FDA regulation of steam baths and hot tubs

For those interested in how the FDA regulates steam baths and hot tubs that are intended to be used for medical purposes, these links may be helpful.

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Medical device vs. cosmetics: a question of FDA regulation

The federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act distinguishes medical devices from cosmetics, though I've come across a letter debating the FDA's warning that a certain cosmetic could constitute a "medical device."

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Legal & Liability Issues of a Medical Spa

I've come across a book enitled "Legal & Liability Issues of a Medical Spa," though it's a bit pricey.

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Black holes could be portals to other universes, scientists say

Black holes could be portals to other universes, scientists now say, and in fact may be "wormholes," or rapid-transit gateways.

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Draft rule on biosecurity raises fear of scientific censorship

A draft rule by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, or NSABB, to govern life sciences raises fear of scientific censorship.

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Electronically sensitive individual takes precautions

A UK woman has described herself as "electronically sensitive" and her symptoms are being acknowledged as real.

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Anyone can now build robots

Nearly anyone will be able to build robots with these new online instructions to come from Carnegie Mellon.

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Warning; tears can damage cellphone

Tears damaged a cellphone, in an n of 1 study recently reported on a Tech News Blog.

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Wikipedia used as authoritative source

Steve Rubel's Micropersuasion cites a recent Pew report suggesting high Wikipedia usage.

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Virtual clones doubles while you enjoy cappucino

If you are too busy to chat on-line with buddies, here is a solution: create a virtual clone.

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New planet could harbor intelligent life

The search for intelligent extraterrestrial life gains a boost with discovery of a planet that has air and water sufficient to support life.

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World Tai Chi Day

We probably have a World Day for every healing modality; here is World Tai Chi Day.

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Guardian Life Insurance announces CAM program

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has announced discounts on complementary and alternative medicine treatments including yoga and homeopathy.

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Conventional medicine vs. Herbal medicine in Lebanon

The Lebanon Star reports on a raging battle between conventional medicine and "herbal upstarts."

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Detoxification and colon therapy seminar

The Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine will discuss detoxification and colon therapy.

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Qigong used to cope with anxiety

Qigong helped people cope with anxiety following the SARS outbreak, according to research in the April issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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HIPAA Privacy Compliance and Enforcement website

HIPAA has a new Privacy Compliance and Enforcement website.

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FDA Guidance on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The FDA draft publication entitled "Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration" has generated outcry and commentary.

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The Internet in Space

The Internet is coming soon to a space station near you.

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Reducing inflammation may help prevent cancer

Reducing inflammation may help prevent cancer, say research studies from the Mayo Clinic.

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Swarming "smart dust" to explore space

Swarming "smart dust" could be used to explore space, according to engineers at the UK's National Astronomy Meeting.

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Our spiritual destiny outlined by physicist

It's refreshing to see the videos of leading thinkers that TED has put together, including a talk by quantum physicist David Deutsch describing his idea of the multiverse.

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Planet of the apes

Chimps are smarter than humans in some ways, reports the New York Times.

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UCSF offers "mini-medicine" courses including CAM

UCSF is offering its mini-medical school courses on a variety of topics including mind-body-spirit and wellness information.

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Herbal Kelp Supplements Problematic

A UC Davis study has found high arsenic levels in herbal kelp supplements.

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Research team identifies additional genetic risk factors for Crohn's disease

An international research team - including investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology - has identified several novel genetic variations associated with the risk of Crohn's disease.

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Nanotech self-healing house slated for construction

The University of Leeds is designing a so-called "self-healing" house.

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Cellphone may be killing us

Or at least the world's bees, which has an impact on the world food supply, since bees pollinate flowers (and of course have lives of their own).

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Sixth sense to be artificially delivered

Technology is bringing us not only the "sixth sense," but lots of other hybrid senses, too.

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Star-Trek-like virtual reality to be built

Virtual reality structures are being constructed that will immortalize virtual representations of living people.

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Periodontal disease test gains momentum

Good news for tooth- and gum- conscious persons: a new portable saliva test could work in minutes to detect periodontal disease.

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Anti-aging medicine profiled and challenged

Anti-aging medicine is profiled and challenged in an analysis of its claims as a field.

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Natural health advice for better sleeping

Natural health advice for better sleeping includes herbal medicine and the usual things such as avoiding over stimulation prior to bedtime.

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Tai Chi may help prevent Shingles

Tai Chi may help prevent Shingles, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Insurance reimbursement for complementary and alternative medicine modalities

Getting insurance reimbursement for CAM therapies can be tricky, because many insurers limit third-party reimbursement to "medically necessary" therapies, and also exclude "experimental" treatments.

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Dietary supplement recommendation as unlawful practice of medicine

Recommending dietary supplements to a patient can, in some states, cross the line into unlawful practice of medicine.

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The Bionic Human is Here

Watching I Robot on cable tonight reminded me of how real and non-futuristic the robot bartenders and conscious robot protagonist seemed.

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Lifestyle equals life extension, according to "Chasing Life"

The premise of Chasing Life is that a healthy lifestyle equals health extension, which suggests an integrative medicine approach of bringing together the best of conventional medicine and holistic health care.

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Experts muse anti-aging science

If the human body were deliberately designed rather than produced by evolution, its natural perfection would be maintained and its flaws reduced, according to experts.

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