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Alternative Medicine News Jun 2007

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Makers of ViaViente Address Industry Problems and Trends for Whole Foods and Dietary Supplements
While the future for natural supplements and alternative medicine looks bright, quality concerns highlight the need for higher standards. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Makers of ViaViente Address Industry Problems and Trends for Whole Foods and Dietary Supplements
While the future for natural supplements and alternative medicine looks bright, quality concerns highlight the need for higher standards. (PRWeb Jun 1, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 07:35:25 GMT)

Vending machine medicine
For almost seven years, the residents of Pine Bluffs have had only three options for getting prescription drugs: Drive 40 miles to Cheyenne, travel across the border 25 miles to Kimball, Neb., or get them through the mail. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 08:22:03 GMT)

Funding boost for medicine in the bush
Medical services in the bush are set to receive a financial boost in next week's Queensland budget. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 10:20:06 GMT)

The Politics of Palliative Care and the Ethical Boundaries of Medicine: Gonzales V. Oregon As a Cautionary Tale
By Hilliard, Bryan The 2006 term of the United States Supreme Court is now well underway, and the results of the congressional mid-term elections are in. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 13:07:12 GMT)

TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis
A new test for diagnosing TB offers a quick and simple alternative to existing three-day methods, according to research published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:23:07 GMT)

Doctors' organisation warns of alternative medicine in cancer treatment
Czech doctors are sounding alarm bells over unscientific treatment of serious illnesses. The Czech Medical Chamber has just released a list of selected alternative medicine practices on its website as part of a text called "The Risks of Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment". The organisation says it wants to warn patients against the unrealisable promises of "healers". (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 15:10:25 GMT)

Efficacy Of Selected Complementary And Alternative Medicine Interventions For Chronic Pain
We review published research on commonly used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to treating chronic pain. Our findings show that CAM therapies, as a group, have a mixed track record of efficacy. The modalities that have the best track records for pain management include biofeedback, hypnosis, and massage (mostly for low back pain and shoulder pain). [click link for full ... (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 19:05:25 GMT)

University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to Conduct Innovative Smallpox Vaccine ...
CLEVELAND----University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a nationwide research study to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 20:22:00 GMT)

University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to Conduct Innovative Smallpox Vaccine ...
University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 01:09:19 GMT)

PillCam(R) ESO, A Non-Invasive Alternative To Upper Endoscopy For Detection Of Esophageal Varices
Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) and INSCOPE, a division of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, today announced results of an international multi-center trial demonstrating that esophageal capsule endoscopy with PillCam® ESO is comparable to upper endoscopy (EGD) for detecting esophageal varices (EV). [click link for full article] (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 08:07:46 GMT)

Vending machine medicine
For almost seven years, the residents of Pine Bluffs have had only three options for getting prescription drugs: Drive 40 miles to Cheyenne, travel across the border 25 miles to Kimball, Neb., or get them through the mail. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 08:21:55 GMT)

Studies: Some alternatives may fight cancer
The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. But a big study proved shark cartilage worthless against lung cancer, and doctors said people should not take it. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 18:33:59 GMT)

Flaxseed, ginseng show benefit in cancer treatment
Flaxseed slowed the growth of prostate tumors in men, while ginseng helped relieve the fatigue that cancer patients often feel, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday in two of the first scientifically rigorous looks at alternative medicine. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 22:53:16 GMT)

Researchers produce Viagra alternative from walnuts
PETALING JAYA: It may sound nutty, but walnuts may just be the remedy for erectile dysfunction. Developed by a team of researchers at Universiti Malaya (UM) for the past two years, a tablet containing walnut extract has shown potential as a local alternative to Viagra. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 00:23:30 GMT)

Ginseng in, sharks out vs. cancer
CHICAGO - The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. But... (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 04:07:58 GMT)

Ginseng, flaxseed show promise in tests
The first scientific tests of some popular alternative-medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that... (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 07:20:33 GMT)

Alternative cancer remedies tested
CHICAGO - The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 07:43:22 GMT)

Studies look at cancer remedies
Some alternative products are debunked; others appear to help. CHICAGO — The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 07:57:12 GMT)

Studies test herbal remedies effectiveness against cancers
CHICAGO — The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 09:14:26 GMT)

Ginseng, flaxseed may fight cancer, studies find
Associated Press - June 3, 2007 1:55 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng (JIN'-seng) might lessen cancer... (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 18:00:39 GMT)

News In Brief - June 4, 2007
Zainab Ghadiyali, a rising chemistry senior at Winthrop, has been awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service, scholarship to research alternative medicine techniques to treat German patients afflicted with post-traumatic stress syndrome. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 04:17:39 GMT)

Five things you need to know today
The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors, reported Saturday at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 09:12:22 GMT)

Flaxseed, ginseng show benefit in cancer treatment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Flaxseed slowed the growth of prostate tumors in men, while ginseng helped relieve the fatigue that cancer patients often feel, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday in two of the first scientifically rigorous looks at alternative medicine. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:13:19 GMT)

Alternative cancer remedies tested
CHICAGO - The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 00:18:41 GMT)

eBooks About Medicine -- 'Desperate Maladies Require Desperate Remedies'
eBooks About Medicine has a laser focus on medicine -- all aspects of medicine. From alternative medicine to veterinary medicine, from AIDS to urology, it's all here. If medicine is what is needed then this is the right stuff all in one place to find out about diseases, cures, drug guides, health education and even hospital administration. (PRWeb Jun 5, 2007) (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 07:11:34 GMT)

Flaxseed, ginseng show benefit in cancer treatment
CHICAGO - Flaxseed slowed the growth of prostate tumors in men, while ginseng helped relieve the fatigue that cancer patients often feel, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday in two of the first scientifically rigorous looks at alternative medicine. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 09:32:10 GMT)

Taken off the US market, Malta’s health department still offers dangerous Parkinson’s drug
Karl Schembri While the United States health authorities have removed the controversial drug Pergolide – brand named Permax – from the market, Malta’s Health Division is still distributing the potentially lethal medicine for Parkinson’s Disease patients, as promises to replace it with alternative, safe drugs remain unfulfilled. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:06:09 GMT)

Laughter is the best medicine
Don't feel like hitting the gym? A good laugh could be a wise alternative. TORONTO -- The old saying that laughter is the best medicine appears to be true when it comes to protecting your heart. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 13:11:13 GMT)

New 'Soul Wisdom' Book Set to Outperform Previous Runaway Success
Within weeks of its release in April 2006, Dr. Sha's Soul Mind Body Medicine climbed to number three in the Paperback/Advice category of the prestigious New York Times Bestseller List. Later, it took the Best Books 2006 National Award for Health: Alternative Medicine. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 14:52:35 GMT)

Ginseng may relieve cancer patients' fatigue
Ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine to promote health for 2,000 years. In a pilot study, roughly 27% of patients who took the two highest ginseng doses rated their fatigue as "moderately" or "very much" better after eight weeks. Only 10% of those who took placebos or the lowest ginseng dose improved that much. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 15:10:24 GMT)

Alternative cancer remedies tested
CHICAGO - The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 22:01:30 GMT)

Studies find new ways to make embryonic stem cells
Researchers have taken ordinary skin cells from a mouse and reprogrammed them to look and act like embryonic stem cells in a long-promised experiment that provides an alternative way to get the valued and controversial cells. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:37:59 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Are you getting enough vitamin D?
Physicians long have known the importance of vitamin D in building strong bones. However, research is emerging that suggests this vitamin plays a much broader role in maintaining optimal health. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 21:37:31 GMT)

Six graduate from Mulberry Alternative School
Surrounded by family and friends, the Mulberry Alternative School Class of 2007 are (from the left) Marcquita Troutman, William Shepherd, Cameron Peet, Matthew McEachren, Justin Gray and Matthew Cordial. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 01:59:07 GMT)

Wellness, Wholeness and Wisdom - with Parthenia S. Izzard to Feature Oscar Winning Actor and New York Times Bestselling ...
Parthenia S. Izzard, the founder and President of Alternative Medicine Therapies, has just signed on for an annual contract to simulcast her own live talk radio show, Wellness, Wholeness & Wisdom on VoiceAmerica's, 7th Wave Network. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Wellness, Wholeness and Wisdom - with Parthenia S. Izzard to Feature Oscar Winning Actor and New York Times Bestselling ...
Parthenia S. Izzard, the founder and President of Alternative Medicine Therapies, has just signed on for an annual contract to simulcast her own live talk radio show, Wellness, Wholeness & Wisdom on VoiceAmerica's, 7th Wave Network. (PRWeb Jun 7, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:18:31 GMT)

U touts advance against leukemia
For the first time, scientists have shown that there's an effective alternative to giving bone-marrow transplants to children with advanced leukemia. And it comes from something that's routinely thrown away -- umbilical cords. The study was led by Dr. John Wagner, a University of Minnesota transplant specialist. He found that umbilical cord blood cells work just as well at fighting a deadly form ... (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:15:29 GMT)

Keeping Up to Date
This article is one in a series of reviews on complementary and alternative medicine. This article is included as part of this issue's continuing medical education (CME) activity. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:53:04 GMT)

Waiter, There's a Shark Fin in My Soup!
Hunted for food, medicine and souvenirs, sharks are in serious decline. Love them or loathe them, as top predators, sharks play an important role in the marine ecosystem -- their decline is symbolic of all that's gone wrong in the oceans as a result of mismanagement and greed. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 10:40:52 GMT)

Taking a Closer Look at End-of-Life Care
By Patrick B. Massey, M.D. All of us will, at some point in time, leave this earth. For some, this process can be difficult because of pain and other medical conditions. The quality of life at the end of life, historically, has not been a high priority for traditional medicine. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 02:07:01 GMT)

Midwife charged in death
But some local women defend Susan Merrill for illegal baby deliveries. CHEYENNE - A local midwife has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license after a baby died last year. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 06:46:32 GMT)

Inside Medicine: When silence isn't golden
In a small nook that serves as a charting area just outside a patient's hospital room, a medical student sat typing a clinical note. Several feet away, a doctor and a nurse joked about how a patient's ethnicity affected her need for a large dose of pain medication. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 07:12:56 GMT)

Iridologist sees path to health
To Paul Harris, optimal health is paramount if you want to benefit humanity. “You want to be as healthy as you possibly can so you can contribute to the human family,” said Harris, an alternative medicine practitioner and certified iridologist at Bear Creek Health Care in Cortez. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 14:57:12 GMT)

Tribes blend old, modern medicine
ONEIDA - Joellene Adams is nearing 70 and sees her doctor on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation regularly for her diabetes medicine. She also is a faithful follower of the tribe's traditional healers and sees no conflict with turning to them for treatment of other ills. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 03:58:46 GMT)

Hands that heal
Alternative treatments come in many forms, so be informed (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:01:02 GMT)

Tribes combine modern and traditional methods for health
ONEIDA, N.Y. - Joellene Adams is nearing 70 and sees her doctor on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation regularly for her diabetes medicine. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:19:14 GMT)

Cutting-edge cookware
The heart of a healthy lifestyle is the kitchen, with an emphasis on fresh foods prepared in good cooking equipment, according to Dr. Andrew Weil, a cutting-edge pioneer in integrative medicine, and prominent American chefs like Rick Bayless, cookbook author and owner of Chicago's Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:19:39 GMT)

The ABCs of therapies
The alternative medicine approach is evolving, and here's the latest on which therapy to seek for various ailments, courtesy of "The Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine" (Time Inc., $24.95, 192 pages). (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 13:26:47 GMT)

Annals Of Family Medicine
SKIN CONDITION CAN HELP IDENTIFY HIGH-RISK FOR DIABETES An easily identifiable dermatologic condition, acanthosis nigricans, is associated with having multiple risk factors for type 2 diabetes, in patients aged 7 to 39 years, finds this study of 1,113 patients. As the number of type 2 diabetes risk factors increased, so did the prevalence of acanthosis nigricans in both children and adults. ... (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 15:04:12 GMT)

Doctor is Bringing Medicine Back to Nature
By Sarah Bahari, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 10--As a young girl in Iran, Lida Aghdam watched her father suffer with back pain. He never bothered with prescription or over-the-counter painkillers. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 15:06:43 GMT)

A steroid that's approved by baseball, but not the Olympics
If Barry Bonds were about to play left field in the Olympics, he wouldn't be allowed to take the powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that he says he has regularly used to lessen the swelling in his legs. The medicine is prednisone, and it's a steroid,... (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 15:19:57 GMT)

Tribes combine modern and traditional methods for health
ONEIDA, N.Y. - Joellene Adams is nearing 70 and sees her doctor on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation regularly for her diabetes medicine. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 06:19:01 GMT)

Research points to yoga's effect on state of mind
The notion that yoga is a tonic for the mind, as well as the body, isn't such a stretch anymore. Practicing yoga might boost a neurotransmitter associated with regulating depression and anxiety disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 07:02:58 GMT)

Alternative therapies
Doctors used to toss cancer treatments like ginseng tea into the category of "unproved remedies" along with faith healing and laetrile, the now-discredited medicine made from apricot pits that can cause severe poisoning. But the medical profession's disdain didn't stop most cancer patients from trying a wide array of these alternative treatments in their desperate hope for a cure, or ... (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:41:35 GMT)

Local VA helps some vets with alternative medicine
The Iraq veteran in George Gafner's Tucson office had a problem that confounded his doctors and his wife: Since returning from the war, he was impotent, for no reason that medical science could detect. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:41:39 GMT)

Polarity therapy yields dramatic results
As both a practitioner and receiver of alternative therapies, I often have had a silly thought after a really good session: "Gee, this stuff really works." (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:18:00 GMT)

Achieving Vibrant Health: New Book Guides Readers Through Healthy Living to Age 140 and Beyond
Dr. Jay B. Kuennen helps readers make the best decisions for their health with alternative and traditional medicine in his new book, "Vibrant Health & Sexual Life Through 140 and Beyond with His Spirit" . (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:03:00 GMT)

Alzheimer's drugs: A milky alternative
Drinking a milkshake-style medicine at breakfast seems to feed brain cells starved from Alzheimer's damage, researchers reported Monday. It's one of four promising experimental drugs poised for large-scale testing against the brain-destroying disease. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:09:01 GMT)

Tribes combine modern and traditional methods for health
ONEIDA, N.Y. - Joellene Adams is nearing 70 and sees her doctor on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation regularly for her diabetes medicine. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 05:19:12 GMT)

Drain water away safely with Altadrine Aquadrain
Green tea has been consumed throughout the ages in India, China, Japan, and Thailand. In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, green tea has been used as a stimulant and diuretic (to promote the excretion of urine), to help expel water retention. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:45:49 GMT)

Quackbuster causes too much flak for university
Ben Goldacre: One of the most eminent scientists in the UK has been forced to remove his quackbusting blog from the UCL servers after complaints from disgruntled alternative therapists. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:32:26 GMT)

Reader Comments
But some local women defend Susan Merrill for illegal baby deliveries. CHEYENNE - A local midwife has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license after a baby died last year. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:25:05 GMT)

As wakeboarders test waters, concept is making a big splash
Becky Cabak stood on a dock at Medicine Lake in Plymouth on Tuesday morning. Her kids were putting on life preservers. The boat was almost ready to go. The sun shone brightly and the water was calm. It was a perfect day for wakeboarding camp. There was only one tiny hurdle she and a visitor were navigating: wakeboarding camp? Is this the type of summer camp the previous generation remembers? ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 01:37:39 GMT)

Medical marijuana is a key alternative
Medical marijuana is a key alternative Gary Storck, co-founder - Is My Medicine Legal YET?, Madison, Wis. Medical marijuana is a key alternative Mayo Clinic endocrinologist Victor Montori's comments that his patients must choose medications on the basis of the... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 04:09:00 GMT)

Tribes combine modern and traditional methods for health
ONEIDA, N.Y. - Joellene Adams is nearing 70 and sees her doctor on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation regularly for her diabetes medicine. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 05:19:02 GMT)

Plan to take advantage of added life expectancy
Modern medicine has made great advances, giving a child born in the United States in 2000 an average life expectancy that is nearly 30 years longer than one born in 1900. But health care has no cure for old age. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 06:14:00 GMT)

Healtheuniverse Announces Patented Intellectual Property Utilizing Adult Stem Cells, Offers Alternative to Human ...
Healtheuniverse Inc., a biotechnology development firm engaged in research, development and commercialization of regenerative medicine therapies utilizing non-embryonic adult stem cells announced today that patented intellectual property developed by Healtheuniverse may lead to the development of various cell lines that will be utilized to cultivate cells amalgamate to form functional human ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:03:00 GMT)

Healtheuniverse Announces Patented Intellectual Property Utilizing Adult Stem Cells, Offers Alternative to Human ...
Healtheuniverse Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HLUN), a biotechnology development firm engaged in research, development and commercialization of regenerative medicine therapies utilizing non-embryonic adult stem cells announced today that patented intellectual property developed by Healtheuniverse may lead to the development of various cell lines that will be utilized to cultivate cells amalgamate to form ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:35:30 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Be safe in the sun
As summer approaches, it is time to consider how to best protect your skin from overexposure to those coveted rays. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:37:41 GMT)

Electropathy doctors in Kashmir decry government apathy
Srinagar, June 14 (ANI): Doctors qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, are continuing their protest here in support of their demand for jobs in state-run hospitals. The system treats diseases through the use of electricity. The doctors, who have been staging protests for over two months, complain that the authorities have not taken any note of their demands. The doctors ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:50:37 GMT)

Socially aware Strange Fruit Project brings hip-hop to Mezzanine
WITH AN honorable stamp of approval from alternative hip-hop denizen Ahmir ?uestLove Thompson of the Roots, Strange Fruit Project has proved itself an underground force to be reckoned with. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:52:38 GMT)

Electropaths in Kashmir decry government apathy
Srinagar, June 14 : Doctors qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, are continuing their protest here in support of their demand for jobs in state-run hospitals. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:14:04 GMT)

www.thealpenanews.com - Young at Heart
How much do you know about alternative and complementary medicine? A lot? A little? Would you like to know more? If so, then this is your lucky day. Alternative medicine covers a wide range of therapies, approaches and philosophies outside the realm of conventional medicine. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 04:04:26 GMT)

Debate On Using Nazi's 'Deadly Medicine'
An effort is under way to create a curriculum that can be used nationally to teach ethics to students in health fields like medicine and nursing, based on an exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Nazi medical experiments and the lessons that can be learned. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 05:10:52 GMT)

Trends & Innovations - Friday
City car for alternative transport (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 23:00:00 GMT)

Teen using alternative methods in cancer fight
After three months of chemotherapy, 16-year-old Lindsey Wilson still has enough strength to take a brisk half-hour walk almost every day. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 03:35:02 GMT)

Reader seeks aluminum-free alternative to antiperspirant
Q. I have read that aluminum seems to be associated with Alzheimer's disease. Could the aluminum in antiperspirants increase the risk? What else can you use to reduce underarm sweating and odor? (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 05:15:19 GMT)

Student learns first-hand alternative medicine forms
EDMOND — Traveling more than 6,800 miles to Beijing was “an unexpected honor and unforgettable experience” for Jennifer “Jenny” Kidd of Edmond. She just returned from Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu, China, as a part of the International Scholar Laureate Program. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 03:57:12 GMT)

Resurfacing an alternative to hip replacement
When Kilauea resident Payton Hough was faced with total hip replacement surgery or continued, “excruciating” pain in his arthritic joint, he opted not to go under the knife. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:09:00 GMT)

UH Med School to open holistic wellness center
HONOLULU - Members of the Department of Complementary and Alternative Health Care at the John A. Burns School of Medicine are opening a center next month for patients interested in a holistic approach to wellness. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 14:08:29 GMT)

Most Granite Staters want as normal a life as possible during their final days
There is a true social and public health crisis that surrounds the way we care for people, the way we age and the way we die in America, warns Dr. Ira Byock. As director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Byock ministers to scores of patients in discomfort and pain as they approach the ends of their lives. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:15:05 GMT)

Physicians pursue means for integrating treatments
Demand for complementary and alternative treatments is growing -- for cancer and for other medical conditions -- and research into integrative medicine techniques is expanding to match. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:42:53 GMT)

Health calendar
A weekly list of classes, workshops and other health-related events. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 07:16:28 GMT)

Resurfacing an alternative to hip replacement
When Kilauea resident Payton Hough was faced with total hip replacement surgery or continued, “excruciating” pain in his arthritic joint, he opted not to go under the knife. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:09:07 GMT)

African twig brushes offer all-day dental care
Brush your teeth every day, dentists say. In Africa, that can mean keeping your toothbrush in your mouth all day long. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:57:58 GMT)

African twig brushes offer all-day dental care
DAKAR (Reuters) - Brush your teeth every day, dentists say. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:57:58 GMT)

Presentation of In Vivo HDL Kinetic Data at the European Atherosclerosis Society 76th Congress Demonstrates Activation ...
Lipid Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIPD) -- At a meeting of the European Atherosclerosis Society, June 10-13, 2007 in Helsinki, Finland, Dr. Frank M. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:25:33 GMT)

DA slams Manto over medicine regulations
The absence of regulations controlling the manufacture and distribution of medical products was endangering the lives of South Africans, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:26:05 GMT)

Pet owners relying on alternative medicine
I was recently asked about the use of nutraceuticals in veterinary medicine. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:31:45 GMT)

Laughter is the best medicine
About 25 years ago, Norman Cousins, editor of the respected literary magazine Saturday Review in New York City, was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an incurable and fatal spinal column illness of unknown cause. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 01:30:11 GMT)

New Non-Surgical Back Pain Treatment Offers a Healthy Alternative to Back Surgery
Recent studies have suggested that back surgery may not be necessary for the relief of back pain. Manhattan spinal decompression specialist Dr. Steven Shoshany is pleased to offer a new, non-surgical treatment for herniated discs. (PRWeb Jun 19, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:37:52 GMT)

National Institute For Complementary Medicine To Be Established, Australia
The Australian Government will provide 4 million dollars to the University of Western Sydney to help establish a National Institute for Complementary Medicine. The institute will develop national priorities for complementary medical research and will coordinate work on these priorities with other research bodies, with an emphasis on clinical trials and studies on herbal medicines. [click link for ... (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:11:01 GMT)

0619 savvy senior karen
Dear Savvy Senior, Can certain foods help with arthritis pain? I have osteoarthritis and am looking for some alternative solutions. Arthritic Alice, Dear Alice, For years, arthritis sufferers looking for pain relief have usually turned to their medicine cabinet. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:14:33 GMT)

Resurfacing an alternative to hip replacement
When Kilauea resident Payton Hough was faced with total hip replacement surgery or continued, “excruciating” pain in his arthritic joint, he opted not to go under the knife. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 11:09:00 GMT)

Gambia: 13 Cured HIV/Aids Patients Discharged
Kanilai, the home of the Gambian leader was on Sunday host of yet another groundbreaking event in the history of traditional medicine when 13 former HIV/Aids patients were discharged. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:54:10 GMT)

Dr. Weil takes ONC's Meg-3 on board
6/19/2007 - Ocean Nutrition Canada has announced yet another product will be using its flagship omega-3 ingredient, MEG-3. This time it is for alternative medicine and health guru Dr. Andrew Weil's product line. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 16:38:04 GMT)

The Savvy Senior
Dear Savvy Senior: Can certain foods help with arthritis pain? I have osteoarthritis and am looking for some alternative solutions. Arthritic Alice Dear Alice: For years, arthritis sufferers looking for pain relief have usually turned to their medicine cabinet. Now many doctors think the kitchen might be a better place to start. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:08:19 GMT)

Cancer Sufferers Get Full Options As CAM Directory Goes Online
People with cancer now have a direct route to complementary and alternative treatments worldwide, thanks to a new online directory from UK charity Yes to Life. The database, being developed by Yes to Life with the help of cancer specialists, allows patients to identify treatment options quickly, and acquire the confidence to make choices. [click link for full article] (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 07:05:52 GMT)

Patients hear of risks, benefits of diabetes medicine Avandia
The drug, which helps control blood sugar, may increase heart attack risks, some reports say. (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 09:17:29 GMT)

South Africa: Bitter Medicine
A FEW years ago there was an uproar when information was leaked to the media on alleged plans by Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang to intervene in the pharmaceuticals sector, including in the realm of medicine testing and registration, as well as the drug-pricing process. (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 09:53:12 GMT)

Resurfacing an alternative to hip replacement
When Kilauea resident Payton Hough was faced with total hip replacement surgery or continued, “excruciating” pain in his arthritic joint, he opted not to go under the knife. (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 11:09:25 GMT)

Executive Appointments at Six Senses Resorts & Spas
Dr. Buathon Thienarrom - Holistic Conscience. Dr. Buathon Thienarrom has joined Six Senses Spas as Holistic Conscience. Her role as a consultant is to ensure Six Senses Spas’ concepts and operations are maintained as truly natural and holistic. In addition to this, she also seeks ways to develop Six Senses Spas menus, alternative treatments and retail products and services to stay at the ... (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 11:31:37 GMT)

New online guide to complementary and alternative cancer treatments
People with cancer now have a direct route to complementary and alternative treatments worldwide, thanks to a new online directory from UK charity Yes to Life. (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:50:01 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Summer sprains and strains
Summer starts today, a time to experience a variety of outdoor activities. While excellent for the mind, body and spirit, this increased activity level raises the risk for sprain or strain injuries. (Wed, 20 Jun 2007 23:37:44 GMT)

Married Couple Offers Billboard Alternative to "Life's Short, Get a Divorce"
Local wellness center posts billboard in Chicago suburbs with "Life's short. Your marriage doesn't have to be," responding to recent Chicago divorce attorney's controversial billboard. (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Married Couple Offers Billboard Alternative to "Life's Short, Get a Divorce"
Local wellness center posts billboard in Chicago suburbs with "Life's short. Your marriage doesn't have to be," responding to recent Chicago divorce attorney's controversial billboard. (PRWeb Jun 21, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:18:15 GMT)

NCCAM Welcomes Six New Members to Its National Advisory Council
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) welcomes six new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM). The Council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, a component of the National Institutes of Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:19:38 GMT)

Researchers design an alternative to blood test to detect drugs in the body
The presence of narcotic substances in a person`s body can usually be detected by a blood or urine test. (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:19:08 GMT)

Serving Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties Since 1858.
HOUGHTON — Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, but there has been a large increase of use among people who are traditionally treated by western medicine and some doctors are utilizing this alternative treatment. (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:29:01 GMT)

How The AMA Preserves The Status Quo In Medicine
As I acknowledged at the outset, none of this is particularly new, as people have been talking about these ideas for some time, including Milton Friedman. (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 20:18:18 GMT)

Nvidia Gives Supercomputing A Hand
The new GPUs are meant as an alternative to having developers divide a supercomputing application among multiple CPUs, commonly made by Intel or Advanced Micro Devices. (Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:38:00 GMT)

Resurfacing an alternative to hip replacement
When Kilauea resident Payton Hough was faced with total hip replacement surgery or continued, “excruciating” pain in his arthritic joint, he opted not to go under the knife. (Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:24:01 GMT)

Post-Katrina Death Notices Skyrocket
A soaring death rate has some concerned. The death rate between January and June 2006 in the greater New Orleans area was nearly 50 percent higher than pre-Hurricane Katrina rates, according to a study in the inaugural issue of the AMA journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. (Fri, 22 Jun 2007 12:14:31 GMT)

Baptist Village gives new option in assisted care
Elderly residents feel at home in new Youngtown ''Green Houses,'' a new alternative to institutional assisted living and nursing homes. (Fri, 22 Jun 2007 22:50:24 GMT)

BCHS physician offers alternative knee, hip arthritis treatment
Rheumatic diseases are characterized by inflammation (signs are redness and/or heat, pain, swelling, and stiffness) and loss of function. They especially affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. An estimated 43 million people in the United States have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions; they are the leading cause of disability among adults age 65 and older. (Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:45:34 GMT)

Resurfacing an alternative to hip replacement
When Kilauea resident Payton Hough was faced with total hip replacement surgery or continued, “excruciating” pain in his arthritic joint, he opted not to go under the knife. (Sat, 23 Jun 2007 11:24:00 GMT)

HIV drug falls short with FDA
Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drug maker, failed to win U.S. approval for maraviroc, the first new type of medicine in a decade to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (Sat, 23 Jun 2007 15:40:28 GMT)

It's hard to get children to eat healthy
Sales floor supervisor Doug Whitaker arranges cereal at the Bi-Lo supermarkert on Thursday afternoon. Sugary snacks and cereals might be more appealing to kids, but Kellogg’s and local parents are determined to give children a more nutritious alternative. (Sun, 24 Jun 2007 02:13:38 GMT)

Thailand aims to boost traditional medicine use to 25 per cent
Bangkok - Thailand will spend 71.4 million dollars over the next five years to promote the use of Thai traditional medicines over imported pharmaceuticals which now cost the country 9.5 billion dollars a year, health officials said Sunday. Thailand's... (Sun, 24 Jun 2007 06:56:41 GMT)

Doctor finds hope in alternative medicine
GRAND RAPIDS -- Some of his patients are startled by the first question Dr. Leonard Wright asks them: "Why do you want to live?" It's more than rhetorical. When patients come to him with a diagnosis of terminal illness, he wants to know what will make them fight for their lives. (Sun, 24 Jun 2007 07:01:06 GMT)

Thailand aims to boost traditional medicine use to 25 per cent
Thailand will spend 71.4 million dollars over the next five years to promote the use of Thai traditional medicines over imported pharmaceuticals which now cost the country 9.5 billion dollars a year, health officials said Sunday. (Sun, 24 Jun 2007 07:13:25 GMT)

Northeast Woman
During one of the darkest chapters of her life, Lisa Noto sought and found relief through Eastern medicine. Out of that, she found her calling. (Sun, 24 Jun 2007 08:11:01 GMT)

On dog days of summer, even pooches scream for ice cream
On a hot Saturday afternoon, Jeff Walker sits in his ice cream truck, watching the bustle of Newbury Street. Some people approach him, pulling out their wallets in search of a treat, but they soon discover this truck is for another clientele. (Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:42:57 GMT)

An Alternative To Blood Test Designed Which Detects Drugs In The Body
The presence of narcotic substances in a person's body can usually be detected by a blood or urine test.By means of a simple technique, doctors can say if someone is under the influence of a drug (through blood), if they have taken it within the last week (through urine) or if they usually take it (through the bile test). [click link for full article] (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 01:04:53 GMT)

Alternative to blood test to detect drugs in the body
The presence of narcotic substances in a person’s body can usually be detected by a blood or urine test. (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 01:49:23 GMT)

Staff Writers
WASHINGTON - Congressional staff members received a briefing last month on research into chimeras, organisms with at least two different genetic cell types that hold promise in the field of regenerative medicine. (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 04:11:37 GMT)

Reduce effects of arthritis with remedies in kitchen
Q. Can certain foods help with arthritis pain? I have osteoarthritis and am looking for some alternative solutions. A. For years, arthritis sufferers looking for pain relief have usually turned to their medicine cabinets. But now, many doctors think the kitchen might be a better place to start. Here's what you should know. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects more than 21 ... (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 04:26:47 GMT)

Renowned Vascular Neurologist Aaron Heide, MD Heads Renton's First Combined Traditional and Complementary & Alternative ...
Renton clinic provides a rarely attempted holistic approach to neurological disorders. (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Renowned Vascular Neurologist Aaron Heide, MD Heads Renton's First Combined Traditional and Complementary & Alternative ...
Renton clinic provides a rarely attempted holistic approach to neurological disorders. (PRWeb Jun 25, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 07:21:52 GMT)

DA slams Manto over medicine regulations
The absence of regulations controlling the manufacture and distribution of medical products was endangering the lives of South Africans, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday. (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:26:14 GMT)

Baptist Village gives new option in assisted care
Elderly residents feel at home in new Youngtown ''Green Houses,'' a new alternative to institutional assisted living and nursing homes. (Mon, 25 Jun 2007 15:06:52 GMT)

Ultrasound proves safe alternative to biopsy in some breast masses
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Researchers have reported that breast masses shown on ultrasound that are diagnosed as “probably benign” can be safely managed with imaging follow-up rather than biopsy, according to a study appearing in the July issue of Radiology. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:08:17 GMT)

What's the Alternative? ; Dee Atkinson of Napiers Herbalists Gives the Alternative Solution
By Dee Atkinson I AM glad that you have brought this question up. Many women with young babies feel unable to talk about the way they feel and many new mums suffer from baby blues or postnatal depression. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:06:44 GMT)

Cambridge company announces world first in regenerative medicine using laboratory-manufactured human
Stem cell company, Intercytex has today announced a landmark breakthrough in regenerative medicine. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:29:01 GMT)

Hospital trust considers option to rebuild St Helier
REBUILDING all or parts of St Helier Hospital is now being considered as a serious alternative to a new building on the Sutton Hospital site. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:28:47 GMT)

SSRIs associated with lower bone density in older men and women
The class of antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be associated with an increased rate of bone loss in older men and women, according to two articles in the June 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:19:20 GMT)

Diet May Help People Cope With Pain From Arthritis
By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior: Can certain foods help with arthritis pain? I have osteoarthritis and am looking for some alternative solutions. - Arthritic Alice Dear Alice: For years, arthritis sufferers looking for pain relief have usually turned to their medicine cabinet. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:22:09 GMT)

Abuse of prescription drugs
Increasingly, drug abusers are getting their next fix from their medicine cabinets, instead of from drug dealers. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:49:30 GMT)

Painkiller Abuse Continues to Grow; New Treatments Offer Hope
Increasingly, drug abusers are getting their next fix from their medicine cabinets, instead of from drug dealers. New medications used to treat painkiller abuse and novel therapies offer hope for people struggling with painkiller abuse. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:20:29 GMT)

Ultrasound Can Spare Some Women Invasive Breast Biopsy
TUESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Using ultrasound to monitor certain breast lesions that have a low probability of becoming cancerous may be a safe and less anxiety-producing alternative to a biopsy, a new study says. (Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:01:54 GMT)

Artificial skin could avert painful grafts
Artificial skin that could in the future provide a viable alternative to painful skin grafts has been developed by British scientists. Early-stage clinical trials of the skin have shown promising results in healing wounds and have been hailed as a breakthrough. (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 01:36:04 GMT)

Quick Weight Loss Diet Revitalizes Health and Optimizes the Body's Detoxification System
Avoid becoming a toxic waste dump with "The UltraSimple Diet" plan , a medical weight loss program based on years of testing by functional medicine practitioner, Mark Hyman M.D. (PRWeb Jun 27, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:46:59 GMT)

British scientists invent 'artifical skin' as alternative to painful skin grafts
Artificial skin developed by British scientists could revolutionise the treatment of burns victims and put an end to painful grafts. Currently, badly burned sections of skin are usually replaced with healthy sections of skin taken from other areas of the body (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:53:19 GMT)

Creative Therapy | Students find expression and catharsis turning frustration into works of art
Mental health professionals and art enthusiasts alike have long seen art as a form of therapy, providing an outlet for expression and a way to improve or maintain emotion and mental health and general well-being. And this past school year, students at Phoenix Alternative School got a dose of some cr... By Holly Wall. (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 11:35:35 GMT)

Ultrasound a Safer Alternative to Invasive Breast Biopsy
A new study has determined that the use of ultrasound for the monitoring of certain breast lesions with a low likelihood of developing cancer may be a safer and more reassuring option than a biopsy. (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:26:50 GMT)

Young Chinese idealists vie to join their 'peace corps' in Africa
The first of 300 volunteers arrive to teach Chinese, poultry technologies, and lessons in traditional Chinese medicine. (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:37:15 GMT)

Young Chinese idealists vie to join their 'peace corps' in Africa
The first of 300 volunteers arrive to teach Chinese, poultry technologies, and lessons in traditional Chinese medicine. (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:38:06 GMT)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Money & Medicine Column
By Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 27--Disclaimer: This column is not meant to imply any pharmacy consistently offers the lowest prices, glorify Wal-Mart Stores Inc. or contradict any physician's orders. (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:27:06 GMT)

Health Care's War Against Sicko
With his controversial film opening nationwide, the big money behind big medicine is ready to battle Michael Moore (Wed, 27 Jun 2007 19:18:28 GMT)

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