Taking a high-dose vitamin C supplement everyday reduced the number
of colds experienced by people in a Japanese trial, although intake
of the vitamin appeared to have no impact on the severity or
Butterbur's alleged hay fever-fighting properties have been eyed
with skepticism by some scientists over the last few years, but the
largest trial conducted to date suggests that an extract from the
leaves of the herb is as effective...
Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not appear to prevent
infections in older people living at home, report researchers in
Scotland today, raising questions for a significant segment of the
Increasing vitamin C intake could help people with severe asthma,
report researchers today, who call for further investigation of the
vitamin's role in protecting against the disease, writes
Echinacea's reputation for chasing off the common cold has made it
one of the most widely used herbal products on the market, but a
study published today casts doubt on its efficacy. Jess
Halliday discusses the merits and shortfalls...
Canadian biotech company Advitech has come a step closer to
launching whey-derived XP-828L as an oral alternative to
conventional drugs for psoriasis sufferers with the announcement of
positive results in a clinical trial to test...
Sweden's BioGaia says its recent clinical trials are supporting
stronger health claims on products containing its Reuteri bacteria,
which may help it distinguish its probiotics from the competition,
writes Dominique Patton.