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Alternative Medicine News Dec 2009

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The placebo effect
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. This is one in an occasional Associated Press series on their use and potential risks.MARILYNN MARCHIONEAssociated PressPeople looking for natural cures will be happy to know there is one. Two ... (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 03:53:00 GMT)

Prince Charles: Homeopathy must be saved from new EU rules
Prince Charles is urging the Government to protect the future of alternative medicine and ensure the safety of its patients. (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:37:04 GMT)

The mysterious Dr Foster
Who is this Dr Foster, the source of the weekend's headlines about the NHS? He seems to be saying that the elaborate system for inspecting hospitals that was set up – and recently reformed – by the Government is failing to spot some pretty obvious examples of bad medicine. (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:12:36 GMT)

The placebo effect
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. This is one in an occasional Associated Press series on their use and potential risks.MARILYNN MARCHIONEAssociated PressPeople looking for natural cures will be happy to know there is one. Two ... (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:26:00 GMT)

Mammography Radiation May Harm High-Risk Women
The Dangers of Radiation LEARN MORE Radiological Society of North America – News Release Annals of Internal Medicine – Screening for Breast Cancer – November 2009 American Cancer Society – Recommendations for mammogram screening , 2002 Radiological Society of North America Breast Cancer Action Web site IMAGE SOURCE: Breast Cancer Action logo from Web site There is more confusing news about ... (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:54:47 GMT)

Prince Charles urges government to protect homeopathic medicine
Prince Charles is lobbying the Government to protect the future of alternative medicine from new EU rules and ensure the safety of its patients. (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 16:06:10 GMT)

Prince Charles calls for herbal medicine to be formally regulated
The Prince, a long-standing supporter of complementary therapies, wants herbalists and acupuncturists to be formally regulated like physiotherapists and osteopaths. (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 17:51:06 GMT)

Prince's herbal medicine appeal
Prince Charles is urging government to press on with regulating herbalists to safeguard the public. (Tue, 01 Dec 2009 18:07:09 GMT)

Targeted breast ultrasound can reduce biopsies for women under 40
Targeted breast ultrasound of suspicious areas of the breast, including lumps, is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to invasive biopsies for women under age 40, according to the findings of two studies presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (Wed, 02 Dec 2009 09:57:17 GMT)

Posey beat Lyme disease with holistic cure
Parker Posey is questioning conventional medicine after the pills she was prescribed failed to cure her of Lyme disease. (Wed, 02 Dec 2009 14:08:41 GMT)

Prince Charles urges government to protect alternative medicine
Prince Charles is lobbying the Government to protect the future of alternative medicine from new EU rules and ensure the safety of its patients. (Wed, 02 Dec 2009 15:51:14 GMT)

Parker Posey - Posey Beat Lyme Disease With Holistic Cure
PARKER POSEY is questioning conventional medicine after the pills she was prescribed failed to cure her of Lyme disease.The Best In Show star was forced to pull out of... (Wed, 02 Dec 2009 16:02:50 GMT)

Conference Discussion Questions Big Pharma's True Motivations for Pursuing Personalized Medicine
A lively discussion ensued at a conference at Harvard Medical School last month about the timing and the confluence of events leading to the restricted marketing of a class of colorectal cancer drugs in a genetically defined subpopulation. (Wed, 02 Dec 2009 22:45:32 GMT)

"Addiction drug" risky says Medsafe
The Ministry of Health's medicine experts are warning against the use of the psychoactive compound Ibogaine. (Wed, 02 Dec 2009 23:07:42 GMT)

"Addiction drug" risky says Medsafe
3 December 2009 The Ministry of Health's medicine experts are warning against the use of the psychoactive compound Ibogaine. (Thu, 03 Dec 2009 01:05:07 GMT)

Hearing explores whether marijuana should be legal medicine in Pa.
HARRISBURG - A House committee waded through a thicket of health, ethical and legal issues Wednesday during a first-time hearing on a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana. The hearing before the Health and Human Services Committee featured test (Thu, 03 Dec 2009 09:12:14 GMT)

Media Advisory: Medical Director to Offer Stress Relief Strategies During Fifth Kaplan University Speaker Series Webinar
----Kaplan University: WHAT: Kaplan University, a leading provider of online postsecondary education, kicks off its fifth Kaplan University Speakers Series webinar with Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, a board-certified family practitioner and the medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Glenview, IL. (Thu, 03 Dec 2009 13:30:00 GMT)

Your Own Fat, Relocated
Surgeons can transplant unwanted fat from a patient’s thighs or buttocks and use it to create bigger breasts; after being condemned in the early ’90s, this procedure is generating newfound excitement. (Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:51:49 GMT)

Chinese "Herbal" Cigarettes No Healthier Than Regular Cigarettes
Despite popular belief and some marketing claims, researchers have found that Chinese "herbal" cigarettes that combine medicinal herbs with tobacco are just as addictive and no safer than regular cigarettes. "The public needs to be aware that herbal cigarettes do not deliver fewer carcinogens," said lead researcher Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and ... (Thu, 03 Dec 2009 16:25:15 GMT)

Experts: Placebo power behind many natural cures
Editor's note: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 05:27:36 GMT)

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Launches Vedamune: An Ayurvedic Supplement to Support The Immune System
The renowned Center for mind-body medicine founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. is now offering the only natural immuno-boosting herbal supplement based on the timeless healing principles of Ayurveda. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Doctors abandoning patients over herbal medicine, claims charity boss
Doctors have been accused of "abandoning patients to quackery" by failing to push for tighter regulation on herbal and Chinese medicine. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 07:48:59 GMT)

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Launches Vedamune: An Ayurvedic Supplement to Support The Immune System
The renowned Center for mind-body medicine founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. is now offering the only natural immuno-boosting herbal supplement based on the timeless healing principles of Ayurveda. (PRWeb Dec 4, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 08:14:03 GMT)

Study shows herbal medicine is effective for treating acute rhinosinusitis
Rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory process involving one or more of the paranasal sinuses that typically follows a viral upper respiratory tract infection (RTI). The term ‘acute rhinosinusitis’ is used instead of ‘acute sinusitis’ because it is the currently internationally accepted terminology. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:15:40 GMT)

Climate activists receive Alternative Nobel Prizes
An award for activism, dubbed the "alternative Nobel prize" has been awarded to four individuals for their work in fields such as climate change, medicine and preventing deforestation. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 14:34:11 GMT)

Edgar Cayce Clinic treats body, mind and soul
Scottsdale's Edgar Cayce Clinic promotes a philosophy of whole-body treatments and alternative medicine. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 20:24:51 GMT)

Girard Miller’s alternative energy law niche goes mainstream
It’s true you don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind blows. But you will need a good attorney to tell you how to build a wind farm. In Minnesota, that’s often Girard Miller, a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski who has represented alternative-energy projects since the early 1990s. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 22:07:21 GMT)

Case Western Reserve researchers' new pathway discovery published as 'Paper of the Week'
Case Western Reserve University researchers, from the School of Medicine's Department of Nutrition, discovered two new metabolic pathways by which products of lipid peroxidation and some drugs of abuse, known as 4-hydroxyacids, are metabolized. (Fri, 04 Dec 2009 23:02:07 GMT)

Jeddah schools to resume classes as scheduled
05 December 2009 JEDDAH / RIYADH- The Ministry of Education said that schoolboys whose schools were damaged by the floods in Jeddah can either go to any of a list of selected alternative schools or to others close to where they live. (Sat, 05 Dec 2009 09:32:13 GMT)

Panel just a waste of time: Top doc
Canada's top doctor of nuclear medicine has slammed the Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope Production for wasting months to deliver a near useless report on how to replace the broken nuclear reactor at Chalk River.[...] (Sat, 05 Dec 2009 15:28:02 GMT)

The Case For Medical Marijuana
No, "ObamaCare" does not mean pot cigarettes for all. (Sun, 06 Dec 2009 05:42:11 GMT)

A broader definition of healthcare
Proposals before the Senate would allow treatment plans to incorporate alternative medicines, including acupuncture and dietary supplements. Insurers and some scientists object. Acupuncturists, dietary-supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven by the medical establishment, would be brought more squarely into the mainstream of ... (Sun, 06 Dec 2009 08:18:52 GMT)

NFL addresses concussion treatment, not prevention
So what’s the first thing reasonably vigilant parents do when the weather turns cold? Do they dress their kids in warmer clothing? Or do they send them back outside to play in the pool — then look around in the medicine cabinet for where they keep th... (Sun, 06 Dec 2009 11:38:31 GMT)

Brahmi herb shows promise in treating Alzheimer's
Sydney, Dec 6 : Researchers are coming by evidence that herbs like brahmi, associated with the ayurveda system of medicine, can help ward off Alzheimer's disease and preserve one's mental faculties. (Sun, 06 Dec 2009 15:49:29 GMT)

Boehringer’s Pradaxa Is Alternative to Warfarin, Study Shows
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH’s blood- thinning pill Pradaxa may provide a more convenient alternative to the standard therapy for potentially deadly clots, researchers said after a study comparing the two medicines. (Sun, 06 Dec 2009 17:36:29 GMT)

Alternative medicine included in new health package
WASHINGTON - Acupuncturists, dietary supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven by the medical establishment, would be brought more squarely into the mainstream of American medicine under ... (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 02:46:34 GMT)

Bortezomib can improve control of GVHD and immune system recovery
A drug that has become a mainstay of multiple myeloma treatment may outperform alternative therapies in re-establishing the immune system of patients who have received stem cell transplants from unrelated, partially matched donors, according to early clinical trial results to be presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators at the American Society of Hematology's (ASH) annual meeting ... (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 04:30:20 GMT)

Health plan would allow alternative care
The heart of the controversy is the bill’s provision that any state-licensed health care provider cannot be discriminated against by insurers. (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 08:03:35 GMT)

New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots
MONDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) A new blood thinner called dabigatran etexilate may be just as effective in preventing dangerous venous clots as an old standby, warfarin, but much easier for doctors and patients to manage, a new study finds. (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 14:03:57 GMT)

New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots
Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 14:35:16 GMT)

Health bill looks to alternatives
Therapies that would be covered by Senate's plan are controversial -- Acupuncturists, dietary supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven and risky by the medical establishment, would be brought more squarely into the mainstream of American medicine under the health legislation now before the Senate. (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:32:18 GMT)

An introduction to naturopathic medicine
Naturopathy is a popular form of alternative medicine. Learn more about the benefits and risks of this type of treatment. (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:58:56 GMT)

Centre turns away from healing herbs
US research hub on complementary and alternative medicine shifts towards symptom management. (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:11:40 GMT)

Learn How to Use Herbal Remedies with These Easy Guide
Herbal remedies and alternative medicine, in general, have been around for centuries in several different cultures. Even today, herbs are still used for their wide-ranging restorative effects on several different conditions. (Mon, 07 Dec 2009 22:40:51 GMT)

$232 Billion Personalized Medicine Market to Grow 11 Percent Annually, says PricewaterhouseCoopers
NEW YORK , Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for personalized medicine in the United States is already $232 billion , and it is projected to grow 11 percent annually, according to a new report published today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, entitled The Science of Personalized Medicine: Translating the Promise into Practice . Â Personalized medicine, which targets individualized treatment and ... (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 09:00:00 GMT)

Waismann Method Offers Safe and Alternative Treatment for Dependency to Ambien
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 15:07:50 GMT)

Children’s Hospital researchers take serious look at testing alternative therapies
Children’s Hospital researchers take serious look at testing alternative therapies By Brad Allen | Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 In the first large-scale study, researchers demonstrated that complementary alternative methods can be tested with the same rigorous techniques used for traditional therapies. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:07:37 GMT)

New Report Projects 11 Percent Annual Growth in Genomically Guided Personalized Medicine
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates the $232 billion personalized medicine market will grow 11 percent annually. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 21:00:42 GMT)

Remote Technologies Improve Patient Care, Viable Alternative to Intensivist Shortage
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- During the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Advanced ICU Care showcased the improved outcomes of implementing virtual ICU technology. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 21:09:00 GMT)

Soy Food Linked To Decreased Risk Of Breast Cancer Recurrence And Death
Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, led by Xiao Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine, have found that a higher intake of soy foods was associated with a lower risk of death and breast cancer recurrence among breast cancer patients in China. The study is published in the December 9 issue of JAMA. There had been a concern that soy foods could have an adverse effect on outcomes ... (Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:25:10 GMT)

Health & Beauty
Hourly rates begin at £45 so the price-tag may put fitness coaches out of reach for Londoners on a budget, especially with Christmas looming. The alternative is to cheat - a new course will teach you the secrets of the trainers without paying for one. (Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:30:00 GMT)

Children's Hospital researchers take serious look at testing alternative therapies
Children's Hospital researchers take serious look at testing alternative therapies By Brad Allen | Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 In the first large-scale study, researchers demonstrated that complementary alternative methods can be tested with the same rigorous techniques used for traditional therapies. (Wed, 09 Dec 2009 16:21:26 GMT)

ConservaCare: An Alternative Health Reform Plan
On November 3, Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled an alternative health care reform plan, 1 which they claim contains "common-sense health care reforms our nation can afford." (Wed, 09 Dec 2009 21:47:48 GMT)

Reactions mixed to health bill changes
Local health care leaders are uncertain what to think of a compromise, proposed this week by a group of U.S. senators, offering an alternative to the public option in health care reform. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 05:08:07 GMT)

Health experts wary of alternative treatments for flu
Flu is the key word this year when it comes to advertising alternative remedies. Hear about a new supplement or extract? Odds are, it will be advertised as a treatment for flu. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 06:39:22 GMT)

Time to stop charade over medicine prices
When will the charade over medicine prices end? (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:35:48 GMT)

St. John's wort - The Cataract Connection
St. John's wort flower St. John’s wort Revisited LEARN MORE Current Eye Research – Abstract – October 2009 The Cochrane Library – on St. John’s wort research Fordam University – on St. John’s wort and sun exposure, 2003 American Academy of Family Physicians – on St. John’s wort studies National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – on St. John’s wort InjuryBoard Help Center – St ... (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:12:47 GMT)

Alternative medicine movement criticized by physician
This past Thursday, the UNCG Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics club invited Tom Rafferty to speak to students about the myths surrounding the multimillion dollar a year alternative medicine industry. Rafferty, a retired physician and advocate of scientifically supported approaches to health and medicine, opposes the alternative medical movement, which values complementary and alternative medication. (Fri, 11 Dec 2009 04:31:02 GMT)

AgriLive Smithfield 09:New calf tub an alternative to prescription medicine
Calf Tub Plus from feed supplement specialist Dallas Keith contains the herb oregano which is proven to help reduce levels of diarrhoea caused by intestinal diseases and to improve faecal consistency. (Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:31:15 GMT)

MRI Detects Breast Cancer At Earlier Stage
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coupled with mammography detects almost all cancers at an early stage, thereby reducing the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer in high-risk women. "Earlier stage breast cancers are more likely to be curable," said lead researcher Ellen Warner, M.D., M.Sc., medical oncologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at Sunnybrook Health ... (Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:27:33 GMT)

Complementary medicine studied
The place of complementary medicine in primary health care has been considered by GPs in a course at the University of Otago. read more (Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:15:29 GMT)

MRI Detects Breast Cancer At Earlier Stage
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coupled with mammography detects almost all cancers at an early stage, thereby reducing the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer in high-risk women."Earlier stage breast cancers are more likely to be curable," said lead researcher Ellen Warner, M.D., M.Sc., medical oncologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at Sunnybrook Health ... (Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:10:11 GMT)

Hospital: Solve bigger problem
Reid Hospital President and CEO Craig Kinyon weighed in critically Thursday night on a congressional proposal to expand Medicare as an alternative public option in the health care reform debate. (Sat, 12 Dec 2009 12:07:58 GMT)

Alternative Therapies Debunked or Denounced in 2009
If there's a silver lining in the continued popularity of non-scientific healing techniques, it's the fact that the scientific community is at long last putting these so-called treatments and potions through vigorous testing. And one by one they fail to live up to their purported benefits. (Sat, 12 Dec 2009 23:21:05 GMT)

Doctor shortage means medicine must collaborate, organize
There is certainly no lack of issues to get a Palm Beacher's heart racing: financing beach restoration, value in services received for our tax dollars, the future of the Royal Poinciana Plaza, and achieving a pleasant resolution of the dispute over the Flagler Bridge with our self-described "chopped liver" neighbor to the west, to name a few. (Sat, 12 Dec 2009 23:35:05 GMT)

Alternative gifts: Johnny wants a soccer ball, Suzy needs a heifer ...
Grandma will never guess what's inside this package. -- read more (Sun, 13 Dec 2009 01:45:07 GMT)

Local Band Copeland Is Disbanding
By LORRIE DELK WALKER LEDGER CORRESPONDENT When the Lakeland indie/alternative rock band Copeland called it quits in October, there had been no creative differences or drunken hotel brawls that precipitated the decision. (Sun, 13 Dec 2009 05:13:21 GMT)

Uncertain Laws on Surrogates Leave Custody at Issue
Surrogacy is largely without regulation, creating an emerging commercial market for babies that raises vexing ethical questions. (Sun, 13 Dec 2009 05:42:20 GMT)

Vassar Brothers plans 2nd ambulatory site with $66M price tag
Vassar Brothers Medical Center's plans to build an ambulatory surgery center is the latest example, and a very large one, of a strong trend in medicine. (Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:09:42 GMT)

Analysis: Missouri mulls limiting medicine to curb meth
Amid a national push to make health care cheaper and simpler, Missouri is considering legislation that intentionally makes it more cumbersome. State lawmakers have filed bills that would require a doctor's prescription to get certain cold and allergy medications that currently can be bought over the counter. (Sun, 13 Dec 2009 17:50:19 GMT)

Missouri mulls limiting medicine to curb meth
Missouri mulls limiting medicine to curb meth (Mon, 14 Dec 2009 01:50:00 GMT)

Geriatricians Consult Using Videoconferencing, Australia
Having patient consultations conducted by geriatricians using telemedicine technology is an acceptable alternative to in-person consultations when hospitals are unable to employ a geriatrician to work on site, according to the authors of a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Prof Leonard Gray, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, and his co-authors ... (Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:10:50 GMT)

Colorado's Green Rush: Medical marijuana
Driving down Broadway, it's easy to forget you are in the United States. Amid the antique stores, bars and fast-food joints occupying nearly every block are some of Denver's newest businesses: medical marijuana dispensaries. (Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:31:24 GMT)

Device reducescost of DNAdiagnostics (Business Times
MOLECULAR diagnostics using PCR has gained importance in healthcare recently due to its ability to detect diseases early, stratify patients for treatment and render treatment success. However, due to the sophistication and high cost of the PCR devices and supporting instruments, Universiti Sains Malaysia Prof Asma Ismail, from the university's Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine said ... (Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:53:03 GMT)

More Metro hospitals embrace alternative care
Hospitals, long considered stalwarts of Western medicine, are increasingly embracing treatment options more often associated with the East, such as acupuncture, naturopathy, massage therapy and hypnosis. (Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:09:21 GMT)

Officials consider limiting medicine to curb meth
You may soon need a prescription to get certain cold and allergy medicines. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:29:07 GMT)

Q&A: Pressing concerns on health care legislation
During the health care debate, USA TODAY answers reader-submitted questions about the congressional bills. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 04:52:38 GMT)

New drug threatens India's endangered vultures
Scientists who helped secure a ban on a cattle medicine blamed for plummeting vulture populations in India are scratching their heads after a replacement drug also proved lethal to the birds. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 05:56:09 GMT)

Canadian medicine hard to swallow
As the Obama administration closes in on a Christmas deadline for landmark health-care reform, American eyes are drifting north again, with some critics calling into question the safety of Canada's drug supply as lawmakers debate whether to allow imported medicine into the U.S. market. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:31:42 GMT)

Text use grows as cell calls get shorter
WASHINGTON (AP) — R u kidding me? Americans punched out more than 110 billion text messages last year, double the number in the previous year and growing, as the shorthand communication becomes a popular alternative to cell phone calls. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:56:03 GMT)

Alternative therapies for colds, flu
On defense for flu season? Doctors will tell you your best shot is to get a shot. But that won't cut it for Sue Berman of Blue Heron Wellness in Silver Spring, Md. To keep sniffles at bay, she plans to spend a whole lot more time with needles. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:33:21 GMT)

Popularity of texting edging out cell phone calls
R u kidding me? Americans punched out more than 110 billion text messages in December 2008, double the number in the last month of 2007, as the shorthand communication becomes a popular alternative to cell phone calls. (Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:46:35 GMT)

Method Of Moving Tiny Particles Using Magnetic Fields Could Find Uses In Microchips And In Medicine
A new microscopic system devised by researchers in MIT's department of materials science and engineering could provide a novel method for moving tiny objects inside a microchip, and could also provide new insights into how cells and other objects are propelled around within the body. Inside organs such as the trachea and the intestines, tiny hair-like filaments called cilia are constantly in ... (Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:22:27 GMT)

PMC Asks FDA to Issue New Guidance Reflecting Rapidly Evolving Rx/Dx Co-development Landscape
Drug/diagnostic co-development is not the ideal scenario presented by the US Food and Drug Administration's 2005 concept paper , which describes regulatory and evidentiary guidelines for the simultaneous development of a single test in conjunction with a single drug, a white paper issued by the Personalized Medicine Coalition this week asserts. (Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:15:46 GMT)

Government of Canada Helps Families in Taber Improve Their Literacy and Essential Skills
TABER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2009) - Adults with low literacy in Taber will benefit from a federally funded project aimed at improving family literacy and essential skills. Mr. LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. "Our government is working with ... (Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:09:52 GMT)

More effort needed to crack down on 'secret remedies', expert argues
The medical establishment and politicians must do more to crack down on alternative medicine, argues one leading scientist. (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:05:12 GMT)

'Nonsense' alternative medicines should not be regulated
Some alternative medicines are "nonsense" and Government regulation will give them a legitimacy they do not deserve, a senior scientist has claimed. (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 06:20:52 GMT)

Better Health plans alternative fertility seminar in January
Stress in men and women can play a big factor in whether or not a couple is able to conceive. Invitro fertilization is expensive and rather invasive. Two alternative methods of helping couples conceive are hypnofertility and acupuncture. (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:28:44 GMT)

More effort needed to crack down on 'secret remedies'
The medical establishment and politicians must do more to crack down on alternative medicine, argues a senior scientist on BMJ.com today. (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:43:19 GMT)

Second Study Supports that NGAL Test Identifies Acute Kidney Injury Early in Critically Ill Patients
According to a new study published last week in Intensive Care Medicine, a novel bedside blood test measured in critically ill patients being admitted to the intensive care unit can help to identify which patients are at risk for acute kidney injury . (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Enzyme may create new approach to hypertension therapy
( Northwestern University ) New research from Northwestern University has found that an alternative therapy may be possible for treating some types of hypertension using an enzyme called ACE2. (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 14:12:51 GMT)

Enzyme may create new approach to hypertension therapy
New research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that an alternative therapy may be possible for treating some types of hypertension using an enzyme called ACE2. (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:28:19 GMT)

More Effort Needed To Crack Down On 'Secret Remedies'
Editorial: Secret remedies 100 years onThe medical establishment and politicians must do more to crack down on alternative medicine, argues a senior scientist on bmj.com today.In 1909 the BMA, BMJ and politicians tried to end the marketing of secret remedies by uncovering the secret ingredients of popular products like Turlington's Balsam of Life, Mayr's wonderful stomach remedy, and Green ... (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:08:31 GMT)

Libido-Boosting ‘Mad Honey’ Can Send Men To ER
Men using so-called “mad honey” to improve their sex lives may end up making a trip to the emergency room instead, according to a new report by Turkish researchers published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.The honey has long been linked to food poisoning, with most of the documented cases having occurred in Turkey. However, the honey is used as a sexual stimulant and as an alternative ... (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:10:01 GMT)

Enzyme May Create New Approach To Hypertension Therapy
New research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that an alternative therapy may be possible for treating some types of hypertension using an enzyme called ACE2.The research, conducted on mice in the laboratory of Daniel Batlle, M.D., professor of medicine (Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:18:23 GMT)

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A dispute has erupted over alternative medicine’s place in the country’s medical sector given that it does not fall under either modern or Oriental medicine. (Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:19:09 GMT)

Video: Seniors Use Mexico Health Care
As some American senior citizens find it difficult to afford health care, many have moved to Mexico as an alternative for treatment and medicine. Kelly Cobiella reports from the town of Manzanillo. (Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:22:19 GMT)

Alternative therapy for hypertension
New research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that an alternative therapy may be possible for treating some types of hypertension using an enzyme called ACE2. (Fri, 18 Dec 2009 05:11:36 GMT)

Seniors Use Mexico Health Care
As some American senior citizens find it difficult to afford health care, many have moved to Mexico as an alternative for treatment and medicine. Kelly Cobiella reports from the town of Manzanillo. (Sat, 19 Dec 2009 03:14:50 GMT)

Seeking a match
A bone marrow donor drive in honor of 14-year-old Janelle James is Monday at Derry Medical Center. At the center of her family's story is the reality of modern medicine, and its limitations. (Sat, 19 Dec 2009 05:04:12 GMT)

The People's Pharmacy: How to live a normal life with genital herpes
The People's Pharmacy answers questions about genital herpes and medicine for heartburn. (Sun, 20 Dec 2009 03:08:11 GMT)

Recipes for getting kids off the street
In Vietnam and Cambodia, charity has led to successful restaurants that hire and train young homeless people. Nguyen Duc Canh says he used to stay at Vietnam's only "1,000-star hotel." Translation: He grew up under a bridge. Abandoned by his parents in Hanoi, Canh sold chewing gum to tourists. When he was 8 years old, police officers took him to a government-run social protection center. (Sun, 20 Dec 2009 10:20:20 GMT)

With a little help from his friends
David Rawlings and Gillian Welch have been partners on and off stage, in and out of the studio, in and around the world, for more than a decade. They co-write, co-produce and play on Welch's often starkly beautiful albums of bare folk, bluegrass and country. And on those records, Rawlings's harmony vocals and exquisite acoustic guitar - almost exclusively his distinctive 1935 Epiphone Olympic ... (Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:01:08 GMT)

Sam Wallace: In betraying Hughes, City have opted for quick returns over lasting legacy
Stabbed in the back and left alone to take his medicine: the brutal disposal of Mark Hughes on Saturday night was as undignified and unpleasant a sacking as there has been in recent memory. (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:14:00 GMT)

New Medicine Takes the Headache Out of the Holidays Renowned Doctor Introduces Powerful Headache Medicine
The patented Dr. Mauskop’s Migralex™ eases sinus headaches, menstrual headaches, and those triggered by stress, tension and exertion by reducing inflammation, inhibiting the clumping together of platelets, relaxing blood vessels and normalizing dozens of chemical reactions, in addition to attacking pain.Dr. Mauskop’s Migralex™ is widely available at the Migralex.com and Amazon.com websites and ... (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 05:03:57 GMT)

Q&A: TJU's Paolo Fortina on the Evolving Market for Genomic Research Tools
The Cancer Genomic Microarray Facility at the Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University last week installed Febit's Geniom RT Analyzer for use in targeted resequencing and microRNA analysis. (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:16:22 GMT)

How Fosamax Got Into America’s Medicine Cabinet
In 1990 the bone condition called osteopenia — slight thinning of the bones — didn’t exist. Today all over America women are diagnosed with osteopenia and given medication. This is the story of how a drug company's marketing efforts changed the definition of a disease and created a new category of people who saw themselves as needing treatment. (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 14:49:56 GMT)

Insights from Meryl's wish for new nose
Story of plastic surgery abstainer Meryl Streep focuses on the problem of people not knowing whether cosmetic medicine would help them or ruin them. (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:17:37 GMT)

Health happenings
Looking for a certain support group or workshop? Check out our local roundup of everything from health screenings to child car-seats. (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:53:08 GMT)

Natural selection
It was 2005, and after nine months of IVF treatment and a positive pregnancy test, 36-year-old Jill King was having a routine ultrasound to check that all was well. But when she turned to the screen, expecting to see a heartbeat, there was just an empty embryonic sac. In a cruel biological hoax, the sac minus its embryo - called a blighted ovum - was causing positive signs of pregnancy. There ... (Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:01:21 GMT)

Carers dump relatives
DESPERATE carers are leaving their elderly relatives in hospital so they can have a break over Christmas, doctors say. (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:59:11 GMT)

50 things that changed our lives in the aughts
Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:12:42 GMT)

50 Things That Changed Our Lives in Aughts
NEW YORK -- Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? There were, of course, huge political and social upheavals that roiled our world in the past decade. But there were also the gradual lifestyle changes that you don't always notice when they're happening -- kind of ... (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:47:58 GMT)

50 things that changed our lives in the 'aughts'
Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? NEW YORK -- Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? There were, of course, huge political and ... (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 15:17:53 GMT)

Don't believe medical advice from Internet, celebs when ...
Consumers are inundated with health advice from a host of sources: movie stars, TV docs and even the Internet. (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 15:57:45 GMT)

Family clashes over final rites
A dispute over the funeral arrangements for cancer victim Kelly Meester has caused an ugly split in her Christchurch family and involved the coroner and police. (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:13:31 GMT)

Berlusconi attacked
It was a rude greeting for Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi. CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:46:23 GMT)

Mysterious disappearance in Utah
Exclusive: Maggie Rodriguez spoke with the father of missing Utah woman Susan Powell and Capt. Tom McLachlan about the case. CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:48:24 GMT)

Cancer deaths decreasing
Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke about the reported drop in overall cancer death rates and new cases per year. CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. (Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:25:51 GMT)

Anchorage woman beats cancer with acupuncture, optimism
CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. (Wed, 23 Dec 2009 01:55:57 GMT)

Boy: Mom Kept Me in Closet for 4 1/2 Years
CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. (Wed, 23 Dec 2009 07:30:58 GMT)

Anchorage Crime Map
Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. CBS 11's Grace Jang has the story of how a positive attitude and alternative medicine helped to heal one anchorage woman from cancer. (Wed, 23 Dec 2009 07:31:29 GMT)

Holistic medicine gains ground
When Jim Thomas, of Westminster, opened his acupuncture business 24 years ago, he was one of only a few in the county practicing complementary and alternative medicine. (Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:36:01 GMT)

Geriatricians Consult Using Videoconferencing, Australia
Having patient consultations conducted by geriatricians using telemedicine technology is an acceptable alternative to in-person consultations when hospitals are unable to employ a geriatrician to work on site, according to the authors of a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Prof Leonard Gray, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, and his co-authors ... (Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:18:27 GMT)

Steven Tyler enters rehab for addiction
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler has entered a rehab facility for pain management and an addiction to prescription painkillers resulting from 10 years of performance injuries, PEOPLE has learned. (Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:48:55 GMT)

Genomic toggle switches divide autoimmune diseases into distinct clusters, Stanford study shows
( Stanford University Medical Center ) Genomic switches can predispose an individual to one set of autoimmune disorders but protect the same person against another set of them, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have found. (Thu, 24 Dec 2009 01:27:42 GMT)

Alternative medicine, social networking make AP list
Alternative medicine, including the Chinese traditional practice of acupuncture, was listed by the Associated Press as one of the 50 things that changed our lives in the aughts on Wednesday. (Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:26:27 GMT)

Rajbansi wants Shaik to go to seed
Always full of surprises, Minority Front leader Amichand Rajbansi has now come up with an alternative remedy to heal allegedly terminally ill fraudster Schabir Shaik. (Thu, 24 Dec 2009 04:29:57 GMT)

Quack s naturopathy degree is bogus
Munir Khan (58), a quack who is believed to have sold medicines worth Rs 1,000 crore, claimed he had received his Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Academy of Naturopathy and Alternative Medicine. (Thu, 24 Dec 2009 21:01:07 GMT)

Christmas , Jerry Jones, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Merry Christmas (Thu, 24 Dec 2009 21:21:14 GMT)

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily
I write this article as a cautionary tale. My mother had high blood pressure for a very long time and it came on in her early fifties. She was always very much against taking medicine but she (Fri, 25 Dec 2009 00:07:26 GMT)

A decade of change, alphabetically
NEW YORK Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? There were, of course, huge political and social upheavals that roiled our world in the past decade. But there also were gradual lifestyle changes that we don't always notice when they're happening - kind of like ... (Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:06:00 GMT)

Stanford program helps veterans who have 'fallen through the cracks'
Vets Connect is run by the Stanford School of Medicine. (Fri, 25 Dec 2009 23:04:42 GMT)

Inland food assistance is available even to the rich
A new type of alternative food program is gaining in popularity among Inland residents of any socio-economic level -- rich, poor and those in between. Organizers don't ask for financial information, don't have maximum income requirements and don't shun people in higher tax brackets. (Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:46:08 GMT)

‘Prescription data mining’: good medicine or bad?
WASHINGTON—When your doctor writes you a prescription, that’s just between you, your doctor and maybe your health insurance company, right? Wrong. The pharmaceutical companies that make those prescription drugs are also looking over the doctor’s shoulder, keeping track of how many prescriptions for which drugs the physician is writing. (Sat, 26 Dec 2009 05:09:56 GMT)

Genomic Toggle Switches Divide Autoimmune Diseases Into Distinct Clusters, Stanford Study Shows
Genomic switches can predispose an individual to one set of autoimmune disorders but protect the same person against another set of them, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have found."Maybe we should stop considering all autoimmune diseases in one lumped category," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of biomedical informatics and director of the ... (Sat, 26 Dec 2009 06:08:00 GMT)

We've changed
NEW YORK--Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? (Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:05:55 GMT)

50 things that changed our lives this decade
Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere warm-season fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? (Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:08:59 GMT)

Health bill vote set for today
WASHINGTON — Both New Jersey senators plan to vote for the Senate's health care bill today, ending the year on a high note for Democrats who say the bill marks a milestone in providing health care to millions more Americans, and on a low note for Republicans who say it's a colossal mistake. (Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:28:37 GMT)

Rajbansi wants Shaik to go to seed
Always full of surprises, Minority Front leader Amichand Rajbansi has now come up with an alternative remedy to heal allegedly terminally ill fraudster Schabir Shaik. (Sun, 27 Dec 2009 09:02:04 GMT)

West Michigan's business, political and education leaders say area has opportunity to make next decade a better one
West Michigan leaders are optimistic that the region is well positioned as a new decade dawns. The MSU College of Human Medicine, under construction (background) and The Van Andel Institute (foreground) are reasons for optimism, but reform is needed for K-12 education and Michigan's tax structure, leaders say. (Sun, 27 Dec 2009 09:50:33 GMT)

Jessica Simpson posts bizarre video
Songstress Jessica Simpson has posted a video of herself holding a burning candle in her ear. (Sun, 27 Dec 2009 11:37:04 GMT)

Line between food and medicine blurs
In a few years it may be the milk jug, rather than the whisky or pill bottle, that people suffering from depression turn to when trying to dull the pain. At least that's one of the hopes of the many players — from multinational food giants like Danone and Unilever and specialist dairy groups like Valio to a small army of nutrition scientists — searching for the next miracle food. (Sun, 27 Dec 2009 12:05:48 GMT)

Health bill vote set for today
WASHINGTON — Both New Jersey senators plan to vote for the Senate's health care bill today, ending the year on a high note for Democrats who say the bill marks a milestone in providing health care to millions more Americans, and on a low note for Republicans who say it's a colossal mistake. (Sun, 27 Dec 2009 13:37:56 GMT)

Line between food and medicine blurs
In a few years it may be the milk jug, rather than the whisky or pill bottle, that people suffering from depression turn to when trying to dull the pain. At least that's one of the hopes of the many players — from multinational food giants like Danone and Unilever and specialist dairy groups like Valio to a small army of nutrition scientists — searching for the next miracle food. (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 06:50:48 GMT)

Contact Lenses Often Prescribed For Infants With Serious Eye Problems
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Infants as young as one-month-old are prescribed contact lenses at pediatric eye surgery centers so their visual system will develop correctly. (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:07:50 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Therapies at the COA
Alternative Medicine Therapies will be presented by Karen Schermerhorn, an alternative therapist associated with Cape Cod Healthcare and the Council on Aging. (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 11:12:41 GMT)

What A Difference A Decade Makes
Huge political and social upheavals roiled our world in the past decade. But there were other things going on, including the kind of gradual lifestyle changes that you don't always notice when they're happening — kind of like watching a child grow older. Here's an alphabetical look at some things that changed our lives since the beginning of the millennium: (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:38:39 GMT)

Murderous frenzy
At the height of the violence that rocked this country last year, many people tried to formulate an explanation for the eruption of a murderous frenzy all around the country. (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:48:12 GMT)

Stanford program helps veterans who have 'fallen through the cracks'
Vets Connect is run by the Stanford School of Medicine. (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:54:54 GMT)

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