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Alternative Medicine News Feb 2010

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Consumers urged to be wary of 'natural' labels
Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations president Datuk N. Marimuthu says even if the medicines are said to be natural, that did not mean they are safe for consumption. "Any medicine, herbal or ... (Mon, 01 Feb 2010 03:21:53 GMT)

Alternative care has fans, foes
Brighton resident Chad Cooper is an avid rock climber, marathon runner and Ironman triathlon competitor, but the repercussions of his active lifestyle often catch up with him, especially in his lower body because of his flat feet. (Mon, 01 Feb 2010 10:09:12 GMT)

Industrial chemical OSR#1 used as autism treatment
Used for toxic cleanup, it's also sold as a dietary supplement, even though it hasn't been evaluated for safety. An industrial chemical developed to help separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage is being sold as a dietary supplement by a luminary in the world of alternative autism treatments. (Mon, 01 Feb 2010 15:26:34 GMT)

Andrew Pazdon: Marijuana should be a medicine
The D.C. Council, in a moment of unconventional wisdom a few weeks ago, became the newest torchbearer in the fight for the legalization of medical marijuana. (Mon, 01 Feb 2010 15:39:00 GMT)

Traditional medicine may not be safe
THE Health Ministry's pharmaceutical enforcement division director, Hatta Ahmad, has nothing but words of caution for consumers -- if traditional medicines are not approved by the division, chances are they are unsafe for consumption. (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 04:40:32 GMT)

Herbal Medicine May Ruin One's Health
A heated discussion took place on the issue of benefit and harm of herbal medicines. Thas, ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort and other widely used herbal supplements may be risky for people on heart disease medication, especially the elderly, according to a medical review released on Monday. (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 07:59:56 GMT)

Study evaluates hepatocyte transplantation as an alternative to liver transplantation
A research team from the National Taiwan University Hospital has evaluated the efficiency of transplanted hepatocyte (liver) cells in animal models severely damaged by two kinds of chemical toxicity to see whether and how transplanted hepatocytes were able to efficiently repopulate the toxin-induced, severely damaged livers. (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 09:06:27 GMT)

China Medicine Corporation Announces Closing of Financing, New Board Member
China Medicine Corporation , primarily a developer, manufacturer and leading distributor in China of Western pharmaceuticals, traditional Chinese medicines , and other nutriceuticals, today announced that it has closed the equity private placement contemplated in its Stock Subscription Agreement dated December 31, 2009 with One Equity Partners , the global private equity investment arm of ... (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 13:00:00 GMT)

People With Medicare Should Act Now To Ensure Uninterrupted Drug Coverage In February, Consumer Group Advises
Every winter, millions of people with Medicare discover that their Medicare private drug plan will no longer cover a medicine they need... (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:17:31 GMT)

Canada Makes History: The First Annual Treating Yourself Medical Marijuana & Hemp Expo Metro Toronto Convention Centre ...
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - 02/02/10) - On July 16 - 18, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 225 Front Street West, Canada will make history as it hosts the first expo to promote and educate Canadians on the respectable and responsible use of marijuana as medicine . This one-of-a-kind event will have a facility-approved legal 4,600 square foot vapor lounge to accommodate attending ... (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:47:00 GMT)

Canada Makes History: The First Annual Treating Yourself Medical Marijuana & Hemp Expo Metro Toronto Convention Centre ...
Promoting the Legal Use of Marijuana as Medicine to Help Save Lives (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:50:52 GMT)

Remembering The Promise; Honoring Today
Vigorous stem cell programBCM has a strong stem cell program. The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center specializes in stem cell work – both so-called adult and embryonic stem cells. The work runs the gamut – from stem cells of the blood-forming system to tumor stem cells to those in the nervous system. Researchers in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at BCM use stem cells to treat ... (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 16:11:31 GMT)

Abraham Verghese's book continues to 'illuminate medicine'
Stanford University medical professor Abraham Verghese is getting ready for another bout of book tours, this time for his bestselling novel Cutting for Stone's paperback edition. (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 20:36:38 GMT)

Austin Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine College Announces New Campus Location
AUSTIN, Texas----Leadership of the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin announced today that the acupuncture college will be expanding to a new, larger main campus in the spring of 2011. (Tue, 02 Feb 2010 21:10:00 GMT)

"Checklist Manifesto": Healthcare reform rock star
Talking medicine, checklists and alternative music with New Yorker staff writer and surgeon Atul Gawande (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 02:39:17 GMT)

Apple tastes its own medicine
Google unveils new tablet computer as a direct rival to the iPad. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 05:50:02 GMT)

UPDATE: Cold medicine prescription bill headed to governor
JACKSON — Mississippi is poised to become only the second state in the nation to require a doctor's prescription for cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in the illicit drug methamphetamine. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:26:47 GMT)

Nigeria : As Family, School, Religion, Fade Out Youth Embrace Alternative Training Media
Lagos — Youth and life are a point of interest for any society in its stride to maintain existence on earth. A society is always happy when its youth are reliable in conduct and character.On the other hand, a society sings its funeral when its youth are not a group to reckon with. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:29:59 GMT)

Study Shows Experimental Abstinence-Only Education Program Delays Sexual Activity
An experimental abstinence-only education program without moralistic themes was more effective in delaying sexual activity among teens than three alternative sexual education programs, according to an NIH-funded study published Monday in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, the AP/Washington Post reports (Tanner, AP/Washington Post, 2/1). The study, conducted from 2001 to 2004 ... (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:31:02 GMT)

CHPA ‘disappointed’ over cold medicine bill
“We are disappointed that the Mississippi Senate chose to overlook consumer sentiment and passed a bill today that will significantly impact how cold and allergy sufferers access some of their medicines. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:18:39 GMT)

Follow These Steps to Find the Right Herbal Remedies
Herbal remedies are huge parts of any culture in the world. It has roots in countries found both in the East and West. Alternative medicine has survived countless decades and is still being used today. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 22:32:05 GMT)

Major study of perfusion imaging under way to assess value of alternative diagnostic methods
Cardiologists and heart imaging specialists at 15 medical centers in eight countries, and led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, have enrolled the first dozen patients in a year-long investigation to learn whether the subtle squeezing of blood flow through the inner layers of the heart is better than traditional SPECT nuclear imaging tests and other diagnostic radiology procedures for accurately ... (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:52:47 GMT)

Bee sting therapy: Help or danger?
Reyah Carlson has been stung by bees more than 25,000 times. On purpose. Carlson is a practitioner of apitherapy, a controversial form of alternative medicine that uses bee venom to treat everything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis. (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:43:46 GMT)

Tapentadol Extended Release Data to Be Presented at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting
Data from three important studies on tapentadol extended release tablets, an investigational oral analgesic for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in patients 18 years of age or older, will be discussed during the poster sessions of the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine , February 3-6, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 13:00:00 GMT)

Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
THURSDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Biofeedback used to be thought of as alternative therapy -- something that might help but wasn't considered a fully legitimized medical treatment. (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 14:03:47 GMT)

Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more. (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 15:25:32 GMT)

‘No Alternative to Day Schools’: An Exchange
In our December 11 issue, the Forward published an opinion article from Rabbi Irving Greenberg titled “There Is No Alternative to Day Schools.” (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 16:26:43 GMT)

Tennessee Reproductive Medicine to Offer IntegraMed® Attain IVF Program to Fertility Patients
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.----IntegraMed America, Inc. , the nation’s leading manager of specialty outpatient healthcare facilities in the emerging, technology-focused medical niches of fertility and vein care, announced today that Tennessee Reproductive Medicine will begin offering IntegraMed’s Attain™ IVF programs, course-of-treatment financing programs that improve patient success rates with in vitro ... (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 19:00:00 GMT)

Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
Title: Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine Category: Health News Created: 2/4/2010 8:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/4/2010 (Thu, 04 Feb 2010 21:30:25 GMT)

From Hope to Reality in Personalized Medicine
Francis Collins's book offers optimism but no grand plan. In the final pages of his new book about personalized medicine, Francis Collins offers a compelling vision of the future via a fictional character named Hope, born on January 1, 2000. Collins describes a world where Hope and most other people have had the entirety of their DNA sequenced and integrated with predictive models that make ... (Fri, 05 Feb 2010 05:24:05 GMT)

Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more. (Fri, 05 Feb 2010 06:33:52 GMT)

Nurse-Midwife Career Guide Launches on Natural Healers
Natural Healers provides students with an in-depth Nurse-Midwife Career Resource Center to help prospective midwifery students learn how this natural birth practice that has been used for thousands of years has now become popular alternative to Western medicine—making it an excellent career choice in today's thriving alternative medicine marketplace. (Fri, 05 Feb 2010 07:00:00 GMT)

Nurse-Midwife Career Guide Launches on Natural Healers
Natural Healers provides students with an in-depth Nurse-Midwife Career Resource Center to help prospective midwifery students learn how this natural birth practice that has been used for thousands of years has now become popular alternative to Western medicine—making it an excellent career choice in today's thriving alternative medicine marketplace. (PRWeb Feb 5, 2010) Read the full story at ... (Fri, 05 Feb 2010 08:07:18 GMT)

NCCAM’s Advisory Council Welcomes Five New Members
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead Federal agency for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research, and a component of the National Institutes of Health. (Fri, 05 Feb 2010 18:05:59 GMT)

Spa merges with natural medicine
IN THESE days of environmental degradation, health maintenance no longer means just an occasional visit to the hospital, but also a regular trip to the spa to de-stress. (Sat, 06 Feb 2010 16:48:38 GMT)

The trippy new breathing therapy
Can turbo-charged breathing really make you hallucinate your way to happiness? Introducing the latest alternative therapy fad (Sun, 07 Feb 2010 01:14:52 GMT)

Natural medicines take lead in industry
The sales of complementary alternative medicines are growing at a faster rate than traditional or prescribed medicines in pharmacies, according to key players in the industry. (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 03:05:50 GMT)

Is 2010 the beginning of a new medical era?
On January 19th, Rush University Medical Center was host to the 6th Annual Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 Integrate Chicago Conference. Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) is not about throwing away all of your prescription and over-the-counter drugs and taking a stroll to your grandmother's house to see what she can cook up to cure your cold (not saying that it wouldn't be ... (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 04:05:17 GMT)

An alternative approach
CHOLESTEROL per se is believed to be a minor factor for coronary artery disease (CAD) since about 50% of people who die from heart attacks or heart failure had normal or even low blood cholesterol. (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 04:10:58 GMT)

Artist finds good medicine readying for art show
Despite having undergone a hysterectomy last fall to remove a cancerous tumor and currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy, Colista Lich doesn’t ever utter the words, “I have ovarian cancer.” Instead, she says: “I am cancer-free. I’m just trying to convince the machines and doctors of that.” (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 06:14:05 GMT)

Unlike A Farm's Terra Firma, 'Big Pharm' In League Of Its Own
Whenever I hear the pharmaceutical industry described as "Big Pharm," I can't help picturing tractors cultivating acres of Celebrex as silos filled with Viagra loom in the background. (Alternative name for Big Pharm: "Tyrannosaurus Rx.") (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 10:53:08 GMT)

Early Foster Care Boosts Quality Of Institutionalized Children's Ties To Caregivers
A new study of young children in orphanages in Bucharest, Romania, has found that children placed in foster care before age 2 were more apt to develop secure attachments to their foster parents than those who entered foster care after age 2. The study is based on data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, the first randomized controlled trial of foster care as an alternative to ... (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:36:21 GMT)

'Natural' remedies can prove lethal: research
Some popular herbal medicines can be dangerous, even lethal, contrary to the perception that they are a safe alternative to conventional medicine, a researcher says. (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:29:23 GMT)

Herbal medicines can kill: researcher
SOME popular herbal medicines can be dangerous, even lethal, contrary to the perception that they are a safe alternative to conventional medicine, says a University of Adelaide researcher. (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:33:40 GMT)

Dr. Douglas Fields: Nightmares In PTSD: Don't Get Your Blood Pressure Up
Nightmares are one of the most debilitating symptoms of PTSD, affecting 70%-87% of patients suffering from the trauma. Fortunately, a surprising new treatment uses an old medicine to stop them. (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:37:07 GMT)

Herbal medicines can kill: researcher
Some popular herbal medicines can be dangerous, even lethal, contrary to the perception that they are a safe alternative to conventional medicine, says a University of Adelaide researcher. (Mon, 08 Feb 2010 22:52:24 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture
Some people will take extraordinary measures when it comes to getting well or staying healthy. In her three part series focusing on alternative medicine, WHIZ's Audry Kensicki shows us how what some people would consider torture others say is their salvation. (Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:27:20 GMT)

What are the top jobs for the next decade?
CLEVELAND -- If you had a magic wand and could drive your kids into careers with the most promising futures, you'd send them into medicine, green energy or information technology. But there's more to it that that. (Tue, 09 Feb 2010 04:08:53 GMT)

Researchers study link between premature births and cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) has increased in infants born prematurely in the United States, according to data presented by researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These findings were reported at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago. (Tue, 09 Feb 2010 08:46:24 GMT)

Sequenom Licenses Worldwide Rights to Develop Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnostic Test
Sequenom, Inc. , today announced an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Optherion, Inc. Under the agreement, Sequenom's CAP accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory, Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine , obtained the rights to develop and commercialize diagnostic tests to predict genetic predisposition to late stage age-related macular degeneration . (Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:30:00 GMT)

Questions Remain On Bariatric Surgery For Adolescents
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery, but further study is needed to determine whether it's better than nonsurgical options, a UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeon writes in an editorial in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The latest ... (Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:34:38 GMT)

Dr. Stephen Sinatra Launches Integrative Medicine Website - HeartMDInstitute.com
Heart MD Institute provides education and inspiration for living a heart-healthy lifestyle as well as the latest information on integrative medicine- the practice of combining traditional medical interventions with alternative measures that strengthen and support the body, ideally before it succumbs to illness. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:01:00 GMT)

A Viagra Alternative to Serve by Candlelight
Chefs and academics have been rethinking the list of alleged edible aphrodisiacs. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:21:49 GMT)

Dr. Stephen Sinatra Launches Integrative Medicine Website - HeartMDInstitute.com
Heart MD Institute provides education and inspiration for living a heart-healthy lifestyle as well as the latest information on integrative medicine- the practice of combining traditional medical interventions with alternative measures that strengthen and support the body, ideally before it succumbs to illness. The site features a wealth of weekly articles and videos, breaking news, a forum ... (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:21:30 GMT)

More than medicine
The food definitely does taste bland. But little by little, I start to feel the subtle flavour of each individual raw ingredient in the dish in front of me. There is the mild pungency of the radish, the slight sourness of the tomatoes, and the sweet tinge of the pumpkin, all chopped and cut into fine morsels that can be gulped down in no time. Jipat Klajone, known as Mor Keaw, advises every ... (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:19:01 GMT)

Sequenom Licenses Worldwide Rights To Develop Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnostic Test
Sequenom, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQNM), announced an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Optherion, Inc. Under the agreement, Sequenom's CAP accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory, Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM), obtained the rights to develop and commercialize diagnostic tests to predict genetic predisposition to late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The ... (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:43:49 GMT)

Dana Ullman: Homeopathic Medicine: Europe's #1 Medical Alternative
Numerous surveys have confirmed that people seeking homeopathic treatment tend to be more educated than those who don't. What isn't known is that it's the leading alternative treatment used by Europeans. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:46:12 GMT)

Iran rejects US offer over medical isotopes
Iran has rejected the US offer to provide the Tehran government with an alternative way to obtain medical isotopes. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:22:19 GMT)

Dana Ullman: The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence
Because skeptics of homeopathy today indulge in spreading misinformation about homeopathy, this blog aims to set the record straight, and is packed with references to confirm the veracity of what is asserted. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:00:52 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Yoga
For many of us, the daily grind can be incredibly stressful. WHIZ's Audry Kensicki looks at a different option to releasing that tension in the second part of her alternative health series. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:57:21 GMT)

Kuwait: Alternative medicine hospital approved
11 February 2010 KUWAIT: The Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new 300-bed capacity hospital for alternative medicine and rehabilitation at a total cost of KD 30 million, announced the Health Ministry Deputy Dr Ibraheem Al-Abdulhadi. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 07:16:15 GMT)

Scientists Find Clue to Anxiety Drug Addiction
Valium-like drugs use the same potentially addictive "reward pathways" in the brain as heroin and cannabis, scientists said on Wednesday, findings which may help in the search for non-addictive alternative anxiety drugs. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:26:31 GMT)

Nanomaterials may help fight cancer
Brain cancer is notoriously difficult to treat with standard cancer-fighting methods, so scientists have been looking outside standard medicine and into nanomaterials as a treatment alternative. (Fri, 12 Feb 2010 04:08:32 GMT)

Cheese wraps? Urine poultices? Injured athletes take a flyer on alternative meds
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Cheese wraps, urine poultices, cell cures - when it comes to injuries, elite athletes can be game for some pretty out-there therapies. (Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:23:01 GMT)

Senate considers Safe Families networks as alternative to state foster care
Proposed legislation would allow volunteers to help struggling families. (Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:28:04 GMT)

Allegheny General Hospital Study Demonstrates Safety and Potential Efficacy of Oral Allergy Treatment
Medication Delivered Under the Tongue May Be Alternative to Allergy Shots PITTSBURGH, Feb. (Fri, 12 Feb 2010 16:08:50 GMT)

Linking Breast Cancer Patients With Alternative Therapies
Biological-based therapies such as diet supplements and vitamins are the most popular complementary and alternative medicines for women recovering from breast cancer, according to a Michigan State University researcher working to create a support intervention for women in treatment for the disease. Gwen Wyatt of MSU's College of Nursing, in research published in the current edition of Nursing ... (Sat, 13 Feb 2010 11:27:55 GMT)

Allegheny General Hospital Study Demonstrates Safety And Potential Efficacy Of Oral Allergy Treatment
An oral allergy treatment administered in drops under the tongue is a safe and effective alternative to injections for adults who are allergic to ragweed pollen, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology by allergic disease specialist at Allegheny General Hospital. Widely used in Europe, but not yet approved by the U.S... (Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:30:27 GMT)

Master Gene SRC-3 Enables Breast Cancer Growth, Invasion
The master gene called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) not only enhances estrogen-dependent growth of cancer cells by activating and encouraging the transcription of a genetic message into a protein, it also sends a signal to the cell membrane to promote cell motility or movement – a key element of cancer spread or metastasis, said Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu ... (Sat, 13 Feb 2010 17:52:50 GMT)

Can East meet West?
Cancer treatment can be more beneficial and efficient when Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners understand each other better. (Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:12:44 GMT)

Rocky Mountain Remedy: legal alternative to medical marijuana Play Video
Medical marijuana is being used across Montana to help ease suffering for all types of different diseases, but how necessary is this controversial drug? The News Station's Kay Rossi took asked that question to some local medical professionals. (Sun, 14 Feb 2010 03:17:55 GMT)

Travel Update
Jirung Spa in Chiang Mai has been renovated and given a name change to Jirung Health Village. The facility now offers alternative medical treatments focusing on curing both mind and body. (Sun, 14 Feb 2010 04:40:29 GMT)

Alternative care center holds open house for neighborhood
Oak Tree Alternative Care opens in Park Hill Monday, but to allay fears of neighbors the owners opened up the ultra-secure dispensary to help show off their security set up. The company has been in business for several years in California, so they know they issues and problems that can come with shops that have both drugs and money. (Sun, 14 Feb 2010 05:38:02 GMT)

Establishment of Islamic medicine centre mooted
THE Medical and Islamic Welfare Association of Brunei Darussalam, Darusysyifa' Warrafahah, is seeking to establish a centre for Islamic medicine in light of the growing demand for more professional Islamic medical practitioners in the Sultanate. (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 04:36:24 GMT)

Vanderbilt uses DNA to personalize medicine
Futuristic work aims at designing and distributing personalized drug regimens that could save money as well as lives. (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:19:11 GMT)

DNA profiles lie in health care future
Take a close look at the future of medicine. (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:10:09 GMT)

Master Gene SRC-3 Enables Breast Cancer Growth, Invasion
The master gene called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) not only enhances estrogen-dependent growth of cancer cells by activating and encouraging the transcription of a genetic message into a protein, it also sends a signal to the cell membrane to promote cell motility or movement - a key element of cancer spread or metastasis, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers and collaborators ... (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:36:44 GMT)

Scientists find clue to anxiety drug addiction
LONDON — Valium-like drugs use the same potentially addictive "reward pathways" in the brain as heroin and cannabis, scientists said on Wednesday, findings which may help in the search for non-addictive alternative anxiety drugs. (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:23:02 GMT)

Vanderbilt uses DNA to personalize medicine
NASHVILLE - A genetic profile that was done in your 20s is called up on the computer screen of a doctor 30 years later, and she discovers something in your DNA that means a certain cancer drug won't help you at all.The doctor switches to alternative treatments better suited to your now-55-year-old body's inner design, and your health improves.At Vanderbilt and other universities around the world ... (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:41:00 GMT)

Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes
MONDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) --People who think they're protecting their lungs by smoking pipes or cigars instead of cigarettes are kidding themselves, a new study shows. (Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:04:10 GMT)

Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes
Users still inhale fumes, and lungs suffer, study finds. (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:25:31 GMT)

Alternative treatments offer options for cancer patients
Although the trauma of experiencing breast cancer frequently lasts with survivors, an MSU professor has found complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, can alleviate further sickness. (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 02:38:35 GMT)

Vanderbilt uses DNA to personalize medicine
Futuristic work aims at designing and distributing personalized drug regimens that could save money as well as lives. (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:04:31 GMT)

Homeopathy Career Guide Launches on Natural Healers
Natural Healers provides students with an in-depth homeopathy training and career resource guide about an ancient health tradition that has become a successful career in today’s growing alternative medicine and wellness marketplace. (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 07:01:00 GMT)

Trick or Treatment? (Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst)
Alternative Medicine on Trial (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:37:49 GMT)

Haiti receives a dose of medicine
Giant Mind and local bands gather to perform a benefit concert for the disaster victims in Haiti. (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:08:08 GMT)

Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes
Title: Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes Category: Health News Created: 2/15/2010 4:10:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 2/16/2010 (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:31:28 GMT)

Scorpion Venom Could Be An Alternative To Morphine
An ancient Chinese secret?In his research, Prof. Gurevitz is concentrating on the Israeli yellow scorpion, one of the most potent scorpions in the world. Its venom contains more than 300 peptides of which only a minor fraction has been explored. The reason for working with this venom, he says, is the large arsenal of active components such as the toxins that have diversified during hundreds of ... (Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:12:42 GMT)

Pinch away the pain: Scorpion venom could be an alternative to morphine
Researchers are investigating new ways for developing a novel painkiller based on natural compounds found in the venom of scorpions. These compounds have gone through millions of years of evolution and some show high efficacy and specificity for certain components of the body with no side effects. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 03:21:40 GMT)

Research suggests scorpion venom could be an alternative to morphine painkiller
Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous ― but it might be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, a Tel Aviv University researcher claims. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:20:00 GMT)

Why do radioisotopes matter for medicine? MedCity Morning Read, Feb. 17, 2010
In search of radioisotopes: Radioisotopes that are used in nuclear medicine are in short supply , and that could be bad news for hospitals, physicians and businesses that do a lot of imaging. Radioisotopes are used to measure blood flows in the heart and to help diagnose bone and breast cancers. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:56:23 GMT)

Health Beat
The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic located at 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:00:55 GMT)

Longevity medicine makes foothold in RP
A regimen that prolongs life and delays ageing is now in the Philippines. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:20:09 GMT)

Study supports alternative anti-seizure medication following acute brain injury
( University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center ) A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital supports the use of an alternative medication to prevent seizures in patients who have suffered a life-threatening traumatic brain injury or bleeding stroke. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:43:37 GMT)

Study supports alternative anti-seizure medication following acute brain injury
A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) at University Hospital supports the use of an alternative medication to prevent seizures in patients who have suffered a life-threatening traumatic brain injury or bleeding stroke. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:51:40 GMT)

Chinese medicine 'destroyed' woman's health
A Chinese herbal practitioner admitted on Wednesday selling dangerous pills which destroyed the health of a British woman, leading to calls for the tighter regulation of those selling alternative medicines. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:06:52 GMT)

Study Supports Alternative Anti-Seizure Medication
CINCINNATI -- A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) at University Hospital supports the use of an alternative medication to prevent seizures in patients who have suffered a life-threatening traumatic brain injury or bleeding stroke.This randomized study supports earlier indications that the anti-seizure medication levetiracetam, marketed as Keppra ... (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:23:20 GMT)

The Importance of Using Herbal Remedies Properly
Alternative medicine has been around for centuries. Its past can traced in every civilization known to man and it is still being used until today. Modernization and industry has never stopped it from becoming part of our society. (Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:32:15 GMT)

Scorpion Venom Could Be An Alternative To Morphine, TAU Research Suggests
Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous - but it might be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, a Tel Aviv University researcher claims. Prof. Michael Gurevitz of Tel Aviv University's Department of Plant Sciences is investigating new ways for developing a novel painkiller based on natural compounds found in the venom of scorpions. These compounds have gone ... (Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:39:45 GMT)

Journal Of American Association Of Integrative Medicine Debuts Print Edition
The American Association of Integrative Medicine , the medical society for the 21st century, announced that their widely-received flagship periodical, the Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine , will become a print publication starting with its Spring, 2010 issue. Its mission is to provide a forum for integrative medicine professionals through articles, research, opinion ... (Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:23:45 GMT)

UC Study Supports Alternative Anti-Seizure Medication Following Acute Brain Injury
A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) at University Hospital supports the use of an alternative medication to prevent seizures in patients who have suffered a life-threatening traumatic brain injury or bleeding stroke. This randomized study supports earlier indications that the anti-seizure medication levetiracetam, marketed as Keppra, was as ... (Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:54:35 GMT)

European Medicines Agency Recommends Contraindication For Regranex In Patients With Any Pre-Existing Cancer
Following a review of the available data on a possible risk of cancer in patients using Regranex (becaplermin), from Janssen-Cilag International N.V., the European Medicines Agency has concluded that the medicine must not be used in patients who have any form of cancer. A similar restriction previously applied, but only for patients who had a skin cancer close to the area where the gel was to be ... (Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:24:48 GMT)

East Texans Embrace Food as Medicine and Regain Their Life!
(Four success stories of East Texans healing with food.) Each year weight loss and health top the New Year’s resolutions lists of most Americans but they are often abandoned shortly thereafter. (Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:20:14 GMT)

Holistic healing offers new alternative for Army medicine
Since the Army introduced the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program in October, there has been much focus on a holistic approach to physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family well-being. (Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:52:46 GMT)

Complementary medicine for breast cancer
EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers are producing a DVD and booklet on the safety and effectiveness of alternative and complementary medicine for women with breast cancer. (Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:14:10 GMT)

FDA, Senate studies find diabetes drug Avandia harms heart
Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from the market. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 06:27:58 GMT)

Local man returns from Haiti, inspired
BRATTLEBORO -- In the midst of the continuing chaos in Haiti, a local man traveled to the middle of the devastation to bring some much-needed aid in the form of homeopathic medicine and music. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 09:04:55 GMT)

Faith makes regulating herbal medicine difficult
A judge this week called for traditional medicine to be regulated, but it's not easy when practitioners make claims based on faith You may have read about Ying Wu this week: a traditional Chinese medicine doctor operating out of a shop in Chelmsford, Essex, who for several years prescribed pills with high doses of a dangerous substance to treat the acne of senior civil servant Patricia Booth, 58 ... (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 16:33:57 GMT)

Great Falls doctor performing medical marijuana survey
GREAT FALLS - One Great Falls doctor is delving into the medical marijuana issue to see why people choose to use the alternative medicine. Pain treatment specialist Dr. K. Allan Ward is launching a statewide survey of medical marijuana users, to learn benefits and side effects. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:12:58 GMT)

Diabetes drug harms heart, reports say
Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from the market. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:27:36 GMT)

Diabetes drug Avandia harms heart, reports say
Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a diabetes medicine, needlessly experience heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to government... (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:40:27 GMT)

Food, medicine lacking in Afghan assault zone
People living on the front line of a major US-led offensive against Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan are trapped in their homes with little access to food and health care, rights groups say. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 06:24:12 GMT)

No alternative to federal tax increases
One of the ironically perverse products of the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 is that once the economy has recovered we are almost certainly going to have to raise federal income taxes. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 06:41:21 GMT)

Why Vitamins Are Hard To Swallow, UK
Dr Rajendra Sharma, Medical Director of The Diagnostic Clinic in London's New Cavendish Street, the UK's premier centre for Integrated Medicine, understands how important optimum nutrition is to a patient's overall health. At a time when over 40% of the UK's population take food supplements to enhance their intake of vitamins and minerals, a question mark hangs over the efficacy of the ... (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:40:14 GMT)

Alternative therapy: Wacky or wise?
Alternative medical treatments like homeopathy, herbalism or acupuncture are still dogged by a stigma of being a bit wacky and not real medicine. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:32:14 GMT)

Food, medicine lacking in Afghan assault zone
KABUL -People living on the front line of a major US-led offensive against Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan are trapped in their homes with little access to food and health care, rights groups say. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 03:48:40 GMT)

Alternative remedies for spider veins
Q: Can you suggest something to relieve the horrible itching around my ankles? It seems to be better in the morning, but by bedtime it's so definite that I even have trouble sleeping. It's more aggravated when exposed to heat, such as by my car heater. I (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:09:34 GMT)

Health Chat
Looking Into The 'Crystal Ball' We are witnessing an epidemic of alternative medicine. There are as many as 1000 different alternative therapies, most with little in common bar one rather important thing; there is no evidence that they work. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:22:28 GMT)

NHS should stop funding homeopathy, say MPs
The NHS should cease funding all homeopathic medicine, the House of Commons science watchdog said today. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:25:46 GMT)

Hotze Enterprises Opposes United States Senate Bill That Threatens Americans' Rights To Nutritional Supplements
On Feb. 4, Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan introduced the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (DSSA), that if passed, will restrict Americans' access to nutritional supplements. Hotze Enterprises, a world leader in the alternative health care industry, is strongly opposed to this legislation being passed, and encourages consumers to take action. In particular, if the legislation is ... (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:27:07 GMT)

No more NHS funding for homeopathic medicine say MPs
Homeopathic medicine should no longer be funded on the NHS, MPs said today. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:42:46 GMT)

The Carolina Center Presents Two Autism Spectrum Disorders Presentations on February 23rd and 24th
RALEIGH – As part of his continuing health series, John C. Pittman, MD, of the Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), will present two presentations focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD that are free and open to the public. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:00:35 GMT)

FDA To Hold Hearing On Diabetes Drug Avandia
In July, the agency is expected to review the safety of the GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia, a diabetes drug dogged by cardiovascular risks. A Senate Finance Committee report that was just released resurrected questions about the medicine. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:36:47 GMT)

John Walsh: How can anyone be allergic to lettuce? It's 90 per cent water isn't it?
I'm not big on alternative medicine but, from time to time, I've been forced to try it. Once I suffered from a frozen shoulder that no osteopathy could make better, and I went through a gamut of fabulously silly treatments. Most memorable was the bearded chap in Camden who massaged the offending flesh with acacia honey, if you please, stuck acupuncture needles into several bits of me (some ... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:26:13 GMT)

Portsmouth man blows up alternative medicine
By: Lauren Howland Fourteen years ago Joseph Carringer sat straight up in bed in the middle of the night with his eyes wide open. His then-girlfriend curiously looked up at him from underneath the covers. “I’m going to play the didgeridoo,” said Carringer,... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 05:13:06 GMT)

During Pregnancy Acupuncture Found To Lessen Depression Symptoms, Stanford Study Shows
Acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression symptoms during pregnancy, according to a first-of-its-kind study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The study authors, led by Rachel Manber, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, said they hope the results will raise awareness of the problem of depression during pregnancy and provide patients ... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:25:15 GMT)

Senate, FDA Reports Increase Concerns About Controversial Diabetes Drug
"Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from the market ... ," The New York Times reports. "The internal F.D.A. reports are part of a fierce debate within the agency over what to do about Avandia, manufactured by ... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:26:48 GMT)

Island Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. De-Installs Document Management System in Favor of Productivity-Enhancing ...
MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwire - 02/23/10) - SRS , the leader in high-performance hybrid EMRs , today announced that Island Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.C., has selected the SRS hybrid EMR for their high-performance specialists. Island Othopaedics provides comprehensive orthopaedic care to the Long Island, New York, community. "We didn't purchase the EMR module offered by our current practice ... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:46:00 GMT)

Island Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. De-Installs Document Management System in Favor of Productivity-Enhancing ...
High-Volume Specialty Practice Values Productivity Benefits Over Potential Government Incentives (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:07:07 GMT)

Steinlage plans summer internship in ag secretary’s office
Katie Steinlage, a Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) agriculture program student from West Union, was elected to serve as president of the State Post-secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) organization. PAS members selected Steinlage Feb. 15, following the organization's annual PAS conference and competition Feb. 10-12. She is a second-year Associate in Science-Pre-Veterinary Medicine/Dairy ... (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 06:29:21 GMT)

Biz Buzz: ‘Progressive’ pharmacy coming to SLO
A new pharmacy offering both traditional and alternative medicines is opening in the Tank Farm Comme (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:01:07 GMT)

Biz Buzz: Progressive pharmacy coming to SLO
A new pharmacy offering both traditional and alternative medicines is opening in the Tank Farm Commerce Park, a retail center across from the Kennedy Club Fitness on Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:44:30 GMT)

Health Beat
The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic located at 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:00:36 GMT)

Seminar highlights benefits of alternative healing practitioners
For many people the multitude of alternative healing therapies offered in the foothills to help with a wide variety of health issues is still a mystery. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:29:09 GMT)

Steinlage plans summer internship in ag secretary’s office
Katie Steinlage, a Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) agriculture program student from West Union, was elected to serve as president of the State Post-secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) organization. PAS members selected Steinlage Feb. 15, following the organization's annual PAS conference and competition Feb. 10-12. She is a second-year Associate in Science-Pre-Veterinary Medicine/Dairy ... (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 02:44:21 GMT)

Granddad felt dread about disabled girl
Kaiya Kapahu was denied food, medicine by uncle. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 06:30:00 GMT)

The Philosophy of Alternative Medicine
The year 2010 means the end of the Millennium's "Noughties". The past decade has brought about many changes to the lifestyles of people throughout the world, including how they view medical treatment. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:33:32 GMT)

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER CHARGED WITH CHEATING COMPANY DIRECTOR
SHAH ALAM, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- An alternative medicine practitioner was charged in the Sessions Court here today with cheating a company director of RM150,000to settle a logging case being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:15:34 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Practitioner Charged With Cheating Company Director :: Bernama.com
SHAH ALAM, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- An alternative medicine practitioner was charged in the Sessions Court here Thursday with cheating a company director of RM150,000 to settle a logging case being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:55:07 GMT)

Acupuncture May Reduce Depression During Pregnancy
A new US study suggests that acupuncture specifically designed for depression may reduce symptoms during pregnancy: although the study was small, the researchers say it is the first of its kind and hope that it raises awareness about depression in pregnancy and helps patients and doctors consider an alternative to antidepressants. You can read about the study online in the March issue of the ... (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:24:24 GMT)

Government of Canada Helps Brooks Youth Prepare for Jobs
BROOKS, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job-preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada's support for an employment project. 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. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:36:30 GMT)

WHCL Does More than Radio
Dave Rawlings' A Friend Of A Friend was one of the most under-appreciated albums of 2009. It features lively and moving performances by singer-guitarist Rawlings, longtime partner Gillian Welch and members of Old Crow Medicine Show(OCMS), whose "Wagon Wheel" you probably sang around the campfire during Adirondack Adventure. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:55:00 GMT)

Herald Scotland
One of the world’s top alternative health experts has called on the Scottish Government to safeguard the future of Scotland’s only homeopathic hospital. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:05:28 GMT)

SCAI Statement on the CREST Study Findings: Carotid Stenting is as Safe and Effective as Carotid Surgery in Patients ...
Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery , is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Â The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and ... (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:37:00 GMT)

Alternative Health Fair set for Buckeye Library
Demonstrations will include Reiki, herbal supplements, neuro-emotional techniques, aroma therapy and more. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:02:07 GMT)

Getting products to market the challenge
Associated Press - February 26, 2010 3:54 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Money and expertise are available readily to develop a wide range of innovative products, ranging from alternative energy to... (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:03:49 GMT)

Getting products to market the challenge
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Money and expertise are available readily to develop a wide range of innovative products, ranging from alternative energy to advances in medicine, but that is only the initial challenge in getting prototypes to market. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:07:32 GMT)

Carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke
Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 04:50:01 GMT)

Minimally-invasive procedure as effective as gold standard for treating carotid artery blockages: Study
A major study shows that a minimally-invasive procedure is as effective and safe as the gold standard for treating blockages of the carotid artery, giving patients who prefer a less invasive procedure a proven alternative. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:20:14 GMT)

Resveratrol May Replace Aspirin As Heart Protector; Longevinex® First Branded Resveratrol Pill Successfully Tested ...
With the realization that half of the people experiencing a sudden mortal heart attack were taking aspirin on the day of their demise, researchers have begun to search for a more reliable alternative, and they may have found it in a red wine molecule called resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl). Researchers at the University of Connecticut induced heart attacks in animals and found resveratrol ... (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:35:26 GMT)

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