An Australian study has found herbal preparations and omega-3s are effective treatments against an array of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and depression and could save the country more than $220m every year.
Legislation such as the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) based on western ideas of medicine must be rethought if whole sectors such as Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) are not be wiped from shelves, a delegation to China has...
As swine flu continues to grab headlines around the world, interest in immune health has never been healthier. Stephen Daniells talks to Jay Udani from UCLA and CEO of Medicus Research about the science behind the growing immune health market.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a warning against Hydroxycut weight loss supplements, a full six weeks after the products were recalled from the US market for a suspected connection with serious liver damage.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned the UK public to avoid a brand of turmeric food supplements containing a drug called nimesulide after it was linked to two deaths and several liver damage cases in Scandinavia.
Chinese ingredient group Fenchem has said it has remained unharmed by the global economic environment partly because consumers have been embracing health foods and supplements as they try to avoid high medical costs.
Robinson Pharma marketing vice president, Kenn Israel, discusses the recent GlaxoSmithKline petition for weight loss claims be treated as disease claims, and the potential impact of this on the dietary supplement market.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has removed a section
devoted to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) from its
website in a move that has caused consternation throughout the
British CAM community.
ReGen and Metagenics are preparing for the launch of Colostrinin
with the presentation of data on the nutraceutical's potential for
cognitive function before a group that could be instrumental in its
success - natural health...
Danisco has developed a new formulation of probiotics called Howaru
Protect, specifically targeted to reducing cold and 'flu symptoms,
and is exploring its use by the food, supplements and
Naturex is strengthening its presence on the European plant extract
scene with the acquisition of Italy's Hammer Pharma for €10m - a
move that also marks in earnest its entry to the world of
The controversial plan to establish a joint authority to regulate
Australia and New Zealand's therapeutic products sector, including
complementary medicines, took a step forward this week with the
publication of consultation...
A study into the use of complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM) to alleviate insomnia may provide supplement-makers with
useful data on consumers who may use their products, and serve as a
basis for future research on their effectiveness.
This week's warnings on the black cohosh and potential liver damage
may be the first time many general practitioners have heard of the
herbal, says complementary health expert, underscoring the need for
doctors to be aware of...
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
is introducing warnings labels for black cohosh products on
potential liver damage, following reports from two committees that
have reviewed the safety data...
A study of older people's use of complementary and alternative
medicine (CAM) to manage anxiety or depression indicates that the
over 65s may represent a large potential market for makers of
supplements and non-vitamin natural...
France-based Laboratoires Pierre Fabre has announced an agreement
with Canadian bioresearcher Millenia Hope Biopharma (MHB), which
may yield new plant-based products for use by the nutraceuticals
A letter sent by senior doctors in the UK to health care trusts
urging that NHS funds are spent only on evidence-based medicines
has sparked furious debate about the role of complementary and
alternative medicines (CAM) in the modern...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are to convene an
"impartial, independent" panel to review the available science
behind multivitamin/mineral (MVM) effectiveness and safety to help
consumers make informed choices.
Advitech's psoriasis nutraceutical is set come to market next year,
as the Canadian biotech enters into its first marketing agreements:
Cothera is to market and distribute Dermylex in France, and further
announcements for the...
Functional food could present a solution to the crisis of chronic
diseases that is crippling health care systems across Europe, but
the emphasis should be on action over education, according to
Professor Hans-Ulrich Klõr of Universität...
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including herbal
supplements, could make a cost-effective contribution to health
care in the UK, according to a report commissioned by the Prince of
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned
that the lower incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) amongst
moderate drinkers, compared with heavy- or non-drinkers, may be
attributable to factors other than...
Herbal medicines on the Australian market may need to be
reformulated after the government's decision this week to back a
wave of expert recommendations to tighten scrutiny of the
complementary medicines sector.
More than a third of cancer patients in Europe use complementary
and alternative medicine (CAM), most often to increase their body's
ability to fight the disease, reveals the first Europe-wide study
of alternative medicine use.
Nutrition 21 said recently that the NIH would continue to fund
research into the benefits of chromium picolinate for sufferes of
diabetes. The company's CEO told NutraIngredientsUSA.com what this
means and her company's...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday released a new set of
guidelines for national health authorities on ways to increase the
output of information on alternative and complementary medicines