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Alternative Medicine News Oct 2010

Penn Medicine News: Unintended Consequences Using Computerized Drug Ordering Systems by Physicians, According to Penn ...
Like any software, explains Strom, CPOEs are not perfect; they have bugs in the system, and they can be awkward. Their goal is to help physicians avoid dangerous dosing mistakes and drug interactions. (Fri, 01 Oct 2010 08:28:43 -0700)

Boston Medical Center receives 2 grants for integrative medicine research
( Boston University Medical Center ) Two Boston Medical Center researchers have each been awarded grants from the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to study the effectiveness of integrative medicine in underserved patients. (Fri, 01 Oct 2010 09:46:28 -0700)

Alternative ways to treat mind, body (Sat, 02 Oct 2010 23:47:23 -0700)

Alternative treatments for mind and body
Breast surgeon Dr. Beth DuPree routinely recommends surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and Reiki, better known as energy healing, to her breast cancer patients. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 01:11:20 -0700)

BMC researchers receive grants to study integrative medicine effectiveness
Two Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers have each been awarded grants from the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) to study the effectiveness of integrative medicine in underserved patients. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 21:17:28 -0700)

Boston Medical Center Receives 2 Grants For Integrative Medicine Research
Two Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers have each been awarded grants from the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) to study the effectiveness of integrative medicine in underserved patients. Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, attending physician in the department of family medicine, has been awarded a 5-year K07 training grant to investigate the use of Herbs and non ... (Mon, 04 Oct 2010 06:23:53 -0700)

WATCH: How Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients
Pilot study shows that acupuncture alleviates lymphoma symptoms. Health - Acupuncture - Lymphoma - Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - Alternative (Mon, 04 Oct 2010 09:35:19 -0700)

Alternative Therapies for Osteoarthritis: What's Really Effective?
Do alternative therapies for arthritis really work? WebMD examines several therapies and evaluates their effectiveness. (Mon, 04 Oct 2010 09:52:41 -0700)

Homeopathy: cure or placebo?
Homeopathy recently came under the spotlight after Science Council of Japan President Ichiro Kanazawa urged medical workers to refrain from using the more than 200-year-old form of alternative medicine, calling it "ignorance of science" and "absurd." Kanazawa's Aug. 24 comments were a response to last year's death of an infant girl in Yamaguchi Prefecture who died of a vitamin K deficiency when ... (Mon, 04 Oct 2010 14:04:30 -0700)

Alternative medicine programmes in the offing
THE Allianze College of Medical Sciences (ACMS) in Kepala Batas, Penang, plans to introduce 15 new programmes, including alternative medicine by April next year. (Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:17:20 -0700)

Second student gets tuition refund from alternative college
Another student has had her tuition refunded after attending a Burnaby alternative medicine college that offered students questionable licenses. (Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:33:17 -0700)

Nature's Sights And Sounds - But Not Cityscapes And Noise - Ease Spinal Pain During Bone Marrow Extractions
As the song says, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and now researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that the sights and sounds of chirping birds, ribbiting frogs and water trickling downstream can ease the substantial pain of bone marrow extraction in one of five people who must endure it... (Wed, 06 Oct 2010 03:27:22 -0700)

Vitamin D Deficiency Rampant In Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery, Damaging Patient Recovery
Almost 50 percent of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have vitamin D deficiency that should be corrected before surgery to improve patient outcomes, based on a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Vitamin D is essential for bone healing and muscle function and is critical for a patient's recovery. The study appears in the October issue of The Journal ... (Thu, 07 Oct 2010 03:42:22 -0700)

Alternative Biomedical Treatments for Autism: How Good Is the Evidence?
Parents who research treatments for autism are confronted with a bewildering array of options, almost all of which have never been tested for safety and effectiveness. Organizations like The Cochrane Collaboration , which reviews the quality of evidence for medical treatments, are putting more effort into evaluating popular alternative treatments. So far, the most comprehensive review of ... (Thu, 07 Oct 2010 06:10:20 -0700)

Alternative and complementary therapies abound for breast cancer patients
ASHEVILLE — Rachel Frezza wants people to know about the power of plants. (Thu, 07 Oct 2010 10:30:06 -0700)

Integrative medicine combines regular medical practices with alternative therapies
Studies show that use of complementary and alternative medicine is increasing, with about 38 percent of Americans having tried it, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. (Fri, 08 Oct 2010 02:33:59 -0700)

FDA: Potentially Harmful Stimulant Found In Slimming Beauty Capsules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers who have Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules not to use the product. FDA warns that Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules contain the active pharmaceutical ingredient sibutramine, a prescription-only drug which is a stimulant. Sibutramine is not listed on the product label and could harm consumers, especially those ... (Sun, 10 Oct 2010 03:27:42 -0700)

National Botanical Research Center Established By MU
Americans spend $25 billion a year on dietary supplement products such as herbs and other botanicals. While the Nutrition Business Journal forecasts that sales of botanical dietary supplements will increase by about 19 percent over the next five years, scientists still don't know the precise properties that make certain plants helpful or harmful to humans. Now, with a new $7.5 million grant from ... (Mon, 11 Oct 2010 04:28:08 -0700)

National Chiropractic Health Month Puts Emphasis On Obesity Prevention
Since 2004, October marks National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), a nationwide campaign sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), which recognizes chiropractic professionals as preventive care providers with expertise in optimizing health. This year's theme, "Why Weight? Get Healthy," highlights doctor-of-chiropractic approved prevention and treatment options for patients ... (Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:13:52 -0700)

Homoeopath couple challenge conviction for girl's death
A couple who were found guilty of manslaughter after their baby died when she was treated with alternative medicine, have launched an appeal against their conviction. (Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:11:12 -0700)

THQ Picks Up Game Rights For Games Based On Deepak Chopra's Teachings
THQ announced today it has obtained the exclusive rights to make video games based on the teachings of spirituality expert and alternative medicine proponent Dr. Deepak Chopra. While the agreement reportedly covers all major video game consoles, portable systems, wireless devices and "online gaming portals," specific release plans and game play details were not included in the announcement. "We ... (Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:20:56 -0700)

Alternative medicine a growing field
Ask Aviad Haramati which alternative medicines work and why, and he'll give you an honest answer: He doesn't know. (Wed, 13 Oct 2010 03:38:18 -0700)

In search of a good Ayurveda clinic
by Ayurvedic-Medicine In search of a good Ayurveda clinic One of today’s most popular alternative treatments is known as Ayurveda, which originated in India and if you happen to be one wanting to try it out, you may start your journey in search of a good Ayurveda clinic. Ayurveda is a system of alternative medicine [...] (Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:47:57 -0700)

Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that alternative drug regimens in poor countries could help HIV-infected mothers and their infants more effectively fight off the virus that causes AIDS. (Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:02:35 -0700)

Aurora honors pioneers in Hispanic healthcare
AURORA - The professional lives of two physicians, a medical technician, pharmacist and alternative medicine practitioner have helped to weave the fabric of Aurora's Hispanic heritage. "It's been an interesting journey," said Dr. Jose Trevino, whose family immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was a young boy … (Thu, 14 Oct 2010 05:50:39 -0700)

Government Takes Action Against Montana Drug Manufacturer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Toby McAdam and Greta Armstrong, doing business as Risingsun Health and The Center for Complimentary and Alternative Health of Livingston, Montana, have signed a consent decree that prohibits them from manufacturing and selling unapproved new drugs and adulterated or misbranded dietary supplements in violation of the law. Prior to entry of the ... (Thu, 14 Oct 2010 06:26:53 -0700)

Yoga Alleviates Pain And Improves Function In Fibromyalgia Patients
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating condition affecting 11-15 million individuals in the US alone. FM carries an annual direct cost for care of more than $20 billion and drug therapies are generally only 30% effective in relieving symptoms and 20% effective in improving function. Standard care currently includes medications accompanied by exercise and coping skills approaches... (Fri, 15 Oct 2010 03:26:23 -0700)

Alternative medicine: Chile's holistic approach to health care
Medicine men with drums are practicing alongside physicians in lab coats. read more (Fri, 15 Oct 2010 03:32:41 -0700)

Penn Medicine News: Shifting Forms: Penn Study Shows How Variations of Same Protein Affect Immune Response
PHILADELPHIA – How a T cell decides to make protein X, Y, or Z can have profound effects for fighting foreign invaders or staving off dire autoimmune reactions. (Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:44:33 -0700)

Integrative Medicine: Handling and preventing migraines
I have a lifelong history of migraines and am starting to get them about four times a month instead of once a month or so. (Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:24:16 -0700)

Bulgaria Govt Urged to Crack Down on Miracle Healers
Bulgaria's alternative medicine practitioners have threatened to approach the European Commission if the government delays plans to distinguish charlatanism from therapy and translate them into a law. (Sun, 17 Oct 2010 02:10:56 -0700)

Yoga May Alleviate Fibromyalgia
A small study completed in the US suggests that yoga may help alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes widespread pain; the participants also showed improvements in coping and other functions. The researchers urged that further studies now be done to evaluate yoga as a suitable treatment to accompany medication, for which robust evidence already exists. You can read about ... (Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:11:13 -0700)

Multi-specialty pain clinic to open in Canton Township
Jay Greene - A new pain relief clinic that features traditional medicine care and alternative medicine is opening in Canton Township on Oct. 27. Prizm Pain Specialists , 6200 N. Haggerty Road, is owned by physicians Jeffrey Rosenberg, M.D., board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pain medicine, and Jeffrey Kimpson, M.D., board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine ... (Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:21:33 -0700)

Official opening ceremony of An Asia Paciific Regional Event of 4th World Ayurveda Congress by Malaysia Nature Society ...
THE disease is in an advanced and progressive stage. Hope is fading fast. (Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:15:42 -0700)

Vitamin D Deficiency Puts IBD Patients At Greater Risk Of Osteoporosis
Vitamin D deficiency puts patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at greater risk of osteoporosis, osteopenia and an overall higher rate of abnormal bone density, according to the results of a new study unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas... (Tue, 19 Oct 2010 03:32:41 -0700)

Low-Carbohydrate Beverage Plus Protein Improves Endurance Performance
Compared to a standard carbohydrate supplement, a low-carbohydrate beverage with added protein leads to longer endurance times in cyclists, reports the October issue of the The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a ... (Tue, 19 Oct 2010 03:33:41 -0700)

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Lung Transplant Rejection
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a significant increase in lung transplant rejection, according to research conducted at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These data were presented Monday at The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2010 annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario. "Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among lung transplant recipients," said Pauline Camacho, MD, study ... (Tue, 19 Oct 2010 05:31:40 -0700)

University Of Queensland Takes Leading Role In Making Complementary Medicine Safer, Australia
A University of Queensland researcher will serve on Australia's first regulatory board for naturopaths and herbalists, which from next year will make seeing a complementary medicine practitioner a lot safer. The Board for the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH) is expected to begin operation in mid 2011... (Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:31:45 -0700)

Deepak Chopra Latest Addition to Delos Living's(TM) Advisory Board
World Renowned Mind-Body Healing Expert Joins Wellness Real Estate(TM) Pioneer's Power-Packed Team NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delos Living(TM), the pioneering developer of healthy-living real estate, is pleased to announce that alternative medicine authority and bestselling author Deepak Chopra, M.D. has agreed to serve on their advisory board. Dr. Chopra joins a distinguished ... (Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:15:27 -0700)

Alternative medicine centre set for closure
AN alternative medicine centre is to close, despite having a five-year waiting list. (Thu, 21 Oct 2010 01:56:14 -0700)

Alternative medicine centre set for closure
AN alternative medicine centre is to close, despite having a five-year waiting list. (Thu, 21 Oct 2010 02:10:32 -0700)

Cancer Patients Try Alternative Treatments
For women facing breast cancer, the diagnosis is just the first item on a long list of things you never want to hear. Radiation therapy can cause fatigue, hair loss, and even lung problems. Chemotherapy is notorious for sometimes severe side effects like nausea, extreme fatigue and neuropathy. (Fri, 22 Oct 2010 06:16:16 -0700)

Cancer Patients Try Alternative Treatments
In addition to common treatments, many cancer patients are also using alternative methods to help control their cancer and effects from medications. (Fri, 22 Oct 2010 06:17:14 -0700)

An herb by any other name
Whether you call it Holy Basil or the Queen of Herbs, as they do in India, tulsi leaves used in tea are renowned in ayurvedic medicine as an "elixir of life." Ayurvedic medicine is native to India and practiced in some other countries as a form of alternative medicine. Tulsi is mentioned (Fri, 22 Oct 2010 08:55:12 -0700)

What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
by Ayurvedic-Medicine What is Ayurvedic Medicine? Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. Ayurvedic medicine is an up and coming practice in the United States. In Western medicine it is regarded as a complementary or alternative medicine however, Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional medicine in Eastern cultures of the Indian [...] (Sat, 23 Oct 2010 08:18:49 -0700)

Tea: A Natural Healer
Come with the Medicine Hunter as he goes shopping for the best types of teas for your health Health: Alternative Medicine (Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:02:35 -0700)

Medicine and health practices
The St. Barnabas Health Ministry has scheduled a discussion on “Mind, Body, Spirit: Promoting Wellness,” complementary alternative medicine and integrative health practices, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4141... (Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:19:14 -0700)

A Dose Of Acupuncture For The City
A Portland artist gave the city a dose of alternative medicine by placing giant acupuncture needles at strategic points around town. (Mon, 25 Oct 2010 08:52:41 -0700)

Alternative Medicine and Healing Movie, The Living Matrix, Coming to Kitsap County on Oct. 30
Following world premiere in Londan and Los Angeles, THE LIVING MATRIX MOVIE, is coming to Kitsap County. Seems like everyone these days is taking supplements, seeking alternative medicine techniques, and exploring new pathways toward better lives and healthy living. The Living Matrix explores the science behind these life healing alternatives which are being explored by more and more people ... (Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:13:33 -0700)

'Natural' statins vary in quality, study finds
Red yeast rice supplements, sold as a "natural" alternative to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, vary widely in how much active ingredient they contain and some are contaminated, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. (Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:54:20 -0700)

Huffpo Adds Health Section, and Not All Are Pleased
The Huffington Post has added so many new verticals lately, I didn't bat an eye when they announced (Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:01:03 -0700)

Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Most women who serve as egg donors retain a positive take on their experience a year later, new research indicates. (Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:02:41 -0700)

Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study
Title: Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study Category: Health News Created: 10/27/2010 8:05:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2010 (Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:26:16 -0700)

Glucosamine Causes The Death Of Pancreatic Cells
High doses or prolonged use of glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells and could increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a team of researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Pharmacy. Details of this discovery were recently published on the website of the Journal of Endocrinology. In vitro tests conducted by Professor Frédéric Picard and his team revealed that ... (Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:47:10 -0700)

Herbal medicines: The safer alternative?
WHEN it comes to giving more value to your health nowadays, going natural seems to be an emerging global trend that has yet to gain ground in the Philippines. (Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:53:48 -0700)

Pardon Me, But Your Knee Is On Fire
An American in China learns firsthand about Chinese alternative medicine. (Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:17:56 -0700)

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