Age Old Remedies Using White Tea, Witch Hazel and Rose May Be Beneficial

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2011) — Age-old remedies could hold the key to treating a wide range of serious medical problems, as well as keeping skin firmer and less wrinkled, according to scientists from London’s Kingston University. A collaboration between the university and British beauty brand Neal’s Yard Remedies has seen experts discover that white tea, witch hazel and the simple rose hold potential health and beauty properties which could be simply too good to ignore.

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Age-Old Remedies Using White Tea, Witch Hazel and Rose May Be Beneficial, Study Suggests

Acupuncture May Ease Severe Nerve Pain Associated With Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients treated with taxanes, vinca alkaloids, or platinum compounds can develop a condition known as chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short, as a by-product of their treatment. These powerful drugs can damage peripheral nerves, particularly in the calves and feet, which can result in severe nerve pain and/or difficulty walking. As yet, there is no effective antidote. Read More: Acupuncture May… Read More

DNA System Developed to Identify and Authenticate Plant Species

ScienceDaily (Nov. 23, 2011) — A pioneering system which uses a plant’s DNA to identify and authenticate a species has been developed in Leicester. Experts from De Montfort University (DMU) have developed a method which can detect the use of illegal or counterfeit plants in medicine and could also be used to boost conservation by identifying and monitoring the exploitation of endangered plant species. Read… Read More