Ginger eased chemotherapy side effects in children

Researchers said that ginger eased nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and wanted to test it in children undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer.

In one study, doctors tested ginger against placebo during 60 four-day chemotherapy cycles in children who were also taking prescription anti-nausea drugs. Compared to placebo, ginger reduced immediate nausea 40 percent, immediate vomiting 57 percent, delayed nausea 64 percent, and delayed vomiting 68 percent.

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