ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
Improved Hip Implants Can Last 20 Years
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
CANCER
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
CAREGIVING
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
DENTAL, ORAL
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
DIABETES
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
School Meals Need to Get Healthier
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Arsenic in Drinking Water Raises Diabetes Risk
Artificial Light Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk
Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study Reveals
EYE CARE, VISION
Kids Think Glasses Make Others Look Smart, Honest
Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
FITNESS
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Treat Kids to a Safe Halloween
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
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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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