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Aloe Vera and other medicinal plants

Plants have been utilised for thousands of years, in a vast range of preparations, to heal and soothe medical complaints. Aloe vera is one such plant that has many medical applications. It has anti-inflammatory properties resulting from the polysaccharides and glycoproteins contained within, which stimulate skin repair and growth[1] and reduce pain[2]. For this reason, [...]

Vaper’s Club President: FDA is blocking research into the electronic cigarette

The US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) is obstructing research into an alternative to the tobacco cigarettes that kill more than 400,000 Americans a year, according to Spike Babaian, President of the National Vapers’ Club, a consumer association set up to promote and protect the electronic cigarette. In an interview with E Cigarette Direct, Spike [...]

Meth Production and Mississippi’s OTC Drug Ban

By Jacob Maslow, Marketing Director of Allergy Be Gone. Have a stuffy nose from a cold, or mild allergy symptoms? Well, if you live in Mississippi you’ll have to see your doctor for a cold or allergy relief medication with pseudoephedrine as one of the ingredients. Sudafed, Zyrtec D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, and Advil [...]

Battling big brother: The story of the electronic cigarette

Kate had been smoking for 27 years when she first came across the electronic cigarette. “I was browsing an online gadget shop,” she remembers. “I saw one and thought it must be a useless gimmick…” That didn’t stop her from first searching for more information – and then buying an early model. Switching Like thousands [...]

How to lose weight in retirement

Once you reach the age of retirement it should be a wonderful time in your life. This should be a time in which you enjoy all the activities which you never had time for while you were working. However, if you are like most of us you put on a little bit of weight through [...]

Experimental Vaccine Reduces Risks Of HIV/AIDS Contagion

Thai health authorities have presented yesterday in Bangkok the results of an HIV/AIDS vaccine studey conducted on more than 16,000 people. The study conducted in Thailand was sponsored by the US Army Medical Research and the National Institute of Health. The experimental vaccine (known as RV144) is a combination of two genetically engineered vaccines developed [...]

Can Astragalus Help You Prevent The H1N1 Bug?

Just found this morning in the Examiner an article titled Calming H1N1 fears that was mentioning Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) among supplements to fight the H1N1 flu. As the Examiner looks more serious than all the websites that use unproven claims and fraudulent ads to promote snake oil remedies (like colloidal silver), I decided to dig [...]

The Colloidal Silver Scam Strikes Again

I don’t know if it is due to the H1N1 media craze or if it just the normal cycle of this kind of snake oil business, but the colloidal silver scam, against which the Food and Drug Administration has been fighting for years, has resurfaced and spread across the Internet. Since 1996, the FDA has [...]

Spanish Researchers Find A New Analgesic More Potent Than Morphin

Researchers from the “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas” (CSIC) have found a synthetic derivative of morphine which, when administered in rats, shows an analgesic effect one hundred times more powerful and twice as durable than morphine, as well as having fewer side effects. The finding, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, opens the door [...]

WHO Fears Genes Exchange Between H1N1 and H5N1 Avian Flu

As the Influenza A/H1N1 virus continue to spread worldwide at a fast pace, WHO experts express concerns about possible genetical interactions with other Influenza virus, particularly with the deadly H5N1 (Avian Flu). Health Ministers from 193 countries of the World Health Organization are meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) to draw up plans to fight the epidemic. [...]