Medical treatment

Psychotherapy as medical treatment

REMARK With the development of modern psychotherapy by Sigmund Freud in the 1890s, a new method of treating psychopathology was born. A neurologist by training, Freud was above all a doctor who, in 1895, wrote that he wanted to create with psychoanalysis “a psychology that would be a natural science”.1 Throughout his career, Freud maintained […]

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In high-risk patients, optimal medical therapy confers a survival benefit after PCI, CABG

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Semaglutide promises a ‘new era’ in the medical treatment of obesity

Source/Disclosures Published by: Source: Kaplan LM, et al. 3-CT-SY27. Presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, June 25-29, 2021 (virtual meeting). Disclosures: Kaplan reports that he has received consultant fees from Eli Lilly, Gelesis, GI Dynamics, Intellihealth, Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, the NIH, and the Institute of Obesity and Nutrition. […]

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Metabolic surgery may be more effective than medical therapy for long-term control of type 2 diabetes

1. The 10-year remission rates were significantly higher for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) than for medical treatment. 2. Patients in the BPD and RYGB groups had fewer diabetes-related complications. Level of evidence assessment: 1 (Excellent) Overview of the study: Compared to conventional therapy, metabolic surgery results in significant short-term improvements in […]

Alternative medicine

66% of Americans want health insurance companies to cover alternative medicine

Young consumers less likely to have health insurance, more likely to use alternative medicine A prophetic tweet once said, “Gen Z will punch a cop in the face but be afraid to make doctors [sic] meet on the phone.” ValuePenguin doesn’t have the data to back up either claim, but researchers have found that Gen […]

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Local focus: aspiring herbalist joins the alternative medicine market

The market apothecary gains a loyal clientele. Produced with funding from NZ On Air. Foraging is part of Keely’s daily activities. As a herbalist, she and her faithful companion Sprocky roam the parks of Whanganui and Awa in search of medicinal plants and herbs. “An herbalist is someone who works in relation to plants,” Keely […]

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Times Face-off: Is it risky to push alternative medicine in the Covid pandemic? | India News

Modern and alternative medicine have coexisted in India for years, but is it risky to push the latter into a pandemic? Two practitioners weigh FORGiving untested remedies to vulnerable people during a pandemic violates ethicsBy Lancelot Pinto The scientific method is independent of the belief system or school of thought being tested. In clinical medicine, […]

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European Conference on Traditional and Alternative Medicine

European Conference on Traditional and Alternative Medicine The European Conference on Traditional and Alternative Medicine will be hosted by Coalesce Research Group from October 21-22, 2021 in virtual format. The theme of this virtual conference would be “Recent Advances and Innovations […]

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Alternative medicine is finding new takers during the pandemic

Ever since Baba Ramdev claimed that “allopathy is a dumb science”, a debate has raged about the different systems of medicine and how they stack up against each other. Metrolife spoke to alternative medicine practitioners to ask how they are doing during the pandemic. Energy solutions Reiki, a Japanese energy-based healing technique, has seen renewed […]

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Local veterans find PTSD relief with grant-funded medical treatment | News

At one point, Brandon Varisco was said to have only reluctantly agreed to a trip to the aquarium with his wife and daughters. On Friday, however, he happily accepted an invitation to spend the day at Baton Rouge’s Blue Zoo with his family. Varisco, a veteran who once suffered from debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder, said […]

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Medicare slow to respond to growing interest of older adults in alternative medicine

Not only are people living longer, but according to recent research from Duke University, they are also living better. Today’s older people are increasingly healthier in mind and body as they age more than ever. They are also postponing their retirement and working later. Over the past 20 years, the percentage of working Americans in […]