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Bergamot Inhalation for Anxiety: A Meta Analysis

Bergamot Inhalation for Anxiety: A Meta Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trials Essential oil inhalation is frequently used to treat anxiety in multiple populations. While multiple clinical trials on this application exist in the scientific literature, … Read More

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Do Essential Oils Really Work?

Do Essential Oils Work? Can you really expect medicinal effects from aromatherapy? Essential oils are recognized as one of the fastest growing segments of the natural health industry. You can find these oils at neighborhood sales … Read More

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Elderberry for Cold & Flu Symptoms

Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials Upper respiratory symptoms are often treated with over the counter drugs, antibiotics, and antiviral medications. Due to concerns about … Read More

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Elderberry Supplementation for Upper Respiratory Symptoms

Elderberry for Upper Respiratory Symptoms: A Meta Analysis of Randomized, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trials Elderberry syrup has become a household staple during the cold and flu season, but research identifying its effects remains sparse. To address … Read More

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Ginger for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Ginger for Acute Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a traditional food-based preparation which has been used in multiple studies to treat nausea and vomiting from a … Read More

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Essential Oils in Your Child’s School

As the use of essential oils in the classroom becomes more popular and widespread, parents, educators, and administrators have questions regarding the appropriateness of this practice. You may be an administrator looking for more information on … Read More

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Misinterpreted Terms in Scientific Research

Scientific terminology can be one of the greatest inhibiting factors when it comes to reading and understanding research studies. While scientists may be writing in English, many of the terms scientists use have definitions that differ … Read More

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Aromatherapy for Preprocedural Anxiety in Children with ASD

Essential Oil Inhalation for Preprocedural Anxiety in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial While essential oils have been found in the scientific literature to reduce preprocedural anxiety in patients when administered … Read More

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Herb-Drug Interactions During Pregnancy

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. … Read More

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Probiotics for Colic in Babies

Probiotic Supplementation for Infantile Colic: A Meta Analysis Treating colic in babies has always been a challenge. Many studies have found that probiotics are beneficial. Yet, larger, more recent studies have suggested that probiotics may not … Read More

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Are lavender and tea tree oils dangerous for boys?

You may have heard the rumors: a clinical trial proves that lavender oil and tea tree oil have estrogenic-like effects in young boys, causing prepubertal gynecomastia! Background In the early 2000s, a pediatrician noticed a trend within his practice. Three … Read More

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Predictors of Antibiotic Misuse

Predictors of Antibiotic Misuse Using the Health Belief Model and Social Cognitive Theory Antibiotics are drugs used to treat microbial infections which are caused by bacteria. They were first introduced to the public in the 1940s … Read More

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