Obesity and Children: The Next Generation

The obesity epidemic is rapidly affecting the next "seven generations," according to recent reports--impacting life expectancy.

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Nutritional Genomics Back in the News

The science of nutritional genomics echoes the claim by alternative health practitioners that nutrition, like many other health care interventions, must be individualized.

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European "Greens" Want More Alternative Medicine Funding

The Greens and the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament have called for a stronger homeopathy presence in Europe and urged the Commission to fund research into alternative medicine in the next framework programme.

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Early Socialization Reduces Health Risks

Socializing our new puppy early (rides on the subway, introduction to new people and play with other dogs) appears to have impressed a calm, gentle demeanor on his young personality--it also apparently reduces cancer risks.

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Breast Cancer Recurrence Is Cut in Half by a Drug

Continuing the emphasis on preventative care, a new drug may cut the risk of breast cancer recurrence in half.

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Acupuncture effectively relieves chronic low back pain

Acupuncture effectively relieves chronic low back pain, concluded a newly published study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Preventative medicine looking like Integrative Medicine

New emphasis on preventative medicine (diagnosing and treating "pre-disease") is starting to look a lot like the emphasis on "holistic" health care and self-care.

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How Integrative Medicine May Affect Yoga Teaching and Business

A new Institute of Medicine report that has set guidelines for complementary and alternative medicine may change the way you teach and talk about yoga. Here's what you need to know about its implications.

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AMA's Family Medical Guide devotes chapter of book to alternative medicine

The American Medical Association has released a new version of its Family Medical Guide that includes a whole chapter on alternative therapy.

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Reporting on Pediatric Use of CAM Therapies

Insured pediatric and adolescent patients account for only a small part of total insurance expenditures for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)....

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Energy Healing Commonly Used in Hospitals

Approximately 50% of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), of which "energy healing" is among the top ten most frequently used, according to a recent report.

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