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Alternative Medicine News Dec 2008

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A healthy alternative to store-bought
Everyone needs a nosh now and then. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 07:33:02 GMT)

Free samples of medicine can carry hidden costs
Who doesn't like freebies, especially when it comes to pricey pills? (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 09:07:04 GMT)

UI seeks men for prostate study
University of Iowa researchers are examining an alternative treatment for enlarged prostates. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 09:27:45 GMT)

Patients thinking outside the Rx
NIH begins campaign to prod doctors to ask about clients' use of nontraditional meds When it comes to herbal supplements and alternative medicines, the federal government has a new motto: "Ask and tell."Recognizing the growing popularity of these therapies, the National Institutes of Health has launched a campaign to encourage doctors and health care workers to ask patients about ... (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 10:13:27 GMT)

United Nations Environment Programme
Rome, 1 December 2008 – Projects promoting super-efficient 'Rocket Stoves', encouraging alternative livelihoods to reduce poaching and federating successful eco-tourism programmes across Africa are among a range of initiatives to be promoted under the Year of the Gorilla 2009. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 12:35:36 GMT)

Some vets exploring Chinese healing - Army News, opinions, editorials, news from Iraq, photos, reports - Army Times
TUCSON, Ariz. — Can ancient Chinese healing rites help Iraq war veterans cope with combat trauma? A Tucson-area therapist believes they can, and is offering free treatments for local Iraq vets to test an approach that involves tapping on the acupuncture points used in Chinese medicine. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 12:53:51 GMT)

New Data Provide Comprehensive Understanding of Americans' Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine's mission is to explore complementary and alternative medical practices in the context of rigorous science, train CAM researchers, and disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:40:03 GMT)

New uses for imidazolium salts in medicine and alternative energy
( Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore ) Commonly used as solvents for various organic reactions, imidazolium salts are room-temperature ionic liquids that are chemically stable and have low vapor pressure. While their physical properties have been widely studied, the Singapore study is one of the few scientific reports about the salts' biochemical properties and ... (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 15:53:42 GMT)

New Data Provide Comprehensive Understanding Of Americans' Use Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (CAM)
What The release of a nationwide government survey on trends and demographic use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among both adults and children in the United States. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 20:11:37 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, 02 Dec 2008 02:37:06 GMT)

You don’t have to be a student to go on Spring Break
The University of Wyoming’s Alternative Spring Break program has traditionally been limited to UW students only. But this year, UW Enrichment Programs is teaming with the Center for Volunteer Services to offer an Alternative Spring Break trip that’s open the community. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 05:42:30 GMT)

Health-e
Dr Matthias Rath is probably in contempt of court by continuing to sell his vitamins, including VitaCell as a medicine, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has said in a letter to Health Minister Barbara Hogan. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 08:50:08 GMT)

Here's to your health
Ever wish you could take all the medical advice you read and put it in one place? Look no further. Throughout the year, The Sun has reported ways to maintain a healthy mind and body, with advice from Naperville doctors, counselors, alternative medicine practitioners and patients themselves. Below are some of the best tips they had to offer in 2008. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 10:29:17 GMT)

SwiftMD Empowers Consumers, Businesses with Breakthrough Telemedicine Service
SOMERS, N.Y.----SwiftMD , the first U.S. telemedicine company staffed exclusively with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, announced today the launch of its Web- and phone-based medical consultation and patient education services. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

High Growth Reported for the Sleep Aid Products in the U.S. Market: Non-Prescription OTC, Natural and Alternative ...
NEW YORK----Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:43:00 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, 02 Dec 2008 21:06:50 GMT)

AAP CLINICAL REPORT ON THE USE OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) IN PEDIATRICS
Below is a release on a policy statement appearing in the December issue of Pediatrics , the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 21:53:39 GMT)

Crusader for Breakthrough Medicine Suzanne Somers Calls ONDAMED® "Truly Miraculous!"
ONDAMED's PEMF Technology with Pulse Biofeedback Relieves Suzanne Somers' Lymphedema Symptoms In One Session. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

New Uses For Imidazolium Salts In Medicine And Alternative Energy
Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have uncovered new properties of imidazolium salts (IMSs), which suggest that they could play a vital role in disease prevention and treatment. The report on the redox properties of IMSs was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 13:10:57 GMT)

Alternative medicine is employed at more hospitals
Patients have a one in three chance of being admitted to a hospital in America where part of their treatment could involve being poked with needles to relieve pain, having hands moved over their skin to unblock energy fields, or hearing a session of Gregorian chants. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:30:16 GMT)

Technique Developed By Einstein Researchers To Count Messages Made By Single Genes
In a study in the advance online publication of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University describe a technique for looking more precisely at a fundamental step of a cell's life - a gene, DNA, being read into a message, mRNA. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 16:12:07 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. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:35:36 GMT)

Mainstream Medicine Invests in Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Paul Ramsey, founder of Ramsey Healthcare, and Natural Health International are bridging the gap between supplements and pharmaceuticals. Femmenessence™ offers women and mainstream medicine a naturally safe alternative that works. Five year published clinical trials and research reveal an 84% success rate in reducing menopausal symptoms. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:05:00 GMT)

Mainstream Medicine Invests in Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Paul Ramsey, founder of Ramsey Healthcare, and Natural Health International are bridging the gap between supplements and pharmaceuticals. Femmenessence™ offers women and mainstream medicine a naturally safe alternative that works. Five year published clinical trials and research reveal an 84% success rate in reducing menopausal symptoms. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:05:00 GMT)

Mainstream Medicine Invests in Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Paul Ramsey, founder of Ramsey Healthcare, and Natural Health International are bridging the gap between supplements and pharmaceuticals. Femmenessence™ offers women and mainstream medicine a naturally safe alternative that works. Five year published clinical trials and research reveal an 84% success rate in reducing menopausal symptoms. (PRWeb Dec 4, 2008) Read the full story at ... (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:27:46 GMT)

OP-ED: Defending Western medicine
Primum non nocere - it's the Hippocratic Oath; a sacred promise that all doctors make before they begin their careers. It means: First, do no harm. I haven't taken it yet, but I'm planning on it some time in the next 10 months or so when I start medical school next August. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:26:34 GMT)

Research and Markets: 2008 Integrative Medicine and Dietary Supplements Issue Offers a Breakdown of 2007 U.S. ...
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2008 Integrative Medicine and Dietary Supplements Issue" report to their offering. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 16:01:00 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. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 20:15:22 GMT)

Online health information sources: the changing face of medicine
Bernice De Braal, Information World Review , Friday 5 December 2008 at 04:26:00 Does the swelling cabinet of online remedies threaten the career health of information professionals? The public has never had so many choices of health service provider. The NHS Patient Choice programme has given a wide range of places that patients can go to for treatment. Since April 2008, a ... (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 04:47:55 GMT)

Prenatal care options in works
The University of Nevada School of Medicine's obstetrics and gynecology department will provide prenatal care to women who ordinarily would have been eligible for University Medical Center's Women's Center. But its not yet clear just how many of those women the medical school will be able to handle, said Dr. John Hazen, vice chair of its obstetrics and gynecology department. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 10:25:53 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. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 18:45:12 GMT)

Local research boosted $1M
Algoma University and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre hope to help merge medicine and geospacial technology under a new healthcare informatics research chair. The [...] (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 12:19:11 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. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:29:10 GMT)

Clinic hosts biophotonic therapy info session
GRAND LEDGE - Matt Nelson and Tom Lowe, who have recently opened an alternative medicine clinic employing the use of biophotonic therapy, will host a informational session about the clinc at 7 p.m. Dec 9 at the Grand Ledge Baptist Church. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 09:11:02 GMT)

Atmore doctor leaving for Texas
Harry Moore, M.D. Longtime Atmore doctor Harry Moore, M.D. will be leaving town at the close of the year. Moore, who has practiced medicine in Atmore for 26 years, recently accepted the position of medical director at The Clinic at The Premier Center in Austin, Texas. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 09:19:01 GMT)

Local research boosted $1M
Algoma University and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre hope to help merge medicine and geospacial technology under a new healthcare informatics research chair. The [...] (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 21:51:32 GMT)

Local news
Are they environmentally friendly forms of alternative energy or a health hazards to those who live close by? Wind turbine farm opponents painted a grim picture of life near an industrial wind farm Thursday night at a community event at Goff Hall. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 13:05:48 GMT)

LifeNet Health Introduces New Sports Medicine Bio-Implants
LifeNet Health, a leading allograft bio-implant company, has released the KinetiGraft Tendon and the Triple Bunch Tendon, both offering new options for ligament reconstruction. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

/C O R R E C T I O N -- LifeNet Health/
In the news release, LifeNet Health Introduces New Sports Medicine Bio-Implants, issued 08-Dec-2008 by LifeNet Health over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first, second, and third paragraphs should read "Triple Bundle Tendon" rather than "Triple Bunch" as originally issued inadvertently. Complete, corrected release follows: (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

Alternative splicing proteins prompt heart development
Just as the emotions it represents are dynamic, the heart's development requires dynamic shifts in proteins that prompt alternative spicing, a mechanism that allows a given gene to program the cell to make several proteins, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 22:33:49 GMT)

Alternative splicing proteins prompt heart development
Just as the emotions it represents are dynamic, the heart's development requires dynamic shifts in proteins that prompt alternative spicing, a mechanism that allows a given gene to program the cell to make several proteins, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:37:17 GMT)

Natural Healers Researches Natural Health Careers to Make the Prospective Holistic Health Students' Job Easier
Despite the recent economic downturn, natural health degree careers and the alternative medicine industry are still experiencing a wellness boom, as holistic health fields demonstrate continued growth. (Tue, 09 Dec 2008 07:01:00 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, 09 Dec 2008 07:29:24 GMT)

Alternative Splicing Proteins Prompt Heart Development
Just as the emotions it represents are dynamic, the heart's development requires dynamic shifts in proteins that prompt alternative spicing, a mechanism that allows a given gene to program the cell to make several proteins, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Tue, 09 Dec 2008 19:15:19 GMT)

Drug Reduces Aggression, Wandering And Paranoia In Alzheimer's Patients
Cholinesterase inhibitors, used to treat cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, are also a safe and effective alternative therapy for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, according to a study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 01:43:52 GMT)

Medical and herbal healing not only method for healing …as Chiropractic care heals without medicine
The curing or healing of a disease has always been thought to be by medical and herbal means. However, the situation has changed with the emergence of new methodologies. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:40:08 GMT)

Medication Helps Alzheimer’s Symptoms
A particular class of medications, used to treat cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, has been found to be a safe and effective alternative therapy for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Investigators from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute and Wishard Health Services reviewed nine randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled [...] (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:55:58 GMT)

Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's patients effective against dementia
Washington, Dec 10 : Drugs called, cholinesterase inhibitors, which are used to treat cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, have been found to be equally safe and effective as an alternative therapy for the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, like aggression, wandering and paranoia, says a new study. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:09:07 GMT)

Cholinesterase Inhibitors Reduce Aggression, Wandering And Paranoia In Alzheimer's Disease
Cholinesterase inhibitors, used to treat cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, are also a safe and effective alternative therapy for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, according to a study that appears in the December 2008 edition of Clinical Interventions in Aging. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:16:50 GMT)

About 1 in 9 US kids use alternative medicine
ATLANTA - More than one in nine children use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday based on a national survey. It's... (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:36:12 GMT)

About 1 in 9 US kids uses alternative medicine
More than one in nine children use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday based on a national survey. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:00:07 GMT)

Nearly 40 percent in US use alternative medicine: study
Nearly 40 percent of adults and 12 percent of children in the United States use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to an annual, nationwide government survey published Wednesday. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:49:16 GMT)

About 1 in 9 US kids use alternative medicine
Just like their parents, kids are taking herbal supplements from fish oil to ginseng, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become. More than one in nine children and teens try those remedies and other nontraditional options, the government said Wednesday in its first national study of young people's use of these mostly unproven treatments. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:11:35 GMT)

Alternative medicine is way cool, Mom
Roughly 2.8 million children use herbal remedies, a study suggests. Adults play a key role: Kids are five times more likely to use nontraditional therapies if a parent or other relative did. Just like their parents, kids are taking herbal supplements including fish oil and ginseng, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:15:35 GMT)

Americans' use of alternative medicine on the rise
Alternative medicine is growing decidedly mainstream, a new government survey shows. Nearly 40 percent of adults in the United States and one in nine kids use alternatives to conventional medicine, including herbal supplements, chiropractic care and massage therapy, according to the survey by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It's the ... (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:04:36 GMT)

1 In 9 Kids Use Alternative Medicine
A new government survey finds that 12 percent of American children use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:52:25 GMT)

38 Percent Of Adults And 12 Percent Of Children Use Complementary And Alternative Medicine, Government Survey Shows
Approximately 38 percent of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over and nearly 12 percent of U.S. children aged 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, according to a new nationwide government survey. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:41:20 GMT)

About 1 in 9 US kids use alternative medicine
Just like their parents, kids are taking herbal supplements from fish oil to ginseng, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 15:07:28 GMT)

About 1 in 9 US kids use alternative medicine
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 (7:21 a.m.) Just like their parents, kids are taking herbal supplements from fish oil to ginseng, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 15:28:54 GMT)

Correction: Alternative medicine story
In a Dec. 10 story on a study of alternative medicine use, The Associated Press erroneously reported U.S. supplement sales growth. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:08:00 GMT)

Correction: Alternative medicine story
In a Dec. 10 story on a study of alternative medicine use, The Associated Press erroneously reported U.S. supplement sales growth. The Nutrition Business Journal reported sales grew 6 percent from 2006 to 2007, not from 1998 to 2007. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:08:38 GMT)

1 in 9 children, teens use alternative medicine
Associated Press ATLANTA — More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey. (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:23:50 GMT)

Correction: Alternative medicine story
In a Dec. 10 story on a study of alternative medicine use, The Associated Press erroneously reported U.S. supplement sales growth. The Nutrition Business Journal reported sales grew 6 percent from 2006 to 2007, not from 1998 to... (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:40:33 GMT)

12% of Kids Use Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Title: 12% of Kids Use Complementary/Alternative Medicine Category: Health News Created: 12/11/2008 Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2008 (Thu, 11 Dec 2008 20:23:47 GMT)

Lack of Medicare Coverage May Account for Decline in Alternative Medicine Use by Seniors
Dec. 12, 2008 – A new survey finds complimentary and alternative medicine in the US is primarily used to fight pain, yet, usage tends to decline as adults become senior citizens, who are the most likely to suffer with pain. (Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:32:51 GMT)

NIHSeniorHealth Adds Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information
Older adults are frequent users of complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM, which can include products such as vitamins and herbal supplements, and practices such as chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, meditation and massage. (Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:55:15 GMT)

Alternative Medicine's Rapid Spread? Nonsense
The claim: More than a third of Americans use complementary and alternative therapies. Fact? Not really. (Fri, 12 Dec 2008 22:52:37 GMT)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Info for Seniors Added to NIHSeniorHealth.com
Dec. 15, 2008 – The use of complementary and alternative medicine declines as Americans move up into the ranks of senior citizens – probably due to lack of coverage by Medicare for most of these – but still a substantial number of seniors use CAM. To help seniors make better therapy choices, the topic has been added to NIHSeniorHealth.com. (Mon, 15 Dec 2008 20:02:52 GMT)

More kids using alternative medicines
A surprisingly large number of children - nearly 12 percent - are using herbal supplements and other complementary and alternative therapies, according to the first national study on the subject. (Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:24:22 GMT)

Girl crippled by dad's neglect
AN alternative medicine devotee continually refused to take his critically ill daughter to hospital despite the pleas of friends and family, a court was told. (Tue, 16 Dec 2008 08:04:46 GMT)

Girl crippled by dad's neglect
AN alternative medicine devotee continually refused to take his critically ill daughter to hospital despite the pleas of friends and family, a court has heard. (Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Dad's Alternative Med Treatment Almost Kills Daughter
An alternative medicine devotee will spend six months behind bars for causing his sick daughter brain damage by refusing to take her to hospital. (Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:39:23 GMT)

In Print: Stories in today's print and e-edition December 16
On page 2: Read about cancer and alternative medicine on the health page. And, Fitzgibbon Hospital will be hosting a blood drive on Dec. 30. On page 3: A photo and brief about the winner of the Fitzgibbon Hospital Christmas card contest. (Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:29:54 GMT)

Alternative Splicing Proteins Prompt Heart Development
Just as the emotions it represents are dynamic, the heart's development requires dynamic shifts in proteins that prompt alternative spicing, a mechanism that allows a given gene to program the cell to make several proteins, according to a new article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Wed, 17 Dec 2008 16:41:32 GMT)

New Jersey can safely allow marijuana's use as a medicine
New Jersey should become the 14th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. (Thu, 18 Dec 2008 05:08:27 GMT)

M. D. Anderson's Cohen Honored For Contributions To Traditional Chinese Medicine
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is the recipient of the 2007 International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of Shanghai Municipality (ISTCASM) and the 2008 Magnolia Memorial Award for his contributions in furthering research into the use of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer therapies. (Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:16:10 GMT)

More Adults are Relying on Alternative Medicine --- HealthandAge
Older adults are frequent users of complementary and alternative medicine, which includes vitamin and herbal supplements, chiropractic manipulation, meditation, acupuncture, and massage. (Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:24:10 GMT)

Safe, Non-Invasive Alternative to Mammograms Available in Chattanooga
Thermography is a procedure that maps out the body’s temperature range, revealing physiological abnormalities. While thermography has been an important part of medicine, cumbersome machinery has prevented it from becoming widely available until now. [PR.com - December 18, 2008] (Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:38:39 GMT)

Vitamin D Deficiency In Infants And Nursing Mothers Carries Long-Term Disease Risks
Once believed to be important only for bone health, vitamin D is now seen as having a critical function in maintaining the immune system throughout life. The newly recognized disease risks associated with vitamin D deficiency are clearly documented in a report in the December issue (Volume 3, Number 4) of Breastfeeding Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:17:30 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Fri, 19 Dec 2008 07:45:52 GMT)

Allied offers an "alternative" to the same ol' lesson
Joan Lynch is giving her students the tools necessary to save lives. (Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:39:46 GMT)

NINDS Grant To University Of Miami Biomedical Engineer To Improve Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms
Baruch Barry Lieber, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Miami College of Engineering and professor of radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), to support research studies that offer promise in the treatment of brain aneurysms. The $1. (Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:15:39 GMT)

Ovarian Cancer Survival Linked To Levels Of Two Types Of Proteins, Study Finds
Ovarian cancer patients with high levels of two proteins live for a longer time than patients who have low levels of the proteins, researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center report in a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Wall Street Journal reports. (Fri, 19 Dec 2008 14:17:50 GMT)

Trick or Treatment
brothke writes "The recent collapse of financial companies occurred in part because their operations were run like a black box. For many years, alternative medicine has similarly operated in the shadows with its own set of black boxes. In Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine, Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst, MD, break open that box, and show with devastating clarity ... (Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:52:55 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Sat, 20 Dec 2008 07:09:03 GMT)

China wrestles with growing obesity
Alonzo Bland is spending the holiday season at a Chinese fat farm. The Green Bay, Wis., resident will miss his family, but otherwise he's not complaining. (Sat, 20 Dec 2008 12:25:18 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:21:14 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Sun, 21 Dec 2008 07:35:24 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: To watch your weight, try a blindfold
Still looking for new ways to lose weight? Consider looking at how quickly you eat your meals and how you listen to cues from your stomach. A recent study of almost 3,300 adults in Japan showed that those people who ate their meals quickly were about twice as likely to be overweight, compared with those who savored their food. People who ate until they felt full also had twice the risk of ... (Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:13:38 GMT)

The Foundations of Western New York
Baird Foundation, Buffalo (Sun, 21 Dec 2008 15:30:35 GMT)

Eight lessons and carols for godless people, Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Before this gathering of comedians, musicians and scientists to celebrate their own Holy Trinity of Christmas – namely the secular, the rational and the scientific – I felt that what I was about to see was as much a kind of alternative Royal Variety Performance as it was a revamped Royal Institute Christmas lecture, as the show had been billed. (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 00:25:24 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 07:34:43 GMT)

Winter safety: Don't shovel into injuries
Winter is finally here and it's not messing around. Neither should you. But before you go running out to shovel your driveway or fire up the snowblower, make sure you know what you're doing. "That's the most important thing. Being prepared goes a long way to having a safe snow season," says Jason Cameron, the TV personality from the DIY Network and a Toledo native. "A big reason why some ... (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:26:34 GMT)

Charity Gift Fair Continues Online
If you missed the Dec. 5 and 6 St. Gabriel's Alternative Gift Fair at Sonabank in Leesburg, or the various gift fairs sponsored by other organizations for the church around the county, you can shop online through Dec. 31 to provide a gift that will help both someone in need and the charity that typically provides such assistance. (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:24:43 GMT)

Headache relief
For chronic headaches, the best treatment may be one of the oldest: acupuncture. (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:28:07 GMT)

Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Warning: None of these treatments have been shown to be effective for severe asthma . Do not stop your standard asthma medication except on the advice of a physician. (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:00:33 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 06:19:42 GMT)

Charity Gift Fair Continues Online
If you missed the Dec. 5 and 6 St. Gabriel's Alternative Gift Fair at Sonabank in Leesburg, or the various gift fairs sponsored by other organizations for the church around the county, you can shop online through Dec. 31 to provide a gift that will help both someone in need and the charity that typically provides such assistance. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 06:25:34 GMT)

Scientist: Stem cells could end animal testing
As well as their potential for creating effective therapies for debilitating diseases, embryonic stem cells could open the door to improved pharmaceutical drug testing, according to a leading British stem cell researcher. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 08:24:39 GMT)

NHIF says govt-owned health centres now have acute shortage of medicine
The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has raised serious concern over acute shortage of medicines facing government-owned health centres, especially those in rural areas. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 08:49:57 GMT)

Consumers cut back on prescription drugs due to economy
Pharmacist Gregory Mudd calls a doctor’s office for a prescription refill Monday at Prescription Plus Pharmacy in St. Louis. (Elie Gardner/P-D) Lots of Americans have cut back on restaurants, entertainment and gifts in this challenging economy. But cutting back on medicine? (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:41:34 GMT)

Research and Markets: Fulfilling the Promise of Personalized Medicine Through Next-Generation Sequencing - ...
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Decision Resources, Inc.'s new report "Fulfilling the Promise of Personalized Medicine Through Next-Generation Sequencing" to their offering. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:37:00 GMT)

Research and Markets: Fulfilling the Promise of Personalized Medicine Through Next-Generation Sequencing - ...
Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.co ) has announced the addition of Decision Resources, Inc.'s new report " Fulfilling the Promise of Personalized Medicine Through Next-Generation Sequencing " to their offering. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:45:56 GMT)

Doctor shortage could derail reform
Recognize and empower chiropractors? Give prescriptive power to nurses? Enable treatment by people who never saw the inside of a medical school? Yes, we must. by Dana Blankenhorn (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:44:25 GMT)

A different kind of gift for cancer-stricken mom
Family foregoes traditional gift-giving to pay for cancer treatment. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:47:33 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 21:41:19 GMT)

Mixing drugs puts more older patients at risk
Nearly one in 25 older Americans or 2.2 million people are at risk for serious health problems such as bleeding and muscle weakness because they take an unwise combination of drugs, and half the time, a non-prescription medication is involved, a nationwide survey suggests Wednesday. (Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:28:47 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 06:48:02 GMT)

Charity Gift Fair Continues Online
If you missed the Dec. 5 and 6 St. Gabriel's Alternative Gift Fair at Sonabank in Leesburg, or the various gift fairs sponsored by other organizations for the church around the county, you can shop online through Dec. 31 to provide a gift that will help both someone in need and the charity that typically provides such assistance. (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 13:25:53 GMT)

Year in review: The tech video files
The CNET News crew had some lively encounters with tech in 2008, from a shocking workout to a superhero turn. And we've got the video to prove it. (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:09:08 GMT)

Case Western Reserve finds mechanism underlying alt. splicing of premessenger RNA into messenger RNA
A research team led by Tim Nilsen, Ph.D., a professor of medicine and biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University, has discovered an unexpected mechanism governing alternative splicing. The new mechanism suggests that curing the more than half of genetic diseases that are caused by mutations in the genetic code that in turn create mistakes in alternative splicing may be considerably more ... (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 22:12:24 GMT)

Researcher Finds Mechanism Underlying Alternative Splicing
Tim Nilsen, Ph.D., a professor at Case Western Reserve University, discovered an unexpected mechanism governing alternative splicing. The new mechanism suggests that curing the more than half of genetic diseases that are caused by mutations in the genetic code that in turn create mistakes in alternative splicing may be considerably more complicated than researchers have previously assumed. (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 22:16:28 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 22:25:10 GMT)

Researchers find mechanism underlying alt. splicing of premessenger RNA into messenger RNA
An international research team led by Tim Nilsen, Ph.D., a professor of medicine and biochemistry and the director of the School of Medicine's Center for RNA Molecular Biology, has discovered an unexpected mechanism governing alternative splicing, the process by which single genes produce different proteins in different situations. The new mechanism suggests that curing the more than half of ... (Wed, 24 Dec 2008 22:56:13 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Thu, 25 Dec 2008 06:32:01 GMT)

Botulinum Toxin Provides New Treatment Option
For patients with an uncommon condition causing a swollen appearance of the lower face, treatment with botulinum toxin type A (Botox) provides an effective alternative to plastic surgery, according to a study in the November Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. (Thu, 25 Dec 2008 12:17:29 GMT)

Charity Gift Fair Continues Online
If you missed the Dec. 5 and 6 St. Gabriel's Alternative Gift Fair at Sonabank in Leesburg, or the various gift fairs sponsored by other organizations for the church around the county, you can shop online through Dec. 31 to provide a gift that will help both someone in need and the charity that typically provides such assistance. (Thu, 25 Dec 2008 13:26:13 GMT)

Rolling back the fertility clock
A treasure map to a baby? (Thu, 25 Dec 2008 14:42:49 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Thu, 25 Dec 2008 22:24:58 GMT)

Genetic Diseases More Complicated: Mechanism Underlying Alternative Splicing Of Premessenger RNA Into Messenger RNA ...
A professor of medicine and biochemistry has discovered an unexpected mechanism governing alternative splicing. The new mechanism suggests that curing the more than half of genetic diseases that are caused by mutations in the genetic code that in turn create mistakes in alternative splicing may be considerably more complicated than researchers have previously assumed. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 01:12:56 GMT)

2008 Passages: Lives lost this year
Whether they were stars of the stage or screen, world leaders or hometown heroes, those who died in 2008 left an indelible mark on our lives. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 04:41:45 GMT)

Different path: Herbal remedies leading type of alternative therapy
While therapies like herbology and reiki meditation have been used to treat medical conditions for thousands of years, these and other alternative medicines are being included more and more in mainstream health care. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 06:30:51 GMT)

Vet school to study wind-powered campus
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will use a state grant to study the use of wind turbines on its sprawling campus in Grafton and Westboro. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:04:01 GMT)

Charity Gift Fair Continues Online
If you missed the Dec. 5 and 6 St. Gabriel's Alternative Gift Fair at Sonabank in Leesburg, or the various gift fairs sponsored by other organizations for the church around the county, you can shop online through Dec. 31 to provide a gift that will help both someone in need and the charity that typically provides such assistance. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 13:26:23 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 19:26:31 GMT)

Cummings School receives wind turbine study grant
Representative Karyn E. Polito, R-Shrewsbury, announced this week that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has awarded a feasibility study grant for the use of wind turbines at The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Westborough and Grafton. (Fri, 26 Dec 2008 20:30:01 GMT)

Tribute: With magazine, Jeanette Schoenlaub-Jackson spread the word on alternative medicine
Who: Jeanette Schoenlaub-Jackson of St. Joseph Age: 53 When and how she died: Dec. 11 of heart problems (Sat, 27 Dec 2008 04:21:35 GMT)

Veterinary school to study wind power on campus
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will use a state grant to study the use of wind turbines on its sprawling campus in Grafton and Westboro. (Sat, 27 Dec 2008 07:29:25 GMT)

In the dark on alternative medicine
ALTERNATIVE medicines, now heavily promoted in most pharmacies, need more scientific testing if they are to win acceptance in conventional medical practice, most doctors and pharmacists believe. (Sat, 27 Dec 2008 13:25:30 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Sat, 27 Dec 2008 22:27:14 GMT)

What Will '09 Bring In Medicine?
An expert told of the likely directions for the treatment of obesity, cancer, infections, brain diseases, and aging skin, on The Early Show Saturday Edition. (Sun, 28 Dec 2008 04:30:02 GMT)

Alternative Healing Website www.1AlternativeMedicineS.com Co-Organising Mind Control Courses With Silva Method ...
Founders of alternative healing website http://www.1AlternativeMedicineS Nazlan Baharudin and Nor Hafidzah Alias, announced today that they are co-organising mind control courses with Silva Method Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur to promote alternative lifestyle in balancing the body, mind and soul. [PR.com - January 04, 2007] (Sun, 28 Dec 2008 07:50:20 GMT)

Thousands take to the streets to protest Israel's air assault
Crowds of thousands swept into the streets of cities around the Middle East Sunday to shout down Israel's air assault on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. (Sun, 28 Dec 2008 12:43:02 GMT)

Natural Medicine: Butter vs. margarine
Natural Medicine: Butter vs. margarine. (Sun, 28 Dec 2008 22:59:37 GMT)

Alternative Vaccine Schedule Stirs Debate
An article in a medical journal is sharply critical of a popular book that offers an alternative schedule of children's vaccines. (Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:09:44 GMT)

Doctors Debate 'Delayed Vaccine' Schedule
Fears over vaccine side effects cause come parents to delay vaccination. (Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:00:46 GMT)

A taste of their own medicine
What sort of mind derives pleasure from smashing tombstones? The same kind that smokes your mailbox or runs a key down the length of your [...] (Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:02:58 GMT)

Sniffly Americans skipping cold remedies
For years, at the first sign of a cold John Musumeci would break out the zinc and vitamin C. But this year, like many other Americans, he’s decided his money is better spent elsewhere. (Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:29:18 GMT)

Alternative Vaccine Schedule Stirs Debate
Title: Alternative Vaccine Schedule Stirs Debate Category: Health News Created: 12/29/2008 Last Editorial Review: 12/29/2008 (Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:24:17 GMT)

Biodiesel from human fat: illegal (not to mention unappetizing) but technically feasible
Biodiesel made from plant stock or animal fat (or a combination of the two) will likely get a lot of attention in the coming year as a potential fuel alternative to the petroleum, gasoline and kerosene polluting the environment. But don't expect human cellulite to make the cut when it comes to renewable fuel, despite claims by one Beverly Hills, Calif., doc that he powered his Ford SUV and his ... (Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:41:00 GMT)

Genetic Tests Offer Promise of Personalized Medicine
Experts say that most drugs, whatever the disease, work for only about half the people who take them. (Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:00:25 GMT)

Genetic tests offer promise of personalized medicine
Genetic screening and other tests give doctors more evidence for tailoring treatments to patients, potentially improving care and saving money. (Tue, 30 Dec 2008 01:15:10 GMT)

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Greater Rates Of Cesarean Sections
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are also at an increased risk for delivering a baby by caesarean section as compared to pregnant women who are not vitamin D deficient. These findings currently appear on-line in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:16:19 GMT)

Let's change Medicare into a plan for the ages
It's time Gray Matters put up or shut up, instead of merely complaining about what passes for the American health care system. And if one day we get a responsive president and Congress, what is a realistic alternative to the nation's dependence for its health care on the private health insurance business? (Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:40:46 GMT)

Trick or Treatment
brothke writes "The recent collapse of financial companies occurred in part because their operations were run like a black box. For many years, alternative medicine has similarly operated in the shadows with its own set of black boxes. In Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine, Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst, MD, break open that box, and show with devastating clarity ... (Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:01:20 GMT)

Douglas Dispatch
Dr. Jay D. and Dora Zamora provide alternative healing options for Douglas residents at their Holistic Healing and Wellness Center, located at 614 N. G Avenue. (Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:43:42 GMT)

New Year's Cleanse session set for Jan. 10
When the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates of Cos — considered by many to be the father of allopathic medicine — said, "Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food," he obviously wasn't aware of the condition we would be in by the 21st century. (Wed, 31 Dec 2008 06:36:26 GMT)

Researchers engineer pancreatic cell transplants to evade immune response
( Albert Einstein College of Medicine ) In a finding that could significantly influence the way type 1 diabetes is treated, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells that causes only a minimal immune response in recipients. (Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:12:26 GMT)

Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle with aches and pains that refuse to go away, you just might find relief from a long-practiced but relatively obscure alternative therapy called naprapathy. (Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:02:41 GMT)

Wash. lawmaker proposes drug disposal program
A Washington state lawmaker wants to make drug companies responsible for disposing of unused medicine that could end up in the environment or be abused by teens. (Wed, 31 Dec 2008 22:37:36 GMT)

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