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Heart Attacks and Folic Acid

Discordant results from MTHFR studies and randomised trials could be explained by aspirin reducing or negating the anti-platelet effect of lowering homocysteine. On this basis, folic acid would have a role in the primary prevention of ischaemic heart disease, when aspirin is not taken routinely, but not in secondary prevention, when it is routine. […]

Calcium deposition in osteoarthritic menisci and meniscal cell culture

Conclusions Calcium deposition is common in OA menisci. OA meniscal cells calcify more readily than normal meniscal cells. Pathological meniscal calcification, which may alter the biomechanical properties of the knee meniscus, is potentially an important contributory factor to OA. […]

LLLT and Neck Pain Literature Review By The Lancet

Interpretation We show that LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. […]

LED Phototherapy kills MRSA @ 405nm

At low doses, blue light photo-destroys HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in vitro; raising the prospect that phototherapy may be an effective clinical tool in the on-going effort to stem MRSA infections.

Lasers Surg. Med. 40:734-737, 2008. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121553714/abstract

The Popularity of “Alternative Medicine”

The Popularity of “Alternative Medicine”

The Chiro.Org Blog

Chiropractors had always been considered a “fringe” provider (or worse) by conventional medicine.

David M. Eisenberg’s article, Unconventional Medicine in the United States: Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use, published in the January 28, 1993 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine generated a shift […]