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Alternative Medicine News Dec 2007

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Significance Of Traditional Medicine Highlighted At Beijing Conference
Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei uses custom declarations, post-marketing random surveillance (including an Asean alert system), and works closely with their regional and international counterparts in ensuring the safety of traditional medicine coming to Brunei. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:33:36 GMT)

California Stem Cell Agency to Fund Non-Embryonic Alternatives
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for the first time will open up significant funding to research on alternative, non-embryonic sources of stem cells. The move follows a breakthrough in the technology in mid-November. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 02:54:35 GMT)

California Stem Cell Agency to Fund Non-Embryonic Alternatives
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for the first time will open up significant funding to research on alternative, non-embryonic sources of stem cells. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 03:21:01 GMT)

Alternative therapies revive in Taiwan
TAIPEI: Several strange and even bizarre alternative therapies are enjoying a revival in Taiwan. Dr Hsieh Ching-long is one of only a few practitioners of a near-extinct Chinese folk treatment known as "fire therapy", which requires the doctor to set his patient on fire. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 05:32:35 GMT)

Sir Richard of Alameda focusing his attention to battle malaria
Dr. Richard Feachem set off for Geneva from his Alameda home five years ago to build from scratch the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. As the fund's founding executive director, his job at the U.N.-inspired agency was to create an... (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 08:49:16 GMT)

"Your article does a great service to this generation."
A sampling of readers' letters, faxes and e-mail. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 10:21:20 GMT)

Beware of pills with 'heavy' side effects
Experiencing holiday weight gain already? The problem may not be in your refrigerator. It could be in your medicine cabinet. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 13:05:36 GMT)

Chen applauds successes of traditional medicine
President Chen Shui-bian ( 陳水扁 ) yesterday recognized the exceptional contributions made by traditional Oriental medicine in enhancing human health around the world. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 19:14:56 GMT)

UK scientists use DNA "decoy" to fight superbugs
A new genetic "decoy" system could revolutionize development of antibiotics to fight drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA and speed their path to market, British scientists said on Monday. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 10:32:34 GMT)

Diabetes drug Avandia raises bone loss
A study posted in the online issue of U.S. magazine Nature Medicine Sunday suggested that Avandia, a drug used by an estimated 3.5 million or more U.S. diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss. This study conducted in mice fo ... (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 10:47:21 GMT)

Horphag's Prelox provides over-the-counter solution
For couples worldwide, erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the leading contributors to a man's inability to perform. As millions of men in America each year look for a solution, many seek alternative treatments to prescription medications and surgery that may have dangerous side effects. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 16:19:17 GMT)

Honey Works Better Than Cough Medicine
Honey is a better and safer treatment for children than over-the-counter cough syrup, a new study finds. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 21:15:15 GMT)

Honey Works Better for Kids Than Cough Medicine, Study Finds
A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents' reports of their children's symptoms. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:20:09 GMT)

An Alternative Medicine Could Help Reduce Holiday Stress
The holiday season can be an overwhelming time for some people. But a simple computer program could help reduce the stress in your life. Biofeedback is a type of alternative medicine called Mind-Body therapy. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:02:04 GMT)

Honey A Better Option For Childhood Cough Than Over The Counter Medications
Honey may offer parents an effective and safe alternative than over the counter children's cough medicines. A single dose of buckwheat honey before bedtime provided the greatest relief from cough and sleep difficulty compared with no treatment and an over-the-counter cough medicine in children with upper respiratory tract infections, according to a new article. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:04:18 GMT)

Some sweet news for kids with colds
Note to Mary Poppins: Forget the medicine and go straight for the sweet stuff. Just as over-the-counter cough and cold products have been declared off-limits for kids under age 6 by a federal advisory panel and parents are at a loss for soothing stuffy kids at bedtime, researchers offer an alternative: A spoonful of honey soothes coughs just as well or better than cough medicine. A research ... (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 03:37:53 GMT)

Study finds link between exercise, mental health
A Yale study — published yesterday in the biomedical-research publication “Nature Medicine” — indicates that an exercise gene known as VGF works as an effective anti-depressant in the brains of mice. The research, led by psychiatry and pharmacology professor Ronald Duman, found that medicinal doses of VGF could potentially be administered to humans as an alternative to current anti-depression ... (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:57:07 GMT)

Parents report honey beats cough medicine
A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents' reports of their children's symptoms. The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. Honey may work by coating and soothing an irritated throat, the authors said. The research appears in December's Archives of ... (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 11:00:16 GMT)

Prescribing Honey For Childhood Cough
A new study by a Penn State College of Medicine research team found that honey may offer parents an effective and safe alternative than over the counter children's cough medicines. [click link for full article] (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 12:18:42 GMT)

Study Shows Honey Good Alternative as Cough Medicine
Many claim it works better than medicine. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 13:27:10 GMT)

Controlled Drinking: Controversial Alternative to AA
Can you fight the disease of alcohol addiction and still be a social drinker? Making such a stance was heretical only a generation ago. Yet controlled drinking, as it is called, has emerged as an accepted treatment option for those who find abstinence too daunting. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 03:40:27 GMT)

Honey a cheaper and more effective treatment for children's coughs than cough medicine
Experts in the United States say when it comes to children's coughs, natural honey offers a cheaper and more effective alternative to expensive over-the-counter cough medicines. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:00:55 GMT)

Jatropha Curcas Linn A Biofuel Alternative (Malaysian National News Agency
KOTA BAHARU, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- The seeds of the Jatropha Curcas Linn, locally known as pokok jarak pagar, used as fuel by the Japanese for its aircraft during the Second World War, have the potential to be commercially processed into environmental-friendly biodiesel and biopetrol. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:26:56 GMT)

Henderson, Owensboro push regional project
The teaming up of the economic development organizations in Henderson and Owensboro to promote plant biotechnology and alternative energy projects is the latest effort at regional cooperation in northwest Kentucky, officials said Wednesday. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 06:06:37 GMT)

OpeningTheDoor
Medicine Shoppe teams with clinic (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 10:02:36 GMT)

Homeopathy on NHS risks lives, says top scientist
The Government’s most senior scientist today warned that homeopathic medicine was putting lives at risk. Sir David King said the alternative medicine, whose supporters include Prince Charles, was of no medical use whatsoever (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 13:30:14 GMT)

C'watre Education Director Attends the Swiss Academy of Anti Aging Medicine
C'watre International, Inc., the world's only ocean water-based skin care company, announced today that Education Director, Gregory Dean, represented the company at the Swiss Academy of Anti Aging Medicine on 29 November through 1 December. SAAAM hosted the International Congress on Longevity Medicine and Aesthetic Procedures in Geneva, Switzerland. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

Bloodless Alternative To Transfusion For Jehovah's Witnesses And Transfusion-Wary
"Jehovah's Witness patients no longer have to die for want of blood," says Patricia Ford, MD, a hematologist/oncologist and Medical Director of the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the PENN Medicine hospital network. Dr. Ford is one of the pioneers of bloodless surgery and has been teaching its technique to doctor's around the world. [click link for ... (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 15:03:24 GMT)

Alternative medicines a ‘health risk’
PERTH The unregulated sale of alternative medicines was putting the public at risk, a fatal accident inquiry was told. Elaine Ferrie said an over-the-counter medical supplement was to blame for the death of her brother. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:01:49 GMT)

Study Of African Traditional Medicine Will Begin World-first Clinical Trial
Sutherlandia may be unfamiliar to many North Americans, but in South Africa, where traditional medicines are used by many people, and often supplement conventional medicines, many consider it a miracle plant. Those that use Sutherlandia claim it cures ailments from depression to cancer. Sutherlandia is a new focus of research. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 03:04:28 GMT)

Reactor shutdown impacts nuclear medicine
The shutdown of a nuclear reactor in Canada is causing delays in tests for cancer and other critical diseases that rely on radioactive isotopes. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 13:06:04 GMT)

Reactor shutdown impacts nuclear medicine
The shutdown of a nuclear reactor in Canada is causing delays in tests for cancer and other critical diseases that rely on radioactive isotopes. The Chalk River nuclear reactor in Ontario produces medical isotopes used in imaging techniques to test and di... (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 13:25:41 GMT)

Study of African Traditional Medicine Will Begin World-first Clinical Trial
Researchers at MU and University of the Western Cape studying effectiveness of traditional medicine (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 14:29:51 GMT)

World-First Clinical Trial To Study African Traditional Medicine
Described as a hotspot of botanical diversity, there are more than 20,000 indigenous plant species in South Africa. Several thousand of them are used by traditional healers every day in that country for treating a range of problems from the common cold to serious diseases such as AIDS. [click link for full article] (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 17:02:42 GMT)

The petal poultice
Consider the water lily. It is used by herbalists as a poultice to cure boils, tumours and inflamed skin. A sick child will be quite amused if the doctor tells him that his medicine will come from a water lily! (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 22:17:48 GMT)

Gilbert eyes future as health care leader
Gilbert officials are banking on the town becoming a major health care center in Arizona - one that could attract national acclaim for its innovative focus on research-based medicine, women's health care and holistic alternatives. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 13:02:23 GMT)

Reality Check: Can Super Glue heal wounds?
It is believed that the glues -- made from the chemical cyanoacrylate -- not only stop bleeding quickly, but also lead to less scarring. So should you keep some Super Glue in the medicine cabinet? (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:20:56 GMT)

Alternative medicine seeks hospital space
Alternative and complementary natural health treatment practitioners in the Bega Valley shire have joined forces to campaign for the allocation of a shared consulting room in the new hospital. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 04:38:28 GMT)

Complementary Medicine Training Provides Health Professionals With Balance, Not Bias, Survey Suggests
Complementary and alternative medicines training for students in the health professions improves their ability to provide balanced, evidence-based advice to patients. Overall 96 per cent of pharmacy students believed they need to be equipped to advise patients about complementary and alternative medicines and 90 percent said it should therefore be a core part of their education. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:02:27 GMT)

Honey as an Alternative to Cough Medicine for Children
Since children's cough medicine has been pulled from store shelves, parents are now looking for alternative ways to treat their child's cough. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:20:38 GMT)

Study finds honey beats meds at soothing kids' cough
With many children's cough syrups being pulled from the market because they don't work, an old folk remedy - honey - may work just as well or better, researchers report. In a study of kids having trouble sleeping because of cough, a research team at Penn State College of Medicine compared the effectiveness of a little bit of buckwheat honey before bedtime versus either no treatment or ... (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 07:58:35 GMT)

Top British scientist warns homeopathic medicine puts lives at risk
Britain's most senior scientist has warned that homeopathic medicine is jeopardising lives. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:30:15 GMT)

An alternative to Super Glue
THE FACTS: Call it the secret life of Super Glue. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:47:28 GMT)

Rentech and DKRW Confirm Coal-to-Liquids Plans
LOS ANGELES----Rentech, Inc. announced today that the DKRW Advanced Fuels Medicine Bow Fuel & Power Project is continuing to develop its coal-to-diesel project under its site license agreement with Rentech for a synthetic fuels project under development in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

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Nostrums: Tame a Child?s Cough With a Touch of Honey
A spoonful of honey might quiet a child?s cough more effectively and safely than the most common over-the-counter cough medicine. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 04:22:42 GMT)

It's Not A Stretch - Yoga May Help Cancer Patients
It's been around for more than 5,000 years,* and still, yoga is one of the fastest growing fitness programs in the country.* Those who do it will tell you yoga can make you stronger and more flexible. Could it be doing more than that? Some believe yoga might even bolster the immune system in women who are battling breast cancer. To find out if that's a stretch, scientists are now weighing in. ... (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:19:13 GMT)

The CNN Wire: Monday, Dec. 10
Suicide car bomber kills 2 police officers, wounds 13 (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:30:46 GMT)

Socialized medicine just another way to help Americans receive care
Have you heard the term "socialized medicine?" How about "socialized police protection" or "socialized fire protection?" Do "socialized public education" or "socialized public libraries" ring a bell? Maybe "socialized Medicare," "socialized Veterans benefits" or "Socialized Security?" (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:03:18 GMT)

Pittsburgh Families Using Natural Remedies For Kids' Colds
Parents look for alternative cold treatments after the FDA says over-the-counter children's medications shouldn't be used. Gordon Loesch looks at some natural remedies that may relieve stuffy noses and coughs. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:00:24 GMT)

Our view on energy mandates: States wean from fossil fuels, so why can't Washington?
More than 20 states have requirements for converting a portion of their electricity production to renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar or biomass. Most set deadlines that kick in several years from now, but some are already reducing greenhouse gases and replacing foreign energy supplies. (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 05:22:00 GMT)

Pittsburgh Families Using Natural Remedies For Kids' Colds
Parents look for alternative cold treatments after the FDA says over-the-counter children's medications shouldn't be used. Gordon Loesch looks at some natural remedies that may relieve stuffy noses and coughs. VIDEO: Cold Remedies (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 15:15:24 GMT)

The CNN Wire: Wednesday, Dec. 12
Italian truck strike causes shortages of food, fuel (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 15:50:05 GMT)

Methadone users will soon have new drug treatment
About 8,000 B.C. methadone users will soon have an alternative drug to wean them off heroin and morphine. But it may be months before addicts can get the drug through B.C.'s health plan. (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 17:15:13 GMT)

Study: Try Honey for Children's Coughs
A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents' reports of their children's symptoms. The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 19:01:26 GMT)

NEWS: Bad Medicine
In a smattering of red brick buildings at the bottom of a hill on Eighth Avenue South, a few blocks away from the bustle of Wedgewood Avenue, sits Hermitage Hall—a Nashville treatment program for male sex offenders ages 9 to 17. With nearly 100 sexually abusive boys housed within the seemingly quiet buildings, Hermitage Hall is one of the largest service providers of its kind in the country. (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:11:45 GMT)

Banks dole out strong medicine
There will be no crisis at Christmas, the world's central banks decided yesterday (Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:50:03 GMT)

LOCAL NEWS
The owner of Smartworld Coffee said he wanted to create an environmentally friendly alternative to Starbucks. (Thu, 13 Dec 2007 05:33:56 GMT)

Isotope shortage forcing more test delays in Regina
More than 80 more nuclear medicine tests are being cancelled in the Regina Qu'Appelle health region this week due to a countrywide shortage of radioisotopes. (Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:23:27 GMT)

'Acupuncture face-lift' gains fans
Some turn to wrinkle-fighting acupuncture as an alternative to plastic surgery and dermatology. (Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:15:15 GMT)

California group joins FIFA fold
Following the strategy implemented with the first opening of the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence at the Schulthess clinic in Zurich in May 2005, the world governing body of football has decided to set-up further FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence across all continents to ensure that players have access to high quality football medicine. (Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:06:41 GMT)

'The high cost of drugs in Israel is not a decree from heaven'
People blame the state or the health maintenance organizations. But a new study argues that some drugs are more expensive than they are worth We hear time and again about people who can't afford the drugs they need, people who have to sell their assets in order to survive, or who depend on charity for money to buy the medicine that will keep them alive. (Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:06:52 GMT)

Is 'government medicine' the best solution?
I don't claim to be an authority, but my experience might shed some light on what we could expect. (Fri, 14 Dec 2007 06:14:33 GMT)

Imaging3, Inc.'s Creates Safer and More Efficient Alternative to Standard CT Scan
Good reason to insist on latest model CT scanners such as the Dominion Volumetric Imaging Scanner by Imaging3, Inc. next time you need a CT scan. (PRWeb Dec 14, 2007) (Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:07:38 GMT)

Availability Of Oral Contraceptives In Community Pharmacies, UK
Lord Darzi yesterday highlighted Department of Health plans to pilot pharmacy supply of oral contraceptives to women via a Patient Group Direction. He was responding to a question from Baroness Finlay who is currently the President of the Royal Society of Medicine. [click link for full article] (Fri, 14 Dec 2007 13:13:54 GMT)

Chlamydia Trachomatis
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common reportable infectious disease in the United States, with almost 1 million cases reported in 2004. 3 Few recommendations have changed for the treatment of persons infected with C. trachomatis; however , azithromycin (Zithromax) is now recommended as a primary, rather than alternative, treatment in pregnant women ( Table 2 ) . 1 This change occurred because ... (Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:41:35 GMT)

At-home sleep apnea tests sanctioned by U.S. sleep authority
Portable tests to diagnose sleep apnea have been approved for home use by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (Fri, 14 Dec 2007 22:17:39 GMT)

FIVE GIFTS TO HELP OTHERS
Five alternative gifts to help people around the world (Sat, 15 Dec 2007 06:23:41 GMT)

Homoeopaths meet in Feb on National Health Programme
Panaji, Dec 15 : Homoeopaths have pleaded with the Centre for including all qualified practitioners of alternative systems of medicine in the National Health Programme for its effective implementation with immediate effect. (Sat, 15 Dec 2007 12:44:39 GMT)

V.B.Price: Alternative energy, public transit offer stable investments
In thinking about the future, it can be useful to imagine you're a cautious investor out to find the best long-term returns on your money. (Sat, 15 Dec 2007 13:54:22 GMT)

What Science And History May Owe To Homeopathic Medicine
A new scholarly written book describes hundreds of well-known and respected physicians, scientists, politicians, corporate leaders, and literary greats who used or advocated for homeopathic medicine. Eleven U.S. Presidents, seven popes, Sir William Osler, J.D. Rockefeller, Charles Kettering, and C. Everett Koop are among those famous people who were known to have benefited from homeopathy. ... (Sat, 15 Dec 2007 14:08:13 GMT)

Alternative therapies: Unlocking closed doors
Her mother thought she was speech impaired. For years the child had not spoken a word, and hearing her sing a rhyme was something they had long given up hope for. She was autistic, you see. (Sat, 15 Dec 2007 20:17:02 GMT)

Seahawks | Rituals of recovery
Patrick Kerney gets paid to provide pressure. It's part of his job description as a defensive end, a player who spends a good deal of his... (Sun, 16 Dec 2007 08:24:26 GMT)

Cattle rustling on the rise in California
Stanislaus County - The other day, two young heifer calves were stolen from a dairy in Tulare County. The thieves drove them to Kings County, where they apparently discovered to their chagrin that the animals were branded. That would make selling them... (Sun, 16 Dec 2007 08:35:27 GMT)

Web sites stripped of medical-device claims
As news spread of two federal investigations into dubious medical devices used throughout the Northwest, distributors and operators have... (Sun, 16 Dec 2007 08:37:59 GMT)

MDs bone up on remedies once scorned
Tagging along with the holidays come ailments that challenge most Western doctors: stress, back and joint pain, head colds, heart attacks, anxiety, depression, upset stomachs and insomnia. (Sun, 16 Dec 2007 11:55:15 GMT)

Natural Medicine: Sweet dessert alternatives
While humans are predisposed to find sweet tastes pleasurable, excessive refined sugar consumption is now being potentially linked to high rates of obesity, a major risk factor for diabetes and other chronic health conditions. (Sun, 16 Dec 2007 19:19:41 GMT)

Study: Honey best for kids' coughing
With many children's cough syrups being pulled from the market because they don't work, an old folk remedy -- honey -- may work just as well or better, researchers report. In a study of kids having trouble sleeping because of cough, a research team at Penn State College of Medicine compared the effectiveness of a little bit of buckwheat honey before bedtime versus either no treatment or ... (Mon, 17 Dec 2007 09:13:03 GMT)

South Africa: Mbeki's Speech At ANC Conference - Part 1
OPENING ADDRESS AND POLITICAL REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, THABO MBEKI, TO THE 52nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ANC: UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO, DECEMBER 16, 2007. (Mon, 17 Dec 2007 13:00:17 GMT)

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Depression?
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences are seeking participants for a clinical trial examining whether two polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids are effective treatments for depression. (Mon, 17 Dec 2007 14:30:00 GMT)

Cambridge Who's Who Recognizes Dr. Serena M. Bordes for Excellence in Naturopathic Treatment and Oriental Medicine
BOCA RATON, Fla.----Serena M. Bordes, doctor of naturopathy, licensed acupuncturist and diplomate in acupuncture, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for excellence in the practice of naturopathy and Oriental medicine. (Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:44:00 GMT)

Alternative cancer treatments: 11 alternative treatments worth a try
Alternative cancer treatments can't cure your cancer, but they may provide some relief from signs and symptoms. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 08:06:01 GMT)

CSU's fake dog head is Spot on
SimPooch will not come when called or whine when hurt, but this anatomically correct head of a Labrador retriever could help improve dog medicine through acupuncture. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 08:33:40 GMT)

A look at natural methods of health
A Mayo Clinic book covers alternative medicine and treatments. Books on alternative medicine clutter the bookstore shelves. Authors range from reputable physicians who like holistic approaches to some folks who stay one step ahead of sorcery. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:42:33 GMT)

As herbal medicine grows, three treatments gain popularity
Herbal medicine used to be what you turned toward when everything else failed -- a desperate attempt to try anything. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:43:47 GMT)

Johor Buzz : 'Tuina' fast becoming a popular massage therapy
RELAX AFTER A HARD DAY: The Chinese medicine foot-spa is usually followed by foot reflexology to promote blood circulation. TUINA is a Chinese-style massage which is becoming as popular as traditional Thai, Indonesian and Malay massage. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:18:11 GMT)

NIH clears grant to study plants used in Ayurveda
The Nagarkattis became interested in investigating the plant products for their anti-inflammatory properties because of their exposure to Ayurvedic medicine, which has argued that several plant products are effective against arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. The team plans to collaborate with scientists from India to test a large number of plant extracts for their anti-inflammatory ... (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:51:48 GMT)

Apple in the Enterprise, Part 2: Uniting the Scientific Community
Apple's seemingly benign approach to the enterprise market belies the strides it is making in terms of its technology becoming a more viable alternative in the enterprise market. In contrast to the media-intensive promotional campaigns it uses for its consumer products Apple is steadily, though rather quietly, building up the Unix capabilities and Windows compatibility of its Mac OS X operating ... (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:18:28 GMT)

Our complements to you
Back in the day, an outpatient or anyone destined for a hospital stay would be content with conventional medicine and some TLC — tender loving care. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:34:28 GMT)

Johor Buzz: 'Tuina' fast becoming a popular massage therapy
TUINA is a Chinese-style massage which is becoming as popular as traditional Thai, Indonesian and Malay massage. It offers an alternative healthcare therapy to ease fatigue or ailments. (Tue, 18 Dec 2007 16:04:54 GMT)

2007/12/18
RELAX AFTER A HARD DAY: The Chinese medicine foot-spa is usually followed by foot reflexology to promote blood circulation. TUINA is a Chinese-style massage which is becoming as popular as traditional Thai, Indonesian and Malay massage. (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:00:04 GMT)

`Friendly' bacteria may give immune system a boost
How about some bugs in your dinner tonight? Many people love them -- the bacterial kind, that is. They use probiotics, an alternative medicine approach to supporting health. Probiotics are often referred to as "friendly bacteria," though a range of microorganisms can qualify, including yeasts. The idea goes like this: Some people think that live microorganisms in foods or supplements can boost ... (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:17:31 GMT)

Isotope shortage slows diagnoses across continent
Experts believe supply scare will prompt the United States to develop an alternative, domestic producer within a few years (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:59:47 GMT)

Program ending that lets addicted doctors practice
Thousands of doctors hooked on drugs and alcohol continue to practice medicine while receiving treatment for substance abuse, yet most patients will never know about their physicians' addictions. (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:00:13 GMT)

An International First at the CHUM - Promising Treatment in Regeneration of the Myocardium Through the use of Stem Cells
Montreal, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - The Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) announces the beginning of a phase II randomized double-blind trial with the potential of providing a therapeutic alternative after a first acute ... (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:31:16 GMT)

ots: An International First at the CHUM - Promising Treat.
Montreal, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - The Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) announces the beginning of a phase II randomized double-blind trial with the potential of providing a therapeutic alternative after a first acute myocardial infarction. (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:38:08 GMT)

Study Fails to Find Best Osteoporosis Medicine for Preventing Fractures
Dec. 19, 2007 - Many medications reduce the risk of bone fractures in people with osteoporosis, but the most commonly used drugs - bisphosphonates - have not been proven more effective than alternatives, according to a new report. (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 20:04:40 GMT)

On Fitness: Hands-On Fixes for Sports Injuries
Even the scientist in me is extremely grateful for this relatively untested alternative treatment. (Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:10:17 GMT)

Possible New Way To Detect, Monitor Liver Disease Without Painful Liver Biopsy
Scientists working at the Hepatitis B Foundation, in partnership with Drexel University College of Medicine, think they may have discovered a reliable alternative to liver biopsy for the early detection of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, which afflict more than 5 million Americans. [click link for full article] (Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:16:36 GMT)

An International First At The CHUM Promising Treatment In Regeneration Of The Myocardium Through The Use Of Stem Cells
The Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) announces the beginning of a phase II randomized double blind trial with the potential of providing a therapeutic alternative after a first acute myocardial infarction. One patient has already undergone this technique, which consists of implanting immature stem cells from the bone marrow to regenerate heart muscle. [click link for full ... (Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:17:36 GMT)

"Virgin" birth stem cells may offer tissue bank
Human egg cells can be tweaked to give rise to valued stem cells that match the tissue types of many different groups of people, U.S. and Russian researchers reported on Wednesday. (Thu, 20 Dec 2007 13:11:39 GMT)

Study Shows Marathons Aren?t Likely to Kill You
The risk of dying on a marathon course is twice as high if you drive it than if you run it, researchers in Canada have found. (Fri, 21 Dec 2007 04:56:57 GMT)

Natural Products Association To Host 71st Annual Natural Products Convention And Trade Show, Natural MarketPlace 2008, ...
Natural products retailers and suppliers from across the country will gather to exchange trade information, learn about the industry, and peruse booths showcasing industry's best products at the Natural Products Association's 71st annual trade show and convention - Natural MarketPlace 2008 - July 17 - 19, in Las Vegas, Nevada. [click link for full article] (Fri, 21 Dec 2007 13:16:36 GMT)

Blogs & Articles
Home Made Laundry Soap By: neechii , 2 days ago This soap is a green alternative to store bought soap Making Homemade Laundry Soap What Ingredients Do You Need? You (...) (Fri, 21 Dec 2007 19:43:22 GMT)

Today's Headlines
.For this holiday we will be looking back over to top stories from this past year.Here are the stories that caught the most attention in November. (Sat, 22 Dec 2007 03:43:15 GMT)

Imaging Procedures For Diagnosing Blood Clots In The Lung Examined
New research indicates that a diagnostic strategy using computed tomographic pulmonary angiography may be a safe alternative to conventional lungs scans (known as ventilation-perfusion scans) for excluding the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung vessels), although CTPA may detect more clots, according to a new study. (Sat, 22 Dec 2007 04:12:54 GMT)

Naturopathic doctor shares hours with Belgrade, Sheridan
As medical expenses and health-care costs rise every year, availabile, affordable health care gets tougher to find. In the small town of Sheridan, there is a new doctor establishing his practice to help this rural (Sat, 22 Dec 2007 08:26:38 GMT)

Veterinary hospital makes room
ITHACA — Moose, a 5-year-old beagle mix with arthritis, doesn't swallow pills to manage pain. Instead, he visits Dr. Heather Murley at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for regular acupuncture sessions. (Sat, 22 Dec 2007 10:26:28 GMT)

Integrative health practice to close
Carolinas Integrative Health, which has offered nutritional counseling, acupuncture, massage and other nontraditional health care for six years in Dilworth, will close at the end of December. "From a business standpoint, it was never very successful," said Scott White, a spokesman for Carolinas HealthCare System, which opened the center in 2001. It is the second such hospital-sponsored venture ... (Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:44:07 GMT)

WEATHER FOR STROUDSBURG:
In 1882, a product called the electric flesh brush, which had magnetized iron rods in its handle, promised cures for a host of maladies: malaria, paralysis, indigestion and even liver and kidney trouble. (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 05:35:11 GMT)

Sides fight tooth and claw over feral cats
GALVESTON — About two years ago, a feral cat had a litter of kittens under Brenda Lee’s island house. Lee waited for the kittens to mature and took them and their mother to the animal shelter, she said. (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 06:28:13 GMT)

Naturopathic doctor shares hours with Belgrade, Sheridan
As medical expenses and health-care costs rise every year, availabile, affordable health care gets tougher to find. In the small town of Sheridan, there is a new doctor establishing his practice to help this rural (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 08:06:24 GMT)

HOW THEY VOTED
Energy bill: The House on Dec. 18 accepted the Senate's amendment to H.R. 6, which promotes energy efficiency and conservation. The Senate amendment stripped provisions that would have levied higher taxes on oil and gas producers and aided renewable energy research. (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 09:30:39 GMT)

The cold truth: Consumers get deluged with treatment claims
Many people intent on avoiding colds, or on recovering from one quickly, swear by Airborne, Zicam or Cold-Eeze. Others praise large doses of vitamin C. Pharmacies stock plenty of other over-the-counter options promising to boost your immune system or fight colds. (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 09:41:31 GMT)

CALL TO ACTION
Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 09:44:28 GMT)

DA positions for commercial planting of malunggay
NAGA CITY —From being a lowly vegetable in our backyards, moringa oleifera, popularly known as "malunggay" is now making its golden comeback thru the wonders of biotechnology. (Sun, 23 Dec 2007 13:27:06 GMT)

CHS sees no alternative to closing clinic in Dilworth
Carolinas HealthCare System is closing its six-year-old alternative-medicine office in Dilworth at the end of the month. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 05:35:53 GMT)

Annual checkups: What tests to perform, and how often?
If you are a careful consumer of health care, you see your doctor once a year for an annual checkup. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 07:01:03 GMT)

Alternative medicine sways M.D.s
Tagging along with the holidays come ailments that challenge most Western doctors: stress, back and joint pain, head colds, heart attacks, anxiety, depression, upset stomachs and insomnia. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 08:05:57 GMT)

Ways to spend your FSA
Use your account funds to pay for these items by Dec. 31 so you don't lose it. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:00:00 GMT)

Kenya: An Option to Managing 'Expensive' Diseases
TO the average family with no medical insurance, common ailments like malaria or pneumonia are a major challenge to tight budgets. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:27:02 GMT)

Florence woman touts and teaches healing treatment
One day 14 years ago, Maryann Marian had a sore throat that changed her life. Marian told a co-worker about her problem. The co-worker laid his hands on her throat and performed a treatment called Reiki. Marian felt a burning sensation, and then the soreness disappeared. "I was amazed," she recalled recently. "I said, 'I have to learn more about this.'" (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 13:10:55 GMT)

About 15 homes evacuated after Frierson gas well explosion
FRIERSON — "It's a pretty scary scene." That was the sentiment of Frierson resident Reggie Roe late Sunday less than an hour after he felt the ground shake as a natural gas oil well exploded in Frierson, sending flames 300 to 400 feet into the nighttime sky. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 15:10:52 GMT)

Uh oh. Geting into holiday 'party hearty' mode can be deadly
THE GOOD SIDE of holiday hoopla — increased camaraderie, generosity of spirit — can help ease depression for some. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 15:20:43 GMT)

Health, wellness books worth giving, reading
BOOKWORMS CAN BE healthy, too. Here are three books for people who want a more complete understanding of health and illness. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 15:20:44 GMT)

Number of occupied FEMA trailers in La declines
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Over the last year, the number of occupied FEMA trailers has declined by more than two-thirds, as victims of the 2005 hurricanes have moved out of trailers on private property and federal officials have begun moving to close trailer park sites across Louisiana. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 15:42:03 GMT)

The Lure of Treatments Science Has Dismissed
Exploring the reasons people swear by treatments that have no scientific evidence backing them. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 00:37:15 GMT)

ADHD is a real condition
Dear Dr. Donohue: ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is not a disease. What germ causes it? None. It's a recent discovery. Why? It's a totally subjective diagnosis. It is nearly always diagnosed in boys. Perhaps this is nothing more than an attack on males by women-libbers. Boys are not supposed to be good little girls. They need to get out and play hard. We should not dope them ... (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 06:19:10 GMT)

Ask Dr. Weil by Andrew Weil : Try treating Crohn's disease with alternative medicine
Q What do you recommend for treatment of Crohn's disease? (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 07:09:01 GMT)

Easing the Pain of All Those Aches
The flashes of pain sound strikingly similar. Allie Steele's knees hurt when she gets out of bed. Steven Nicks' throb when he stocks shelves at a grocery store and rides his bike competitively. Peter Michaelis' act up when the weather is cold. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 07:18:46 GMT)

Naturopathic doctor shares hours with Belgrade, Sheridan
As medical expenses and health-care costs rise every year, availabile, affordable health care gets tougher to find. In the small town of Sheridan, there is a new doctor establishing his practice to help this rural (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 07:26:38 GMT)

A cheaper dose of medicine now
There are more alternatives for brand-name prescriptions today. A dose by any other name works as well -- and costs less. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 09:15:36 GMT)

Popular loopholes may soon disappear
SACRAMENTO — California faces an estimated $14 billion budget deficit, but the state's independent fiscal watchdog has an answer: Trim some of the tax loopholes that total $50 billion. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 10:59:18 GMT)

State may trim some tax breaks
Poll: Which loopholes should be closed? California faces an estimated $14 billion budget deficit, but the state's independent fiscal watchdog has an answer: trim some of the tax loopholes that total $50 billion. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:10:02 GMT)

DA positions for commercial planting of malunggay
NAGA CITY —From being a lowly vegetable in our backyards, moringa oleifera, popularly known as "malunggay" is now making its golden comeback thru the wonders of biotechnology. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 12:45:37 GMT)

U.S. medical centers turn nuclear particles into weapons against cancer
The push to use nuclear particle accelerators to fight cancer reflects the best and worst of America's health system, experts say. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 19:57:50 GMT)

US boosting knowledge of TCM
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health. Its role is to explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science. (Tue, 25 Dec 2007 23:52:18 GMT)

Hospitals Chase a Nuclear Tool to Fight Cancer
Some experts say the push to use nuclear particle accelerators for cancer-fighting reflects the best and worst of the market-based U.S. health care system. (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 03:19:54 GMT)

Proton therapy the next big -- really big -- thing
By ANDREW POLLACK There is a new nuclear arms race under way -- in hospitals. Medical centers are rushing to turn nuclear particle accelerators, formerly used only for exotic physics research, into the latest weapons against cancer. Some experts say the push reflects the best and worst of the nation's market-based healthcare system, which tends to pursue the latest, most expensive treatments ... (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 11:13:54 GMT)

Hospitals Look to Nuclear Tool to Fight Cancer
A push by medical centers to turn nuclear particle accelerators into weapons against cancer reflects the best and worst of America’s health system, experts say. (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 15:50:51 GMT)

Odyssey Catholics
Justin Brandon has been weighing his options. (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:00:18 GMT)

Why fish oil is good for you
It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Many Alzheimer's researchers have long touted fish oil, by pill or diet, as an accessible and inexpensive "weapon" that may delay or prevent this debilitating disease. Now, UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil is indeed a deterrent against ... (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:07:11 GMT)

Examining Marijuana as medicine
The Willits News The rhetoric surrounding marijuana, or cannabis sativa, as medicine ranges from calling it everything from "the killer weed" to "the miracle drug. (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:44:58 GMT)

MCD to turn up the heat on stray dogs
Terming sterilization as an 'inadequate' measure, the body mulled over the need to find 'alternative ways' of containing the number of stray dogs in Delhi. (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 20:17:50 GMT)

Aspirin, Hormone Therapy Combo Can Shorten Lives of Prostate Cancer Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer who take baby aspirin to protect their heart run a significantly higher risk of dying, new research suggests. (Wed, 26 Dec 2007 22:02:03 GMT)

Herbal medicine sector to grow 12-15% a year
Herbal medicine has suddenly come into vogue with the notion of "wellness" becoming integral to the healthcare business. But here's the catch. (Thu, 27 Dec 2007 05:54:26 GMT)

New Media Technology Future Trends and Renewable Energy Predictions for 2008 by Sepp Hasslberger
What to expect from the world of new media technology for 2008? Health, economy and alternative energy blogger Sepp Hasslberger, contributes his personal view on some of the major trends he sees coming down the line when it comes to new media, search engines, and tacit online cooperation. Is Google losing its predominant position? How important is going to be the the view of your peers ... (Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:24:12 GMT)

Documents reveal histories of locals who got pardons
A News Journal investigation into three local men who received 11th hour pardons from former Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher unearthed details on a trio of individuals from all walks of life - a Catholic priest that specializes in alternative medicine, a pharmacist convicted of illegally selling drugs and a burglar who simply wanted his right to carry a firearm returned so he could rabbit hunt. (Thu, 27 Dec 2007 14:46:44 GMT)

New Drug Targets May Fight Tuberculosis, Bacterial Infections in Novel Way
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City say exciting new molecular targets -- so-called "virulence factors" that bacteria use to thrive once they are in the host -- present an alternative, potent means of stopping TB, leprosy and other bacterial illness. (Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:32:22 GMT)

$1b alternative medicine boom
Australians spent $1 billion on complementary medicines this year, with the biggest growth occurring in sales of nutritional oils, particularly fish oil, which is used to ease hyperactivity in children and arthritis in the elderly. (Thu, 27 Dec 2007 22:38:06 GMT)

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