Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Intelligent Body by Michael Hyland

IT’S all rubbish!” cry the sceptics steeped in conventional medicine. Yet for all their clamour, it’s clear that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) works, and can sometimes rid people of chronic disease. How do we bridge this gap? Do we … Continue reading

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Low Back Pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) significantly reduces low back pain. The level of pain reduction is greater than expected from placebo effects alone and persists for at least three months. Additional research is warranted to elucidate mechanistically how OMT exerts its effects, … Continue reading

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Food Allergies

Common Food Allergies In children, common allergy-provoking foods include cow’s milk protein, egg white from hens, wheat, soya bean, cod fish and peanuts. In adults, nuts including Brazil, almond, hazelnut, peanut and walnut are common allergens. Seafood such as fish, … Continue reading

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What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gut condition and affects about one in ten people at some time. It is most common among people aged between 25 and 45 but can cause problems at any … Continue reading

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Child Dies of undiagnosed Rickets

Rickets – the cause of fractures in a young baby whose parents were wrongly accused of his murder – was once almost eradicated. But factors including poor diet and a lack of exposure to sunlight mean there has been an … Continue reading

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What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become thin and weak, and break easily. It frequently goes undiagnosed until a fracture occurs, as there are no warning signs. The spine, wrist and hips are particularly vulnerable to … Continue reading

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Frozen Shoulder and Diabetes

There are many ways that diabetes can affect the muscles and joints. Sugar sticks to the collagen in cells and affects its ability to function. Diabetes can damage blood vessels and a poor blood supply results in scarring and damage … Continue reading

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