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Benefits of a placebo in adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) do not depend upon deception, new study shows.
Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial in which they studied the potential benefits of echinacea as a treatment for the common cold.
Tai chi and green tea supplements appear to be safe for postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density, but researchers noted that only tai chi had a positive impact on quality of life.
CAM use is associated with lower rates of childhood vaccinations and greater likelihood of contracting a vaccine-preventable disease.
National survey shows that people who suffer from pain and neurological conditions are more likely than others to use CAM.
Evidence report suggests CAM therapies for back and neck pain offer modest benefits.
Turmeric components called curcuminoids may protect bones against osteoporosis, according to a laboratory study in rats.
Study suggests that one session of Swedish massage can affect hormone production and the immune system in healthy adults.
Laboratory study suggests white tea extract may have an anti-tumor effect in lung cancer cells.
Patients with fibromyalgia benefited more from tai chi than from standard stretching exercises in a 6-month study of 66 patients.
Study results suggest that daily ingestion of Ginkgo biloba does not reduce the risk of cancer.
A review of scientific literature suggests that there is strong evidence of beneficial health effects of tai chi and qi gong, including for bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness, balance, and quality of life.
National survey data indicate that use of certain categories of complementary and alternative therapies may be statistically associated with better health outcomes for people age 55 and older.
Silymarin, an extract of the milk thistle plant, shows multiple effects against the hepatitis C virus in cultured human liver cells.
Shark cartilage extract shows no survival benefit for patients with lung cancer.
An analysis of the 2002 National Health Interview Survey found that about 6 percent of U.S. adults used CAM to treat their back pain and that many perceived the CAM therapy to be of great benefit.
A long-term study of 662 people with knee osteoarthritis pain found similar outcomes with glucosamine and chondroitin, celecoxib, and placebo.
Blue light affects the body’s internal clock, but new research shows that green light also plays a role in our circadian rhythms and sleep-related hormonal patterns.
Researchers compared gemcitabine-based chemotherapy with an alternative regimen in a group of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer.
An extract of American ginseng killed colorectal cancer cells in the laboratory and research suggests combined use with antioxidants may increase potency.
Study suggests that many adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease are using or would consider using complementary and alternative medicine to help manage their symptoms.
Researchers used roundworms with a brief life span to study the effects of two complex herbal formulas that people take to combat adverse effects of aging.
Results from research suggest that women who practice yoga regularly recover from stress faster than less experienced yoga practitioners.
Previous research suggests that spinal manipulative therapy may be helpful for various types of chronic headaches.
Clinical trial participants with irritable bowel syndrome benefited from placebo (simulated) acupuncture, especially when they had supportive interactions with the acupuncture practitioner.
Mouse study shows green tea extract blocks UV-induced immunosuppression, indicating a mechanism by which it may prevent skin cancer.
Magnesium supplements may help people with mild-to-moderate asthma.
Large study in older adults shows Ginkgo biloba does not prevent cardiovascular events but may reduce the risk of peripheral arterial disease.
A form of acupuncture that uses electrical stimulation at points on the body may help people addicted to opioid drugs.
A preliminary study of 144 women in the third trimester of pregnancy indicates that osteopathic manipulative treatment may have benefits for back function.