Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals
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Ellagic acid is a phytochemical, or plant chemical, found in raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates, and other plant foods.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning women and doctors about the risks of a certain technique used in surgery for uterine fibroids.
Germanium is an element. Small amounts of organic germanium are found in some plant-based foods.
Poly-MVA is a liquid dietary supplement that contains various minerals, B complex vitamins, palladium, and amino acids and lipoic acid (see Lipoic Acid, and B Vitamins). The "MVA" stands for minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.
Seaweed is a type of algae that grows in or near the sea.
Shark cartilage is extracted from the heads and fins of sharks.
Shark liver oil is taken from the liver of cold-water sharks.
These two long-term, nationwide studies are looking at how a woman's genes and environment might affect her chances of getting breast cancer. Learn more here.
Valerian is a flowering plant native to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In herbal remedies, the plant's root is chopped and made into a tea or extract to be used primarily as a sedative.
Vitamin A is a nutrient that is vital to growth and development.
Vitamin E is an essential nutrient the human body needs to function normally.
Get answers to questions about preventing cervix cancer or finding it early, Pap tests, the human papilloma virus (HPV), and HPV tests.