Members of the UK's herbal industry have proposed an overhaul of
current legislation to ensure stricter standards and safety for
those products not regulated by the new European Traditional
Medicinal Herbals directive.
Britain's Federation of Bakers will next month be hoping to improve
the image of bread, still one of the nation's favourite staple
foods but suffering from the growing popularity of the US-imported
A new European project will examine the safety and efficacy of iron
supplementation in pregnant women. Treating anaemia in pregnancy
raises concerns about overloading with iron, which can interact
with other nutrients affecting metabolism.
Ingredients in Chinese herbal medicines may vary widely depending
on the manufacturer, said scientists speaking at a conference this
week. This could have implications for the safety and efficacy of
the medication, they suggest.
The EU's traditional herbal medicinal products directive will not
lead to the major loss of popular herbal products on the UK market
feared by many in the retail sector, suggests the latest estimate
from the country's medicines...
Drinking a cup of coffee is more likely to reduce muscle pain
during a workout than taking an aspirin, suggests a small study
from the US. But the researchers do not know if caffeine, found in
numerous sports nutrition products, acts...
UK doctors are being encouraged to support the use of herbal
remedies by the country's herbalists, currently trying to increase
understanding of the power of plant-based remedies during Herbal
Medicine Awareness Week.