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Alternative Medicine News Sep 2007

Unadilla filly gets leg up with stem-cell treatment
UNADILLA _ A 3-year-old thoroughbred bay filly has a better chance of living up to her potential thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 12:26:58 GMT)

Alternative Method Of Urinary Tract Imaging Reduces Radiation Dose
The split-bolus (cross sectional imaging) MDCT urography technique reduces both radiation dose and number of images produced, according to a recent study conducted by radiologists from Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA and VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, CA. [click link for full article] (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 16:11:06 GMT)

Alternative treatments do work – sometimes
controversial field of medicine dismissed by some as quackery - but now a new book claims to reveal which complementary therapies are backed by scientific evidence that they really do work. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:02:42 GMT)

Investigational Agent Targeting Metabotropic Glutamate 2/3 Receptors Demonstrates Antipsychotic Activity in Humans, ...
An investigational, phase II study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine demonstrates that for the first time in humans a drug that acts on certain proteins in the brain called mGlu2/3 has antipsychotic activity. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 17:00:00 GMT)

Schizophrenia trials 'promising'
The first human trial of a new type of schizophrenia drug shows promise in reducing symptoms. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 04:08:27 GMT)

Investigational Agent Targeting Metabotropic Glutamate 2/3 Receptors Demonstrates Antipsychotic Activity In Humans, ...
An investigational, phase II study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine demonstrates that for the first time in humans a drug that acts on certain proteins in the brain called mGlu2/3 has antipsychotic activity. The study was sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY). [click link for full article] (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 08:12:06 GMT)

Psychiatrists Least Religious Among Physicians
Psychiatrists are the least religious of all physicians, a nationwide survey reveals. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 13:30:36 GMT)

Experimental Lilly drug may help schizophrenia
An experimental drug that attacks schizophrenia from a completely new angle appeared to work safely in patients, without some of the annoying and dangerous side-effects of older drugs, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 15:12:35 GMT)

New Schizophrenia Drug Shows Promise In Phase II Human Trials
A new experimental drug for the treatment of schizophrenia which targets glutamate receptors in the brain rather than dopamine has shown promise in human trials. The volunteers experienced significant improvements in their symptoms while suffering few side effects. The drug is currently called "LY2140023".You can read about this trial in an article published in Nature Medicine. [click link for ... (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 16:11:17 GMT)

Hot-Flash Pill Is Worth a Try, But Does It Really Work?
Scientific results have been mixed, but some gynecologists say black snakeroot may potentially calm symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and mood swings. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 02:04:32 GMT)

New vet practice to offer alternative
Qi Veterinary Clinic in South Burlington will offer clients a blend of alternative medicine and Western approaches. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 08:23:18 GMT)

New Medicine Reduces Side Effects In Schizophrenia Patients
(Washington, DC) -- An experimental drug for schizophrenia appears to be safe for patients without causing weight gain, cholesterol problems and hormonal changes. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 13:04:47 GMT)

Reiki Research
Hearing that you have cancer can be horrifying enough...but going through chemotherapy, and radiation, will put your body through an unimagineable test. But, now, patients can turn to Eastern medicine to ease the pain...in today's WJBF-TV News Channel 6 Medical Report. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 17:21:29 GMT)

New Medicine Reduces Side Effects In Schizophrenia Patients
(Washington, DC) -- An experimental drug for schizophrenia appears to be safe for patients without causing weight gain, cholesterol problems and hormonal changes. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 18:05:27 GMT)

Research elucidates mechanism by which gene expression may be altered in drug addiction
NORTH CHICAGO, IL. - Dr. Judith A. Potashkin, Ph.D. and her colleagues at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science recently completed a study investigating one of the changes in gene expression that occurs when individuals take addictive drugs. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 00:10:32 GMT)

Spoonful of advice helps free medicine go down
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. But when it comes to free drug samples from your doctor, a little closer scrutiny wouldn't hurt. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 01:46:31 GMT)

Acupuncture to the rescue
TUNKHANNOCK - Many people look at alternative medical treatments with skepticism. But the patients of acupuncturist Maya Noble have no doubts. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 07:48:48 GMT)

Let them eat cake
Is there a justification to the phenomenal rice in prices of consumer goods, particularly in foods and medicine in Saudi Arabia? Or are most traders unscrupulously taking advantage of the lack of a consumer protection agency? Asks Tariq Al-Maeena . (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 08:27:43 GMT)

The Solution To Vitamin E Failure
Vitamin E has failed to prevent heart attacks because dosages taken were far too low, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University, but the solution is not as simple as taking larger amounts of the vitamin. According to the study, published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, the extremely high dosages of vitamin E required to produce significant benefits may not be safe. [click link for ... (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:13:48 GMT)

Health beat - September 05, 2007:
Acupuncture The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic, 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 13:20:17 GMT)

If you want a Subprime Bailout, do it Properly!
The administration’s plan to bail out homeowners with adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) may make them slaves of their homes. We propose an alternative that we believe better serves both homeowners and the marketplace. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:40:24 GMT)

Are you case savvy?
Learning through the case methodology has been used in many disciplines such as medicine, law, business and even science, successfully. Do you remember Aesop’s fables, Panchatantra stories and Jataka tales? A common characteristic among these stories was ‘the moral of the story.’ (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 21:52:12 GMT)

Research Elucidates Mechanism By Which Gene Expression May Be Altered During Drug Addiction
Dr. Judith A. Potashkin, Ph.D. and her colleagues at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science recently completed a study investigating one of the changes in gene expression that occurs when individuals take addictive drugs. The findings of this study will be published in the September 5 issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE. Dr. [click link for full article] (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 23:12:36 GMT)

Chinese medicine gets a dose of modernity
HONG KONG (Reuters Life!) - Traditional Chinese medicine, the ancient art of healing using natural ingredients that are often boiled or powdered, is getting a modern dose. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 08:05:33 GMT)

Roommate held in UA slayingVictim had accused fellow Navajo freshman of stealing
At just 18, Mia J. Henderson, a promising student and athlete from the Navajo Nation, was interested in a medical career in genetics, sports medicine or dentistry. She had already spent a summer at the UA working on biomedical research and been matched with a mentor professor in the medical college. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 08:41:10 GMT)

The prophet in Clayton Park
After practising medicine for years in Denver-where he still faces a wrongful death lawsuit-and claiming connections to 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine school shootings and all manner of high-level government secrets, Bill Deagle moved back home to Nova Scotia. Now this Larry King of conspiracy lives in suburban Halifax, with a daily two-hour internet radio broadcast and explicit ... (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:10:12 GMT)

UA stabbing claims Navajo freshman
TUCSON -- At just 18, Mia J. Henderson, a promising student and athlete from Tuba City High School, was interested in a medical career, perhaps in genetics or sports medicine. She had already spent a summer at UA working on biomedical research and been matched with a mentor professor in the medical college. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 15:07:32 GMT)

Tri-C to Offer First-Ever Introduction to Integrative Medicine Course This Fall
HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio----The Health Careers Division at Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus will offer its first Introduction to Integrative Medicine course this fall. The course will be taught Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:40 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 20. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 16:31:00 GMT)

Pharmacy Opens That Caters To Pets And People
A new store opened up for business in La Jolla that offers medicine for pets and for people. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 00:56:27 GMT)

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Sight drug costs set to soar
HEALTH officials in Inverness have decided to replace a sight-saving drug with one which is 60 times more expensive after a major pharmaceutical company blocked access to the cheaper alternative. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:27:26 GMT)

Critical diabetic medicine shortage hits Zimbabwe
A critical shortage of essential diabetic medicine has hit the country, forcing diabetics to run around looking for alternative drugs. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 14:36:56 GMT)

Gambia: Policy On Traditional Medicine in the Offing
A policy on traditional medicine is currently under formulation to regulate and regularise traditional healing, said Dr. Tamsir Mbowe, Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:22:15 GMT)

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 21:35:53 GMT)

Gene Expression Changes Key To Revealing Mechanism That Leads To Addiction
Dr. Judith A. Potashkin, Ph.D. and her colleagues at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science recently completed a study investigating one of the changes in gene expression that occurs when individuals take addictive drugs. The findings of this study will be published in the September 5 issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE.Dr. [click link for full article] (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 11:11:05 GMT)

Herbs that heal
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 20:57:32 GMT)

Herbal medicines flourish in Punjab
By Ravi Khandelwal / Sunil Sharma Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Sept. 9 (ANI): Herbal medicine is perhaps the oldest form of treating any illness known to mankind. The excessive reliance on allopathy, however, has kept people from using herbal medicines. Fortunately, herbal gardens have now been set up to grow rare medicinal plants, and there are experts on hand to provide knowledge about them to the ... (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 06:40:09 GMT)

The Corn Supremacy
Over thousands of years, it has gone from humble weed to worldwide staple, alternative fuel and now potential medicine. But as the crop's value has grown, so has its challenges. For the aging farmer on the hillside, the motions of planting are rote, timeless, almost mechanical, yet as human as the need to lay down roots, to experiment, to multiply. His thick hands never stop moving, even as he ... (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 14:53:30 GMT)

Herbs that heal
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 19:58:53 GMT)

Florida alternative medicine firm targeting Birmingham area
A national alternative medicine firm is investing $700,000 to break into the Birmingham market. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 05:59:19 GMT)

Chicago-Based Business's Mixture of Medicine and Latest Beauty Trend Results in Cosmetic Triumph
Chicago business creates new glue-less method for applying false eyelashes. The method costs a fraction of the traditional price and takes seconds in application time. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Chicago-Based Business's Mixture of Medicine and Latest Beauty Trend Results in Cosmetic Triumph
Chicago business creates new glue-less method for applying false eyelashes. The method costs a fraction of the traditional price and takes seconds in application time. (PRWeb Sep 10, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:12:13 GMT)

IVF success 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. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:05:57 GMT)

Herbal medicines flourish in Punjab
By Ravi Khandelwal / Sunil Sharma, Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Sept. 10 : Herbal medicine is perhaps the oldest form of treating any illness known to mankind. The excessive reliance on allopathy, however, has kept people from using herbal medicines. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:17:23 GMT)

What Is Integrative Medicine?
Experts explore new ways to treat the mind, body, and spirit -- all at the same time. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 16:11:42 GMT)

Walgreens Offers Free Printer Ink Refills on Wed.
Walgreens customers will be able to do more than stock up on toilet paper and cough medicine Wednesday during a free, one-day printer cartridge refill program. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:03:51 GMT)

Herbs that heal
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:13:12 GMT)

Herbs, Massage or Hypnosis? Cancer Patients Get Advice
Every day, cancer patients walk into their doctors' offices and neglect to mention alternative treatments they use. For their part, doctors, often don't ask. Now, a sweeping set of recommendations offers what a comprehensive look at the use of alternative and complementary medicine in lung cancer. (Tue, 11 Sep 2007 02:24:00 GMT)

'Dr. No' to make Utah stop on campaign trail
Rep. Ron Paul will bring his insurgent grass-roots campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to Utah on Saturday. He will speak at a rally of supporters and a gathering of alternative medicine proponents as well as hold a private fundraiser. (Tue, 11 Sep 2007 07:51:01 GMT)

News Categories
The number of people turning to a traditional blood drawing technique called hejaama is increasing in Yemen as many find that modern medicine does not cure certain ailments. (Tue, 11 Sep 2007 09:33:35 GMT)

To Mexico for medicine
GORDONSVILLE — David Olson was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, with at most three months to live. Since then he has seen 27 doctors and the only one that gave him any hope was at an alternative cancer treatment center in Mexico. (Tue, 11 Sep 2007 14:45:39 GMT)

Herbs that heal
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Tue, 11 Sep 2007 20:58:39 GMT)

Diluting the scientific method: Ars looks at homeopathy
Join the four science writers of Ars as they examine the ostensibly scientific evidence in support of homeopathic medicine, an exercise that should provide everyone with a greater understanding of the features that separate science from pseudoscience. Read More... (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 04:04:26 GMT)

Mohave Daily News: News-front
Business ( top ) Extreme Adventure Tours put new spin on area attractions LAUGHLIN - Brad Mays, owner of Extreme Adventure Tours, says his new location at the Preferred Outlet Mall will offer tourists a more nature and family-oriented alternative to casinos. (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 08:53:45 GMT)

A shot in the arm keeps fetuses safe
Life was proceeding as planned for Ravinder Dhallan, or so it seemed. Having earned doctorates in medicine and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, he had just started a radiation oncology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:02:00 GMT)

A better prenatal test?
Life was proceeding as planned for Ravinder Dhallan, or so it seemed. Having earned doctorates in medicine and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, he had just started a radiation oncology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. On the home front Dhallan and his wife, Hejung Christine Chang, had a daughter, and they were eager to see their family grow. (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:15:09 GMT)

HP takes the pain out of injections
HP is well known for its PCs and printers, but now the company is trying to diversify into other fields that could benefit from its technology. Its latest venture sees HP taking its printing technology and adapting it for use in the field of medicine. Specifically, HP has taken its inkjet technology and managed to adapt [...] (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:43:41 GMT)

Karen Kisslinger: The Real Alternative Medicine
In the post "9/11" world, the way we sustain our health will be parallel to the way we sustain life, peace, and fairness on the planet; they can't be separated. (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 19:10:48 GMT)

Herbs that heal
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Wed, 12 Sep 2007 20:58:12 GMT)

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Karen Kisslinger: The Real Alternative Medicine
In the post "9/11" world, the way we sustain our health will be parallel to the way we sustain life, peace, and fairness on the planet; they can't be separated. Though this has always been true, it's blaring at us... (Thu, 13 Sep 2007 03:55:47 GMT)

Pfizer warns of contaminant in HIV drug Viracept
Pfizer is notifying health-care professionals in the United States about the presence of a contaminant in the HIV medicine Viracept, the same drug Roche recently recalled in Europe after contaminated batches were discovered there. (Thu, 13 Sep 2007 04:56:02 GMT)

Alternative medicine
After years of playing catch-and-release with the area's untreated mentally ill population, the city stumbled upon a challenging truth: That game is expensive. (Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:58:30 GMT)

Can medicine heal the ills of Archway Road?
ACUPUNCTURE needles and massages are needed on the Archway Road to soothe the effects of declining retail trade in the area. That is the view of Gill Hack who wants to open up a centre of excellence offering complementary therapies at 253 Archway Road, currently the home of Rainbow Toys. (Thu, 13 Sep 2007 14:05:17 GMT)

Herbs that heal
Going back to nature never rang so true. Stressed out urban professionals are today finding solace in traditional, herbal and alternative therapies. The alternative medicine industry is thus seeing a boom like never before. (Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:02:23 GMT)

More African Americans Trying Acupuncture
Acupuncture continues to have its critics among Western medicine practitioners, but is still gaining among diverse constituencies, including African Americans. (Fri, 14 Sep 2007 09:19:29 GMT)

Deconstructing 'detox' diets
In recent years the number of diet developers and holistic healers hawking products to purge your body of harmful chemicals and foreign substances has exploded. But do your liver and lymph nodes really need cleaning? Some detox regimen -- like herbal supplements, spa treatments, and special diets that are designed to mop up pollutants, dietary waste, and even unwanted pounds --can actually do ... (Fri, 14 Sep 2007 12:20:50 GMT)

Company Profile for BIOLIFE REMEDIES INC.
----BIOLIFE REMEDIES, INC. combines Traditional Chinese Medicine , Western academic research and development practices with the newest scientific technology to produce effective natural alternative health-care products to combat serious diseases. (Fri, 14 Sep 2007 14:40:00 GMT)

Feeling better after a dose of medicine
With continuing uncertainties on world stock markets, on September 5 I reduced the share holdings in my self-invested personal pension (Sipp). My Sipp already had a large cash pile but I thought it best to add to it by selling part of its holdings in Immu-Pharma, William Ransom and Photo-Me. (Fri, 14 Sep 2007 15:24:21 GMT)

Yoga, tai chi at East-West store opening Saturday
A new store is opening Saturday on the southwest corner of Dobson and Warner roads that will offer yoga and tai chi classes, as well as gifts and books on philosophy, religion, sociology, psychology, alternative medicine and physical and mental health. (Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:38:28 GMT)

Disarming back pain
Diana Butterworth, a district nurse, is robustly sceptical of complementary medicine, preferring to stick to mainstream treatments. (Fri, 14 Sep 2007 20:19:34 GMT)

Your guide to today, tomorrow and beyond
The Killers: The alternative rock band The Killers will perform Monday at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. (Sat, 15 Sep 2007 06:20:16 GMT)

Shodair at forefront of gene testing for prescriptions
A new test at Shodair Children’s Hospital could alter the traditional approach to prescribing medicine while revolutionizing the way drugs are sent to market. (Sun, 16 Sep 2007 06:50:08 GMT)

Your guide to today, tomorrow and beyond
The Killers: The alternative rock band The Killers will perform Monday at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. (Sun, 16 Sep 2007 10:53:05 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Understanding the Glycemic Index
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a convenient tool to categorize foods and their effect on blood glucose levels. It also can be beneficial in maintaining satiety levels. A balanced diet that incorporates the GI can help decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease, while helping the body maintain a healthy weight. (Sun, 16 Sep 2007 18:20:00 GMT)

Rangel's Tax-the-Rich 'Reform'
Meeting reporters for breakfast last week, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson set as his tax priority a "patch" to slow the runaway alternative minimum tax (AMT). The former investment banker acted as though he was oblivious to plans by Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to turn the need for such a temporary fix into the most radical left-wing tax revision in half ... (Mon, 17 Sep 2007 07:12:20 GMT)

Out with the mold, in with the new
Elbert County commissioners signed a $3 million contract last week to replace a moldy justice center in Kiowa after years of complaints from public officials and workers and a pending lawsuit by a county judge. (Mon, 17 Sep 2007 07:22:30 GMT)

Health Tip: When Acupuncture May Help
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese procedure in which points on the body are stimulated using a number of very fine needles. Here are conditions and symptoms that may benefit from acupuncture, courtesy of the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: (Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:07:36 GMT)

A to Z on Stifling the Sneezes
(Family Features) - Every year, the cold and flu season arrives along with plenty of advice for staying healthy. How do you sort out the truth from fiction? (Mon, 17 Sep 2007 15:24:05 GMT)

Alabama And E-85
E-85! It's the alternative fuel that's catching national attention as the answer to the nations dependence on foreign oil. (Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:14:51 GMT)

Robert Novak: Rangel's vision includes history-making taxes
MEETING REPORTERS at breakfast last week, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson set as his tax priority a "patch" to slow the runaway Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The former investment banker acted as though he were oblivious to plans by Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to turn the need for such a temporary tax fix into the most radical left-wing tax ... (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 04:07:01 GMT)

Reclast Improves Survival Following Hip Repair, New Study
Results of a US clinical trial suggests that an annual infusion of Reclast (zoledronic acid), an osteoporosis drug, improved survival and reduced the risk of further clinical fractures in elderly patients who had undergone broken hip repair.The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine and was sponsored by the maker of the drug, Novartis. [click link for full article] (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 12:12:45 GMT)

A to Z on Stifling the Sneezes
Comments ( No comments posted. ) (Family Features) - Every year, the cold and flu season arrives along with plenty of advice for staying healthy. How do you sort out the truth from fiction? (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:14:24 GMT)

Humming Effective in Diagnosing Hearing Loss
A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO suggests that an additional hearing test, the hum hearing test, is a reliable alternative to the Weber tuning fork test for initial hearing evaluation. (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:26:23 GMT)

New Surgical Techniques Could Reduce Pain and Complications in Tonsil Surgery
New surgical procedures are being developed that could help to speed healing time and reduce pain for adult patients suffering from chronic tonsillitis. In a paper presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, researchers discuss the efficacy of Co2 laser tonsil subtotal ablation and bipolar radiofrequency ablation tonsillectomy as an alternative treatment to conventional cold-steel ... (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:26:33 GMT)

Treating Yourself Magazine Issue #9 Hits News Stands
"Treating Yourself - The Alternative Medicine Journal," that provides medical marijuana users with information to assist them in responsible use announces the release of its ninth issue. (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

Alternative Methods Proposed To Detect Pesticides And Antibiotics In Water And Natural Food
A new system to detect pesticide and antibiotic residues in water, vegetables, milk and meat has been developed. Presence of antibiotics in foods of animal origin or fresh water can cause bacterial resistance or allergic reactions, as well as industrial problems in fermentation processes. (Tue, 18 Sep 2007 17:07:52 GMT)

Broadcom Billionaire's Health Institute Taps Defense Dollars
Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The House of Representatives' defense-spending bill has money to pay troops, buy fighter jets and an aircraft carrier -- and fund a nonprofit group researching yoga, ``bioenergy'' and alternative medicines. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 04:09:29 GMT)

First study to examine rural GP–complementary medicine relationship
Complementary treatment use is high in regional Australia, but patients often don’t tell their doctors, according to a University of Queensland researcher, who will conduct the world’s first study in this area. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 04:15:26 GMT)

Bio-Medical as an alternative cure for autism
Many parents of children suffering from autism are turning to alternatives outside of western medicine. There is a national movement called T.A.C.A. also known as talk about curing autism. It's focus is to find help for youngsters. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 04:22:06 GMT)

New Holistic Health & Alternative Medicine Website Launches
The Center for Healing Arts' DVDs and Web presence creates a worldwide community of alternative medicine practitioners and those seeking holistic health. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

New Holistic Health & Alternative Medicine Website Launches
The Center for Healing Arts' DVDs and Web presence creates a worldwide community of alternative medicine practitioners and those seeking holistic health. (PRWeb Sep 19, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:23:02 GMT)

Tapping homegrown herbs, Unani is becoming popular in Kashmir
A M Sofi Srinagar, Sep 19 (PTI) Despite medical science scaling new heights, the Unani system of medicine is trying to carve a niche for itself in Jammu and Kashmir. With its unique type of curing, the Unani is fast becoming a popular system of medicine here. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:42:54 GMT)

Tapping homegrown herbs, Unani is becoming popular in Kashmir
A M Sofi Srinagar, Sep 19 (PTI) Despite medical science scaling new heights, the Unani system of medicine is trying to carve a niche for itself in Jammu and Kashmir. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:57:18 GMT)

Test anxiety can put diploma in jeopardy
As board weighs keeping exam as condition of graduation, Grasmick offers alternative At age 16, Portia Dyson is driven -- a good student who works in a research laboratory at the University of Maryland and hopes to go to college to study science and nursing. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:35:43 GMT)

Alternative medicine
After years of playing catch-and-release with the area's untreated mentally ill population, the city stumbled upon a challenging truth: That game is expensive. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 22:29:20 GMT)

Alternative methods proposed to detect pesticides and antibiotics in water and natural food
Water or food of natural origins (from plants or animals) that we consume on a daily basis can contain unwanted ‘supplies' for our organism, such as pesticides or antibiotics. (Wed, 19 Sep 2007 23:59:27 GMT)

First Study To Examine Rural GP-Complementary Medicine Relationship, Australia
Complementary treatment use is high in regional Australia, but patients often don't tell their doctors, according to a University of Queensland researcher, who will conduct the world's first study in this area. [click link for full article] (Thu, 20 Sep 2007 00:13:26 GMT)

Frisco Plastic Surgeon Offers New Alternative To Traditional Liposuction
Patients to see fast recovery, less bruising with outpatient procedure. What once was major surgery now can be accomplished in a single office visit. That is what North Texans are saying about a laser device just introduced by Dr. Ken Smart of Frisco Plastic Surgery. Dr. [click link for full article] (Thu, 20 Sep 2007 04:13:16 GMT)

Feel Pudgy? There?s a Shot for That
Anti-fat injections are one of the most hotly debated procedures in cosmetic medicine because they are spreading faster than the science behind them. (Thu, 20 Sep 2007 04:27:53 GMT)

Adult stem cells in testes may replace embryonic stem cells for organ regeneration
London, September 20 (ANI): Adult stem cells found in a male patient's testicles may be used to create a wide range of tissue types that may help him fight disease, suggests a new research. The breakthrough study in mice led by researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City indicates that stem cells in adult testes may help provide an alternative to the controversial ... (Thu, 20 Sep 2007 07:26:46 GMT)

Rangel making history in Washington
WASHINGTON -- Meeting reporters at breakfast last week, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson set as his tax priority a "patch" to slow the runaway Alternative Minimum Tax. The former investment banker acted as though he were oblivious to plans by Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to turn the need for such a temporary tax fix into the most radical left-wing ... (Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:59:18 GMT)

Stem Cells In Adult Testes Provide Alternative To Embryonic Stem Cells For Organ Regeneration
Easily accessed and plentiful, adult stem cells found in a male patient's testicles might someday be used to create a wide range of tissue types to help him fight disease -- getting around the need for more controversial embryonic stem cells. [click link for full article] (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:12:45 GMT)

Program to help residents get rid of old medications
People with unused or expired medications will have a chance to dispose of them in a safe way Saturday at an event billed as "Operation Medicine Cabinet." (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 06:10:26 GMT)

The Center for Healing Arts Launches Exciting New Holistic Health & Alternative Medicine DVD Series
Imagine having an experienced and trusted Master or Alternative Healer accept a personal invitation to visit your home. Imagine sitting with them as you learn the secrets of healing they've learned through years of study and practice. They confide in you, sharing the mindfulness and spirituality they bring to their healing work. (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

The Center for Healing Arts Launches Exciting New Holistic Health & Alternative Medicine DVD Series
Imagine having an experienced and trusted Master or Alternative Healer accept a personal invitation to visit your home. Imagine sitting with them as you learn the secrets of healing they've learned through years of study and practice. They confide in you, sharing the mindfulness and spirituality they bring to their healing work. (PRWeb Sep 21, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ... (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:12:59 GMT)

Detecting Pesticides And Antibiotics In Water And Natural Food By Alternative Methods
Water or food of natural origins (from plants or animals) that we consume on a daily basis can contain unwanted 'supplies' for our organism, such as pesticides or antibiotics. [click link for full article] (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:12:51 GMT)

Homeopathy Treats the Patient, Not Just the Disease
There's no money-back guarantee, but this alternative medicine may provide relief. (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:34:33 GMT)

Charles Darwin's Dazzling Evolution Into A Theorist
When he undertook a task, Charles Darwin had a rule: Keep it simple. (Fri, 21 Sep 2007 23:00:00 GMT)

Traditional Chinese medicine degree in accreditation process
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is considering the recognition of several universities in China so that Malaysian students can pursue degree programmes in traditional Chinese medicine. (Sun, 23 Sep 2007 00:23:04 GMT)

Alternative therapy for backache 'can kill or disable'
One of the most common 'alternative' treatments for backache is dangerous and can kill, says leading expert. (Sun, 23 Sep 2007 00:57:21 GMT)

Healing The Body With Non-Traditional Medicine
From your traditional medicine to the non-traditional. Alternative medicine is very popular. (Sun, 23 Sep 2007 02:21:06 GMT)

Filmmaker Brings Ancient Holistic Health and Alternative Medicine to a Modern Audience
Filmmaker Victor Demko has turned his own decade-long passion for the wisdom of the great teachers and healers into a new online community designed to bring that ancient wisdom of holistic health and alternative medicine to a modern audience living in a hectic world. (Sun, 23 Sep 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Filmmaker Brings Ancient Holistic Health and Alternative Medicine to a Modern Audience
Filmmaker Victor Demko has turned his own decade-long passion for the wisdom of the great teachers and healers into a new online community designed to bring that ancient wisdom of holistic health and alternative medicine to a modern audience living in a hectic world. (PRWeb Sep 23, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Sun, 23 Sep 2007 07:10:17 GMT)

Uganda: Bad Diagnosis Causing High Death Rates
THE death rate in developing countries is high because of poor diagnostic methods, the president of the International Institute of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, has said. (Mon, 24 Sep 2007 09:36:08 GMT)

Clinical Data Shows Vitamin C May Reduce Risks of Cancer, Heart Disease and Variety of Other Health Disorders
NEW YORK----A new research review published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine shows that vitamin C may help protect against a range of health disorders, including immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease and cancer. (Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMT)

Angola: Seminar On Traditional, Natural Medicine Starts Monday
A seminar for people who will train others on natural and traditional medicine, starts Monday in Lubango City, southern Huila Province, under the aegis of the National Council of Natural and Traditional Medicine (CONMENTA), ANGOP has learnt. (Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:49:35 GMT)

Patients Get Point After Acupuncture Treatments
Every year, thousands of people across South Florida seek an alternative to traditional medicine to treat a variety of discomforts and pain. (Mon, 24 Sep 2007 23:17:00 GMT)

Outskirts Press Announces Forget The Cures, Find The Cause, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Alternative Medicine Book ...
Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Forget The Cures, Find The Cause: Book Two- The Circle by Rayna M. Gangi, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 5 x 8 Paperback in the Alternative Medicine category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. Forget The Cures, Find The Cause is also available in its ... (Tue, 25 Sep 2007 07:00:17 GMT)

Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems
New studies are discovering just how vital sleep is to overall health. So, sleep habits should become a standard part of a complete check-up, researchers say. "There is increasing evidence that there is a very strong relationship between sleep quality and physical and mental health," said Dr. Phyllis C. Zee, a professor of neurology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. (Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:06:51 GMT)

New Detection Method For Multipurpose Metal Used In Cars, Medicine, And Alternative Energy Production
Finding uses for palladium and platinum--rare precious metals coveted by the automobile, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries as catalysts in chemical reactions-proves easier than finding the scarce materials themselves.Detection involves expensive instruments operated by highly trained chemists that take days to return results. [click link for full article] (Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:13:15 GMT)

S'pore firm tests traditional Chinese stroke drug
SINGAPORE-BASED drug firm Moleac, which has turned a traditional Chinese medicine into a treatment for stroke patients, said it would launch a clinical trial for the product in Oct. (Wed, 26 Sep 2007 01:38:15 GMT)

Treatment Options Help You Take Control Of Urinary Incontinence
For older adults, increased urinary frequency is fairly common. "As people age, in general, the bladder does lose some of its capacity," says Jonathan M. Vapnek, MD, associate clinical professor of urology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, according to Mt. Sinai's Focus on Healthy Aging. "The bladder gets a bit stiffer and therefore, it does not hold as much. [click link for full article] (Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:15:26 GMT)

Naturopathy Is A Viable Alternative
In every human culture, there are medical beliefs that have been established in order to provide the basis for explaining and responding to illness. Throughout recorded history, illness has been attributed to sorcery, demonic possession and even the will of gods. (Wed, 26 Sep 2007 12:24:14 GMT)

Raw diet is healthy alternative
The changes were subtle at first. (Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:32:20 GMT)

The attraction to/repulsion from magnets • Benign, harmless ‘treatment’ nothing to fear, except for some in their ...
One prominent craze in the world of alternative medicine is that of magnet therapy. This is nothing new, in fact magnets and electromagnetism have been touted as health cures for at least a couple of hundred of years. (Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:30:53 GMT)

Alternative medicines pose potentially serious risk to cancer patients
Oncologists here are worried over the potential risk the complementary alternative medicine (CAM) is posing to the cancer patients because of its interaction with the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of conventional therapies and potential alteration of investigation. (Thu, 27 Sep 2007 02:42:47 GMT)

Ritalin funded again after alternative causes side effects
Drug funding agency Pharmac is funding ritalin again for some sufferers of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after an alternatively funded drug has caused serious side effects in patients. (Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:48:42 GMT)

Sun Pictures to MegaPixels: Archaic Processes to Alternative Realities (Pre-and Post-Modernist Photography) ...
absolutearts.com artists, Ellen Jantzen and Brad Michael Moore, will exhibit work beginning Saturday, September 29th and continuing through November 4th, 2007 in the exhibition titled: "Sun Pictures to MegaPixels: Archaic Processes to Alternative Realities (Pre-and Post-Modernist Photography)," at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11211. Opening is 4 to ... (Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:13:34 GMT)

Vaccine Study In New England Journal Of Medicine Wrong In Concluding Mercury Exposures Are Harmless, States SafeMinds
A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study on the relationship between mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and children's brain functioning draws a misleading conclusion, says one of the study's external consultants, Sallie Bernard, Executive Director of SafeMinds. [click link for full article] (Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:14:52 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:54:04 GMT)

Drug Rehab Center Treats Addicts Holistically with Innovative Alternative Medicine Techniques and Drops Relapse Rates
CARE Florida introduces comprehensive drug treatment using alternative techniques. Although CARE does subscribe to traditional methods like the 12 Step Program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous it has now added alternative medicine and holistic healing like Yoga, Pilates and Massage Therapy to distract, relax and train the patients mind to break addictions and prevent ... (Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:45:50 GMT)

Alternative medicine centres planned
DUBAI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) is studying the possibility of opening alternative medicine centres in its hospitals and health centres, said a senior official yesterday. (Fri, 28 Sep 2007 03:47:27 GMT)

FDA phases out CFCs in asthma inhalers
Asthma sufferers shouldn't find it hard to breathe when several brands of inhalers are taken off shelves by the end of next year, experts said. Alternative products without CFC propellants are available now. While they are more expensive, they're safe and will not leave asthma patients gasping. (Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:00:21 GMT)

After Infant Gripe Water Recall Scare, Homeopathic Medicine Offers Safe Alternative
TJ Enterprises, LLC announced that its product, ColicCalm Homeopathic Medicine, offers a safe alternative in the treatment of baby digestive discomfort including gas, colic and acid reflux. (Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:15:00 GMT)

Choline, An Alternative Therapy For Asthma
The prevalence of asthma has increased worldwide and current therapies for the disease, such as glucocorticoids, are limited in their usefulness, due to potential side effects. [click link for full article] (Fri, 28 Sep 2007 13:12:46 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:03:37 GMT)

Russian Folk Remedies
cold and flu tablets are all very well, but the Russians do it naturally! Discover a little about traditional Russian preventative medicine. (Sat, 29 Sep 2007 04:37:16 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:18:39 GMT)

News: News Bytes of the Week—Attack of the space microbes
Killer bacteria from outer space As if cosmic rays and hard vacuum didn't make space dangerous enough, astronauts might have to contend with an unexpected threat: bacteria. (Sun, 30 Sep 2007 05:15:07 GMT)

Pot for sale
LONG BEACH - Proposed legal action by the Long Beach city attorney's office is expected to ignite a new battle in the ongoing war over medical marijuana. (Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:19:33 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Sun, 30 Sep 2007 17:33:37 GMT)

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