Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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2/9/2017
Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots

So-called 'super water' carries big risks, doctors warn

12/8/2016
Turning to an Ancient Art to Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Small study suggests that Tai Chi could reduce symptoms, but a larger trial is needed

10/11/2016
Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

10/5/2016
Alternative to Surgery for Early Breast Cancers

A deep-freezing technique may be a valid option for treatment of early stage breast cancer, study finds.

10/3/2016
Alternative Medicine and the Flu

Children who are treated with alternative therapies less likely to get flu shot, study finds.

10/3/2016
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

9/12/2016
Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

8/8/2016
Does 'Cupping' = Success for Olympic Athletes?

Telltale red circles of ancient Chinese practice said to boost blood flow, rejuvenate muscles

8/5/2016
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

7/29/2016
New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

6/22/2016
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report

More than $30 billion paid out-of-pocket for acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, supplements

5/23/2016
Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

5/13/2016
More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

5/12/2016
Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

But delay in getting chemotherapy may lower odds of survival, researcher says

4/26/2016
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects

Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

3/28/2016
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients

Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

3/22/2016
Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

2/25/2016
Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection?

Specialist says grocery-store varieties aren't strong enough for the job

2/23/2016
'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

2/16/2016
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds

Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says

2/4/2016
Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

1/25/2016
Health Tip: Be Mindful

It can help your physical and emotional well-being

1/5/2016
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

12/23/2015
Health Tip: Meditation May Help Your Heart

It can help you deal with stress

11/3/2015
Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term

'Alexander technique' also helped more than drugs and physical therapy, study found

10/15/2015
FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported Supplements

Danger for people who don't speak English well or have limited access to health services, agency says

9/2/2015
Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

8/28/2015
Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

8/25/2015
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

8/18/2015
25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

7/29/2015
Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

7/20/2015
Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

6/13/2015
Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

6/5/2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

4/22/2015
FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

Critics say these natural remedies are ineffective, potentially dangerous; backers contend current oversight is sufficient

3/31/2015
Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

Oily fish, broccoli and berries may benefit your eyes, expert says

3/19/2015
Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

2/11/2015
Yoga Gaining in Popularity Among Americans

More children, adults and seniors trying the ancient discipline, researchers report

1/5/2015
Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

12/16/2014
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

11/13/2014
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

11/4/2014
FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

10/27/2014
Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

10/23/2014
Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

10/21/2014
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says

9/30/2014
Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

9/25/2014
U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

9/23/2014
Health Tip: Relax Daily

It helps the mind and body

9/2/2014
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

8/5/2014
'Immunonutrition' Ill-Advised for ICU Patients on Feeding Tube, Study Says

Adding agents to boost immune system might actually be harmful