NCC BLOG

Why do sea sickness pills work for some but not others?

Ever taken a sea sickness pill only to find yourself, hours later, still green around the gills and clinging to a bucket like it’s your teenage sweetheart? People around you may have taken the same tablet, or no tablet at all, and be merrily swashbuckling like old sea dogs, while you’re nestled beside your new 

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Podophyllin works wonders on warts – so why can’t I buy it?

For many years podophyllin was regularly prescribed by GPs for the treatment of warts. However in the last 10 years doctors have mostly stopped prescribing podophyllin. Why? The short answer is that the big pharmaceutical companies have stopped making it. However that doesn’t mean you can’t still get it. Your local integrative doctor knows that 

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Will the move the tighten guidelines for complementary medicine make things safer or further muddy the waters?

A recent move by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to tighten guidelines for complementary medicine practitioners could cause more confusion and uncertainty for patients if taken too far, according to leaders in the compounding pharmacy sector. Experienced pharmacist Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said many in the compounding sector had been asking for 

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Should we be worried about parabens in medicine?

Parabens are used in many medications as a preservative. They’re also used in many cosmetics, skin care products and processed foods for the same reason. And they do a top notch job. They’re tasteless, odourless, colourless, they don’t react to chemicals they come in contact with, and they’re cheap. Without them, medicines, foods and other 

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Could garlic oil be a cure for Lyme disease?

Is there nothing garlic can’t do? The unassuming, yet over-achieving little white bulb is now being touted as a possible treatment for a condition known for being hard to beat – Lyme disease. According to a paper penned by researchers from John Hopkins University, in clinical trials garlic oil as well as cinnamaldehyde oil, a 

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High dose Vitamin C found to suppress tumour growth

High doses of intravenous Vitamin C can help to significantly suppress the growth of cancerous tumours, according to a team of researchers from Poland and the U.S. In a review published in the journal Molecules last month, lead author Blazej Rubis from the Poznan University of Medical Sciences claimed that data showed Vitamin C could 

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New study finds Vitamin D can prevent potentially fatal lung attacks

Topping up the Vitamin D levels of patients with certain respiratory conditions leads to a 45{648ff2b140dd79f8b10f01740237e66061b7c0f8b396ba52d99047c684c8722c} reduction in lung attacks according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers recently reviewed the results of three clinical trials involving 469 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and found that those who started out 

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