Herbal Medicine News

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1/5/2015
Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

4/16/2014
Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

7/26/2013
Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts

Despite risks, nearly half of patients take some kind of supplement before facial procedure, study found

3/6/2013
Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA

Some can cause serious harm, agency warns

1/8/2013
How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell

Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

9/6/2012
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds

This is the latest finding in debate over herb's ability to keep dementia at bay

6/4/2012
Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

4/12/2012
Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure

Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

1/12/2012
Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence

Not only are most ineffective, some can interfere with other medications, review found

12/13/2011
Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Commonly used in the Middle East and spreading abroad, plant leaves give amphetamine-like high

12/6/2011
FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products

Agency says there's no proof the remedies work, and associated diet may cause harm

8/26/2011
Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine

Their use of everything from herbals to massage exceeds that of the general public, research suggests

12/16/2010
U.S. Spending Millions to See if Herbs Truly Work

Research aims to remove the mystery around popular dietary supplements

12/15/2010
'Tainted' Supplement Makers May Face Prosecution: FDA

Move follows reports of injuries or death from synthetic steroids, other products

11/15/2010
Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use

Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

4/8/2010
Insight on Herbals Eludes Doctors, Patients Alike

Survey finds knowledge far less than for prescription drugs

1/20/2010
Medical Students Supportive of Alternative Medicine

Blending therapies would benefit patients, survey reports

1/7/2010
St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Study found placebo group actually fared better

12/22/2009
Ingredient in Botanicals Tied to Urinary Cancer

People who used affected Chinese products should be monitored, study suggests

11/26/2009
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly

But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

11/25/2009
Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief

Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

10/21/2009
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success

Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

8/19/2009
Herb Shows Potential for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study compares ancient remedy to modern drug, but not the most common, experts say

6/19/2009
Green Tea Component May Slow Prostate Cancer

Men in small study took capsules equivalent to brewed beverage

6/15/2009
Health Tip: Taking an Herbal Supplement

Recommendations to help stay safe

6/4/2009
Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system

5/15/2009
New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation

Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy

4/23/2009
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer

Researchers plan more controlled study at different dosages

12/18/2008
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS

Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

12/1/2008
Antibiotics Largest Cause of Drug-Induced Liver Damage

Prescription meds, supplements can also trigger acute organ failure, study says

11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

5/6/2008
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus

Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

4/8/2008
Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas

2 Chinese studies show cancer treatment extended survival time in mice

2/28/2008
Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians

Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

2/27/2008
Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

12/19/2006
Black Cohosh Fails to Relieve Menopausal Symptoms

It was no better than placebo for hot flashes and night sweats, study found

6/7/2006
Health Tip: Be Careful About Herbal Supplements

Just because they're natural doesn't make them safe

5/29/2006
Herbals Plus Conventional Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix

Ask your doctor before combining medicines and supplements

3/23/2006
Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk

Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

3/1/2006
Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer

Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious

1/25/2006
No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds

Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

7/29/2005
Study: Kava, Valerian Don't Work

Herbals were no better than placebo at easing stress, insomnia

2/15/2005
U.S. Demand for Herbal Medicines Waning, But . . .

More multivitamins now include natural remedies, study finds

2/3/2005
Many EU Cancer Patients Use Alternative Meds

Herbal treatments, homeopathy, vitamins and spiritual therapies popular

9/24/2004
Health Tip: 'Natural' Doesn't Always Mean Safe

Herbal products can be dangerous

8/24/2004
New Compounds Fight Malaria, Prostate Cancer

Agents that mimic Chinese herbal remedy kill parasites, cancer cells

5/27/2004
Americans Turning to Alternative Medicine

Government survey finds 36% use non-traditional therapies

5/27/2004
Salsa a Bacteria Stopper

Cilantro compound may protect against foodborne illness

2/9/2004
St. John's Wort Labels Can Be Inaccurate

They exaggerate levels of ingredient in the popular supplement

10/15/2003
FDA Ban Doesn't Block Cancer-Causing Plant Extract

Herbal products with artistolochic acid still available on Internet, study finds