Obstetrics & gynaecology

Herbals in pregnancy may endanger mom, baby

(HealthDay)—During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding "natural" supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests.

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Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded

A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of 'health tourists' than previously thought.

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HerbList app launched to provide information on herbal products

(HealthDay)—The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has announced the launch of an app for easy access to research-based information on the safety and effectiveness ...

Oncology & Cancer

Safety concerns linked to herbal medicine use in cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with cancer, use of herbal medicine has associated safety-related concerns, including direct toxic effects and increased chemosensitivity of cancer cells, according to a study published online Nov. ...

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FDA must regulate nutritional supplements, experts say

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must hold companies to a higher standard when it comes to herbal supplements, said Edward Bednarczyk, University at Buffalo pharmacy practice chair, PharmD.

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