New labelling rules for caffeine, quinine
The European Commission has established new rules governing the
labelling of caffeine and quinine in drinks and food in a bid to
protect consumers who might be prone to adverse reactions.
Regular coffee drinkers get weaker caffeine boost
People who drink coffee on a regular basis may benefit from the
caffeine kick in the first cup of the day but do not experience the
extended stimulation of occasional drinkers, according to new
research from Canada.
Canadians warned about BotanicLab herbal products
BotanicLab, already facing censure over its PC-SPES supplements,
sees seven more herbal products withdrawn from sale in Canada for
containing undeclared drugs.
Herbal drug to fight HIV
Indian company Bal Pharma has begun a clinical study of an anti-HIV
herbal drug developed by an ayurvedic company in the country.
Herbal newswire launched
UK website offers advice on herbal remedies.
Herbalife planning euro bond issue
Herbalife International is planning to launch a high-yield bond
with a euro denominated tranche in June, sources close to the deal
said on Wednesday.
Ephedra/caffeine combination is 'safe' - study
A study of the safety and efficacy of the herb ephedra and caffeine
as weight loss promoters has found the combination to be both safe
Indian army turns to herbal remedies
The Indian army has turned to traditional herbal remedies to help
combat the harsh conditions on the Siachen glacier, the world's
highest and coldest battlefield.
Asian herbal remedies; brilliant or bunk?
From bottled herb drinks to brews to spice up your sex life, Asian
traditional medicine companies are telling visitors to a Singapore
food expo they have just the tonic.
Herbal supplement effective at treating menopause, study finds
A supplement made from the herb black cohosh has been found to be
an effective alternative treatment to oestrogen for women suffering
from the menopause.
Study finds caffeine intake destroys potential benefits of creatine supplement
Caffeine negates the effects of the controversial sports
supplement, creatine, according to research carried out by
scientists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium.
Herbal supplement use can lead to drug addiction
Teenagers who use herbal products are more likely to move on to
more harmful drugs such as cigarettes, alcohol and narcotics,
according to a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society
for Adolescent Medicine in the US.
Chinese herbal compound to undergo trial for effects on liver cancer
A study to investigate the effect of a chinese herb formula on
liver cancer is to be carried out at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, in New York.The Japanese compund, called
Sho-Saiko-to, is made up of seven Chinese herbs...
Research to test safety of herbal pill for menopause
Researchers at the University of Miami are to carry out a trial
testing the safety and effectiveness of a herbal pill designed to
treat the symptoms of menopause
Arsenic found in herbal products
Medical officials in Thailand have found dangerous levels of
arsenic in popular herbal remedies used to treat nausea and
fainting symptoms, The Nation newspaper in Bangkok reported.
Loss narrows for herbal extracts company
Hauser, Inc., a US supplier of herbal extracts and nutritional
supplements, reports its financial results for the fiscal 2002
second quarter .
Herbal products association defends Ephedra
Evidence that the popular dietary supplement Ephedra may be
effective and safe in weight loss arrived recently in the form of
two published studies.
Watchdog warning over herbal dietary products
A Hong Kong watchdog has warned consumers that prolonged or
excessive use of certain herbal dietary products can be dangerous
to their health.
Dentists warn patients over herbals
Alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component
of mainstream health care, including dentistry.
Herbal Association refutes recent ginkgo study
American Herbal Products Association and the National Nutritional
Foods Association have heavily criticised the findings of a new
study that links colchicine to natural ginkgo.