Month: July 2006

Psoriasis

Jordan is a typical 3 year old with the exception of a disfiguring eruption one his face and head. His parents had taken him to several dermatologist who diagnosed him as having psoriasis a chronic often progressive skin disorder that is difficult to treat with conventional medications. Jordan was prescribed the usual topical steroids but …

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The Older The Mellower

There has been a paucity of studies published that shows any benefits of growing old. That was at least until an article appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience this last June. In the study, scientist found that people over 50 handled life’s rotten realities and found life’s bright side more effectively than the younger generation. …

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Alarming Rise in Anti-Psychotic Meds For Youth

Antipsychotic-drug treatment of children and teenagers seen by office-based physicians increased dramatically between 1993 and 2002. In the United States, the number of office prescriptions of antipsychotic medications for young people increased from about 201,000 in 1993 to 1,224,000 in 2002. Nearly all prescriptions were for the newest such medications- clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine, and quetiapine- …

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Sex Sells

Sex sells, especially to teenagers. A study published in Pediatrics shows that teenagers exposed to media having high sexual content are more than twice as likely to have sex by age 16 than those exposed to less. Researchers surveyed more than 1,000 black and white students 12 to 14 years of age. They calculated each …

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Hashimoto’s Disease

Over the years I have treated many cases of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis ( an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland). I have found that if treated in the initial stage of the disease the patient can avoid use of medication to control symptoms of hyperthyroidism and also avoid the end stage of the disease which …

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Homeopathy Helps Critically Ill Patients

A recent study showed that the homeopathic remedy Kali Bichromicum 30c significantly decreased the amount of tenacious, stringy tracheal secretions in critically ill patients with a history of tobacco use and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chest, a mainstream medical journal, published the double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Not only was the amount of tracheal secretions reduced …

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Another Alternative For Prostate Cancer

Urologists in Canada, England, Mexico and the Dominican Republic are treating prostate cancer with a technique called high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU. It often avoids the irreversible side effects, including impotence, that can arise during surgery, radiation, and the other treatments available in the United States. The procedure is performed by inserting a transducer emitting …

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