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Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the top essential oils for constipation?
A look at the best essential oils for constipation. Included is a look at the facts of constipation and common reasons for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about burdock root
A look at burdock root, a plant native to North Asia and Europe with many medicinal uses. Included is detail on side effects and how to use it effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Ibogaine Clinic Announces Natural, Alternative Medicine Treats...
David Dardashti's Ibogaine Treatment Shows Promising Results in Treating Opioid Addiction Withdrawal-Free & Without Getting On Short-Acting Opioids.(PRWeb November 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14910793.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What to do about the opioid crisis? Area hospitals are looking to alternative medicine.
Services that focus on the mind-body connection are getting renewed attention as providers and patients seek alternatives to opioids. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

What to do about the opioid crisis? Area hospitals are looking to alternative medicine.
Services that focus on the mind-body connection are getting renewed attention as providers and patients seek alternatives to opioids. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

How Wellcome sent a medicine collector to wander Asia for a decade
UK exhibition tells story of Paira Mall, an Indian doctor dispatched by a millionaire in 1911 to send back Ayurvedic materialsIn 1911 a young Indian doctor was kitted out by the patent medicines millionaire and obsessive collector Henry Wellcome, to go back to India and collect material relating to the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.Related:V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estateContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Wellcome Collection Museums Culture Medicine Alternative medicine India UK news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

The Benefits of Alternative Therapies
This article will take a look at two additional therapy practices that have been widely used by the U.S. and abroad. Specifically designed for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) works when a therapist leads a patient through a series of lateral eye movements while the patient focuses on traumatic memories. The goal is to reprocess these memories in an adaptive way — eliminating emotional distress and reducing physiological arousal.  Francine Shapiro, PhD, discovered the effects of EMDR by understanding “dual awareness”. When engaging in bilateral stimulation with memory, th...
Source: Psych Central - November 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Addictions Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Eating Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessin Source Type: news

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement company ’s claims
Therapeutic Goods Administration approved advertising for product said to relieve urologic symptoms, despite scientific evidence to the contraryThe Therapeutic Goods Administration has been accused of putting the supplements industry before consumers after it allowed a herbal remedy manufacturer to advertise one of its products as helpful in relieving urologic symptoms – despite scientific evidence to the contrary.The TGAapproved an application from the Tomato Pill Company requesting permission to advertise a product called Ateronon XY Pro as helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, inc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Alternative medicine Business (Australia) Australia news Medical research Source Type: news

Can cannabinoids be used to treat cancer?
When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect. Yet cannabinoids, which have also shown strong activity against human tumor tissue grown in animal models, have undergone minimal testing in patients. Their potential use as antitumor drugs and/or to boost the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies is examined in an article published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM), a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of moringa?
A look at the benefits of moringa, a plant native to India with a variety of healthful components. Learn about the benefits, and how moringa is consumed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

New Cochrane Library Special Collection: Yoga for improving health and well-being
Yoga originated thousands of years ago in India as an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual practice based on ancient Vedic philosophy, and is connected to Ayurveda, the system of traditional Indian medicine. During the 20th century, yoga became increasingly recognised outside India, and over the past decades it has continued to grow in popularity worldwide as system for promoting health and well-being. While modern yoga often focuses on physical poses and is sometimes thought of as a type of exercise, the practice usually incorporates one or more of the mental or spiritual elements that are traditionally part of yoga...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Patients ’ Gut Bugs May Play Role in Cancer Care
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Nursing, Oncology, Research, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

FDA Cautions Cancer Patients About Medical Marijuana
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stern warning Wednesday to companies marketing medical marijuana to cure or inhibit cancer — including mesothelioma — and cautioned patients about unsubstantiated claims. The FDA sent warning letters to four particular companies, citing deceptive marketing in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. “We don’t let companies market products that deliberately prey on sick people with baseless claims that their substance can shrink or cure cancer,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a press release Wednesday. “And we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: FDA marijuana warning marijuana for cancer medical marijuana for cancer Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Evaluate claims of complementary and alternative medicine
This article is written by?Mayo Clinic Staff. ______________________________________________ Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, such as herbal remedies and acupuncture, are growing in popularity. And thanks to increasing research on CAM treatments, doctors are now better able to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances
The opioid epidemic and the growing elderly population underscore the need for effective alternative therapies to treat chronic painMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of castor oil for the face and skin
A look at the benefits of castor oil for the face and skin. Included is detail on how to use castor oil and the potential side effects of which to be aware (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Rules of Thumb for Incorporating Alternative Therapies Rules of Thumb for Incorporating Alternative Therapies
Traditional Chinese medicine and other alternative therapies have a lot to offer patients with cancer, says Dr Kerr. Just follow three simple'rules'when choosing.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Opioids are killing thousands of Americans but alternative medicine backers say there has always been a better way to treat pain
(Natural News) President Donald J. Trump looks set to keep an earlier promise to declare the current opioid epidemic a national emergency, and while that decision is not being universally praised by everyone, others think it is a good first step. However, alternative medicine supporters and those who have always advocated for medical freedom say... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Experts Push for Coverage of Alternative Therapies Pain Experts Push for Coverage of Alternative Therapies
Clinicians, health insurers, and other stakeholders are meeting to discuss the possibility of extending health coverage to include complementary and alternative therapies for pain management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Complementary and alternative medicine
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of fish oil for arthritis
Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce inflammation. Could fish oil be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best essential oils for itchy bug bites?
A look at the seven best essential oils for bug bites. Included is information on what oils to avoid, and solutions for when further treatment is needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What home remedies can treat my burn?
Many home remedies are suggested for treating burns, but which ones work? We look at which home remedies can help and which ones should be avoided. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cryotherapy?
We look at the benefits of cryotherapy including weight loss, inflammation reduction, and the possibility of it preventing dementia. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Help sought from complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health problems
(University of Helsinki) It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional medicine is considered inadequate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Integrative medicine and pain
The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that in 2011, more than 100,000 American adults suffered from chronic pain. Some chronic pain sufferers turn to prescription opioid medication for relief. Dr Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, says alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation or yoga can be effective [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ketone salts: Do they really improve athletic performance?
A new study investigates whether ketone salt nutritional supplements do more harm than good when it comes to athletic performance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

The use of cannabis in response to the opioid crisis: a review of the literature - Vyas MB, LeBaron VT, Gilson AM.
BACKGROUND: A staggering number of Americans are dying from overdoses attributed to prescription opioid medications (POMs). In response, states are creating policies related to POM harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, and alternative therapies f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Expanded Access: FDA describes efforts to ease application process
By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. FDA has a long history of supporting patient access to investigational new treatments. This includes working with drug and device companies through the clinical trial process that may lead to FDA approval of the treatment. We also offer expanded access programs that provide investigational drugs and devices to patients with serious conditions (generally prior to product approval), when there is no therapeutic alternative. Each year, FDA receives over 1,000 applications for the treatment of patients through expanded access, also known as compassionate use, and the agency authorizes the vast majority...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cancer Treatment First Alternative Therapy Arrives Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -In what seems to be a milestone achievement, Nigerians can now breathe a sigh of relief especially in the treatment of cancer, as an alternative therapy, the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa, known as the Helexior therapy has found its way into the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of butterbur?
This article explores the different uses and health benefits of butterbur. It is most commonly used to treat migraines and hay fever. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Be ‘ Mindful ’ of the Hype
Scientists call for rigorous research to back up mindfulness marketing claims (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five benefits of fennel tea
Fennel tea is popular for its health benefits. We look at the benefits of fennel tea, including what the scientific studies say, and the traditional uses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients
Pathologists at Princess Margaret Hospital discovered more than 1,200 adulterants in supposedly natural supplements, including drugs and animal tissue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL NUWER Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Alternative and Complementary Medicine China Hong Kong Source Type: news

The Benefits of ‘ Being in the Present ’
5 ways to practice mindfulness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Ginger and nausea
Ginger for nausea: Does it work?? Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. There is evidence that, when taken with standard anti-nausea medications, ginger may help.?Learn more from?Dr. Brent Bauer, director of?Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. Complementary medicine for metastatic breast cancer Dealing with metastatic breast cancer can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Clashing with Andrew Weil
(MedPage Today) -- Principles of slow, alternative medicine overlap, but there's a clear line (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma, Geisinger's study of Apple Watches for chronic pain therapy begins enrollment
Purdue Pharma and Geisinger announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the companies ’ upcoming trial of medical wearables as an alternative therapy for chronic pain. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rhodiola rosea: Benefits, side effects, and dosage
Learn about the possible uses for Rhodiola rosea, an herb that has been used in medicine for centuries. We look at the evidence for the suggested benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Ancient remedy crushes “breakthrough” depression drug
Two breakthrough treatments for depression have been making headlines over the last few weeks. One is ketamine — an illegal party drug called “Special K.” There is a legal use for it — as a heavy-duty anesthetic for horses! Although it seems to work for some severely depressed people, the doctors prescribing it have no idea how or why it works, or what the long-term effects will be for the patients who take it. What we do know is that chronic use of ketamine has been linked to cognitive impairment and bladder inflammation. Taking too high a dose causes hallucinations and temporary paralysis. A keta...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health depression drugs relax yoga Source Type: news

Acupuncture can reduce period pain for up to a year
More than half of women in a study carried out by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) in Australia had a least a 50% reduction in the  severity of their pain during their period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adulteration of proprietary Chinese medicines & health products poses severe health risks
(Wiley) Traditional Chinese medicine is widely used as a form of complementary medicine all over the world for various indications and for improving general health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Meditation may help to lower heart disease risk
The AHA conclude that meditation may be useful to help lower the risk of heart disease, but that it should be used with other heart-healthy interventions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Complementary and alternative medicine: Evaluate claims
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Please don ’t judge: Supporting a friend whose child has a mental health condition
Shannon Larson and her family (photo courtesy of Jennifer Shore Photography) When my children were younger, I was always able to help them maneuver the difficulties of growing up. If it was their fear of going to school, attending playdates or being hesitant of trying a new activity, I was there to cheer them on, nudge when needed and assure them that everything would be okay. But as both of my children entered their teenage years, their anxiety and fears became more pronounced and debilitating, manifesting in panic attacks and depression. As a parent, I understood that my children would need more than just my reassuring w...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Shannon Larson Tags: Mental Health Parenting Department of Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best time to take vitamins?
Vitamins and nutrients are essential to good health, but what is the best time to take dietary supplements? We answer the question here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Most alternative therapies for treating autism show, at best, inconclusive benefits
Dr. Shafali Jeste knows well the desperation of a parent seeking a cure for their child with autism spectrum disorder. As a clinician who both researches the causes of the disorder and treats children with autism, Jeste, UCLA associate professor of psychiatry, neurology and pediatrics and a lead investigator in the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, understands why many parents will try anything that sounds reasonable. A change to a gluten- and casein-free diet to reduce symptoms. Mega-vitamins for the same. Medical marijuana to calm. Melatonin to sleep. Omega-3 fatty acids for hyperactivity. Delaying or refusi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news