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Is Manuka Honey Really A Superfood For Treating Infections?

Manuka honey is often touted as a “superfood” that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. Manuka can apparently also boost energy, “detox” your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, increase skin tone, reduce hair loss and even prevent frizz and split […]

Alternative Medicine For Cancer Linked To Lower Survival Rate

Patients who choose to receive only alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers rather than conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, new research suggests. There is increasing interest by patients and families in pursuing alternative medicine as opposed to conventional cancer treatment. This trend has created a difficult situation for patients and […]

Are Turmeric Health Claims Science Or Snake Oil?

Turmeric is a yellow colored spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called Curcuma longa and is also used as a natural pigment in the food industry. In the literature, curcumin is reported to be an antioxidant that protects the body against damage from […]

Hyland’s Finally Recalls Homeopathic Baby Teething Tablets Nationwide

Years after the US Food and Drug Administration first started cautioning parents to avoid it, the manufacturer of Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets has issued a nationwide recall. The FDA has received reports of more than 400 cases of infant illnesses, some involving seizures, fever, and vomiting, plus 10 infant deaths involving the tablets. Hyland’s […]

Probiotic Combo Improves Symptoms Of Seasonal Allergies

A probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it’s taken during allergy season, new University of Florida research shows. Scientists already know that the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, sold as Kyo-Dophilus in stores, helps maintain digestive health and parts of the immune system. They suspect that probiotics might work by increasing […]