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Meta-review slams herbal remedies for menopausal women

Reviewing a variety of herbal treatments taken by women for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, researchers have identified a pervasive lack of clinical evidence to support the use of such remedies. The report, appearing in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, notes that up to 70 percent of women in industrialized countries […]

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Antiquarian Herbal Book Yields Potential New Drugs

An unusual collaboration between Mayo Clinic researchers and a shamanistic healer from the Pacific nation of Samoa has yielded up a potential new treatment for the bacteria that can cause diarrhea. The researchers were first made aware of the possible therapeutic applications of the South Sea plant extract after applying modern data-mining techniques to the […]

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