Researchers at Oregon Health Science University and the National
College of Naturopathic Medicine in the US are launching a clinical
trial to determine whether a dietary supplement, derived from
Bacopa monniera or Brahmi, a plant...
PharmaLinks, a drug discovery initiative between the Universities
of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland, has won a £1 million
research contract to develop an anti-obesity drug discovered at
Strathclyde's Institute for Drug Research.
Diet can have a major effect on the development of chronic
diseases, report researchers, seeking to confirm the value of
healthy eating guidelines. Findings confirm that eating a diet high
in wholegrains, fruit and veg and fish could...
Britain's leading supermarket group Tesco opened a store geared
solely to health and natural alternative products in London last
week. The Nutri Centre chain, in which Tesco has a majority share,
is designed to meet growing consumer...
Worldwide, healthy life expectancy can be increased by five to 10
years if governments and individuals make combined efforts against
major health risks, the World Health Organisation said in its
yearly report this week. It identifies...
An innovative approach to test Chinese herbal medicine using
Western research methods has been devised by oncologists in Hong
Kong to evaluate the role of herbal medicine in a conventional
An ethicist in the Oregon Health & Science University Center
for Ethics in Health Care has published new guidelines for
conventionally trained doctors whose patients are interested in
using complementary and alternative medicine.
A White House health policy adviser on the American President's
Council of Economic Advisers has been chosen to fill the role,
empty since January 2001, of commissioner for the US Food and Drug
Nutrition counselling can make a difference in the health of
high-risk patients, yet it takes place in a minority of primary
care visits, according to a new study in the October issue of the
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
A leading referral source for complementary and alternative doctors
in the US, the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM),
is calling for volunteers for a major heart study involving more
than 2,300 patients.
A US paediatrician has developed a way of educating healthcare
professionals on herbal and dietary supplements via the Internet,
without taking up too much of their time, according to a study
published in the September issue of Academic...