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GPs at one in 12 practices are still prescribing homeopathic treatments
Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

GPs at one in 12 practices are still prescribing homeopathic treatments for their patients
Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Let It Go ’ May Be Good Advice for Health
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

CHF Solutions expands into Hong Kong
CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) said today it inked a deal to expand into the Hong Kong market through its Asian distributor Transmedic. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company said that Transmedic recently confirmed its first commercial orders in the region, coming in from both Singapore and Hong Kong. The commercial orders were for both Aquadex FlexFlow consoles and the corresponding disposable products, CHF Solutions said. “Our expansion into the Asian markets is a key factor in our commercialization strategy, and our distribution partner, Transmedic, has flawlessly initiated on executing that strategy. We believe th...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution CHF Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Get a brain boost from spearmint: It improves both short term memory and ability to fall asleep, according to study
(Natural News) Spearmint was found to enhance the brain in older adults by improving both short-term memory and sleep habits, according to a study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The study was conducted by a team of researchers who looked at the effects of a dried aqueous spearmint extract on cognitive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What essential oils are good for the flu?
Essential oils have been used for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Research is beginning to confirm that many essential oils can help fight off the flu virus, including eucalyptus oil, bergamot oil, and lemon balm. In this article, learn about how to use six essential oils safely and if there are any risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use a baking soda bath
Baking soda baths are used for a variety of purposes, including as a skin detox and to relieve itching and irritation from eczema, yeast infections, UTIs, and more. Learn how to make a baking soda bath and whether there are any risks. We also look at additional remedies using baking soda and other types of detox baths. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

To Treat Pain, PTSD And Other Ills, Some Vets Try Tai Chi
In hopes of reducing some veterans' reliance on pills for physical pain and psychological trauma, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a look at alternative therapies.(Image credit: Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Blake Farmer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does rice water do for your hair?
Rice water has been used as a traditional beauty treatment for centuries. It is said to make the hair strong, smooth, and shiny. It may also help it grow longer without split ends. In this article, we look at the scientific evidence behind these claims to find out whether rice water is an effective beauty treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried leech therapy and it was unpleasant
Leech therapy has been around since the dawn of civilization, and it is still practiced today. I gave it a try and here's what it felt like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried leech therapy, and it was unpleasant
Leech therapy has been around since the dawn of civilization, and it is still practiced today. I gave it a try and here's what it felt like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Woman dies after "live bee acupuncture" session
The alternative medicine procedure involves injecting bee sting venom into the body, and doctors warn of serious risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine are richer, smarter
Choosing alternative medicines to treat curable cancers over traditional treatments comes with five times the risk of death, a Yale study found, but more educated patients are more likely to do it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richer, younger, smarter cancer patients choose alternative medicine
Choosing alternative medicines to treat curable cancers over traditional treatments comes with five times the risk of death, a Yale study found, but more educated patients are more likely to do it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles
A woman in Spain died after undergoing a supposedly routine “bee acupuncture” treatment and then suffering an allergic reaction that put her in a coma. The alternative medicine procedure is more or less what its name conjures up: Instead of a needle, an acupuncture practitioner injects bee venom into the body at certain points. In some instances, […]Related:Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDCTeenage twins needed liver transplants. One of them lived long enough to get his.Former FDA commissioners say right-to-try bills could endanger ‘vulnerable patients’ (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glucose tolerance can be improved with muscle-damaging exercise
(Natural News) A new study that has been published in an issue of the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine seeks to identify the gravity of muscle damage and blood glucose responses in people engaging in high-intensity exercise. This was done via an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after eccentric training of 21 healthy junior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to use baking soda on hair?
Increasingly, people are using baking soda to clean their hair. However, this is not always safe. Learn about risks and other natural hair remedies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten essential oils to relieve a cough
Which essential oils help to calm a cough and other symptoms of a cold? Are there risks? We look at 10 evidence-based choices and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Valencia Tech wins FDA nod for eCoin neurostim overactive bladder trial
Valencia Technologies said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its eCoin neurostimulation device exploring its ability to treat overactive bladder. The system, which is approximately the size of a nickel, is designed to implanted in a 10 minute procedure and send electrical impulses to the tibial nerve to stimulate the part of the brain that controls bladder response, the New York-based company said. “There is great excitement for a therapy that delivers more than modest improvement in overactive bladder symptoms while avoiding the side-effects of drugs,”...
Source: Mass Device - March 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Valencia Technologies Source Type: news

Cannabis proven an effective alternative form of pain relief for elderly patients, allowing many to quit taking dangerous meds, research finds
(Natural News) President Trump announced last year that the opioid epidemic was a “public health emergency” and called for the medical community to look for alternative therapies to battle the growing crisis. The President cited the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics which places drug overdose as the leading cause of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use baking soda to treat acne?
Baking soda is a popular method that many people use to help treat acne breakouts. But is it safe to use, or can it cause more harm than good? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors: Talking to Your Child ’ s Doctor About Alternative Medicine
Alternative therapies can pose risks, so it ’ s important to discuss them with your pediatrician. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN, M.D., SUNITA VOHRA, M.D. and ROGER ZEMEK, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Emergency Medical Treatment Doctors Hospitals Alternative and Complementary Medicine Massage Source Type: news

South African herb lance-leaved waxberry found to offer antimicrobial and antitumor benefits
(Natural News) The use of medicinal plants as an alternative treatment to various health conditions is a common practice in many cultures. Many plants have natural antimicrobial activity and other medicinal properties that have yet to be fully explored. One South African herb became the focus of a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigating its antimicrobial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics
Are natural antibiotics safe? Do they work? Read about the best and worst natural antibiotics. We also discuss when to use prescription antibiotics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can apple cider vinegar treat warts?
This article discusses how to use it, its effectiveness, and other possible treatments for warts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival
Use of alternative medicine, without the use of conventional cancer therapy, may be associated with greater risk of death in curable cancer.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine begins new JACM column partnership
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM): Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health announces a new partnership with The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine that will bring the voice of leaders from The Osher Collaborative into the Journal via a new quarterly column. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there any home remedies for ringworm?
A look at home remedies for ringworm, a condition that results in fungal infection on the skin. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Therapeutic riding programs help veterans cope with PTSD
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In the United States, military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often are prescribed therapeutic horseback riding (THR) as a complementary therapy, but little is known about how these programs affect PTSD in military veterans. Now, a University of Missouri study has determined that veterans had a significant decrease in PTSD scores just weeks after THR. Results show that therapeutic horseback riding may be a clinically effective intervention for alleviating PTSD symptoms in military veterans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

GSK: complementary therapy
Returns on research and development are diminishing. So what’s next for the labs? (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Compassionate use without an IDE
Ashton Steinhagen, Lead Clinical Research Associate for IMARC Research What happens if you have a site that requests to use an unapproved device that could be life-saving for a patient without an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)?  The device has been through the phases of clinical trials and the Sponsor is working on submitting the premarket approval (PMA).  The site in question was part of that clinical trial but now the study and enrollment goal has been met and both the site and study are closed. According to a response by a consumer safety officer at the FDA, there are two options for compassionate use...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Man turned to alternative therapies after NHS could find no cure to treat him
IF YOU were diagnosed with a condition for which there was no known cure, what would you do? It ’s not something I ever spent much time pondering to be honest, but in late 2011 I found myself in the uncomfortable position of finding out. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holistic treatment for respiratory ailments: Salt therapy is an effective drug-free option
(Natural News) Halotherapy (“salt therapy” or HT) is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes a “controlled air medium” that simulates the microclimate within a natural salt cave. Based on the findings of a group of researchers from Russia, salt therapy is an effective method that can be used to address respiratory diseases. For this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is ozone therapy? Benefits and risks
Ozone therapy is thought to improve the body's intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system. Learn more about the benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried cupping, and this is how it felt
Recently, cupping has become popular with sportspeople and celebrities. I gave it a try and, in this feature, I explain how it felt and if it works. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does amla oil really work?
A look at amla oil and its potential use for hair growth. Included is detail on the preparation of the oil at home, and the other potential uses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Mixing herbal remedies and conventional drugs 'could be harmful'
Alternative treatments could alter effects of prescription medication, warn researchersHerbal remedies such as St John ’s wort, ginseng and ginkgo biloba could have harmful interactions with conventional drugs, scientists have warned.In an extensive review of the medical literature, the team uncovered dozens of cases in which alternative treatments appeared to have altered the effects of prescription medication, either diluting it, making it more potent or causing potentially dangerous side effects.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best teas to drink for IBS
In this article, learn about teas for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including ginger, turmeric, peppermint, and chamomile. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Flowers for Alzheimer’s patients: Several species of iris has been found to protect against the disease
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered a flower that can improve brain performance for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The results of the study were published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. The paper, titled Protective effect of Iris germanica L. in b-amyloid-induced animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, studied the effects of the bearded iris in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flowers for Alzheimer’s patients: Several species of iris have been found to protect against the disease
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered a flower that can improve brain performance for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The results of the study were published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. The paper, titled Protective effect of Iris germanica L. in b-amyloid-induced animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, studied the effects of the bearded iris in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is senna tea safe to drink?
A look at senna tea, which is used for many reasons including constipation relief. Included is detail on drug interactions and the potential side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Controversial homeopathic treatments could treat vitiligo
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could homeopathy treat vitiligo?
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts
Do alternative therapies really work?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts
Do alternative therapies really work? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Aphrodisiacs: Where is the evidence?
Natural aphrodisiacs promise to enhance our sex lives — but what does the science behind the claims say? More evidence is slowly emerging. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ginger for diarrhea
A look at ginger for diarrhea, a remedy that has been used for a long time. Included is detail on how much ginger is too much, as how much to eat a day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is apple cider vinegar good for losing weight?
In this article, we look at the evidence behind the claims that apple cider vinegar could help with weight loss. We also examine the other possible health (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news