Mis. Alternative Medicine News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/4/2006
Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga

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

3/2/2006
Noni Juice Might Lower Smokers' Cholesterol

Company-funded research shows benefit, but skeptics call for larger, independent trial

3/1/2006
Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Migraine

Headaches lessened even if needles were used at non-traditional points, study found

3/1/2006
Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer

Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious

3/1/2006
Health Tip: Valerian as Sleep Aid

There's no conclusive evidence that it works, government says

2/27/2006
Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good

Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

2/22/2006
Glucosamine, Chondroitin Not Much Help For Arthritic Knees

Study shows no benefit from the popular supplements, at least for milder cases

2/20/2006
Acupressure Eases Low Back Pain

Touch-based treatment outperformed physical therapy in study

2/15/2006
Vitamins C and E May Help Lower Smokers' Cancer Risk

Vitamin C supplements counteract smoking-linked vitamin E depletion, study finds

2/14/2006
Health Tip: Echinacea Not a Panacea

Doesn't prevent or weaken colds, research found

2/10/2006
Melatonin May Not Always Bring Sleep

Study finds the supplement does nothing for insomnia linked to specific disorders

1/25/2006
No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds

Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

1/20/2006
Curry Spice Plus Cabbage Compound May Fight Cancer

Mouse study of prostate tumors suggests real promise from the treatment

1/13/2006
Ginger Could Add Spice to Cancer Care

Trial results suggest it eases chemo-related nausea

1/6/2006
A Warning About Magnet Therapy

It doesn't work, physician and a physicist say; others disagree

1/5/2006
Older Minorities More Likely to Seek Home Remedies for Ills

Study found black seniors three times more likely than whites to do so

12/23/2005
Green Tea Extract May Fight Leukemia

But the research is very preliminary, experts caution

12/23/2005
Study Finds Hangover 'Cures' Aren't

The researchers' sober advice: drink moderately

12/20/2005
Yoga Eases Low-Grade Back Pain

It proved more effective than exercise or self-help book, study finds

12/12/2005
Tea Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who drink tea can cut their risk by almost 50 percent

12/2/2005
Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Many Fronts

Experts say a myriad of interventions can help

11/23/2005
Health Tip: Be Careful About Health Supplements

'Natural' doesn't always mean safe

11/17/2005
Many Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicines

But many fail to tell their doctors, raising drug interaction risks, study found

11/14/2005
Supplements Don't Help Mild Arthritis Sufferers: Study

But glucosamine and chondroitin may help with moderate and severe pain

11/4/2005
Boomers More Likely to Try Alternative Medicine

Treatments range from acupuncture to yoga, study finds

11/4/2005
Peyote Use by Native Americans Doesn't Damage Brain

Its use in religious practices deemed safe by Harvard-affiliated researchers

11/2/2005
Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women

Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

10/31/2005
Medicinal Microorganism May Ease IBS

Research into "probiotics" looks promising for irritable bowel syndrome

10/27/2005
St. John's Wort Protein Suppresses HIV

But preliminary research shows drugstore version doesn't seem to work

10/13/2005
Marijuana Compound Spurs Brain Cell Growth

In rat study, synthetic cannabinoid also boosted rodents' mood

10/7/2005
Magnetic Insoles Fail to Relieve Foot Pain

Study finds the devices may only work through 'placebo effect'

9/29/2005
Music Keeps Heartbeat Humming

Slower rhythms produce the most relaxing health effects, study finds

9/28/2005
Acupressure a New Aid for Sleepy Students

Self-applied therapy keeps them alert in class, study found

9/21/2005
Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice

Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

9/18/2005
Talk to Your Doc About Your Alternative Meds

What you don't tell can be hazardous to your health, experts say

9/9/2005
Study: Ephedra-Free Weight Loss Products May Pose Risk

Advantra Z and Xenadrine EFX could boost heart dangers, researchers say

8/30/2005
Sulfur-Based Supplement May Fight Arthritis

In clinical trial, popular MSM lowered knee pain

8/25/2005
Homeopathy Is Little More Than Placebo Effect: Study

Critics call the research unscientific and biased

8/22/2005
Asian Shrub Could Be a Cancer-Fighter

Compound from croton plant's seeds shrank pancreatic, prostate tumors in mice

8/22/2005
Butterbur Offers Hay Fever Relief

Herb works as well as antihistamine, researchers find

8/16/2005
How Garlic Works Its Cardiovascular Magic

Study uncovers mechanism by which the herb does some damage to do some benefit

8/5/2005
Yoga Yields Weight Loss in Middle Age

Benefits may be linked to 'mindful' changes in health habits, experts say

7/29/2005
Study: Kava, Valerian Don't Work

Herbals were no better than placebo at easing stress, insomnia

7/29/2005
Acupuncture Can Ease Headaches

But researchers say sham procedure also works as well

7/27/2005
Study Gives Echinacea the Cold Shoulder

Herbal treatment ineffective in preventing or treating colds, researchers say

7/25/2005
Chinese Medicine Yields Anti-Cancer Compound

Cottonseed agent kills drug-resistant malignancies

7/19/2005
Many Parents Use Cranberry Juice to Treat Kids' Urinary Trouble

But less than a quarter discuss this with a pediatrician, survey finds

7/18/2005
Dark Chocolate May Sweeten the Way to Health

Daily dose lowered blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, study showed

7/11/2005
Curry Spice Shuts Down Melanoma

In the lab, high doses of curcumin killed tumor cells

7/7/2005
Acupuncture Offers Short-term Osteoarthritis Relief

But some experts aren't ready to accept it as a recommended treatment