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Alternative medicine is making its mark

The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which opened Sept. 2, is the latest indication that alternative medicine is making its mark in mainstream health-care settings.

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Plastic pollution destroys marine wildlife

By negligently discarding plastic items, especially plastic water bottles, fishing gear and plastic bags, people are unknowingly causing the deaths of millions of mammals, fish, birds and reptiles each and every year.

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Osteoarthritis: Surgery vs Therapy

A recent Canadian-led study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that many people with osteoarthritis benefit as much from physiotherapy and mild pain relievers as they would from arthroscopic surgery.

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Why smiles can be better than Prozac

There seems to be a pill available to treat every condition these days, but when it comes to tackling depression and stress, the solutions could be simply to smile more, go dancing, throw out that copy of Heat magazine, and develop an appetite for kippers and seaweed.

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RGU study boost for alternative medicine

More than a third of patients with long-term fatigue conditions believe complementary and alternative medicines are more effective than traditional ones in treating their illness, according to research by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

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EFSA health claim rejections 'shock' industry

The European Food Safety Authority has kicked off the eagerly awaited health claim assessment process with a slew of claim rejections signalling a hard line methodology that may see thousands of claims submissions binned.

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Why have Norway and Sweden banned mercury amalgam fillings?

Norway has become the first nation to legislate a sweeping ban on the use of amalgam fillings in dental work. Previous laws forbid the use of mercury-containing fillings in more vulnerable segments of the population, such as pregnant women and children, but the new law is the first to forbid the use of the toxic metal without exemption.

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Can vitamin D really cure arthritis?

Just in case there were any doubts about the importance of vitamin D - the 'sunshine' vitamin - two major studies published last week confirmed just how essential it is for good health.

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