Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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7/17/2012
Milk Thistle of Little Help Against Hepatitis C: Study

Herbal extract discounted as treatment for chronic liver disease

7/9/2012
More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection

Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

6/6/2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease

New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

6/4/2012
Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

5/25/2012
Combo Therapy May Help Ease 'Ringing in the Ears'

Tinnitus can be frustrating for patients, hard to treat, researchers say

5/22/2012
Body Building, Diet Supplements Linked to Liver Damage: Study

These products could provide a target for regulation, researchers say

5/14/2012
Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD

In small study, alternative treatment plus meds seemed to help with shortness of breath

5/7/2012
Zinc Pills May Shorten Colds, Analysis Suggests

But, benefits are slight and side effects are reported, researchers say

4/26/2012
Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?

It's touted as helpful in relieving tension, anxiety and more, but it's not risk-free

4/13/2012
Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study

Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

4/12/2012
DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines

U.S. experts say supplements made in America are different, but neither country tests for ingredients

4/12/2012
Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure

Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

4/4/2012
Berries, Tea May Cut Men's Odds for Parkinson's: Study

These and other foods contain 'neuroprotective' agents called flavonoids, researchers say

4/2/2012
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says

Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

3/26/2012
Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

3/21/2012
Alternative Medicine May Help Ease Chronic Sinusitis

Study found combining it with Western treatments brought more relief to patients

3/19/2012
Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients

Vitamin cocktail might even speed up mental decline, researchers say

3/5/2012
Mouse Study Suggests Vitamin E May Weaken Bones

Still too soon to warn people off supplements, expert stresses

2/21/2012
Health Tip: Take a Deep Breath

Practice deep breathing techniques to manage stress

2/13/2012
No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

2/3/2012
Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

1/28/2012
Winter Doldrums Got You Down? Here's How to Bounce Back

Adding lights, exercise can help people battling seasonal affective disorder, doctor says

1/27/2012
Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates

Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

1/12/2012
Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence

Not only are most ineffective, some can interfere with other medications, review found

1/9/2012
Power of Acupuncture to Ease Migraines Questioned in Study

Precise needle location may be less important than thought, expert says

12/20/2011
Maggots Quickly Clean Up Wounds, Study Shows

Use of bagged fly larvae can be effective for standard lesions, but only within first week

12/7/2011
Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises

And enjoy these potential benefits

12/6/2011
FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products

Agency says there's no proof the remedies work, and associated diet may cause harm

11/21/2011
Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds

Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

10/26/2011
Science Probes How Probiotic Yogurts Affect Your Gut

'Friendly' microbes might affect metabolism, but whether they're good for you is still unclear, researchers say

10/11/2011
Ginger Supplements Might Ease Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer

But study is too small and preliminary to recommend the herb as a cancer-fighter, experts say

9/27/2011
Saw Palmetto Doesn't Help Enlarged Prostate: Study

For users reporting benefits, it's a classic placebo effect, experts say

9/21/2011
Movement Disorders on YouTube Not What They Seem, Experts Warn

Group of neurologists says the abnormal movements seem to be triggered by mental illness instead

8/26/2011
Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine

Their use of everything from herbals to massage exceeds that of the general public, research suggests

8/16/2011
U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall

Pai You Guo supplement contains drugs banned in U.S. for increasing stroke, cancer, heart attack risk

8/1/2011
Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report

Review of 20 studies finds the popular procedure can come with serious side effects

7/25/2011
Antibiotics Beat Cranberries at Fighting Urinary Tract Infections in Study

Protected against recurrence twice as long as cranberry extract pill, researchers say

7/8/2011
Behavioral Techniques a Better Value for Chronic Migraine Than Meds: Study

Over time, relaxation training, hypnosis, biofeedback more cost-effective than drugs

7/8/2011
Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation

'Om' is where the heart is

6/14/2011
Hypnosis Plus Local Anesthesia Might Work Well for Some Surgeries

Study found it safe as general anesthesia, but experts say more research needed

5/12/2011
Doctors Prescribing Meditation, Yoga More Often

Study authors say earlier use of such treatments might benefit health-care system

5/2/2011
Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas

Nearly 1 in 10 infants fed these largely unregulated products, researchers say

4/25/2011
Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions

Study focuses on a brain wave known as an alpha rhythm

4/25/2011
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

4/22/2011
Scientists Discover How Peppermint Soothes Gastric Pain

It uses a specific anti-pain channel that helps irritable bowel syndrome patients get relief

4/21/2011
Health Tip: Yoga Can Help Your Health

Here are some of the benefits

4/4/2011
Yoga May Also Calm a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Small study found reduction in episodes of atrial fibrillation, which can raise stroke risk

3/28/2011
No Good Evidence That Folk Remedies Ease Colic

More study needed on home cures such as fennel, herbal tea, sugar water, review finds

3/25/2011
Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says

But experts disagree on whether the findings are meaningful