An international collaboration to research the safety and efficacy
of South African medicinal plants has attracted a $4.4 million,
four-year grant from NCCAM, and could result in plant-based
therapies for diseases rampant in Africa,...
Infants whose parents suffer from food allergies have less chance
of developing them themselves if they are fed hydrolyzed casein or
whey formulas in place of cow's milk based formulas when
breast-feeding is not possible or inadequate,...
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...