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  1. 8 Jul 2009
    No evidence that homeopathy is effective in treating dementia
    Dementia is a distressing illness that has major implications for individuals with the disease and their carers. Homeopathy is a popular type of complementary medicine. It is however controversial because although there is some evidence that it is not just a placebo, no one understands how it could work. The researchers did not find any good quality ...
  2. 8 Oct 2008
    Homeopathy for chronic asthma
    Homeopathy is a complementary healing system based on "curing like with like". It involves greatly diluting substances (potentising) which ordinarily may or may not cause symptoms, in order to strengthen the body's own healing response to a problem. Homeopathic remedies (potencies) aim to minimise the risk of adverse effects. There are different types ...
  3. 21 Jan 2009
    Homeopathy for ADHD
    This review aimed to assess the evidence for homeopathy as an intervention for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Four trials were retrieved and assessed with mixed results. Overall the results of this review found no evidence of effectiveness for homeopathy for the global symptoms, core symptoms or related outcomes of attention deficit/hyperactivity ...
  4. 13 Nov 2013
    Homeopathy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic disorder characterised by altered bowel habits and abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea or both. It is difficult to treat because no single cause has been identified. IBS impairs health-related quality of life and work productivity. Currently there is no agreement on the best ...
  5. 8 Sep 2010
    Non-hormonal interventions for reducing hot flushes in women with a history of breast cancer
    Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancers worldwide and its treatment can produce disturbing symptoms including hot flushes, the sudden feeling of heat in the face, neck and chest. Hormonal treatments are used to control such symptoms in postmenopausal women but for women with a history of breast cancer these are not recommended as they can ...
  6. 7 Dec 2011
    Complementary treatments such as hypnosis, psychotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and medicinal herbs for bedwetting in children
    Night-time bedwetting is common in childhood, and can cause stigma, stress and inconvenience. Alarms offer the best chance of cure, and desmopressin may be used to reduce or stop wet nights during treatment. Simple behavioural methods such as rewards also help, especially as first line treatment. People often use complementary methods to treat their ...
  7. 17 Mar 2010
    Homoeopathy for induction of labour
    There is not enough evidence to show the effect of homoeopathy for inducing labour. Sometimes it is necessary to induce labour (getting labour started artificially) when a pregnant woman or her unborn child are at risk. Homoeopathy involves the use of diluted substances which in their undiluted form, cause certain symptoms. The principle is that a homoeopathic ...
  8. 15 Aug 2012
    Homeopathic medicines for adverse effects of cancer treatments Podcast
    Homeopathic medicines are used by many patients with cancer, usually alongside conventional treatment. Cancer treatments can cause adverse effects, and one of the reasons patients use homeopathic medicines is to help with these symptoms. This review looked at whether these medicines could help patients with problems caused by cancer treatments. Eight ...
  9. 31 May 2013
    Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness
    Influenza ('the flu') is a highly infectious viral respiratory disease. Other than treatments for complications (such as pneumonia), the conventional medical strategies for the prevention or treatment of flu are not entirely effective or satisfactory. Oscillococcinum® is a highly diluted homeopathic preparation manufactured from wild duck heart and ...
  10. 18 Apr 2012
    There is not enough evidence to show that any particular treatment is effective for treating molluscum infection.
    Molluscum contagiosum, in healthy people, is a self limiting, relatively harmless viral skin infection. It affects mainly children and adolescents. It occurs worldwide but is much more frequent in certain geographic areas with warm climates. Molluscum contagiosum usually presents as single or multiple pimples filled with fluid. People may seek treatment ...

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