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Complementary medicines: an interview with Associate Professor Evelin Tiralongo, Griffith University

Complementary medicines: an interview with Associate Professor Evelin Tiralongo, Griffith University

Complementary medicines are generally being defined as medicines which are non-mainstream medicines and are mostly given together with conventional medicines. [More]
Marijuana Incubator Group to acquire VaporTownUsa.com

Marijuana Incubator Group to acquire VaporTownUsa.com

Marijuana Incubator Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into meaningful negotiations for the purchase of VaporTownUsa.com, a profitable online vendor of top quality vapor related essentials. [More]
Longer reads: Hospice drains Medicare; false Obamacare 'horror stories;' growing up without vaccines

Longer reads: Hospice drains Medicare; false Obamacare 'horror stories;' growing up without vaccines

Hospice patients are expected to die: The treatment focuses on providing comfort to the terminally ill, not finding a cure. To enroll a patient, two doctors certify a life expectancy of six months or less. But over the past decade, the number of "hospice survivors" in the United States has risen dramatically, in part because hospice companies earn more by recruiting patients who aren't actually dying, a Washington Post investigation has found. Healthier patients are more profitable because they require fewer visits and stay enrolled longer (Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating, 12/26). [More]
World AIDS Day: (RED) invites the world to join in fight against AIDS

World AIDS Day: (RED) invites the world to join in fight against AIDS

World AIDS Day marks a time to celebrate how far we've come in the fight to end AIDS, as well as a time to shine a global spotlight on the monumental, historical opportunity now upon us to deliver the world's first AIDS Free Generation in over 30 years. [More]
Aromatherapy, IV dextrose may relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery

Aromatherapy, IV dextrose may relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery

Two simple, non-drug treatments-aromatherapy and intravenous administration of a simple sugar solution-may offer effective new approaches to relieving nausea and vomiting after surgery, report a pair of studies in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). [More]
Complementary medicine risks: an interview with Dr Andrew Boyden, NPS MedicineWise

Complementary medicine risks: an interview with Dr Andrew Boyden, NPS MedicineWise

Complementary medicines include products containing herbs, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, homoeopathic medicines, certain aromatherapy products and traditional Chinese medicines. For this reason they are also called herbal, natural or alternative medicines. [More]
Children with chronic medical conditions more likely to use alternative medicine

Children with chronic medical conditions more likely to use alternative medicine

Children who regularly see specialists for chronic medical conditions are also using complementary medicine at a high rate, demonstrates recently published research from the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa. [More]
Exposure to essential oil for 1 hour would be effective in reducing heart rate and blood pressure

Exposure to essential oil for 1 hour would be effective in reducing heart rate and blood pressure

The scents which permeate our health spas from aromatic essential oils may provide more benefits than just a sense of rest and well-being. [More]
Better evidence for effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains

Better evidence for effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains

There is better evidence for the effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains than non-drug approaches. These are the findings of an all-encompassing publishing in The Cochrane Library, which draws together results from a number of previous reviews on the subject. [More]
End alternative medicine degrees say scientists

End alternative medicine degrees say scientists

A group of more than 400 doctors, medical researchers and scientists are urging universities to close down alternative medicine degrees. [More]
NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester named 'Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital'

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester named 'Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital'

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Westchester Division has been formally named by Planetree Inc. as a "Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital" in recognition of the Hospital's achievement and innovation in the delivery of patient-centered care. [More]
Respiratory problems in homes on the rise due to air freshners

Respiratory problems in homes on the rise due to air freshners

Sales of home air fresheners and scented candles are on the rise and so are respiratory problems in homes where these products are used, according to allergists at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in Boston, Nov 3-8. [More]
Research questions aromatherapy safety

Research questions aromatherapy safety

Aromatherapy oils are relied upon to relax, reduce stress and soothe aches and pains by many. However researchers from Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science Tainan, Taiwan say these oils may not be completely harmless. [More]
Aromatherapy may have elevated levels of harmful indoor air pollutants

Aromatherapy may have elevated levels of harmful indoor air pollutants

Spas that offer massage therapy using fragrant essential oils, called aromatherapy, may have elevated levels of potentially harmful indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles, according to an article in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.. [More]

Plant distillation waste can increase yield, essential oil content in peppermint, spearmint

When essential oils are extracted from plants through the process of steam distillation, wastewater is produced and subsequently released into rivers and streams. Finding new uses for these unused by-products could benefit essential oil crop growers and processors as well as the environment. [More]
Healthcare professionals need evidence-based education, guidance about CAM use in maternity care

Healthcare professionals need evidence-based education, guidance about CAM use in maternity care

Complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly popular in maternity care, but healthcare professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. [More]
Stress can literally show up on the face

Stress can literally show up on the face

According to an Australian stylist stress affects the health as well as appearance. Gregory Landsman, the author of Face and Fitness said that high stress level is immediately visible on a person’s face. [More]
Jasmine can be used instead of sleeping pills or mood enhancers: Study

Jasmine can be used instead of sleeping pills or mood enhancers: Study

Instead of a sleeping pill or a mood enhancer, a nose full of jasmine from Gardenia jasminoides could also help: in collaboration with Dr. Olga Sergeeva and Prof. Helmut Hass from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, researchers from Bochum led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Hanns Hatt have discovered that the two fragrances Vertacetal-coeur (VC) and the chemical variation (PI24513) have the same molecular mechanism of action and are as strong as the commonly prescribed barbiturates or propofol. [More]
ThisCaringHome.org: Interactive web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's

ThisCaringHome.org: Interactive web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's

It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease affects 5.3 million Americans and that number is expected to double by 2050. Caregivers shoulder a particularly heavy burden as the illness alters the dementia patient's behavior, mood and judgment, impeding his or her ability to engage in normal, everyday activities. [More]
Inpatient integrative medicine program can have significant impact on pain: Study

Inpatient integrative medicine program can have significant impact on pain: Study

Non-traditional therapies relieve pain among a wide range of hospitalized patients as much as 50 percent, according to a first-of-a-kind study in the Journal of Patient Safety. [More]