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Alternative Medicine News Jun 2006

Complimentary medicine: A view from Kenilworth
Recently there has been some controversy concerning complimentary medicine. It was reported in the media that Professor Michael Baum was petitioning NHS trusts to give up "unproved or disproved" complementary therapies. (Mon, 12 Jun 2006 09:15:16 GMT)

A dose of bad medicine
THE NEW JERSEY Legislature is considering a bill to permit the use of smoked marijuana as "medicine." The legislators who support this bill are acting out of compassion, but they need to take a second look. (Tue, 13 Jun 2006 02:33:31 GMT)

Alternative medical therapies can mend your body
O n a visit to a California spa, Sarah Zube was coping with the kind of chronic ailments many people have learned to resign themselves to: allergies, asthma and arthritis in her lower back. (Tue, 13 Jun 2006 08:15:34 GMT)

Alternative healing
Danielle Weakland lounged on a recliner as acupuncturist Jeffrey Russell stuck tiny needles into her arms, legs and left ear. The ancient Chinese treatment is supposed to correct the flow of "qi," or vital energy. Weakland said she hopes it regulates her menstrual cycle, just as it relieved digestive and gallbladder problems in the past. "It's worked wonders," the 27-year-old Louisvillian said. (Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:43:25 GMT)

Dispelling Myths about Naturopathic Medicine
Call it naturopathic, alternative, holistic, homeopathic or integrative, but it’s all natural medicine. (Tue, 13 Jun 2006 19:23:36 GMT)

The n-of-1 trial: An opportunity for complementary and alternative medicine evaluation
It is an extremely interesting rationale for the use of n-of-1 randomized trials, particularly for complementary and alternative medicine evaluation in the treatment of chronic, difficult to treat disorders. (Tue, 13 Jun 2006 21:33:31 GMT)

Complementary Medicine Works With Traditional Methods
As the popularity of non-traditional therapy grows, treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy and reflexology are becoming more common solutions to injury and illness. Now even hospitals are offe... (Tue, 13 Jun 2006 22:17:24 GMT)

Discovery could aid asthma treatment
RESEARCHERS AT Dundee University have discovered that a significant proportion of young asthmatics may not benefit from a commonly used asthma medicine. (Wed, 14 Jun 2006 00:01:28 GMT)

Chronic fatigue syndrome difficult to diagnose
One of the mysteries of modern medicine is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disease that can't be diagnosed with any test, yet robs victims of their natural vitality. (Wed, 14 Jun 2006 07:59:27 GMT)

House is unable to reach consensus
HARRISBURG - State House members resumed debate Tuesday night on how to cut homeowners' property taxes but failed to reach agreement either on legislation that could have ended up on Gov. Ed Rendell's desk or on an alternative plan. (Wed, 14 Jun 2006 15:07:57 GMT)

SIGN LANGUAGE
I just visited some friends who’ve been studying Ayurvedic medicine, so they were constantly viewing people through that filter, analyzing everyone’s Ayurvedic constitutions. (Wed, 14 Jun 2006 19:07:35 GMT)

Man has new hip resurfacing procedure
No way was Rick Jones going to be a couch potato. An athlete and youth coach who works out regularly, Jones dreams of someday hiking the Grand Canyon. A painful, arthritic hip started to slow him down, but at 52, he refused. Then he heard about a new surgical hip procedure that could restore his active lifestyle. (Wed, 14 Jun 2006 22:18:25 GMT)

Man has new hip resurfacing procedure
No way was Rick Jones going to be a couch potato. An athlete and youth coach who works out regularly, Jones dreams of someday hiking the Grand Canyon. A painful, arthritic hip started to slow him down, but at 52, he refused. Then he heard about a new surgical hip procedure that could restore his active lifestyle. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 02:24:58 GMT)

Gene Variation Affects Asthma Drug Treatment
Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered that a significant proportion of young asthmatics may not benefit from a commonly used asthma medicine known as salmeterol, due to a gene variation which is present in around 13% of the population. [click link for full article] (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 07:07:03 GMT)

Report faults ER care
WASHINGTON | American emergency rooms are stretched to the breaking point and are “ill-prepared to handle large-scale emergencies,” the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine reported Wednesday. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 07:31:17 GMT)

BP boosts biosciences
BP is planning to invest $500 million over the next ten years to establish a dedicated biosciences energy research laboratory with the key aim of developing alternative fuels for road transport. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 11:23:40 GMT)

Aspect Medical Systems Comments on Perspective Article in June 15, 2006 New England Journal of Medicine
NEWTON, Mass.----June 15, 2006--Aspect Medical Systems today commented on the use of its Bispectral Index technology in execution settings as described in a Perspective article published in the June 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 11:30:00 GMT)

Chronic fatigue syndrome difficult to diagnose
By Keith Purtell MUSKOGEE PHOENIX (Muskogee, Okla.) MUSKOGEE, Okla. — One of the mysteries of modern medicine is chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease that can’t be diagnosed with any test yet robs victims of their natural vitality. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:39:47 GMT)

House is unable to reach consensus
HARRISBURG - State House members resumed debate Tuesday night on how to cut homeowners' property taxes but failed to reach agreement either on legislation that could have ended up on Gov. Ed Rendell's desk or on an alternative plan. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:24:30 GMT)

Chronic fatigue syndrome difficult to diagnose
By Keith Purtell MUSKOGEE PHOENIX (Muskogee, Okla.) MUSKOGEE, Okla. — One of the mysteries of modern medicine is chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease that can’t be diagnosed with any test yet robs victims of their natural vitality. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:11:08 GMT)

Menopausal women don't get enough guidance on treatment options, Stanford survey shows
STANFORD, Calif. - Few women are consulting their doctors before opting to use herbal therapies and soy products to treat their menopausal symptoms, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found. (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 19:20:30 GMT)

Man has new hip resurfacing procedure
No way was Rick Jones going to be a couch potato. An athlete and youth coach who works out regularly, Jones dreams of someday hiking the Grand Canyon. A painful, arthritic hip started to slow him down, but at 52, he refused. Then he heard about a new surgical hip procedure that could restore his active lifestyle. (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 01:27:57 GMT)

Meditation May Improve Cardiac Risk Factors In Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
A relaxation technique known as transcendental meditation may decrease blood pressure and reduce insulin resistance among patients with coronary heart disease, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. [click link for full article] (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 03:04:19 GMT)

ERs near the 'breaking point'
American emergency rooms are stretched to the "breaking point" and are not prepared to handle widespread illness or an event with mass casualties, according to a study released Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine. "You've got to ask yourself, if our 911 services are struggling to handle our daily and nightly 911 calls, how in the world are they going to handle a mass-casualty event, a (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 11:57:17 GMT)

House is unable to reach consensus
HARRISBURG - State House members resumed debate Tuesday night on how to cut homeowners' property taxes but failed to reach agreement either on legislation that could have ended up on Gov. Ed Rendell's desk or on an alternative plan. (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 14:38:58 GMT)

Acupuncture shows promise for fibromyalgia
Acupuncture may help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially the fatigue and anxiety that often comes with the condition, a new study suggests. (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:36:10 GMT)

Personal Finance Daily -- June 16
Emergency rooms are supposed to be part of our front-lines defenses against a variety of bad situations, from responding to a hurricanes and tornados to dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack. But unless the U.S. emergency-care system gets treatment, stat, the only line it may be defending is the flat line. (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:49:03 GMT)

Acupuncture shows promise for fibromyalgia
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Acupuncture may help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially the fatigue and anxiety that often come with the condition, a new study suggests. (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 16:25:56 GMT)

Contact 395-4522
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2006 - The White House today announced the appointment of 14 outstanding individuals from across the country to serve as White House Fellows. The 2006-2007 Class of White House Fellows represents a diverse cross-section of professions including medicine, law, finance, education and state government. Additionally, three branches of the military are represented among the (Fri, 16 Jun 2006 20:11:32 GMT)

Not every Rx gets the OK
"Am I going to be allowed to be a clinician, or am I just going to be mandated as a retailer just to sell merchandise?" says Murdock, who works at Yakima's downtown Medicine Mart. (Sat, 17 Jun 2006 10:16:20 GMT)

Thousands of Scots children get single jabs as anxious parents pay up to avoid MMR
THOUSANDS of children in Scotland have received single jabs to protect them against measles, mumps, and rubella instead of the controversial MMR vaccine during the past five years. (Sat, 17 Jun 2006 23:09:02 GMT)

SLU med school is criticized for use of pigs in lab class
Mark Knuepfer teaches a popular second-year medical school course on the cardiovascular system at St. Louis University. An optional laboratory with his course demonstrates how a drug interacts with certain natural chemicals in the body to affect blood pressure and blood flow to organs. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 00:08:42 GMT)

Alternative therapies grow in NH
Sharon Densmore would like to teach the world to breathe. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 04:18:29 GMT)

Itching to move to America? Buy a business
Although many foreigners wait years for permission to live in this country legally, a small but growing number have found a legal path that is relatively simple and fast: come with deep pockets to buy businesses here. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 04:37:56 GMT)

Foreigners buy U.S. firms to get quick visas
Although many foreigners wait years for permission to live in this country legally, a small but growing number have found a legal path that is relatively simple and fast: come with deep pockets to buy U.S. businesses. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 06:26:06 GMT)

Acupuncture: Understanding what it's all about (Holistic Healing Series: Part 1)
Chinese medical theory believes that a person's state of health is always changing, subtly moving in one direction or another. Qi (pronounced "chee") or life energy flows throughout the body, animating it and protecting it from illness, pain and disease. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 06:30:07 GMT)

Beware Of Herbal Medicinal Products That Contain Lead And Mercury, New Yorkers Warned
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today warned New Yorkers against the use of certain herbal medicine products made in China containing high levels of lead and mercury. [click link for full article] (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:06:19 GMT)

Cuban, Venezuelan services aid poor
LA PAZ, Bolivia · Gladys Melani was nearly blind from cataracts. Juana Mamani was illiterate. Sharon Mayra didn't officially exist. What these three Bolivians had in common was poverty, and help from Cuba and Venezuela in solving their problems. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:12:18 GMT)

Web Sites and Information
For more information on the pros and cons of intravenous vitamin C use, and where you might find the treatment: The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning in Wichita, Kan., specializes in certain alternative medical approaches, including intravenous vitamin C: http://www.brightspot.org/ (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:25:44 GMT)

Web Sites and Information
For more information on the pros and cons of intravenous vitamin C use, and where you might find the treatment: The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning in Wichita, Kan., specializes in certain alternative medical approaches, including intravenous vitamin C: http://www.brightspot.org/ (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:25:44 GMT)

Vitamin C: Cancer cure?
Is mainstream medical science ignoring an inexpensive, painless, readily available cure for cancer? Mark Levine mulls this loaded question. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:30:35 GMT)

Vitamin C: Cancer cure?
Is mainstream medical science ignoring an inexpensive, painless, readily available cure for cancer? Mark Levine mulls this loaded question. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:30:35 GMT)

Vitamin C: Cancer cure?
Is mainstream medical science ignoring an inexpensive, painless, readily available cure for cancer? Mark Levine mulls this loaded question. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:36:16 GMT)

What You Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
SUNDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever taken herbal products, seen a chiropractor or tried megavitamin therapy, you've ventured outside the boundaries of conventional medicine. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 13:03:09 GMT)

Bringing in cheaper medicine
mong the most revolutionary ideas developed by our bureaucracy was when then Secretary of Trade and Industry Mar Roxas suggested that the Philippines buy its pharmaceuticals from countries that produce them cheaper than our drug industry does. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 13:45:58 GMT)

What You Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's always safe. (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 14:03:39 GMT)

Menopausal Women Don't Get Enough Guidance On Treatment Options, Stanford Survey Shows
Few women are consulting their doctors before opting to use herbal therapies and soy products to treat their menopausal symptoms, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found. [click link for full article] (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 19:04:17 GMT)

Not so Complementary
Mainstream medics say they're worthless, governments are confused, but demand for alternative therapies keeps growing. The anatomy of a hot-tempered debate (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 20:07:21 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Expert
Tree of Life Wellness Center : Professional advice about how to use Vitamins, Herbs, Homeopathics and alternative treatments safely to improve your health! (Sun, 18 Jun 2006 21:05:43 GMT)

Tumor Response May Not Be Best Measure Of Efficacy In Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
A new Southwest Oncology Group study led by a team of UC Davis Cancer Center researchers suggests that an alternative measurement -- "disease control rate" -- may predict a new drug's efficacy better than the traditional measure, which relies on tumor response. (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 04:09:52 GMT)

Diabetes: Findings From Alternative Medicine
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people. Traditional medicine offers several ways to manage the disease, but new therapies may be emerging from alternative and complementary medicine. (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 06:19:56 GMT)

Open floor plan awaits NCH heart center
Ten years ago is practically the Stone Age when it comes to medicine. (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 06:41:32 GMT)

The N-of-1 Trial: An Opportunity For Complementary And Alternative Medicine Evaluation That May Be Applicable To The
UroToday.com - This interesting article was brought to my attention by Dr. Tony Buffington at Ohio State. It is an extremely interesting rationale for the use of n-of-1 randomized trials, particularly for complementary and alternative medicine evaluation in the treatment of chronic, difficult to treat disorders. PBS/IC would seem to come under this rubric. [click link for full article] (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 07:04:57 GMT)

The n-of-1 Trial: Alternative Medicine's Evaluation for Painful Bladder Syndrome Treatments
UroToday.com -- UroToday announces an interesting rationale to support the use of n-of-1 randomized trials in particular for painful bladder syndrome. Philip M. Hanno, MD reports on the following: (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 18:00:00 GMT)

Acupuncture, herbs for your pet?
More animal owners are giving alternative therapies a try, but the evidence for their safety and effectiveness is often unclear. (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 20:42:56 GMT)

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Promise
MONDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- An alternative drug for rheumatoid arthritis may help reduce symptoms in patients who don't respond to standard treatment, a new study shows. (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 21:03:09 GMT)

The n-of-1 Trial: Alternative Medicine's Evaluation for Painful Bladder Syndrome Treatments
UroToday announces aninteresting rationale to support the use of n-of-1 randomized trials inparticular for painful bladder syndrome. Philip M. Hanno, MD reports on thefollowing: (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 22:30:16 GMT)

The n-of-1 Trial: Alternative Medicine's Evaluation for Painful Bladder Syndrome Treatments
UroToday announces aninteresting rationale to support the use of n-of-1 randomized trials inparticular for painful bladder syndrome. Philip M. Hanno, MD reports on thefollowing: (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 22:50:24 GMT)

Flash: No Needles
The search for a benign, effective alternative treatment for hot flashes -- which has included the use of soy products, Chinese herbs and hypnosis -- has hit another roadblock. The study of acupuncture as a remedy for hot flashes was sparked by reports from women who had undergone the ancient... (Mon, 19 Jun 2006 23:52:31 GMT)

What You Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Title: What You Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Category: Health News Created: 6/19/2006 1:57:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2006 1:57:12 AM (Tue, 20 Jun 2006 07:12:25 GMT)

Child Dentistry Provides Life-Saving Medicine
Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 20, 2006 -- BioEDEN, Inc. (Tue, 20 Jun 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Senator raps drug giant over Zocor price
A New York senator accused the drug giant Merck & Co. on Tuesday of conspiring to undercut a cheaper generic alternative to its cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor just days before it becomes available to patients. (Tue, 20 Jun 2006 19:01:02 GMT)

Alternative Medicine and Your Child
As you wander the aisles of your local health food store, you stumble on one that is full of bottles that look like they belong in the drug store. Looking up, you notice that the name of the aisle is Alternative Medicine. (Wed, 21 Jun 2006 00:00:00 GMT)

Lawmaker: Merck scheming to undercut Zocor generic
A U.S. senator yesterday accused Merck of conspiring to undercut a cheaper generic alternative to its cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor just days before it becomes available to patients. (Wed, 21 Jun 2006 05:26:01 GMT)

Alternatives for Healing Established as Premier Online Holistic Resource
CASTLE ROCK, Colo.----June 21, 2006--According to a May 2004 survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 36 percent of adults in the U.S. are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine . (Wed, 21 Jun 2006 14:47:00 GMT)

AUS Tertiary Update
Funding needed for ailing salaries Medical and dental academic staff salaries must be increased to match those of clinical specialists employed by district health boards if New Zealand is to maintain the standards of its teaching programmes in the schools of Medicine and Dentistry, according to the Association of University Staff (AUS). In a submission to the Government’s review of the funding of (Thu, 22 Jun 2006 00:54:46 GMT)

Agenda 2004-09
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing ( EPAA ), bringing together the Commission and a number of industry associations, was created in November 2005 in the Europe goes alternative -conference. (Thu, 22 Jun 2006 07:14:34 GMT)

Agenda 2004-09
According to recent statistics, 10.7 million animals are used annually for tests in the EU. More than 50% are used in research, human medicine, dentistry and fundamental biological studies (covered by the current legislation). (Thu, 22 Jun 2006 07:14:44 GMT)

HEALTH: Alternative healing by treating like with like
RICHARD Norwell's young son was playing happily on the floor one quiet afternoon, when his face turned a shocking shade of red. (Thu, 22 Jun 2006 12:16:46 GMT)

Stanford Doctors Advance In Bid To Turn Mice Stem Cells Into Blood Vessels
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a first step toward growing blood vessels from stem cells that could eventually be transplanted into living organisms. (Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:10:12 GMT)

Almighty, awesome ethanol
You might not like how vegetables taste, but they can save you money. Ethanol gas, commonly called E85, is made of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Besides the environmental benefits, many people are looking toward the alternative fuel source to end our nation's dependency on foreign oil. (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 01:57:59 GMT)

Cycles Of Cell Death, Proliferation Key To Liver Cancer
School of Medicine shows that liver cancer is likely caused by cycles of liver cell death and renewal. The research, appearing online the week of June 19 in advance of publication in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 04:24:52 GMT)

Palatin Technologies And King Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication Of The Results Of A Clinical Study Evaluating
Palatin Technologies, Inc. (Amex: PTN) and King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(NYSE: KG) announced today the publication of a manuscript entitled "AnEffect on the Subjective Sexual Response in Premenopausal Women with SexualArousal Disorder by Bremelanotide (PT-141), a Melanocortin ReceptorAgonist" in the Journal of Sexual Medicine July 2006 - Vol. 3, Issue 4. [click link for full article] (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 07:07:17 GMT)

Beliefs: When Knowledge is Not the Answer
By Sardar, Ziauddin Alternative medicine is junk. That is the view of a group of eminent doctors and scientists who have sent a letter to every NHS trust urging the health service to reject funding for "unproven" and "implausible treatments". (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:17:39 GMT)

^Sup 18^F-FDG PET As a Candidate for "Qualified Biomarker": Functional Assessment of Treatment Response in Oncology
By Larson, Steven M; Schwartz, Lawrence H In this issue, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine publishes National Cancer Institute (NCI) guidelines that are a step on the path toward qualifying ^sup 18^F-FDG PET as a biomarker to assess treatment response during NCI-sponsored trials. (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:19:00 GMT)

Cherry Juice May Prevent Muscle Damage Pain
The familiar "no pain, no gain" phrase usually associated with exercise may be a thing of the past if results from a study on cherry juice published in the online version of the British Journal of Sports Medicine prove true in future research. (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:09:51 GMT)

Resurfacing a hip alternative
MONROE -- As baby boomers begin to enter their 50s and 60s many of them are beginning to feel the stiffness and pain of arthritis settling into their joints. (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:21:08 GMT)

South Africa: Correctional Services Look At Other Forms of Sentencing
Alternative sentencing of petty crime offenders, will soon be the way to go for Correctional Services. (Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:40:43 GMT)

IVF Identity Fraud: A Phenomenon That Puts Patients, Children, And Clinics At Risk
Safeguards against identity fraud by IVF patients are needed in order to prevent impostors gaining access to treatment, a scientist told the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Prague, Czech Republic, on Tuesday 20 June 2006. Dr.Luca Sabatini, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at St. [click link for full article] (Sat, 24 Jun 2006 01:04:16 GMT)

Baby taken from hospital to avoid surgery
SEATTLE The search continues for a seriously ill nine-month-old boy who was taken from a Seattle hospital by his mother. Riley Rogers was supposed to have surgery on Thursday for a kidney ailment. But relatives say his mother took him from the hospital to try alternative treatments. (Sat, 24 Jun 2006 07:10:59 GMT)

Baby taken from hospital to avoid surgery
SEATTLE The search continues for a seriously ill nine-month-old boy who was taken from a Seattle hospital by his mother. Riley Rogers was supposed to have surgery on Thursday for a kidney ailment. But relatives say his mother took him from the hospital to try alternative treatments. (Sat, 24 Jun 2006 07:25:55 GMT)

At AED 4 Billion investments Dubai Healthcare City goes beyond medicine
Dubai Healthcare City, member of Tatweer, today unveiled the second phase as an extension of the healthcare community. (Sat, 24 Jun 2006 08:14:12 GMT)

Cherry Juice May Prevent Muscle Damage Pain
The familiar "no pain, no gain" phrase usually associated with exercise may be a thing of the past if results from a study on cherry juice published June 21 in the online version of the British Journal of Sports Medicine prove true in future research.Historically, a number of approaches to prevent exercise-induced muscle pain and damage have been examined, but few have been effective. [click link (Sat, 24 Jun 2006 16:04:37 GMT)

Slovenia president collapses at ceremony
Slovenia's president, who has long been ill with cancer, collapsed during a ceremony Saturday night and was taken away in an ambulance. His spokeswoman later said he had recovered. (Sun, 25 Jun 2006 01:33:06 GMT)

Hype About New HPV Vaccine is More Good Marketing than Good Medicine
Women to Women, whose website is one of the most prominent women’s health sites on the internet, posted a warning today about the recent “hype” over a newly-developed vaccine for HPV, the human papilloma virus, which affects millions of women. “The drug company behind the vaccine is already promoting it as a cure-all solution. The ad campaign, titled ‘Tell (Sun, 25 Jun 2006 07:17:05 GMT)

Hype About New HPV Vaccine is More Good Marketing than Good Medicine
(PRWEB) June 25, 2006 -- Women to Women, whose website is one of the most prominent women’s health sites on the internet, posted a warning today about the recent “hype” over a newly-developed vaccine for HPV, the human papilloma virus, which affects millions of women. (Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Christian Science church aims for growth amid struggles
The church was founded after a fall that left Mary Baker Eddy bedridden and turning to the Bible in her suffering. It is said that a revelation she received while reading about Christ's healings was so powerful, Eddy walked away from her bed, instantly healed. (Sun, 25 Jun 2006 18:15:42 GMT)

Eastern Approaches: MORE WOMEN ARE BEING POINTED (AND PRICKED) TOWARD HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE HEALTH TREATMENTS
By K. Oanh Ha, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 25--After three years of trying to conceive and three failed attempts at in-vitro fertilization, Tracey Carroll, 33, desperately turned to the East for help. She sought the needles and herbs of an acupuncturist. (Sun, 25 Jun 2006 18:17:29 GMT)

Your Creature's Comforts ; Pets Owners Turning to Herbs, Acupuncture, Other Holistic Remedies
By For the Journal BY JANE MAHONEY Teresa Dominguez started looking into alternative animal care when her Bernese Mountain puppy, Patriot, showed signs of allergies to one food after another. "I couldn't see keeping a dog on drugs forever to make his life comfortable," she says. (Sun, 25 Jun 2006 18:17:49 GMT)

ACROSS THE POND: Here, here for British health care system
EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Attleboro resident Deeya Pavelle packed all her belongings in 2003 and crossed "The Pond" to London, where she started a new job and a new life teaching at an alternative high school for troubled students. Here is her latest dispatch. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 03:51:45 GMT)

Retailers, doctors team to offer health care in a hurry
A Palm Harbor physician has entered the growing business of in-store medical clinics, offering what he says would be a unique alternative. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 04:35:28 GMT)

Christian Science church aims for growth
The church was founded after a fall that left Mary Baker Eddy bedridden and turning to the Bible in her suffering. It is said that a revelation she received while reading about Christ's healings was so powerful, Eddy walked away from her bed, instantly healed. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:24:31 GMT)

Generic Zocor May Force a Choice: Lower Price or Better Health
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Donald Zibell says he feels as if a bull's-eye has been painted over his heart. Zibell, 69, a retired lawyer from St. Paul, Minnesota, takes one of the most potent drugs available to lower his cholesterol, Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor, costing $3.33 a pill. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:32:24 GMT)

Food for thought on alternative therapy
June 24: It can sometimes seem like there are two competing ways to make a decision about any complex matter of evidence-based medicine. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 09:37:02 GMT)

Generic Zocor May Force a Choice: Price or Health? (Update1)
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Donald Zibell says he feels as if a bull's-eye has been painted over his heart. Zibell, 69, a retired lawyer from St. Paul, Minnesota, takes one of the most potent drugs available to lower his cholesterol, Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor, costing $3.33 a pill. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 14:47:24 GMT)

Experts Weigh Relative Risks of Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco
As major U.S. tobacco companies roll out smokeless-tobacco products as an alternative to smoking, some experts assert that smokeless tobacco is up to 90 percent less dangerous than smoking, ABC News reported June 21. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:16:39 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Expert
Tree of Life Wellness Center : Professional advice about how to use Vitamins, Herbs, Homeopathics and alternative treatments safely to improve your health! (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 21:00:48 GMT)

Cholesterol drugs could be possible weapon for pandemic flu: expert
TORONTO (CP) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins might help fill a void in the global medicine cabinet during a flu pandemic, an American scientist argues in an upcoming issue of a medical journal. (Mon, 26 Jun 2006 22:14:00 GMT)

Democrats to unveil drug benefit changes
Any buyer knows the advantage of buying in bulk. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 04:49:44 GMT)

Democrats to Unveil Drug Benefit Changes
WASHINGTON -- Any buyer knows the advantage of buying in bulk. Think about the advantage when you're negotiating on behalf of 43 million elderly and disabled Americans. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 05:14:41 GMT)

Crushing the Hubble-Bubble Myth - Hookah Smoking Just As Harmful As Cigarettes
Recent findings have disproved the common belief that Hubble-Bubble smoking (Sheesha or hookah) is a safer and healthier alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:00:21 GMT)

Aspirus Clinic opens in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT -- The $10 million Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic opened its doors Monday morning, offering a health care alternative to those who live in the Stevens Point area. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:44:56 GMT)

Health: How to Make a Baby ; Having Trouble Conceiving? A Change in Diet, Some Stress-Busting Hypnotherapy or a Course
By Maxine Frith REFLEXOLOGY What it does: The ancient Chinese medicine is based on principles similar to acupuncture. Reflexology focuses on the feet, and is based on the belief that all the body's organs, glands and main joints are reflected in them. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 10:11:19 GMT)

CHINESE MEDICINE GAINING RESPECTABILITY IN WEST / FDA support for testing of botanical drugs helps boost credibility of
Weary and frightened after 10 years of fighting a losing battle against bronchitis, Sheila Cohen turned two years ago to traditional Chinese medicine. A practitioner from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF prescribed herbal pills and teas, as... (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 10:54:46 GMT)

Statins could be possible weapon for pandemic flu
Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins might help fill a void in the global medicine cabinet during a flu pandemic, an American scientist argues in an upcoming issue of a medical journal. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:21:28 GMT)

Well known Limerick businessman dies
VINCENT Power Senior one of the best known personalities on William Street has died. The 75-year-old made national headlines last June when he bravely defended his Clinic of Alternative Medicine from an armed raider. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:53:46 GMT)

Severe Hot Flashes Associated With Chronic Insomnia
Women who have severe hot flashes may have more chronic sleep problems than women who do not, according to a report in the June 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Tue, 27 Jun 2006 16:07:42 GMT)

UK recommends new drugs for high blood pressure
A major shake-up in the way doctors are being advised to treat high blood pressure was announced by Britain's drugs watchdog on Wednesday. (Wed, 28 Jun 2006 09:32:57 GMT)

The End User: Going online for health
The costs of managing health have gradually been passed along to the end user; more and more, the information needed to manage our health is within easy reach as well, on the Internet. (Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:29:24 GMT)

Next Wave: Super-vision
PixelOptics has an alternative vision to help the elderly focus. (Wed, 28 Jun 2006 15:06:10 GMT)

Some don't see mom as a criminal for seeking alternatives
The case of a mother who took her 9-month-old child on the lam, searching for alternative therapies as state and medical authorities closed in, has revealed a public divide over the rights of parents and the state. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 06:06:58 GMT)

Uneasy Alliance: Traditional, alternative medicine
As interest in alternative medicine continues to grow, non-traditional approaches are increasingly intersecting with standard medicine. But as the case of 9-month-old Riley Rogers shows, sometimes that intersection becomes the scene of a collision. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 06:07:41 GMT)

IN BRIEF
NEW YORK | Three conservative Episcopal dioceses that oppose consecrating gay bishops voted Wednesday to reject the authority of the denomination’s presiding bishop, but stopped short of a full break with the Episcopal Church. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 07:26:47 GMT)

Insurance agent gets festive for new office
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced earlier this month that one of its pilot "store-in-a-store" agencies, in Bethany, will be given permanent status. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 07:31:19 GMT)

Business Briefs
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced earlier this month that one of its pilot "store-in-a-store" agencies, in Bethany, will be given permanent status. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 07:31:29 GMT)

Halton Holistic Harmony focuses on holistic and alternative health topics
Halton Holistic Harmony, focusing on holistic and alternative health topics,7 to 10 p.m. today at 2020 Lakeside Ristorante,2020 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:56:40 GMT)

Chocolate, Wine, Spicy Foods May Be OK For Heartburn, Stanford Study Finds
For the past 15 to 20 years, the standard treatment for heartburn has been to cut out spicy cuisine, fried and fatty foods and all alcoholic and carbonated beverages. But recent Stanford research indicates there's no evidence to support a need for dietary deprivation among heartburn patients. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:07:19 GMT)

Research Reinforces Findings That Chinese Exercises Benefit Older Adults
New work by researchers at the University of Illinois lends strength to previous research documenting the health benefits of Qigong and Taiji among older adults who practice these ancient Chinese martial-arts forms. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:07:55 GMT)

Oregon Battles Meth With New Cold-Medicine Law
What has been a common over-the-counter cold remedy will soon be a prescription-only drug. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 19:10:43 GMT)

Music Therapy May Help Ease Pain
Approaching death can be a long descent into pain and fear, and drugs and social support may not ease these worries. Alternative medicine is increasingly accepted as part of palliative care, and some studies show music is one method to ease pain and stress at the end of life. (Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:16:40 GMT)

PROFNET WIRE: HEALTH & MEDICINE: Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives
ROUND-UPS Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives (continued, 1 expert) The New Heart Scanner Debate (continued, 1 expert) LEADS 1. Dermatology: Flaky Condition May Be Genes, Not Hygiene 2. Dermatology: Breakthroughs in Anti-Aging Ingredients 3. (Fri, 30 Jun 2006 00:18:49 GMT)

Alaska utility workers may get flu drug priority
Utility workers in Alaska's biggest city may get priority doses of scarce supplies of antiviral medicines in the case of a bird flu pandemic to ensure continued heat and electricity, an Anchorage official said on Thursday. (Fri, 30 Jun 2006 03:42:24 GMT)

Whole-body health clinic has alternative approach
Natural Healthcare Specialties (Fri, 30 Jun 2006 03:59:55 GMT)

Traditional, alternative medicine at crossroads
As interest in alternative medicine continues to grow, nontraditional approaches are increasingly intersecting with standard medicine. But as the case of 9-month-old Riley Rogers shows, sometimes that intersection becomes the scene of a collision. (Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:12:39 GMT)

People who smoke "lights" less likely to quit
The misconception that "light" cigarettes are safer than regular brands may be preventing some smokers from quitting altogether, a new study suggests. (Fri, 30 Jun 2006 13:22:02 GMT)

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