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Alternative Medicine News Jul 2007

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Laws take effect today
Beginning today, dozens of new state laws will change the way some Mississippians drive, protect their credit and even buy medicine. (Sun, 01 Jul 2007 06:24:23 GMT)

WHAT DID THE LEGISLATURE GET DONE THIS YEAR?
The Legislature approved a host of bills favorable to people who buy medicine, take out loans or are susceptible to scams. People who go to the doctor now have the right to know in advance what their out-of-pocket costs will be for treatment. (Sun, 01 Jul 2007 07:20:44 GMT)

'Ayurveda is a time-tested system of medicine'
Renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr Saji D'Souza , speaks about Ayurveda and its significance today. (Sun, 01 Jul 2007 18:33:26 GMT)

Western And Eastern Medicine Working Together: Acupuncture Now Part of Fertility Services at SCCRM
Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Anderson, announced today his affiliation with acupuncture fertility specialist, Dr. Grace Pak, who might be able help fertility patients improve the chance for success during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. (Mon, 02 Jul 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Western And Eastern Medicine Working Together: Acupuncture Now Part of Fertility Services at SCCRM
Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Anderson, announced today his affiliation with acupuncture fertility specialist, Dr. Grace Pak, who might be able help fertility patients improve the chance for success during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. (PRWeb Jul 2, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Mon, 02 Jul 2007 07:24:32 GMT)

Unemployed electropaths threaten to commit suicide in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 2 (ANI): Three doctors, qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, climbed atop a telecommunication tower here on Monday morning, threatening to kill themselves, unless the State Government promised them jobs. The doctors climbed up with petrol cans and threatened to set themselves afire or jump from the tower if the state government failed to agree to their ... (Mon, 02 Jul 2007 08:36:59 GMT)

Ultrasound Proves Safe Alternative To Biopsy In Some Breast Masses
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."These findings indicate that ultrasound follow-up can spare women from unnecessary, invasive biopsies," said Oswald Graf, M.D. [click link for full article] (Mon, 02 Jul 2007 13:53:15 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. (Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:55:41 GMT)

New drug for skin, abdominal infections
A NEW drug 'Tygacil' (tigecyline) that provides doctors with a treatment alternative for complicated skin and intra-abdominal infections was launched by Wyeth Limited. Tygacil will be available to hospitals and surgical professionals across the country. Speaking to Newsline, Professor John T Sinnott, Director of the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, Florida, USA, said ... (Mon, 02 Jul 2007 19:49:19 GMT)

A debate on smokeless tobacco
In a debate in this week's PLoS Medicine, public health researchers discuss whether or not the public should be informed that using oral, smokeless tobacco (Swedish snus) is less hazardous to health than smoking tobacco. (Tue, 03 Jul 2007 00:08:17 GMT)

Mix makes strong medicine
Stephen Chandler, being a doctor himself, had no objection to his son’s following him into the medical practice. But he took a hard look at the route the younger man chose to get there. Loch Chandler saw himself becoming a doctor, like his father, but he found his calling at the Oregon ... (Tue, 03 Jul 2007 07:02:33 GMT)

Smokeless Tobacco Products (SNUS) - Should They Be Promoted As A Harm Reduction Measure?
Health researchers discussed whether member of the public should be told that using Smokeless Tobacco Products (Swedish snus) is less dangerous than smoking tobacco. You can read about it in PLoS Medicine. Arguing the case for providing such information, Carol Gartner and Wayne Hall (University of Queensland, Australia) point to the Swedish experience. [click link for full article] (Tue, 03 Jul 2007 08:07:54 GMT)

Trail plan raises stir
Compromises often lie in the eye of the beholder, and that’s true for a travel management plan developed for the Snowy Range area of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. (Tue, 03 Jul 2007 08:19:42 GMT)

Bitter Medicine for Hungary
It's a widely acknowledged fact that a corporate health insurance system, and the ideology that underlines it, seeks to defeat the essential insurance function of public health care -- of everyone helping to take care of... (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 02:29:39 GMT)

A Debate On Smokeless Tobacco
In a debate in this week's PLoS Medicine, public health researchers discuss whether or not the public should be informed that using oral, smokeless tobacco (Swedish snus) is less hazardous to health than smoking tobacco. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 04:06:47 GMT)

Alternative therapies reduce woman's chances for pregnancy
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant , experts said Wednesday. Research presented Wednesday at a Lyon meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology examined the impact of alternative therapies on women receiving in-vitro fertilization over a year. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 08:11:29 GMT)

Alternative therapy hampers IVF
Use of alternative therapies may damage a woman's chance of getting pregnant, research suggests. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:05:27 GMT)

Alternative fertility treatments 'reduce chances of becoming pregnant'
Women are wasting their money if they pay for expensive genetic screening to improve their chances of pregnancy, new research suggests (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:42:44 GMT)

Some therapies may hurt pregnancy chance
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said Wednesday. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:54:06 GMT)

Some Therapies May Hurt Pregnancy Chance
LYON, France Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said Wednesday. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:58:33 GMT)

Some therapies may hurt pregnancy chance
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said Wednesday. Research presented Wednesday at a Lyon meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology examined the impact of alternative therapies on women receiving in-vitro fertilization over a year. Of 800 Danish women followed for the study, 261 tried ... (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 13:05:25 GMT)

Some Therapies May Cut Pregnancy Chances
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 15:00:02 GMT)

Alternative therapies reduce woman's chances for pregnancy
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said Wednesday. Research presented Wednesday at a Lyon meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology examined the impact of alternative therapies on women receiving in-vitro fertilization over a year. Of 800 Danish women followed for the study, 261 tried ... (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 15:50:18 GMT)

Alternative medicines need to be considered in diabetes management
People with diabetes are risking their health by not discussing their use of complementary and alternative therapies with the health professionals managing their conventional treatment. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 15:52:57 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Simple steps to manage stress
Working to decrease the level of stress we experience has the power to directly affect our quality of life. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 17:03:47 GMT)

Alternative therapies ‘reduce IVF success rate’
Women who use complementary therapies while trying to conceive by IVF are less likely to get pregnant than those who use conventional medicine alone, research indicates. (Wed, 04 Jul 2007 21:51:11 GMT)

Alternative fertility treatments 'reduce chances of becoming pregnant'
Women who turn to alternative medicine to help them become pregnant are actually cutting their chances, say researchers (Thu, 05 Jul 2007 09:16:18 GMT)

Alternative medicines 'may hinder IVF treatment'
July 5: Controversial warning on complementary therapies· Experts say study findings raise important issue (Thu, 05 Jul 2007 09:16:24 GMT)

Some Therapies May Hurt Pregnancy Chance
LYON, France (AP) -- Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said Wednesday. (Thu, 05 Jul 2007 13:29:43 GMT)

Diabetics risking health by using alternative medications without consultation
Washington, July 5 : A large number of diabetics are risking their health by using over the counter nutritional supplements and herbal medicines without discussing their pros and cons with the health professionals managing their conventional treatment. (Thu, 05 Jul 2007 14:26:49 GMT)

Alternative therapies may affect pregnancy
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, experts said Wednesday. (Thu, 05 Jul 2007 15:34:52 GMT)

Common Preterm Labor Drug Has More Side Effects Than Alternative
The drug most commonly used to arrest preterm labor, magnesium sulfate, is more likely than another common treatment to cause mild to serious side effects in pregnant women, according to a study from researchers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine. [click link for full article] (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 02:11:05 GMT)

Alternative therapies reduce chance of pregnancy?
Alternative therapies such as reflexology and herbal supplements may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant. (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 02:44:46 GMT)

Get out of your box alternative calendar
Out of the Box is a new calendar of alternative events. Want to submit an item? Send information at least two weeks before publication to Communitynews@CITIZEN-TIMES.com. Sorry, we can't take information over the phone. (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 05:16:49 GMT)

Complementary medicine research gets cash boost
The New South Wales Government will contribute $600,000 to a national centre for research into complementary medicine. (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 06:42:47 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Breakthrough Answers the Growing Need for Self-Care
TheDOVE, a new breakthrough in self-treatment, helps meet the growing demand for alternative health treatments with SCENAR technology. (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Breakthrough Answers the Growing Need for Self-Care
TheDOVE, a new breakthrough in self-treatment, helps meet the growing demand for alternative health treatments with SCENAR technology. (PRWeb Jul 6, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 07:08:01 GMT)

Guyana Proposes Regulations For Alternative Medicine
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP)--Guyana announced Friday it was drafting regulations for alternative healers who promise cures for cancer, AIDS and other diseases with potions and herbs found in the Amazon. (Fri, 06 Jul 2007 20:49:37 GMT)

Features
Alternative medicines ‘affect IVF patients’ WOMEN who use complementary therapies while trying to conceive by In Vitro Fertilisation ( IVF) are less likely to get pregnant than those who use conventional medicine alone, research indicates. A study of 818 Danish fertility patients reveale... (Sat, 07 Jul 2007 16:37:44 GMT)

Bristol, Pfizer anti-clot drug hits goals in trial
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental anti-clotting medicine from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. met its main effectiveness and safety goals in a mid-stage study, researchers said on Sunday, positioning it as a future option over current popular but problematic drugs. (Sun, 08 Jul 2007 08:59:13 GMT)

Bristol-Pfizer anti-clotting drug clears hurdle
Researchers say the collaborative medicine meets effectiveness, safety goals in trial; drug in final stage of trials. (Sun, 08 Jul 2007 12:15:09 GMT)

Bitter Medicine
Already six months into Hungary's so-called health care reform, it has become quite clear that not only are the reforms not really working, but some of the measures implemented have done more harm than good. (Sun, 08 Jul 2007 22:31:18 GMT)

Tree-removal proposal weighed
Comments on a proposal to remove dead or dying trees near roads, campgrounds and trails in the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest will be accepted until July 13. (Mon, 09 Jul 2007 08:11:49 GMT)

Complementary And Alternative Medicines May Hinder Diabetes Management
People with diabetes are risking their health by not discussing their use of complementary and alternative therapies with the health professionals managing their conventional treatment.A review of the international health literature has shown nutritional supplements and herbal medicines are the most commonly used complementary and alternative therapies in diabetes. [click link for full article] (Mon, 09 Jul 2007 12:11:05 GMT)

Big Pharma’s bitter pill
It may rank as one of the costliest sentences to run in a medical journal. On May 21, The New England Journal of Medicine broke its usual embargo and posted online a paper by scientists who had been studying data on a diabetes drug, rosiglitazone. (Mon, 09 Jul 2007 13:43:48 GMT)

Smith & Nephew Launches JOURNEY(TM) DEUCE(TM) Knee System
MEMPHIS, Tenn.----Smith & Nephew, Inc. Orthopaedic Reconstruction business today announced the global launch of the JOURNEY DEUCE Bi-Compartmental Knee System. The JOURNEY DEUCE Knee System is a new, innovative solution that may give nearly 70% of all patients receiving a total knee replacement a more minimally invasive, bone and ligament preserving treatment alternative. (Mon, 09 Jul 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

Life elsewhere in Solar System could be different from life as we know it
WASHINGTON -- The search for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond should include efforts to detect what scientists sometimes refer to as "weird" life -- that is, life with an alternative biochemistry to that of life on Earth -- says a new report from the National Research Council. (Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:36:31 GMT)

eMindful Now Offering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Classes Earning CME Credits Via Live, Online Classes
eMindful.com's complementary and alternative medicine classes earning CME credits include mindful eating, mindfulness for children and mindfulness-based stress reduction. (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:00:00 GMT)

eMindful Now Offering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Classes Earning CME Credits Via Live, Online Classes
eMindful.com's complementary and alternative medicine classes earning CME credits include mindful eating, mindfulness for children and mindfulness-based stress reduction. (PRWeb Jul 10, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:29:47 GMT)

Adverse Effects Of Spinal Manipulation - GOsC Response To Journal Of The Royal Society Of Medicine Report
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is committed to patient safety and supports any research that works towards minimising the risk of harm to patients. It is essential that incidents of adverse reaction to spinal manipulation are monitored and investigated and this latest systematic review contributes to that body of knowledge. [click link for full article] (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:14:57 GMT)

Foods that fight arthritis
Dear Savvy Senior: Can certain foods help with arthritis pain? I have osteoarthritis and am looking for some alternative solutions. (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:17:48 GMT)

Search for a health hero
Prominent medical figures have launched a search for the country's unsung medical heroes, recognising individuals whose discoveries or pioneering methods have helped change the face of medicine. (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:50:36 GMT)

UAB Testing Alternative To Lung Reduction Surgery
Posted on July 10, 2007 at 2:25 p.m. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) is testing a non-surgical alternative to a risky, yet effective surgical procedure for patients with emphysema. (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 19:34:40 GMT)

Uncooked fish linked with liver cancer in Asia
An age old preference for eating uncooked fish dishes like koi-pla puts people in SE Asia at risk of ingesting trematodes that can cause a type of liver cancer called cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts), say researchers in this week's PLoS Medicine. (Tue, 10 Jul 2007 23:39:19 GMT)

Guyanese government may regulate healers peddling alternative treatments for AIDS
Government officials in Guyana announced Friday that they were drafting regulations for alternative healers who promise cures for cancer, AIDS, and other diseases with potions and herbs found in the Amazon River area. (Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:05:29 GMT)

Yes, herbal medicine can help women achieve pregnancy
"Infertile women who supplement their fertility treatment with alternative medicines may be harming their chances of becoming pregnant," you reported. (Wed, 11 Jul 2007 08:00:57 GMT)

Response: Yes, herbal medicine can help women achieve pregnancy, says Emma Farrant
Response: Far from hindering IVF, complementary treatments often improve fertility, says Emma Farrant. (Wed, 11 Jul 2007 08:05:16 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Detecting food allergies and sensitivities
Food allergy and sensitivity is on the rise. According the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and the National Institutes for Health, as many as 30 million people in the U.S. have food sensitivities with 6 million to 7 million having potentially life-threatening allergies. (Wed, 11 Jul 2007 23:38:01 GMT)

Hate to Meditate? Simple, Secular Eyes-Wide-Open Meditation Alternative Aids Those Who Sit, Then Quit
Mindfulness trainer Maya Frost offers help--and hope--to the 95% of the population that just isn't into meditation. She concentrates on providing eyes-wide-open ways to develop awareness and enhance creativity. Her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training™, focuses on developing tools for those who want to practice paying attention while doing the things they do anyway. A teacher and mother of ... (Thu, 12 Jul 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Hate to Meditate? Simple, Secular Eyes-Wide-Open Meditation Alternative Aids Those Who Sit, Then Quit
Mindfulness trainer Maya Frost offers help--and hope--to the 95% of the population that just isn't into meditation. She concentrates on providing eyes-wide-open ways to develop awareness andenhance creativity. Her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training™, focuses on developing tools for those who want to practice paying attention while doing the things they do anyway. A teacher and mother of ... (Thu, 12 Jul 2007 07:11:05 GMT)

Urgent care center opens in Cape
As an alternative to emergency room care for nonlife-threatening injuries, an urgent care medical center opened in Cape Coral. (Thu, 12 Jul 2007 15:06:27 GMT)

Inmate seeks treatment
Sauk County jail inmate Tyler N. Mills says he is in such mental agony he petitioned the court for the death penalty in early May. As an alternative, he says he wants the psychiatric care and medications necessary to treat his serious mental health conditions. In a hand-written motion, he says medications such as BuSpar and Klonopin have helped him deal with severe anxiety, feelings of panic and ... (Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:37:57 GMT)

IVF fertility rates may be affected by CATs
Research has indicated that women who use complementary or alternative therapies (CATs) while trying to conceive by assisted reproduction are less likely to get pregnant than those who use conventional medicine alone. (Fri, 13 Jul 2007 13:35:00 GMT)

No Clear Evidence Meditation Can Boost Health: Study
THURSDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- There's no definitive evidence that meditation eases health problems, according to an exhaustive review of the accumulated data by Canadian researchers. (Fri, 13 Jul 2007 18:01:31 GMT)

Stranded Palestinians demand food, tents
Sleeping in the sand and running out of money, thousands of Palestinians have been stranded in Egypt's desert for more than a month since the border with Hamas-controlled Gaza has been closed. (Fri, 13 Jul 2007 22:39:35 GMT)

New program pairs Bastyr naturopaths with doctors, nurses
Group Health Cooperative and Bastyr University have begun a new partnership to bridge the divide between conventional and alternative medicine... (Sat, 14 Jul 2007 07:07:34 GMT)

Summary Of Research On And Clinical Application Of Silymarin
Milk thistle extract, an herbal remedy since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, is today one of the most popular herbal supplements, with U.S. retail sales of nearly nine million dollars. [click link for full article] (Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:11:53 GMT)

Breath of Life
By the time he was 32, Ramel "Rami" Rones had won martial arts tournaments from New York to Shanghai, and he was looking for a new challenge that could provide the same rush as performing in front of a crowd. He found it when a student named Bob Ellal approached him at a kung fu seminar in Mystic, Connecticut, with ... (Sun, 15 Jul 2007 04:25:25 GMT)

Vets respond to pet owners' desire for alternative medicine
Nobody has it better than pets nowadays. (Sun, 15 Jul 2007 04:27:55 GMT)

Beware of suspicious medicine men
It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London. (Sun, 15 Jul 2007 05:06:11 GMT)

Cape event promotes alternative medicine
Elsie Smothers of Benton, Mo., soaked her feet in bath of reddish-brown water Saturday at the second annual Mother Earth Wholistic Fair. She persuaded John Kirk, the husband of a friend, to do the... (Sun, 15 Jul 2007 05:28:08 GMT)

Cocaine traffic shifts to Bolivia
In the past, Bolivian cocaine labs tended to be primitive, makeshift affairs where peasants known as pisa-cocas stomped on coca leaves to... (Sun, 15 Jul 2007 07:30:12 GMT)

A guide to alternative medicines
Holistic healers say alternative and complementary medicines are natural and healthy ways to promote healing and relieve the pain from cancer, trauma — such as post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers — wounds, pain from diseases and more. (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 04:07:43 GMT)

Smith & Nephew Launches Journey Deuce Knee System
Smith & Nephew, Inc. (NYSE: SNN, LSE, SN) Orthopaedic Reconstruction business today announced the global launch of the JOURNEY DEUCE Bi-Compartmental Knee System. The JOURNEY DEUCE Knee System is a new, innovative solution that may give nearly 70% of all patients receiving a total knee replacement a more minimally invasive, bone and ligament preserving treatment alternative. [click link for full ... (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 07:11:06 GMT)

Bug Bam Announces Release of DEET-Free Repellents, Revolutionizing the Way People Used to Repel Mosquitoes
As the rains subside, it's time for the mosquitoes to appear en-mass and once again cause havoc.For years, we have all used sprays and lotions to keep mosquitoes and other annoying flying, biting insects at bay. This year, Bug Bam offers a much better alternative that is not only safe for kids of all ages, but also for the environment as well. Bug Bam has released a range of all natural, DEET ... (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 07:33:07 GMT)

Alternative cancer care involves helpful friends
BROOKTONDALE — Bert Scholl, 37, said alternative medicine wasn't his “default setting,” especially a regimen of 10 glasses of fresh-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, meals of vegetables and soup and coffee/chamomile enemas called Gerson therapy. (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:27:23 GMT)

The Drug Advertising Debate
If Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) had his way, the little butterfly used to advertise the insomnia remedy Lunesta might not be allowed to flutter all over our TV screens, as it has incessantly since the drug was approved in late 2004. Waxman believes the U.S. Food & Drug Administration should be able to forbid companies from advertising directly to consumers until new drugs have been on ... (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:08:41 GMT)

Questionable Prescription?
Dr. James Shortt calls himself a "longevity physician," on the cutting edge of alternative medicine. But the death of one of his patients has been ruled a homicide and investigators are now looking at how she was treated. (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 18:09:07 GMT)

A Comfortable Way To Treat Sleep Apnea
An experimental treatment using a thin, flexible tube with small prongs that are inserted into the nostrils may offer a more comfortable alternative to cumbersome treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 21:00:04 GMT)

The Government defeat on alternative medicines
The Government is set to look at using ministerial powers to create domestic regulations for complementary medicines after it conceded defeat yesterday on a transtasman regulatory agency. (Mon, 16 Jul 2007 22:16:52 GMT)

Life Elsewhere in Solar System Could be Different from Life As We Know It
The search for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond should include efforts to detect what scientists sometimes refer to as "weird" life -- that is, life with an alternative biochemistry to that of life on Earth -- says a new report from the National Research Council. (Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:08:44 GMT)

Noted Nanomanufacturing Speaker Added To 2007 NCMS-AMT Technology Forum Agenda
Scheduled for Aug 13-15 in Baltimore and held in conjunction with Association for Manufacturing Technology, 2007 NCMS-AMT Technology Forum, Shift Happens , will address changes affecting manufacturing landscape such as alternative energy, sustainability, nanomanufacturing, and off-shoring. It will also focus on how government and industry can collaborate to drive technological innovation. Zyvex ... (Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:06:37 GMT)

New Birth Control Gives Women New Options
Women have more options for birth control than ever before, and the newest alternative prevents periods altogether. (Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:06:21 GMT)

The Toxic Effect: An I-Team 8 Report on Your Pets Well-Being
By Karen Hensel News 8 @ 11:00 INDIANAPOLIS - You may want to leave the dandelions, the clover and other pesky weeds in your yard or switch to an organic or natural alternative. I-Team 8 has uncovered (Wed, 18 Jul 2007 03:29:29 GMT)

Venturesome can discover offbeat wines
There’s alternative rock, alternative dispute resolution and alternative medicine. (Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:04:01 GMT)

Surgeons: 'Steer clear' of fat-melting process
By RHONDA L. RUNDLE The rise of cosmetic fat-busting injections, called lipodissolve, is spurring warnings from doctors who are alarmed about the spread of the pricey procedures, which use concoctions that aren't approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Lipodissolve, sometimes called medical lipolysis, is touted as a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. It involves a series of tiny shots ... (Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:35:14 GMT)

A New Outcome! COCSA Announces Endorsement of AMI
LEXINGTON, S.C.----The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations announces its endorsement of Alternative Medicine Integration Group of Highland Park, Illinois and its outcome measurement based approach to chiropractic care management as the methodology best suited to facilitating the health and well-being of chiropractic patients, the fair and objective evaluation of doctors of chiropractic ... (Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:45:00 GMT)

New study slams safety of Glaxo's Avandia drug
The safety of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's controversial diabetes drug Avandia was attacked in a new analysis by German researchers on Wednesday, dealing a fresh blow to the group's second-biggest product. (Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:51:19 GMT)

Beware of suspicious medicine men
It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London. (Wed, 18 Jul 2007 22:38:23 GMT)

Public Advised On Use To Remedies
Bandar Seri Begawan - Traditional remedies from energy boosters to motion sickness relievers to cooling elixirs which are readily available in the market, give consumers an alternative to conventional medications. (Thu, 19 Jul 2007 00:21:51 GMT)

Music as an alternative medicine
Not every sick person holed up in Pocono Medical Center wants a bedside cello concert. (Thu, 19 Jul 2007 04:35:24 GMT)

Unbound Medicine Releases 5MCC 2008 with Diagnosaurus
"The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2008 (5MCC) delivers the latest comprehensive clinical information in a proven quick-access format. Organized for easy use and rapid information retrieval, all topics are brief, consistent, and action-oriented. The essentials of diagnosis, treatment, medications, and follow-up for more than 600 diseases and disorders are at your fingertips in an easy-to-read ... (Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:20:50 GMT)

Kidney patients protest Minister’s decision
SANA’A, July 18 — Dozens of kidney patients carried out a sit-in in front of the presidential palace last Saturday requesting the president to stop the Public Health Minister’s decision to change the medicine they are using and import an imitated drug. (Thu, 19 Jul 2007 07:53:12 GMT)

Pair opens holistic health center
When William Shelton wanted to move his health care practice out of Chicago, a mutual friend told him to contact James Pucka, who had helped develop a center for integrative medicine at Unity Healthcare in Lafayette. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 06:13:43 GMT)

Incline's spa offers more than pampering
Owner of Incline's new yoga studio and spa, Yogospa, is Kim Malinowski. Here are her answers from her business profile interview: (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:05:03 GMT)

Coatepec as a Chakra of the World
Chakras are energy centers and Coatepec in the state of veracruz, mexico is considered to be a major center. This energy has drawn many people who are interested in spiritual and physical health. Massage therapists abound and this article focuses on one of them. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:50:44 GMT)

Alternative medicine — cure or crock? Find out
Dr. Steven Lamm on which unconventional medicines and therapies are effective. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:34:41 GMT)

Parents turn to naturopaths instead of pediatricians
For some kids in the Seattle area, going to the doctor means visiting a naturopath. But is the alternative as good as conventional medicine for a child's health? (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 01:06:39 GMT)

New Natural Eye Care Book! Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Acupressure, & Chinese Herbs by Andy ...
Andy Rosenfarb, MTOM, L.Ac., has written a new book entitled Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine. This is a landmark publication in the field of alternative medicine for the eyes and holistic ophthalmology. The book describes how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help to heal the eyes from various disease patterns. The information presented is based on years of clinically proven research ... (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 07:11:31 GMT)

Adopt alternative medicine
ALTERNATIVE medicine can be used to treat sick livestock, according to a homeopathic veterinary expert. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 08:01:31 GMT)

Non-suicidal self-injury common in high-school students
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury the deliberate, direct destruction of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent is a relatively common occurrence for adolescents in high school, a new study suggests. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:39:15 GMT)

Couple still activists after all these years
This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love in 1967 in San Francisco. This is the third in a series of profiles on San Bernardino area folks who were there. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:39:59 GMT)

Business people
The Cincinnati chapter of the International Special Events Society has elected its board for 2007-2008. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:41:20 GMT)

Exit strategy has some merit
Q: While I was stuck in a highway traffic jam, a steady stream of cars passed me on the paved shoulder on the right, making their way to the next exit, a move that presumably helped alleviate the gridlock. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:42:11 GMT)

When Eliseo Torres was a child, he suffered a fever that his mother could not control. After home remedies failed, ...
When Eliseo Torres was a child, he suffered a fever that his mother could not control. After home remedies failed, little Cheo’s mother sought the help of the one person she knew could help: Doña Maria. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:23:56 GMT)

EXIT STRATEGY
While I was stuck in a highway traffic jam, a steady stream of cars passed me on the paved shoulder on the right, making their way to the next exit, a move that presumably helped alleviate the gridlock. This was probably not legal, but was it ethical? -- Dave Skey, Orlando, Fla. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:02:45 GMT)

HEALTH & FITNESS: Aspirin, the mighty drug
It's been around since 1800s, but it's still a staple in medicine cabinets, and has a multitude of uses. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 01:32:26 GMT)

Recall of AIDS Drug Hits World?s Poorest Patients
Roche Pharmaceuticals has come under fire over its recall of an AIDS drug heavily used in the developing world. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 02:08:15 GMT)

Web site teams Western doctors with alternative medicine
When Jason Gordon battled cancer, he received treatment not only from a surgeon and an oncologist, but also experts in Chinese medicine, yoga, a cross-cultural nutritionist, a psychotherapist and an energy healer. Encouraging these practitioners to work together in coordinating his care helped put the cancer into remission, Gordon said. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 04:32:13 GMT)

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007
Here is the latest American Chemical Society (ACS) News Service Weekly press package (PressPac) with reports selected from 35 major peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. With more than 160,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 13:07:44 GMT)

Uganda: Country to Ban Smoking At Home, But Not Streets
I have neither felt the urge to light up nor understood the pleasure others derive from doing so. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:12:46 GMT)

CNN/YouTube Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate transcript
Full transcript of the CNN/YouTube Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate, courtesy of cnn.com: (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:23:51 GMT)

Part II: CNN/YouTube Democratic presidential debate transcript
QUESTION: Hi, my name is Shawn and I'm from Ann Arbor, Michigan. There is a scientific consensus for man-caused climate change, and I've heard each of you talk in previous debates about alternative energy sources like solar or wind, but I have not heard any of you speak your opinion on nuclear power. I believe that nuclear power is safer, cleaner, and provides a quicker avenue to energy ... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 04:31:14 GMT)

Pioneer of alternative medicine stressed holism
Dr. Thomas L. Stone ~ 1934-2007 Dr. Thomas L. Stone earned a traditional medical degree from the Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine, but during his more than 40 years treating patients, he became known as an expert in orthomolecular, or alternative medicine. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 06:59:07 GMT)

Childhood sun exposure may lower multiple sclerosis risk
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Spending time in the sun in childhood really is a good thing, for a new study has found that it can lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. The study was conducted by Talat Islam, MBBS, PhD, and Thomas Mack, MD, MPH, with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The researchers analysed 79 pairs of ... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 07:57:17 GMT)

Princess claims clairvoyant powers, aims to share them
Norway's Princess Märtha Louise, daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja, has emerged as a clairvoyant, and is launching an alternative school aimed at training students to contact angels. Officials at the Royal Palace won’t comment on the princess' latest business venture. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:23:55 GMT)

HEALTH BRIEFS
Study: Diet sodas aren't safer alternative People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary sodas, a large but inconclusive study found. The study's senior author, Dr. Vasan Ramachandran of Boston University School of Medicine, emphasized that the findings don't show that diet sodas are a cause of increased heart disease ... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 10:30:19 GMT)

Health expert ready to listen
When Dr. Andrew Weil speaks, more and more people are paying attention. The proponent of "integrative medicine" has written five best-selling books and been called an "extraordinary phenomenon" by the Washington Post. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:51:58 GMT)

Acupuncture OK in workers' comp
In a boost for alternative medicine and patient choice, new guidelines for approving acupuncture as a treatment have been OK'd in workers' compensation cases in California. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:20:08 GMT)

Soy may help bones
Women fearful of the side effects of hormone replacement therapy sometimes seek natural alternatives to keep their bones healthy. One such alternative, soy-based products, appears beneficial for older women, according to a new study. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:11:06 GMT)

New model for understanding how autism is acquired
A new model for understanding how autism is acquired has been developed by a team of researchers led by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:39:44 GMT)

BioSante Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results for its CaP Technology for Use in Aesthetic Medicine
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.----BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive results of the use of BioSante's calcium phosphate nanotechnology as a potential wrinkle filler in cosmetic medicine. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Fertile ground for therapy
A client limbers up at the Yoga for Fertility drop-in class at Viva Diva. Leanne Proniuk's belly couldn't be any bigger. She's due to give birth tomorrow, and says she would not be headed for the delivery room without the help of complementary medicine. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:25:55 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: How did you sleep last night?
If this is a troubling question for you, then you may be one of many people suffering from insomnia. In recent studies close to one-third of patients reported insomnia symptoms to their primary-care physicians. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:38:01 GMT)

Fat Friends
Obesity it appears is catching. New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that that people were more likely to become obese when a friend became obese (57% in fact). Strangely though, says the NYT, "there was no effect when a neighbor gained or lost weight, however, and family members had less influence than friends". The model also proved true for losing weight but the ... (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 08:46:00 GMT)

NCCAM Names Jean H. McKay Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
Jean H. McKay, M.L.S. was selected as director for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation within the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ms. McKay will serve as senior advisor to NCCAM's director on science, science policy, and other strategic issues, as well as oversee the planning, evaluation, and reporting ... (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:34:38 GMT)

Bogus medicine flooding SA - DA
Several alternative medicines which have been banned in other countries have easily found their way into the South African market, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:36:48 GMT)

Popularity of alternative medicine 'soaring' in UK
Herbal and homeopathic remedies are shrugging off their hippy image and hitting the mainstream, sales figures out today suggest. Echinacea and green tea-based treatments are among the most popular complementary medicines, according to market analyst Mintel. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:00:29 GMT)

Web site teams Western doctors with alternative medicine
When Jason Gordon battled cancer, he received treatment not only from a surgeon and an oncologist, but also experts in Chinese medicine, yoga, a cross-cultural nutritionist, a psychotherapist and an energy healer. Encouraging these practitioners to work together in coordinating his care helped put the cancer into remission, Gordon said. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:21:17 GMT)

African plant halts bleeding, speeds healing
The leaves of Aspilia africana, a plant used in African traditional medicine, can stop bleeding, block infection and speed wound healing, a new study from Nigeria confirms. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:07:02 GMT)

£523,000 a day on alternative medicine
PEOPLE in Britain will spend up to £191 million on complementary medicines such as herbal remedies and aromatherapy this year, a report revealed yesterday. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 23:21:53 GMT)

Alternative medicine now mainstream
Herbal and homeopathic remedies are shrugging off their hippy image and hitting the mainstream, sales figures suggest. Echinacea and green tea-based treatments are among the most popular complementary medicines, according to market analyst Mintel. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:33:01 GMT)

Quebec refuses to force chemo on 3-year-old boy
Quebec's child protection agency is refusing to force chemotherapy on a three-year-old boy with cancer after his parents opted to treat him with alternative medicine instead. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:07:36 GMT)

Food choices, alternative techniques foster healing
Holistic health practitioner Rosemary Alden offers a comprehensive approach to wellness that incorporates mental, physical and energetic healing. Alden, 65, focuses on steering senior citizens on the path to health. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:59:40 GMT)

Book Review: The Inside Out Diet by Cathy Wong, N.D., C.N.S.
Dr. Cathy Wong, naturopathic doctor and nutritionist with ten years of research, clinical, and research experience in alternative medicine, has written The Inside Out Diet . She also is a featured contributor in Woman’s Day , Woman’s World, Body+Soul, and other publications. Notably, Dr. Wong is the guide to Alternative Medicine at About.com where her weekly newsletter is read by almost ... (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 23:28:44 GMT)

Boy Can Have Alternative Medicine Instead Of Chemotherapy, Quebec
The Child Protection Agency, Quebec, Canada, is not going to compel Anael L'Esperance-Nascimento, a 3-year-old boy, who has cancerous cells in the brain and spinal cord, to receive chemotherapy after his parents said they would prefer he had alternative medicine. Anael was diagnosed in October, 2007. He had an operation, which his mother says probably saved his life. [click link for full article] (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:12:58 GMT)

Your medicine chest could help ease the energy crunch
Don't be so quick to throw out that expired blood pressure medication. Drug disposal companies are taking outdated or recalled prescription drugs from pharmacies and manufacturers and incinerating them, generating energy. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 06:16:51 GMT)

Acupuncture OK in workers’ comp
Sacramento, California, USA - In a boost for alternative medicine and patient choice, new guidelines for approving acupuncture as a treatment have been OK'd in workers' compensation cases in California. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 14:58:06 GMT)

Healthy Living Through Siddha Medicine
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Bernama) -- Do you consider ageing a disorder? This is a perplexing question that haunts most of us, particularly Dr.G. Sivaraman, a researcher and practitioner of a traditional Indian healing system, Siddha. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 02:50:38 GMT)

US regulators to rule on risks of Avandia, with £1.2bn at stake for GSK
Up to £1.2 billion could be wiped off GlaxoSmithKline’s sales next year if regulators in America recommend the withdrawal of Avandia, its controversial diabetes medicine, today. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 07:13:22 GMT)

As husband runs for White House, Elizabeth Edwards races against cancer
Democrat John Edwards' run for the White House in 2008 has become for his wife, Elizabeth, a race against both the electoral clock and cancer that now has spread to her bones. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:42:15 GMT)

Are Hysterectomies Too Common?
It has long been regarded as a solution to many women's health problems, but some critics say it is not always needed (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:49:49 GMT)

July/August 2007 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
At a time when national cesarean delivery rates have surpassed 30 percent, this study finds there is a safe alternative method of maternity care that is associated with high rates of successful vaginal delivery. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:08:07 GMT)

Penn study shows lower Cesarean rates associated with preventive labor induction
PHILADELPHIA – At a time when national rates of cesarean delivery have climbed above 30%, a four-year study of patients receiving an alternative method of obstetric care experienced a significantly lower rate of cesarean births, according to a study published in the current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:11:34 GMT)

Lower Cesarean Rates Associated With Preventive Labor Induction
According to a study published in the current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, Penn researchers report that a four-year study of patients receiving an alternative method of obstetric care experienced a significantly lower rate of cesarean births. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:15:33 GMT)

Lower Cesarean Rates Associated With Preventive Labor Induction
A four-year study of patients receiving an alternative method of obstetric care experienced a significantly lower rate of Cesarean births, according to a new study. The study reports that a cohort of women exposed to a safe, alternative method of maternity care had a 5.3 percent Cesarean delivery rate, compared to a 11.8 percent of women who received more traditional care. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 23:03:44 GMT)

WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE?
ALTERNATIVE therapies were once seen as the poor relations of medicine, suitable only for hippies and people who had run out of options. Now it seems they've become mainstream with more and more of us turning to complementary medicine to improve our health. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 04:55:21 GMT)

How to find your way through the herbal medicine jungle
Fans say they can beat everything from depression to malaria. But which herbal cures are safe - and do they live up to the hype? (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:24:46 GMT)

Some people in the Tuscarawas Valley are taking the ... alternative route - Losing money through high gas prices forces ...
Nick Varrati of New Philadelphia spends as much money on gas a week as a No. 5 at Wendy’s. For other drivers lately, it seems more like a three-course meal complete with lobster and private cellist. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 12:01:43 GMT)

Chinese medicine crosses cultures, gains in popularity
Picture yourself at a clinic, flipping through magazines. The doctor asks you to go into her office for a chat. She takes your medical history and asks you about your disease. Then she asks you for your wrist. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 12:59:25 GMT)

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