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Eczema: This unbearable itch

Some eczema sufferers resort to various creams, diets and supplements in order to find some relief from the condition, with varying results.


Asthmatic 65-year-old supplements income by selling cultured milk

GEORGE TOWN: For most, a refrigerator is a foregone conclusion in the modern household. But for some, owning one means food can be put on the dinner table.


China bans "sex" and "God" claims by health supplements

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban health supplement makers from naming their products after sex, God or eternal life, state media said on Tuesday, in an attempt to stop an unregulated industry from using vulgarity and superstition to sell pills.

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HSA warns against illegal supplements

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is warning the public against consuming four illegal sexual enhancement products tested to contain potent undeclared chemical ingredients, including the prescription medicine, sildenafil, which is used in the treatment of male impotence.


Antioxidants fail again in cancer prevention study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E supplements taken for years failed to lower overall cancer risk in the latest study to cast doubt on the possibility that such dietary supplements can prevent cancer.


Heart failure patients may benefit from fish oil

NEW YORK: A new American Heart Association report says people with heart failure may live longer by taking omega-3 fish oil supplements because they seem to reduce the heart disease death rate by almost 10 percent.


Quack doctor may have accelerated woman’s death

PETALING JAYA: The family of a deceased cancer patient has lodged a complaint with the Health Ministry about a fake doctor after her body turned green from a cocktail of supplements, including chlorophyll water, prescribed by the “doctor”.


Vitamin D benefits limited against fractures - study

BOSTON (Reuters) - If you're an older woman who pops calcium and vitamin D supplements, you may boost your protection against hip fractures but you also raise the risk of kidney stones, a study showed on Wednesday.


‘Malaysians are poor eaters’

PETALING JAYA: Although Malaysians are aware of the need for dietary supplements to complement their diet, they may lack the proper knowledge of the actual nutrients they need, causing them to get the wrong ones, a report found.


Calcium pills no help against breast cancer - study

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements does not reduce the chances of developing breast cancer in a U.S. study of women's health, according to findings released on Monday, but some women may benefit and more study was needed to confirm the findings.