All parts of the plant are poisonous. If eaten, it causes cardiac arrhythmias, or irregular heart rates, and can be lethal to both humans and animals.
Anti-vaccine groups are seizing on the anti-government sentiment stoked by conservative-leaning protesters to advance their cause, critics say.
Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the specified ingredients. What should consumers do?
The products, sold as treatments, are making people sick.
Research suggests that some high-dose supplements do little to prevent chronic disease among healthy individuals — and may do more harm than good.
A probiotic treatment did not show any benefit for young children brought to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis.
“I would never recommend a dietary supplement to a patient, and I would never take one myself,” says one prominent cardiologist.
Not only can drugs interact with each other, they can also interact with food and drink, as well as popular herbal remedies.