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  • FDA warns herbal supplement kratom has similar effects to narcotics November 16, 2017
    Kratom is a plant some people use to treat pain, anxiety and depression. The FDA warns Kratom can be addictive and life-threatening, issuing a public health advisory this week and warning people about its possible dangers. The agency says Kratom has similar risks to opioids and suggested its use could "expand the opioid epidemic." Anna […]
  • Medical News Today: What are the top essential oils for constipation? November 16, 2017
    A look at the best essential oils for constipation. Included is a look at the facts of constipation and common reasons for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  • Medical News Today: What to know about burdock root November 16, 2017
    A look at burdock root, a plant native to North Asia and Europe with many medicinal uses. Included is detail on side effects and how to use it effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  • Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By November 15, 2017
    The DEA had previously tried to ban it. Now the FDA is leading the charge. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
  • FDA: Herbal opioid alternative has killed 36 people November 14, 2017
    The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the US as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. But the FDA warns it is dangerous. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  • Leaving the Center in Good Hands November 14, 2017
    In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.
  • FDA warns of injuries, deaths from herbal supplement November 14, 2017
    Kratom has gained popularity as a treatment for pain ​ and drug dependence, but the FDA says it carries similar risks to opioids (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
  • FDA Warns of Herb Kratom's Opioid-Like Harms November 14, 2017
    Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Herbal Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
  • Kratom Herbal Supplement Can Lead To Addiction, Death Says FDA November 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, […]
  • FDA warns of ‘ deadly risks ’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths November 14, 2017
    The Food and Drug Administration issued a strong warning Tuesday to consumers to stay away from the herbal supplement kratom, saying regulators are aware of 36 deaths linked to products containing the substance. Consumers are increasingly using the supplement, which comes from a plant in Southeast Asia, for pain, anxiety and depression, as well as […]
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Doctor Meletis is a primary care physician, natural doctor and expert natural supplement formulator. He has authored over a dozen books, hundreds of articles, and is in high demand as a lecturer providing continuing education to healthcare professionals worldwide. His office is located in Beaverton, OR.