Alternative Health

Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say Some women really want to give birth at home, but for certain...

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

People over 50 tended to respond best, study findsChronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage...

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alonePatients who go straight home from the hospital following hip...

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for healthIf you take melatonin supplements to help you...

Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting painPeople with low back pain should try drug-free remedies -- from simple heat wraps...

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers sayFor beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers...

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effectNew research suggests that dietary calcium in the form of...

For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor’s Touch All in the Mind?

Study participants who had sham treatment reported pain relief, tooPeople with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that...

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids’ Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study saysChildren who see "alternative" health providers, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, are...

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients’ Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problemMore people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment....
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