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Doctor Stirs Furor Over "Cure" for Alcoholism

Doctor Stirs Furor Over

An alcoholism-conquering testimonial by a French cardiologist is helping an obscure muscle relaxant become a lightning rod in the global medical community.     Olivier Ameisen, one of the top heart specialists in France and an associate professor of medicine at Cornell Universi... Read More


Want a Good Sex Life? Drugs to Avoid

Want a Good Sex Life? Drugs to Avoid

Today's pharmaceuticals have saved many lives and improved the quality of life for millions. But almost all such drugs have side effects that range from the merely annoying to the downright ugly. Such is the case with four common classes of pharmaceuticals that have been shown to have a disru... Read More


Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

There is new hope for the millions of americans suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain, stiffness and fatigue for unknown reasons. It affects between three and six percent of Americans, mainly women. Treating the disorder using western medicine can be ... Read More


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


Rapid Rise in "Complementary" Medical Services

Rapid Rise in

Have you been to a practitioner besides your family physician? Whether chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga or homeopathy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has become increasingly common in the United States, and 72% of adults use some form of CAM therapies according to the US Nati... Read More


Binge Drinking Can Affect Decision Making

Binge Drinking Can Affect Decision Making

Binge drinking, typically associated with college students, may lead to poor decision making. The results of a new study published in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research suggest that among college students, those who binge drink often exhibit poor decision makin... Read More


Yoga Is a Possible Treatment For Depression

Yoga Is a Possible Treatment For Depression

Yoga may offer solutions for depression, anxiety and epilepsy. Reports from the World Health Organization and elsewhere estimate that mental illness comprises fifteen percent of the global disease burden. Depression and anxiety disorders contribute heavily to these numbers. One treatment appr... Read More



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