Explore the latest in complementary and alternative medicine, including empirical tests of diet, vitamins, integrative medicine, and more.
This analysis of dietary supplements purchased in 2014 and purchased again in 2017 examines whether stimulants that were initially present were still present after issuance of public notices by the US Food and Drug Administration to remove potentially hazardous ingredients.
This Viewpoint examines the risks and benefits of consuming probiotic products and current labelling practices in the United States.
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses recently enacted state laws that allow prescribed opioids to be substituted with medical marijuana.
This systematic review summarizes the evidence on the efficacy of the most studied complementary and alternative medicine therapies for treatment of plaque psoriasis and discusses those treatments with the most robust available evidence.
This quality improvement study examines trends across adulterated dietary supplements, containing unapproved ingredients, associated with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings.
This cross-sectional study examines rates of coverage and utilization management policies for nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic, noncancer low back pain among 45 Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial 2017 health insurance plans from 16 US states.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effectiveness of a tai ji quan intervention with multimodal exercise and stretching exercise in reducing falls in older adults who had fallen in the past year.
This randomized clinical trial assesses the effects of a positive psychological intervention on pain and functional difficulty vs a control program in veterans with knee osteoarthritis and evaluates whether this management varies by race.
This systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 clinical trials evaluates whether improvement in anxiety symptoms is associated with anxiolytic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) treatment compared with control treatments in both placebo-controlled and non–placebo-controlled trials.
This case series describes the clinical and histologic features of severe acute contact dermatitis due to Nigella sativa oil and investigates the components responsible for such eruptions.
In this Medical News article, an author and the editor of a JAMA research article on acupuncture for aromatase inhibitor–related pain in women with breast cancer discuss the article’s evolution and implications.
This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of preoperative hypnosis vs usual care for reducing postoperative breast pain in patients undergoing breast cancer tumor removal with or without limited axillary node dissection.
This study uses NHANES data to estimate the prevalence of dietary supplement use, including both nutritional products and alternative medicines, among US children and adolescents between 2003 and 2014.
This randomized clinical trial compares true acupuncture with sham acupuncture and with waitlist control on the reduction of joint pain related to aromatase inhibitor use in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.
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