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One raised the question whether acupuncture and other alternative therapies are as effective as antidepressants and psychotherapy for depression. The authors concluded differences were not seen with psychotherapy compared to antidepressants,
The only item on the list of treatment modalities that the report concluded showed some efficacy that is reasonable defined as alternative was acupuncture. This claim caught by attention because other reviews of the literature indicate that
People who consume probiotics are also less likely to end up taking antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection, the review found. Probiotics are in fermented foods like yogurt, soy yogurt and kefir...The reviewers compared how often colds and
Newswise People with chronic illnesses are more likely to take long-term medications according to doctors' instructions if the packaging includes a reminder system, according to a new review of evidence. Reminder packaging improves both the number of
Postdural puncture headaches, or spinal headaches, are the most common complication of lower back punctures, lasting from a few hours to a few days. The puncture can occur intentionally when drawing a sample of cerebrospinal fluid for a diagnosis,
A low fat diet replaces saturated fat such as or animal or dairy fat with starchy foods, fruits and vegetables, while a modified fat diet replaces saturated fat with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, found in foods such as liquid vegetable
EDT Embargo expired: 6/14/2011 7:00 PM EDT Source: Newswise Over the long term, treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins reduces the rate of mortality and cardiovascular events such as heart attack, for people with and without heart disease.
EDT Embargo expired: 6/14/2011 7:00 PM EDT Source: Newswise Schizophrenia is a chronic illness that most often comes on in late adolescence or young adulthood and can devastate patients' lives. Many physicians and researchers believe that early
Newswise School prevention programs aimed at curbing alcohol misuse in children are somewhat helpful, enough so to deserve consideration for widespread use, according to a large, international systematic review.
Newswise Teaching young women how to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increases condom use and might reduce their number of sexual partners, but little research exists on whether educational programs reduce rates of STIs such as human