Tag: "alternative" at medical news
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...total insurance expenditures for complementary and alternative
medicine (CAM) but are more likely to use these th...nt of adults reported the use of complementary and alternative
medicine in a 1997 study and the rate of use is increasing, according to background information in t...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...nd become a more agile organization that evaluated alternative
solutions to emerging problems. PLATO produced overall time and cost saving and reduced required resources without compromising level of service. Its assistance managing operations design contributed an additional savings. Eli Lilly: Antifolates ar...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
... women with heart attack. "Stenting is the best alternative
among excellent treatment options for women," she said. "There is no difference in the death rates between stenting and angioplasty, but stenting offers a substantial benefit by decreasing the recurrence rate of new blockages." The study involved 2...
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
...ommunity outreach in the area of complementary and alternative
medicine. Three major projects will be carried out at Wake Forest and one at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical Center. At Wake Forest, one project will examine how flaxseed oil may protect against atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty d...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
...ed by the National Institutes of Health, offers an alternative
explanation for the delayed effect of most antidep...ain more serotonin for a longer period of time. An alternative
approach suggested by this study is to develop antidepressant treatments that help serotonin enter d...
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
...es hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic where no other alternative
is available," says obstetrician/gynecologist Susan Cu-Uvin, MD, member of the HIVMA Board of Directors and an AIDS researcher working in the Philippines, Cambodia, and India. "Now we all need to turn our attention to getting the best available anti...
ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual
...ent privacy and confidentiality, complementary and alternative
medicine, end-of-life care, physician-assisted suicide, decisions about reproduction, managed care ethics, and research ethics. Its new topics include sections on chaperones and privacy, gifts from patients, selling products out of the office, health...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
... of every four adults over age 50 use some kind of alternative
medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine,... that 71 percent of older adults used some form of alternative
medicine in 2000. A study done in 2002, found a lower rate -- about 62 percent among all adults. "T...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...on, conversion and storage, along with creation of alternative
fuels, as the area where nanotechnology applications are most likely to benefit developing countries. "Economic development and energy consumption are inextricably linked," says Singer. "If nanotechnology can help developing countries to move towards...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...ing vessels from other parts of the body to create alternative
conduits of blood flow to the heart. Traditionally the grafts are created from leg veins, but surgeons now frequently use arteries from the forearm and thorax. "When the patient is open in the operating room and the surgeons have spent all this...
Researcher sheds light on ghostwriting in medical journals
...n University School of Medicines complementary and alternative
medicine masters degree program. Based in the dep...ree-granting master's program in complementary and alternative
medicine in the United States. Dr. Fugh-Bermans research focuses on herbs and dietary supplements, ...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...ly cause few side effects, making them a promising alternative
to conventional vaccines." Although no DNA vaccine has yet been licensed, other DNA vaccines developed by the VRC against HIV/AIDS, Ebola and SARS also are being tested in ongoing trials at NIH. Fifteen healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and ...
Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction
... permanently remove fat." Touted as a non-surgical alternative
to liposuction, mesotherapy involves injecting medications and plant extracts into layers of fat and connective tissue under the skin. The injected ingredients may include agents that are used to open blood vessels, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory me...
Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children
...o try first in children, but leflunomide is a good alternative
for patients where methotrexate doesn't work or isn't tolerated. Importantly, we have identified a new, safe, effective oral therapy for use in children with chronic arthritis." The study also showed that a higher dose of methotrexate than previously...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...of suffering from the condition, Stewart chose the alternative
of total removal of the pancreas and of autologous islet cell transplantation. The procedure has been done previously; the first case was 16 years ago at the University of Minnesota, and the patient still survives. Only a few other cases ...
Reducing malarial transmission in Africa
...mine (SP), the first-developed and least expensive alternative
to CQ, is also increasing. These trends have forced many countries to change their treatment policies and use more expensive drugs, including drug combinations that will hopefully slow the development of resistance and minimize transmission of resis...
Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions
...ived Paxil/paroxetine, 13 (26 percent) received an alternative
antidepressant, and 24 (47 percent) received no antidepressant." For standardized patients portraying adjustment disorder, physicians were less likely to prescribe antidepressants. "There was a strong prescribing gradient according to request typ...
Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents
...py are also self-medicating with complementary and alternative
medicines, often without telling their physicians,...Medicine. "Over 30 insurers now cover at least one alternative
therapy, "she said. "Out-of-pocket spending for complementary and alternative
medicines was recently...
Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries
...D4 TM represents a good, significantly lower cost alternative
to approved "gold-standard" flow cytometry methods. The Guava assays offer comparable accuracy and reproducibility to flow cytometry-based tests, but are much simpler and up to 20 times more affordable to use. Moreover, the Guava EasyCD4 TM system o...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...asional muscle pain. "I'm definitely interested in alternative
medicine," said Winfield, 49, whose form of the ne...." Ginko biloba is among several complementary and alternative
medicine therapies being investigated by OHSU's Department of Neurology for their effects on symptom...
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