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ADVERSE REACTIONS TO HERBS.
November 1, 1998... On 5/27/97 the FDA received a report of a complete heart block occurring in a previously healthy, 23-yr-old woman who had ingested a regimen of botanical products for the purpose of "internal cleansing." The patient was found to have an elevated serum digoxin level. Laboratory analysis...
CHIROPRACTIC FAILS TO RELIEVE CHILDHOOD ASTHMA.
November 1, 1998... Researchers conducted a randomized, controlled clinical trial of chiropractic spinal manipulation (CSM) for children with mild or moderate asthma. After a 3-week base-line evaluation period, 91 children who had continuing symptoms of asthma despite usual medical therapy were assigned to...
VETS STRUGGLE TO PRESERVE PROFESSION'S INTEGRITY.
November 1, 1998... In October, 1997, NCAHF established the Task Force on Veterinary Pseudoscience (TFVP) to deal with the issues of pseudoscience, critical thinking, and health fraud in veterinary medicine. The TFVP's first order of business was to challenge the American Veterinary Medical Association's...
SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR LOW BACK PAIN COSTLY AND OF DUBIOUS VALUE.
November 1, 1998... Leading researchers with a history of favorable attitudes toward manipulative therapy expressed disappointment in their results of a well-designed consumer study of different approaches to managing low back pain (LBP). 321 adults with LBP (excluding sciatica patients) that persisted for...
HERBAL REMEDY INTERFERES WITH CHILD'S CANCER CARE.
November 1, 1998... A 15-yr-old boy with stage IA nodular, sclerosing Hodgkin's disease was offered multiagent chemotherapy. In April, 1998, despite lengthy discussion with the treatment team, the patient, with the approval of his mother, elected to use Matol Bioimmune OSF Plus. According to the manufacturer's...