New trial to test "secret herb" for hot flushes
Researchers from the University of Manchester are to test a "secret
herb" to stop the hot flushes associated with hormonal therapy for
breast cancer sufferers.
Low-carb diet may help women with ovary problems
Adopting a low-carb diet may improve fertility problems and hormone
profiles of women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),
says US research.
Availability, flavour of soy should provoke greater use
Most adults should include soy products in their diet, says a new
white paper that reviews literature and studies investigating the
health benefits they may confer.
Chr Hansen-Jarrow deal takes Urex into the US
Chr Hansen and Jarrow Formulas have signed an agreement that will
bring Urex-cap-5, a probiotic supplement for healthy vaginal flora,
to the United States for the first time.
Herbal ingredient gives incontinence hope
UroLogic, herbal ingredient launching in products in the US this
month, could provide a new natural means of managing incontinence,
after being shown to significantly improve the symptoms of urinary
incontinence and overactive bladder...
Study 'confirms' lignan dose for menopause supplements
A daily dose of 10 to 30 milligrams of Norwegian spruce lignans is
effective to help women manage menopause, says Italian research.
Bioriginal combines milled flax and cranberry
Canada's Bioriginal is launching a new flax-based product which
incorporates cranberry, which it expects to be popular with
companies wishing to offer two-fold health benefits.
Black cohosh/St. John's wort could ease menopause symptoms
An herbal cocktail of black cohosh and St John's wort significantly
eases the symptoms of menopause in women, according to a German
Australia requires black cohosh liver warning
Australia's Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has taken a
tough stance over the safety record of black cohosh, requiring that
OTC and alternative medicines containing the herbal must carry a
warning for the potential harm...
AquaNova applies NovaSOL to isoflavones
AquaNova has applied its solubilization technology to soy
isoflavones, resulting in a fat- and water-soluble form that has
been shown to greatly improve bioavailability.
More cranberry products anticipated
Ocean Spray is encouraged that the findings of a small study into
the health properties of dried cranberries will lead to their use
in a broader range of healthy food products.
FTC cracks down on false claims for HRT alternatives
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week sent warning letters
to 34 website operators making claims that natural alternatives to
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will prevent or treat diseases
like cancer, heart disease, or osteoporosis.
Black cohosh no better than placebo against hot flushes, finds new trial
Taking supplements of the herbal black cohosh is unlikely to offer
much relief from menopausal hot flushes, conclude the US
researchers on a new trial.
Women confused over soy/breast cancer link
A clear, consistent message is needed on the benefits or risks of
eating soy, reports a study of soy consumption amongst women at
risk of developing breast cancer.
Eating French fries in pre-school increases breast cancer risk?
Pre-school girls eating French fries once a week could increase
their future risk of developing breast cancer by more than a
quarter, reveals new research from the US.