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Alternative Medicine News Jul 2008

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ChemGenex Shares Climb to 8-Month High on Application (Update2)
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. rose to the highest in eight months in Sydney trading as the Australian maker of cancer drugs sought U.S. approval for its medicine to treat patients who no longer respond to Novartis AG's Gleevec. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 14:56:54 GMT)

Using Herbal Medicines Along With Other Alternative Healing Methods
Not everyone finds the modern healing methods applicable to their own, especially in the case of their financial capabilities to afford such treatments. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:09:00 GMT)

Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've taken a significant stride forward in understanding how relaxation techniques such as meditation, prayer and yoga improve health: by changing patterns of gene activity that affect how the body responds to stress. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:01:42 GMT)

U.S. interrogators were taught Chinese coercion techniques
One class was based on a chart copied verbatim from a study of techniques used to elicit confessions, often false, from American prisoners during the Korean War. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:56:56 GMT)

Illegal Wildlife Trade Threatening Healthcare Resource
Two reports from TRAFFIC, the world's largest wildlife trade monitoring network, on traditional medicine systems in Cambodia and Vietnam suggest that illegal wildlife trade, including entire tiger skeletons, and unsustainable harvesting is depleting the region's rich and varied biodiversity and putting the primary healthcare resource of millions at risk. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:19:11 GMT)

Island herbalist preserves traditional Caribbean cures
Source: Reuters By Brian Ellsworth CERRO GRANDE, Curacao, July 2 (Reuters Life!) - For years Dinah Veeris ignored the traditional Caribbean medicine of her native Curacao, but while recovering from an operation she ... (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:49:23 GMT)

Rising prices hammer seniors on fixed incomes
Nearly all Americans have felt the sting of inflation in recent months. But when you're retired and your sole means of support is a fixed amount that arrives each month, the pain is especially severe. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 15:08:25 GMT)

Top 5 Herbal Medicines For Home Use
Despite the fact that there are modern treatment methods using synthetic drugs or high-tech medical equipments today, many individuals are resorting to alternative curing methods using herbal medicines; especially for common household illnesses. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:04:31 GMT)

East Meets West
Two locals unveil a brand new center that hopes to make ‘complementary’ medicine the new alternative (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:41:49 GMT)

Have your steak, and eat it, too
Buffalo offers meat-eaters a healthier alternative. By JESSIE GIRVIN What if I told you that you could enjoy a steak that was high in iron, low in cholesterol and contained less fat than chicken? Now, what if I told you that it is not only possible, but it tastes good, too? (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 21:18:48 GMT)

Helping kids get well one car ride at a time
If Russell Jackson has his way, any child who needs medical care but lacks the transportation to get there will have a safe and reliable alternative. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 10:50:51 GMT)

Abstracts of Four Human Studies on the Effects of TASER Electronic Control Devices Presented At the Australasian ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 3, 2008 -- TASER International, Inc. , a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, announced that four abstracts reporting on human testing on the safety of TASER electronic control devices were presented at Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Winter Symposium 2008 during July 2-4 in Newcastle, New South Wales. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:30:00 GMT)

Amgen Diminished Shares Set for Rebound on Bone Drug (Update1)
July 3 (Bloomberg) -- Amgen Inc. 's experimental osteoporosis drug may become the top remedy for the bone- thinning disorder, gaining about half of an $8 billion annual market and reviving shares. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 14:52:58 GMT)

Arcuri, Hanna spar over energy issue; hot topic among local constituents
U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri this morning described steps Congress has taken to bring down gas prices and invest in new alternative energy resources. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 16:09:08 GMT)

The case against cure-alls
Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine, is on a mission. He wants people to know the truth about the "potions, pills, needles, pummelling and energising" that make up the multibillion-dollar global alternative medicine industry. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 17:18:10 GMT)

Bone Marrow Alternative: Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord May Be Used To Treat Hepatic Diseases
Researchers from the Universities of Granada and León have shown that mononuclear blood cells from human umbilical cord can be an effective alternative to bone marrow. This work, to be published in the journal Cell Transplantation, could potentially mean a great advance in regenerative hepatic medicine. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 18:21:44 GMT)

Massage, Not Work, on the Kibbutz in Israel
Water massage at Kibbutz Lotan. My partner, Ian, and I were looking for someplace more authentic to stay, someplace more Israel and less Hilton. We certainly didn’t want to spend a small fortune. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 04:13:08 GMT)

What energy medicine can do for you
We are our own healers. Our high tech, stressed out lifestyles has thrust many of us into chronic physical, emotional and spiritual depletion. We suffer from overload. Most of us tolerate tired, joyless states as normal. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 06:07:45 GMT)

North West Evening Mail
A DOCTOR’S surgery could close if a government shake-up on dispensing medicine is approved. A government white paper proposes stopping any GP close to an alternative pharmacy from dispensing medicine. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:52:50 GMT)

Herbal Medicine: Preparing Your Alternative Cure In Your Own Kitchen
Not all health-related problems require complicated modern medical treatments and expensive synthetic medicines available today; you don’t necessarily have to spend hundred of dollars just to get rid of common colds and coughs. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:56:48 GMT)

The Real Shakespeare? Evidence Points To Earl
In the final part of Morning Edition's series about Shakespeare, co-host Renee Montagne examines the theory that the Earl of Oxford — not the man from Stratford — is actually the bard and author of the world's most famous plays. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 13:48:19 GMT)

Implants to overcome drug habit
PETALING JAYA: Apart from methadone, heroin addicts now have an alternative treatment that is more user-friendly, minus the addiction. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 23:47:26 GMT)

Massage, Not Work, on the Kibbutz in Israel
Water massage at Kibbutz Lotan. My partner, Ian, and I were looking for someplace more authentic to stay, someplace more Israel and less Hilton. We certainly didn’t want to spend a small fortune. (Sat, 05 Jul 2008 04:13:28 GMT)

Backing off on the gas
Anthony Squires knows exactly what he wants to do. (Sat, 05 Jul 2008 13:12:50 GMT)

Hepatic Diseases Treated With Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord
Scientists of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the University of Leon, have confirmed that stem cells from human umbilical cord blood can be an appropriate therapy for the treatment of hepatic diseases such as hepatitis, and therefore mean an effective alternative to bone marrow. (Sat, 05 Jul 2008 15:05:29 GMT)

Turning to alternative medicine for a cure
IT’S hardly surprising that a growing number of people in Asian society are turning to what is called alternative (and probably harmless) medicine to cure what are medically deemed ‘incurable’ conditions. (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 02:08:31 GMT)

U.S. Secretly Takes Yellowcake From Iraq
A huge stockpile of natural uranium, the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program, arrived in a Canadian port after a secret U.S. transport operation. (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 03:00:03 GMT)

AP Exclusive: US removes uranium from Iraq
The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans. (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 08:45:44 GMT)

Choosing The Perfect Herbal Products That Will Suit Your Health Needs
Making use of herbal medicines as an alternative treatment method requires accuracy in both prescription and instruction in order for it to have a positive effect on our bodies. (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 16:12:10 GMT)

15 essentials - Important items for a parent's medicine chest
What should parents stock in their medicine cabinets? Pediatrician and Courier & Press columnist Dr. Betsy Neahring provides these suggestions. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 05:00:47 GMT)

The lesser of the two
Some experts tout snuff, which is gaining popularity, as a safer alternative to cigarettes. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 05:37:14 GMT)

Web offers plenty of alternative treatments
Whether it's cleaning your ears with a candle or creating a vacuum to cure a cold, the Internet offers plenty of alternative treatments for whatever ails you. A Web search for "alternative medicine” returns millions of hits, but verifying how well these methods work often is difficult since anyone can post a Web site. The term describes treatments that don't fall into the category of ... (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 05:47:15 GMT)

Candidate promoting questionable college degree
Tona Monroe-Ball, District 20 House of Representatives candidate, has been promoting herself as a doctor of naturopathic medicine. Evidence seems to suggest otherwise. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 07:09:45 GMT)

Workshop Highlights Adoption of Identity-Based Encryption
Voltage Security, Inc., a global leader in information encryption, today summarized the results from the recent National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsored workshop: Applications of Pairing Based Cryptography: Identity Based Encryption and Beyond, recognizing that significant progress has been made in the adoption of Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) as an alternative approach to ... (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 14:07:00 GMT)

BioElectronic's ActiPatch(TM) Product Chosen as 'One of 9 Medical Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life'
ActiPatch, the product marketed by Bioelectronics Corp. , is changing the face of medicine and the way we heal. Recently chosen as "One of 9 Medical Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life," by MedicalHeadway.com, ActiPatch is fast becoming the treatment of choice for everything from soft tissue injuries to surgical recovery. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 14:33:00 GMT)

Candidate promoting questionable college degree
Tona Monroe-Ball, District 20 House of Representatives candidate, has been promoting herself as a doctor of naturopathic medicine. Evidence seems to suggest otherwise. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 17:09:57 GMT)

Strong medicine
Dr. Randall Huss, M.D., St. John’s Clinic Rolla division president, has practiced medicine in Rolla for 26 years and recently was recognized for his efforts to open St. John’s We Care Clinic, a free clinic for Rolla’s uninsured and under-insured residents. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 05:05:50 GMT)

Answers blowing in wind at Tufts veterinary school
GRAFTON - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be exploring another area in the science field: renewable energy. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:14:09 GMT)

3 Steps To Follow In Properly Using Herbal Medicines
The use of herbal medicine is earning a bit of popularity ever since it was introduced as an alternative treatment method in modern societies today. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:15:10 GMT)

Wake Forest researchers say popular fish contains potentially dangerous fatty acid combination
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:23:12 GMT)

Why Drug-Free Depression Treatments May Be More Effective
In a new book, psychiatrist James Gordon explains why he believes there's a more effective and drug-free way to treat depression and anxiety. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 15:28:15 GMT)

To expats, laughter can be the best medicine
Comedy nights in English are an increasingly frequent occurrence in cities with large expatriate populations. Berlin, Cologne, Bonn and Paris have hosted regular events. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 16:10:07 GMT)

Zion Health Makes Daily Detox Tablets; Montmorillonite Edible Clay Available to Retailers
Not all clay is healthy to eat! Zion Health will be presenting pure calcium montmorillonite clay tablets at the Natural Marketplace Expo in Las Vegas. Health food stores and Alternative Medicine practitioners can finally purchase the same type of clay Astronauts have been consuming since the 1960's. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Autism study still on hold
Researchers pushing for federal testing of unproven treatment Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:37:26 GMT)

Argyrin: Natural Substance Raises Hope For New Cancer Therapies
The effective treatment of many forms of cancer continues to pose a major problem for medicine. Many tumours fail to respond to standard forms of chemotherapy or become resistant to the medication. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:08:22 GMT)

Increased Support For Hematology-Related Training Programs
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is proud to announce the inaugural recipients of its Alternative Training Pathway Grant. The grant is given to training program directors to encourage the development and implementation of novel hematology-related training programs. Thomas Abshire, MD, of Emory University, Donald Mahoney Jr. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:07:42 GMT)

US researchers want to study alternative treatment for autism; chelation called quackery
CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:07:20 GMT)

More News
The petition from the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, filed Tuesday, has been sent to Army Secretary Preston M. Geren III, Lt. Col. David Patterson said Thursday. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 01:12:09 GMT)

Lowering Blood Cholesterol With Fish Oil And Red Yeast Rice Instead Of Statins
Researchers have examined whether an alternative approach to treating high blood cholesterol may provide an effective treatment option for patients who are unable or unwilling to take statins. The researchers noted that there was a reduction in LDL cholesterol levels in both the statin group and the fish oil alternative treatment group. Members of the alternative therapy group also had a ... (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 04:22:44 GMT)

Naturopaths Support Tougher Regulation Of Complementary Medicine
Naturopaths are strongly in favour of regulation of their industry, a University of Queensland researcher has found. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:06:59 GMT)

'Voodoo medicine' offers hope
Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers [...] (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:58:29 GMT)

Homeopathy is health alternative
Heidi Weinhold, N.D., saw her first homeopathic doctor when she was 12 years old.  read more » (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:18:16 GMT)

The case against cure-alls
Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine, is on a mission. He wants people to know the truth about the "potions, pills, needles, pummelling and energising" that make up the multibillion-dollar global alternative medicine industry. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:14:43 GMT)

UA's Med-Start program opens minds of students
Salpointe Catholic High School senior Nikolas Ramos knows he wants a career in medicine. He just isn't sure what it will be. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 01:17:29 GMT)

Doctor supports natural pain relief in book
When Dr. Thea Flock was a nursing student and injured her back, she went to see a chiropractor after three days of pain medicine failed to fix the problem. She was so impressed with the chiropractor's results that she switched career. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 09:18:59 GMT)

Research: Eating tilapia may have adverse effects
Eating tilapia may be risky for people with inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, according to researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:43:14 GMT)

Tulane University Study Charts Heavy Global Burden of Obesity
Almost 58 percent of the world's population will be overweight or obese by 2030, according to researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:22:54 GMT)

Sizing Up the Social Sciences
We hear about the "hot" careers of 2007 - business, accounting, medicine. But what about another rapidly growing industry like social science? For many interested in these non-spotlighted jobs., growth rates are soaring. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 01:12:07 GMT)

'A nation that controls our own destiny'
DAYTON — Democrat Barack Obama on Friday, July 11, delivered some tough medicine to Dayton about how he plans to wean America off its dependence on foreign oil. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 01:56:41 GMT)

How To Grow Your Own Herbs For Your Herbal Medicine
Rather than purchasing herbal products from retail stores in your area or off the Internet, you can actually make your own herbal medicine in your very own kitchen. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:39:24 GMT)

How sweet honey is
When pollen counts are high, many Californians turn to over-the-counter allergy medications, which can leave them groggy, or shots, which can be unpleasant. But as alternative medicine and natural health remedies have become increasingly mainstream, a sweeter alternative has emerged for allergy (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:12:04 GMT)

Microendoscope Provides An Alternative To Painful Muscle Biopsy
Using an unusual microscope with a tip the size of a needle, Stanford researchers are now able to look at tiny fibers of working muscles in live humans, with minimum discomfort to the patient - a development patients are sure to welcome. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:05:29 GMT)

Regulating traditional medicine
The use of traditional and complementary medicine is becoming more widespread. There needs to be clear regulations to address the many issues surrounding such practices. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 01:04:45 GMT)

Television - World
When Dr. Michael E. DeBakey pushed forward with his groundbreaking research and maverick approach to medicine a half century ago, heart surgery was a medical marvel. Today, in part because of his contributions, it routinely saves thousands of lives each day. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 04:49:08 GMT)

Tilapia may not be best fish option for some patients
Eating tilapia may be risky for people with inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, according to researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 06:23:29 GMT)

Alternative method of training for Tour de France cyclists
The UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute offers local cyclists a chance to use their cycling simulator as an alternative method of training for the Tour de France. (Video by Tricia Coyne/The Gainesville Sun) (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:08:28 GMT)

Methadone gets a hard look after overdoses
Methadone, long prescribed as an alternative to heroin, is proving to be a hazard of its own. As a treatment for addiction, methadone remains an effective tool. But as its use has rapidly increased as a low-cost pain reliever for the general population, a growing number of people are dying from methadone overdoses. Methadone contributed to 299 fatal overdoses in the state in 2005, the latest ... (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 12:22:27 GMT)

'A nation that controls our own destiny'
DAYTON — Democrat Barack Obama on Friday, July 11, delivered some tough medicine to Dayton about how he plans to wean America off its dependence on foreign oil. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:27:41 GMT)

58pct of World's population 'will be obese by 2030'
Washington, July 13 : With waistlines increasing rapidly around the world, a group of researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine predict that by 2030, almost 58 percent of the world's population will be overweight or obese. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:57:49 GMT)

Natural Medicine: Vegetarian dining ideas for carnivores
Natural Medicine: Vegetarian dining ideas for carnivores. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 18:09:45 GMT)

How are homeopathic products used in childhood?
Despite recent questions concerning the efficacy of homeopathic medicine, it continues to be one of the most popular forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in use today. Jackie Bishop of the Children of the 90s study looks at the use of homeopathic products in the early years of life. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:58:15 GMT)

UCD researchers develop alternative to treat neonatal diabetes
Anybody who still shudders at the traumatizing memory of childhood booster shots will appreciate a recent UC Davis medical study that could mean the end of daily injections for infants afflicted with neonatal diabetes. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 03:58:33 GMT)

NT donkey hunters could become Chinese medicine men
Northern Territory feral donkey skins could be used to feed the growing and hungry Chinese medicine market. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 04:03:20 GMT)

Daily Planner
Learn about alternative healing at the Spirit, Body and Soul Fair taking place July 19-20 at Lamplighter Inn, 2820 N. Glenstone Ave. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:04:53 GMT)

Where to learn more about nutrition
QCan you recommend some Web sites and newsletters to learn more about nutrition and complementary medicine? A: It is interesting that something as basic as nutrition and diet have been classified as "complementary" or "alternative" medicine, but in our Western view of medicine, nutrition often (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:57:08 GMT)

Alternative method of training for Tour de France cyclists
The UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute offers local cyclists a chance to use their cycling simulator as an alternative method of training for the Tour de France. (Video by Tricia Coyne/The Gainesville Sun) (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:07:28 GMT)

Nghe An fails to control illegal herbal medicine trade
VietNamNet Bridge – Health inspectors in the central province of Nghe An say illegal herbal treatment centres are putting gullible customers at risk by selling medicines that fail to state where they were made or what they contain. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:04:24 GMT)

Kitchen medicine
By Jen Christensen Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:23 a.m. Plants for Medicine Plants have been used throughout the ages for healing purposes. As far back as 4500 BC, people traveled great distances to Ethiopia, the main trading area for herbs and spices. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:30:48 GMT)

NCCAM’s educational campaign to target over-50’s
The National Center For Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institutes of Health have launched a new educational campaign. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:31:53 GMT)

July/August 2008 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
Community physicians in North Carolina may have found a way to narrow the gap between rising health care costs and declining health outcomes. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:09:43 GMT)

Third Coast Reflexology of Chicago in Collaboration with Resurrection Center for Integrative Medicine Provides Relief ...
Third Coast Reflexology announces collaboration with Resurrection Center for Integrative Medicine. Certified, Chicago based Reflexologist NL Cole says alternative medicine can provide health and wellness for a lifetime. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Third Coast Reflexology of Chicago in Collaboration with Resurrection Center for Integrative Medicine Provides Relief ...
Third Coast Reflexology announces collaboration with Resurrection Center for Integrative Medicine. Certified, Chicago based Reflexologist NL Cole says alternative medicine can provide health and wellness for a lifetime. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Alternative method of training for Tour de France cyclists
The UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute offers local cyclists a chance to use their cycling simulator as an alternative method of training for the Tour de France. (Video by Tricia Coyne/The Gainesville Sun) (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:07:27 GMT)

AlternativesForHealing.com Leads the Way as a Holistic and Alternative Medicine Resource Directory
CASTLE ROCK, Colo., July 15, 2008 -- When looking for information on alternative or complementary medicine, look no further than AlternativesForHealing.com. Alternatives for Healing is the premier online resource directory for everything from holistic doctors and practitioners, natural products, books, CDs, magazines, workshops and schools, as well as informative articles on such issues as ... (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:36:15 GMT)

News From The Annals Of Family Medicine, July/August 2008
Innovative North Carolina Program Improves Patient Care and Saves an Estimated $160 Million in Medicaid Costs Annually Community physicians in North Carolina may have found a way to narrow the gap between rising health care costs and declining health outcomes. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:06:54 GMT)

Herbal therapies ‘can help boost fertility’
Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be crucial tools for childless couples, according to fertility experts who gathered last night for an event to mark the 30th anniversary of IVF. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:55:10 GMT)

More People Seek Alternative Health Care as Conventional Medicine Continues to Falter
In response to the increasing numbers of consumers seeking alternative health care solutions, The Healing Canopy officially launches its new online natural health magazine and ecommerce store. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:00:00 GMT)

MegaYoungevity.com To Launch Inaugural Alternative Healthcare, Anti-Aging, Life Extension And Longevity Event August 1 ...
Mark Victor Hansen, who expects to live to be 126 years old, brings together the nation's top longevity experts August 1-3, 2008. Hansen's goal is to expose groundbreaking life extension ideas to the public in a format that is widely accessible. The complete event will be delivered online for viewers nationwide. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:07:29 GMT)

Third Coast Reflexology Of Chicago In Collaboration With Resurrection Center For Integrative Medicine Provides Relief ...
How can your feet lead you directly to a treatment that can help heal your entire body? By experiencing Third Coast Reflexology of Chicago, an integrative health approach that alleviates stress and pain and promotes wellness. Research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) shows that stress causes 90% of all illness. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:07:59 GMT)

Improve Your Health With Herbal Medicines And Other Alternative Healing Methods
We can never deny the fact that medicine improved throughout the ages to provide an accurate cure to many health-related problems today. In fact, modern medical products, tools, and equipments are readily available for everyone who wants to make use of it. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:05:05 GMT)

Energy Medicine
I met Dr JoAnne Whitaker at an American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) conference in 2002. At the end of her presentation she invited members of the audience to join her at the podium for a demonstration of the Bowen Technique. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 06:46:18 GMT)

Yaktivate.com Announces Inaugural Podcast -- The Uncommon Doctor -- with Dr. Joe Prendergast
Yaktivate.com is pleased to introduce Dr. Joe Prendergast to the world of podcasting. Prendergrast will be hosting a show called The Uncommon doctor, which reflects his practice of using the best of both the traditional world of medicine along with alternative medicine. His podcast is found on www.radioforyourhealth.com, one of the many channels of Yaktivate.com. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

New protocol streamlines therapy that makes more kidney transplants possible
A new therapy developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center improves transplant rates and outcomes for patients awaiting living- and deceased-donor kidney transplantation, according to a study published in the July 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:34:35 GMT)

Herbal Medicine: Does It Really Work As An Alternative Cure?
Early civilization of man has been known to use herbal medicine as their primary method for curing health-related problems during their age and time. Countries like China and Japan are one of the few Asian countries that are considered as an expert in this method of healing. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 04:11:21 GMT)

Shop offers healing options
Instead of prescription pads and stethoscopes, a new healing center in Westfield uses essential oils and bare hands. Be-ing Enough, an alternative holistic wellness center, started four months ago and will host its grand opening Saturday. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 06:15:13 GMT)

N.C. Medical Board Unlikely To Support Naturopathic Docs
RALEIGH, N.C. – Citing a “minimal public need” for naturopathic practitioners, a special committee of the North Carolina Medical Board has recommended against regulation of alternative medicine providers. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:29:20 GMT)

San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awards scholarships
ALAMOSA — For 20 years, the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative has invested in alternative energy - brain power. Each year, the co-op awards about $20,000 worth of scholarships to Adams State students. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 06:54:53 GMT)

The 1st Pan-American Congress On Aesthetic And Anti-Aging Medicine
The 1st Pan-American Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine will be held from 4 to 6 September 2008 at the Palace of Congress of Montréal (Canada), under the aegis of the WOSAAM World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and with the support of many international Societies and renowned scientists. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:12:27 GMT)

Right to Pay: NHS spurns gift of free cancer drug
Bosses in the National Health Service have refused to administer a drug to a patient with advanced kidney cancer even though the medicine is being provided free. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:54:30 GMT)

Qigong therapy
Complementary therapies should be subjected to scientific study (wherever possible) so that the proven ones can be practised as evidence-based complementary medicine. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:39:22 GMT)

Herbal medicine chaos a recipe for risk: naturopath
Millions of Australian consumers who buy natural health products to relieve ailments including arthritis, depression, stress and fatigue may be unwittingly buying inferior and ineffective substitutes which are a waste of money. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 01:24:02 GMT)

Area physician, diabetes expert extols new low-carb diet report
Finally, Atkins and low-carbohydrate diet supporters have their vindication. In a two-year Israeli study released Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, results show low-carb and Mediterranean diets helped patients lose more weight and lowered their cholesterol and sugar levels more than patients on low-fat or non-restricted carb diets. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 05:18:31 GMT)

For some, vinegar is better than medicine
The use of apple cider vinegar as a health and beauty aid has prompted lively debate. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 07:04:07 GMT)

Natural Medicine: The facts about natural medicine
Natural Medicine: Here are a couple of myths, and some facts, about natural medicine. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 21:12:40 GMT)

Birthing center delivers options
Kristen Johnson, 27, delivered her fifth child in March at Charleston Birth Place, the Lowcountry's first birthing center. An alternative to hospital and home deliveries, the North Charleston center is a compromise for mothers who have a natural birth plan yet want accessibility to emergency care should complications arise. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 04:38:03 GMT)

PolyMVA Health Club Launches the Largest Medical, Health, and Cancer Treatments Encyclopedia
Advanced Medicine and Research Information, PolyMVAHealthClub.com the primary distributor of Poly-MVA for Cancer patients, is announcing the release of a one of its kind, comprehensive Medical and Health Encyclopedia, largely focused on Cancer and Cancer Treatments. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Cancer Assistances Program For Low Income Cancer Patients
Advanced Medicine and Research Information PolyMVAHealthclub.com announces the immediate availability of Financial Medical Assistance Program for cancer patients through the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research at www.facr.org The foundation sponsors Cancer Patients that are low income and in desperate need of cancer treatment. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Karadzic 'worked in Serb clinic'
Captured Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic practised alternative medicine under false ID while living in Belgrade, Serb officials say. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:42:18 GMT)

Karadzic practised alternative medicine as he eluded police in Belgrade
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic practised alternative medicine and wrote articles for a lifestyle magazine under a pseudonym while eluding police in Belgrade, officials revealed Tuesday in details about his surprise capture. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:30:05 GMT)

Serbian officials provide details of arrest of Karadzic
Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted war criminals until his arrest on genocide charges, disguised himself to live and work in Belgrade as a practitioner of alternative medicine. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:47:15 GMT)

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There are no comments for this document. Carla Del Ponte's memoir William Montgomery "While the successes of the ICTY in prosecuting war criminals and detailing evidence of their actions is of critical importance, it is equally disconcerting that so many in the region still view ... (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:53:34 GMT)

Official: Karadzic Masqueraded as Bearded Doctor
Arrested war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic — accused mastermind of Europe's worst massacre since World War II — grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to practice alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said Tuesday. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:56:01 GMT)

Karadzic 'posed as doctor of alternative medicine'
Europe's most wanted man changed his identity and worked freely in Belgrade, Serb officials say. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:24:12 GMT)

Karadzic Hid with False Identity
Radovan Karadzic grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to openly practice alternative medicine while in hiding (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:08:43 GMT)

Top war crimes suspect arrested in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia — Radovan Karadzic grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to openly practice alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said today in revealing details of the war crimes fugitive's capture after a decade on the run. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:45:53 GMT)

Karadzic practised alternative medicine as he eluded police in Belgrade
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic practised alternative medicine and wrote articles for a lifestyle magazine under a pseudonym while eluding police in Belgrade, officials said Tuesday. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:14:10 GMT)

Karadzic, wanted for war crimes, hid in plain sight with false identity
BELGRADE, Serbia - Radovan Karadzic grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to openly practice alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said... (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:05:50 GMT)

Karadzic hid in plain sight with false identity
Radovan Karadzic grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to openly practice alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said Tuesday in revealing details of the war crimes fugitive's capture after a decade on the run. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:41:29 GMT)

Fugitive's masquerades uncovered
Radovan Karadzic, architect of atrocities that left 200,000 dead, worked in Belgrade as an alternative medicine practitioner. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:24:42 GMT)

Hiding in Plain Sight: Bosnian Serb war-crimes suspect was practicing alternative medicine
Radovan Karadzic, a war-crimes fugitive, grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even openly practiced alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said yesterday in disclosing details of his capture after 10 years on the run. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 04:14:22 GMT)

Eastern and Western Medicine Meet in Medical Offices
According to a recent survey by Jackson & Coker, a significant number of healthcare providers are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to enhance their own health and well-being, or they have introduced certain facets of alternative medicine into their patient care. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

World hails 'historic' Karadzic arrest
World leaders united in hailing Serbia for the arrest of indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, who practised alternative medicine under a false name in the Serbian capital during his years on the run, with only Russia sounding a contrary note over whether he would receive a fair trial. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:06:49 GMT)

Karadzic Lived under False Identity, Practiced Alternative Medicine
Serbia says war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic avoided capture for some 13 years by living under a false identity in Belgrade and practicing alternative medicine. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:13:52 GMT)

Eastern and Western Medicine Meet in Medical Offices
According to a recent survey by Jackson & Coker, a significant number of healthcare providers are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to enhance their own health and well-being, or they have introduced certain facets of alternative medicine into their patient care. (PRWeb Jul 23, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:48:46 GMT)

Karadzic's double life as alternative medicine guru Dr Dragan Dabic
IT is day two of the Radovan Karadzic story, following the arrest of the ex-Bosnian Serb leader yesterday. "Today can be a little more about the double life he was leading - and more from his lawyer. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:14:50 GMT)

Hiding in plain sight: The double life of Radovan Karadzic
When he was finally arrested, the infamous fugitive had undergone an astounding transformation - from Radovan Karadzic, former wartime leader of the Bosnian Serbs, to Dragan Dabic, a doctor of alternative medicine in Belgrade who appeared to be part guru and part Santa Claus. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:31:11 GMT)

Fugitive life had mistress, alternative medicine clinic
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - A former Bosnian Serb leader's secret life on the run included keeping a mistress, running a health clinic and hanging out at a Belgrade pub called "The Madhouse." (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:56:42 GMT)

Karadzic gets shave, haircut
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Radovan Karadzic will conduct his own defence at the Hague tribunal and is convinced he will be cleared of charges of genocide, relatives and associates said yesterday. Karadzic, leader of the Bosnian Serbs in the 1992-95 Bosnia war, was arrested on Monday after 11 years on the run. He lived under an assumed name and worked as a doctor of alternative medicine. He wore thick ... (Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:47:17 GMT)

40 per cent fall in homeopathic prescriptions as GPs shuns the alternative medicine
GPs are turning their backs on homeopathy, with the number of prescriptions for the alternative medicine falling by almost half. (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 08:25:56 GMT)

Doctor torches his patient
A medical doctor in Oslo was treating his patient for a stiff neck on Thursday. He was using alternative medicine cupping. The alcohol used during the treatment caught fire and resulted in second-degree burns. (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:53:21 GMT)

Medicine man
Bosnian tells how he was charmed by 'healer' Karadzic (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 11:40:27 GMT)

New Health Information Podcast
There is a reliable new source of health information on complementary and alternative medicine available by podcast. The award-winning author of UnBreak Your Health is adding a new 20-minute show weekly featuring a different therapy. [PR.com - July 25, 2008] (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 18:16:49 GMT)

Female Athletes Most at Risk for Ligament Injuries
The risk of potentially devastating tears to an important knee ligament may be reduced in female college soccer players by an alternative warm-up program that focuses on stretching, strengthening, and improving balance and movements, according to a CDC study published online this week in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 23:02:19 GMT)

Bastyr camp introduces traditional medical students to natural medicine
Bastyr University's 4-week summer CAM (complimentary and alternative medicine) Camp gives traditional medical students a better understanding of natural medicine. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 00:49:10 GMT)

New Age healer: Karadzic was great pupil
BELGRADE, Serbia, July 26 (UPI) -- A Belgrade New Age healer who tutored captured accused war criminal Radovan Karadzic in alternative medicine says the former Serb leader was his best pupil. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 11:49:21 GMT)

New Age healer: Karadzic was great pupil
A Belgrade New Age healer who tutored captured accused war criminal Radovan Karadzic in alternative medicine says the former Serb leader was his best pupil. Mina Minic, a former Serbian army colonel and alternative medicine guru, said he taught Karadzic at his Belgrade home how to use metal tubes to diagnose the bioenergy flows of patients, The Times of London reported Saturday. Karadzic faces ... (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 12:07:27 GMT)

How Herbal Medicine Can Be Your Alternative Method Of Healing That Works
Even before the advent of modern medical technologies, herbal medicine was extensively used by our early ancestors in addressing their health-related problems. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:26:10 GMT)

Oman: Ministry of Health registration mandatory for alternative medicine
27 July 2008 MUSCAT -- Practitioners of alternative medicine will come under strict scrutiny as the Ministry of Health (MoH) has made it mandatory to register all alternative medicine preparations to be dispensed and sold in the Sultanate. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 07:42:26 GMT)

Practising integrative medicine
Selectively incorporating elements of complementary and alternative medicine into comprehensive treatment alongside solidly orthodox methods of diagnosis and treatment ... (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 10:25:23 GMT)

Approval must for herbal drugs
MUSCAT - All alternative medicine preparations dispensed and sold in Oman must now be approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH), accordingly to a newly announced regulation. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 20:31:41 GMT)

Letters: Karadzic is not a standard bearer for alternative medicine
Letters: Rose Shapiro dismisses all evidence of claims for alternative medicines as anecdotal (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 23:15:57 GMT)

Look deep into my eyes to see what I'm eating
Marybeth Bidwell has a think globally, act locally attitude, and it shows in her practice. Bidwell is a Valley iridologist, a practitioner of the alternative medicine technique that involves using the eyes as diagnostic tools. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 23:28:31 GMT)

Alternative therapies show promise with allergies
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods that patients use to treat allergic rhinitis have shown some clinical efficacy. (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:54:14 GMT)

Karadzic Vienna was mistaken ID
Belgrade. A man in Serbia has claimed that he is the man – reported to be war criminal Radovan Karadzic – that treated patients with alternative medicine in Vienna. White bearded Petar Glumac, 78, from the northern village of Banatsko Novo Selo insists that it was him healing people in Austria. (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:28:35 GMT)

Karadzic appeal in post as 'medicine man' footage aired
Serbia's war crimes court awaited Monday an appeal by Radovan Karadzic against his transfer to The Hague as footage was aired of the Bosnian Serb wartime leader under the guise of a medicine man. (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:44:42 GMT)

Karadzic appeal in post as 'medicine man' footage aired
Serbia's war crimes court awaited an appeal by Radovan Karadzic against his transfer to The Hague as footage was aired of the Bosnian Serb wartime leader under the guise of a medicine man. (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 22:37:11 GMT)

Stem cell czar: UM researcher leads alternative effort
Dr. Joshua Hare believes medicine is close to a goal long thought to be impossible: healing the human heart. The way to get there? Stem cells. (Tue, 29 Jul 2008 07:21:27 GMT)

Look deep into my eyes to see what I'm eating
Marybeth Bidwell has a think globally, act locally attitude, and it shows in her practice. Bidwell is a Valley iridologist, a practitioner of the alternative medicine technique that involves using the eyes as diagnostic tools. (Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:12:36 GMT)

Houston meeting highlights: Physics and the Future of Medicine
July 24, 2008 -- Next week in Houston, thousands of scientists and health professionals will meet at the 50th meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the largest association of medical physicists in the world. (Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:06:18 GMT)

A milestone for nuclear medicine
NORTHERN Mindanao's first nuclear medicine unit has already breached the Big 100 -- now counting a growing stream of satisfied patients needing Swiss precision diagnostics and painless treatment on various ailments. (Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:27:43 GMT)

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