May 182012

(McLean Hospital) An extract of the Chinese herb kudzu dramatically reduces drinking and may be useful in the treatment of alcoholism and curbing binge drinking, according to a new study by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers.

“Our study is further evidence that components found in kudzu root can reduce alcohol consumption and do so without adverse side effects,” said David Penetar, PhD, of the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital, and the lead author of the study. “Further research is needed, but this botanical medication may lead to additional methods to treat alcohol abuse and dependence.”

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Mar 242012

By Sybille Hildebrandt ( ScienceNordic) Antioxidants, dietary supplements, vitamin pills – many people take them every day in the hope that they are good for their health.

But a new Danish study of all relevant trials carried out around the world shows that taking antioxidants in the form of vitamin A, E and beta-carotene is a risky business for us.

These antioxidants increase mortality – the risk of sudden death is higher for people who take these dietary supplements than for those who do not.

The results of this study have just been published in the scientific journal Cochrane Library.

via Confirmed: vitamin pills can cause sudden death | ScienceNordic.

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Feb 182010

By John Ingold

(The Denver Post) Federal prosecutors Tuesday filed drug-distribution charges against a Highlands Ranch man who operated a massive basement marijuana garden that he said served medical-marijuana patients. Chris Bartkowicz was charged with a single count in U.S. District Court and could face up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine, according to a court document.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided Bartkowicz’s suburban home last week and seized 224 marijuana plants after he bragged about his basement garden in a television news report. Bartkowicz told federal agents and 9News that he is a medical-marijuana patient and grows the marijuana to sell to other patients and dispensaries. Colorado voters approved the medicinal use of marijuana for certain patients in 2000, but Colorado U.S. Attorney David Gaouette said marijuana cultivation and distribution is still a federal crime, regardless of the drug’s use.

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 February 18, 2010  Posted by at 10:02 am Comments Off
Jan 032010

These can be yours with herbal enhancement, they say. Actual photo from Wellsphere site is the only reason we are running this item.

Herbal breast enhancer products use natural herbs to stimulate breast growth. Although all these breast enhancement products contain different herbs but they are all safe as compared to other breast enhancement formulas. Continue reading »

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