Topical or oral use of essential oils — Do they work?

A missionary friend is one of several readers who have written me recently about essential oils. He writes, ” Dr. Walt, we are discovering more and more of our friends getting into “essential oils” for various ailments.  Have you researched these?  I know that some of the compounds are probably in your alternative medicine handbook, […]

Study tests an exciting new drug for hair growth

The New York Times reported that new findings from “a study at Columbia University Medical Center testing whether a drug approved for a bone marrow disorder could help people with alopecia” were published in Nature Medicine, and one author says that “it appears to work – not in everyone, but in the majority.”