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  • Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

  • Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says

  • Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

  • Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

  • Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

  • U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

  • Health Tip: Relax Daily
    (23-Sep-2014)
    It helps the mind and body

  • Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

  • 'Immunonutrition' Ill-Advised for ICU Patients on Feeding Tube, Study Says
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Adding agents to boost immune system might actually be harmful

  • Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

  • Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

  • Hypnosis May Help Improve Deep Sleep
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Study finds that those highly suggestible to hypnosis can have deeper sleep after hypnotic suggestion

  • Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

  • Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos

  • Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos

  • Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Benefits seen among inactive people, those who exercised

  • Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

  • Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest
    (16-Apr-2014)
    U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

  • Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest
    (16-Apr-2014)
    U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

  • Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest
    (16-Apr-2014)
    U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

  • Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

  • Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease Some MS Symptoms: Review
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Researchers also found some evidence to support use of other alternative therapies

  • Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

  • Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain: Study
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Two or three one-hour sessions a week reduced pain, improved functioning

  • Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

  • More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Tension-headache sufferers in particular may benefit from relaxation techniques, experts suggest

  • Making Acupuncture Even Safer
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Researchers recommend improving needle quality

  • Making Acupuncture Even Safer
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Researchers recommend improving needle quality

  • Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Try to eliminate possible distractions

  • Health Tip: Employing Art Therapy
    (03-Feb-2014)
    It may help people with physical and mental challenges

  • Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

  • Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study
    (13-Jan-2014)
    But more research is needed to assess any other effects on newborns, experts say

  • Health Tip: Performing Mind-Body Exercise
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Here are possible benefits

  • Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety
    (06-Jan-2014)
    But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add

  • Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety
    (06-Jan-2014)
    But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add

  • What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Sure, it's a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills, experts say

  • Yoga More Than a Crutch for NYC Man Who Suffered Devastating Leg Injury
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Ari Steinfeld credits the discipline with his recovery from physical and mental pain

  • Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

  • Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect

  • Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss
    (17-Dec-2013)
    But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says

  • Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss
    (17-Dec-2013)
    But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says

  • Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

  • Meditation Could Help Smokers Cut Down, Study Hints
    (08-Aug-2013)
    A month later, those trained in technique smoked less

  • Meditation Could Help Smokers Cut Down, Study Hints
    (08-Aug-2013)
    A month later, those trained in technique smoked less

  • Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Despite risks, nearly half of patients take some kind of supplement before facial procedure, study found

  • Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Despite risks, nearly half of patients take some kind of supplement before facial procedure, study found

  • FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

  • FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

  • Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study
    (09-Jul-2013)
    But an expert says findings are inconclusive

  • Common Supplement May Help Patients Fight Heart Failure
    (24-May-2013)
    Coenzyme Q10 appeared to reduce death rates, hospitalizations in study

  • Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
    (22-May-2013)
    Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements

  • Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
    (20-May-2013)
    Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

  • Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
    (20-May-2013)
    Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

  • Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
    (15-May-2013)
    Numbers were lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week

  • Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope
    (13-May-2013)
    Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

  • Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy

  • Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy

  • Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy

  • Modest Cardiac Benefit From Chelation Therapy Not Enough to OK Use: Experts
    (26-Mar-2013)
    New study shows slight effect, but arduous 'leaching' treatment has side effects, doctors say

  • Study: Mega Vitamins Won't Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might
    (11-Mar-2013)
    But modest gains from arduous 'leaching' therapy aren't enough to OK it at this time, study author says

  • Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Some can cause serious harm, agency warns

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

  • Health Tip: Use Focused Imagery to Relax
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Visualize peace and calm

  • Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

  • How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

  • Genes Changes Seen in Alzheimer's Can Be Found in Infancy: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Prenatal brain development may influence psychiatric risk later in life, researchers say

  • Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans
    (20-Nov-2012)
    But perception rather than solid evidence appears to drive demand, researchers say

  • 'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

  • Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

  • Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect

  • Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit
    (05-Nov-2012)
    But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

  • Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life

  • Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life

  • Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
    (01-Nov-2012)
    It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found

  • Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
    (01-Nov-2012)
    It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found

  • 10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Nightly routine uses positive mental imagery, slow deep breathing

  • Spirituality Central to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Study Finds
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Strong body-mind connection to good health is core belief

  • Spirituality Central to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Study Finds
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Strong body-mind connection to good health is core belief

  • Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis
    (10-Oct-2012)
    MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

  • Marijuana Extract May Help Ease Muscle Stiffness in MS: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Pain, spasms and sleep quality also improved in those given drug vs. placebo

  • Complementary Medicine May Help Soldiers With PTSD: Study
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Healing touch, guided imagery eased symptoms, improved quality of life

  • Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Mixture of sesame and rice bran oils has heart-healthy effects, preliminary study suggests

  • More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Ancient technique outperformed 'sham' acupuncture in large review

  • More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Ancient technique outperformed 'sham' acupuncture in large review

  • Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2012)
    This is the latest finding in debate over herb's ability to keep dementia at bay

  • Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2012)
    This is the latest finding in debate over herb's ability to keep dementia at bay

  • Meditation May Help Fight Loneliness, Study Says
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Researchers also looked at its effect on stress and inflammation in older adults

  • Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

  • Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

  • Yoga Might Help With Stroke Rehab
    (26-Jul-2012)
    Small study suggests the practice could enhance balance, activity levels

  • Milk Thistle of Little Help Against Hepatitis C: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Herbal extract discounted as treatment for chronic liver disease

  • Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

  • More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

  • Meditation Method a Matter of Taste
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Study finds choosing a technique you're comfortable with makes you less likely to quit

  • 'Mindful' Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Differences seen in white matter with 'integrated body-mind training'

  • 'Mindful' Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Differences seen in white matter with 'integrated body-mind training'

  • More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease
    (06-Jun-2012)
    New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

  • More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease
    (06-Jun-2012)
    New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

  • More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease
    (06-Jun-2012)
    New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

  • Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

  • Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

  • Combo Therapy May Help Ease 'Ringing in the Ears'
    (25-May-2012)
    Tinnitus can be frustrating for patients, hard to treat, researchers say

  • Body Building, Diet Supplements Linked to Liver Damage: Study
    (22-May-2012)
    These products could provide a target for regulation, researchers say

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD
    (14-May-2012)
    In small study, alternative treatment plus meds seemed to help with shortness of breath

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD
    (14-May-2012)
    In small study, alternative treatment plus meds seemed to help with shortness of breath

  • Zinc Pills May Shorten Colds, Analysis Suggests
    (07-May-2012)
    But, benefits are slight and side effects are reported, researchers say

  • Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
    (26-Apr-2012)
    It's touted as helpful in relieving tension, anxiety and more, but it's not risk-free

  • Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
    (26-Apr-2012)
    It's touted as helpful in relieving tension, anxiety and more, but it's not risk-free

  • Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
    (26-Apr-2012)
    It's touted as helpful in relieving tension, anxiety and more, but it's not risk-free

  • Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

  • Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

  • DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines
    (12-Apr-2012)
    U.S. experts say supplements made in America are different, but neither country tests for ingredients

  • Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

  • Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

  • Berries, Tea May Cut Men's Odds for Parkinson's: Study
    (04-Apr-2012)
    These and other foods contain 'neuroprotective' agents called flavonoids, researchers say

  • Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

  • Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

  • Alternative Medicine May Help Ease Chronic Sinusitis
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Study found combining it with Western treatments brought more relief to patients

  • Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Vitamin cocktail might even speed up mental decline, researchers say

  • Mouse Study Suggests Vitamin E May Weaken Bones
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Still too soon to warn people off supplements, expert stresses

  • Health Tip: Take a Deep Breath
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Practice deep breathing techniques to manage stress

  • No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

  • Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

  • Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

  • Winter Doldrums Got You Down? Here's How to Bounce Back
    (28-Jan-2012)
    Adding lights, exercise can help people battling seasonal affective disorder, doctor says

  • Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

  • Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

  • Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Not only are most ineffective, some can interfere with other medications, review found

  • Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Not only are most ineffective, some can interfere with other medications, review found

  • Power of Acupuncture to Ease Migraines Questioned in Study
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Precise needle location may be less important than thought, expert says

  • Power of Acupuncture to Ease Migraines Questioned in Study
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Precise needle location may be less important than thought, expert says

  • Maggots Quickly Clean Up Wounds, Study Shows
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Use of bagged fly larvae can be effective for standard lesions, but only within first week

  • Mindfulness Training May Help Arthritis Patients Cope
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Small study found those who used it were less tired, stressed

  • Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Commonly used in the Middle East and spreading abroad, plant leaves give amphetamine-like high

  • Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Patients in small, preliminary study had pain relief in calves, feet

  • Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises
    (07-Dec-2011)
    And enjoy these potential benefits

  • FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Agency says there's no proof the remedies work, and associated diet may cause harm

  • FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Agency says there's no proof the remedies work, and associated diet may cause harm

  • Meditation Can 'Turn Off' Regions of the Brain
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Brain imaging shows experienced meditators can prevent their minds from wandering

  • Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

  • Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

  • Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

  • Science Probes How Probiotic Yogurts Affect Your Gut
    (26-Oct-2011)
    'Friendly' microbes might affect metabolism, but whether they're good for you is still unclear, researchers say

  • Ginger Supplements Might Ease Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer
    (11-Oct-2011)
    But study is too small and preliminary to recommend the herb as a cancer-fighter, experts say

  • Saw Palmetto Doesn't Help Enlarged Prostate: Study
    (27-Sep-2011)
    For users reporting benefits, it's a classic placebo effect, experts say

  • Movement Disorders on YouTube Not What They Seem, Experts Warn
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Group of neurologists says the abnormal movements seem to be triggered by mental illness instead

  • Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Their use of everything from herbals to massage exceeds that of the general public, research suggests

  • Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Their use of everything from herbals to massage exceeds that of the general public, research suggests

  • Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Their use of everything from herbals to massage exceeds that of the general public, research suggests

  • U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Pai You Guo supplement contains drugs banned in U.S. for increasing stroke, cancer, heart attack risk

  • Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Review of 20 studies finds the popular procedure can come with serious side effects

  • Antibiotics Beat Cranberries at Fighting Urinary Tract Infections in Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Protected against recurrence twice as long as cranberry extract pill, researchers say

  • Does Meditation Boost Brain Health?
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Less brain shrinkage, stronger connections seen in long-term practitioners, study finds

  • Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation
    (08-Jul-2011)
    'Om' is where the heart is

  • Behavioral Techniques a Better Value for Chronic Migraine Than Meds: Study
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Over time, relaxation training, hypnosis, biofeedback more cost-effective than drugs

  • Hypnosis Plus Local Anesthesia Might Work Well for Some Surgeries
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Study found it safe as general anesthesia, but experts say more research needed

  • Hypnosis Plus Local Anesthesia Might Work Well for Some Surgeries
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Study found it safe as general anesthesia, but experts say more research needed

  • Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Mindfulness training reduces bother, not intensity, of menopause symptoms

  • Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

  • Doctors Prescribing Meditation, Yoga More Often
    (12-May-2011)
    Study authors say earlier use of such treatments might benefit health-care system

  • Doctors Prescribing Meditation, Yoga More Often
    (12-May-2011)
    Study authors say earlier use of such treatments might benefit health-care system

  • Mindful Meditation Might Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (09-May-2011)
    Study found symptoms reduced far more with meditation than with therapy

  • Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas
    (02-May-2011)
    Nearly 1 in 10 infants fed these largely unregulated products, researchers say

  • Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Study focuses on a brain wave known as an alpha rhythm

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover How Peppermint Soothes Gastric Pain
    (22-Apr-2011)
    It uses a specific anti-pain channel that helps irritable bowel syndrome patients get relief

  • Health Tip: Yoga Can Help Your Health
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Here are some of the benefits

  • Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Tourette Tics, Symptoms
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Adult brain is more flexible than once thought, researchers say

  • Yoga May Also Calm a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Small study found reduction in episodes of atrial fibrillation, which can raise stroke risk

  • No Good Evidence That Folk Remedies Ease Colic
    (28-Mar-2011)
    More study needed on home cures such as fennel, herbal tea, sugar water, review finds

  • Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2011)
    But experts disagree on whether the findings are meaningful

  • Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2011)
    But experts disagree on whether the findings are meaningful

  • Diabetics Do Better With Empathetic Doctors
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Blood sugar and cholesterol scores more likely to be good when physicians had high empathy scores, study finds

  • Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Small study finds less severe hot flashes after 10 weeks of treatment

  • Meditation Appears to Cause Changes in Brain's Gray Matter
    (25-Jan-2011)
    MRI scans show increased volume in parts of brain linked to empathy, awareness

  • Yoga's Spiritual Balance May Boost Health
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Science is starting to reveal proven benefits for a range of maladies

  • Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Over 40% offer complementary services, such as massage, to improve end-of-life care, data shows

  • Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Over 40% offer complementary services, such as massage, to improve end-of-life care, data shows

  • Echinacea No Cure for the Common Cold, Study Finds
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Herbal remedy slightly reduced the length of colds, but not by much

  • U.S. Spending Millions to See if Herbs Truly Work
    (16-Dec-2010)
    Research aims to remove the mystery around popular dietary supplements

  • 'Tainted' Supplement Makers May Face Prosecution: FDA
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Move follows reports of injuries or death from synthetic steroids, other products

  • 'Tainted' Supplement Makers May Face Prosecution: FDA
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Move follows reports of injuries or death from synthetic steroids, other products

  • Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies
    (13-Dec-2010)
    With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

  • Acupuncture Might Treat Certain Kind of Lazy Eye
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Small Chinese study found it worked better than an eye patch in older kids with condition

  • Zen Meditation Can Help Bring Pain Under Control
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Doesn't eliminate feeling, but reduces thoughts about pain

  • Acupuncture Really Does Help Relieve Pain: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Researchers say it affects perception and processing of discomfort

  • Acupuncture Really Does Help Relieve Pain: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Researchers say it affects perception and processing of discomfort

  • Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

  • Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely: Study
    (26-Oct-2010)
    These products claim to lower cholesterol, but levels of active agent run the gamut

  • Meditation Soothes MS Patients
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Study finds mindfulness training is helpful in easing depression, anxiety

  • Meditation Soothes MS Patients
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Study finds mindfulness training is helpful in easing depression, anxiety

  • No Blood Pressure Benefit Seen With Pine-Bark Extract
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Study patients taking supplement had same results as those given a placebo, new research finds

  • More Evidence That Glucosamine, Chondroitin Won't Help Ailing Joints
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Data from 10 studies shows no effect, researchers say, and any benefit noted is likely to be placebo

  • Stress Seems to Play Role in Premenstrual Symptom Severity
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Relaxation techniques may help prevent, reduce some of the worst effects, researchers suggest

  • Sham Acupuncture for Knee Arthritis as Effective as the Real Therapy
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Substantial relief found with both sham, traditional Chinese acupuncture, researchers find

  • Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Participants reported less pain, a happier mood and overall better quality of life

  • Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
    (17-Aug-2010)
    Improved connections in areas regulating emotions become clear after 11 hours of training, scans show

  • Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
    (17-Aug-2010)
    Improved connections in areas regulating emotions become clear after 11 hours of training, scans show

  • Can Hands-On Prayer Help Heal?
    (05-Aug-2010)
    African study in sight- and hearing-impaired people suggests it might, even if through placebo effect

  • Health Tip: Learn to Relax
    (26-Jul-2010)
    These techniques may help

  • Health Tip: Learn to Relax
    (26-Jul-2010)
    These techniques may help

  • Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Ability to make fine visual distinctions, sustain focus improved in study participants

  • Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Ability to make fine visual distinctions, sustain focus improved in study participants

  • Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

  • Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

  • Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

  • Glucosamine Ineffective for Lower Back Pain Linked to Arthritis
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Study finds it's no better than placebo in relieving discomfort or boosting quality of life

  • Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics
    (27-Jun-2010)
    In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

  • Brain Scans Show How Meditation Calms Pain
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Years of practice help users avoid anticipating discomfort, research shows

  • Brain Scans Show How Meditation Calms Pain
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Years of practice help users avoid anticipating discomfort, research shows

  • Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Needle insertion stimulates production of chemical known to reduce discomfort, scientists say

  • Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Needle insertion stimulates production of chemical known to reduce discomfort, scientists say

  • Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer
    (26-May-2010)
    Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

  • Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors
    (21-May-2010)
    Study found those who practiced it for four weeks after chemo slept better, used fewer sleep aids

  • Herbal Supplements, Warfarin Can Be Hazardous Mix
    (13-May-2010)
    Garlic, ginkgo, St John's Wort could all upset bleeding/clotting balance, study found

  • Acupuncture Delivers Some Pain Relief
    (11-May-2010)
    Modest benefits seen in healthy volunteers, researchers say

  • Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments
    (03-May-2010)
    Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

  • Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies
    (01-May-2010)
    Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

  • Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes
    (24-Apr-2010)
    Researchers confirm that beneficial ingredients penetrate eye tissue

  • Insight on Herbals Eludes Doctors, Patients Alike
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Survey finds knowledge far less than for prescription drugs

  • Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Traditional Chinese therapy beat vitamin B for those with scent-robbing viral infection, study found

  • Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Traditional Chinese therapy beat vitamin B for those with scent-robbing viral infection, study found

  • Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
    (30-Mar-2010)
    For fearful patients, ancient therapy could help, study suggests

  • Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
    (30-Mar-2010)
    For fearful patients, ancient therapy could help, study suggests

  • Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Release of relaxation hormones has positive effects, researchers say

  • Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
    (24-Mar-2010)
    But trans fats could increase it, researchers say

  • Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Artichokes, garlic and onions also contain beneficial fructans, researchers say

  • Prevention of Acupuncture Infection Needs More Focus
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Funding to promote safety guidelines urged by experts

  • Prevention of Acupuncture Infection Needs More Focus
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Funding to promote safety guidelines urged by experts

  • Most Drug Studies Don't Help Docs Pick Best Treatment
    (09-Mar-2010)
    The problem? Available meds ignored in favor of drugs in the pipeline, review finds

  • Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Meditation appears to build up cortex, MRI scans find

  • Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
    (23-Feb-2010)
    But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

  • Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
    (22-Feb-2010)
    In study, response rate almost 20 percent higher with depression-specific acupuncture

  • Garden-Grown Rhubarb May Have Anti-Cancer Properties
    (17-Feb-2010)
    British variety gets healthy boost when baked, study finds

  • Herbals Not the Answer for Asthma, Study Shows
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Patients using alternative remedies more likely to misuse prescribed drugs, suffer flareups

  • Fish Oil Helped Stave Off Psychosis in Study Patients
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Supplements may benefit those at high risk of schizophrenia

  • Fish Oil Helped Stave Off Psychosis in Study Patients
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Supplements may benefit those at high risk of schizophrenia

  • Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems
    (01-Feb-2010)
    They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

  • Kids' Use of Alternative Therapies Often Mimics Parents'
    (28-Jan-2010)
    About 12 percent of U.S. youths report using treatments, study finds

  • Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Human trials will begin soon, researchers say

  • Medical Students Supportive of Alternative Medicine
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Blending therapies would benefit patients, survey reports

  • Medical Students Supportive of Alternative Medicine
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Blending therapies would benefit patients, survey reports

  • Medical Students Supportive of Alternative Medicine
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Blending therapies would benefit patients, survey reports

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study found placebo group actually fared better

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study found placebo group actually fared better

  • Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

  • Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

  • Ginkgo Won't Slow Decline of Aging Brain
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Popular herb doesn't keep cognitive powers intact, researchers say

  • Don't Invite Holiday Stress Into Your Home
    (25-Dec-2009)
    Toned-down expectations may lead to more joy, less anxiety, experts say

  • Ingredient in Botanicals Tied to Urinary Cancer
    (22-Dec-2009)
    People who used affected Chinese products should be monitored, study suggests

  • Myrrh May Lower High Cholesterol
    (21-Dec-2009)
    'Bad' levels down in rats when resin was part of diet, study finds

  • Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly
    (26-Nov-2009)
    But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

  • Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly
    (26-Nov-2009)
    But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

  • Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

  • Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

  • Science Finds Healing in Halloween Horrors
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Vampire bats, spiders and even a monster have sparked new treatments

  • Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

  • Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

  • Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

  • Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

  • Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

  • Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

  • Take the Sting Out of Your Child's Flu Shots
    (18-Oct-2009)
    Bubbles and relaxation exercises can help cut the pain, experts say

  • Supervised Exercise May Relieve Fatigue During Chemotherapy
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Mixed-intensity program improved vitality and well-being in study patients

  • Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Audio recordings benefited many children with no underlying disease in study

  • Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Extract used in 1918 pandemic may have antiviral properties, scientists say

  • Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    (04-Sep-2009)
    Exercise also improves symptoms and related risk factors, study finds

  • Scientists Make Sweet Monkey Music
    (02-Sep-2009)
    Primates respond to tunes based on their calls

  • Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Scans show that treatment regulates brain's pain centers, researchers say

  • Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu
    (24-Aug-2009)
    But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

  • Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax
    (23-Aug-2009)
    Simple steps can lessen stress when children get overwhelmed, experts say

  • Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax
    (23-Aug-2009)
    Simple steps can lessen stress when children get overwhelmed, experts say

  • Herb Shows Potential for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Study compares ancient remedy to modern drug, but not the most common, experts say

  • Folk Medicine Therapy May Prevent Alcoholic Relapse
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Study in rodents used synthetic form of substance found in the kudzu vine

  • Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Out-of-pocket spending hit $33.9 billion in 2007, government report shows

  • Studies Show Genetic Activity of Antioxidants
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Clues found on how they help arteries stay clear and healthy

  • Probiotics Supplement May Help After Gastric Bypass Surgery
    (17-Jul-2009)
    In study, patients lost weight faster and avoided vitamin B deficiency

  • Carpal Tunnel Relief in a Cup
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Healing method used around the world eases pain in small study

  • Green Tea Component May Slow Prostate Cancer
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Men in small study took capsules equivalent to brewed beverage

  • Health Tip: Taking an Herbal Supplement
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Recommendations to help stay safe

  • Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy
    (09-Jun-2009)
    But it's no better than standard treatment, one expert says

  • Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy
    (09-Jun-2009)
    But it's no better than standard treatment, one expert says

  • Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Deep relaxation techniques could be key to a restful night, study finds

  • Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Component of ancient spice makes cells more resistant to infection, report says

  • Can't Sleep? Try Online Therapy
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Help with relaxation techniques and bedtime habits may ease insomnia

  • Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases
    (04-Jun-2009)
    In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system

  • Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases
    (04-Jun-2009)
    In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system

  • Yoga Helps Those With Asthma
    (29-May-2009)
    Study finds practice can ease symptoms, raise awareness of breathing patterns

  • Meditation May Boost Short-Term Visual Memory
    (21-May-2009)
    Study involving DY meditation could have wide-ranging implications

  • Meditation May Boost Short-Term Visual Memory
    (21-May-2009)
    Study involving DY meditation could have wide-ranging implications

  • New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
    (15-May-2009)
    Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy

  • New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
    (15-May-2009)
    Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy

  • New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
    (15-May-2009)
    Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy

  • Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
    (12-May-2009)
    Study found it worked even when treatment didn't break the skin

  • Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
    (12-May-2009)
    Study found it worked even when treatment didn't break the skin

  • No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Researchers plan more controlled study at different dosages

  • Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time

  • Health Tip: Considering an Alternative Therapy?
    (17-Apr-2009)
    Here are signs that it may be fraudulent and unsafe

  • Soothing Songs Please the Heart
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

  • Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Egyptians may have been using herb-spiked drink for healing 5,000 years ago

  • Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Small study finds acupressure cut symptoms beyond mere placebo effect

  • Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Clinicians who don't know about studies won't use findings, survey suggests

  • Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Small study finds acupressure cut symptoms beyond mere placebo effect

  • Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Most data finds no difference between real, sham treatments, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Meditation Is a Peaceful State of Mind
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Here are a few basic elements

  • Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Indigestion, constipation can be relieved with ancient remedies, researchers say

  • Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

  • Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments
    (20-Mar-2009)
    But while larval therapy works well, study says there's no rush to abandon standard care

  • Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
    (14-Mar-2009)
    Teas, acupuncture reduce itching, improve quality of life, study finds

  • Health Tip: Try Relaxation Techniques
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Specially trained vets are using ancient treatment to fight illness, pain

  • Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Women reported less stress, more peace after sessions, study finds

  • Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Women reported less stress, more peace after sessions, study finds

  • Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Study finds better concentration, lowered stress after TM sessions

  • Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Study finds better concentration, lowered stress after TM sessions

  • Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret
    (10-Feb-2009)
    It's the same compound that gives it that distinct smell, scientists say

  • Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth
    (01-Feb-2009)
    But many doctors insist the supplement is safe and worth a try for arthritis pain

  • The Zen Way to Pain Relief
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Meditation technique may help keep discomfort at bay, study finds

  • The Zen Way to Pain Relief
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Meditation technique may help keep discomfort at bay, study finds

  • Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Analysis of recent data shows little difference from placebo

  • Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Analysis of recent data shows little difference from placebo

  • Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Iodine from kelp in dietary aid compromised therapy, researchers say

  • Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
    (31-Dec-2008)
    Manipulation and nutritional counseling helps with connective tissue-related pain

  • Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
    (24-Dec-2008)
    Review finds it may cut cardiac mortality but not help those with heart rhythm problems

  • Blue and Broke for the Holidays
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Economic woes ratchet up mental health problems already more common this time of year

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • Alzheimer's Drugs Also Treat Behavioral, Psych Problems
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Therapy effective at same dosage used to improve cognitive impairment, study says

  • Health Tip: Anticipating Acupuncture
    (16-Dec-2008)
    What you can expect

  • 38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
    (10-Dec-2008)
    As do 12% of children, new government survey says

  • 38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
    (10-Dec-2008)
    As do 12% of children, new government survey says

  • Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent
    (06-Dec-2008)
    Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

  • Antibiotics Largest Cause of Drug-Induced Liver Damage
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Prescription meds, supplements can also trigger acute organ failure, study says

  • Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
    (27-Nov-2008)
    Their high acid content inhibits bacterial growth, experts say

  • Indigo Ointment Benefits Psoriasis Patients
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Traditional Chinese therapy proved helpful in relieving skin scaling, hardening, study finds

  • Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

  • Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

  • Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
    (14-Nov-2008)
    These older treatments may sometimes work best, researchers say

  • Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Study says treatment, similar to acupressure, may boost uterus receptivity

  • Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

  • Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found

  • Ginkgo Prevented Stroke Damage in Mice
    (10-Oct-2008)
    But it's not clear if the popular extract would be effective in humans

  • Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Early research suggests 'horny goat weed' might help men with impotence

  • Health Tip: Considering Alternative Medicine?
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Research any product and always consult your doctor

  • Popular Supplements Don't Work Against Arthritis: Study
    (30-Sep-2008)
    But lead researcher says it's too soon to give up on glucosamine

  • Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients
    (29-Sep-2008)
    In some cases, unproven 'therapies' can be dangerous, experts say

  • Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

  • Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

  • A Honey of a Sinusitis Treatment
    (24-Sep-2008)
    The natural sweet defeats the bacteria that drive the ailment, study shows

  • Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

  • Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

  • Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

  • Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

  • Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
    (16-Sep-2008)
    It improved mood, pain symptoms more than simple touch, concludes study

  • Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors
    (10-Sep-2008)
    Users mostly seek preventive care or assistance with easy-to-treat illnesses, study says

  • 'Ayurvedic' Medicines May Contain Lead, Mercury or Arsenic
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Over a fifth of products purchased on Internet tainted with toxic metals, study finds

  • Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Women, especially breast and ovarian tumor patients, more likely to use these therapies

  • Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

  • Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Enriched extract of Indian herbal remedy showed improved mobility in 7 days, study says

  • Health Tip: Deep Breathing Techniques
    (29-Jul-2008)
    To help you relax

  • Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Psilocybin may help treat patients with cancer, depression, drug abuse, study says

  • Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Study suggests explanation for these practices' health benefits

  • Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Study suggests explanation for these practices' health benefits

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

  • Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
    (13-Jun-2008)
    It significantly lowers cholesterol, researchers say

  • Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Just inhaling the aroma activated anxiety-relieving genes, rat research shows

  • Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Just inhaling the aroma activated anxiety-relieving genes, rat research shows

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

  • Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders
    (10-Jun-2008)
    But their tech savvy helps them use online programs as well as drugs to help problem

  • Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Narcolepsy drug also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy

  • Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Narcolepsy drug also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy

  • Dermatologists Release Psoriasis Care Guidelines
    (30-May-2008)
    Biologic use is expected to enhance quality of treatment and patient safety

  • Sea Buckthorn Leaves May Hold Benefit for the Liver
    (23-May-2008)
    High levels of antioxidants in berries also lower cholesterol, study says

  • Health Tip: Keeping the Caregiver Healthy
    (15-May-2008)
    Here are ways to prevent feeling burned out and stressed

  • Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension
    (14-May-2008)
    But the finding isn't meant to encourage patients to throw out their medications

  • Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies
    (11-May-2008)
    Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

  • Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
    (06-May-2008)
    Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

  • Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
    (06-May-2008)
    Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

  • An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Nerve agents stimulated cannabinoid receptors in mice, offering pain relief without side effects

  • Chinese Ants Show Promise in Fighting Arthritis, Other Diseases
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Extract may prove beneficial against hepatitis, bacterial infections, study suggests

  • Food as Medicine?
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

  • Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas
    (08-Apr-2008)
    2 Chinese studies show cancer treatment extended survival time in mice

  • Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas
    (08-Apr-2008)
    2 Chinese studies show cancer treatment extended survival time in mice

  • Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise

  • Green Tea Boosts Antibiotics for Superbugs
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Egyptian study finds drink increased effectiveness threefold

  • Meditation Can Wish You Well, Study Says
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Imaging tests suggest compassion and empathy can be learned traits

  • Music as Medicine
    (22-Mar-2008)
    Music therapy can help reduce anxiety and improve physical health

  • Fighting Cancer With a Pen
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Research finds that 'expressive writing' helps to ease patients' burden

  • Aromatherapy Falls Short, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2008)
    It didn't heal wounds, relieve pain or boost immune status

  • Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

  • Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

  • Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

  • Study Suggests Glucosamine Won't Ease Hip Arthritis
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Research adds to debate on the supplement but doesn't settle it, one expert says

  • Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may help ease symptoms, research shows

  • Acupuncture May Aid In Vitro Fertilization
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Preliminary research showed it greatly boosted pregnancy chances

  • Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

  • Mislabeled Supplement Spurred Prostate Cancer: Report
    (18-Jan-2008)
    Ingredients might have led to aggressive disease in 2 men taking the product

  • Almost Half of Doctors Have Prescribed Placebos
    (03-Jan-2008)
    Many physicians believe the mind can affect the body's health, researchers say

  • Most Psychiatrists Open to Discussing Spiritual Concerns
    (28-Dec-2007)
    They're more likely to broach the topic with patients than are other doctors, study finds

  • Cabin Fever Has an Online Cure This Year
    (25-Dec-2007)
    National Wildlife Federation site shows parks and green spaces close to your zip code

  • Massage Eases Pain, Anxiety After Surgery
    (17-Dec-2007)
    It's now standard post-surgical practice at some U.S. hospitals

  • Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters
    (07-Dec-2007)
    Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

  • Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough
    (04-Dec-2007)
    A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found

  • Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Suggestions to help you take it easy

  • Acupuncture Cuts Need for Post-Op Painkillers
    (17-Oct-2007)
    It also eases nausea linked to these drugs, research shows

  • Acupuncture Cuts Need for Post-Op Painkillers
    (17-Oct-2007)
    It also eases nausea linked to these drugs, research shows

  • Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes
    (16-Oct-2007)
    It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

  • Meditation a Quick Fix for Stress
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Small study involving Chinese undergraduates showed significant benefit

  • Almost a Third of U.S. Kids Use Supplements
    (02-Oct-2007)
    Most are taking pills like multivitamins, national study finds

  • Meditation May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
    (28-Sep-2007)
    It eases the depression that often accompanies the condition, study finds

  • Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy

  • More Prostate Cancers Might Be Prevented
    (24-Sep-2007)
    New data should help reduce incidence of low-grade tumors, experts say

  • Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy

  • Health Tip: When Acupuncture May Help
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Originated in China more than 2,000 years ago

  • Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention
    (10-Sep-2007)
    Supplements won't help lower risk, and neither will CT scans, guide says

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life
    (10-Sep-2007)
    They could fight cancer, heart disease, researchers say

  • Leave That Holiday 'To Do' List in a Drawer
    (03-Sep-2007)
    Make fall chores notes early at night, then get the rest you need, sleep expert advises

  • Flaxseed May Relieve Hot Flashes
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Small Mayo Clinic pilot study shows 50% reduction over 6 weeks

  • Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

  • Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

  • Health Tip: Research Alternative Therapies Carefully
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Some can do more harm than good

  • No Clear Evidence Meditation Can Boost Health: Study
    (13-Jul-2007)
    Better data needed for mindfulness, yoga, other methods, researchers say

  • No Clear Evidence Meditation Can Boost Health: Study
    (13-Jul-2007)
    Better data needed for mindfulness, yoga, other methods, researchers say

  • Naturopathy an Option for Some Kids
    (03-Jul-2007)
    But training and licensing varies widely from state to state, researcher says

  • FDA Issues New Dietary Supplement Safety Rules
    (22-Jun-2007)
    They're meant to keep products contaminant-free, but critics say more oversight is needed

  • Yoga May Help Treat Depression, Anxiety Disorders
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Brain scans showed boost in valuable brain chemical, study says

  • Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2007)
    But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

  • Health Tip: Stressed Out?
    (29-May-2007)
    Meditation can help

  • Treating the Mind Eases Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2007)
    Hypnotherapy, antidepressants can all work, experts say

  • Low-Dose CoQ10 Supplements Won't Ease Parkinson's
    (16-May-2007)
    Widely touted remedy had no impact on symptoms, study finds

  • Heavy Multivitamin Use May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
    (15-May-2007)
    Odds rose 32% for men taking more than a pill a day, study found

  • Green Tea May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Laboratory study is called preliminary, but promising

  • Harnessing Tai Chi's Quiet Strength for Health
    (22-Apr-2007)
    Ancient art has proven benefits and is open to all, experts say

  • Chondroitin Won't Ease Arthritic Joint Pain: Study
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Doctors should discourage use of the supplement, researchers conclude

  • Spirituality Influences Health, Most U.S. Doctors Say
    (10-Apr-2007)
    But only a minority thinks religion affects medical outcomes, study finds

  • Curry Compound May Fight Rare Neurological Illness
    (30-Mar-2007)
    A chemical cousin of curcumin helped restore motor control in mice with Kennedy's disease , researchers say

  • Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure
    (28-Mar-2007)
    But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

  • Dietary Copper May Ease Cardiovascular Disease
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Supplements reversed enlarged hearts in mice, but method remains controversial

  • Some Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Death Risk
    (27-Feb-2007)
    But critics say the review of the data has serious flaws

  • Study Crushes Garlic's Claim to Lower Cholesterol
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Neither the fresh or pill-packaged varieties brought LDL levels down

  • Words Can Help the Healing
    (22-Feb-2007)
    Expressive-writing therapy is aiding cancer patients

  • 'Natural' Remedies May Interfere With Clinical Trials
    (09-Feb-2007)
    Patients who use them can skew drug safety results, experts warn

  • Chinese Herb May Lower High Blood Pressure
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Research with hamsters focuses on the active ingredient in danshen

  • Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients
    (26-Jan-2007)
    Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

  • Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients
    (26-Jan-2007)
    Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

  • No Proof Zinc Helps Prevent Diabetes
    (24-Jan-2007)
    There's a lack of good studies on the issue, experts say

  • Taking the Hype Out of Hypnotherapy
    (23-Jan-2007)
    It can ease pain, anxiety and addiction, but beware of false claims

  • Growth Hormone No 'Magic Bullet' for Aging
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Its side effects can be dangerous, researchers say

  • The Mind as Medicine
    (04-Jan-2007)
    Guided imagery can boost the body's healing powers

  • Mistletoe Injection Linked to Tumor-Like Growth
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Case report adds to debate over value of the alternative treatment for cancer

  • Psychological Interventions Ease Chronic Low Back Pain
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Hypnosis, biofeedback and relaxation improve quality of life, study finds

  • Black Cohosh Fails to Relieve Menopausal Symptoms
    (19-Dec-2006)
    It was no better than placebo for hot flashes and night sweats, study found

  • Tea Soothes Skin Damage Linked to Cancer Treatment
    (30-Nov-2006)
    Extracts speed healing of radiation-related injury, researchers report

  • Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain
    (29-Nov-2006)
    The technique has no side effects, researchers add

  • Using the Mind to Cure the Body
    (25-Nov-2006)
    Guided imagery helps patients ease their pain, studies say

  • Easing Depression Without a Prescription
    (10-Nov-2006)
    Exercise, massage and friends may all fight mild forms of the illness

  • Anemone, Shrub Compounds Battle Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Extracts may also help curb type 1 diabetes, researchers say

  • Aromatherapy: The Scent of Dispute
    (02-Nov-2006)
    Proponents say it's an effective, low-cost route to relief, but skeptics disagree

  • Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis
    (30-Oct-2006)
    They could be effective adjuncts to conventional treatment, studies suggest

  • Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis
    (30-Oct-2006)
    They could be effective adjuncts to conventional treatment, studies suggest

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Supplement?
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Help make sure that it's safe

  • Grape Seed May Be a Cancer Fighter
    (18-Oct-2006)
    In mouse study, extract shrank colon tumors by 44 percent

  • Trendy Hormone Treatments No Passage to Graceful Aging
    (18-Oct-2006)
    They did little to improve quality of life, study of seniors finds

  • Feeling Stressed?
    (08-Oct-2006)
    Here are some tips to relieve the pressure of everyday life

  • Feeling Stressed?
    (08-Oct-2006)
    Here are some tips to relieve the pressure of everyday life

  • Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems
    (19-Sep-2006)
    They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

  • Can Prayer Heal What Ails You?
    (17-Sep-2006)
    Conflicting studies mean this remains a very personal choice, experts say

  • Can Naturopathic Remedies Fight Cancer, Hot Flashes?
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Research suggests efficacy, but critics say treatments remain unproven

  • Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

  • Homeopathy: Natural Approach or All a Fake?
    (30-Jul-2006)
    Debate on the remedies continues as sales rise

  • Health Tip: Considering a Chiropractor?
    (25-Jul-2006)
    Here's what to expect

  • Estrogen-Plus-Testosterone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Jul-2006)
    And alternatives to HRT rely on a placebo effect, researchers say

  • Diet, Supplements Do Little for Cancer Patients
    (18-Jul-2006)
    Review of research finds little benefit for vitamins and such, but better studies are needed, experts say

  • 'Magic Mushroom' Drug Study Probes Science, Spirituality
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Research uncovers mystical effects of controversial psychedelic agent

  • Health Tip: Considering Acupuncture?
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Here's what to keep in mind

  • Health Tip: Considering Acupuncture?
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Here's what to keep in mind

  • What You Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    (18-Jun-2006)
    Just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's always safe

  • Chant 'Om' for Better Heart Health
    (13-Jun-2006)
    Transcendental meditation lowers insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome risk, study finds

  • Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug
    (11-Jun-2006)
    U.S. study follows on good results from China

  • Whistle While You Recuperate
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Music therapy promotes health and healing, experts say

  • Health Tip: Be Careful About Herbal Supplements
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Just because they're natural doesn't make them safe

  • Narcolepsy Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Study found it improved cognitive function and mood

  • Black Cohosh Supplements Don't Always Live Up to Label Claims
    (01-Jun-2006)
    Manufacturers sometimes substitute cheaper Chinese herbs, study finds

  • Herbals Plus Conventional Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix
    (29-May-2006)
    Ask your doctor before combining medicines and supplements

  • Combining Mainstream, Alternative Therapies Brings Back Pain Relief
    (25-May-2006)
    The combination appears synergistic, researchers say

  • Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2006)
    Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

  • Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2006)
    Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

  • St. John's Wort Could Ease Bladder Woes
    (24-May-2006)
    Rat study finds it controls pain linked to interstitial cystitis

  • Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol
    (16-May-2006)
    Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

  • Non-Hormone Therapies Offer Some Hot-Flash Relief
    (02-May-2006)
    But they're not as effective as estrogen therapy for menopausal women, study finds

  • Hypnosis Might Ease Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
    (20-Apr-2006)
    Small British study suggests it alters brain's pain response

  • Needling Away Wrinkles
    (16-Apr-2006)
    Facial acupuncture gives Botox a run for its money, advocates say

  • Ginger an Ovarian Cancer Killer
    (05-Apr-2006)
    The spice could prove a potent weapon against malignancy, researchers say

  • Cinnamon, Cloves May Spice Up Health
    (05-Apr-2006)
    They could help ward off diabetes, heart disease, studies show

  • Everyday Foods May Yield Medicinal Benefits
    (28-Mar-2006)
    Chives, grape seeds and pine nut oil all show early promise, researchers say

  • Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

  • Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

  • Chili's Heat Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
    (16-Mar-2006)
    Someday, capsaicin in peppers might help prevent tumor recurrence, researchers say

  • Folic Acid Supplements Won't Lower Heart-Attack Risk
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Two studies suggest folate and B vitamins are not as heart-healthy as thought

  • Rural Elderly Turn to Alternative Remedies
    (09-Mar-2006)
    North Carolinans use folk medicines for prevention, not cure

  • Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga
    (04-Mar-2006)
    Overweight teens shed an average six pounds over 12 weeks, researchers say

  • Noni Juice Might Lower Smokers' Cholesterol
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Company-funded research shows benefit, but skeptics call for larger, independent trial

  • Health Tip: Valerian as Sleep Aid
    (01-Mar-2006)
    There's no conclusive evidence that it works, government says

  • Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious

  • Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Migraine
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Headaches lessened even if needles were used at non-traditional points, study found

  • Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious

  • Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Migraine
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Headaches lessened even if needles were used at non-traditional points, study found

  • Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good
    (27-Feb-2006)
    Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

  • Glucosamine, Chondroitin Not Much Help For Arthritic Knees
    (22-Feb-2006)
    Study shows no benefit from the popular supplements, at least for milder cases

  • Acupressure Eases Low Back Pain
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Touch-based treatment outperformed physical therapy in study

  • Vitamins C and E May Help Lower Smokers' Cancer Risk
    (15-Feb-2006)
    Vitamin C supplements counteract smoking-linked vitamin E depletion, study finds

  • Health Tip: Echinacea Not a Panacea
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Doesn't prevent or weaken colds, research found

  • Melatonin May Not Always Bring Sleep
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Study finds the supplement does nothing for insomnia linked to specific disorders

  • No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

  • No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

  • Curry Spice Plus Cabbage Compound May Fight Cancer
    (20-Jan-2006)
    Mouse study of prostate tumors suggests real promise from the treatment

  • Ginger Could Add Spice to Cancer Care
    (13-Jan-2006)
    Trial results suggest it eases chemo-related nausea

  • A Warning About Magnet Therapy
    (06-Jan-2006)
    It doesn't work, physician and a physicist say; others disagree

  • Older Minorities More Likely to Seek Home Remedies for Ills
    (05-Jan-2006)
    Study found black seniors three times more likely than whites to do so

  • Green Tea Extract May Fight Leukemia
    (23-Dec-2005)
    But the research is very preliminary, experts caution

  • Study Finds Hangover 'Cures' Aren't
    (23-Dec-2005)
    The researchers' sober advice: drink moderately

  • Americans Embrace Acupuncture's Healing Power
    (22-Dec-2005)
    New science backs up the benefits of a 2,500-year-old treatment

  • Yoga Eases Low-Grade Back Pain
    (20-Dec-2005)
    It proved more effective than exercise or self-help book, study finds

  • Tea Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (12-Dec-2005)
    Women who drink tea can cut their risk by almost 50 percent

  • Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Many Fronts
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Experts say a myriad of interventions can help

  • Health Tip: Be Careful About Health Supplements
    (23-Nov-2005)
    'Natural' doesn't always mean safe

  • Many Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicines
    (17-Nov-2005)
    But many fail to tell their doctors, raising drug interaction risks, study found

  • Supplements Don't Help Mild Arthritis Sufferers: Study
    (14-Nov-2005)
    But glucosamine and chondroitin may help with moderate and severe pain

  • Boomers More Likely to Try Alternative Medicine
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Treatments range from acupuncture to yoga, study finds

  • Peyote Use by Native Americans Doesn't Damage Brain
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Its use in religious practices deemed safe by Harvard-affiliated researchers

  • Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

  • Medicinal Microorganism May Ease IBS
    (31-Oct-2005)
    Research into "probiotics" looks promising for irritable bowel syndrome

  • St. John's Wort Protein Suppresses HIV
    (27-Oct-2005)
    But preliminary research shows drugstore version doesn't seem to work

  • Marijuana Compound Spurs Brain Cell Growth
    (13-Oct-2005)
    In rat study, synthetic cannabinoid also boosted rodents' mood

  • Magnetic Insoles Fail to Relieve Foot Pain
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Study finds the devices may only work through 'placebo effect'

  • Music Keeps Heartbeat Humming
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Slower rhythms produce the most relaxing health effects, study finds

  • Acupressure a New Aid for Sleepy Students
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Self-applied therapy keeps them alert in class, study found

  • Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

  • Talk to Your Doc About Your Alternative Meds
    (18-Sep-2005)
    What you don't tell can be hazardous to your health, experts say

  • Study: Ephedra-Free Weight Loss Products May Pose Risk
    (09-Sep-2005)
    Advantra Z and Xenadrine EFX could boost heart dangers, researchers say

  • Sulfur-Based Supplement May Fight Arthritis
    (30-Aug-2005)
    In clinical trial, popular MSM lowered knee pain

  • Homeopathy Is Little More Than Placebo Effect: Study
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Critics call the research unscientific and biased

  • Acupuncture Effective for Fibromyalgia
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Study finds short-term benefits, indicating need for extended treatment

  • Asian Shrub Could Be a Cancer-Fighter
    (22-Aug-2005)
    Compound from croton plant's seeds shrank pancreatic, prostate tumors in mice

  • Butterbur Offers Hay Fever Relief
    (22-Aug-2005)
    Herb works as well as antihistamine, researchers find

  • How Garlic Works Its Cardiovascular Magic
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Study uncovers mechanism by which the herb does some damage to do some benefit

  • Yoga Yields Weight Loss in Middle Age
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Benefits may be linked to 'mindful' changes in health habits, experts say

  • Yoga Yields Weight Loss in Middle Age
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Benefits may be linked to 'mindful' changes in health habits, experts say

  • Study: Kava, Valerian Don't Work
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Herbals were no better than placebo at easing stress, insomnia

  • Acupuncture Can Ease Headaches
    (29-Jul-2005)
    But researchers say sham procedure also works as well

  • Study: Kava, Valerian Don't Work
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Herbals were no better than placebo at easing stress, insomnia

  • Acupuncture Can Ease Headaches
    (29-Jul-2005)
    But researchers say sham procedure also works as well

  • Study Gives Echinacea the Cold Shoulder
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Herbal treatment ineffective in preventing or treating colds, researchers say

  • Chinese Medicine Yields Anti-Cancer Compound
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Cottonseed agent kills drug-resistant malignancies

  • Many Parents Use Cranberry Juice to Treat Kids' Urinary Trouble
    (19-Jul-2005)
    But less than a quarter discuss this with a pediatrician, survey finds

  • Dark Chocolate May Sweeten the Way to Health
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Daily dose lowered blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, study showed

  • Curry Spice Shuts Down Melanoma
    (11-Jul-2005)
    In the lab, high doses of curcumin killed tumor cells

  • Can Ginger Combat Chemo-Induced Nausea?
    (07-Jul-2005)
    Study to include 180 adults with cancer

  • Acupuncture Offers Short-term Osteoarthritis Relief
    (07-Jul-2005)
    But some experts aren't ready to accept it as a recommended treatment

  • Acupuncture Offers Short-term Osteoarthritis Relief
    (07-Jul-2005)
    But some experts aren't ready to accept it as a recommended treatment

  • Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts
    (20-JUN-2005)
    Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

  • Folk Remedy, Food Spice May Fight Cancer
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Scientists embark on major study of propolis and turmeric

  • Lifestyle Can Dictate Course of Breast Cancer
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Exercise, food consumption, even a common spice may have impact, studies find

  • Health Tip: Preventing Prostate Cancer
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Begin by improving your diet

  • Shark Cartilage Fails as Cancer Therapy
    (25-MAY-2005)
    In new trial, many patients dropped out early because of side effects

  • Grapefruit May Bring Sweet Relief Against Ulcers
    (18-MAY-2005)
    In rats, seed extract therapy shrank gastric lesions

  • Acupuncturist
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Preparing for your treatment

  • Acupuncturist
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Preparing for your treatment

  • Study Questions Value of Acupuncture for Migraines
    (03-MAY-2005)
    It found the treatment no more effective than a sham procedure

  • Meditation Study Shows Life Gains
    (02-MAY-2005)
    Researchers say long-term study found those who practice TM live longer

  • A Pinch of Spice Helps Keep Drivers Alert
    (26-APR-2005)
    Peppermint and cinnamon may improve your ride, study suggests

  • Green Tea Prevents Prostate Cancer in High-Risk Men
    (20-APR-2005)
    Researchers believe beverage's catechins have powerful antioxidant properties

  • Ephedra Court Ruling Rekindles Debate
    (15-APR-2005)
    Herb's safety and FDA's power to regulate it at issue, experts say

  • Electroacupuncture May Ease Blood Pressure
    (08-APR-2005)
    In rats, needles with mild current cut hypertension in half

  • Kids Follow Parents in Using Alternative Therapies
    (05-APR-2005)
    Boys less likely to use these treatments than girls, study finds

  • Garlic Boosts Lung Health in Rats
    (03-APR-2005)
    But could you handle two cloves a day?

  • Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation
    (30-MAR-2005)
    'Om' is where the heart is

  • Natural Goodness From 'Healing Foods Pyramid'
    (18-MAR-2005)
    New guide starts with water and includes fruits, veggies and chocolate

  • Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy-Related Pain
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Strengthening exercises can also help, study finds

  • Herbal Supplements Largely Untested in Kids
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Study finds only a few show proven benefit

  • Health Tip: The Power of Green Tea
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Studies show it can ward off disease

  • Maggots Make Move to Mainstream Medicine
    (04-MAR-2005)
    Experts say critters help doctors heal stubborn leg, foot wounds faster

  • Meditate, and Feel Blood Pressure Fall
    (04-MAR-2005)
    Two 15-minute sessions daily greatly relaxed blood vessels, researchers say

  • U.S. Demand for Herbal Medicines Waning, But . . .
    (15-FEB-2005)
    More multivitamins now include natural remedies, study finds

  • U.S. Demand for Herbal Medicines Waning, But . . .
    (15-FEB-2005)
    More multivitamins now include natural remedies, study finds

  • Herbal Treatment Outdoes Paxil
    (11-FEB-2005)
    But some researchers see flaws in new German study of St. John's wort

  • Meditation Calms Blood Pressure, Too
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Transcendental method can reduce need for medication, study finds

  • Meditation Calms Blood Pressure, Too
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Transcendental method can reduce need for medication, study finds

  • DHEA May Help Treat Mid-Life Depression
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Study suggests over-the-counter hormone can ease symptoms

  • Many EU Cancer Patients Use Alternative Meds
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Herbal treatments, homeopathy, vitamins and spiritual therapies popular

  • Many EU Cancer Patients Use Alternative Meds
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Herbal treatments, homeopathy, vitamins and spiritual therapies popular

  • Report Calls for Tougher Oversight of Alternative Medicine
    (12-JAN-2005)
    It also suggests stricter regulation of dietary supplements

  • Deep Breathing Beats Stress
    (09-JAN-2005)
    Sitting in chair for just five minutes can calm you down, experts claim

  • Chamomile Tea May Have Medicinal Value
    (07-JAN-2005)
    Scientists find ingredient in brew might ease colds, cramps

  • Health Tip: Is Acupuncture Right for You?
    (07-JAN-2005)
    It depends on what ails you

  • Health Tip: An Herbal Myth?
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Echinacea didn't ease child cold symptoms in study

  • Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures
    (03-JAN-2005)
    Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say

  • To Avoid a New Year's Hangover, Drink Plenty (of Water)
    (31-DEC-2004)
    Expert offers tips to make New Year's Day misery-free

  • U.S. Study Sees Little Benefit From Melatonin
    (22-DEC-2004)
    Review finds supplement helps only some who have trouble falling asleep

  • Acupuncture Eases Knee, Neck Pain, Studies Find
    (21-DEC-2004)
    New U.S. research also points to some benefits from spinal manipulation for back pain

  • Acupuncture Eases Knee, Neck Pain, Studies Find
    (21-DEC-2004)
    New U.S. research also points to some benefits from spinal manipulation for back pain

  • Pine Tree Bark May Fight Arthritis Pain
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Folk remedy shows anti-inflammatory properties in lab tests

  • Heavy Metals Found in Indian Herbs
    (14-DEC-2004)
    Survey finds 20% of Ayurvedic products could contain them

  • Shark Cartilage No Proven Cancer Cure
    (02-DEC-2004)
    More studies may show benefit in using purified components of it

  • Green Tea Seems to Stem Spread of Prostate Cancer
    (01-DEC-2004)
    Polyphenols control proliferation of malignant cells

  • Debate Over Popular Arthritis Supplement Heating Up
    (24-NOV-2004)
    New research finds glucosamine doesn't help, others argue it works, and all await results of U.S. trial

  • Few Kids Get Alternative Medicine
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Not many pediatricians recommend complementary therapies to patients

  • Acupuncture Helps Treat Knee Pain
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Coupled with anti-inflammatory, it eases stiffness of osteoarthritis

  • Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

  • Bee Venom May Soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (04-NOV-2004)
    Blocks genes that cause tissue swelling, study says

  • Herbal Cholesterol Drug Bad Mix for Many Prescription Meds
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Gugulipid causes 60 percent of medications to break down, study finds

  • Ephedrine Can Cause Sudden Death
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Supplement created potentially fatal heart rhythms in dogs

  • High Blood Pressure Hurts Sex Life
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Experts say medications not always at fault

  • Alternative Medicine Slips Into the Mainstream
    (25-SEP-2004)
    Doctors are combining time-honored therapies with conventional treatments

  • Health Tip: Biofeedback
    (24-SEP-2004)
    An example of how it's used

  • Health Tip: 'Natural' Doesn't Always Mean Safe
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Herbal products can be dangerous

  • Herbal Supplement Might Prevent Prostate Cancer
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Study will test Zyflamend to see if it stops disease development

  • Health Tip: 'Natural' Doesn't Always Mean Safe
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Herbal products can be dangerous

  • Acupuncture Eases Postoperative Nausea
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Beats out leading medication following major breast surgeries, study finds

  • Hibiscus Flowers Help Your Heart
    (15-SEP-2004)
    New research finds extract helps control cholesterol levels

  • Ginseng Paradox Explained
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Study finds it both promotes, limits blood vessel growth

  • Alternative Remedy for Allergies
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Homeopathic treatments help sleep, reduce symptoms

  • Over-the-Counter Drugs Can Pack a Punch
    (03-SEP-2004)
    They require as much caution as prescription medications

  • Weight-Loss Products Not Always Safe
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Those that contain Seville orange herb ineffective and potentially dangerous

  • Study to Test Gingko for Early Dementia
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Researchers will focus on memory loss linked to Alzheimer's

  • New Compounds Fight Malaria, Prostate Cancer
    (24-AUG-2004)
    Agents that mimic Chinese herbal remedy kill parasites, cancer cells

  • Hypnosis Works Better for Male Smokers Trying to Quit
    (30-JUL-2004)
    Therapy helps 30% of men and only 23% of women, study finds

  • Health Tip: Natural Help for Arthritis Pain
    (26-JUL-2004)
    For some, alternative remedies do the trick

  • Health Tip: Acupuncture as a Cancer Treatment?
    (16-JUL-2004)
    The American Cancer Society weighs in

  • Drugs Found In Nature Stop Cancer Spread
    (16-JUL-2004)
    Medicines from sea and tree keep cells from multiplying

  • Health Tip: Acupuncture as a Cancer Treatment?
    (16-JUL-2004)
    The American Cancer Society weighs in

  • Blue Cohosh Linked to Newborn's Stroke
    (14-JUL-2004)
    Mother drank herbal tea in hope of inducing labor

  • Ginseng Dims Blood Thinner's Potency
    (07-JUL-2004)
    Herb may undermine warfarin's anti-clotting action

  • Soy Fails As HRT Substitute in Older Women
    (06-JUL-2004)
    No benefit to bones, cognition or cholesterol in those over 60