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Dry Mouth

Acupuncture Relieves Symptoms of a Dry Mouth Caused by Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers, Study Suggests

Posted October 24, 2012

Patients who have received radiotherapy for head and neck cancer often suffer from the unpleasant and distressing side-effect of a dry mouth, caused by damage to their salivary glands from the radiation.

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Is Echinacea Effective at Preventing or Treating Colds?

Posted April 30, 2012

Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration. But given the variation between dosages and formulationssuch herbs are not regulated as medical drugs by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and so makers have little incentive to standardizeits hard to get definitive answers as to Echinacea’s effectiveness.

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Study: Echinacea May Ease Air Sickness During Flights

Posted April 30, 2012

An Australian study, crossing numerous international borders and involving 170 traveling participants, has found that half the people who suffer from respiratory illness after long-haul flights are likely to benefit from the use of the herbal medicine echinacea.

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