Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • September 1, 2000
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    When used in recommended amounts, ephedra poses no greater risk than products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, according to an expert panel. However, consumer confusion over ephedra...

  • August 1, 2000
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    Just as in adults, the number of children who are being treated with herbal and alternative therapies is increasing in the United States. Parents should be reminded of what is and is not known...

  • August 1, 2000
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    Daily 1,000 mg doses of vitamin E may help young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus prevent early vascular disease, according to a recently reported trial. After a spate of equivocal tests of...

  • July 1, 2000
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    Patients with Chinese-herb nephropathy are at greatly increased risk for developing urothelial carcinoma. The problem has not been reported in the United States, but the agent believed...

  • July 1, 2000
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    A mixture of six herbs used in Chinese medicine has been useful in treating men with refractory prostate cancer. A paper describing the results has been submitted for publication in a major...

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