Editorial Issue 198 Print Email

As we edge toward Issue 200 of Positive Health PH Online - Issue 198 - I can report that as usual, there are events of Alternative / Complementary / Natural Medicine prompting dramatic, urgent actions, such as the current ban by the UK medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that Echinacea should not be taken by children under 12 years of age because of an association with a “low risk of allergic reactions”. www.positivehealth.com/article/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-the-editor-issue-198

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Editorial Issue 197 Print Email

The longer I work in the field of publishing medical health information - both natural and conventional treatment approaches, the more I feel as though I live in a warped universe. On the one hand, much progress in the understanding of diagnosis and treatment approaches is reassuring and appears to point to a bright future of better health for all of us. On the other hand, however, is the constant back and forth battles between the staunch protectionist die-hards of the status quo, generally pharmaceutically driven treatments, i.e. drugs, and the natural health-oriented community who obtain their clinical results using traditional, complementary or alternative treatment approaches. The battles rage on with proponents of both extremes steadfast in their rectitude regarding their positions.

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Editorial Issue 196 Print Email

This PH Online July Issue 196 publishes two authoritative articles dealing with weight at the extreme ends of the spectrum – Claudia Louch’s Expert Column about cancer cachexia To What Extent is Weight Loss in Cancer Patients Attributable to Decreased Food Intake?:

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Editorial Issue 195 Print Email

As Editor and one of the co-founders of Positive Health PH Online, you can imagine the mountains of daily emails I receive; in fact, one of my recent resolutions I am enacting, also mentioned in my most recent PH Online blog is my unsubscription from extraneous emails. It is too early to definitely report this a success; however I am tentatively noticing a dramatic decrease in email volumes.

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Editorial Issue 194 Print Email

It never ceases to amaze me how stridently opposing views are voiced from health and medical professionals inhabiting the same world of healthcare, and who all supposedly must be reading the same research. It simply does not, and never has computed for me how eminently qualified physicians and research scientists can repeatedly state throughout the various media – print, broadcast and social networking – that, for example, there is no science or medical evidence about vitamin C, or that nutritional therapy can be called pseudo-science.

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