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Archive for the 'Jet Lag' Category

Review of CAM for behavioral health

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Evidence for CAM to treat depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been reviewed by researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, in Kenner.

Here’s what we know. (more…)

Acupuncture for children

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Researchers from Los Angeles reviewed the literature and found acupuncture holds promise but,… surprise … more research is needed.

Here’s what we know today. (more…)

Acute liver disease associated with taking aloe vera by mouth

Friday, September 21st, 2007

It has been reported in 3 people. (more…)

CDC reviews CAM options to minimize jet lag

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its biennial revision of “the yellow book,” a health guide for international travel.

It’s comprehensive. The focus here is on Chapter 6: Jet Lag. (more…)

Got signs and symptoms of mercury poisoning?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

The pros and cons of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can be found here and here. Concern over massive switching from incandescent to CFLs in order to save the environment centers on the risk of toxicity from mercury used in the manufacture of CFLs.

The risk of mercury toxicity is also relevant to CAM in light of the inclusion of mercury in Ayurvedic medicines. (more…)

“No Jet-Lag” and the elusive clinical trial

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

“No Jet-Lag” is promoted as a “unique homeopathic remedy” that “offers a convenient solution to jet lag.”

There’s also a published study in Aviation, Space and Environment Medicine (1998, Vol 69, Issue 8) that supports its claims — or so the manufacturer states.


Complementary options to reduce jet lag

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Fatigue and impaired daytime functioning, confusion, altered timing of bowel movements, and sleep disturbance are all signs of jet lag. An article on Medscape lists options to manage jet lag.

The article covers many treatment options. CAM options are listed here.


FDA warns against using quinine to treat leg cramps. Options, please?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

The FDA is cracking down on companies that sell quinine-containing products such as Qualaquin for non-approved uses. Their concern is over the risks of quinine to treat leg cramps.

What’s the risk?