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Alternative Medicine News Mar 2009

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Would you ever try Alternative Medicine?
Only if I were desperate. Have something to say? Share your thoughts. what's this? (Sun, 01 Mar 2009 02:24:21 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: Cosmetic surgery: Think first
I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this? You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first. About 1.9 million of the 11 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2006 were surgical cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic ... (Sun, 01 Mar 2009 08:21:02 GMT)

TAU Researchers Look To Marine Sponges To Beat Resistance To Antibiotics
No matter how sophisticated modern medicine becomes, common ailments like fungal infections can outrun the best of the world's antibiotics. In people with compromised immune systems (like premature babies, AIDS victims or those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer) the risk is very high: contracting a fungal infection can be deadly. (Sun, 01 Mar 2009 11:17:16 GMT)

A library of integrative health books
I love reading books on integrative health—treatments that blend the best of conventional and alternative medicine—because they give me some semblance of control. (Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:22:01 GMT)

At Scripps Meeting, Speakers See Optimistic Future for Genomic Medicine Despite Challenges Ahead
SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic information is already having an impact on medical practice, and advances in technologies such as next-generation sequencing will only accelerate the advance of genomic medicine, according to speakers at a conference here this week. (Sun, 01 Mar 2009 21:23:08 GMT)

Indonesian tiger catchers race against time
Indonesia's tiger catchers have a double job — protecting humans from tigers, and tigers from humans. (Mon, 02 Mar 2009 06:08:28 GMT)

Letters to the Editor
Conditions at Guantánamo are safe and humaneRegarding the Feb. 20 article, "Guantánamo detention: (Mon, 02 Mar 2009 08:00:00 GMT)

iPhones and PCs take fitness to heart
For some of us, the iPhone will always be a slightly scary emblem of the brave new world: an impossibly sleek device that allows you to make a call, hear a song, learn a language and find your way home. (Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:15:42 GMT)

Researchers find safer way to make stem cells
Researchers said on Sunday they had found a safer way to transform ordinary skin cells into powerful stem cells in a move that could eventually remove the need to use human embryos. (Mon, 02 Mar 2009 13:18:57 GMT)

Bahrain clamps down on illegal herbalists
03 March 2009 MANAMA: The Ministry of Health is monitoring herbal medicine shops and clinics after it found that a banned drug contained in a product called "Ginseng Kianpi Pil," which was being marketed as a weight-loss supplement. (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 06:39:07 GMT)

Prominent Atlanta Dentist Expands Services
Invisalign Gains Popularity as an Alternative to Wire Braces (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Philippine healer revives ancient practice
The gentle rustle of leaves and a bubbling spring provide a soothing backdrop as traditional Philippine healer Nonie del Mundo sends a world-weary couple into a deep sleep. (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 07:40:18 GMT)

My Pharmiweb.com
Ice Bandage is the latest must-have for your medicine cabinet, sports bag and first aid kit. Ideal for treating sprains and strains, it will reduce swelling and pain within 10 minutes. (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:52:00 GMT)

Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- After surgery for a ruptured disk two years ago, Nelly's legs remained extremely weak. She could barely move, became lethargic and lost her appetite. (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:02:55 GMT)

Karadzic refuses to plead to genocide, war crimes
Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic refused to plead to genocide charges on Tuesday, rejecting the authority of a UN court and prompting an automatic not guilty plea on his behalf. (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 16:11:08 GMT)

NCRP Report No. 160 on increased average radiation exposure of the US population
( American Institute of Physics ) Scientists at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine are offering additional background information to help the public avoid misinterpreting the findings contained in a report issued today by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), a non-profit body chartered by the US Congress to make recommendations on radiation ... (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 17:23:24 GMT)

NCRP Report No. 160 on Increased Average Radiation Exposure of the U.S. Population Requires Perspective and Caution
Scientists at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering additional background information to help the public avoid misinterpreting the findings contained in a report issued today by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), a non-profit body chartered by the U.S. Congress to make recommendations on radiation protection and measurements. ... (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 17:38:28 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Good In Bad Economy
64 year old Janet Hafner says she’s been off her diabetes medicine for nearly 6 months and she’s been controlling her high cholesterol through herbal medcines. She says not only is it good for her pocketbook but her overall health. Hafner says, “To be able to control it better and to know I am not going to have to increase medications and add more medications and eventually go on insulin.“ (Tue, 03 Mar 2009 18:12:55 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, 03 Mar 2009 22:32:58 GMT)

Common Marine Sponges May Provide Super-antibiotics Of The Future
No matter how sophisticated modern medicine becomes, common ailments like fungal infections can outrun the best of the world's antibiotics. In people with compromised immune systems (like premature babies, AIDS victims or those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer) the risk is very high: contracting a fungal infection can be deadly. (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 01:26:46 GMT)

Use caution with herbal supplements
With rising herbal medicine sales paralleling a faltering economy, here are some tips on these dietary supplements: Know that herbal medicines aren't as strictly regulated as conventional (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 05:37:52 GMT)

Ghana: Society Should Give Herbal Medicine a Chance
Herbs have been with the African society from the very onset of life, but the effect of colonialism on the continent has turned away the minds of the people from the usefulness of herbal medicines. (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:09:59 GMT)

Noted Author, Surgeon To Address "Chinese Medicine, Western Science and Acupuncture" at NCCAM’s Inaugural Stephen E. ...
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. (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:39:41 GMT)

Explaining NCRP Report No. 160 On Increased Average Radiation Exposure Of The US Population
Scientists at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering additional background information to help the public avoid misinterpreting the findings contained in a report issued by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), a non-profit body chartered by the U.S. Congress to make recommendations on radiation protection and measurements. (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 15:18:54 GMT)

NORTH MISSISSIPPI & NORTHWEST ALABAMA
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that negative thoughts increase blood pressure, activate stress hormones, weaken immune systems; making it easier for us to get sick. (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 23:52:43 GMT)

Radiation Exposure Of U.S. Population: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Comments On Controversial Report
Scientists at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine are offering additional background information to help the public avoid misinterpreting the findings contained in a report issued today by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), a non-profit body chartered by the US Congress to make recommendations on radiation protection and measurements. The report ... (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 00:11:44 GMT)

Live a good life by serving God
Some people are obsessed with living longer. There are alternative medicines that claim to slow the aging process and restore youthful looks. Treatments and procedures temporarily disguise the wrinkles and gray hair but do nothing to slow the passage of time. (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:50:40 GMT)

10 'secrets' you shouldn't keep from your doctor
Do you remember the scene in the movie "Something's Gotta Give" where Jack Nicholson's character lies about Viagra to a doctor in the emergency room? (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:20:03 GMT)

More people turning to alternative treatments as health care costs climb
As medical costs rise and consumer spending falls, more Americans are turning to other care and prevention methods, according to local alternative health care providers.  read more » (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:49:16 GMT)

LSTM and MiP Consortium awarded further $4.5 million
( Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ) The Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has been awarded €3.6 ($4.5) million by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to undertake research aimed at optimizing the use of an antimalarial drug given to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Africa. (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 15:47:34 GMT)

The University Times | The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Student Newspaper Since 1949
Crazy teenage girls and bandwagon readers of Twilight flocked to see the film about a blood sucking vampire. There are no vampires – sorry to burst anyone’s bubble – but a real blood sucker is used in medicine and it won’t kill you. (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:16:52 GMT)

Menopausal women often use alternative therapies
Almost half of women who have discontinued hormone therapy for menopause but still have symptoms turn to complementary and alternative medicine, commonly referred to as CAM. (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 20:21:52 GMT)

Current Weather v2
How confident are you in the effectiveness of holistic healing and alternative medicine? We hear form the owner of a halfway house who got caught up in the controversy surrounding Judge Mark Ciavarella. (Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:19:07 GMT)

Current Weather v2
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Holisitic Health & Medicine
WILKES-BARRE -- Holistic and alternative medical therapies are becoming more popular in our area, but are they effective? Clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, psychology and counseling are just some areas of naturopathic medicine being practiced in our area. Are they safe? (Fri, 06 Mar 2009 02:49:17 GMT)

Alternative Pet Treatments
Turning to unconventional methods to treat your pets. (Fri, 06 Mar 2009 04:39:57 GMT)

Taking advantage
COMPLEMENTARY therapies are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to orthodox medicine. They offer remedies which are largely free from side effects and, in the case of specialisms such as acupuncture and osteopathy, are beginning to be embraced by the NHS. (Fri, 06 Mar 2009 13:10:25 GMT)

Foot detox offers another health option
Sometimes traditional medicine runs out of options for patients that are facing a particularly tough prognosis; alternative treatments are the option some look to. While the science behind some of these practices is far from concrete, their effects can be very beneficial.   (Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:01:58 GMT)

Spot of alternative medicine fuels McCann’s latest cup run
Neil McCann could almost be excused for winding down at this stage of a career decorated with an array of winners' medals. (Sat, 07 Mar 2009 00:11:24 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, 07 Mar 2009 22:32:43 GMT)

PRESS RELEASES: Naples Zoo; Operation Medicine Cabinet, League of Women Voters
Press releases posted Saturday, March 7, 2009 (Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:00:27 GMT)

Chattanooga: Doctors on revolutionary road
Local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Craig Humphreys has long hoped for an alternative to current mobility-limiting treatments for spinal pain. (Sun, 08 Mar 2009 05:07:39 GMT)

Ancient healing in modern times
Could poor health simply stem from an imbalance between the mind and the body? Tibetan medical practitioners, or amchis, say that optimum health comes from the proper balance between the body, mind and spirit. They also practice medicine based on the herbs and natural products of Tibet and Himalaya. And you can actually meet -- and get treated -- by one, courtesy of the Durham-based ... (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 09:32:47 GMT)

UH shares expertise in AIDS
A visit by a retired Vietnamese-American doctor from Hawaii to the medical school where he was a professor more than 30 years ago is leading to a research partnership between the University of Hawaii and, in Ho Chi Minh City, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Tropical Disease Hospital. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 11:49:18 GMT)

In many cities, tanning salons exceed Starbucks
A new study has found that not only are there still plenty of indoor tanning salons in big U.S. cities, in many places there are more tanning salons than Starbucks or McDonalds. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:29:08 GMT)

Obama to reverse Bush limits on stem cell research
US President Barack Obama will on Monday wipe out another contentious aspect of his predecessor George W. Bush's legacy by removing curbs on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 14:45:03 GMT)

Lyme disease diagnosis can be difficult
STORY PUBLISHED, 8/6/2008 Terry Joe Sedlacek's parents worried that he was getting into drugs or alcohol when he started acting strangely during his junior year at Edwardsville High School. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 14:56:24 GMT)

Insight: The Asian-American balancing act
A crisis-torn world is in no mood for the heavy lifting of global rebalancing. Policies are being framed with an aim toward recreating the very boom that has just gone bust. Washington wants to get credit flowing again to overly indebted American consumers. And exporters around the world - especially in Asia - would like nothing better than a renewal of external demand led by the world's ... (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 15:15:13 GMT)

TAKE TWO: An alternative look at the day in sports
For those who feel NASCAR has sold its bootlegger soul, take heart that Dean Combs hasn’t given up the fight. Combs, 57, competed in 24 Winston Cup races in his driving career and was a five-time champion of NASCAR’s lower-level DASH compact-car series. On Thursday, he was busted for operating a moonshine still. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:40:52 GMT)

Former Australian PM John Howard warns of Gordon Brown's nasty medicine
John Howard the former Australian prime minister has warned that Gordon Brown's policy of imposing large debt levels will load "nasty medicine" onto future generations. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 20:36:07 GMT)

Drixoral: Why the Allergy Medicine Isn't Available, and What to Use Instead
Can't find this decongestant/antihistamine combo? Here are other remedies for stuffy and runny noses. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 20:37:38 GMT)

Dean says 'enough' on Limbaugh
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean warned that Republicans who stand against the president's health care plan or try to label it "socialized medicine" will suffer at the polls in 2010, and admitted "enough is enough" when it comes to the Rush Limbaugh hullabaloo. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:40:42 GMT)

Vermont students spend spring break with children with disabilities
Instead of going to Cancun, Miami or some other fun-filled vacation spot, a group of students from the University of Vermont have driven down to Northeast Georgia for an "alternative" spring break. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 04:10:26 GMT)

A New Hope to Prolong Fertility: Ovarian Transplants
An experimental technique may help preserve fertility in cancer patients and other women struck with premature infertility. It may even be used for healthy women who just want to wait (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:01:25 GMT)

Obama Stimulus Seeks Efficient Medicine
WASHINGTON -- Thanks to the economic stimulus bill, the government has a $1.1 billion down payment on an effort to find out which medical tests or treatments are actually the best. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 08:23:40 GMT)

Obama Stimulus Seeks Efficient Medicine
Included in the economic stimulus bill is a $1.1 billion measure to fund research into which medical treatments are the best. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 08:44:48 GMT)

More People Die From Work Related Cancer Than On The Roads, UK
Most of the UK's occupational cancer deaths are preventable claims a new report published today in the scientific journal Occupational Medicine. 7000 people in the UK die from work related cancer each year - far more than the 3000 people who lose their lives in road traffic accidents or the 240 who die as a consequence of accidents at work. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:18:13 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, 10 Mar 2009 17:18:12 GMT)

How to avoid colon problems
Most adults would rather keep talk about colons behind the bathroom door.It's time to talk, says Kim Turgeon, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:37:32 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Healthy In Ailing Economy
The troubled economy has a new side effect: consumers flocking to alternative health clinics. Dr. Darrel Misak, director lowercase of the Pittsburgh Alternative Health Inc. on Cedar Boulevard in Mount Lebanon, says his online business has doubled since November at the height of the recession. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 03:53:08 GMT)

Chattanooga: Event highlights alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s
Barbara Lawrence’s 74-year-old mother has a compassionate and highly competent medical doctor to help treat her Alzheimer’s disease. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:08:05 GMT)

'Make-believe and outright quackery'
• Tincture also faces inquiry by advertising watchdog • No superstition involved, says Duchy Originals The heir to the throne has always prided himself on his alternative views, establishing himself as something of a royal iconoclast who gives voice to public fears over GM foods and nanotechnology, while pioneering a simpler vision of society based on championing organic agriculture, local ... (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:55:00 GMT)

Should Colon Cancer Screenings Go Virtual?
High-tech version of colonoscopy could make screening more appealing for some. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:37:10 GMT)

Alternative Warm-Up Program Reduces Risk of ACL Injuries For Female College Soccer Players
The American Journal of Sports Medicine. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:27:48 GMT)

New computer models successfully link donors and kidney transplant patients
( Boston College ) New computer models capable of sifting through data for thousands of donors and patients can now link strangers in life-saving chains of kidney transplants, a team of researchers report in the current edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The transplant chains can lead to an increase in the number of procedures and overcome obstacles posed by logistics or donors who ... (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:33:48 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, 11 Mar 2009 21:34:59 GMT)

Alternative/Complimentary Medicine
Many doctors and patients are becoming less skeptical about alternative medicine. In Fresno, Dr. Kevin Wingert uses acupuncture as a complimentary treatment for a variety of medical conditions. He says it's effective in treating pain in about 50% of his patients. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:59:21 GMT)

SensL Announces The Real Alternative To Photomultiplier Tubes
SensL recently announce a new website and application focus around their Silicon Photomultiplier (SPM) technology, demonstrating real and distinct advantages of this solid state alternative to the traditional photomultiplier tube (PMT). (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:48:21 GMT)

Donna Karan Designing A New Fashion...In Medicine
It could be the beginning of no less than a revolution in health care, and it's from a seemingly unlikely source: fashion designer Donna Karan. She's teamed up with a hospital to change patient treatment, and in an exclusive interview, she opens up about what's behind the deeply personal project. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:46:28 GMT)

Donors And Kidney Transplant Patients Matched Using New Computer Models
New computer models can now link strangers in a life-saving chain of kidney transplants, promising to increase the number of transplants and overcome obstacles posed by logistics or donors who renege, a team of researchers report in the current edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:10:16 GMT)

Alternative medicine
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, are investigating an external radio frequency (RF) drug-delivery technique that could provide a non-toxic alternative to cancer treatment. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:35:34 GMT)

Survey explores medical care for children with autism using complementary alternative medicine
( Springer ) In a national survey conducted by the University of Minnesota, primary care physicians report that they are more likely to ask patients with autism about complementary alternative medicine use and desire more CAM education for this population. The study of 539 US physicians, published this week in Springer's Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, explores the attitudes and ... (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:03:49 GMT)

"The Living Matrix" London Premiere Sold Out
The London premiere has sold out for "The Living Matrix," a new alternative health care documentary that challenges conventional medicine to include bioenergetics principles in its understanding of human biology, the filmmakers announced today. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 21:28:00 GMT)

SensL Announce The Real Alternative To Photomultiplier Tubes
SensL recently announce a new website and application focus around their Silicon Photomultiplier (SPM) technology, demonstrating real and distinct advantages of this solid state alternative to the traditional photomultiplier tube (PMT). (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:03:27 GMT)

Survey Explores Primary Medical Care For Children With Autism Using Complementary Alternative Medicine
Primary care physicians are more likely to ask about CAM use and desire CAM education when caring for children with autism In a national survey conducted by the University of Minnesota, primary care physicians report that they are more likely to ask patients with autism about complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use and desire more CAM education for this population. The study¹ of 539 U. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:10:06 GMT)

HLL forays into herbal healthcare
Hindustan Latex Limited has launched 'Lactohil,' an Ayurvedic proprietary medicine and health tonic to address inadequate lactation after delivery in women. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:05:00 GMT)

Medical Care For Children With Autism Using Complementary Alternative Medicine Explored By Survey
In a national survey conducted by the University of Minnesota, primary care physicians report that they are more likely to ask patients with autism about complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use. These physicians also desire more CAM education for this population. The study¹ of 539 U.S. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:07:56 GMT)

Autistic children use alternative therapy
MINNEAPOLIS, March 13 (UPI) -- Primary care physicians are more likely to ask parents about complementary alternative medicine use when caring for autistic children, U.S. researchers say. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:47:26 GMT)

Scientists integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks
Washington, March 13 : Health experts in the U.S. have successful integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks who fled violent religious persecution. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 04:45:46 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Eczema
New research where traditional Chinese medicine was found to safely and effectively treat patients with persistent atopic dermatitis - or eczema, as it's commonly known - could lead more physicians to prescribe complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat the allergic condition. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 10:07:45 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
SATURDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Certain traditional Chinese medicine, including tea and acupuncture, may safely and effectively help treat chronic eczema, a new report finds. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 13:02:18 GMT)

Alternative ideas
One blond teenage girl cried as she tried to explain why the Bridger alternative program has saved Bozeman kids at risk of dropping out - and why moving them to the main Bozeman High School campus would be devastating. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 04:34:55 GMT)

Ask your doctor, do your research
Navigating the advertisements in the back of magazines and phone books for a qualified provider of complementary and alternative medicine can be exhausting and confusing when there are so many modalities and providers to choose from. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 07:04:22 GMT)

Alternative ideas
One blond teenage girl cried as she tried to explain why the Bridger alternative program has saved Bozeman kids at risk of dropping out - and why moving them to the main Bozeman High School campus would be devastating. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:49:55 GMT)

Survey explores medical care for children with autism using CAM treatments
In a national survey conducted by the University of Minnesota, primary care physicians report that they are more likely to ask patients with autism about complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use and desire more CAM education for this population. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:14:46 GMT)

Therapies at the Health and Happiness Festival 2009
Spiritual Healing · Stress Relief · Yoga · Acupuncture · Alternative Healing · Aromatherapy · Aura Photography and Reading · Chakra Balancing · Chiropractors · Massages · Shiatsu · Color Therapy · DNA Transformation · Iridiology · Traditional Chinese Medicine · Reiki · Energy Healing · Quantum Touch · Pranic Healing · Resonnance Therapy · Sound Healing · Reflexology · Meditation · Pilates · ... (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:52:36 GMT)

Botox Alternative May Safely Smooth Forehead Lines
MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of Botox drug called Reloxin appears safe and effective in reducing forehead wrinkles, a new study finds. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:02:58 GMT)

Clinic Treating ADD With Video Games
Cutting-edge technology is available as an alternative to medicine to help treat people who suffer from attention deficit disorder. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:14:09 GMT)

Girl's Death Raises Questions About Alternative Therapies
A little girl's death has triggered a criminal investigation and raised serious questions about the alternative medical therapies sought by some families. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 23:25:33 GMT)

Scientists Speak Out Against Federal Funds for Research on Alternative Medicine
The impending national discussion about broadening access to health care, improving medical practice and saving money is giving a group of scientists an opening to make a once-unthinkable proposal: Shut down the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of... (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 02:40:11 GMT)

Frankincense oil -- a wise man's remedy for bladder cancer
( BioMed Central ) Originating from Africa, India and the Middle East, frankincense oil has been found to have many medicinal benefits. Now, an enriched extract of the Somalian Frankincense herb Boswellia carteri has been shown to kill off bladder cancer cells. Research presented in the open-access journal, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, demonstrates that this herb has the potential ... (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:23:04 GMT)

Dr. Larry Dossey to Speak at AAPB Conference
Dr. Larry Dossey, renowned Mind-Body Alternative Medicine expert to speak at AAPB Conference. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:24:44 GMT)

Frankincense oil 'could be alternative treatment for bladder cancer'
Frankincense could be used as an alternative treatment for bladder cancer after laboratory tests showed that it can kill diseased cells. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:29:20 GMT)

Holistic Healing Website Debuts Online
The newly launched AQualityTouch.com is an independently-run web store that specializes in holistic healing products. In addition to its fresh take on alternative medicine resources, the site has also started a new corresponding blog. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

"Nightline" debate to take on Satan in Ballard church
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle's Mars Hill Church joins alternative-medicine author Deepak Chopra, Hookers for Jesus founder Annie Lobert and former Pentecostal preacher Rev. Carlton Pearson in a debate over the existence of Satan for ABC's "Nightline." (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 07:11:10 GMT)

East meets West in preventative medicine
Dr. Mark Jones is quite handy with a needle. Not one of his patients is fearful of this soft-spoken doctor of chiropractic medicine and an herbalist. In fact, most return on a regular basis for his healing touch. Jones offers a variety of services, some modern, some ancient, to treat everything from pain to the common cold. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:05:48 GMT)

Nanotechnology may offer alternative to radiation for cancer patients
Nanotechnology, the science of the really small, is already applied in hundreds of consumer products, but it's real promise may lie in medicine, such as new cancer treatments. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 21:35:36 GMT)

Scientists speak out against funds for alternative medicine
WASHINGTON -- The impending national discussion about broadening access to health care, improving medical practice and saving money is giving a group of scientists an opening to make a once-unthinkable proposal: Shut down the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 22:53:34 GMT)

Pitt School Of Medicine Testing Cancer-Preventing Vaccine
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is testing a vaccine to prevent colon cancer. (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:44:27 GMT)

Integrative Medicine
Toni Fisher gives Asheville social worker Frances Corbin a massage at the Reynolds Lodge in Montreat. Mission Hospitals has started a new integrative medicine program, and some of the alternative therapies were featured at a two day retreat for training nurses. (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 04:19:49 GMT)

ADD-care -- A Natural, Homeopathic Alternative Reducing Symptoms Related to Attention Deficit Disorder
ADD-care provides a natural and homeopathic alternative for reducing the symptoms related to attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without a prescription and without negative side effects. (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

ADD-care -- A Natural, Homeopathic Alternative Reducing Symptoms Related to Attention Deficit Disorder
ADD-care provides a natural and homeopathic alternative for reducing the symptoms related to attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without a prescription and without negative side effects. Findings included in a study of chronic medication use in children ages 5 to 19 released December 2008 in the journal Pediatrics by researchers from the Saint ... (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 07:23:08 GMT)

Doctors Want To Make Tobacco Into Medicine
Tobacco has a reputation for causing heart trouble, lung issues and a variety of cancers. But it could also be used to produce medicine, some scientists say. (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:43:38 GMT)

Doctors Want To Make Tobacco Into Medicine
Changing a plant's genes could turn it into a simple way to deliver medicine to the body, researchers say. (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:50:56 GMT)

Medical symposium highlights importance of case reports -- patient stories in modern medicine
( Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine ) This one day meeting is a forum for doctors to celebrate and discuss case reports and patient stories. The event is hosted by Cases Network, an open access online publisher which enables individual patient experiences to be recorded and shared by any doctor. (Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:37:08 GMT)

Caution key with ‘other’ medicine
As health care costs skyrocket and the ranks of those without health insurance increase, more Americans are turning to alternative medicine as a way to stay healthy, according to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health. (Fri, 20 Mar 2009 08:45:21 GMT)

ExCell Study Assessing The Safety And Efficacy Of StemEx(R) As An Alternative To Bone Marrow Transplants
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital (WPH) and the Gamida Cell - Teva Joint Venture (JV) announced today that the hospital is now enrolling patients to participate in the ExCell study. The trial is assessing the safety and efficacy of StemEx as a treatment for hematological malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma, in a single arm, global, pivotal registration study. (Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:14:50 GMT)

New medicine for leg ulcers? Try maggots
LONDON — In a study testing treatments for leg ulcers, British doctors found that a surprising, yet perhaps revolting, option works just as well as standard treatment: maggots. [Would you use it? Submit your answer below] If that sounds like a step backward, it's probably because Europeans first began using maggots to treat wounds about 700 years ago. (Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:01:08 GMT)

Caution key with ‘other’ medicine
As health care costs skyrocket and the ranks of those without health insurance increase, more Americans are turning to alternative medicine as a way to stay healthy, according to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health. (Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:30:20 GMT)

Ananda Ayurveda promotes optimal health
"Alternative medicine" is a term sometimes used to describe quacks, but yoga expert Margaret Koblasova practices one kind that has been proven by the (Fri, 20 Mar 2009 22:37:18 GMT)

Patient Stories In Modern Medicine: Medical Symposium Highlights Importance Of Case Reports
The event, 'Celebrating case reports, the stories in health care', will be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 15 May this year, and will bring together leading doctors from many medical specialties. The meeting will be chaired by the Editors of Cases Network's journals - Richard Smith (the former editor of the BMJ) and Professor Michael Kidd (Flinders University, Australia). (Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:12:59 GMT)

Priest eyes Philippine presidency
This early, pledges from overseas are coming in for Pampanga province governor Ed Panlilio. An elderly gentleman has expressed his intention to part with $100 from his budget for hypertension and diabetes medicine. A Filipino in New York is also putting in $100, and another is contributing $5. (Sun, 22 Mar 2009 02:07:20 GMT)

Frankincense's medical benefits studied
A University of Oklahoma researcher says the Bible's wise men were on to something with their gift of frankincense. H.K. Lin, an assistant professor of urology at the OU College of Medicine, said the fragrant oil may be a cure for bladder cancer. (Sun, 22 Mar 2009 09:03:17 GMT)

Fitness TV channel brings workouts back home
Too shy, too broke, too busy, too lazy to hit the gym these days? (Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:04:11 GMT)

Research and Markets: Recently Updated Guideline Handbook to Complementary and Alternative Medicine/'Wellness'
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Complementary and Alternative Medicine/'Wellness' Guideline, 2nd Edition - 2009 Update" report to their offering. (Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:56:00 GMT)

Scientists oppose federal funds for alternative medicine research
The impending national discussion about broadening access to health care, improving medical practice and saving money is giving a group of scientists an opening to make a once-unthinkable proposal: Shut down the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. The notion that the world's best-known medical research agency sponsors studies of ... (Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:46:08 GMT)

For some kids, second heart transplant needed
Vanessa Williams is only 18, but she's already on her third heart. She underwent her first transplant at seven weeks - at birth, her heart had failed to develop properly. The new heart worked fine, all through a childhood of school, playing dodgeball and... (Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:20:22 GMT)

Scientists fight against federal cash for research on alternative medicine
The impending national discussion about broadening access to health care, improving medical practice and saving money is giving a group of scientists an opening to make a once-unthinkable proposal: Shut down the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. (Tue, 24 Mar 2009 05:01:22 GMT)

Plano doctor's book, 'The Smart Woman's Guide to Heart Health,' offers 7 disease-prevention steps
As a cardiologist, Dr. Sarah Samaan prescribes medicine to lower high blood pressure or to regulate chol- (Tue, 24 Mar 2009 07:32:45 GMT)

People Getting Less Vitamin D
People seem to be getting less vitamin D in their diets. Researchers said in the Archives of Internal Medicine that average blood levels dropped from 1994 to 2004. (Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:58:45 GMT)

MagneGas CEO Receives Prestigious International Science Award
MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company"), a producer of a metal cutting fuel and natural gas alternative made from liquid waste, announced today that MagneGas CEO and Chief Scientist Dr. (Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:05:00 GMT)

MagneGas CEO Receives Prestigious International Science Award
TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - March 24, 2009) - MagneGas Corporation ( www.magnegas.com ) ("MagneGas" or the "Company") ( OTCBB : MNGA ), a producer of a metal cutting fuel and natural gas alternative made from liquid waste, announced today that MagneGas CEO and Chief Scientist Dr. Ruggero Santilli was recently awarded the 2009 "Gold Prize Mediterraneo" for Science and Technology. Dr. Santilli ... (Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:47:48 GMT)

Via Christi reorganizing occupational medicine clinics
Via Christi Occupational and Environmental Medicine on Wednesday will consolidate from three clinics to two — one on East Lincoln and the other on Maize Road. (Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:59:28 GMT)

Parker Hannifin offers alternative healthcare to employees
CLEVELAND -- In this economy, many businesses are cutting health coverage and really can't afford employees taking a lot of sick days. (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 03:12:11 GMT)

Painkiller shortage hits Cape patients
A popular prescription painkiller is in short supply, sending many Cape Cod residents back to their physicians in search of an alternative. (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 06:08:46 GMT)

Benefits of integrated medicine are unproven
Expert voices fears over 'integrated medicine' (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 06:20:49 GMT)

'Smokescreen'
Expert voices fears over 'integrated medicine' (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:47:58 GMT)

Vasan the alternative man
COUNTLESS people in Kluang, Johor, especially the elderly and children, are grateful K.S. Vasan for his skills in homoeopathy. (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:56:52 GMT)

How cremation became the way to go
The burning of bodies once provoked strong opposition, now it's the most common form of funeral. (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:33:44 GMT)

Scrubbing up: Your comments
In this week's Scrubbing Up health column, Prof Edzard Ernst discusses integrated medicine. (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:45:08 GMT)

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Launches New and Improved E-commerce Site
www.store.chopra.com is the most comprehensive source for products relating to alternative medicine, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and mind-body wellness. (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:00:00 GMT)

Asian medicine offers alternative path
Asian medicine is gaining popularity as baby boomers age and look for more natural ways to improve their health. Although Asian medicine has been practiced for more than 3,000 years, people in the U.S. are only recently learning about the benefits it has to offer. (Thu, 26 Mar 2009 04:45:00 GMT)

Alternative care
More hospitals mix unconventional treatment with traditional medicine. (Thu, 26 Mar 2009 06:03:44 GMT)

Finding my way to alternative medicine
Editor's note: Foster's reporter Jennifer Keefe shares her thoughts on learning to deal with and control the disease endometriosis, well-known among women but as she is learning, little discussed. (Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:30:28 GMT)

Asian medicine offers an alternative path to health
Asian medicine is gaining popularity as the Baby Boomers age and look for more natural ways to improve their health. Although Asian medicine has been practiced for more than 3,000 years, people in the U.S. are only recently learning about the benefits it has to offer. (Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:29:46 GMT)

Wellness fair includes alternative medicine
Middletown Nearly 30 health and wellness organizations and representatives from throughout the Hudson Valley will be on campus Wednesday, April 1 when SUNY Orange hosts its annual wellness fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown. (Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:51:24 GMT)

US Catholic bishops warn of Reiki therapy dangers
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has warned Roman Catholics to shun the eastern healing art of Reiki because it lacks scientific credibility and is dangerous to Christian spiritual health. (Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:18:45 GMT)

"Play" Can Be Healthful, Fun Alternative To Typical Exercise
Unstructured, creative, and spontaneous physical activities that may be reminiscent of child-like play are beneficial, healthy activity options for adults, according to an expert today at the American College of Sports Medicine's 13th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Carol Torgan, Ph.D. (Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:20:06 GMT)

Dr. David Minkoff Reveals Hidden Source of Mercury Contamination
Clearwater , FL- Dr. David Minkoff, MD, lecturer, alternative medicine and heavy metals (mercury, lead, uranium, etc) exposure expert, reveals a hidden source of mercury contamination in his “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health” seminar series. (Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:45:39 GMT)

Wellness fair includes alternative medicine
Middletown Nearly 30 health and wellness organizations and representatives from throughout the Hudson Valley will be on campus Wednesday, April 1 when SUNY Orange hosts its annual wellness fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown. (Sat, 28 Mar 2009 06:51:18 GMT)

New Preventive Medicine Channel On Medical News Today
Medical News Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new Preventive Medicine channel. The section will include news on how to maintain and improve your health for all age groups - covering disease prevention and detection, infection control, general risk reduction and much more. (Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:01:58 GMT)

Device proves option to warfarin in stroke study
A new device implanted in the heart proved in a large clinical study to be a potential alternative to a standard blood thinner for helping patients with irregular heart beats prevent stroke, researchers said on Saturday. (Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:31:51 GMT)

Device proves option to warfarin in stroke study
A new device implanted in the heart proved in a large clinical study to be a potential alternative to a standard blood thinner for helping patients with irregular heart beats prevent stroke, researchers said on Saturday. (Sat, 28 Mar 2009 18:32:13 GMT)

We need an alternative to hospital bills
TO THINK I’d live to see the day when the food that is supposed to nourish me and the medicines that are supposed to cure me pose a vast danger to my existence. Even water, once the element of life, teems with dangerous microbes unless bottled and paid for. (Sat, 28 Mar 2009 21:12:50 GMT)

Snake Oil Science (R. Barker Bausell)
The Truth About Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Sun, 29 Mar 2009 06:29:00 GMT)

Wellness fair includes alternative medicine
Middletown Nearly 30 health and wellness organizations and representatives from throughout the Hudson Valley will be on campus Wednesday, April 1 when SUNY Orange hosts its annual wellness fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown. (Sun, 29 Mar 2009 06:43:55 GMT)

Army medicine: Untested in battle
New procedures were rushed into theaters of war without rigorous review New procedures were rushed into theaters of way without rigorous review (Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:38:00 GMT)

Chatham Mental Health Court offers an alternative to jail
Mr. B, 60, is a former college professor whose Vietnam conflict experiences have caught up with him. He suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and knows what it's like to be homeless. He has spent more than 2,000 days in the Chatham County jail on 144 misdemeanor charges and 77 arrests. His history includes 56 admissions and 659 days spent at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah. Now he faces a ... (Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:51:33 GMT)

Army medicine: Untested in battle
New procedures were rushed into theaters of war without rigorous review New procedures were rushed into theaters of war without rigorous review (Sun, 29 Mar 2009 16:24:05 GMT)

Wellness fair includes alternative medicine
Middletown Nearly 30 health and wellness organizations and representatives from throughout the Hudson Valley will be on campus Wednesday, April 1 when SUNY Orange hosts its annual wellness fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown. (Mon, 30 Mar 2009 06:50:05 GMT)

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