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Alternative Medicine News May 2009

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Alternative energy earns tribe award
Saturday, April 16, found members and representatives of the Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians being celebrated in San Francisco. On hand to accept an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pacific Southwest Environmental Award at the 11th annual Environmental Awards Ceremony were Joe Hamilton, the tribal chairman; Jessica Hamilton, tribal member; Theresa Dodson, environmental director; and John ... (Fri, 01 May 2009 00:06:12 GMT)

Dr. David Minkoff Welcomes Liat Golan to LifeWorks Wellness Center
Clearwater , Fl - Dr. David Minkoff (http://www.drminkoff.com), MD, founder and Medical Director of LifeWorks Wellness Center , is excited to welcome Liat Golan, Registered Dietician (RD) and Florida State Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) to the LifeWorks team of complementary and alternative medicine health care practitioners. (Fri, 01 May 2009 02:02:52 GMT)

Swine Flu: Natural Health Remedies for Flu Symptoms
The swine flu pandemic is creating fear worldwide. Are anti-viral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza the only solution? Or, is there more that we can do to protect ourselves and our families? Four natural health remedies from the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) are presented as options. (Fri, 01 May 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Exploration: Check it out
THE EVENT: Healing Arts Festival. The Alternative Healing Network, a San Diego nonprofit, will hold its fifth annual festival tomorrow to give residents a taste of nontraditional and Eastern medicine, along with other healing techniques. (Fri, 01 May 2009 09:28:43 GMT)

The Carolina Center Discusses Nutritional Supplements on May 5th
RALEIGH – As part of his continuing health series, John C. Pittman, MD, of the Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), will present “Nutritional Supplements: Steps to Improving Your Health Naturally and Effectively” on Tuesday, May 5 from 7:00-8:00pm. (Fri, 01 May 2009 15:04:42 GMT)

Can Alternative Remedies Prevent Swine Flu?
Herbal remedies are being touted as immunity-boosters that protect people, but one expert has doubts. (Fri, 01 May 2009 18:10:18 GMT)

Common cold
Brent Bauer, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine. (Sat, 02 May 2009 07:32:56 GMT)

Depression (major depression)
Dr. Gabrielle Melin, board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, is looking for ways to empower patients and families dealing with chronic mental illness. She encourages patients to commit to working together with their physicians and health care teams. (Sat, 02 May 2009 07:33:06 GMT)

Can Alternative Remedies Prevent Swine Flu?
Herbal remedies are being touted as immunity-boosters that protect people, but one expert has doubts. (Sat, 02 May 2009 23:01:30 GMT)

Insurance companies question autism clinic's charges
The owner of an Austin-area clinic that treats children with autism — using techniques that are controversial in mainstream medicine — says investigations by three major insurers have left it with a pile of unpaid claims and a crisis: She's had to lay off most of her staff and drastically reduce the clinic's hours. (Sun, 03 May 2009 05:31:02 GMT)

Presented By:
This September 9-13, Dr. Candace Pert will join Chopra Center co-founders, Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D., in San Diego for a 4-day workshop that integrates the ancient healing system of Ayurveda with the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychology, and modern medicine. (Sun, 03 May 2009 07:32:14 GMT)

Every sing under the sun
In its fifth year in Grant Park, with nine more years guaranteed to come thanks to the deal between city officials and Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents, Lollapalooza seems to have permanently changed the summer concert scene in Chicago. Before the one-time traveling alternative-rock celebration was reinvented as a three-day "destination festival" trumpeting corporate synergy and the ... (Sun, 03 May 2009 11:24:49 GMT)

60pc 'using alternative medicines'
MORE than 60 per cent of Bahrainis use complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat diabetes and other conditions, it has emerged. (Sun, 03 May 2009 21:30:16 GMT)

MDS Nordion, TRIUMF, and the University of British Columbia Announce Partnership to Develop New Diagnostic Imaging ...
MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, and the University of British Columbia, today announced that they have entered into a three-year research-and-development partnership to pursue the development of new diagnostic imaging agents - medical isotope ... (Mon, 04 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Parents 'let their baby die'
THE parents of a baby girl who suffered from severe eczema ignored the advice of doctors and persisted with alternative medicine for their daughter, a court hears. (Mon, 04 May 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

NBC announces (some) pick-ups for fall; 'Southland,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Heroes' renewed, 'Chuck' and 'Law & ...
A remake of "Parenthood" was one of the series NBC picked up for next season.NBC makes its official "infront" presentation to advertisers in a few hours, but the network just issued the press release announcing its fall pick-ups, and it's...... (Mon, 04 May 2009 15:20:51 GMT)

Baby Dies After Parents Allegedly Ignore Eczema Ills
The parents of a baby girl who suffered from severe eczema ignored the advice of doctors and persisted with alternative medicine for their daughter until she died from a severe infection, an Australian court has heard. (Mon, 04 May 2009 15:55:19 GMT)

No miracle cure for A(H1N1) virus, DOH reminds public
The Department of Health (DOH) National Epidemiology Center on Tuesday warned the public against reports that there are alternative medicine to the deadly A(H1N1) strain. (Tue, 05 May 2009 10:28:12 GMT)

China Medicine to Present at CCG IR's China Rising Conference in New York
China Medicine Corporation , a leading distributor and developer of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, traditional Chinese medicines , nutritional and dietary-supplements, medical devices, and medical formulations in the People's Republic of China , announced today that the Company's management will present at the upcoming China Rising Conference hosted by CCG Investor Relations ... (Tue, 05 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Clinic aims for holiday not hospital feeling
Swiss voters will decide later this month on whether alternative medicine should be a form of treatment covered by mandatory health insurance. (Tue, 05 May 2009 12:13:52 GMT)

New SPM Evaluation System, A Huge Benefit In Proving The Real Alternative To PMTs For Nuclear Medicine
"Nuclear Medicine research institutes and OEMs are faced with many obstacles when it comes to building PET or PET/MRI systems for brain, preclinical or full human body imaging. (Tue, 05 May 2009 12:23:52 GMT)

Acupuncture and other alternative therapies can help pets
Many still consider alternative treatments an eccentric luxury for pets. (Tue, 05 May 2009 12:28:50 GMT)

Emory researchers working on diagnostic and alternative flu vaccine method
ATLANTA—In a multi-pronged attack against the H1N1 virus, researchers at Emory University are using a new method of rapidly producing highly targeted monoclonal antibodies to develop a diagnostic test as well as a temporary therapy to stave off the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. (Tue, 05 May 2009 13:26:14 GMT)

Warning against diet supplements for swine flu
Several associations in the alternative medicine industry have joined forces to warn against non-conventional remedies that claim to cure or prevent swine flu. (Tue, 05 May 2009 17:28:23 GMT)

Homeopath dad 'failed' eczema baby
A HOMEOPATH admitted failing his baby by continuing to treat her chronic eczema with alternative instead of conventional medicine, a court has heard. (Wed, 06 May 2009 03:00:00 GMT)

Homeopath dad 'failed' eczema baby
A FATHER has admitted failing his baby by continuing to treat her chronic eczema condition with alternative instead of conventional medicine, a court has heard. (Wed, 06 May 2009 03:00:00 GMT)

Alternative medicine. A critique
There is much ado these days about "alternative medicine". The term alternative medicine, as used in the modern Western world, encompasses any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine". (Wed, 06 May 2009 04:51:29 GMT)

Dr. Deepak Chopra to Speak at Zrii 2009 Salt Lake City Convention
Dr. Deepak Chopra will be a keynote speaker at Zrii's upcoming annual convention in June. Dr. Chopra is a world-renowned expert in the field of alternative medicine and Ayurveda. (Wed, 06 May 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Oz homeopath dad admits that he 'failed' his eczema afflicted baby
Sydney, May 6 : A homeopath has admitted he failed his baby daughter by continuing to treat her chronic eczema with alternative instead of conventional medicine, a court has heard. (Wed, 06 May 2009 10:03:14 GMT)

1 Million Euros EU Funding For Chinese Medicine Research
King's College London successfully led a consortium bid for 995,100 euros of EU funding for a ground-breaking research project that will play an important role in the unification of Western and Chinese approaches to medicine. (Wed, 06 May 2009 11:17:32 GMT)

Arizona Cancer Center Launches Site to Highlight Alternative Treatments
People seeking a cancer treatment alternative have an expanded Web resource to help them make wise choices. The EuroMed Foundation has updated their Web site to help patients understand cutting-edge alternative treatment options. (Thu, 07 May 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Nigeria: Islamic Medicine's Rising Profile
Kano — Although Islamic medicines have been in use for centuries in many countries across the globe, including non-Islamic countries, little was known of Islamic medicine in Nigeria until some 20 years back. The only alternative to orthodox drugs was the traditional medicine. (Thu, 07 May 2009 20:13:23 GMT)

Govt gives a boost to TCM use
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a new prescription for health as medical institutions will now be required to bolster their TCM departments. A circular released yesterday by the State Council ordered local governments to include hospitals for traditional medicine in their health service networks. It also requires health institutions to improve TCM training, facilities and medicines. ... (Fri, 08 May 2009 02:17:25 GMT)

Govt gives a boost to TCM use
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a new prescription for health as medical institutions will now be required to bolster their TCM departments. (Fri, 08 May 2009 06:51:04 GMT)

Family lands in court over son's cancer treatment
The south central Minnesota family says they are following their religion by using alternative medicine, rather than chemotherapy, to treat their son's Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Fri, 08 May 2009 08:17:08 GMT)

MiP Consortium awarded 11 million by EDCTP
( Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ) The global Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Consortium, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has been awarded 11 million ($14.74 million) by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to undertake three new strands of research in Africa. (Fri, 08 May 2009 14:09:22 GMT)

New England Journal of Medicine fights flu panic
What this means is that doctors and reporters can stay abreast of the latest research in the field as it is approved for use by the Journal's editors. (Fri, 08 May 2009 17:47:14 GMT)

Health in the Andes: The Modern Role of Traditional Medicine (Part I)
When treating the indigenous peoples of South America, traditional medicine can help modern doctors gain acceptance in wary communities and expand treatment options. (Sat, 09 May 2009 04:12:53 GMT)

High Cholesterol
One of the most significant discoveries in preventive medicine is that elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood accelerate atherosclerosis , a condition commonly known as hardening of the arteries. (Sat, 09 May 2009 04:54:41 GMT)

A Dose of Diesel Medicine Without the Nasty Aftertaste
BMW has whipped up the most power-hungry, enthusiast-oriented diesel ever sold in America, but the increase in performance comes at a price. (Sat, 09 May 2009 07:08:01 GMT)

New Edition of CAM Book Supports Obamas Health Initiative
President Obama is open to including CAM in health care reform efforts. Senate hearings in February reflect trend of growing awareness and acceptance of alternatives. Award-winning guide to complementary and alternative therapies being published in hardcover next month to help Americans discover alternatives to prescription drugs and surgery. [PR.com - May 09, 2009] (Sat, 09 May 2009 09:31:18 GMT)

Presented By:
People seeking a cancer treatment alternative have an expanded Web resource to help them make wise choices. The EuroMed Foundation has updated their Web site to help patients understand cutting-edge alternative treatment options. (Sat, 09 May 2009 21:53:48 GMT)

Health official warns against homeopathic swine flu cures
Dubai: Swine flu fears have produced a slew of alternative prevention and treatment remedies, something health officials have warned may only drain the wallet with few benefits. (Sun, 10 May 2009 05:52:13 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: Alternative approach to thyroid?
My doctor told me that I might have a low thyroid. Are there any natural ways to treat it? Are there certain foods that can help my hypothyroid condition? (Sun, 10 May 2009 07:05:28 GMT)

The Saginaw News honors five teachers with Crystal Apple Awards
Bess A. Winter is the first to admit she was dragged "kicking and screaming" into education. "I had seen Sean Connery in 'Medicine Man,' " Winter said of the 1992 film starring Connery as an eccentric biochemist in the Amazon rainforest, "and that's what I wanted to do, too. (Sun, 10 May 2009 09:31:03 GMT)

Herb pill sellers risk arrest: police
TABLETS marketed as herbal ecstasy are being sold at Sydney dance parties as a legal alternative for users worried about the heightened presence of police and sniffer dogs. (Sun, 10 May 2009 09:32:51 GMT)

Hands-Only CPR Skips Steps But Saves Lives
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is sometimes responsible for the reluctance of would-be saviors to perform CPR on heart attack victims. Now the state of Arizona is taking the problem in hand by promoting an alternative form of the lifesaving technique. (Sun, 10 May 2009 14:52:17 GMT)

Valley finds alternative relief from stress
If you can't find a spot to roll out a yoga mat or get an empty seat in a meditation class, blame it on the recession. (Mon, 11 May 2009 07:01:08 GMT)

11 Million Euros For Research Aimed At Prevention And Treatment Of Malaria In Pregnancy
The global Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Consortium, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has been awarded 11 million Euros by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to undertake three new strands of research in Africa. (Mon, 11 May 2009 10:18:20 GMT)

FDA Approves Lamictal(R) ODT(TM) Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Easy-to-swallow formulation provides important new alternative for patients (Mon, 11 May 2009 11:00:00 GMT)

Euthanasia And Physician-assisted Suicide: Danger Ofpressure On Vulnerable Persons And The Devaluation Of Palliative ...
"Palliative medicine is unquestionably of growing importance purely on the grounds of demographic developments, but also because quality of life as a therapeutic aim in medicine is of growing significance and is increasingly taken into account," says Prof. Dr. (Mon, 11 May 2009 12:20:20 GMT)

Godar practice joins with CPMC
On May 1, staff at Dr. Stephen Godar’s office answered the phone with the greeting, “Colorado Plains Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.” (Mon, 11 May 2009 14:26:51 GMT)

Exercises may reduce severity of sleep apnea
Exercises involving the tongue and soft palate may reduce the severity and symptoms in patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep specialists report in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Mon, 11 May 2009 19:21:21 GMT)

Even fake acupuncture helps back pain
People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care, according to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. (Tue, 12 May 2009 02:54:43 GMT)

Acupuncture-like Treatments Improve Outcomes Compared to Usual Care for Low Back Pain
People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care. According to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study highlights central questions about the mechanisms of benefit seen in acupuncture studies. (Tue, 12 May 2009 11:04:25 GMT)

Real And Simulated Acupuncture Appear More Effective Than Usual Care For Back Pain
Three types of acupuncture therapy-an individually tailored program, standard therapy and a simulation involving toothpicks at key acupuncture points-appear more effective than usual care for chronic low back pain, according to a report in the May 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Tue, 12 May 2009 13:20:10 GMT)

SPINE Trial Shows That Acupuncture Eases Chronic Low Back Pain
Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine. But the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) trial raises questions about how the ancient practice actually works. (Tue, 12 May 2009 14:20:05 GMT)

Acupuncture Eases Chronic Low Back Pain
But penetrating skin and tailoring treatment may not be responsible for benefitsAcupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine. (Tue, 12 May 2009 14:33:15 GMT)

Judge to decide case of Minnesota boy resisting chemo
A Minnesota judge is weighing whether to force a 13-year-old boy who claims to be a medicine man in his church to get chemotherapy for his cancer - a treatment the boy and his parents have resisted for religious reasons.   Enjoy a varied menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and chefs specials for lunch and dinner at the Great American Grill located in the Hilton Garden Inn. HILTON GARDEN ... (Tue, 12 May 2009 23:51:24 GMT)

Where is the line on natural remedies?
Experts see alternative cures - from yoga to reflexology - as a complement to, not a substitute for, conventional medicine. Insurers and patients are trying to keep pace. (Wed, 13 May 2009 06:07:34 GMT)

Judge to decide case of Minn. boy resisting chemo
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota judge is weighing whether to force a 13-year-old boy who claims to be a medicine man in his church to get chemotherapy for his cancer - a treatment the boy and his parents have resisted for religious reasons. (Wed, 13 May 2009 09:44:39 GMT)

'Common Sense Pediatrics': Combining Alternative and Traditional Medicine in Everyday Practice
Ever since she was 6 years old, Dr. Cornelia Franz dreamed of being a physician. After years of hard work and education she has her own private pediatric practice and enjoys dealing with young patients and their parents every day who want better health and more natural ways to achieve wellness. (Wed, 13 May 2009 11:40:00 GMT)

‘Hilton’ Chickens Are Essential to Stave Off Pandemic (Update2)
May 13 (Bloomberg) -- Workers at Kinross Farm defended its hens against the worst wildfires in Australian history while their own homes burned. Now the birds may return the favor by protecting humans from swine flu. (Wed, 13 May 2009 15:15:21 GMT)

Boy With Cancer Refuses Chemotherapy
A Minnesota judge is weighing whether to force a 13-year-old boy who claims to be a medicine man in his church to get chemotherapy for his cancer - a treatment the boy and his parents have resisted for religious reasons. (Wed, 13 May 2009 17:00:05 GMT)

Alternative Medicine
A woman went to the doctor's office and was seen by one of the new doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out, screaming, as she ran down the hall. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story. (Wed, 13 May 2009 19:39:58 GMT)

Court setback for science writer
Libel case threatens discussion of science and medicine internationally, says Simon Singh. (Wed, 13 May 2009 20:18:57 GMT)

Good Question: Are Natural Health Remedies A Cure?
When most of us feel sick, we expect a cure, and a pill. But more and more doctors are looking to integrate more natural remedies into their treatment regimens. So is alternative medicine the cure? (Thu, 14 May 2009 04:28:06 GMT)

Medicine Woman Brenda Bates Reveals a new Healing Recipe
Medicine Woman Brenda Bates explains her recipe for helping a person achieve the best results for health and happiness. (Thu, 14 May 2009 07:00:00 GMT)

Medicine Woman Brenda Bates Reveals a new Healing Recipe
Medicine Woman Brenda Bates explains her recipe for helping a person achieve the best results for health and happiness. (PRWeb May 14, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Thu, 14 May 2009 07:05:22 GMT)

Parents, doctors should talk about unconventional therapies
We often think of adults when we hear something about complementary and alternative medicine. However, it is estimated 20 percent to 40 percent of healthy children and more than one in two children with chronic, recurrent and incurable conditions use complementary or alternative medicine. (Thu, 14 May 2009 08:35:03 GMT)

Ginseng -- Nature's Anti-Inflammatory?
Laboratory experiments have demonstrated the immunological effects of ginseng. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Translational Medicine have shown that the herb, much used in traditional Chinese and other Asian medicine, does have anti-inflammatory effects. (Thu, 14 May 2009 15:08:07 GMT)

Hoboken Healing open house tonight
Interested in alternative medicine? Hoboken Healing, an alternative medicine center located above Tutta Pasta restaurant, is holding an open house from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight. (Thu, 14 May 2009 16:14:58 GMT)

Oprah's bad medicine
Given her influence, it's a shame the TV star offers unbalanced health and medical advice. (Fri, 15 May 2009 01:16:17 GMT)

Should Universal Health Care Cover Faith Healing?
Practitioners of Christian Science and other alternative therapies are intent on influencing the coming health care reform process (Fri, 15 May 2009 05:57:00 GMT)

Make complementary medicine free on the NHS, says Hain
PATIENTS should have access to complementary medicine free on the NHS, Peter Hain has said. (Fri, 15 May 2009 06:53:24 GMT)

Judge to decide if family can refuse chemo for boy
A Minnesota judge is expected to decide whether a family can refuse chemotherapy for a 13-year-boy's cancer and treat him with natural medicine, even though doctors say it's effectively a death sentence. (Fri, 15 May 2009 08:27:43 GMT)

JUDGE: PARENTS MUST TREAT SON WITH CONVENTIONAL CANCER MEDICINE
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old cancer patient whose parents want to treat him with "alternative medicine" must seek conventional medical treatment for their son. In a 58-page ruling Friday, Brown County District... (Fri, 15 May 2009 17:15:11 GMT)

Judge Rules Family Can't Refuse Chemo for Boy
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old cancer patient whose parents want to treat him with "alternative medicine" must seek chemo. (Fri, 15 May 2009 17:19:03 GMT)

Court rules boy, 13, must have cancer treatment
A US JUDGE has ruled that the parents of a 13-year-old cancer patient who want to treat him with "alternative medicine" for religious reasons must seek conventional (Fri, 15 May 2009 23:22:01 GMT)

Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old cancer patient whose parents want to treat him with "alternative medicine" must seek conventional medical treatment for their son. (Sat, 16 May 2009 05:19:50 GMT)

Judge says teen, family can't refuse chemo
MINNEAPOLIS | A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old cancer patient whose parents want to treat him with "alternative" medicine must seek conventional medical treatment. In a 58-page ruling Friday, Brown County District Judge John Rodenberg found that Daniel Hauser has been "medically neglected" and is in need of child-protection services. Judge Rodenberg said Daniel will stay in the ... (Sat, 16 May 2009 08:49:00 GMT)

Here are the headlines... and now for a massage. GMTV newsreader Priya Kaur-Jones tells why she went holistic
After a bout of pneumonia, Priya Kaur-Jones found a solution for her health problems in alternative medicine. (Sat, 16 May 2009 20:17:29 GMT)

Where is the line on natural remedies?
As a breast cancer specialist, Dr. Barbara Bowers uses a whole arsenal of alternative treatments to help her patients -- acupuncture, green tea extract, vitamins, meditation and yoga, to name a few. (Sun, 17 May 2009 07:52:43 GMT)

Integrated Beverage Group Pitches Neutraceutical Dessert
Next came Power Ice, a frozen tube pitched as a healthy alternative to sports/energy drinks like Gatorade and Powerade, only sans caffeine or high-fructose corn syrup. The idea? “Cool down and power up at the same time.” (Mon, 18 May 2009 06:23:39 GMT)

My Pharmiweb.com
NEW YORK(BUSINESS WIRE ) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced interim results from two Phase II studies of SPRYCEL® (dasatinib) which demonstrate that the medicine may have potential as a treatment for a certain type of advanced prostate cancer. (Mon, 18 May 2009 08:49:14 GMT)

Who knows what's the best medicine
Four days after quadruple bypass surgery last year, Glenn Herman learned he'd been prescribed a new cholesterol medication. Not by his doctor, but his employer's new group health plan. (Mon, 18 May 2009 10:36:27 GMT)

Philippines Royal Oil & Alternative Energy, Inc. Becomes BIO-Genex Laboratories, Inc. Under Symbol BGNX
Philippines Royal Oil & Alternative Energy, Inc. announces the completion of its corporate reorganization. This corporate action will take effect at the open of business Tuesday 5/19/2009. (Mon, 18 May 2009 13:18:00 GMT)

Philippines Royal Oil & Alternative Energy, Inc. Becomes BIO-Genex Laboratories, Inc. Under Symbol BGNX
Company to Issue Dividend of 10 Restricted BGNX for Each 1 BGNX Record Date July 19th (Mon, 18 May 2009 13:57:48 GMT)

Ayurveda Includes Nutrition Advice That Echoes Many Western Approaches to Eating
I'll admit it: I've been avoiding ayurveda. Since I started writing this nutrition column last summer, several of my friends -- mostly yoga buddies -- have suggested I look into this ancient Indian system of medicine. But whenever I tried to read up on ayurveda, my eyes glazed over. It's not the ... (Tue, 19 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT)

Local chiropractor thinks globally
WATERLOO (May 19, 2009) -- In many Western countries, practitioners of alternative medicine face an uphill battle. (Tue, 19 May 2009 08:31:55 GMT)

Integrative Medicine For Children Is "a Useful Reference For A Medical Library."
According to a new review published in The Ulster Medical Journal, the Integrative Medicine for Children is "a useful reference for a medical library." The book aims to help caregivers safely and effectively prescribe complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies along with standard treatment. It is divided into two main parts. (Tue, 19 May 2009 10:09:24 GMT)

Therapy supporters roll up sleeves after vote
The Swiss have backed plans to promote alternative medicine but supporters are now squaring up to more hurdles before a key goal of insurance coverage is secured. (Tue, 19 May 2009 11:58:53 GMT)

Treatment for severe asthma appears effective
An alternative treatment for asthma that doesn't involve puffers or drugs provides good relief from severe asthma, a new global study reports. (Tue, 19 May 2009 13:13:14 GMT)

News From The Journals Of The American Society For Microbiology
Preventative Treatment Against Malaria May be Less Effective in Malnourished Children The effectiveness of an intermittent preventative treatment against malaria in infants across Africa may be inhibited by high incidences of malnutrition say researchers from Charite University Medicine, Berlin, G (Tue, 19 May 2009 15:15:16 GMT)

SKMC to covert five primary clinics into appointment based family medicine clinics
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City managed by Cleveland Clinic announces the official conversion of 5 primary health care clinics into Family Medicine Clinics starting from 6 June 2009. (Wed, 20 May 2009 10:56:39 GMT)

Rodale Web site tied to health, recipes and green living
Learn how to slash calories from you favorite Italian dishes, approach your doctor about alternative medicine or find energy-revving foods to fight fatigue. (Wed, 20 May 2009 11:53:41 GMT)

Power Plants: Artificial Trees That Harvest Sun and Wind to Generate Electricity
While on a train ride to visit his sister in the Netherlands in 2002, where monstrous wind turbines now mar scenic views, Alex van der Beek got an idea: Instead of ruining the natural landscape with conventional technology, why not generate electricity from something that blends in--a fake tree? Van der Beek--whose previous professional experience was teaching alternative medicine--founded Solar ... (Wed, 20 May 2009 13:06:46 GMT)

Old stain in a new combination
( University Hospital Heidelberg ) In a study on 160 children with malaria in Burkina Faso, specialists in tropical medicine from the Heidelberg University Hospital have shown that in combination with newer malaria drugs, methylene blue prevents the malaria pathogen in infected persons from being re-ingested by mosquitoes and then transmitted to others and is thus twice as effective as the ... (Wed, 20 May 2009 13:13:37 GMT)

American University of Antigua College of Medicine Graduating Class Size Doubles in 2009
The American University of Antigua College of Medicine, the only U.S. modeled medical school in the Caribbean with hospital-integration in the early semesters, today announced that its 2009 graduating class size is double that of last year as more qualified applicants turn to the school as an alternative to US medical schools. (Wed, 20 May 2009 14:03:00 GMT)

Last Minute Listing: Alternative Medicine On Trial
Edzard Ernst will be choosing his words carefully at tonight's Skeptics in the Pub meeting at the Penderel's Oak. Only two days ago, over 200 people , including MPs, comedians and TV stars, crammed into this same basement for an 'emergency meeting' to support Simon Singh - a journalist successfully sued for calling chiropractic techniques 'bogus'. The whole debate about the efficacy of ... (Wed, 20 May 2009 14:15:03 GMT)

American University of Antigua College of Medicine Graduating Class Size Doubles in 2009
Congressman Donald M. Payne to Deliver Keynote Address at Graduation Ceremony in New York City (Wed, 20 May 2009 14:15:25 GMT)

Spread Of Malaria Parasites Curbed With Combination Of Methylene Blue And New Malaria Drugs
In a study on 160 children with malaria, specialists in tropical medicine have shown that in combination with newer malaria drugs, methylene blue prevents the malaria pathogen in infected persons from being re-ingested by mosquitoes and then transmitted to others and is thus twice as effective as the standard therapy. (Wed, 20 May 2009 15:16:41 GMT)

Letters to Datebook
Chi whiz - just stop boozing Editor - The headline above this story reads "Alternative Medicine" ("Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture for the last-call crowd," Monday). What's that? Either something is medicine or it is not medicine. "An alternative to... (Thu, 21 May 2009 07:23:46 GMT)

Medicine, religion collide in chemo refusal
Federal authorities are on the lookout for a mother and her 13-year-old son who have been refusing the chemotherapy that doctors say could save the boy's life. (Thu, 21 May 2009 11:11:58 GMT)

Medicine, religion collide in chemo refusal
The need of states to protect children who are suffering from life-threatening diseases is increasingly colliding with religious choices of parents, including one case where a child has died. (Thu, 21 May 2009 14:04:56 GMT)

Faith, medicine at odds in chemo refusal
The case of a missing Minnesota mother and her cancer-stricken son has rekindled the debate over parents who reject conventional medical treatments for their sick children because of religious beliefs. (Thu, 21 May 2009 14:17:16 GMT)

Groundbreaking 'reorganizational healing' model puts emphasis on self-awareness and personal will
( Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News ) Reorganizational Healing, an emerging concept for wellness, healing and personal growth, is explored in depth in a seminal groundbreaking article and accompanying commentaries in the latest issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. (Thu, 21 May 2009 20:08:31 GMT)

Groundbreaking 'reorganizational healing' model puts emphasis on self-awareness and personal will
Reorganizational Healing (ROH), an emerging concept for wellness, healing, and personal growth, is explored in depth in a seminal groundbreaking article and accompanying commentaries in the latest issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert. (Fri, 22 May 2009 00:30:44 GMT)

Americans often seek cancer treatment in Mexico
Authorities suspect Daniel and Colleen Hauser are in Mexico seeking alternative treatment for his Hodgkin's lymphoma. But among its practitioners, there is wide disagreement over whether alternative medicine alone can stop cancer. (Fri, 22 May 2009 08:17:07 GMT)

The dangerous faith of Colleen Hauser
We cannot help but weep for Colleen Hauser, the Minnesota mother whose religious beliefs and suspicion of conventional medicine has led her to spirit away her 13-year-old son and hide him from the admitted rigors of chemotherapy. But Mrs. Hauser is wrong - horribly wrong - and her misguided recalcitrance is threatening the very life of her son Daniel, who desperately needs chemotherapy to fight ... (Sat, 23 May 2009 09:38:38 GMT)

Emphasis On Self-Awareness And Personal Will In Groundbreaking 'Reorganizational Healing' Model
Reorganizational Healing (ROH), an emerging concept for wellness, healing, and personal growth, is explored in depth in a seminal groundbreaking article and accompanying commentaries in the latest issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The Reorganizational Healing articles are available free online at http://www. (Sat, 23 May 2009 10:14:46 GMT)

Westerly Hospital to host alternative medicine program
Westerly - The Westerly Hospital will host a free two-part discussion on alternative medicine from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 4 in the hospital's Henry (Sun, 24 May 2009 00:58:04 GMT)

Hormone doctor gets state reprimand - Sat, 23 May 2009 PST
Well-known Spokane physician Dr. Cheryle Hart has been reprimanded by Washington state health officials, surrendered her medical license in Montana and stopped practicing in Idaho after patient complaints about her alternative hormone therapy seminars, prescriptions and follow-up patient care. (Sun, 24 May 2009 03:16:28 GMT)

Latvia Races to Cut Deficit to Keep to Its Bailout Deal
Forced into the arms of the International Monetary Fund, the Latvian government is slashing its budget in a bid to rebalance a society badly out of whack. (Sun, 24 May 2009 05:42:54 GMT)

Massage Therapy: Magic or Medicine?
We don't know who gave the first massage or why. But we do know that massage is an ancient art that dates back to the dawn of civilization. (Sun, 24 May 2009 06:10:11 GMT)

Back pain patients to be offered acupuncture on the NHS
Acupuncture is to be made available on the NHS at a cost of 1.4bn a year despite little scientific evidence that the 'mumbo jumbo' medicine works. (Sun, 24 May 2009 19:49:33 GMT)

Bangkok Post : Doctor divides time between medicine, literature
The resort island of Koh Yao had never had a resident doctor before Marut Lekphet. (Mon, 25 May 2009 01:40:24 GMT)

Sacramento considers moratorium on medical pot shops
Officials in Sacramento are a bit dazed and confused over all the medicinal marijuana shops that have popped up in the city. (Mon, 25 May 2009 07:02:18 GMT)

Eight Effective Pain-Relieving Methods
Experts say pain sufferers should rely on several strategies instead of just one. (Mon, 25 May 2009 13:15:43 GMT)

Superbugs learning to 'network' with human immune system: Researcher
A team of researchers at the University of Western Ontario has discovered that some deadly superbugs are evolving to co-exist peacefully within the human immune system. (Mon, 25 May 2009 14:46:30 GMT)

Swine Flu? Vermont Health Commissioner Wendy Davis Isn't Sweating It
For someone in the midst of both a public-health and fiscal emergency, Davis is surprisingly calm — a quality she might have inherited from her doctor dad, who was the inspiration for the Hawkeye character on “M*A*S*H.” read more (Mon, 25 May 2009 15:14:31 GMT)

By John Seal
From the obscure to the obscurest to the merely overlooked or underappreciated; they all have a home in the TiVoPlex! All times Pacific. 4:00 PM IFC New World Order (2009 USA): The world of right-wing conspiracy theorist and alternative medicine enthusiast Alex Jones is examined in this non-judgemental but revealing documentary. (Mon, 25 May 2009 18:02:55 GMT)

TASUDMA urges ISM Commissioner to set up DIC for ISM sector
Tamil Nadu Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Manufacturers Association (TASUDMA) has demanded the Commissionarate of Indian System of Medicine in Tamil Nadu to launch a Drug Information Centre (DIC) for ISM in the state. (Tue, 26 May 2009 02:49:05 GMT)

Bizline: A center for alternative health care
Q: What type of business do you operate - what do you sell, or what service do you provide? (Tue, 26 May 2009 06:14:39 GMT)

'They're Good People': Doc Says Chemo Boy, Mother Were 'Misled'
The doctor who first treated Daniel Hauser is offering alternative medicine. (Tue, 26 May 2009 10:58:28 GMT)

Orszag Takes Task Truman Began in Health-Care Overhaul
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Orszag tells the story of two patients with the same ailment being sent to different specialists at a Boston hospital. One diagnostic treatment cost far more than the other. And the patient who paid the higher price was no better off. (Tue, 26 May 2009 10:58:38 GMT)

Computer-based programs provide help for smokers trying to quit
( University of California - Berkeley ) A new analysis led by UC Berkeley researchers suggests that Web- and computer-based smoking cessation programs are worthwhile additions to the arsenal in the battle to quit tobacco. Moreover, the researchers argue, such programs are often free, providing a cost-effective alternative to other smoking interventions. (Tue, 26 May 2009 12:23:30 GMT)

Study questions whether Ontario's primary health care reforms serve the sick and poor
( Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences ) Ontario has invested millions of dollars into the healthcare system in response to a serious doctor shortage. But despite improvements in primary care, a study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences has found Ontario's chronically sick and poor are the least likely to benefit from the investments. (Tue, 26 May 2009 13:23:51 GMT)

Computers Help Kick the Habit
Computer based anti-tobacco programs may be an effective solution for smokers, offering privacy, flexibility, and often times no fees.Many smokers desiring to kick their costly habit have turned to their computers for support. (Tue, 26 May 2009 14:16:56 GMT)

Friend: Hausers wanted to get alternative treatment in Mexico
Associated Press - May 26, 2009 12:24 PM ET NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - More information is emerging about how Daniel Hauser and his mother spent their week on the run. (Tue, 26 May 2009 16:33:31 GMT)

Friend: Hausers wanted to get alternative treatment in Mexico
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - More information is emerging about how Daniel Hauser and his mother spent their week on the run. The 13-year-old rural Sleepy Eye boy and his mother fled Minnesota rather than face chemotherapy for the cancer-stricken teenager. (Tue, 26 May 2009 16:39:08 GMT)

Friend: Hausers Wanted To Get Alternative Treatment In Mexico
More information is emerging about how Daniel Hauser and his mother spent their week on the run. The 13-year-old rural Sleepy Eye boy and his mother fled Minnesota rather than face chemotherapy for the cancer-stricken teenager. The two flew back to Minnesota from California yesterday. (Tue, 26 May 2009 16:41:36 GMT)

To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Internet- and computer-based smoking cessation programs are a cost-effective alternative to more expensive telephone hotlines or counseling services for smokers who are trying to quit, according to a new study. (Tue, 26 May 2009 18:03:12 GMT)

Nigeria: 'Palm Oil is Alternative Source of Fuel'
Nigeria should consider using oil palm to produce bio-fuel, an alternative source of fuel, the Executive Director, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot, has urged. (Tue, 26 May 2009 19:58:42 GMT)

Cancer Survivor Says Both Medicine and Prayer Helpful in Battle Against Disease
A Wausau man says he's using both science and religion in his battle against a potential killer. (Tue, 26 May 2009 23:56:14 GMT)

Parents clash with state, kids in medical decisions
The case of Daniel Hauser, a Minnesota teenager whose family rejected chemotherapy based on religious beliefs, raised questions about the rights of parents in determining medical treatments for their children. On Tuesday, the family consented to chemotherapy for the 13-year-old to treat his Hodgkin's lymphoma after the boy's tumor grew. (Wed, 27 May 2009 13:43:25 GMT)

Less-toxic Drug Prolongs Survival In Metastatic Breast Cancer
Research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that a less toxic, solvent-free chemotherapy drug more effectively prevents the progression of metastatic breast cancer and has fewer side effects than a commonly used solvent-based drug.A national study led by William Gradishar, M.D., director of breast medical oncology at the Robert H. (Wed, 27 May 2009 15:17:05 GMT)

Back pain? NHS to offer acupuncture
Those suffering from lower back pain will have access to alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture on the NHS. (Wed, 27 May 2009 16:40:14 GMT)

James S. Gordon, M.D., Mind-Body Medicine Pioneer, to Present Public Program at Saybrook Graduate School
SAN FRANCISCO----James S. Gordon, M.D. and Heather Young Ph.D., R.N. will give a public presentation in the Bay Area on Monday, June 8 on "Mind-Body Medicine and Nursing," a talk that is free and open to the public. (Wed, 27 May 2009 18:36:00 GMT)

James S. Gordon, M.D., Mind-Body Medicine Pioneer, to Present Public Program at Saybrook Graduate School
SAN FRANCISCO----James S. Gordon, M.D. and Heather Young Ph.D., R.N. will give a public presentation in the Bay Area on Monday, June 8 on "Mind-Body Medicine and Nursing," a talk that is free and open to the public. (Wed, 27 May 2009 18:36:00 GMT)

Daniel Hauser will get medicine, support at Children's Hospital
For the last month, he's lived at the center of a medical ethics debate. But on Thursday morning, 13-year-old Daniel Hauser will (Wed, 27 May 2009 22:41:36 GMT)

Alt. Medicine Will Be Part Of Hauser's Treatment
Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy with cancer has practically become a household name in recent weeks. After a week on the run with his mom, a judge ordered the Hauser's to treat Daniel's Hodgkin's Lymphoma with chemotherapy. (Wed, 27 May 2009 23:08:05 GMT)

Christina Patterson: Alternative therapies just don't work
There was the man who took blood from my ear and told me to avoid aluminium saucepans. There was the couple from the Cotswolds who wired me up to a machine. There was the woman who told me to rewrite my parents' past. And then, of course, there were the herbs. Liquid herbs, powdered herbs, herbs in capsules, herbs in tinctures and the herbs that bring fear to the heart of those who have tried ... (Wed, 27 May 2009 23:27:07 GMT)

UK subsidises alternative back care
People in Britain who have lower back problems could soon be able to get alternative treatment paid for by the national health service (NHS) Back pain is one of the most common complaints among patients, according to GPs. (Thu, 28 May 2009 00:32:19 GMT)

UK subsidises alternative back care
British people with back problems could soon be able to get alternative treatment paid for on the national health system. (Thu, 28 May 2009 00:44:32 GMT)

Chiropractors offer treatments to pets as alternative to using drugs
Thirteen-year-old Oz Gorman did not have long to wait for his regular visit to the chiropractor. Within five minutes, Dr. Louis Scoma, a local chiropractic physician, placed him on the examination table to use an activator gun to realign the bones on his spinal column. Moments later, Scoma watched as Oz trotted awa. (Thu, 28 May 2009 04:07:41 GMT)

Doctor Recommended Traumeel(R) Offers Patients A Safe And Natural Alternative To NSAIDs
Thousands of US physicians around the country are telling their patients that the need for a safe and natural inflammation regulating drug called Traumeel® is critical now, more than ever, since the FDA announced its stricter labeling requirements for aspirin and acetaminophen along with Non-Ster (Thu, 28 May 2009 17:12:13 GMT)

Retail Clinics Not An Alternative to Health Insurance Policies
Pundits once touted retail clinics—those services you might find in Walgreens or CVS stores across the United States—as the alternative to insurance policies with steep premiums and high co-pays. They seemed ideally suited for those urban areas with underserved populations: a market correction of the income skew in medical services. Not so, says a study published in Monday’s Archives of Internal ... (Thu, 28 May 2009 21:13:35 GMT)

New treatment erases pre-cancerous cells
McClatchy Newspapers RALEIGH, N.C. — Heat generated by radio waves erases most pre-cancerous cells associated with chronic acid reflux, providing an alternative to surgery or the current wait-and-see approach. (Fri, 29 May 2009 08:24:31 GMT)

Teen gets 1st chemo round
Alternative methods also will be tapped (Fri, 29 May 2009 11:37:07 GMT)

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