Medications

Kratom use in pregnancy spurs withdrawal symptoms in newborns

(HealthDay)—Although the herbal supplement kratom is still legal and widely available, its opioid-like effects have caused significant withdrawal symptoms in at least two newborns in the United States and that should raise ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Home remedies: Treating anxiety with herbal remedies

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits. Here's what we know—and don't know:

Health

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 ...

Medical research

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

You are what you eat. Or so the saying goes. Science now tells us that we are what the bacteria living in our intestinal tract eat and this could have an influence on how well we age. Building on this, McGill University scientists ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Herbal treatment for anxiety

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits. Here's what we know—and don't know:

Health

FDA orders recall of salmonella-tainted herbal supplement

A Las Vegas company was ordered to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwide outbreak linked to the ingredient kratom.

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