Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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1/24/2011
Yoga's Spiritual Balance May Boost Health

Science is starting to reveal proven benefits for a range of maladies

1/19/2011
Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report

Over 40% offer complementary services, such as massage, to improve end-of-life care, data shows

12/20/2010
Echinacea No Cure for the Common Cold, Study Finds

Herbal remedy slightly reduced the length of colds, but not by much

12/13/2010
Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies

With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

11/30/2010
Acupuncture Really Does Help Relieve Pain: Study

Researchers say it affects perception and processing of discomfort

10/26/2010
Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely: Study

These products claim to lower cholesterol, but levels of active agent run the gamut

10/14/2010
Meditation Soothes MS Patients

Study finds mindfulness training is helpful in easing depression, anxiety

10/1/2010
No Blood Pressure Benefit Seen With Pine-Bark Extract

Study patients taking supplement had same results as those given a placebo, new research finds

9/17/2010
More Evidence That Glucosamine, Chondroitin Won't Help Ailing Joints

Data from 10 studies shows no effect, researchers say, and any benefit noted is likely to be placebo

8/18/2010
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia

Participants reported less pain, a happier mood and overall better quality of life

8/17/2010
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation

Improved connections in areas regulating emotions become clear after 11 hours of training, scans show

8/5/2010
Can Hands-On Prayer Help Heal?

African study in sight- and hearing-impaired people suggests it might, even if through placebo effect

7/26/2010
Health Tip: Learn to Relax

These techniques may help

7/21/2010
Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span

Ability to make fine visual distinctions, sustain focus improved in study participants

7/6/2010
Glucosamine Ineffective for Lower Back Pain Linked to Arthritis

Study finds it's no better than placebo in relieving discomfort or boosting quality of life

6/27/2010
Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics

In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

6/8/2010
Brain Scans Show How Meditation Calms Pain

Years of practice help users avoid anticipating discomfort, research shows

6/1/2010
Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller

Needle insertion stimulates production of chemical known to reduce discomfort, scientists say

5/26/2010
Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer

Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

5/21/2010
Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors

Study found those who practiced it for four weeks after chemo slept better, used fewer sleep aids

5/13/2010
Herbal Supplements, Warfarin Can Be Hazardous Mix

Garlic, ginkgo, St John's Wort could all upset bleeding/clotting balance, study found

5/11/2010
Acupuncture Delivers Some Pain Relief

Modest benefits seen in healthy volunteers, researchers say

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

4/24/2010
Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes

Researchers confirm that beneficial ingredients penetrate eye tissue

4/1/2010
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell

Traditional Chinese therapy beat vitamin B for those with scent-robbing viral infection, study found

3/30/2010
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work

For fearful patients, ancient therapy could help, study suggests

3/24/2010
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk

But trans fats could increase it, researchers say

3/23/2010
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss

Artichokes, garlic and onions also contain beneficial fructans, researchers say

3/19/2010
Prevention of Acupuncture Infection Needs More Focus

Funding to promote safety guidelines urged by experts

3/9/2010
Most Drug Studies Don't Help Docs Pick Best Treatment

The problem? Available meds ignored in favor of drugs in the pipeline, review finds

2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/17/2010
Garden-Grown Rhubarb May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

British variety gets healthy boost when baked, study finds

2/5/2010
Herbals Not the Answer for Asthma, Study Shows

Patients using alternative remedies more likely to misuse prescribed drugs, suffer flareups

2/2/2010
Fish Oil Helped Stave Off Psychosis in Study Patients

Supplements may benefit those at high risk of schizophrenia

2/1/2010
Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

1/28/2010
Kids' Use of Alternative Therapies Often Mimics Parents'

About 12 percent of U.S. youths report using treatments, study finds

1/27/2010
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids

Human trials will begin soon, researchers say

1/20/2010
Medical Students Supportive of Alternative Medicine

Blending therapies would benefit patients, survey reports

1/7/2010
St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Study found placebo group actually fared better

12/30/2009
Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients

But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

12/29/2009
Ginkgo Won't Slow Decline of Aging Brain

Popular herb doesn't keep cognitive powers intact, researchers say

12/21/2009
Myrrh May Lower High Cholesterol

'Bad' levels down in rats when resin was part of diet, study finds

11/26/2009
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly

But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

11/25/2009
Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief

Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

10/30/2009
Science Finds Healing in Halloween Horrors

Vampire bats, spiders and even a monster have sparked new treatments

10/28/2009
Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients

Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

10/21/2009
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success

Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

9/9/2009
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter

Extract used in 1918 pandemic may have antiviral properties, scientists say

8/24/2009
Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu

But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

7/30/2009
Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine

Out-of-pocket spending hit $33.9 billion in 2007, government report shows