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Alternative Medicine News Dec 2010

New study evaluates use and safety of complementary medicine for children's asthma
Approximately 13 percent of parents turn to alternative therapies to treat their children's asthma, according to a new study from the Universit- de Montr-al. The findings, published recently in the Canadian Respiratory Journal, suggest that this trend is associated with a two-fold higher rate of poor asthma control in children. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:59:55 -0800)

Alternative Therapies May Leave Asthmatics Gasping
Approximately 13 percent of parents turn to alternative therapies to treat their children's asthma, according to a new study from the Université de Montréal. The findings, published recently in the Canadian Respiratory Journal, suggest that this trend is associated with a two-fold higher rate of poor asthma control in children. "Previous studies have shown that close to 60 percent of parents ... (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:40:43 -0800)

Most have used alternative medicine to enhance health or treat illness
KUALA LUMPUR: Traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) is fast gaining popularity alongside modern medicine. (Sat, 04 Dec 2010 15:32:35 -0800)

Fewer guessing games for lung cancer patients
A study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine identified positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA, which uses localized thermal energy to kill cancer cells, is increasingly used as an alternative treatment for ... (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:33:55 -0800)

Color test predicts response to hypnotherapy
When people with irritable bowel syndrome were asked to relate their mood to a color, those choosing a positive color were nine times more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than those who chose a negative color or no color at all. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggest that these findings could be used to predict responders to treatment. (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:28:29 -0800)

Who will guard the herbalists?
Tory MP David Tredinnick is known for his strong views on alternative medicine. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:11:09 -0800)

Naperville practitioner offers holistic option
In a world where popping a pill to feel better seems the norm, some physicians want to treat the cause of a malady versus the symptom. Dr. Reda Karaliukas is one of them. She recently has moved her practice to Naperville from Darien, hoping to introduce holistic/alternative medicine to those … (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:35:40 -0800)

In IBS, A Patient's Response To Hypnotherapy Can Be Predicted By Color Test
When people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) were asked to relate their mood to a color, those choosing a positive color were nine times more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than those who chose a negative color or no color at all. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggest that these findings could be used to predict responders to ... (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 04:46:09 -0800)

Exploring Alternative Therapies at the 18th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Biomedical Technologies
The Skilling Institute is being featured at the 18th annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Biomedical Technologies hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) December 9th-11th and being held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Skilling Institute is the world leader in the progressive field of Electro-medicine with a 50 year history of ... (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:22:04 -0800)

Exploring Alternative Therapies at the 18th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Biomedical Technologies
The Skilling Institute is being featured at the 18th annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Biomedical Technologies hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) December 9th-11th and being held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Skilling Institute is the world leader in the progressive field of Electro-medicine with a 50 year history of ... (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 06:00:00 -0800)

A prayer for health
In nearly every faith, for thousands of years, congregations have regularly gathered to pray for the sick. In the United States, prayer is the most frequently used form of alternative medicine. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:09:15 -0800)

Physician finds niche dispensing marijuana
The Hallowell osteopath, an advocate of alternative medicine, has patients flocking to his door. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:18:18 -0800)

Doctor says focus on health, not illness
It's not often you hear a doctor call for revolution. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:48:40 -0800)

Many Brain Tumor Patients Use Homeopathy, Alternative Treatments
Many people with incurable brain tumors use alternative therapies, such as taking vitamins and homeopathy, in addition to their conventional treatments, according to a study published in the December 14, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. About 40 percent of brain tumor patients in the study used alternative therapies including homeopathic ... (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:25:56 -0800)

Could Acupuncture Be Used to Treat 'Lazy Eye?'
Sticking acupuncture needles into points on the body classically associated with vision in Chinese medicine could prove to be an alternative to bothersome patches or drops for older children with a "lazy eye," suggests new research (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:58:28 -0800)

Brain Tumor Patients Commonly Use Homeopathy And Other Alternative Therapies
A considerable number of patients with brain tumors use alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, alongside their conventional treatments, researchers from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany reveal in the medical journal Neurology. The researchers discovered that approximately 40% of patients with incurable grade II to IV gliomas were found to use alternative therapies ... (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:39:46 -0800)

HSA Warns Against Taking "Jianbu Huqian Wan" - An Adulterated Product Found To Contain Undeclared Potent Western ...
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has detected an adulterated health product labelled "JianBu HuQian Wan", which was tested by HSA's Pharmaceutical Laboratory to contain two undeclared potent western medicinal ingredients, namely dexamethasone and chlorpheniramine, which are controlled under the Poisons Act. This product was reported to HSA's Vigilance Branch by a member of the public who ... (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:27:27 -0800)

Homemade Hydroponics/Alternative Medicine
Since opening a few months ago, Homemade Hydroponics/Alternative Medicines has been providing patients with a steady stream of quality strains at good prices, no membership necessary. They also advertise for clones, smoking accessories and medibles. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:04:13 -0800)

Doctor faces inquiry from medical board
Alternative-medicine doctor John Gambee of Junction City is facing allegations this week from state medical regulators that his treatment of patients was unprofessional, negligent and put their health at risk. Gambee’s doctor’s license was suspended by the Oregon Medical Board board in September pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing … (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 18:08:38 -0800)

Doctor faces inquiry from medical board
Alternative-medicine doctor John Gambee of Junction City is facing allegations this week from state medical regulators that his treatment of patients was unprofessional, negligent and put their health at risk. Gambee’s doctor’s license was suspended by the Oregon Medical Board board in September pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing … (Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:35:44 -0800)

Acupuncture used to treat 'lazy eye'
Sticking acupuncture needles into points on the body classically associated with vision in Chinese medicine could prove to be an alternative to bothersome patches or drops for older children with a lazy eye, suggests new research. (Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:16:10 -0800)

New pathway for medicine
THE setting up of the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine will provide opportunities for individuals who decide to opt for medicine after they have completed a different undergraduate degree or pathway. (Sat, 18 Dec 2010 15:02:15 -0800)

Getting healthy, the natural way
share: digg facebook twitter Alternative medicine might not be everyone's cup of tea, but studies show more Americans are trying certain mind-body therapies, as traditional health care becomes increasingly costly and the argument over mandated health insurance rages on. [...] the federal government finances the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which studies "a ... (Sat, 18 Dec 2010 20:29:35 -0800)

Exome Sequencing Provides New Approach to Diagnosis of Rare Genetic Disorders
A genetic testing approach called exome sequencing--which provides a clinically practical alternative to whole-genome sequencing--led to correct diagnosis and life-saving treatment in a child with a previously unknown genetic disease, reports an upcoming paper in Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). (Mon, 20 Dec 2010 05:33:07 -0800)

Alternative to PSA test sought in genes
Scientists have taken a first step toward improving those problematic PSA tests for prostate cancer, by mixing in some genetic information that might help tell which men really need a biopsy. (Mon, 20 Dec 2010 05:44:49 -0800)

Integrative medicine: Go 'om' for the holidays
Studies show benefits of yoga. (Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:38:25 -0800)

Is government support for science an empty slogan?
Lord Taverne questions why the government supports universities that offer degree courses in alternative medicines. (Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:11:08 -0800)

Echinacea No Big Impact On Common Cold
Although popular as an over-the-counter herbal treatment for the common cold, researchers say echinacea has no big impact and only reduces duration of symptoms by half a day at the most. Lead researcher Dr Bruce Barrett, an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and colleagues, published their ... (Tue, 21 Dec 2010 05:29:16 -0800)

Alternative medicine can harm and kill, experts say
Alternative remedies can be dangerous for children and could even kill, experts warn. (Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:12:13 -0800)

Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children
Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children and can even prove fatal, if substituted for conventional medicine, indicates an audit of kids' CAM treatment published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:28:45 -0800)

Alternative medicine could be deadly for kids
Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a study has found. (Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:11:43 -0800)

Researchers warn of alternative medicines for kids
London— Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, according to a new analysis. (Wed, 22 Dec 2010 23:58:06 -0800)

Alternative remedies 'dangerous'
Alternative remedies can be dangerous for children and even prove fatal if taken instead of conventional drugs, according to a new study carried out in Australia (Wed, 22 Dec 2010 23:59:45 -0800)

Alternative remedies can harm children
Alternative remedies can be dangerous for children and could even lead to death according to experts. (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:51:06 -0800)

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids
Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says. (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:22:20 -0800)

Placebos Work - Even Without Deception
For most of us, the "placebo effect" is synonymous with the power of positive thinking; it works because you believe you're taking a real drug. But a new study rattles this assumption. Researchers at Harvard Medical School's Osher Research Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that placebos work even when administered without the seemingly requisite deception. The ... (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:27:55 -0800)

Alternative Medicines Sometimes Dangerous for Kids
Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 04:59:37 -0800)

Caution urged for alternative meds in kids
Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new study says. (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:43:54 -0800)

Is Alternative Medicine Risky for Kids?
New research suggests that many complementary and alternative remedies can have significant -- even fatal -- side effects in children. (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:14:22 -0800)

Complementary Medicines Can Be Dangerous For Children
Adverse events associated with the use of complementary and alternative medicine in children Complementary medicines (CAM) can be dangerous for children and can even prove fatal, if substituted for conventional medicine, indicates an audit of kids' CAM treatment published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. But parents often misguidedly think CAM treatments are better for their ... (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:19:00 -0800)

Alternative remedies seen as risk to young
MELBOURNE, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Alternative remedies can have dangerous, and perhaps fatal, side effects, especially for vulnerable groups like children, Australian health experts say. (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:48:20 -0800)

Complementary Medicines Only Can Prove Fatal In Children
In modern parenthood, administered complementary medicines (CAM) can be dangerous for children, and can even prove fatal if entirely substituted for conventional medicine as the only alternative. Major CAM systems have many common characteristics, including a focus on individualizing treatments, treating the whole person, promoting self-care and self-healing, and recognizing the spiritual nature ... (Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:18:27 -0800)

Alternative remedies can be fatal for children
London, Dec 24 : Using alternative remedies for children can be fatal, experts have warned. (Fri, 24 Dec 2010 02:39:24 -0800)

Alternative medicine may harm kids
Prescribing alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children can cause deadly side effects in certain cases. (Sat, 25 Dec 2010 08:31:19 -0800)

Medical marijuana collective opens Federal Way branch
Green Piece Alternative Medicine and Education (GAME) Collective may be Federal Way's first storefront medical marijuana dispensary. (Sun, 26 Dec 2010 01:09:32 -0800)

Experts advocate Ayurveda at botanical convention
Kolkata, Dec 26 : Global experts from the world of mainstream and alternative medicine on Sunday said the rich repository of Indian knowledge of herbs and plants with medicinal values should be optimized for cost effective treatments and the country should shun its lethargy on patenting its Ayurvedic resources. (Sun, 26 Dec 2010 10:27:44 -0800)

Medical marijuana collective opens Federal Way branch; owner welcomes state taxation
Green Piece Alternative Medicine and Education (GAME) Collective may be Federal Way's first storefront medical marijuana dispensary. (Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:03:38 -0800)

Reiki: Alternative Medicine in Traverse City
Reiki is becoming popular in the areas of both traditional and non-traditional medicines. (Mon, 27 Dec 2010 17:32:32 -0800)

Is Alternative Medicine Risky for Kids?
Title: Is Alternative Medicine Risky for Kids? Category: Health News Created: 12/24/2010 11:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 12/27/2010 (Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:26:03 -0800)

Watchdog crackdown on alternative medicines
NINE out of 10 alternative medicine products checked by the therapeutics watchdog have been found to breach regulations, fuelling calls for tougher controls of the $4 billion-a-year industry. (Tue, 28 Dec 2010 05:11:32 -0800)

Watchdog crackdown on alternative medicines
NINE out of 10 alternative medicine products checked by the therapeutics watchdog have been found to breach regulations, fuelling calls for tougher controls of the $4 billion-a-year industry. (Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:12:25 -0800)

Watchdog crackdown on alternative medicines
Nine out of 10 alternative medicine products checked by the therapeutics watchdog have been found to breach regulations, fuelling calls for tougher controls of the $4 billion-a-year industry. (Tue, 28 Dec 2010 16:55:38 -0800)

Watchdog crackdown on alternative medicines
Nine out of 10 alternative medicine products checked by the therapeutics watchdog have been found to breach regulations, fuelling calls for tougher controls of the $4 billion-a-year industry. (Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:11:50 -0800)

Crackdown on alternative medicines
Nine out of 10 alternative medicine products checked by the Australian therapeutics watchdog have been found to breach regulations, fuelling calls for tougher controls of the $4 billion-a-year ($NZ5.3 billion) industry. (Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:04:53 -0800)

The bitter pill of non-medicine
AUSTRALIANS spend $4 billion a year on so-called alternative medicines, hoping against the odds that a largely unregulated industry will deliver cures and health benefits denied them by medical professionals. Many of these customers expect the non-prescription ''therapies'' had the tick of scientific verification somewhere along the path to health food stores and pharmacy shelves. Surely ... (Thu, 30 Dec 2010 08:37:35 -0800)

Saudi Expert: Need for awareness campaigns on eating habits
RIYADH: Metabolic disorder is the most common health problem in the Kingdom, said Nafa Al-Tambukty, an apothecary expert. (Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:35:40 -0800)

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