As Use of Herbal Remedies Soars, Patients Taking Cardiovascular Medications May Risk of Life-Threatening Interactions
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (ASRN.ORG)- More and more Americans are turning to herbal remedies to help manage chronic conditions or promote general health and wellness. But many of today's popular herbal supplements, including St. John's wort, gingko biloba, garlic and even grapefruit juice can pose serious risks to people who are taking medications for heart disease.
LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- In ongoing work to identify how genes interact with social environments to impact human health, researchers have discovered what they describe as a biochemical link between misery and death.
PALO ALTO, CA (ASRN.ORG)- Acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression symptoms during pregnancy, according to a first-of-its-kind study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- Taking the next step in more than 20 years of research, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have linked sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with low production of serotonin in the brainstem, based on a comparison of brainstem samples from infants dying of SIDS compared to brainstems of infants dying from other, known causes.
BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- Wider adoption of the practice of recycling medical equipment — including laparoscopic ports and durable cutting tools typically tossed out after a single use — could save hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars annually and curb trash at medical centers, the second-largest waste producers in the United States after the food industry.
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Liz Di Bernardo