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Alternative Medicine News Apr 2008

Healer doles out radical medicine to sick business
Kevin Parker was under no illusions about the task that awaited him when he took over three years ago as head of Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB)'s EU567bn ($894bn) asset management unit. (Tue, 01 Apr 2008 03:55:15 GMT)

Sinus relief
Like an estimated 36 million Americans, Karen Lukin of Dallas suffers from sinus problems each spring. She tried a sinus rinse at the recommendation of a prominent ear, nose and throat doctor, but it made her gag and seemed expensive. Then she embraced a holistic, low-tech alternative derived from ancient ayurvedic medicine, practiced for centuries in India: the neti pot. Lukin’s introduction to ... (Tue, 01 Apr 2008 04:12:40 GMT)

Australian Government Infuses More Funds For Alternative Medicine Study
Research into the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medical treatments is to receive more than $7 million funding from the federal government. (Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:28:58 GMT)

IN-CAM Outcomes Database: Collaborative Research Database To Benefit Complementary And Alternative Medicine
The McGill University Health Centre Research Institute and the University of Calgary in collaboration with Centennial College are launching the first-ever searchable database of outcome measures intended for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers - the IN-CAM Outcomes Database. (Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:17:21 GMT)

Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery
Title: Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery Category: Health News Created: 4/1/2008 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/1/2008 (Tue, 01 Apr 2008 19:36:16 GMT)

Medicines Regulator Approves A New Over-the-counter Medicine For The Treatment Of Period Pain, UK
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announces approval of naproxen 250mg tablets to be made available from pharmacies under the brand name Feminax Ultra for the treatment of period pain (primary dysmenorrhoea) for women aged between 15 and 50 years. Medicines containing naproxen are currently available on prescription only. (Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:02:17 GMT)

Locum Tenens Practice Option May Extend Careers In Medicine, Help Physicians Avoid Burn-Out
Locum tenens may extend the medical careers of physicians and help them avoid burn-out, according to a survey commissioned in January 2008 by VISTA Staffing Solutions. (Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:05:00 GMT)

Mara Gordon | A dose of nonprofit medicine
Lorenzo Buffa is like a lot of young people in West Philadelphia. He wears skinny jeans and carries a messenger bag; he takes art classes and does face painting for kids to earn a living. (Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:07:25 GMT)

NCCAM’s Advisory Council gains six new members
Six new members have joined the advisory council at the US-based National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). (Wed, 02 Apr 2008 16:43:16 GMT)

Documentary on holistic medicine premieres Saturday at Gillioz
Dr. Norman Shealy will air the premiere of his documentary "Medical Renaissance — The Secret Code," about alternative and holistic medicine, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in downtown Springfield. Tickets are $8 per person at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts box office on the Missouri State University campus, or order tickets by calling ... (Wed, 02 Apr 2008 22:35:16 GMT)

Thai medicine loses pioneer Pennapha, 56
Pennapha Subcharoen, a pioneer of Thai traditional and alternative medicine development, died yesterday after a long battle with gall bladder cancer. (Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:08:58 GMT)

Blazing new trails
When the idea of personalized medicine first came into vogue, some people thought it would always remain the child of big pharma. (Thu, 03 Apr 2008 14:41:10 GMT)

Ayurvedic nightshade deadly for dengue mosquito
Mosquitoes responsible for spreading disease are increasingly becoming resistant to synthetic insecticides. Now research published in the online open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that the berries of a weed common to India, Solanum villosum (S villosum), have potential for keeping mosquitoes at bay. (Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:17:33 GMT)

Common Weed, Ayurvedic Nightshade, Deadly For Dengue Mosquito
Mosquitoes responsible for spreading disease are increasingly becoming resistant to synthetic insecticides. Now research published in Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that the berries of a weed common to India, Solanum villosum, have potential for keeping mosquitoes at bay. (Thu, 03 Apr 2008 18:23:10 GMT)

Best of Show Award Winners Named at the Fifteenth International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference
Cambridge Healthtech Institute announces winners from Best of Show - New Product competition held at last week's Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. (Thu, 03 Apr 2008 18:30:00 GMT)

Religion in the news
Before he became known for promoting holistic health and spirituality, Deepak Chopra adhered to traditional Western medicine as an endocrinologist in Boston. He eventually questioned this approach, returning to the centuries-old Indian system of Ayurveda to find a balance between faith and science. (Fri, 04 Apr 2008 10:47:50 GMT)

Aim of organic gardening expo: Turn people green
PINE ISLAND -- When Cheri Beth Oelkers announced plans last year for an expo focused on organic foods, alternative medicine and green energy, no one knew what to expect. This year, Oelkers said, she expects 1,000 people from all over the region to flock to Pine Island for the expo, which runs April 11-13 (Fri, 04 Apr 2008 14:15:01 GMT)

Tom Cruise - Cruise Denies Links To Shamed Health Guru
TOM CRUISE has denied any links to an alternative-medicine consultant accused of unlawfully practising medicine in the U.S. Scientologist Feline Butcher has pleaded ... (Fri, 04 Apr 2008 19:06:15 GMT)

Yao's Fracture: Will Chinese Medicine Help?
Doctors are split on whether the traditional remedies will speed Yao's healing. (Sat, 05 Apr 2008 01:04:57 GMT)

What is in medicine I am talking?
Q A while ago, someone wrote saying that doctors are brainwashed. I believe this was correct to some degree. (Sat, 05 Apr 2008 07:15:14 GMT)

Alternative medications often bogus
Dear Dr. Gott: Awhile ago, someone wrote saying that doctors are brainwashed. I believe this person was correct to some degree. There are plenty of problems with modern medicine, but there are also big problems with homeopathic remedies. I was told I should take ginkgo and hawthorne. (Sat, 05 Apr 2008 09:11:03 GMT)

Cruise denies links to shamed health guru
Tom Cruise has denied any links to an alternative-medicine consultant accused of unlawfully practising medicine in the US. (Sat, 05 Apr 2008 12:35:02 GMT)

Dr. Gott: What's in this stuff, anyway?
DEAR DR. GOTT: Awhile ago, someone wrote saying that doctors are brainwashed. I believe this person was correct to some degree. There are plenty of problems with modern medicine, but there are also some big problems with homeopathic remedies. (Sun, 06 Apr 2008 02:22:49 GMT)

Drug makers fusing East with West
Next month, the Shanghai Innovative Research Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a research and development institution for the modernization of traditional medicine, will apply to conduct clinical trials in Finland for its new antidepressant... (Sun, 06 Apr 2008 07:55:25 GMT)

Women 40 or older have multi contraception choices
Women of 40 years old or older can choose pill, IUD, or nonsurgical method of tube-tying for their birth control, said a study in the New England Journal of Medicine Monday. Both the pill and IUD methods are safer than they used to ... (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 05:05:25 GMT)

Less Expensive Alternative To Therapeutic Antibodies May Be Synthetic Molecules
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a simple and inexpensive method to screen small synthetic molecules and pull out a handful that might treat cancer and other diseases less expensively than current methods. (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 10:18:00 GMT)

Our musical pride; Canadian musicians get to bask in Juno spotlight
Six Nations blues-rocker Derek Miller won a Juno award for aboriginal recording of the year on the weekend, for his The Dirty Looks record. It was Miller's second Juno, having won the same award for his breakout record, Music is the Medicine in 2003. [...] (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 10:46:04 GMT)

A new colonoscopy method gives patients a choice
GREENSBORO — A less invasive way to detect possible colon cancer could be an alternative for folks who don't want a conventionalcolonoscopy or whose health might make one risky. (Credit: "Lex Alexander Staff Writer") (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 13:02:46 GMT)

Israeli researcher finds simple alternative to organic solvents
It is estimated that about 100 kilograms of materials can be used in order to produce 1 kilogram of medicine. (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 13:26:06 GMT)

eFoodSafety Launches Cinnechol(TM), an All-Natural Alternative to Conventional Cholesterol Drugs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.----eFoodSafety.com , a researcher, developer, and marketer of whole food nutraceutical products, has launched an all-natural supplement, called Cinnechol™ , that offers a complementary and/or alternative solution to traditional cholesterol drugs. (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 14:20:00 GMT)

Endovascular Repair for Thoracic Disease-Viable Alternative
Traditional, open surgical management of thoracic aortic disease is often a highly morbid process, especially when treating the elderly or patients with other pre-existing illnesses. New, minimally invasive endovascular techniques using stent-grafts are a viable alternative for these patients. (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 19:30:29 GMT)

Synthetic molecules may be less expensive alternative to therapeutic antibodies
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a simple and inexpensive method to screen small synthetic molecules and pull out a handful that might treat cancer and other diseases less expensively than current methods. (Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:23:50 GMT)

Doug Dearth: China: A Stroke Survivor's Alternative to U.S. Health Care
In 6 months time, the U.S. health care system has reached its limits in giving my brother a real, fighting chance at recovery. Thank God this is America and we have a choice. We have chosen China. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 03:02:40 GMT)

Alternative therapies may ease headaches
Shimmering spots herald the onset of Lisa's intense, throbbing headaches. She's debilitated with the nauseating condition quite often, especially on weekends or while on vacation. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 07:02:26 GMT)

Alternative approaches used more and more with traditional medicine
There’s very little light in the room — a lamp tucked in a corner, votive candles hanging on a wall, a small lighted fountain. Synthesized sounds of nature and crashing waves pour from a CD player. You are on a table with pillows tucked behind your head and under your knees, shoes set aside. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:11:56 GMT)

Traditional Chinese medicine...a boon or bane?
In rapidly developing countries, it is common for people to adopt westernised modes of dressing, food and lifestyles. Medicine is one of the areas in which western thought and practice has been adopted completely, rendering traditional methods of treating the sick out-dated. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:24:19 GMT)

Spanish team studies cancer treatment from Bengal homeopaths
Kolkata, April 8 : A three-member Spanish cancer support team visited the Prasanta Banerji Homeopath Research Foundation (PBHRF) here to study and learn the technical know-how of alternative homeopathic medicine, Banerji protocol, for treating cancer. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:52:17 GMT)

Synthetic Molecules May Be Less Expensive Alternative To Therapeutic Antibodies, Researchers Find
Researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive method to screen small synthetic molecules and pull out a handful that might treat cancer and other diseases less expensively than current methods. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 14:24:15 GMT)

Alternative cholesterol treatment: Plant sterols
A natural, safe and easy way to lower cholesterol has been around forever. But chances are it's one alternative medicine you've never heard of. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 15:47:12 GMT)

IOM Review Recommends Centralized Agency To Study Comparative Effectiveness
An Institute of Medicine committee review released Friday at an Alliance for Health Reform forum that examined the process of comparing the effectiveness of alternative treatments recommended that Congress create a semi-private government agency to centralize such studies, CQ HealthBeat reports. (Tue, 08 Apr 2008 16:17:06 GMT)

Endovascular Repair For Thoracic Disease Viable Alternative
A new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago reveals that use of minimally invasive endovascular stent grafts for the treatment of thoracic aortic disease is a viable alternative for patients who might not be able to survive open surgery. (Wed, 09 Apr 2008 08:16:47 GMT)

Are we being hoodwinked by alternative medicine? Two leading scientists examine the evidence
We spend £1.5bn on alternative medicine every year - but are we being hoodwinked? In a major new book, two leading scientists weigh the evidence with unprecedented rigour. Their conclusions are fiercely controversial (Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:11:50 GMT)

Indian alternative medicine centre in Milton Keynes
An Indian company promoting ancient medicine in the western world has launched a new centre in Milton Keynes hot on the heels of opening in the Big Apple. (Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:13:49 GMT)

Institute For Progressive Medicine Announces A Natural Approach To Improving Fertility
The Institute for Progressive Medicine (IPM), a medical clinic that focuses on safe, natural and alternative therapies in combination with traditional medical treatments, announced today the clinic's Preconception Care Program. (Wed, 09 Apr 2008 11:19:48 GMT)

eFoodSafety Launches Cinnechol(TM), An All-Natural Alternative To Conventional Cholesterol Drugs
eFoodSafety.com (OTCBB: EFSF, http://www.efoodsafety.com), a researcher, developer, and marketer of whole food nutraceutical products, has launched an all-natural supplement, called Cinnechol™ (http://www.cinnechol.com), that offers a complementary and/or alternative solution to traditional cholesterol drugs. (Wed, 09 Apr 2008 22:01:47 GMT)

Dr. Van Nguyen: Holistic Medicine 'Practice Makes Perfect'
For Dr. Van Nguyen, M.D., opening her family and alternative medicine practice in Pacific Palisades last November 5 represented the culmination of a lifelong journey that began in Vietnam. (Wed, 09 Apr 2008 23:36:29 GMT)

Penn Researchers Engineer First System of Human Nerve-Cell Tissue
PHILADELPHIA – Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have demonstrated that living human nerve cells can be engineered into a network that could one day be used for transplants to repair damaged to the nervous system. (Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:45:18 GMT)

Utah doctor to oversee Paralympics medicine
A University of Utah sports medicine and rehabilitation doctor has been tapped to oversee medical efforts during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. (Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:15:05 GMT)

Center hosting open house
An open house will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eastwind Healing Center, suite 211 in Plaza Towers, 221 E. College St. Eastwind Healing Center is a full-service complementary and alternative medicine clinic that now is offering community education. (Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:32:24 GMT)

Long-Term Benefit Of Carotid Stenting As Alternative To Surgery Shown By SAPPHIRE Trial
Carotid artery stenting is an effective option for high risk patients who are not eligible for surgery, according to a long-term study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. (Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:14:23 GMT)

New Age, new take: Jesus as state of mind
NEW YORK – Before he became known for promoting holistic health and spirituality, Deepak Chopra adhered to traditional Western medicine as an endocrinologist in Boston. He eventually questioned this approach, returning to the centuries-old Indian system of Ayurveda to find a balance between faith and science. (Sat, 12 Apr 2008 10:12:13 GMT)

Alternative medicine II
TWO readers of my piece on alternative medicine (MT, March 28) wanted to know if there’s clinical evidence that glucosamine is really effective against arthritis. (Sat, 12 Apr 2008 15:01:07 GMT)

To err is human
Adverse events in a hospital setting can occur due to the many different areas of health delivery aspects in modern medicine. (Sun, 13 Apr 2008 02:40:21 GMT)

OPTIONS: Faith-based groups offer alternative on health costs
CHARLOTTE (Sun, 13 Apr 2008 05:10:58 GMT)

Short sales an alternative to foreclosure
Some homeowners struggling with mortgage payments are opting for a dose of strong medicine to cure their financial ills: a short sale, in which the lender agrees to accept less than what is owed, to remove the house from the books. (Sun, 13 Apr 2008 08:37:05 GMT)

Carotid stenting shows long-term benefit as alternative to surgery
Carotid artery stenting is an effective option for high risk patients who are not eligible for surgery, according to a long-term study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. (Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:34:20 GMT)

Long-term Benefit Of Carotid Stenting As Alternative To Surgery Shown In New Study
Carotid artery stenting is an effective option for high risk patients who are not eligible for surgery, according to a long-term study. Carotid artery disease, which involves clogging of the arteries in the neck that provide blood to the brain, is a significant risk factor for stroke, making these study results important for the estimated 200,000 Americans each year who would otherwise not be ... (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 01:22:39 GMT)

Medical students will train on simulators instead
Following a national trend, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will halt its use of live animals for medical student training. (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 03:03:33 GMT)

The medication wars
There's a war raging in the world of medicine as many people are opting for the path of "natural" or "herbal" remedies, as opposed to taking prescribed medicines from their medical practitioner. (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 04:21:30 GMT)

From poison to pill
Karen Kallimani is ready for any allergies her two sons will face this spring. She's armed with homeopathic medicine, which she considers a potent weapon. She uses it for many different health problems (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 05:33:24 GMT)

Yoga, green tea alternative cancer treatments
As a medical oncologist, I have to often tell my patients, "You have a highly treatable but incurable cancer." This sort of statement must send chills down patients' spines and it's difficult to imagine the state of their mind at that moment. (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:18:29 GMT)

DCCA: Traditional Medicine Workshop on Rota a success
The 3rd Annual Traditional Medicine Workshop on Rota was a big success compared to last year with 434 total students attending the three-day event held from April 9 to 11. (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:11:21 GMT)

Web site promotes NM as alternative healing destination
A newly-launched Web site aims to bring together, in a directory format, practitioners and businesses in New Mexico that offer products and services designed to improve health and well-being naturally. (Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:06:18 GMT)

Does alternative medicine generate more good than harm? Two leading scientists give their verdict
Just how safe is alternative medicine? Here, in the second part of our series, Professor Edzard Ernst and scientist Simon Singh explain how 'natural' doesn't necessarily mean 'safer' (Tue, 15 Apr 2008 06:50:56 GMT)

Consider the alternative: extra benefits
Charles Chai counsels others as minister of Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, but when pain associated with colon cancer got to a point where he could no longer ignore it, Chai let others minister unto him. (Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:02:51 GMT)

Earth Day prompts recycling efforts
With a goal of 10,000 pounds of electronics waste and 20,000 doses of unneeded medicine, local governments and groups announce new recycling efforts tied to Earth Day. (Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:12:09 GMT)

McCain plan to target tax code, gas prices
An end to earmarks, a gas-tax holiday, government-backed mortgages -- they're all part of an economic-revival plan that a top aide to GOP Sen. John McCain described Tuesday as "big and ambitious." (Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:39:38 GMT)

Mushroom extract used in Chinese medicine stops growth of invasive breast cancer cells
Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a substance derived from mushrooms and used for centuries in Chinese medicine may stop the growth of breast cancer cells. (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 05:03:54 GMT)

Arthritis-drug maker withheld risk data, UW study finds
The maker of the controversial arthritis drug Vioxx knew of significant risks associated with the medicine at least three years before a... (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:39:35 GMT)

Birthing moms find new methods of pain relief
Holistic methods to reduce pain during childbirth now outnumber drug-induced labors, according to local alternative birthing experts. (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:33:49 GMT)

An Alternative to Surgery for Treating Skin Cancer
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. TOPEX, Inc. located in Danbury, CT is helping to fight this disease with a low energy or superficial x-ray therapy system specially designed for this treatment procedure. (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:00:00 GMT)

Pellets: The Safer Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone pellet therapy containing "natural" estrogen, progesterone and testosterone have been billed as a safer alternative to traditional HRT, but research is lacking. (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 20:47:57 GMT)

HOPES Program Marks 10-Year Anniversary
More than 10 million people in this country woke up this morning fighting cancer. With the diagnosis comes stress, fear, pain and a lot of unanswered questions. As NewsCenter 5's Ed Harding reported Wednesday, one Boston hospital has realized cancer care is about more than just medicine. (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:22:18 GMT)

Prince of Wales's guide to alternative medicine ‘inaccurate’
The Prince of Wales is being challenged today to withdraw two guides promoting alternative medicine, by scientists who say that they make misleading and inaccurate claims about its benefits. (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 23:44:40 GMT)

Methodist Charlton Medical Center Installs Automated Pharmacy Store and Pick System
Texas hospital installs new system that is an effective alternative to vertical carousels. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Methodist Charlton Medical Center Installs Automated Pharmacy Store and Pick System
Texas hospital installs new system that is an effective alternative to vertical carousels. (PRWeb Apr 17, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:06:30 GMT)

Alternative health fair at Rainbow Blossom
"Blossom Into Health" — an alternative health fair with Louisville-area health practitioners — will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market in St. Matthews. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:59:55 GMT)

Alternative drug guides 'flawed'
Two guides on alternative medicine backed by the Prince of Wales should be withdrawn because they contained misleading and inaccurate claims about its benefits, an academic said. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:32:30 GMT)

Prince medical guides criticised
Two guides on alternative medicine backed by Prince Charles are criticised by a Devon-based university professor. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:51:06 GMT)

Middleboro Library to host natural healing seminar
MIDDLEBORO — On Saturday at 1 p.m. the Middleboro Public Library will be sponsoring an alternative medicine forum featuring local practitioners of age-old therapies that are finding a new audience. Many of these therapies focus on prevention rather... (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:16:41 GMT)

As The Complementary Medicine Debate Continues, Patients Lose
In an editorial published in BMJ Clinical Evidence,complementary medicine (CM) expert Professor Edzard Ernst writes thatpatients are continuously and seriously being misled by the debate overcomplementary medicine's efficacy. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:13:34 GMT)

Stricter regulations for paranormal industry
Psychics and alternative medicine practitioners will face their toughest regulation yet under new rules expected to come into force next month. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:31:05 GMT)

Patients are the real losers in the complementary medicine debate
One of the most important questions about complementary medicine - does it generate more harm than good - remains unanswered because two alternative and antagonistic attitudes are influencing the evidence, says an expert today. (Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:19:03 GMT)

Novel Xeloda(R) Dosing Schedule May Offer Well-Tolerated Alternative for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer
A novel biweekly dosing schedule of Xeloda® enabled safe delivery of higher daily doses in the treatment of advanced breast cancer, according to an investigational study published in the April 10, 2008 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:36:00 GMT)

SOUTH AFRICA: Chakras and children
Source: IRIN Twenty years into the pandemic, people are looking for new ways to live with HIV, and for some alternative medicine has become part of the answer. (Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:23:59 GMT)

Poppies for Medicine
An international security-and-development policy group thinks there's an unexplored option. The Senlis Council is advocating a "Poppy for Medicine" program in which individual Afghan villages would be licensed to turn poppy into morphine, rather than heroin. (Fri, 18 Apr 2008 22:36:53 GMT)

Novel Xeloda(R) Dosing Schedule May Offer Well-Tolerated Alternative For Treatment Of Advanced Breast Cancer
A novel biweekly dosing schedule of Xeloda(R) (capecitabine) enabled safe delivery of higher daily doses in the treatment of advanced breast cancer, according to an investigational study published in the April 10, 2008 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Sat, 19 Apr 2008 08:14:25 GMT)

£200m boom as demand for 'natural' cures soars
Leap in sales of alternative medicines led by women over 35 (Sat, 19 Apr 2008 23:12:42 GMT)

Holistic health fair offers alternative treatments
Some remedies people can practice themselves. Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. MARQUETTE -- Seeking conventional help for ailments has its place. (Sat, 19 Apr 2008 23:45:40 GMT)

Oil-yielding tree gains attention in Florida
Witness the latest entry in the high-stakes race for alternative sources of fuel: a tree that produces oil. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 04:21:43 GMT)

Primary care physicians turn to health care networks
JACKSONVILLE -- Primary care physicians are struggling to maintain profitable practices because of high overhead costs and shrinking reimbursements from health care payers, forcing many to seek alternative means of income or join health care networks. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 04:42:08 GMT)

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation Credits a Great 2008 Start to EPI Extended Pulse Imaging Technology - a Significant ...
Ultrasonix Medical Corporation Ltd. Announced a substantial growth for the first quarter of 2008, with a 20% increase in revenue over the same period in 2007. The company attributes its strong growth to new advances on the award winning Sonix OP and Sonix SP systems as well as substantial market growth in the Emergency Medicine market. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

Burrill & Company Report Finds Personalized Medicine is Having a Dramatic Effect on Healthcare Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO----The convergence of genomics, information technology, and nanotechnologies will radically alter every aspect of the healthcare system from the way companies develop and market drugs to the way individuals pay for and receive medical services, according to Biotech 2008 -- Life Sciences: A 20/20 Vision for 2020 - the 22nd annual report on the biotechnology industry from Burrill & ... (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:51:00 GMT)

Burrill & Company Report Finds Personalized Medicine is Having a Dramatic Effect on Healthcare Delivery
The convergence of genomics, information technology, and nanotechnologies will radically alter every aspect of the healthcare system from the way companies develop and market drugs to the way individuals pay for and receive medical services, according to Biotech 2008 -- Life Sciences: A 20/20 Vision for 2020 - the 22nd annual report on the biotechnology industry from Burrill & Company (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:14:04 GMT)

Complementary therapies: The big con?
Mischief is what Professor Edzard Ernst most enjoys. You can see it in his face, twinkling eyes peering over rimless glasses. You can see it, too, on the first page of his new book, Trick or Treatment, published today, which promises readers the truth about alternative medicine – what works, what doesn't and what is dangerous. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:30:21 GMT)

Alternative treatments
Interested in integrative medicine? Here's some Charlotte-area practitioners who gather regularly to share information about alternative treatments. See Karen Garloch's column on Page 1E. •  Dr. Sheila Kilbane, pediatrician: sheilakilbane@gmail.com . •  Best Acupuncture & Herb Center: 704-655-8298; www.bestacupuncture.com . •  Carolinas Natural Health Center, naturopath Michael ... (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:05:07 GMT)

Healers and MDs meet at same table
Over a sushi lunch in South End recently, I watched a health care network that gave me hope. A dozen Charlotte-area practitioners -- including two pediatricians, a pediatric nurse, a homeopath, two naturopaths, an acupuncturist and a "core body healer" -- talked about the need for more disease prevention and less "disease management." This group envisions a world where "integrative medicine" is ... (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:06:08 GMT)

Alternative treatments
Interested in integrative medicine? Here's some Charlotte-area practitioners who gather regularly to share information about alternative treatments. See Karen Garloch's column on Page 1E. (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:11:06 GMT)

Super Kid: Maddy Kollmeyer, 18, AIM High School senior
Family first: Cared for her grandma, Elizabeth Smith, as she dealt with esophageal cancer. This year, when cancer spread, Kollmeyer moved in. Helped with medicine, food and cleaning. Smith died March 24. (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:21:04 GMT)

Better Bodies: Sanoviv
Western medicine is often criticized for its one-treatment-fits-all regimen. And in fact, sometimes an alternative approach can give a person back a better body when all hope seems lost. Lauren Sanchez reports. (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:42:00 GMT)

Internationally Acclaimed Music and Medicine Program Comes to Chaska
On May 2-4, 2008 leading neurologist and mind-body researcher Barry Bittman, MD and internationally renowned music therapist Christine Stevens will be presenting the HealthRHYTHMS® Group Empowerment Drumming facilitation training program. (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:44:00 GMT)

Interest increasing in alternative medicine
MOUNT VERNON — Those with an interest in alternative medicine can find like-minded folks meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at Sips, 101 S. Main St. (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 14:58:53 GMT)

Hart-Boillot Selected to Design New Brand Identity for the Marino Foundation for Integrative Medicine
Hart-Boillot, an advertising and public relations agency specializing in medical, biotech, high-technology and educational markets, announced that it has been selected to develop a new brand and visual identity for the Marino Foundation for Integrative Medicine. (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:19:00 GMT)

'No alternative to reform'
Although the Free Democrats are still officially members of the coalition, and Ágnes Horváth is still health minister, the passed bill on health care is already considered as a thing of the past. The Budapest Sun asked Mihály Kökény, chief health care expert, and former health minister, for the Socialists (MSzP), what went wrong, and what to expect. (Wed, 23 Apr 2008 06:09:00 GMT)

Examine the Alternative Healthcare Market
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Alternative Healthcare Market Assessment 2008" to their offering. (Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:42:00 GMT)

Examine the Alternative Healthcare Market
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.co has announced the addition of "Alternative Healthcare Market Assessment 2008" to their offering. (Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:01:44 GMT)

NCCAM’s Advisory Council gains six members
Six new members have joined the advisory council at the US-based National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). (Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:40:18 GMT)

LIFE Biosystems AG Establishes Strategic Affiliation with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
BASEL, Switzerland & HOUSTON, Texas----LIFE Biosystems AG announced today that it has entered into a ten year strategic research agreement with The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to pursue joint research projects in the area of molecular medicine for the discovery, validation and development of drug markers, drug targets, combinatorial treatments, alternative medical uses, ... (Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

Alternative medical degrees 'harm' universities
A growing number of universities are offering "bogus" degrees in alternative and complementary medicine, researchers warn today. (Thu, 24 Apr 2008 01:21:55 GMT)

Friends of Music to host holistic fair
NASHUA -- Explore the world of alternative medicine, energy therapies, crystals, nutrition and music at the third annual Holistic Fair at the Holiday Inn in Nashua from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $8. Alvirne High School Friends of Music will hold its annual Holistic Raffle. ... (Thu, 24 Apr 2008 04:25:06 GMT)

UQ Leads The Way On Complementary Medicine Research, Australia
The University of Queensland is leading the way on research into complementary medicines to make them part of mainstream medical use. (Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:16:15 GMT)

Friends of Music to host holistic fair
NASHUA -- Explore the world of alternative medicine, energy therapies, crystals, nutrition and music at the third annual Holistic Fair at the Holiday Inn in Nashua from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $8. Alvirne High School Friends of Music will hold its annual Holistic Raffle. ... (Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:19:00 GMT)

Workplace flexibility associated with reduced absences and improved job commitment
Workers who reported increased work flexibility from one year to the next also had fewer absences for illness and improved job commitment, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition, these workers were less likely to say that health problems affected their job performance. (Fri, 25 Apr 2008 08:57:23 GMT)

Shoshone forest moves slowly on 'alternative' recreation
CODY -- Nearby national forests allow commercial guides for specific recreation activities including rock climbing and mountain biking, but managers on the Shoshone National Forest say further study is needed before new permits can be issued there. (Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:03:15 GMT)

WebReach, Inc. Releases Mirth 1.7.1 - The 'Linux of Healthcare' Now Supports Digital Imaging in Medicine (DiCOM) ...
WebReach, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consultancy and creator of open source Health IT solutions, today announced the open source release of Mirth 1.7.1 includes support for the Digital Imaging in Medicine standard. (Fri, 25 Apr 2008 18:30:00 GMT)

Mainstream meets alternative at Pharmaca
n Pharmacy chain, expanding in the Bay Area, melds mainstream with alternative medicine (Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:17:17 GMT)

Mainstream meets alternative at Pharmaca
A new holistic pharmacy expanding in the Bay Area combines the best of naturopath and homeopath worlds, offering traditional pharmaceuticals and alternative medicines as well as experts capable of dispensing advice (Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:17:29 GMT)

Novartis doubts rival remedy for malaria
Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical group that markets a potent malaria drug with fast-growing sales, yesterday questioned the merits of a newly-launched alternative medicine developed by a non-profit making group and a Brazilian manufacturer. (Sat, 26 Apr 2008 02:07:59 GMT)

ACCENT: Mind over illness; The Correctealogy Centre will treat most any ailment. The science is iffy, but there's no ...
Devotees don't understand how it works and call it Black Magic or Voodoo Medicine, but they swear it fixes what ails them. Critics say it is mind over matter at best and - at worst - practising medicine without a licence, according to one doctor. [...] (Sat, 26 Apr 2008 09:50:55 GMT)

Shoshone forest moves slowly on 'alternative' recreation
CODY -- Nearby national forests allow commercial guides for specific recreation activities including rock climbing and mountain biking, but managers on the Shoshone National Forest say further study is needed before new permits can be issued there. (Sat, 26 Apr 2008 10:47:00 GMT)

Columbus schools pushing sciences
The Columbus school district plans to launch a gamut of science-focused programs in the coming years to improve test scores in math and science and steer hundreds of students into high-demand fields in engineering and medicine. (Sat, 26 Apr 2008 10:52:18 GMT)

A boost for natural medicine
ALTERNATIVE therapies could become part of mainstream medicine within five years, following the funding of a Queensland research centre. (Sat, 26 Apr 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
SUNDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists think they may have found a way to harness marijuana's medicinal powers without unleashing the plant's memory-robbing properties. (Sun, 27 Apr 2008 18:01:45 GMT)

An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
Copyright © 2008 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. SUNDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists think they may have found a way to harness marijuana's medicinal powers without unleashing the plant's memory-robbing properties. (Sun, 27 Apr 2008 19:42:08 GMT)

An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
Nerve agents stimulated cannabinoid receptors in mice, offering pain relief without side effects. (Sun, 27 Apr 2008 20:06:13 GMT)

Simon Singh
Are we being hoodwinked by alternative medicine? Two leading scientists examine the evidence. The first of a two-part extract from Trick or Treatment: Alternative Medicine on Trial by and Edzard Ernst (Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:25:40 GMT)

Alternative Cancer Treatments
Alternative cancer treatments to consider Cancer is a scary word. If you haven't experienced it firsthand, it's almost certain that you know a family member or a close friend who has. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 04:31:36 GMT)

Alternative Treatments A Day, Keeps IBS Away!
Having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) places you on very tight situations. Sublimely, it controls your life. You get to go out less often, due to the fear of breaking the bowl in public places. It can also cause you other health problems, if the case is that you don’t get to detoxify regularly. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:03:46 GMT)

Alternative medicines get funding boost
Research will be undertaken in NSW in an effort to broaden the scientific community's understanding of complementary therapies and alternate medicines. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:39:16 GMT)

An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
Title: An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana Category: Health News Created: 4/28/2008 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/28/2008 (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:33:19 GMT)

Alternative Medicen: Allergies, Part One
If you're one of the estimated forty million seasonal allergy sufferers, you're probably miserable this time of year. Finding the best medicine to fight your symptoms can be tricky. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:34:31 GMT)

Software supports Digital Imaging in Medicine standard.
Featuring standards-based healthcare messaging capabilities and modular open source code base, Mirth 1.7.1 facilitates health information system interoperability and data exchange, and speeds secure information sharing across communities of healthcare professionals. Program includes support for high-volume transaction processing and plug-in architecture to simplify inclusion and distribution of ... (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:51:51 GMT)

Alternative Healthcare on the Rise
Dozens of studies show Alternative Medicine will soon become the dominant healthcare system in America, and it's even a growing trend locally. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:11:14 GMT)

Cameroon: Professor Umberto D'Alessandro - 'ACT Combination Has No Resistance'
Professor Umberto D'Alessandro of the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:28:43 GMT)

Alternative Treatments Option In New Veterinary Practice
Increasingly, people suffering from chronic ailments like arthritis are turning to the field of alternative, or complementary, medicine for treatment. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:18:33 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Allergies, Part Two
Your allergies are acting up again. Have you ever considered acupuncture? It's what some are doing to combat the sneezing and wheezing. But does it work? (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:04:33 GMT)

RM15,000 for a PhD
CERTAIN parties are offering a shortcut to a PhD, at a price of RM15,000, reports Kosmo! . The more popular courses were homeopathy and various courses in alternative medicine. The packages range from one month to three months, with no prerequisite for a degree, or need to attend classes. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:30:06 GMT)

An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
SUNDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists think they may have found a way to harness marijuana's medicinal powers without unleashing the plant's memory-robbing properties. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 05:03:24 GMT)

Tricksters devalue PhD
Certain parties are offering a shortcut to a PhD, at a price of RM15,000, a report in a Malaysian tabloid said. The more popular courses were homeopathy and various courses in alternative medicine. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:44:00 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Allergies, Part Three
How would you like your allergies instantly cured without popping pills or getting stuck with needles? That's the claim behind one technique. Proponents say all it takes is a trip to the chiropractors office. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 23:19:31 GMT)

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