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Alternative Medicine News Aug 2010

Growing debate in SKorea over traditional medicine
Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons and at least one president for more than six decades as South Korea's acupuncturist to the stars. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 03:25:43 -0700)

Consumers in pursuit of spiritual solutions
Most of my patients - the vast majority - will not admit to being religious. Most will, however, describe themselves as being ''spiritual''. When pressed on the nature of this spirituality, the dominant theme is being free from any institutional or political authority. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 07:12:12 -0700)

Sacred Doors opens space for wellness
Sacred Doors, a healing and education center, seeks to open alternative possibilities for wellness, drawing on ancient traditions. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 08:16:12 -0700)

Growing debate in South Korea over traditional medicine
The debate over easing restrictions on alternative medical remedies is heating up in South Korea after a famous acupuncturist shut down his practice when he was told he cannot administer a well-known herbal treatment. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 08:26:37 -0700)

Randolph doctor gives keynote talk
RANDOLPH TWP. Thirty-six honorees, their families, friends, and colleagues, listened with anticipation as Dr. Adam Perlman of Randolph, co-chair, spoke to them about the meaning of humanism in healthcare at the 2010 Humanism in Healthcare Awards Event sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ) in Millburn. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 08:27:15 -0700)

Traditional medicine folks herbal concoction to good health, vitality
PARIT Raja, a midway town between Batu Pahat and Air Hitam, is abuzz with its cottage industry, especially in the making of traditional snacks and crackers. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 20:39:56 -0700)

SKorea Weighs Western, Traditional Medicine
The debate between using western, or traditional medical practices is in full swing in South Korea. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:21:59 -0700)

Heads of Charles's former charity to set up alternative medicine college
Former fellows of a complementary medicine charity set up by the Prince of Wales, which was shut down following the launch of a fraud investigation, are to launch a college supporting the use of integrated treatments in the NHS. (Mon, 02 Aug 2010 01:27:53 -0700)

WATCH: Stuck! Woman Left at Acupuncture Clinic
The Seattle woman says she was abandoned at night with needles in her back. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - Health - Practitioners - Alternative - United States (Mon, 02 Aug 2010 03:05:22 -0700)

54 Percent Of Patients Achieve Relief After 1 Month Of Transforaminal Steroid Injection For Lumbar Radicular Pain
A recent study from Australian researchers determined that transforaminal injection of steroids was a viable alternative to surgery for lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation. Full details of the study appear in the August issue of Pain Medicine, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New ... (Mon, 02 Aug 2010 03:51:41 -0700)

Bacteriolytic therapy may be a promising treatment strategy for advanced pancreatic cancer patients
Pancreatic carcinoma is only rarely curable. A German research group investigated an alternative treatment using spores of the bacterium Clostridium novyi in an animal model. Tumors of a defined medium size were successfully treated. Small tumors remained unaffected and the treatment was toxic for animals with very large tumors. Successful treatment was due to the induction of an immune response ... (Mon, 02 Aug 2010 06:02:09 -0700)

Florham Park man receives leadership award from St. Barnabas Hospital
FLORHAM PARK Richard S. Panush, chairman of the department of medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, has been selected to receive the Lester Z. Lieberman Leadership Award for Humanism in Healthcare. (Mon, 02 Aug 2010 08:01:10 -0700)

Growing Debate In S. Korea Over Traditional Medicine
What's Your Reaction? SEOUL, South Korea Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons and at least one president for more than six decades as South Korea's acupuncturist to the stars. (Mon, 02 Aug 2010 08:07:37 -0700)

Speaker to discuss Chinese medicine in cancer treatment
Licensed acupuncturist Huabing Wen will address ways that Chinese medicine can support cancer patients during a presentation Aug. 17 in Westlake Village titled Introduction to Integrative Oncology and Chinese Medicine Therapies. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:21:00 -0700)

Health checkup: The importance of special medicine
Special medicine alternative or unconventional medicine is being used more frequently to enhance healing. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:48:16 -0700)

After Avandia: Does the FDA Have a Drug Problem?
A TIME investigation of Avandia's journey from lab to pharmacy reveals serious flaws in the way the Food and Drug Administration protects consumers from harmful medicines (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

American College for Advancement in Medicine and American Academy of Environmental Medicine Announce Joint Fall 2011 ...
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) are excited to announce they have reached an agreement to host a joint conference and tradeshow, November 16 - 20, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. The event, taking place at the Oregon Convention Center, will unite two cutting-edge healthcare organizations ... (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:36:50 -0700)

Canada's Spartan Bioscience Launches POC DNA Testing System for PGx Applications
Canadian molecular diagnostics firm Spartan Biosciences this week unveiled the Spartan RX, a fully automated, point-of-care, PCR-based testing platform for personalized medicine. (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:40:03 -0700)

Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder
Title: Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder Category: Health News Created: 8/11/2010 6:07:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 8/12/2010 (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:21:42 -0700)

Former islander obtains $16 million grant for HIV/AIDS education program he founded
Michael Knox, who grew up on Grosse Ile and is a professor of medicine and global health at the University of South Florida, recently was awarded a $16 million federal grant in his efforts to provide HIV/AIDS education and consultation to health care providers in Florida and the Caribbean. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 04:54:11 -0700)

Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teens from around the world who regularly take acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, were more than twice as likely to have asthma as teens who never take the over-the-counter pain and fever reducer, new research finds. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:02:51 -0700)

Study Finds Fracture Risk with Bard Vena Cava Filters
Bard Recovery and Bard G2 vena cava filters may be prone to fracturing inside the body, according to a newly-released study. The study, which will appear in the November 8 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that in some cases, fractured fragments traveled to the heart and caused potentially life-threatening complications. Vena [...] (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:21:30 -0700)

Heart health science builds for citrus-vitamin E combination
A combination of polymethoxylated flavones and palm tocotrienols were found to reduce high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) by 42 percent, according to new data from SourceOne Global Partners. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:58:53 -0700)

Rick Scott?s Pill Problem
Scott, a former hospital entrepreneur, is running for governor. He's also making money hocking sketc (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:44:00 -0700)

Ani Phyo to Host Raw Foods "Uncooking" Demonstrations at ACAM Fall Conference
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is excited to welcome celebrity chef and eco-lifestylist Ani Phyo to ACAMs Fall Conference and Trade Show, Friday, November 5, 2010. The raw food specialist and author will share her favorite recipes with ACAM attendees at a live uncooking demonstration during Fridays luncheon. ACAM is honored and ... (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:53:00 -0700)

Alternative Treatments for Insomnia Are Replacing Drugs
If you are among the 20-30 percent of the population who suffers from insomnia there is a host of natural remedies that can help you. Missing out on some shut eye can put your health at risk. Sleep deprivation can lead to anxiety, depression, concentration problems and a lack of energy. You may also be at increased risk for lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and ... (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:10:25 -0700)

Great Barrington Dentist launches pain and sleep center
GREAT BARRINGTON -- A local dentist has expanded his practice and opened the Berkshire Center for Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine at 29 Church Street. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:45:30 -0700)

Number of sick people in Africa not taking medicine rises
"I do not like swallowing medicine as their bitterness and smell forces me to vomit unnecessarily," says John Mbugua, a resident of Nairobi. Mbugua is not the only person who has a phobia for medicines. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 02:09:38 -0700)

Former islander obtains $16 million grant for HIV/AIDS education program he founded
Michael Knox, who grew up on Grosse Ile and is a professor of medicine and global health at the University of South Florida, recently was awarded a $16 million federal grant in his efforts to provide HIV/AIDS education and consultation to health care providers in Florida and the Caribbean. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 05:09:16 -0700)

Acupuncture: the new painkiller
AUSTRALIAN hospitals are finally catching up with what the Chinese have long known acupuncture is a great alternative form of pain relief. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 07:12:00 -0700)

How to eat yourself well
RESEARCH is proving the old saying "you are what you eat" to be true. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 07:12:00 -0700)

Great Barrington Dentist launches pain and sleep center
GREAT BARRINGTON -- A local dentist has expanded his practice and opened the Berkshire Center for Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine at 29 Church Street. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:15:37 -0700)

Counting Crows will perform two shows in Montclair
Counting Crows prepares for two shows at the Wellmont (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 23:20:05 -0700)

Yoga Benefits Women With Gynaecological Cancers
Women who have had gynaecological cancer are invited to learn more about how yoga can benefit them at Yeovil District Hospital later this month. The GOSSIP patient support group provides advice and information for women with gynaecological cancer. It was founded by the Gynaecological Cancer Specialist Nurses based in Yeovil and Taunton in partnership with women from across Somerset and Dorset ... (Sun, 15 Aug 2010 03:21:05 -0700)

Former islander obtains $16 million grant for HIV/AIDS education program he founded
Michael Knox, who grew up on Grosse Ile and is a professor of medicine and global health at the University of South Florida, recently was awarded a $16 million federal grant in his efforts to provide HIV/AIDS education and consultation to health care providers in Florida and the Caribbean. (Sun, 15 Aug 2010 04:39:15 -0700)

Many people fall short in consumption of vitamin D
Vitamin D fortifies a lot of foods, including milk, cereal and orange juice. And it's naturally found in wild-caught oily fish such as salmon and tuna. (Sun, 15 Aug 2010 05:31:02 -0700)

Jensens aim to rebuild dream after setback
Dr. Dave Jensen and his wife, Dee, have been stung by the recession as severely as anyone in the Roaring Fork Valley. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 04:25:15 -0700)

Jensens aim to rebuild WIN dream after setback
Dr. Dave Jensen and his wife Dee poured more than $10 million into the Win Health Institute, which offered digital X rays, an MRI machine and ultrasound services, among others, before the recession hit them hard. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:22:30 -0700)

Group applies to re-ignite Basalt's lone pot dispensary
BASALT Three Basalt businessmen want to re-open the town's only medical marijuana dispensary and they are exploring options for adding a pot growing operation as well. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:23:50 -0700)

Low-Sodium Diet For Men
While your body needs sodium, too much is a bad thing. Here's why. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:39:26 -0700)

Lockerbie bomber: Doctors' report that led to release ignored treatment that could lengthen life
Saif Gadaffi will celebrate the first anniversary of the Lockerbie bomber's release by throwing a party for the convicted terrorist at his home. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:41:41 -0700)

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
In one of only two studies of its kind, a study from researchers at Tufts University demonstrates that non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of some forms of eye disease and preserve vision. The team developed nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic genes to the retina and found that treated mice temporarily retained more eyesight than controls. The study brings researchers closer to a non ... (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 06:42:26 -0700)

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Amid renewed plans to revert control and management of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital to the Department of Health under the national government, the three district representatives are proposing an alternative that would still address the need to decongest NOPH. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:47:36 -0700)

Former islander obtains $16 million grant for HIV/AIDS education program he founded
Michael Knox, who grew up on Grosse Ile and is a professor of medicine and global health at the University of South Florida, recently was awarded a $16 million federal grant in his efforts to provide HIV/AIDS education and consultation to health care providers in Florida and the Caribbean. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:54:16 -0700)

Summit County embraces healthy lifestyles with alternative medicine
Copyright 2010 Summit Daily News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Summit Daily News Summit County embraces healthy lifestyles with alternative medicine August, 15 2010 5:09 pm MST SUMMIT COUNTY - With so many alternative medicine practices in Summit County - from acupuncture to yoga to naturopathic doctors ... (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:27:13 -0700)

Event Calendar
SUMMIT COUNTY With so many alternative medicine practices in Summit County from acupuncture to yoga to naturopathic doctors many may ask: What's the deal? (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:36:06 -0700)

Wear wristwatch? Use e-mail? Not for Class of '14
Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of the world view of the incoming freshmen class. The list for the Class of 2014: (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:01:39 -0700)

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
In one of only two studies of its kind, a study from researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts demonstrates that non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of some forms of eye disease and preserve vision. The team developed nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic genes to the retina and found that treated mice temporarily ... (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:21:45 -0700)

Does DIY colon cleansing really improve health?
Dr. John Inadomi says claims made by colon cleansing makers 'have no basis in science.' 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. Herbalists, naturopaths and other alternative practitioners often claim that they can ... (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:55:19 -0700)

Back to School: Creative Lunch Suggestions
Experts, nutritionists and parents share tips on packing tasty and nutritious school lunches. Nutrition - Health - Child Health - School meal - Home (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:57:31 -0700)

Former islander obtains $16 million grant for HIV/AIDS education program he founded
Michael Knox, who grew up on Grosse Ile and is a professor of medicine and global health at the University of South Florida, recently was awarded a $16 million federal grant in his efforts to provide HIV/AIDS education and consultation to health care providers in Florida and the Caribbean. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 04:39:15 -0700)

Brain Connectivity Boosted By IBMT Meditation
Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part of the brain that helps a person regulate behavior in accordance with their goals, researchers report. The technique -- integrative body-mind training (IBMT) -- has been the focus of intense scrutiny by a team of Chinese researchers led by Yi-Yuan Tang of ... (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 06:04:26 -0700)

Counting the Cost of Machismo
Europe's southern fringe shares a sunny climate, shaky economic fundamentals and a long-entrenched machismo that is costing it dearly. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 07:48:14 -0700)

Elizabeth Hubbard Looks Back at Her Wild Ride on As the World Turns
It's bad enough we have to say goodbye to As the World Turns next month, but the thought of not having Elizabeth Hubbard on TV is just too much to bear! A member of daytime royalty and a two-time Emmy winner, Hubbard plays Oakdale megamogul Lucinda Walsh with a fresh, freewheeling inventiveness that always makes her scenes unpredictable and a little bit dangerous. Hubbard demands that we watch ... (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:26:42 -0700)

Business offering alternative sees success
The Herb Shop in Rainsville has been offering up an alternative to traditional medicine for 23 years. Terri Henderson, who works alongside her mother, Burma, and sister, Sheri, said there is a huge following in DeKalb County who opt for an alternative treatment to a wide array of illnesses. (Fri, 20 Aug 2010 14:48:37 -0700)

Craig Amrine Reveals Benefits of Cold-Laser Therapy; Non Invasive Alternative to Medical Treatment
TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - 08/23/10) - New treatments for pain and healing are emerging in alternative medicine. One is the use of low-level lasers to support and encourage patients. According to Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C., "Cold-Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the ... (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 22:33:00 -0700)

Research Roundup: Lowering Malpractice Costs; Advance Care Planning Limitations; Consumers Review Their Own Health Care
Annals of Internal Medicine: Liability Claims And Costs Before And After Implementation Of A Medical Error Disclosure Program - This study focused on a "disclosure-with-offer program" launched by the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in 2001. "After full implementation of a disclosure-with-offer program, the average monthly rate of new claims decreased from 7.03 to 4.52 per 100,000 ... (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:34:29 -0700)

Yoga Enhances Mood, Relieves Anxiety
A new research study suggests the performance of yoga provides specific benefits for improving mood and reducing anxiety. The findings of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) appear online at the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The study is the first to demonstrate an association between yoga postures, increased GABA levels and decreased anxiety. The [...] (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:59:29 -0700)

KATZ: Medicines progress is miraculous, but many mysteries remain
The practice of medicine and it is, indeed, practice, as in the perennial pursuit of perfection that will never be achieved is most humbling. We are repair people for a human body we did not design, and dont fully understand. Imagine calling in the Maytag repair guy to service an extra-terrestrial washing machine. Thats us. You are the washing machine. (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:55:41 -0700)

Weight loss
Dr. Donald D. Hensrud is chair of the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine with a joint appointment in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition at Mayo Clinic. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 01:21:14 -0700)

Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of health care which uses different types of herbs
Ayurveda experts from Malaysia and India tell ANUSHA K. the latest developments in the field DR Sulochana Bhat was born into a home where Ayurveda has been practised by her father and forefathers. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 03:09:55 -0700)

The Society For Adolescent Health And Medicine (SAHM) Advocates For Ways To Improve Immunization Rates And Halt ...
In light of today's report of the National Immunization Survey results, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) encourages increased efforts in fully immunizing all adolescents. The report issued by the National Immunization Survey (NIS) shows progress in increasing immunization rates among teens 13-17 years of age. However, rates remain unacceptably low for those vaccines that are ... (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 03:49:29 -0700)

Girl's Rare Pain Disorder a Gift and Curse
Ashlyn's happy demeanor was diagnosed as congenital insensitivity to pain, a rare, incurable disorder caused by the mutation of one or more genes that control pain sensitivity. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 05:51:59 -0700)

Radiation, Risks Are Focus of Breast Screening Studies
Doctors have expressed concerns about relying too much on breast imaging exams that expose women to far higher doses of radiation than regular mammography. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:30:05 -0700)

Bogus Discount Medical Plans Target Jobless
The skyrocketing cost of health care has made traditional health insurance increasingly unaffordable for many Americans. It's not surprising then, that medical discount plans have much appeal. They can be touted as an affordable alternative to health insurance. What can get lost in the translation though, is that a discount plan is no substitute for comprehensive medical insurance. Insurance ... (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:34:59 -0700)

Fibromyalgia: Top Alternative Treatments
A look at the top alternative treatments for easing fibromyalgia pain, including massage, dietary supplements, and acupuncture. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:51:56 -0700)

India hopes to enter Thai traditional medicine market
India wants to form a collaboration with the Thai government and the local traditional-medicine industry to penetrate markets both locally and in the international arena. The Indian Embassy and the ..... (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:53:50 -0700)

Chamber responds to Bonner Bridge document
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, serving more than 1,000 members in Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties, writes to voice support for the current proposed alternative as the correct means to replace the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, which spans Oregon Inlet in Dare County. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:18:14 -0700)

Alternative Surgeries For California Women Suffering From Fibroids
The Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) is hoping to recruit 150 women suffering from uterine fibroids, benign tumors that can cause extreme pain and infertility. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors or growths in the wall of the uterus. The cause of uterine fibroid tumors is unknown. Fifty percent of all women develop these tumors during their lifetime. In fact, uterine ... (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:18:52 -0700)

The 10 healthiest ethnic cuisines
It's dinnertime, and you're craving something with a little flavor. Maybe you'll grab Indian takeout or whip up a taco salad. But, uh-oh, these days it's easy to find yourself biting into the ethnic version of a triple burger and fries. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:19:29 -0700)

Acupuncture Infiltrates the University of Maryland and NEJM
A New England Journal of Medicine Article Promotes Pseudoscience (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 07:23:46 -0700)

Synthetic corneas prove successful
The collagen-based implants could be an alternative to cadaver corneas. A preliminary test shows that they restored vision as effectively as the latter and did not require anti-rejection drugs. An experimental synthetic cornea implanted in 10 patients may be a potential alternative to cadaver corneas for curing vision loss due to corneal inflammation and scarring, researchers said Wednesday. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:38:43 -0700)

Urgent Sports Injury Clinic for Student Athletes Re-Opens for Fall Season
Saturday morning clinic in Portland provides access to sports medicine specialists and a less-costly alternative to emergency room visits for sports-related injuries. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

Glenns Strategies for Well-Being: Use Caution with Natural Medicine
*For years, I have been filled with anxiety, as I watched explosion of the cottage industry of herbalists; naturopaths; holistic doctors; and the like. Now, some of will quickly point out that I, too, was once mostly known for my contribution to this growing population. But, like any good sinner, I have repented, and vowed [...] (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 03:41:18 -0700)

Are free-range eggs safer?
With more than half a billion eggs recalled and at least 1,300 salmonellosis illnesses linked to eggs in an ongoing investigation this summer, consumers are worried and wondering, "What went wrong, and what can I do to protect myself and my family?" (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 05:21:07 -0700)

Local nurse practitioner, physician offer patients acupuncture as alternative treatment
In a nondescript medical center room, Diane Ross Moody settles into a chair that looks like it belongs in a dentists office. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 05:45:32 -0700)

Analysis of Ashkenazi Jewish genomes reveals diversity, history
Through genomic analysis, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown that the Ashkenazi Jewish population is genetically more diverse than people of European descent, despite previous assumptions that Ashkenazi Jews have been an isolated population. In addition, analyses of disease-related genes of higher prevalence in the Ashkenazi Jewish population indicate that only a ... (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:23:19 -0700)

Can Boutique Medicine Be a Benefit for All?
At a boutique practice at Tufts Medical Center, retainer fees support the general practice, teaching and free health care. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:30:03 -0700)

National Herb Fair
The Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine is organising the 7th "National Herb Expo", featuring many medical products and services and new herbal treatment products at Impact Exhibition Hall 7-8, Muang Thong Thani, on Sept 1-5 from 10am-8pm. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:47:47 -0700)

Concerts
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, with rock groups Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villain and New Medicine along with carnival games of chance, the Blue Collar Wrestling Tournament and Vendor Village. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Today beginning at 3:30 p.m. 800-745-3000. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:56:54 -0700)

Lord's Resistance Army terrorizing people of Southern Sudan
Albert Abuda might never see his children again. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 06:03:44 -0700)

Shire Announces European Approval Of VPRIV(R) (velaglucerase Alfa) For The Treatment Of Type 1 Gaucher Disease
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for VPRIV(R) (velaglucerase alfa), a human cell line derived enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease. VPRIV has been authorized as an orphan medicine through the Centralised Procedure, making ... (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 06:21:06 -0700)

Etsy's crafts are a hit, even in crap economy
In an era when stores go out of business and many shoppers bemoan the souless results of mass-produced junk, the Brooklyn-based website Etsy offers an alternative. What's more, that alternative is making a whole lot more money than the casual Etsy fan might surmise. Etsy - Business - Brooklyn - Website - Arts (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:59:43 -0700)

NYer Of The Week: Vet Provides Older Dogs With Alternative Medicine
The latest New Yorker of the Week uses alternative methods to help animals walk again. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:46:58 -0700)

Restoring sight with new type of artificial cornea
WASHINGTON—Scientists have created a new kind of artificial cornea, inserting a sliver of collagen into the eye that coaxes its own natural corneal cells to regrow and restore vision. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:55:28 -0700)

Vision And Nerve Growth Restored By Biosynthetic Corneas Formulated With Recombinant Collagen
FibroGen, Inc., has announced results of a 2-year clinical study demonstrating that surgical implantation of biosynthetic corneas formulated with the company's proprietary recombinant human type III collagen (rhCIII) restored vision and promoted nerve regeneration (restoring sensitivity) in patients who had corneal damage and significant vision loss. The results of this phase 1, investigator ... (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 03:21:02 -0700)

American Pain Foundation Calls On Health Care Providers, Regulators And Policy Makers To Abolish The Undertreatment Of ...
The American Pain Foundation (APF), the nation's largest consumer advocacy organization for people in pain, released a position statement imploring the medical community, regulators and concerned stakeholders to reaffirm their ethical commitment to the 76.5 million Americans or one in four people who struggle with pain, work collaboratively to improve access to pain care and dismantle the ... (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 04:18:11 -0700)

World's Tallest Man Stretches Out Over Eight Feet For Needed Gamma Knife Surgery
Much of Sultan Kosen's eight feet, two-inch stature rose up in an 17-year period starting at age 10, when the benign tumor in his brain's pituitary gland highjacked the organ, causing it to secrete massive amounts of growth hormone, making Mr. Kosen's body grow fast and grow without ceasing. He will need to wait several months to find out if his Gamma Knife® surgery last Thursday at the ... (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 04:18:31 -0700)

Veterinary cardiologist is welcomed to New Jersey practice
Animal Emergency & Referral Associates of Fairfield and Animal Eye Center of NJ of Little Falls, jointly hosted a reception on Wednesday, July 28 at The Manor in West Orange to welcome veterinary cardiologist Dr. Gordon D. Peddle to the practice. (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 05:01:48 -0700)

Synthetic corneas prove successful
The collagen-based implants could be an alternative to cadaver corneas. A preliminary test shows that they restored vision as effectively as the latter and did not require anti-rejection drugs. (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:36:46 -0700)

Natural wonders of Ayurveda
DR Sulochana Bhat was born into a home where Ayurveda has been practised by her father and forefathers. Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and is practised in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 21:32:38 -0700)

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements
By Dolly Brosan, Times Staff Writer Friday, August 27, 2010 Marchetti Health care Dr. Hany Abskhroun has joined the staff at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. He is board certified in internal and geriatric medicine. He completed his fellowship at Oakwood Hospital, Wayne State University, Dearborn, Mich., and completed his residency in internal medicine at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center ... (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 02:09:40 -0700)

Cornea technology holds promise
WASHINGTON — Scientists have created a new kind of artificial cornea, inserting a sliver of collagen into the eye that coaxes its own natural corneal cells to regrow and restore vision. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 03:18:32 -0700)

Medical Imaging Overused, Driving Up Costs
Expensive MRI and CT scans are overused, researchers say. Medicine - X-ray computed tomography - Radiology - Health - Medical Specialties (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 05:35:39 -0700)

AstraZeneca’s Brilinta Doesn’t Require Genetic Testing
Genetic tests won’t be needed to determine whether AstraZeneca Plc’s anti-clot drug Brilinta works, according to a study that may be used to differentiate the medicine from the best-selling Plavix treatment. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 06:33:35 -0700)

Gene testing war looms for AstraZeneca heart drug
Gene testing is shaping up to be a marketing battleground for new blood thinners like AstraZeneca's Brilinta, underscoring the power and limitations of genetics as a tool to predict medical outcomes. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 07:19:37 -0700)

Stroke Pill Sales May Surge to $20 Billion With Pfizer, Bayer Challenge
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH may be the first drugmaker to win U.S. approval of a revolutionary alternative for preventing strokes. It likely won’t be the last. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 15:14:35 -0700)

Cholesterol control alternative touted
Cholesterol is that waxy, fatlike substance that occurs naturally in all parts of your body. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 20:04:52 -0700)

Online Wellness Store is Launched by National Integrative Health Associates, A Provider of Holistic Medicine and ...
National Integrated Health Associates announces their new holistic health online Wellness Store offering greater access to high quality supplements and products for healthy living, and easier visitor usability. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:01:00 -0700)

Analysis Of Ashkenazi Jewish Genomes Reveals Diversity, History
Through genomic analysis, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown that the Ashkenazi Jewish population is genetically more diverse than people of European descent, despite previous assumptions that Ashkenazi Jews have been an isolated population. In addition, analyses of disease-related genes of higher prevalence in the Ashkenazi Jewish population indicate that only a ... (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 05:50:42 -0700)

Research demonstrates benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain
( McGill University Health Centre ) The medicinal use of cannabis has been debated by clinicians, researchers, legislators and the public at large for many years as an alternative to standard pharmaceutical treatments for pain, which may not always be effective and may have unwanted side effects. A new study by the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University researchers provides ... (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 06:42:37 -0700)

Smoked cannabis relieves chronic neuropathic pain
The medicinal use of cannabis has been debated by clinicians, researchers, legislators and the public at large for many years as an alternative to standard pharmaceutical treatments for pain, which may not always be effective and may have unwanted side effects. A new study by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University researchers provides evidence that cannabis may offer relief ... (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 07:48:27 -0700)

Smoked medical cannabis may be beneficial as treatment for chronic neuropathic pain, study suggests
The medicinal use of cannabis has been debated by clinicians, researchers, legislators and the public at large for many years as an alternative to standard pharmaceutical treatments for pain, which may not always be effective and may have unwanted side effects. A new study provides evidence that cannabis may offer relief to patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 08:14:28 -0700)

Japan's medical authorities slam 'absurd' homeopathy
The physician to Japanese Emperor Akihito and top scientists have slammed homeopathy as an "absurd" medicine, urging health workers to stay clear of the alternative treatment as it grows in popularity. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:13:30 -0700)

Acupuncture and Science
A letter to the editor. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:15:13 -0700)

Curanderismo class confuses medicine and religion
Editor, So a student wants to take a so-called “alternative medicine” course (known as “Traditional Medicine Without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico”) through UNM, so he or she can learn how to keep the “evil eye” away from his or her child? Driving away evil is more rightly considered a religious, spiritual concern, not a medical concern. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:42:18 -0700)

PMC opens clinic inside Walmart
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A new alternative in healthcare services — or at least their location — is being explored in Pike County as the Pikeville Medical Center opened its first Walmart clinic location la... (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 04:15:07 -0700)

Author Simon Singh Puts Up a Fight in the War on Science
Wired speaks to author Simon Singh, who has become a hero to those challenging the pseudoscience surrounding everything from global warming to evolution. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 04:18:59 -0700)

Pfizer, Bayer Studies Show Clot Drugs Are as Safe as Standard Treatment
Pfizer Inc. and Bayer AG revealed study results today that may give their medicines a foothold in a $10-billion-a-year market to prevent clots that cause strokes and deadly lung damage. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 05:53:58 -0700)

Pfizer, Bayer set sights on blood-thinner med
Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH may be the first drugmaker to win U.S. approval of a revolutionary alternative for preventing strokes. It likely won’t be the last. Pfizer, the world’s biggest drugmaker, and Bayer AG will present data at a... (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 06:09:58 -0700)

FDA looks to curb abuse of cough medicine
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants... (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:42:07 -0700)

Feds Weigh New Rules on Cough Medicine
To Combat Abuse, FDA Eyeing Over-the-Counter Restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil, and Similar Drugs. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:00:02 -0700)

FDA looks to curb abuse of cough medicine
Federal health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse that send thousands of people to the hospital each year. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:35:38 -0700)

FDA aims to curb abuse of cough medicine
US health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse that send thousands to hospital. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:29:47 -0700)

FDA aims to curb abuse of cough medicine
US health regulators are weighing restrictions on cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:26:55 -0700)

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