Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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8/1/2008
Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab

Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

7/30/2008
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis

Enriched extract of Indian herbal remedy showed improved mobility in 7 days, study says

7/2/2008
Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost

Psilocybin may help treat patients with cancer, depression, drug abuse, study says

7/2/2008
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes

Study suggests explanation for these practices' health benefits

6/13/2008
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack

It significantly lowers cholesterol, researchers say

6/11/2008
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD

Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

6/2/2008
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments

Narcolepsy drug also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy

5/23/2008
Sea Buckthorn Leaves May Hold Benefit for the Liver

High levels of antioxidants in berries also lower cholesterol, study says

5/14/2008
Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension

But the finding isn't meant to encourage patients to throw out their medications

4/28/2008
An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana

Nerve agents stimulated cannabinoid receptors in mice, offering pain relief without side effects

4/25/2008
Chinese Ants Show Promise in Fighting Arthritis, Other Diseases

Extract may prove beneficial against hepatitis, bacterial infections, study suggests

4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

3/22/2008
Music as Medicine

Music therapy can help reduce anxiety and improve physical health

3/14/2008
Fighting Cancer With a Pen

Research finds that 'expressive writing' helps to ease patients' burden

3/5/2008
Aromatherapy Falls Short, Study Finds

It didn't heal wounds, relieve pain or boost immune status

2/28/2008
Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians

Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

2/18/2008
Study Suggests Glucosamine Won't Ease Hip Arthritis

Research adds to debate on the supplement but doesn't settle it, one expert says

1/21/2008
Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu

Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

1/18/2008
Mislabeled Supplement Spurred Prostate Cancer: Report

Ingredients might have led to aggressive disease in 2 men taking the product

1/3/2008
Almost Half of Doctors Have Prescribed Placebos

Many physicians believe the mind can affect the body's health, researchers say

12/28/2007
Most Psychiatrists Open to Discussing Spiritual Concerns

They're more likely to broach the topic with patients than are other doctors, study finds

12/17/2007
Massage Eases Pain, Anxiety After Surgery

It's now standard post-surgical practice at some U.S. hospitals

12/7/2007
Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters

Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

12/4/2007
Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough

A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found

10/17/2007
Acupuncture Cuts Need for Post-Op Painkillers

It also eases nausea linked to these drugs, research shows

10/16/2007
Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes

It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

10/11/2007
Meditation a Quick Fix for Stress

Small study involving Chinese undergraduates showed significant benefit

10/2/2007
Almost a Third of U.S. Kids Use Supplements

Most are taking pills like multivitamins, national study finds

9/28/2007
Meditation May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

It eases the depression that often accompanies the condition, study finds

9/24/2007
Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain

Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy

9/24/2007
More Prostate Cancers Might Be Prevented

New data should help reduce incidence of low-grade tumors, experts say

9/10/2007
Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention

Supplements won't help lower risk, and neither will CT scans, guide says

9/10/2007
Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life

They could fight cancer, heart disease, researchers say

8/28/2007
Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery

Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

8/1/2007
7/13/2007
No Clear Evidence Meditation Can Boost Health: Study

Better data needed for mindfulness, yoga, other methods, researchers say

6/22/2007
FDA Issues New Dietary Supplement Safety Rules

They're meant to keep products contaminant-free, but critics say more oversight is needed

6/7/2007
Yoga May Help Treat Depression, Anxiety Disorders

Brain scans showed boost in valuable brain chemical, study says

6/2/2007
Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients

But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

5/16/2007
Low-Dose CoQ10 Supplements Won't Ease Parkinson's

Widely touted remedy had no impact on symptoms, study finds

5/15/2007
Heavy Multivitamin Use May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Odds rose 32% for men taking more than a pill a day, study found

4/30/2007
Green Tea May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Laboratory study is called preliminary, but promising

4/22/2007
Harnessing Tai Chi's Quiet Strength for Health

Ancient art has proven benefits and is open to all, experts say

4/16/2007
Chondroitin Won't Ease Arthritic Joint Pain: Study

Doctors should discourage use of the supplement, researchers conclude

4/10/2007
Spirituality Influences Health, Most U.S. Doctors Say

But only a minority thinks religion affects medical outcomes, study finds

3/30/2007
Curry Compound May Fight Rare Neurological Illness

A chemical cousin of curcumin helped restore motor control in mice with Kennedy's disease , researchers say

3/28/2007
Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure

But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

3/7/2007
Dietary Copper May Ease Cardiovascular Disease

Supplements reversed enlarged hearts in mice, but method remains controversial

2/27/2007
Some Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Death Risk

But critics say the review of the data has serious flaws

2/26/2007
Study Crushes Garlic's Claim to Lower Cholesterol

Neither the fresh or pill-packaged varieties brought LDL levels down