Tea

Publication Title: 
Allergologia Et Immunopathologia

BACKGROUND: Although complementary and alternative medicines are frequently used in Turkey, no studies with large series have yet been published. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the prevalences of the use of various types of complementary and alternative medicines in patients with asthma, seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and chronic urticaria (CU) and the relationship between the use of these substances and patients' social, economic and demographic characteristics.

Author(s): 
Kurt, E.
Bavbek, S.
Pasaoglu, G.
Abadoglu, O.
Misirligil, Z.
Publication Title: 
BMC women's health

BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is used to describe physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral symptoms that occur cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and resolve quickly at or within a few days of the onset of menstruation. The primary aim of the study was to assess the prevalence, impacts and medical managements of PMS on female medical students of Mekelle University College of Health Sciences.

Author(s): 
Tolossa, Fikru Wakjira
Bekele, Mebratu Legesse
Publication Title: 
The Keio Journal of Medicine

Lavender plants have been used for their cosmetic and biologic benefits for many centries. Extracts from Lavandula plants have been found to cause antimuscarinic effects by blocking sodium and calcium ion channels in in vitro and in vivo studies. We present a case of poisoning by ingestion of tea made from Lavender stoechas ( grass). The patient was admitted to our emergency department with supraventricular tachycardia due to anticholinergic syndrome triggered by drinking lavender tea. On electrocardiography, a narrow QRS complex tachycardia was evident.

Author(s): 
Acikalin, Ayca
Gulen, Muge
Kara, Banu
Icme, Ferhat
Cagliyan, Caglar Emre
Satar, Salim
Publication Title: 
Bulletin Du Cancer

Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been reported to be more and more frequent among cancer patients in USA. The aim of this study was to analyze among French cancer patients the prevalence of CAM use, focusing on antioxidants (AO) that could interfere with antitumor agents. Seventy-nine patients, treated by antitumor chemotherapy in oncology day care unit, participated to an interview (medium age  =  60 years old).

Author(s): 
Thomas-Schoemann, Audrey
Alexandre, Jérôme
Mongaret, Céline
Azibi, Sonia
Dauphin, Alain
Goldwasser, François
Lemare, Francois
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

BACKGROUND: This article analyzes whether the distribution or area of use of 18 medicinal plants is influenced by ecological and cultural factors which might account for their traditional use and/or phytonymy in Navarra. This discussion may be helpful for comparative studies, touching as it does on other ethnopharmacological issues: a) which cultural and ecological factors affect the selection of medicinal plants; b) substitutions of medicinal plants in popular medicine; c) the relation between local nomenclature and uses.

Author(s): 
Akerreta, Silvia
Cavero, Rita Yolanda
López, Víctor
Calvo, María Isabel
Publication Title: 
BMC musculoskeletal disorders

BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a major health problem in postmenopausal women. Evidence suggests the importance of oxidative stress in bone metabolism and bone loss. Tea consumption may be beneficial to osteoporosis due to its antioxidant capability. However, lack of objective data characterizing tea consumption has hindered the precise evaluation of the association between tea ingestion and bone mineral density in previous questionnaire-based epidemiological studies.

Author(s): 
Shen, Chwan-Li
Chyu, Ming-Chien
Yeh, James K.
Felton, Carol K.
Xu, Ke T.
Pence, Barbara C.
Wang, Jia-Sheng
Publication Title: 
Archives of Dermatological Research

Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies have implicated solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation in various skin diseases including, premature aging of the skin and melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Chronic UV radiation exposure-induced skin diseases or skin disorders are caused by the excessive induction of inflammation, oxidative stress and DNA damage, etc. The use of chemopreventive agents, such as plant polyphenols, to inhibit these events in UV-exposed skin is gaining attention.

Author(s): 
Nichols, Joi A.
Katiyar, Santosh K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

PURPOSE To examine the association of lifestyle factors and supplement use with depression among breast cancer survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a population-based cohort study conducted between April 2002 and December 2006 in Shanghai, China, a total of 1,399 women who were diagnosed with stage 0 to III breast cancer completed 6-month and 18-month postdiagnosis, in-person interviews. Information on sociodemographic, clinical, and lifestyle factors were collected through the interviews and through review of medical charts at approximately 6 months postdiagnosis.

Author(s): 
Chen, Xiaoli
Lu, Wei
Zheng, Ying
Gu, Kai
Chen, Zhi
Zheng, Wei
Shu, Xiao Ou
Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology = Journal Canadien De Gastroenterologie

Globally, people are struggling with obesity. Many effective, nonconventional methods of weight reduction, such as herbal and natural dietary supplements, are increasingly being sought. Fat burners are believed to raise metabolism, burn more calories and hasten fat loss. Despite patient perceptions that herbal remedies are free of adverse effects, some supplements are associated with severe hepatotoxicity.

Author(s): 
Yellapu, Radha K.
Mittal, Vivek
Grewal, Priya
Fiel, Mariaisabel
Schiano, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

PURPOSE To examine the association of lifestyle factors and supplement use with depression among breast cancer survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a population-based cohort study conducted between April 2002 and December 2006 in Shanghai, China, a total of 1,399 women who were diagnosed with stage 0 to III breast cancer completed 6-month and 18-month postdiagnosis, in-person interviews. Information on sociodemographic, clinical, and lifestyle factors were collected through the interviews and through review of medical charts at approximately 6 months postdiagnosis.

Author(s): 
Chen, Xiaoli
Lu, Wei
Zheng, Ying
Gu, Kai
Chen, Zhi
Zheng, Wei
Shu, Xiao Ou

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