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CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use

By Jim Daley | February 26, 2018

The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states. 

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Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.

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Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s

By Kerry Grens | March 31, 2014

Rodent models of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production, and adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.  

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Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2014

Tamoxifen, an endocrine therapy for women with breast cancer, is found in a supplement marketed to bodybuilders.

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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism

By Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | November 1, 2012

Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.

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Can Magnesium Magnify Brain Power?

By Beth Marie Mole | October 29, 2012

A magnesium supplement thought to improve brain functioning gets a small clinical trial.

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Island Disease

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.

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Polypharmacy

By Catherine Ulbricht | July 1, 2012

Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.

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Resveratrol May Not Extend Life

By Hayley Dunning | June 20, 2012

A new meta-analysis finds that resveratrol, currently marketed as a life-extending health supplement, may have a negligible effect on lifespan in humans.

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