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Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients

...V-positive outpatients surveyed about their use of complementary and alternative therapies, 67% said they had used alternative therapies at some point to control their HIV infection and 40% reported current use. The findings appear in the current issue of The journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs. Prayer therapy, si...

Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization

...recommendation and to provide safe and appropriate complementary foods, with continued breast-feeding for up to 2 years or beyond....

Is acupuncture safe?

...here is a dearth of hard evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). According to two reports, they provide one of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture. In the first, 78 doctors and physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture agreed to record any adverse events occurring b...

Acupuncture provides relief

...most rigorous trials into the effectiveness of the complementary medicine technique, which involves inserting needles into special sites in the nervous system.// The study compared 157 patients undergoing five treatments over a three week period of either acupuncture, massage or "sham" laser acupuncture (a dummy...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

...t Harvard Medical School have looked at the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in over 2000 people...ularity since the 1960s. A new survey reveals that complementary and alternative medicine has always been popular, although the type of therapies used has changed ov...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

... Parkinson's disease are using one or more type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as vitamins, message or acupuncture. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have carried out a survey of more than 200 people with Parkinson's disease. Forty per cent use one or more forms of CAM - and ...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...nding to a specific gene or a DNA sequence where a complementary strand in biological samples will bind.The DNA contained in a blood or a tissue sample can be placed on the chip, and the person’s DNA would then match up with the appropriate probe, like two pieces of Velcro attaching to each other.A detection devic...

Is acupuncture safe?

...here is a dearth of hard evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). According to two reports, they provide one of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture.// In the first, 78 doctors and physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture agreed to record any adverse events occurring ...

Spreading knowledge to doctors about herbal medicine

...eir doctors are lacking in knowledge// about these complementary medicines. A group called the Longwood Herbal Task...tors might use this to increase their knowledge of complementary medicine....

Prostate cancer and Vitamins

...to be better informed about the potential risks of complementary therapies....

Alternative Therapy in HIV Patients

As more HIV-infected patients turn to complementary and alternative medicine, researchers have set out to determine the prevalence and factors associated with such use. In this study, researchers evaluated CAM use among nearly 3,000 patients enrolled in the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study. Us...

Men Who at Risk Of Developing Prostate Cancer

...udy asked the same group of men about their use of complementary and alternative medicine. More than half said they...or supplement, and 30 percent were using a type of complementary medicine linked to prostate health or prostate cancer prevention. Thus specialist conclude that pa...

Acupuncture An Effective Treatment Option For Arthritis

... Researchers conclude saying that acupuncture as a complementary therapy to drug treatment is more effective than drug treatment alone. However, they say a 12-week observation period may be insufficient to evaluate the effects of treatment thus they say that a longer observation period is required in future to eva...

The Use Of Alternative Medicine On The Rise

The use of alternative or complementary therapies have increased over the past years with ...t one form of alternative medicine. Alternative or complementary therapies include treatments such as biofeedback, yoga, hypnosis, acupuncture, chiropractic care, an...

Breastfeeding Decline In Middle East Worries UN

...ecially in urban areas. As a result, inappropriate complementary feeding and weaning practices are major causes of malnutrition, which is highest in the six months to two years age group. Unicef has pointed out that the poor nutrition and health status of women and female children in lowest-income countries like ...

Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicine

...ors didn't ask. The researchers noted that other complementary or alternative medicine approaches ranging from prayer, meditation and yoga to chiropractic and acupuncture therapy don't pose any specific hazard when combined with conventional heart treatments. Kline-Rogers and her colleagues are now working on ...

Reflexology, complement therapy for breast cancer patients

...understand the benefits of reflexology, which is a complementary therapy given to breast cancer patients to ease th...ate University. They will be comparing the three complementary therapy methods reflexology, guided imagery and reminiscence therapy. “Reflexology is the one people...

Measuring disseminated cancer cells in bone marrow - valuable tool for detecting early breast cancer metastasis

...f detecting bone marrow micrometastases could be a complementary approach to lymph node biopsies in determining which patients should receive adjuvant therapy. Source: Nature Review Cancer....

Law ensuring safety and quality of Herbal drugs

...rs to provide information and access to the use of complementary medicines such as herbal medicines for their treatment. Christopher Smallwood, Economist said, “Patients with conditions such as back pain and stress can benefit from some of the therapies using herbal remedies”. Source: BBC News....

Death from heart attack can be reduced by new drug combination

...so after being admitted to hospital. The drug is complementary to aspirin but works in a different way. Only about two weeks of treatment with the drug would be needed so the costs would be small. The safety and the efficacy of the drug have also been satisfactory. Hence it has been suggested that the drug be us...

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