Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 5 – Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are commonly given to children. In fact, one study found that children comprised one-third of all the patients seen by homeopaths. But, is homeopathy safe and effective in children? Continue reading

Estrogen-only therapy may lower breast cancer, heart attack risk for some postmenopausal women

The Los Angeles Times reported on the latest study from the Women’s Health Initiative, which “looked at women who have had hysterectomies and thus can take estrogen unaccompanied by another hormone, progestin,” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. According to a report by the AP, the study results bolster, as I’ve stressed in previous blogs, “previous evidence that concerns about breast cancer and heart attacks are largely unfounded for those who take the hormone for a short period of time to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.” Continue reading