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Wasted money?
Nick Triggle answers a reader's question on why the NHS continues to fund homeopathy in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now Hiring: Program Director for the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Research Area
In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa welcomes applicants for a program director position in the NCCIH Division of Extramural Research ’s Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches
Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the flu and for the common cold, including zinc, vitamin C, echinacea, probiotics, nasal saline irrigation, buckwheat honey, and geranium extract. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 5, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

DEA Is Cutting Production Of Prescription Opioids By 25 Percent In 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving to curb the national opioid epidemic by slashing the production of a number of popular prescription painkillers. In a notice published Wednesday in the federal register, the DEA finalized a previous order on 2017 production quotas for a variety of Schedule I and II drugs, including addictive narcotics like oxycodone, hydromorphone, codeine and fentanyl. The agency has the authority to set limits on manufacturing under the Controlled Substances Act. In a release, the DEA said it is reducing “the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication” by...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic Teething Gels May Pose Risks
Throw away any homeopathic teething tablets and gels you may be using, the Food and Drug Administration is advising. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Wirral health chiefs scrap homeopathy funding
Wirral health bosses are stopping funding for homeopathy after "overwhelming consensus" to end the practice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Treated With Alternative Medicine Less Likely to Get Flu Shots (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- NHIS data show acupuncture, chiropractic linked to lower vax rates (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cochrane in the news: October 2016
A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.Cochrane contributor Hilda Bastianblogs onPLoS in memory of longtime Cochrane contributor Andrew Herxheimer and shares the untold story of his father, Herbert Herxheimer.En route, Air Canada ’s in-flight magazine,spotlight frequent flyer Peter Tugwell, Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Musculoskeletal.Sexually Transmitted Infections BMJblog post focuses on recent Cochrane Review on chlamydia.Professor Edzard Ernst draws on Cochrane Evidence in hispost on homeopathy in his post inSpector Health. Tuesday,...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 4, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Kids Who Get Alternative Medicine May Be Less Likely To Get Flu Shot
(Reuters Health) - Children that visit alternative medical practitioners like acupuncturists and chiropractors may be less likely to receive flu shots than their peers, a U.S. study suggests. Roughly 33 percent of kids who saw providers of so-called non-Western medicine for services like acupuncture or homeopathic care got vaccinations for influenza, the analysis of national survey data on about 9,000 kids found. About 35 percent of kids who went to practitioners of what’s known as manipulative and body-based therapies such as chiropractic care or massage got flu vaccinations. In comparison, 43 percent of children wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Who Get Some Forms of CAM Less Likely to Get Flu Shot Kids Who Get Some Forms of CAM Less Likely to Get Flu Shot
Some families may have been exposed to vaccine-critical views when getting complementary or alternative medicine, which points to opportunities for better education and engagement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The 6 Medications You Should Never Take When Driving
It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to parents: Avoid homeopathic teething products
The agency warns that these teething tablets and gels have been linked to adverse effects in children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic teething remedies cause SEIZURES in babies, FDA warns
Fresh data suggests a correlation between the herbal remedies and life-threatening reactions, according to the  US Food and Drug Administration. CVS has now pulled the tablets from its shelves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for parents to steer clear of homeopathic teething products because of potential risks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pain-relieving agents for infantile colic
Infantile colic is a common disorder in the first months of life, affecting somewhere between 4% and 28% of infants worldwide, depending on geography and definitions used. Although it is self limiting and resolves by four months of age, colic is perceived by parents as a problem that requires action. Pain-relieving agents, such as drugs, sugars and herbal remedies, have been suggested as interventions to reduce crying episodes and severity of symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels: FDA Warning - Risk to Infants and Children
FDA warns consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a health risk to infants and  children. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 3, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Will Spend $37 Million On Discredited Treatment That May Harm Patients
NIH ' s alternative medicine center announced it will spend $37 million on a huge new study of chelation therapy for heart disease, despite the fact that it already spent $30 million on a prior study that suffered from ethical lapses and poor scientific controls, and ultimately failed to prove a benefit. Chelation is extremely risky, and patients enrolling in this new study, which will be run by the same doctor as the first one, might not be properly informed of the risks. With many far better studies still unfunded, NIH can ill afford to spend its precious research dollars on implausible, risky studies like this one. (Sou...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg Source Type: news

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids ' Flu Shot
Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Flu Shot (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation helps to control emotions, says study
Brain studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to control negative emotions, even in people who are not 'mindful' by nature. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

PURITON SKIN PROTECTANT HOMEOPATHIC (Alumina, Calcarea Fluorica, Calcarea Silicata, Magnesia Sulphurica, Silicea, Sulphur, Titanium Metallicum, Zincum Metallicum) Spray [Kadesh, Inc.]
Updated Date: Oct 3, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - October 3, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PURITON EYE RELIEF DROPS HOMEOPATHIC (Alumina, Calcarea Fluorica, Ferrum Metallicum, Ferrum Phosphoricum, Natrum Muriaticum, Phosphorous, Sulphur, Titanium Metallicum, Zincum Metallicum) Solution/ Drops [Kadesh, Inc.]
Updated Date: Oct 3, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - October 3, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PURITON FACIAL SKIN PROTECTANT AND ACNE TREATMENT HOMEOPATHIC (Alumina, Calcarea Silicata, Ferrum Metallicum, Magnesia Sulphurica, Phosphorous, Sulphur, Titanium Metallicum, Zincum Metallicum) Solution [Kadesh, Inc.]
Updated Date: Oct 3, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - October 3, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Children Who ' ve Received Certain Alternative Therapies Appear Less Likely to Get Flu Shot (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Children who receive certain complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies might be less likely to get vaccinated against the flu, finds a Pediatrics … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Use of Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Homeopathic teething tablets and gels should not be used as they might put infants and children at … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CAM use in recently-returned OEF/OIF/OND US veterans: demographic and psychosocial predictors - Park CL, Finkelstein-Fox L, Barnes DM, Mazure CM, Hoff R.
OBJECTIVES: Because the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing among veterans, understanding more about the characteristics of veterans who use CAM is increasingly important. Studies reporting on predictors of use almost always d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA warns against use of homeopathic teething products
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels on Friday, citing potential risks to infants and children and prompting CVS Health Corp Inc to withdraw the products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NBTY to Genetically Test Herbal Supplements Under NY Accord NBTY to Genetically Test Herbal Supplements Under NY Accord
NBTY Inc, one of the largest U.S. herbal supplement producers, has agreed to conduct an advanced form of genetic testing to ensure that its herbal products contain what their labels say they contain, New York ' s attorney general said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 30, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in Asia tha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

How To Prevent Cancer Naturally
Why is it that if you’re unfortunate enough to get cancer, your only option is to see an oncologist who will almost certainly recommend radiation, surgery or chemotherapy drugs? One reason is that it’s all they know. Conventional doctors are only educated to use the tools of modern medical technology. But there’s another reason that’s very concerning… Chemotherapy drugs are making oncologists very, very rich. You see, most doctors will just write you a prescription for a drug. But not oncologists. They buy these drugs at wholesale prices then sell them to cancer patients at marked-up prices. The...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Microneedling: How To Get Rid of Wrinkles and Scars
Like the rest of your body, your skin accumulates damage over the years from environmental toxins and bad habits like smoking or a poor diet. You might have visible scars on your face… or skin that’s been left with pits and pocks from childhood chicken pox or acne. If you go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist, they’ll likely suggest an invasive and painful procedure with a long recovery. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a facelift if you want to look younger. And you don’t need a chemical peel to get smoother skin. How To Help Restore Your Skin I’ve been helping my pat...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Women's Health Source Type: news

NBTY to genetically test herbal supplements under NY accord
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBTY Inc, one of the largest U.S. herbal supplement producers, has agreed to conduct an advanced form of genetic testing to ensure that its herbal products contain what their labels say they contain, New York's attorney general said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congress Members Call for Halt on DEA Kratom Ban Congress Members Call for Halt on DEA Kratom Ban
A bipartisan group of US Congress members is calling on the Obama Administration to halt a federal plan to make the herbal supplement kratom a schedule I substance.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What ’ s in Your Herbal Pills? Firm Promises DNA Testing for Proof
One of the national ’ s largest supplement makers will conduct advanced DNA testing to ensure its products contain the ingredients listed on the label. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Product Tests Labeling and Labels (Product) Consumer Protection Source Type: news

Stiff Bull herbal cofferr containing 'natural Viagra' is soaring in sales in the US
More than 200,000 men a month order online shipments of Stiff Bull Coffee, a herbal stimulant that supposedly rejuvenates sexual performance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a Foundation for Clinical Trials of Natural Products
Over the years, I have often been asked whether the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will fund clinical trials of natural products. The answer is, “Yes.”NCCIH funds clinical research of natural products, including herbal products, botanicals, products marketed as dietary supplements, and probiotics. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 28, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Are There Alternatives to Statins?
TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 -- Statins are the go-to therapy for lowering " bad " LDL cholesterol, but other treatments also can effectively reduce risk of future heart problems, a new evidence review reports. These alternative therapies -- including a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Excess dietary zinc worsens C. diff infection
The consumption of dietary supplements and cold therapies containing high concentrations of zinc is now being called into question, following research that suggests it may worsen Clostridium difficile infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UVLrx Therapy Lights Up Charlatans Dealing In Medical Devices
Without approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a new medical device called UVLrx has hit alternative medicine practices across the country. The device delivers an illuminated cocktail of red, green and ultraviolet wavelengths directly into the bloodstream that is claimed to improve circulation and oxygen saturation, reduce pain, modulate the immune system and lessen inflammation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Britt Marie Hermes Source Type: news

Ginseng and Chinese herbal medicines could be the key to curing dementia
Ginseng and other herbal medicines used in China at least 1,650 years ago could hold the key to finding a cure for dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integrator Alert: Demand Time (and Changes) in the FDA's Move Limiting Access and Increasing Costs of Dietary Supplements
Removal of many dietary supplements from the market. Increased prices for patients and consumers. Limited access to key nutritional tools for practitioners who have used them safely for decades. Charges like these against a proposal of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have propelled many Paul Revere rides through the alternative and integrative medicine community. One wonders with blasts against the FDA if it is "wolf" that is being cried. Best assessment: not this time. I received an urgent email from long-time Integrator adviser Michael Levin of Health Business Strategies. Levin's executive roles over the p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Saturday Profile: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer
Paul U. Unschuld has done more to promote Chinese medicine than perhaps any other Westerner, but he sees it more as a clue to the culture than as an exotic cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IAN JOHNSON Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Unschuld, Paul U Berlin (Germany) China Translation and Interpreters Books and Literature Acupuncture Source Type: news

HERBAL COUGH DROPS (Menthol) Lozenge [Dollar General Corporation]
Updated Date: Sep 23, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - September 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cannabis And Cancer
With ever-increasing costs of conventional healthcare, and continuing issues with insurance coverage, alternative medicine is growing in popularity. Inasmuch as it is still officially denigrated, cannabis is about as "alternative" as it gets. This, despite no shortage of historic references to cannabis, or its extract marijuana (prepared from the dried and crushed flowers and leaves of the plant) as to its medicinal effects. Chinese Emperors Fu Hsi (2900 BC) and Shen Nung (2700 BC) are said to have touted its healing effects. Some authorities claim that the anointing oil in Exodus 30:22-25 contained cannabis, and that "ca...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Complementary Therapies and Traditional Healing Resources from NLM
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: If a medical treatment is not part of mainstream medicine, it may be called complementary, integrative, or alternative medicine.  Examples of complementary medicine may include herbal supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and many other forms of treatment.  The Arctic Health portal defines traditional healing as treatment that focuses on the health and […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Study Provides New Information on Mechanisms Involved in Touch Sensation and Self-Perception of Body in Space
NCCIH-supported study gives insights into mechanisms involved in touch, and sheds light on the role of proprioception —the ability to sense the body’s position, equilibrium, and movement through space―on health and survival. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling
NIH study of rare genetic disorder reveals importance of touch and body awarenessA gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Turmeric: Nature ’s Miracle Root for Disease
My friends Lelir and Westi in Bali don’t like to go to doctors. Nature is their pharmacy. You see, Lelir is a Balian. That means “herbal healer.” And Westi’s plantation is bursting with healing plants.  But one plant stands out above all the others. Lelir uses it to make a daily immune-boosting elixir as well as an anti-aging facial scrub. Balians use it as an antibiotic and for liver support. They boil it with milk and sugar to treat the common cold and allergies. Rural doctors make it into a paste with lime to ease sore joints. They make drinks to treat fevers and stomach pain. They mix it wi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects including interactions. So consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news