'Meditating to Physical and Mental Health' Features CAMlaw

Meditating to Physical and Mental Health by health care attorney Jayne E. Juvan of Juvan's Health Law Update recently featured the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog.

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Web-based medicine through online health information

Entrepreneurs increasingly are putting together health websites hoping to draw consumers into creating 'on-line dashboards' of their health profiles.

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Consciousness pushes bounds of neuroscience yet again

Patients in a persistent vegetative state nonetheless have neurological consciousness, Time reported.

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An answer to the Fermi paradox

The reason we have not yet been "contacted" by other beings in the universe is being there is so much space to cover, they haven't had time, reports a Danish researcher.

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State-regulated physician apologies soften malpractice blow

Laws in several states mandating disclosure of medical errors protect physicians to apologize and offer expressions of grief without their words being used against them in court.

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Ayurveda experts from India targeted for U.S. medical schools

India's department of Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy has proposed training Indian Aytrvedic experts in basics of biomedicine and understanding of complementary medicine in the U.S., in order to help market these experts to U.S. medical schools.

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Medical expert testimony not always necessary to show negligence

The Health Care Law Blog brings news of a new Kentucky case, reiterating the legal principle that medical expert testimony is not always necessary to show negligence (medical malpractice).

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Botnets take over the world

The threat of "botnets" that take over others' computers and weave them into a cybercrime network is very real.

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Integrative medicine future could be high-tech, high-touch

High-tech, high-touch may be the future of integrative medicine, according to a Harvard Medical School professor who lectured today in Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Health Law & Policy.

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Pediatric CAM case on abuse and neglect resolved

The Whole Child integrative medicine pediatrician Larry Rosen forwarded information about resolution of the Virginia case involving pediatric avoidance of conventional care (oncology) in favor of alternative therapies.

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Personalized medicine enhances malpractice liability risk

Personalized medicine is also known as "pharmacogenomics," and now is bringing together legal and ethical experts.

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Do lawsuits impede medical science?

An article in Neurology warns that class-action lawsuits unnecessarily impede important scientific discoveries.

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Pallone named as chair of Congressional subcomittee on health

Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., D-N.J., was named to chair the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health, one of the most powerful in Congress.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine service helps animals

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine service at the University's Small Animal Clinic in St. Paul is full of patients.

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Wellness spas featured

In 'Wellness Spas: Separating the Quality From the Quackery,' the Washington Post featured key health care law and policy issues surrounding the increasing popularity of spa care.

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Public Health Law Explained

The Center for Disease Control explains the role law in public health and the concept of public health law in Law and Public Health at CDC.

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Active ingredient in chillies may target cancer cells

Capsaicin, the chemical that burns the mouth when one consumes chillies and an active ingredient of some over the counter drugs, may be able to kill cancer cells with little or no harmful side-effects.

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Dems Introduce Legislation Requiring Negotiation of Medicare Drug Pricing

'On Friday, Congressman Dingell, on behalf of himself and 189 co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 4 to amend the Social Security Act to require the negotiation of prices for Medicare Part D covered drugs.'

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University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine new women's health courses

The University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine has introduced two new women's health courses in its Botanicals in Medicine online series.

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Superluminal reality

"Superluminal" refers to faster-than-the-speed-of-light, which is the pace of accelerating technology, it seems.

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