complementary medicine

Published Articles

Supplement no help in arthritis: study

Green lipped mussel supplements provide no benefit in arthritis, a trial shows.
0 comments 29 August 2017

Early death for cancer patients who reject conventional medicine

Patients with cancer who choose to be treated with alternative medicine alone are more than twice as likely to die as those undergoing conventional treatments, an observational study shows.
1 comment 14 August 2017

Platelet-rich plasma: Don't believe the hype

Athletes and celebrities should not be hyping platelet-rich plasma injections for wound healing and rejuvenation, researchers say.
0 comments 12 August 2017

GPs and nurses top ethics rankings (while natural health companies languish)

It seems there is much community scepticism about natural health companies and their trade.
0 comments 11 August 2017

Placenta pills blamed for infant sepsis

A case of late-onset group B streptococcus (GBS) infection in an infant has prompted a warning against consuming human placenta.
0 comments 07 July 2017

Pharmacists urged to blow whistle on CAM tactics

Pharmacists across Australia are being urged to reveal the dodgy retail tactics used to sell unproven or ineffective complementary medicines.
0 comments 15 June 2017

Specialist reprimanded for ‘esoteric’ referrals

The thoracic specialist referred a patient for chakra puncture, lung massage and spiritual healing.
0 comments 02 June 2017

Cranberry supplement study marks start of CSIRO-Swisse deal

A study into whether cranberry supplements prevent recurrent UTIs will be the first trial under a controversial partnership between the government’s top research agency and a complementary medicine manufacturer.
0 comments 26 May 2017

8 reasons for GPs to grill patients about alternative therapies

Parents are using alternative practitioners as a parallel health service for their children without without telling their GP, new research shows.
0 comments 09 May 2017

Vitamin D supplements don't prevent fractures

They make no difference in rates of falls or fractures when taken by healthy older people, a New Zealand study shows.
0 comments 04 May 2017