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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

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research
Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81  millionU.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH 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

Describing the holistic toxicokinetics of hepatotoxic Chinese herbal medicines by a novel integrated strategy: Dioscorea bulbifera rhizome as a case study - Wang LL, Zhao DS, Shi W, Li ZQ, Wu ZT, Li P, Li HJ.
It is vital to monitor the holistic toxicokinetics of toxic Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) for safety. Although an integrated strategy based on the area under the curve (AUC) has been proposed to characterize the pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic properties o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Has Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia. Here ’s What to Know About the Painful Disorder
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities with fibromyalgia Lady Gaga lady gaga disease lady gaga fibromyalgia lady gaga tour lady gaga tour cancelled public health what disease does lady gaga have what is fibromyalgia 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

Herbal supplements and heart medicines may not mix
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon.com caught selling illegal FULL AUTO gun parts in ATF sting to convict its own customers with felony crimes
(Natural News) In addition to the fact that Amazon.com is now the world’s largest marketplace of contaminated, untested dietary supplements and food, a Natural News investigation confirms that Amazon.com has rolled out a “gun-running” sting operation to get its own customers charged with felony crimes by the ATF. Amazon.com, which has always prohibited the sale... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Nigeria: 'Herbal Medicine Curriculum Will Help Integrate Practice Into Healthcare System'
[Guardian] Former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that the implementation of proposed herbal medicine curriculum in medical schools will facilitate plans to integrate traditional medicine (TM) and its practitioners (TMP) into the conventional healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth
They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Genes and Gene Therapy, Preterm Labor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Three medicinal herbs native to Saudi Arabia discovered to hold powerful anti-cancer properties
(Natural News) Three medicinal plants used in Saudi Arabian traditional medicine have been found to have powerful anti-cancer properties. Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have said that their new research may lead to better and cheaper treatment plans for cancer. The team was curious to see how effective herbal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physic Candy – Define contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Define, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Physic Candy – Curve contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Curve, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Baby Suffers Lead Poisoning From Homeopathic Magnetic Healing Bracelet
The bracelet did not have any labels that said " exceeds by 170 times the limit of lead that should be in children's products. " Why then was the baby even wearing the bracelet? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor 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

Baby got lead poisoning due to a homeopathic bracelet
Investigators discovered the infant, from Connecticut, had been chewing on a 'homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet', which some believe has healing properties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oleander: as protagonist and antagonist - Alchi A, Solanki K, Pandya HA.
Herbal products have been utilized by populations to cure and prevent diseases throughout history; however, the quality and safety of these herbal products has now become a serious issue because several cases of intentional self-harm and accidental ingesti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Book Review: Welcome to the Jungle
Imagine that you just found out you had bipolar disorder. How might you feel? An unexpected diagnosis often throws us for a loop. As we incorporate this new information about ourselves, we might experience fear, confusion and even denial about what our diagnosis means for our lives. But perhaps most of all, we may find ourselves asking the question: now what? Luckily, for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder, that is the question Hilary Smith sets out to answer in her newest edition of Welcome to the Jungle with a new subtitle, Facing Bipolar Without Freaking Out. In 2010, Smith’s blunt, insightful an...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julia Patt Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news

Dr Sarah Brewer explains benefits of curry for pain relief
Turmeric and curcumin are among the most popular herbal medicines, with many health benefits and few side effects. Here, Dr Sarah Brewer explains the concrete evidence - and how to use them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can curry spice really help banish your aches and pains?
Turmeric and curcumin are among the most popular herbal medicines, with many health benefits and few side effects. Here, Dr Sarah Brewer explains the concrete evidence - and how to use them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - 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

Compounded Curcumin Emulsion Product for Injection by ImprimisRx: FDA Investigation - Serious Adverse Events Associated with Use
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHum… (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH 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

Mainstream media trying to discourage women from using licorice root extract, saying it "interferes" with all the toxic medications they're supposed to swallow
(Natural News) As people become increasingly drawn to natural remedies, pharmaceutical companies are doing all they can to draw them back over to the dark side of conventional medication, and one common tactic is scaring them away from popular herbal remedies. Women who are hoping to find some relief from menopause have long turned to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health 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

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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

Nigeria: Herbal Defense Against Viral Infections
[Guardian] Re-emerging infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, yellow fever, Ebola, measles, chicken pox, small pox, Dengue fever, viral hepatitis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), polio, cold and influenza virus, among others are posing fresh threat to human existence. Unfortunately, conventional medicines are failing: the pathogens have developed resistance to the drugs-of-choice. But researchers have in experimental models treated these deadly bugs with combination of local herbs and spices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Taking THIS herbal remedy can stop life-saving medicine working
SUPPLEMENTS are usually entirely safe to use, however using herbal remedies like St John ’s wort, for depression, alongside prescribed medications can be dangerous. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?
Increased odds only seemed to affect men or male smokers, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: B Vitamins, Dietary Supplements, Lung Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

When surgery is just a stitch-up
With evidence mounting that many minor operations owe their success to the placebo effect, is it time to call a halt to some routine procedures?What ’s the difference between a homeopath and a surgeon? It’s a question that sounds like a joke, and it won’t have many surgeons laughing. Homeopathy is the scientifically implausible idea that diluted substances can somehow treat disease: it has never been shown to work and any effect is,at very best, a placebo effect. It ’s a world away from the glinting scalpels and cut-and-dried logic of surgery. See a problem, cut it out, sew it back up. Right?Well, i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dara Mohammadi Tags: Placebo effect Medical research Science Doctors Health Society Hospitals 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

NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: ​​​​Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair  
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news