Category Archives: Cochrane Reports

Ben Goldacre: What Doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

This Video is well worth a look.

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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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Glucosamine for Osteoarthritis

This summary of a Cochrane review presents what we know from research about the effect of Glucosamine on Osteoarthritis.  People with Osteoarthritis who take Glucosamine: – may reduce their pain – may improve their physical function – will probably not … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Point P6 stimulation prevents postoperative Nausea and Vomiting with few Side Effects

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are two of the most common complications after anaesthesia and surgery. Drugs are only partially effective in preventing PONV and may cause adverse effects. Alternative methods, such as stimulating an Acupuncture point on the wrist … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and related vitamin D compounds for preventing fractures resulting from Osteoporosis in older People.

Vitamin D is necessary for building bone. Older people often have low vitamin D levels through lack of exposure to sunlight and low dietary intake. Therefore, it has been suggested that taking additional vitamin D supplements may help to reduce … Continue reading

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Can Herbal Medicine help with Low Back Pain ?

Significance of this Cochrane Review. Back Pain is common, affecting as much as 35% of the population in a given month. Non-specific low-back pain is defined as pain between the lowest rib and the bottom of the buttocks that is not … Continue reading

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Vitamin D crisis in the UK

The UK is having a vitamin D crisis. Rickets, a disease that we thought had vanished along with small boys being sent up chimneys, is re-emerging.  A 2006 study of Paediatricians in the West Midlands found an overall incidence of … Continue reading

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