications--including herbal
supplements--is higher than anticipated, and they'...eally need to inquire better about patients taking herbal
and over-the-counter medications," says Timothy Tracy, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Minne...
Dietary supplements containing ephedra and caffeine may cause heart problems
... United States, more than 3 billion doses of these herbal
preparations are sold annually, resulting in $7 bi...es," the authors write."... consumers are drawn to herbal
preparations because of their nonprescription status, direct-to-consumer advertising, and the percep...
East meets West with a traditional herbal cure for jaundice
...ege of Medicine, Texas, demonstrate that a Chinese herbal
tea remedy for jaundice called Yin Zhi Huang (YZH)...gap between Western-style medical care and Eastern herbal
remedies. In an accompanying commentary, Mitchell Lazar from the University of Pennsylvania discusse...
Combination drug therapy offers hope for malaria treatment
...tract of sweet wormwood , commonly used in Chinese herbal
medicine) and its derivatives, artemether and artesunate, are of potential importance as other malarial drugs have been associated with microbial resistance. A meta-analysis by the International Artemisinin Study Group of 16 randomised trials (12 ...
Urologist to study herbal remedies for prostate and urinary diseases
...offered all it can," says Dr. Nickel. "Alternative herbal
therapies which people have been using for more t... has been directed by the U.S. Congress to look at herbal
therapies that now make up a billion-dollar industry in North America. "It's exciting to embark on s...
Echinacea not effective in treating colds in children
...erapies. Echinacea, one of the most commonly used herbal
remedies in the U.S., has been used extensively for the prevention and treatment of URIs in adults. James A. Taylor, M.D., from the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues, conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiven...
UCLA researchers find gingko biloba may help improve memory
...with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal
supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The UCLA study, released at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held Nov. 812, in New Orleans, LA, used positron-emission tomography (PET) and...
OHSU study shows four daily servings of fruits & vegetables reduce breast cancer risk by half
...as well as use of nutrient supplements and Chinese herbal
medicines. "In addition to looking at associations with traditional food groupings, the results offer one of the few analyses between different botanical groups and breast cancer risk," Shannon said. Researchers found that women who ate four or more ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, September 16, 2003
...ht-Loss Products Caused Liver Damage in Japan Two herbal
weight-loss products manufactured in China and sol...ealth professionals should be aware that so-called herbal
supplements for weight loss may be harmful. 2. Blood Pressure Pills Protect Against Hip Fracture ...
Cranberries may help reduce stroke damage
...n the market. Besides juices and sauces, there are herbal
teas, pills and dried whole cranberries. Fresh, whole cranberries are probably the healthiest, Neto says, since they are more likely to contain higher levels of antioxidants than processed versions of the fruit. According to the National Institutes o...
Herbal weight-loss product information can be misleading
...ns Hopkins searched the Internet for sites selling herbal
weight-loss products including ephedra, then evaluated the information posted on those sites for medical accuracy. Their report appears in a recent issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Of the 32 Web sites analyzed, 13 (41 percent) failed to disclose p...
Study calls for major reforms in marketing of ephedra
...s found that some Web sites that advertise dietary herbal
supplements containing the popular weight-loss die...os - the authors identified 32 Web sites that sold herbal
dietary supplements containing ephedra. They found that 13 Web sites (41 percent) failed to disclose...
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