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Medical News Today: Onion juice for hair growth: Does it work?
In the search for treatments for hair growth, onion juice has become a popular home remedy. We look at how onion juice may help prevent hair loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga Improves Sleep In People Being Treated For Cancer
People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal Cancer suggests that yoga can help. Breast cancer patients in the study who practiced at home at least twice a week reported better sleep quality over time, compared to those who practiced less often or not at all. The new research is “another piece of evidence, along with now dozens of studies, showing that incorporating a mind-body practice within conventional cancer care can help decrease side effects for patients,” says lead author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Medicine Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment breathing exercises chemotherapy Exercise/Fitness fatigue insomnia Meditation sleep tibetan yoga TIME Health Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?
CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones
We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Peppermint oil for hair growth: Does it work?
Can peppermint oil help hair to grow? We look at the the use of peppermint oil for hair growth, how it works, and potential side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation 'boosts brain function, energy'
A study finds that compared with 25 minutes of reading, 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation improves executive function and energy levels. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Acute kidney injury following ingestion of henna leaf extract: a case report from Myanmar - Khine YY.
Alternative medicine is gaining popularity worldwide. In Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, herbal medicine plays an important role in healthcare. A 34-year-old man from Yangon, Myanmar, was admitted to the medical ward of our hospital after ingesting a he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Four effective gingivitis home remedies
Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums. Learn about four home remedies for gingivitis, how to take them safely, and how to prevent gingivitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypnosis: What is it, and does it work?
The practice of hypnosis is cloaked in mystery and often gets a bad name. But what is it, does it really work, and if so, what does it do? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Mad honey poisoning: a review - Gami R, Dhakal P.
Mad honey, which is different from normal commercial honey, is contaminated with grayanotoxins and causes intoxication. It is used as an alternative therapy for hypertension, peptic ulcer disease and is also being used more commonly for its aphrodisiac eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
Title: Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Many parents don't tell doctor about 'complementary' therapy use in kids
Parents often try unconventional treatments when their kids are sick, but many don't tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor about'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Parents often try unconventional treatments -- such as acupuncture and herbal products -- when their kids are sick, but many don't tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows. Such omissions could be risky,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAP: Counsel on Complementary Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Natural doesn't always mean safe (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pineapple juice for cough relief: Does it work?
A popular home remedy for relieving a cough is drinking pineapple juice, but does it work? We look at the evidence, recipes, risks, and alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

AAP Recommendations Address Complementary Therapies AAP Recommendations Address Complementary Therapies
AAP recommendations on complementary therapies say physicians should prepare to counsel parents on their safety and effectivenessMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of aloe vera for hair
Aloe vera has long been revered for it's health benefits, but what can it do for hair? In this article, learn about how to use aloe vera for healthy hair. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How yoga, meditation benefit the mind and body
A new study assessing the mental and physical well-being of participants at a yoga retreat suggests that yoga and meditation may improve resilience. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine
August 28-October 2, 2017. The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins September 1! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promot...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Geisel Researchers to Receive $1 Million Award for Comparative Outcomes Research
A team of Geisel researchers will receive funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to design new methods for comparing the effectiveness of alternative therapies that can lead to improvements in practice and better outcomes for patients.  (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Insider News Press Release Biomedical Data Science Dartmouth-Hitchcock Features grant Home-feature PCORI research Tor Tosteson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eleuthero: 12 potential health benefits
Eleuthero is a plant used in herbal medicine to treat dozens of health conditions. Discover how it can increase energy and boost health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone Leads to Lower Cancer Survival
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lavender: Health benefits and uses
Lavender is an herb that is used in skin and beauty products but packs a wealth of health benefits, including action against fungi, wounds, and anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Harvard-Osher integrative medicine's mind-body partnership with JACM
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital has engaged a partnership with JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to highlight the best new research in the mushrooming field of mind-body medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Vs Usual Cancer Rx
Alternative medicine independently tied to greater mortality risk compared to conventional treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival
Title: Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered SurvivalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival
There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival
THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 -- People who choose alternative medicine over traditional cancer treatments for curable cancers have a higher risk of dying early, researchers report. " We now have evidence to suggest that using alternative medicine in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Choosing alternative cancer therapy doubles risk of death
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative cancer therapies double risk of death
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death
Conclusion The results and conclusions of this study are clear: people who choose conventional treatments for cancer (such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments) are likely to live longer than those who choose alternative medicine only. It's rare for people to choose to ignore conventional treatment completely when faced with a cancer diagnosis. More often, people choose to add complementary therapies to their conventional cancer treatment. This study doesn't apply to people combining conventional and complementary therapies. There are some limitations to the study to be aware of: As an observatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does laser therapy for knee pain work?
Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Takes a Hit with Alternative Medicine
Experts caution that younger, more affluent cancer patients are being " sold snake oil " by purveyors of alternative medicine. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Charles Bankhead Source Type: news

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds
But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post - traumatic stress remains inconclusive (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Dependence, Research, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Takes a Hit with Alternative Medicine (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows eschewing conventional therapy is risky (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Alternative Medicine' for Cancer Ups Death Risk'Alternative Medicine' for Cancer Ups Death Risk
Cancer patients who reject conventional treatments and choose alternative treatments exclusively are rare and are rarely studied. New data are sobering.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alternative medicine only treatment linked to lower cancer survival
Yale University researchers warn in a new study that alternative therapies for treatment of curable cancers carry a significantly higher risk of death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rate
Patients who choose alternative therapy for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, says a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate
(Yale University) Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Than 80% of Military Health Facilities Now Offer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments
More than 80 percent of military health care facilities offer some form of complementary and alternative medicine—in addition to conventional medicine— mainly for pain management and psychological disorders. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - August 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Saw palmetto: Uses, dosage, and side effects
What is saw palmetto? Learn about saw palmetto's usage and effectiveness. What is the science behind the claims and are there side effects? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga May Help Ease Depression
It's not a cure - all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. Jerry Sheehan has been named the new NLM Deputy Director, effective July 31, 2017. Details. An updated, revised version of the self-paced training class “Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging&r...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight evidence-based health benefits of aloe vera
This is a detailed article about Aloe vera and its health benefits. Here are eight evidence-based ways that Aloe vera can improve your health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fifteen remedies for sore throat
A sore throat is a common symptom of viral infection. Most cases of sore throat can be treated at home with simple natural remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 13 Home remedies to relieve constipation naturally
Constipation is a common problem that can affect anyone. In this article, learn about 13 different home remedies that can help treat constipation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven health benefits of biotin
Biotin is a B-vitamin that has benefits for hair, nails and skin, to name a few. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of biotin in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news