UNESCO CAM conference includes energy medicine

The UN focuses on Universal Energy as part of a CAM conference.

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Horton Hears a Zhu

Specifically Horton heard a doctor Zhu getting a prize for integrative medicine.

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Ozzies Rejoice at CAM Launch in Otago

For those who don't know Otago, get to your world maps! Complementary medicine is there too!

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Alleged abuse by "healer" and "shaman"

A man who called himself a healer and psychic surgeon and promised to cure breast cancer has gotten into legal trouble in Australia.

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Complementary medicine boost in Europe

Biometric passports get the nod along with alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine in European legal initiative.

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British Acupuncture Council news

Here is news from the British Acupuncture Council on law and regulation of acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine in the UK.

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Law Society offers professional helpline

The UK Law Society is now offering solicitors professional help by email and fax.

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Much to learn from Raphael Lemkin

This man, born some 50 miles or so from my maternal grandfather's village in Poland, revolutionized international law by coining the word "genocide." Continue Reading...

Scope of Practice in Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Dubai

The Health Authority in Abu Dhabi has released its TCAM policy. Continue Reading...

International Euro-India Conference on Holistic Medicine

An International Euro-India Conference on Holistic Medicine will be held in India this summer. Continue Reading...

Fed rate cuts may empower other economies

Financial regulators of Asian nations may be mirror the recent Fed cuts, and overseas investors are anticipating possible gains. Continue Reading...

Private equity firms looking to Asia for large investments

Private equity firms are now turning their investment focus toward gains in Asia. Continue Reading...

Financial Services Authority Offers Roadshows to Small Firms

The UK's financial services regulator has 'roadshows' to help small firms understand common areas which are currently topical in their industry sector. Continue Reading...

Gulf News Profiles Complementary and Alternative Health Care

Gulf News profiles alternative and complementary therapies in its e-newsletter on breaking Gulf (GCC) stories. Continue Reading...

UAE Health Advertisements Regulation Could Challenge Industry

The new UAE Health Advertisements Regulation provides the health care industry with sweeping regulatory language regarding health care advertising. Continue Reading...

Most common alternative remedies in UK

The most common alternative remedies in Great Britain today are slightly different than those on the U.S. list. Continue Reading...

Diabetes Management Should Consider Complementary and Alternative Medicine

New research suggests diabetes management should consider alternative health care. Continue Reading...

Medical tourism outsources health care

Medical tourism is a growing industry, sending Americans to India, Brazil and other countries for everything from cosmetic to major surgery.

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China closes dangerous plants

After recent reports linking serious injuries to contamination in Chinese plants processing pet food, the Chinese government responds.

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Candian integrative medicine proposed to break medical 'monpoly'

A conference at the University of Victoria sponsored by the Association of Complementary and Integrative Physicians proposes to explore broader use of integrative medicine in Canada.

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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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Alternative medicine article in Malaysia questions regulatory adequacy

An alternative medicine article in Malaysia offers a comparative snapshot of legal and regulatory issues.

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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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Bar of England and Wales added to U.S. Bar memberships

Admission to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing) was received following successful completion of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test.

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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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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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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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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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Integrity Creates Market Advantage in International Transactions

Avoiding local corruption is advisable in any international transaction, urges Going Global.

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Reducing Legal Risks When Outsourcing to China

The China Law Blog provides an impressive array of information regarding the legal issues involved in doing business with China.

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Uniting Against Terrorism: Recommendations for a global counter-terrorism strategy

The UN Secretary-General has issued this report recommending steps to combat terrorism globally.

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Proposed UN convention on disabled rights

A new United Nations convention to protect the rights of persons with disabilities is within reach and could be adopted later this year.

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Iran seen having problems with nuclear program

Iran appears to be encountering technical difficulties with its uranium enrichment.

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UN Security Council demands that Iran suspend nuclear activities

More developments regarding Iranian nuclear activities occurred in the UN Security Council today.

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North Korean Challenge to UN Security Council

North Korea's nuclear missile tests are challenging the UN Security Council's use of sanctions.

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Healthcare and Wellness Facility for Women to Open in Dubai

Eleva, a dedicated medical, healthcare and wellness facility for women only, is scheduled to open at the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).

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Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Enforces Alternative Medicine Rules

The Central Private Medical Practice Department at the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has warned alternative medicine practitioners to abide by licensing rules.

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Prince Charles' Report on CAM Called "Purely Political"

The war of epithets continues to rage with a UK scientist labeling a report on complementary medicine commissioned by Prince Charles as "purely political."

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Visit to Beit Al Qur'an for International Exhibition of Qur'an (Koran) Manuscripts

Beit Al Qur'an, a Manama, Bahrain facility has been hosting an international exhibition of Qur'an (Koran) manuscripts.

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Healing in the Gulf

Paralleling social currents of political and economic reform are additional experimentation with mind-body therapies by a group of individuals from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia studying therapies such as Reiki, Touch for Health, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and other CAM modalities.

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Bahain Wellness Resort offers comparative views on complementatry medicine in the Gulf

The Bahrain Wellness Resort offered an interesting comparison to U.S. models for clinical care using integrative medicine.

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Bahrain Visit to Discuss Complementary Medicine

Recent meetings in the Kingdom of Bahrain have involved interest in complementary medicine, health and wellness in the region.

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U.S. v. Australia Complementary Medicine Law: Informed Consent, Licensure, Liability

U.S. physicians, like their Australian counterparts, are deeply interested in legal and ethical issues concerning patient use of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies.Key legal questions of concern to physicians include: (1) malpractice liability for negligent care and for inadequate informed consent; (2) licensure and credentialing; (3) scope of practice (the legally authorized practice boundaries for non-physicians, including CAM providers); (4) regulation of dietary supplements; (5) professional discipline; (6) third-party reimbursement; and (7) health care fraud. In Cohen MH, Legal and ethical issues in complementary medicine: a U.S. perspective, Med J Australia 2004;181:3:168-169, the Medical Journal of Australia features a comparison of key aspects of malpractice liability, informed consent, and licensure in the U.S. with the Australian perspective.

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Ethics in CAM: An International Perspective

Yet another take on ethical issues in CAM, with an international twist, comes Ernst EE, Cohen MH, Stone J. Ethical problems arising in evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. J Med Ethics 2004;30: 156-159. In this article, we examine some of the differences between conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine, and the implications of those differences for an ethics of CAM.

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Uniting For Peace

Uniting For Peace United Nations General Assembly Resolution 377 (V) provides:

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Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

The States Parties to the present Convention

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UN Security Council Resolution 1441

This Resolution provided a stated legal justification for U.S. entry into Iraq.

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Statute of the International Court of Justice

The statute provides for Organization of the Court (Articles 2 - 33), Competence of the Court (Articles 34 - 38), Procedure (Articles 39 - 64), Advisory Opinions (Articles 65 - 68), and Amendment (Articles 69 & 70).

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Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations

For LLB students, the Convention is reproduced below.

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