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14 01, 2018

Study Finds Significant Threat of Herb-Drug Interactions During Pregnancy

2018-08-29T17:14:40-05:00January 14th, 2018|

According to a recent study, over 1 in 5 pregnant women are taking both prescription drugs and self-prescribed herbal supplements, many of which are known to pose a risk of interactions leading to adverse health outcomes. Because pharmaceuticals are prescribed by a care provider and herbal supplements are typically self-prescribed, the risk of interactions is significant without guidance from a professional who is knowledgeable in the risks posed by these interactions. During pregnancy, these risks become much more serious. Researchers sought to quantify the threat posed by herb-drug interactions in this cross-sectional study. These findings underscore the importance of seeking independent [...]

28 11, 2017

Study Finds That Elderberry Keeps You Healthy When Traveling

2019-07-03T13:36:01-05:00November 28th, 2017|

According to a recent study, elderberry supplementation protects you from the cold and flu viruses when traveling. Several studies reveal that air travel increases the risk of respiratory infections such as the common cold and the flu (Mangili,, 2009). Studies also reveal that elderberry is an effective preventive for the cold and flu. Researchers sought to discover whether or not elderberry could also prevent the viral infections that are faced by international travelers. These findings are particularly noteworthy for the students who join us on our European Educational Tour. The Study "Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A [...]