Nanotechnology and robotic surgery accelerating medical progress

Medical use of nanotechnology and robotic surgery is accelerating, bringing futurist technology to the fore of conventional health care.

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International Holistic Health Center opens in UAE

Sharjah International Holistic Health Centre was inagurated in the United Arab Emirates.

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Integrative medicine conference hosted by Cleveland Clinic cardiology

Cleveland Clinic's Preventive Cardiology team and the Canyon Ranch Institute are hosting a national conference highlighting the integration of conventional, complementary and alternative medicine and its impact on heart health.

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Alternative medicine study ($5 million) launched by Australian government

Australia will invest $5 million to test alternative medicine, focusing particularly on herbal therapies.

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Complementary medicine champion Penny George profiled

Complementary medicine champion Penny George was profiled for her philanthropic support of research into and awareness regarding use of complementary and alternative therapies for cancer and other diseases.

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Yoga helps youths at juvenile justice center

Yoga, in addition to its physical and mental benefits for everyone else, is said to be helping youths at a juvenile justice center.

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Holistic pet care cited

Holistic health care for pets is growing, according to a San Francisco report.

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Common medical procedure challenged as "blind faith"

Use of tiny balloons and metal stents for heart attack patients has been questioned by a major study.

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Health care laywer's new podcast to air

Health care laywer Jayne Juvan will air Juvan's health law podcast.

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Centers for Disease Control delivers health information through health marketing

The National Center for Health Marketing at the Centers for Disease Control delivers health information through a health marketing blog.

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) promotes health in Second Life

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has begun promoting health in the digital world through appearance in Second Life as a female avatar named Philo Hygeia (lover of health).

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Robot sentry armed and dangerous

An unanswered ethical question facing AI (artificial intelligence) is whether robots should be allowed to carry weapons.

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Spear Phising on the Rise

That's spear phishing, not fishing; also known as targeted spam.

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Evanescent coupling may be the energy of the future

Is it really so far-out to assume that information can be mediated through the human energy field, even though we are as yet unable to determine or measure the mechanism?

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Anti-aging medicine and advice from anti-aging medicine man

Anti-aging medicine researcher Aubrey de Grey discusses radical life extension therapies in a blog about becoming immortal.

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Dolphins sing the blues

Actually, dolpins have been taught to sing the theme from Batman.

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Doctor Google helps real medical doctors diagnose

Information age maven Ray Kurzweil has predicted that computers will continue to exceed human capabilities in many arenas, including the medical.

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Insurer Sued for Refusing to Cover Care for Anorexia

Insurance company Aetna was sued by a New Jersey couple for refusing to cover their daughter's care for anorexia.

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Traditional Chinese medicine questioned by Chinese professor

A Chinese professor who has questioned the value Chinese traditional medicine finds himself "denounced as a traitor and subjected to scornful attacks by the Chinese government."

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Integrative Mental Health Care - Part 1

The Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care by James Lake, MD has just been released by Thieme Press.

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Physician assistants seek broader scope of practice in Indiana

Physician assistants have licensing authority to write prescriptions in forty-nine states plus the District of Columbia.

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Genetic Screening Hits National Health Service

The National Health Services in the United Kingdom proposes to implement genetic screening, based on Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), originally developed in the late 1980s to identify genetic defects and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos before they are transferred to the womb.

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FDA Creates Medical Device Postmarket Transformation Initiative

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health within the federal Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to increase its ability to identify, analyze, and act on postmarket information in order to improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and radiation-emitting products.

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World Health Organization Head Takes Up Challenges

After much wrangling among candidates, the World Health Organization member countries approved Margaret Chan, a Chinese infectious-diseases expert, as the United Nations agency's new chief.

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Juvan's Health Law Update Features Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine

Juvan's Health Law Update features the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog and the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine.

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Blind mice get new vision

Tom Cruise spends a lot of time in the film, "Minority Report," using his eyes to open locked doors, trigger police scanners, and incite talking advertisements.

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Nutritional value of many (most?) foods low

The nutritional value of most foods in one chain of grocery stores was ranked and most scored almost zero.

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Law firms launch stem cell technology practices

While the ethics and legality of stem cell practices are being debated worldwide, law firms are launching stem cell technology practice to capitalize on business opportunities.

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Medical Humanities Link to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law

Medical humanities is linked to complementary and alternative medicine law, ethics, regulation, and health care policy in more ways than a backlink.

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Peace initiative quells local gang violence

With urban violence rapidly becoming a major public health threat, a peace initiative to quell local gang violence is making an impact.

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"Health courts" proposed to enhance consumer safety

Health courts are receiving support as a means to enhance patient safety, the notion being that health courts will function like other specialized courts (i.e., tax, bankruptcy, admiralty, etc.), with an eye to cultivate "a culture of transparency regarding medical errors and the creation of mechanisms to gather and analyze data on medical injuries."

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Recombinant DNA the precursor to animal-human hybrids

Recombinant DNA was to the 1970s what animal-human hybrids are to this age, argues one Australian source.

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Health care law attorney Jayne Juvan's health law blog

Health care law attorney Jayne E. Juvan, Esq. is writing a health law blog (Juvan's Health Law Update) with wings.

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Hybrid human/animal embryos created for research

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a hybrid monster: half-man, half-bull; now, UK scientists have applied for a license to create hybrid embryos using human cells and animal eggs for stem cell research to develop new disease treatments.

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Casino Royale (James Bond) "agents" gathering for film

Casino Royale, the new James Bond film, premieres soon, and MI-6 "agents" (extras) are gathering in the Bahamas for a viewing.

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Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine reaching 'tipping point'

The Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine, also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society, is reaching critical mass toward sustaining its mission.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Director Steps Down

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Director Stephen E. Straus, M.D. leaves the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine after many years of service.

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Tai Chi and mind-body therapies offered on cruise ships

Cruise ships are offering tai chi and mind-body therapies among their exercise menus.

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Cancer patients lacking nutritional support

According to an online poll conducted on CancerCompass.com, an online cancer community, only 30 percent of cancer patients are offered nutritional guidance.

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Health Canada warns against four supplements promoted to treat disease

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use four unauthorized natural health products that are promoted to treat serious health conditions.

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Therapy dogs, fresh flowers, and a healing environment reduce bacteria

Therapy dogs, fresh flowers, and a healing environment reduce bacteria, study of one observer shows.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, experts (finally) tell us

Chronic fatigue syndrome affects millions of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Climate changes requires action with urgency sans fear and chaos

A wanderer searching for and sharing creativity and inspiration, who regularly comments on massage governance, on the teaching and practice of massage, on the pursuit of science and mathematics, and on family and community, offer this.

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Catch A Fire and Ruminations on Justice and International Law

"Catch A Fire," the latest movie about South Africa, resonates with clarity, authenticity and truth.

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Climate Change Language Creating Its Own Chaos

Though climate change is serious, the language of fear and chaos is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, generating needless fear for the sake of controlling political agendas.

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Court orders teenager to undergo integrative cancer care

A court ordered 16-year-old Abraham Cherrix to undergo integrative cancer treatment, which integrates conventional medicine and alternative therapies to treat cancer.

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Toxic benzene makes breathing deadly

The air in Portland is particularly filled with deadly benzene particles, making breathing problematic.

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Goodbye, and Thanks for all the Fish

This was a famous facetious tag-line in the popular book (and film), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Now it appears to be true.

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Consumer reliance on online health information dangerous

The Pew Internet and American Life Project's August survey found that many people go online for health-related information, but few verify the information they receive.

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Massage may help agitated Alzheimer's dementia patients

Massage may help agitation and depression among dementia patients, according to a review in the Cochrane Library.

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Acupuncture Helped Osteoarthritis Patients

A study published in the November 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism examined the use of acupuncture as an extension of routine medical care and whether the effects of treatment last after therapy is discontinued.

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"Antimatter Cures Cancer"

If a holistic practitioner advertised that antimatter cures cancer on his or her website, legal sanctions (such as an action for fraud) would probably apply.

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Deep Web Research

Web research for graduate work, government reports, or even medical or legal research goes far deeper than either Google or Wikipedia.

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'Speaking in Tongues' Result of Different Brain Function

Glossolalia, otherwise referred to as "speaking in tongues," may be a religious practice, but is also the subject of new medical research on the brain.

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Animals are self-aware

In Elephants Recognize Selves in Mirror, Study Says, National Geographic reports on a new study showing that elephants have self-awareness.

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Spirituality Missing in Psychotherapy

Spirituality is missing in psychotherapy, according to Whole Life Times in The Soulful Shrinks: Exploring the Spiritual in Psychotherapy.

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