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Is driving under the influence of kava associated with motor vehicle crashes? A systematic review of the epidemiological literature - Wainiqolo I, Kool B, Nosa V, Ameratunga S.
OBJECTIVE: Kava is marketed as a herbal anxiolytic in several countries and is consumed recreationally in high doses in many indigenous Pacific and Australian Aboriginal communities. We reviewed the published literature examining the association (if any) b... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nobel Renews Debate on Chinese Medicine
When Tu Youyou, a retired researcher of a Chinese medicine academy, won China’s first Nobel in science, it raised old questions on tradition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IAN JOHNSON Tags: Tu Youyou Nobel Prizes China Alternative and Complementary Medicine Chinese Academy of Sciences Source Type: news

A Nobel Prize for Research on Natural Products
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded for research involving natural products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 9, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

If you think you’re depressed, don’t wait — find out
October 8, 2015 is National Depression Screening Day. The first of these days occurred in October 1990, when my colleague Douglas Jacobs, MD followed through on his idea that screening for mental disorders should be no different than screening for other physical illnesses. Since that inaugural event 25 years ago, the program has greatly expanded, and similar awareness days for a variety of mental disorders, such as eating disorders and problems with alcohol use, now take place throughout the year. These screening events are held in the community, at schools, at workplaces, and in the military. Sadness touches all of our li...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Michael Craig Miller, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Depression depressed screening Source Type: news

A Nobel for Natural Product Discoveries
Natural products researchers receive 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research
But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more studySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antioxidants, Cancer Alternative Therapies, Skin Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Mozart Effect and Epilepsy
"The earth has music for those who listen." -- Shakespeare There are many different types of medicines and remedies throughout our world today. Ranging from conventional (traditional), alternative, complementary, herbal, therapeutic, to standard medicines and remedies. One researched remedy that I recently took notice of in my journey, entitled "The Mozart Effect," captured my interest and as someone who has a love for music, I decided that I would dig deeper into this Mozart Effect to grasp a better understanding in my pursuit for a cure. So... What Is The Mozart Effect? A theory is in existence that states that list...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

How To Find Information About Complementary Health Approaches on PubMed
This easy-to-follow guide will help you find the complementary health information you’re searching for on PubMed. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Public Notification: NATUREAL Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
A safety alert from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Media-science hoax: Pharma-sponsored media uses flawed study to attack supplement industry
(NaturalNews) A gang of 14 state attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, has threatened to file a class action lawsuit against the dietary supplement industry for supposedly selling herbal products that don't... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Postmortem distribution of MAB-CHMINACA in body fluids and solid tissues of a human cadaver - Hasegawa K, Wurita A, Minakata K, Gonmori K, Nozawa H, Yamagishi I, Watanabe K, Suzuki O.
During the latter part of 2014, we experienced an autopsy case in which 5-fluoro-ADB, one of the most dangerous synthetic cannabinoids, was identified and quantitated in solid tissues and in three herbal blend products [Forensic Toxicol (2015) 33:112-121].... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Well: Chiropractic Care Grows, and Gains Acceptance
More and more doctors agree that such treatment can help ease back pain, and while all doubts have not been swept away, the author gave it a try. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHERINE ELLISON Tags: Body Chiropractors Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Chiropractic Care Grows, and Gains Acceptance
More and more doctors agree that such treatment can help ease back pain, and while all doubts have not been swept away, the author gave it a try. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 5, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: KATHERINE ELLISON Tags: Body Chiropractors Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Ultimate Herbal Slimcap Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA issues safety alert for Ultimate Herbal Slimcap. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 5, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

AA: 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine goes to discoverers of antimicrobials Artemisinin and Avermectin
From DW:Youyou Tu, the chief professor at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, began her work with traditional herbal remedies in the 1960s.Focussing on plant Artemisia annua, Tu extracted the active Artemisin ingredient found in plants, then purified it. Tests conducted by the now 84-year-old showed her trials had “unprecedented potency” in treating Malaria, which infects close to 200 million people every year. The infection leaves more than 450,000 people dead globally annually, with most of the victims being children. The other 2015 Nobel prize was for another antimicrobial therapy with an "A", Avermec...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - October 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cannabis 'safe to treat pain' but no proof it helps
Conclusion This prospective cohort study assessed the safety of medical cannabis for the management of chronic pain. It found a higher number of non-serious adverse events in people who took medical cannabis daily for pain. Outcomes for serious adverse events and cognitive function were roughly the same as for people who did not take cannabis. Lung function results in the cannabis group remained unchanged over the course of the year-long study. Though the study was not set up to examine effects on pain itself, it did find an improvement in those who used cannabis. However, this result should be interpreted with considera...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Zambia: Take Herbal Drugs Seriously
[Times of Zambia] A Ndola-based clergyman Chende has called on Zambians not to shun herbal medicines, saying these can supplement conventional treatment of serious ailments such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Identification and quantification of vinpocetine and picamilon in dietary supplements sold in the United States - Avula B, Chittiboyina AG, Sagi S, Wang YH, Wang M, Khan IA, Cohen PA.
Vinpocetine and picamilon are drugs prescribed in many countries to treat a variety of cerebrovascular disorders. In the United States, vinpocetine and picamilon have never been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, but they are both available f... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cure for asthma? Try coffee and herbal 'cigarettes'...
As it is revealed cigarettes were once thought to treat asthma, we look at ten weird and wonderful cures through the ages (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: victorian ancient remedies trepanning asthma medicine Source Type: news

Uganda: Residents Advised Against Using Herbal Medicine to Treat Cancer
[Monitor] Mubende -A group of doctors from Uganda Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (UNCDA) led by Dr. William Lumu have urged residents of Mubende to desist from using herbal medicine in treating cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, among other Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for applications: Cochrane Complementary Medicine Bursary Scheme 2015
Cochrane Complementary Medicine is pleased to announce our 2015 bursary scheme made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and published in the Cochrane Library. External link for more information:  http://cam.cochrane.org/complementary-medicine-bursary-... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Susan Wieland Ema...
Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration - October 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nancy Owens Tags: 20th Anniversary Current news Cochrane contributors Cochrane Reviews Prizes & Awards Events Source Type: news

HOMEOPATHIC RINGING EAR FORMULA (Oil Of Mustard Seed, Parsley, Potassium Phosphate, Salicylic Acid, Quinine Sulphate) Tablet [Indiana Botanic Gardens]
Updated Date: Sep 30, 2015 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) - September 30, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The World’s First Anti-Aging Fitness Plan
I discovered a way to program your genes so they stay younger longer, and it takes just minutes a day. My research and experience with my own patients shows there’s a specific way of moving and exerting yourself that not only burns fat, but makes you younger from head to toe. I’m not talking about running a marathon or other long, backbreaking workouts. Most doctors will tell you that type of exercise is good for you. But nothing could be further from the truth. Long periods of steady aerobic training without pushing hard enough to catch your breath actually creates a smaller, less powerful heart and lungs. This reduce...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marcelo Oliveira Tags: Fitness Anti-Aging fitness plan hindu squats PACE workout Source Type: news

Naturally Brimming Brain Power With PQQ
A recent discovery sheds new light on how our cells make energy, and how we can influence that process to slow aging, and give you more energy throughout your day. This nutrient — called pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ — has the potential to become an anti-aging powerhouse, and I’m already using it with my own patients to improve daily energy levels. You see, PQQ is the first nutrient ever discovered that multiplies the number of mitochondria in your cells. Mitochondria are the “power plants” in your cells that generate all of the energy you use to get through your day. As you get older, mitochondria become weak...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marcelo Oliveira Tags: Brain Health energy mitochondria PQQ pyrroloquinoline-quinine super-nutrients Source Type: news

What We Don’t Know About Supplement-Drug Interactions
Many Americans use dietary supplements as part of their daily health regimen. In fact, a recent national survey found that in 2012, natural products (nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements) were the most frequently used complementary health approach among adults and children. Almost 18 percent of adults and about 5 percent of children use natural products. While there has been research that suggests health benefits of some dietary supplements, there is also a concern about the safety of some products, including the potential for interactions with drugs. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Lead Poisoning and Anemia Associated with Use of Ayurvedic Medications Purchased on the Internet
On April 30, 2015, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (WDPH) was notified by a local health department of an elevated blood lead level (BLL) in a female patient aged 64 years. All Wisconsin laboratories are required to provide BLL testing results performed on any state resident to WDPH, and WDPH and local health departments are statutorily mandated to investigate any single BLL ≥20 µg/dL or BLLs that are persistently ≥15 µg/dL. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

India's homeopathy brand Dr Batra's launches first UK clinic
Founded by Mukesh Batra in 1982 in Mumbai, today Dr Batra's Healthcare Group is the leading homeopathic healthcare corporate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative therapies to prevent malaria in pregnancy
A new drug may be more effective at preventing malaria in pregnant woman, especially where there is resistance to the current treatments, scientists report. Malaria infection during pregnancy is a significant health problem to both the mother and the unborn child. It has been associated with chronic anemia in the mother, and with loss of the pregnancy due to miscarriages or stillbirths and with low birth weight in pregnancies that result in livebirths, which in turn results in an increased risk of infant death. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

6 ENVIRONMENTAL DETOX (Acth, Calcarea Carbonica, Magnesia Sulphurica, Kali Phosphoricum, Nitricum Acidum, Benzoicum Acidum, Silicea, Arsenicum Album, Mercuris Solubilis, Phosphorus, Carbo Vegetabilis, Nux Vomica, Aluminum Metallicum, Phytolacca Decandra, Baptisia Tinctoria, Argentum Nitricum, Spigelia Anthelmia, Apis Mellifica) Liquid [21st Century Homeopathics, Inc]
Updated Date: Sep 29, 2015 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) - September 29, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Federal judge enters permanent injunction against Florida dietary supplements maker, Sunset Natural Products Inc.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction on Sept. 25, 2015, against Sunset Natural Products Inc. and its two owners, Teresa Martinez (a.k.a. Teresa Martinez-Arroyo) and Elsy Cruz, for manufacturing and distributing adulterated dietary supplements at its facility located in Miami, Florida. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 28, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

RPS consults on current policy on homeopathic products
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society believes that there is no evidence from randomised controlled trials for the efficacy of homeopathic products beyond a placebo effect, and no scientific basis for homeopathy.  The RPS currently recommends that any pharmacists selling homeopathic produ (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 28, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical quantities of yohimbine found in dietary supplements in the USA - Cohen PA, Wang YH, Maller G, DeSouza R, Khan IA.
In the USA, botanical dietary supplements are presumed to be safe, but this is not necessarily always the case. Extracts of the evergreen tree yohimbe, Pausinystalia johimbe, though banned in many countries, are sold in hundreds of dietary supplements in t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

TF Supplements Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dietary Supplements with Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
TF Supplements of Houston, TX, is voluntarily recalling the following product to the consumer level: RHINO 7 packaged in a bottle containing six (6) capsules WITH LOT# K824B719-P and in a single (1) count capsule hang card with LOT# SU-5102617*RP at the consumer level. Lot numbers are on the back top right of the (1) count and on the side of the (6) count bottle. FDA analysis found these products to contain undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine. Desmethyl carbondenafil is a phosphodiesterase PDE-5 inhibitor which is a class of drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new d...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 26, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Grant Awards Mark the Launch of Landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA), George Koob (Director, NIAAA), Alan Guttmacher (Director, NICHD), Bob Croyle (Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI), Thomas Insel (Director, NIMH), and William Riley (Director, OBSSR). Today the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study officially gets underway, as the National Institutes of Health award 13 five-year grants to U.S. research institutions that will spearhead the landmark project over the first half of its roughly 10-year duration. Researchers at these institutions will follow approximately 10,000 children, recruited initially at age 9 o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adverse effects of common drugs: dietary supplements - Felix TM, Karpa KD, Lewis PR.
Dietary supplement-induced adverse effects often resolve quickly after discontinuation of the offending product, especially in younger patients. The potential for unwanted outcomes can be amplified in elderly patients or those taking multiple prescription ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Well: Yohimbe Supplement Labels Lack Accurate Information
Banned in several countries, it is sold in the United States despite often lacking correct details on quantity, or anything about side effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Steroids Body medicine and health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Yohimbe Supplement Labels Lack Accurate Information
Banned in several countries, it is sold in the United States despite often lacking correct details on quantity, or anything about side effects. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 24, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Steroids Body medicine and health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Studied Within the Context of a Large National Health Survey
Who has fibromyalgia? How does this health problem affect their lives? A new analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey sheds light on these questions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide & Feeling Blue
Blue comes in many shades, just like sadness and depression. There is the muddled color known as queen blue that casts a disorienting fog over life. This hue can slip dangerously into shadow blue, a color that swallows you into the murk. Then, there is Yankees blue, made famous by the baseball team. Sure, the name sounds patriotic, even possibly celebratory. But this is one of the darkest shades of blue, a blue that borders on black. Here is where the precipice lies: Do you fall over and succumb to the black, or hang on to the shred of blue that perhaps supplies some level of hope? These hues are described in Shad...
Source: Psych Central - September 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Book Reviews Depression Loneliness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Suicide affected by suicide amy ferris books on depression books on suicide getting through depression getting through the blues how to get through depr Source Type: news

Tai chi can improve life for people with chronic health conditions
Last summer, I practiced tai chi with my 83-year old mother at the senior center near her home. The hour-long class helped me realize why this flowing, meditative practice is an ideal exercise for older people with health issues. My mom is doing well, but she has osteoporosis and had a heart valve replacement a few years ago. Practiced for centuries in China, tai chi has become popular in the United States in recent years, thanks in part to the growing evidence for its many health benefits. Not only does tai chi improve balance and flexibility, it may prevent falls, ease pain, and even help your heart. Like walking, which ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Julie Corliss Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Exercise and Fitness tai chi Source Type: news

Miserable menopause? How hypnotherapy could help
Forget trendy alternative therapies - according to a new report, hypnosis is one of the few proven to help women through the menopause. Ruth Wood finds out how (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Tags: hot flush lowri turner hypnosis menopause hot flushes alternative alternative remedy hypnotherapy HRT Source Type: news

1 DETOXIFICATION (Capsicum Annuum, Phytolacca Decandra, Trifolium Pratense, Aluminum Metallicum, Antimonium Crudum, Argentum Metallicum, Arsenicum Album, Aurum Metallicum, Baryta Carbonica, Beryllium Metallicum, Bismuthum Metallicum, Boron, Bromium, Cadmium Metallicum, Cerium Metallicum, Cesium Chloride, Chromium Metallicum, Cobaltum Metallicum, Cuprum Metallicum, Dysprosium Metallicum, Erbium Metallicum, Europium Oxydatum, Ferrum Metallicum, Gadolinium Oxydatum, Germanium Sesquioxide, Holmium,) Liquid [21st Century Homeopathics]
Updated Date: Sep 22, 2015 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) - September 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients
Researchers say dietary nitrate could help these patients climb stairs and get out of a chair Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Heart Failure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Can a Herbal Preparation Called SF2000 Cure Aids?
[Africa Check] For years Zambian lawyer and politician Ludwig Sondashi has been saying that his Sondashi Formula 2000 preparation kills HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But it has never been proven. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chinese herbal medicine-induced liver injury - Ma X, Peng JH, Hu YY.
The widespread use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) and the associated adverse reactions has attracted the attention of researchers and physicians. Reports have shown that several types of CHM can cause liver injury, with increasing numbers of cases report... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Why a 'Teatox' Isn't All That
Though it seems to be growing in popularity, the "teatox" isn't all it's cracked up to be, with consequences for both physical and mental health. The concept of the "teatox" started in Australia -- drink herbal tea blends throughout the day and then a different one before bed to purge the colon, reduce bloating, and flush "toxins" to look thinner. Sounds good in theory. I mean, don't we all want to be regular, have a flat belly, and look good in skinny jeans and a bikini? And, as I've written about before, both tea and herbs can offer a lot of wellness benefits, when taken in the right amount and the right context. But as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news