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Daily Aspirin–Benefit or Risk?

In a recent article about a statement from the FDA, WebMD News has confirmed one of my long time suspicions, namely that for most people a daily dose of aspirin has more risk than benefit.  If you have already had a heart attack or stroke, then a low dose of aspirin seems to help prevent recurrence. […]

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Acupuncture Helps with Weight Loss and Insulin Levels

Funda Güçel, Burak Bahar, Canan Demirtas, Setenay Mit, and Cemal Çevik, “Influence of Acupuncture on Leptin, Ghrelin, Insulin and Cholecystokinin in Obese Women: A Randomised, Sham-controlled Preliminary Trial,” Acupuncture in Medicine, vol. 30 (3): 203-207, 2012. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2012-010127 In this trial comparing biweekly acupuncture and sham acupuncture treatments in obese women over 5 weeks, researchers found that, “acupuncture treatment decreased insulin and leptin levels […]

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Acupuncture proven to help with Insomnia

. Guo, L.-P. Wang, C.-Z. Liu, and others.  2013.  “Efficacy of acupuncture for primary insomnia: a randomized controlled clinical trial.”  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2013, Article ID 163850, 10 pages. 180 patients with primary insomnia took part in this six-week, double-dummy, placebo-controlled trial, which assessed changes in self-reported characteristics such as sleep quality, […]

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