Monthly Archives: May 2016

Silk Keeps Fruit Fresh Without Refrigeration

Half of the world’s fruit and vegetable crops are lost during the food supply chain, due mostly to premature deterioration of these perishable foods, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Tufts University biomedical engineers have demonstrated that fruits can stay fresh for more than a week without refrigeration if they are coated in an

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‘Elk Root’

Echinacea angustifolia was used extensively by the North American Plains Indians for general medical purposes. In the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, Echinacea was used for treating infection with anthrax, snakebites and also as a pain reliever. In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s Echinacea became extremely popular in Europe and North America as a herbal medication. Echinacea was first

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Rosemary: Health Benefits, Precautions, Drug Interactions

More affirmed medical proof from the medical community! Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of

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Make Mom a Herbal Bouquet

Bring inside the fresh scents of your garden this season. An herbal bouquet is the perfect antidote to stale late-winter air and helps prepare your home for spring. Herbal bouquets make great housewarming gifts or table toppers, and they make any floral arrangement unique. Suzy Bales, author of Garden Bouquets and Beyond(Rodale, 2010), recommends combining a variety of fragrances and

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GPhA urges Congress to repeal Medicaid rebate penalty

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee expressing deep concerns that the recently enacted Medicaid rebate penalty on generic drugs could drive up drug costs and hinder patient access to more affordable medicines. At issue is Section 602 of the Bipartisan Budget Act

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