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Alternative Medicine News Oct 2006

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$7.2 Million NIH Grant To Yale For Cardiovascular Imaging
Three-dimensional diagnostic images of the heart analyzed at the bedside may be possible in the future thanks to a five-year $7.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) bioengineering research partnership (BRP) grant to a team of engineers, scientists and physicians at Yale University School of Medicine. [click link for full article] (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 04:09:57 GMT)

In the Chaos of Iraq, Alternative Medicine is Booming
BAGHDAD, Iraq _ Conventional medicine is a mess in Iraq, but business is booming for the Hijamma man. Doctors have fled the country, and others have been assassinated _ a U.N. report says at least 102 have been killed, with 250 more kidnapped. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 06:11:15 GMT)

NIH suggests
Natural, alternative or complementary medicine, natural healing and naturopathy are all ways of treating patients that use natural substances or the body's intrinsic healing powers. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 07:12:03 GMT)

NIH suggests
Natural, alternative or complementary medicine, natural healing and naturopathy are all ways of treating patients that use natural substances or the body's intrinsic healing powers. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 07:16:06 GMT)

Hot-flash study fails to pin down remedy
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. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:23:09 GMT)

War creates niche for alternative medicine
theolympian.com, Daily local news, weather, sports, business, entertainment and classified ads. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 11:30:57 GMT)

Americans look for new sleep techniques, ways to get more rest
A study conducted by Reuters Health shows one in six Americans have difficulty falling asleep, with 4.5 percent of that population using alternative forms of medicine to aid in the sleep process. Alternative medicine for sleep may include such products as Nyquil, herbal supplements, teas and other relaxation techniques. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 02:50:33 GMT)

Yes, Medicaid pays for this
The state is experimenting with alternative therapies for poor patients with chronic pain. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 05:26:26 GMT)

Antibiotic Inhibits Cancer Gene Activity
A little-known antibiotic shows early promise as an anti-cancer agent, inhibiting a gene found at higher-than-normal levels in most human tumors, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 12:52:05 GMT)

Pitt to lead sepsis study
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was awarded an $8.4 million, five-year grant to lead a study to develop treatments of sepsis, a life-threatening illness caused by bacterial infection that can originate anywhere in the body. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 13:41:10 GMT)

Mont. to build coal-to-liquid fuel plant
DKRW Advanced Fuels and Arch Minerals will take the primary role as the developers of the Bull Mountain Coal to Liquid plant. DKRW and Arch Minerals are the principal developers of the previously announced Medicine Bow CTL facility in Wyoming. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 17:58:42 GMT)

Canyon Ranch Grabs Surgeon General
Carmona bolts Bush Administration to become spa's health head after controversy over smoking. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:00:52 GMT)

Two Narratives: the Politics of the Foley Scandal
Regardless of whether or not some sort of plot existed to hold onto evidence of potentially criminal internet misconduct by former Rep. Mark Foley, and spring it on the public as an October Surprise, the fallout of the case is going to be powerful. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:30:09 GMT)

Barbados youth rewarded
AN online directory for writers, medicine made from Barbadian herbs, work with the nation s youth excellent ideas and excellence in the community were awarded on Sunday night at the National Youth Awards. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 23:53:16 GMT)

Alternatives put insomnia to rest
Ten to 34 percent of Americans regularly experience insomnia, and 1.6 million are estimated to turn to alternative therapies such as herbal medicines and relaxation techniques to help them snooze. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 07:49:03 GMT)

Home News IN BRIEF: Depression Treatments Criticised
Only one out of 13 drugs recommended by health food shops to treat depression has sound scientific backing, doctors said. St John's wort is the only alternative medicine proven to have an effect, according to a paper in Psychiatric Bulletin by Joyce Reed and Peter Trigwell. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 10:16:36 GMT)

Fighting Cancer With Aspirin?
When looking for new weapons in the war on cancer, scientists should turn to their medicine cabinets for an age-old remedy -- aspirin. Scientists at the University of Newcastle have determined that aspirin has cancer-fighting effects extending beyond Cox inhibitors. This finding, appearing in the October 2006 issue of the FASEB Journal, allows researchers to pursue new lines of investigation that (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 12:49:42 GMT)

Only One Out of 13 Herbal Medicines Helps
By ROB ROBERTSON JUST one out of 13 drugs recommended by health shops to tackle depression would actually do any good, experts said yesterday after carrying out a survey on the issue. StJohn's Wort is the only alternative medicine proven to have an effect. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 13:24:47 GMT)

Medicaid experiment eases pain
Poor residents of 3 counties praise the trial program using alternative medicine. Barbara Chasse lies on the massage table, listening to soft music on a CD. Oily aromas waft through the darkened room. A mini waterfall tinkles away in a nearby bowl. Massage therapist Susan Williams slips her hands under Chasse's neck. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 13:38:18 GMT)

WNKU program director's top picks
Tall Stacks makes for a high holy week for those at public radio station WNKU-FM (89.7). As the area's only Triple A format (album, adult, alternative), the musical lineup reads like the WNKU play list. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 14:17:44 GMT)

Low Birth Weight Infants May Have Cognitive And Physical Problems When They Reach Adolescence
Sixteen-year-olds who weighed less than 2,000 grams (about 4.5 pounds) at birth and are not disabled are still more likely than the average teenager to have physical and mental difficulties, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 15:50:58 GMT)

Two-Minute Relaxation Technique
Cathy Wong, About Alternative Medicine Guide, is featured in a new video offering us a few tips on how to relax our breathing and release our tensions. Check it out!Breathwork Affirmation... (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 17:00:54 GMT)

New Angiogenesis Finding May Help Fight Cancer Growth
A researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health has discovered a new part of the complicated mechanism that governs the formation of blood vessels, or angiogenesis. The finding may help halt tumor growth in cancer patients, says Emery Bresnick, the senior author on the study, a professor of pharmacology and member of the UW-Madison Paul P. Carbone (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 18:49:37 GMT)

Alternative remedies cost NHS £27,700
NHS Lanarkshire is funding treatment using controversial alternative therapies. The board have revealed that last financial year they spent £27,700 on complementary remedies. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 03:37:50 GMT)

WNKU Program Director's Top Picks
By Rick Bird Tall Stacks makes for a high holy week for those at public radio station WNKU-FM (89.7). As the area's only Triple A format (album, adult, alternative), the musical lineup reads like the WNKU play list. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 12:20:24 GMT)

UNM Football: Alternative medicine
After losing a senior quarterback to a knee injury, the Lobos are floundering. Can the coaches infuse the offense with a redshirt freshman? (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 15:12:29 GMT)

health,natural health,healing,natural medicine,alternative medicine,medicine,integrative
The South African Journal of Natural Medicine is dedicated to providing information to the general public and practitioners interested in all aspects of natural medicine. All articles are written by professionals with practical experience in their ... (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 16:29:24 GMT)

Ontario pushes traditional medicine regulation
10/4/2006 - The credibility of traditional Chinese medicine has been called into question by a contentious bill that has passed to a second reading in the Ontario legislative assembly in Canada, with professional associations polarized over the issue. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 16:37:45 GMT)

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Data From Lucentis Pivotal Phase III Studies in Wet Age-Related Macular
Genentech, Inc. announced today the publication of data from the two randomized, controlled pivotal Phase III clinical trials of LUCENTIS in the New England Journal of Medicine. The published findings include two-year efficacy and safety data from the MARINA trial and one-year efficacy and safety data from the ongoing ANCHOR trial. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 21:00:00 GMT)

Cameron warns Tories to swallow painful medicine to regain power
David Cameron presented himself as Tony Blair's natural heir as he warned the Conservative Party it would have to swallow some painful medicine in order to regain power. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 23:19:07 GMT)

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Data From Lucentis Pivotal Phase III Studies in Wet Age-Related Macular
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genentech, Inc. announced today the publication of data from the two randomized, controlled pivotal Phase III clinical trials of LUCENTIS(TM) (ranibizumab injection) in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 00:19:04 GMT)

Drug Shows Promise for Blindness
Monthly eye injections of the drug Lucentis can sharply improve sight in people with the ?wet? form of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly, according to two studies. But the findings, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, raise questions about cost. The wholesale price of just one treatment is $1,950, and there may be an alternative that costs just $17 (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 03:57:46 GMT)

Obituary: Retired teacher Lawrence was into alternatives
The alternative energy movement. Alternative medicine. Literacy and mastery of languages. Those were some of the interests retired teacher Allen Parr Lawrence espoused in letters to the editor, to his students and to the world at large. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:24:55 GMT)

New England Journal Of Medicine Publishes Data From Lucentis Pivotal Phase III Studies In Wet Age-Related Macular
Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) announced today the publication of data from the two randomized, controlled pivotal Phase III clinical trials of LUCENTIS(TM) (ranibizumab injection) in the New England Journal of Medicine. The published findings include two-year efficacy and safety data from the MARINA trial and one-year efficacy and safety data from the ongoing ANCHOR trial. [click link for full (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 07:14:40 GMT)

Alternative medicine could be on NHS soon
Complementary medicine could soon be available on Northern Ireland's NHS for the first time, it emerged today. Ulster health chiefs are set to examine the possibility of breaking with tradition and integrating alternative treatment into GP surgeries across the province. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 09:41:22 GMT)

Studies back eye drug; cost raises questions / Genentech might already be offering cheaper alternative
Studies in the New England Journal of Medicine today provide evidence that Genentech Inc.'s new eye drug Lucentis is a substantial advance over older treatments, but two commentaries in the same issue call for clinical trials to determine whether a much... (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:02:39 GMT)

Alternative therapy funding boost
Patients in NI will get more access to alternative therapies under a new GP referral scheme. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 16:29:10 GMT)

NCCAM and The Bernard Osher Foundation Announce New Career Development Award
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) today announced a prestigious career development award designed to diminish the barriers that prevent complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) clinicians from exploring a career in research. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 19:55:20 GMT)

Thermal imaging: cancer screening alternative
Barbara Folsom hasn’t had a mammogram since she was in her 40s, and she vows she’ll never have one again. “I had a very bad experience with the mammogram,” Folsom said. “I was bruised, and it took a long time to heal.” (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 05:10:01 GMT)

Sleeping without a prescription
Whether meditating before bed or sipping a kava kava nightcap, more than 1.6 million Americans use some form of alternative medicine when they have trouble sleeping. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 07:17:53 GMT)

Health Matters: Health Guru to Speak at Lensic Oct. 15
By DIANA HEIL Heil: Weil to attend UNM symposium Oct. 16-18 If you're in need of a remedy because something ails you, what's your best bet? For $100, you could have a private healing session with an Oneida medicine man in the middle of an art exhibit near La Cienega. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 20:11:02 GMT)

Oaxacan medicine man: Vista gardener heals sickness, ills with plants, herbs
VISTA ---- Dirt lines the fingernails of his weathered, leathery hands. His gray shirt is worn thin from wear and faded by the sun and spotted with patches of sweat and dirt. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 05:57:58 GMT)

Too much of a good thing is no good for overmedicating patients
Polypharmacy — overuse of drugs, be they prescription brand names or generics, over-the-counter drugs or alternative or herbal supplements — is becoming more common in this country. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 08:06:42 GMT)

Fighting a deadly tumor
Cancer is a business and there are four ways to approach it: conventional, alternative, spiritual and psychological. Such is the philosophy of Dennis Roth of Mendham, mastermind behind the Have a Chance Walk, a benefit intended to thrust brain cancer to the forefront of the public's mind. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 09:07:53 GMT)

Fight insomnia the natural way
Whether meditating before bed or sipping a kava kava nightcap, more than 1.6 million Americans use some form of alternative medicine when they have trouble sleeping. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 09:49:15 GMT)

Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Into Daily Pediatric Practice
About one-third of healthy children use some form of Complementary and Alternative (CAM) therapy and 50 percent to 70 percent of children suffering from a chronic illness use CAM therapy. However, the great majority of families using CAM therapies do not talk to their primary care doctors about it, and there can be negative consequences. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 18:22:54 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, 08 Oct 2006 23:15:10 GMT)

Indicted Reno doctor under fire for alternative treatments
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno cancer doctor indicted by a federal grand jury last month is being defended by some patients for saving their lives but lambasted by others who accuse him of making false diagnoses and charging them for costly, unnecessary treatments. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 23:27:21 GMT)

Oaxacan medicine man: Vista gardener heals sickness, ills with plants, herbs
VISTA ---- Dirt lines the fingernails of his weathered, leathery hands. His gray shirt is worn thin from wear and faded by the sun and spotted with patches of sweat and dirt. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 02:28:16 GMT)

Veterinarians turning to alternative treatments
KALISPELL (AP) Henry lay quietly on the mattress, listening to the women talking above him. For the last month, arthritis had crept steadily up his leg, to the point where every painful step looked more like a stumble. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 05:56:53 GMT)

When counting sheep doesn't help
LOS ANGELES -- Whether meditating before bed or sipping a kava kava nightcap, more than 1.6 million Americans use some form of alternative medicine when they have trouble sleeping. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 07:47:29 GMT)

Sudafed abuse in Valley is on the rise
Cold-sufferers hail Sudafed for its ability to dry up stuffy sinuses, while politicians worry the drug will be used to make methamphetamine. But what isn't well known is that the over-the-counter medicine and others that contain pseudoephedrine are often consumed in large quantities to get high - without mixing it into meth. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 09:48:00 GMT)

Bush pushes environment moves but still draws ire
He's set up the world's largest protected marine reserve, raised air pollution standards and pledged to end damaging fishing, but President Bush still draws environmentalists' ire for his stance on global warming. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:42:05 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-10-09 16:12 GMT: ROUNDUP Shire's new hyperactivity drug approvable in the US; shares surge
LONDON (AFX) - News that US medicine regulators will grant marketing approval for Shire PLC's new hyperactivity drug, developed with partner New River Pharmaceuticals, sent shares in Britain's third biggest drug maker to a five-year high on Monday. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 15:32:28 GMT)

Phoenix PD: New trend in drug abuse
MESA (AP, posted 8:59a) -- More drug abusers are buying cold medicine to get high, according to research from Phoenix Police. Detectives who were looking for meth cooks uncovered the trend while sifting through thousands of pseudoephedrine purchase records. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:04:59 GMT)

New Hope for People With Macular Degeneration
A new treatment for the wet form of age-related macular degeneration--a leading cause of vision loss in people over 50--appears to be a big improvement over the current therapy. The condition occurs when blood vessels in the eye grow abnormally and leak fluid into the central retina (macula). Two studies in this week's New England Journal of Medicine found that patients given monthly injections (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 18:10:44 GMT)

Cost-effectiveness study of three antimalarial drug combinations in Tanzania
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of the three alternative combinations of drugs now recommended for the treatment of malaria in East Africa. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:10:14 GMT)

Burmese junta responding too slowly on HIV, TB, malaria and avian flu
Burma's authoritarian military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), is impeding the health community's efforts to control infectious disease threats in Burma, according to an investigation published in PLoS Medicine. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:10:24 GMT)

Phoenix abusers buying cold drug just to get high, not to make meth
MESA — Phoenix police say some drug abusers are buying products that contain pseudoephedrine simply to get high by taking the cold medicine, not to make methamphetamine. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 07:09:35 GMT)

Honour for Phelps is far from Ig Nobel
EACH autumn, about the same time as the Nobel Prize committee awards the world’s premier honours for academics, a bunch of iconoclastic professors gets together in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for an alternative ceremony. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:34:56 GMT)

New website links patients with medical information
Technology and medicine have a long, productive marriage. For years, scientists have brought new tools and procedures into the operating room, doctor’s office and into new medications. State officials are now using technology to make it easier for patients to get accurate healthcare information. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:15:00 GMT)

Not what the doctor ordered
You want Crategeus ox for your heart, an over the counter homeopathic medicine that’s easily available at homeopathy stores. Trouble is, these are few and far between, and it takes more than just an effort to procure your daily dosage from the neighbourhood chemist. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 18:47:14 GMT)

‘Talk to America’ Explores the Popularity of Alternative Medicine
Have you ever sipped chamomile tea to calm an upset stomach or taken a vitamin C pill when you felt a cold coming on? If so, then you have had some experiences with alternative medicine. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 21:18:37 GMT)

REGULATING NATUROPATHY
Naturopathy as a holistic system of medicine is finding increasing acceptance around the world including India as chemical based drugs continue to cause serious adverse reactions on human body. In other words, modern medicine invariably damages the human body while it cures a disease. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:44:50 GMT)

Acupuncture offers a natural alternative to Western medicine
When Paris Kharbat opened her medical acupuncture practice in Pullman in July 2005, she decided to start part-time with a light case-load of one day a week, seeing four patients a day. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 04:39:47 GMT)

PharmDaily.com Offers Consumers the Latest News, Tips and Treatments for Better Health
LOS ANGELES----As a leading Web site resource on health and medical issues, PharmDaily.com equips consumers each day with the latest information on more than 30 unique health topics, ranging from allergies and fitness to alternative medicine, cancer and environmental health. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Simple Biodegradable Liquids Stop Bleeding In Seconds
MIT and Hong Kong University researchers have shown that some simple biodegradable liquids can stop bleeding in wounded rodents within seconds, a development that could significantly impact medicine. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:01:03 GMT)

ROUNDUP Profit share details takes shine off Shire\'s new hyperactivity drug
On Monday, news that US medicine regulators will grant marketing approval for the drug, currently known as NRP-104, sent shares in Britain\'s third biggest drug maker to a five-year high. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:35:12 GMT)

Acupuncture offers a natural alternative to Western medicine
When Paris Kharbat opened her medical acupuncture practice in Pullman in July 2005, she decided to start part-time with a light case-load of one day a week, seeing four patients a day. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 19:39:52 GMT)

Emergency research without consent weighed
Emergency medical research without patient consent should be allowed in some cases where quick treatment is critical and getting permission is difficult or impossible, researchers on Wednesday told U.S. officials who are reconsidering the rules for such studies. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 22:49:58 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Qi gong: Chinese exercise for better health
In an ancient Chinese medical textbook, the doctor explains to his emperor that "interruption in the flow of qi results in pain." Chinese medicine believes that our vital energy (or qi) flows smoothly as long as dynamic equilibrium is maintained in energy meridians. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 23:15:36 GMT)

Burmese Junta Responding Too Slowly On HIV, TB, Malaria And Avian Flu
Burma's authoritarian military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), is impeding the health community's efforts to control infectious disease threats in Burma, according to an investigation published in PLoS Medicine. [click link for full article] (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:08:12 GMT)

Alternative medicine seeks hospital space
Alternative and complementary natural health treatment practitioners in the Bega Valley shire have joined forces to campaign for the allocation of a shared consulting room in the new hospital. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 01:52:44 GMT)

Comparison Of Three Antimalarial Drug Combinations In Tanzania
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of the three alternative combinations of drugs now recommended for the treatment of malaria in East Africa. [click link for full article] (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 06:07:59 GMT)

Skin And Bone Integrated Prosthetic Pylon: A Pilot Animal Study
Direct skeletal attachment of limb prostheses is an alternative to traditional techniques based on a socket-residuum attachment. We investigated cell adhesion and penetration into the pores of a porous titanium pylon in rats. We hypothesized that the risk of skin infection during direct attachment of limb prostheses might be reduced with this type of pylon. [click link for full article] (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:11:13 GMT)

Hard-hitting endeavour captures Ig Nobel
Woodpecker research flies away with alternative prize. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:36:10 GMT)

Innovative Surgery Corrects Vision In Kids With Neurological Disorders
Children with cerebral palsy and other neurological problems often have extremely poor eyesight. Their ability to read, pick up objects and "see" the world is so impaired and complicated to treat that many go untreated, even though they may be legally blind.Janice Brunstrom, M.D., assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. [click link for (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:08:06 GMT)

Researchers Discover Breast Cancer Stem Cells In Bone Marrow
Almost all tumor cells found in the bone marrow of early stage breast cancer patients appear to be breast cancer stem cells, suggesting the risk of disease spread for all breast cancer patients may be greater than previously thought, according to a ground-breaking study by Richard J. Cote, professor of pathology and urology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:58:51 GMT)

Friday October 13, 2006 By Martin Johnston
A flip of the coin may decide who gets medicine, ventilators or hospital beds if a flu pandemic ever takes grip here. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:18:08 GMT)

Maureen's Medical Moment: Hazards of mixing conventional and alternative medications
You are viewing the print version of this page. Click here to view the default screen view. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 03:01:14 GMT)

Homeopathy? Does this medicine lend helping hand? Or is it heresy?
PALATKA -- On Sept 22, 1993, Jessica York of Interlachen was riding a bicycle on her 17th birthday, when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck heading south on County Road 315. The impact threw her 40 feet from the road, shattering her pelvis. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 11:30:44 GMT)

Health takes easterly gaze
Whether it's exercise or alternative medicine, more and more San Benito County residents are looking to ancient Asian practices for health and fitness. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:49:15 GMT)

Alternative methods, not drugs, popular for insomnia
Whether meditating before bed or sipping a kava kava nightcap, more than 1.6 million Americans use some form of alternative medicine when they have trouble sleeping. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 07:11:20 GMT)

East, West join at health care meeting
A medical delegation of health care professionals from Zunyi, China, will collaborate with local physicians and faculty as part of a medical conference today at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 07:18:40 GMT)

East, West Join at Health Care Meeting
By John Simpson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Oct. 14--LAKEWOOD RANCH -- A medical delegation of health care professionals from Zunyi, China, will collaborate with local physicians and faculty as part of a medical conference today at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 15:20:12 GMT)

Behave Or Else
Bus drivers kick, step, clap and shout in unison during a spirited morning aerobics class at Metro Transit's South Base. Downtown paper-shufflers have their meetings... (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:08:26 GMT)

Mugabe's 'Look East' policy seen as propaganda
Haare - Zimbabwe, shunned by the West, is trawling ever wider for alternative business partners, but analysts say much-trumpeted deals with its new friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits for the country. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 11:08:54 GMT)

Kidney Damage After Heart Surgery On The Rise
The incidence of kidney damage associated with coronary artery bypass surgery has increased significantly over the past 16 years in the United States, but the rate of death from such damage has decreased significantly during the period, according to a new analysis. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 15:50:43 GMT)

Eastern allies 'may not help Harare prosper'
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trawling for alternative business partners after being shunned by the West, but analysts say the much-trumpeted deals with his Eastern friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits for the people of Harare. Godfrey Marawanyika reports... (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 22:45:07 GMT)

Eastern allies 'may not help Harare prosper'
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trawling for alternative business partners after being shunned by the West, but analysts say the much-trumpeted deals with his Eastern friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits for the people of Harare. Godfrey Marawanyika reports... (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 05:32:54 GMT)

Mugabe's 'Look East' policy seen as 'propaganda'
Zimbabwe, shunned by the West, is trawling ever wider for alternative business partners, but analysts say much-trumpeted deals with its new friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits for the country. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 06:08:19 GMT)

Zim lands R2bn Russia deal But critics point to China and ask: Is it just more propaganda
ZIMBABWE, shunned by the West, is trawling ever wider for alternative business partners, but analysts say much-trumpeted deals with its new friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits to the country. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 07:01:00 GMT)

Detox is a waste Ð or worse Ð some experts say
Are you living? Breathing? Eating? Then clearly, you need to be detoxed. Cleansed from the inside out, like a loofah to the liver. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 07:06:00 GMT)

Clogged Sinuses? Sign In, Please
Cold Medicine Goes Behind The Counter In the two weeks since a federal law put more than a dozen popular cold and sinus pills behind the drugstore counter, the Arrow Pharmacy in Hartford has not sold a single box of Sudafed. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 07:15:20 GMT)

Jan de Vries: Prevention is better than cure
It is a well-known fact in medicine that even minor symptoms can lead to drastic conditions, which perhaps may not be fully understood until many years later. The same goes for medical knowledge and acceptance. Although it would be narrow-minded to limit this generalisation to medical knowledge. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 08:44:18 GMT)

Little for Zim in 'Look East' deals
HARARE - Zimbabwe, shunned by the West, is trawling ever wider for alternative business partners, but analysts say much-trumpeted deals with its new friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits to the country. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:14:50 GMT)

Human Genome Sciences reports positive interim data from hepatitis drug
\"Interim results of the current study suggest that Albuferon may have the potential to offer a therapeutic alternative with less impairment of health-related quality of life, and fewer disability days, compared with the current standard of care, with at least comparable safety and efficacy,\" said Stephen Pianko, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University in Australia. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:20:14 GMT)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's 'Look East Policy' Fails to Deliver
Zimbabwe, shunned by the west, is trawling ever wider for alternative business partners, but analysts say much-trumpeted deals with its new friends are unlikely to yield meaningful benefits. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:45:39 GMT)

Complementary and alternative medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine is described as "outside the realm of conventional medicine as practiced in the United States" by the National Institutes of Health. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 21:59:21 GMT)

Medication Noncompliance is Taking a Serious Toll on Patients’ Health and the Healthcare System, says DoctorSolve
Education and affordability is the remedy to ensuring patients take their medicine properly. (PRWeb Oct 17, 2006) Trackback URI: http://www.prweb.com/dingpr.php/ (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 07:27:30 GMT)

Advair(R) HFA Inhalation Aerosol Now Available
Advair HFA Inhalation Aerosol, a new formulation combining fluticasone propionate and salmeterol in a metered-dose inhaler delivery device, is now available in pharmacies nationwide. Advair®, a medicine used in the treatment of asthma, became available in 2001 as a dry-powdered inhaler known as Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol). (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:00:00 GMT)

Alternatives used in pet care, study reveals
FORT COLLINS More than half of pet owners surveyed by Colorado State University veterinarians use complementary and alternative medical approaches to help their cats and dogs. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:05:07 GMT)

Chicago-Area Healing Centers Partner To Host Seminar On Preventing Cold And Flu With Oriental Medicine
Oakbrook Terrace-based wellness center to host FREE seminar on October 24, 2006 from 5 – 8 p.m. The topics to be discussed include acupuncture, tips on how to prevent cold and flu this winter season with questions and answers and giveaways. (PRWeb Oct 17, 2006) (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:05:04 GMT)

Volunteers Needed for Stanford Study of Potential Alternative to Ambien
STANFORD, Calif.----Could a drug that treats narcolepsy help people with insomnia? Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine's Sleep Disorders Center will study that question. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 17:29:00 GMT)

Complementary and alternative medicine
Complementary or alternative? Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, while alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 18:44:19 GMT)

Heart From Donor With Hepatitis C Reduces Survival
TUESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Heart transplant recipients whose organ comes from a donor infected with the hepatitis C virus have a much lower survival rate than those whose donors are free of the virus, a new study finds. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 20:03:17 GMT)

Internet Addiction: Stanford Study Seeks To Define Whether It's A Problem
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have taken an important step toward resolving the debate over whether compulsive use of the Internet merits a medical diagnosis. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 21:50:23 GMT)

Innovative Surgery Corrects Vision in Kids with Neurological Disorders
A pediatric ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Louis Children's Hospital conducts specialized testing and vision correction (refractive) surgery, on children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and neurobehavioral disorders such as autism. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:18:18 GMT)

Some believe drinking own urine can preserve health
For the last couple years, popular medicine has overflown with alternative medicine theories, ranging everywhere from the benign mind-over-matter remedies to the absurd varieties of herbal, natural cures. With this in mind, the popular use of auto-urine therapy falls into the latter category. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:49:10 GMT)

UCSD Reveives $52 Million to Lead Alzheimer's Disease Study
The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a federally established consortium directed by Leon Thal, M.D., Director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UCSD School of Medicine, will receive $52 million over six years to conduct several new clinical trials on Alzheimer's disease. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 01:15:57 GMT)

'Safe alternative' treatment for malaria in pregnancy
Researchers have unveiled a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women suffering from malaria in West Africa. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 01:20:44 GMT)

Volunteers Needed for Stanford Study of Potential Alternative to Ambien
Could a drug that treats narcolepsy help people with insomnia? Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine's Sleep Disorders Center will study that question. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 01:25:41 GMT)

Advair(R) HFA Inhalation Aerosol Now Available
Advair HFA Inhalation Aerosol, a new formulation combining fluticasone propionate and salmeterol in a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) delivery device, is now available in pharmacies nationwide. Advair(R), a medicine used in the treatment of asthma, became available in 2001 as a dry-powdered inhaler known as Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol). [click link for full article] (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 07:05:40 GMT)

UCSD receives $52 million to lead Alzheimer's disease study
The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a federally established consortium directed by Leon Thal, M.D., Director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, will receive $52 million over six years to conduct several new clinical trials on Alzheimer's disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:41:57 GMT)

Singapore swallows its medicine
Singapore is transforming a backstreet network of shops peddling centuries-old Chinese medical lore into an industry dominated by clinicians with college degrees and factory-produced remedies. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:51:07 GMT)

Innovative Surgery Corrects Vision In Kids With Neurological Disorders
Children with cerebral palsy and other neurological problems often have extremely poor eyesight. Their ability to read, pick up objects and "see" the world is so impaired and complicated to treat that many go untreated, even though they may be legally blind. Now, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is conducting specialized testing and vision (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:51:11 GMT)

Veterinary workshop presents alternative research practices
The University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine held a workshop Monday to help veterinarians and laboratory personnel diminish the number of animals used in research through better experimental design. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:12:18 GMT)

Nontraditional medicine has a place in pain management
Q: Does Mayo Clinic prescribe nontraditional medicine such as massage or acupuncture for post-surgical pain and relief? A: Mayo Clinic is using these and other nontraditional approaches. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:27:21 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: What's new in breast cancer research?
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What's new in research? (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 22:46:56 GMT)

Placenta, Scorpion Remedies Lure Tourists to Singapore Healers
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Wu Xiao Xiu moved to Singapore from Beijing three years ago, bringing with her knowledge gained from a decade of practicing traditional Chinese medicine. She hasn't looked back. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 22:50:47 GMT)

Singapore takes its medicine and profit from traditional lore
Wu Xiao Xiu moved to Singapore from Beijing three years ago, bringing with her the knowledge she had gained from a decade of practicing traditional Chinese medicine. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 04:43:50 GMT)

Placenta, Scorpion Remedies Woo Tourists in Singapore (Update1)
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Wu Xiao Xiu moved to Singapore from Beijing three years ago, bringing with her knowledge gained from a decade of practicing traditional Chinese medicine. She hasn't looked back. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 06:24:56 GMT)

Nontraditional medicine has a place in pain management
Q: Does Mayo Clinic prescribe nontraditional medicine such as massage or acupuncture for post-surgical pain and relief? A: Mayo Clinic is using these and other nontraditional approaches. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 09:27:17 GMT)

`Mother standard' guides cancer care
As `alternative' approach gains favor, patients make more choices To hear cancer hospital developer Richard Stephenson tell it, the U.S. health-care system is finally moving toward medical care that would be good enough for his mother. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 10:55:32 GMT)

Ferkol to head pediatric allergy, pulmonary medicine division
Oct. 19, 2006 -- Thomas Ferkol, M.D., has been named director of the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:31:11 GMT)

Academy wins praise for dropout efforts
The Academy of Creative Education, a small alternative high school in the North East Independent School District, will be recognized as an exemplary program with a national Crystal Star award during the 18th annual National Dropout Prevention Network conference, which kicks off Sunday. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 05:36:07 GMT)

UNC testing herbal healing
Alternative therapies get closer look. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:41:06 GMT)

Finding an alternative
Natural remedies are big business these days. Grocery and drug stores carry a wide variety of bottles on their shelves: Echinacea for immune support, St. John's Wort for depression and zinc for sore throats and colds. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 21:38:08 GMT)

Plant the focus of Alzheimer's study
A plant used widely in China is the focus of a national clinical trial that aims to see if it could help treat Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 23:29:40 GMT)

Wellness Center integratedBillings Clinic moves program to main hospital campus
In a move it says will improve patient access to integrative medicine, Billings Clinic has closed its Wellness Center and moved the staff to the hospital's main campus. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 06:57:35 GMT)

Snooze Buttons
Americans Turn To Herbal, Relaxation Remedies To Cure Insomnia Whether meditating before bed or sipping a kava kava nightcap, more than 1.6 million Americans use some form of alternative medicine when they have trouble sleeping. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 07:28:48 GMT)

Tasty, safe spinach alternative
Malabar really is a vine, but it's a great asset in the garden and on the plate. Red Malabar spinach is not really spinach -- it just tastes like it. More important, the vine is gorgeous this time of year. With its Kool-Aid colors snaking up an arbor or a trellis, the ribbed, fleshy leaves glisten in the sun, a kitchen-garden oddity turned showstopper. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:27:11 GMT)

Nuns Teach the Art of Healing
Alternative medicine is making inroads in America, thanks in part to a 25-year-old school in Northeast Philadelphia. Marking its silver anniversary is the Center for Human Integration on Pine Road in Fox Chase. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 12:19:27 GMT)

Gene Therapy Research Switches Off Joint Inflammation; Switches On Genetic Process Of Joint Repair
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Albany Medical College, together with Rainforest Nutritionals, Inc. [click link for full article] (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:08:12 GMT)

Medical Edge: Alternative healing, drugs aid pain relief
Dear Mayo Clinic: Does Mayo Clinic prescribe non-traditional medicine such as massage or acupuncture for post-surgical pain and relief? – Texas (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 08:23:22 GMT)

My Boy's Battle to Get Rid of His Acne ; Dr Yvonne Casey's Complementary Medicine
By Dr Yvonne Casey Q MY 16-year-old son is plagued by acne. He has visited dermatologists and tried prescriptions and over-the-counter remedies but nothing has helped. What else is there? A CUT junk food from his diet, replacing it with wholesome foods and lots of water. (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 11:08:24 GMT)

Int’l. clinic opens in Cebu, offers alternative care
THE coming in to Cebu of an international traditional and alternative healthcare system will strengthen Cebu’s bid to attract medical tourists to the province. (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 17:15:50 GMT)

Spices Can Cure Drug Addiction, Says Researcher
KUANTAN, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Drug addiction can be treated with a blend of spices, nuts and cereals, according to Prof Dr Ananthan Krishnan, the chief executive officer of the Alternative Medical Research Institute (Amri). (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 02:11:13 GMT)

Alternative medicine a booming business
Conventional medicine is a mess in Iraq, but business is booming for the Hijamma man. Doctors have fled the country, and others have been assassinated -- a U.N. report says at least 102 have been killed, with 250 more kidnapped. Sunnis are afraid to go to hospitals in Shiite neighborhoods. There hasn't been a new hospital built in Baghdad since 1986. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:23:44 GMT)

Halloween party for shelter kids needs aid
A group of University of Hawaii medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine are asking for donations to throw a Halloween party for the nearly 100 children at the Kakaako Next Step shelter. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:58:27 GMT)

Guest View: Let’s call it what is — socialized medicine
I have no doubt that one area we can agree on is that we all would like the best possible health care for every one of our citizens. I think we can also agree that our current health care system is in crisis. The pursuit of an ideal system, therefore, ought to be nonpartisan. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 14:02:56 GMT)

Two drinks daily help men avoid heart attack: study
Even healthy men may benefit from a drink or two daily to help lower the risk of heart attack, medical researchers reported on Monday. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 20:10:24 GMT)

Healthy men who drink moderately have reduced risk of heart attack
For men with healthy lifestyle habits, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack than drinking heavily or not drinking at all, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 20:12:05 GMT)

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may lower risk of heart attack more so than not drinking at all
For men with healthy lifestyle habits, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack than drinking heavily or not drinking at all, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 20:59:58 GMT)

Moderate Drinking May Help Male Heart
Moderate drinking ? half a drink to two drinks a day ? may cut a healthy man's heart attack risk. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:11:28 GMT)

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Aims to Educate Consumers About Benefits of Using Certified Practitioners
October 24 is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day, a designation recognized by leadership organizations in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and spearheaded by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 06:07:49 GMT)

Michigan State Medical Society Suggests Alternative 'Trick Or Treat' Goodies
Dressing up and "trick or treating" makes Halloween a fun time for children of all ages. The Michigan State Medical Society suggests making the experience even better for kids by providing healthy options for treats instead of the usual sugary snacks. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:00:35 GMT)

Distinguished Bioengineer to Present “Natural Products: Challenges and Opportunities” at NCCAM’s Distinguished Lecture
On October 25, 2006 the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host its Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:55:19 GMT)

Ignoring the failures of alternative medicine
The government is spending millions to show that alternative supplements don't really work. Does anyone care? By NBC's Robert Bazell (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 13:04:04 GMT)

'Umbrella' Valve Provides A Potential Alternative To Lung Surgery
A new umbrella-like valve is shown to be a safe and effective substitute for lung surgery in COPD patients with emphysema, shows new research presented at CHEST 2006, the 72nd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 14:11:14 GMT)

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