The UK complementary medicines market has grown by almost 60 per
cent in the last five years to an estimated value of £130 million
(€187m), despite the impact of new legislation and negative
publicity regarding herbal remedies and...
UK company Barefoot Botanicals introduced its Rosa Fina botanical
skin care products to the US market this week. The range which
contains rosehip seed oil, vitamins and natural antioxidants, is
the first to be launched by the company's...
Drinks containing caffeine can significantly affect children's
behaviour, report scientists in the US, who found that teenagers
who drink lots of fizzy drinks have trouble sleeping. They suggest
that such drinks are made less...
With an increasing interest in herbal alternatives to reduce
menopause symptoms after recent warnings about the side-effects of
HRT, medical experts warn that many alternatives do not always have
much success. A report in this month's...
The European Parliament is to hear a report this week on a
Commission proposal to set up a special procedure for registering
and marketing traditional herbal medicines with the aim of ensuring
quality and safety standards.
Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US
scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an
extract from green tea can kill cancer in mice. More research will
be required to find out whether the...
Coffee, tea and chocolate all contain chemicals that could
eventually form the basis of new drugs to combat cancer and heart
disease. Scientists at UCL in London report on their findings in in
the August issue of the Journal of Biological...