ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
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Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
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Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Extra Pounds in Mid-Life Affect Later Mobility
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
CANCER
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
CAREGIVING
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue
Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
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Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
DIABETES
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Probiotics Are The Good Guys
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
What's Cookin'? It Could Be Air Pollution
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
Gas Cooking Might Up Your Cancer Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
FITNESS
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
As Temperature Plummets, It's Still Safe to Exercise
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
Can You Talk Your Way to Happy?
Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
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'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Decline of Underweight Children in U.S. Continue to Fall
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
MENTAL HEALTH
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
SENIORS
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
Exercise, Weight Control May Keep Fibromyalgia at Bay
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
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Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage

FRIDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Daily drinks of chamomile tea with meals may help prevent the complications of diabetes, report researchers in Japan and the United Kingdom.

The findings, published in the Sept. 10 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, are based on feeding chamomile extract to a group of diabetic rats for 21 days. Those on the chamomile supplement experience a significant decrease in blood glucose levels. The extract also appears to inhibit ALR2 enzymes and sorbitol, whose elevated levels are associated with increased diabetic complications.

Complications for diabetes include loss of vision, nerve damage and kidney damage.

The researchers said they hoped their work leads to the development of a new chamomile-based drug for type 2 diabetes.

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about diabetes.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, news release, Sept. 10, 2008

Last Updated: Sept. 19, 2008

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