Mis. Alternative Medicine News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/2/2003
The ABCs of Safe Medicine Use

Pediatricians issue new guidelines for administering drugs in schools

8/29/2003
Sage Could Make You a Sage

Study found the herb improved memory on word recall tests

8/19/2003
Alternative Therapies May Ease Alzheimer's Symptoms

Bright lights, aromatherapy look promising, British studies find

8/15/2003
Buy Brand-Name Supplements

You're more likely to get a quality product

8/14/2003
Ephedra's Dangers Downplayed on Internet

Many Web sites contain misleading advertising, researchers say

8/12/2003
Diet Supplement Fails to Lower Cholesterol

Study finds extract of myrrh plant may do more harm than good

8/8/2003
Music Therapy Aids Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

They began producing white blood cells sooner, study says

7/28/2003
Take Green Algae With Your Flu Shot

Study finds extract boosts immune response to vaccine

7/14/2003
Black Cohosh and Breast Cancer a Dangerous Mix

Herbal extract may not be safe for women with the disease, study finds

7/8/2003
2 Supplements Offer Questionable Relief From Menopause

The over-the-counter products no more effective than a placebo

7/1/2003
Soy Much Goodness

Protein without the fat

6/30/2003
Power Bars, Power Calories

Energy snacks are often less nutritious than you think

6/29/2003
Acupuncture Helps Children Handle Pain

Once they overcome needle fear, kids embrace the ancient therapy, experts say

6/20/2003
HIV Patients Tapping Into Alternative Medicine

Doctors often unaware and can't warn of adverse reactions, study finds

6/11/2003
Can a Chinese Herb Help Dementia?

Small study says yes, but experts are wary

5/15/2003
Green Tea Gives Skin Healthy Glow

Researchers say finding could lead to new treatments for skin diseases

4/28/2003
Can Lifestyle Changes Stop Prostate Cancer?

Leading proponent says yes, but other experts are wary

4/15/2003
Caffeine and Ephedra Before Workout Tax Heart

Combination increases cardiovascular strain, study finds

4/14/2003
Grape Seed Extract Blunts Hypertension

May be alternative to soy for postmenopausal women whose pressure spikes

4/11/2003
Online Pharmacy Services Rapped

Few websites offer information and warnings, study finds

4/2/2003
Alternative Medicine a Plus for Brain Injuries

Many with head traumas try complementary therapies, but don't tell doctors

3/27/2003
Testing the Mettle of St. John's Wort

Study to examine effectiveness of herbal supplement in treating minor depression

3/26/2003
Acupuncture May Have Place in Breast Cancer Treatment

Study examines whether it relieves menopausal symptoms in women with disease

3/24/2003
Echinacea Products Often Mislabeled, Survey Says

Research shows some bottles didn't have any of the herb

3/21/2003
Sifting Through Alternative Cancer Therapies

Checklist helps evaluate Web sites on treatments

3/21/2003
Hiccups

Tips for stemming the spasms

3/13/2003
Seasonal Allergies Affect ADHD

Research shows assorted types can worsen symptoms

3/11/2003
Acupuncture a Salve for Colorectal Cancer?

Study examines whether treatment can ease symptoms in those with advanced disease

3/10/2003
Journal Urges Overhaul of Supplement Rules

JAMA wants them regulated much like drugs

3/3/2003
Green Tea Not a Strong Brew for Prostate Cancer

Study finds drink doesn't work against advanced disease

2/28/2003
U.S. Seeks Tough Warning Labels for Ephedra

FDA wants word 'death' included; critics want ban

2/19/2003
Will Major League Baseball Ban Ephedra?

Pitcher's death prompts cry to get substance out of the locker room

2/14/2003
Ginseng Improves Memory in Dementia Patients

But doctors caution the small study's results need to be confirmed

2/3/2003
Disputed Study Calls Ephedra Most Dangerous Herb

Poison reports find much higher risk; industry says it's 'garbage'

1/28/2003
Glucosamine May Ease Knee Pain

Study finds it improves mobility; critics find flaws

1/21/2003
Straight Talk About Herbal Supplements

New Web site discusses their safety, effectiveness

1/10/2003
Study: Supplements Need More Scrutiny in U.S.

Poison centers have no information on most of them

1/3/2003
More Americans Turning to Supplements

Study finds half use them to treat or prevent disease

12/20/2002
Herbal Treatment Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer

It suppressed cell growth in lab experiments

12/20/2002
Doctors Using Acupuncture On Children

Needle therapy helps treat chronic pain, nausea and other problems, advocates say

12/19/2002
Studies of Herbal Medicine Found Inadequate

Little information about efficacy, safety, quality

12/16/2002
Echinacea Has No Effect on Colds

Small study finds popular herb no better than a placebo

12/6/2002
Can Light and Aromatherapy Treat Dementia?

British researchers think so, but they have doubters

11/18/2002
Alternative Medicine a Mixed Bag for Menopause

Review of studies finds some may relieve hot flashes

11/12/2002
A 'Magic' Pain-Killing Bracelet That Isn't

It's no more effective than an ordinary bracelet, study finds

11/12/2002
Flaxseed Helps Mice With Prostate Cancer

It blocks growth, development of tumors, study finds

11/9/2002
A Look at the Alternative in Medicine

Study to examine complementary medicine

10/14/2002
Antioxidant Shows Promise in Staving Off Parkinson's

Small study says coenzyme Q10 slowed disease's progress

10/12/2002
Osteopathic Docs as Mainstream as M.D.s

These physicians combine hands-on body manipulation with traditional medicine

10/1/2002
Chinese Herbs Show Promise for Hepatitis B Patients

But scientists say more research needed before they can endorse therapy