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Alternative Medicine News May 2008

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Money $marts: $4 gas hard to swallow, but needed medicine
Average gasoline prices are above $3.60, almost $1 more than this time last year. Some parts of the West Coast have already passed the $4 mark, (Thu, 01 May 2008 13:56:02 GMT)

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I have been on prednisone for about a year now. I'm down to 2 milligrams a day. I want to know if anyone has an idea of an alternative medicine that I could start taking. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. (Thu, 01 May 2008 13:58:29 GMT)

Herbalist accuses gov`t …of not supporting traditional medicine
A 70 year old herbalist at Akyeam Korkobeng, near Kwaabeng in the Eastern Region, Yaw Mahama, has disclosed that successive governments paid lip-service to traditional herbal practitioners, by making promises that they could not fulfill. (Thu, 01 May 2008 14:18:27 GMT)

Ghana: Herbalist Accuses Gov't of Not Supporting Traditional Medicine
A 70 year old herbalist at Akyeam Korkobeng, near Kwaabeng in the Eastern Region, Yaw Mahama, has disclosed that successive governments paid lip-service to traditional herbal practitioners, by making promises that they could not fulfill. (Thu, 01 May 2008 17:00:19 GMT)

Ice Skater Rebounds From Injury With Alternative Medicine
A painful medical problem sidelined a champion ice skater but with the help of two alternative forms of medicine now she is back in the game. (Thu, 01 May 2008 23:34:03 GMT)

US FDA rejects Merck's new cholesterol-lowering drug Cordaptive
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected one of Merck's new blockbuster drug, a cholesterol-lowering medicine Cordaptive or MK-0524A. (Fri, 02 May 2008 11:38:51 GMT)

Web site offers alternative illness remedies
When Tamir Goren's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he went to the Internet in search of remedies to reduce possible chemotherapy side effects. After fairly extensive research and talking with others, Goren had his mother drink wheatgrass juice. (Sat, 03 May 2008 04:21:27 GMT)

Are natural proucts safer for fido?
Holistic or "natural" products are now being heavily marketed to pet owners. Many people feel that natural products are safer because they don't have "medicine" in them. Before you give your pet a natural pill that promises good health and vitality, it is important for you understand the potential risks. (Sat, 03 May 2008 07:12:27 GMT)

High-tech vets: Stem cell treatments safer alternative to joint replacement
He's a good dog. He loves to chase his ball and play Frisbee. He talks in a language that is half-canine/half-human — an intricate series of woofs and whines, groans, growls and whimpers — so his owner, Monterey's Steve McWethy, clearly understands what he wants most of the time. But Jackson ... (Sat, 03 May 2008 08:44:21 GMT)

Another view of Jesus
By TANIA FUENTEZ 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. "I wanted to extend my idea of healing," Chopra said in a recent ... (Sat, 03 May 2008 09:43:02 GMT)

Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Older adults who take drugs designed to block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine – including common medications for incontinence, high blood pressure and allergies – are more likely to be dependent in one or more activities of daily living and to walk slower, according to new findings from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. (Sat, 03 May 2008 13:39:23 GMT)

Review: Suckers by Rose Shapiro | Trick or Treatment by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst
Rose Shapiro's Suckers and Trick or Treatment by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst explore the actual worth of alternative medicine and its practitioners, says Olivia Laing (Sat, 03 May 2008 23:21:34 GMT)

Common Drugs Linked To Impaired Physical Function In Older Adults
Older adults who take drugs designed to block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine including common medications for incontinence, high blood pressure and allergies are more likely to be dependent in one or more activities of daily living and to walk slower, according to new findings from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. (Sun, 04 May 2008 08:08:58 GMT)

The Queen of the New Age
How the publisher Louise Hay unified psychics, mindhealers, angel therapists and positive thinkers of all varieties into a self-help spirituality empire. (Sun, 04 May 2008 12:37:02 GMT)

Obesity and the Use of Alternative Medicine
In a twelve month study researchers from Harvard Medical School compared the use of alternative and complementary modalities between normal weight (BMI from 18... (Sun, 04 May 2008 19:20:06 GMT)

Alternative to popping pills
Those who use it say its a simple solution, to a complex problem. "I was diagnosed with a learning disorder known as NLD," said Clay Frans. A disease affecting Frans' neurological ability. (Mon, 05 May 2008 01:41:57 GMT)

FDA study: Insulin pumps linked to injuries, deaths in teens
Insulin pumps are used by tens of thousands of teenagers worldwide with Type 1 diabetes, but they can be risky and have been linked to injuries and even deaths, a review by federal regulators finds. (Mon, 05 May 2008 04:16:10 GMT)

Stop buying drugs off the Internet, says FDA official
As laws are being drafted to regulate the sale of alternative medicine, consumers are being warned against buying drugs off the Internet for personal use. (Mon, 05 May 2008 04:29:53 GMT)

Is an alternative just the tonic?
A BBC NI documentary looks at how alternative medicine is helping people ditch prescription drugs. (Mon, 05 May 2008 08:35:55 GMT)

Commonly Used Medications Associated With Impaired Physical Function In Older Adults
Older adults who take drugs designed to block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine -- including common medications for incontinence, high blood pressure and allergies -- are more likely to be dependent in one or more activities of daily living and to walk slower, according to new findings from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. (Mon, 05 May 2008 13:21:33 GMT)

FDA warns on diabetes pumps
Top seller Medtronic Inc. defends its insulin pump for diabetes sufferers; other makers include Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, DexCom and Insulet. (Mon, 05 May 2008 13:46:29 GMT)

NIMS' Acceleration Platform to be Investigated as a New Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Marvin A Sackner, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Board of Directors, Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (NIMS) (OTCBB:NIMU) announced that Professor Masatoshi Fujita and associates, Shiga University of Medical Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kitano Hospital, Japan have been awarded a three year grant-in-aid from April 2008 to March 2011 for a study dealing ... (Mon, 05 May 2008 15:27:22 GMT)

Preparing students for careers in medicine
Staff Reporter MICHAEL E DeBakey High School for Health Professions @ Qatar ( DHSHP@Q ), which opens in September this year, is a branch campus of DHSHP in Houston, Texas, an award winning institution offering students a college preparatory curriculum in science, mathematics and medical science. (Mon, 05 May 2008 23:15:44 GMT)

Alternative hands-on healing helps relieve pain
PLATTSBURGH -- Sometimes those aches and pains we all experience can become quite annoying. But for some people they can be downright debilitating. Whether it's carpal tunnel syndrome, a herniated disc or a bout of sciatica, anyone who lives with chronic, unrelenting pain wants to find relief. (Tue, 06 May 2008 08:58:32 GMT)

Soda helps the medicine go down
Dear Dr. Gott: As a senior citizen, I am forced by my gastroenterologist to have a colonoscopy every few years. As anyone who has undergone this ordeal knows, the solution that you that must drink to cleanse your system beforehand has what is undoubtedly the worst taste in the world. (Tue, 06 May 2008 09:09:27 GMT)

Media Opportunity: Herbal Medicine Awareness Week 23-30 May 2008, UK
Herbal Medicine Awareness Week is being held 23rd to 30th May 2008. The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is arranging for journalists to attend free consultations at their local qualified medical herbalist. The consultation will look at the journalist's health from a holistic perspective as well as advising on any specific issues. Photo opportunites will be available in most cases. (Tue, 06 May 2008 10:08:28 GMT)

Loss Of Protective Heart Failure Protein Causes High Blood Pressure
Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have found that a protein that appears to have protective and perhaps healing effects for failing hearts also plays a similar role in high blood pressure. They found lower-than-normal levels of the protein S100A1 in cells that line blood vessel walls in animals with high blood pressure. (Tue, 06 May 2008 13:10:09 GMT)

Opinion: Mind-body medicine needs a checkup
People are often understandably furious and disillusioned with the conventional medical system, so they turn to alternative medicine, writes NBC's Robert Bazell. (Tue, 06 May 2008 15:01:38 GMT)

Lecture could help you survive allergy season
Learn more about seasonal allergies at "Surviving the Allergy Season," a lecture to be presented by the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine on May 27. (Wed, 07 May 2008 07:02:00 GMT)

Allergies: How Acupuncture Can Treat Them Naturally
Bloomington, Minn. - For the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, an alternative approach such as acupuncture may provide effective treatment and long-lasting relief. (Wed, 07 May 2008 13:09:12 GMT)

Bad Medicine?
The Alibi has always prided itself in serving as a megaphone to those who don't usually have the opportunity to project their voices. The underrepresented. The misrepresented. The too often forgotten. It's an important function of alternative media, and although we don't always do it perfectly, we do always try. That's why the response to the feature article we printed last week came as such a ... (Thu, 08 May 2008 06:06:08 GMT)

A different type of Mother’s Day present Alternative healing can help moms focus on kids
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift off the beaten path of flowers, lunches, dinners or cozy gatherings with families and friends, you might want to check out a pre-Mother’s Day Healing Circle in Silt. (Thu, 08 May 2008 07:10:54 GMT)

Detoxify with ions
Alternative healing and medicine have grown in mainstream popularity over the past decade. Detoxification of the body is one of th (Thu, 08 May 2008 11:20:04 GMT)

Artificial Golgi Created By Undergrad
An undergraduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has learned very quickly that a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down. In fact, with his invention, the sugar may actually be the medicine.Among the most important and complex molecules in the human body, sugars control not just metabolism but also how cells communicate with one another. (Thu, 08 May 2008 13:09:33 GMT)

Intellectual Property
Mathys & Squire United Kingdom: IP Rights And Traditional Medicine: A Procrustes’s Bed? (Thu, 08 May 2008 14:50:55 GMT)

Just half the battle won
It took three agonizing years before a majority of legislators finally passed the much-delayed but most-anticipated cheaper medicines bill, now officially known as Universally Accessible, Cheaper and Quality Medicine Act of 2008. Whew! (Thu, 08 May 2008 16:00:47 GMT)

A different type of Mother’s Day present: Alternative healing can help moms focus on kids
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift off the beaten path of flowers, lunches, dinners or cozy gatherings with families and friends, you might want to check out a pre-Mother’s Day Healing Circle in Silt. (Thu, 08 May 2008 16:47:56 GMT)

Bittersweet medicine
Elation at the announcement of salary increases for state employees has been tempered now the government has revealed how it intends to pay for them. (Thu, 08 May 2008 22:51:53 GMT)

A dearth of news accounts from Myanmar
Few journalists have been able to enter the storm-ravaged country. Even citizen reporting has been limited by fear of angering the military rulers. Nearly a week after a cyclone ravaged Myanmar, food, medicine and fresh drinking water are not the only necessities in short supply. So are independent news accounts from the isolated and politically repressive nation. (Fri, 09 May 2008 07:14:18 GMT)

Why Coffee Drinkers Are Switching to a Healthier Coffee from Gano Excel. Healthy Coffee is Introduced to Millions of ...
Healthy Coffee from Gano Excel offers Coffee Drinkers a Healthier Alternative. You still get the aroma and the taste of a delicious cup of coffee, but Healthy Coffee is drenched in health-giving nutrients with every sip. Healthy Coffee has arrived in North America and offers the gourmet taste without the hefty price tag and helps promote good health at the same time. Featuring a unique blend of ... (Fri, 09 May 2008 12:53:25 GMT)

Nursing2004 Herbal Medicine Handbook
Provides instant access to current, reliable information for more than 300 herbal remedies used by patients. (Fri, 09 May 2008 17:12:07 GMT)

Articles Of Faith: Big battle over right to die misses the point
The "Death with Dignity" initiative on the Washington ballot is fiercely controversial, but for the terminally ill, it's all about choosing between "fast" and "slow" medicine. (Fri, 09 May 2008 23:09:12 GMT)

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
After learning of a possibly fatal mutation lurking in her genes, Masha Gessen went in search of answers medical and moral. (Sat, 10 May 2008 04:58:01 GMT)

Bill C-51 threatens choices in healthcare, say critics
Alternative healthcare practitioners in Abbotsford are raising the alarm about proposed changes to the Food and Drugs Act that could make it illegal for them to recommend natural products like beet juice, garlic and camomile tea for therapeutic use. (Sat, 10 May 2008 18:41:49 GMT)

Affording Fido
Once relegated to backyards and barns, pets have moved inside the house and up in the family. They're cherished companions for many - furry children for others - and some owners are willing to pay anything to keep them healthy. If they can. (Sun, 11 May 2008 09:14:54 GMT)

A wish to walk: Man refuses to accept paralysis
Part I: Hunting for a miracle, grasping at a chance to walk again after a diving accident leaves a man a quadriplegic. (Sun, 11 May 2008 10:28:58 GMT)

Wild or farmed, sales increasing for ginseng
KINGSTON — Deep in the hills, growers monitor secret plots of land in a quest to cash in on the Ozarks’ most valuable herb. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition) (Sun, 11 May 2008 12:36:12 GMT)

List of Democratic National Convention sponsors
This summer's Democratic National Convention in Denver is being brought to you by a Who's Who of corporate lobbying interests. (Mon, 12 May 2008 06:03:34 GMT)

A Knock in the Night in Phoenix
The two principal owners of Village Voice Media have decided to match the legal aggression from local authorities in Arizona with some aggression of their own. (Mon, 12 May 2008 08:36:45 GMT)

Up Next, Recaps & Links
Stories, links and the place to get more information on stories on CBS News Sunday Morning . (Mon, 12 May 2008 10:00:01 GMT)

Calendar
Monday, May 12 THE WESTSIDE BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP — May game nights. Bring board games from home or use what is available at the support group. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Ohana Sports Medicine, 4353 Waialo Road, 11A, in the Port Allen Marina Center. For more information, call 335-5808. The Brain Injury Support Group is open to family members and loved ones, and those who have suffered ... (Mon, 12 May 2008 11:21:54 GMT)

HeartMath's emWave Personal Stress Reliever® and emWave® PC Stress Relief System: Personal Technologies for the ...
An estimated thirty to forty billion dollars are spent annually on complementary and alternative medicine. Progressive healthcare systems are recognizing that patient care must include educational programs and techniques to support a patient's capacity to enhance mental and emotional attitudes. An example of this is HeartMath®'s scientifically validated programs and technologies. (Mon, 12 May 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

HeartMath's emWave Personal Stress Reliever® and emWave® PC Stress Relief System: Personal Technologies for the ...
An estimated thirty to forty billion dollars are spent annually on complementary and alternative medicine. Progressive healthcare systems are recognizing that patient care must include educational programs and techniques to support a patient's capacity to enhance mental and emotional attitudes. An example of this is HeartMath®'s scientifically validated programs and technologies. (PRWeb May 12, ... (Mon, 12 May 2008 13:08:27 GMT)

Studies Presented at Spine Arthroplasty Society Annual Meeting Find Plasma Disc Decompression Effective for Contained ...
ArthroCare Corp. (1576;Nasdaq:ARTC), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical (Mon, 12 May 2008 13:50:14 GMT)

Bioceramics: The Future of Joint Healing
Within the next decade, routine total joint replacement may become obsolete, replaced by new orthopedic bioceramics that allow the joint to heal itself. (Mon, 12 May 2008 14:24:31 GMT)

Merge Healthcare Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE); (TSX:MRG), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008. In addition, the Company announced that it has filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Mon, 12 May 2008 15:20:37 GMT)

Special Report: Miracle Medicine
Alternative medicine can take many forms. From vitamins to energy treatments, they're growing in popularity and they're supposed to cure what ails you. (Mon, 12 May 2008 18:38:53 GMT)

Medical mission: Brody graduates heading to Honduras
Jessica Weeks and Heang Lim are taking an alternative road toward medical residency. (Tue, 13 May 2008 02:25:48 GMT)

rVita Launches 'Nirvana' for Integrative Medicine Searches
New Health 2.0 Site "Mashes Up" Reputable Content, Expert Guidance and Peer-to-Peer Wisdom to Separate the Science from the Snake Oil! (Tue, 13 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT)

rVita Launches 'Nirvana' for Integrative Medicine Searches
New Health 2.0 Site "Mashes Up" Reputable Content, Expert Guidance and Peer-to-Peer Wisdom to Separate the Science from the Snake Oil! (PRWeb May 13, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/rV (Tue, 13 May 2008 07:33:53 GMT)

BIG POTENTIAL TO COMMERCIALLY DEVELOP SARAWAK'S TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS
KUCHING, May 13 (Bernama) -- Sarawak's vast resource in traditional medicine plants has the potential to be commercially developed as pharmaceutical products. (Tue, 13 May 2008 08:18:41 GMT)

Mental Illness on the Rise in Canada: Leading Medical Professionals to Educate on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Mental health issues are on the rise in Canada, according to psychiatrist Dr. Jean Boodhoo, Chairman of the upcoming ICAM conference in Toronto, May 23 - 25, 2008. Dr. Boodhoo attributes raising financial and marital pressures, increasing drug and alcohol abuse, and steady suicide rates, as factors for why one in four Canadians suffer from a mental illness. (Tue, 13 May 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

ACAM Appoints Jessica Tran, ND as Student Liaison and Head of the ACAM Student Program
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.----The American College for Advancement in Medicine, ACAM, is pleased to announce that Jessica Tran, ND has been appointed as Student Liaison and head of ACAM's student/resident membership program. (Tue, 13 May 2008 13:20:00 GMT)

ACAM Appoints Jessica Tran, ND as Student Liaison and Head of the ACAM Student Program
The American College for Advancement in Medicine, ACAM, is pleased to announce that Jessica Tran, ND has been appointed as Student Liaison and head of ACAM's student/resident membership program. Dr. Tran will advise the ACAM Board of Directors with respect to the medical student/resident program, coordinate student/resident conference logistics and serve as point of contact for the ... (Tue, 13 May 2008 14:13:32 GMT)

Doctor to discuss alternative medicine
Dr. Ron Robinson will present "What is Alternative Health?" an explanation of how alternative medicine fits with mainstream Western medical practices, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eastwind Healing Center, Plaza Towers, 221 E. College St., Suite 211. (Tue, 13 May 2008 17:13:31 GMT)

Improved Study of Bitter Orange Now Possible with New Materials
NIST has developed Standard Reference Materials for bitter orange, long used in folk medicine and now increasingly used in herbal weight-loss products. Researchers can use the new materials to develop and test analytical methods for compounds in bitter orange or as control materials for quality assurance. (Tue, 13 May 2008 22:27:57 GMT)

New gestational diabetes treatment safe
A controversial alternative to insulin injections for pregnant women with gestational diabetes is safe, Australian and New Zealand researchers say. (Wed, 14 May 2008 02:46:12 GMT)

Study Suggests Green Tea May Support the Medical Treatment of Stomach and Colon Cancer
Green tea consumption may promote cancer-preventive effects in people at risk for cancer in addition to supporting the medical treatment of some kinds of cancer, according to a study in the May/June 2008 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, on newsstands now. (Wed, 14 May 2008 11:15:00 GMT)

Provider issue vexes drive to boost flu-shot coverage
May 14, 2008 – ATLANTA (CIDRAP News) – The drive to increase the number of Americans who get vaccinated against influenza may stumble on disagreements within medicine and public health over where vaccination should take place. (Wed, 14 May 2008 19:28:18 GMT)

Study Supports Popular HIV Drug Regimen
WEDNESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The largest study of its kind supports the use of a popular three-drug regimen for HIV patients and suggests a cocktail of two classes of drugs is a good alternative. (Wed, 14 May 2008 21:01:51 GMT)

Study Supports Popular HIV Drug Regimen
Copyright © 2008 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. WEDNESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The largest study of its kind supports the use of a popular three-drug regimen for HIV patients and suggests a cocktail of two classes of drugs is a good alternative. (Wed, 14 May 2008 22:14:36 GMT)

Herbal Medicines And Other Alternative Treatment Methods
Herbal medicines are gaining popularity in this modern age. (Thu, 15 May 2008 14:09:02 GMT)

A working Big Sky vacation
Rick Jarrett has lived in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains for all his 59 years, and he knows well their pleasures and perils. On a recent afternoon he allowed his flatbed Ford to creep near the edge of a cliff. "Don't worry," he said with a mustachioed smile. "The brakes still work." (Thu, 15 May 2008 15:01:00 GMT)

GCC Ministers to Tackle Alternative Medicine Issue in Geneva Confab
JEDDAH, 16 May 2008 — In spite of advertisements about herbal and natural cures for health problems being common on Arabic television, alternative medicine is not yet recognized in the GCC states. (Thu, 15 May 2008 23:06:15 GMT)

Tao Formulations Announces the Official Launch of Tao Harmony - Menopause Relief Formula
Tao Formulations announces the official launch of Tao Harmony - Menopause Relief Formula, at the Internal Medicine 2008 conference in Washington DC. This revolutionary product is the culmination of years of research to develop a safe, all-natural, non-hormonal alternative for relieving menopausal symptoms. (Fri, 16 May 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

BIOPLASTY by DOCTOR MAURICIO GOLDSTEIN from BRAZIL
*****ENJOY BRAZIL AND BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY WITH A GORGEOUS FACE and BODY !!! BIOPLASTY NOW !!!!***** The aesthetics fields of medicine have developed quickly abroad and mainly in Brazil, one of its largest centers in the world. (Fri, 16 May 2008 15:25:23 GMT)

BIOPLASTY by DOCTOR MAURICIO GOLDSTEIN from BRAZIL
*****ENJOY BRAZIL AND BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY WITH A GORGEOUS FACE and BODY !!! BIOPLASTY NOW !!!!***** The aesthetics fields of medicine have developed quickly abroad and mainly in Brazil, one of its largest centers in the world. (Fri, 16 May 2008 15:25:34 GMT)

Man-made 'defensin' rips resistant bacteria apart
A mimic of a potent compound used by immune cells could provide an alternative to antibiotics, which bacteria can become resistant to (Fri, 16 May 2008 16:30:02 GMT)

Herbal Medicines Used As Diet Supplements
The use of herbal medicine is now widely accepted as a cost-effective alternative to many expensive medical treatments using the latest technology. (Fri, 16 May 2008 16:58:55 GMT)

Bitter orange SRMs: Tools for product analysis/quality
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for bitter orange, long used in folk medicine and now increasingly used in herbal weight-loss products. (Fri, 16 May 2008 20:45:38 GMT)

Thailand Says Asean Plans More Help for Myanmar Cyclone Victims
May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Myanmar's neighbors plan to provide more help to assist as many as 2.5 million people affected by Cyclone Nargis as aid groups and government leaders warn of a humanitarian catastrophe unless the country permits more aid. (Sun, 18 May 2008 05:06:27 GMT)

Urine: Your body`s own medicine
In the medical literature a story is told of one Ms. Christy who was very ill for a very long time. She had pelvic inflammatory disease, ulcerative colitis, Chron`s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Hashimoto`s disease, mononucleosis. (Sun, 18 May 2008 07:14:53 GMT)

Out There this week
"Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bicycle Racer," by Jamie Smith, illustrated by Jef Mallett, published by VeloPress of Boulder Plus: Justification For Those Tight Shorts. (Sun, 18 May 2008 07:24:12 GMT)

Kneading knowledge
S the fog settled into Tagaytay City, the confe-rees acknowledged the need to delve deeply into the study of the trinity of health, history and policy. We refer to the latest training session of the Advanced Higher Education Program of the University of the Philippines Manila. (Sun, 18 May 2008 14:06:36 GMT)

Remarks by the President to the World Economic Forum
Sharm el Sheikh International Congress Center (Sun, 18 May 2008 14:28:52 GMT)

Natural Medicine: Great grains for health
While it is easy to rely on just wheat, rice and corn to get your recommended daily allowance, expanding your repertoire of grains can be a fun and exciting way to increase the variety, flavor and texture of your favorite meals. (Sun, 18 May 2008 17:52:31 GMT)

The Most Popular Natural Health Programs on the Internet’s #1 Alternative Health Site
Natural Healers gives prospective students insight into tomorrow’s natural health careers. (Mon, 19 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT)

The Most Popular Natural Health Programs on the Internet’s #1 Alternative Health Site
Natural Healers gives prospective students insight into tomorrow’s natural health careers. (PRWeb May 19, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Na (Mon, 19 May 2008 07:25:37 GMT)

Bitter Orange SRMs: Tools For Product Analysis/Quality
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for bitter orange, long used in folk medicine and now increasingly used in herbal weight-loss products. Researchers can use the new materials to develop and test analytical methods for compounds in bitter orange, or as control materials for quality assurance of their measurements. (Mon, 19 May 2008 12:13:58 GMT)

University of Connecticut Health Center and Competitive Technologies Announce NIH Grant for Asthma Study
FARMINGTON, Conn. and FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 19, 2008 -- University of Connecticut Health Center and Competitive Technologies, Inc. announced today that Dr. Eric Secor Jr., assistant professor from the Department of Immunology at the University's School of Medicine in Farmington, has been awarded a multiyear $750,000 K-08 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health and the ... (Mon, 19 May 2008 12:50:00 GMT)

Cook Medical Congratulates the University of Florida for Reaching a Major Milestone in the Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms
Cook Medical today congratulates the University of Florida College of Medicine for achieving a significant milestone and major step forward in the growing medical acceptance of endovascular repair as the treatment of choice for thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. (Mon, 19 May 2008 13:18:04 GMT)

Veggie sausages contain FIVE TIMES as much salt as a bag of crisps
Many parents regard them as the healthy alternative, but some leading brands of vegetarian burgers and sausages contain higher levels of salt than their meat equivalents. Just two sausages from one company would provide virtually the entire day's salt ration for an adult and too much for a child (Mon, 19 May 2008 13:18:24 GMT)

Herbal Medicines For Mental Wellness
Modern society is now applying the concept of using herbal medicine as treatment in different mental, physical, and emotional health problems, as well as promoting proper health and maintaining balance in our body's health. (Mon, 19 May 2008 15:28:55 GMT)

MGH study confirms benefit of surgery for gastroesophageal reflux
Despite the growing availability of prescription and over-the-counter medications for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), surgical treatment remains a viable alternative for patients whose symptoms persist. (Mon, 19 May 2008 20:21:04 GMT)

Alternative route: Leech therapy gets official sanction
It's the secret behind actor Demi Moore's glowing skin. And it's this ancient Unani technique that the health ministry is now all set to popularize and regulate. (Mon, 19 May 2008 20:49:32 GMT)

Life of man who ran alternative medicine practice is recalled
A day after Ventura resident Jack Dunn was killed in a motorcycle crash north of Ojai, friends remembered him Monday as a dedicated student of alternative medicine with a quick wit and charming manner. (Tue, 20 May 2008 07:13:51 GMT)

Sugar substitutes eliminate calories but add cancer, thyroid worries
Mary Poppins knew this secret: We are born with an innate preference for sweetness. As she sang, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down." (Tue, 20 May 2008 07:45:46 GMT)

Alternative cough cure
Recent studies have found that ingredients in certain cough medicines can be dangerous for kids and ineffective in adults. A better remedy may, surprisingly, be lurking in your pantry: Researchers found that a few teaspoons of buckwheat honey actually reduced coughing in children more effectively than standard cough medicine. Honey coats the throat to soothe irritation and is rich in ... (Tue, 20 May 2008 09:59:57 GMT)

Pancreatic Cancer Cells Killed By Traditional Herbal Medicine, Jefferson Researchers Report
An herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries may help in the fight against pancreatic cancer, one of the most difficult cancers to treat. (Tue, 20 May 2008 11:14:19 GMT)

Nasal Strips as an alternative to blocked noses
When you’ve spent the last four hours (coughing), have used up more than a dozen packets of tissue because of your (blowing nose), and have driven everyone around you away with your (sneezing), you’d probably feel like you’d like to shoot yourself to death. (Wed, 21 May 2008 02:25:54 GMT)

Benefit Of Surgery For Gastroesophageal Reflux Confirmed
Despite the growing availability of prescription and over-the-counter medications for gastroesophageal reflux disease, surgical treatment remains a viable alternative for patients whose symptoms persist. A survey of almost 200 patients who had laparoscopic antireflux surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital produced near-normal quality-of-life scores from most respondents, who also indicated ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 02:26:46 GMT)

MGH Study Confirms Benefit Of Surgery For Gastroesophageal Reflux
Despite the growing availability of prescription and over-the-counter medications for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), surgical treatment remains a viable alternative for patients whose symptoms persist. (Wed, 21 May 2008 09:11:08 GMT)

Facts You Need To Know Before Using Herbal Medicines
The use of herbal medicine as an alternative form of treatment in the modern age is widely accepted by medical and non-medical individuals worldwide. (Wed, 21 May 2008 12:50:26 GMT)

Beebe Medical Center's Luzader earns service award
Beebe Medical Center announced Cheyenne Luzader, MS, coordinator of the Department of Integrative Health-Complementary and Alternative Medicine program, has been honored for her outstanding service to the community. (Wed, 21 May 2008 12:52:09 GMT)

Variety of sugar substitutes offers sweet relief for dieters
Mary Poppins knew this secret: We are born with an innate preference for sweetness. As she often sang, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down." (Wed, 21 May 2008 13:58:14 GMT)

Towns will keep schools
ELK MOUNTAIN -- A two-year odyssey that determined under what conditions the towns of Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow would be allowed to keep their elementary schools finally came to an end this week. (Thu, 22 May 2008 08:24:55 GMT)

HEALTH: Treating pain and stress will be library talk topic
The Ridgefield Library will present a panel discussion, “Alternative Approaches to Treating Pain, Stress, and Chronic Illness” Saturday, May 31, from 1 to 3. (Thu, 22 May 2008 10:09:24 GMT)

Long fantasy season can be broken down into stages
While it may seem like a long time until September, the upkeep of a fantasy baseball team is similar to spring cleaning around the house. It isn't as daunting if it can be broken down into smaller segments. (Thu, 22 May 2008 11:26:46 GMT)

After cancer diagnosis, what comes next?
One minute, Dr. Bernadine Healy was a perfectly healthy woman, in bed with her husband watching the Oscar De La Hoya fight on HBO. A few hours later, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. (Thu, 22 May 2008 15:07:00 GMT)

The Practice Of Herbal Medicine In The Modern Age
Despite the availability of modern treatment, many individuals are now using herbal medicine as an alternative treatment method for common illnesses and as a diet supplement to promote proper health. (Thu, 22 May 2008 15:56:32 GMT)

State medical board looks at regulating alternative treatments
The North Carolina Medical Board held a public hearing Thursday on whether the state should regulate alternative and natural remedies and treatments and the naturopaths who provide them. (Thu, 22 May 2008 22:18:43 GMT)

Growth of alternative medicine in the spotlight
The reason women are increasingly turning to non-conventional health treatments will be the focus of world-first research led by The University of Queensland (UQ) into the multi-billion dollar complementary and alternative medicine industry. (Fri, 23 May 2008 01:36:56 GMT)

Science Weekly podcast: homeopathy, placebos, and quackery
Alok Jha and James Randerson are joined by Simon Singh to discuss his new book, Trick or Treatment: Alternative Medicine on Trial. Plus, who will win the world's most prestigious science book prize? (Fri, 23 May 2008 11:08:16 GMT)

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Get in touch with your cells with Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the science of movement, combining western medical discoveries with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Meridian theory. (Fri, 23 May 2008 11:54:29 GMT)

Alternative Strategy For HIV Vaccine
Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (ABL) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) report that their unique HIV vaccine formulation was effective in eliciting strong and balanced immune responses in healthy human volunteers. (Fri, 23 May 2008 12:11:18 GMT)

Food additives linked to ADHD in kids
Sydney, May 23: Conventional medicine has hitherto dismissed the notion that artificial colours and preservatives in foods are linked to hyperactivity in children -- but that link is now being taken seriously. (Fri, 23 May 2008 12:28:44 GMT)

Experts Revisit Food Additives and ADHD
The notion that artificial colors and preservatives in foods may play a role in hyperactivity has been largely dismissed within conventional medicine, but there are signs that this is beginning to change. (Fri, 23 May 2008 14:00:03 GMT)

Herbal Medicine: Enjoy The Latest Medical Trend While Avoiding Problems
Alternative treatment using natural or herbal medicines is becoming the latest trend in fighting common illnesses and diseases in this modern age. They are cost-effective dietary supplements that are being practiced by our early ancestors where technology is still in its infancy. (Fri, 23 May 2008 15:04:47 GMT)

The right remedy?
Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine On Trial , by Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst (Bantam Press, £16.99) (Fri, 23 May 2008 23:29:00 GMT)

Boots accused over quack medicines
Science & environment: Leading scientific expert on alternative therapies accuses chemist of misleading public over remedies (Fri, 23 May 2008 23:30:49 GMT)

Many moms-to-be turning to alternative childbirth method
Kelly Routte labored with her child for three days before she finally relented and arrived at the hospital, ready for a cesarean. (Sat, 24 May 2008 07:20:47 GMT)

Boots accused of selling quack medicines
May 24: Leading scientific expert on alternative therapies accuses chemist of misleading public over homeopathic remedies (Sat, 24 May 2008 08:41:14 GMT)

Reiki specialist joins practice
A REIKI specialist has joined a co-operative of alternative medicine practitioners in Warminster. (Sun, 25 May 2008 08:40:55 GMT)

Eastern medicine
The Asian Festival began yesterday, offering its standard colorful fare of food, art and entertainment. (Sun, 25 May 2008 08:49:25 GMT)

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Doctors deem tan in a bottle a safer alternative
These days Colleen Smith's tan comes from a bottle, not the sun. (Mon, 26 May 2008 05:09:36 GMT)

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Get in touch with your cells with Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the science of movement, combining western medical discoveries with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Meridian theory. (Mon, 26 May 2008 09:57:31 GMT)

The Truth About Chinese Herbal Medicine
China is very well known for their practice in alternative medicine. They have perfected the art of healing through the use of natural methods without resorting to modern medical technology. (Mon, 26 May 2008 11:09:13 GMT)

To regulate or not to regulate
Herbs such as echinacea have been used all over the world for centuries to cure disease and keep people healthy, but modern medicine is just beginning to understand how. (Mon, 26 May 2008 18:21:39 GMT)

Dominic Lawson: We're hiding from the truth: eugenics lives on
There's some good news and some bad news for 92-year old Dr Hans-Joachim Sewering. The good news is that he has just been awarded a medal for "unequalled services in the cause of the independence of the medical profession" by the German Federation of Internal Medicine (BDI). The bad news is that Der Spiegel magazine has not forgotten what it published 30 years ago about Dr Sewering: documents ... (Mon, 26 May 2008 23:18:32 GMT)

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Get in touch with your cells with Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the science of movement, combining western medical discoveries with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Meridian theory. (Tue, 27 May 2008 10:13:00 GMT)

Alternative fuels a focus at air show
Some of the biggest names in aviation showed off their latest products Tuesday at the Berlin Air Show to potential buyers as sky-high oil prices have driven the demand for more fuel-efficient planes. (Tue, 27 May 2008 11:40:03 GMT)

Alternative diagnostic tool for diabetes may not require patients to fast
Washington, May 27 : Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore have suggested an alternative for screening and diagnosing diabetes that may not require patients to fast. (Tue, 27 May 2008 11:44:52 GMT)

Alternative fuels a focus at air show
Some of the biggest names in aviation showed off their latest products at the Berlin Air Show to potential buyers as high oil prices have driven the demand for more fuel-efficient planes. (Tue, 27 May 2008 13:05:50 GMT)

Aviation companies look to alternative fuels
BERLIN - Some of the world's biggest aviation companies are turning to alternative fuels - made from sources as diverse as hydrogen cells or algae - as soaring oil prices... (Tue, 27 May 2008 19:13:35 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Attributed to Curing Child's Brain Tumor
Ella Hope Hauschildt was diagnosed with a brain tumor a month before she turned seven, but after natural remedies, the latest MRI was not able to detect the tumor anymore. Her family believes it was the natural treatment that helped Ella. (Wed, 28 May 2008 03:09:45 GMT)

New alternative fuels star at Berlin Air Show
BERLIN – Some of the world’s biggest aviation companies are turning to alternative fuels – made from sources as diverse as hydrogen cells or algae – as soaring oil prices drive the search to build and fly more fuel-efficient planes. (Wed, 28 May 2008 08:25:44 GMT)

Herbal Medicines For A Healthy Lifestyle
Herbal medicine is a cost-effect alternative treatment for treating common health problems both in and out of the body. (Wed, 28 May 2008 09:32:43 GMT)

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The American College For Advancement in Medicine Announces ''Frontiers of Integrative Oncology'' Seminar and Trade Show
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.----The American College For Advancement in Medicine, ACAM, announced today that it will hold its major 2008 continuing medical education seminar and trade show in Las Vegas, October 15-19. (Wed, 28 May 2008 16:57:00 GMT)

The American College For Advancement in Medicine Announces ''Frontiers of Integrative Oncology'' Seminar and Trade Show
The American College For Advancement in Medicine, ACAM, announced today that it will hold its major 2008 continuing medical education seminar and trade show in Las Vegas, October 15-19. "Frontiers of Integrative Oncology" will address the demand for education and information in the field of oncology as it relates to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. Celebrating its 35th ... (Wed, 28 May 2008 17:21:35 GMT)

Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: The Impact of Diet and Supplements on Health
Complementary and alternative medicine is a diverse group of health care practices not presently considered to be a part of traditional medicine. (Thu, 29 May 2008 09:20:00 GMT)

Institute For Progressive Medicine Announces Deep Stress Relief Through Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
The Institute for Progressive Medicine (IPM), a revolutionary medical clinic that emphasizes safe, natural and alternative treatments in combination with traditional medical techniques, announced the clinic's IV Therapies, including one of their most popular therapies - the Stress Drip. (Thu, 29 May 2008 10:13:19 GMT)

Supplement guide review
Choosing alternative medicine for allergies and other illnesses made easy with handy reference book (Thu, 29 May 2008 15:54:57 GMT)

Holistic Medical Healthcare Clinic
Featured Wellness Center - Tustin Wellness Clinic, located in Tustin, California is a holistic medical healthcare clinic that integrates traditional and alternative medicine. Their staff includes a holistic MD, RN,... (Thu, 29 May 2008 21:56:47 GMT)

Herbal Medicines As An Alternative Cure In Modern Societies
Herbal medicine is becoming a popular mode of treatment in today's modern societies. (Fri, 30 May 2008 08:17:35 GMT)

Herbal Medicines: Safety First For Proper Treatment
Herbal medicine is definitely a popular alternative cure to common health problems, as well as a supplement in treating major ones, like cancer and tumors. But in truth, natural medicines can also become a health risk if you don’t know what's involved or how it would affect your body. (Fri, 30 May 2008 13:23:54 GMT)

Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma inhalers that contain the drug albuterol to relax the airways also contain chemicals that harm the ozone layer. And these inhalers won't be available after this year, so U.S. health officials are urging patients to switch to alternative inhalers now. (Fri, 30 May 2008 20:02:24 GMT)

Renew Yourself Naturally
Get in touch with your cells with Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the science of movement, combining western medical discoveries with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Meridian theory. (Sat, 31 May 2008 05:43:31 GMT)

Donate, don't abandon pets, students urged
College students looking to leave their pets behind as they leave Columbus for summer break will have an alternative this year. (Sat, 31 May 2008 08:19:08 GMT)

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