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Alternative Medicine News May 2010

Alternative drug brings hope to thalassaemia sufferers
Claudine Muscat is looking forward to doing away with nightly injections to treat iron overload caused by regular blood transfusions and start using a soluble drug that has been approved by the government. (Sat, 01 May 2010 00:58:54 -0700)

County: Major recall of medicine for infants and children
Cook County public health officials are recommending that parents get rid of a slew of over-the-counter medicines for infants and children that are now part of a major recall. "If they have it in the house they need to get it off the shelf," said Dr. Stephen Martin, the county health department's chief operating officer on Saturday. The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating after ... (Sat, 01 May 2010 19:48:34 -0700)

County: Major recall of medicine for infants, children
Cook County public health officials are recommending that parents get rid of a slew of over-the-counter medicines for infants and children that are now part of a major recall. (Sat, 01 May 2010 19:54:39 -0700)

Treatment plan for children with autism often includes complementary therapies
( American Academy of Pediatrics ) Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, with national data showing it is used by about 12 percent of children. New research shows that about 21 percent of youths enrolled in a large registry of children on the autism spectrum use CAM as part of their overall treatment plan. (Sat, 01 May 2010 21:18:05 -0700)

Treatment plan for children with autism often includes complementary therapies
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, with national data showing it is used by about 12 percent of children. (Sun, 02 May 2010 05:35:54 -0700)

Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments
SUNDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five children with autism uses alternative treatments to help with the neurodevelopmental disorder, most often a special diet, a new study finds. (Sun, 02 May 2010 06:03:04 -0700)

EYE ON RESEARCH: NMSU studies ancient Chinese fruit for New Mexico alternative crop
ALCALDE Can the fruit of the jujube tree be the next alternative crop for New Mexico? Can this fruit, which has been grown in China for 4,000 years, thrive in the mountains of northern New (Sun, 02 May 2010 22:14:07 -0700)

Monday Medical: More health care choices
Today, Yampa Valley Medical Center joins a national health care movement. Hospitals have long been associated with only conventional medicine, in contrast to alternative medicine that emerged outside of traditional medical settings. (Sun, 02 May 2010 23:05:37 -0700)

Scientific validity of traditional Chinese medicine for pain treatment receives support
The scientific validity of traditional Chinese medicine for pain treatment of pain received a nod of support in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society. (Mon, 03 May 2010 00:26:48 -0700)

CAM use higher among children with GI symptoms: Study
Complementary and alternative medicine is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, with national data showing it is used by about 12 percent of children. (Mon, 03 May 2010 01:26:18 -0700)

Treatment plan for autistics kids often includes complementary therapies
Washington, May 3 : A study has found that complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, especially in the treatment of children with autism. (Mon, 03 May 2010 04:17:16 -0700)

Treatment plan for autistics kids often includes complementary therapies
A study has found that complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, especially in the treatment of children with autism. (Mon, 03 May 2010 05:14:52 -0700)

Future MDs open their minds to alternative medicine
Relieving pain and integrating chiropractic care within an overall health approach were eye-opening topics when Northern Ontario School of Medicine students ventured south to witness Dr.[...] (Mon, 03 May 2010 06:13:56 -0700)

Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments
Title: Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments Category: Health News Created: 5/2/2010 8:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/3/2010 (Mon, 03 May 2010 13:29:42 -0700)

Talk with doctor about alternative treatments for child with autism
Q. My 3-year-old son was recently diagnosed with autism. I have read so much on the Internet about "alternative" treatments. There are some parents who claim their child was cured of autism by vitamins or a certain diet. (Mon, 03 May 2010 17:07:44 -0700)

What To Do With Your Recalled Kids Medicine
What are your options when a product is voluntarily recalled? McNeil Consumer Healthcare voluntarily recalled certain children's Tylenol and Motrin on Friday. (Mon, 03 May 2010 22:13:56 -0700)

Future MDs open their minds to alternative medicine
Relieving pain and integrating chiropractic care within an overall health approach were eye-opening topics when Northern Ontario School of Medicine students ventured south to witness Dr.[...] (Tue, 04 May 2010 00:43:56 -0700)

Treatment Plan For Children With Autism Often Includes Complementary Therapies
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, with national data showing it is used by about 12 percent of children. New research shows that about 21 percent of youths enrolled in a large registry of children on the autism spectrum use CAM as part of their overall treatment plan. Results of the study, and three others conducted by the ... (Tue, 04 May 2010 04:26:58 -0700)

Alternative Medicines
From healing acne to relieving stress more and more people are getting results outside traditional medicine. (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:42:40 -0700)

Medical marijuana in Ill. a pipe dream?
In about a dozen states, you can smoke a joint if you have cancer or HIV and meet certain conditions. Illinois could join these states as legislators consider a bill that would allow patients to use marijuana as medicine. (Tue, 04 May 2010 19:17:48 -0700)

FDA: Plant that made Tylenol and other pediatric medicine lacked quality control
Federal officials said Tuesday that the sole plant that manufactures children's and infants' Tylenol, Motrin and other popular over-the-counter pediatric medicines lacked quality controls, used raw materials contaminated with bacteria and failed to investigate consumer complaints that some medicines... (Tue, 04 May 2010 21:00:00 -0700)

New Interest in Ancient Medicine
Modern medical science is great for setting bones, keeping wounds clean, and chopping cancer out of our bodiesbut theres a lot more to being healthy than emergency procedures. An emerging trend among doctors now is to embrace wellness beyond just fixing problemsthe idea being to prevent problems in the first place. Modern medical science is great for setting bones , keeping wounds clean, and ... (Wed, 05 May 2010 00:32:11 -0700)

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, 05 May 2010 02:58:07 -0700)

Guardo offers business savvy
With his keen entrepreneurial sense, he sold food supplements in Carbons wet market. Since then, his brands have become a thriving business in alternative medicine products with nationwide sales. (Wed, 05 May 2010 09:36:49 -0700)

Kid Medicine Recall ? Mommies and PANKs Take Note!
I'm not a mom.? But I am a Savvy Auntie also known as a PANK (Professional Aunt with No Kids.? So I (Wed, 05 May 2010 13:58:31 -0700)

FDA slams kids' medicine plant
Officials say Tylenol plant lacked quality controls, used raw materials contaminated with bacteria. (Wed, 05 May 2010 19:58:17 -0700)

New film on depression, drugs and alternative paths to better mental health
A new film on depression, drugs and alternative paths to better mental health will premiere Wednesday, May 12th at UltraStar Cinemas in Del Mar, CA. An answer to the pharmaceutical industry's media blitz, Living Life Films' "Changing Our Minds" questions society's values while revealing interesting and disturbing truths about psychiatry and the drug industry. (Thu, 06 May 2010 03:04:28 -0700)

New Graduates Ready to Embark on Careers in Natural Health and Holistic Medicine
PCU College to hold graduation ceremony on May 8, 2010 (Thu, 06 May 2010 04:00:00 -0700)

Study Examines Frequency Of Conflicts Between Doctors, Religiously Affiliated Hospitals
One in five primary care doctors working in religiously affiliated health care organizations has experienced a conflict over faith-based care policies, such as restrictions on reproductive health services and end-of-life care, according to a study published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Medical News reports. Eighty-six percent of the 446 surveyed physicians said ... (Thu, 06 May 2010 07:27:04 -0700)

I offer myself as an alternative
Mary Ann delos Santos Kusug/Nacionalista Party If you win, what are the first three bills you intend to file? read more (Thu, 06 May 2010 11:37:12 -0700)

Alternative medicine help parents avoid brand name recalls
A child's safety is a parent's number one concern. And with the recent recall of medicine for kids, parents are left wondering what's safe. (Thu, 06 May 2010 18:47:20 -0700)

A checklist to stay healthy at every age
Shantanu Nundy, MD, a second-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center may soon find out. Driven by his mother's health questions and the difficulty of providing simple, reliable answers, Nundy collected all of the "generally accepted truths" about preventing disease, organized them into checklists based on age, and persuaded the Johns Hopkins University ... (Thu, 06 May 2010 22:34:08 -0700)

Natural health remedy may be deadly
IT is billed as the natural health alternative but traditional herbal medicine, a new report suggests, may be the cause of many deaths each year across Australia. (Fri, 07 May 2010 03:53:17 -0700)

The Great Life Makeover
When you hit the midpoint of your life, it's time to take a more serious look at the health benefits of weight, mood and your sex life. Dr. Daniel A. Monti with The Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson University Hospitalsmakes the... Alternative medicine - Health - Alternative - Health insurance - Practitioners (Fri, 07 May 2010 09:46:24 -0700)

May InBusiness: Pet owners try alternative therapy for furry friends
Holistic, herbal medicine catching on at mid-valley vet clinics (Fri, 07 May 2010 13:59:26 -0700)

FDA's Risk Aversion Is Endangering Children
The agency has sown confusion by asking physicians to stop administering a vaccine that even they admit is safe. (Fri, 07 May 2010 21:43:50 -0700)

New Magnetic Treatment for Depression Raises Eyebrows
A government-funded study is getting attention in the mental health community. The alternative approach to treating depression swaps medicine for magnets. The FDA adult-approved treatment is formerly called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). It involves placing a magnetic device behind the left forehead. The research shows that this device is able to deactivate depression ... (Sat, 08 May 2010 15:51:21 -0700)

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Good Life Fest
BELFAST, Maine -- It's a city that for decades has been establishing a reputation as a midcoast Maine mecca for all that is organic, green and alternative, but Belfast hasn't exactly been focusing (Sat, 08 May 2010 16:24:27 -0700)

Doctors refer patients to gym in PREP program
About a year and a half ago, Kay Lacys doctor gave her a different kind of prescription. It was a referral to the gym. Today, shes 40 pounds lighter, her blood pressure has dropped back into the normal range without medication, and shes training to walk a 5K. Shes a local success story for an ACAC Fitness & Wellness program that has gained national attention as an alternative to the treat-it ... (Sat, 08 May 2010 21:15:13 -0700)

People making news
FOX Sports Detroit named Samantha Ankeny to director of marketing and sales promotion. Ankeny was with BBDO, where she was senior manager for the Dodge brand, large cars and motorsports. (Sun, 09 May 2010 00:31:29 -0700)

Plant offers alternative to medicine
Doctors are sorting through the state's medical marijuana law. (Sun, 09 May 2010 04:59:32 -0700)

Colloidal silver: a panacea or toxin?
Colloidal silver supplements, tiny silver particles that are suspended in a liquid, have been advertised as an alternative medicine. Companies selling colloidal silver claim that the supplements produce a wide variety of health benefits. For example, Ultra Silver declares that their products are "made to enhance the function of the immune system." Utopia Silver asserts that "some of the easiest ... (Sun, 09 May 2010 14:25:45 -0700)

Therapies to Soothe All Four Legs
A rising number of therapies both alternative and high-tech are being used to keep racehorses happy, healthy and, hopefully, fast. (Sun, 09 May 2010 20:08:51 -0700)

Andy Borowitz Archives
05/10/10 : Greece Offers to Repay Loans with Giant Horse 01/12/10 : Blago Defends Remarks: It's a Black Thing, You Wouldn't Understand 10/16/09 : Balloon Boy to America: Punk'd! (Mon, 10 May 2010 01:21:11 -0700)

Cancer experts, info on hand for event
Conquering Cancer, a community awareness event focusing on the disease, is from noon to 5:30 p.m. May 18. (Mon, 10 May 2010 06:19:10 -0700)

Cytori Reports Stem & Regenerative Cells From Body Fat Produce Statistically Significant Improvement In Heart Function ...
The first clinical trial of adipose (fat) tissue-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRCs) for the treatment of no-option chronic heart disease patients showed the following: the procedure was safe and feasible; it demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in maximum oxygen consumption (MVO2) and patients' aerobic capacity measured as metabolic equivalents (METS); and reduced the ... (Mon, 10 May 2010 07:18:18 -0700)

South Florida schools adding International Baccalaureate programs
They author Spanish novelas in middle school, create public libraries in Nicaragua as high school juniors and ponder alternative energy sources in elementary school. (Mon, 10 May 2010 20:52:57 -0700)

Holistic Primary Care now Available at National Integrated Health Associates in Washington D.C.
National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), an integrative medical and dental center, and specialists in the field of integrative medicine, announced today that it has expanded its practice to include Holistic Primary Care. (Tue, 11 May 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

Raj Salwan: Holistic veterinary medicine
FOR MANY pet owners, the mention of holistic medicine conjures up images of incense-filled rooms with baskets of herbs and a multitude of candles. But increasing numbers of pet owners seek out veterinarians who incorporate alternative or complementary therapies in their practice. (Tue, 11 May 2010 00:13:01 -0700)

Holistic Primary Care now Available at National Integrated Health Associates in Washington D.C.
National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), an integrative medical and dental center, and specialists in the field of integrative medicine, announced today that it has expanded its practice to include Holistic Primary Care. (PRWeb May 11, 2010) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ho (Tue, 11 May 2010 00:18:50 -0700)

Kevin Rudd's Budget medicine
KEVIN Rudd will spend billions on our physical and financial health in the hope it will translate to his own political fitness. (Tue, 11 May 2010 03:17:26 -0700)

Acupuncture Delivers Some Pain Relief
TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture does help treat pain, a new study shows. (Tue, 11 May 2010 06:02:57 -0700)

A safer alternative to laser eye surgery?
A new type of procedure for correcting short-sightedness could be safer than laser eye surgery, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The study also shows that patients prefer the new procedure, despite there being little difference between the two in terms of improving vision. (Tue, 11 May 2010 16:51:17 -0700)

America's Most Popular Drugs
A narcotic painkiller tops Forbes' list of the most prescribed medicines. (Tue, 11 May 2010 17:41:46 -0700)

Learn Chinese medicine at MSU
MEDICINE is not all about modern treatments but encompasses other methods to cure patients. (Tue, 11 May 2010 20:21:59 -0700)

Alternative medical clinic opens in St. Charles
When physicians take the Hippocratic oath, they vow first to do no harm. But to some, that concept is open to interpretation.After four decades practicing traditional medicine, physician Martin Plotkin said he realized there was a better way to heal the body without causing it any peril. (Tue, 11 May 2010 22:16:08 -0700)

A Tan Is Still Admired, Despite Risks
WEDNESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Despite significant concerns about skin cancer, a majority of Americans nevertheless think that having a tan is an attractive, desirable and healthy look, a new national survey finds. (Wed, 12 May 2010 06:02:22 -0700)

Today's Opinions: Translating In The Doctors' Office; An Alternative To The Individual Mandate; Dave Barry On Health ...
Scrubbing In: It's Critical To Speak Patient's Language The Philadelphia Inquirer Translation is a necessity given that more than 34 million foreign-born people live in the United States. When I was in medical school in San Francisco, our curriculum focused on strategies for getting past the language barrier (Rachel K. Sobel, 5/10). Do We Need An Individual Mandate? Health Affairs Blog Should ... (Wed, 12 May 2010 06:18:58 -0700)

Wine-making yeast shows promise for bioethanol production
( Public Library of Science ) Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that might be important for ethanol production from plant material, providing insights into the bioethanol alternative to fossil fuels. Combining new high-throughput genome sequencing technology with traditional genetic methods, this study highlights ... (Thu, 13 May 2010 14:06:41 -0700)

Wine-making yeast shows promise for bioethanol production
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that might be important for ethanol production from plant material, providing insights into the bioethanol alternative to 'fossil fuels'. Combining new high-throughput genome sequencing technology with traditional genetic methods, this study highlights the previously unknown ... (Thu, 13 May 2010 15:06:11 -0700)

Minnesota law would preserve access to alternative medicine
A recently introduced Senate bill called the Minnesota Expanded Healthcare Practices Act seeks to preserve access to alternative medicine. S.B. No. 3419 defines expanded health services as those that are not generally considered to be within the prevailing minimum standards of care of a profession. The bill sets loose limitations on when alternative medicine practices [...] (Fri, 14 May 2010 08:20:18 -0700)

Wine-making Yeast Shows Promise For Bioethanol Production
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that might be important for ethanol production from plant material, providing insights into the bioethanol alternative to 'fossil fuels'. (Fri, 14 May 2010 12:59:38 -0700)

Introducing Native American youth to health care field
High schoolers from Indian communities across Upper Michigan are taking over the campus of NMU for the Medicine Wheel Academy (Fri, 14 May 2010 14:45:31 -0700)

Integrative Medicine: Siberian rhubarb can ease menopause symptoms
A new botanical supplement on the U.S. market called Estrovera offers a potential alternative to women who suffer from hot flashes or night sweats but do not wish to take estrogen or other hormones. (Fri, 14 May 2010 15:02:38 -0700)

Practitioner offers alternative allergy advice
Thanks to a bumper spring pollen crop, many people are complaining about allergies. The weather quickly went from very dry and cold to warm and humid, putting everything in bloom. Pollen and other irritant sources of springtime allergies is everywhere. Janice Piro, a Palm Harbor-area chiropractic internist, says people with strong immune systems can tap the body's natural healing power and avoid ... (Fri, 14 May 2010 21:20:27 -0700)

Free Clinics Help Those Without Insurance
Free and sliding scale clinics, like CARES, serve as an alternative source of medical coverage for those who cannot afford insurance or paying out of pocket expenses at a regular doctor's office or at the emergency room. (Sat, 15 May 2010 08:25:36 -0700)

SRK worried about Juhi's bro
SRK called Tina Ambani requesting the best medical care for his buddy Bobby Chawla, including alternative medicine. (Sat, 15 May 2010 11:56:35 -0700)

Saints lawsuit headed to arbitration, not civil court
Former New Orleans Saints security director Geoffrey Santini has withdrawn his lawsuit against the club because the team's lawyers are sending the matter to an arbitration judge. The motion filed on Thursday says Saints attorneys waited more than a week after the lawsuit was initially filed to advise Santini they intended to invoke an arbitration clause in Santini's employment contract rather ... (Sat, 15 May 2010 13:06:48 -0700)

Tuition skyrockets as colleges pay big salaries; maximum boosts set at UT, BGSU
By CHRISTOPHER D. KIRKPATRICK BLADE STAFF WRITER After her scholarship money dried up, Bowling Green State University student Kaitlin Turner started to feel the sting of tuition and fees. She pays her own college expenses and has held jobs her entire teen and adult life. Frustrated, she wrote a question on a piece of paper in 2008: How am I going to do this? She answered the question, more ... (Sun, 16 May 2010 03:11:14 -0700)

For Preemies, Better Use of Oxygen Improves Survival
SUNDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research is shedding light on how to better use oxygen to treat extremely premature babies. (Sun, 16 May 2010 11:03:50 -0700)

Food allergy victims 'receive worst services from doctors'
Victims of food allergy are among the worst served by medicine, according to one of the largest reviews of research into the condition. (Sun, 16 May 2010 16:14:20 -0700)

Medicaid reform in Florida put on hold until next year
Legislators were trying to move most patients into managed care. Some organized medicine groups in the state favor a medical-home model. (Sun, 16 May 2010 18:52:22 -0700)

Integrative medicine: Human touch heals?
Studies link touch to decreased pain, increased immunity, enhanced alertness, improved performance. (Sun, 16 May 2010 19:05:32 -0700)

'Bionic Woman' Holds Alternative Medicine Workshop in NJ
Lindsay Wagner -- best known as TV's "Bionic Woman" -- will be conducting a workshop on alternative medicine next Sunday at a major health expo in South Jersey. (Mon, 17 May 2010 01:40:33 -0700)

Healing injuries with your body's own medicine
Tiger Woods claims it helped heal his injured knee, and the surgery free alternative has athletes and weekend warriors alike lining up to give it a try. (Mon, 17 May 2010 07:38:01 -0700)

Health Focus: Homeopathy
This week's Health Focus puts alternative treatments under the microscope ahead of the most wide-ranging consultation on how chemists should market them. (Mon, 17 May 2010 10:19:15 -0700)

TCTCM to Sign Historic Agreement with Taiwanese University
AUSTIN, Texas----The president and other representatives from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei will visit Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Friday, May 21 to sign a historic agreement between the two schools. (Mon, 17 May 2010 16:01:00 -0700)

Stretching When Expecting And Beyond: Yoga Safety For Moms-to-Be
Perfect for mind and body rejuvenation, yoga uses meditation and aligning movements to encourage fitness and relaxation. This low-impact fitness alternative allows pregnant women to continue an exercise regimen without putting strain on their heart or harming the baby. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the rewards of basic yoga outweigh the potential physical ... (Tue, 18 May 2010 03:45:44 -0700)

Maternal stretching and meditation keep expecting mothers healthy during pregnancy: AAOS
Perfect for mind and body rejuvenation, yoga uses meditation and aligning movements to encourage fitness and relaxation. This low-impact fitness alternative allows pregnant women to continue an exercise regimen without putting strain on their heart or harming the baby. (Tue, 18 May 2010 04:07:45 -0700)

Tanners Motivated By Negative Effects To Stop
According to a report in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology, focusing on the negative effects that indoor tanning can have on appearance can reduce indoor tanning behavior, even among young women who report they tan to relax or alleviate seasonal mood disorders. (Tue, 18 May 2010 08:21:00 -0700)

Children Can Be Taught to Manage Tourette Syndrome Tics
Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues have used a non-medication behavioral intervention to reduce chronic tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome (TS). (Tue, 18 May 2010 13:36:12 -0700)

This Week on ORLive: Early Onset Scoliosis, Simplified Knee Surgery Experience, and a Fully Robotic Gastric Bypass
ORLive, your destination for live and on-demand surgery video, introduces a new Early Onset Scoliosis Video Resource from NewYork-Presbyterian featuring detailed insights on alternative treatment options to spinal fusion. A live knee replacement surgery featuring patient specific instruments to simplify the knee surgery experience will kick off the live programming this week, and fully robotic ... (Tue, 18 May 2010 13:36:16 -0700)

Young Tanners Fear Wrinkles More Than Cancer
How do you get a teenager to comply? Appeal to her vanity (Tue, 18 May 2010 16:38:00 -0700)

Integrative medicine can help boost daily energy
Any activity practiced in excess can harm the human health. It is necessary, as a result, for people to understand how moderation and balance are crucial for healthy lifestyles, said Irene Kim, an acupuncturist at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. (Wed, 19 May 2010 01:36:32 -0700)

Weed or medicine?
Funny what you find in your own backyard. My friends were helping me whack away at some pretty tall weeds when Pat remarked about some of these not-so-friendly-looking plants. He pointed to the one I was attacking with my shovel. "That's a milk thistle," he said. (Wed, 19 May 2010 01:46:53 -0700)

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, 19 May 2010 02:57:02 -0700)

How integrative medicine can help your health
There are countless opinions regarding how to improve health care in the United States, but many experts agree on one fact: "Our current health-care system is mainly a sick-care system," says Adam Perlman, executive director of the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. (Wed, 19 May 2010 05:17:59 -0700)

Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski praises Dr. Tony Galea as 'a pioneer in sports medicine'
Bill Romanowski told the Daily News that Tony Galea may add minuscule amounts of HGH and testosterone into spun blood before reinjecting it into an athlete's body. Tiger Woods and Mets shortsop Jose Reyes have denied getting HGH from Galea but admitted un. (Thu, 20 May 2010 02:00:00 -0700)

Rally focuses on alternative medicine
Patient Choice Action Fund Committee will have a rally from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the American Legion, 525 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Ark., to support alternative health care choices. (Thu, 20 May 2010 02:58:20 -0700)

(AFX UK Focus) 2010-05-20 12:41 UPDATE 2-German court overturns Glaxo's patent on Advair
LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - A German court ruled a key patent on GlaxoSmithKline Plc's lung drug Advair is not valid, dealing a blow to the top-selling lung drug in Europe's biggest market. Glaxo said on Thursday it would consider an appeal to a higher court, adding there were still obstacles to generic companies launching cheaper copies of the inhaled medicine. The court ruling followed a ... (Thu, 20 May 2010 05:03:37 -0700)

Trial of doctor could reshape drug debate
Is Anthony Galea a medical visionary and pioneer, persecuted by justice departments in two countries for unconventional methods of healing athletes? Are the athletes he treats (or dopes) victims of scientific Puritanism? We may never know. A lot of athletes... Anthony Galea - United States - Health - National Football League - Alternative (Thu, 20 May 2010 05:37:50 -0700)

Research and Markets: Alternative Healthcare Market Assessment 2010
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Alternative Healthcare Market Assessment 2010" report to their offering. (Thu, 20 May 2010 07:02:00 -0700)

Is red yeast rice a safe alternative to statin therapy?
Red yeast rice has been touted as an alternative to statin therapy for lowering cholesterol. But is it safe? (Thu, 20 May 2010 13:58:10 -0700)

Tai Chi gets cautious thumbs up for psychological health
Tai Chi, a low impact martial art, has been associated with reduced stress, anxiety and depression, and enhanced mood, in both healthy people and those with chronic conditions. A systematic review of the subject, published in the open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that although Tai Chi does appear to have positive psychological effects, more high quality ... (Thu, 20 May 2010 16:04:16 -0700)

Tai Chi gets cautious thumbs up for psychological health
( BioMed Central ) Tai Chi, a low impact martial art, has been associated with reduced stress, anxiety and depression, and enhanced mood, in both healthy people and those with chronic conditions. A systematic review of the subject, published in the open-access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that although Tai Chi does appear to have positive psychological effects, more ... (Thu, 20 May 2010 16:25:09 -0700)

Heres to government by amateurs
Is there an alternative? Would the bike guy be different? (Fri, 21 May 2010 02:14:50 -0700)

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces the Appointment of Susan Driscoll as President & CEO of its Professional & Education ...
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, announced today the appointment of Susan Driscoll to the position of President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education effective June 1, 2010. Ms. Driscoll is currently Executive Vice President ... (Fri, 21 May 2010 09:11:52 -0700)

A Cautious Thumbs Up For Tai Chi
Tai Chi, a low impact martial art, has been associated with reduced stress, anxiety and depression, and enhanced mood, in both healthy people and those with chronic conditions. A systematic review of the subject, published in the open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that although Tai Chi does appear to have positive psychological effects, more high quality ... (Sat, 22 May 2010 03:17:50 -0700)

Parajam, anyone?
Ingenious ways to make the medicine go down (Sat, 22 May 2010 16:53:40 -0700)

Good Policy or Bad Medicine?
In everyday life, stealing drugs could land you in jail. If youre a nurse in Montana , you will end up in rehab and usually keep your license (Sat, 22 May 2010 19:22:15 -0700)

Chiropractic treatments offer alternative for animals
WESTON -- Both hands planted firmly on Jude's hindquarters, Matthew Cooper applied pressure to the horse's pelvic region, a chiropractic technique known as motion palpation. (Sun, 23 May 2010 01:39:15 -0700)

Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SUNDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga is safe for pregnant women, as long as they approach the activity with reasonable caution and moderation, experts say. (Sun, 23 May 2010 06:03:18 -0700)

Pfenninger: Alternative medicine
Anxiety and depression are extremely common. Drug therapy forthese conditions has frequent side effects. Consequently, manypeople seek complementary or alternative treatments, whichgenerally mean something other than traditional western medicine.These include simple exercise, meditation, tai chi, qigong andyoga. Evidence has been gathering over the past 10 to 15 years tosupport the positive link ... (Sun, 23 May 2010 07:35:03 -0700)

The Wellness Industry as an Echo of the Internet in the 1990s
At a health innovation and investment conference in California earlier this month, there was a lot of energy and excitement about the emerging health and wellness industry. The wellness movement, as its called, is seen as both a social phenomenon and a big investment opportunity. (Sun, 23 May 2010 16:36:35 -0700)

TechPrecision Corporation Announces Achievement of Important Product Manufacturing Milestone by Still River Systems ...
TechPrecision Corporation , a leading manufacturer of large-scale, high-precision machined metal fabrications with customers in the alternative energy, medical, nuclear, defense, aerospace and other commercial industries, today reported that its customer, Still River Systems, Inc., has successfully extracted a clinical beam from the first production unit of the world's smallest high-energy ... (Mon, 24 May 2010 05:00:00 -0700)

No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
MONDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Some American parents are choosing to space out and delay recommended vaccines because they're worried that their infants are getting too many shots too soon, potentially contributing to later mental health issues. (Mon, 24 May 2010 06:02:28 -0700)

Veterinarian blends alternative, conventional medicine at Palermo practice
Ever since she was a child, Dr. Pamela Page, D.V.M., knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. "I decided since the sixth grade. I think it was from reading James Herriot's ... (Mon, 24 May 2010 08:34:30 -0700)

Does do-it-yourself colon cleansing really improve health?
NuAge Colon Cleanse and Oxy-Powder makers say their products rid the body of toxins and help people lose weight. These claims 'have no basis in science,' one doctor says. Judging from all of the yogurt and laxative ads on TV, lots of people have their minds squarely lodged on their digestive tracts. Concerns about colon health have definitely been a boon for the alternative medicine industry ... (Mon, 24 May 2010 08:42:42 -0700)

Antibiotic Alternative For Battling Meningitis-causing Bacteria
A study published online on May 24th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine suggests that boosting the abundance of one of the body's own proteins might be more effective than antibiotic treatment at fighting off a common meningitis-causing bacterium (E. coli K1).E. (Mon, 24 May 2010 13:56:00 -0700)

Britain bans doctor who linked autism to vaccine
A doctor whose research and public statements caused widespread alarm that a common childhood vaccine could cause autism was banned Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain for ethical lapses, including conducting invasive medical procedures on children that were not needed. (Mon, 24 May 2010 20:10:47 -0700)

New cancer medicine starves tumours
Swedish researchers have developed a new cancer DNA vaccine which restricts the supply of blood to tumours, with research results indicating success in delaying the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice. (Tue, 25 May 2010 00:08:52 -0700)

OB/GYN specialist to speak at Renown
Residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine will showcase their research expertise when the school holds its annual Resident Research Days competition next week. (Tue, 25 May 2010 01:47:45 -0700)

Lakeshore Update: Habitat taking applications for future homeowners
TWO RIVERS Alternative progressive folk rock band, The Brothers Burn Mountain, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Stumpjack Coffee Company, 1606 Washington St. (Tue, 25 May 2010 02:13:51 -0700)

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose cancer risk
Longtime environmental health researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine describe the carcinogenic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), ubiquitous chemicals that have hormone-like effects in the body. In a review article published online May 25 in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, the researchers express the need for more complex strategies for studying how these chemicals ... (Tue, 25 May 2010 08:04:36 -0700)

Antibiotic Alternative For Battling Meningitis-causing Bacteria
A study published online on May 24th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine suggests that boosting the abundance of one of the body's own proteins might be more effective than antibiotic treatment at fighting off a common meningitis-causing bacterium (E. coli K1). E. coli K1 can lead to long-lasting neurological deficits and, in severe cases, death. The increasing prevalence of antibiotic ... (Tue, 25 May 2010 08:17:50 -0700)

Study: Shark Cartilage No Help for Cancer
Hopes that shark cartilage would prove to be a useful treatment for cancer were not borne out in one of the most rigorously designed and executed studies of an alternative therapy ever conducted. (Wed, 26 May 2010 13:37:05 -0700)

NPA Announces Expanded Education Effort
Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented to a Congressional panel the results of a "secret shopper" investigation, which found that in a number of retail establishments visited, the salesperson made inappropriate or illegal claims about dietary supplements... (Thu, 27 May 2010 07:29:30 -0700)

Amarillo Biosciences' Dietary Supplement For Dry Mouth Maxisal Launched In Germany
Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. (ABI) (OTCBB: AMAR) announced that Maxisal, its dietary supplement to enhance salivary function, promote oral comfort and help relive dry mouth, has been launched in Germany (www.Maxisal.de). Maxisal is marketed in Germany by ABI's licensee Egofocus OHG based in Darmstadt. The first target market in Germany is cancer patients. There are over ... (Sun, 30 May 2010 03:42:52 -0700)

Acupuncture's Molecular Effects Pinned Down
Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain. In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine as a central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the body. Building on that knowledge, scientists were able ... (Mon, 31 May 2010 04:27:12 -0700)

Many Americans turning to unconventional medicine
A woman receives acupuncture treatment. About four in 10 U.S. adults and one in nine children are turning to unconventional medical approaches for chronic pain and other health problems. (Mon, 31 May 2010 23:52:16 -0700)

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