Alternative medicine

MS patients are increasingly turning to alternative medicine

A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis reveals that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, many of which use cannabis.Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University conducted the survey among residents of Oregon and southwest Washington in 2018. The results were published recently in the journal Multiple sclerosis and […]

Alternative medicine

Poll: Alternative medicine is popular among people with MS

A survey shows that many people with multiple sclerosis use alternative treatments to treat their condition, with 39% saying they have used mind-body therapies, such as mindfulness and massage. (Getty Images) A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis reveals that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, many of which […]

Medical treatment

Medical treatment is often accompanied by racial prejudice. Here’s how some are trying to fix it.

On May 29, UW Medicine in Seattle announced that it would no longer use patients’ race to calculate how well their kidneys are working. This race was a factor at all in kidney function may seem confusing to an outsider, but in fact race is used in a number of calculations in medical specialties when […]

Medical therapy

Carotid endarterectomy and medical therapy show similar efficacy in asymptomatic carotid stenosis

1. In patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis, there was no significant difference between the comparative effectiveness of initial medical therapy versus carotid endarterectomy. 2. The absolute risk reduction was found to be less than half the difference in risk of fatal and non-fatal strokes from carotid endarterectomy compared to 20 years ago. Level of evidence […]