Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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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

2/22/2007
Words Can Help the Healing

Expressive-writing therapy is aiding cancer patients

2/9/2007
'Natural' Remedies May Interfere With Clinical Trials

Patients who use them can skew drug safety results, experts warn

1/30/2007
Chinese Herb May Lower High Blood Pressure

Research with hamsters focuses on the active ingredient in danshen

1/26/2007
Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients

Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

1/24/2007
No Proof Zinc Helps Prevent Diabetes

There's a lack of good studies on the issue, experts say

1/23/2007
Taking the Hype Out of Hypnotherapy

It can ease pain, anxiety and addiction, but beware of false claims

1/15/2007
Growth Hormone No 'Magic Bullet' for Aging

Its side effects can be dangerous, researchers say

1/4/2007
The Mind as Medicine

Guided imagery can boost the body's healing powers

12/22/2006
Mistletoe Injection Linked to Tumor-Like Growth

Case report adds to debate over value of the alternative treatment for cancer

11/30/2006
Tea Soothes Skin Damage Linked to Cancer Treatment

Extracts speed healing of radiation-related injury, researchers report

11/29/2006
Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain

The technique has no side effects, researchers add

11/25/2006
Using the Mind to Cure the Body

Guided imagery helps patients ease their pain, studies say

11/10/2006
Easing Depression Without a Prescription

Exercise, massage and friends may all fight mild forms of the illness

11/9/2006
Anemone, Shrub Compounds Battle Rheumatoid Arthritis

Extracts may also help curb type 1 diabetes, researchers say

11/2/2006
Aromatherapy: The Scent of Dispute

Proponents say it's an effective, low-cost route to relief, but skeptics disagree

10/30/2006
Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis

They could be effective adjuncts to conventional treatment, studies suggest

10/24/2006
Health Tip: Choosing a Supplement?

Help make sure that it's safe

10/18/2006
Trendy Hormone Treatments No Passage to Graceful Aging

They did little to improve quality of life, study of seniors finds

10/18/2006
Grape Seed May Be a Cancer Fighter

In mouse study, extract shrank colon tumors by 44 percent

9/19/2006
Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems

They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

9/17/2006
Can Prayer Heal What Ails You?

Conflicting studies mean this remains a very personal choice, experts say

8/18/2006
Can Naturopathic Remedies Fight Cancer, Hot Flashes?

Research suggests efficacy, but critics say treatments remain unproven

8/9/2006
Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response

Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

7/30/2006
Homeopathy: Natural Approach or All a Fake?

Debate on the remedies continues as sales rise

7/25/2006
7/24/2006
Estrogen-Plus-Testosterone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Risk

And alternatives to HRT rely on a placebo effect, researchers say

7/18/2006
Diet, Supplements Do Little for Cancer Patients

Review of research finds little benefit for vitamins and such, but better studies are needed, experts say

7/11/2006
'Magic Mushroom' Drug Study Probes Science, Spirituality

Research uncovers mystical effects of controversial psychedelic agent

7/10/2006
Health Tip: Considering Acupuncture?

Here's what to keep in mind

6/18/2006
What You Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's always safe

6/11/2006
Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. study follows on good results from China

6/7/2006
Whistle While You Recuperate

Music therapy promotes health and healing, experts say

6/5/2006
Narcolepsy Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients

Study found it improved cognitive function and mood

6/1/2006
Black Cohosh Supplements Don't Always Live Up to Label Claims

Manufacturers sometimes substitute cheaper Chinese herbs, study finds

5/25/2006
Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel

Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

5/25/2006
Combining Mainstream, Alternative Therapies Brings Back Pain Relief

The combination appears synergistic, researchers say

5/24/2006
St. John's Wort Could Ease Bladder Woes

Rat study finds it controls pain linked to interstitial cystitis

5/16/2006
Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol

Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

5/2/2006
Non-Hormone Therapies Offer Some Hot-Flash Relief

But they're not as effective as estrogen therapy for menopausal women, study finds

4/20/2006
Hypnosis Might Ease Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Small British study suggests it alters brain's pain response

4/5/2006
Ginger an Ovarian Cancer Killer

The spice could prove a potent weapon against malignancy, researchers say

4/5/2006
Cinnamon, Cloves May Spice Up Health

They could help ward off diabetes, heart disease, studies show

3/28/2006
Everyday Foods May Yield Medicinal Benefits

Chives, grape seeds and pine nut oil all show early promise, researchers say

3/23/2006
Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk

Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

3/16/2006
Chili's Heat Kills Prostate Cancer Cells

Someday, capsaicin in peppers might help prevent tumor recurrence, researchers say

3/13/2006
Folic Acid Supplements Won't Lower Heart-Attack Risk

Two studies suggest folate and B vitamins are not as heart-healthy as thought

3/9/2006
Rural Elderly Turn to Alternative Remedies

North Carolinans use folk medicines for prevention, not cure

3/4/2006
Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga

Overweight teens shed an average six pounds over 12 weeks, researchers say