Canada's Health Food Association (CHFA) has called the national ban
on the sale of kava products 'completely unacceptable', and urged
the health department to follow the cautionary labelling practice
of the US.
A medical expert has said that the recent calls to review the
herbal supplement ephedra are "unfounded". Dr Steven Karch claimed
that the health reports logged by Metabolife contain 'insubstantial
US researchers are developing a marijuana-derived synthetic
compound to relieve pain and inflammation without the mood-altering
side-effects associated with other marijuana-based drugs.
Scientists believe that the drug could eventually...
A clinical trial featuring Menotab, the herbal formula produced by
Himalaya USA, has shown that the product can help alleviate the
symptoms of the menopause, good news for women in the light of
recent revelations about the dangers...
Australian research company Prana Biotechnology has revealed
successful interim results of its Alzheimer's drug PBT-1,
Iodochlorhydroxyquin at the 7th International Geneva/Springfield
Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy...
The active ingredients of St John's wort, a herb commonly used to
treat mild depression, are in doubt after US research revealed that
one of them is contained in such small quantities in some brands of
the drug that it is ineffective.
Safety fears over Chinese herbal medicines increased this week
after potentially toxic substances were found in a slimming remedy
sold in the UK. Two people had to be treated for severe
side-effects after taking a cocktail of remedies.
Research suggesting that teenagers who use herbal products are more
likely to go on to use drugs such as cigarettes, alcohol and
narcotics has met with an angry response from the herbal products
A major new survey of supplement users in the US carried out by
ConsumerLab.com has highlighted some interesting facts - not least
that many supplement users are afraid of the safety and possible
side effects of prescription drug...
Swiss drug giant Novartis has reported sales of SFr32 billion
(€21.7bn) for 2001, a 14 per cent increase on the previous year.
The company said that sales of its principal pharmaceutical
products were the main drivers of the growth.
A recent survey by the National Consumers League (NCL) in the US
shows that 75% of Americans believe that products labelled
'natural' should contain at least 90% or more natural ingredients
and that 86% of those questioned...