A meta-analysis of studies on green tea and ovarian and endometrial cancers found . . .

Though little known in North America, a South African herb called Pelargonium sidoides has been extensively studied for acute bronchitis and is commonly used in Germany. The Zulus have long used it to treat coughs, upper respiratory infections and tuberculosis. Recently, a double-blind study gave either Pelargonium sidoides or a placebo to 124 people suffering from acute bronchitis. . . .

Over the years, the advantages of breast feeding over formula feeding have continued to pile up. And here's a new one to add to the pile. For the first time, breast feeding has been compared to formula feeding for their antioxidant power. . . .

Here's a simple, tasty way to prevent heart disease. When postmenopausal women were given 50g (that's about 3 tablespoons) of ground toasted sesame seeds a day for five weeks, . . . 

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Though this herb has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic tradition of India, it is one of those herbs that has never gained the respect it deserves in the west. Used for high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, eczema, psoriasis and glaucoma, research now points to it as a weight loss herb. Now the west will notice! . . . 

In this hay fever study, 186 people were given either a placebo, low dose butterbur or high dose butterbur. . . . 

This study is remarkable because the fifty-seven people in it actually had advanced coronary artery disease, including high triglyceride levels that had not responded to statin medication. But they hadn't tried grapefruit yet! . . . 

Low dose daily aspirin is a frequent prescription for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. While it is very well known that aspirin causes ulcers, a new study shows that aspirin causes even more ulcers than thought. . . . 

Omeprazole (Prilosec) is an ulcer medication that treats the symptoms (but not the cause) of ulcers by inhibiting the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the absorption of calcium. 18 people were given either Prilosec or a placebo for one week. . . .

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of overdose deaths from prescription pain killers is now greater than those from cocaine and heroine combined. . . . 

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