Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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7/15/2014
Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?

Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

6/5/2014
Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests

But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

4/28/2014
Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain

Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos

4/21/2014
Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study

Benefits seen among inactive people, those who exercised

4/18/2014
Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?

Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

4/16/2014
Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

3/25/2014
Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online

Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

3/24/2014
Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease Some MS Symptoms: Review

Researchers also found some evidence to support use of other alternative therapies

3/14/2014
Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain: Study

Two or three one-hour sessions a week reduced pain, improved functioning

3/14/2014
Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer

Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

2/19/2014
More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says

Tension-headache sufferers in particular may benefit from relaxation techniques, experts suggest

2/13/2014
Making Acupuncture Even Safer

Researchers recommend improving needle quality

2/4/2014
Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery

Try to eliminate possible distractions

2/3/2014
Health Tip: Employing Art Therapy

It may help people with physical and mental challenges

1/14/2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

1/13/2014
Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study

But more research is needed to assess any other effects on newborns, experts say

1/10/2014
Health Tip: Performing Mind-Body Exercise

Here are possible benefits

1/6/2014
Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety

But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add

12/30/2013
What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You

Sure, it's a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills, experts say

12/30/2013
Yoga More Than a Crutch for NYC Man Who Suffered Devastating Leg Injury

Ari Steinfeld credits the discipline with his recovery from physical and mental pain

12/23/2013
Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms

Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

12/17/2013
Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss

But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says

10/10/2013
Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep

Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

7/26/2013
Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts

Despite risks, nearly half of patients take some kind of supplement before facial procedure, study found

7/23/2013
FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments

Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

7/9/2013
Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But an expert says findings are inconclusive

5/24/2013
Common Supplement May Help Patients Fight Heart Failure

Coenzyme Q10 appeared to reduce death rates, hospitalizations in study

5/22/2013
Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements

5/20/2013
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients

Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

5/15/2013
Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Numbers were lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week

5/13/2013
Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope

Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

3/26/2013
Modest Cardiac Benefit From Chelation Therapy Not Enough to OK Use: Experts

New study shows slight effect, but arduous 'leaching' treatment has side effects, doctors say

3/11/2013
Study: Mega Vitamins Won't Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might

But modest gains from arduous 'leaching' therapy aren't enough to OK it at this time, study author says

2/18/2013
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever

Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

2/6/2013
Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls

Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

1/3/2013
Genes Changes Seen in Alzheimer's Can Be Found in Infancy: Study

Prenatal brain development may influence psychiatric risk later in life, researchers say

11/20/2012
Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans

But perception rather than solid evidence appears to drive demand, researchers say

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

11/5/2012
Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect

11/5/2012
Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit

But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

11/2/2012
Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer

Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life

11/1/2012
Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found

10/12/2012
Spirituality Central to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Study Finds

Strong body-mind connection to good health is core belief

10/9/2012
Marijuana Extract May Help Ease Muscle Stiffness in MS: Study

Pain, spasms and sleep quality also improved in those given drug vs. placebo

9/27/2012
Complementary Medicine May Help Soldiers With PTSD: Study

Healing touch, guided imagery eased symptoms, improved quality of life

9/19/2012
Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure

Mixture of sesame and rice bran oils has heart-healthy effects, preliminary study suggests

9/10/2012
More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain

Ancient technique outperformed 'sham' acupuncture in large review

9/6/2012
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds

This is the latest finding in debate over herb's ability to keep dementia at bay

8/23/2012
Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds

But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

8/6/2012
Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough

Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold