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Unusual but practical ways to reduce allergies Special

If April showers bring May flowers, then surely what comes next is the “wheezing and sneezing” of spring and summer allergies, an old saying has it. With this, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has provided some tips to reduce allergies.

Chinese herbal medicine has potential for treating hepatitis C

Vienna - A compound isolated from Chinese herbal medicines that was found to inhibit hepatitis C activity by approximately 90 percent. The compound is isolated from a herb.

Potatoes fight cancer and heart disease and other health news

Scientists have bred potatoes that fight cancer and heart disease. Others have found that coffee can kill you. Those were just two of latest reports about health news from the Internet.

FDA seizes goods from San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company

Fremont - By order of a federal court, U. S. Marshall's seized products from San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company in Fremont, California on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Eco-economy — A few budget-saving tips

Times are hard worldwide at the moment and money is short. The following are a few tips on how to save money, while also helping the environment.

Study: Toxic herbal compound causes Cancer

Aristolochic acid (AA), a carcinogenic compound found in Aristolochia plants has been confirmed to contribute to the high rates of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUC) in Taiwan.

Curry can boost male sex drive by 28%

Brisbane - Looking to spice up your sex life? New research has found that fenugreek – a herb often used in curries –can increase male sex drive by 28 percent.

ACLU sues Wal-Mart for firing medical marijuana patient

Battle Creek - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, on behalf of Joseph Casias, the 30-year-old former 2008 Associate of the Year who was wrongfully fired by a Michigan Wal-Mart for his legal use of medical marijuana.

Study says herbs can act as 'natural pesticides'

University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers report that well know culinary herbs can be used as natural pesticides.

Doctors Boost Kenyan Herbalists Campaign

A conflict among doctors that has seen the withdrawal of children cough medicine throughout the Kenya has boosted the campaign by Kenyan herbalists to enter the multi-billion dollar international trade on herbs and traditional medicine.

Irish Scientist: 'Herbs in Himalayas can control Type 2 diabetes'

The compounds from the roots of an herb plant and extracts from the bark of another plant are found to stimulate and help insulin production in laboratory conditions according to a researcher from Northern Ireland.

Herb's Help With Depression Questioned

CHICAGO – St. John's wort, the popular herbal remedy touted as a natural alternative to prescription antidepressants, is ineffective in treating major depression, according to a new study. Dozens of previous studies, most conducted in Europe, have ..
 

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