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Alternative Medicine News Feb 2011

MedShape Applauds FDA Action Against Illegal Homeopathic HCG Weight Loss Products
MedShape Weight Loss Clinic, a national leader in safe and effective weight loss, announced its strong endorsement of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statement released on Jan. 24, 2011 calling for the immediate cease of the marketing and sale of "Homeopathic HCG" formulations. "This clear, decisive act should reduce confusion and fraud for consumers searching for rapid weight loss," said ... (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 04:41:36 -0800)

More Americans Turn To Lower-Cost Alternative Meds, Especially Whites
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies experienced a significant growth in the United States in the last decade, and a new analysis finds that CAM use becomes more likely when access to conventional care has been restricted. "In both 2002 and 2007, having unmet needs in medical care, or delayed care due to cost, was associated with a higher chance of CAM use," said ... (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 05:26:03 -0800)

Nutra Pharma Announces Publication of a Review Article on Cobra Venom and Its Use as an Analgesic
CORAL SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwire - 02/01/11) - Nutra Pharma Corporation (OTC.BB: NPHC - News ), a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) and Pain, announced today that the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine has published a Review Article on the use of cobra venom as a ... (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 06:00:00 -0800)

More white Americans turn to lower-cost alternative meds
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies experienced a significant growth in the United States in the last decade, and a new analysis finds that CAM use becomes more likely when access to conventional care has been restricted. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:21:45 -0800)

More seek alternative medicine therapies
An increasing number of Americans are using alternative medicine, with the biggest increase occurring amongst whites, a new study shows. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:13:54 -0800)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Rise
An increasing number of Americans are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including those who have trouble meeting the cost of conventional care, a study shows. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:32:15 -0800)

Research and Markets: Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition Has Been Thoroughly Revised ...
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition" book to their offering. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:44:00 -0800)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Rise
Title: Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Rise Category: Health News Created: 2/2/2011 11:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/2/2011 (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:25:47 -0800)

Government for alternative medicines like unani
Aligarh, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian government is making efforts to integrate alternative systems of medicine like unani into the national health care structure, Minister of State for Health S. Gandhiselvan has said. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:33:03 -0800)

Government for alternative medicines like unani
The Indian government is making efforts to integrate alternative systems of medicine like unani into the national health care structure, Minister of State for Health S. Gandhiselvan has said. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 01:05:46 -0800)

Healthtalk: Alternative Medicine
A new study from the University of Texas shows more people are seeking complementary and alternative forms of medicine. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:55:09 -0800)

The Art of Healing
It is an alternative medicine that may have been used as far back as the Stone Age, and its healing powers continue to astonish the scientific community today. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:15:34 -0800)

Hundreds of Homeopathic practitioners join state-wide strike
Beed, Feb 3 : Hundreds of doctors and students of Homeopathy joined their peers in a state-wide bandh called by Maharashtra State Federation of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges and Association of Homeopathic Practitioners, by marching to the collector's office here in support of their demand to allow them to practice alternative medicine in the state. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 21:24:08 -0800)

People Warned Over Adulterated Herbal Weight Loss Pill, UK
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is advising people not to use the herbal weight loss product 'Herbal Flos Lonicerae (Herbal Xenicol) Natural Weight Loss Formula' due to concerns over possible side effects. The product is believed to be widely available over the internet as well as in some traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) outlets in the UK. Anyone currently using ... (Fri, 04 Feb 2011 04:20:17 -0800)

Wrestler's injury pits traditional vs. alternative medicine
Lying stock-still in a bed Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, his neck and chin gripped in a rigid plastic collar, 16-year-old Mazeratti Mitchell could barely move his jaw. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:26:43 -0800)

Medical Notes
Alternative Medicine Practitioner at 2504 Raeford Road is now a provider for ZRT labs. The latest testing gives accurate diagnostic measurements for thyroid function through testing for iodine deficiency. Practitioner Juli Field announced the testing. (Sun, 06 Feb 2011 21:12:23 -0800)

Larkspur says “no” to medical marijuana
Residents of the town of Larkspur had their say on the medical marijuana issue and voted to ban the commercial medical marijuana industry in town limits. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 06:45:58 -0800)

Homeopathic Medicine Overdosers Survive Unscathed
Magician and professional skeptic James Randi is challenging purveyors of homeopathic remedies to prove they work. And hundreds of people around the world took overdoses of the treatments to show they are inactive. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:18:19 -0800)

Homeopathic Medicine Overdosers Survive Unscathed
Magician and professional skeptic James Randi is challenging purveyors of homeopathic remedies to prove they work. And hundreds of people around the world took overdoses of the treatments to show they are inactive. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:23:11 -0800)

Judge says parents can't treat injured wrestler at home
A judge on Monday refused to let the parents of a hospitalized Chichester High School wrestler treat his spinal injuries at home with alternative medicine but left unresolved the battle between his family and doctors over his care. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:34:58 -0800)

Homeopathic Medicine Overdosers Survive Unscathed
Magician and professional skeptic James Randi is challenging purveyors of homeopathic remedies to prove they work. And hundreds of people around the world took overdoses of the treatments to show they are inactive. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 08:53:17 -0800)

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD: Depression Treatment: Treating Depression the Old-Fashioned Way
The question for a person with depression, then, is what are you willing to do to feel better, to be able to feel energy and hope again in your life? (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:54:56 -0800)

Homeopathy and other quackery at London's Science Museum
The Science Museum's poorly thought-out presentation of alternative medicine legitimizes quackery, patronizes the developing world and is attracting the ire of an increasing number of science communications. Guest post by Marianne Baker and Alex Davenport. Guest Post. Marianne Baker is a biomedical sciences PhD student who blogs at http://noodlemaz.wordpress.com . Alex ... (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:45:54 -0800)

Dietician & Alternative Medicine Doctor in Tempe, AZ, Now Offering Discounts on D-Aspartic Acid & Other Nutritional ...
Human Health Specialists in Tempe, Arizona, is offering an introductory discount on their newly launched D-Aspartic Acid nutritional supplement. The alternative medicine and nutritionist practice in Arizona is also offering competitive prices on many other supplements and vitamins. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:00:00 -0800)

People Warned Over Adulterated Herbal Weight Loss Pill - Test Results Reveal Twice The Prescribed Dose Of Banned ...
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) continues to warn people about the herbal weight loss product 'Herbal Flos Lonicerae (Herbal Xenicol) Natural Weight Loss Formula' after test results have now revealed it contained more than twice the prescribed dose of a banned powerful pharmaceutical ingredient, sibutramine... (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:34:21 -0800)

Salamat Dok: Naturopathy - The healing power of nature
We’re in the digital age and scientists never cease to amaze us with the latest medical breakthroughs. Yet, with the technological advancement and wide use of conventional or western medicine, people still seek alternative healing options. That’s why many still queue at alternative healing centers, in spite of the fact that some of them can afford consulting with private doctors. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:41:56 -0800)

Bad medicine: Hundreds receive false positive result for syphilis test
Hundreds of people may have been told they tested positive for syphilis when they didn't actually have the disease, health officials say. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:40:00 -0800)

Alternative Way to Treat Childhood Asthma?
Using inhaled steroids as a rescue medicine along with albuterol may help some children with mild persistent asthma avoid daily inhaled steroid therapy and one of its potential side effects, namely growth restriction. (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:57:13 -0800)

New Explorations of an Old Medicine
I was in the oldest bookstore in Istanbul, when a green book about Ayurvedic medicine with a stale sort of cover and tattered pages captured my attention. (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:02:38 -0800)

Statutory Regulation Best to Safeguard the Public
LONDON, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK), ATCM, welcomes today´s Health Department announcement on statutory regulation of herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners by … (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:57:13 -0800)

Diabetes medicine to be withdrawn
A diabetes medicine is to be withdrawn from the New Zealand market after concerns about its unwanted effects on the heart. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:57:37 -0800)

Alternative Way to Treat Childhood Asthma?
Title: Alternative Way to Treat Childhood Asthma? Category: Health News Created: 2/16/2011 11:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/16/2011 (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:16:08 -0800)

Integrative Medicine: Help for asthma
Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs that affects about 34 million Americans. The number of people with asthma has increased significantly over the past three decades, and by 2025 this number is expected to grow by more than 100 million. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:00:03 -0800)

Vitamin E May Increase Or Decrease The Risk Of Pneumonia Depending On Smoking And Exercise
Depending on the level of smoking and leisure time exercise, vitamin E supplementation may decrease or increase, or may have no effect, on the risk of pneumonia, according to a study published in Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Harri Hemila and Professor Jaakko Kaprio, of the University of Helsinki, Finland, studied the effect of vitamin E on the risk of pneumonia in the large randomized trial (Alpha ... (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:30:08 -0800)

Biofeedback Sees Boom In Mainstream Medicine
Biofeedback is now being used to treat everything from migraines to asthma to incontinence. Does it work? (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:20:06 -0800)

UC Davis Research Study Indicates That Cyanotech's Spirulina Pacifica(R) May Counter Anemia And Declining Immune ...
Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), world leader in microalgae-based health and nutrition supplements, announced that researchers at the University of California at Davis have determined that microalgae-based Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® may improve immune function and ameliorate anemia in persons over 50. Results of the UC Davis study will be published in the March edition of ... (Sun, 20 Feb 2011 03:12:58 -0800)

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Warning over toxic traditional medicine
An Australian man was found to have eight times the safe level of lead in his body after he took a traditional Indian remedy for back pain. (Sun, 20 Feb 2011 21:56:48 -0800)

Warning over Ayurvedic medicine
A warning has been issued over the use of "Ayurvedic" traditional medicines, after an Australian man was found to have more than eight times the safe level of lead in his body. (Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:06:36 -0800)

Herbal medicine: the art of regulating without regulating
Over ten years of alternative medicine policy, successive governments have perfected the mystical art of "regulating without regulating." Andrew Lansley's fix to let herbal medicine off the regulatory hook highlights the implications of NHS reform for alternative medicine. "What's your style?" "My style? You can call it the art of fighting... without fighting." "The art of fighting without ... (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:11:09 -0800)

Can alternative treatments help Alzheimer's or MS? Join this Web chat Tuesday to get answers
Alzheimer's, MS and Parkinson's are devastating diseases with no known cures. Some patients turn to alternative medicine hoping for pain relief and maybe even a cure. This expert can explain whether alternatives are worth a try or a waste of money. (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:49:27 -0800)

Alternative Healing in Miami By Master Tony Lopez Rubin
Brand new website from Master Tony Lopez Rubin is here to help Miami locals with alternative healing methods. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 03:00:00 -0800)

Barrita: Brain drain
AN OFFICIAL of an international rural health non-government group has confirmed the brain drain of health workers is felt everywhere, even in South Africa, due to large-scale migration. Don’t be surprised if people are now looking towards alternative medicine. Expect a boom in the multi-billion-peso “cure-all” herbal medicine industry, with the disclaimer, “No approved therapeutic effect ... (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:58:33 -0800)

Alternative medicines can help, harm kids
A growing number of parents are treating their kids' colds or chronic illnesses with herbs, vitamins, acupuncture and other complementary approaches that are touted as "natural" and therefore less likely to have side effects. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:48:12 -0800)

Energy Medicine Course Added to HealthForumOnline’s Continuing Education (CE) Resource Library for Health Providers
HealthForumOnline (HFO), a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education (CE) courses for mental health professionals, nurses and allied healthcare workers, announces a new CE/CEU course entitled Energy Psychology: Progression or Retrogression in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders. The NIH ranks energy medicine in the top 5 areas of complementary and alternative ... (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:08:35 -0800)

Healthcare professionals need evidence-based education, guidance about CAM use in maternity care
Complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly popular in maternity care, but healthcare professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 03:38:52 -0800)

Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed To Reduce Cancer Risk
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought. The findings are published February 21 in the journal ... (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:19:24 -0800)

Energy Medicine Course Added to HealthForumOnline’s Continuing Education (CE) Resource Library for Health Providers
HealthForumOnline (HFO), a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education (CE) courses for mental health professionals, nurses and allied healthcare workers, announces a new CE/CEU course entitled Energy Psychology: (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:00:00 -0800)

Book Review: Tabloid Medicine: How The Internet Is Being Used To Hijack Medical Science For Fear And Profit
In his new book, Tabloid Medicine: How The Internet Is Being Used To Hijack Medical Science For Fear And Profit , Robert Goldberg, Ph.D. explains why the Internet is a double-edged sword when it comes to health information. On the one hand, the Web can empower people with quality medical information that can help them make informed decisions. On the other hand, the Web is an unfiltered breeding ... (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:08:53 -0800)

Review highlights need for more education and guidance on CAM use in midwifery
( Wiley-Blackwell ) Complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly popular in maternity care, but health care professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use. University-based members of the Network of Researchers in the Public Health of Complementary and Alternative Medicine reviewed 19 studies covering the views of more than 3,000 maternity professionals ... (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:28:48 -0800)

Review highlights need for more education and guidance on complementary and alternative medicine use in midwifery
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care, but healthcare professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use, according to a new review. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:30:39 -0800)

Review highlights need for more education and guidance on CAM use in midwifery
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care, but healthcare professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:40:25 -0800)

Doctors caution public against alternative meds
Despite the growing concern among medical practitioners on the popularity of alternative medicine, an international group of family doctors on the other hand said it has not affected the professional medical industry. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:10:27 -0800)

Video: A Dose of Controversy
Suzanne Somers, entertainer and million dollar pitchwoman, says she's found her calling as a champion of alternative medicine. Her recent book "Knockout" claims that doctors are curing cancer using alternative therapies. Who are these doctors, and is there any real science behind their claims? (Dateline NBC) (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:37:10 -0800)

Energy Medicine Course Added to HealthForumOnline’s Continuing Education (CE) Resource Library for Health Providers
HealthForumOnline (HFO), a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education (CE) courses for mental health professionals, nurses and allied healthcare workers, announces a new CE/CEU course entitled Energy Psychology: Progression or Retrogression in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders. The NIH ranks energy medicine in the top 5 areas of complementary and alternative ... (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:19:10 -0800)

Review Highlights Need For More Education And Guidance On Complementary And Alternative Medicine Use In Midwifery
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care, but healthcare professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. There is also need for greater respect and cooperation between conventional and alternative practitioners and improved communication with ... (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 06:17:45 -0800)

Taman Desa residents try alternative medicine
BY EXAMINING the shape of her spine, Chinese spine diagnosis physician Ramadan Wang Tian Hua was able to tell that 12-year-old Leong Onn Yee had back problems. (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:14:46 -0800)

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Allergies In Kids
A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University headed the study. Researchers looked at the serum vitamin D ... (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:03:00 -0800)

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Allergies In Kids
A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University headed the study. Researchers looked at the serum vitamin D ... (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:20:21 -0800)

Growing use of alternative medicine in pregnancy highlights need for more knowledge
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:41:10 -0800)

Practitioners of traditional medicine more open to ‘complementary’ treatments
he path to well-being doesn’t always include prescription medications. (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 02:53:04 -0800)

With alternative medicine, it’s buyer beware
A bracelet that improves your balance and energy, a berry that rids your body of toxins while helping you lose weight, an algae pill that prevents cancer and heart disease, and juice that lowers cholesterol. (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 02:53:46 -0800)

Growing Use Of Alternative Medicine In Pregnancy Highlights Need For More Knowledge, Australia
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care. However, healthcare professionals need evidence-based information about its use, according to The University of Queensland's Dr Jon Adams, lead author of a review published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. Associate Professor Adams is also Executive Director of the Network of Researchers in the ... (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 04:34:34 -0800)

Growing use of alternative medicine in pregnancy highlights need for more knowledge
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:27:10 -0800)

Alternative medicine fair is March 12
After 25 years in corporate America, Lori Ives-Godwin left her job five years ago. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:34:31 -0800)

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