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Alternative Medicine News Jan 2008

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A medicine hunter on a remote path to cures
Scouring remote regions for plants, oils and extracts can yield cures — and big profits — for pharmaceutical companies and indigenous tribes. (Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:18:33 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, 01 Jan 2008 07:26:38 GMT)

Experts say some exercises do more harm than good
Mark Reinking is an assistant professor of physical therapy at St. Louis University, so he knows a thing or two about exercise. But even he's baffled by some of the things he sees people do at the gym. Not only are they putting themselves at risk for injury but Reinking can't figure out the intended purpose of some of the exercises. (Tue, 01 Jan 2008 09:24:46 GMT)

A 'medicine hunter' seeks herbal alternatives in Peru
Chris Kilham, an ethnobotanist from Massachusetts who has dubbed himself the Medicine Hunter, has scoured remote jungles and highlands for three decades for plants, oils and extracts that can heal. (Tue, 01 Jan 2008 11:49:23 GMT)

Making it through the morning after
Happy New Year, everybody! Oops, was that a little too loud? Sorry about that. advice. (Tue, 01 Jan 2008 15:34:36 GMT)

On a remote plath to cures (Business Times
There’s prospect of money — lots of money — for Western pharmaceutical companies in natural plant substances. Products that once seemed exotic, like ginseng, ginkgo biloba or aloe vera, now roll off the tongues of Westerners. (Tue, 01 Jan 2008 16:13:09 GMT)

Doctors bone up on alternative remedies
CHICAGO -- 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. (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:12:50 GMT)

Anti-Alzheimer's Mechanism In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found
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. Researchers now report that omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid, found in fish oil, increases the production of LR11, a protein that is found at reduced levels in Alzheimer's patients and which is known to destroy the the "plaques" associated with ... (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 14:13:53 GMT)

Preventing Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults
For many older Americans, another candle on their birthday cake means another prescription in their medicine cabinet. In a review article, clinicians from Tufts University School of Medicine offer specific steps that physicians and other healthcare providers can take to avoid overuse, misuse, and underuse of medication in older adults. (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 14:32:22 GMT)

5 Low-Priced, High-Star Stocks
Another dose of sweet 'n' low stocks. (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 15:00:09 GMT)

Tips to prevent adverse drug events in older adults
BOSTON (January 2, 2008) Adverse drug events are more common in older adults because they are prescribed more drugs and are effected differently by these drugs than their younger counterparts. (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 15:06:36 GMT)

Tips to prevent adverse drug events in older adults
Adverse drug events are more common in older adults because they are prescribed more drugs and are effected differently by these drugs than their younger counterparts. A review article written by Tufts University School of Medicine clinicians, published in American Family Physician, summarizes steps that physicians and other healthcare providers can take to avoid overuse, misuse, and underuse of ... (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 15:49:22 GMT)

Acupuncture Unblocks Health 'Traffic Jams'
In an era when diagnostic medical tests can run into the thousands of dollars, her tools are fingers on a pulse. The body can reveal what ails it by its pulse, explains traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Kimberly Halsey. This 2,000-year-old system, which includes acupuncture and other forms of treatment, can offer relief for some of 2008's common health problems such as quitting smoking ... (Wed, 02 Jan 2008 16:04:36 GMT)

Tips To Prevent Adverse Drug Events In Older Adults
For many older Americans, another candle on their birthday cake means another prescription in their medicine cabinet. In a review article, clinicians offer specific steps that physicians and other healthcare providers can take to avoid overuse, misuse, and underuse of medication in older adults. (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 05:13:43 GMT)

A Tale of Two Romneys
Viewpoint: The GOP candidate's positive image on the stump, says Joe Klein, is at odds with his negative media campaign (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 10:03:52 GMT)

Vitamin D2 Is As Effective As Vitamin D3 In Maintaining Concentrations Of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that vitamin D2 is equally as effective as vitamin D3 in maintaining 25-hydroxyvitamin D status. The study appears online in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [click link for full article] (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 12:18:17 GMT)

Accelr8 Announces Research Programs in Two Leading Medical Research Centers
DENVER----Accelr8 Technology Corporation announced today that the company has begun joint research programs with Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and with the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

The Modern Vacation: Fully Wired, Totally Ruined
Weekend getaways and romantic dinners used to be sweet escapes from the daily grind. Nowadays, R and R is often interrupted by a buzzing Blackberry or the ding of an instant message on the wireless laptop. (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 13:55:43 GMT)

Face lift, luxury safari -- bargain price
Colleen Hiltbrunner spent two years researching her dream trip to South Africa. But she wasn't looking for the perfect safari lodge. She was hunting for the right cosmetic surgeon. (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 13:57:28 GMT)

Physicians' tips to prevent older adults from adverse drug events
Washington, January 3 : The key to preventing older adults from adverse effects of medicines lies in certain precautions that doctors may exercise prescribing drugs, say clinicians at Tufts University School of Medicine. (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 14:37:15 GMT)

Krouk plugs folk medicine, iodine
NEW IPSWICH -- When Jeff Krouk had an apple orchard back in the 1970s, he already had a keen interest in alternative medicines and healings. (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 18:05:44 GMT)

Importance of teaching evolution noted
Scientific advisers to the government emphasize in a report the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. The report by the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine follows up on similar past publications, the last of which came out in 1999. The new document includes recently discovered evidence supporting evolution, including an important fossil find. The report ... (Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:37:21 GMT)

National Academy report emphasizes importance of teaching evolution
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientific advisers to the government emphasize -- in a report -- the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. The report by the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine follows up on similar past publications, the last of which came out in 1999. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 00:09:46 GMT)

Tough penalties flagged for alternative health industry
The New South Wales Government says a new code of conduct will help stamp out unethical behaviour in the alternative health industry. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 03:44:53 GMT)

Scientific advisers book emphasizes teaching evolution
WASHINGTON -- Scientific advisers to the government emphasize in a new book the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. The book by the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine follows up on similar past publications, the last of which came out in 1999. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 04:11:30 GMT)

Scientific advisers book emphasizes teaching evolution
The National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine released a book on Thursday stressing evolution and its importance in the science classroom. The book is available online. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 04:12:47 GMT)

Indigestion 'busting NHS budget'
At least £100m from is being spent unnecessarily by the NHS each year on indigestion drugs, doctors say. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 08:56:39 GMT)

Importance of teaching evolution noted
Scientific advisers to the government emphasize in a report the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 09:54:35 GMT)

Report notes importance of teaching evolution in public schools
The report by the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine follows up on similar past publications, the last of which came out in 1999. The new document includes recently discovered evidence supporting evolution, including an important fossil find. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 16:54:28 GMT)

New laws to govern alternative medicine
Aromatherapy, homoeopathy and other popular complementary therapies are to be regulated for the first time under a government-backed scheme to be established this year. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 21:38:22 GMT)

These treatments may have their place, but we must not be foolhardy
Doctors and patients need to make a clear distinction between alternative medicine, complementary medicine and conventional medicine. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 23:35:57 GMT)

US doomed if creationist president elected: scientists
A day after ordained Baptist minister Mike Huckabee finished first in the opening round to choose a Republican candidate for the White House, scientists warned Americans against electing a leader who doubts evolution. (Fri, 04 Jan 2008 23:46:27 GMT)

Med school looking for participants in lower back pain study
Posted: 8:08 PM- Utahns struggling with lower back pain may be eligible to participate in one of several clinical trials under way at the University of Utah School of Medicine's Department of Neurosurgery. (Sat, 05 Jan 2008 03:21:05 GMT)

Patients needed for back studies
Utahns struggling with lower back pain may be eligible to participate in one of several clinical trials under way at the University of Utah School of Medicine's Department of Neuro- surgery. (Sat, 05 Jan 2008 09:05:46 GMT)

New laws to regulate alternative medicine in bid to weed out dodgy practitioners
Complementary therapies are set to be regulated for the first time from April. A new voluntary self-regulation body will be able to strike off incompetent practitioners and set minimum standards of qualification for therapists (Sat, 05 Jan 2008 16:18:27 GMT)

Britain to govern alternative medicine
A new council backed by the prince of Wales will regulate British practitioners of aromatherapy, homeopathy and other alternative therapies. (Sat, 05 Jan 2008 19:43:49 GMT)

Britain to govern alternative medicine
A new council backed by the prince of Wales will regulate British practitioners of aromatherapy, homeopathy and other alternative therapies. The Natural Healthcare Council will set minimum standards to ensure therapists are qualified and investigate patie... (Sat, 05 Jan 2008 19:51:41 GMT)

The year of living healthily
The new year bodes well for health in general as more research, not only into conventional medicine, but also into complementary medicine, will bring in new treatments. (Sun, 06 Jan 2008 01:28:47 GMT)

The Natchez Democrat
Modern medicine has made great advances, giving a child born in the United States in 2000 an average life expectancy nearly 30 years longer than one born in 1900. But healthcare has no cure for old age. (Sun, 06 Jan 2008 04:18:23 GMT)

Tracking Down Allergenic Substances
At present, animal tests are the only way of determining whether a particular chemical can cause an allergic reaction. Researchers working on the Sens-it-iv project are developing alternative methods that can reliably predict the allergy risk of chemicals without animal testing.There is danger lurking everywhere in textiles, cosmetics, medicines, detergents, foodstuffs, toys, and even at work. (Sun, 06 Jan 2008 09:02:26 GMT)

Weight-loss drug claims attacked
SHAM weight-loss medicines are being listed for sale because medicine controls are too weak, the Australian Medical Association says. (Sun, 06 Jan 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Scientists Say Mice With Spinal Injuries Can Walk Again
Scientists said they've found a way to enable mice paralyzed by spinal cord injuries walk again, according to a study published in this week's edition of the journal Nature Medicine. (Sun, 06 Jan 2008 23:32:32 GMT)

Difficult to Treat Erectile Dysfunction Patients
TriMix Laboratories LLC today announced the introduction of TriMix-gel(TM). TriMix-gel(TM) has been suggested as an alternative for patients who fail on Viagra(R) type pills and cannot or will not self inject with a needle. With twenty million American men currently suffering with ED, current treatments are sufficient in many cases, but there remain more and more men who can't tolerate the side ... (Mon, 07 Jan 2008 06:44:56 GMT)

Xeloda(R) Combination Therapy in Esophagogastric Cancer Highlighted in New England Journal of Medicine
Data published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine show that oral Xeloda(R) (capecitabine) and oxaliplatin in combination with epirubicin is a comparable alternative to infused fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin with epirubicin in patients with previously untreated, advanced esophagogastric cancer. (Mon, 07 Jan 2008 12:48:00 GMT)

ots: Benefits of Oral Xeloda Over Continuous Intravenous .
Data recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirm oral chemotherapy tablet Xeloda (capecitabine) as a first-line treatment for advanced stomach cancer. (Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:49:07 GMT)

Benefits of Oral Xeloda Over Continuous Intravenous Chemotherapy Confirmed for Advanced Stomach Cancer
Basel, Switzerland (ots/PRNewswire) - - For non US or non UK Media Only - Oral Chemotherapy Tablet Option Reduces the Time Patients Need to Spend in the Hospital Data recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirm ... (Mon, 07 Jan 2008 14:01:38 GMT)

Smallpox vaccine alternative identified
University of California, Irvine infectious disease researchers have shown the effectiveness of a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine that can replace the current biodefense stockpile for this lethal virus. (Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:35:25 GMT)

Dr Brown's medicine
Leader: Not everything that is true in medicine also applies in politics, but in both fields it can be safely agreed that prevention is better than cure (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:50:16 GMT)

Dr Brown's medicine
Not everything that is true in medicine also applies in politics, but in both fields it can be safely agreed that prevention is better than cure. It would be better if Gordon Brown had never got himself into a position where he required a new year relaunch. (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 03:13:15 GMT)

Alternative smallpox vaccine identified
U.S. researchers say they've successfully tested a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine. (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 07:28:59 GMT)

Alternative smallpox vaccine identified
U.S. researchers say they have successfully tested a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine. Philip Felgner and Huw Davies with the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, found the modified vaccinia virus Ankara prod... (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 07:36:21 GMT)

Alternative for smallpox vaccine identified
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine that can replace the current biodefense stockpile for this lethal virus. The study, conducted by Philip Felgner and Huw Davies with the Department of Medicine, found that the modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) produced the same antiviral ... (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 07:40:20 GMT)

Alternative smallpox vaccine identified
U.S. researchers say they've successfully tested a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine.Philip Felgner and Huw Davies with the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, found the modified vaccinia virus Ankara produced the same antiviral response in human and animal studies as the current smallpox vaccine, Dryvax, the university said Monday in a ... (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 08:15:22 GMT)

Alternative Smallpox Vaccine Identified
University of California, Irvine infectious disease researchers have shown the effectiveness of a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine that can replace the current biodefense stockpile for this lethal virus. (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 16:17:17 GMT)

Potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine
University of California, Irvine infectious disease researchers have shown the effectiveness of a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine that can replace the current biodefense stockpile for this lethal virus. (Tue, 08 Jan 2008 21:01:54 GMT)

Smallpox Vaccine Alternative Identified
Infectious disease researchers have shown the effectiveness of a potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine that can replace the current biodefense stockpile for this lethal virus. Scientists applied blood serum samples taken from both humans and animals given the MVA or Dryvax vaccines to "microarray" chips containing more than 200 vaccinia virus proteins, on which they ... (Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:14:29 GMT)

As drug trafficking revives, Thais back another harsh crackdown
By day, Bangkok's largest slum broils under a scorching sun. Schoolchildren in crisp uniforms scuttle past sidewalk food vendors. But at night, say local activists, the dockside lanes of Khlong Toey belong to peddlers of methamphetamine pills, known to Thais as ya ba, or crazy medicine. (Wed, 09 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT)

Health benefits cover medical tourism, alternative therapies
U.S. employers are beginning to cover medical tourism and alternative medicine as part of their health benefit cost containment efforts, a survey has found. (Wed, 09 Jan 2008 20:12:50 GMT)

Embracing Alternative Care
Top hospitals put unorthodox therapies into practice. (Wed, 09 Jan 2008 21:10:25 GMT)

An Alternative Perspective on Alternative Medicine
Whatever the science behind them, unconventional treatments do often work—whatever that means. (Wed, 09 Jan 2008 23:12:07 GMT)

Exercise might be alternative treatment for depression
Washington, Jan 10 : There are more benefits to exercising than just fitting into a tight pair of jeans or getting relief from many physiological and cardiovascular disorders, for a new psychological research has cited that it can also reduce symptoms of patients with major depressive disorder. (Thu, 10 Jan 2008 14:43:00 GMT)

Nancy Whelan: Eyes, tongue can be quite revealing
Question: At a recent tea sponsored by the Indian River County Main Library in Vero Beach, two local physicians were on hand to elaborate on their specialty — alternative medicine. The doctors have started holding monthly meetings at the library which are open to the general public. I had the pleasure of meeting one of them, we chatted and this week's column reflects that amazing meeting. (Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:42:26 GMT)

Tort Reform Group Blasts PI Lawyers' Online 'Trolling' for Clients
In its latest critique of personal injury attorneys, the American Tort Reform Association is calling a study by the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest "evidence that the personal injury bar's brazen trolling for clients" on the Internet is taking an "increasingly negative toll on society." (Fri, 11 Jan 2008 08:02:45 GMT)

PROFNET EXPERT & DAILY TOPIC ALERTS: Health and Medicine
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A New Book on Sexual Medicine Calls Attention to 'The Couple' and Presents State-of-the Art Treatments for Sexual ...
The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine was just released focusing on restoring "the couple" as the main unit for treatment of sexual dysfunction. This book also puts significant emphasis on the thorough evaluation of biological factors and psychosocial factors before administering biological treatments such as the new oral agents, or psychosocial ones such as sex therapy. (Fri, 11 Jan 2008 14:57:00 GMT)

A New Book on Sexual Medicine Calls Attention to 'The Couple' and Presents State-of-the Art Treatments for Sexual ...
The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine was just released focusing on restoring "the couple" as the main unit for treatment of sexual dysfunction. This book also puts significant emphasis on the thorough evaluation of biological factors (e.g., medical, hormonal, or effects of prescribed medications) and psychosocial factors (e.g., presence of depression, relational conflicts, or employment problems) ... (Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:12:51 GMT)

A New Book on Sexual Medicine Calls Attention to 'The Couple' and Presents State-of-the Art Treatments for Sexual ...
LOS ANGELES , Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine was just released focusing on restoring "the couple" as the main unit for treatment of sexual dysfunction. (Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:53:34 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Resources
There's no shortage of information—the challenge is sorting through it and harvesting the best. (Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:15:51 GMT)

Dr Brown's medicine
Not everything that is true in medicine also applies in politics, but in both fields it can be safely agreed that prevention is better than cure. It would be better if Gordon Brown had never got himself into a position where he required a new year relaunch. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 03:16:44 GMT)

There's a crowd of reasons we get the flu in winter
But why do winter and the flu go together? The one-word explanation most people have heard: crowding. But scientists and common-sense thinkers alike have been questioning the so-called crowding theory for years. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 04:09:54 GMT)

Researchers Grow a Rat Heart
Researchers seeking new treatments for heart disease managed to grow a rat heart in the lab and start it beating (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 06:36:49 GMT)

Effort to Defeat Polio Faces Unique Challenges
The troubled 19-year-old campaign to eradicate polio is celebrating recent progress and an unexpected infusion of cash, but experts are coming to realize that they will not be able to end the expensive and laborious efforts to control the virus anytime soon. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 07:50:27 GMT)

Hip Pain is Rising Rapidly Amongst Americans
NEW YORK----The surgeons of The Insall Scott Kelly® Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine today announced that hip pain is growing across the nation, affecting millions of Americans and causing significant disability. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Hip Pain is Rising Rapidly Amongst Americans
The surgeons of The Insall Scott Kelly(R) Institute (ISK) for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine today announced that hip pain is growing across the nation, affecting millions of Americans and causing significant disability. According to ISK, nearly 250,000 Americans will undergo Total Hip Replacement (THR) in 2008, the gold standard in surgical treatment of hip arthritis. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:23:19 GMT)

Femmenessence(TM) (Maca-GO(TM)) Balances Hormonal Fluctuation for Menopause Sufferers with All-Natural Alternative to ...
A proprietary high quality formulation of the Peruvian herb Maca has recently been shown to fight the cause of menopause, by balancing the body's key hormones with an all-natural, homeostatic approach. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:39:22 GMT)

Kenya: Alternative Medicine Gaining Acceptance
For 14 years, Simon Muiruri has been treating people though he lacks formal education in medicine. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 20:55:36 GMT)

What the Alternative Medicine Debate Is Really About
To skeptics, it's about claims and evidence. To many others, it's about feeling better. (Mon, 14 Jan 2008 21:11:18 GMT)

Don’t delay treatment!
Traditional and complementary medicine should not be used as a subsitute for conventional medicine. Cancer patients should be made aware that early treatment is vital to stem the disease and that alternative treatment is only to complement, and not substitute, conventional medicine. (Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:23:27 GMT)

Don’t delay treatment!
Cancer patients should be made aware that early treatment is vital to stem the disease and that alternative treatment is only to complement, and not substitute, conventional medicine. (Tue, 15 Jan 2008 01:25:47 GMT)

Guidelines To Improve Care Of Three Symptoms At End Of Life Issued By Internal Medicine Organization
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidelines to improve palliative care at the end of life (EOL). (Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:05:32 GMT)

New Name, Same Great Content: Alternative Medicine Magazine is Now Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living
Alternative Medicine, the award-winning health and wellness magazine that has been the trusted voice in the natural health movement for 14 years, is changing its name to Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living. (Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:24:27 GMT)

Alternative and traditional medical care combine to heal middle-age figure skater
PERSONAL PULSE: Irvine woman thinks outside the box to treat a herniated disc in her neck and get back on the ice. (Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:30:57 GMT)

Annals Of Family Medicine January/February 2008
Practices with Nurse-Practitioners Outperform Practices with Physician Assistants in Diabetes Care MeasuresFamily medicine practices with nurse-practitioners (NPs) perform better at providing some types of diabetes care (primarily monitoring tests) than physician-only practices and especially better than practices using physician assistants (PAs). (Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:04:51 GMT)

Alternative medicine offered as key to staying healthy
(Tue, 15 Jan 2008 22:15:56 GMT)

Sugar substitutes provide healthy alternative for consumers
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." While Mary Poppins may have had the right idea when she suggested that sugar could make the most unpleasant tasks a bit more enjoyable, many people these days are choosing a more health-conscious alternative. (Wed, 16 Jan 2008 04:21:43 GMT)

Femmenessence (Maca-GO) Balances Hormonal Fluctuation For Menopause Sufferers With All-Natural Alternative To HRT
A proprietary high quality formulation of the Peruvian herb Maca has recently been shown to fight the cause of menopause, by balancing the body's key hormones with an all-natural, homeostatic approach. (Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:06:22 GMT)

Thai doctor wins Taiwanese award
Dr Rosukon Poompanvong, a Thai doctor in alternative medicine and who has been suffering from blood disease.... (Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:57:35 GMT)

Cough and Cold Medicine Warning
The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory warning parents to avoid giving over the counter cough and cold medicines to children under age 2. (Thu, 17 Jan 2008 06:25:26 GMT)

Scientific American Magazine: Potent Alternative
Ten years after introducing the world to Dolly the sheep, the first cloned animal, University of Edinburgh biologist Ian Wilmut announced last November that he was quitting the cloning game. He was not going out on a high note--neither Wilmut nor any of his colleagues had succeeded in cloning an adult human cell by implanting its nucleus into a properly prepared egg, yielding precious embryonic ... (Thu, 17 Jan 2008 06:48:41 GMT)

FDA to Declare Cold Medicines Too Risky, Homeopathy Offers a Safe Alternative
The US Food and Drug Administration will declare that cough and cold medicine is too risky for babies and toddlers on Thursday according to recent reports on CNN.com. FDA is issuing a public health advisory to warn parents of the serious and potentially life threatening side effects of cold and cough medicine when used to treat children under 6. (Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:06:00 GMT)

Cold and cough medicine warning issued for toddlers
The FDA made it official today: Don't give over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to children under the age of two. (Fri, 18 Jan 2008 02:57:42 GMT)

FDA: No Cough, Cold Medicine For Children Under 2
The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory warning parents to avoid giving over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to children under age 2. (Fri, 18 Jan 2008 04:23:44 GMT)

FDA Warning on Cold Medicine
Says it shouldn't be given to young children. (Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:36:34 GMT)

UI trustees seek assistance for medical school
CHICAGO – The nation's largest medical school faces "desperate" times unless the state steps up to help, University of Illinois trustees say. The high cost of educating doctors, dentists and nurses – and caring for low-income patients – jeopardizes the viability of the UI College of Medicine, officials said Thursday. (Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:25:28 GMT)

Alternative approaches to diabetes
EATING bitters has always been a traditional way to cut blood sugar. Bitter and sweet are opposing tastes in most form of Asian traditional medicine. The most common food used in Asia is Momordica charantia, a tropical and subtropical vine of the Cucurbitaceae family. (Sat, 19 Jan 2008 09:08:57 GMT)

Alternative route
Dr. Glen Dupree sits in his St. Francisville office on a sunny, late-November morning, explaining to Paul and Alice Boudreaux the tenets of holistic and homeopathic medicine, alternative approaches to pest treatment and the importance of a balanced, natural diet to good health. (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 07:07:03 GMT)

L.O.V.E. may be 'fast' track to eating well
Briefly hospitalized early last week, Gwyneth Paltrow really got the gossips going over her diet: Reports had her shunning hospital fare in favor of the L.O.V.E. fast - a week of raw, vegan, organic food from the lower East Side food and fashion shop called Organic Avenue. (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 09:51:31 GMT)

New Health Website Provides Health Tips About Alternative Natural Health Care
Summary: In answer to the need for helpful information on alternative natural health care a new site, http://www.youralternativehealth has been launched. The site provides quality information regarding alternative health issues and is the brainchild of Mike Hepburn. (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Muscular dystrophy stem cell hope
A new way to manipulate human embryonic stem cells offers hope of a treatment for muscular dystrophies. (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:50:20 GMT)

'Integrative Pediatrics' Positioned in 2008 to be a Recognized Expert for Collaboration Between Mainstream and ...
Dr. Seema Khaneja's vision- to combine into one single practice Mainstream Western Medicine and Eastern Alternative Medicine- has become reality. With the opening of her new office, recent launch of her web site, and increasing recognition as a preferred child health care provider, Dr. Khaneja is ready to turn her success as a pioneer of integrative medicine into knowledge that will broaden the ... (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:18:10 GMT)

New Health Website Provides Health Tips About Alternative Natural Health Care
Summary: In answer to the need for helpful information on alternative natural health care a new site, http://www.youralternativehealth has been launched. The site provides quality information regarding alternative health issues and is the brainchild of Mike Hepburn. (PRWeb Jan 21, 2008) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ... (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:19:35 GMT)

Nevada looking into dissolving fat claims, process
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada is exploring how to regulate cosmetic injections that dissolve fat. Lipodissolve, a popular nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, is being used widely for weight loss even though the federal Food and Drug Administration has not approved it. (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:28:24 GMT)

Up Next, Recaps & Links
Stories, links and the place to get more information for stories on CBS News Sunday Morning . (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:30:02 GMT)

Business people
Here's a list of local people from local business on the move. (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:49:08 GMT)

• Alternative Uses of Breast Enhancement Pills
In today's past-paced world, many women long for having larger, fuller breasts. Perhaps some women are not lucky enough to have the breast size that best suits their body curves, or probably some have lost weight and significant bust sizes as well. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:37:21 GMT)

Ask a doctor
Orange County doctors are available to field questions on health and medicine from Register readers. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:30:36 GMT)

Access Quality Helthcare opens doors in Long Neck
As the cost of health insurance continues to rise across the nation, Dr. Aaron Green, MPH, of Dover recently announced an alternative for the uninsured population of Sussex County. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:56:44 GMT)

Researchers find relief for chronic pain
Researchers in the Department of Medicine and Department of Neurosciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that chronic pain can be successfully treated with novel targeted gene therapy. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:25:29 GMT)

Octillion Announces Appointment of Nanotechnology and Engineering Expert to Advisory Board
Octillion Corp. (OTCBB: OCTL), an alternative energy technology incubator, today announced the appointment of nanotechnology and engineering expert, Prof. T.C. Yih, PhD, PE, to the Company's Advisory Board. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:43:54 GMT)

Researchers find relief for chronic pain
Researchers in the Department of Medicine and Department of Neurosciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that chronic pain can be successfully treated with novel targeted gene therapy. In an effort to find a more effective treatment for chronic pain, researchers at Mount Sinai developed a gene therapy technique that simulates the pain-killing effect of opiate drugs. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:03:11 GMT)

Alternative medicine ad complaint upheld
A complaint about an advertisement for an alternative health system has been upheld. (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:50:32 GMT)

UM med school dean ready to run
If fitness trainer Jeff Farmer slapped a bumper sticker on his Jeep Wrangler, it would read: ``My dean can beat up your dean!'' A gentler alternative: My dean ran the ING Miami Marathon -- and will be back for more on Sunday. (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 05:29:03 GMT)

U.S. News & World Report's Cover Story Reports that "Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream" ... 7 Steps to Your Best ...
Author Dr. Ruthann Russo addresses recent focus on alternative medicine as highlighted in U.S. News story (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Older Americans begin to embrace nontraditional medicine
Her swollen knees in pain, Vivian Evans reached the breaking point. Arthroscopy repaired the tendons wrenched in a June 2006 car accident, but cortisone shots provided little relief. Exasperated, the 68-year-old Florissant retiree decided to take a nontraditional turn. (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:06:40 GMT)

U.S. News & World Report's Cover Story Reports that "Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream" ... 7 Steps to Your Best ...
Author Dr. Ruthann Russo addresses recent focus on alternative medicine as highlighted in U.S. News story (PRWeb Jan 23, 2008) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:22:04 GMT)

Heart-Healthy Hawthorn Extract
Taking hawthorn extract can help control symptoms of chronic heart disease such as low abilities to work and walk, and also improve a range of heart-related measurements.Hawthorn extract is a popular herbal medicine in Europe and the USA. It is made from dried leaves, flowers and fruits of hawthorn bushes. (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:22:42 GMT)

Ask a doctor
Orange County doctors are available to field questions on health and medicine from Register readers. (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:38:37 GMT)

Gene Therapy May Be Future Prescription For Patients To Relieve Chronic Pain
Researchers in the Department of Medicine and Department of Neurosciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that chronic pain can be successfully treated with novel targeted gene therapy. In an effort to find a more effective treatment for chronic pain, researchers at Mount Sinai developed a gene therapy technique that simulates the pain-killing effect of opiate drugs. (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:05:32 GMT)

Ayurvedic Herbal Supplements Found to Be an Effective Antidote to 9/11 Toxicity
All 50 participants in a study on the effectiveness of Ayurvedic herbal supplements for 9/11 toxicity reported high incidence of alleviation of previously intractable symptoms, according to a report in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine , a peer-reviewed medical journal published by InnoVision Health Media. (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:07:00 GMT)

Heart Group Backs Drug Made by Ally
The American Heart Association defended the drug Vytorin, an expensive drug combination for cholesterol, which was shown last week to work no better than Zocor, a cheaper alternative. (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 03:26:23 GMT)

Alternative school has first 3 graduates
Moments after he received his high-school diploma in a graduation ceremony Wednesday, David Bynum sat down in his navy blue robe, his eyes red and watery. (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 08:40:29 GMT)

Here's what one local researcher says is the overall benefit of alternative medicine: nothing
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Are health remedies too good to be true?
We witnessing an epidemic of alternative medicine. There are thousands of therapies available - ranging from the Alexander technique and homeopathy to energy medicine, Hopi ear candles and urine therapy. But a provocative new book says we're all being duped (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:15:46 GMT)

Researcher criticizes alternative medicine
R. Barker Bausell says he arrived at the University of Maryland's alternative medicine center with an open mind toward exploring the potential of acupuncture, herbal remedies and other unconventional treatments. (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:26:54 GMT)

NIMS' Motion Platform Treatments Potentially Decrease Cardiovascular Risk in Unfit Subjects
Marvin A Sackner, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Board of Directors, Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (NIMS) (OTCBB:NIMU), announced that Drs. Matsumoto, Fujita and associates from the Shiga University of Medical Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Okamura Memorial Hospital, Japan published a paper entitled, "Whole-body periodic acceleration enhances ... (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:38:31 GMT)

Alternative medicine may get boost from Senate bill
Naturopathic doctors licensed in other states and countries would have an easier time moving their medical practices to Utah with the changes contained in SB56. (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:28:29 GMT)

Josephine Briggs, M.D., Named Director of NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., has named Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., to be the director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). An accomplished researcher and physician, Dr. Briggs brings a focus on translational research to the study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help build a fuller understanding of ... (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:18:45 GMT)

Via Christi plans outpatient cancer center
The Via Christi Wichita Health Network will build a $6.5 million outpatient cancer treatment center in northeast Wichita. The project, slated to break ground in about 60 days, will provide cancer patients a bevy of traditional and complementary treatment services -- such as alternative therapies like massage -- in one location, administrators said. Via Christi is working with area cancer ... (Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:57:37 GMT)

Middle East: Violence erupts as Egypt moves to close border
Middle East: Violence erupts as Egypt moves to close border (AKI) - Violence erupted at the Rafah border crossing on Friday as Egyptian guards moved to close holes in the wall separating Egypt from the Gaza Strip.For the past two days, more than 300,000 Palestinians have surged across the border into Egypt (photo) to obtain food, medicine and other essential supplies after militants ... (Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:17:35 GMT)

Health care habitat
Vancouver’s Uptown Village has been attracting attention as an up-and-coming, hip place to hang out. But complementary and alternative health care providers have been onto the trend for some time. (Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:49:06 GMT)

Nine alternative remedies to help you survive winter
It’s a safe bet that many of us are not at our best at this time of year. Relief is offered by the rows of complementary, herbal and alternative remedies in most high street chemists, but do they really give you a bang for your buck? (Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:22:09 GMT)

Spot Light : Cloning can be an alternative to conservation, says biotech chief
Do we know what we are buying? Meat sold at the supermarkets should be labelled if it is from a cloned animal. (Sun, 27 Jan 2008 01:16:20 GMT)

Raises don’t reflect reality in Albany
I know that I am not being sensible. There is no reason to think that the rules of real life apply to the inhabitants of Planet Albany. The alternative universe where state legislators live is a different place than the rest of us know. (Sun, 27 Jan 2008 12:02:46 GMT)

Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative (ALBA) Concludes in Venezuela
Caracas, January 27, 2008 (venezuelanalysis.com) - The 6th Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for Latin America (ALBA), a joint Venezuelan-Cuban initiative based on fair trade as an alternative to the U.S.-sponsored Free Trade Area of the Americas, concluded in Caracas on Saturday with the founding of a new Bank of ALBA and the signing of a series of economic and social agreements between the ... (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 02:33:50 GMT)

Giving Sickness the Cold Shoulder
It's the time of year to face some cold, hard facts — rather, the hard facts of colds. From every side, advertisements tout the curative powers of this medicine or the preventative strength of (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 05:18:43 GMT)

Well-funded Wellspace ends up in bankruptcy court
CAMBRIDGE -- Wellspace Inc., a clinic once heralded as a way to bring alternative medicine to the mainstream, has shut down. (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 07:15:24 GMT)

Echinacea cure takes a beating from the medical community
With the Food and Drug Administration's recent warning not to give over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children younger than age 6, you may be tempted to turn to alternative remedies, such as honey for coughs and echinacea for colds. (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:01:50 GMT)

2008 Natural Products Expo West Proves 'Organic' and 'Sustainability' Are Hot, Bucking Economic Trends
BOULDER, Colo.----Natural Products Expo West is set for more than 300,000 square feet of natural and organic foods and personal care, healthy ethnic, sustainable living and alternative medicine products, with more than 1800 exhibitors showcasing their offerings. (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:25:00 GMT)

2008 Natural Products Expo West Proves 'Organic' and 'Sustainability' Are Hot, Bucking Economic Trends
Natural Products Expo West (www.expowest.com) is set for more than 300,000 square feet of natural and organic foods and personal care, healthy ethnic, sustainable living and alternative medicine products, with more than 1800 exhibitors showcasing their offerings. The trade show, produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media, will draw more than 47,000 attendees March 13-16 to ... (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:45:07 GMT)

ACAM to Host Spring 2008 Conference in Orlando, Florida
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), will host its Spring 2008 Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, FL, April 9-13, 2008. The leading experts in the field of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine will convene at the ACAM conference to hear late-breaking research, alternative methods of treatment, and new advances in patient care. (Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:59:12 GMT)

2008/01/29
Once the domain of sinsehs, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is now going mainstream and can even be paid for through medical insurance in the US, writes EU HOOI KHAW. (Tue, 29 Jan 2008 03:02:22 GMT)

Ancient medicine,new believers
ACUPUNCTURE'S TINY NEEDLES MAY BRING RELIEF WHEN WESTERN MEDICINE FAILS Can hair-thin needles end your craving for sweets, cure your back pain, even help you get pregnant? Maybe, if you're willing to try acupuncture, a form of Eastern medicine that's thousands of years old but still not always accepted by Western medicine. Shauna Shelton of Wichita is a believer, saying she saw a change ... (Tue, 29 Jan 2008 07:16:38 GMT)

Abu Dhabi pioneers in setting impressive trend for natural health products and services
With Arabian cultures and technological advances retreating 'back to nature', Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine, the only Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization in UAE, presented Abu Dhabi's resounding trade exhibition and conference. (Tue, 29 Jan 2008 07:49:34 GMT)

Fifth of NHS trusts turn away from homeopathy
Campaign by leading scientists to remove the alternative therapy from the NHS (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 02:50:54 GMT)

Traditional medicine gains recognition
Dr Dai putting infrared lamp over patient. Once the domain of sinsehs, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is now going mainstream and can even be paid for through medical insurance in the US, writes EU HOOI KHAW. (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 04:03:45 GMT)

According to Dr. Jonathan Greenburg, Crash Might Have Been Avoided With Alternative Treatment Options
According to sleep apnea specialist Dr. Jonathan Greenburg, the recent freighter crash off of San Francisco Bay could have been alleviated with sleep apnea testing and treatment. (PRWeb Jan 30, 2008) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:32:24 GMT)

2008 Natural Products Expo West Proves 'Organic' And 'Sustainability' Are Hot, Bucking Economic Trends
Natural Products Expo West is set for more than 300,000 square feet of natural and organic foods and personal care, healthy ethnic, sustainable living and alternative medicine products, with more than 1800 exhibitors showcasing their offerings. (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:15:58 GMT)

Health Beat
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 located at 619 E. Sixth St. The public is welcome. Registration is required in order to attend. (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:16:15 GMT)

Kidney expert to head holistic-medicine centre
A specialist in kidney disease with a keen interest in non-traditional therapies has been named as the new head of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:27:10 GMT)

Acupuncture’s growing pains
At least two thirds of American adults are consistently using some form of complementary or alternative medicine, acupuncture being one of the best researched and most accepted among the general public. (Wed, 30 Jan 2008 19:53:31 GMT)

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