Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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Article Title
8/25/2004
Study to Test Gingko for Early Dementia

Researchers will focus on memory loss linked to Alzheimer's

7/26/2004
Health Tip: Natural Help for Arthritis Pain

For some, alternative remedies do the trick

7/16/2004
Drugs Found In Nature Stop Cancer Spread

Medicines from sea and tree keep cells from multiplying

7/16/2004
Health Tip: Acupuncture as a Cancer Treatment?

The American Cancer Society weighs in

7/14/2004
Blue Cohosh Linked to Newborn's Stroke

Mother drank herbal tea in hope of inducing labor

7/7/2004
Ginseng Dims Blood Thinner's Potency

Herb may undermine warfarin's anti-clotting action

7/6/2004
Soy Fails As HRT Substitute in Older Women

No benefit to bones, cognition or cholesterol in those over 60

6/29/2004
It's Official: Leeches Are Medical Applications

Bloodsuckers win FDA nod for treating skin grafts

6/8/2004
More Patients Using Medical Marijuana Than Thought

Canadian studies examine use among those with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis

5/27/2004
Americans Turning to Alternative Medicine

Government survey finds 36% use non-traditional therapies

5/27/2004
Salsa a Bacteria Stopper

Cilantro compound may protect against foodborne illness

5/25/2004
White Tea Kills More Germs Than Its Green Cousin

Study finds its immune powers not just an 'old wives' tale'

5/14/2004
Heart Patients Sought for Alternative Therapy

Researchers plan to try chelation treatment

4/30/2004
More Kids Are Using Alternative Meds

Trend could lead to dangerous side effects, interactions, researchers say

4/29/2004
Fertility Supplement Shows Promise

Study found a third of women having difficulty conceiving became pregnant

4/27/2004
Prayer Can Be Good Medicine

Study says many Americans use it to deal with health concerns

4/19/2004
Tea Looks a Promising Prostate Cancer Fighter

Resveratrol less so, new research finds

4/15/2004
Relief for Acid Reflux

Some non-medicinal suggestions

4/15/2004
Study Criticizes Quality of Some Cancer Web Sites

Sites focusing on alternative care can be biased, unreliable

4/8/2004
Green Tea Component Kills Leukemia Cells

Mayo researchers hope finding could lead to patient treatments

4/2/2004
Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure in Teens

Study says it's an effective, inexpensive alternative

4/1/2004
Report Cites Ways to Keep Dietary Supplements Safe

Says FDA, industry can do more to banish bad products

3/31/2004
Botanicals Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

Study will examine effectiveness and safety of black cohosh and red clover

3/30/2004
Honey May Be a Healthy Sweet

Research suggests it boosts antioxidant levels

3/26/2004
St. John's Wort Weakens Leukemia Drug

Herb used for depression interferes with Gleevec's cancer-fighting abilities

3/23/2004
Herbal Supplements/Meds Not That Dangerous a Mix

Study says most interactions are not serious

3/23/2004
The Hazards of Ear Candling

No gain, but potential pain

3/18/2004
Many Europeans Don't Get Help for Chronic Pain

But doctors say they always treat those who report musculoskeletal aches

3/12/2004
Study Slams Some Alternative Cancer Treatments

They include Laetrile, shark cartilage and metabolic therapies, among others

2/25/2004
Cancer Patients Likelier to Use Alternative Medicine

Study finds they spend $500 a year on nontraditional treatments

2/24/2004
Women Use More Meds Than Thought

And many don't tell doctors about all the drugs and herbs in their medicine closet

2/9/2004
St. John's Wort Labels Can Be Inaccurate

They exaggerate levels of ingredient in the popular supplement

1/13/2004
Ephedra, Though Banned, Still Under Attack

Study finds heart problems with small dose of Metabolife 356

12/30/2003
U.S. Bans Ephedra

Says diet supplement poses 'unreasonable risk'

12/29/2003
Chicken Soup Soothes More Than the Soul

It offers relief from cold and flu symptoms, experts say

12/12/2003
Borage Oil No Salve for Eczema

Study finds alternative treatment doesn't improve skin condition

12/4/2003
Anti-Aging Supplement May Clog Arteries

But tests on DHEA were only done in the lab

12/2/2003
Echinacea Doesn't Treat Kids' Colds

Study finds herb increases rashes, too

11/13/2003
Can Green Tea Fight AIDS?

Compound in drink prevents infection in lab tests

11/10/2003
Too Much of a Good Thing

Avoid vitamin overload

10/30/2003
Biofeedback

It can relieve pain

10/27/2003
Herb Product Labels Vary Greatly

Study: Consumers may be misled when looking for information

10/17/2003
Federal Grant Funds Green Tea Research

Will let scientists continue look at drink's cancer-fighting properties

10/15/2003
FDA Ban Doesn't Block Cancer-Causing Plant Extract

Herbal products with artistolochic acid still available on Internet, study finds

9/16/2003
Internet Rife With Bogus Claims on Herbs: Study

Many products wrongly tout their cure and treatment of diseases, say researchers

9/16/2003
Magnets No Treat for Aching Feet

They're no better at easing pain than regular inserts

9/15/2003
Take a Deep Breath

Yoga teaches slow, rhythmic pattern

9/14/2003
Old-Fashioned Cures for Common Ailments

They may work better for childhood aches and pains than modern medicine

9/11/2003
Got Pregnant on the Pill?

St. John's wort or excess weight may be to blame

9/8/2003
Asthmatics Cautioned About Melatonin

Study finds sleep supplement may worsen condition at night