An international collaboration to research the safety and efficacy
of South African medicinal plants has attracted a $4.4 million,
four-year grant from NCCAM, and could result in plant-based
therapies for diseases rampant in Africa,...
Taking a high-dose vitamin C supplement everyday reduced the number
of colds experienced by people in a Japanese trial, although intake
of the vitamin appeared to have no impact on the severity or
Infants in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to
illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea, but researchers have
found that taking a zinc supplement each week could significantly
lower their risk of dying from these diseases.
Increasing vitamin C intake could help people with severe asthma,
report researchers today, who call for further investigation of the
vitamin's role in protecting against the disease, writes
Echinacea's reputation for chasing off the common cold has made it
one of the most widely used herbal products on the market, but a
study published today casts doubt on its efficacy. Jess
Halliday discusses the merits and shortfalls...