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Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA), which affects an estimated 27 million Americans, is a leading cause of disability in older adults. Because the general population is aging and obesity, a major risk factor, is increasing in prevalence, the occurrence of osteoarthritis is on the rise. Clinical practice guidelines issued by the American College of Rheumatology recommend aerobic exercise and/or strength training, weight loss (if overweight), and a number of pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities for treating OA of the knee, hip, or hand. Many people with OA report trying various dietary supplements in an effort to relieve pai...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Beneficial Are Herbal Medications, Drinks?
[This Day]Around major motor parks, bus terminals and markets in the country, various hawkers of herbal concoctions make brisk sales among the generality of the people. But, as Oluwabusayo Adekoya writes, what are the risks associated with these drinks? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ADRENAPATH (Homeopathic Liquid) Liquid [Energetix Corp]
Updated Date: May 22, 2014 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - May 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream healthcare services: the perspectives of health service managers
Conclusions: From the perspectives of the health service managers, these findings contribute to our understanding around the rationale to include CAM within mainstream health services that deal with psychological trauma and chronic disease. The broader implications of this study can help assist in the development of health service policy on CAM integration in mainstream healthcare services. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Judy SingerJon Adams Source Type: research

Kaliziri extract upregulates tyrosinase, TRP-1, TRP-2 and MITF expression in murine B16 melanoma cells
Conclusions: KZE induced melanogenesis by increasing the expression of TYR, TRP-1, TRP-2 and MITF in B16 cells. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Adila TuerxuntayiYong-qiang LiuAblajan TulakeMaidina KabasEblimit AidenHaji Aisa Source Type: research

Enhancement of gefitinib-induced growth inhibition by Marsdenia tenacissima extract in non-small cell lung cancer cells expressing wild or mutant EGFR
Conclusion: Our results suggest that MTE is a promising herbal medicine to improve gefitinib efficacy in NSCLC regardless of EGFR status. However, why MTE acted differently between gefitinib-sensitive and -resistant NSCLC cells needs a further research. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shu-Yan HanHui-Rong DingWei ZhaoFei TengPing-Ping Li Source Type: research

Protective effects of pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice on testes against carbon tetrachloride intoxication in rats
Conclusion: The results clearly demonstrated that pomegranate juice augments the antioxidant defense mechanism against carbon tetrachloride-induced reproductive toxicity and provides evidence that it may have a therapeutic role in free radical mediated diseases. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ebtesam Al-OlayanManal El-KhadragyDina MetwallyAhmed Abdel Moneim Source Type: research

An orally active immune adjuvant prepared from cones of Pinus sylvestris, enhances the proliferative phase of a primary T cell response
Conclusions: These findings suggest that PPC could potentially be utilized to enhance the T cell response generated by a variety of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines designed to target a cellular response. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: William BradleyKatharine HolmAkiko Tanaka Source Type: research

Oral herbal therapies for treating osteoarthritis.
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence for the proprietary ASU product Piasclidine® in the treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms seems moderate to high for short term use, but studies over a longer term and against an apparently active control are less convincing. Several other medicinal plant products, including extracts of Boswellia serrata, show trends of benefits that warrant further investigation in light of the fact that the risk of adverse events appear low.There is no evidence that Piasclidine® significantly improves joint structure, and limited evidence that it prevents joint space narrowing. Structural changes were not tested fo...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - May 22, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Cameron M, Chrubasik S Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Successful treatment of phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation in the traumatic amputee using scalp acupuncture.
PMID: 24855097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tseng CC, Chen PY, Lee YC Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Pharma’s statin fightback – or dilemma?
Are generic statins getting in the way of pharma’s plans? (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 21, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Aseem Malhotra Astra Zeneca atorvastatin BMJ Catalyst: Heart Of The Matter cholesterol Cholesterol Treatment Trialists CTT Dr Malcolm Kendrick europe Health Insight UK international Jerome Burne John Abramson Lipitor NICE P Source Type: news

UK industry group looks the other way on EMR and mobile phone safety
Clean bill of health only possible by ignoring contradictory evidence (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 21, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: 3G 4G Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation AGNIR Apple iPhone BEPAG BioInitiative Report 2012 Biological Effects Policy Advisory Group bluetooth Brain tumour CERENAT computers connectivity Dr Lennart Hardell electro magneti Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 19, 2014
March Against Monsanto, no GM for Chinese army, GMO Myths and Truths, GSK scandal, bees and pesticides, sugar, eating habits, antibiotics in fruit farming (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 21, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Action on Sugar antibiotics apples bees Bulletin of Insectology CCD Center for Food Safety cereal CFS china chinese army Claire Robinson clothianidin colony collapse disorder Diabetologia Dr John Fagan Dr Michael Antoniou Source Type: news

ADRENAL-TONE (Homeopathic Liquid) Liquid [Energetix Corp]
Updated Date: May 21, 2014 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - May 21, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Low T Attorneys Offer Tips on Alternative Therapies
Numerous men are paying visits to the doctor because of a “malady” that has been tied to low levels of testosterone. The dangerous drug lawyers of Levy Baldante are providing tips so that such persons...(PRWeb May 20, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11862479.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Abstract Insomnia is the most frequent type of sleeping disorder and - following pain - the second most common symptom reported in the general practitioner's office. The prevalence of insomnia increases with age. Untreated, insomnia is regarded as risk factor for other comorbid somatic and mental disorders. Therefore, it is important to make a thorough diagnostic and differential diagnostic assessment. Particularly interventions aiming at improving sleep hygiene and therapy using sleep restriction can help alleviate insomnia. Pharmacologically, herbal drugs and antidepressants with sleep inducing effects can be use...
Source: Praxis - May 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Sommer I, Brühl A, Delsignore A, Weidt S Tags: Praxis (Bern 1994) Source Type: research

Overview of the phytomedicine approaches against Helicobacter pylori.
Abstract Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) successfully colonizes the human stomach of the majority of the human population. This infection always causes chronic gastritis, but may evolve to serious outcomes, such as peptic ulcer, gastric carcinoma or mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. H. pylori first line therapy recommended by the Maastricht-4 Consensus Report comprises the use of two antibiotics and a proton-pomp inhibitor, but in some regions failure associated with this treatment is already undesirable high. Indeed, treatment failure is one of the major problems associated with H. pylori infection and i...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology - May 21, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vale FF, Oleastro M Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

The sarsaparilla market in the state of São Paulo (Brazil) and the challenges of cultivation
This study aimed to present information about the sarsaparilla sold in establishments in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, assess the genetic diversity of Smilax brasiliensis Spreng., Smilacaceae, and examine the growing conditions and productivity of five species of Smilax. The amount of sarsaparilla sold per month at most pharmacies was 0.4 kg on average. Herbal stores and markets sold averages of 9 kg and 8 kg per month, respectively. The weight of the underground biomass of S. fluminensis (188.3 g) is significantly higher than those of other species (28.3-79.6 g). The study demonstrated that high genetic diversity among...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - May 20, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Systematic organization of medicinal plant information: a monograph template proposal
The use of medicinal plants in Brazil is widespread and is supported by public policies; it has the objective of providing the population with safe and effective herbal medicines of adequate quality. An action in these policies is to develop medicinal plant monographs to gather published information and decide which medicinal plants should be financed by the Brazilian government and distributed by the public health system. Currently, the monographs published worldwide do not present unified information regarding medicinal plants, and generally, they do not cover enough requirements for herbal medicine registration. The aim...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - May 20, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Monsanto’s Franken-Soy
I don’t mind telling you… I can’t stand processed soy. Most of the soy produced in U.S. is used to make soy meal and soybean oil. These are everywhere. Soybean oil makes up one out of every 10 calories you eat in this country.1 That’s important… because processing soy increases its estrogenic effect. This can [...]Related Posts:How You Like Dem Apples?Powerful Tools Erase Decades of Toxin Buildup (Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies)
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 20, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Featured Newsletter Source Type: news

Olympic Oxygen
I think of my obligation to you like this: I have to improve your health. When I then think about how to do that for you, I come back to this issue: your lungs. Breath is life. How well and deeply you breathe is related to how well and long you’ll live. Did you know [...]Related Posts:Beat cancer with PACE?Could Everyone Be Wrong? (Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies)
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 20, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Energy Featured Fitness Heart Health Newsletter exercise PACE Source Type: news

Parents, leave the multivitamins in the bottle
By Carolyn Sax, MD, a primary care physician with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s and practices at Hyde Park Pediatrics in Hyde Park and Milton, Mass. Parents often ask me whether I recommend multivitamins for their children, and in most situations I say no. This takes a lot of people by surprise. Vitamins sound like such a good thing, right? The answer is actually somewhat complicated.  Foods that are naturally rich in vitamins are definitely a good thing, and many scientific studies have shown the benefits of eating a diet rich in nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Carolyn Sax healthy eating healthy eating for kids healthy eating for the whole family vitamins Source Type: news

Global Dietary Supplements Market: Share, Size, Growth, Forecast and...
Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Dietary Supplements Market: Share, Size, Growth, Forecast and Industry Analysis 2010-2017" to its report store. Browse the full...(PRWeb May 20, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/5/prweb10995481.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hard to swallow: the world's first drinkable sunscreen
On Monday, both the Telegraph and the Mail ran stories about the worlds first drinkable sunscreen. However, the product described contradicts many of the most fundamental scientific principles (assuming it actually works as promised) Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Science and scepticism Media Biology Physics Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Are Healing Ceremonies Useful for Enhancing Quality of Life?
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - May 20, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: article Source Type: research

Synthetic phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors use/abuse and interest of hair testing: reporting of a rape case - Duez M, Etter M, Klinger N, Cirimele V.
We describe here a rape case following the consumption of pills b... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effectiveness of a Clinical Decision Support System for Reducing the Risk of QT Interval Prolongation in Hospitalized Patients [Original Articles]
Conclusions— A computer CDSS incorporating a validated risk score for QTc prolongation influences the prescribing of QT-prolonging drugs and reduces the risk of QTc interval prolongation in hospitalized patients with torsades de pointes risk factors. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes - May 20, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tisdale, J. E., Jaynes, H. A., Kingery, J. R., Overholser, B. R., Mourad, N. A., Trujillo, T. N., Kovacs, R. J. Tags: Electrocardiology, Arrhythmias, clinical electrophysiology, drugs Original Articles Source Type: research

Grape seed extract prevents skeletal muscle wasting in interleukin 10 knockout mice
Conclusion: GSE supplementation effectively prevents muscle wasting in IL10KO mice, showing that GSE can be used as an auxiliary treatment for muscle loss associated with chronic inflammation and frailty. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 20, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bo WangGuan YangXingwei LiangMei ZhuMin Du Source Type: research

Review article: herbal hepatotoxicity – an update on traditional Chinese medicine preparations
ConclusionStringent evaluation of the risk/benefit ratio is essential to protect traditional Chinese medicines users from health hazards including liver injury. (Source: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
Source: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - May 20, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: R. Teschke, A. Wolff, C. Frenzel, J. Schulze Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Gastrodin Ameliorates Memory Deficits in 3,3'-Iminodipropionitrile-Induced Rats: Possible Involvement of Dopaminergic System.
This study was designed to determine whether administration of gastrodin attenuates IDPN-induced working memory deficits in Y-maze task, and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Results showed that exposure to IDPN (150 mg/kg/day, v.o.) significantly impaired working memory and that long-term gastrodin (200 mg/kg/day, v.o.) could effectively rescue these IDPN-induced memory impairments as indicated by increased spontaneous alternation in the Y-maze test. Additionally, gastrodin treatment prevented IDPN-induced reductions of dopamine (DA) and its metabolites, as well as elevation of dopamine turnover ratio (DOPAC + HVA...
Source: Neurochemical Research - May 20, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Wang X, Yan S, Wang A, Li Y, Zhang F Tags: Neurochem Res Source Type: research

Prevalence of complementary and alternative therapy use by cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy
ConclusionsThe use of CAT in patients with cancer is prevalent and more frequent in our population than in other published studies. Few patients use CAT to improve their cancer cure, but rather use CAT for other reasons. (Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology)
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology - May 19, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Grace V Edwards, Noel J Aherne, Patrick J Horsley, Linus C Benjamin, Craig S McLachlan, Michael J McKay, Thomas P Shakespeare Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Actress Margot Kidder and Her Bipolar Disorder
Canadian-born actress Margot Kidder may have had bipolar disorder since her early teens. She says she now controls her illness with alternative medicine. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - May 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

In vitro and ex-vivo cellular antioxidant protection and cognitive enhancing effects of an extract of Polygonum minus Huds (LineminusTM) demonstrated in a Barnes Maze animal model for memory and learning
Conclusion: These data shows that P. minus possesses antioxidant and anticholinesterase activity and demonstrated enhanced cognition in vivo. The data suggest neuroprotective properties of the extract. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 19, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Annie GeorgeChee NgMatthew O¿CallaghanGitte JensenHoi Wong Source Type: research

Food, home and health: the meanings of food amongst Bengali Women in London
Conclusion: In summary, this paper argues that while food is critical to the familial spaces of home (both locally and globally), it is defined by a complex interplay of actors and wider meanings as illustrated by concepts of health and what constitutes Bengali food. Therefore, we call for greater dialogue between health professionals and those they interact with, to allow for an enhanced appreciation of the dynamic nature of food and plants and the diverse perceptions of the role that they play in promoting health. (Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine)
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - May 19, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hannah Maria JenningsJanice ThompsonJoy MerrellBarry BoginMichael Heinrich Source Type: research

Local understandings of care during delivery and postnatal period to inform home based package of newborn care interventions in rural Ethiopia: a qualitative study
Conclusion: Cultural beliefs and newborn care practices do not conform to recommended standards. Local perspectives related to newborn care practices should inform behaviour change messages. Such messages should target mothers, grandmothers, TBAs, other female family members and fathers. (Source: BioMed Central)
Source: BioMed Central - May 19, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tedbabe DegefieYared AmareBrian Mulligan Source Type: research

Anti‐Diabetic Properties of Rice‐Based Herbal Porridges in Diabetic Wistar Rats
The present study aims to investigate anti‐hyperglycaemic, anti‐hyperlipidaemic and toxic effects of long‐term consumption of selected green leafy porridges in a streptozotocin‐induced diabetic Wistar rat model. Porridges made with Asparagus racemosus Willd. (AR), Hemidesmus indicus (L) R. Br. W. T. Aiton (HI), Scoparia dulcis L. (SD) and coconut milk porridge (CM) were incorporated into diets of diabetic Wistar rats. Diabetic control (DM) and normal control groups (NC) were provided with standard rat diet. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), HbA1c, C reactive protein (CRP), total cholesterol (TC), high‐density lipoprot...
Source: Phytotherapy Research - May 19, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Senadheera Pathirannehelage Anuruddhika Subhashinie Senadheera, Sagarika Ekanayake, Chandanie Wanigatunge Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Prevalence of complementary and alternative therapy use by cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of CAT in patients with cancer is prevalent and more frequent in our population than in other published studies. Few patients use CAT to improve their cancer cure, but rather use CAT for other reasons. PMID: 24837068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer)
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - May 19, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Edwards GV, Aherne NJ, Horsley PJ, Benjamin LC, McLachlan CS, McKay MJ, Shakespeare TP Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Oncol Source Type: research

Assessment of genotoxicity of herbal medicinal products: Application of the “bracketing and matrixing” concept using the example of Valerianae radix (valerian root)
In conclusion the two guidelines on genotoxicity provide a practically applicable concept. Valerianae radix has no genotoxic potential, supporting its use in HMPs and its inclusion in the Community list. (Source: Phytomedicine)
Source: Phytomedicine - May 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Olaf Kelber, Tankred Wegener, Barbara Steinhoff, Christiane Staiger, Jacqueline Wiesner, Werner Knöss, Karin Kraft Tags: Indication Oriented Research Source Type: research

3 of the best mood-balancing herbal remedies available today
(NaturalNews) Feeling stressed, anxious, or just low? It's common in these fast-paced and busy times. Here are 3 excellent herbs for lifting, improving and balancing one's moods.ChamomileChamomile calms the body and helps to sooth different types of irritation. This herb helps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Green Tea Extract (GTE) improves differentiation in human osteoblasts during oxidative stress
Conclusions: Incubation of human primary osteoblasts with GTE significantly reduces oxidative stress and improves cell viability. GTE also has a beneficial effect on ECM production which might improve the bone quality. Our findings suggest that dietary supplementation of GTE might reduce inflammatory events in bone-associated diseases such as osteoporosis. (Source: Journal of Inflammation)
Source: Journal of Inflammation - May 18, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Helen VesterNina HolzerMarkus NeumaierSchyschka LiliannaAndreas NüsslerClaudine Seeliger Source Type: research

Dryocrassin suppresses immunostimulatory function of dendritic cells and prolongs skin allograft survival.
Abstract Dendritic cells (DCs) are the major specialized antigen-presenting cells for the development of optimal T-cell immunity. DCs can be used as pharmacological targets to monitor novel biological modifiers for the cure of harmful immune responses, such as transplantation rejection. Dryopteris crassirhizoma Nakai (Aspiadaceae) is used for traditional herbal medicine in the region of East Asia. The root of this fern plant has been listed for treating inflammatory diseases. Dryocrassin is the tetrameric phlorophenone component derived from Dryopteris. Here we tested the immunomodulatory potential of dryocrassin o...
Source: Cell Transplantation - May 17, 2014 Category: Cytology Authors: Fu RH, Wang YC, Liu SP, Shih TR, Lin HL, Chen YM, Tsai RT, Tsai CH, Shyu WC, Lin SZ Tags: Cell Transplant Source Type: research