Tag: alternative medicine/complementary medicine

Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa

Traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) of South Africa, Phephisile Maseko, treats patients with a mix of cannabis and other...

Beta-Blocker May Improve Melanoma Treatment Response

Response rates were high without dose-limiting toxicities in a small phase 1 study that evaluated the addition of propranolol to pembrolizumab in treatment-naive patients with...

Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Electro-acupuncture resulted in significant improvement in pain and function, compared with sham acupuncture, in a randomized trial of more than 400 adults with knee OA....

Journals Flag Concerns in 36 Papers by Nutrition Researchers

Journals have flagged more than three dozen articles by a team of authors in Iran for concern over the integrity of their data. The moves...

DO Stigma Had Been Dissipating, Then Came Trump’s DO

Dr. Katherine Pannel was initially thrilled to see President Donald Trump’s physician is a doctor of osteopathic medicine. A practicing D.O. herself, she loved seeing...

OTC ‘Brain Boosters’ May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say

Over-the-counter supplements advertised to improve memory and cognitive function may contained unapproved pharmaceutical drugs in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages, new research shows. “Americans spend...

Gene Signature May Improve Prognostication in Ovarian Cancer

A new gene expression signature could improve on conventional risk factors when it comes to estimating prognosis and selecting treatment in patients with high-grade serous...

Resident Who Sent Anti-Semitic Tweets Barred From Medicine

A first-year resident who was fired in 2018 from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio after her anti-Semitic tweets were discovered has now permanently lost her...

Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes

A novel probiotic product (Pendulum Glucose Control) containing gut bacteria strains that are deficient in people with type 2 diabetes modestly improves blood glucose levels,...

A New Form of Medical Visits

Ten patients smiled and waved out on the computer monitor, as Jacob Mirsky, MD, greeted each one, asked them to introduce themselves, and inquired as...

Movement-Based Yoga ‘Viable’ for Depression in Many Mental Disorders

Movement-based yoga appears to ease depressive symptoms in a wide range of mental health disorders, a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest. Results of the...

Transplant Beats Bortezomib-Based Therapy for MM

While upfront autologous transplantation has bested bortezomib-based intensification therapy in a large, randomized multiple myeloma (MM) trial, investigators and observers say more research will be...