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Alternative Medicine News Nov 2008

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DE Patrick Kerney out indefinitely for ailing Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney is out indefinitely and getting a second look at what's wrong with his surgically repaired shoulder. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:46:00 GMT)

Letters to the Editor
In his editorial to the Courier, Mr. Rocky White was advocating government run (socialized medicine). Mr. White referred to an article in the Wall Street Journal about Barrack Obama’s medical plan. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 02:57:03 GMT)

Events | Louisville.com
Interfaith Breakfast with special guest Malidoma Somé Ph.D. 13 Annual Festival of Faiths Kentucky International Convention Center 221 South Fourth Street Cost – $25 (tables of ten $250) Join us for this annual community gathering, featuring West African medicine man and author Malidoma Somé. Malidoma writes, speaks, and leads workshops all around the world about the lessons of the indigenous ... (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 05:51:34 GMT)

Marilyn Ferguson, 70, dies; writer's 'The Aquarian Conspiracy' was pivotal in New Age movement
Marilyn Ferguson, the author of the 1980 bestseller "The Aquarian Conspiracy" and a galvanizing influence on participants in scores of alternative groups that coalesced as the New Age movement, died Oct. 19 at her home in Banning. She was 70. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 01:38:05 GMT)

500 international professionals to attend Dubai Anti-Aging Conference
The first Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine (DCAAAM) will welcome 500 delegates from more than 50 countries to this ground breaking event which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 7-9, 2008. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 07:56:27 GMT)

New Age author Marilyn Ferguson dies at 70
Marilyn Ferguson, whose best-selling book "The Aquarian Conspiracy" helped establish the New Age movement by tying together its disparate threads, has died. She was 70. Read comments (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 09:50:17 GMT)

New Age author Marilyn Ferguson dies at 70
Marilyn Ferguson, whose best-selling book "The Aquarian Conspiracy" helped establish the New Age movement by tying together its disparate threads, has died. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:15:00 GMT)

New Age pioneer, author Marilyn Ferguson dies
BANNING, California (AP) -- Marilyn Ferguson, whose best-selling book "The Aquarian Conspiracy" helped establish the New Age movement by tying together its disparate threads, has died. She was 70. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:27:27 GMT)

Iraq returns to its alternative medicine roots
Today, 70% of drugs on the Iraqi market are illegal and one in five are total fakes, such as starch pills pawned off as legitimate antibiotics, Khawasiya says. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 06:20:51 GMT)

Number of kids on medication jumps alarmingly
The number of children who take medication for chronic diseases has jumped dramatically, another troubling sign of obesity, doctors say. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 07:55:25 GMT)

Author Marilyn Ferguson, New Age pioneer, dies
Marilyn Ferguson, the author of the 1980 best-seller "The Aquarian Conspiracy" and a galvanizing influence on participants in scores of alternative groups that coalesced as the New Age movement, died Oct. 19 at her home in Banning (Riverside County). She was... (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 08:33:41 GMT)

What's the influence of laxative agents on mucosal barrier repair?
Lubiprostone has recently been approved for the treatment of chronic constipation and the constipation-predominant form of irritable bowel disease. Intestinal diseases are often accompanied by injury to the mucosal barrier, initiating inflammation and recurring clinical symptoms of intestinal disease. A research group in the USA compares lubiprostone (Amitiza) with an alternative treatment for ... (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:02:03 GMT)

Yoga Helpful For People With Rheumatoid Arthritis
A program of yoga poses, breathing and relaxation significantly reduces joint tenderness and swelling for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to research funded in part by the Arthritis Foundation and presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:08:26 GMT)

Zimbabwe issues $1 million bills as inflation soars
Zimbabwe will introduce a $1 million note this week as the country tries to ease the effects of hyperinflation, the country's central bank said Monday. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:02:35 GMT)

Scientists create 'good bugs' to fight 'bad bugs'
WASHINGTON — For years, you've been able to walk into a drugstore or health food outlet and buy a host of "probiotics'' — natural dietary supplements such as Acidophilus or Lactinex — off the shelf to treat conditions such as children's eczema or traveler's diarrhea. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 19:14:00 GMT)

Get yourself cleansed
Advocates of an alternative medicine technique called “internal cleansing” say it creates an improvement in their health. Internal cleansing is purported to remove toxins from the kidney, liver and colon. The unwanted substances are said to be the result of poor diet. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 23:07:06 GMT)

New ways to mitigate migraines
Headaches distract. Migraines can debilitate. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the throbbing pain, costing employers some $13 billion a year. But new treatments in the works may soon eclipse triptans, the current standard medication used to control migraine pain. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 01:51:49 GMT)

Witness: Bryant, UMDNJ funds had no relation
TRENTON - Wayne Bryant was not behind the School of Osteopathic Medicine's getting $2.3 million in state funding while he worked on the campus, a defense witness testified Monday in the former senator's corruption trial. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 05:29:10 GMT)

Homeopathy: New Evidence
Two new studies conclude that a review which claimed that homeopathy is just a placebo, published in The Lancet, was seriously flawed. George Lewith, Professor of Health Research at Southampton University comments: 'The review gave no indication of which trials were analysed nor of the various vital assumptions made about the data. This is not usual scientific practice. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 14:10:04 GMT)

Court Blocks White House Push on Medicare Expenses
A federal court has blocked the Bush administration?s effort to save money on Medicare by paying for only the least expensive treatments for particular conditions. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 14:43:30 GMT)

Non-Invasive Alternative To Bronchoscopy In Patients With Airway Stent Complications: Multidetector CT
Multidetector CT (MDCT) scans are highly accurate in detecting airway stent complications according to a recent study performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 19:10:21 GMT)

111th House Freshmen: Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. (5)
Election: Defeated Mike Erickson, R, to succeed Darlene Hooley, D, who retired (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 06:35:51 GMT)

Singapore Medicine - First in South East Asia to Offer Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancers
Singapore's National University Hospital became the first in Asia to offer the first robotic assisted surgery to gynaecologic cancer patient in August 2008. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 07:09:37 GMT)

Defense witness testifies funds not from Bryant
TRENTON - Wayne Bryant was not behind the School of Osteopathic Medicine's getting $2.3 million in state funding while he worked on the campus, a defense witness testified Monday in the former senator's corruption trial. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:21:27 GMT)

New Drug for Dogs with Cushing's Disease
A new medication is available to treat dogs with Cushing's disease, but pet owners should be prepared for the cost of managing the disease, according to a veterinarian at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 11:28:42 GMT)

When It Comes to Prescription Drugs, Get Smart
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a prescription filled is such a routine task, most people do it without thinking about it. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:02:29 GMT)

Vaccines: Separating fact from fiction
When Katie Shutters's 13-month-old daughter, Averie, was born, she followed the recommended vaccine schedule for two months. Then she did some research and decided to hold off on additional shots until Averie turned 9 months old. "I liked the idea of my breast milk giving her the immunities she needs and allowing her body to work for her instead of some medicine," says the stay-at-home mom from ... (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:12:12 GMT)

Homemade remedies for sick kids
With doctors recommending less medicine for children, mothers turn to their kitchens. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:13:42 GMT)

Private Practice's Tim Daly Does Not Prescribe Desk Sex
On ABC's Private Practice last week, new light was shed on Oceanside Wellness' alternative-medicine man when former flame Meg popped back into his life. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 21:05:17 GMT)

BOOK REVIEW: Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
The authors of this book state in their introduction: "Our mission is to reveal the truth about the potions, lotions, pills, needles, pummeling and energizing that lie beyond the realms ... (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 22:49:03 GMT)

Letters to the Editor
Spirits are stirring with hope that changes to come will help with medicine, books, and mortgage payments; hope, patience, kindness, wisdom; school loans, a way to fill the holes in those broken hearts of those whose lives have been so irreversibly altered by the wars; of those fathers, sons, uncles, brothers, nephews, sisters, mothers, aunts, daughters nieces, cousins, all of them who are not ... (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 01:21:13 GMT)

A Once-United G.O.P. Emerges, in Identity Crisis
A coalition once notable for its disciplined unity is now threatened by sectarian rifts that could widen significantly in the weeks ahead. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 04:54:56 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:54:27 GMT)

61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics Conference
Ever since the ancient thinker Archimedes shouted "Eureka" in the tub, inspired as he watched the water spill out, scientist though the ages have solved many of life's mysteries by considering how fluids flow. Today, the field of fluid dynamics addresses some of the most important questions in modern astronomy, engineering, alternative energy, and medicine. Later this month, the largest ... (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 22:20:46 GMT)

The 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society
( American Institute of Physics ) Ever since the ancient thinker Archimedes shouted "Eureka" in the tub, inspired as he watched the water spill out, scientist though the ages have solved many of life's mysteries by considering how fluids flow. Today, the field of fluid dynamics addresses some of the most important questions in modern astronomy, engineering, alternative energy, and medicine. ... (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 22:27:25 GMT)

Doctors group blasts use of live pigs in classes
Albany Medical Center Hospital one of few that hasn't switched to model hearts to study trauma ALBANY ? A nonprofit doctors group is fuming that live pigs are killed during trauma courses at Albany Medical Center Hospital and is calling it a violation of federal law.The Washington D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:10:38 GMT)

New National Study Examines Bicycle Related Injuries Among Youth
Although bicycles are a healthy and cost-saving alternative for transportation, automobiles continue to be the only consumer product associated with more childhood injuries. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:09:58 GMT)

Alternative Brain Scanning Technology May Aid Diagnosis Of Traumatic Brain Injury
Researchers have found new evidence linking losses in memory and attention to subtle forms of brain damage following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), which may eventually help in diagnosing when a routine concussion might lead to lasting cognitive problems. TBI affects more than 500,000 Americans each year and over 70 percent of these injuries are considered "mild," usually due to a concussion. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 13:09:13 GMT)

WHO head backs role of traditional Chinese medicine
BEIJING -- The role of traditional medicine in primary health care should be highlighted, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said here on Friday. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 14:26:05 GMT)

The Center for Alternative Medicine is the Home of One of Phoenix’s Top Doctors
Dr. Micheal Leff has been recently recognized as one of Phoenix’s Top Doctors of 2008. The Center for Alternative Medicine is excited to welcome new patients who are seeking an alternative to traditional means of medicine. [PR.com - August 06, 2008] (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:17:11 GMT)

Dr. Vulich to Speak About a Revolutionary Alternative to Liposuction that Permanently Melts Away Fat
Smart Lipo™ Information Seminar November 11th with Dr. Bonnie Vulich in Chicago. (PRWeb Nov 7, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 23:15:53 GMT)

Local restaurants ready for ban
Many Cape Ann restaurant owners and mdash; well aware of impending legislation banning the use of artificial trans fat in restaurants statewide and mdash; are getting an early start on the transition by experimenting with alternative food preparation methods. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 03:12:50 GMT)

Gifts of life
What: “Alternative Gift Fair” — an opportunity to give back to the larger community and honor loved ones at the same time. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 09:41:30 GMT)

111th House Freshmen: Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. (5)
Election: Defeated Mike Erickson, R, to succeed Darlene Hooley, D, who retired (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 20:42:40 GMT)

WHO calls for further promotion of traditional medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) here on Saturday called for further promotion of traditional medicine and its integration into health care systems. WHO issued a "Beijing Declaration" at the end of its congress on traditional medicine on Saturday, which recognized traditional medicine as "one of the resources of primary health care services to increase availability and affordability." It ... (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 04:19:03 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: The dark truth of healthful chocolate
While research has shown that dark chocolate can help to lower blood pressure, those studies required eating a large amount of chocolate to achieve the benefits. So the calories will really add up if you use this sweet as a health aid. Don't worry. We've got another dietary suggestion that will do the trick, and you can toss in small daily doses of dark chocolate for long-lasting benefits. How ... (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 08:09:05 GMT)

10 Plus with Gabe Neeriemer
Gabe Neeriemer opened Guilford County's first biodiesel-making plant in High Point two years ago, after working in the field of nuclear medicine. His first, under-capitalized fuel plant closed after a disagreement with the local fire marshal and an attractive offer to sell his firm's equipment. Now he's back in the hunt as president of Patriot Biodiesel, a project that is nearing completion at ... (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 08:11:53 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 14:24:27 GMT)

Gott: Student learning acupuncture makes a point
Dear Dr. Gott: I am in school to become an acupuncturist Ac. DOM (Doctor of Oriental Medicine). I have to say I was appalled by your newspaper article. Because you are uneducated about acupuncture, might I suggest not making any comments on a subject you know nothing about. And, quite frankly, Dr. Gott, there is all kinds of scientific research available. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 08:11:37 GMT)

Ask Dr. Gott: Acupuncturist strikes back Acupuncture practitioner strikes back
Dear Dr. Gott: I am currently in school to become an acupuncturist Ac. DOM (Doctor of Oriental Medicine). I have to say I was appalled by your newspaper article. Because you are uneducated about acupuncture, might I suggest not making any comments on a subject you know nothing about. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:16:22 GMT)

Alternative health treatments get a boost from WHO
A declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) could raise the profile of traditional or alternative health treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:25:57 GMT)

NaturalNews Launches Print-On-Demand, Publishing Services for Book Authors, Self Publishers
Natural health news site NaturalNews.com has announced the launch of print-on-demand and publishing services that allow authors and alternative information writers to produce small batches of perfect-bound books up to 400 pages in length. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:55:00 GMT)

Dr. Baccus joins Pain Solutions
Pain Solutions recently announced that John B. (Ben) Baccus, MD has joined the group's Lakes Region office. Dr. Baccus is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has extensive experience in the field of pain management. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 13:25:19 GMT)

Drug Development Company Glycotek Moves into the Hershey Center for Applied Research
HERSHEY, Pa.----The Hershey Center for Applied Research announced today that Glycotek, LLC has established its laboratory on the HCAR campus, Building One. Glycotek is developing a technology that will contribute to clinical medicine a long-sought alternative to heparin which currently must be administered in a hospital setting. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 13:30:00 GMT)

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac
( American Chemical Society ) The American Chemical Society News Service Weekly Press Package contains reports from 36 major peer-reviewed journals on chemistry, health, medicine, energy, environment, food, nanotechnology and other hot topics. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 14:06:05 GMT)

Alternative Healing
Alternative healing is a nontraditional mode of healing which holistically works on mind, body and spirit. Alternate healing methods involve no intake of any medication. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:17:19 GMT)

Drug Development Company Glycotek Moves Into The Hershey Center For Applied Research
The Hershey Center for Applied Research (HCAR) announced recently that Glycotek, LLC has established its laboratory on the HCAR campus, Building One. Glycotek is developing a technology that will contribute to clinical medicine a long-sought alternative to heparin which currently must be administered in a hospital setting. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:10:57 GMT)

New BMJ Medical Journal On Acupuncture
The BMJ Group is to begin publishing a medical journal on acupuncture from next year, it was announced today (Tuesday 11 November 2008). This will be the first complementary medicine title that the BMJ Group has published. Acupuncture in Medicine is a quarterly title, which aims to build the evidence base for acupuncture. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 13:10:29 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:39:27 GMT)

Funding for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research
( The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry ) Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Plymouth, have received a grant funding of £2 million over the next five years from the National Institute for Health Research to investigate new ways of developing clinical trials for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:34:22 GMT)

An ideal therapy for peptic ulcer disease
Currently, triple therapy with omeprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin remains the best therapeutic option for peptic ulcer disease. Despite its efficacy, 10 percent to 20 percent of the patients present with treatment failure, demanding alternative therapeutic regimes. A research team investigated an efficacy and safety therapeutic regimen for patients with peptic ulcer disease who had been ... (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:35:12 GMT)

Staring a hoax in the eye
Iridology, a branch of alternative medicine that professes that the eyes provide information about a patient’s systemic health, has become a household name in the Philippines in recent years because of its daily advertisement in a popular noontime show. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:50:50 GMT)

Editorials: Cheap medicines for the masses
A heartening breakthrough in the aspect of the availability of medicine for the masses has come about with the Cheaper Medicine Act (CMA) and the signing by President Arroyo of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) a week ago. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:54:04 GMT)

Children's, University sign letter of intent
The Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Hospital have signed a letter of intent to develop a maternal-fetal/neonatal medicine program. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 05:10:03 GMT)

British Complementary Medicine Association Launches Its Independent Regulatory Council
After watching other attempts to create a Voluntary Self Regulation Council for complementary medicine the British Complementary Medicine Association decided that the wrong priorities were being given in meeting the recommendations of the House of Lords Report created in 2000. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:08:01 GMT)

UCF breaks state application record
The University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine has received its 4,000th application, breaking a statewide record for the number of applications to a public medical school in Florida. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 19:24:45 GMT)

Alternative medicine professions 'need statutory regulation'
Acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners and medical herbalists should be formally regulated to ensure they are "fit to practise", the Health Professions Council (HPC) told the Government today. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:14:27 GMT)

Regulate alternative medicine - HPC
Acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners and medical herbalists should be formally regulated to ensure they are "fit to practise", the Health Professions Council (HPC) told the Government. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:46:02 GMT)

HPC Makes Regulation Recommendation To Secretary Of State For Health, UK
The Health Professions Council (HPC) has made a formal recommendation to the Secretary of State for Health advising that Medical Herbalists, Acupuncturists and traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners should be regulated. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:08:28 GMT)

A drop of dog's milk keeps the doctor away
Feeling timid? Try a dose of dog milk. Hormones making you feel out of synch? A drop of cuttlefish ink will do the trick. Wondering what to get your aunt for Hanukah? Snake venom - the ultimate cure for varicose veins. Homeopathic medicine, one of the many modes of alternative healing arts, is often met with skepticism. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:13:54 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:24:28 GMT)

Local expo shows off holistic healing
Holistic healing is taking an approach to balancing your lifestyle when things are out of balance physically or otherwise. Holistic medicine works not just with the physical ailments but also with mental health and wellness, spiritual beliefs and values and emotional well-being. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 06:33:56 GMT)

LOCAL HERBAL INDUSTRY EXPECTED TO GROW 8-15 PERCENT ANNUALLY
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- The herbal industry in Malaysia, expected to reach almost RM10 billion in market value this year, is likely to grow eight to 15 percent annually based on the growing acceptance of natural medicine. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 07:47:41 GMT)

Fine dining might be a gamble
Fine dining might be a gamble Editor’s note: Maybe all that dice throwing built up your appetite. Or you need some sustenance before screaming your lungs out at your favorite ’80s rock band. Either way, we sent our reviewers to the signature restaurants of the four casinos featured in our cover story. In addition to these restaurants, the casinos all offer alternative dining options, from ... (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:55:54 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:57:08 GMT)

A Traditional Chinese Alternative to U.S. Hospitals
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A Traditional Chinese Alternative to U.S. Hospitals
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Local expo shows off holistic healing
Holistic healing is taking an approach to balancing your lifestyle when things are out of balance physically or otherwise. Holistic medicine works not just with the physical ailments but also with mental health and wellness, spiritual beliefs and values and emotional well-being. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:33:31 GMT)

BiomagScience Proves the Proper Magnet Therapy Really Works
Many people have tried magnets for health and say they don't work. BiomagScience is a research company that has proved the correct application of magnet therapy provides some of the most remarkable and profound results in complementary alternative medicine. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Stricken dog looks to NCSU's vet school for transplant
Tina, who has lymphoma, arrives in Raleigh from Melbourne, Fla., on Sunday to become the first of what's expected to be many dogs who will receive bone marrow transplants at N.C. State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 07:49:02 GMT)

BiomagScience Proves the Proper Magnet Therapy Really Works
Many people have tried magnets for health and say they don't work. BiomagScience is a research company that has proved the correct application of magnet therapy provides some of the most remarkable and profound results in complementary alternative medicine.BiomagScience's advanced therapies scale both ends of the health spectrum - from the aches and sprains to instantly increasing the Zeta ... (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 08:19:51 GMT)

Hospitals, spas offer magical medical tour
SPAS are part of alternative medicine. Although some are led to believe that spa treatments are more of a recreational activity to pamper oneself than what wellness experts would like us to believe, Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder, is quick to defend the therapeutic healing effect of spas. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 16:13:46 GMT)

US NCCAM digs into the root of the matter
IDENTIFYING the active ingredients in herbs and understanding how herbs affect the body are important research areas for the US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 16:13:56 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 23:09:27 GMT)

Colon therapy clinic expands
Allaesia Menard has opened a second location of Colon Therapy Clinic of Sarasota, Fla., at 549 Merrimon Ave. Colon therapy is an alternative medicine method of cleansing the digestive tract. Call 777-1141 for more information. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 05:22:43 GMT)

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Britain's longest-serving king-in-waiting Prince Charles, who has been passionate about issues such as the need for organic food, alternative medicine and global warming, plans to set up a school to teach traditional arts and crafts to disadvantaged children. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 07:37:09 GMT)

Generics help ease drug costs
Medicine, gas or groceries? (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 07:43:37 GMT)

Homeopathy: The Modern Form of Medicine
Those who have an interest in medical and health professions may want to pursue a career in alternative medicine. Alternative medicine includes naturopathic medicine, complementary medicine, acupuncture, herbal therapy, aromatherapy, holistic medicine, and many more. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:59:13 GMT)

Alternative beauty remedies
With the global economy crashing faster than a Boeing 747 with engine trouble, the last thing on your monthly budget is that $200-face cream or that $30-exfoliating scrub you use daily. So what’s a girl to do during these bad times? Find alternatives of course! (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 03:41:58 GMT)

Proper shampoo can help eliminate skin problems
Q: I read the article regarding the German shepherd with the skin disorder. She had sores all over her body, which made her smell bad. The writer talked about a medicine called "Prozyme." I have a 25-pound cocker spaniel that has also seen a skin doctor, to no avail. Is the Prozyme recommended for her? If so, where can you find it? (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:58:49 GMT)

Canadian scientists offer novel solution to isotope woes
Canadian Scientists say intense beams of light should be able to generate isotopes for nuclear medicine, and eliminate the security risks associated with making the medicines with weapons-grade uranium at the aging nuclear reactor in Chalk River, Ont. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:56:11 GMT)

Biologist Michael Levin Joins Tufts University
Michael Levin, who headed the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology at The Forsyth Institute and was on the faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, has been named biology professor at Tufts University. He focuses on left-right asymmetry, bioelectrical controls of pattern formation, and how living systems learn and store information outside the brain. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:20:46 GMT)

Non-white med students reject therapies associated with their culture
( Georgetown University Medical Center ) Non-white medical students are more likely to embrace orthodox medicine and reject therapies traditionally associated with their cultures. That is one finding from an international study that measures the attitudes of medical students toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). While seemingly counter-intuitive, white students view CAM more ... (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:31:02 GMT)

Indigo ointment may help treat patients with psoriasis
An ointment made from indigo naturalis, a dark blue plant-based powder used in traditional Chinese medicine, appears effective in treating plaque-type psoriasis, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 21:31:21 GMT)

Non-white med students reject therapies associated with their culture
Non-white medical students are more likely to embrace orthodox medicine and reject therapies traditionally associated with their cultures. That is one finding from an international study that measures the attitudes of medical students toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). While seemingly counter-intuitive, white students view CAM more favorably than their non-white counterparts, ... (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:18:05 GMT)

Non-white med students reject therapies associated with their culture
Non-white medical students are more likely to embrace orthodox medicine and reject therapies traditionally associated with their cultures. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 05:48:11 GMT)

Ointment made from indigo naturalis may help treat psoriasis
An ointment made from indigo naturalis, a dark blue plant-based powder used in traditional Chinese medicine, appears effective in treating plaque-type psoriasis, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 06:03:17 GMT)

Singapore Medicine - Singapore Doctors Use Hi-Tech Implant to Add Space to Narrowed Spinal Canals
Singapore's ParkwayHealth is the first healthcare group in Southeast Asia to offer the In-Space percutaneous interspinous distraction device, a revolutionary spinal procedure. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Treatment Found For Psoriasis In Traditional Chinese Medicine
According to a study published in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, an effective treatment for plaque-type psoriasis can be found in traditional Chinese medicine. Yin-Ku Lin, M.D. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:07:48 GMT)

CNN - Half Of Nation's Docs Want To Quit, Survey Says
Nearly Half The Respondents In A Survey Of U.S. Primary Care Physicians Said That They Would Seriously Consider Getting Out Of The Medical Business Within The Next Three Years If They Had An Alternative. Many Said They Are Overwhelmed With Red Tape From Insurance Companies And Government Agencies.   (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:00:53 GMT)

Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicine
Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:58:33 GMT)

Survey: Nearly 50% of doctors would leave medicine
According to a new survey, 49 percent of 11,950 primary care physicians in the U.S. say they would seriously consider leaving the medicine business in the next three years if they had an alternative. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:38:35 GMT)

Non-White Med Students Reject Therapies Associated With Their Culture
Non-white medical students are more likely to embrace orthodox medicine and reject therapies traditionally associated with their cultures. That is one finding from an international study that measures the attitudes of medical students toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:09:09 GMT)

Ginkgo fails to prevent Alzheimer's in large study
The dietary supplement ginkgo, long promoted as an aid to memory, didn't help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the longest and largest test of the extract in older Americans. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded study. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:03:26 GMT)

Forget it: Ginkgo found ineffective at helping memory, preventing dementia
Ginkgo biloba did nothing to prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older Americans, according to the longest and largest test of the herbal supplement. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded study. It appears in tomorrow's issue of the Journal of the American ... (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:40:48 GMT)

Local expo shows off holistic healing
Holistic healing is taking an approach to balancing your lifestyle when things are out of balance physically or otherwise. Holistic medicine works not just with the physical ailments but also with mental health and wellness, spiritual beliefs and values and emotional well-being. (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 06:35:01 GMT)

Alternative Therapy for Adhesion and Endometriosis Pain Examined in New Book 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain'
In an upcoming book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' researchers examine a non-surgical therapy to treat adhesion and endometriosis pain. (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Jupiter's shrinking red spot
( American Institute of Physics ) Ever since the ancient thinker Archimedes shouted "Eureka" in the tub, inspired as he watched the water spill out, scientist through the ages have solved many of life's mysteries by considering how fluids flow. Today, the field of fluid dynamics addresses some of the most important questions in modern astronomy, engineering, alternative energy and medicine. ... (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:27:06 GMT)

Jupiter's Shrinking Red Spot, Oil Spills, Spreading Germs: Highlights of Fluid Dynamics Conference in San Antonio
Ever since the ancient thinker Archimedes shouted "Eureka" in the tub, inspired as he watched the water spill out, scientist though the ages have solved many of life's mysteries by considering how fluids flow. Today, the field of fluid dynamics addresses some of the most important questions in modern astronomy, engineering, alternative energy, and medicine. Later this month, the largest ... (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:20:46 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:54:27 GMT)

Pot joins the fight against Alzheimer's, memory loss
A large-scale study released this week showed that the herb gingko biloba has no effect in preventing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But alternative medicine aficionados may find hope in a new research touting the bennies of another "herb" in preserving memory. [More] (Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:01:48 GMT)

Want a federal bailout? Why not bankruptcy, too?
What's so bad about bankruptcy as an alternative to big bailouts for automakers or other critical U.S. companies? Frozen credit and the hardships of a Chapter 11 reorganization make it a tough pill to swallow for struggling industries and their workers. (Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:40:29 GMT)

Job Special: Alternative medicine as a career choice
Despite the fact that acupuncture is an increasingly favoured health option for many Quebecers, there is only one CEGEP, Rosemont College, where this branch of traditional Chinese medicine is taught. But this doesn't mean there is a low enrolment quota or that it's an uncertain career path. (Thu, 20 Nov 2008 06:02:01 GMT)

Fluid dynamics virtual press room now open
( American Institute of Physics ) The virtual press room for next week's 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics in San Antonio is now open. On this page, you will find news tips, stunning images and cool videos depicting cutting-edge research with applications in engineering, technology, astronomy, alternative energy, biology and medicine. (Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:27:24 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Thu, 20 Nov 2008 19:39:27 GMT)

Letters: The Prince of Wales
I am no supporter of the Royal Family, but after reading Johann Hari's vitriolic attack on the Prince of Wales (20 November), I began to feel a sneaking sympathy for the poor chap. Charles's views on architecture and alternative medicine may be daft, and his lifestyle anachronistic but he hardly poses a threat to the democratic process. (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:18:36 GMT)

New Study Data: JANUVIA (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with ...
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.----New data presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America showed JANUVIA™ , a diabetes medicine from Merck & Co., Inc., significantly reduced blood sugar levels in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and was not associated with hypoglycemia . (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

New study data: JANUVIA (sitagliptin)
( GCI Health ) New data presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America showed JANUVIA (sitagliptin), a diabetes medicine from Merck & Co. Inc., significantly reduced blood sugar levels in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and was not associated with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In this study of 206 patients aged 65 to 96 years, there were no ... (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:31:32 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:39:28 GMT)

Watt Now?
Want to understand why switching to renewable fuels is going to be so hard? This overview of alternative energy, fossil fuels and the climate challenge puts it all in perspective. Pay special attention to the chart. (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 18:23:45 GMT)

Non-white Med Students Reject Therapies Associated With Their Culture, Study Finds
Non-white medical students are more likely to embrace orthodox medicine and reject therapies traditionally associated with their cultures. That is one finding from an international study that measures the attitudes of medical students toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). While seemingly counter-intuitive, white students view CAM more favorably than their non-white counterparts, ... (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 23:13:25 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: During holidays, balance is your key
The winter holidays are almost upon us, and many of us yearn to create a picture-perfect scene at home. Too often, we're wrought with stress. So here are a few tips to keep you sane, smiling, balanced and, we hope, healthy, drawn from our recently released book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Secrets of Longevity." HERE ARE FIVE SECRETS TO KEEPING YOUR BODY IN BALANCE: • Move your body ... (Sun, 23 Nov 2008 08:09:55 GMT)

Colon therapy clinic expands
ASHEVILLE – Allaesia Menard has opened a second location of Colon Therapy Clinic of Sarasota, Fla., at 549 Merrimon Ave. (Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:22:36 GMT)

Foes of stem cell research now face tough battle
When the Bush presidency ends, opponents of embryonic stem cell research will face a new political reality that many feel powerless to stop. (Sun, 23 Nov 2008 15:34:28 GMT)

Obama Expected to Lift Restrictions on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
President-elect Barack Obama says he thinks it's ethical to use embryos that would otherwise be destroyed for research into illnesses. (Sun, 23 Nov 2008 16:13:39 GMT)

Stark choice for around 640,000 Kiwis
Over a half a million older New Zealanders will soon face a stark medical choice - pay for a longstanding medicine that was previously funded, or accept a government-funded generic alternative produced in India. (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:40:17 GMT)

Alternative healing (AUDIO)
Nancy Dworakowski lifted her right hand in the air, and placed her left hand just below her Adam's apple. (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:16:52 GMT)

Business FYI
Dr. Mark Mikols has joined the family medicine staff at Providence Physician Group's Harbour Pointe clinic. Mikols is a graduate of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Munson Medical Center Family Practice Residency. (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:11:10 GMT)

JANUVIA (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels, Was Not Associated With Hypoglycemia In Elderly ...
New data presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America showed JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin), a diabetes medicine from Merck & Co., Inc., significantly reduced blood sugar levels in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and was not associated with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:09:38 GMT)

Thirty-Seven Patients Treated With Ultrasound Accelerated Catheter Direct Pharmacological Thrombolysis
At the 35th Annual VEITHsymposium (New York, NY), Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, The Emory Clinic (Atlanta, Georgia) presented data on 37 patients treated with catheter-direct pharmacological thrombolysis using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator via the EKOS infusion system. (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:09:48 GMT)

Foes of stem cell research now face tough battle
When the Bush presidency ends, opponents of embryonic stem cell research will face a new political reality that many feel powerless to stop. President-elect Barack Obama is expected to lift restrictions on federal money for such research. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also has expressed interest in going ahead with legislation in the first 100 days of the new Congress if it still is ... (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:45:58 GMT)

Alzheimer's Society Comment On JAMA Study That Shows Gingko Biloba Is Not An Effective Remedy For Dementia
Use of the herb Ginkgo biloba, claimed to have beneficial effects on memory and cognition, was not effective in reducing the rate of dementia or Alzheimer's disease a study found. The study, published in the November 19 issue of JAMA, had more than 1,500 participants who used Gingko biloba over several years. Alzheimer's Society research shows that there is no benefit to taking Gingko biloba. (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:10:45 GMT)

Secure Fixation After EVAR In Patients With Wide Aortic Necks: A Safe And Effective Alternative To Open Surgery In ...
Recanalization of infrapopliteal arteries is important in patients with chronic limb ischemia to decrease limb-loss. Dr. Konstantinos Katsanos, of the Department of Radiology, Patras University Hospital School of Medicine, Patras, Greece, reviewed published data that highlighted the promising long-term limb salvage rates of below-the-knee angioplasty. (Mon, 24 Nov 2008 17:08:56 GMT)

Is private health care the answer to the health problems of the world's poor?
( Public Library of Science ) A provocative debate in this week's PLoS Medicine examines whether the private sector should step up its involvement in delivering health care in low-income countries. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 01:18:04 GMT)

ACTs may achieve malaria transmission reductions comparable to insecticide treated nets
( Public Library of Science ) In low-transmission areas, if widely used, artemisinin combination therapy may reduce malaria transmission as effectively as the widespread use of insecticide-treated bed nets, says a new study published in next week's PLoS Medicine. The study also finds that the use of longer-acting antimalarial regimens with or without artemisinin components may be an effective ... (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 01:27:59 GMT)

Hospital explores insurance alternative
Administrators, boardmembers and committees at Sonoma Valley Hospital are exploring the feasibility of establishing an alternative health insurance program through its joint powers authority with three other hospital districts. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 02:06:21 GMT)

Tribal empowerment her goal
As a child, Enei Begaye, Flagstaff resident and political activist, sat through many Native American ceremonies, often led by her paternal grandfather, Mailboy Begay, an important Navajo medicine man. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:33:50 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:41:27 GMT)

ACTs May Achieve Malaria Transmission Reductions Comparable To Insecticide Treated Nets In Low Transmission Settings ...
In low-transmission areas, if widely used, artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) may reduce malaria transmission as effectively as the widespread use of insecticide-treated bed nets, says a new study published in next week's PLoS Medicine. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:13:18 GMT)

Is Private Health Care The Answer To The Health Problems Of The World's Poor?
A provocative debate in this week's PLoS Medicine examines whether the private sector should step up its involvement in delivering health care in low-income countries. These countries suffer a disproportionate burden of disease, and often struggle with weak health systems. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:13:49 GMT)

Some cancers disappear untreated, study finds
A new study, to be published Tuesday in The Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that even invasive cancers may sometimes do just that, and in larger numbers than anyone ever believed. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:44:58 GMT)

Seeking practitioners for VNA
VNA of Middlesex-East, which provides services in Wilmington, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their knowledge and/or practitioner skills to develop a complimentary and alternative medicine program for hospice patients. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:07:21 GMT)

Hospital explores insurance alternative
Administrators, boardmembers and committees at Sonoma Valley Hospital are exploring the feasibility of establishing an alternative health insurance program through its joint powers authority with three other hospital districts. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 19:36:28 GMT)

Roche wins final UK okay for discounted Tarceva
Roche Holding AG's lung cancer drug Tarceva has won final approval for use by Britain's state health service after the Swiss drugmaker agreed to discount the price of the medicine. (Wed, 26 Nov 2008 00:10:25 GMT)

Cranberry Oatmeal Chews a healthful alternative
Cranberry Oatmeal Chews substitute butter for hydrogenated vegetable oils. Rolled oats offer the considerable nutrition advantages of whole grains. (Wed, 26 Nov 2008 05:02:41 GMT)

Tarceva® (erlotinib) Endorsed by the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for Use in Patients ...
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIP) welcomes today’s announcement by the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issuing Final Guidance recommending funding by the National Health Service (NHS) for Tarceva ® (erlotinib) as an alternative treatment to the IV chemotherapy agent docetaxel for the second-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). ... (Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:01:50 GMT)

Misleading Media Coverage Of Medicine
Media coverage of clinical trials does not contain the elements readers require to make informed decisions. A comparison of the coverage received by pharmaceutical and herbal remedy trials, reported in the journal BMC Medicine, has revealed that it is rarely possible for the lay public to assess the credibility of the described research. (Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:25:04 GMT)

Misleading media coverage of medicine
( BioMed Central ) Media coverage of clinical trials does not contain the elements readers require to make informed decisions. A comparison of the coverage received by pharmaceutical and herbal remedy trials, reported in the open access journal BMC Medicine, has revealed that it is rarely possible for the lay public to assess the credibility of the described research. (Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:12:38 GMT)

Synergy 21 provides natural health options
INGLESIDE - Aidan Mullet believes it's no wonder people still turn to natural herbs as an alternative to western medicine. Nature has been doing it's job in the healing process for thousands of years. (Wed, 26 Nov 2008 16:40:53 GMT)

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