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Alternative Medicine News May 2007

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Health Clinic on Alternative Medicine, Pianist Charlie Teer and Chambrel Singers all at Freedom Pointe Roswell
ROSWELL, Ga. (April 30, 2007) — Freedom Pointe Roswell, an assisted living community, will host a health clinic on alternative medicine on Tuesday, May 15, at 12:30 p.m. The clinic will explore alternatives to traditional medicine including aroma, music and pet therapies. (Tue, 01 May 2007 02:17:54 GMT)

Monthly interpersonal psychotherapy prevents relapse of depression in many women
PITTSBURGH, May 1 – Most women with recurrent depression may be able to prevent subsequent depressive episodes with monthly maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. (Tue, 01 May 2007 04:22:57 GMT)

Heart treatment on trial in Ottawa
$30M study evaluates controversial alternative therapy (Tue, 01 May 2007 06:03:07 GMT)

Heart treatment on trial in Ottawa
A clinical trial of a controversial alternative treatment for heart disease is under way in Ottawa. Led by Dr. Richard Nahas, the study will look at the effectiveness and safety of chelation therapy. It will examine the treatment in combination with high-dose vitamin therapy compared with a placebo. (Tue, 01 May 2007 06:53:53 GMT)

WEB CHECKUP
Visit www.revolutionhealth.com for treatment advice and other health information including content from three of the world's leading medical establishments -- MayoClinic.com, Cleveland Clinic and Harvard Health Publications. The site features a symptom checker so parents can learn about what may be ailing their children; a medicine chest to assess prescription medicines; and the latest ... (Tue, 01 May 2007 07:08:00 GMT)

MORE THAN MEDICINE
Complementary therapies help patients cope with serious illnesses. (Tue, 01 May 2007 08:29:01 GMT)

Researchers Identify New Therapy for Patients with Crohn's Disease
A study led by Mayo Clinic found that adalimumab ((HUMIRA) is an effective treatment for adults with Crohn's disease who do not respond to infliximab (REMICADE) therapy. These findings were published online today by Annals of Internal Medicine. (Tue, 01 May 2007 19:21:40 GMT)

Adrenal fatigue: What causes it?
Adrenal fatigue is a label applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. The term often shows up in popular health books and on alternative medicine Web sites, but it isn't an accepted medical diagnosis. (Wed, 02 May 2007 04:23:39 GMT)

In a Reversal, U.S. Says Medicare Won?t Cover Stents for Neck Arteries
The government dropped its plans to expand Medicare coverage for the use of stents to prop open neck arteries to prevent strokes. (Wed, 02 May 2007 04:33:20 GMT)

Upcoming Xtalks Web Conference Explores Opportunities and Perspectives of Personalized Medicine
In a Xtalks Web Conference on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 1:00 - 3:00pm EST, Raymond Woosley, MD, PhD, President and CEO, The Critical Path Institute, Mara G. (Wed, 02 May 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Close the lid on old medicine
Step away from that toilet handle. Do not get rid of old medications by flushing them down the toilet. In the past, this outdated practice was advised by consumer safety groups -- and was intended to keep dangerous drugs away from children, pets, abusers and anyone else who might be harmed. (Wed, 02 May 2007 07:22:22 GMT)

Upcoming Xtalks Web Conference Explores Opportunities and Perspectives of Personalized Medicine
In a Xtalks Web Conference on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 1:00 - 3:00pm EST, Raymond Woosley, MD, PhD, President and CEO, The Critical Path Institute, Mara G. Aspinall, President, Genzyme Genetics, Wayne Rosenkrans, Business Strategy Director External Scientific Affairs, Co-Chair Personalized Medicine Coalition, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Elaine Weidenhammer, Associate Director, Strategic ... (Wed, 02 May 2007 07:27:11 GMT)

Alternative therapy may have led to deaths
Two friends from Riverside with multiple sclerosis -- who drowned last week in a hotel hot tub -- were mourned Tuesday as their families drew some comfort that a determination of suicide was withdrawn. (Wed, 02 May 2007 09:13:23 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Internal dialogue may be the missing link in good health
Health psychologists believe there is a missing link that could account for why some people are successful at changing unhealthy behavior patterns while other people seem to fail: words. (Wed, 02 May 2007 21:19:22 GMT)

Novartis Medicine Benefits Osteoporosis Patients, Study Finds
May 2 (Bloomberg) -- A Novartis AG drug reduced fractures in women with osteoporosis when given once a year, researchers said, pointing to a new market for the product. (Thu, 03 May 2007 02:06:43 GMT)

Apache medicine man will teach about shamanic traditions
Traditions of the Apache shaman - including the building of stone circles, Native American traditions and healers, and the 2012 prophecy - will be taught today through Saturday at Kellar Dance Dynamics. (Thu, 03 May 2007 05:42:38 GMT)

Experimental osteoporosis drug found to curb fractures
A yearly dose of an experimental osteoporosis drug significantly reduced spine and hip fractures in postmenopausal women, offering a more convenient alternative to the weekly treatments shown to cause jaw-rotting in some patients, a large inter... (Thu, 03 May 2007 05:47:18 GMT)

A new option to fight bone loss
Annual IV therapy as effective as pills but may carry risk Women who take pills to stave off osteoporosis could have an alternative treatment for thinning bones: a single, annual intravenous infusion that takes about 15 minutes in a doctor's office, according to a report released today. (Thu, 03 May 2007 07:45:54 GMT)

Monthly interpersonal psychotherapy effective in preventing recurrence of depression in women
Most women with recurrent depression may be able to prevent subsequent depressive episodes with monthly maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. (Thu, 03 May 2007 08:49:07 GMT)

Chinese Herbal Medicine Unproven as Overactive Thyroid Treatment
It might not be a bad idea for people with overactive thyroids to supplement their standard treatment with Chinese herbal medicine, a new review suggests. But while some of the studies supported the combination of two types of medicine, the reviewers say the quality of the research was questionable. (Thu, 03 May 2007 19:21:01 GMT)

Alternative medicine works as placebo
Four-in-10 patients in the United States use some sort of alternative or complimentary medicine, according to research by a University professor. (Fri, 04 May 2007 06:36:44 GMT)

Convicted killer fears his last moments
Philip Workman has prepared to die three times before. (Fri, 04 May 2007 15:05:30 GMT)

Brazil to Break Merck AIDS Drug Patent to Lower Price (Update2)
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is scheduled to break the patent on Merck & Co's AIDS drug Efavirenz today after the company's offer to cut prices failed to satisfy demands from the country's health ministry. (Fri, 04 May 2007 15:14:12 GMT)

Brazil breaks Merck's AIDS drug patent
Brazil decided Friday to ignore US pharmaceutical giant Merck's patent on a key AIDS drug and will instead buy a cheaper generic alternative from India. (Fri, 04 May 2007 19:01:29 GMT)

Student faces expulsion for having Midol at school
The Bossier Parish school system doesn't mess around when it comes to its policy on bringing medicine to school: If you get caught with it -- and the principal hasn't been told -- you're expelled. (Fri, 04 May 2007 23:12:27 GMT)

Brazil bypasses US giant for Indian drugs
Rio De Janeiro, May 5 (Xinhua) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has allowed his country to ignore US pharmaceutical giant Merck s patent on AIDS drug Efavirenz and opted for a cheaper generic alternative from India. (Sat, 05 May 2007 06:38:05 GMT)

Red Rice Yeast a Natural Alternative to Lowering High Cholesterol
Red rice yeast, a natural ingredient found to lower cholesterol. Red rice yeast extract offers a natural alternative to those concerned about issues of lowering high cholesterol. HealthyChoiceNaturals, a trusted provider of natural alternatives to prescription drugs, found in their research that red rice yeast provided results in lowering bad cholesterol, while increasing good cholesterol. (Sat, 05 May 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Red Rice Yeast a Natural Alternative to Lowering High Cholesterol
Red rice yeast, a natural ingredient found to lower cholesterol. Red rice yeast extract offers a natural alternative to those concerned about issues of lowering high cholesterol. HealthyChoiceNaturals, a trusted provider of natural alternatives to prescription drugs, found in their research that red rice yeast provided results in lowering bad cholesterol, while increasing good cholesterol. (PRWeb ... (Sat, 05 May 2007 07:20:17 GMT)

Brazil bypasses US giant for Indian drugs
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has allowed his country to ignore US pharmaceutical giant Merck's patent on AIDS drug Efavirenz and opted for a cheaper generic alternative from India. (Sat, 05 May 2007 09:56:48 GMT)

Doctors fear alternative therapies waste NHS cash
THOUSANDS of patients are being treated with controversial alternative therapies on the NHS despite concerns that they are not proven to work. (Sun, 06 May 2007 02:08:36 GMT)

Relapse Of Depression Prevented In Many Women By Monthly Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Most women with recurrent depression may be able to prevent subsequent depressive episodes with monthly maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. [click link for full article] (Sun, 06 May 2007 05:04:14 GMT)

Chinese Herbal Medicine Unproven As Overactive Thyroid Treatment
It might not be a bad idea for people with overactive thyroids to supplement their standard treatment with Chinese herbal medicine, a new review suggests. But while some of the studies supported the combination of two types of medicine, the reviewers say the quality of the research was questionable. [click link for full article] (Sun, 06 May 2007 07:07:02 GMT)

SAN FRANCISCO / 'Mini Medical School' for public scheduled
The latest version of "Mini Medical School" for the public will start Tuesday, with faculty experts in medicine and the health sciences offering an abbreviated and consolidated version of the core curriculum taught to the medical school students. The... (Sun, 06 May 2007 10:55:49 GMT)

Hemp milk's only high is in nutrients
Add to the list of nondairy alternatives -- with an emphasis on alternative – hemp milk. The "milk," which just began to be sold this year, is made from the "nuts" or seeds of the industrial hemp plant, which is illegal for U.S. farmers to grow. (Sun, 06 May 2007 12:51:24 GMT)

User login
The Food and Drug Administration has extended until May 29 the opportunity to comment on a draft document called a "guidance" that spells out anew the agency's thoughts on regulating alternative medicine products and practices. Yes, they are back! (Sun, 06 May 2007 16:01:00 GMT)

ACA Files Comments on Proposed FDA Guidance
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has submitted comments on behalf of Association members addressing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products. (Mon, 07 May 2007 00:22:59 GMT)

Should hyperthyroidism patients consider combining Chinese and Western medicine?
It might not be a bad idea for people with overactive thyroids to supplement their standard treatment with Chinese herbal medicine, a new review suggests. (Mon, 07 May 2007 04:19:46 GMT)

Johns Hopkins Nursing Explores Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Johns Hopkins Nursing Spring 2007 explores the wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies used by Hopkins nurses and outlines how the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is "building opportunities" for its faculty, students, and staff. (Mon, 07 May 2007 05:22:30 GMT)

Astellas Says Patient Died After Taking Anemia Drug (Update1)
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan's third- largest drugmaker, and FibroGen Inc. said a U.S. patient died of liver failure after taking their experimental anemia medicine. (Mon, 07 May 2007 09:43:21 GMT)

New Therapy For Patients With Crohn's Disease Identified By Researchers
A study led by Mayo Clinic found that adalimumab (HUMIRA®)) is an effective treatment for adults with Crohn's disease who do not respond to infliximab (REMICADE®) therapy. These findings were published online by Annals of Internal Medicine.Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that affects an estimated 500,000 people in the United States. [click link for full ... (Mon, 07 May 2007 11:04:11 GMT)

Appeal hearing today for student caught with unapproved medicine
The Haughton Middle School eighth-grader expelled for having the over-the-counter medicine Midol at school will have a final appeal hearing today. Lindsey Tanner, 14, is scheduled to meet with the director of student affairs for Bossier Parish schools this afternoon. (Mon, 07 May 2007 16:16:27 GMT)

Astellas Says Patient Died After Taking Anemia Drug (Update2)
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan's third- largest drugmaker, and FibroGen Inc. said a U.S. patient died of liver failure after taking their experimental anemia medicine. (Mon, 07 May 2007 22:47:49 GMT)

Ghana: Striking Health Workers and Traditional Medicine
Since the beginning of the year there have been sporadic strikes by health workers across Ghana. The reasons are pay-relate, but at a deeper level the strikes reveal a schism between Ghanaian traditional medicine and the formal orthodox medicine. (Tue, 08 May 2007 07:38:42 GMT)

Inside the chinese medicine minefield
Chinese medicine clinics are popping up on every High Street. Many are reputable - but others are totally unlicensed, give bizarre diagnoses for potentially serious illnesses and charge a fortune for dubious cocktails of herbs (Tue, 08 May 2007 08:56:15 GMT)

NPRA Outlines Major Concerns Regarding Alternative Fuels During House Energy Testimony
WASHINGTON----National Petrochemical & Refiners Association Executive Vice President Charles T. Drevna voiced important concerns regarding efforts to increase renewable fuels requirements in testimony to the House Energy & Commerce's Subcommittee on Energy & Air Quality. (Tue, 08 May 2007 14:08:00 GMT)

Dr. David Molony Is First American and Non-Asian to Earn World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies Top Honor
Dr. David Molony, 54, a resident of Pennsylvania, was honored at People's Hall, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, for his accomplishments in advancing the science of Chinese medicine with legislative chambers and international medical non-government organizations. (Tue, 08 May 2007 14:51:00 GMT)

Green Tea May Protect Against Breast Cancer
While tea has been used as an alternative medicine in China for the last several thousand years, it is only recently that the Western hemisphere started to take notice of the beverage¹s potential health benefits, according to University of Southern California researchers. [click link for full article] (Tue, 08 May 2007 19:16:39 GMT)

Couples turn to alternative medicine to treat infertility
There isn't much data to support it, but some women say they wouldn't have gotten pregnant without treatments like acupuncture and Chinese medicine. (Wed, 09 May 2007 01:28:32 GMT)

Tart Cherries Provide Natural and Tasty Alternative to Supplements for Arthritis Sufferers
Arthritis affects about one in every five Americans, who often turn to the dietary supplement chondroitin to ease their pain. (Wed, 09 May 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Fashion Icon Takes On Medicine
Donna Karan Wants to Revolutionize Hospitals (Wed, 09 May 2007 14:08:40 GMT)

FDA's CAM guidance ripe for misinterpretation, CRN
5/9/2007 - The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has reported that the US Food & Drug Administration's CAM guidance fosters misinformation that certain Complementary and Alternative Medicine products should be regulated as drugs. (Wed, 09 May 2007 15:53:14 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Fat vocabulary primer
Amid the confusing lingo of good fats and bad fats, omega-3 fatty acids are high on the "good fats" list. (Wed, 09 May 2007 22:34:22 GMT)

Safer Tobacco Alternative From Sweden?
Smokers looking for a less harmful way to get their nicotine fix should switch to Swedish snus ? a smokeless tobacco that puts them at a significantly lower risk of cancer than cigarettes, doctors say in an article posted online in The Lancet. (Thu, 10 May 2007 00:30:10 GMT)

Banks County News
Missing is medicine It always feels really good to get out of the normal routine every once in a while. However, it’s always getting back into the normal routine that feels the best. (Thu, 10 May 2007 11:18:32 GMT)

Safer Tobacco Alternative From Sweden?
Smokers looking for a less harmful way to get their nicotine fix should switch to Swedish snus — a smokeless tobacco that puts them at a significantly lower risk of cancer than cigarettes, doctors say in an article posted online Thursday in The Lancet. (Thu, 10 May 2007 16:23:19 GMT)

Cancer Patients Turning to Complementary Therapies
Millions Look to Alternative and Traditional Solutions for Health and Pain Management (Thu, 10 May 2007 21:33:49 GMT)

Time for a 'snus'? Swedish snuff's safer than cigarettes, says study
PARIS: A popular Swedish oral snuff causes no risk of lung or mouth cancer but is linked to pancreatic cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday that sparked an appeal for the product to be named a safer alternative to cigarettes. (Fri, 11 May 2007 03:45:55 GMT)

Seeking out an alternative
BROOKTONDALE — Bert Scholl is fit and active, so his recent diagnosis with rectal cancer came as a shock. (Fri, 11 May 2007 09:30:15 GMT)

The Buzz on Business
MILK ADS ON LOSING WEIGHT DRY UP: An ad campaign that suggested milk can help people lose weight is ending, the Federal Trade Commission told a doctors' group that had complained. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine contended the weight-loss claims were false and misleading. The group, in a 2005 petition, asked the commission to order a halt to the dairy advertisements. The agency ... (Fri, 11 May 2007 11:40:30 GMT)

Minimally Invasive Technique Is Safe, Simple Alternative To Grueling Surgical Procedure
Using catheter techniques perfected in the arteries of the heart, interventional cardiologists are successfully treating chronic mesenteric ischemia, a condition akin to intestinal angina. [click link for full article] (Fri, 11 May 2007 19:04:54 GMT)

Hemp milk's only high is in nutrients
Add to the list of nondairy alternatives -- with an emphasis on alternative – hemp milk. The "milk," which just began to be sold this year, is made from the "nuts" or seeds of the industrial hemp plant, which is illegal for U.S. farmers to grow. (Sat, 12 May 2007 01:58:00 GMT)

Liquorice Drives Herpes Cells To Commit Suicide
By Marietta Gross - Scoop Media Auckland. Liquorice has been used as alternative therapeutic medicine for sore throat, bronchitis and stomach troubles. It could also make an impact on herpes viruses. A substance in liquorice induces the cells that are infested with the virus to commit suicide. (Sat, 12 May 2007 19:49:16 GMT)

Herbal industry takes root
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—When it comes to the production of herbal medicine, few can beat the Tacloban Herbal Pharmaceutical Processing and Manufacturing Plant here. (Sat, 12 May 2007 22:23:16 GMT)

Is there a storm coming in for interest rates?
are still reeling from the thought of what last Thursday's interest rate rise will do to your mortgage then ponder this: some are saying that the medicine should have been stronger. (Sat, 12 May 2007 22:32:56 GMT)

ULive aims to float to success on back of university research
ULive, a company set up to commercialise research from Liverpool University laboratories, will raise £20m when it floats on the Alternative Investment Market next month. It will have an initial market value of £70m. (Sat, 12 May 2007 23:36:13 GMT)

San Cristobal adapts modern Maya touch
By Robert Reid LONELY PLANET San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas' remote hill town of 70,000, is becoming the quieter alternative for those seeking Spanish colonial beauty and peeks at traditional life. (Sun, 13 May 2007 10:40:47 GMT)

Breast Cancer In A Test Tube Could Replace Animal Tests
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the Western world, killing over 12,500 people in the UK alone every year. Despite many decades of research, there is still no cure and potential treatments may have been delayed, since the animal 'models' used for cancer research differ significantly from human cancer. However, a new non-animal 3-D human breast cancer test tube model is ... (Sun, 13 May 2007 15:02:41 GMT)

Center offers full spectrum of holistic healing
KAPA‘A — The doctors at the Natural Medicine and Acupuncture Center have witnessed the power of natural and preventative medicine. (Sun, 13 May 2007 20:39:20 GMT)

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Drugs Really Do Work! ] Drugs Really Do Work! With the growth in complimentary and alternative medicine - herbs, supplements, acupuncture, and the rest - one might think that traditional medicine is unnecessary. (Mon, 14 May 2007 10:59:53 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Fall; Goldman, Agilent Drop in Europe
May 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures declined before price reports this week that may bear out the Federal Reserve's concern the pace of inflation is too fast. (Mon, 14 May 2007 12:07:14 GMT)

Integrative Medicine Consult Service Established at the NIH Clinical Center
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has established an Integrative Medicine Consult Service at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital devoted to research. (Mon, 14 May 2007 14:04:38 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Rise; Carmakers Gain on Acquisitions, Led by Ford
May 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, led by carmakers, after DaimlerChrysler AG sold Chrysler to a private-equity firm and members of Ford Motor Co.'s founding family said they may sell part of their controlling stake. (Mon, 14 May 2007 14:19:03 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Rise; Carmakers Gain on Acquisitions, Led by Ford
May 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, led by carmakers, after DaimlerChrysler AG sold its Chrysler unit to a private- equity firm and on speculation Ford Motor Co.'s founding family may divest part of its controlling stake. (Mon, 14 May 2007 15:03:42 GMT)

THE KALAMAZOO PROMISE: College? No stopping them
The impact of the Kalamazoo Promise -- is told in the stories of the dozens of people who have moved from other states and countries, some without jobs, to take a chance on an academically struggling district so their children can live in the promised land. (Mon, 14 May 2007 15:18:35 GMT)

Hayashi named director of pediatric hematology/oncology division
May 14, 2007 -- Robert J. Hayashi, M.D., has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. (Mon, 14 May 2007 21:37:51 GMT)

Diabetes: Findings From Alternative Medicine
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people. Traditional medicine offers several ways to manage the disease, but new therapies may be emerging from alternative and complementary medicine. (Mon, 14 May 2007 23:36:10 GMT)

Howick man takes alternative route
The prostate gland is a little like a busy intersection, says the founder of a Howick-based complementary therapy company, Mr Gary Furness. (Tue, 15 May 2007 04:53:05 GMT)

Book has scientific take on alternatives
"Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine" (Time Inc. Home Entertainment, $24.95) Alternative medicine is the practice of mind-body medicine that believes that with the proper nutrition, conduct and state of mind, the body can heal itself. (Tue, 15 May 2007 07:50:08 GMT)

Deepak Chopra: The Cure Is Compassion
Modern medicine has reached the stage where diagnosis runs far ahead of cures, especially in cutting edge area like genetics and stem cells. The genes that cause many cancers are quickly being isolated, far faster than knowing how to correct the damage they cause. The same seems true in politics as well. Countless books and articles diagnose what's wrong with everything from the Iraq war to ... (Tue, 15 May 2007 14:25:45 GMT)

The True Fathers Of Medicine Were Egyptian, Not Greek
Scientists examining documents dating back 3,500 years say they have found proof that the origins of modern medicine lie in ancient Egypt and not with Hippocrates and the Greeks.The research team from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at The University of Manchester discovered the evidence in medical papyri written in 1,500BC - 1,000 years before Hippocrates was born. [click link for full ... (Tue, 15 May 2007 15:04:31 GMT)

Meanwhile: Bad medicine, sneaking in
I've begun to wonder how I could trust the medical supplies I use. (Tue, 15 May 2007 15:12:27 GMT)

Many older Chinese immigrants using herbal medicine: study
A University of Calgary professor says doctors need to be more open-minded when it comes to traditional Chinese medicine because it's used commonly among older Chinese immigrants. (Tue, 15 May 2007 17:13:49 GMT)

Many older Chinese immigrants using herbal medicine: study
A University of Calgary researcher says doctors need to be more open-minded when it comes to traditional Chinese medicine because it's used commonly among older Chinese immigrants. (Tue, 15 May 2007 18:05:09 GMT)

Nine rules for alternative therapy patients
1. Tell your doctor about any therapy you're using (Tue, 15 May 2007 20:33:55 GMT)

Holistic medicine for animals gaining acceptance
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Amber climbed up on the treatment table and barely reacted as the doctor inserted acupuncture needles into her body. Amber is a 7-year-old Leonberger and one of... (Wed, 16 May 2007 07:12:58 GMT)

Getting a Safe Summertime Glow
Sunless Tanners are Gaining Popularity, But are They a Safe Alternative to the Sun's Rays? (Wed, 16 May 2007 10:03:49 GMT)

In Memoriam Stephen E. Straus, M.D. First Director of NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ...
Stephen E. Straus, M.D., 60, the first director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), died of brain cancer May 14, 2007, at his home in Potomac, Maryland. (Wed, 16 May 2007 11:34:38 GMT)

Holistic medicine for animals gaining acceptance
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Amber climbed up on the treatment table and barely reacted as the doctor inserted acupuncture needles into her body. Amber is a 7-year-old Leonberger and one of a growing number of dogs and cats treated with a combination of conventional and alternative veterinary medicine. (Wed, 16 May 2007 17:04:09 GMT)

Tune into your body at Nan
The Nan Boothby Memorial Library will be hosting a series of information nights for those who are interested in alternative medicine. (Wed, 16 May 2007 18:00:36 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: No gluten? What's left to eat?
Patients with gluten intolerance learn to avoid foods containing gluten such as wheat, barley, rye and often oats. Then they wonder, "What's left to eat?" (Wed, 16 May 2007 21:51:29 GMT)

Going West With Eastern Medicine - Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Entering The Mainstream In Terms Western ...
In recent years, interest in complementary medicine has re-ignited in a big way as consumers turn to nature in the search of alternative remedies. In particular increasing numbers of people are beginning to seek answers to needs unaddressed by Western science by looking to the ancient knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicines. [click link for full article] (Thu, 17 May 2007 08:05:04 GMT)

Charity's links to firm raise questions
As a proponent of alternative medicine and the driving force behind a Grand Prairie charity, Dr. H. Reginald McDaniel portrays himself as a lonely warrior battling the forces who consider drugs the only way to treat disease. (Thu, 17 May 2007 21:22:47 GMT)

Paul Lauterbur
Professor Paul Lauterbur, the American chemist who shared the 2003 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine with Sir Peter Mansfield, of Nottingham University, for developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into a way to look inside living organisms, has died of kidney disease at his home in Illinois, aged 77. He was a brilliant scientist, a true visionary, and was quick to see the ramifications ... (Fri, 18 May 2007 09:00:14 GMT)

Hip resurfacing allows many to resume sports
A new study shows that many active people are able to get back into sports after having hip resurfacing, a less extensive alternative to total hip replacement. (Fri, 18 May 2007 16:42:30 GMT)

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The Food and Drug Administration has extended until May 29 the opportunity to comment on a draft document called a "guidance" that spells out anew the agency's thoughts on regulating alternative medicine products and practices. Yes, they are back! (Sat, 19 May 2007 03:00:20 GMT)

Unilab hopes to cut cost of some medicines by 50%
Pharmaceutical giant United Laboratories Inc. (Unilab) announced they will be fighting the patent of at least four drugs to cut the cost of the medicine by at least 50 percent. (Sat, 19 May 2007 06:19:56 GMT)

Wellness drives her
Philanthropist Susan Samueli's passions include her kids and alternative medicine. (Sat, 19 May 2007 10:18:45 GMT)

Quality Versus Quantity: Transforming Kidney Transplant Policy - Alternative Process Proposed By Medical Expert ...
A new article published in American Journal of Transplantation examines the dilemmas faced in trying to change kidney transplant policy; addressing the need to balance the benefits of immediate transplants with those to be had from waiting for a more suitable match. [click link for full article] (Sat, 19 May 2007 19:07:02 GMT)

New partnership to expand cancer treatment on Maui
WAILUKU – The Pacific Cancer Institute on Maui has announced a new partnership and plans to establish a first-of-its-kind facility that combines conventional care with alternative medicine in oncology treatment. (Sun, 20 May 2007 20:23:13 GMT)

New partnership to expand cancer treatment on Maui
WAILUKU, Maui — The Pacific Cancer Institute on Maui has announced a new partnership and plans to establish a first-of-its-kind facility that combines conventional care with alternative medicine in oncology treatment. (Mon, 21 May 2007 05:35:14 GMT)

Saturday Quack - Indiscriminate Use of Herbal Supplements --- HealthandAge
The use of herbal supplements has mushroomed (?) in recent years. Traditional medicine methods have been used to demonstrate efficacy and safety of some of these supplements in selected clinical indications. (Mon, 21 May 2007 06:59:41 GMT)

Evotec to Launch its First Innovation Centre for Fragment Based Drug Discovery
Evotec AG announced today the launch of its Innovation Centre for Fragment Based Drug Discovery . FBDD offers an alternative approach for identifying novel, small molecule hits for a number of biological targets including those that have proved problematic using traditional drug discovery methods as successfully demonstrated by companies such as Astex. (Mon, 21 May 2007 09:11:00 GMT)

Kenya: Traditional 'Doctors' in Need of Recognition
For the past seven years 'Dr' Sheikh Sharif has been treating several patients in his clinic along Nairobi's busy Juja Road. Although Sharif, a middle aged dark-skinned man, has never been to a school of medicine, he claims to have herbal remedies that can treat several conditions. (Mon, 21 May 2007 13:28:48 GMT)

Kenya: Quacks Infiltrate Herbal Business
As the demand for herbal medicine soars, the number of herbal clinics and herbalists has grown. Today, dealers are selling their herbs in buses and markets, while newspapers teem with herbal medicine advertisements. (Mon, 21 May 2007 14:12:38 GMT)

Yoga and elevated brain GABA levels
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. The findings, which appear in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, suggest that the practice of yoga be explored as a possible treatment for depression ... (Mon, 21 May 2007 19:49:18 GMT)

Complementary Medicine for Arthritis
Dr. Manny looks at five, all natural ways people can treat their arthritis symptoms. (Mon, 21 May 2007 21:54:40 GMT)

Eczema, asthma, whiplash. I've used alternative remedies to cure them all
Eight million people in the UK suffer from eczema, with many struggling to find an effective treatment. Here, TV actress Julie Graham tells how she used homeopathy to overcome the condition (Mon, 21 May 2007 22:58:08 GMT)

Lawmaker Calls For Herbal Medicine Regulation
A state lawmaker is pushing for the regulation of the alternative medicine industry. Video (Mon, 21 May 2007 23:42:09 GMT)

Yoga can help keep depression and anxiety at bay
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Practicing yoga is not only good for the body, but as it turns out, it's also good for the brain, especially when it comes to keeping depression and anxiety at bay. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain's primary inhibitory ... (Tue, 22 May 2007 05:06:25 GMT)

WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE?
THIS is a very tough question. Over the last 20 years in practice, I have on many occasions tried to support people suffering from serious mental health problems. (Tue, 22 May 2007 08:14:11 GMT)

Scavenger cells may help prevent obesity
London, May 22 (ANI): Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found that macrophages, the scavenger cells of the body's immune system known as troublemakers for their role in obesity, may sometimes be beneficial for metabolism. The new finding is based on a study that highlights the beneficial role of macrophages in combating the effects of a high fat diet in mice. ... (Tue, 22 May 2007 10:31:46 GMT)

Glaxo shares fall for second day in a row
LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline Plc shares fell heavily for a second day on Tuesday on fears for sales, profits and potential product liability claims over diabetes medicine Avandia, while those in rival drug makers rose. (Tue, 22 May 2007 10:46:32 GMT)

Complementary and Alternative Medicines are Growing in Popularity
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Complementary Medicines in the United Kingdom 2007" to their offering. (Tue, 22 May 2007 12:45:00 GMT)

Yoga Eyed As Possible Treatment For Depression
Yoga practitioners may be getting more benefits than they were aware of. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and McLean Hospital say practicing yoga may help treat depression and anxiety. More Health News (Tue, 22 May 2007 19:30:00 GMT)

Hard-up NHS cuts back on homoeopathy
The NHS is turning its back on homoeopathy and other unproven alternative medicines in the face of a financial crisis and pressure from doctors. (Tue, 22 May 2007 22:05:36 GMT)

Mass. researchers say yoga possible treatment for depression
BOSTON (AP) - Yoga practitioners may be getting more benefits than they were aware of. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and McLean Hospital say practicing yoga may help treat depression and anxiety. (Wed, 23 May 2007 00:34:26 GMT)

Prognosis for Avandia Remains Unclear
PHILADELPHIA _ A day after a new study suggested that the widely prescribed diabetes drug Avandia might increase the risk of heart attack and death, the prognosis for the medicine and its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C., remained unclear. London-based GlaxoSmithKline, with U.S. (Wed, 23 May 2007 04:12:32 GMT)

Macrophages may have role blocking obesity
Macrophages - the scavenger cells of the body's immune system - are known as troublemakers for the role they play in obesity, but Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found that the cells can also be saviors when it comes to metabolism. (Wed, 23 May 2007 10:04:06 GMT)

Yoga possible treatment for depression
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. (Wed, 23 May 2007 12:48:31 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Be a smart natural products consumer
Natural products can be good medicine when of high quality and used correctly. The multibillion-dollar industry offers a dizzying array of products. With so many options, how does one decide what to take? (Wed, 23 May 2007 19:51:28 GMT)

Longwood Woman Arrested for Practicing Medicine without a License
Longwood, FL -- Investigators arrested a woman in Seminole County for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. Florida Governor Charlie Crist was in Orlando to promote alternative fuels. He's one of 21 governors across the country asking oil companies why price... (Wed, 23 May 2007 22:39:06 GMT)

Governor Crist Joins Gas Price Investigation
Florida Governor Charlie Crist was in Orlando to promote alternative fuels. He's one of 21 governors across the country asking oil companies why price... (Wed, 23 May 2007 23:39:06 GMT)

Longwood Woman Arrested for Practicing Medicine without a License
Longwood, FL -- Investigators arrested a woman in Seminole County for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. Brian Hill is out as the Orlando Magic's coach after two consecutive losing seasons and a first-round sweep in this year's playoffs, an official i... (Thu, 24 May 2007 02:38:55 GMT)

London calling
Despite its critics, the Alternative Investment Market could still be attractive to America's small, innovative companies, reports Andrea Chipman. (Thu, 24 May 2007 08:22:39 GMT)

Type 2 diabetes drug receives warning label
Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturer of type 2 diabetes drug Avandia, says it strongly disagrees with some conclusions reached in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Thu, 24 May 2007 09:09:52 GMT)

Inovio Biomedical's DNA Delivery Technology Shows Safety and Enhances Gene Expression & Tumor Responses in Interim ...
SAN DIEGO----Inovio Biomedical Corporation , focused on the development of DNA-based DNA vaccines for cancers and infectious diseases and a novel alternative to surgery to treat localized cancers, announced today that interim clinical trial results demonstrated that a DNA-based immunotherapy delivered by Inovio's electroporation technology was safe and tolerable, facilitated gene expression, and ... (Thu, 24 May 2007 10:00:00 GMT)

Holistic pets: Vets go beyond Western ways with nature's medicine
Zeke is a 2½-year-old Coton de Tulear. He is a purebred with a fluffy white coat and weighs in at about 12 pounds. He is no stranger to acupuncture. (Thu, 24 May 2007 10:13:05 GMT)

Philip Morris USA Supports Institute of Medicine's Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
The Institute of Medicine ' s (IOM) latest report on tobacco use in the United States demonstrates the critical importance of effective regulation of tobacco products by the Food and Drug Administration. (Thu, 24 May 2007 18:52:05 GMT)

Trade gambit doubles cost of cancer medicine
Intellectual property rule change hits chemotherapy drug (Fri, 25 May 2007 09:43:38 GMT)

Alternative vacations offer a new twist on the getaway
ANYONE UP for a week's vacation in the countryside of Spain, sipping fine wine and eating gourmet food at a four-star resort — for free? (Fri, 25 May 2007 13:35:17 GMT)

New Landmark Study Confirms Integrative Medicine IPA Reduces Clinical Utilization and Costs for Large Midwest Managed ...
CARMICHAEL, Calif.----Results of a follow-up study released today from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reinforce and amplify the effectiveness of an integrative IPA management model vs. conventional strategies to decrease clinical utilization and costs over an extended period of time and in a safe and highly regulated large Chicago HMO environment. (Fri, 25 May 2007 13:41:00 GMT)

Black cohosh ineffective, study finds
Many women who have been scared off from traditional menopause treatments are turning to the aisles of health food stores in search of an alternative. (Fri, 25 May 2007 13:55:53 GMT)

New Landmark Study Confirms Integrative Medicine IPA Reduces Clinical Utilization and Costs for Large Midwest Managed ...
Results of a follow-up study released today from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (May 2007;00:1-7) reinforce and amplify the effectiveness of an integrative IPA management model vs. (Fri, 25 May 2007 15:09:32 GMT)

Call for end of alternative med ban
A University of Illinois legal scholar says the U.S. government needs to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine. (Sat, 26 May 2007 03:41:12 GMT)

Call for end of alternative med ban
A University of Illinois legal scholar says the U.S. government needs to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine.Thad M. Brady, an editor at the Elder Law Journal, says seniors with life-threatening diseases are being cheated by not having access to experimental or alternative medicine that is not approved by federal regulators, The University of Illinois said Friday in a ... (Sat, 26 May 2007 04:07:26 GMT)

Call for End of Alternative Med Ban
A University of Illinois legal scholar says the U.S. government needs to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine. Thad M. (Sat, 26 May 2007 06:07:21 GMT)

Call for end of alternative med ban
URBANA, Ill., May 25 : A University of Illinois legal scholar says the U.S. government needs to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine. (Sat, 26 May 2007 07:40:22 GMT)

Yoga Possible Treatment For Depression
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. [click link for full article] (Sat, 26 May 2007 13:04:12 GMT)

Laughter the best medicine for ‘Michael Jackson Disease’
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines—Proclaimed Pampanga Governor Fr. Eddie Panlilio said the white spots on his face, hands and feet should not be a cause for worry. (Sat, 26 May 2007 17:28:33 GMT)

Beta Sitosterol Gains Popularity For Natural Alternative In US And Europe For Prostate Problems
Men in Europe and the United States have turned to an all natural ingredient called beta sitosterol for relief of enlarged prostate and prostatitis symptoms to avoid prescription drug side effects. Beta-Sitosterol is a popular natural alternative used for years by men in Europe. [click link for full article] (Sat, 26 May 2007 19:04:22 GMT)

Scavenger Cells May Have Role Blocking Obesity, Stanford Study Shows
Macrophages - the scavenger cells of the body's immune system - are known as troublemakers for the role they play in obesity, but Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found that the cells can also be saviors when it comes to metabolism. [click link for full article] (Sun, 27 May 2007 09:04:11 GMT)

China's Alternative Medicine And Malaysia's Biotech A Good Mix
BEIJING, May 28 (Bernama) -- China's traditional strength in alternative medicine plus Malaysia's push in biotechnology presents a potent mix that can catapult bilateral trade now already reaching record levels to greater heights. (Mon, 28 May 2007 04:40:26 GMT)

Value of mistletoe drugs in cancer treatment has yet to be proven
Berlin- As an alternative therapy for treating cancer mistletoe extracts are not generally recommended by doctors. Yet some experts say they can be useful as an so-called adjunctive method of decreasing the often drastic side effects of standard canc... (Mon, 28 May 2007 05:11:38 GMT)

Avastin battleground in debate over drug costs
Two middle-aged women living on opposite sides of the country, both battling the spread of colorectal cancer, believe a medicine called Avastin separates their fates. (Mon, 28 May 2007 12:12:26 GMT)

Palm oil puts squeeze on Asia's endangered orangutan
Bound hand and foot, disheveled orangutans caught raiding Borneo's oil palm crops silently await their fate as a small crowd of plantation workers gather to watch. (Mon, 28 May 2007 13:25:39 GMT)

The Health Products Association – the umbrella body for the complementary and alternative medicines industry - has ...
The audio is in isiZulu. See english summary below. (Tue, 29 May 2007 08:10:48 GMT)

Nigeria: Cost Analysis of Seeking Healthcare Abroad
The Guardian newspaper editorial of Friday, May 11th, 2007 titled "The alternative of seeking treatment abroad" reported the outgoing Minister of Health, Professor Eyitayo Lambo, as saying that "the alternative of seeking medical treatment abroad is the right of every Nigerian provided he/she can afford the cost." (Tue, 29 May 2007 10:08:06 GMT)

Evotec to Launch its First Innovation Centre for Fragment Based Drug Discovery
HAMBURG, Germany and OXFORD, England, May 21/-- Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT) announced today the launch of its Innovation Centre for Fragment Based Drug Discovery ('FBDD'). FBDD offers an alternative approach for identifying novel, small molecule hits (fragments) for a number of biological targets including those that have proved problematic using traditional drug discovery methods ... (Tue, 29 May 2007 13:38:39 GMT)

Cancer lecture set in Cebu City
THE Philippine College for the Advancement in Medicine (PCAM) will hold a lecture on US FDA-approved alternative medical procedures that result in the 70 percent survival rate for stage 4 and terminal cancer patients on June 2, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Tue, 29 May 2007 17:00:44 GMT)

Novel captures plight of Afghan women
When Khaled Hosseini, a doctor of internal medicine, began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner , in March 2001, he didn't expect it to become a bestseller. He didn't even begin to suspect that it would lead to a career change for him. (Wed, 30 May 2007 10:30:18 GMT)

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