Alternative Medicine 4 All  
Online Alternative Medicine Resources
Custom Search
Home Alternative Medicine News Alternative Medicine Articles Alternative Medicine Directory Resources
Alternative Medicine News Archive
Apr 2015 | Mar 2015 | Feb 2015 | Jan 2015 | Dec 2014 | Nov 2014 | Oct 2014 | Sep 2014 | Aug 2014 | Jul 2014 | Jun 2014 | May 2014 | Apr 2014 | Mar 2014 | Feb 2014 | Jan 2014 | Dec 2013 | Nov 2013 | Oct 2013 | Sep 2013 | Aug 2013 | Jul 2013 | Jun 2013 | May 2013 | Apr 2013 | Mar 2013 | Feb 2013 | Jan 2013 | Dec 2012 | Nov 2012 | Oct 2012 | Sep 2012 | Aug 2012 | Jul 2012 | Jun 2012 | May 2012 | Apr 2012 | Mar 2012 | Feb 2012 | Jan 2012 | Dec 2011 | Nov 2011 | Oct 2011 | Sep 2011 | Aug 2011 | Jul 2011 | Jun 2011 | May 2011 | Apr 2011 | Mar 2011 | Feb 2011 | Jan 2011 | Dec 2010 | Nov 2010 | Oct 2010 | Sep 2010 | Aug 2010 | Jul 2010 | Jun 2010 | May 2010 | Apr 2010 | Mar 2010 | Feb 2010 | Jan 2010 | Dec 2009 | Nov 2009 | Oct 2009 | Sep 2009 | Aug 2009 | Jul 2009 | Jun 2009 | May 2009 | Apr 2009 | Mar 2009 | Feb 2009 | Jan 2009 | Dec 2008 | Nov 2008 | Oct 2008 | Sep 2008 | Aug 2008 | Jul 2008 | Jun 2008 | May 2008 | Apr 2008 | Mar 2008 | Feb 2008 | Jan 2008 | Dec 2007 | Nov 2007 | Oct 2007 | Sep 2007 | Aug 2007 | Jul 2007 | Jun 2007 | May 2007 | Apr 2007 | Mar 2007 | Feb 2007 | Jan 2007 | Dec 2006 | Nov 2006 | Oct 2006 | Sep 2006 | Aug 2006 | Jul 2006 | Jun 2006


Alternative Medicine News Jan 2007

1 2 Next

Nobels and new grads mark '06; STEM growth is on deck
Looking Back In 2006, several New England universities won substantial federal research grants, and a new engineering college graduated its first class. Across the region, new policies may ring in the New Year that look to higher education to help bolster a withering technology work force. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 05:08:28 GMT)

For-profit schools get share of state grant money
Nearly $9 million in Bright Futures Scholarship and Florida Student Assistance Grants went to private, for-profit colleges and universities last school year, and few of them are accredited by the group accepted as the "gold standard" in mainstream education. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 05:54:22 GMT)

Where the region will ring in 2007
It was a challenge to narrow it down, but here are some of the best parties in the region featuring live musical entertainment, where folks can bid adieu to 2006 close to home. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 06:28:04 GMT)

Alternative treatments for ailing pets
When Ann Dey's dog had a stroke in July, one side of his face became paralyzed so severely he couldn't blink. She knew she needed to do something before the 13-year-old pug, Jimmy, lost his eye to infection. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 09:40:08 GMT)

Providing a home away from home
Two friends are set to open a house today for patients who come to Arlington for medical treatment. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 10:31:55 GMT)

Heaven sent: the gurus to turn your life around
If you've broken more resolutions than you've stuck to and re-toxed more than you've de-toxed, it's time you changed tactics. REBECCA HOWARDhas assembled an entourage of experts to help keep you on the straight and narrow as you kick those bad habits (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 11:12:12 GMT)

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A New Approach
MONDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) -- With incisions no bigger than keyholes, a woman can undergo a hysterectomy, go home the same day, and be back at her desk within two weeks. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 14:01:27 GMT)

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A New Approach
By Meryl Hyman Harris HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) -- With incisions no bigger than keyholes, a woman can undergo a hysterectomy, go home... (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 14:43:25 GMT)

2006: THE YEAR IN REVIEW: The good, the bad
It was a cultural coup. Frank Gehry, among the world's most renowned living architects, unveiled the designs of his latest project - and it was in Las Vegas. And it wasn't a casino. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 15:52:59 GMT)

New Model To Aid Pancreatic Cancer Research
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have developed a new animal model for pancreatic cancer that exhibits a high degree of similarity to human tumors. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 16:17:40 GMT)

To Protect Against Drug Errors, Ask Questions
Medication errors are among the most common medical mistakes, injuring or killing at least 1.5 million people a year. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 03:22:30 GMT)

WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE?
I AM assuming from your description that you have alopecia areata. This is the name given to round patchy areas of hair loss on the scalp, although it can affect other areas of the body. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 05:41:28 GMT)

Health calendar
Prepared Childbirth Classes at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mission Hospitals Wellness Resource Center, Reuter Family YMCA, Asheville. Six-week series of classes to prepare for birth experience on Tuesdays. Call 213-8250 or 213-2222, Ext. 2. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 06:10:28 GMT)

Where the region will ring in 2007
It was a challenge to narrow it down, but here are some of the best parties in the region featuring live musical entertainment, where folks can bid adieu to 2006 close to home. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 06:23:32 GMT)

People With Cancer Use Food As Weapon
Can switching your diet protect you from cancer - or cure it? (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 07:27:56 GMT)

Landmark Tykerb(R) (Lapatinib) Data Published In The New England Journal Of Medicine
Data from a Phase III study reporting that Tykerb(R) (lapatinib) plus Xeloda(R) (capecitabine) is superior to capecitabine alone in women with HER2 (ErbB2) positive advanced breast cancer who had progressed following prior therapy, including Herceptin(R) (trastuzumab), was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). [click link for full article] (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:04:27 GMT)

Mining Of Ancient Herbal Text Leads To Potential New Anti-Bacterial Drug
A unique Mayo Clinic collaboration has revived the healing wisdom of Pacific Island cultures by testing a therapeutic plant extract described in a 17th century Dutch herbal text for its anti-bacterial properties. Early results show that extracts from the Atun tree effectively control bacteria that can cause diarrhea, as claimed by naturalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf, circa 1650. [click link for full ... (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:06:09 GMT)

Prince is out but not down
In India, where being gay is a crime, a royal son was shunned when he told his secret. Now he fights to change the law and public mind-set. Vadodara, India — AS a maharajah's son, Manvendra Singh Gohil grew up in a bubble of prestige and privilege, surrounded by hangers-on who treated him so reverentially that he was 15 before he crossed a street by himself. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:16:35 GMT)

Students past and present elicit pride from community
One of the nice things that happens at Christmas time is seeing young adults who graduated from our school system come home. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 10:38:49 GMT)

Group prescribes changes
The days of walking out of the doctor's office with a prescription in hand could be numbered. Rather than handing over a prescription scrawled on a piece of paper, doctors are starting to send their medication orders over secure computer connections directly to the pharmacy of the patient's choice (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 13:53:23 GMT)

Caught in a trap
Economic sanctions, civil war and political stalemate have Palestinians furious with both Fatah and Hamas - but with no alternatives in sight GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - As chief surgeon of Gaza's main hospital, Jumaa al-Saqqa is used to blaming international sanctions against the Hamas-led Palestinian government for shortages of medicine and supplies to treat his patients. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:54:26 GMT)

Medicines patent loophole 'found'
Researchers who have found a way to bypass the legal patent on an expensive drug say others should follow suit. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:57:10 GMT)

Boutique medicine makes its local debut
How do you ensure you can get your doctor at 2 a.m. for that suspicious stomachache? It's easy, put a physician on your payroll. And Dr. Emma McCarty has opened SureAccess MD in Highland Clinic in Shreveport to be sure you can do just that. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 20:14:39 GMT)

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A New Approach
Title: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A New Approach Category: Health News Created: 1/2/2007 2:06:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 1/2/2007 (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 20:35:09 GMT)

Prince is out but not down
In India, where being gay is a crime, a royal son was shunned when he told his secret. Now he fights to change the law and public mind-set. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:03:38 GMT)

Book explores medical risk-taking
PETALUMA, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Washing hands to prevent the spread of disease is common today, but was ridiculed when a Hungarian physician first suggested it, a book by a U.S. author says. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 23:36:44 GMT)

2006: The Best Medicine
In 2006, scientists mourn disappointing clinical trial results, pull faulty drugs from the market and fight needless political battles. But here are the medical breakthroughs that give us the most hope for a healthy future. By Randy Dotinga. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 04:17:19 GMT)

Herbs, spices offer a dash of healing power (Jennifer Harper / THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
Curry for back pain, rosemary to ward off aging: The findings add a new dimension to the phrase "spice of life." (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:35:41 GMT)

Studies Examine Menopause Treatments, Oral Contraception To Eliminate Monthly Periods, Stem Cell Generation Techniques
The following highlights recently released journal articles on women's health issues. [click link for full article] (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:14:26 GMT)

Uganda: Laugh to Health in 2007
Laughter is one of the best medicines; it boosts the immune system, mental condition, blood circulation, muscle tone, beauty and overall well-being. It also lessens pain and reduces stress. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:59:10 GMT)

Toxins Everywhere
By Rajen M. IT is in the news, and you read about it all the time. The pigs are fed growth enhancers. The cows are injected with hormones. Some of the meats are dyed red. Poultry is antibiotic tainted. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 08:13:26 GMT)

THQ's ValuSoft Division Proves That Love Is the Most Powerful Medicine in the New Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the ...
THQ Inc. today announced Paws & Claws Pet Vet for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retailers throughout North America. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:30:00 GMT)

THQ's ValuSoft Division Proves That Love Is the Most Powerful Medicine in the New Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the ...
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. ( Nachrichten ) today announced Paws&Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the Nintendo DS(TM) has shipped to retailers throughout North America. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:44:33 GMT)

For a small bean, it's sure causing major controversy
Until just last year, soy enjoyed a 15-year run of popularity as a wonder food said to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of breast cancer, make bones stronger and stop hot flashes. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:32:49 GMT)

THQ's ValuSoft Division Proves That Love Is the Most Powerful Medicine in the New Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the ...
THQ Inc. today announced Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the Nintendo DS(TM) has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Published by THQ's ValuSoft division, Paws & Claws Pet Vet delivers an entertaining gameplay experience for animal lovers of all ages. The game is rated 'E' for everyone and is now available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 14:48:15 GMT)

Touch Therapies Gaining Popularity
In this first week of the new year, people may be struggling to keep their New Year`s resolutions. Some take the traditional road to meet their goals, like going to the gym, dieting or perhaps not smoking. But others turn to alternative methods. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 15:04:17 GMT)

Prince is out but not down
In India, where being gay is a crime, a royal son was shunned when he told his secret. Now he fights to change the law and public mind-set. Vadodara, India — AS a maharajah's son, Manvendra Singh Gohil grew up in a bubble of prestige and privilege, surrounded by hangers-on who treated him so reverentially that he was 15 before he crossed a street by himself. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 23:34:11 GMT)

Parkinson's drugs can cause heart damage--studies
Two Parkinson's disease drugs cause the same kind of heart damage that led to the withdrawal of the diet drug combination "fen-phen," according to two studies published on Wednesday. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 23:39:17 GMT)

Parkinson's drugs linked to heart damage
Drugs developed by Eli Lilly and Pfizer can cause the same kind of heart damage that led to the withdrawal of diet drug combo 'fen-phen.' (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 00:04:20 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Choosing and using healthy oils
Here are the top three kitchen oil choices for health and usefulness... (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 00:43:11 GMT)

Touch Therapies Gaining Popularity
In this first week of the new year, people may be struggling to keep their New Year`s resolutions. Some take the traditional road to meet their goals, like going to the gym, dieting or perhaps not smoking. But others turn to alternative methods. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:03:58 GMT)

Convicted doctor speaks out about injections
Dr. Jerome Lentini claims he was merely providing a low-cost alternative to Botox when he gave patients a substitute product not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. He said the labeling was easy to miss. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 03:16:48 GMT)

Campus Notes
Two groups of Saginaw Valley State University are spending holiday break engaged in volunteer service activities through the university's Alternative Breaks program. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:42:55 GMT)

Indian experts to teach Ayurveda in US schools
New Delhi, Jan 4: In a bid to make alternative medicine more popular in the US, Indian experts may soon start teaching medical students about Ayurveda in some of America's best colleges. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:55:39 GMT)

How To Cut Kidney Transplantation Waiting List Death Rates By One-Third, Dramatically Reduce ...
Stefanos A. Zenios, a professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, renowned for his application of Operations Research to tackle some of modern medicine's thorniest problems, has completed new research that could revolutionize kidney allocation for transplant waiting list candidates. The paper, "Recipient Choice Can Address the Efficiency-Equity Trade-Off in Kidney Transplantation: A ... (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:03:39 GMT)

Indian experts to teach Ayurveda in US schools
In a bid to make alternative medicine more popular in the US, Indian experts may soon start teaching medical students about Ayurveda in some of America's best colleges. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:20:34 GMT)

The Mind as Medicine
By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- What if your mind's eye could take you to a place so peaceful that the experience... (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 22:58:27 GMT)

The Mind as Medicine
THURSDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- What if your mind's eye could take you to a place so peaceful that the experience eased your pain or sped your recovery from surgery? It's not such a far-fetched concept. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 23:38:46 GMT)

The Mind as Medicine
Guided imagery can boost the body's healing powers. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:26:26 GMT)

All the help you need to kick the habit
Sticking needles in your ear may not be the most obvious way to quit, but practitioners of Chinese medicine believe it is a way of dealing with addiction, cravings and side effects of quitting. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 11:32:44 GMT)

Speeding Development Of Novel Tracer For Prostate Cancer
The collaborative work being performed by professionals across medical disciplines in the promising area of molecular imaging -- from research scientists to nuclear medicine physicians, urologists, radiochemists and even veterinarians -- provides encouraging news in fighting prostate cancer. This type of progressive -- or translational -- research can be seen in two papers published in the ... (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 13:02:50 GMT)

Leukotriene Inhibitors in the Treatment of Allergy and Asthma
DEAN THOMAS SCOW, M.D., St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, Colorado GARY K. LUTTERMOSER, M.D., Penn State University/Good Samaritan Hospital Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, Lebanon, Pennsylvania (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 13:19:35 GMT)

Expert: Shop For Mood-Boosting Foods
Are you feeling down in the dumps now that party season is over? Maybe you've gained a few pounds and can't get yourself motivated to lose weight? (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 23:09:08 GMT)

Got Milk? Yup, and Not a Cow to Be Found
Alternative versions can come from soy, rice, even nuts, experts say. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 01:26:15 GMT)

Salisbury alternative health group to meet
Dr. Gary Fink of Faith Diagnostic Center will speak on integrative medicine at the Salisbury Alternative Health Meet Up at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 06:21:21 GMT)

In pursuit of a body that's pure
Past the desert scrub and cacti, at the end of a long drive to nowhere, sits a fenced-in oasis guarded by a big gate. Press the secret code and you enter a paradise: a spa where the rich and beautiful flock to purify their bodies of the chemical excesses of 21st-century existence. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 07:02:19 GMT)

Sharing a fine point for pain relief
When one of its associate professors first suggested Tufts University School of Medicine grant a degree to acupuncturists in training, some of the Tufts trustees were skeptical. They wondered how it would affect the school's reputation as a rigorous scientific institution. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 11:18:00 GMT)

Parents are keeping impaired child small / They say letting her grow would make it hard to care for her
This is about Ashley's dignity. Everybody examining her case seems to agree at least about that. Ashley is a 9-year-old girl who has static encephalopathy -- a severe brain impairment. She cannot walk or talk. She cannot keep her head up, roll over, or... (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 11:40:42 GMT)

For the health of it
ERIK SKOOG The News-Review WINCHESTER - Nearly 100 Douglas County residents walked the Umpqua Community College campus Saturday during a conference on integrating mainstream and alternative medicines. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 13:14:17 GMT)

Week in Review
BEULAH — How much does a brook trout cost? How much is that cedar tree next to the stream worth? Those are questions Todd Kalish, a fisheries biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is attempting to answer. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 15:05:12 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem-cell source
Researchers at Wake Forest University and Harvard University reported the stem cells they drew from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women hold much the same promise as embryonic stem cells. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 19:28:21 GMT)

Scientist finds new kind of stem cells
A Wake Forest University scientist says he has discovered a new class of stem cells in women's wombs that may provide an alternative to highly controversial embryonic stem cells. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 19:33:06 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem cell source in amniotic fluid, avoiding embryo destruction
Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells _ sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. Researchers at Wake Forest University and Harvard University reported the stem cells they drew from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women hold much ... (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 19:35:22 GMT)

US researchers eye alternative to embryonic stem cells: study
US researchers have identified a readily available source of stem cells with many of the highly-prized qualities of embryonic stem cells, and have used them to create a variety of different cells including nerve and liver cells, according to a study. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 23:06:49 GMT)

Researchers Report Alternative Stem Cell Source
After seven years of research, scientists say they've drawn stem cells from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women they have turned into several different tissue cell types. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 23:09:06 GMT)

Research: Alternative Stem Cell Source Identified
Scientists say they've developed several different tissue cell types from stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 23:21:39 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem cell source in amniotic fluid
Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells - sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 23:36:04 GMT)

Researchers discover alternative stem cell source
US researchers say stem cells nearly as powerful as embryonic stem cells can be found in the amniotic fluid that protects babies in the womb. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 00:04:30 GMT)

Study: Amniotic Fluid Yields Stem Cells
Researchers Report Alternative Stem Cell Source in Amniotic Fluid, Avoiding Embryo Destruction (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 02:33:50 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem cell source
Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells - sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 05:13:42 GMT)

Alternative stem cell source found
US researchers have identified a readily available source of stem cells with many of the highly prized qualities of embryonic stem cells, and have used them to create a variety of different cells including nerve and liver cells, according to a study released on Sunday. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 06:11:08 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem cell source
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells - sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 06:15:18 GMT)

Scientist says stem cells plentiful in amniotic fluid
A Wake Forest University scientist says he has discovered a new class of stem cells that may provide an alternative to highly controversial embryonic stem cells. The new cells, unlike embryonic cells, could be harvested without the destruction of early-stage human embryos. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 06:44:29 GMT)

Alternative stem cell source found
Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells -- sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. Researchers at Wake Forest University and Harvard University reported the stem cells they drew from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women hold much ... (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:09:57 GMT)

Scientists report alternative stem cell source
Scientists say they have discovered a plentiful source of stem cells in the amniotic fluid that cushions babies in the womb, which would allow researchers to sidestep the controversy over destroying embryos. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:36:18 GMT)

Researchers report finding alternative stem cell source
Scientists reported they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells — sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:51:08 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem-cell source in amniotic fluid, avoiding embryo destruction
Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells -- sidestepping the... (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:23:48 GMT)

Is evidence-based medicine sufficient for complementary and alternative medicine research?
Evidence-based medicine (EBM), is widely accepted among researchers as the "gold-standard" for scientific approaches. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:09:46 GMT)

Amniotic Stem Cells Offer Alternative to Embryonic, Adult Cells
Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Stem cells from amniotic fluid may open a third avenue of research for scientists seeking to regenerate human tissue that is less controversial than embryonic cells and more versatile than adult stem cells. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:08:23 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem cell source
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells - sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:45:19 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem-cell source
Researchers at Wake Forest University and Harvard University reported the stem cells they drew from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women hold much the same promise as embryonic stem cells. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 23:10:06 GMT)

Is Evidence-based Medicine Sufficient For Complementary And Alternative Medicine Research?
Evidence-based medicine is widely accepted among researchers as the "gold-standard" for scientific approaches. Over the years, EBM has both supported and denied the value of allopathic medicine practices, while having less association with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices. Since most CAM practices are complex and focus on healing rather than cure the question arises as to ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 01:02:20 GMT)

Soul shopping
Chris Bednash browses for books at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore on Main Street last night. The bookstore specializes in spirituality and alternative medicine materials. The store also hosts live music in its Tea Room. (SHAY SPANIOLA/Daily) (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 07:32:48 GMT)

2006: The Best Medicine
In 2006, scientists mourn disappointing clinical trial results, pull faulty drugs from the market and fight needless political battles. But here are the medical breakthroughs that give us the most hope for a healthy future. By Randy Dotinga. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 21:35:34 GMT)

Learn more
INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES www.aavma.org -- American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. www.ivas.org -- International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. www.animalchiropractic.org -- American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. FIND A VET www.tcvm.com -- Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (click on "Find a TCVM Practitioner"). www.mvma.org --Minnesota Veterinary (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 21:43:47 GMT)

Healing pet 'chi'
When Dr. Keum Hwa Choi lobbied for and helped start an Oriental medicine practice for pets at the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center five years ago, her dean gave it six months, she said. Behind her back, other veterinarians called her "Dr. Witch" and referred only animals that they considered lost causes -- those with late-stage cancer, inoperable skeletal problems and organ ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 21:43:57 GMT)

Linc Facility Services Family of Companies Acquires Technology in Medicine, Inc.
Linc Facility Services®, LLC and its family of companies announced it has acquired Technology in Medicine, Inc. , a leading regional provider of medical equipment maintenance management services. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 22:17:00 GMT)

Teenager lobbies to let parents select alternative treatments
Should parents and their children be allowed to pursue medical treatment outside mainstream medicine for serious diseases? Or should patients be forced to rely on more conventional treatments? (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 22:53:29 GMT)

Teenager lobbies to let parents select alternative treatments
Should parents and their children be allowed to pursue medical treatment outside mainstream medicine for serious diseases? Or should patients be forced to rely on more conventional treatments? (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 00:39:28 GMT)

Linc Facility Services Family of Companies Acquires Technology in Medicine, Inc.
HOUSTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ .- Linc Facility Services(R), LLC (LFS) and its family of companies announced it has acquired Technology in Medicine, Inc. (TiM), a leading regional provider of medical equipment maintenance management services. TiM's strong presence in the Northeast and more than 30 years of experience serving the healthcare sector complement LFS' comprehensive facility management ... (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 02:50:16 GMT)

Is Evidence-Based Medicine Sufficient For Complementary And Alternative Medicine Research?
Evidence-based medicine (EBM), is widely accepted among researchers as the "gold-standard" for scientific approaches. Over the years, EBM has both supported and denied the value of allopathic medicine practices, while having less association with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices. [click link for full article] (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 04:01:51 GMT)

Researchers report alternative stem cell source
Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells — sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 05:29:21 GMT)

Chow's Qigong talk postponed
Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Dr. Effie Chow, a practitioner of Qigong, a discipline of traditional Chinese medicine, has rescheduled her presentation in Hinesburg. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:19:57 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Quelling inflammation with food
The types of fats we eat produce either pro- or anti-inflammatory messengers. Much of the inflammatory imbalance Americans experience is due to diet. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 01:43:11 GMT)

Teenager lobbies to let parents select alternative treatments
Should parents and their children be allowed to pursue medical treatment outside mainstream medicine for serious diseases? Or should patients be forced to rely on more conventional treatments? (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:28:41 GMT)

health,natural health,healing,natural medicine,alternative medicine,medicine,integrative ...
Go to www.naturalmedicine.co.za to see our new website which features our latest issue on the Home page and covers hundreds of articles in our Archives section - from Allergies to Weight Loss. Our latest issues features the following articles:-Altern... (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:01:21 GMT)

Europe's Spas Sparkle Again
Alternative health trends and reasonable prices are renewing the popularity of the palliative of kings: European spa retreats such as Bath and Marienbad (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:30:28 GMT)

Reflexology rubs people the right way
By Jeff Kinney Special to The News-Post Sometimes the ailments that afflict us are so confounding that they manage to thwart the best treatments conventional medicine has to offer. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:07:28 GMT)

The Natural Path to Healing; Clinics Help Provide Remedy for Day-to- Day-Health Care
Natural therapy or alternative medicine has a long history as a major form of health care over the centuries. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:06:59 GMT)

Alternative to Psuedoephedrine
If you're tired of having to buy pseudoephedrine behind the counter, there is an alternative available. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:02:51 GMT)

Alternative medicine center closes
Calling the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health "a brave experiment on our part," Memorial Health President and CEO Robert A. Colvin confirmed the center will close today. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:30:11 GMT)

Bullying Can Be Reduced But Many Common Approaches Ineffective
According to an Indiana University School of Medicine study, bullying can be curbed, but many common methods of dealing with the problem, such as classroom discussions, role playing or detention, are ineffective. Whole school interventions involving teachers, administrators and social workers committed to culture change are the most effective. Pediatricians need to be advocates to get schools to ... (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:04:09 GMT)

Kenya: Draft Policy Seeks to Give Herbal Medicine Place in Pharmacy Shelves
Reports that public hospitals could soon start dispensing traditional and herbal medicines alongside conventional drugs have rekindled debate on Kenya's health policy. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:13:00 GMT)

An Up Close and Personal Taste of Socialized Medicine
My interest in comparing health care systems became very personal during a vacationing in England ... when my wife had a severe stroke. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 03:56:43 GMT)

Doctors call for alternative health care sector to be regulated
They claim the lack of legislation has put thousands of patients at risk because there is no licensing system or mandatory standard of care. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 14:36:16 GMT)

Chinese falter on Aim
Half of the Chinese companies listed on London's Alternative Investment Market have fallen in value since their flotations, according to figures compiled this weekend for The Sunday Telegraph. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 00:30:29 GMT)

Wild palm may be viable crop
ALBANY, Ga. (AP)--Sometimes considered a nuisance, a common plant that grows abundantly in the forests and undeveloped pastures of southern Georgia may be an alternative cash crop for the state. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 06:39:28 GMT)

• Dissection of an herbal menopause therapy
Black cohosh is being used by women as an alternative remedy for hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. But a recent study has cast doubts on the effectiveness of black cohosh in relieving the symptoms. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 17:30:47 GMT)

Researchers Urge Monitoring Of Bone Health During Chemotherapy
In laboratory tests on mice, researchers found that a medication often used to reduce toxic side effects of chemotherapy induced bone loss and helped tumors grow in bone. So the researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recommending increased awareness of bone health during cancer treatments. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:34:39 GMT)

Resistin, Obesity And Surviving Heart Attack
Medical researchers at the Otago University’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences have uncovered information which links a protein secreted by body fat with reduced heart function following a heart attack. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:20:43 GMT)

Mexican leader says he's provided peace
Mexico's president defended his decision to fight crime with the military and insisted that the country has experienced "more peace and certainty" during his first 45 days in office. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:22:59 GMT)

Women put pregnancy hopes on ice
Kimberly Cook dreamed of having a family someday, with lots of kids running around and a husband to help her raise them. But like many career-minded women, her job became the top priority, and the man who would share a life with her never came along. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 11:20:50 GMT)

Is universal health care the only alternative?
Is universal health care the only alternative? Illegal immigration notwithstanding, Gov. Schwarzenegger’s idea that everyone ought to be covered (Governor proposes health care plan Jan. 9) is admirable. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 14:00:09 GMT)

Producing medicines in plant seeds
Using plants to produce useful proteins could be an inexpensive alternative to current medicine production methods. Researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) at Ghent University have succeeded in producing in plant seeds proteins that have a very strong resemblance to antibodies. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:09:56 GMT)

Dream For Conservation Medicine Centre
The Auckland Zoological Park Charitable Trust has successfully raised $4.6m to enable the zoo to establish the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine (NZCCM) to further its national role in native species conservation. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 22:51:13 GMT)

Low-dose Aspirin Offers Lower Chance Of Asthma
In a large, randomized, placebo-controlled study of 22,071 healthy male physicians, taking a low-dose of aspirin every other day lowered the risk of receiving an initial asthma diagnosis by 22 percent. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 23:06:04 GMT)

Vietnam's illegal bile trade traps thousands of bears in agony
Near-demented and with bloodshot eyes, a large Asiatic black bear is trapped inside a rusty cage barely larger than its hefty body in the dank backroom of a hotel near Hanoi. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 03:44:58 GMT)

'Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine' (Hardcover)
The "Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine" details dozens of natural therapies that have worked safely in treating 20 common health conditions. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 05:42:31 GMT)

Health briefs
Holistic fairMore than 100 professionals in the fields of holistic medicine and alternative practice will be on hand at the Northeastern Holistic Health Fair Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Salaam Shriners Center, 369 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 06:12:44 GMT)

Sharp thinking applied to health care
Sometimes sustainable businesses are more intent on socioeconomic sustainability than purely environmental issues. Such is the case with Working Class Acupuncture, a community acupuncture clinic in Northeast Portland focused on breaking down class divisions with affordable alternative health care ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:12:52 GMT)

HEALTH: Pushing for alternative medicine
Five and a half years ago, when Dr. Russ Greenfield returned to Charlotte from a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, his dream was to change the health care landscape. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:19:12 GMT)

Growth hormone no 'magic bullet' for aging
Human growth hormone is being sold in increasing amounts as a cure-all for the ravages of aging, but new research shows no evidence for these claims - and even possible dangers from the treatments. So concludes a study from Stanford University researchers reported in the Jan. 16 Annals of Internal Medicine. Growth hormone is widely promoted on the Internet and its use as an anti-aging drug has ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:09:52 GMT)

Dietary Supplements: Know What's in the Bottle
Consumer Reports Medical Guide's Natural Medicine Ratings will display U.S. Pharmacopeia's "USP Verified Mark" in an effort to further inform and protect consumers from potential health risks due to mislabeled dietary supplements. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:37:00 GMT)

Producing medicines in plant seeds
Ghent, Belgium -- Using plants to produce useful proteins could be an inexpensive alternative to current medicine production methods. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:24:28 GMT)

Producing Medicines In Plant Seeds
Using plants to produce useful proteins could be an inexpensive alternative to current medicine production methods. Researchers from VIB at Ghent University have succeeded in producing in plant seeds proteins that have a very strong resemblance to antibodies. They have also demonstrated that these antibody variants are just as active as the whole antibodies that occur naturally in humans. By ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 19:05:31 GMT)

(Middle) East meets Weston Israeli fertility specialists open second office
WESTON n Yaron Seidman was in the Israeli army in 1989 when he discovered a passion for Chinese medicine, and spent the next seven years studying in New Zealand and China. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 23:52:40 GMT)

Operations research pioneer outlines ways to make kidney transplant allocation more equitable
Stefanos A. Zenios, a professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, renowned for his application of Operations Research (O.R.) to tackle some of modern medicine's thorniest problems, has completed new research that could revolutionize kidney allocation for transplant waiting list candidates. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 05:12:53 GMT)

Health checkup: Military, veterans and integrative medicine
Integrative medicine should be used to treat soldiers in the field and when they return home. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:46:25 GMT)

fitness nutrition Mind & Body CosMetiCsurgery AlternAtive MediCine HeAltH
fitness • nutrition • Mind & Body • CosMetiCsurgery • AlternAtive MediCine • HeAltH TheLandmarkTheCommunityJournal Special Section “Living Well” is a valuable special section designed to provide readers with health, beauty, fitness and nutrition information. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:08:09 GMT)

Alberta scientists test chemotherapy alternative
Canadian scientists believe they are getting closer to an alternative to chemotherapy, an alternative that would not carry debilitating side-effects such as nausea and extreme fatigue. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:01:16 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Shaking out the facts about salt
With so many choices in grocery stores, it's easy to be confused about differences between available products. Here's a primer on salt basics ... (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 01:52:13 GMT)

Ultrasound may be healthier alternative to X-ray scans
They're called body scans, health scans, even ''executive physicals,'' but to some in the medical industry, the popular whole-body X-rays can become expensive scare tactics that can do more harm to a patient's psyche than good for a patient's body. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 02:42:25 GMT)

Juiced-Up Medicine
Grapefruit can be dangerous when consumed with some medications. But now doctors are using that powerful interaction to try to save lives. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 04:15:12 GMT)

Coal-to-Liquids: The Future of Alternative Fuels?
Charles Morand submits: Last week I wrote a post about the future of ethanol. In it, I promised a sister piece on the future of coal-to-liquids . This comes a bit later than initially promisedI apologize to those who had been holding their breaths. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 08:34:42 GMT)

Older Americans Not Discussing Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use with Doctors
In spite of the high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among people age 50 or older, 69 percent of those who use CAM do not talk to their doctors about it, according to a new survey conducted by AARP and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:58:59 GMT)

Simple Diagnostic Test Detects Genetic Signs Of Lung Cancer In A Patient's Sputum
DNA coughed up along with phlegm could point to lung cancer, say researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who are developing an inexpensive and non-invasive gene probe to help diagnose early stage lung cancer in current and former smokers. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:16:40 GMT)

Long-term Narcotics Use For Back Pain May Be Ineffective And Lead To Abuse
Narcotic drugs (opioids) are commonly prescribed for short-term relief of chronic back pain, but their effectiveness long-term has been questioned in a review article by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, who also found that behaviors consistent with opioid abuse was reported in 24 percent of cases. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:17:04 GMT)

Supply of Essential Drug Compromised
Hospitals have run out of ampoules of adrenaline, which may put patient safety at risk, says the New Zealand Medical Association. The sole supplier of ampoules of adrenaline 1:1000 injection under contract to Pharmac has run out of this medicine. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 22:35:43 GMT)

Herbs are alternative way to heal
People with maladies nowadays conventionally reach for modern medicine to heal them without considering the power of herbs. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 06:08:36 GMT)

Chinese herbs can reduce hypertension
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Active ingredient in common Chinese herb has the potency to reduce hypertension. Many patients with high blood pressure have sought relief from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In so doing, many have consumed danshen, a Chinese herb used in Oriental medicine that promotes blood flow and treats cardiovascular disease. Tanshinone IIA is an active ingredient ... (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 07:49:51 GMT)

Older Americans Not Discussing Complementary And Alternative Medicine Use With Doctors
In spite of the high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among people age 50 or older, 69 percent of those who use CAM do not talk to their doctors about it, according to a new survey conducted by AARP and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health. The survey examined conversations between patients and their ... (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:15:53 GMT)

Buckyballs Used As 'Passkey' Into Cancer Cells
Rice University chemists and Baylor College of Medicine pediatric scientists have discovered how to use buckyballs as passkeys that allows drugs to enter cancer cells. Research in the January 21 issue of the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, describes how the researchers mimicked the techniques used by some viruses to introduce non-toxic bits of buckyball-containing protein into both ... (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 15:16:03 GMT)

ORLive Presents: Total Hip Resurfacing an Alternative to Total Hip Replacements
On Thursday, February 8, 2006 at 8 PM EST, join NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital orthopedic surgeons Drs. William B. Macaulay and Jeffrey A. Geller for a webcast discussion on total hip resurfacing. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 19:56:00 GMT)

Alternative therapies not discussed
Sixty-nine percent of those age 50 and older use complementary and alternative medicine but do not talk to their doctors about it, says a U.S. survey. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 23:09:02 GMT)

Coop hospitals seen as alternative to public, private facilities
BAGUIO CITY -- In a country where quality health care is elusive, a group of doctors and professionals thought of establishing a cooperative hospital where quality health care and service are guaranteed at a minimal cost. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 17:55:51 GMT)

Producing Medicines In Plant Seeds
Using plants to produce useful proteins could be an inexpensive alternative to current medicine production methods. Researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) at Ghent University have succeeded in producing in plant seeds proteins that have a very strong resemblance to antibodies. [click link for full article] (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 06:07:53 GMT)

Book Review : Healing With Whole Foods
Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford will help you take your home healing to the next level. This book explains in detail the nutritional and biological benefits of many foods, the principles of oriental medicine, and how to integrate both into your daily life. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 06:58:54 GMT)

Esalen Institute: still mystical after all these years
THE ESALEN INSTITUTE on California's rugged Big Sur coast first entered my consciousness as a teenager in the psychedelic '60s. There it flitted for 30-odd years, an enigmatic place cloaked in "alternative" jargon, secretive smiles and suggestions I couldn't quite process. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:25:29 GMT)

National Academy Honors 18 for Major Contributions to Science
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will honor 18 individuals with awards recognizing extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of astronomy, biology, medicine, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics, and psychology. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:56:20 GMT)

Common blood pressure drug treats muscular dystrophy in mice
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure reverses muscle wasting in genetically engineered mice with Marfan syndrome and also prevents muscle degeneration in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The results are reported online this week at Nature Medicine. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 18:02:23 GMT)

1 2 Next

Home Alternative Medicine News Alternative Medicine Articles Alternative Medicine Directory Resources
© Copyright AlternativeMedicine4All.com. All rights reserved.