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In-silico analysis of gymnemagenin from Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. with targets related to diabetes
Publication date: 21 February 2016 Source:Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 391 Author(s): Poonam K. Rathore, V. Arathy, Vijaylaxmi S. Attimarad, Pramod Kumar, Subarna Roy Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by higher than normal glucose in the blood. Most oral hypoglycemic drugs available in market produce adverse side effects which have resulted in continued search for new therapeutic agents with little or no side effects. Herbal drugs are considered relatively safer alternatives and Gymnema sylvestre is one of the most well established natural remedy for diabetes and is traded worldwide under seve...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - January 12, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Development of spermatic granuloma in albino rats following administration of water extract of Heliotropium bacciferum Forssk
Publication date: January 2016 Source:Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Volume 23, Issue 1 Author(s): Khalid Alanazi, Bassam A. Alahmadi, Ahmed Alhimaidi, Faisal M. Abou-Tarboush, Mohammad Abul Farah, Ahmed Mahmoud, Mohamed Alfaifi A spermatic granuloma is a chronic inflammatory reaction produced in response to extravasated sperm within the intertubular connective tissue. The present study investigates the possible toxic effects of water extract of Heliotropium bacciferum on the reproductive system of male albino rats and the associated potential for the development of spermatic granulomas. H. bacciferum is a ...
Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - January 12, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Efficacy of 11 Brazilian essential oils on lethality of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2016 Source:Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Author(s): Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas, Márcia Cristina de Sena Oliveira, Rodrigo Giglioti, Raul Costa Mascarenhas Santana, Humberto Ribeiro Bizzo, Paola Ervatti Gama, Francisco Celio Maia Chaves Herbal extracts have been investigated as an alternative for parasite control, aiming to slow the development of resistance and to obtain low-cost biodegradable parasiticides. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, in vitro, of 11 essential oils from Brazil on reproductive efficiency and lethality of the cattle tick Rhip...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - January 12, 2016 Category: Zoology Source Type: research

Comparative in vitro anti-tick efficacy of commercially available products and newly developed phyto-formulations against field collected and resistant tick lines of Rhipicephalus ( Boophilus ) microplus
Abstract Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is considered as one of the most widely distributed tick species ecto-parasitizing on livestock and causes fatal diseases with significant production loss. To address the problem of controlling acaricide resistant tick infestations on animals, attention has been paid to develop eco-friendly phyto-acaricides. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the comparative anti-tick activities of commercially available herbal and chemical products with chemically characterized phyto-formulations developed recently against field ticks and resistant tick lines o...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - January 12, 2016 Category: Parasitology Source Type: research

Appetite-enhancing Effects of trans-Cinnamaldehyde, Benzylacetone and 1-Phenyl-2-butanone by Inhalation
In this study, food intake and the expression of neuropeptide Y and proopiomelanocortin in the hypothalamus after inhalation of fragrant compounds or essential oils were investigated in mice. Food intake was increased 1.2-fold and the neuropeptide Y mRNA expression in the hypothalamus was increased significantly in mice that inhaled trans-cinnamaldehyde, benzylacetone or 1-phenyl-2-butanone, compared with the control group. These compounds might be effective for treating loss of appetite (anorexia) or eating disorders in elderly and infirm people via a non-invasive route of administration, namely, inhalation.[...]Georg Thi...
Source: Planta Medica - January 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ogawa, KakuyouIto, Michiho Tags: Biological and Pharmacological Activitiy Source Type: research

Quality Certification Programs for Dietary Supplements
In the United States in 2014, dietary supplements were a $36.7 billion industry.1 The public has easy access to dietary supplements without prescription, and most consume them without their health care provider’s advice or knowledge.2 Thus, while there is extensive use of dietary supplements, there is little quality standardization of these products, and it is difficult for health care professionals and consumers alike to discern their safety and quality. (Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - January 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sharon R. Akabas, Gretchen Vannice, John B. Atwater, Tod Cooperman, Richard Cotter, Lisa Thomas Tags: Practice Applications Source Type: research

Herbals and herbal nutritional products hepatotoxicity - Mengual-Moreno E, Lizarzábal-García M, Hernández-Rincón I, Barboza-Nobrega Mde F.
Herbs and other botanicals have been used in different cultures with medicinal and dietary purposes for centuries. Contrary to the belief of being natural and safe products, their hepatotoxic potential is recognized in several studies worldwide, and repres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chronic Pain – Stories Of Struggle And Hope: Part 2 – Back Pain
BOSTON (CBS) – Back pain is number one when it comes to ranking chronic pain here in the United States. Read-Listen: Chronic Pain – Stories Of Struggle And Hope: The Series So what causes it? “Spondylolisthesis and spondylosis and radiculopathy. There are a lot of names that are thrown at people in terms of rationale of why they have back pain,” Dr. Dana Zalkind at New England Baptist’s Pain Management Center, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Words you hardly ever hear, but Dr. Zalkind says there are causes we all can relate to. But for those who have suffered chronic back pain for years, like Allen, the strugg...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Chronic Pain – Stories Of Struggle And Hope Rod Fritz Source Type: news

Most top-selling, over-the-counter sexual treatments unproven, some could be harmful
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) From horny goat weed to ginseng and maca, over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health contain a wide variety of "natural" ingredients. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reviewed the scientific evidence for the most common ingredients to determine if they are effective -- and most importantly -- safe. The results are published online ahead of print in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to Choose the Right Serenoa repens Extract
Conclusions This literature review highlighted the variability in the composition of the various brands of Serenoa repens. Serenoa repens hexanic extract is considered by the European Medicines Agency to be a “well-established medical use product” for symptomatic treatment of BPH. Patient summary Standardisation of herbal medicines is essential to ensure a consistent level of clinical activity and safety. In the case of Serenoa repens, the n-hexane lipidosterolic extract is the only formulation currently considered by the European Medicines Agency to be a “well-established medical use product.” (Source: European Urology Supplements)
Source: European Urology Supplements - January 11, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Assessing natural product – drug interactions: An end-to-end safety framework
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2016 Source:Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Author(s): Amy L. Roe, Mary F. Paine, Bill J. Gurley, Kenneth R. Brouwer, Scott Jordan, James C. Griffiths The use of natural products (NPs), including herbal medicines and other dietary supplements, by North Americans continues to increase across all age groups. This population has access to conventional medications, with significant polypharmacy observed in older adults. Thus, the safety of the interactions between multi-ingredient NPs and drugs is a topic of paramount importance. Considerations such as history of safe...
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology - January 11, 2016 Category: Toxicology Source Type: research

Fermentation, a feasible strategy for enhancing bioactivity of herbal medicines
Publication date: March 2016 Source:Food Research International, Volume 81 Author(s): Ahtesham Hussain, Shambhunath Bose, Jing-Hua Wang, Mukesh Kumar Yadav, Girish B. Mahajan, Hojun Kim Herbal drugs, which possess immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-infective, and anti-allergic activities, encompass various therapeutic areas, and have been used as traditional medicines for thousands of years. Fermentation is an indispensable traditional technology for the improving the efficacy or reducing adverse effects of herbal medicines. The fermentation process has been shown to improve biological propert...
Source: Food Research International - January 11, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Analogy in selenium enrichment and selenium speciation between selenized yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Hericium erinaceus (lion's mane mushroom)
Publication date: May 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 68 Author(s): Orsolya Egressy-Molnár, Laurent Ouerdane, Júlia Győrfi, Mihály Dernovics Human selenium supplementation is vastly dominated by selenized yeasts based products not only due to regulation issues but due to the fact that yeasts convert inorganic selenium into organic forms up to 2000 μg g−1 through a well characterized selenium metabolism. Though both yeasts and the higher mushroom Agaricomycetes belong to the kingdom of fungi, their selenometabolic pathways are different. Agaricomycetes, the most widely researched higher ...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - January 11, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Osteopaths in the United Kingdom and Australia: Attitudes, practice, confidence and knowledge with regard to melanoma recognition – an observational questionnaire study
Melanoma causes the majority of skin cancer deaths. Australia (AUS) has the world's highest incidence rate, whereas the United Kingdom’s (UK) incidence rate is one third of that, but rising rapidly. Osteopaths, many of whom routinely look at least at a part of the patient’s skin as part of their osteopathic examination are potentially in an ideal position for melanoma recognition. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sonja Jelineck, Steven Bettles, Philip Bright, Anne Jakel Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of the transcriptomes and primary metabolite profiles of adventitious roots of five P. ginseng cultivars
Conclusion The GC-MS analysis revealed that primary metabolite profiling allowed us to classify the five cultivars into three independent groups and the grouping is also explained by eight major primary metabolites as biomarkers. We selected three cultivars (Chunpoong, Cheongsun, and Sunhyang) to represent each group and analyzed their transcriptomes. We inspected 100 unigenes involved in seven primary metabolite biosynthesis pathways and found that 21 unigenes encoding 15 enzymes were differentially expressed among the three cultivars. Integrated analysis of transcriptomes and metabolomes revealed that the ginseng cultiva...
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - January 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of Korean Red Ginseng extract on rosiglitazone-induced improvement of glucose regulation in diet-induced obese mice
CONCLUSION Our results show a potential enhancement of ROSI-induced improvement of glucose regulation by the combined treatment with KRG. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - January 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of BIOGF1K, compound K-rich fraction, prepared from Panax ginseng
Conclusion Overall, our data suggest that the suppression of IKKβ and TBK1, which mediates transcriptional regulation of NF-κB and IRF3, respectively, could contribute to broad spectrum inhibitory activity of BIOGF1K. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - January 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development of a single-nucleotide-polymorphism marker for specific authentication of Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) new cultivar “G-1”
Conclusion These results show that this SNP-based approach to identify the G-1 cultivar will be a good way to distinguish accurately the G-1 cultivar and P. quinquefolius from other Korean ginseng cultivars using a 45S ribosomal DNA region. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - January 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of ginsenosides in Asian and American Ginsengs by liquid chromatography–quadrupole/time-of-flight MS: assessing variations based on morphological characteristics
Conclusion An approach using ultra-HPLC–quadrupole/time-of-flight MS was successfully established to link morphology and active components for evaluating the quality of Asian and American ginsengs. Clear correlation between visible morphological features and quality of Asian and American ginsengs was found. People can see the difference; this means consumers and vendors can evaluate ginseng by themselves. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - January 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Heart failure and risk of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study is registered with PROSPERO, number CRD42014015504. Findings Of 8673 records identified, we included 71 studies with data from 88 cohorts in our analysis, with 59 cohorts included in the assessment of venous thromboembolism rates and 46 cohorts included in the meta-analysis of heart failure and risk of venous thromboembolism. Venous thromboembolism rates varied widely in patients in hospital with heart failure from different settings. The overall median symptomatic venous thromboembolism rate was 2·48% (IQR 0·84–5·61); rates was were 3·73% (1·05–7·31) for patients who did not receive thromboprophylaxi...
Source: The Lancet Haematology - January 11, 2016 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Patient use of complementary and alternative medicines in an outpatient pediatric neurology clinic
To describe the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an outpatient pediatric neurology clinic, and assess family attitudes toward the efficacy of CAM versus prescription medications. (Source: Pediatric Neurology)
Source: Pediatric Neurology - January 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Daniel Kenney, Sarah Jenkins, Paul Youssef, Suresh Kotagal Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Antioxidants from three Swietenia Species (Meliaceae)
The genus Swietenia (Meliaceae) has a wide variety of secondary metabolites with reported antioxidant activity, such as flavonoids and limonoids. In the present study, the antioxidant capacity, along with the phenol and flavonoid contents of the leaf extracts of three species of this genus: Swietenia mahagoni, Swietenia macrophylla, and Swietenia humilis were evaluated. The antioxidant activ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Toxicogenetic profile of rats treated with aqueous extract from Morinda citrifolia fruits
This study evaluated biochemical changes and hepatotoxic, genotoxic, and mutagenic effects of aqueous extract of the fruit of M. citri... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Preoperative evaluation and comprehensive risk assessment for children with Down syndrome.
Abstract Down syndrome is a common chromosome disorder affecting all body systems. This creates unique physiologic concerns that can affect safety during anesthesia and surgery. Little consensus exists, however, on the best way to evaluate children with Down syndrome in preparation for surgery. We review a number of salient topics affecting these children in the perioperative period, including cervical spine instability, cardiovascular abnormalities, pulmonary hypertension, upper airway obstruction, hematologic disturbances, prematurity, low birth weight, and the use of supplements and alternative therapies. Recomm...
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - January 9, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lewanda AF, Matisoff A, Revenis M, Harahsheh A, Futterman C, Nino G, Greenberg J, Myseros JS, Rosenbaum KN, Summar M Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research

Trigger point dry needling versus strain-counterstrain technique for upper trapezius myofascial trigger points: a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: There were no differences between the sham SCS, SCS, and DN groups in any of the outcome measures. DN relieved pain after fewer sessions than SCS and sham SCS, and thus may be a more efficient technique. Future studies should include a larger sample size. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT01290653. PMID: 26746173 [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 - January 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Segura-Ortí E, Prades-Vergara S, Manzaneda-Piña L, Valero-Martínez R, Polo-Traverso JA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Contributions of ADP and ATP to the increase in skeletal muscle blood flow after manual acupuncture stimulation in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that both ATP and ADP partially contribute to the MA-induced increase in MBF via P2 receptors. However, further studies are needed to clarify the contributions of other vasodilators. PMID: 26746172 [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 - January 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nagaoka S, Shinbara H, Okubo M, Kawakita T, Hino K, Sumiya E Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

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Authors: PMID: 26746171 [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 - January 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Emerging therapy in arthritis: Modulation of markers of the inflammatory process
ABSTRACT The induction of tolerance has been proposed as a therapeutic strategy for arthritis aiming to decrease progression of the pathology, probably by promoting suppressor mechanisms of the autoimmune response. This work aimed to confirm whether the treatment with vitamin D3 could synergize oral tolerance induced by hydrolyzed collagen peptides, in our experimental model of antigen induced arthritis in New Zealand rabbits. Clinical observation of the phenomenon indicates that simultaneous treatment with hydrolyzed collagen peptides and vitamin D3 was beneficial when compared with no treatment, for arthritic animals, an...
Source: Microscopy Research and Technique - January 8, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: P.A. Mortarino, D.P. Goy, D.B. Abramson, J. Cabello, G.E. Bumaguin, E.J. Vitelli, J. Toledo, L. Sarrio, S.M. Pezzotto, J.P. Mardegan Issa, G.R. Cointry, S. Feldman Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Tetrandrine suppresses articular inflammatory response by inhibiting pro‐inflammatory factors via NF‐κB inactivation
In conclusion, the results showed that one of the anti‐inflammatory mechanisms of tetrandrine was inhibiting IκBα and NF‐κB p65 phosphorylation in LPS‐induced macrophage RAW 264.7 cells and chondrogenic ATDC5 cells. Moreover, we introduce a vigorous in vitro cell screening system, LPS‐induced murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cells coupling chondrogenic ADTC5 cells, for screening anti‐rheumatic drugs. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Research)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Research - January 8, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Li‐Na Gao, Qi‐Shuai Feng, Xin‐Fang Zhang, Qiang‐Song Wang, Yuan‐Lu Cui Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Identification of inflammatory factor TNFα inhibitor from medicinal herbs.
Abstract The inflammatory response is one of the first defenses our body has to fight against potential endangerments. It plays a critical role in host defense, clearing and slowing the infection in the case of microbial invasion. During an inflammatory response, a variety of cytokines are produced by cells and trigger or enhance the specific inflammation response. TNFα, one of these factors, plays a crucial role in many immune and inflammatory processes, such as proliferation, apoptosis, necrosis, and cell survival. It acts in orchestrating the cytokine cascade and the major regulator of inflammatory cytokine pro...
Source: Experimental and Molecular Pathology - January 8, 2016 Category: Pathology Authors: Ye H, Wang Y, Bennett Jenson A, Yan J Tags: Exp Mol Pathol Source Type: research

Alternative Therapies Should Be Considered Before Antipsychotics for Children, Report Says
Despite the vulnerability of youth to the potential side effects of antipsychotics, previous studies suggest clinicians have increasingly prescribed these medications to children and adolescents in the United States over the past 15 years. In an article published this week in Psychiatric Services in Advance, researchers described the potentially serious short- and long-term side effects of antipsychotics and proposed alternative therapies for treating children with behavioral and emotional disorders. While antipsychotics are approved as first-line treatments for children with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe beh...
Source: Psychiatr News - January 7, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: adolescents antipsychotic medication children cognitive-behavioral therapy Psychiatric Services in Advance psychosocial therapy Source Type: research

U.S. Marshals seize dietary supplements containing kratom
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that U.S. Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom. The product, manufactured for and held by Dordoniz Natural Products LLC, located in South Beloit, Illinois, is marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro and worth more than $400,000. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 7, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

NCCIH Notable Research From 2015
In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs calls attention to some of the eminent research performed by NCCIH grantees in 2015. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 7, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Molecules, Vol. 21, Pages 64: Natural Products for the Prevention and Treatment of Hangover and Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and spirits are widely consumed around the world. However, alcohol and its metabolite acetaldehyde are toxic and harmful to human beings. Chronic alcohol use disorder or occasional binge drinking can cause a wide range of health problems, such as hangover, liver damage and cancer. Some natural products such as traditional herbs, fruits, and vegetables might be potential dietary supplements or medicinal products for the prevention and treatment of the problems caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of effective natural products for the...
Source: Molecules - January 7, 2016 Category: Chemistry Authors: Fang WangYa LiYu-Jie ZhangYue ZhouSha LiHua-Bin Li Tags: Review Source Type: research

Optimal management for alcoholic liver disease: Conventional medications, natural therapy or combination?
Abstract Alcohol consumption is the principal factor in the pathogenesis of chronic liver diseases. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is defined by histological lesions on the liver that can range from simple hepatic steatosis to more advanced stages such as alcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. As one of the oldest forms of liver injury known to humans, ALD is still a leading cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality and the burden is exerting on medical systems with hospitalization and management costs rising constantly worldwide. Although the biological mechanisms, in...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - January 7, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kim MS, Ong M, Qu X Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Forming a joint dialogue among faith healers, traditional healers and formal health workers in mental health in a Kenyan setting: towards common grounds
This study thus aimed at the formation of dialogue and establishment of collaboration among the informal (faith and traditi... (Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine)
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - January 7, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Christine W. Musyimi, Victoria N. Mutiso, Erick S. Nandoya and David M. Ndetei Source Type: research

US Marshals Seize Dietary Supplements Containing Kratom
January 6, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that U.S. Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom. The product, manufactured for and held by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients
Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

US Marshals seize dietary supplements containing kratom
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that U.S. Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom. The product, manufactured and held by Dordoniz Natural Products LLC, located in South Beloit, Illinois, is marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro and worth more than $400,000. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MENOPAUSE RELIEF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY (Sepia) Cream [Homeocare Laboratories Inc.]
Updated Date: Jan 6, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - January 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Herbal medicines prevent the development of atopic dermatitis by multiple mechanisms
Abstract Atopic dermatitis (AD) is among the most common skin disorders in humans. Although a variety of regimens are available for the treatment of AD, preventive approaches are limited. Recent studies have demonstrated that certain naturally-occurring herbal medicines are effective in preventing the development of AD via divergent mechanisms, such as inhibiting cytokine and chemokine expression, IgE production, inflammatory cell infiltration, histamine release, and/or enhancement of epidermal permeability barrier function. Yet, they exhibit few adverse effects. Since herbal medicines are widely available, inexpe...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 6, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Endorsement of the CONSORT statement by Chinese journals of Traditional Chinese Medicine: a survey of journal editors and review of journals' instructions for authors.
CONCLUSIONS: TCM journals in China endorsing the CONSORT statement constituted a small percentage of the total. The majority of editors surveyed were not familiar with the content of the CONSORT statement and extension papers. We strongly recommend that the China Periodicals Association issue a policy to promote the endorsement of the CONSORT statement and conduct relevant training for journal editors in China. PMID: 26738508 [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 - January 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ma B, Ke FY, Zheng EL, Yang ZX, Tang QN, Qi GQ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture treatment for ischaemic stroke in young adults: protocol for a randomised, sham-controlled clinical trial
Introduction Stroke in young adults is not uncommon. Although the overall incidence of stroke has been recently declining, the incidence of stroke in young adults is increasing. Traditional vascular risk factors are the main cause of young ischaemic stroke. Acupuncture has been shown to benefit stroke rehabilitation and ameliorate the risk factors for stroke. The aims of this study were to determine whether acupuncture treatment will be effective in improving the activities of daily living (ADL), motor function and quality of life (QOL) in patients of young ischaemic stroke, and in preventing stroke recurrence by controlli...
Source: BMJ Open - January 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Chen, L., Fang, J., Jin, X., Keeler, C. L., Gao, H., Fang, Z., Chen, Q. Tags: Open access, Complementary medicine, Neurology, Rehabilitation medicine Protocol Source Type: research

The role of acupuncture in managing overactive bladder; a review of the literature
Conclusion Despite their limitations, existing studies serve as a promising foundation for suggesting a role for acupuncture as an alternative therapy for OAB. Further well-designed studies are required to investigate optimal technique and their outcomes. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - January 6, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Harpagophytum Procumbens Ethyl Acetate Fraction Reduces Fluphenazine-Induced Vacuous Chewing Movements and Oxidative Stress in Rat Brain.
Abstract Long-term treatment with fluphenazine is associated with manifestation of extrapyramidal side effects, such as tardive dyskinesia. The molecular mechanisms related to the pathophysiology of TD remain unclear, and several hypotheses, including a role for oxidative stress, have been proposed. Harpagophytum procumbens is an herbal medicine used mainly due to anti-inflammatory effects, but it also exhibits antioxidant effects. We investigated the effect of ethyl acetate fraction of H. procumbens (EAF HP) in fluphenazine-induced orofacial dyskinesia by evaluating behavioral parameters at different times (vacuou...
Source: Neurochemical Research - January 6, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Schaffer LF, de Freitas CM, Chiapinotto Ceretta AP, Peroza LR, de Moraes Reis E, Krum BN, Busanello A, Boligon AA, Sudati JH, Fachinetto R, Wagner C Tags: Neurochem Res Source Type: research

Quality and safety control of tumor‐shrinking decoction (TSD): A Chinese herbal preparation for the treatment of uterine fibroids
This study presents a comprehensive quality control procedure for tumor‐shrinking decoction (TSD), a 15‐herb preparation under study as a potential therapy for uterine fibroids. Morphological, microscopic, and physicochemical authentications were first carried out on individual herbal medicines composing TSD. Contaminant tests on TSD for the presence of heavy metals and pesticide residues were performed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis. Furthermore, batch‐to‐batch quality monitoring of the decoction was investigated via ultra‐performance liquid chromatogra...
Source: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry - January 6, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Xiao‐Xin Chen, Wai Ling Lin, Wing Fai Yeung, Tian‐He Song, Li‐Xing Lao, Yan‐Bo Zhang, Wei Meng Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Foodways in transition: food plants, diet and local perceptions of change in a Costa Rican Ngäbe community
Indigenous populations are undergoing rapid ethnobiological, nutritional and socioeconomic transitions while being increasingly integrated into modernizing societies. To better understand the dynamics of these... (Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine)
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - January 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ugo D’Ambrosio and Rajindra K. Puri Source Type: research

Ethnoichthyology of the indigenous Truká people, Northeast Brazil
Historically, fishing is an important activity for riverine communities established along the São Francisco River, including indigenous communities. In the present study, we researched fishing activities in tw... (Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine)
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - January 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carlos Alberto Batista Santos and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves Source Type: research

Try Home Remedies for Child’s Cough or Cold
Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news